(MCTS) Microsoft BizTalk Server (70-595) Certification and Assessment Guide: Second Edition

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  • 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

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.

  • This book will deliver all that you need to know to pass the 70-595 TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 exam or the Microsoft Partner Network BizTalk Technical Competency Assessment for Application Integration (BizTalk Server 2013).
  • Features a comprehensive set of test questions and answers that will prepare you for the actual tests.
  • The layout and content of the book matches the structure of the exam closely, which maximizes your study time and helps you focus on learning areas where you need improvement.
  • This second edition of the book is updated to target both BizTalk Server 2010 and BizTalk Server
Page Count 570
Course Length 17 hours 6 minutes
ISBN 9781782172109
Date Of Publication 10 Mar 2014


Johan Hedberg

Johan Hedberg is based in Stockholm, Sweden, where he does consultancy, solution architecture, training, mentoring, speaking, and authoring. Johan has 15 years of experience architecting and developing enterprise-grade solutions based on Microsoft technologies. He works closely with Microsoft as a Virtual Technology Solution Professional (V-TSP) and with the community as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and is one of the founders of the BizTalk User Group Sweden. He blogs irregularly at http://blogical.se/blogs/johan and can be found as @JoHed on Twitter.

Morten la Cour

Morten la Cour has worked with the MS BizTalk Server platform for nine years. Besides designing and developing Integration solution for customers, he has also worked on deployment and maintenance of BizTalk applications and BizTalk Server environments. Starting in 2011, he is also working with Windows Azure, Azure Service Bus, and the new Windows Azure BizTalk Services. He has taught several BizTalk Server courses in development, deployment, and management. Besides working with MS BizTalk Server, Morten has 15 years of experience on the Microsoft development platform, including the .NET Framework and SQL Server. Other experiences include XML, XSLT, XPATH, and Oracle databases.

Kent Weare

Kent Weare was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He developed a love for ice hockey, football, and technology. He attended the University of Regina, where he obtained a Degree in Computer Science. After completing his undergraduate degree, he spent time in India completing a Post Graduate diploma in Object Oriented Technology. Recently, Kent has decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Information Management from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but remains a die-hard Saskatchewan Roughrider football fan. Kent began his career at a small Internet startup before taking on a junior role with the Saskatchewan Government. Since then, he has worked on projects for the Canadian Federal Government, a multinational bank in the United States, health care projects in Eastern and Western Canada, and has spent the last eight years employed in the Energy/Utilities sector in Calgary. Kent's current role as a senior enterprise architect involves setting the technical direction for the organization and is very involved in cross-domain disciplines such as Integration and Mobility. During Kent's time at the Federal Government, he had an opportunity to participate in his first BizTalk project. Ten years later, he is still "hooked" on BizTalk, having worked with every BizTalk version released since then. In 2008, Kent was awarded his first Microsoft MVP award for BizTalk Server. He continues to be active in the BizTalk community and recently, received his sixth consecutive MVP award. Kent maintains active blogs at http://kentweare.blogspot.com and http://www.MiddlewareInTheCloud.com. He may also be seen presenting BizTalk-related material at local and international user groups. Recently, Kent has co-authored two BizTalk books: Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration and (MCTS) and BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) Certification Guide.