IBM 000-142 : XML 1.1 and Related Technologies Exam
The IBM 000-142 (XML 1.1 and Related Technologies) test is a 75-minute exam with 49 questions total. This exam is necessary for the IBM Certified Solution Developer -- XML 1.1 and Related Technologies certification and will test knowledge in the following areas: Architecture, Information Modeling, XML Processing, Transformations, and Testing/Tuning. The exam is only available in the English language. The exam number for this test is 000-142.
Although no formal training is required for the completion of this exam, several study materials are available for further preparation. Three classroom courses and two instructor-led online courses are available. As well, two retail books - XSLT Cookbook, Second Edition and XML in a Nutshell, Third Edition - can be read and extensive web resources, broken down by section, can also be read. It's important to note, however, that such courses will not earn you a passing score; a certain level of "on the job" experience is required for successful completion. The associated certification for this exam is IBM Certified Solution Developer -- XML 1.1 and Related Technologies. The required passing score is 61%.
Some of the topics found on the IBM 000-142 exam include implications of a given architecture, selecting appropriate XML technologies, functional components and interconnections, assessing performance trade-offs, XML security, XML syntax, DTDs, schemas, data integration points, validation/conformance, XQuery, optimal rendering, XSLT, CSS, XPath and XForms, single versus multiple pass transformations, and refining design as necessary. These are general guidelines for content and other related topics will also appear on the exam.