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XML Fundamentals Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with XML

  • Introduction to 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

Module 2: XML Syntax

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

Module 3: Writing DTDs

  • XML DTDs
  • Element Conditions and Quantifiers
  • Attributes
  • Attribute Defaults
  • Parsed General Entities
  • Parsed Parameterised Entities

Module 4: Namespaces

  • Why Namespaces?
  • Namespace Prefixes and Declaration
  • Multiple Namespace Declarations
  • Default Namespaces
  • DTDs and Namespaces

Module 5: Basic XML Schemas

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

Module 6: Transforming XML Using XSLT

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

Module 7: XML in Applications

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

Module 8: Associating Qualified XML with a Schema

  • Associating Qualified XML with a Schema Overview

Module 9: Presenting XML for the Web – CSS

  • Stylesheet Languages
  • Formatting with Rules
  • Defining Elements with Blocks
  • Page Layout with CSS
  • Lists

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Who should attend this XML Fundamentals Course?

The XML Fundamentals Course is designed for individuals who want to establish a strong foundation in understanding and working with XML (eXtensible Markup Language). This course can benefit a wide range of professionals, including: 

  • Software Developers
  • Web Designers and Front-end Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Technical Writers and Content Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • System Architects
  • IT Professionals and System Administrators

Prerequisites of the XML Fundamentals Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this XML Fundamentals Training Course. However, prior knowledge of internet basics and Level 1 HTML skills can be beneficial for delegates.

XML Fundamentals Course Overview

The XML Fundamentals Course delves into Extensible Markup Language (XML), a fundamental technology for structuring and sharing data across different systems. In today's interconnected digital landscape, XML serves as a universal format for data interchange, making it a vital aspect of modern data-driven applications and web services.

Proficiency in XML is crucial for Developers, Data Analysts, System Architects, and IT professionals involved in data exchange, integration, or web service implementations. Those aiming to excel in software development, data management, and web technologies benefit significantly from mastering XML due to its role in data representation and interoperability.

This intensive 1-day Web Application Development Course equips delegates with a comprehensive understanding of XML's syntax, structure, and applications.  delve into hands-on exercises, learning to create well-formed XML documents, understand Document Type Definitions (DTDs) and XML Schema, and apply XML in real-world scenarios. They grasp data transformation, parsing, and utilisation techniques in diverse software environments.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend XML syntax and document structure
  • To create well-formed XML documents adhering to standards
  • To understand and implement Document Type Definitions (DTDs) and XML Schema
  • To utilise XML for data interchange and web services
  • To employ XML transformation techniques (XSLT)
  • To ensure data integrity and interoperability using XML

After completing this course, delegates will possess the skills to create structured and interoperable data representations, enabling efficient data exchange and integration. This expertise opens avenues in software development, data management, and system architecture, enhancing career prospects in the IT landscape.

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What’s included in this XML Fundamentals Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • XML Fundamentals Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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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.

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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 Canada starts from CAD2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for XML Fundamentals.

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