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Time needed to prepare for XML Certification

 
Johannes de Jong
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It might help my career quite a bit if I can manage to get by XML certification within the next few months.
So the question is, yep I know its a hard one to answer, how long will it take me to learn XML & know enough to take the exam.
I know very little about XML by the way.
 
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Typically people speak about two months. Myself was preparing four months, though
 
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And how much time is needed to prepare for passing the test?
 
Purvesh Sharma
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Dear Johannes,
Although the answer to this question varies from person to person but after putting concentrated/focussed hard work for around 2-3 months, you can pass the certification with good score.
Note that the certification exam doesnt ask you much of syntax, its more of scenario based, where you design experience is tested.
Regards and best wishes
Purvesh
XML@Whiz - IBM XML Certification Test Simulator http://www.whizlabs.com/jwhiz
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Johannes,
Although 2-3 months of preparation is enough to get certified, I strongly urge you to spend more time ( before or after the certification ) to study technologies such as parsers, XML-RPC/SOAP, UDDI etc. that leverage on XML.
IMHO, the title "XML and related technologies" is a misnomer. The concepts required to pass the test are grossly inadequate in terms of preparing the candidate to take up some XML based assignments. Unlike SCJP or other Java certifications that impart some level of practical knowledge to the test taker, the XML certification by itself may not help you much to solve your very first XML-based assignment. It is time IBM revamps the syllabus and starts adding something more meaningful and relevant.
Again, this is just my opinion..
 
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