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Passed Test 141

 
Mamta Swain
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Hi All
Today I successfully completed Test 141 and have become IBM Certified Developer for XML and Related Technologies.
My scoring is 72% (far less that my SCJP2 94% scoring…...
For me the question-percentages from the 5 sections were
Architecture – 19%
Information Modeling – 26%
XML processing – 33%
XML rendering- 11%
Testing and Tuning 11%
Below are the few points that I thought I should note down.
1. We should be thorough with XSL, XPath concepts.
2. Difference between DOM and SAX2 ( in which case DOM should be applied and in which case SAX2 should be applied )
3. Structure of DOM.
4. I found questions on Schema to be very basic and easy. But then we should never neglect it.
5. I didn’t find any syntax related questions on XSL-FO or CSS (About which I was apprehensive before the exam). But we should know the applications side.
6. On web services I got few questions.
SOAP -> Mainly on basic concepts on which SOAP is built
UDDI -> for what we use UDDI.
7. I found DTD questions are easy to answer. I found questions mainly on entity, notation and entity reference. Difference between DTD and Schemas should be known properly.
8. I got one question on Security basically asking about the minimum validity requirement for XML Signature Specification
What I felt from the exam -> IBM gives stretch on XML Technology application side questions rather than on syntax related questions.
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Mamta
 
Tanksali
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Congratulations Mamta !!!
 
Niharika Srivastav
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Great!
Congatulations Mamta!
 
Nitin Gujral
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Congrats a lot
 
Hema Menon
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Congratulations Mamta!

Hema
 
Sunil Guditi
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Hi Mamta,
Congratulations . I read many articles from many people about the XML resources. But just wanted to how you prepared for the XML exam.
Thanks
 
Rajesh Parab
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Job, well done!
Finally, good to see people clearing this test!
-Rajesh.
 
Doug Wang
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Congrats Mamta!
Thank you for your suggestions to us.
72% is a good score, for XML is tougher than SCJP, isn't it?

Doug
[ January 16, 2002: Message edited by: Doug Wang ]
 
Mamta Swain
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Hello everybody
I am sorry I am bit late in replying.
Thanks for your wishes.
Sunil - >
I started learning XML 2 months back. And after 2 weeks I heard that IBM is giving free voucher for XML, so I gave the sample and got the voucher. Only then I started preparing seriously for it.
Well I started with Beginning XML by David Hunter ( Wrox Publication ) and then went to Professional XML ( 1st Edition ). But 1st Edition has got old topics like SAX1. So I think for certification 2nd Edition will be better. Moreover I heard that 2nd Edition touches almost all topics on Certification.

Apart from the above I have gone through a lot of web sites for gathering information.
Among those few websites I would like to suggest based on topics.
1. For Schema ( www.xfront.com. Roger L Costello’s Schema Tutorial on Powerpoint slides along with the sample lab work was worth to take.)
2. For SAX2 ( www.megginson.com. You can get the structures of all the new and old interfaces )
3. For XSLT and Xpath – XML Bible ( Sample Chapters available on web)
4. For DOM ( www.w3.org)
5. www.xml.com , www.ibm.com ( for different articles)
I hope I have given all the required answers.
Thanks
Mamta
 
Niharika Srivastav
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Hi,
Thanks Mamta, for the information.
I have also gone through the XML Schema tutorial
downloaded from xfront.com and it is really very interesting and covers almost everything in XML Schema.
Regards,
Niharika
 
Sunil Guditi
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Thank you Mamta. I will look into these resources. I am taking test on Feb last week.
Once again thank you for sharing the info with all of us.
Sunil
 
Axel Janssen
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congrats

Thanks for the info.
Axel
 
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