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Passed the Exam with 72 %

Sirisha Perabap
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Joined: Mar 10, 2003
Posts: 2
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...
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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
Harsha Jay
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Joined: Jul 23, 2001
Posts: 177
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
Sirisha Perabap
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 10, 2003
Posts: 2
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...
Harsha Jay
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Joined: Jul 23, 2001
Posts: 177
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 ]
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 2164
congrats Sirisha
I wish I would have passed yet. Will schedule next wednesday , or thursday , or friday , or monday
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 497

Congrats


Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
Thank you for your tips, Sirisha!
And congratulations!


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
Congrats Sirisha..!
Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

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


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