TOKYO, July 10 /PRNewswire/ --

The XML Technology Certification Committee today announced the worldwide release of the "XML Master Professional Database Administrator" exam, certifying technical professionals in XQuery and XML DB.

The new "XML Master Professional Database Administrator" certification is designed for database professionals, who must pass the "XML Master Basic Exam" and the "XML Master Professional Database Administrator Exam" to become certified.

The "XML Master Professional Database Administrator Exam" is comprised of four sections dealing with (1) Overview; (2) XQuery and XPath; (3) Manipulating XML Data; and (4) Creating XML Schema and Other XML Database Objects. The exam takes 90 minutes, and the passing score is 80%. The XML Master Professional Database Administrator exam is available beginning today at Prometric's global network of over 4,700 test centers.

In conjunction with today's announcement, the XML Technology Certification Committee has also announced a name change for the XML Master Professional Certification. The certification will now be known as the "XML Master Professional Application Developer Certification."

About the XML Certification Program - XML Master

The "XML Master" is a professional certification officially launched in August 2001. The primary objective of the "XML Master" is the broad-based development of professionals having XML skills. To date, more than 16,000 professionals throughout the world have become XML Masters.

XML Master Success Stories: For more, please see:

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services and the winner of CLO Magazine's Learning in Practice 2007 Customer Service Award. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers tests on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust test center network in 135 countries. For more information, please visit

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