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I just picked up a copy of SharePoint Design by WROX. So far I am quite impressed. It is ideal for users that need to get up to speed with design principles and different best practices for intranet and publishing portal developmentwith MOSS. It also covers general design principles and has many references.
I have two recommendations: Professional Workflow in SharePoint 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Workflow-SharePoint-2010-Programmer/dp/0470617888/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331150309&sr=8-1 SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action ...
Microsoft offers a "Second Shot" retest option for certification exams. Specifically, if you pay around 15% more for the first exam, you get a voucher that will let you retake it again at a later date if you do not pass the first try. Also, if you are working for a Microsoft Partner then your company has access to the Partner Learning Center which ...
Sign up for a cloud trial instance of SharePoint. Then, watch the Lynda guide. http://www.lynda.com/SharePoint-2010-tutorials/essential-training/65720-2.html This will teach you what a working instance of SharePoint is for... yes that does take a couple of days or so of full-time learning. It's important to know this before you try to set it up, otherwise ...
The exam hasn't been out that long in comparison to other Microsoft certs (less than one year since the Beta exams came out). Best thing to do is to read this page: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-667#tab2 Then look up the Skills Measured on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/default
I would say to start with the tutorials from microsoft. Really focus on 1. Creating Site Columns 2. Creating Content Types 3. Creating Custom Lists Those are the basics that will help you use Sharepoint. Once you think you are confident enough you should start learning the helpers (e.g. SPUtility ) and the Sharepoint Object Model. For instance a Site ...
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