Hi Rancher, Day before yesterday I have passed XML Exam with 73%. Thanks to all of u for ur help. I would specially like to thanks Ajit for providing a good mock on case study. Mapraputa Is for explaining the things in simple manner. Shashank Tanksali for his mock exam as well as his various post. I got one question from his mock (leaf node question) Luciano for answering all my questions related with exam Rakesh and Hari for giving a detail information about their Exam. My exam question pattern r almost like Hari and Rakesh Exam, so I am not going to repeat it. But one thing I should tell u guys, Exam is NOT TOUGH at all. It is only confusing. Some questions r straightforward. Some has 2 or 3 right option but u have to select only one. I think I have lost points here. Some questions test u how much u can remember. Case study questions r not too tough at all. Infact I feel that IBM mock exam is tough and I was just manage to score 70% in that exam. I have used Whizlab testing s/w it is O.k. The case studies questions r good and there explanation is also good. What I feel is that a person should make a kind of entity diagram or some sort of that, for case study questions and while writing the relationship he should write above the arrow (connecting business and client etc) the format of XML file(whether HTML or raw XML), send or received. This will help u to understand the problem and will help u to decide, when there is a requirement for DTD or Schema and when the o/p has to be send to client, whether we need XSLT or not. This helped me. May be it will help u also. Actually it will give u the clear idea in term of picture/diagram and help u to decide. As their r only two case studies which r repeated again and again, so it is better to make such kind of diagram. Also read Ajit’s mock exam questions and their answers carefully and most important read the explanation 2-3 times. It is also very helpful.(basically tell u how to eliminate other options) Regarding Books I have used the following: - Professional XML (1st edition) 2nd was not available in India when I have bought that book. I don’t find any problem with 1st edition except SAX1.0 and few more outdated topics. XSLT by Oreilly- good book must read For Schema I have only referred notes from Roger site www.xfront.com, they r really very nice and easy to read and understand. For topics like XML-FO, Signature and WebServices only read the theory part no need to study the detail (about syntax.) That is it. If u needs to know more do write. I am there to help u as other ranchers do. Here is my suggestion or u can say a request to Ajit to make another set of 6 questions on case study. It will give u a great idea about case study questions. And u will be able to score good in that area. Cheers, Anup Batra
Hearty congratulations on your success and thanks for sharing with us your experience. I recently began to study XML. Would you mind telling me where to find Ajit's mock exam? You mentioned his mock several times and strongly recommended it.