Hi, Today I have passed the IBM XML 141 certification with 72%..I am a silent member of this group..First Of all I want to thank Javaranch and all its members.... I want to share some of my thoughts on this exam which might be helpful to future aspirants... My preparation was for 4 weeks... My Resources: Professional XML (wrox) Professional Schemas (wrox) XSLT Doug Tidwell Essential XML reference
Rogers PPT tutorial for schemas and xslt(very good)
I have done all the mock exams in the Javaranch mock exam links
Did not go through the W3c specs...I should have done ..but had no printer access... ----------------- Now coming to the part ...how the real exam is... I Felt it was very tough.....There were some(4-5) questions related to XML rendering....I did not go thru XLINKS, XSL-FO and Xpointer ...I felt i should have gone thru these topics....One more thing was the DOM and SAX api....Some of the questions require that we go though the API's very well...
Any way I am happy i got thru....Best of luck to all of you who will be taking this exam in Future... Thanks
Congratulations!!! on passing the exam... How much experience did you have with XML before you took the exam since you said you took only 4 weeks of preparation?. appreciate a reply Have a nice day Harsha
Joined: Mar 10, 2003
Hi Harsha, I am Java Developer...Not much experience with XMl except understanding the cofiguration files generated for J2EE applications....I was planning for XML certification since a year....but not much serious study except for going through some topics...But this four weeks was very my preparation was rigorous...I have spent almost 6-7 hrs daily for this certification...
Joined: Jul 23, 2001
Hi Sirisha, Thanks for the reply, I am also a Java Developer and all the XML stuff I know is for J2EE also. looks like I have a lot of reading I got to do before I get ready for the exam. Thanks and Best of luck Hope to see you around answering our 'XMLwannabeee's' questions... Harsha [ March 14, 2003: Message edited by: Harsha Jay ]