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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hey.
I am thinking about ICSD xml cert but I have the following question :
as I know, IBM offers a free sample test (I think it is : http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/sam141.shtml)
right ?
but I read the following at ibm site :
Required Passing Score: 58% for the actual test; 58% for the pre-assessment/sample test
it seems to me that I can't take the exam unless I have registered with the sample test web page and I IBM should know about me before I go to prometric center !!
any ideas ?
how much this cert is difficult ? is it more tougher than scjp and scwcd ?
ok , I know how to write xml parsers using sax and dom, and I know the basics of xpath and xsl
and I know how to write simple xml schema and to read a DTD file (but not to write one).
and I know a very little bit of soap , wsdl and uddi, AND I DON't know any thing about xpointers and xml security !!!
so any suggestions ?
(like go away kid and study)
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Originally posted by John Todd:
it seems to me that I can't take the exam unless I have registered with the sample test web page and I IBM should know about me before I go to prometric center !!
any ideas ?


No. Thats not true. You dont have to take the sample exam to take the real exam. (I dint )

But you do have to register with prometric before you take up the real exam !!!

how much this cert is difficult ? is it more tougher than scjp and scwcd ?


Definetely YES !!! Its a lot tougher than SCWCD for sure (Tahts teh easiest exam I feel) and little bit tougher than SCJD !!!


ok , I know how to write xml parsers using sax and dom, and I know the basics of xpath and xsl
and I know how to write simple xml schema and to read a DTD file (but not to write one).
and I know a very little bit of soap , wsdl and uddi, AND I DON't know any thing about xpointers and xml security !!!
so any suggestions ?


GREAT . That wpould really help you a LOT. WEll the reason why teh exam is a lot more tougher than scjp or scwcd is becos

The XML exam requires you to not only have a GOOD understanding of these technologies(SAX,DOM, SCHEMA, XSLT, XSL-FO, SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, ....) BUT also tests your skill in applying the appropriate technologies to a real world situation ..yup !! THATS THE TOUGHEST PART ..SCENARIO BASED QUESTIONS ..iF YOU HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN ARCHITECTURING xml based applications, then the exam should be relativley easy ..in case u have not (like me ) you have to understand the concepts of these technologies and their applications to real world scenarios (by reading books, participating in technical forums, use simulators (I used Whizlabs ) ..etc)




(like go away kid and study)


THAT you would have to do ..for this exam ..DEFINETELY

GOOD LUCK FOR THE EXAM

Hope this helps !!
[ July 11, 2004: Message edited by: Hari Vignesh Padmanaban ]
 
Satish Avadhanam
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Originally posted by Hari Vignesh Padmanaban:

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...little bit tougher than SCJD !!!
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[ July 11, 2004: Message edited by: Hari Vignesh Padmanaban ]


Tougher than SCJD or SCJP? If its SCJD, then I have to postpone it for sure.

Hari, please clarify. FYI: Your website link is not working. Check it out.

Thanks,
Satish.
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Hi Sathish,
Nice to see u man hope u are doing great !!!

Originally posted by Satish Avadhanam:


Tougher than SCJD or SCJP? If its SCJD, then I have to postpone it for sure.


I would say SCJD is more tougher than XML !!! So dude continue with scjd

And hey SCJD really matters when it comes to gettinga job as it is like a mini project !!! XML certification dosent really help you get a job as you use XML in most of the applications and in most cases as only configuration files.. (like for SCWCD, SCBCD )..

Hari, please clarify. FYI: Your website link is not working. Check it out.

Thanks,
Satish.


The colge web iste where my site is hosted , was down yesterday ..thats y ..I think its now hale and healthy and running strong


GOod luck with scjd !!!
[ July 12, 2004: Message edited by: Hari Vignesh Padmanaban ]
 
Satish Avadhanam
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Originally posted by Hari Vignesh Padmanaban:
Hi Sathish,
Nice to see u man hope u are doing great !!!

Yep, Thanks. Nice to be back. Its been a long time since visited JR.

I would say SCJD is more tougher than XML !!!

Thanks Hari. That's a relief now. I completed my SCJD. Preparing for SCJD is really fun. You really do not know what you are doing until the last day. You try for something, it fails, you study some more, do again, and it fails again and finally it works and you think then that it is simple. That's the best part.


Good Luck on you MCSD exam. See you around in this forum mostly
 
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