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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 4th Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Michael Meyers
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Good for last year!!!


If you have been tinkering with computers for a few years and want to gain an A+ Certification, this is the book for you. The author begins with an introduction and pre-test that helps you see clearly what areas you need to focus on so that you can create your own unique study plan.
Most chapters begin with a section called "Historical/Conceptual". This section contains interesting information that is not specifically part of the exam. I urge all readers to read this section because it makes subsequent sections easier to understand. Each chapter ends with review questions so you can check your progress frequently. The book is organized into twenty well-defined pages. Even though this book is over 1100 pages long, it is easy to find any topic you need to review.
The book includes a CD with several practice exams. Each question includes an explanation for the correct answer. When I took the real exam, I was surprised at how many questions seemed exactly like the practice questions.
The book has many practical tips and tools that will help PC technicians with their day-to-day work. One example is the list of files to put on a Windows boot disk. This book will stay in my office as I expect to refer to it often.
In summary, this book is very readable and is designed for a wide range of experience levels.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A+ Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Not bad


To be brief, this book is very nicely organized. However, it contains some typographical errors and there's also a lot of redundancy present. Plus, the author goes on some length to describe no-brainer topics. Thus I wouldn't recommend this book unless you are a "Dummie" or you don't want to spend $... on a good book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy IX Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Brady Games
Authors: Dan Birlew
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Don't waste money on this INCOMPLETE GUIDE


Well, this is just a incomplete guide. It only provide a general guide which most of the gamer could be able to figure out themselve. If you are looking for indepth solution, you still have to refer to the official website. If this is the case, why shouldn't you save your money and just log-in to the particular website and retrieve all the information ?



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Authors: Roger S. Pressman
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Very Dry, lacks major examples


The book is extremely dry and is very wordy. There is a lot of information present and the subject is rather dry to begin with, but this book still falls short. It also lacks examples of major documentation (requirements definition, requirements specifcation, etc.)