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Dave Matthews
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Joined: Jun 11, 2002
Posts: 15
Just passed the exam and seeing as I found all the other posts useful I'd thought I'd post my experiences.
Personally I found the exam tough I know a lot of people recently have said its not that bad but I found it much harder than the Sun exams.
Most of the questions were exhibit based and covered a lot of the scenarios from the mock exam, in fact at least half a dozen questions were identical to the mock questions. Most questions seemed to have more than one answer with one obviously right answer and two seemingly right answer. Topics that came up that I can remember were xsl:lists, what scenarios xsl:all can be used in, outputting xslt to several files, identifying leaf nodes, what defines well formed xml etc.
The Whizz Labs exam is absoloutely useless, I used witscale (a bit easy compared to the real thing) and the IBM mocks, generally though the IBM exam is the one to guage yourself on and make sure you know it inside out.
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 662
Congrats Dave.
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
Posts: 7610
Nice shot Dave


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Scott Duffy
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Joined: May 23, 2002
Posts: 58
Way to go Dave!
I wouldn't say the exam was easy either. But if one has an understanding of what technologies are for what purposes (SAX, DOM, XSLT, XSL:FO, DTD, and Schema), then that goes a long way towards answering the scenario questions.
Having a good understanding of element names, function names, interface names, event handlers, etc. will help with the detailed part of the exam.
Best regards,
Scott


Scott Duffy<br />:: MCSD, SCJP, IBMXML<br />:: Author of <a href="http://www.xguru.com/tutorial/cat_index.asp?cat=5" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBM XML Certification Guide</a><br />:: Author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072228873" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How to Do Everything in JavaScript</a>, Osborne Press
 
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