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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-290): Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Dan Holme, Orin Thomas
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
The NT MCSE days are over folks... deal with it.

This book will act as a guide to teach you concepts and introduce you to the technologies of Server 2003, not teach you all of the specific technologies in depth.

Long gone are the days of read book, take test as far as the MCSE is concerned. Microsoft is determined to add credibility to the MCSE certification and when you take this test for the first time you will see just how true this is.

For every 10 NT MCSE's I know, I know about 1 2000 MCSE, and for every 10 2000 MCSE's I know, I know about 1 2003 MCSE. This is a very difficult certification to obtain now. Plan on taking at least a year to achieve it unless you already have 2+ years experience with Active Directory. I have over 6yrs now in the industry and this track took me almost 18 mos. If you are not ready to make that sort of a commitment then this certification is not for you.


MCSE/MCSA/MCP/MCT on Server 2003

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Cocoa(R) Programming for Mac(R) OS X (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Aaron Hillegass
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book

ransom22's review pretty much says it all. I've since supplemented this book with some of the O'Reilly books, and I'm awaiting delivery of Scott Anguish's "Cocoa Programming", but this is an excellent book with which to start the journey into Cocoa.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: TCP/IP Network Administration (3rd Edition; O'Reilly Networking)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Craig Hunt
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Outstanding reference for IP

If you only buy one book ever for IP, get this book. It covers every aspect of networking in general, and even gives details of DNS, Sendmail issus, etc. A must read.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective TCP/IP Programming: 44 Tips to Improve Your Network Programs
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Jon C. Snader
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
buy it even if you own Stevens' book

This book has a perfect balance of brevity and depth. Anything shorter would have been superficial, anything deeper would begin to compete with Stevens' Unix Network Programming (and lose). As is, this book fits very well for developers who do occasional TCP/IP development, but still need to develop reliable, industrial-grade software.