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Hi,
If I want to buy one book to prepare for the certification exam, which would that be? I need a book that covers most of the topics that are to be prepared for the exam, easy to understand and informative.
I am not able to make the final decision out of these:
1. Professional XML Second Edition
2. XML bible
3. XML by example
4. XML and Java
Please help me in finding that.
Thanks.
Vibha.
 
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Hi,
Right now I do study for the 141 certification and after reading a couple of books I strongly recommend the following books:
1. Professional XML 2nd Edition
Recommended Reading: ch. 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11,12,24,27
2. Professional XML Schemas
Recommended Reading: ch. 1-9
3. XSLT O'Reilly
Recommended Reading: ch. 1-9 (that's the whole first part of the book)
if you have money left:
4. XSLT Programmer's Reference
I didn't like the XML Bible too much.

Regards
Berny
 
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Vibha,
My choice is #1: Professional XML 2nd Edition.
Based on Ranchers discussion I conlcude that reading this book and some other links is far enough to pass exam 141.
IMO, all these books are too big. A not so extensive, and also a good book is "XML in a Nutshell".
Adrian
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Thanks a lot for the usefult input.
Vibha.
 
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I have re-registered with my full name.
Thanks,
Vibha.
 
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What do u think about XML : How To Program of
Deitel & Deitel? i m asking bcz i have it...
 
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Team,
I made a mistake by spending too much time with XML bible.
Then i got Professional XML second edition and passed the exam within 6 days.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1861005059/qid=1012315350/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_71_1/102-0569626-1332127
In fact i found some questions to be directly from the book.
Hope this helps
Suchak Jani
(SCJP2, Weblogic 6 certified, IBM XML 141 cert)
 
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