With the latest version of BizTalk there is also a new exam 70-595 TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010. The previous exams for BizTalk 2006 and BizTalk 2006 R2 were retired on 30 June 2011. Currently 70-595 is the only exam that can be taken to have certification on BizTalk Development. The measured skills are:
  • Configuring messaging architecture (setup, manage ports, configure adapters, implement messaging solutions).
  • Developing BizTalk Artifacts (building orchestrations, create schema’s, maps and pipelines).
  • Debugging and Exception Handling (debug orchestrations, validate and test artifacts like schema’s, maps, pipelines).
  • Integrating Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services (WCF Adapters).
  • Implementing Extended Capabilities (this is the BAM, BRE, RFID and EDI part).
  • Deploying, Tracking, and Supporting a BizTalk Solution (Installation in different kinds of scenarios, deployment of applications, bindings).


You can prepare yourself through BizTalk Development Center and the BizTalk tutorials for EAI and EDI. These tutorials can be beneficial for preparing on the topics Messaging architecture and extended capabilities. There are more videos and webcasts found here. Another great set of materials to use of preparation is the BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Training Kit you can download . To be able to use these materials you will need a BizTalk environment, the developer edition can be downloaded for free using documentation to be able to set up an environment. You might have to get OS, database and so on (dependencies for BizTalk) either through MSDN or by downloading evaluation editions. If you need training you could go to local training center to follow a course or go for online training through QuickLearn (with possible of sample/demo training for BizTalk Server 2010). For BizTalk 2010 RFID there are also tutorials available.

There is a book coming, specifically written to prepare for the exam. Read more about it here.


See Also

Another important place to find a huge amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.