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Exam Cram Study Books

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by michael78, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Does anyone use Exam Cram Study Books? I've ordered some for studying the MCDST exams. Just wanted some opinions on what you think of them, are they any good and worth the money in general and are they like other study guides or just pointers?



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  2. Phoenix
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    well there not really study books
    if you know the material in the exam, you can get by with just the exam crams, as they give you the microsoft direction on everything, and prep your mind for the sorts of stuff the exam will have
    i dont reccomend them as learning aids though, they are really only for final exam prep, or to pass stuff you already know (i got by most the NT4 exams with Exam crams alone)
     
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  3. ScoobyDoo

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    I would agree 100% with Phoenix. If you know the topic, the Cram Books will focus you in on the specific exam topics.

    As Phoenix says, don't use them as study guides - that is not their purpose.

    It would also be wrong to give a blanket answer to the pertinence of the books because they are all written by different authors. Some cover the topics better than others.

    Check out the user ratings on Amazon before purchase.
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Sorry to be blonde here, but are these books the same as what used to be the Cramsessions Guides, or is this something different again ?

    Personally, I practically relied on the Cramsessions for fine-tuning the exam topics after all materials had been completed.

    And I was never let down once (so far ....) 8)
     
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  5. AJ

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    Second that :thumbleft
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    Technically, they are now Exam Cram 2 books. The original Exam Cram line went down the tubes with the late, lamented Coriolis Press and the much missed Black Book series. They are handy little books for brushing up on a subject you should already know like the back of your hand. I would *not* recommend them as your only study guide and I think Ryan already covered this quite well.
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    Aye coriolis was the daddy
    thier black book series was second to none, thank god Que brought Examcram back to life though (in the form of Exam Cram 2)
     
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  8. michael78

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    I'm planning on using the exam cram to use as a pointer on certain bits. For my main study book I'm using Windows XP Pro Resource Kit which is a 1700 page beast of a book. I also use XP on a daily basis for my job. Just love those XP rollouts...:rolleyes:
     
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    I find the exam crams very handy in the final week before an exam as an pointer on the "bullet points" you are expected to know.
     
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