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New-Generation BizTalk Exam Now Live

Microsoft releases exam for business process management experts after a successful beta test last month.

Coming off of a successful beta test, Microsoft released its next-generation BizTalk Server 2006 exam on July 19. Registration is open for the exam at select Pearson Vue and Thomson Prometric centers globally.

According to the exam guide, Exam 70-235 TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server, is aimed at candidates whose job roles encompass designing and developing distributed applications using BizTalk Server 2006. Those who pass the exam will earn the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist on BizTalk Server 2006 title.

The exam guide further explains that candidates who plan on taking the exam 70-235 to have at least a year experience in creating business process and application integration using BizTalk Server 2004 or 2006. It also points to several self-paced learning resources for the exam, including an E-Learning clinic, First Look: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 for Developers, which is available for free for a limited time.

BizTalk Server 2006 itself made its official debut last November, being piggybacked on the debuts of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 during a launch event, although BizTalk was still in beta 2 release at the time. BizTalk gold code was only recently made available at the end of March this year (see official announcement here).

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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