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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows Forensics and Incident Recovery
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Harlan Carvey
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Invaluable Resource For Any Windows Admin

About a year ago I was investigating a system to try and determine if it was attacked, as well as when and how if it had been. I wrote for help to a list that I am on and Harlan Carvey responded with detailed and useful information that helped me out.

I asked Carvey at the time if there were a book I could get that would help me learn that stuff and he told me that he didn't want to be cocky per se, but that there really wasn't and that I would have to wait until his book came out. Now that I have it I think I would have to agree.

There are plenty of great books on computer forensics available, but none that go into the depth that Carvey does on the Windows operating system itself. The information he provides regarding how and where Windows hides information is invaluable for finding and recovering from an attack.

Carvey makes extensive use of PERL, rather than using the native Windows Scripting Host (WSH), and he explains that PERL is vastly more flexible and powerful than what Windows has to offer. He provides details for how to install it and the scripts from the book are on the accompanying CD.

I highly recommend this book for ALL Windows system administrators and anyone who investigates incidents on Windows systems.

Tony Bradley is a consultant and writer with a focus on network security, antivirus and incident response. He is the About.com Guide for Internet / Network Security (http://netsecurity.about.com), providing a broad range of information security tips, advice, reviews and information. Tony also contributes frequently to other industry publications. For a complete list of his freelance contributions you can visit Essential Computer Security (http://www.tonybradley.com).

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: MCAD Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 70-316)
Publisher: Que
Authors: Kalani Kirk Hausman, Amit Kalani, Priti Kalani, Ed Tittel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Content, Great Practice Exams

This book was exceptionally helpful in preparing me for the exam. If you want to pass 70-316 and you were only going to have one resource, this is the book you should have. I also studied the MCAD book and the combo was more than adequate (862 on the exam).

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Swing, Second Edition
Publisher: Manning Publications
Authors: Matthew Robinson, Pavel Vorobiev
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
excellent book

The book is pretty good for swing. The index is to general to be useful. It works better as a 'read through' book, rather than a reference book that you can use the index to look up tips. For example, if you decide to look up some uses of JDesktopPane, the index simply lists all the pages talking about JDesktopPane, it does not list any sub-headings for the topic. Other than the useless index, I like the book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: AutoCAD 2000: No Experience Required
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: David Frey
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
autocad 2000 no experience reqyuired

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant!! I could use AutoCAD 2000 only after 2 days of reading! This book is has been passed around my office and everyone has bought a copy!