Credit toward certification:
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. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.
Who should take this exam?
Candidates for this exam typically have more than four years of hands-on experience planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory, and networking infrastructure services.
This exam includes:
- Plan business continuity management (21%)
- Plan for SQL high availability and disaster recovery. Plan for SQL Server mirroring; plan for SQL Server clustering; plan for SQL Server AlwaysOn; plan for SQL Server Log Shipping; plan for storage redundancy; plan for login replication;
- Plan SharePoint high availability. Plan for service distribution; plan for service instance configuration; plan for physical server distribution; plan for network redundancy; plan for server load balancing; plan for SQL Server aliases;
- Plan backup and restore. Establish a SharePoint backup schedule; establish a SQL Server backup schedule; plan a non-production environment content refresh; plan for farm configuration recovery; plan for service application recovery; plan for content recovery; configure a recovery solution using SQL Database running in Azure and other Azure backup solutions.
- Plan a SharePoint environment (20%)
- Plan a social workload. Plan communities; plan My Sites; plan social permissions; plan user profiles; plan activity feeds; plan connections; configure Yammer settings;
- Plan and configure a search workload. Plan and configure search result relevancy; plan and configure index freshness; plan and configure result sources; plan and configure the end-user experience; plan and configure a search schema; analyze search analytics reports;
- Plan and configure a Web Content Management (WCM) workload. Plan and configure channels; plan and configure product catalog and topic pages; plan and configure Design Manager; plan and configure content deployment; plan and configure display templates; plan and configure variations;
- Plan an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) workload. Plan and configure E-Discovery; plan and configure document routing; plan and configure co-authoring; plan and configure record disposition and retention; plan large document repositories; plan and configure software boundaries.
- Upgrade and migrate a SharePoint environment (20%)
- Evaluate content and customizations. Perform migration pre-check tasks; analyze content database test results; configure web application authentication for upgrade; resolve orphan objects; resolve missing file system components; resolve configuration conflict issues;
- Plan an upgrade process. Plan removal of servers in rotation; configure a parallel upgrade; configure read-only access for content; configure upgrade farms; measure upgrade performance; plan an installation sequence; migrate SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online;
- Upgrade site collection. Perform a health check; analyze and resolve health check results; plan and configure available site collection modes; plan and configure site collection upgrade availability; plan and configure EVAL mode; plan and configure site collection upgrade throttling.
- Create and configure service applications (21%)
- Create and configure app management. Create and configure the App Store; create and configure subscriptions; configure marketplace connections; configure DNS entries; configure wildcard certificates;
- Create and configure productivity services. Create and configure Microsoft Excel Services, Microsoft Access services, Microsoft Visio services, Microsoft Word Automation services, Microsoft PowerPoint Conversion services, and Translation Services;
- Configure service application federation. Plan services to federate; perform a certificate exchange; manage trusts; manage service application permissions; publish service applications; consume service applications;
- Create and configure a Business Connectivity Service (BCS) and Secure Store application. Import and configure BCS models; configure BCS model security; configure BCS for search; generate a Secure Store master key; manage Secure Store target application permissions; create Secure Store target applications.
- Manage SharePoint solutions, BI, and systems integration (18%)
- Manage SharePoint solutions and applications. Manage sandbox solution quotas; configure sandbox solution management; deploy farm solutions; upgrade farm solutions; deploy Apps; upgrade Apps;
- Plan and configure a BI infrastructure. Plan and configure Performance Point; plan and configure reporting services; plan and configure PowerPivot; plan and configure Excel Services; plan and configure PowerView; plan and configure BI security;
- Create and configure work management. Configure a connection to Exchange; configure a connection to Microsoft Project Server; manage trusts; plan Exchange configuration for E-Discovery.