As the year ends and the new one begins, a lot of Developer New Year’s Resolutions or even 2013 objectives will be to get certified on SharePoint 2013! I mean who doesn’t want to be up to date with your skills, as well as having the ability to put the cool MCSD logo on your CV? However, being certified is no easy task and that is why Microsoft Learning created the Microsoft Virtual Academy! Your company will also be happy if you pass them since it will be a requirement for the Content and Collaboration Competency in early 2014! You can now learn for the SharePoint 2013 MCSD with FREE MVA Courses
What is MVA?
Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.
Even though MVA has a lot of great resources, I filtered down most of the ones that are directly for you SharePoint Developers. So here are the Resources you can and should use to study for this high level Certification! I have separated them by exam and also added a small description for each of them!
HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners
Want to learn a different language? Over the course of 21 episodes, our friend Bob Tabor will teach you the fundamentals of HTML5 & CSS3 programming. Tune in to learn concepts about web pages, CSS3 styles and HTML5 features.
We’ll walk you through getting the web principals, writing code and much more! Each concept is broken into its own video so you can search for and focus on the information you need.
Make sure you are logged in into MVA and View it here: HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners
Developing ASP.NET MVC4 Web Applications Jump Start
Make sure you are logged in into MVA and View it here: Developing ASP.NET MVC4 Web Applications Jump Start
Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start
This Jump Start is tailored for experienced application developers interested in leveraging ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2012t o offer modern apps that target modern browsers. Three of Microsoft’s most seasoned ASP.NET speakers provide an accelerated introduction to building web applications development with ASP.NET 4.5 and ASP.NET MVC 4 targeting key scenarios like building mobile ready websites, social web applications, and much more. This is a course for intermediate to advanced learners and helps you prepare for Microsoft exam 70-486.
Make sure you are logged in into MVA and View it here: Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start
Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions Jump Start
Are you a developer for the Microsoft platform, interested in helping your organization collaborate and manage workflow using SharePoint solutions? Take this course to learn the core skills common to most SharePoint development activities. Find out how to work with backend data and front end user interfaces and security. You’ll get some guidelines and best practices that will help you optimize your SharePoint applications. You’ll see some cool demos that will show you how to create an app, deploy it to a catalog, and install it. And you’ll see workflows inside the dramatically enhanced SharePoint Designer.
– SharePoint as a Developer Platform
– Managing Custom Components
– Working with SharePoint Objects using a Client Side Object Model
– Developing SharePoint and Auto-hosted and Hosted SharePoint Apps
– Developing Remote Hosted SharePoint Apps
– Publishing and Distributing Apps
– Automating Business Processes
Make sure you are logged in into MVA and View it here: Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions Jump Start
Exam 70-489[Register Now]
Developing SharePoint Server Advanced Solutions
SharePoint Server developers, if you want to find out how to incorporate SharePoint’s social networking features into your own application, how to call SharePoint Server Search from a client, or how to enhance your Business Connectivity Services (BCS) implementation, this is the Jump Start for you. Learn to write the server and client side code that will enable your users to work more collaboratively, find the information they want more easily, and communicate with the outside world.
This course also servers a foundation for learning the skills you’ll need to pass Exam 70-489.
Register now! The course is happening on December 13th! : http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/developing-sharepoint-server-advanced-solutions#?fbid=V_N0ZRiqqUo