Microsoft Certified Techincal Specialist: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Application Development) Exam

During March 2007, Microsoft released exam 70-542 (TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development). For my professional development, my boss has asked me to complete this exam in order to become certified in MOSS 2007 development. After doing some research, I found that there are no Microsoft endorsed courses for this exam and only a single book that covers some of the material covered by the exam. So, I am going to attempt at putting together a series of posts to help me prepare for the exam.

 The topics covered by the exam include:

  1. Managing Enterprise Content
  2. Creating Business Intelligence Solutions by Using Office SharePoint Server 2007
  3. Integrating Business Data with Office SharePoint Server 2007 by Using the Business Data Catalog (BDC)
  4. Accessing Office SharePoint Server Application Platform Services
  5. Searching Data by Using the Search Service
  6. Targeting Content Based on Audience Membership
  7. Customizing Functionality by Using Profiles

The target audience for the exam are MOSS 2007 consultants and developers who have the following experience:

  1. Six months to one year of experience developing applications by using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  2. Experience using the following related technologies
    1. The Microsoft .NET Framework (at least six months with ASP.NET 2.0)
    2. Windows SharePoint Services development (six months to one year)
  3. Experience working with XML documents
  4. Experience with XML Web services development and consumption
  5. Working knowledge of Windows WorkFlow Foundation
  6. Working knowledge of IIS 6

There a number of skills that are measured by the exam. In the near future, you will find links to posts that cover the measured skills. Keep your eyes peeled.