How I passed the Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam 70-331

Here is a little celebration post! Yesterday I passed the Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam with 725 points. Woohoo! But not only to celebrate, but also to educate: Here are a number of resources I found very useful.

SharePoint 70-331 core exam

Here’s how I passed the SharePoint Exam 70-331

A great book I read:

Exam Ref 70-331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (review can be found here)

Two very extensive (and far better) blogs about the core exam brought all the information together:

http://gavinmckay.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/studying-for-exam-70-331-core-solutions-of-microsoft-sharepoint-2013/ Thank you Gavin!

http://spmatt.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/how-i-passed-70-331/ Thank you Matt!

Another nice blogpost I found useful:

http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/certification/server/w/wiki/506.331-core-solutions-of-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013.aspx

A helpful Channel9 video:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/EXM10#fbid=

And here are the referred to URLs from that video:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp123594.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms457529.aspx
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12512.sharepoint-2013-service-applications-list.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219701.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp123606.aspx (modules 9,12, 13 of SharePoint 2013 video’s)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp142398.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg609831.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh528474.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-components-postattachments/00-03-54-92-02/Recommended-Reading-List.xps
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee833948.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219795.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj552524(v=office.15).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681489.aspx

And last but not least, test environments of my own. Experience can’t be learned from a book or a youtube video. Another great idea, that I didn’t go for, is taking formal training courses for the exam.

I hope this list will help you in your quest for certification, it sure helped me :-). If you pass the exam using any of there resources, please let me know. I would love to hear some success stories from my readers.

6 thoughts on “How I passed the Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam 70-331”

    1. Hi JAco, I would suggest looking into the other bloggers as well as the book. However, currently I wouldn’t have more tips. Just be provisioned with the system as much as possible. And find as many bloggers that talk about the exams like I did 🙂

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