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XML Fundamentals Course Outline

The following topics will be taught during this course:

Getting Started with XML

  • Data and Document Structure
  • XML
  • Well-Formed XML
  • Valid vs. Well-Formed XML
  • Enforcing Valid Documents: DTDs
  • Presentation Style
  • XSL and XSLT
  • Using XML

XML Syntax

  • XML Fundamentals
  • Tag Attributes
  • Naming Rules
  • Empty and Non-Empty Elements
  • Nesting and Hierarchy of Tags
  • Processing Instructions and the XML Declaration
  • Other XML Constructs
  • Entity and Character References

Writing DTDs

  • XML DTDs
  • Element Conditions and Quantifiers
  • Attributes
  • Attribute Default
  • Parsed General Entities
  • Parsed Parameterized Entities


  • Why Namespaces?
  • Namespace Prefixes and Declaration
  • Multiple Namespace Declarations
  • Declaring Namespaces in the Root Element
  • Default Namespaces
  • DTDs and Namespaces

Basic XML Schemas

  • Schema Overview
  • A Minimal Schema
  • Associating Unqualified XML with a Schema
  • Simple and Built-in Types
  • Complex Types
  • Element Declarations
  • Attribute Declarations
  • Choices
  • Named Types and Anonymous Types

Transforming XML using XSLT

  • Transformations
  • Templates
  • XPath: Selecting a Node
  • XPath: Navigating the Tree
  • Extracting Element Values
  • Choosing Specific Cases
  • Multiple Element Transformation
  • Sorting Elements

XML in Applications

  • Reasons and Places for Using XML
  • DOM Parsers
  • SAX Parsers
  • Web Services

Appendix A Namespaces and XML Schema

  • Associating Qualified XML with a Schema

Appendix B Presenting XML for the Web - CSS

  • Stylesheet Languages
  • Formatting with Rules
  • Defining Elements as Blocks
  • Colours and Fonts
  • Page Layout with CSS
  • Lists

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It has been recommended that Individuals should understand Internet basics and Level 1 HTML skills before taking this course.

Who Should Attend this XML Training Course?

  • Individuals who need an introduction to XML
  • Application Developers
  • Web Developers
  • XML Document Authors
  • Webmasters

XML Fundamentals Course Overview

XML is a metalanguage which allows users to define their own customised markup languages, especially to display documents on the Internet. Individuals will learn the fundamentals necessary to use XML on the Web, or in Data Processing Applications. Essentials of Data Interoperability using XML, write well-formed XML documents, enforce document validity, using XSLT and stylesheets to transform XML documents, introduction to XML programming APIs in languages such as Java and Perl are all included in this course.

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What's included in this XML Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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XML Fundamentals FAQs


Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am
Yes. This course is classroom-based instructor led
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Certificate, Experienced Instructor and Refreshments
Individuals who need an introduction to XML, Application Developers, Web Developers, XML Document Authors and Webmasters are recommended to attend.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for XML Fundamentals certification in Australia starts from AUD2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for XML Fundamentals.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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