It seems a little much to expect developers/Test candidtaes to be tested on the specifics of the various API's/Specs that make up the "Related Technologies" of XML - and I also noticed the number of posts saying that the exam was full of "scenario based" questions. What is the best way to go when preparing for this exam. Do I learn the SAX and DOM API's/Specs inside out, or merely know the characteristics of these approaches? I am getting the impression that this exam is also something a manager or IT archtiect / adviser could do - and not neccasarilly just a programmer. This would explain the amount of scenario based questions and the supposedly simple nature of the questions on API and Specs. So, is a person to go "wide and shallow" or focus on the core API's and Specs and "dig deep" ? Andles.
Having just taken this exam, my experience is that you have to: - know when to use DOM and SAX - have a basic understanding of the interfaces exposed by DOM (in particular their names, what they are, and how they relate to each other) - have a basic understanding of the event listeners exposed by SAX (including their names, and what they are for) No programming knowledge required for DOM/SAX. But I wouldn't think a "manager" level could take and pass this test. There were quite a few questions dealing with specific XML, XSLT, XPath, and Schema code. You have to go "wide" on the overview level, and "knee-deep" on the proper syntax, names of elements/functions for the key technologies. Best of luck! Scott MCSD, SCJP, IBM-XML
posted 17 years ago
sounds like a plan - thanks for the tip,
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