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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305, 70-315, 70-306, 70-316, 70-310, 70-320, and 70-300
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
"Condensed" Version of Training Kit


I am not going to review the content of the individual books as that is better handled in the individual book reviews. However, I think it is important to point out that Amazon is selling a "condensed" version of the .NET core requirements training kit.
If you have seen the .NET Core Requirements set in bookstores, you remember an impressive desktop collection of hardcover books. The hardcover set takes close to a foot of real estate on your bookshelf. I was disappointed when I received this set because it is priced the same, yet is the "Paperback" version which takes about 5 inches of shelf space.
How can this be if the books contents are the same? I checked the contents of "Developing Web Applications. . ." and it seemes that the contents are identical to the hardback, but I cannot vouch for the contents of the other books. Microsoft achieves this condednsed version by using the thinnest possible paper I suppose.
Anyway, I kinda feel [cheated] because the Hardcover boxed set and the paperback edition have the same list price. That amazon is sending you a condensed version is not clear and you may think you are saving 30%, but you are getting only half the quality....
Weigh this information with the quality of the content (from other reviews) before deciding to buy this set from Amazon.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, 4th Edition (640-801)
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Todd Lammle, Sybex
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good book but not enough to pass the exam


I read all the book and I think it's good for beguinners BUT it's not enough to pass the exam if you are not experienced. The real CCNA exam is too hard to pass and the questions on book are easier to answer and give you false idea how the CCNA exame is. There are some few topics on the real exam that the book doesn't cover just like RIP version 2 and others. I think it's better to find other materials to study for the exam, not only this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jakob Nielsen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Usability to the limit


Excelent guide to design ANY kind of web site keeping usability in mind. Fundaments most of the things that I used to guess.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Computers: Tools for an Information Age, Eighth Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: H. L. Capron, J. A. Johnson
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Aimed at the beginning user.


Not a bad book for the beginning computer user. Goes into many aspects of the computer: hardware, software, databases, WWW, programming, etc. Most of the examples are related to the United States and in Basic. Not a bad book if you're taking a beginning computer course in school, but anything after that, there are definately way better books to be had.