kalani vs msft Training Kit

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by kalia, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. kalia

    kalia Guest

    Hello,
    Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training Kit
    compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books have
    over the msft books ?
    Has anyone comapred the two ?

    Thank you.
    Kalia.
     
    kalia, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. kalia

    Lorne Smith Guest

    Kalani book = Good resource...
    MSFT book = Good toilet paper :)

    "kalia" <> wrote in message
    news:079501c3d14b$cbc2cec0$...
    > Hello,
    > Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training Kit
    > compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    > Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books have
    > over the msft books ?
    > Has anyone comapred the two ?
    >
    > Thank you.
    > Kalia.
     
    Lorne Smith, Jan 2, 2004
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  3. kalia

    Guest Guest

    lol .. yeah Ive seen it on sale at costco...
    But seriously is it that bad ? Does it not cover the
    topics sufficiently or is it because it is at a basic
    level?


    >-----Original Message-----
    >Kalani book = Good resource...
    >MSFT book = Good toilet paper :)
    >
    >"kalia" <> wrote in

    message
    >news:079501c3d14b$cbc2cec0$...
    >> Hello,
    >> Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training

    Kit
    >> compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    >> Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books

    have
    >> over the msft books ?
    >> Has anyone comapred the two ?
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >> Kalia.

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Guest, Jan 2, 2004
    #3
  4. I stopped buying MS Press training books after the sql server 2000
    ones. The amount of errors was embarrassing. I've flicked through a
    few of the net dot books someone here bought in a while back, and for
    me they don't even make good primers.

    Don't see way this should be so, in general the ms press books (non
    certification) are excellent.

    On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 12:10:08 -0800,
    <> wrote:

    >lol .. yeah Ive seen it on sale at costco...
    >But seriously is it that bad ? Does it not cover the
    >topics sufficiently or is it because it is at a basic
    >level?
    >
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Kalani book = Good resource...
    >>MSFT book = Good toilet paper :)
    >>
    >>"kalia" <> wrote in

    >message
    >>news:079501c3d14b$cbc2cec0$...
    >>> Hello,
    >>> Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training

    >Kit
    >>> compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    >>> Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books

    >have
    >>> over the msft books ?
    >>> Has anyone comapred the two ?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.
    >>> Kalia.

    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Jan 2, 2004
    #4
  5. I have to vote with Lorne. I have all the MCAD/MCSD Training Kits, but I've
    gotten the most value out of the Kalani books. In my experience both the
    Exam Cram Series and the Full Training Kits are very valuable.

    As a money saving side note, these kits are available on Safari.
    (safari.oreilly.com). I paid only $19.99 bucks for access to them. I paid
    $150.00 for the MCAD/MCSD Training Kits (and they don't make good toliet
    paper!).

    Good Luck on the Exams!
    Dylan

    "kalia" <> wrote in message
    news:079501c3d14b$cbc2cec0$...
    > Hello,
    > Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training Kit
    > compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    > Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books have
    > over the msft books ?
    > Has anyone comapred the two ?
    >
    > Thank you.
    > Kalia.
     
    Dylan Phillips, Jan 2, 2004
    #5
  6. I would disagree. The material is not very deep, but it is a good resource
    .... if you do the labs. Of course, any book is good if you will actually
    start coding. ;->

    The .NET MSPress books are a bit shallow (as far as complexity is
    concerned), but they cover a wide array of techniques necessary to pass the
    exam. The .NET exam guides are far better than previous MSPress exam guides.

    --
    Gregory A. Beamer
    MVP; MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

    **********************************************************************
    Think Outside the Box!
    **********************************************************************
    "Lorne Smith" <> wrote in message
    news:uT$...
    > Kalani book = Good resource...
    > MSFT book = Good toilet paper :)
    >
    > "kalia" <> wrote in message
    > news:079501c3d14b$cbc2cec0$...
    > > Hello,
    > > Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training Kit
    > > compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    > > Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books have
    > > over the msft books ?
    > > Has anyone comapred the two ?
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > > Kalia.

    >
    >
     
    Cowboy \(Gregory A. Beamer\), Jan 3, 2004
    #6
  7. The .NET books are not bad. I will agree that the SQL Server 2000 books
    sucked royally. The best way to use the MSPress .NET cert books is to make
    sure you do all of the labs. I have taken a couple of guys through the books
    and had great success on the tests. I also use practice tests (Transcender
    in this case) to gauge where the guys are before sending them out to try to
    cert.

    --
    Gregory A. Beamer
    MVP; MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

    **********************************************************************
    Think Outside the Box!
    **********************************************************************
    "The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere" <.> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I stopped buying MS Press training books after the sql server 2000
    > ones. The amount of errors was embarrassing. I've flicked through a
    > few of the net dot books someone here bought in a while back, and for
    > me they don't even make good primers.
    >
    > Don't see way this should be so, in general the ms press books (non
    > certification) are excellent.
    >
    > On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 12:10:08 -0800,
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >lol .. yeah Ive seen it on sale at costco...
    > >But seriously is it that bad ? Does it not cover the
    > >topics sufficiently or is it because it is at a basic
    > >level?
    > >
    > >
    > >>-----Original Message-----
    > >>Kalani book = Good resource...
    > >>MSFT book = Good toilet paper :)
    > >>
    > >>"kalia" <> wrote in

    > >message
    > >>news:079501c3d14b$cbc2cec0$...
    > >>> Hello,
    > >>> Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training

    > >Kit
    > >>> compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    > >>> Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books

    > >have
    > >>> over the msft books ?
    > >>> Has anyone comapred the two ?
    > >>>
    > >>> Thank you.
    > >>> Kalia.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>.
    > >>

    >
     
    Cowboy \(Gregory A. Beamer\), Jan 3, 2004
    #7
  8. kalia wrote:

    > Hello,
    > Wanted to know how the microsoft MCAD/MCSD Training Kit
    > compares to the KAlani training guide ?
    > Is there a distinct advantage that the kalani books have
    > over the msft books ?
    > Has anyone comapred the two ?


    Microsoft Training Kits are trash.
    Kalani books are king.
     
    General Protection Fault, Jan 5, 2004
    #8
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