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Andriy Shnyr
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I am a silent reader of this rancho:-)
Thank you guys for sharing your knowledge, expirience and resources.
I will describe my story (resources used etc) later.
Best regards,
ashnyr
 
Tamer Badr
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Congratulations...
I'm new to XML, and I like to make the exam, so I'm waiting for your describtion abou your preparation...
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Congratulations
 
Andriy Shnyr
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Here I am:-)
Reasons to pass:
The main reason was the price:-) I paid only 10$.
I have some experience almost on all topics.
But may be you know the sutuation described below.
If you have the concrete task to write an XSL stylesheet, you read the chapters You need then You write this stylesheet and that's it.
During my preparation I had a good chance to refresh the klowledge and to look closer at every small part of every XML-related technology.
I had only one month to prepare myself for the test and usually I spent 1-2 hours per day. I have fulltime job and my current project has nothing to do with XML - some Linux C++ programming.
Two years ago I passed SCJP (96%). I would say that IBM 141 test is more difficult one. It was really tough. You should know everithing.
This means if you wrote applications using SAX2 parsing then it is not enough. You should know some SAX1 legacy stuff. Having just some experience is not enough to pass the test.
Resources:
Tutorials:
A good and distilled guide on DTD.
Zvon tutorials.
XML Front tutorials
W3Schools tutorials
Books:
Java and XML by Brett McLaughlin (this one I read 1.5 year ago)
Processing XML with Java by Elliotte Rusty Harold (very good book, I read all chapters about SAX and DOM)
Professional XML & XML Bible (only relevant chapters)
Mock exams:
All free mock exams mentioned here in XML exams list
Exam:
I got guestions almost on every topic.
If someone is new to XML then I would suggest to install XMLSpy, Xerces and
to use Your favorite Java IDE to try all examples from Java and XML book (or other relevant book).
Good luck to all of You!
P.S. I need it too. The next one is IBM 486:-)
[ March 08, 2004: Message edited by: Andriy Shnyr ]
 
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Congrats
 
Satish Avadhanam
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Congrats ashnyr.
Good Luck for 486.
 
Anonymous
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Hi,
congrats..and all the best for ur next exam.
What do u mean by SAX1 legacy stuff.
Thanks
 
Andriy Shnyr
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Thank You guys for congratulations.
I am sure You will get it as well.
"some SAX1 legacy stuff" means You should know how to adapt a SAX1 Parser as a SAX2 XMLReader and via versa.
There is something more to admit
I read the topics of guy who also just passed the test. He said that some questions were ambiguous and error-prone. That is true:-(
Best regards,
ashnyr
 
Tong Chen
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congratulations!
 
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