"Note"-Worthy

Follows the 70-210 exam objectives, but we've seen better guides out there.

The first chapter, on installing or upgrading W2K workstation is not only hard to follow, but also there are no screen shots, making studying for the exam from this book very difficult. Though intended as an exam review, the questions dispersed throughout the seven chapters are over simplified to the point of being nearly useless.
Pros: Organized by exam objectives; Exam Essentials, topics that are on exam; no major errors
Cons:
Sample questions simplified, chapter on Installing hard to follow; insufficient screen shots
Verdict: Good information, but uneven quality means there are better choices out there.
On the other hand, the Exam Essentials break out boxes are very well done: short, concise summaries of what you are expected to know. But they don't cover all topics. The tables, usually of options for various functions which are required for the exam, are hard to visualize.

Later chapters, including screen shots, are presented in much more convincing fashion than chapter 1. There are some typos throughout—more likely, editing mistakes; some questions aren't answered within the text, sometimes multiple questions require the same trivial answer. In addition to rare, poor "jokes," there is an unnecessary blurb for two of the authors' book covering Internet Services Manager (W2K Server) in a sidelight. There are better study guides out there, though this guide shares the Sybex line's superb organization, exactly by exam objective. Some will find that comforting.

About the Author

Douglas Mechaber, MCSE, MCNE, CCDA, is a network consultant and dive instructor and is always on the lookout for utilities that make his life easier, or panulirus interruptus, the California spiny lobster.

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Sun, Jan 18, 2004 Dante Alighieri Firenze-Italy

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I found the Giude difficult to read and was to sparse etc. I then obtained etc. of the Microsoft press manuals and I passed etc. I too fell this Giude leaves a lot to be desidered.
I found the Giude difficult to read and was to sparse etc. I then obtained etc. of the Microsoft press manuals and I passed etc. I too fell this Giude leaves a lot to be desidered.
I found the Giude difficult to read and was to sparse etc. I then obtained etc. of the Microsoft press manuals and I passed etc. I too fell this Giude leaves a lot to be desidered.
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Fri, Feb 15, 2002 kdrugge Orlando

You can't depend on one book to get you through any one test. You MUST read at least two from different companies. I've found some books don't even mention something another one stresses !

Sat, Feb 2, 2002 Kevin Michigan

I found the Guide difficult to read and was to sparse with the information I felt I needed. I then obtained a copy of the Microsoft press manuals and I passed my tests and I have to say that I too feel this Guide leaves a lot to be desired.

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Wed, Jan 23, 2002 Joey Kentucky

I orginally purchased Sybex's series to study for my MCSE (maybe MCSA now). I also purchased a testing program for Pro 210. After comparing my score with a friend (who bought Microsoft Press materials) I soon learned that not all material for the test was covered. I swiftly went out and purchased Microsoft Press manuals and passed the test with flying colors. I've always loved Sybex in the past but after reading this book I sent a letter to Sybex requesting they change the name of the book to a reference guide instead of a testing guide. I would not suggest this book for testing purposes but only as a reference.

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