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Passing Cert. in short(!) time will not make things better for you.
Read our views about the exam , you'd get a clear idea. My personal opinion is, Mocks alone will not help you - the questions framed by IBM are different from other(java etc.,). It is much of Implementation issues.
These are my views, it's upto you. to decide..!
Thanks Map
I'll make up things(prep. materials, docs) & send you,
My weekend schedule include work for javaranch!
Thanks Map
I'll make up things(prep. materials, docs) & send you,
My weekend schedule include work for javaranch!
You got a command line compiler, checked with it? before you move further.
java org.apache.xalan.xslt.Processor -in filename -xsl filename
if it works fine, then yours should,(are you processing them within servlets right?)
i feel better to set path to xalanxxx_xxl.jar(class jar pack.) & not to the source path.
You didn't mention the servlet engine etc., be bit more clear if needed more..

This should help you,
Regards
KrisVs
Thank you all,
thanks Ajith,( i'would like to prepare a Mock and Material on SAX ,DOM for javaranch, where and how to proceed..?)

Anil,
No great things appeared on XML Query,(even i didn't get a better exposure). But more questions were on legacy applications based.
Much of the questions appeared on XSL part, (about 20%) . It dealt with exibit outputs, methodology, application issues, very few direct questions.
Experience of all parsers is not required. The required things is, You should get proper exposure(may be depth) of DOM API & SAX API.
Hope I am clear for you..Best wishes!

Kisore,
If you are a newbie, you should start active implementation & code part. My suggestion is First get worth of XML with tools like XML Spy, Cocoon etc., Then try preparing in Cert. point of View..!
Don't leave Javaranch!!
Get set Go , Now!! Best of luck!
Ravi,
If you are well with real time exposure(any tech related), then it might not be a problem, but i cannot get you the time limit, its upto the individual.
If you do some great projects, get into gaps where you can do better with XMLs. Try to Mock-Implement them. It may reap you more of Syntax & the Imlemntation knowledge, which are the two essential part.
Read views from us(Ajith, Map, myself and many..). You would get a concrete on what is required.
All the Best,

Guys Don't ever forget W3 Specs.( start with xml,xslt,).
Use a parser , Don't rely browsers. (xalan,xerces etc. from apache)
expecting sucess,
KrisVs
Thank you all,
thanks Ajith,( i'would like to prepare a Mock and Material on SAX ,DOM for javaranch, where and how to proceed..?)

Anil,
No great things appeared on XML Query,(even i didn't get a better exposure). But more questions were on legacy applications based.
Much of the questions appeared on XSL part, (about 20%) . It dealt with exibit outputs, methodology, application issues, very few direct questions.
Experience of all parsers is not required. The required things is, You should get proper exposure(may be depth) of DOM API & SAX API.
Hope I am clear for you..Best wishes!

Kisore,
If you are a newbie, you should start active implementation & code part. My suggestion is First get worth of XML with tools like XML Spy, Cocoon etc., Then try preparing in Cert. point of View..!
Don't leave Javaranch!!
Get set Go , Now!! Best of luck!
Ravi,
If you are well with real time exposure(any tech related), then it might not be a problem, but i cannot get you the time limit, its upto the individual.
If you do some great projects, get into gaps where you can do better with XMLs. Try to Mock-Implement them. It may reap you more of Syntax & the Imlemntation knowledge, which are the two essential part.
Read views from us(Ajith, Map, myself and many..). You would get a concrete on what is required.
All the Best,

Guys Don't ever forget W3 Specs.( start with xml,xslt,).
Use a parser , Don't rely browsers. (xalan,xerces etc. from apache)
expecting sucess,
KrisVs
I've done it.
I am now a IBM Certified Developer!
Here are some points on my sitting experiences...
On the Score
============
My score range to Seventh of A Century besides my expectations
in 90's.
The BreakUp
-----------
Nonagree18%
Design23%
Information Modelling25%
Xml processing10%
Xml Rendering5%
Xml Query 19%
(Implemenation & Testing..? Is it Nonagree? Strange terms!)

The least of my score was 57% in XML Query & best was 94% in Design.
Please Note , My break was entirely different! Did they change?.

My Overall View on the Test
---------------------------
"Book Syntax will alone will not make you get thru
You need to be good at relating IT business models"

Anyone who is in highend cutting edge realtime will get thru
easily.
My Realtime exposure to business model implemntation helped me a
lot!!..a lot!.
Anyone working in projects with legacy systems and XML applications?,You can be the guru there in the test.

On the Test
-----------
- I had only radios to click(No multiple choices or Fill ups)
- It is more of "How do you think this might fit here".
- All the answers seems to be correct, but stress on words like
MOST LIKELY, LIKELY, NOT LIKELY, BEST etc.(you need to understand to choose them!)
- Some had exibits , XSL outputs etc.,
- Some were easy (may be 10%).
- You are required to know 'Why this technology evolved?, What is the purpose of this new technology ?, What are its objectives?, What are its Shortcommings?
(I highly recomment this point, I don't find any book materials giving you this. The only good source are web articles, specs)
- Time is bit sticky, be carefull. Since most of the questions makes you think & choose, you have to be very carefull!!
- None of the mocks,(brainbench etcetc) help you to doing wonders. Ofcourse Mocks may not provide you judgement issues, business modelling etc.,
- I had very few direct questions.

My Preparation
--------------
- Duration was around two weeks. (Guys i warn, please do not take it for granted. You may require atleast more than a month. Read the NextPoint..!)
- I am leading a team for b2b projects. I implement XML with C++ & Java. It helped me solve problems in the test(I am proud I got 94% in Design).
- Books..!! I had only book 'XML BIBLE', I had read some chaps of book.
- Specs..Specs..Specs. The real things is there.. I had lots of those..
- I did very little research on XLinks & related, Schemas.(May be I am not experienced using those).
- I am a guy of probing cutting-edge issues. It really helps.
- I had good exposure to XSLFO, but got only one Question!!.
- Last but not the least, the JavaRanch., Thnak to Ajith.

Map & Ajith , how does my experiences sound you?
I am moving towards UML.(the final part for my ICSD)
Best Of Luck,
KrisVs
[This message has been edited by manj ananda (edited June 21, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by manj ananda (edited June 21, 2001).]
I've done it.
I am now a IBM Certified Developer!
Here are some points on my sitting experiences...
On the Score
============
My score range to Seventh of A Century besides my expectations
in 90's.
The BreakUp
-----------
Nonagree18%
Design23%
Information Modelling25%
Xml processing10%
Xml Rendering5%
Xml Query 19%
(Implemenation & Testing..? Is it Nonagree? Strange terms!)

The least of my score was 57% in XML Query & best was 94% in Design.
Please Note , My break was entirely different! Did they change?.

My Overall View on the Test
---------------------------
"Book Syntax will alone will not make you get thru
You need to be good at relating IT business models"

Anyone who is in highend cutting edge realtime will get thru
easily.
My Realtime exposure to business model implemntation helped me a
lot!!..a lot!.
Anyone working in projects with legacy systems and XML applications?,You can be the guru there in the test.

On the Test
-----------
- I had only radios to click(No multiple choices or Fill ups)
- It is more of "How do you think this might fit here".
- All the answers seems to be correct, but stress on words like
MOST LIKELY, LIKELY, NOT LIKELY, BEST etc.(you need to understand to choose them!)
- Some had exibits , XSL outputs etc.,
- Some were easy (may be 10%).
- You are required to know 'Why this technology evolved?, What is the purpose of this new technology ?, What are its objectives?, What are its Shortcommings?
(I highly recomment this point, I don't find any book materials giving you this. The only good source are web articles, specs)
- Time is bit sticky, be carefull. Since most of the questions makes you think & choose, you have to be very carefull!!
- None of the mocks,(brainbench etcetc) help you to doing wonders. Ofcourse Mocks may not provide you judgement issues, business modelling etc.,
- I had very few direct questions.

My Preparation
--------------
- Duration was around two weeks. (Guys i warn, please do not take it for granted. You may require atleast more than a month. Read the NextPoint..!)
- I am leading a team for b2b projects. I implement XML with C++ & Java. It helped me solve problems in the test(I am proud I got 94% in Design).
- Books..!! I had only book 'XML BIBLE', I had read some chaps of book.
- Specs..Specs..Specs. The real things is there.. I had lots of those..
- I did very little research on XLinks & related, Schemas.(May be I am not experienced using those).
- I am a guy of probing cutting-edge issues. It really helps.
- I had good exposure to XSLFO, but got only one Question!!.
- Last but not the least, the JavaRanch., Thnak to Ajith.

Map & Ajith , how does my experiences sound you?
I am moving towards UML.(the final part for my ICSD)
Best Of Luck,
KrisVs
[This message has been edited by manj ananda (edited June 21, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by manj ananda (edited June 21, 2001).]
Why you need to code a JSP page? (of course you can do.. !)
If you have the xalan distribution(from apache), you have command line utility in the distribution,
To be exact you say
org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process -in <your xml> -xsl <your xsl> -out <output htmldoc>
[You have more options there]
Hope this helps you,
thanks,
yea! that was up to my expectation
Take a look at this Xpath symbol and the applied result that follows :-

//GGG/following::*

<AAA>
<BBB>
<CCC/>
<ZZZ/>
</BBB>
<XXX>
<DDD>
<EEE/>
<FFF>
<HHH/>
<GGG>
<JJJ>
<QQQ/>
</JJJ>
<JJJ/>
</GGG>
<HHH/> </FFF>
</DDD>
</XXX>
<CCC>
<DDD/>
</CCC>

</AAA>
</pre>
Now i am not justified with the axis -"following",
Can anyone help me out there, Ajith again..!
thank you Ajith,
that helps me a great,
thanks for your views,
thank you Ajith,
that helps me a great,
thanks for your views,
Ajith / Map,
How can you describe the role of Schemas in the Test.
Is it neccessary to know 'look & corner' syntax of it as compared to DTD.
Also the same on XML-FO,
Your view welcome!
thanks in advance
KrisVs
Ajith / Map,
How can you describe the role of Schemas in the Test.
Is it neccessary to know 'look & corner' syntax of it as compared to DTD.
Also the same on XML-FO,
Your view welcome!
thanks in advance
KrisVs