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Passed the test today..

 
Neetha Kasuganti
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I passed the test with 70%(li'l disappointing though ), didn't do well in architecture and processing sections. I should have read some case studies and put some effort in reading the whole DOM API.
I thank the javaranchers and the guys maintaining this site, for the valuable information they provided. It helped a lot in my prep. I also thank whizlabs for providing the xml@whiz sample test engine.
Here's how i prepared:
i'd say Professional XML 2nd edition is a must for the prep.i read chaps 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11.
- to get some idea about XML i started with w3school tutorials and IBM tutorials on XML and XML validation.
-XML schemas: Roger's tutorial(@www.xfront.com), xml.com
-DTDs: prof XML 2nd edition, all the three entity links/resources provided by Mapraputa Is.
-Xlinks and XPointers: XML Bible, Prof XML, xml.com
-XPath: zvon.org, Prof XML
-XSLT: Roger's tutorial(@xfront.com), Norman Walsh's tutorial(@http://www.nwalsh.com/docs/tutorials/xsl/xsl/slides.html), zvon.org,http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/xslfaq.html
-Web services: www.xml.com
-DOM Professional XML
-SAX:www.saxproject.com
-other: IBM developerworks articles, tutorials....and referred the specs once in a while.
-took all whiz's and IBM's sample tests.
Good luck to all test takers.
Neetha
[ May 07, 2002: Message edited by: Neetha Kasuganti ]
 
John Wetherbie
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Congrats, Neetha, and thanks for the good info!
 
Deepti Chalichama
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Congrats Neetha
-Deepti
 
Rakesh Gudur
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Congrats Neeta! With your experience can you tell me how much time it will take for a guy who has an average knowledge of XML. I mean, I have theoretical knowledge in XML, applications and parsers(I've already created a thread reg this). Earlier worked out some samples while learning. Except the syntaxes in XSL, XSLT, I'm fairly comfortable with other topics. Please note that I've done all this abt a year back and need to do some good revision before taking the exam. Is it possible to write the test by May 31.
I've referred to the FAQ thread suggested but I did not get the exact info. I appreciate your info keeping in view my levels of XML awareness.
thnx,
Rakesh.
It is pardonable to aim high and miss, but it is unpardonable to aim low.
 
Neetha Kasuganti
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Thank you guys!!!
Rakesh,
prep time differs from person to person based on his/her daily schedule. according to me, if u have an overall idea of what XML is and how other technologies(XSL, XML-Schemas, DOM........) are related to it, 3-4 weeks(may be less) shud be enuff to prepare for the exam. again this depends upon how much time and effort u can put each day.
Make a list of all the topics u need to learn/revise and make a schedule according to it.
U can divide the study material into the following cat:
XML Syntax:inlcudes well formedness, naming rules, encoding ...etc - chaps 2&3 from prof xml cover these.
XML Validation/Information Modeling: includes DTD, entities,schemas, namespaces, XLinks, Xpointers
XML Processing:includes DOM, SAX
XML Rendering: includes xpath, xsl/xslt, css
Architecture and design & other: include Web Servies, Case Studies, xml security..

check this & this for good resources. i've provided some above.

the real exam was similar to the sample tests. i strongly recommend u to take all xml@whiz's sample tests, mock exams at javaranch and IBM 140 & 141 sample tests. it's always helpful if u take as many sample exams as u can.
good luck
[ May 07, 2002: Message edited by: Neetha Kasuganti ]
 
Rakesh Gudur
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Neetha,
Thank you very much for providing me the required information. I'm sure it will help me.
Reg,
Rakesh.
 
Senthil Vel
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hi neetha
congrats!
can yu telll how much is the exam fees in indian rupees??
,,
senthil
 
Neetha Kasuganti
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Senthil,
Thank You!! I'm not sure of the fee in Indian rupees. i'm guessing it's equivalent of $150.
check www.2test.com. u can also ask whizlabs ppl, i'm sure they can help you.
Good luck
[ May 10, 2002: Message edited by: Neetha Kasuganti ]
 
anagha simha
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Congrats Neeta!
I am new to XML, can u please suggest me some good links and sites that i can refer.
With your experience can you tell me how much time it will take for a begginer like me to take up the exam.
Thanks in advance,
anagha
 
Senthil Vel
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hi neetha!!
thanks yaa,well can yu suggest some books,links??
my id is : maverickvel@yahoo.com
,,,
senthil
 
Neetha Kasuganti
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If u scroll up you can find the resources(books/links) that i used.
www.w3schools.com is a good place to get started with xml.
You can get good information from FAQs,javaranch XML links page and this thread
All the info you find there is very useful.
IBM resources:
IBM developerworks tutorials,
IBM developerworks XML - articles, columns and tips,
good article on xml tools
Good Luck with your prep.
[ May 10, 2002: Message edited by: Neetha Kasuganti ]
 
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Hi ,
Congrats on Passing XML141
I have heard its extremly difficukt to clear is it true I have done SCJP and i left for metric exams as i am 16 only so how much time it will take to me to pass XML 141 and what steps should i follow what are links what r tutorials and books i have XML Professional Edition 1 Should i read that or go for 2nd Version.
ThankYou!
 
Hussain
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Hey yarr at last You post Message At java Ranch nicely done ALi !
My adivice it to go through All javaranch and read posts who have cleared XML 141 , You will get Some use full tips .
Hope This Will Help Man .
Bye and Allah hafiz
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Congratulations Neetha !
 
anurag priya
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Congrats Neetha ! can you please tell me me mcuh time did it take you to prepare for the Certification and how much did you pay for the voucher ?
CONGRATS again !
and thankx in advance.
Anurag.
 
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