Certification for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 is available, at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exams/70-241.aspx

Apparently it came out last October…..anyone done it? let’s go there!

I’ll post back shortly and let you know how I went…. ๐Ÿ™‚

Exam details…

Overview


This exam is intended for candidates developing business solutions using Microsoft
BizTalk Server 2006 R2.

Audience Profile

A candidate for this exam will have experience developing, deploying, and testing
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 solutions across multiple real-world projects. 
The candidate should have a solid understanding of fundamental BizTalk concepts and
familiarity with extended R2 capabilities.

The candidate should also have experience using the Microsoft .NET Framework, XML,
Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, Web Services, and Windows Communication
Foundation (WCF) while developing BizTalk integration solutions.

When you pass Exam 70-241: TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions
by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2, you complete the requirements for the following
certification(s):MCTS: BizTalk Server 2006 R2
Exam 70-241: TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft
BizTalk Server 2006 R2: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior
notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive
testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in
which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam,
regardless of its format.

Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks
listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area
on the exam.

Configuring a Messaging Architecture

  • Set up and manage ports.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: add a map, ordered delivery, send
    ports, send port groups, starting vs. enlisting, receive ports, receive locations,
    subscriptions

  • Plan for and implement secure messaging.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: certificates, signing, encryption,
    port authentication, encoding

  • Configure core adapters.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: HTTP, SQL, POP3, SMTP, FTP, File

  • Configure content-based routing.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: set a filter that uses a   
    promoted property

  • Implement messaging patterns.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: normalizing/canonical messages,
    splitter, large messages

Developing BizTalk Artifacts

  • Create schemas.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: create a flat-file schema, create
    a property schema, enveloping, promoted/distinguished properties, MessageType, schema
    re-use (import/include)

  • Create maps.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: functoid scripting, XSLT, pass a
    parameter to a map, multiple schemas, looping

  • Create pipelines.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: disassembling, create a custom pipeline,
    create a pipeline component, XML validation

  • Develop orchestrations.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: work with transactions and persistence,
    integrate with Microsoft .NET assemblies, parameters, shapes

  • Configure orchestration bindings.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: direct, dynamic, self correlating

  • Configure correlation.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: listener shape, parallel shape,
    correlation sets

  • Construct messages.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: multi-part, untyped, construct messages
    in .NET, construct messages in orchestrations, context properties

  • Implement orchestration patterns.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: convoys, aggregator, splitter

Debugging and Exception Handling

  • Handle exceptions in orchestrations.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: compensation, scope shapes, throw
    exceptions, long-running transactions

  • Route errors.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: port configuration, recoverable
    interchange

  • Debug orchestrations

  • Validate and test artifacts.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: schemas, maps, pipelines

Integrating Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services

  • Configure a WCF adapter.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: WS*, custom bindings

  • Expose orchestrations by using publishing wizards.

  • Consume services.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: Web port type, add a Web/Service
    reference, consuming from orchestrations or pure messaging

  • Handle Web exceptions.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: delivery notifications, catching
    SOAP exceptions

Implementing Extended Capabilities

  • Create and deploy Business Rules Engine (BRE) components.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: work with the Business Rules Composer,
    deploy Business Rules policies, call from an orchestration, develop vocabularies

  • Develop EDI solutions.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: trading partner setup, batching,
    acknowledgments, importing schemas

  • Configure AS2.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: party configurations, pipelines,
    ports, certificates

  • Implement an RFID solution.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: handle events, configure RFID devices,
    manage and configure event sink endpoints

  • Plan and implement Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).

    This objective may include but is not limited to: BAM alerts, tracking profile editor,
    BAM workbook, activities, views, deployment

Deploying, Tracking, and Supporting a BizTalk Solution

  • Install and configure a multi-server BizTalk environment.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: trusted vs. untrusted environments,
    Active Directory groups

  • Deploy BizTalk applications.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: MSI deployment, versioning, resources,
    multiple staging environments such as development, test, and production

  • Partition a BizTalk solution.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: hosts, host instances, handlers,
    groups, multiple message boxes

  • Export and import binding files

  • Configure tracking.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: orchestrations, schemas, ports,
    pipelines, policies

  • Manage BizTalk solutions by using the Administration Console.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: query for instances, terminate,
    resume

  • Audit BizTalk solutions by using Health and Activity Tracking (HAT).

    This objective may include but is not limited to: querying, saving messages, creating
    custom fields, policy execution