XML Certification Program


XML Certification Program

XML Certification Program (XML Master) is IT professional certification for XML and related technologies. There are two levels of XML Certifications, XML Master Basic certification and XML Master Professional certification, and more than 16000 examiners have passed those examinations.

Certification paths

XML Master Professional Application Developer Certification

*XML Master Professional Application Developer is a certification for professionals who have demonstrated the ability to use technology in developing applications that deal with XML data.

XML Master Professional Application Developer Certification Requirements

*Pass the XML Master Basic exam and the XML Master Professional Application Developer certification exam.

XML Master Professional Application Developer Certification Exam

*Duration in minutes => 90 minutes
*Number of Questions => 45 questions
*Required Passing Score => 70%

XML Master Professional Application Developer Certification Exam Topics

*Section 1 - DOM / SAX
*Section 2 - DOM / SAX Programming
*Section 3 - XSLT
*Section 4 - XML Schema
*Section 5 - XML Processing System Design Technology
*Section 6 - Utilizing XML

XML Master Professional Database Administrator Certification

*The XML Master Professional Database Administrator is a certification for professionals who have demonstrated the ability to use technology in XQuery and XMLDB.

XML Master Professional Database Administrator Certification Requirements

*Pass the XML Master Basic exam and the XML Master Professional Database Administrator certification exam.

XML Master Professional Database Administrator Certification Exam

*Duration in minutes => 90 minutes
*Number of Questions => 30 questions
*Required Passing Score => 80%

XML Master Professional Database Administrator Certification Exam Topics

*Section 1 - Overview
*Section 2 - XQuery, XPath
*Section 3 - Manipulating XML Data
*Section 4 - Creating XML Schema and Other XML Database Objects

XML Master Basic Certification

*XML Master Basic is a certification for professionals who have demonstrated the ability to use XML and related technologies.

XML Master Basic Certification Requirements

*Pass the XML Master Basic certification exam.

XML Master Basic Certification Exam

*Duration in minutes => 60 minutes
*Number of Questions => 50 questions
*Minimum Passing Score => 70%

XML Master Basic Certification Exam Topics

*Section 1 - XML Overview
*Section 2 - Creating XML Documents
*Section 3 - DTD
*Section 4 - XML Schema
*Section 5 - XSLT, XPath
*Section 6 - Namespace

For Certification Exam Takers

Exam Fee

It takes US$125 for each certification exam.

Exam Enrollment

The XML Master exams are available daily at Prometric Authorized Testing Centers. To take the exam, schedule a day and time at [http://securereg3.prometric.com/ Prometric Web site] .

External links

XML Certification Program (XML Master) official website

* [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en Introduction to XML Certification Program: XML Master]
* [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/practice_exam/ XML Master Certification Practice Exam]
* [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/success/index.html XML Master Certification Success Stories]

XML Master Basic Certification Exam Preparation Links

Section 1 - XML Overview
*a. Overview of XML
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_whatis.asp XML features]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_usedfor.asp Purpose of XML]

*b. Overview of related XML technologies
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c01/ Names for and overview of XML-related technologies defined by the W3C or other standards organizations(XPath, XLink, XQuery, XPointer, DOM, SAX, SOAP, XHTML etc.)]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_usedfor.asp Names for and overview of applicable XML specifications defined according to industry or purpose by the W3C or other standards organizations]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/schema/schema_why.asp Purpose of schema definition language defining XML structure]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/schema/schema_why.asp Differences in defined content and functions of XML Schema and DTD]

Section 2 - Creating XML Documents

*a. Syntax
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_elements.asp Naming rules, usable characters defined within an XML document]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_syntax.asp Methods for coding XML documents utilizing tags]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_syntax.asp Rules for coding declarations, elements, comments, character references, and processing commands comprising an XML document]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_cdata.asp Methods for coding character data and markups (tags, references, comments, etc.) comprising an XML document]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/dtd_validation.asp The role of an XML processor (XML parser)]

*b. Elements, attributes, entities
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_attributes.asp Coding elements that include attributes]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#sec-entity-decl Types of entities]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#TextEntities Handling entities and references using an XML processor]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204/#sec-entexpand Usage of character references]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#sec-references Usage of Predefined entities]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#sec-references Method for referencing entities]

*c. Valid XML documents, well-formed XML documents
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c02/ Well-formed XML document coding methods]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/schema/schema_why.asp Coding methods to ensure valid XML documents]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_dtd.asp Differences between valid XML documents and well-formed XML documents]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_dtd.asp Creating valid XML documents for defined DTDs]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_dtd.asp Creating valid XML documents for defined XML Schema]

*d. Special characters/ character codes, encoding/ normalizing XML documents
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204/#sec-entexpand Character references]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_encoding.asp XML declarations and text declarations]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#sec-white-space Handling white spaces]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#sec-line-ends End-of-line handling in XML documents]
** [http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/ Normalizing attribute values]

Section 3 - DTD
*a. Basics
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c03/ Document type declarations]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c03/ Methods for coding DTD internal subsets and external subsets]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c03/ Differences between DTD internal subsets and external subsets]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c03/ Internal entities and external entities, Parsed entities and unparsed entities]

*b. Content model/element type declarations/attribute-list declarations/actual processing/entity declarations
** [http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/dtd_elements.asp Element type declarations]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/dtd_elements.asp Content model definitions for elements]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/dtd_attributes.asp Attribute-list declarations]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/dtd_attributes.asp Attribute types]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/dtd_attributes.asp Attribute defaults]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/dtd_entities.asp Entity declarations]

Section 4 - XML Schema
*a. Basics
** [http://www.w3schools.com/schema/schema_schema.asp XML Schema document structure]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/schema/schema_schema.asp XML Schema Namespace]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c06/ Mapping between XML documents and XML schema documents]

*b. Data types/ coding methods/ actual processing
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c04/ XML Schema embedded data types]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c05/ Simple type and complex type]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c06/ Type extensions and restrictions]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c04/ Element definitions]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c04/ Attribute definitions]

Section 5 - XSLT, XPath
*a. Basics
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/xsl_intro.asp Purpose of XSLT]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c07/ Application use of XSLT]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/xsl_transformation.asp XSLT stylesheet structure]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/xsl_transformation.asp XSLT Namespace]

*b. Elements/ templates/ character encoding/ actual transformation processing
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/xsl_templates.asp Coding methods and related functions for well-known XSLT elements]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c08/ Template rules and templates]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c08/ Pattern coding and matching patterns and nodes]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/el_output.asp Output processing using XSLT]

*c. Coding XPath expressions within a stylesheet
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c08/ Basic operators]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c08/ Basic functions]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c08/ Basic coding methods for location paths (designating tree structure nodes)]

Section 6 - Namespace
*a. XML namespaces
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_namespaces.asp XML namespace defined content]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_namespaces.asp Application use of XML namespace]
** [http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_namespaces.asp XML namespace coding methods]
** [http://www.xmlmaster.org/en/article/d01/c10/ XML namespace scope (effective scope)]


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