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Passed ibm test today

 
Amrit Bhamra
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Hi friends
I haved passed the test but with very poor marks ie 54%.
I wanted to thanks everyone for their contributions in helping me to clear the test.
I had studied from
1) XML INSIDE
2) Mastering XML by Ann & Linda.
3) www.zvon.com
4) from this site
Ajit Qs on design was very much helpful.
I suggest detail study of XSL ( transform & query). I didnt study this part porperly. The test expects u to know string fucn. I think this is covered properly in WWw.zvon.com (tutorial for xslt & Xpath)
The exam is not difficult to pass but difficult to score. As many had said trhat it is different from sun for java . I had scored 84% in that.
There was no qs on schema, 1 qs on formatting
I hope this peice of info will be useful to u.
Best of luck.
Amrit

 
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Congratulations, Amrit!
 
Jyotsna Clarkin
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Congratulations Amrit!
Can you suggest some other sources (other than Ajith's Qs) for studying design issues? Did you have any previous experience working with XML? How long did you study/prepare? On hindsight, do you have any other tips to score higher?
BTW, is that url http://www.zvon.org ? zvon.com is something strange.
What do you plan to do next? All the Best.
regards,
Jyotsna
 
ZEESHAN AZIZ
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Dear Amrit,
Accept heartiest congrats on your success.
Amrit, Can you give me a rough idea as to how many hours of study will be needed to prepare for the exam, for a person who is not even familiar with abc of xml (an absolute beginner).
Secondly, what tips would you give for absolute beginners, like which book to study first, and how to go about prepration. I guess, there is not much information avalible for xml exam for beginners, so your and other experts guidance will be highly appreciated.
Regards,
Aziz
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Good news! Congratulations Amrit
Best wishes,
Ajith
 
Amrit Bhamra
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Hi
Thanks.
I think 1 and 1/2 month should be sufficient for the perparation for the beginners if u spent at least 2hrs a day. I studied for almost 3-4 hrs a day exculding week ends for a month. As i am not working currently so i was able to give so much time. I have not worked on XML.
Yes Jyotsna u r right it is www.zvon.org. I think XML Bible is a good book for every one as most of the guys have studied from that book. I have also seen that book, it is really good.
I dont think there is any other resource for studying design.
For higher score i recommend
1) read W3C specification.
2) Dom with their specification.
3) Take XPath seriouly
4) Sudy XSLT in detail (string func, Boolean func, Number etc)
Thats it.
I plan to study VB & take certification of microsoft now.
Best Luck
Bye
Amrit
 
zheng yu
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Please tell me where can i find Ajit Qs on design ?

Thanks in advance
 
faisal mahmood
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Congratulation Amrit.
What was the pass mark? What kind of questions were there? Are they multiple/short answer question? How many questionsand what is the pass mark? Do you have any notes that you can share with us? Are there any mock exams? I plan to take this exam end of this year.
Faisal
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Congrats.
- satya
 
Sunetra Saha
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Congrats. Hope you will be around to help others :-) :-)
 
rani bedi
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Congratulations !!!
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Amrit:
If its not too much to ask, could you pl take some time
and post some of your notes - ONE LINERS in this thread http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum31/HTML/001175.html
Appreciate your help.
Thanks.
- satya
 
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