I have cleared the exam with 72%. Exam was quite difficult with tons of scenario based questions.
Resources used for the exam: - The best site 'www.w3schools.com' to start with. - Professional XML. - 'XML How to' A wonderful book. Try all the self-review excercises at the end of each chapter. - www.zvon.org
Yes , I have some experience (~2 years) with the XML technology but my scope was limited to some basic DOM operations and some data modelling for exchange between applications.
For the exam, I might have spent 3 to 4 weeks about 2 hours average and trying to go thru the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Just before the exam took all the mock exams from this Javaranch links section and then went for the final exam.
Hi Srikanth, Can you help me in understaning about XML tests? Is there only one xml test in IBM called 141? I work in xml but not so much.. what I do most times is build xml, store in db. Get xml from db and parse to populate some object. Do you suggest me to take the exam? How much is the fee for exam and how worth is that? Last week I completed scwcd exam and trying to decide what to do next!
Congrats !!! Good Job... Do you think that we need to go in depth with all the books mentioned ? Do you think it is a wise idea to spend on Whizlabs XML Simulator? Where did you get the XML How to book from?
There are some other certifications related to XML but since IBM is one of the big companies who are the leaders in XML related technologies, people prefer to go for the IBM version.
I took the XML exam just because I wanted to gain more depth in the XML related area which, as most of us know is catching like a wild fire. Everything starting from configurations, XUL, Flex, VoiceXML, SOAP and many more "hot" technologies use XML extensively. Truly speaking we dont need to read and type the XML since most of the tools do this automatically, understanding from behind the scenes will give you more confidence.
Long story short * go for IBM XML exam* because it really helps.
Regarding the pre-assessment sample test, you dont need to buy them since there are quite good number of mock exams that you can find in the links page.
Do you think that we need to go in depth with all the books mentioned ?
hmm.. It depends. If you are already familiar with the XML then you don't need to dig deep. I would suggest you to try some mock exams and then based on the results you can see if you need to go deeper into the exam objectives.
Do you think it is a wise idea to spend on Whizlabs XML Simulator?
Personally, I did not want to spend money from my pocket so have not opted for Wizlabs kind of mock exam. If you can get your *exam expenses* reimbursed or if you can afford then go for it. I tried all the free mock exams in this forum
Where did you get the XML How to book from?
I live in Santa Clara California and we have a very beautiful library over here that has tons and tons of XML books (other technology books too) and I got the book in that library.