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Roy Huang
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Joined: Nov 21, 2001
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Hello everyone,
Cleared XML exam with 79% .
Here is the split
Architecture - 80%
Information Modelling - 80%
XML Processing - 72% (don't know why this time it is low)
XML Rendering - 100% (Scored low in mocks)
Testing and Tuning - 83%
I would like to thank everyone in this forum for proviing valudle tips on the resources. Apart from the certification, the XML knowledge I improved during this study can't be valued! I believe you really need to know something clear maybe not so deep in this exam.
The Whizlab Simulator helped me also a lot to get the confidence for this exam.
The questions I met in this exam is not so difficult as Whizlan shows, but really need clear understanding of the theory. It covers all teh necessary that IBM clarifies in its exam requirements...
I have XSLT, web service DOM, SAX processing experience in the real project and edited some schemas occasionally, I used 1.5 months to preparfe thsi exam, everyday about 3 hours.

Book: Professional XML 2nd version
Online: all missing elements from this book, like soem good tutorial about DTD entities and security part from IBM, of course -> W3cschool, and XML.com , some XML standards plus DOM, SAX Java APIs are also very helpful.

I did all five mock exams from Whizlab (failed once but all of them are worse than the real exam report), in Whizlab the XSLT part is really difficult...and be careful they have also some small mistakes..
(paste the details next time)

some tipps for multiple choices and scenario questions:
for scenario questions you have to find the key word which leads to the answer, this is very important, when to use DOM, when to XSLT, what is the most important sentences....
multiple choice U have to choose 2 or mor answers, if U are not sure 2 or 3 of them are correct, just choose 3 of them. if only 2 answers are correct, it will warn you. But in the question it will never tell you how many are correct!

Be patient and go ahead!
U will be success.

IBM Professional XML developer
SCJP(prepared in next month)
SCWCD(before winter:-))

SCJP 1.4/SCBCD/SCWCD<br />MCSE<br />IBM professional XML Developer<br />SAP certified Development Consultant (NetWeaver portal and Web JavaApplication)
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
Satish Avadhanam
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Congrats Roy. It seems that you have pretty tight schedule of exams in the next couple of months
Good Luck
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
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XML is a tough one to get through !!!
well done
good luck with the otehr exams I am also preparing for SCJD right now
Roy Huang
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Joined: Nov 21, 2001
Posts: 104
Maybe here one question from the Exam is also interetsing..
It's about the SAX parseradapter class.
What I understand is this is a bridge to Adapt a SAX1 Parser as a SAX2 XMLReader. This class wraps a SAX1 Parser and makes it act as a SAX2 XMLReader, with feature, property, and Namespace support.
But the several choices from the answer from the exam seems exactly the different order: one of the closest answer is Adapt a SAX2 XMLReader as a SAX1 Parser. (which used to be the main function from XML readeradapter)
This question is from the real exam I got and appeared also in Mock exam from Whizlab simulater.
2 xsl functions I remebered from the exam is
number() and document()
here they use number("-6"), then ask the answer...
just FYI.
Good Luck for Ranch guys who want to take the exam in teh future...
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Tong Chen
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