It’s time to start my SharePoint Exam 70-339 preparation! Yes, finally… I have passed several exams for SharePoint 2013. From administration and developer path. Especially I am very proud of my MCSD certificate, but I don’t posses any SharePoint 2016 certification. So I decided that time has come. I take a look on existing exams for SharePoint, but at this moment there’s only one exam… Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016. It’s strange to me. And there’s no any developer exam for example.



Instead of wasting my time I decide to start with this single exam. Then later I will decide what’s next. This exam will measure following skills:

  • Design SharePoint infrastructure (15–20%)
  • Plan authentication and security (15–20%)
  • Plan workload optimization (15–20%)
  • Plan productivity solutions (15–20%)
  • Manage search capabilities (10–15%)
  • Plan and configure cloud services (5–10%)
  • Monitor and optimize a SharePoint environment (10–15%)

If you want read more you can check this official Microsoft site.

Bellow you can find some useful information about my SharePoint Exam 70-339 preparation.

I don’t know if it will works for you, but for me it’s ok. First of all we need a lab. I think that we agree that we can’t make a tests on live environment, and not all features of SharePoint 2016 you use on your production environment. If you are not sure how to do this there’s very good book to start: Building a SharePoint 2016 Home Lab. You can buy it for example on Amazon.

Important thing here is usually we build single server virtual machines. It works perfect as developer solution, but for this exam we need something better. Of course If you have money to spend you can always use Azure. Just few clicks and you can get running farm. Well, I have to use my local PC to play with it 🙂

Anyway if your farm is ready it’s time to start learning :). At this moment there official Microsoft book which can be used to study. Exam Ref 70-339 Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016.

From my point of view those two books are core elements in my preparation. If someone prefer video over book reading there’s another options.

For SharePoint 2013 exams there’s  a lot of recordings at Microsoft Virtual Academy. Unfortunately at this moment there’s nothing for SharePoint 2016. But still there’s hope for us :).  If you have access to Pluralsight you can use three courses from Vlad Catrinescu about SharePoint Exam 70-339:

Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Logical Architecture and Integrations
Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services
Provision and Configure Web Applications in SharePoint 2016

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