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einstein singh

Joined: Dec 04, 2003
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This is my first mail. I took a certification test after 2 yrs.(last scjd in 01).
I didn't have much time for preparation, have my finals from next week.
I just scanned the free material online. Read the java xml book and a few chapters on XSL. Overall i cleared the test as i know the practical use of all the technologies. I was not really conversant with the names of the functions is xsl etc, so got a low score.
I just took the IBM sample test.. i think the final test was pretty similar. My suggestions for you folks :
1) Study DTD's in detail. I got some stupid and annoying questions about deprecated stuff from DTD's.
2) Work extensively on xsl. I recommend you to take xslfo seriously. I hate formatting and the view layer.. but there were plenty of questions using the same.

3) U need to know xml schemas inside out.
4) The questions on web services were take aways.
5) The most confusing questions were from xsl and easiest on general situations-architecture questions.
6) I got no question on xml signatures or encryption. So you should not expect more than 1-2 questions.

Hope this is of some use.
Take Care and EnjOy
-- Puneet S Chawla
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Jagdeep Singh
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 106
Congrats !!

Jagdeep Singh<br />SCJP;SCWCD;IBM Certified XML Solution Developer;SCBCD1.3
Rajesh Sinha

Joined: Apr 11, 2003
Posts: 8
I agree. Here's the link:
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