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Passed the Exam with 72 %

Sirisha Perabap

Joined: Mar 10, 2003
Posts: 2
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 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...
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
Sirisha Perabap

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

Hariharan Raman

Joined: Dec 30, 2002
Posts: 26
Congrats Sirisha..!
Ajith Kallambella

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

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