hi all, Needed some input. Is XML schema part of the exam? + did someone have a look @ XML in a nutshell from oreilly? I'm using it to prepare for the exam and i find it to be pretty good but it lacks coverage on schemas. XML bible looks intimidating (i mean the size). Any comments? thanks, karthik.
Hi Karthik, I am planning to take the exam too. And I am facing the same problem as to which book to study from. Right now, I am studying from Java and XML. A bit outdated, but at least I am able to get a "taste" of the concepts. And regarding XML in a nutshell, here are some reviews of the book. I fear they are not encouraging enough!! <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596000588/o/qid=991647635/sr=2-1/026-3761794-2594025">Review of the Book</a> All the best, Hari
Yes, you can expect quite a few questions based on XML Schema in the exam. One of the popular questions has been the differences between Schema and DTD( in terms of their strengths and weakness ). Java and XML by O'Reilly is pretty good, however it has not been updated since its first version. A lot of things have changed since then which makes the book slightly outdated. For resources about Schema, I would start from the w3.org Schema page. Even the xml101.com has some good Schema stuff. If you have never written an XML, it is time that you start playing with it. Try to represent the same structural constraints both in DTD and Schema. Nothing beats the comfort level you gain from experimenting Good luck, ------------------ Ajith Kallambella M. Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform. IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies, V1.
Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
thanks. ajit, mapraputa i guess i shall use the nutshell book and refer to the xml sites for schema related stuff. As she pointed out , from the sample questions i found that there are lots of DTD related stuff in the exam. Looks like we really need to be good at recognizing the syntax. rgds, karthik.