MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680) (Networking (Course Technology))
Introducing a complete guide to deploying and managing Windows 7 that is suitable for IT professionals and students alike! This instructional text provides the information users need to successfully migrate to Windows 7 and immediately derive benefits from it. Readers will learn about the new features in Windows 7, such as advanced security, and how those features compare to Windows Vista and Windows XP. Valuable for professionals, but written in a way that is understandable to the novice networking student, this informative guide examines Windows 7 in a thorough and logical manner making the information easy to understand and preparing readers for Microsoft's MCTS Exam #70-680. The hands-on activities and case projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important information. The accompanying CD provides valuable certification preparation material, including test preparation software. With a section devoted to troubleshooting, this text also doubles as a manual that professionals can take on the job with them.
By M?a Anders - February 24, 2011
Accuracy: 5 of 5. I have yet to come across a procedural error in either the body text or the hands-on exercises.
Usability: 4.5 of 5. The hands-on exercises assume very little on the part of the user and are written clearly. Some of the concepts explained in the text do make assumptions, over which I have occasionally stumbled. However, the most important thing is excellent hands-on exercises; this is why I still rate the usability as high.
Design: 5 of 5. The design flow of the concepts covered in the book work well. I rarely find myself wondering why a certain concept or topic wasn't introduced in an earlier chapter.
Presentation: 3 of 5. For anyone who regularly browses online forums, you will understand when I say that the presentation of information in the book is something like a wall of text. The paragraphs are too chunky and stuffed together. The pictorial elements used are helpful to the reader but the cramped and varying lay-out often... read more
Well written study guide
By Rusty Nichols - March 12, 2012
This book is great for reviewing and learning the Windows 7 operating sytem.
However, as a study guide for the 70-680 it is lacking scenarios that were similar to the test, and ultimately if I had not purchased other study material and reveiwed it before my test I would have failed.
This material alone will not give you enough knowledge to pass the test.
By Steven Falk - April 4, 2013
Very good and thorough book explaining the new world of Windows 7. I do not believe that many people will be going - fast - to Windows 8 - unless they buy a new PC
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