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XML - IBM 141Exam

 
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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew if IBM had changed the test outline for the XML certification? I had taken the test a few days ago (and was unsuccessful) and the test was made up of 55 questions and a pass of 58%
% of TestArchitecture 18%
Information Modeling 27%
XML Processing 33%
XML Rendering 11%
Testing and Tuning 11%
I had thought that the test was made up of 57 questions and a pass of 65%...Some people I know had also written it this week and it was of similar format but the percentages were a little different.
Is this normal for the test to change like this or is the test specified that it may have at most 57 questions (or something like that?)
When I looked it up at IBM, it did not specify any changes to the test and we were all under the impression of 57 question and a pass of 65%.
Did we misunderstand? The test is IBM 141.
 
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I passed the exam today. It did have 55 questions, and the passing score was 58%. I think IBM is trying to make the test less stressful. My score is very close to the one I got from IBM Mock.
 
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hi,
Can you elaborate more on your test? Thanks.
 
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I sure can. About one third of the questions are scenario related. You really have to fully understand in which situations it is BEST/LEAST likely to use DOM vs. SAX2, Schema vs. DTD. Make sure you get familiar with the scenarios described in Mock exam. I got simple questions about SOAP. You need to study the XML syntax carefully, like how to link DTD and Schema to your XML instances. I got two regular expression questions, which are not hard if you know the basic pattern rules. There was a question regarding priority using xsl:include. You also need to become familiar with <xsd:all> in schema. With 55 questions the time pressure was not bad. It took me more than half time to finish all questions, so I had time to review them.
I sincerely appreciate all the help I got from this site. Good luck to everyone.
 
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XMLMonkey,
Please change your displayed name to follow the JavaRanch naming policy. You can do this here.
Thanks.
 
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so the exam format is under slight modifications by IBM, right? :roll:
 
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