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Passed 141 with 79%

 
Sameer Amte
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I passed 141 today with 79%.
This forum was extremely helpful in my preparation.
Most of the questions in exam were scenario based.
During the exam it's better to group questions with long scenarios together.This saves time.
The time limit for the exam was not a problem.
The exam primarily focusses on DTDs,Schemas,XSLT/XPATH, One question on XPointer,
a couple on XSL-FO, One on SOAP, one on UDDI and basic XML syntax.
The references I used were:
Basic XML,DTDs : Professional XML, XML quick
reference (Skonnard)
XSLT,XPATH: Professional XML, XML quick reference,
perfectxml.com. Professional XML does
not cover XSLT/XPATH completely, so
it's better to refer to some other
books/online resources as well.
XML Schemas : W3C Schema Primer, Professional XML.
The W3C schema primer is the best
resource for XML schemas.Just
reading that and practising the
examples in that should be
sufficient.
SOAP,XSL-FO,XLINK : Professional
XML.

I found the XML quick reference to be a very good resource, particularly for DTDs and XSLT/XPATH.
Some of the scenarios in the exam are similar to the mock tests. Make sure you try all the available mock tests/quizzes mentioned in the Mock tests section of Javaranch.
All the best to everyone in their XML 141 endeavour.
 
Rajesh Pathak
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Congrats Sameer for the good score!
Can you tel us,
(1)Whether there were any questions on DOM/SAX?
(2)Can you give us some reference/link for scenarios?
Thnaks
 
Sameer Amte
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I missed out the DOM/SAX stuff in my earlier message. There certainly were DOM, SAX questions in the exam. There were scenario questions as well as implementation specific questions(e.g; which SAX interface to use or which DOM method to use).XML quick reference provided a good overall view of the methods/interfaces. ( the UML diagram in the book was pretty useful). I also used Professional XML for DOM events/NodeFilters and for SAX as well.
The only source for the scenarios are the mock tests mentioned on the Javaranch site i.e; the IBM 141 new and old mock exam, IBM 140,the test on www.witscale.com, whizlabs trial test, the www.skillometer.com mock test, www.perfectxml.com xml/xslt quiz.
I also practised a lot of XML Schema and XSLT samples. This is extremely helpful.
 
John Wetherbie
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Congrats!
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Sameer
 
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Congrats
 
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Congrats Sameer.
 
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Congrats Sameer! Way to go!
Scott
 
Rajesh Pathak
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Thanks Sameer.
 
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