XML and Schemas  Course

XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is an international standard for describing data and creating structured formats. XML schema definition is a standardised language for describing the elements in an XML document. XML and schemas are used in many systems to handle data, configuration, and interfaces, and also form the basis of web services. This workshop covers the fundamentals of well-formed XML, XML namespaces, and XML schemas.

NOTE: This course is no longer included in our schedule. The course is still available on an in-company basis, for a minimum of 6 delegates.

"One of the great privileges while working at MTN, is the opportunity to attend a lot of training sessions and one quickly picks up shortcomings with training providers - the other lot aren't as good as Jacqui. Lots of fun!!!"

T. May, MTN   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"The course was well structured and the instructor had a lot of extensive knowledge about the subject matter."

J. Chauke, Standard Bank   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

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Audience: Is This The Right Course For Me?

You should attend the XML and Schemas course if:

  • You need to work with XML data.
  • You need a better understanding of XML and schemas for working with web services.
  • You want to use XML for documentation or training material.

Prerequisites: Am I Ready For The Course?

Before you attend the XML and Schemas course:

  • You must be familiar with files, folders and filename extensions.
  • You should be able to use a text editor.
  • You do not need to have previous experience with programming or a markup language, although that experience will help you on the course. But if you plan to attend our HTML and CSS course, please attend that course first.

Please check that you meet the prerequisites for this course before you attend. Read the importance of course prerequisites to understand why this is necessary.

If you are not sure which is the right course for you, please call us. We will be happy to advise you, based on your training goals and your experience.

Objectives: What Will I Learn?

After you have completed the XML and Schemas course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of XML and the international standards that apply.
  • Understand why it is important to validate XML.
  • Understand the concept of XML namespaces.
  • Create and use an XML Schema document.
  • Create well-formed and valid XML documents.

Download the XML and Schemas course contents in PDF format

Technical Contents: What Does The Course Cover?

XML Basics
  • The W3C and the evolution of XML.
  • The role of XML today.
  • XML elements and attributes.
  • The XML Prolog.
  • Well-formed XML and valid XML.
  • Document type definitions.
XML Namespaces
  • The role of namespaces.
  • Declaring a namespace.
  • Using multiple namespaces.
  • The default namespace.
  • Attributes and namespaces.
XML Schemas
  • Schemas versus DTDs.
  • The XMLSchema and XMLSchema-instance namespaces.
  • The two-document model.
  • The type hierarchy.
  • Simple element content versus complex element content.
Simple Types
  • Built-in simple types.
  • Element type definitions.
  • Custom simple types.
  • Facets for restriction for strings, numbers and dates.
  • Union and list types.
  • Attribute type definitions.
Complex Types
  • Custom complex types for elements with element content.
  • Custom complex types for elements with mixed content.
  • Custom complex types for elements with text content.
  • Custom complex types for empty elements.
Additional Topics
  • Annotations.
  • Multiple schemas.
  • Schemas and namespaces.

Testimonials: What Other Delegates Say About This Course

"Jacqui made the course interesting & fun & is always willing to assist with issues. All the staff here are very friendly & helpful. It is a pleasure to do course in this environment."

L. Ashford, Nedbank   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"As always a very rewarding and pleasant experience."

F. du Toit, Spoor & Fischer   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"Very good course and an excellent lecturer."

P. Jugga, ABSA   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"She is the best! She is able to explain in a satisfactory manner. I like her sense of humor! She makes XML look easy."

T. Sidu, Nedbank   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"Thank you. I enjoyed the course 100%. Jacqui is a great lecturer!!"

Y. von Benecke, MIP Holdings   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"Thank you Jacqui we enjoyed the course. You have a natural talent for training people."

P. Blom, MIP Holdings   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"Very knowledgeable and patient. A keen lecturer"

M. Lall, Tshwane University of Technology   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"One of the great privileges while working at MTN, is the opportunity to attend a lot of training sessions and one quickly picks up shortcomings with training providers - the other lot aren't as good as Jacqui. Lots of fun!!!"

T. May, MTN   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

"The course was well structured and the instructor had a lot of extensive knowledge about the subject matter."

J. Chauke, Standard Bank   (Lecturer: Jacqui)

Price: R5,200.00 excluding VAT per delegate.

This price includes everything that you need:

  • All course material, provided in an electronic format.
  • An attendance certificate after the course, in PDF format.
  • A voucher to re-attend the course for a minimal fee within 6 months.

All you have to bring to the course is the desire to learn.

To support the economy during the pandemic, we have not increased prices in 2021.

Duration: 2 days. Courses are presented from 08:30 to 16:30.
Location: Due to COVID-19, all courses will be presented virtually.
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Date: Please check the course schedule for the next date.
You can also contact us at tel: (+27) 12-666-2020 or cell/WhatsApp: (+27) 76-694-7705, or email us at info@incusdata.com to find out about dates that suit you.

How do I book?

It's easy to book: just email us at info@incusdata.com.

You can also fill in our course enrolment form (editable PDF file) and email it to info@incusdata.com. (Type in the information, and your PDF reader won't save it, just print it to PDF. Then email the completed form to us.

After we have received your booking, we will confirm that you are booked, and we'll send you an invoice.