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CP-501 XML

Test your skills out on XML (Extensible Markup Language) with the NCSA online certification exam CP501. Exam questions are multiple choice and come from three different categories which are shown in the box below along with the approximate percentage of questions from each category.

   Category Percentage
   XML Basics 40%
   Advanced Concepts 30%
   Code Comprehension/Debugging 30%


Questions are designed to meet the criteria established for individuals with six months experience working with XML. Your scores will be available as soon as you complete the exam. Online certification exams are available for free by clicking the test now button above.

Why get XML certified?

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a language designed to allow packaging and transfer of data along the internet emphasizing simplicity and useability. It has quickly become a standard format for a myriad of uses in the IT industry and our XML certification demonstrates you have the relevant knowledge to be productive using this language.

What do I need to study?

The exams we provide focus on the basic concepts you will be familiar with through experience using XML. If you have used XML in some practical manner before you likely have most of knowledge required for your certification. If not, we highly suggest you spend some time using XML and working towards this goal. Once you are familiar with the basics you should be able to visualize and spot errors for the code comprehension and debugging portions of the exam. The outline below can be a rough guide when preparing for the XML certification.

XML Basics

  • Tags
  • Documents
  • Elements
  • Prolog
  • Entities
  • Nodes
  • Trees
  • XPath
  • XPointer

XML Extended

  • XSLT
  • CSS
  • Stylesheets
  • XSL-FO
  • Character Encoding
  • Languages
  • MIME Types
  • PYX
  • SAX
  • DOM

What Jobs are asking for XML skills?

XML Database Developer, NET Developer, Software Systems Project Lead, Java Developer, Web Services Programmer, Software Product Engineer, Integration Consultant

   Category Percentage
   XML Basics 40%
   Advanced Concepts 30%
   Code Comprehension/Debugging 30%



Need training before you take the exam? Visit our training area to load up on quality courseware to prepare you for taking your XML certification exam.