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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
A bunch of over written basics, not enough test specifics

This book turned out to be an oversized paper weight. It over covers the basics, and wastes lots of space talking in detail about long out of date "historical" info. The author spends too much time writing about detailed situations and personal experiences rather then getting to the point. I think he likes to hear himself talk? I passed both parts of the test but it had very little to do with what was in this book. Since the tests require the taker to be prepared for 80 questions out of 1000, the less that has to be read ensures the more important information that will be retained. Many of the topics and details covered on the test aren't even in this book. I don't know what other book to suggest, I just know that this one isn't sufficient to do the job of aiding a newcomer in passing the test. Maybe it's fine for someone with years of experience but not for a beginner.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Access 2002 for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: John Kaufeld
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5

It is a "Dummies" book after all and you can't expect it to have lasting value after you've outgrown it. However, many key tasks are introduced but the books lack of depth will make you looking for more. It doesn't come with a CD-ROM which would have been helpful in following the examples. Even the Cheat Sheet at the beginning of the book is too sparse and pretty useless. Also, some exercises start off and seem to end abruptly probably due to the lack of screen captures and lack of detail.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: David Flanagan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Extremely Informative for a Programmer

If you want to learn JavaScript real quick and have a handy reference in the future then this book is what you're looking for. I am usually traveling to client sites so I have to choose wisely what books I will pack in the suitcase. This is definitely one of the books.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows XP
Publisher: Visual
Authors: Ruth Maran
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Waste of Money

As this book shows you basically what is on the screen, why do you need the book. It is only for the absolutely terrified.