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Marilyn Monickam
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Joined: Jun 05, 2001
Posts: 66
Hi
Is Professional XML just enough to prepare for XML Certification? I am new to XML.How much of preparation time would it take? And where in Chennai,India can I take the test?
Thanks
Marilyn
Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Posts: 2579

I can only answer your last question. Here is a list from 2test.com, you'll need to enquire at those centers though.
II22 SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY CHENNAI
104 PRINCE CENTRE
709-710 ANNA SALAI
BEHIND ANAND THEATRE
CHENNAI, 600 006
II24 DATA SOFTWARE RESEARCH COMPANY
KASTURI TOWERS
6 SMITH ROAD
CHENNAI, 600 002

II47 BITECH
NO. 3, 4 & 5 MOORES ROAD
BUHARIA TOWERS
EGMORE
CHENNAI, 600006

IIB NIIT LTD
33/1 UTHAMAR GANDHI SALAI
NUNGAMBAKKAM HIGH ROAD
NUNGAMBAKKAM
CHENNAI, 600034
91 44 823 0361

IIH HUMANWARE INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
GROUND FLOOR
124 G.N CHETTY ROAD
T. NAGAR
CHENNAI, 17
91 44 235 2919

IIUF SQL STAR INT LTD CHENNAI
DWARKA 36
NUNGAMBAKKAM HIGH ROAD
CHENNAI, 600034

IIW30 ASSET INTERNATIONAL
124
KUTCHERY ROAD
MYLAPORE
CHENNAI, 600 004

IIW31 APTECH LTD ADAYAR
FIRST FLOOR, NO. 124
OPP. RAJA RAJEWSHARI KALYANA
MANDAPAM,KACHERY ROAD,MYLAPORE
CHENNAI
HTH,
- Manish
mahadevan raja
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Joined: Apr 11, 2001
Posts: 96
hi monickam,
it does not matter whether u r in chennai or in coimbatore,u can give this exam in any of the sylvan prometric centres,enquire for any such centres and ask them abt the fees.
this question has been asked n number of times,i shall give u some tips of where to get the materials for the certification.tho' i have not given the certification yet,i have gone thro this forum and taken these tips.
may be it might be of some use for u.
Professional xml second edition has been the most wanted and important book for this certification.
these were taken from many links from this forum.
Certification tips:
1.very important link
http://www.coderanch.com/t/146243/po/certification/Passed-test
2.Well, the exam is not as easy as the sample test. I had quite a few questions on XSL:FO. I hadn't prepared much on FO so its not surprising that I scored the least in XML rendering. Major number of questions included topics on XSLT and schema. A couple on Soap, XLnk, Query,and XPointer.
3. over a year XML programming experinece, I took 35 evenings to prepare for it by reading W3C specifications for XML1.0, Schema Prime, XSLT1.0, XPath/XPointer1.0, SOAP, DOM2 and also SAX2. My focus is on the first 4 readings and tried to get understanding in depth.
4.Don't forget to read XML specs. No book is as good as the spec itself. If the document on w3c.org is too esoteric for you, try reading the best annotated xml spec published ever. I have fallen in love with this document.DOM till level 3 is important
5. http://www.coderanch.com/t/146209/po/certification/Online-resources-XML-certification-your
6.Then i got Professional XML second edition and passed the exam within 6 days.
7. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1861005059/qid=1012315350/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_71_1/102-0569626-1332127
this is 2nd edition link
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1. Professional XML 2nd Edition
Recommended Reading: ch. 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11,12,24,27
Chapter 02 Basic XML Syntax
Chapter 03 Advanced XML Syntax
Chapter 04 The XML Information Set
Chapter 05 Validating XML: DTDs
Chapter 06 Introducing XML Schema
Chapter 08 Navigating XML- XPath
Chapter 08 Navigating XML – XPath
Chapter 09 Transforming XML
Chapter 11 The Document Object Model
Chapter 12 SAX 2
Chapter 24 SOAP
Chapter 27 B2B Futures: WSDL and UDDI
2. Professional XML Schemas
Recommended Reading: ch. 1-9
3. XSLT O'Reilly
Recommended Reading: ch. 1-9 (that's the whole first part of the book)
if you have money left:
4. XSLT Programmer's Reference
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Mock exams:
http://www.whizlabs.com/products/xmlwhiz/xmlwhiz.html
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65% is the pass mark in real exam.
38 shud be right out of 57
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for xml security
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/s-xmlsec.html
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4. Yes, I did go through articles from "Roger L. Costello" on XML Schema but not XSLT. For XSLT, I referred XSLT/XPATH Tutorial at www.zvon.org
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The Professional XML, which is referred to on the board is Professional XML Second edition ISBN 1-86100-5059 from Wrox press.
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xfront.com->FOR XML SCHEMA,SLIDES.
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[ August 15, 2002: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]

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Marilyn Monickam
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Joined: Jun 05, 2001
Posts: 66
Thanks Manish and Mahadevan
How much is the exam fees?
Anup Agrawal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 09, 2001
Posts: 19
Hi,
I am planning to take 141 test. Is the book beginning XML (wrox publishers) is a good book to start with. Or should I jump directly to professional XML. I have worked on Java and other programming languages but I am new to XML technologies. Please guide me.
Anup
Karthik Guru
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 1209
XML is not Rocket Science. since you have worked on java and stuff like that , go for one book. So professional XML, 2nd edition s'd be enough.
Vasan
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 08, 2002
Posts: 11
Hi all,
Anybody from chennai who is having
professional xml 2nd edition
professional xml schema
professional xslt
i need to take xerox of the chapters
pls help
Vasan
 
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