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Don Poulton

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by andylad9, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. andylad9

    andylad9 Byte Poster

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    Has anyone used Don Poulton's MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring book? It's highly rated (more so on the US site)

    I'm looking to get a decent MCTS book and I'm a little cautious over the mix reviews of the official book. The 15% vouchers would be handy tho.

    Can anyone tell me if they come with a ebook version included? The ebook is critical to my studying style. iTunes has Dons ebook at $47.99...rip-off. The Mike Meyeres and Sybex books did.

    Thanks
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | 70-680 | 70-685 | MTA Server
    WIP: deciding now...
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    UK Kindle Version found here for £20 ish

    MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring (Certification Guide): Amazon.co.uk: Don Poulton: 9780789747075: Books
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  3. andylad9

    andylad9 Byte Poster

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    Thanks. Anyone used Don's book?
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | 70-680 | 70-685 | MTA Server
    WIP: deciding now...
  4. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    Did you buy this in the end?
    If you did how did you find it?
     
    WIP: 70-680
  5. andylad9

    andylad9 Byte Poster

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    Yes I bought Dans book...I'm very happy with it
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | 70-680 | 70-685 | MTA Server
    WIP: deciding now...
  6. HJE_Coops

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    i use this book as well

    the only gripe i have is the exam questions on the included CD are buggy as hell, as in the answers are sometime wrong even though they're right if you get me. the software marks it wrong and gives the description of why its wrong.....but describes the answer you put in the solution. not exactly confidence inspiring when your trying to test yourself couple of days before your exam like i am currently

    apart from that its a decent book and goes into more depth than needed to aid in understanding the concepts, rather than just the answers, to the contents of the syllabus for 70-680

    i also use the professor messer videos, very helpful!
     
    Certifications: 70-680
    WIP: 70-685
  7. Boffy

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    Thanks for the review Coops, looks like I'll get that to go alongside my MS Press book.

    repped 8)
     
    Certifications: BSc Computer Game Technology, A+
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  8. HJE_Coops

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    thanks Boffy :-)

    also, there are a few silly typos in there that can be misleading, they sometimes crop up in the key topics area, but if you've done your homework and understood the concepts outlined, its kind of fun to spot them and scoff a bit at, proving your superior intellect :-) lol!

    famous last words, i have my exam tomorrow.............gulp!
     
    Certifications: 70-680
    WIP: 70-685
  9. romeospadre

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    I am also using the Dan Poulton book as the press book is littered with mistakes
     
    Certifications: A+, N+
    WIP: 70 - 270 For MCSA + MCTS 70 - 680
  10. ade1982

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    I've literally just taken order of it this morning. I've flicked to about 3 pages with mistakes on it. Hmmmmm.
     

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