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Agenda
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How to study for a MSFT SharePoint certification. Presented at SharePoint Saturday Chicago. Discusses preparation steps for MCSE:SharePoint and MCSD: SharePoint Apps.

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  • 410- install and config; 411 administer; 412 advanced service; 417 upgrade
  • Get books for free- contact Oreilly and offer to write a review; get an OriellyEbook for free; expense it
  • If 480 doesn’t release, look for training guide instead.MSFT broke up with Oreilly, causing 488 to get cancelled.
  • http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/certification-exam-policies.aspx:Q.What are "brain dumps," and are they legal?A.A "brain dump," as it relates to the certification exams, is a source, such as a website, that contains certification exam content that has been fraudulently obtained with the intention to share it with or sell it to exam candidates. The content included in brain dumps is exactly the same or substantially similar to items appearing on the exam. Because the exam content was fraudulently obtained, using this type of material to prepare for or during an exam constitutes cheating. "Brain dump" providers are in violation of Microsoft intellectual property rights and nondisclosure agreements.Q.Why should I be concerned about "brain dump" sites and material?A.If a candidate knowingly or unknowingly memorizes unauthorized content found in “brain dumps” in order to pass an exam, clearly, he or she will not have the requisite skills to effectively use and manage Microsoft software or systems. Eventually, his or her manager will identify this lack of technical knowledge and skill and take appropriate action. If Microsoft learns that a candidate used a “brain dump” site to prepare for an exam, this candidate will be permanently banned or prohibited from taking any future Microsoft Certification exams and may be decertified from the Microsoft Certification Program. In addition, test scores and certifications, if applicable, may be revoked. These actions may be taken even if the candidate did not intend to defraud the Microsoft Certification Program.Many "brain dump" providers are fairly blatant in their messaging, descriptions of their products, and the intended uses, while others are much more subtle in their messaging and practices. As a result, candidates should be cautious about using exam preparation material that seems too good to be true.If you think you have discovered a “brain dump” site with Microsoft content, please inform Microsoft by sending an email message to mlsecure@microsoft.com.
  • Transcender is unofficial, but still legit.
  • https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx
  • Could embed the videoshttp://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/certification-exams.aspx
  • Transcript of "How to study for a MSFT SharePoint certification "

    1. 1. 1. 2. 3. http://www.yammer.com https://www.yammer.com/microsoftmidwestcustomers 4. https://www.yammer.com/microsoftmidwestcustomers/groups/spschicago 5. Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 1 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    2. 2. Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 2 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    3. 3. Who is Michael Blumenthal?            Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 3 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    4. 4. This is about you      Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 4 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    5. 5. Agenda Goals Strategy & Exam Tactics Rewards • Of Certification; Also Session Raffle Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 5 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    6. 6. Goal Identification Knowledge Resume Builder Pick a Tangible Reward Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 6 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    7. 7. Strategies A+ Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago or Pass 7 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    8. 8. Exams are divided by role IT Pro Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago Dev 8 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    9. 9. Exams are Paths to Titles: IT Pro Path Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 9 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    10. 10. MCSE SharePoint MCSA Win2012S Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 2013 Core 70-331 Solutions 2013 Adv 70-332 Solutions 10 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    11. 11. MCSA Win2012 Server 70Install Config 410 OR Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 70Admin 411 70412 Advanced Services 70Upgrade 417 11 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    12. 12. Exams are Paths to Titles: Dev Path Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 12 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    13. 13. MCSD SharePoint Apps CSS, 70-480 JS, H5 Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago MVC4 70-486 Web SPDev 70-488 Core SPDev 70-489 Adv 13 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    14. 14.  Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago  14 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    15. 15. Now you’ve picked an exam Syllabus Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago Playground Guided Study Practice Exams Schedule & Go 15 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    16. 16. Syllabus – the skills measured  331 Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 16 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    17. 17. Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 17 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    18. 18. You need a playground! Cloudshare Azure Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago Hyper-V or Vmware 18 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    19. 19. Finding Study Books Exam Web Page will list MS Press books Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago Search Amazon by 70-xxx exam number 19 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    20. 20. Get autographs today! Due out 3/22/2014 Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 20 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    21. 21. TechNet MSDN Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 21 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    22. 22.  http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Te chEd/NorthAmerica/2013?sort=sequ ential&direction=desc&term=EXM&p age=2#fbid=?theSessions  Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 22 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    23. 23. Practice Exams Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 23 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    24. 24. Legitimate Practice Test Providers MeasureUp.c om SelfTestSoftw are.com     Transcender.c om Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 24 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    25. 25. Taking the exam Schedule at Prometric.com • $150 or Exam Vouchers Find a location and time that works for you More secure than an airplane • Bring photo ID Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 25 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    26. 26. Prometric makes TSA look 2nd Rate  Video at http://vimeo.com/74953443 Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 26 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    27. 27. The Testing Kiosk      Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 27 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
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    29. 29. Active Screen  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/activeScreen.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 29 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    30. 30. Build List  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/buildList.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 30 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    31. 31. Case Study  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/caseStudy.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 31 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    32. 32. Create a Tree  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/createTree.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 32 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    33. 33. Drag and Drop  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/dragDrop.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 33 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    34. 34. Hot Area  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/hotAnswer.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 34 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    35. 35. Multiple Choice  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/multipleChoiceCodeColor.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 35 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    36. 36. Repeated Answer Choices  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/repeated_answer_series.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 36 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    37. 37. Simulations  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/simulation.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 37 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    38. 38. Short Answer Code  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/shortAnswer.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 38 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    39. 39. Best Answer  http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/l/learning/video/certificat ion/exam/bestAnswer.wmv Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 39 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    40. 40. Standard Strategies Apply     Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 40 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    41. 41. Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 41 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
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    43. 43. Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 43 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    44. 44. Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 44 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    45. 45. Trying Again   http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/second-shot.aspx  Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 45 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    46. 46. In Review Set Goals Syllabus Playground Pass Exams Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago Pick Exams Guided Study Practice Exams Schedule & Go Reward Yourself 46 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    47. 47.    Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago  47 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    48. 48. Thanks to Our Sponsors! Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 48 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    49. 49. Thank you for your time today. • Michael Blumenthal SharePoint Architect PSC Group, LLC • MBlumenthal@psclistens.com • psclistens.com • www.cspug.org • Blog.blumenthalit.com • Twitter: @MichaelBL • SPYam & MWC Yam Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 49 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
    50. 50.   Twitter: @SPSChicago Hashtag #SPSChicago 50 | SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013
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