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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Passed with 90%...feeling good and relieved.......
I would say the available online resources are more than enough to pass the certification. This forum helped me a lot in finding the resources and some very good tips..Thanks JavaRanch and all the members of this forum....
I did not find the exam as tough as I expected it to be. I finished the exam in 50 min. So could have ample time for reviewing the answers. I could not wait to click the 'end' button and did that while I had 10 more minutes of time left.
My Scores breakup:
Section% of TestMy Score
Information Modelling2786%
XML Processing 3394%
XML Rendering1166%
Testing and Tuning11100%

I dont have prior experience in working with XML. My preparation started sometime back, but with lot of breaks in between....If I add up the total effort, I would say I had prepared for around 2 months.
Here is the list of resources I followed. Also these are the best resources I found on the web for the respective topics.
Firstly to understand the 141 Objectives, I used & Pradeep's XML Certification Primer at
Core XML & DTD (Annotated XML, XML Bible(, Skonnard)
XML Scema (XFront tutorials , Skonnard)
XSLT ( XFront tutorials, XSLT Specification, zvon tutorials(
XPath (XPath Specification, Skonnard)
DOM & SAX ( Processing XML with Java, 6-12 chapters.(, DOM & SAX APIs )
Namespaces (Namespaces Specification, Skonnard)
XSL FO & CSS (XML Bible)
Xlink & Xpointer (XML Bible, zvon tutorials)
XML Security (,
Web Services, Soap, UDDI, WSDL (Professional XML(
Regular Expressions (
Data modelling and RDBMS related issues for xml (Chapter 14 of Professional XML,
Mock Exams:
I reserved all the mock exams for the last week. I could finish doing them in 2 days and utilized the rest of the 3 to 4 days in revising topics where I scored less in the mock exams. (Mock Exams list in javaRanch)

One need to practice (by coding some examples) the topics CoreXML, DTD, XML Schema, XSLT, DOM, SAX. Rest of the topics one need to have understanding and how to use them. XML Spy is a very good editor to practice. But I did not use it as it has a code assist which will make ur life too easy and doesnt let u type. So I just used a notepad to code, and xerces and xalan to validate and test.
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 498

Congrats Daisy, great score

Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1304
thanks for providing all those resources

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
Roy Huang
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Joined: Nov 21, 2001
Posts: 104
Hi, Congratulations, is this the highest reported score of this forum?

SCJP 1.4/SCBCD/SCWCD<br />MCSE<br />IBM professional XML Developer<br />SAP certified Development Consultant (NetWeaver portal and Web JavaApplication)
Raje Selvaraj

Joined: Jan 12, 2004
Posts: 14
Great Score!!! Thanks for sharing the learning experience with us.
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Posts: 578
90% AWsome score
Congrats daisy !!!
hey, thats a lot of resources
thanks for sharing the information
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
congratulations! what a high score!

Sairam Ramakrishnan

Joined: Mar 27, 2004
Posts: 13
Hi Daisy,
Thats really motivating me!!
I cleared SCJP last week. Had a plan to give IBM-141.
The information you have provided is really useful for people like me (budding state)
It was really dark before i joined this forum , but now i have gained confidence and do my best for a high score.
Thanks Daisy.

************<br />SCJP 1.4
iyven koh
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Joined: Jun 16, 2003
Posts: 66
Thanks Daisy for the resources. I have been looking for them for a long time and this is very useful. Will start my preparation for this exam. Lastly, Congra Daisy!!!
Mujibur Rahman

Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 15
Good Job

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