BizTalk Training – Day 5

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Last day, we learn 3 more modules as below:

Module 13: Integrating Business Rules

This module explains how to configure business rules and how to call a business rule from within an orchestration.

- Introduction to Business Rules
- Integrating 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.

- Introduction to Business Activity Monitoring
- Enabling Business Activity Monitoring

Module 15: Integrating with Trading Partners

This module explains how to track and manage rules, policies, agreements, and other information about trading partners.

- Enabling Trading Partner Integration

As a conclusion, the course provides quite a number of demonstrations, hand-on lab and study material. We did learn the basic overview, how the BizTalk works and some development skills. However, I think we still have a long way to go in order to able to become real BizTalk Developer/Consultant. The course just tells you the basic overview. It will be very challenging when come to real project/implementation. So, the best way to learn is gets in to real project. Start everything from scratch, getting requirements, building schema, creating Orchestration and so on… Personally, I think mastering in BizTalk is very challenging. I believe this is one of the reasons why there are not many BizTalk Experts in my country as well.

BizTalk Training – Day 4

Here the modules cover in Day 4:

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.

- Introduction to Transactions
- Configuring 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.

- Introduction to BizTalk Applications
- Deploying an Application

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.

- Introduction to Web Services Integration
- Consuming a Web Service

BizTalk Training – Day 3

The day 3 training cover:

Module 7: Integrating with Adapters

This module explains how to configure common adapters to enable BizTalk integration.

- Introduction to BizTalk Adapters
- Configuring a BizTalk 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.

 - Introduction to BizTalk Orchestration
 - Building an Orchestration
 - Monitoring Orchestrations

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.

- Controlling the Flow of an Orchestration
 - Configuring Orchestrations

BizTalk Training – Day 2

Today, we cover 3 more modules. Here are the details:

Module 4: Deploying a BizTalk Project

This module explains how to deploy a BizTalk project and how to view deployed assemblies.

- Introduction to Deployment
- Deploying an Assembly

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.

- Introduction to Message Routing
- Configuring Message Routing
- Tracking Message Activity

Module 6: Creating Pipelines

This module explains how to create and configure receive and send pipelines for processing messages.

- Introduction to Pipelines
- Building a Pipeline

BizTalk Training – Day 1

I was informed to attend a BizTalk Technical training for one week. BizTalk is still new in my country. In fact, not companies are using it. One of my cousins in UK mentioned BizTalk to me long time ago. BizTalk is very popular in Europe.  Most of the gigantic companies need BizTalk. What is BizTalk? And why it is important? Mm… I think you can easily find out the answer out there (googling).  Today is the first day of the training.  Here are some modules I learned today.

Module 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.

- What Is BizTalk Server 2006?
- What’s New in BizTalk Server 2006?
- The BizTalk Server Development Environment

Module 2: Creating Schemas

This module explains how to use BizTalk development tools to create XML and flat-file schemas.

- Introduction to BizTalk Schemas
- Creating XML and Flat-File Schemas

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.

- Creating a BizTalk Map
- Configuring Basic Functoids
- Configuring Advanced Functoids 

The trainer is capable but sometime a bit too “tedious”. Overall, the training is good! This is a 5 days course. Hopefully, I can master some of the basic skill after this training.