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how about XML@Whiz ???

 
Leon Wang
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Hello,
Can anyone give comments on XML@Whiz ? Is it the best mock exam for 141 ? How close to real exam ?
Thanks !
 
Ashu Garg
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Hi Leon,
I have used products from whizlabs and they have always exceeded my expectations. I heard a lot about XMLWhiz, though i am still preparing for Test 141. But i must say that i am getting a good practice with this and hoping to get good marks in the final test.
Hope this helps a bit
ashu
 
Cleland Early
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I'm taking test 141 on Friday, and I spent most of today taking the Whizlabs practice tests. While I'm glad Whizlabs came out with its 141 version, I've found a number of questions where I doubt the answers given by Whizlabs.
For example, the tests refer to the Document Handler interface of the SAX 2 api. According to the SAX 2 api, this interface has been deprecated in favor of the ContentHandler interface, which supports namespaces. The IBM sample test refers to the ContentHandler interface.
On at least one question, the answer asserts that the last() XPath function returns a boolean; however, all of the reference materials I've consulted say that last() returns the value of the context size.
Practice tests are one of the best ways to prepare for a certification exam; however, you shouldn't blindly accept the answers provided.
I do like the Whizlabs explanations. The answers help you learn how to reason through the questions.
 
Cleland Early
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Here's another example of an error in the Whizlabs XML practice tests and study materials...
In discussing xsl:choose, the tutorial says that default is the fallback condition when none of the when conditions are satisfied. However, as far as I can tell, there is no default tag in XSLT. Instead, otherwise is the tag used for this purpose.
[ January 23, 2002: Message edited by: Cleland Early ]
 
Purvesh Sharma
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Dear Cleland,
Thanks a lot for your interest in XML@Whiz. Moreover a special thanks for your valuable feedback! I have corrected the errors you found. It's because of people like you that we are able to improve upon our products.
Thanks again!
Purvesh
Whizlabs Software Pvt. Ltd.
 
Rex Rodriguez
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Purvesh,
I have bought this test few days before. What is the process to get the update as you improve? Do I have to download the entire test and obtain again new keys?
Thanks in advance for taking time in replying my questions.
Rex
 
Cleland Early
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Here's another answer I question. The final exam includes a question that asks:
What is xsl:pi used for?
My answer was:
There is no such element.
The test said the answer is:
To insert a processing instruction into the output document.
I think I'm right. I can't find any reference to xsl:pi in the w3c spec for XSLT or in any of my reference materials.
The tag for the purpose described in the Whizlabs answer is xsl:processing-instruction.
[ January 24, 2002: Message edited by: Cleland Early ]
 
Dip Patel
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Hi Guys,
I had read over here sometimes back that there is some discount available for JavaRanch guys if they purchase XML@whiz product.Is it still available at discounted price?
Is it worth buying it for studying for Certification?
I had bought Jqplus for My SCJP and it was really a great help.How would you compare XML@whiz with JQplus as far as it "being useful " is concerned.
Would appreciate your response.
Take care
[ January 24, 2002: Message edited by: Dip Patel ]
[ January 24, 2002: Message edited by: Dip Patel ]
 
Cleland Early
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I don't have any experience with JQPlus, but I used both JWebPlus and SCWCD@Whiz to prepare for the SCWCD exam, which I passed. I found both practice exam tools to be helpful but not perfect (both outfits need to learn English grammar, for example).
I haven't taken the XML exam yet (tomorrow), but I think XML@Whiz is similarly useful, but not perfect.
In my experience, practice exams are one of the best tools for preparing for certification exams (I passed 10 of them last year).
[ January 24, 2002: Message edited by: Cleland Early ]
 
Purvesh Sharma
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Dear Rex,
To update just download the product again and install. You don't have to obtain the keys again. The same old keys will work.
Dear Cleland,
Thanks once again for your valuable feedback.
Dear Dip,
Yes XML@Whiz is available to Javaranchers at a discount of 20%. Please follow the link below to avail the discount:
http://www.regsoft.net/purchase.php3?productid=40385&pc=8H19d
 
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