Passed the Windows SharePoint Services Development Exam 70-541

Passed the Windows SharePoint Services Development Exam 70-541

Finally after waiting for 6 months I went for 70-541 and passed it.  It was supposed to be a tough exam but because I am involved in lot of heavy customization of WSS from last 6 months specially in building web parts, feature, Solutions, and WSS API I was able to take it comfortably.  Anyone with 1 year of experience in WSS Development can pass the exam.

Follow the Exam Guide and use Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 
By Ted Pattison and Daniel Larson is the best book to prepare for the exam.    

I have now completed the set of 4 exam for SharePoint.  My next target will be to update my .NET certification  and then MCITP for Project Server 2007.


Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit

Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit

VIA SharePoint Team Blogs

The first tool, called "Batch Site Manager", adds new functionality through Central Administration.  From the new "Move, Lock, and Delete Site Collections" page on Applications Management you can schedule bulk operations against site collections in the farm—including moving site collections between content databases.

The second tool is actually a new command in STSADM called "updatealert". This command will refresh all alert URLs in a specific site collection, which is extremely important should you change the URL of a web application or after an upgrade.

The download links for the SharePoint Administration Toolkit are