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Great Buy but has many Type-O's
on December 24, 2010
Microsoft Exammers, Test Takers, and Windows IT Professionals....Lend me your Ears!!
I have taken several Microsoft Exams and have been a Microsoft SysAdmin for about 5 years (been in the industry for 8) in an Enterprise enviornment and I would definately recommend the MS Press books for taking the exam. This is merely a supplement. What do I mean?? Well, I have noticed that, in my past exam-taking experience, these were not enough. I would use these MS Press books and read them cover-to-cover to get the basic idea, and then use something like "TestOut" or "CBTNuggets" video training. Sometimes things are dry and hard to understand in the MS Press books and I need something else to supplement what I read to help me better understand it. It definately helps to tackle the material from different angles.
Now, in saying all of that, I must agree with others that have commented on the book....
I am about to dig in to this book so I can knock this exam out within the next couple of weeks.
Note: I have been reading reviews by different ppl on Amazon and there are quite a few errors and type-o's in the 70-680 book. The author, Orin Thomas, actually posted all of the corrections on Amazon to quite a few questions, scenario's with problems, command line problems, etc...
Here is the link(I hope this helps you out as it did me):
I have printed off the link above and am keeping it by my side as I study. I would HATE to go into the exam room and have the wrong answers. These guys are supposed to be professionals....No doubt, they are better and wiser than I am. 1 or 2 or 3 errors would be differnt but there appeared to be 49 errors/type-o's in the link (my math could be a little off - I just counted the page #'s referenced). Either way, That is WAY TOO MANY (in my book)!! Nonetheless, I am still going to read the book as it still has a lot of valueable data that I need for the Windows 7, 70-680, Exam!
This is all just my opinion. Take it as you will. You know what they say about opinions....I will not recite that here/now...LOL
MCTS (2 more exams after Windows 7 to earn Server 2008:Enterprise Architect)
DCSE (Dell Certified Systems Expert: Portables, Desktops, Servers)