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This book does exactly what it says on the cover, giving in-depth guidance to intermediate BizTalk developers on how to pass the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) exam. It’s your essential aid to success.

In Detail

Microsoft BizTalk Server is an integration and connectivity server solution that enables organizations to easily connect disparate systems.

Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) is the certification exam for professionals who need to integrate multiple disparate systems, applications, and data, as well as automate business processes using BizTalk Server. The Microsoft Partner Network BizTalk Technical Competency Assessment for Application Integration is part of the requirements for individuals employed at partners seeking the Silver or Gold Application Integration competency.

Microsoft BizTalk Server (70-595) Certification and Assessment Guide Second Edition will show you how to prepare for and pass the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) exam and become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010. This book will also help you if you are a Microsoft partner wanting to achieve the Silver or Gold Application Integration competency requirements.

This book is a hands-on certification guide with practical examples and sample questions and answers that aims to help BizTalk developers pass the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) exam or the BizTalk Server 2013 technical competency assessment. The book starts by showing you how to configure a messaging architecture. The book then dives into BizTalk artifacts such as creating schemas and pipelines, creating maps, and creating orchestrations. It also covers topics such as debugging and exception handling, deploying, tracking, and administrating a BizTalk Server solution, integrating web services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, and implementing extended capabilities. It wraps up by discussing BizTalk Server and BizTalk Services in Windows Azure.

Microsoft BizTalk Server (70-595) Certification and Assessment Guide Second Edition includes certification test tips and tricks and sample certification test questions that will enable you to not only learn about the topics, but practice them, as well as review the code that makes it happen. After reading this book, you can approach the exam as well as the assessment with improved confidence.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the core architecture of BizTalk, including publish/subscribe, context and content-based routing, receive and send ports, and other administrative artifacts
  • Create rich and useful schemas with restrictions and reusable types
  • Create maps and apply logic such as conditional mapping, looping, scripting and external assemblies, and other map and functoid logic
  • Create orchestrations and work with messages, scopes, transactions, binding, correlation, and other shapes and processing logic
  • Handle exceptions in messaging and orchestration scenarios and recover from them using catch, compensation, and failed message routing
  • Perform administrative tasks such as installing, configuring, tuning, deploying, maintaining, and troubleshooting BizTalk Server 2010 groups and solutions
  • Work with web services and WCF, expose and consume services, and apply custom configurations and behaviours
  • Use the additional features in BizTalk, such as Business Rules Engine (BRE), EDI, RFID, and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Create and run BizTalk Server virtual machines in the Windows Azure infrastructure as a service environment
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    Table of Contents

    1. (MCTS) Microsoft BizTalk Server (70-595) Certification and Assessment Guide Second Edition
      1. Table of Contents
      2. (MCTS) Microsoft BizTalk Server (70-595) Certification and Assessment Guide Second Edition
      3. Credits
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
          3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading the example code
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. Configuring a Messaging Architecture
        1. Understanding the publish or subscribe model
          1. Receiving the message
            1. Adapter
            2. Pipeline
            3. Maps
          2. MessageBox
          3. Subscriptions
            1. Message Context Properties
          4. Orchestrations
          5. Sending the message
            1. Maps
            2. Pipeline
            3. Adapter
        2. Getting started with the BizTalk Platform Settings and Applications
          1. BizTalk Administration Console
            1. The Group Hub
          2. Hosts and Host Instances
            1. Creating a Host
            2. Creating a Host Instance
          3. Managing Adapter Handlers
          4. Applications
            1. Referencing another Application
        3. Setting up and managing Ports
          1. Receive Ports
            1. Port Authentication
            2. Receive Locations
              1. Service windows
              2. Location states
              3. Error threshold
            3. Receive Port Maps
          2. Send Ports
            1. Transport Advanced Options
              1. Scheduling and service window
            2. Backup transport
            3. Send Port Maps
            4. Configuring Filters (subscriptions)
            5. Port states
            6. Dynamic Send Ports
          3. Send Port Groups
          4. Failed message routing
          5. Ordered delivery
            1. Receive Locations
            2. Send Ports
        4. Configuring core Adapters
          1. HTTP
            1. Sending HTTP
            2. Receiving HTTP
          2. POP3
          3. SMTP
          4. FTP
            1. Receiving FTP
            2. Sending FTP
          5. FILE
            1. Receiving files
            2. Sending files
            3. Credentials
        5. Configuring content-based routing
          1. Creating folders and Applications
          2. Creating Receive Ports and Receive Locations
          3. Testing the Receive Locations
          4. Debugging the messages
          5. Setting up a Send Port
          6. Setting up Send Port for System II and a Send Port Group
        6. Implementing messaging patterns
          1. Working with canonical messages
          2. Debatching
          3. Using the correct flow
          4. Adapter independence
        7. Testing your knowledge
        8. Summary
      9. 2. Developing BizTalk Artifacts – Creating Schemas and Pipelines
        1. Creating Schemas
          1. Type of Schemas
            1. XML Schemas
              1. Envelope Schemas
            2. Flat File Schemas
              1. Header and Trailer Schemas
            3. Property Schemas
          2. Schema Identity
            1. XML Identity
              1. targetNamespace
              2. MessageType
            2. .NET Identity
              1. Namespace
              2. Typename
          3. Promoted property and distinguished fields
            1. Promoting nodes as property fields
              1. Quick Promotion
            2. Promoting a node as distinguished field
          4. Creating the structure of a Schema
            1. Creating recurring parts of a Schema
            2. Creating Envelope Schemas
          5. Data types and formatting
            1. Specifying custom formatting restrictions
              1. Restricting string values
              2. Controlling date formats
              3. Restricting integer formats
            2. Creating reusable types
              1. Simple types
              2. Complex types
          6. Creating Schema hierarchies
            1. Import
            2. Include
            3. Redefine
          7. Creating Flat File Schemas
        2. Creating Pipelines
          1. Pipeline Stages
          2. Receive Pipelines
            1. Decode
            2. Disassemble
            3. Validate
            4. Resolve Party
            5. Send Pipelines
            6. Pre-Assemble
            7. Assemble
            8. Encode
          3. Default Pipelines
            1. PassThruReceive
            2. XMLReceive
            3. PassThruTransmit
            4. XMLTransmit
          4. Custom Pipelines
          5. Configuring Pipelines and Pipeline components
          6. Working with XML messages
            1. Disassembling and parsing
              1. Allow unrecognized messages
              2. Document Schemas
              3. Envelope Schemas
              4. Recoverable interchange processing
              5. Validate document structure
            2. Assembling and serializing
              1. Add processing instructions text, Add processing instructions, Processing instruction scope
              2. Add XML declaration
              3. Preserve Byte Order
              4. Target charset
              5. Envelope Schemas
              6. Document Schemas
            3. Validating data
          7. Working with XML envelopes
          8. Working with Flat File messages
          9. Working with secure data
            1. Encryption and signing
            2. Decryption and signature verification
          10. Custom Pipeline Components
            1. Developing
            2. Deploying
        3. Testing your knowledge
        4. Summary
      10. 3. Developing BizTalk Artifacts – Creating Maps
        1. Creating Maps
          1. Understanding why XSLT matters
        2. Using Functoids
          1. Conversion Functoids
          2. Cumulative Functoids
          3. Database Functoids
            1. Table Query Functoids
            2. Cross Referencing Data Functoids
              1. Working with application IDs
              2. Working with application values
          4. Date/Time Functoids
          5. Logical Functoids
          6. Mathematical Functoids
          7. Scientific Functoids
          8. String Functoids
        3. Using Advanced Functoids
          1. Looping
            1. Index
            2. Iterator
            3. Nil
            4. Record Count
            5. Looping
            6. Table Looping
          2. Conditional Mapping
          3. Copy-based Mapping
          4. Troubleshooting
          5. Scripting
            1. Using external assemblies
            2. Using the Inline Code
            3. Using Inline XSLT
        4. Maps and Orchestrations
        5. Testing your knowledge
        6. Summary
      11. 4. Developing BizTalk Artifacts – Creating Orchestrations
        1. Developing Orchestrations
          1. Basic shapes and configuration
            1. Message and data handling
            2. Containers
            3. Flow control
            4. Orchestration nesting
            5. Other
          2. Orchestration activation
            1. Activating Receive
            2. Call and Start
          3. Persistence
            1. Dehydration and rehydration
          4. Transactions
            1. Transaction types
            2. Scopes
            3. Long Running
            4. Atomic
              1. Isolation levels
            5. Nesting
          5. Transaction reach
          6. Storing configuration information
            1. Orchestration variables
            2. Configuration placed in BTSNTSvc.exe.config
            3. Configuration placed in web.config for Isolated Hosts
            4. Configuration placed in machine.config
            5. Some configuration can be placed on the Adapter Handlers
            6. Through the message
            7. Through the message context
            8. Business Rules
            9. SSO
            10. Using a .NET helper component
          7. Integrating with .NET assemblies
        2. Configuring Orchestration bindings
          1. Ports versus Port Types
          2. Logical ports versus physical ports
          3. Port binding options
            1. Specify Now
            2. Specify Later
            3. Direct
              1. MessageBox (filter-based)
              2. Self Correlating
              3. Partner Orchestration
            4. Dynamic
        3. Configuring correlation
          1. Working with Correlation Types and Sets
          2. Convoys
            1. Sequential convoys
            2. Parallel convoys
        4. Testing your knowledge
        5. Summary
      12. 5. Testing, Debugging, and Exception Handling
        1. Handling exceptions in Orchestrations
          1. Scopes
          2. Throwing exceptions
          3. Catching exceptions
          4. Compensation
          5. Sample exception handling scenario
          6. Delivery notification
        2. Debugging Orchestrations
        3. Handling messaging errors
          1. Subscription errors
          2. Transmission errors
        4. Routing errors
          1. Recoverable interchange processing
        5. Validating and testing artifacts
          1. Validating Schemas and Message Instances
            1. Validate Schema
            2. Validate Instance
            3. Generate Instance
          2. Validating, testing, and debugging Maps
            1. Test Map
            2. Validate Map
            3. Debug Map
          3. Testing Pipelines
            1. Pipeline test tools
          4. Unit testing
            1. Unit testing Schemas
            2. Unit testing Maps
            3. Unit testing Pipelines
        6. Testing your knowledge
        7. Summary
      13. 6. Deploying, Tracking, and Administrating a BizTalk Server 2010 Solution
        1. Installing and configuring a multiserver BizTalk environment
          1. High Availability
          2. Role of Host and Host Instances in High Availability
          3. Multiple MessageBox databases
          4. Installation setup
            1. Installation
            2. Configuration
              1. Configuring SSO
              2. Setting up a BizTalk Group
              3. Configuring Runtime settings
          5. Adapters
          6. Active Directory Groups and Users
        2. Deploying BizTalk applications
          1. Sample deployment through Visual Studio
            1. Preparing the solution
          2. Binding Files
        3. Sample deployment through an MSI package
          1. Binding File dependencies
        4. BizTalk Application states
          1. Runtime Application states
        5. Tracking events in BizTalk Server
          1. Tracking Receive Ports
          2. Tracking Orchestrations
          3. Tracking Send Ports
        6. Tracking Promoted Properties
        7. Managing BizTalk applications using BizTalk Administration Console
          1. Configuration overview
          2. Work in Progress
          3. Suspended Items
          4. Group Suspended Service Instances
          5. Tracked Service Instances
          6. Tracked Message Events
        8. BizTalk Settings Dashboard
          1. Viewing and modifying performance-tuning settings
          2. Exporting and importing performance tuning settings
        9. Testing your knowledge
        10. Summary
      14. 7. Integrating Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services
        1. Out of the box WCF Adapters
        2. Configuring a WCF Adapter
          1. Using out of the box WCF-BasicHttp Send Adapter
          2. Using out of the box WCF-BasicHttp Receive Adapter
        3. Understanding Custom behaviors
        4. Exposing Schemas and Orchestrations as WCF Services
          1. Testing our WCF Service
        5. Exposing WCF Services to Windows Azure Service Bus
        6. Exposing only Service Metadata
        7. Consuming WCF Services from BizTalk Server
          1. Consume Sample WCF Service
          2. Consuming our WCF Service from BizTalk
          3. Configuring generated WCF Service artifacts
          4. Testing our Custom WCF Service
        8. Manually importing WSDL files
        9. Handling web exceptions
        10. Testing your knowledge
        11. Summary
      15. 8. Implementing Extended Capabilities
        1. Business Rules Engine
          1. Creating a BizTalk Solution with rules
            1. Creating a Schema
            2. Creating a Policy
            3. Import a Schema as facts into the Rule Composer
            4. Adding an Action
            5. Testing the Policy
            6. Creating an Orchestration
            7. Deploying the Policy and testing
            8. Deploying a new version of the Policy
            9. Adding a Vocabulary
        2. Electronic Data Interchange
          1. Finding and deploying the EDIFACT Schema
          2. Adding a reference to BizTalk EDI Application
          3. Set up a Receive Port, Receive Location, and a Send Port
          4. Setting up Parties and Agreements
            1. Examine an unrecognized message
            2. Set up the Parties and the Agreement for receiving
            3. Changing the Schema
            4. Set up an alternate namespace for the Agreement
            5. Deploy an alternate Schema
            6. Debatching and Error handling
            7. Setting up a Party and Agreement for sending
            8. Setting up a new Party for sending
            9. Send Port control
            10. Batching
        3. Business Activity Monitoring
          1. Creating Activities
            1. Setting up the BAM Add inside Excel
            2. Creating an Activity inside Excel
            3. Deploy the Activity and view
            4. Creating a Tracking Profile
          2. Creating Continuations
          3. BAM Portal
        4. Testing your knowledge
        5. Summary
      16. 9. Using Azure BizTalk Features
        1. Understanding the Windows Azure BizTalk Services
          1. Setting up a Windows Azure BizTalk Service
            1. Running the setup wizard in Windows Azure
            2. Exporting the WABS root certificate
          2. Installing Windows Azure BizTalk Services SDK
          3. Creating a Bridge
            1. Filter Condition and Route Ordering
            2. Setting the FTP filename
          4. Deploying a Bridge
          5. Using PowerShell with BizTalk Services
            1. Starting the bridge source
            2. Restarting the BizTalk Service
          6. Testing the bridge
          7. Enriching data
          8. Bridge Routing
          9. Working with XML in bridges
            1. Creating a new Schema
          10. Using the BizTalk Adapter Services
            1. Creating a Service Bus Namespace
            2. Adding an LOB Target
            3. Creating a Map
              1. New Functoids
            4. Applying the map and testing the solution
          11. Using the WABS Portal
            1. Setting up EDI partners
            2. Tracking
        2. Running BizTalk on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
          1. Setting up a single BizTalk Server
          2. Installing a multi-Server Virtual Machine
          3. Configuring multiple BizTalk Servers
        3. Testing your knowledge
        4. Summary
      17. 10. Test-taking – Tips and Tricks
        1. Understanding the difference between the exam and the assessment
        2. Preparing for taking a test
          1. Preparation sources
            1. Literature
            2. Classes
            3. Webcasts
            4. Training kits
            5. Windows Azure virtual machines
            6. Sample code
            7. Practice tests
            8. Colleagues and peers
            9. Forums, blogs, and other online sources
          2. Getting familiar with the objectives
          3. Finding time to study
          4. Incentives
            1. Knowledge
            2. Money
            3. Opportunities
          5. Vouchers and offers
          6. Learn more
        3. At the test center
        4. Examining the exam structure
          1. Before the exam
          2. Questions
          3. After the exam
        5. Managing your time
        6. Answering questions
        7. Summary
      18. A. Sample Certification Test Questions
        1. Configuring a Messaging Architecture
        2. Developing BizTalk Artifacts
        3. Debugging and exception handling
        4. Deploying, tracking, and supporting a BizTalk Solution
        5. Integrating Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services
        6. Implementing extended capabilities
        7. Using Azure BizTalk features
      19. B. Sample Certification Test Questions – Answers
        1. Configuring a messaging architecture
        2. Developing BizTalk Artifacts
        3. Debugging and exception handling
        4. Deploying, tracking, and supporting a BizTalk Solution
        5. Integrating Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services
        6. Implementing extended capabilities
        7. Using Azure BizTalk features
      20. C. Testing Your Knowledge – Answers
        1. Chapter 1: Configuring a Messaging Architecture
        2. Chapter 2: Developing BizTalk Artifacts – Creating Schemas and Pipelines
        3. Chapter 3: Developing BizTalk Artifacts – Creating Maps
        4. Chapter 4: Developing BizTalk Artifacts – Creating Orchestrations
        5. Chapter 5: Testing, Debugging, and Exception Handling
        6. Chapter 6: Deploying, Tracking, and Administrating a BizTalk Server 2010 Solution
        7. Chapter 7: Integrating Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services
        8. Chapter 8: Implementing Extended Capabilities
        9. Chapter 9: Using Azure BizTalk Features
      21. Index