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Plz Comment !!! A newbee

 
Viv Agarwal
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Hello Friends
I am a naive to this group. I have passed my BE Computer last year and now goin for a MS Degree in Computer Science specializing in Distributed Computing. I am somewhat expose to xml in my project work in BE. I have used xml as an protable database between Oracle 9i and MS SQL 2000 to resolve interoperatablity between the two proprietary database formats. Friends XML is really a very facinating language. So i m planning for its cerification..

Now my query is i m not a Java programmer ... i know C++ but not java much..
As i gone through the previous posts in this group majority people are already great Java developers... So is java prerequisite for scoring in ibm xml examination?... Please do suggest me.....
Many other quieries has been solved by the previous posts in this group. Thanks alot to all...

Sincerely,
Vivek Agarwal
 
DW Bolton
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I haven't sat the exam yet (planning on sitting it in three weeks), but I've covered most of the topics, and there's no particular reason you need to use Java when learning this stuff. It would help if you could read Java (which you should be able to with the C++ experience you have), as a lot of examples are done in Java (as you noted), but I haven't written any Java code in my study, though I have been doing lots of examples and investigations.

In fact, when doing examples, you may find it easier to use a scripting language instead.
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Hi Vivek,
Welcome to the forum
Well let me see if I can give you some answers


Originally posted by Viv Agarwal:
So is java prerequisite for scoring in ibm xml examination?... Please do suggest me.....


* First and foremost, You dont need to KNOW JAVA to prepare for this exam .. The exam is totally LANGUAGE INDEPENDENT ..it just concentrates on knowing about the various XML technologies and using them to solve real world problems ..


As i gone through the previous posts in this group majority people are already great Java developers...

* Well I knew atleast one guy who was(is) not a java expert when he took the exam ..his name was "Hari Vignesh"

..It helps to know java as most of teh examples regarding some of teh technologies (like SAX and DOM) are explained through JAVA imjplementations ..But as long as you know any programming language (like C++ ) you can learn the technologies by finding implemntations of teh technologies in C++ (You just have to search a little bit more with google)

and btw, if u know C++, learning java is very easy and will take only 2-3 days (atleast to know teh basics enough to write some test programs)

And no prior experience is REALLY required for the exam. If you are new to most of teh technologies, it will take you some time to get a goood grasp on them ..but believe me ..its worth spending time for this certifcation ..XML is here to stay for a long time and its nice to know the various XML technologies ..

Good luck for the exam

HTH
 
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