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Why not??? Finally passed 141 with 70%

 
Viktor Stepanchuk
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Today I passed 141.
My story:
Last January I miserably failed. That was old test, harder than the current one.
My score was slightly below passing (well, I do not remember neither my score, nor the number of questions for that version). I was a bit frustrated... .
Then I decided to put up references to 140, 141
The year was not wery easy to me: shortly after that I was laid off, than found a new job,
but abandoned the idea to re-take the test.
When IBM offered free voucher, I took advantage of it.
In my busy life with tight assignments, I scheduled only one week for preparation, after hours and weekend.
Well, as it usually happens in my life, the problems started to accumulate by the end of the week, and I spent all Saturday doing job-related work rather than preparing for the test.
The book I read was Essential XML Quick Reference (pdf, no print). I hardly managed to read a half of it before test.
Anyway, I would be happy to pass it even with the passing score, this does not mean much for me anymore.
A least I did something useful for Javaranch and XML cert. community.
With 3,500+ visits to the ref. page, (some of them are mine this is something!
Best of luck to everyone!
Viktor
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Impatience is all about buggy soft. llaW yrraL

To count the flowers of ur garden plant them first! Chaman Buddhadevan
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Rajesh Pathak
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Congrats Victor!
Can you through some light on the question pattern you faced? How many questions were scenario based?Any questions based on DOM/SAX/XSL-FO?
Thnaks in advance.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Viktor
[ November 18, 2002: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
 
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Congratulations Viktor.
 
Doug Wang
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Viktor,
Congratulations on your final success!
A big thanks for your reference page. It helps me(and many people) a lot to pass the exam.
Originally posted by Viktor Stepanchuk:
...Anyway, I would be happy to pass it even with the passing score, this does not mean much for me anymore.
A least I did something useful for Javaranch and XML cert. community.
With 3,500+ visits to the ref. page...

[ November 19, 2002: Message edited by: Doug Wang ]
 
Axel Janssen
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congrats Victor.
"1-0 is enough".
Sepp Herberger, coach of german football world champion team 1954
 
Roseanne Zhang
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Victor
Congratulations for your success! Hats off to your contributions to the community!
Axel, I like the football coach's comments. This is all that counts.
Congratulations to Jayadev and Sameer too, and all you guys got the free vouchers. What a great day of yesterday!!!
I took the sample test after work yesterday; my guess is I was too late.
Roseanne
 
Sameer Amte
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Congrats Viktor!!!
Your site was very helpful during preparations, thanks for that 2!!!
 
Hema Menon
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Congratulations Viktor!
Special Congrats for not giving up!
Later,
Hema
 
Viktor Stepanchuk
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To Rajesh
There were some scenario based questions. I do not remember exactly (my memory is good, but it is short ), about 5...6 or so.
And Yes, there were DOM/SAX/XSL-FO questions, a couple for each of these, at least.
Cheers,
Viktor
BCJSP, SCJP2, CSTE, + now IBM XML
 
Viktor Stepanchuk
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Dear Javaranchers,
As my XML certification effort is really finished, I would like to say THANK YOU to every participant of this forum.
I think it was a mutual benefit for everyone involved.
I also think IBM certification authority was fair to offer free vouchers to give a second chance to those who failed. Thank IBM!
(Apparently, I got even 2 (!) free vouchers for 141 test (non-transferrable, exp. Nov.30, 2002), I used only one...)
Thank everybody for your congrats, special thanks to moderators, contributors and to those who contacted me and really helped with ref. pages.
Viktor
 
Vasudha Deepak
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Congratulations Viktor.

Vasudha
 
Sridhar Kilambi
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Roseanne
do u mean that all 1000 free vouchers are already over in the first day ?
regards
sridhar
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aspirant for xml certification.
 
Hema Menon
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Originally posted by Sridhar Kilambi:
Roseanne
do u mean that all 1000 free vouchers are already over in the first day ?


Its very unlikely. I would suggest you try, try again. You might actually qualify and get the voucher.
Good luck,
Hema
 
Roseanne Zhang
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Roseanne's correction: I've got my free voucher now!!
[ November 20, 2002: Message edited by: Roseanne Zhang ]
 
Niharika Srivastav
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Hi Viktor,
Many Many Congratulations!!
In January, I just passed the test with 66%. I feel like taking the test again to improve my score.
The sample test has been very helpful.
Niharika
 
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