Sybex or Meyers?

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Boycie, May 3, 2005.

  1. Boycie
    Honorary Member

    Boycie Senior Beer Tester


    Hello everyone. New to the Network+ forum but not the Cert forum :D

    After some looking round on this forum it appears that the Sybex (David Groth) and Mike Meyers All in one have released books covering the new 2005 Objectives.
    Which one would you all go for? I know the Sybex one is £10 more - it isn't! Both are £25 from Amazon. but if it is worth it I don't mind.

    Thanks for the input
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    I didn't use either one when I studied for the Network+ but they both usually produce quality work. Naturally since the 2005 objectives are just out, someone is going to have to "test" the new study guides to see how they work out. Good luck "test pilot" :thumbleft
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  3. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    David Groth is the better network person IMHO. Mike is great for A+. I have david old book and it was great. Will have to get his new one. I saw one of Mike network books, granted was a couple of years ago but it just wasn't up to standards like his A+. His information was not as indepth or always correct. However, things may have changed since then but I would not spend my money on his network books. But he will always get it when it comes to A+.
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    I used the Sybex for mine - was fine with it.

    Good to see Austin Powers up against the Foo Fighters singer/ guitarist for the rank of "top Comptia Cert author" :biggrin

    Sorry,.....couldn't resist .... :oops:
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  5. Boycie
    Honorary Member

    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Thanks for the advice guys- I just ordered the Sybex one by David Groth. :D
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  6. shep

    shep Bit Poster

    The deciding factor could well be waiting time. I was quoted 4-6 weeks for the Meyer's book on Amazon and Normally Next Day for the Sybex. A no-brainer if you want to get cracking straight away.
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, ITIL Foundation v3, HP Server Accredited
  7. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    Sybex all the way for me. I used Sybex books for both my A+ and Network+ as I hadn't heard of Mike Myers at the time. You have to be careful with Myers books as I bought Mike Myers 70-270 Passport book and found that he had just stuck his name on it and it was actually writen by someone else :x

    In general unless they get a really back review at amazon I use Sybex books as I like their layout and they are easy to read.
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  8. Boycie
    Honorary Member

    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Too true Shep :rolleyes:
    Many a time I have ordered something and it changes from "108 in stock" to "awaiting delivery" :x
    I always choose the free delivery because normally it is with you in 2-3 days anyway :biggrin
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT

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