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Passed IBM XML 141.

 
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Used the voucher and passed the exam with 90% on Friday. I scored 66% with XML rendering and the rest are all above 83%. The two biggest sections, Info. Modeling and Processing are 100%, and 94% respectively.
Thanks for all the information I got from this forum. They helped tremendously!
My preparation has been a very long and slow one, lasted about 10 months(on and off). Have been seriouly on it since Xmas. Read probably 60%-70% of the PXML2 (a boring book to read, it is a good manual but not a test prep.) and 200% of the XML Quick Reference (An absolute must read). I have been working on XML for a while mostly on XSL/XSLT, so that part is relatively easy.
IMHO, there are three types of questions, easy, hard and hardest. The easy ones are just straightforward concepts, such as definition of axis, how to reference an external schema, etc. Thoese questions are about 40% and mostly radiobuttoned. The hard ones are mostly scenario based and mostly checkboxed. The 'hard' part of those questions are in the question not in the exihibtion. The exihibts are all the same (three of them appeared in my exam). But you really have to pay attention WHAT is asked about? for example, is it about design or performance or advantage of one tech. over another tech ( for example, Schema over DTD?). Make sure you read carefully the question and then look for hints about that in the exhibit. The hardest questions are those with confusing choices. I had a few of them which I had to decided 2 out of 3 choices. They are very similar to me and could be either way. I probably missed a lot of them. Good things they aren't that many (<5). Plus, I had an impression the choices are phrased by tech. so that they are hard to read sometimes.
The Roger's PPT of schema and xslt are fun to read and easy to understand. Great stuff.
Overall impression is that one has to understand the advantage and disadvantage of each technology and to apply them to the right cituation.
Good luck to all who are preparing.
 
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Nice shot Tony
 
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Excellent Score ! Congrats !
 
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Congrats!
 
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Good job done...congrats...
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Good job!
 
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great score.
 
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Thanks all.
I am starting to do some preparation for oracle database certification and IBM UML. I know javaranch has a good forum on the latter. Does any one know about a good forum on OCA?
TIA
 
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Great score! Thanks for your tips!
 
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Congratulations!
 
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Good job!
 
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Congrats!
 
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Congratulations!
 
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