In past I have created a blog post on how to prepare for BizTalk Server 2010 exam. On TechNet Wiki I have written a TechNet Wiki article as guide for preparation. Now Packt Publishing has released a book that does an excellent job in preparing you for the exam. The book was written by three authors; fellow BizTalk MVP’s Kent Weare and Johan Hedberg, who collaborated with Morten la Cour. I was one of the technical reviewers of this book together with fellow BizTalk MVP’s Mikael Håkansson and Jan Eliasen. Besides us MVP’s Todd Uhl, Sandeep Kesiraju, and Basil Cheng acted as technical reviewers.
The eBook Contest
I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and am organizing a give away especially for you my blog readers. All you need to do is send me an email at SteefJan @ msn dot com and you might win a free copy of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Certification Guide. Three lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book.
Lucky winners are:
Overview of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Certification Guide
- Includes a comprehensive set of test questions and answers that will prepare you for the actual exam.
- The layout and content of the book closely matches that of the skills measured by the exam, which makes it easy to focus your learning and maximize your study time in areas where you need improvement.
Read more about this book and download free Sample Chapter (See download tab on the page).
My View on the book
There are many ways to prepare for the BizTalk exam, you can read books, blog posts, wiki articles, create a VM, develop and so on. However, you do need some guidance and that is exactly what this book does.
This book is an excellent resource to aid you in preparation of the exam. If you read this book from cover to cover, do the self test exam questions, and the exercises on BizTalk development environment (created by yourself or through downloadable VM from MS) I am confident that you will succeeded.
You will need to put in a lot of hours to grasp and understand all the material, but it will pay of. This book will not only help you prepare for the exam, it will also make you a better BizTalk professional.