7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2003
Clarke hits every topic on the exam without all the silly 'Super Hero' metaphors (thank you, DJ). If you're not familiar with the utilities (iManager, Migration Wizard, ICE Utility, etc...) there are whitepapers on the Novell Support Site you'll need as well. Also keep in mind that the NW6 support pack (currently 3) will supply minor discrepancies with the text in the book (really not a big deal). Armed with this book as well as the info above, you can probably pass this exam without STS or Transcender (I bought Transcender anyway 'cause it was cheaper than taking the exam again: insurance).
So, for what it's worth, I HIGHLY recommend this study guide!
Netware 6 CNE
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Since the purpose of this book is to teach the reader what is necessary to upgrade their Novell CNE 5 certification to a Novell CNE 6 the review is rather simple and to the point. I read through it, skimmed through it a second time, looked at the included CD and reviewed the questions at the end of each chapter, took the exam and passed it the first time. That makes it pretty clear that all the information is in here to pass the exam, all you have to do is study it. Since it made upgrading my certification a snap I would have to give it a very high recommendation to anyone seeking to do the same.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 4, 2003
I've never read a technical book that would contain so many inaccuracies and even false information, not to mention numerous minor incorrect or doubtful statements.
I'm now just in the middle of the book but I feel fed up with having to go to Novell's official NetWare 6 documentation in order to verify accuracy or just to make sense of what the author talks about in his book.
In some cases like, for example, in the section called Solving eDirectory Migration Problems (p.129-133), it's obvious to every educated, experienced NDS/NetWare administrator that the author speaks non-sense. God forbid you to follow what this "NetWare guru" advises !
I can't believe that Mr. Clarke is a Certified Novell Instructor who wrote so many books about NetWare and that Novell approved them with the "Novell Authorized" stamp. Well, I'm not so sure about other his books (I guess, I was lucky not to buy them) but I would definitely never recommend this one to anybody.
Whoever is going to use this "Study Guide", either to prepare for an exam or, even more importantly, in real life projects and daily administration, be sure to double-check correctness of all the info it provides that sounds suspicious or makes a little sense.