Course 2933A: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006

Type: Course
Audience(s):Developers
Technology:BizTalk Server
Level:300
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:5 days
Language(s):English

First published:

26 July 2006
Overview
About this course
Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to efficiently and effectively integrate systems, employees, and trading partners through orchestration in a highly flexible and highly automated manner.
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
No Microsoft Certified Professional exams are associated with this course currently.
Course Materials
The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.
Audience profile
This course is intended for solution architects and developers who are responsible for developing Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 business process and integration solutions.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the message processing architecture and the development environment provided by BizTalk Server 2006.
  • Create XML and flat-file schemas.
  • Create a BizTalk map and use functoids to manipulate data in a map.
  • Deploy a BizTalk project and view deployed assemblies.
  • Route messages based on the contents of a received message.
  • Configure common adapters to enable BizTalk integration.
  • Create an orchestration to represent a business process.
  • Use orchestration shapes to define a detailed business process.
  • Configure an orchestration for transactional business processing.
  • Create, deploy, and manage a BizTalk application.
  • Configure BizTalk to consume and publish Web services.
  • Configure business rules and call a business rule from within an orchestration.
  • Enable Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) functions for business users.
  • Integrate trading partners into a business process.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to BizTalk Server 2006
This module describes the BizTalk message processing architecture and identifies the new features and toolsets provided in BizTalk Server 2006.
Lessons
  • What Is BizTalk Server 2006?
  • What's New in BizTalk Server 2006?
  • The BizTalk Server Development Environment
Lab : Examining a BizTalk Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe common BizTalk Server 2006 scenarios and how BizTalk Server 2006 works to process messages.
  • Describe improvements and new features in BizTalk Server 2006.
  • Identify the tools provided in the BizTalk Server 2006 development environment.
Module 2: Creating Schemas
This module explains how to use BizTalk development tools to create XML and flat-file schemas.
Lessons
  • Introduction to BizTalk Schemas
  • Creating XML and Flat-File Schemas
Lab : Creating BizTalk Schemas
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how BizTalk uses XML and identify the types of XML message types supported by BizTalk.
  • Create an XML schema by using the BizTalk Editor and create a flat-file schema by using the Flat-File Schema Wizard.
Module 3: Creating Maps
This module explains how to use BizTalk Mapper to create and work with BizTalk maps. Students will learn how to add functoids to a map and how to compile and test a map.
Lessons
  • Creating a BizTalk Map
  • Configuring Basic Functoids
  • Configuring Advanced Functoids
Lab : Creating a BizTalk Map
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how maps are used by BizTalk and how to use the BizTalk Mapper to create a map.
  • Manipulate data by using functoids and add functoids to a map.
  • Perform advanced mapping operations by using advanced functoids.
Module 4: Deploying a BizTalk Project
This module explains how to deploy a BizTalk project and how to view deployed assemblies.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Deployment
  • Deploying an Assembly
Lab : Deploying an Assembly
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how BizTalk deployment works and describe the steps required to deploy a BizTalk assembly.
  • Deploy an assembly by using Visual Studio and view deployed assemblies by using the Assembly viewer.
Module 5: Routing BizTalk Messages
This module explains how to enable message routing and how to use BizTalk tools to monitor live and archived message activity.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Message Routing
  • Configuring Message Routing
  • Tracking Message Activity
Lab : Enabling Message Routing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how BizTalk messages are routed by various BizTalk components.
  • Configure BizTalk message routing.
Module 6: Creating Pipelines
This module explains how to create and configure receive and send pipelines for processing messages.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Pipelines
  • Building a Pipeline
Lab : Creating Pipelines
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how pipelines process messages.
  • Use the Pipeline Designer to create a pipeline.
Module 7: Integrating with Adapters
This module explains how to configure common adapters to enable BizTalk integration.
Lessons
  • Introduction to BizTalk Adapters
  • Configuring a BizTalk Adapter
Lab : Integrating with Adapters
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how adapters are used to connect BizTalk Server to external systems.
  • Configure a protocol, data, and application adapter.
Module 8: Creating a BizTalk Orchestration
This module explains how BizTalk orchestration services work and shows how to create a BizTalk orchestration. Students will also learn how to use debugging tools to monitor a running orchestration.
Lessons
  • Introduction to BizTalk Orchestration
  • Building an Orchestration
  • Monitoring Orchestrations
Lab : Creating a BizTalk Orchestration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how BizTalk orchestrations are used to represent a business process.
  • Use the BizTalk Orchestration Designer to define a business process.
Module 9: Automating Business Processes
This module explains how to use orchestration shapes to represent the logical flow of an orchestration. Students will also learn how to manipulate data and manage exceptions within an orchestration.
Lessons
  • Controlling the Flow of an Orchestration
  • Configuring Orchestrations
Lab : Automating a Business Process
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use orchestration flow control shapes and create modular orchestrations.
  • Configure orchestration expressions, message correlation, and exception handling.
Module 10: Creating Transactional Business Processes
This module explains how to create orchestrations that support atomic and long-running transactions. Students will also learn how to create nested orchestrations, configure exception handling, and recover from failed transactions.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Transactions
  • Configuring Transactions
Lab : Configuring a Transactional Business Proc
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how transactions work and how persistence points affect the performance of a BizTalk orchestration.
  • Create and configure long-running and atomic transactions.
Module 11: Deploying and Managing BizTalk Applications
This module explains how to create and deploy BizTalk applications in a production environment. Students will also learn how to manage running applications.
Lessons
  • Introduction to BizTalk Applications
  • Deploying an Application
Lab : Deploying a BizTalk Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how BizTalk artifacts can be grouped as applications to simplify deployment and management tasks.
  • Deploy an application as a Microsoft Installer (MSI) package and create and import binding files.
Module 12: Integrating with Web Services
This module explains how to consume a Web service from an orchestration and how to publish an orchestration as a Web service.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Web Services Integration
  • Consuming a Web Service
  • Publishing an Orchestration As a Web Service
Lab : Consuming and Publishing Web Services with BizTalk
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how Web service integration works in BizTalk.
  • Configure an orchestration to consume a Web service.
  • Publish an orchestration as a Web service.
Module 13: Integrating Business Rules
This module explains how to configure business rules and how to call a business rule from within an orchestration.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Business Rules
  • Integrating Business Rules
Lab : Integrating Business Rules
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how business rule integration works in BizTalk.
  • Compose, publish, and deploy business rules.
Module 14: Monitoring Business Activity
This module explains how to configure business rules and how to call a business rule from within an orchestration.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Business Activity Monitoring
  • Enabling Business Activity Monitoring
Lab : Monitoring Business Activity
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how BizTalk enables business users to monitor business activity.
  • Configure BizTalk to enable Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).
Module 15: Integrating with Trading Partners
This module explains how to track and manage rules, policies, agreements, and other information about trading partners.
Lessons
  • Enabling Trading Partner Integration
Lab : Enabling Business Partner Integration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how BizTalk supports trading partner integration and identify methods for integrating trading partners.
  • Manage trading partner information and configure an orchestration to integrate trading partners into an existing business process.
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • 1-2 years experience developing distributed applications.
  • Background in Microsoft .NET Framework concepts and technology.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Working knowledge of XML.
  • No prior BizTalk experience is necessary.
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