Microsoft BizTalk Server

  • Published:
    March 30, 2011
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  • Audiences:
    Partners, Developers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010
  • Credit toward certification:

TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010

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Configure a messaging architecture (20%)
  • Set up and manage ports
    • Add a map, add role links, ordered delivery, send ports, send port groups, starting versus enlisting, receive ports, receive locations, subscriptions, subscription states, advanced messaging concepts (backup transport, priorities, routing failures)
  • Plan for and implement secure messaging
    • Certificates, signing, encryption, port authentication, encoding
  • Configure core adapters
    • HTTP, POP3, SMTP, FTP, File
  • Configure content-based routing
    • Set a filter that uses a promoted property
  • Implement messaging patterns
    • Normalizing/canonical messages, splitter, large messages

Preparation resources

Develop BizTalk artifacts (20%)
  • Create schemas
    • Create a flat-file schema, create a property schema, enveloping, promoted/distinguished properties, MessageType, schema reuse (import/include)
  • Create maps
    • Functoid scripting, XSLT, pass a parameter to a map, multiple schemas, looping
  • Create pipelines
    • Disassembling, create a custom pipeline, create a pipeline component, XML validation
  • Develop orchestrations
    • Work with transactions and persistence, integrate with Microsoft .NET assemblies, parameters, and shapes
  • Configure orchestration bindings
    • Direct, dynamic, self-correlating
  • Configure correlation
    • Listener shape, parallel shape, correlation sets
  • Construct messages
    • Multi-part, untyped, construct messages in .NET, construct messages in orchestrations, context properties

Preparation resources

Debugging and exception handling (17%)
  • Handle exceptions in orchestrations
    • Compensation, scope shapes, throw exceptions, long-running transactions
  • Route errors
    • Port configuration, recoverable interchange
  • Debug orchestrations
  • Validate and test artifacts
    • Schemas, maps, pipelines

Preparation resources

Integrate web services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services (14%)
  • Configure a WCF adapter
    • WS*, custom bindings
  • Expose orchestrations by using publishing wizards
  • Consume services
    • Web port type, add a web services reference, consuming from orchestrations or pure messaging
  • Handle web exceptions
    • Delivery notifications, catching SOAP exceptions

Preparation resources

Implement extended capabilities (13%)
  • Create and deploy Business Rules Engine (BRE) components
    • Work with the Business Rules Composer, deploy Business Rules policies, call from an orchestration, develop vocabularies
  • Develop Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions
    • Trading partner setup, batching, acknowledgments, importing schemas, configuring AS2, party configurations, pipelines, ports, certificates
  • Implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solution
    • Handle events, configure RFID devices, manage and configure event sink endpoints
  • Plan and implement Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
    • BAM alerts, tracking profile editor, BAM workbook, activities, views, deployment

Preparation resources

Deploy, track, and support a BizTalk solution (16%)
  • Install and configure a multi-server BizTalk environment
    • Trusted versus untrusted environments, Active Directory groups
  • Deploy BizTalk applications
    • Microsoft Installer Package (MSI) deployment, versioning, resources, multiple staging environments, such as development, test, and production
  • Export and import binding files
  • Configure tracking
    • Orchestrations, schemas, ports, pipelines, policies
  • Manage BizTalk solutions by using the Administration Console
    • Query for instances, terminate, resume

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam typically work as a BizTalk developer in an organization that has a need to integrate multiple disparate systems, applications, and data, along with the need to automate business processes by using BizTalk Server. Candidates should have a solid understanding of fundamental BizTalk concepts around the core messaging engine and building business processes using orchestrations.

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