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Got Failed In 141....

 
Muhammad Uzair Baig
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Hi
Hello all genius plz. I want to inform every one that i got failed in IBM-141 exam its really shame for me.I only manage to get 54% marks. But i want to tell u that what mistakes i done and please u guys dont do that during ur exams preperation.
1) The lack of practice. The theory is not enough even u r reading from several different books aur tutorial from w3schools and zvon and from any where else. Specially on DTDs ,XSLT and XSL FO(which i really hate). I m telling u what material i read during preperation.
1) Professional XML volume 2 (2 times).
2)Beginning xml wrox (4 times).
3)essential xml (3 times)
4)All w3schools tutorials.
5)zvon tutorials.
6)Javaranch mock exams.
7)Articals from ibm developers work.
2) And working hard on senario based question which are really tough.
Best of luck.
Best regards.
Uzair Baig.
SCJP
IBM-484 J2ee enterprise conectivity.
 
Pradeep Chopra
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Dear Muhammad,
Its sad to know about your failure but don't be disheartened as you are not the only one. Remember, "A test is successful when it fails"!
For certification like XML, practice throug writing code is truly vital. As you mentioned, "Scenario based questions" is an important area to deal with. Also while taking mock exams", create the condition like "Actual exam" where you don't have an option to look through the answers, go out for break. Believe me, this approach really makes a big difference to your chances of success.
You may want to check out my XML certification article (originally published at IBM) for your exam:
http://www.whizlabs.com/it-certification-articles.html
Best wishes,
Pradeep
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Dear Muhammad,
I agree to teh fact that teh scenario based questions were very very TOUGH !!! Teh only way I managed to cruise through was through whizlabs software. As a newbie to XML I had to postpone the exam 3 times because of teh scenario based questions !!!
Right now, i am organaizing my notes, rsources and hints for the same as there is no exact material for preparing for these exams. I will be psoting them in my web site in a month or so. Also in most of the xml certification groups(yahoo), forums (Including javaranch), tehre is not much participation also !!!
I am also mad abt XSL-fo
I am sure that the knowledge gained during teh preparation would have been enormous, and believe me thats what COUNTS !!!
Hari
 
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Yes, I am too scared abt scenario based Qs.
Hari, before u post ur experiences on the website, as that is going to take some time, can u briefly tell us how the scenario based Qs would be phrased, something like can u try to take a few examples of realtime applications and try to phrase them similar to the Qs u got in the exams. that would b great help for us. I know it is asking for too much..but....:-)
Thanks
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Hi daisy,
I am preparing for teh OOAD exam right now(this weekend :roll: ), and will definetely post them as soon as I finish the exam :-)
Good luck with your prepararion !!!
Thanks
Hari
 
Tamer Badr
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Hari,
What is the URL for your web site?? I tried to find it but I just found this site:
http://www1.coe.neu.edu/~hari/
Is that the site?
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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yes!!! thats my web site ..
http://www.hari-vignesh.com redirects u there !!!
i am yet to add the materials as I had mentioned ..
have to get over my OOAD exam first
will post the materials very soon
-hari
 
Anonymous
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Hari,
u seem to be on a certification spree... ....All the best..
 
Billy Tsai
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i heard IBM 141 exam is very hard and definitely harder than SCJP,SCWCD and maybe SCBCD.
 
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