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Free XML Exam from IBM

Hema Menon
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Hi,
IBM is offering free XML exams from Dec 1 thru Dec 18. The first 100 persons to get 75% or more will be given a free voucher to take the test before JAN 31 2002. The details of the offer will appear on IBM site on Nov 30.
So lets get working guys,
Later,
Hema


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Theodore Casser
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Just out of curiosity, where did you see this pre-announcement?


Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Hema Menon
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Theodore,

Where ofcourse, from IBM website itself!
Lookout for the announcements section in IBM certification website.
Later,
Hema
Hema Menon
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Here's the link, if you would like to see it yourself,
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/news/20011119.shtml

Later,
Hema
faisal mahmood
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looks like they are now including webservices in the new test 141...
100 candidates out of 6 billion is impossible - probability of winning is 0.000000016 !!! Goooood luck
Faisal
Theodore Casser
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You know, you'd think I'd check their site more often.
I see the release now. Maybe they'll do what they did with the new WebSphere 4.0 exams and extend it to everyone, not just the first 100...
Well, we can hope.
faisal mahmood
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Originally posted by Theodore Casser:
You know, you'd think I'd check their site more often.
I see the release now. Maybe they'll do what they did with the new WebSphere 4.0 exams and extend it to everyone, not just the first 100...
Well, we can hope.

Did you get any of those Websphere ones? I am extremely busy with my thesis at uni and will need to submit it in two days.
Faisal
Theodore Casser
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Faisal - Thanks for asking. Actually, yes - I took 488 (WAS 4) on 11/17 and 489 (Admin for WAS 4) yesterday. (Passed both - embarrassed about my really low score on 489, but hey, getting the 'pass' grade is what counts. I blew it on security. Did alright on 488.)
WRT the 100-person limit... I did some digging at IBM's website. I found that when they'd announced the new WebSphere V4.0 (10/17/01) exams, they'd announced that the vouchers would be limited to the first 400. This was changed with their announcement of free testing (11/01/01) for WebSphere. Maybe (this is just a guess) they'll raise the limit on the XML certifications after the new test comes out next week.
suresh bikkumalla
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Hi Hema,
What is the difference betweeen IBM XML 140 and 141. Which one would you think better either 140 or 141 ?. Pl tell me I am preparing to write 140, can I continue for 140 or 141.
Thanks in advance,
Suresh
Theodore Casser
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My understanding from reading IBM's announcements is they're retiring 140 in favor of 141. You probably just want to shift your focus to preparing for 141 instead.
The announcement is here
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Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCPJ2, SCWCD, ICS (WAS 3.5/4.0), ICSE (WAS 4.0)
Hema Menon
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Suresh,
I agree with Theodore. IBM 141 test focusses more on XML Schema, XSLT and WebServices among others. It would be better to take 141 if possible since Test 140 is being retired. Unforturnately I am not sure whether it is possible to shift from Test 140 to 141 if you have already registered for Test 140. My suggestion would be to try the Pre assessment test for Test 141, available at IBM site. That way if you qualify for a free voucher, you could easily appear for Test 141 too.
Later,
Hema
Hema Menon
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Hi,
I took the new IBM Sample test. Don't know whether I qualified for a free voucher or not. Will let you know if I hear from them.
Later,
Hema
Ernest Lee
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Joined: Aug 20, 2001
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same here ... i'm waiting too.
Hema Menon
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Ernest,
Happy to inform you that I did receive a mail, in reply to my query, from IBM informing that I'll receive the voucher in 2 business days!

Later,
Hema
Adithya Rayaprolu
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Joined: Jun 19, 2001
Posts: 137
Hema,
Congrats for getting the free voucher from IBM. Can you tell me what all resources one need to write this exam? Is this exam(141) easier than 140? Thanks in advance.
Muhammad Mansoor
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Joined: Nov 26, 2000
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Any Comments on the new announcement from IBM, it seems that IBM has extended the limit of First 100 , am i right ???
Muhammad
SCJP2,SCWCD,IBM OOAD
Muhammad Mansoor
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Any Comments on the new announcement from IBM, it seems that IBM has extended the limit of First 100 , am i right ???
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/certs/adcdxmlrt.shtml
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/news/20011130.shtml
Muhammad
SCJP2,SCWCD,IBM OOAD

[This message has been edited by Muhammad Mansoor (edited December 03, 2001).]
 
 
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