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Passed XML - 78%

 
Raje Selvaraj
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I am much relieved that I have cleared the exam.
Architecture 80%
Information Modeling 66%
XML Processing 83%
XML Rendering 100%
Testing and Tuning 66%
Information Modeling & Testing and Tuning pulled my score down. 3 exams in 3 months period. The free vouchers made exam schedule tighter.
No work experience on XML. Practised XSLT & SAX Processing examples very well for the exam. Did not get much time to practice Schema & DTD. That's why I scored very low in Information Modeling.
Study Material:
Professional XML
W3SCHOOLs.com
XML Bible 2 - sample chapters
Mock Exams:
http://www.perfectxml.com/Quiz/XMLQuiz.ASP
http://www.witscale.com/my_witscale.html
http://www.elitecertify.com/demos/IBM/000-141.pdf
http://globalitcert.com/demos/IBM_Demos/
http://www.expertrating.com/details.asp?examid=51&catid=2
http://sys-con.com/xml/article.cfm?id=634
Whizlabs
I liked those Mock exams that comes with explanation especially sys-con.com.
I will take little more time (atleast 2 months) for my next certification so that I understand the concept clearly/practice lots of code to score better.
My thanks to Java Ranch(ers) for:
Giving focus and directions and right approach to taking a certification
Letting know about free vouchers/beta (its nice to get certification without spending money on it)
For pointing to the Online resources (I did not buy a single book for XML as plenty of study materials are already available online).
It is nice to find highly motivated people (sometimes tough to find in work atmosphere) who wanted to keep themselves up-to-date by improving their knowledge and experience
I am keen on doing SCJD, SCEA, IBM-486. Which one should I go for next? Does SCEA & IBM-486 cover the same topics? Suggestions Please.
Thanks,
Raje Selvaraj
IBM 141 - XML & Related Technologies
IBM 340 - Websphere 5.0 System Administration
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Project Management Professional
Certified Software Quality Analyst.
 
Satish Avadhanam
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Hi Selvaraj, Congrats
By seeing your designation(PMP, CSQA), I think it would be better if you opt for SCEA exam as it is for Architects. SCJD & 486 is for upcoming developers in my view.
Good Luck.
 
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Congrats
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Congrats
Like staish suggested,
i would also suggest you to go for SCEA
good luck
 
Raje Selvaraj
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will go for SCEA.
 
Tong Chen
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Congratulations!
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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