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John Williamer
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 23
Well i passed 141 with 81%. Not bad considering I had to hold down a full time job, stealing time here and there to rivise. The exam itself was tricky in places and the first 30 minutes did panic me a little. Skipping quite a few questions. But after taking my time to review them everything was more clear.
For preperation I only used Professional XML 2nd Edition and whizlabs. The captures specified by javaranch whould almost definately inlude the Xpointer and XLink stuff and maybe even some of the XQuery as I did get some questions on that.
Reading some posts just before I took the exam did dent my confidence about whizlabs as some people really hate it. But to their credit it did help me alot with the scenarios in the exam plus if you are taking this exam then you should be able to notice the odd errors in the whizlabs exam. On the whole I think that it benefited me a great deal by trawling through previous posts(and i mean ALL OF THEM!!) and even looking at the experiences of the people who have taken the exam and have passed or failed.
One question I have is what next?
I have done the Java programmers and web compontent developer and now XML....
Thanks for all your help. G
John Wetherbie
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Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1441
Probably depends on your interests and what is going on at work. Maybe the next goal shouldn't be getting another cert but something else like learning a new language or technology.
Good luck in whatever you pursue!


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Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
Congratulations John!
I would say you choice is right...Just go for another new language or technology while you continue using the Java...
For me, first of all, I will continue study and apply deeper Java technologies and am studying Web Services-related topics and working on Microsoft certificates like MCAD/MCSD/MCDBA.
Happy studying...


Tong Chen (Seattle USA)<br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCDJWS,IBM XML,MCP.NET,MCAD.NET,MCSD.NET
Pradeep Chopra
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Joined: Nov 19, 2000
Posts: 219
Congratulations John for your success!
Many thanks for your appreciation about our exam simulator!! I know that few months back it was not much effective in contributing to the success of XML aspirants like you. But over the last few months, it has undergone significant changes and the feedback we've received validates it.
It would be great if you could mail the "odd errors" you mentioned at feedback@whizlabs.com.
Regarding your future options: I'll suggest either of SCEA or UML certification. You may also want to wait for SCBCD exam to be released by Sun.
Best wishes,
Pradeep


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Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
congrats...
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1297
do ppl who pass Test 141 alone receive a certification package for IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies?
Which includes the certificate and pin etc...


BEA 8.1 Certified Administrator, IBM Certified Solution Developer For XML 1.1 and Related Technologies, SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCJD, SCEA,
Oracle Certified Master Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
This is a reponse to Billy Tsai's question:
I got a frame-sized and a namecard-sized paper certifates but didn't get a pin..
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1297
how long do you think it would take if study full time for this exam inorder to pass?
I mean all day everyday for a newbie to XML
and do you guys know anything about IBM Certified for e-business - Solution Technologist?
the Test812 whats it about has anyone done it
Juan Rolando Prieur-Reza
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Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Posts: 235
The book "Professional XML Schemas" appears to be out-of-print.
Any suggestions for a best alternative book on the same subject
that would provide equivalent preparation for 141 ?


Juan Rolando Prieur-Reza, M.S., LSSBB, SCEA, SCBCD, SCWCD, SCJP/1.6, IBM OOAD, SCSA
v giri
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 128
You may use Skonnard's book (Essential XML) which is free download and a small sized book and also download Schema Tutorial from xfront.com. Both cover material sufficient for the exam.


-giri
Juan Rolando Prieur-Reza
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Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Posts: 235
Originally posted by v giri:
You may use Skonnard's book (Essential XML) which is free download and a small sized book and also download Schema Tutorial from xfront.com. Both cover material sufficient for the exam.

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