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on January 12, 2004
I am surprised by the reviews for this book. The other MCAD 70-320 study guide by Kalani had overwhelmingly good reviews so I bought that initially instead of this one. True, Kalani's book was more verbose but that is where it bogged down. Everything had an exercise and trying to review a layout of features is difficult. The other book would be good for someone who was starting from scratch and did not know the subject material at all.
Okay, enough about the other book. Like other MS Press MCAD study books, this one is almost in elaborated outline. But surprisingly that fits my study habits. I learn the material from practice either from daily job work, MSDN walkthroughs or other books. When I am ready for studying for the test, I use this book and then if I don't understand something I use MSDN or the other books to reinforce the material. The thing I like about this book is that it has a brief review synopsis all in one place. Is it the end all and be all (silver bullet) for studying for the test? No, you still have to know your material. I also use MeasureUp.com to evaluate myself over the last six weeks before the test, then use their MSDN references and this book to reinforce things I've missed. It has worked for the other two MCAD tests!