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Failed with 59%

 
Glen Cai
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I just failed the test with 59%. It was tough.
There were somethings I did not expect:
1. Several DOM and SAX API questions (4 or 5) and one of them asked me the DOMException code.
2. XML query.
3. XSL-FO.
4. Question B2B integrations.
5. XML security.
There were many XML Schema and some DTD questions.
I'll say none of the test simulators are good
for this test.
I will spend more time on those things and take it
again one month later.
 
jim yin
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Hi, This test sure is tough. It got lots of stuff.
Anyways, you are pretty close to it. I believe you will make it next time. Some people try it again within two weeks and make it. Have you put enough time for your test?
Wish you the best in one month.
 
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Hi there,
I want to write IBM XML certification.I don't know where to get registered to write that exam & fees details.
Another question i heard abt whizlabs xml mock exam pack,
Is that really good?Is it worth buying that?
or online material is enough to get certification?
Noone gives straight answer. Will u?
Plz help me.
 
jim yin
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Hi,
I am not sure where to check out the places to write the exam. I guess its in Prometric? Check out the IBM site first.
Most people say whizlabs are too simple for this exam. You may need more than that to pass. Some
people bought books, but one who passed only used
online resources. I guess it depend on you. My opinion is to get books for good preparation.
Cheers!
Originally posted by malavi:
Hi there,
I want to write IBM XML certification.I don't know where to get registered to write that exam & fees details.
Another question i heard abt whizlabs xml mock exam pack,
Is that really good?Is it worth buying that?
or online material is enough to get certification?
Noone gives straight answer. Will u?
Plz help me.
 
Panagiotis Varlagas
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The IBM site for the test is here.
It contains links to Promertic and other testing centers, depending on your geography.
Panagiotis.
[ August 25, 2002: Message edited by: Panagiotis Varlagas ]
 
Valentin Crettaz
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vision,
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[ August 26, 2002: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
 
Glen Cai
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Jim,
I started preparing about six months
ago, but on and off. I got the books of PXML2, PXMLS,
and XSLT as suggested by IBM.
I became more serious in the past three months.
I spent about four hours on it each day on average. I read most of the chapters in these books and wrote study notes.
I had some experiances with XML, DTD, and DOM/SAX parsers in work, but not XML Schema and XSL.
Wish me good luck next time!
[ August 26, 2002: Message edited by: Glen Cai ]
 
Rakesh Gudur
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Doesn't matter Glen, good luck next time.
Reg,
Rakesh.
IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies.
 
Glen Cai
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IBM is inconsistent by making it easier and
lowering the passing bar.
It is not fair for me.
I do not have time to prepare for it now.
 
Glen Cai
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I passed with 87% this time.
I found that the test is much easier than
six months ago. I just reviewed my old notes
for about two weeks.
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Congrats.
- madhav
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
How did you prepare for it?
 
Sridhar Srikanthan
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Congratulations
Sri
 
John Dunn
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Congratulations!!!
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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A lot people fail at first attempt. You didn't give up and you have done it...congrats!
[ February 25, 2003: Message edited by: Ashik uzzaman ]
 
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Congratulations!
 
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Congratulations!
 
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