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Passed test 142. Guess what I used for preparation.

P Wang
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Joined: Nov 05, 2006
Posts: 17
Went to an IBM conference (Websphere Technical Exchange) last week. It offers free IBM certification tests. While preparing Websphere tests, I had some free time. I decided to spend some time on XML. So I spent a few hours going through the XML and related tutorials on w3schools.com before the conference. Had no time for a full XML book.

After finishing Websphere tests, I decided to give 142 a try, planning to learn what topic it covers and what kind of questions it contains. It's free any way. In the middle of the test, I realized I had a shot. The questions are mostly single choice and they require lots of reasoning, not memory. So I took the test seriously and finished it with only 3 seconds left. I got realy lucky and got a score of 63%(31/49), one more than the passing score (61% 30/49).

Having only spent less than two days on XML, I still feel I need to read some XML books to justify my certification. Ironicly, I failed one of the Websphere tests I spent so much time preparing, twice.


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Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz !


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nandan johri
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Joined: Jan 12, 2006
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congrats man ... for someone new how long would it take for prep for 142??
Vivek S. kumar
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Joined: Dec 19, 2006
Posts: 25
hie.. you mentioned somewhere that 142 is free.. but on the ibm site i could see it asking some 75USD. please tell how did you find it free??


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Salil Dhawan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2006
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I am new to this forum. I am looking forward to giving XML Certification.Is IBM Certification is the most sought for?And if yes,how to go about its preparation.What are recommended books and can anyone share test experience in detail.Any preparation material concerning the exam on the internet?


Thanks

Salil


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