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Passed 141 with 90%

Ujwala Kawalay
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Joined: Sep 05, 2003
Posts: 8
Hi,
Today I cleared XML certification exam with 90%. The real exam was very tricky and sometimes it was difficult to select the correct answer(eg:when 2 or more answers are almost similar). Many times I felt I would be lucky enough to pass!!
However here are the details :-
Exam questions:- Lots of scenario based questions , 4-5 on Xml schema , 2 on XSL FO, 4-5 on DOM and 1 on Events, 3-4 on SAX, basic XML, XSLT, 2-3 on SOAP+ UDDI,2 on Namespaces,DTD,some on Xpath, couple on Xquery, 2 on Xlink .
Peparation time: 2 1/2 months (as I have a full time job and am a mother of a 5 month old), but actual time spent was around 3 weeks.
Materials: Professional XML 2nd edition, w3schools.org, schema and xsl tutorials from xfront. Essential XML by skonnard(didn't get time to go through all the chapters) , IBM tutorial on XSL FO ,Xquery and of course this forum!!
I am thankfull to everyone on this forum who provided valuable tips and links for this exam. Good luck to all.
cheers
Ujwala
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 497

Congrats


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dinesh pande
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Joined: Apr 07, 2003
Posts: 124
Congratulations Great work !!!
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John Wetherbie
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Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1449
Congratulations!


The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once.
- Buckaroo Banzai
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Joined: Jul 28, 2000
Posts: 1851
Congrats Ujwala
dhriti joshi
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Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Posts: 82
hi,
congrats for your success.
can u just tell me if u got any ques. on xpointers,if yes what kind.
thanks.
dhriti.
Ujwala Kawalay
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 05, 2003
Posts: 8
Hi Dhriti,

I didn't have any specific question on Xpointer itself, but a couple of questions had xpointer related statements as one of the multiple choice answers. I guess its better to know atleast the concepts , so that one doesn't make the wrong choice in the exam.
cheers
Ujwala
tony kanvas
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Joined: Oct 26, 2002
Posts: 97
To Ujwala Kawalay
Congratulation
Did you use any mock exam and how much you got .
What you can advice me how start with good book especially I didn�t never ever use xml
Thanks in advance
Ujwala Kawalay
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 05, 2003
Posts: 8
Hi,
If you are new to XML I would advise you to start with www.w3schools.com tutorials on XML. They are very simple and straightforward. Next would be any good XML book.(if you are aiming for certification then might as well read Professional XML 2nd Edition). The online tutorials on xfront and IBM are also good.
I took almost all the mocks exams mentioned on the javaranch xmlexam links page.I scored between 70-80 % in the exams. IBM mock exam score was 72%, since I finished it in a hurry (20 mins) and made some silly mistakes.
For practice, download XMLSpy trial version .
All the best
-Ujwala
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
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Groovy
Juan Rolando Prieur-Reza
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Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Posts: 236
Ujwala Kawalay,
High praise - congratulations. And thank you for posting your content breakdown. very helpful and clear. By the way, are you an educator? do you work with XML or related technology in your professional life? ... and best wishes for your little one.


Juan Rolando Prieur-Reza, M.S., LSSBB, SCEA, SCBCD, SCWCD, SCJP/1.6, IBM OOAD, SCSA
Jagdeep Singh
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 106
Congrats Ujwala


Jagdeep Singh<br />SCJP;SCWCD;IBM Certified XML Solution Developer;SCBCD1.3
Ujwala Kawalay
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 05, 2003
Posts: 8
Hi John,
I am not an educator. I am a S/W Engg and I had worked on a webservices project in the past which involved XML,XSLT and schema.
Thanks for your wishes.
cheers
Ujwala
dhriti joshi
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Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Posts: 82
hi ujwala,
just wanted to know what did u do to get the certificate.
i just cleared my exam and recieved an email from ibm asking is i needed electronic certification or not.if i do not opt for that wil they send me some certificate by post or not.or do i have to write a mail to them asking for a hard copy.
please help.
dhriti.
Ujwala Kawalay
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 05, 2003
Posts: 8
Hi Dhriti,
You have to ask them to sent a hard copy. I also got the electronic copy, but requested them to sent the printed cert. They have confirmed to sent it, but I haven't received it yet(in their reply they had mentioned 2-4 weeks for delivery)
Regards
Ujwala
zena sam
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 41
Hi Ujwala,
Congrats!!
am planning on xml certification.Can u tell me which of the chapters are important from Professional XML(2nd edition) for the certification as there seems to be many chapters not to related to certification topics directly.....though they might be important for understanding the concepts in depth...
Thanks in Advance!
Zena
Ujwala Kawalay
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 05, 2003
Posts: 8
Hi Zena,
The following chapters are important :- 1-6,8-12,16,20 and few pages of the 24th chapter.
All the best
-Ujwala
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
Congratulations!


Tong Chen (Seattle USA)<br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCDJWS,IBM XML,MCP.NET,MCAD.NET,MCSD.NET
 
 
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