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Product: Book - CD-ROM
Title: PM FASTrack: PMP exam simulation software, Version 4.3
Publisher: RMC Publishing, Inc.
Authors: Rita Mulcahy, PMP
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This works!


Great way to make efficient use of your study time. The answers to each test question, along with a full explanation, is available with one click. The immediate feedback made it easy to understand why the answer was wrong so the mistake didn't happen again. This was much easier than going back after a paper test, looking at the answer key, and digging up the explanation in a text. Using the software and the PMBOK, I aced this test after about 35 hours of focused study over a period of 4 weeks. The wording of the simulated test questions was very close to the real test. I highly recommend this software



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Neural Networks: A Comprehensive Foundation (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Simon Haykin
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Haykin's Neural Networks


Read the other reviewers below for more details and various viewpoints. Here I'm assuming that you will hire a reputable consultant or tutor to either translate the book into ordinary English more or less or to teach you the mathematics behind it. Neural networks are important for everybody to understand because this is one of the important directions that computers and robotics are taking: learning things. As you move into this book, you'll discover that there are important categories that such learning machines fall into: learning with a teacher (that is, with some examples for the machine to learn from) or without a teacher (with no such examples), also called supervised versus unsupervised learning. There's also learning without or with feedback (including subtypes of feedforward networks with short-term memory, associative memory, and recurrent networks which use input-output mapping or relationships). Even high school and college students who wonder why they have to learn statistics and probability may be astonished to discover that some of the most effective learning machines involve statistics and probability. They fall into various categories such as maximum entropy (literally maximizing the entropy), maximum likelihood (again, the idea of maximizing likelihood as used in everyday language is a rough approximation, though the mathematical one is much more precise), minimizing the energy (Hopfield networks), minimizing mean square error (literally minimizing squares of statistical errors, though there is more to it), etc. In the last category mentioned fall (mostly) Kalman filter-predictors, which I worked on at the Defense Department in the 1980s. I'm currently more interested in the use of maximum entropy methods combined with the others, since my field of logic-based probability (LBP) is closely related to maximum entropy. See some of my other reviews for discussion of various of these topics, including statistics and probability. Haykin and Prentice Hall have done a very good job with this difficult and encyclopedic material.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning ASP Databases
Publisher: Wrox Press
Authors: John Kauffman, Kevin Spencer, Thearon Willis, John Kauffman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A really Great teaching method, easy and complete !


Hi guys, What a great job You did ! I bought your book only 1month ago and I already feel an expert here in Italy. I'm talkingabout Beginning ASP Databases. I would like to tanks The authors because their book is really fantastic, easy step by step teaching and explaining every aspect in the best possible way. I was really null about ASP and now after 3/4 of your book I could develope an important E-Commerce site. It will be on_line hopefully on the next 15 days. I also going to start a school in Genova about alla aspect of Internet web mastering and ASP programming. Really tanks to John Kauffman and the authors of the book. Ciao good luck Marco Armonioso of IBN Internet Business Network



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows 98 for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Andy Rathbone
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Understanding and quick answers


While it does enable a beginner to get started in Windows98 it is hopelessly incomplete.It affords very little help when you run into trouble and is very poorly indexed. One could do with a little less cutesy language and a little more substance.