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Passed with 74%

Rajesh Pathak
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Joined: Aug 15, 2002
Posts: 56
Hi Ranchers,
I Passed the test with a score of 74%.
This forum was of great help as I got the strategy to prepare, various links for (free)reading materials. Also, the experience of Ranchers, who have faced the exam, was very vauable.
The resources I used are:
1) XML quick reference (Skonnard) is the best.
I studied it thoroughly and also made notes for revision.
2) Books: Professional XML(Wrox publication)- I read only few begining chapters to build basic concepts.
XSLT(Wrox publication)-This is good book but it goes in great details which is not required from exam point of view.
3)The W3C schema primer is the best resource for XML schemas, and is more than enough.
4) I also read some Developer's work from the IBM site. Good stuff there to build concepts, hence helpful for cracking the scenario based questions in exam.
5) IBM's mock test is must-do stuff.
I am working on SOAP,WSDL so that part was bit easy for me.
I had installed evaluation copy of XML spy, and practiced enough of DTD,Schema,XSL. Hands on practice is must to digest the concepts.
All the best for future aspirants


Rajesh(Bangalore,India)<br />SCJP2, SCWCD, SCEA, IBM-XML, UML-OOAD, IBM-Enterprise Connectivity with J2EE.
Tauqueer Ali
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 05, 2001
Posts: 53
Great Job Rajesh !!! Congrats!!
Can you suggest any book especially written for XML certification.

Thanks
Ali.
:roll:


SCJP2, SCWCD, XML, OOAD<br />Kolkata, India
Micheal Jacob
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Joined: Nov 25, 2002
Posts: 89
Well Done Rajesh.
Hariharan Raman
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 30, 2002
Posts: 26
Congrats Rajesh..!
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 12, 2002
Posts: 169
Congrats Pal
Ruff Young
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Joined: Sep 26, 2002
Posts: 513
Congratulations!


SCJP2, SCWCD<br />IBM Certified WebSphere<br />IBM Certified Solution Developer for WSAD
John Wetherbie
Rancher

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1449
Congrats!


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Raymond Law
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 07, 2002
Posts: 12
Congratulations!

RL


RL
Vidya Nayak
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 20, 2002
Posts: 24
Congratulations Rajesh. Well done.
Can I ask you to please provide the path to XML quick reference - looks like the most recommended ones.
ta
Vidya
Tong Chen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
Well done! Thanks for your tips!


Tong Chen (Seattle USA)<br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCDJWS,IBM XML,MCP.NET,MCAD.NET,MCSD.NET
Hariharan Raman
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 30, 2002
Posts: 26
Hi.. Here is the link to download XML Quick Reference by Skonnard
http://www.develop.com/devresources/bookdownload.aspx
Hari.
Vidya Nayak
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 20, 2002
Posts: 24
Thanks Hari.
trupti nigam
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 21, 2001
Posts: 613
Congratulations Rajesh!!!
Can you tell me how much time it took you to prepare for the exam?
thanks,
trupti
Hariharan Raman
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 30, 2002
Posts: 26
Congradulations Rajesh..!
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
Congratulations!
Ruff Young
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2002
Posts: 513
Again!
[ February 25, 2003: Message edited by: Ruff Young ]
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

nice job done man. Congrats...


Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
anandkrisnan variar
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 26, 2003
Posts: 16
Hi Rajesh,
I am going to start preparing for XML cert (IBM).
my company is going to send for training, but i think it will be a very basic training starting from level 0.
I am well aware of many of the things in XML and also written small programes in java, using xerces.
Is there a book specificaly for this certification.( or any materials avaliable )
Thanks


Regards,<br />anand.<br />IBM Global Services India.
Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations and good luck with your future endeavours!


Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
 
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