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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Todd Lammle
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Does not instill confidence . . .

Although the text has many good points I am not confident that I can pass the test due to the many contradictions and errors encountered in the text and on the included CD-ROM. I have to ask myself if what I know is correct! I would not buy another Lammle book at this point . . .

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Certification for Dummies (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Ron Gilster
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Network+ Certification For Dummies

A cost effective certification book, all the rewards in half the time compared to more expensive and voluminous books. I scored 95%. The CDROM is better than the book. Majority of Network+ material on the market are really overkill. N+ certification is really a waterdown version of Microsoft Network Essentials and TCP/IP. I have no real professional network experinece. All I got is my A+ and two semester of Cisco Network Academy.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Vol. 1: Core Technologies, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Marty Hall, Larry Brown
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Want to learn how to make your servlets talk to a database?

Chapter 18 of this book alone is well worth the price. Mater of fact the source code for the ConnectionPool class alone is well worth the price of this book. If you want to learn how to make your servlets interface with a RDBMS then don't look any further. Chapter 18: JDBC and Database Connection Pooling will get you going faster than any other book out there.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Secrets and Lies : Digital Security in a Networked World
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Bruce Schneier
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
This is no "Applied Cryptography".

Devoid of useful information. Most of the book is devoted to a pathetic angst-ridden grappling with the idea that there is no perfect security. Well, duh. Get over it Bruce. Tell us something we don't know. The only points of light are the antedotes and the idea that risk can be a business opportunity, by managing it well.