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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2000 Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Cary N. Prague, Michael R. Irwin
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Only good if you want REEEELY basic stuff.


Don't get me wrong, it's well written, but it's a superficial coverage of all topics. Nice overview, but even for someone brand spankin new to access, this coverage will seem a little condescending.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Microsoft ADO.NET (Core Reference)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: David Sceppa
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
easy to read tutorial


This is an easy to read tutorial (with some reference sections) that covers ADO.NET in depth. I held back a star due to the ... last two chapters (sample applications). The sample Windows application is ... not real world. The sample web application is really an introduction to ASP.NET and doesn't spend a lot of time on ADO.NET.
Still, the first 12 chapters are great and I won't let the short comings of the last two stop you from buying this book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The CISSP Prep Guide: Gold Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Ronald L. Krutz, Russell Dean Vines
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
There are errors in this book!


I just took my exam yesterday and attended a week long seminar to prepare. This book has errors in it and was really difficult to read for me (the cryptography section was written in mathematical formulas).
A better choice is The All in One CISSP Prep Guide by Shon Harris. That book also includes a CD with practice exams.
Even though I took the test yesterday, I just ordered the Shon Harris book for my reference. That is how good that book was.
Good luck on the test.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside Network Perimeter Security: The Definitive Guide to Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Routers, and Intrusion Detection Systems
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Stephen Northcutt, Lenny Zeltser, Scott Winters, Karen Fredrick, Ronald W. Ritchey
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A very informative read


Stephen Northcutt, and the various contributing authors, have created a masterful and well rounded guide of the various considerations that go into securing the network perimeter. As a student of Information Technology this book has been instrumental in my education and has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf (when it is not in my hands directly).