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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces Are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth
Publisher: Crown Business
Authors: JUAN ENRIQUEZ
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Book!!!


This book affects everyone and is one of the best science/management/future books I have ever read!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try
Publisher: Velociteach Press
Authors: Andy Crowe
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
What is the big deal?


First, it's important to understand that the PMP test is ***NOT*** the horrible bugaboo it's been made out to be. For crying out loud, you only need to get 69% to pass the test. Any one with functioning neurons between their ears ought to be able to GUESS more than 69% of the questions correctly.
I read this book, worked the exercises, and read the PMBOK in my spare time over the course of 6 weeks. I took the test with a raging head cold. I passed with 85%. Note that in the 16 years I've been out of school I've not studied or taken a test even remotely like this.
Crowe's book will get you to pass the test, no question about that. But I have some complaints about the book:- My copy is bound too tightly - it won't stay open while I study or work the exercises.- There are a few errors and internal inconsistencies: full names of processes; whether a process is core or facilitating; definition of early finish; examples of WBSs are presented as tasks, not deliverables.- Certain things are so oversimplified that they are confusing and even wrong (CAP, control charts, standard deviation, PERT).- The whole section on Risk Management is riddled with contradictions and apparent errors.- A huge personal gripe of mine: Crowe presents new information at the end of a chapter under the heading "Summary." A Summary shouldn't contain any new information - it's a summary or review of information previously provided.- The topic of network diagrams and in fact the whole book could use a lot more concrete examples.
This book is a solid prep tool. The only thing I can say comparing this book with its competitors is that it might be nice to have the book and the tests on CD.
The PMI is an amazing organization. They have conned thousands of people (me included) into paying large sums of money for the privilege of memorizing their arbitrary and peculiar opinions. Too bad I didn't think of it first.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Head First EJB (Brain-Friendly Study Guides)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Invaluable learning tool for the SCBCD exam


Thanks to Kathy & Bert.
I passed the exam SCBCD with 94%. Really this "HF EJB" Rocks!I completed reading this book in 10 days and revised it in 1 dayby just seeing pictures,Imp the Big letters,TV box comments,Bean cartoons,especially bullet points,UML diagrams,... Really this book helps for SCBCD exam..



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Log Parser Toolkit
Publisher: Syngress
Authors: Gabriele Giuseppini, Mark Burnett, Jeremy Faircloth
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must have for the Network Administrator / Security Pro


This is a complete reference for utilizing the Microsoft® Log Parser Tool in real world scenarios.
The authors do an outstanding job of bringing you from the basics of Log Parser through advanced techniques and tricks. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it end to end, and have begun utilizing Log Parser in my daily log assessment routines. The Tips, Swiss Army Knifes, and Master Craftsman sidebars prove extremely creative and helpful.