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Passed the 142 :)

 
Shapra Benglur
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After some hard work covering the XML landscape, I took the test today:

>>>>> 79% (39 out of 49) >>>>>>>

1. Architecture (8 of 9)
2. Information Modeling (7 of 11)
3. XML Processing (10 of 11)
4. Transformations (12 of 14)
5. Testing and Tuning (2 of 4)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The test started out with a couple of tricky XSLT transformation questions (recursion). I finished with 5 minutes to spare (total: 75 mins).

Prep Tips:

* Start off with the 5 part series from IBM
* Read either "Professional XML" or "XML in a Nutshell".
* The IBM sample test closely mirrors the real test. This will help you identify areas to explore. $10 a pop.
* Repeat above as required.
* Throughout your study, try to execute the samples (use Stylus or XMLSpy)

In summary, this is a good test, covering a lot of ground. Compared to the SCJP test, there isnt much trickery here. A couple of answers require you to watch closely (where a mysterious namespace URI appears from nowhere or a prefix is wrongly mapped).

Goodluck!
 
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Congrats!
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Congrats :thumb:
 
Billy Tsai
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Hello
can you describe what chapters or sections of "Professional XML" and "XML in a Nutshell" that directly cover the exam objectives?
thanks
 
Shapra Benglur
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Originally posted by Billy Tsai:
Hello
can you describe what chapters or sections of "Professional XML" and "XML in a Nutshell" that directly cover the exam objectives?
thanks


If you are using Professional XML (2nd edition):

Chap2: Basic XML Syntax
Chap3: More XML Syntax
Chap5: Validating XML: DTDs
Chap6: Introducing XML Schema
Chap8: XPath
Chap9: Transforming XML
Chap11: The DOM
Chap12: SAX2
Chap14: Data Modeling
Chap16: Querying XML


If you are using "XML in a Nutshell" (3rd edition): (Doesnt cover XQuery)

Chap2: XML Fundamentals
Chap3: DTDs
Chap4: Namespaces
Chap6: XML as a document format
Chap7: XML on the web
Chap8: XSLT
Chap9: XPath
Chap13: Cascading Style Sheets
Chap16: XML as a Data Format
Chap17: XML Schemas
Chap18: Programming Models
Chap19: DOM
Chap20: SAX

[ July 08, 2007: Message edited by: Shapra Benglur ]
[ July 08, 2007: Message edited by: Shapra Benglur ]
 
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Congratulations Shapra Benglur.
:thumb:
 
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Congratulations Shapra Benglur
 
Suman Sharma
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Hello Shapra,
Congratulations. Good score!

I need to take BrainBench test for XML. I have gone through one XML book, but I was just wondering if you have a list of questions that could be helpful in quickly reviewing the xml concepts before taking the test.

Thank you.
 
Shapra Benglur
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Suman,
I did not use any exam simulator for my prep. I dont know how different the Brainbench cert is, but I would try using the IBM 5 part prep tutorial.

XML 142 Certification Prep

The resource would be w3Schools: W3Schools

Originally posted by Suman Sharma:
Hello Shapra,
Congratulations. Good score!

I need to take BrainBench test for XML. I have gone through one XML book, but I was just wondering if you have a list of questions that could be helpful in quickly reviewing the xml concepts before taking the test.

Thank you.
 
Suman Sharma
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Shapra,
Thanks for the information.
 
Billy Tsai
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To Whom It May Concern

I wish to inform you that I have passed test 142, XML and related technologies with 73%(36 out of 49).
1. Architecture (9 of 9)
2. Information Modeling (10 of 11)
3. XML Processing (7 of 11)
4. Transformations (10 of 14)
5. Testing and Tuning (0 of 4)

I used the 5 part series from IBM and Professional XML 2nd edition, then took the IBM sample assessment test and studied the practise questions in the FAQ section.

I have been preparing for it for several months (3-4) and be to honest I didn't really study that hard and couldn't concentrate very well when studying for it due to work and personal reasons but I am glad its over.
[ December 17, 2007: Message edited by: Billy Tsai ]
 
Srinivasa Rao Sannneboyina
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Congratulations Dude . Keep it Up
 
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Billy Tsai
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Thank You.
 
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Congrats!!!
 
Charles Simms
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I am preparing for the IBM XML exam. The recommended book is Professional XML 2nd Edition (Wrox 2001). This book is no longer in publication and there is another book Professional XML (Wrox 2007).

Which one of these books should I be using to prepare for the exam? The purist amongst you will suggest both but I would rather focus on one book.

What other books closely follows the exam?
 
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Congrats
 
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