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Passed with 90%

 
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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
Architecture1890%
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 http://sys-con.com/xml/article.cfm?id=634 & Pradeep's XML Certification Primer at http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-xmlcert/.
Core XML & DTD (Annotated XML, XML Bible(http://www.mmg.vmei.acad.bg/xml/), Skonnard)
XML Scema (XFront tutorials , Skonnard)
XSLT ( XFront tutorials, XSLT Specification, zvon tutorials(http://www.zvon.org/index.php?nav_id=tutorials))
XPath (XPath Specification, Skonnard)
DOM & SAX ( Processing XML with Java, 6-12 chapters.(http://cafeconleche.org/books/xmljava/chapters/), DOM & SAX APIs )
Namespaces (Namespaces Specification, Skonnard)
XSL FO & CSS (XML Bible)
Xlink & Xpointer (XML Bible, zvon tutorials)
XML Security (http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-encrypt/, http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-encrypt2/)
Web Services, Soap, UDDI, WSDL (Professional XML(http://member.mol.com/molmember/members/mcsd2000/WROX-ProfessionalXML2Ed-fly.pdf))
Regular Expressions (http://www.perldoc.com/perl5.8.0/pod/perlrequick.html)
Data modelling and RDBMS related issues for xml (Chapter 14 of Professional XML, http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2001/05/09/dtdtodbs.html)
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.
http://www.javaranch.com/xml/XMLexamList.jsp (Mock Exams list in javaRanch)
http://www.perfectxml.com/TestQuiz.asp
http://www.w3schools.com/quiztest/quiztest.asp?qtest=XML
http://www.skillometer.com/indexbetalist.asp?cl=1&testid=21&rno=90&tname=XML
http://www.elitecertify.com/demos/IBM/000-141.pdf
http://globalitcert.com/demos/IBM_Demos/
http://sys-con.com/xml/article.cfm?id=634
http://www.expertrating.com/details.asp?examid=51&catid=2
http://www.witscale.com/test141.html
http://www.certy.com/defaultsvr11.asp

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.
 
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Congrats Daisy, great score
 
Billy Tsai
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thanks for providing all those resources
 
Roy Huang
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Hi, Congratulations, is this the highest reported score of this forum?
 
Raje Selvaraj
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Great Score!!! Thanks for sharing the learning experience with us.
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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90% AWsome score
Congrats daisy !!!
hey, thats a lot of resources
thanks for sharing the information
 
Tong Chen
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congratulations! what a high score!
 
Sairam Ramakrishnan
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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.
 
iyven koh
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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!!!
 
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daisy
Good Job

S.M.Rahman
 
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