SharePoint 2010 Reference Books, Study and Training Resources

Q What do I study to prepare for Exam 77-886?

Q What resources are there to help prepare for SharePoint 2010 training of end users?


As the answers overlap this post is a mixture of resources useful:

  • when preparing for the SharePoint 2010 End User Exam (which I am doing on 30 September)
  • for preparing for SharePoint training within an organisation – (also working on that!)


The first two books are a good match for advanced users and based on matching book contents to the exam coverage appear to be a good match for those preparing the exam:

SharePoint 2010 User’s Guide: Learning Microsoft’s Business Collaboration Platform

  • By: Seth Bates; Tony Smith
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Pub. Date: May 21, 2010
  • Print ISBN: 978-1-4302-2763-2
  • Web ISBN: 1-4302-2763-X
  • Available from Amazon and Safari Books Online

 SharePoint® 2010 How-To

  • By: Ishai Sagi
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Pub. Date: August 15, 2010
  • Print ISBN-10: 0-672-33335-X
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33335-4
  • Web ISBN-10: 0-13-248748-9
  • Web ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248748-1
  • Available from Amazon and Safari Books Online

For general users at the Designer level:

 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple: Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Web Resources

General Tip

For SharePoint 2010 training preparation and exam preparation I recommend setting up a virtual machine with the software on it for practice, skill building and testing.


See SharePoint-Videos for free and pay for video resources


At time of writing, SharePoint 2010 isn’t to well served for course ware – I have viewed samples from Critical Path – they look good, I have not used them yet due to clients reservations regarding the cost.