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Passed with 67%

 
Azfar
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This is Azfar from Pakistan. I am doing MS in CS from LUMS. I passed the exam today with 67% (Alhudulillah).
The questions were moderate complexity. I finished 10 minutes before the time and was able to review about 20 questions. The reviewing was really helpful as I changed about 70% of my answers.
Formally i started preparation on August, 20. But as my quater began on 3rd Setptember, I was not able to prepare much for it.
About the exam...
It had several scenario questions. They would repeat the same scenario in many questions, so its good to understand it at the first place.
Secondly, I was not good at remembering which method does what...it was asked.
Many questions from Xml Schema + some questions on where we can use SOAP and UDDI. Some questions on wellformedness etc.
How to prepare for it.
Must have good concepts...ie where to use which "Technology" for max benefit.
There are many multiple choice questions but i think they were good, because then what u have to do is to eliminate the choices which really does not make any sense. Mostly i was left with choose one from two, which is difficult, but not that much. When i finished i was not sure as to what the result would be...but as soon as you the green bar...you are done!
My best wishes for all those preparing for the examination! Any queries are most welcome!
 
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Congrats!
What was the format of your exam...how many questions and was your pass mark 65% or 58%?
 
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Congrats for nailing it, Azfar.
How is the difficulty level compared with IBM sample test or any other samples?

Aaron, 65% is the passing score.
Originally posted by Aaron O'Brien:
Congrats!
What was the format of your exam...how many questions and was your pass mark 65% or 58%?
 
Aaron O'Brien
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The reason why I ask is because in my course, We are currently in XML and some people wrote the certification and their Exams were 55 questions and a pass mark of 58%. I am confused about this because everywhere I look it says 57 questions and a pass of 65%. Did IBM change their format?
The test that was taken is 141 so maybe they did change it?!
 
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Originally posted by Aaron O'Brien:
Congrats!
What was the format of your exam...how many questions and was your pass mark 65% or 58%?

I thought it would be 65 but it was 58, that was the last minute encouragement! Why's the difference?
 
Azfar
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Originally posted by Aaron O'Brien:
The reason why I ask is because in my course, We are currently in XML and some people wrote the certification and their Exams were 55 questions and a pass mark of 58%. I am confused about this because everywhere I look it says 57 questions and a pass of 65%. Did IBM change their format?
The test that was taken is 141 so maybe they did change it?!

I think it may depend upon the region in which u r taking exam..In Pakistan it costs $60, whereas they say it to be $150. I am not sure...
 
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Are there any Schema design questions? such as whether to use name space etc..? THANKs!
 
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Azfar,
Welcome to Javaranch
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congrats Afzar, done the job!
 
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