Preparation for Exam 70-576
      Designing and Developing
             Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

The links below are notes on a few of the points that I studied for the exam. If you are also preparing for the exam I encourage you to verify carefully what I have written. If you’d like to make a comment or a contribution please send a note to: Email graphic. I will include a few primary references to the Technet and MSDN sites where I am doing my research, but not specific links for each point, as Microsoft has been known to relocate their assets and I want to keep the number of links for the site overall manageable. Under my copyright reading and linking to are permitted, but copying and printing are not allowed.
Best wishes, ©Ramona Maxwell 2010-2011 All rights reserved.

The information below is directly quoted from the Microsoft Learning website. Open this link to view the information firsthand and to obtain more details about this exam

"Skills Being Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.

Creating an Application Design (19%)

Designing UX (17%)

Managing Application Development (18%)

Optimizing SharePoint Application Design (15%)

Designing SharePoint Composite Applications (13%)

Designing SharePoint Solutions and Features (18%)


On March 17th, 2011 I passed Microsoft’s 70-576 exam for SharePoint developers. I will continue to update the resource links on this page as I have occasion and I welcome anyone with 70-576 tips to contribute to the site. I can post from your site in an iframe or host it for you with attribution.

You do understand it's not really a dog    ...don't you? -Pearl

I had elected self-study rather than practice test software this time around, drawing from Microsoft’s published docmuentation for the product but when I found myself spending an hour reading about canaries, I opted for test prep software from MeasureUp.
‡Late breaking tip... visit this brand new MSDN article by SharePoint Team member Ricky Kirkham for a description of SharePoint Server architecture. This high-level overview could make the balance of your study process much smoother.


The topic headers are directly quoted from the Microsoft Learning syllabus for the test. Please note that they are reordered according to their percentage weight:

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