BizTalk Training: A Complete Course for Administrators


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course A Complete Course for Administrators (BizTalk Training) provides a total insight into the workings of BizTalk. Beginning with XML and its relationship with BizTalk, the course proceeds to BizTalk architecture and BizTalk installation. The training includes schemas, maps, pipelines, assemblies & orchestrations. Participants implement complete message routing scenarios that make use of content based routing, custom maps and transformations and custom orchestrations. The course discusses every aspect of a BizTalk implementation including Web Services & adapters. The course concludes with a thorough exploration of BizTalk application deployment.

Course Dates and Pricing


Dec 4 - 7, 2018$3,350.00Jan 15 - 18, 2019$3,350.00Feb 12 - 15, 2019$3,350.00Mar 12 - 15, 2019$3,350.00Apr 9 - 12, 2019$3,350.00

Course Outline

Application Architecture

The Need for XML
The Application Tiers: 1, 2 and 3-Tiered Applications
Distributed Applications: Technology and Infrastructure
About the .NET Framework
What is BizTalk Server and why is it Useful?
Overview of BizTalk Messaging Architecture
BizTalk as an Enterprise Application Integration Solution
BizTalk as an E-Business Solution
BizTalk and Legacy Integration

BizTalk Server Component Overview

BizTalk Component Overview
The BizTalk Messaging Engine
The BizTalk Development Environment: Visual Studio .NET
BizTalk Server Administrator
BizTalk Rules Engine
BizTalk Health and Activity Tracking
BizTalk Business Activity Services
BizTalk Business Activity Monitoring
BizTalk Human Workflow Services

Installing BizTalk Server

Understanding Software and Hardware Requirements
BizTalk Security Account and Group Requirements
Preparing the Server
Installing SQL Server
Preparing for Enterprise Single Sign On
Preparing for Sharepoint Portal Server
Preparing for Business Activity Services
Preparing for Business Activity Monitoring
Preparing for Human Workflow Services
Installing BizTalk Server
BizTalk Server Oracle Integration
Verifying the Installation
About Multiple Server Installations

Configuring BizTalk Server Hosts

What is a BizTalk Server Host?
About the Isolated Host
Creating Multiple Hosts
Hosts and Security
Co-Hosting
Trading Partner Integration

Overview of BizTalk Messaging Components

BizTalk Architecture
BizTalk Schemas
BizTalk Maps
BizTalk Physical Ports
BizTalk Receive Locations
BizTalk Adapters: HTTP, File, SMTP, etc.
BizTalk Pipelines
BizTalk Orchestrations
The Complete Messaging Lifecycle

Essential XML Concepts for BizTalk Professionals

XML Document Basics: Well-Formed and Valid XML Documents
Well Formed XML Documents
XML Document Validation with Schemas
BizTalk Schemas Explained
Presenting to the User: XSL Stylesheets
BizTalk Maps

Creating Schemas and Maps

Creating Schemas
Generating Schemas
Using Flat File Extensions
Importing Schemas from previous versions of BizTalk Server
Creating Maps
Functoids Overview
Using Common Functoids
About Custom Functoids

BizTalk Adapters

Adapter Overview
The File Adapter
The Http Adapter
BizTalk Server Adapter for Oracle
Other Adapters of Interest

Content Based Routing

What is Content Based Routing (CBR)?
Implementing Content Based Routing
Distinguished Fields versus Promoted Properties
Implementing Filters
A Complete Example

Pipelines

What is Pipeline?
Receive Pipelines
Send Pipelines
Creating a Custom Pipeline Component
Debugging Pipeline Components

Biztalk Process Integration

The Need for Orchestrations
About BizTalk Orchestrations
Connecting Logical Ports to Physical Ports
Using Web Services
What are Correlation Sets?
About Service Broker
About Notification Services

Orchestration Fundamentals

Business Activity Diagrams
The Visual Studio Designer
Building the Top Level Orchestration
Deploying and Debugging Orchestrations
Calling Other Orchestrations
Using Long Running and Short Lived Transactions
Using Business Rules

Using Web Services

XML Web Service Architecture
Creating a Web Service
Calling Web Services from BizTalk
Exposing an Orchestration as a Web Service

Configuration and Deployment: Preparatory Topics

Application Configuration
About Certificates and Keys
About the Global Assembly Cache (GAC)
Deploying a Strong Named Assembly to the GAC
Deployment Security Considerations

Performing a Deployment

BizTalk Artifacts: What gets Deployed and Where
Tools based BizTalk Deployment
Creating an MSI File
WMI based BizTalk Deployment
Business Rules Deployment
Deploying Web Services
Deploying HWS
Other Deployment Considerations

BizTalk Server Essential Administration Tasks

Creating an Administrator's Checklist
The Role of Health and Activity Tracking
Creating Essential Reports
Daily Maintenance Overview
Monitoring System Performance
Dealing with Suspended Messages

Administering BizTalk Related Products

Administering SQL Server
Administering ESSO
Administering Sharepoint Portal Server
Administering Business Activity Services
Administering Business Rules
Administering Human Workflow Services

Backup and Recovery

Windows Server 2003 Backup and Recovery
SQL Server Backup and Recovery
ESSO Backup and Recovery
Sharepoint Portal Server Backup and Recovery
Other Essential Backup and Recovery Considerations

Troubleshooting (Discussed Throughout the Course)

Installation
Schemas and Maps
Messaging
Orchestrations
Pipelines
Assemblies and Deployment
Web Services
Essential Production Notes

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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