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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PMP Certification for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Peter Nathan, Gerald Everett Jones, Peter Nathan, Gerald Everett Jones
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book shows you how to think like a PMP

I feel so strongly that this is my first Amazon review. Of all the PMP review books, this For Dummies book helps you think like a PMP. It breaks down what's important and shows you how to under patterns in the questions. The sample questions in the Quick Assessment and Prep tests really make you think critically like a PMP. It raises your abiulity to think like a PMI PMP. By the time you finish For Dummies, you'll be ready for passing the exam on your only try.
Here's why everyone in my study group thinks this is the best book on the category.
Most questions on the CD Best explainations of questions Best charts & illustrations Best insider tips & warnings Best method of matching up patterns of questions Best chapter on formulas Overall best value for your time and money

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learn to Program with Java
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Authors: John Smiley
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Need to learn Java in a week--buy this book

I'm a professional Visual Basic programmer, and to make a long story short, I was told to learn Java in a week in order to work on a short fuse project.
One of my co-workers, seeing the panic I was in, said it was too bad John Smiley hadn't yet written a book on Java, because she had learned Visual Basic in a week using his Learn to Program with Visual Basic book. In fact, it was sitting on her desk, and I took a few minutes to thumb through it. I said to her she must be kidding--the book read like a novel, not a computer manual--but she swore to me she couldn't put it down, and after completing the case study in the book and the exercises, she was able to confidentally program in Visual Basic.
While we were having this discussion, she did a search at Amazon and found that he had written a Java book. Before I could say anything, she ordered the book for me and two days later, I was using it to learn Java.
I must say that at first I thought the style of the book was pretty stupid---following a Java computer class at college---but it's amazing, once you get into it, you really can't put it down, and the level of detail and attention that the author uses to explain difficult concepts is great. I finished the book in two days, completed the exercises and excellent case study in the book, and was able to hit the ground running with my project at work.
In short, I loved the book, and I think that anyone--whether an experienced programmer like me or especially someone new to programming, will find it a useful and enjoyable way to learn Java programming.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Python, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Mark Lutz, David Ascher
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Not for experienced programmers/scripters

If you're familiar and comfortable with other languages, you may find this book too long-winded. I think it could have slimmed down by 300 pages and been easier to follow and more useful for learning.

If you get annoyed by incessant references to Monty Python, you may find the various examples very distracting and irritating. ('Foo' is a nonsense word, and doesn't interfere with anything, but to constantly read 'spam' and 'eggs' gets really distracting.)

If you've never done scripting or programming, then the pace might be appropriate for you.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Cisco(R) PIX (TM) Firewalls
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Richard Deal
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A good book on Pix Platform

Complete strudy on Pix platform but there isn't a part on the Blade in Cat6500 Device based on pix tech.