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It costs $150
90 mins
74 question.
Hi, superwings.
As for XML@Whiz, I'd say it's a pretty descent product. At least you can find 300+ questions to test your knowledge base. Also since this is the only one, you have no other choices. So if you are not too short of money, it's worth a try.
But as I said before, I still think it is under construction. Some of question have wrong answers. Some of them are typos. They need do more work on it. And they won't give me refund even I found at least 10 errors. JWeb+ gave me full refund after I pointed out their errors.
Anyway, that's my opinion.
Good luck.
Thanks, guys.
I used XML Bible book to prepare my test. Actually I don't quite like the book. It has a lengthy baseball example which will take 4-5 pages everytime the author mentions it. But as other people it has very detailed information on every aspects on XML/XSLT/XPATH. So you can find detailed explaination on every function. So it will be a good reference book though.
I didn't use XML handbook.
As for the preparation method, I used XML bible, XML@Whiz, online resources. Ajith has a pretty decent list of all the resources in this forum.
Most of the questions are concept based. they asked you to choose between Attr/Element, DOM/SAX, XSLT/CSS. Also there are questions ask you to give you the result of XML and XSLT files. They have very simple XPATH in the XSL file, nothing complicated as those in XML@whiz.
As for Design questions, as I said before, skip those first, then try to conquer them once.
But anyway, I was just barely passed the exam. But hope those helps.
Tracy
Thanks.
Here are more details.
1. I have NO background on XML development. It took me almost 2 weeks to familiar with all those acronyms. Even I have pretty handful experience on Java. That doesn't help too much.
2. After I finished those acronyms, I went through a lot tutorials online, especially IBM ones. Here is the link: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/
3. The real exam looks pretty much like IBM sample test. As other people said here, some of the questiosns are even twisted from the sample test, but I think only a couple of them. Most of the questions are covered under objectives.
I will add more after I have my head freshed.
Tracy
Marco,
Congratulations!
Nice score.I am preparing for part-I. I would like to have the html version of GOF book.
My e-mail address is alice3009@msn.com
Thanks a lot in advance.
Hi, guys, I just cleared my XML test with 66%.
Detail:
Section Title % of Test Score
------------- --------- -----
Nonagree 18% 84%
Design 23% 70%
Information Modeling 25% 52%
XML Processing 10% 57%
XML Rendering 5% 100%
XML Query 19% 57%
Some of experiences I's like to share from you.
1. Not too much syntax question. Don't try to memorize that.
2. Skip all the Design questions until you finsih all other questions. Most of them are based on one scenario. So it makes sense to finish it together.
3. Time is big issue here. I got only 20 miniutes left.
4. only 1 question on format object.
Thanks for all the help. I couldn't do it without this forum. Thanks guys.
Tracy Qi
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Java Developer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified XML And Related Tech
I actually bot XML@Whiz and used it for my test preparation since there are no other exam simulators I can use.
I am not sure how close it is to the exam since I haven't complete it yet. But in general, The questions are pretty decent. It does test a lot of concepts/details you may neglect by reading. The problem is it looks like it still under construction. A lot of typo. Sme of the Quizs/questions/answers are actually wrong. It's quite confusing to people, especially newbies. (I was very confused when I tried it since I has no XML hand-on experience. All my knowledge are come from book and web. I bet 50% people here are same as me. )
So my suggestion is maybe it worth a try, especially under such a discount right now. But be careful, pay more attention on answers you feel not sure.
Hope these helps.
I actually bot XML@Whiz and used it for my test preparation since there are no other exam simulators I can use.
I am not sure how close it is to the exam since I haven't complete it yet. But in general, The questions are pretty decent. It does test a lot of concepts/details you may neglect by reading. The problem is it looks like it still under construction. A lot of typo. Sme of the Quizs/questions/answers are actually wrong. It's quite confusing to people, especially newbies. (I was very confused when I tried it since I has no XML hand-on experience. All my knowledge are come from book and web. I bet 50% people here are same as me. )
So my suggestion is maybe it worth a try, especially under such a discount right now. But be careful, pay more attention on answers you feel not sure.
Hope these helps.
Nice Job.
Is that possible to add a links part on the header of this forum?
Soemthing like "Sun web component Certified Developer" forum, they have a link on the top of the forum. It's pretty convenient.

Thanks a lot.

Can somebody give me a hint?
IBM sample test:
11.ID attributes may be used for all of the following purposes EXCEPT:
A.to be referenced by IDREF-type attributes that are specified in the same document
B.to be queried by XSLT or other query processes to locate the element that the ID identifies
C.to identify elements for tracking elements that are inserted and deleted within documents while in an XML editor
D.to identify more than one element as the target of a link
Answer is D. I can understand why D is correct. But Why NOT C?
Thanks
Also another thing I noticed was:
It's very important that XML@Whiz gave detailed explaination for Design questions. Since it's easy to find out the reasons to the grammar questions, but for Design issues, I means those very long question, people are counting on the answers.
I have tried Whizlab for several times. I found it's a pretty good product. But some of answers are quite confusing.
Here is a one:
Which of the following statements are true?
Answer: Comments are allowed anywhere in an XML document outside other mark up, also they may appear within the document type declaration at places allowed by the grammar.
As far as I know,
1. Comments can not come before the XML declaration
2. Comments may not be placed inside a tag
3. The two hyphen (--) maynot appear inside a comment
I think this answer is very confuse me. Purvesh, could you verify this for me?
Thanks
Thanks for the reply. But that's my question. The reason I ask is that This is the question from IBM sample test. And the answer says C is correct. Weird.
Thanks for the reply. But that's my question. The reason I ask is that This is the question from IBM sample test. And the answer says C is correct. Weird.
on DTD mock exam:
3. Which of the following code is valid?
a)<!DOCTYPE test [ <!ELEMENT test (#PCDATA)>]>
b)<!DOCTYPE test [ <!ELEMENT test.dtd (elm1|elm2|#PCDATA) >]>
c)<!DOCTYPE test [ <!ELEMENT test.dtd (#PCDATA|elm1|elm2)* >]>
<!ELEMENT elm1 (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT elm2 (#PCDATA)>
d)<!DOCTYPE test [ <!ELEMENT test test (#PCDATA)>]>
e)<!DOCTYPE test [ <!ELEMENT test "test" (#PCDATA)>]>
Answer : a c

Can anyone tell me why C is correct? I tried it. It fails.
Cannot have a DTD declaration outside of a DTD. Error processing resource 'file:///D:/Test/xml/QQEnglish/src/words.xml'. Line 4, Position 15
<!ELEMENT elm1 (#PCDATA)>
--------------^

Thanks