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Passed the IBM-141

 
Dhiren Joshi
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Hi every one ,
I passed with 72 %.Its not a great score but its still a pass . Thanks every one on java ranch. I wouldnt have managed without your support.
Especiall thanks to Lasse for an excellent work as a moderator of this forum ,Satish ,Jeni ,Hari ,Tamber and others who helped clear many of my doubts.
Also this exam isnt all that simple as I was misled by the mocks. I didnt even get one single straight technical question. The mocks or any exams I have given dont touch the level of this exam. Also questions were only 55 and not 58.
I got many scenario questions and they are pretty length descriptions.

It seems one needs to have a really clear understanding conceptually to apply the concepts to a use case scenario.

I got just one question on XSL-FO which needed technical details . No questions at all on security.
My preparation was almost a month. Having 4 years of XML experience on SAX and webservices.

I have gone through every FAQ resource on java ranch and Roseanne Zhang
FAQ for XML was most helpful.

Gone through W3 specs for XML, XPointer ,XPath,XLink and XSL .

Books .
1. XML Specification guide. (An excellent book for DTD and XML valid and well formedness explaination as well as the specs)
2. J2EE webservices RMH for SOAP and WSDL (not really required so much depth)
3. Processing XML with Java by Elliot Rusty. (Sufficient for DOM/SAX ).Thats ll I used this for.
4. Professional XML wrox publications.
5. XML by Elliot Rusty


Links
1. For security
http://java.boot.by/wsd-guide/ch08.html
2. For XSL
http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XSLTreference/Output/
3. For XML Schema (Excellent detailed tutorials)
http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XMLSchemaTutorial/Output/index.html
4. XML Bible links given on javaranch for XPointer, XLink ,XSL-FO and XPath.


http://www.javaranch.com/gramps/XMLLinks.jsp
Others:

The XML Bible, 2nd edition

Chapter 18: XSL Formatting Objects
Chapter 19: XLinks
Chapter 20: XPointers

Thanks again everyone for all your help and support.

Dhiren
 
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Congratulations and thanks for the kind words
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Hi Dhiren,
AWSOME COngratulations !!!
And thanks for putting up so much info and your kind words

Whats next ?
 
Jeni Jay
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Congratulations Dhiren !!
It's great to hear that you have cleared the exam .Thanks for sharing your exam experience.I'm sure it will help the future exam-takers.
Thank you and congrats again ,
Jeni
 
Satish Avadhanam
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Congrats Dhiren.

Thank you for your words and many thanks for posting resources.

Also I would like to thank you for posting so many different questions that helped me to understand alot.

I think you are onto SCEA now. Good Luck. You completed part I already?

Satish.
 
Dhiren Joshi
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Thanks everyone.
Yes Satish I completed part -1 of SCEA a while back on to the assignment taking me a while to complete it. I am on it from Oct 31.

Also got my Java web services pass the same day as IBM-141 . (07/23/04)
Looking for better career options now is the intent.
I will continue to be around on this forum to help others with whatever help I can give for thier preparations.

Thanks again everyone
Dhiren
 
Tong Chen
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Congratulations to you!
 
Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Congrats.

Regards,
 
Billy Tsai
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would you get a physical certificate for IBM Certified Solution Developer - XML and Related Technologies if u pass the exam for it?
 
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Originally posted by Billy Tsai:
would you get a physical certificate for IBM Certified Solution Developer - XML and Related Technologies if u pass the exam for it?

Yes, you will get a physical certificate.
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:

Yes, you will get a physical certificate.


Only if you request it in writing to IBM I dint get it for 2 months after I had finished the exam ..I recieved only an electronic copy !!
Only after I emaile them asking for a hard copy, I got one !!!

Mail them at [EMAIL]certify.us.ibm.com [/EMAIL] with your prometric ID, Date of the exam, exam no ..etc

Hope this helps And hey dhiren Congrats on pasing Web Services
 
Dhiren Joshi
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Thanks Hari .
I wasnt aware about requesting for a hard copy in writing .
I sent them the request today.

Thanks again
Dhiren
 
Nicolaas van Rensburg
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Congratulations! I know how you feel. Must say that it is a tough exam.

Cheers to all the 141 Passers!
 
Bryan Li
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COngratulations
 
Andy Smith
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COngrats Dhiren & thx for ur replies on my queries...
 
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