Got up at 7:00am today (haven't got up so early in the past 3 years). Took the exam at 8:30am. I was told that's the only time available today when I called the test center two days ago (looks like more and more people are taking all kinds of certifications now). Passed the exam with 78%. Some information to share with anyone who will take this exam in the future. My Background: I haven't ever written a single line of XML in my life until now, but I have some real world experiences in J2EE, HTML, and CSS etc. Preparation: Took about 4 months (but the actually time might be just 2 months), average ~ 2 hours/day. Read through the XML Bible twice, and read 2 ~ 3 other XML links recommended by this site, including W3School web tutorials. Mock Exams: I scored very bad on those mock exams. Real Exam: A little bit tougher and trickier than the mock ones. Time is just fine to me. Anyway, I feel very lucky to pass the exam. This is a great site. Thanks!
Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat: Can you tell me the resources that you had used?
I mainly used the book "The XML Bible". Why did I choose it? Because I somehow got one for free 2 years ago . IMHO, it's good for XML beginners, but not good enough to let you pass this exam. Other chapters I chose to use: 1.) XML in a Nutshell: Chapter 9: XPath 2.) Professional XML: Chapter 6: SAX 1.0: The Simple API for XML 3.) W3School: beginners tutorial for XML, XSL, DTD... 4.) DOM specification.\ Next goal is SCEA. Lin Dai SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, IBM XML [ September 08, 2003: Message edited by: Lin Dai ]