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Purvesh Sharma
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
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Dear Friends,
First my heartiest thanks goes to the creators of this great forum for giving us an opportunity to present our product.
I welcome all of you participants, who drive this forum and thank you all for your contribution to the field of XML Certification.
I am sure the coming week is going to be a great learning experience for all of us. I am committed to serve and provide value for all the participants at this forum.
Warm regards and best wishes
Purvesh Sharma
XML@Whiz - IBM XML Certification Test Simulator
Lee Xu
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
Posts: 77
How many questions are there in your simulator? How is organized? Thanks
Purvesh Sharma
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
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Dear Lee,
Thanks for asking this question!
XML@Whiz contains 356 questions in total. That is 4 mock exams (74 * 4 = 296 questions) and a 60 questions quiz. The distribution of questions is as per the actual exam. That is
Design - 18% -
Information Modelling - 23%
XML Processing - 25%
XML Rendering - 10%
XML Query - 5%
Implementation and Testing - 19%
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.
All the best!
Purvesh Sharma
XML@Whiz - IBM XML Certification Test Simulator
Lee Xu
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
Posts: 77
Dear Purvesh,
Thank you for your input. I was preparing for the XML exam a few month ago, but did not keep going. I want to pick it up.
Any evalution exists on your product? such as the difficult compared with actual exam? Thanks.
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Thats pretty impressive, Purvesh.
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi & Welcome Purvesh to this friendly & magnificient site!!!
It is a good chance 4 us to accelerate preparation of XML certification along with U
OK...XML certification is actually a scenario based.What about ur simulator.Is it scenario based or syntax based.

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Poonam Akash
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Joined: Jul 26, 2001
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Hi Purvesh,
I hope ur visit on this site will be great help for us...
and ur simulator will us help in doing XML certification...(in first shot! )
Thanx for being here!

Poonam Akash,<br />Sun Certified Java Programmer,<br />Sun Certified Web Component Developer.<br />Good luck may be an opportunity that keep the door open,BUT hardwork always keeps the door open!!
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Welcome Purvesh
Thanks for your visit to this site, you are giving me extra courage on taking the XML certification !!!

Thanks for helping all of us at this magnificent site.
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Louis Fegun
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Joined: Aug 18, 2001
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Hi Purvesh-
I bought and used SCWCD@WHIZ for my SCWCD exam. How do I avail myself of the 40% discount. I need the XML@Whiz software. Please provide instructions.
Originally posted by Purvesh Sharma:
So if you are already one of our customers you can avail a discount of 40% on all other products. But if you are not one of our customers you can still get 20% discount on XML@Whiz!!!
Purvesh Sharma
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 36
Dear all,
First of all please accept my sincere apologies for this long delay in answering your questions. Actually I received a virus, which damaged our systems completely and ultimately forced us to format all the systems and you know the irritation of loosing all that important data and setting up your machine all over again. Anyways...
Thanks to all the people for asking these questions, below I am answering them one by one:
1.How close is XML@Whiz to real exam?
Answer - XML@Whiz contains most of the questions exactly on the pattern of actual exam, but I have also added some questions, which test your in-depth knowledge of the XML and related technologies. Though you may not find exactly similar questions in the exam but I am sure they will really help you learn XML well.
2.Comparison with IBM sample test.
Answer - I think IBM sample test is closer to the real exam than XML@Whiz. As I said above I have also added some questions, which test your in-depth knowledge of the XML and related technologies.
Answer - Please look at the following links and the links from these links
I think these are more than enough.
4.Any other language required than Java?
Answer - As far as XML and related technologies are concerned they are platform and language independent. So it makes no difference whether you implement XML applications in VB, C++ or Java. But personally I think XML goes well with Java, as Java is also platform independent, so I would recommend Java and more so if you already know Java.
5.Is XML@Whiz harder or easier than the actual exam?
Answer - Questions in XML@Whiz are harder than the actual exam, but they are very helpful in learning XML and related technologies.
6.How well the sample test and real exam covers the objectives?
Answer - I think that XML Certification is relatively new and has a long way to go before it matures. Though all the objectives are covered in the real exam as well as the IBM sample test, they don't test the in-depth knowledge of XML and related technologies. Only the basic know-how of the XML and related technology can get you through in the real exam.
As far as XML@Whiz is concerned, I have deviated a little from the actual exam. I have put questions, which certainly test in-depth knowledge of XML and related technologies.
7.Are web-services included in the exam?
Answer - Though web-services are projected to be the hottest application of XML and related technologies, they are not part of the XML Certification Objectives.
8.Comparison with SCWCD.
Answer - Below I am comparing SCWCD with XML Certification point by point:
a)SCWCD covers a lot of technologies; so here XML Certification is quite similar as XML Certification also covers a lot of technologies.
b)SCWCD requires you to mug-up a lot of things, e.g. various interfaces etc., for XML Certification there is no mugging-up required.
c)Easier or tougher? - If we take SCJP as benchmark then I would SCWCD is easier and XML Certification is tougher.
d)SCWCD requires overall know-how of the various technologies involved rather than in-depth knowledge, XML Certification is quite similar to SCWCD in this sense as it also requires you to have overall know-how of XML and the related technologies rather than in-depth knowledge.
9.Where are mock exams questions coming from in XML@Whiz?
Answer - Below is the list of resources I used:
a)My own and my colleagues experience of taking the test.
b)Ajith's sample questions
c)Books - XML Handbook, XML Bible, Learn XML in 21 days, Inside XML
d)Sites -,,,,
f)Forums - I participate on various forums like Javaranch, which discuss XML and related technologies.
10.Learning XML fully and not just getting the certificate.
Answer - I am inspired by this. Actually that is and should be the purpose. Certification is just a validation or a milestone on the path of learning. I have deliberately deviated a little from the real exam keeping learning XML and related technologies in mind rather than just getting the certification.
I hope I have answered your queries to you satisfaction. It is my pleasure and honor to participate at this great place. I will be around, so just shoot your queries and I will try to answer them to the best of my capabilities.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.
All the best!!!
Purvesh Sharma
XML@Whiz - IBM XML Certification Test Simulator
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