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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Ross J. Anderson, Ross Anderson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Five stars not enough


Five stars for Ross Anderson's Security Engineering are just not enough - you have to read the book to understand what I mean. I won't repeat what other reviewers here on amazon.com have said; instead I'd say that the author is THE security expert. His amazingly broad and in-depth security expertise and good writing style resulted in a book which is not only comprehensive and detailed, but also interesting to read. You can be an expert in one, two, well, three (out of 10) domains of information security, but it seems the author is equally at home when writing about all 10 domains. I wish I was his student!
Edgar Danielyan



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PMP Final Exam Review
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Kim Heldman, PMP, Kim Heldman, Sybex
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Could be better


I've found three questions in the first exam alone where the answers must be inaccurate - in one case the comment explaining the answer is clearly refering to another question, or an earlier version of the question.

In general the comments explaining the answers are very short and not very rich in content, so not so useful as a study tool.

The user interface to the on line tests sometimes requires scolling to read the full text of a question, very distracting. And it does not let you take tests by knowledge areas.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Its very good exam oriented book! Highly Recommended!


It took me just a week to prepare for the exam with this book and have cleared the SCJP exam with 93%. Ofcourse i had Java working experiance, but still its recommended if you desperate of clearing the certification exam. Just focus on the author's comments, exam watch ..etc and take seriously the two min drill and practice test after each subject. And lastly ePractice tests from Sun website makes your way to succeed the SCJP exam. All the best!!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Macs For Dummies, Eighth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: David Pogue
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
A well written into to an obsolete computer


This is an entertaining book that will help people learn to use their Mac. Unfortunately the author exhibits the kind of irrational, foaming at the mouth delusions that plagues so many Apple fanatics. I have to use both Macs and Win95/98/NT systems daily and frankly the Mac is JUNK.