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Exam 70-542: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development

Posted by zieglers on May 10, 2008

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Hi folks,

It’s time to get MOSS Development certificate now. I’ve been coding custom web parts almost for a year now. Just like any other IT speciality area, you can’t get a wide vision over a topic different from the one you are working on unless you study that topic in detail from A to Z. Most of the time, best and a more structured way to do so is to study for its certification exam. 🙂

MOSS is a big beast in IT market now, and without doubt a MOSS development certificate can help an IT worker gain lots of opportunities.

Folks, let’s go for it! 😉


P.S. Here is the preparation guide: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-542.mspx

5 Responses to “Exam 70-542: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development”

  1. isanakam said

    HI ,

    Could you please guide me where i can start towords the certification.so far i have installed and configured MOSS 2007 enterprise and i can create sites libraries ,lists and customize webparts(built in).i am planning to take the exam on aug 1st 08. any help is greatly appreciated.


  2. naveensql said


    Any one who had recently cleared 70-542 .. please share you experiences ..

    If you have some materials for study .. pls share with us.


  3. zieglers said

    I realized that I wrote this post almost a year ago and didn’t provide feedback. Sorry for that.. Now, let’s come to details of the test. I wrote 70-542 in Toronto, Canada. There were only 32 questions (135 min) and no simulations at all.

    Here are exam topics covered (from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-542.mspx#EWB )

    • Managing Enterprise Content (15 percent)
    • Creating Business Intelligence Solutions by Using Office SharePoint Server 2007 (15 percent)
    • Integrating Business Data with Office SharePoint Server 2007 by Using the Business Data Catalog (BDC) (15 percent)
    • Accessing Office SharePoint Server Application Platform Services (14 percent)
    • Searching Data by Using the Search Service (17 percent)
    • Targeting Content Based on Audience Membership (13 percent)
    • Customizing Functionality by Using Profiles (11 percent)

    I agree with content topics, however totally disagree with percentages. For me, this exam was all about Audiences and BDC. There were tons of questions only for those two topics. I can even say maybe even more than 60% of questions were related to those two. So, make sure that you understand Audience Membership and BDC (how to get data from SQL Server, how to report using BDC, Data Connection Library, Retrieving all members of an Audience, …etc).

    It’s also important to note one more thing. Exam 70-541 has nothing to do with exam 70-542. Their scopes are totally different. 70-542 is all about managing Enterprose Content.

    I’ll try to answer your questions if there are any.


  4. manyag said

    I have put a test to prepare certification in SharePoint. This test will help for 70-541 and 70-542. Please visit the test at:

    SharePoint Certification test

    hope this is helpful


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