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    1. PMP Exam Prep (4th Edition)
    $145.46 $143.00 list($207.80)
    2. Wiley CPA Examination Review 2005,
    $31.49 $24.99 list($44.99)
    3. The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games
    $21.78 $18.99 list($33.00)
    4. Kaplan GRE Exam 2005 with CD-ROM
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    5. Kaplan GMAT 2005 with CD-ROM (Kaplan
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    7. The Official SAT Study Guide:
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    8. Kaplan NCLEX-RN Exam 2005-2006
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    9. A+ Certification All-in-One Exam
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    1. PMP Exam Prep (4th Edition)
    by Rita Mulcahy
    list price: $89.00
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    Asin: 0971164738
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
    Publisher: Rmc Pubns Inc
    Sales Rank: 2024
    Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Learn More. Study Less.

    The 4th Edition of the PMP Exam Prep is a Course in a Book and is used in 43 countries to help project managers pass PMI's PMP Exam. It contains not only sample exams but detailed review materials, games and exercises based on accelerated learning theory and insider tips. PMP Exam Prep was developed to help you learn more and study less - up to 70% less than using conventional study guides. It contains information about core concepts of project management, information on the PMP exam that is not in the PMBOK and helps you understand how the PMP exam is constructed.

    The 4th edition has over 100 pages more than the 3rd edition, 300 changes and much more information about the new area of professional responsibility. It focuses on the areas of the PMP exam where students score the lowest and contains tips about how to study and what to study. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars PMP Exam Prep
    I used this book along with the PMBOK as my primary study references. I found the following to be true concerning this text:

    1) Great Layout: Each section is layed out according to the PMBOK's organization. This greatly assists the reader when referring from area to area.

    2) Solid Information: Rita provides information you need to know to be a solid Project Manager. In addition, she provides enough information to the level of granularity needed to pass the test. A key diagram I felt very helpful is her overview of the steps (in order) needed to go through the Project Lifecycle from Initiating to Closing. And at times, she lets you smile as you read :-).

    3) Practice Tests: I concur with a previous reader. The questions are more difficult in Rita's books than they are on the actual test. However, Rita's questions make you think through the process and promote a deeper level of understanding that is needed to answer the "simpler" questions on the PMP test.

    The only drawback of Rita's books are the lack of additional questions. A CD is provided that is sold seperately (Fast Track). I would have preferred a few more questions that the 24 demo questions for the price of the book.

    The bottom line--I passed the test. My recommendation. Read the PMBOK and understand inputs, tools, outputs, and flow. Buy Rita's book to greatly enhance understanding. Then buy another book with additional practice questions as well.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly effective!
    First things first, I passed the PMP certification exam! I did not take any classes or workshops, I relied exclusively on the PMBOK, the 'PMP Exam Prep' by Rita Mulcahy, her practice CD, and the thick and not-so-effective 'Project management - a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling' by Harold Kernzer. I have to admit that when I first received the pricey 'Exam Prep' I was disappointed by its format (amateurish) and what seems to be, at the time, shallow content. I also felt that the sample questions were scarce and essentially designed to lure you into buying the practice CD. However as I started to study for the PMP exam I felt that the book was very effective and a much needed complement to the PMBOK. It went straight to the point, told you what was important to memorize and what was not, and gave you tricks. It rapidly became my 'cliff notes' for the PMBOK and was instrumental in helping me pass the exam. Bottom line it found that the book was surprisingly effective and despite its high price tag, it ended up being worth every penny. I would stronly recommend it to anyone who is preparing for the PMP exam.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book but not complete!
    A good project manager will take a balanced view of IT, learn the business and gain mastery of software development disciplines. Would recommend that project managers also consider reading books on enterprise architecture.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Highly overrated
    This book does present some material well. But it is more of an advertising teaser so you'll buy the whole kaboodle paying several hundred dollars. Or worse you'll be motivated to take her course paying thousands of dollars.
    PMP exam prep has definitely been a growing industry. The certification is by itself overly hyped up. Sometimes it all seems like a scam. One can pass PMP by just reading a bunch of prep books. Just because someone is a PMP doesn't mean a squat.

    3-0 out of 5 stars overhyped
    This is a good list but far overpriced considering the alternatives. Try Phillips! ... Read more


    2. Wiley CPA Examination Review 2005, 4-Volume SET (Wiley Cpa Examination Review (4 Vol Set))
    by Patrick R.Delaney, O. RayWhittington
    list price: $207.80
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    Asin: 0471668478
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-19)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 5068
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    Book Description

    Completely revised for the new computerized CPA Exam

    Published annually, this comprehensive four-volume study guide for the Certified Public Accountant's (CPA) Exam arms readers with detailed outlines and study guidelines, plus skill-building problems and solutions, that help them to identify, focus, and master the specific topics that need the most work. Many of the practice questions are taken from previous exams, and care is taken to ensure that they cover all the information candidates need to pass the CPA Exam. Reflecting the most recent changes to the new computerized CPA Exam, this comprehensive examination review is broken down into four volumes: Regulation, Auditing and Attestation, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Business Environment and Concepts. The number one CPA exam review provider worldwide, these study guides:
    * Include over 2,700 practice questions and complete information on the new simulation questions
    * Contain a unique modular structure that divides the content into 44 self-contained study modules so that candidates can zero in on areas that need the most work
    * Include AICPA content requirements and offers three times as many examples as other CPA exam review study guides

    O. Ray Whittington, PhD, CPA, CMA, CIA (Chicago, IL), is the Ledger and Quill Director of the School of Accountancy at DePaul University and author of bestselling books in the Wiley CPA Examination Review System. Patrick R. Delaney, PhD, CPA, was the Arthur Andersen LLP Alumni Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University and the author of bestselling books, audios, and software in the Wiley CPA Examination Review System.
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    3. The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible
    by David M. Killoran
    list price: $44.99
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    Asin: 097212960X
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
    Publisher: Powerscore Pub
    Sales Rank: 4096
    Average Customer Review: 3.87 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible is the most comprehensive book available for the Logic Games section of the LSAT. The intent of this book is to provide you with an advanced system for attacking any game you encounter on the LSAT. This same system is covered in the live classes taught by PowerScore, and all of the methods and techniques discussed in the book have been tested in classroom situations over many years.

    The book features and explains a detailed methodology for attacking the games section. All aspects of Logic Games are covered, from recognizing game types to diagramming rules to making inferences and answering questions. Entire chapters are devoted to the most advanced game techniques and to time management strategies.

    Logic Games are divided into individual types, and a discussion follows that teaches you how to approach each type of Game, and drills are presented to help you apply and understand the techniques. Thereafter, real LSAT logic games are used to illustrate how the techniques apply to real tests. Using real LSAT questions is a must for high-level LSAT preparation, and twenty-one real LSAT logic games are contained in the book. Each logic game is accompanied by a detailed analysis of the game setup and related questions.

    The author has over 12 years experience teaching the LSAT and has scored in the 99th percentile on a Law Services-administered test. An expert in LSAT preparation, he has overseen the preparation of thousands of students and founded two national LSAT preparation companies.

    The Logic Games Bible can be supplemented by The Ultimate Set-Ups Guide, which features setups for every game in each released LSAT from 1995 to 2002.Also, both books provide access to a unique website for additional LSAT and Logic Games information, and has answers to frequently asked questions.

    For more information about the renowned PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible, contact PowerScore at (800) 545-1750. ... Read more

    Reviews (30)

    4-0 out of 5 stars If You are Scared by Logic Games Get This Book!
    For me, the worst part of the LSAT was the logic games section. I purchased several other books including Kaplan and Princeton Review before buying this book. This by far, was the best resource I could have invested in for the Logic Games Section of the LSAT. I can't imagine having taken the test without the aid of this book. It wasn't a page turner, but I worked my way through each chapter carefully and ended up doing much better on the Logic Games section of the LSAT than I ever imagined possible. If you are anything like me and are CONFUSED and frustrated by the logic games and about to give up, buy this book, work through it carefully, take notes, and you will notice a huge difference in your performance. Following the advice in this book was the single most important step I took in improving my score, and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a good LSAT score and is willing to invest some time and energy in methodically applying the techniques that are outlined in the book to their practice tests and studies.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this unless your LSAT is lower than 150
    Ok, I can see how this book can help somebody who has very limited logical mind. If you are comfortable with logics, it would be far faster and easier to figure out the games in your own way. Try solving the old test problems and you will definitely find your own best diagrams to solve them efficiently. This book can even slow you down by making you follow the given steps which, I think, is a waste of time for those who can find their easiest way themselves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable LSAT Preparation
    This publication should be your second purchase for LSAT preparation only after buying "10 Actual" "10 More Actual" and "The Next 10 Actual" from the Law School Admissions Council.

    "Logic Games Bible" delineates what is necessary to know about the notoriously difficult Logic Games section of the LSAT. It gives real examples, incisive insight, and rules that are easy to memorize and follow. After each example there is a 2-3 page question-by-question explanation.

    To score well on the LSAT, you must effuse confidence from every orifice; don't find yourself diffident on test day. Get the Logic Games Bible as soon as you can.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Analytical Reasoning is hard; this book helps.
    I've spent a lot of time studying for the LSAT and reading reviews people have written for different books. Having a lot of experience in this field, I would say the the Logic Games Bible is very helpful for three reasons.

    1) People need extra help on the games section, and this provides a lot of practice.

    2) It helps identify game types, then reinforces it through practice, so you're able to know how to approach a problem.

    3) It provides games practice without having to ruin an entire practice test (or 3 or 4) by just taking the games section and not the other three.

    Anyway, I needed help with games, and while this book is not going to give you a 180, this book does provide a lot of help and practice where most LSAT takers desperately need it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource for a Scary Test
    I decided to purchase this book after reading about it on several law school chat boards. I wasn't sure any book could help me with games, but after reading the comments, I took the chance. I feel quite fortunate that I did.

    First, this is a serious book for a serious test. There is no joking around or making fun of the LSAT. The author immediately sets out to discuss the different types of games on the LSAT and spends quite a bit of time discussing how to set up and diagram the rules for the games. For me, this was critical because I needed significant improvement in even understanding how to approach the games, and this book delivered. The diagramming advice was sensible and intuitive, and I had no trouble adopting the approach advocated by the author. Literally, I felt like I was being given the mental tools to handle the test.

    Second, although there are games discussed in the text and drill sets, the recurrent theme seems to be an emphasis on solving games through recognition of form. I found this to be a unique approach, and one the benefited me tremendously. As I continued through the book I began to see that certain elements appeared again and again, and by recognizing those elements I had a handle on how to approach the game as well as a way to attack new games.

    Third, at the conclusion of each chapter there are game sets and each game is explained in detail. I found this to be very helpful since I could do the game on my own and then immediately review to see what errors I made. By doing this I made significant progress in correcting my errors.

    Discovering this book was a positive turning point in my preparation. The $45 I spent gave me renewed confidence in my ability to solve games and was, in my opinion, the best investment I made in this whole law school process. ... Read more


    4. Kaplan GRE Exam 2005 with CD-ROM (Kaplan Gre Exam)
    by Kaplan
    list price: $33.00
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    Asin: 0743251709
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Kaplan
    Sales Rank: 1833
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    Book Description

    Are you ready for the GRE Exam? You will be.

    Kaplan's GRE 2005 Edition comes complete with a comprehensive review of all the material on the exam, plus Kaplan's proven test-taking strategies to help maximize your score. This powerful combination is a highly effective way for you to score higher on the GRE and make yourself competitive for graduate school admissions.

    Succeed on the computer-adaptive GRE with Kaplan's exclusive computer test-taking strategies.

    Prepare with hundreds of practice questions to build your skills in the critical content areas of the GRE.

    Practice with our challenging, full-length GRE, complete with a detailed explanation for every answer.

    Score Higher with effective strategies and advice from Kaplan's expert instructors.

    Even more practice online! ... Read more


    5. Kaplan GMAT 2005 with CD-ROM (Kaplan Gmat)
    by Author Unknown
    list price: $37.00
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    Asin: 0743251687
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Kaplan
    Sales Rank: 872
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Are you ready for the GMAT? You will be.

    Kaplan's GMAT 2005 Edition comes complete with a comprehensive review of all the material on the exam, plus Kaplan's proven test-taking strategies to help maximize your score. This powerful combination is a highly effective way for you to score higher on the GMAT and make yourself competitive for business school admissions.

    Succeed on the Analytical Writing Assessment with Kaplan's expert strategies for approaching the computerized essay grader.

    Prepare with quizzes for Problem Solving, Critical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and a new, expanded GMAT Math Reference section.

    Practice with a full-length GMAT, complete with explanations for every answer and detailed score analysis.

    Score Higher with effective strategies and advice from Kaplan's expert instructors.

    Even more practice online! ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Really a review of the 2004 book, but...
    Preparing for this test has been the bane of my existence for the past two weeks, and I promised myself that I would post a review of the 2004 book after taking the GMAT. However, given the likelihood that the 2005 edition doesn't differ much from the 2004, and the fact that there are so many reviews already for the 2004, thought my review would be more useful here.

    In short, this is a decent buy primarily for the CD-ROM. The usual complaints (ridiculously hard, some wrong answers, typos, annoying UI) are all valid (and may have even been corrected in the 2005 edition), but the bottom line is that there are a lot of good, hard questions on the CD-ROM that you will need to practice with to do well on the actual GMAT. The more questions and practice tests you do, the more prepared you will be for the actual test. It really is as simple as that.

    So get this book along with the ETS official guide and lock yourself in a cave for a few weeks. ... Read more


    6. Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)
    by Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: 0072226846
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-11)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
    Sales Rank: 2667
    Average Customer Review: 4.66 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Revised and updated by one of the co-developers of the (310-035) Programmer exam, this edition offers complete coverage of the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 exam objectives and newly added, complete coverage of both portions of the Sun Certified Java 2 Developer's exam. More than 250 challenging practice questions have been completely revised to closely model the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam. An integrated study system based on proven pedagogy, exam coverage includes step-by-step exercises, special Exam Watch notes, On-the-Job elements, and Self Tests with in-depth answer explanations to help reinforce and teach practical skills.

    Praise for the author:

    “Finally! A Java certification book that explains everything clearly. All you need to pass the exam is in this book.”

    —Solveig Haugland, Technical Trainer and Former Sun Course Developer

    "Who better to write a Java study guide than Kathy Sierra, the reigning queen of Java instruction? Kathy Sierra has done it again—here is a study guide that almost guarantees you a certification!"

    —James Cubeta, Systems Engineer, SGI

    "The thing I appreciate most about Kathy is her quest to make us all remember that we are teaching people and not just lecturing about Java.Her passion and desire for the highest quality education that meets the needs of the individual student is positively unparalleled at SunEd.Undoubtedly there are hundreds of students who have benefited from taking Kathy's classes."

    —Victor Peters, founder Next Step Education & Software Sun Certified Java Instructor

    “I want to thank Kathy for the EXCELLENT Study Guide. The book is well written, every concept is clearly explained using a real life example, and the book states what you specifically need to know for the exam. The way it's written, you feel that you're in a classroom and someone is actually teaching you the difficult concepts, but not in a dry, formal manner. The questions at the end of the chapters are also REALLY good, and I am sure they will help candidates pass the test. Watch out for this Wickedly Smart book.”

    -Alfred Raouf, Web Solution Developer, Kemety.Net

    "The Sun Certification exam was certainly no walk in the park but Kathy's material allowed me to not only pass the exam, but Ace it!"

    —Mary Whetsel, Sr. Technology Specialist, Application Strategy and Integration, The St. Paul Companies

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book For All Levels
    I just started programming 8 months ago, I found that Java is the best language that I can study, and I found that the fastest way to learn is to get certified from the source, they know what you need, I bought that book and started studying.
    Because I'm new to programming, it took me 6 months to prepare for the test, I took the test and got 88%.
    The book gave me everything I need for the test, here is the full preparation set I used for the exam:
    1- Studying the book.
    2- J2SE APIs documents.
    3- Java compiler.
    4- Included cd exams.
    5- javaranch.com
    6- SUN site exams.
    By the way I made the localization for a huge militarian project and I made it neat, great thanks for the book authers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent guide for the SCPJ 1.4 exam
    Imagine this: you're in college, studying for the final exam -- and the teacher gives you all of her notes that spell out EXACTLY what you need to know, what you DON'T need to worry about, and even points out all the little traps she'll try to catch you in when you take the exam. Kathy Sierra, the co-developer of the 310-035 Programmer's exam, with the help of Bert Bates has done just that.

    The 3rd edition of Osborne's Sun Certified Programmer and Developer for Java 2 is an awesome book. Get this -- it's actually entertaining to read, very easy to understand, and the mock exams more closely resemble the real thing than any other mock out there. The "Two-minute Drills" are an excellent resource to help you review before you take the exam. The Exam Watches interspersed throughout the chapter point out all the traps you might fall in during the exam, and the On The Job blurbs give you a practical application for the knowledge you just learned.

    The end chunk of the book discusses what you need to know to pass the Developer s exam. It won't teach you Swing or Threads - but what the exam assessor's are looking for - the things you need to pay attention to in order to pass that exam. I fully recommend this book.

    Make sure you check the author's website for the errata -- the first printing was a bit buggy, many errors have been fixed in the 2nd printing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Scored 95%
    I gave SCJP1.4 in July 2004 & scored 95% (58/61). I would like to share my success story to all fellow aspirants who wanna clear SCJP1.4 with top score.
    Kathy's book is must. Kathy & Bert have an awesome writing style & they literally burnt the core concepts into my head.

    Here is my success story.
    1) I read Java 2 Programmer by Exam Cram first. This gave me good kick start.
    2) Then I read chapters which I was weak on from different books.
    a) Threads - Head First Java : Would give you a thorough understanding of what thread programming is
    b) Threads - From Simon Robert's certification book.
    c) Inner Class - From Simon Robert's certification book.

    2) This book (by Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates). You can skip first few chapters but solve all their review questions. Read method overloading, exceptions, inner class, Threads, Collections, java.lang, hashcode & Garbage Collection completely.

    3) Gave all related topic tests from www.javaprepare.com, Dan Chisholm's single topic exams.

    4) Read Topics : method overloading, exceptions, inner class, Threads, Collections, Garbage Collection from Marcus Green website

    5) Gave Marcus Green mock test.

    6) Kathy's book simulator exam.

    7) Whizlab - SCJP1.4 : Those guys are awesome. Their tests are real tough & tricky. Their exam quick prep is the best. If you score above 75% in their test I can say you can crush SCJP1.4 easily. I could not complete all 9 mock exams though but I completed 4 for them & just before the test I gave final mock exam. I scored 78% in their final mock exam. I knew that time I would be scoring 85% plus atleast in the grand finale.. :-)

    8) Do review questions from Khalid Mughal's book on method overloading, Threads, Garbage Collection & collections topic.

    9) Please read each line of code, each question sentence to avoid careless mistake.

    2 weeks of real study should take you to achieve real good score.

    Once again, SCJP1.4 is not simple as such. Its tricky. Questions on threads, method overloading, OOPs, Garbage Collection were on same toughness with Whizlab tests.

    I credit my success to Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates. I had fun studying for SCJP1.4. Passing is easy but scoring is tough!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars book for the exam, this is (as Yoda says)
    I'm an experienced Java programmer. I passed the SCJP(310-035) with 98% (answered 60/61) recently. This is *THE* book. Everything is very well explained, gets you hooked on like a novel. The mock exams were very similar to the real one I faced. I recommend this book to any experienced Java programmer planning to take up the exam.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Helped me pass
    I passed the SCJP with 93%. This book was my primary reference while preparing. It covered the topics well, and more importantly, introduced me to the various (and indirect) ways those topics would be tested on the exam.

    I found it useful to compile and run some of the code (don't use an IDE). The practice exams identified some areas I was weaker in, and I made sure to write some test code that would make me more familiar with those areas. It helped me get comfortable with garbage collection, bitwise operators, threads and inner classes. I was familiar with those topics before, but rarely had to implement them in code. Integrating the code snippets into code took very little time, and helped me understand those topics better. I also chose to not use an IDE so that when I made a mistake, I had to go and figure it out myself rather than have the IDE catch it up front.

    Of course, the mock exam links on www.javaranch.com are very useful. I took as many tests as I could, even ones that were clearly created for previous versions of the exam.

    Over all, the book did what I purchased it for: it helped me to pass the SCJP. It didn't give me all the answers, and I had to put into practice some of the information presented to make it sink in effectively, but that's what I expected. ... Read more


    7. The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT
    by College Board
    list price: $19.95
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    Asin: 0874477182
    Catlog: Book (2004-10)
    Publisher: College Board
    Sales Rank: 430
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    Book Description

    In March 2005, the College Board will begin to administer a new SAT®.To help prepare all students for the new SAT and college success™, the College Board introduces:

    The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT™

    Here's the successor to the College Board's #1 best seller 10 Real SAT®s. This new book is the only source of practice tests created by the test maker according to proprietary new SAT specifications. With the book's 700+ pages and 21 chapters, students:

    o Gain experience by taking 8 practice tests and receiving estimated scores.

    o Raise confidence by reviewing concepts, test-taking approaches, and practice questions.

    o Increase understanding of the new PSAT/NMSQT® and the new SAT.

    Plus, book buyers receive free online score reports and a discount on The Official SAT
    Online Course™ with auto essay scoring.

    Changes to the new SAT include:

    o The name of the current SAT verbal section will be changed to critical reading, analogies will be eliminated and short reading passages will be added to existing long reading passages.

    o A new section called the SAT writing section will be added, which will contain multiple-choice grammar and usage questions and a student- written essay.

    o The SAT math section will be expanded to include topics from third-year college- preparatory
    math (also known as Algebra II); in addition, quantitative comparisons will be eliminated from
    this section.

    The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT is part of the College Board's new SAT Readiness Program™ of print, online, and professional development resources.collegeboard.com/srp.


    New SAT 2005 NATIONAL EXAM DATES:
    March 12
    May 7
    June 4
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    8. Kaplan NCLEX-RN Exam 2005-2006 with CD-ROM (Kaplan Nclex-Rn)
    by Kaplan
    list price: $35.00
    our price: $23.10
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    Asin: 0743265408
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: Kaplan
    Sales Rank: 366312
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    9. A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide
    by Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan
    list price: $59.99
    our price: $39.59
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    Asin: 0072229918
    Catlog: Book (2003-10-31)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
    Sales Rank: 6368
    Average Customer Review: 3.81 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Written by Mike Meyers, the industry leader in A+ certification training, this authoritative reference offers complete coverage of all material on the A+ Core Hardware and Operating System Technologies exams. You’ll find exam objectives at the beginning of each chapter, helpful exam tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and photographs and illustrations. The bonus CD-ROM contains a testing engine with questions found only on the CD. This comprehensive guide not only helps you pass this challenging exam, but will also serve as an invaluable on-the-job reference. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars because I can select 10!!
    I am currently teaching the A+ course and this mean coverage of the newest CompTIA exams, the 220-231 and 220-232. The material in these updated exam requires the best possible training guide and once again Mike Meyers is leading the pack.

    Making sure that the material is the most up to date this release is not the first on the market but it one of the best on the market. I had the opportunity to help create practice questions for this book so I can say the material is first rate.

    Meyer's once again leaves no stone unturned as he covers far more than the exam calls for. His ability to blend humor with knowledge is what makes this book so successful. Meyers take apart every objective and breaks it down into comprehendible and manageable information; all you have to do is pass the exams.

    In the over 1100 pages there is the complete exams right before you. This book is one of the first I have seen to cover all the Operating Systems including Windows Me and NT, again Meyers take you beyond the standard cut off point.

    Meyers has set the bar that all others will have to exceed and judging form the amount of information this is going to be very difficult. One of the things that always impress me is that Meyers gives you the history, this allows you see where things began and how we got where we are today.

    The cd includes hundred's of practice questions, practice exams and videos to help you study and pass the exam first time. Overall about the only to add is a virtual lab included, however with all that is included this is a very complete package.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Where's the Beef
    The fifth edition leaves you drowning for information. I used the fourth edition to pass the A+ Core exam with flying colors. The fifth edition was used to study for the A+ OS exam, 2003 guidelines. After taking the exam, this book provided at best 25% of the material covered on the exam. While no book should teach to a test, a book dedicated to an exam should teach the material that will be tested. The A+ premium practice exams were purchased from totalsem.com, they too fell well short of preparing an individual to take A+ OS exam.

    2-0 out of 5 stars doesn't measure up to the 4th edition
    DISCLAIMER: I haven't read the entire book, but rather made a thorough skim, and have no intention of taking the 2003 exams, any time soon.

    Having said that, here's my opinion. I used the 4th edition of A+ All-In-One to pass both Core hardware & OS under the 2001 objectives. That book was about as close as you could get to being a perfect primer for those exams, AND was indispensable (at least for me) introduction to how computers work. It was a perfect balance between accademic and hands-on concepts.

    It was so good, in fact, that I was inspired to buy the 5th edition. I'm sure glad I got it used because it just doesn't measure up to its predecessor.

    First of all, there are quite a few words & abbreviations that are casually refered to with no explanation. Theses terms were well explained in the 4th edition, but not anymore. This, to me, appears to be some pretty sloppy editing, as updated information has not been properly coordinated with previous edition.

    Second, The chapters covering OS concepts have been completely rearanged into a confused mess. Refering once again to the 4th edition, a clear explanation of the development of Microsoft operating systmes was presented, from DOS to Windows 2000. Each major operating system had an entire chapter designated for it. This was very convenient for quick reference, and made it very easy to understand the logic behind all major OS developments. (I imagine this is why many people are now falling short on the OS exam.)

    Anyway, I think I've made it clear. If you really want a clear understanding of the PC and how it works, get the 4th edition of A+ All-in-one. It will be well worth your time if you are new to computers, and you can now get it used for less than half of the 5th edition. THEN study for the A+ 2003 objectives. But definately research other material. The 5th edition just won't cut it. Good luck!!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Book Was Over My Head........
    I'm a software trainer who wants to become certified as a PC technician. The author claims that this book will be able to teach the novice (non-PC technician) everything he/she needs to know to pass the A+ certification exams. That's a joke.

    The first few chapters start out fine, and seem to provide explanations that are thorough and clear enough for the novice. But then at some point (right around chapter 6), the author forgets who his audience is and seems to assume we're all working as PC technicians already. His explanations start to get more more vague, and he uses more and more tech jargon and inside jokes that only a tech would get. It's obvious who he's really writing for.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book !!
    This is a terrific manual; it was very helpful to a technical guy like me changing careers in mid-life. Lots of time-waster books out there, but A+ Certification by Meyers & Jernigan turned out to be one of the better ones....a big help! ... Read more


    10. Kaplan PCAT : 2004-2005 Edition (Kaplan Pcat)
    by John A. Kriak
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    Asin: 0743247558
    Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
    Publisher: Kaplan
    Sales Rank: 5572
    Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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    Are You Ready for the Test?

    Kaplan's PCAT Comprehensive Review, 2004 Edition comes complete with a targeted review of all the tested material on the PCAT plus Kaplan's highly effective test-taking strategies. With this powerful combination, PCAT Comprehensive Review, 2004 Edition can help you get the high PCAT score you need to get into pharmacy school.

    Intensive Science Review

  • 16 Biology Chapters
  • 13 Chemistry Chapters
  • Practice Sets for Each Section

    Verbal Ability Section

  • Extensive Root Word List
  • Helpful Vocabulary Practice Exercises

    Exclusive Tips & Strategies

  • Manage Time More Effectively
  • Master All the Question Types
  • Deal with Stress

    Detailed Test Preparation

  • Diagnostic Test with Answers and Explanations
  • Full-Length Practice Test with Answers and Explanations


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    2-0 out of 5 stars GO WITH BARRONS PCAT REVIEW
    Go with Barrons books... they're much more cost effective, and not to mention more helpful!

    5-0 out of 5 stars It brought me success...
    I just got my score from the PCAT I took in March 2004 and I scored in the 99th percentile. This was the only book that I used to review. I studied it cover-to-cover and took the pre-test seriously. I've been out of school for a bit and hadn't seen chemistry like that in 5 years. Biology on the test was easier than the content in the book. Same with math, but speed is the key to doing well in that section.
    Good Luck!

    4-0 out of 5 stars By far, the best prep. book in the market...believe me
    I took the March 27th, 04 PCAT, and I prepared for it by literally getting my hands on every PCAT prep. book the university book store had in stock. Lemme tell ya, by FAR, this book best represents the material you'll encounter on the test. Firstly, verbal section: waaaaaay more difficult that the actual words and analogies you'll have to understand, so don't panic if you don't understand what "dawdry" means. Next, bio: this book provides the BEST bio12 coverage compared to other review books that only give you a rough guide (outline) of what to expect (don't spend so much time on taxonomy). Reading Comp: expect these kinds of questions on the exam instead of the elementary level questions you find in Barron's or PCATSuccess. Quantitative: Most representative - content and difficulty wise (UNDERSTAND YOUR FRACTIONS MAN!!!!) (not so much on the trig tho). Lastly, Chem: actually, I think you're better off to go with Barron's actual practice exam for this one since the material in the Kaplan is a little higher (but hey, better it being harder than easier right?) The study content in the Kaplan Chem is pretty inclusive of all the material you'll need to know. Well, that's it. Hope this helps and wish ME luck when I get my results back. Later

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Study Guide
    I thought this book was great. If you know the content and the concepts covered in this book you will do well on the test. The chemistry, biology, verbal, and reading comprehension sections in the Kaplan book are a little harder that the actual test which I thought was helpful to be fully prepared. The math section is pretty accurate to the actual test. I just took the March PCAT and every question on the test was covered in this book. Anyone who says this book isn't helpful probably just wasn't prepared enough! Yes, this book is similar to Kaplan's MCAT book, however the PCAT and the MCAT have similar content in some sections. I used a lot of my old MCAT study materials to prepare for the PCAT. I don't know why other reviewers see this as a problem. The only complaint I have is that there were some typos in the book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars An Exact Copy of DAT
    This book is a word by word copy of DAT. It's sily to say this book is designed for PCAT. The Verbal part is also a copy from other Kaplan books, not directly related to PCAT. ... Read more


  • 11. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
    by Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul, Jeremy R. Paul
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    Asin: 0890897603
    Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Sales Rank: 42417
    Average Customer Review: 4.52 out of 5 stars
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    Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader's performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for "right answers," and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations.

    But the authors don't stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.

    In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book on law school test taking and legal thinking
    What most surprised me about this book was that I found it fascinating reading. It is doubtless extremely helpful for anyone facing a law school exam, particularly in the first year, but it is equally valuable, perhaps more valuable, for anyone CONSIDERING GOING TO LAW SCHOOL. I would be surprised if anyone reading this book didn't gain both an advantage on their law school exams and a better understanding of what the legal system is all about. I learned a lot.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Required Reading for All Law Students!!
    Getting to Maybe should be required reading on every law student's list! The authors take the mystery out of writing great law school exams. They tell you what the professor wants, and how to deliver that message. I wish I had had this book in law school. I spent the better part of 3 years wondering which coins the professors flipped to give grades. This book also is helpful for anyone taking a bar examination. The investment of $19.95 is a great deal!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The way to pass the law school exam.
    This book saved my law school carreer. law school tests are notoriously ambigous. There are no right answers. Unfortunatly, there seems to be no help for students. One of the proscribed methods is the IRAC method (when you get to school you will learn this and this is not the time to write about it). This book gives you a different way of acheving success in the test. The book does criticize IRAC and offers its own way of handling the testing questions. "Getting To Maybe" is written by law professors and who would know more about passing their tests as well as how a professor thinks? The book is a well written philosophy on the test and the mistakes. The authors spend a great deal of time explaining their philosophy and it is helpfull for the second half of the book. The book shows the common test question mistakes and how to fix them. The book also provides sample tests with sample answers and explanations of why they are good answers. This is the best part of the book, a side by side comparison of good and bad answers which makes this book invaluable. Highly reccommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Blessing
    Who better to get advice on law exams from than two law professors, who also graduated at the top of Harvard Law's class? My grades have gone up and up since reading (and re-reading) this book. Anyone who goes to law school, especially where competition for grades is tight will benefit. The more you read it, the more you grasp the strategy. So don't get discouraged if you're a bit confused the first time. I'd recommend reading through this before you enter law school and at least once (maybe twice) a semester as you can squeeze in a few extra minutes. I've looked at every book about legal reasoning and taking law exams that I've been able to get my hands on and this book has the best system by far. It might not be the easiest system to understand (after all the easy road isn't always the best road in law school), but once you grasp it you'll be thankful.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Maybe may not be enough
    I gave this book two stars for its discussion on addressing policy issues on the exam--this was helpful, indeed. It also gives good tips and provides answers to frequently asked questions on how to prepare--but this is standard advice you'll hear in any law school. Does this book provide a concrete strategy on handling a law school exam? No. In sum, it describes what is wanted on an exam, but doesn't come close to adequately showing students how to get to this "maybe." You are on your own... ... Read more


    12. Concise Rules Of Apa Style (Concise Rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style)
    by American Psychological Association
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    Asin: 1591472520
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
    Sales Rank: 6773
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Critical Information for Writing for the APA Publications
    The first question you'd have to ask about this book is Why would the American Psychological Association have a style guide.

    The answer is that the APA Style is the definitive guide to the style that the APA wants to see in their publications and this style is also used by a number of other publications that have adopted the APA Style.

    Among the critical points of the APA Style is how to construct an error-free reference list crediting all sources properly and avoiding all charges of plagiarism. This has become extremely critical in today's world where any research seems subject to actively looking for any way they can discredit someone else rather than do their own work.

    In addition the style book is an authoritative guide to how best to present the ideas and data that is so hard to gather. Being able to present data in a way that is understandable to the reader is perhaps the most difficult yet the most important part of writing a paper.

    This book is the concise version. It is a small format book designed to be convenient, portable and yet complete. ... Read more


    13. Examkrackers 101 Passages in MCAT Verbal Reasoning
    by David Orsay
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    Asin: 1893858243
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-15)
    Publisher: Osote Publishing
    Sales Rank: 14795
    Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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    This book contains 101 MCAT verbal passages in the form of 11 full length verbal exams formatted exactly like the New 2003 MCAT. Questions have complete explanations for correct and incorrect answer choices. There are 12 tear-out answer grids in MCAT form in the back of the book. Language, diction, passage length, question length, question difficulty, and even font have been carefully crafted to resemble an actual MCAT. You won’t find a more MCAT accurate set of verbal exams.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book for VR preparation
    I run private tutoring courses for the MCAT, and I would say that this book is arguably the best source for MCAT Verbal Reasoning questions, aside from the real exams from AAMC. (Needless to say, I use this book in my course.) The writer accurately captures most aspects of the real exam, including passage length, question wording, distribution of question types, and ambiguity of the correct answers. The only major flaw that I find with this book is that some answer choices are not well supported (even taking into account the fact that the correct answers on the MCAT are supposed to be somewhat ambiguous). In some cases, there are blatant errors in the question stem or stated correct answers, or, more rarely, two equally correct answer choices. For this reason, I would rate this book 4.5 stars, but since Amazon doesn't let me do that, I will give it 5 stars. :) On the actual MCAT, the incorrect answer choices are usually a little more differentiated from the correct answer. These mistakes and imperfections are frequent enough to be a little annoying, but not abundant or major enough to topple this book of the pedestal of being the best VR preparation book out there. Kaplan's and Princeton Review's materials do not quite compare (especially Kaplan's, which contain too many explicit detail questions). Keep in mind that the questions in this book are probably going to be slightly more difficult than the real MCAT questions, which are not quite as tricky. Have fun and good luck.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide for Verbal
    The verbal is by far one of the most difficult passages around for MCAT test takers, and I certainly fall into this category. If you want to do well on it, you must PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! The examkrackers verbal is an excellent tool that will give you the necesary practice. Try to get your hands on a lot of verbal passages (be careful, don't buy any of the teaching solutions MCAT products, this is one of those garbage prep materials the EK author was talking about) and work through the problems. Familiarize yourself with the common questions that frequently pop up on these verbal passages, and don't fill in the obvious answers. Practice and prepare, and you will do fine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars RE: Better off with AAMC practice materials!, NOT!!!!!!!!!!
    The AAMC practice materials are outdated compared to the real thing. They are too easy and you will be unpleasantly surprised on the real thing if your prep materials are from AAMC. Some times I think they want you to do badly, since it's their job to weed people out. For prep use the most difficult passages possible, then you will be fine. Let me leave you with one thought in mind: every next MCAT was always more difficult then the previous one.

    Do not be scared, be prepared

    GL

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Prep Verbal Book for the MCAT
    I tought that EK Verbal 101 was the best prep book for the VR section of the MCAT. The passages were as long as the real exam, about the same level of difficulty and type of questions. I liked how the exams usually got harder half-way through, and each passages had more and more questions -- that's they way it's for me on the real MCAT. I mostly received 6's on my VR practice exams, and I ended up with a 8 on the real test -- not bad for someone who has only been using English as a formal language for 4 years, and is a Native Spanish-Speaker.
    I am re-taking it, and I plan to buy the book again!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Here is the answer MCAT VR preparation.
    This book has perhaps bridged the gap between me and medical school. In July I bought 101 Passages and diligently took a full length verbal section about once every three days as part of my preparation and it made the difference between medical school in the Carribean and becoming a viable candidate for some first tier U.S. medical schools. I also carefully studied Jon's advice in his Verbal Reasoning study guide and followed it religiously. It helped improve my score substantially. So why is this book so great? First, the text is identical in size and font to real thing, so you feel perfectly comfortable and familiar with the appearance of actual passages, question stems, and answers on test day. Second, the passage topics were right on the money -boring (cabinet making, charitable trust management, etc.), irrelevent to medicine, and challenging enough. Third, passage length was identical to that which you encounter on the real thing. Fourth, the answer choices are ambigious and you never really feel good about your answers -that is the essence of MCAT verbal. Dave perfectly captures that in 101 Passages. Fifth, there are 11 full length practice sections, which help you master your timing and slowly but surely improve you score. Sixth, Jon is pretty helpful on his website and will respond to most of your questions and give you that personal support that makes him kind of seem like a coach whose on your side. Lastly, there's nothing else out there that comes close to 101 Passages. Get this book to improve you verbal score. To really ace the verbal, carefully study the lectures in the thinner Examkracker's Verbal Reasoning study guide. Force yourself to adopt Jon's strategy. It will help you. If you do nothing else, remember these two points of advice: (1) finish the verbal sections no matter what you do, and (2) read for the main idea and be sure you have it in your head before you look at the questions. Jon covers that in depth in the thin Verbal Reasoning Study Guide in addition to about five or six other tips that really make the difference. Keep the faith premeds and believe in yourself. ... Read more


    14. The Official Guide for GMAT Review (10th Edition)
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    Asin: 0446396664
    Catlog: Book (2000-12-01)
    Publisher: Educational Testing Service
    Sales Rank: 38002
    Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
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    The only study guide with real GMAT questions:

    *More than 1,400 GMAT questions with answers explained by test authors

    *Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information

    *Comprehensive math review

    *Test-taking tips and strategies

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    5-0 out of 5 stars An indispensible tool for GMAT prep
    This book is simply a collection of questions from old GMATs. I found all questions were representative of the real thing (including the math sections). The best way to prep for the test (for me) was to practice problems over and over which made this book ideal.

    The main disadvantage is that you don't want to spend *too* much time doing problems out of the book and should definitely get some practice doing timed problems off of the computer screen. The problem is that the questions from ETS's Powerprep practice tests are the same ones that appear in the book. In practice this actually didn't affect me too much since there were *so many* questions in the book but if you do plan on going through the entire book you should take the Powerprep tests first.

    As this book simply contains old questions, I recommend you use another book for test taking pointers (I use Princeton Review) in conjunction. This book, a tip book (princeton, kaplan etc) and ETS's Powerprep software are the only things you need to prep for the GMAT.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 1,400 Real GMAT Questions -- this is the source
    In August 2001, I earned a perfect 800 score on the GMAT-CAT.

    This book -- The Official Guide for GMAT Review -- was the only GMAT preparation book that was of any benefit to me. Other prep books were real disappointments because all their GMAT questions are manufactured (not real GMAT questions) and they give advice (such as picking numbers and working slowly on the first few questions) that is simply wrong.

    Because I had so much success with my GMAT, I now help other people improve their GMAT scores. I insist that people use this book to prepare for the types of GMAT questions that they will see on test day. In the last few months, I have helped several people score 700 or above on the GMAT-CAT and these people have been accepted to top B-schools -- Harvard, Wharton, Chicago, Kellogg, MIT, etc.

    So don't accept any substitute, get the Official Guide. If you live between San Francisco and San Jose. If you don't live in the California Bay Area, buy the Official Guide and pay particular attention to your weaknesses. Good luck on test day.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Necessary to Score High on the GMAT
    I started preparing for the GMAT test approximately 8 weeks ago using the Offical Guide for GMAT Review, practicing roughly 40 questions per day. Since the Official Guide doesn't have much in the way of test taking techniques, I also used the Kaplan and the PR Verbal Workout. Aside from these books & the PowerPrep tests, there wasn't much else I used.

    I took the test today and scored a 720, which closely matched my scores on the PowerPrep tests (720 and 740). On the Kaplan tests, I scored 630, 620, 680 (don't trust the Kaplan scores). In my assessment, the Official Guide practice questions are crucial for maximizing your score - you'll probably want to use the other test prep materials to learn some useful techniques, but the Official Guide MUST be used. Since the math in the Official Guide comes from the old paper-based test and has changed somewhat since then, I found the quantitative questions on the actual test to be slightly harder. I'd suggest supplementing with questions from the Kaplan for the math. For this reason, I gave the Official Guide 4-stars. Seems the Verbal questions haven't changed though - I found them to be quite similar to what I encountered in the Official Guide.

    Practice as many questions as possible from the Official Guide and you'll be good to go!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The only thing you'll need
    I don't have much to add to all the great reviews for this book, but the one thing that's important to realize is that if you want to use the ETS PowerPreps as diagnostic tools, you should take both tests before you really get into the guide. I took the second Powerprep after I was done with the guide, and scored a nice ole 800. Of course the fact that I had seen about half of the questions tested in the guide made the accomplishment a slight bit less extraordinary.

    Another thing - for the math section, even though all the questions in the guide are good practice, only the last 100 or so in each of the math sections look like anything you'll see on the test.

    4-0 out of 5 stars GMAT Preperation
    This book along with the Powerprep software are very helpful in preparing for the GMAT. I found the Powerprep software to give very accurate assesments of my score. I took the two practice exams and got a 710 and 690. My actual GMAT score was 700.
    The verbal section is good practice for the actual exam. The math however was much more difficult on the actual GMAT. I recommend doing as many math questions as possible and to also take the Kaplan math questions. The most important thing I believe is to be comfortable with the concepts that they test you on, especially probability and number theory. The actual GMAT starts you off with medium difficult questions, and if you get them right, they get harder. This is hard to recreate in any of the pratice exams (both Kaplan and the Powerprep quantiative sections being with somewhat easier questions.)
    I recommend getting into the mind set of tackling somewhat challenging questions in the beginning so you don't get thrown off when you take the actual exam.
    I also thought that I did poorly as I took the exam, but my results were better than I expected them to be. Don't fret if you feel like you are doing poorly during the exam.
    Overall, I think a solid 6 to 7 weeks of studying this book as well as Kaplan should get one prepared. Check out the Princeton Review for tips on sentence correction too. ... Read more


    15. The Practice of Social Research (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) (Practice of Social Research)
    by Earl R. Babbie
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    Asin: 0534620280
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-06)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 19769
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book for the course offers students a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by sociologists and other social scientists. Emphasizing the importance of the research process, the book shows students how social scientists design research studies, introduces the variety of observation modes used by sociologists, and covers the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. Students learn how to conduct various types of research, when it is appropriate to use each method, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using the Elaboration Model. The 10th edition provides students with the necessary tools for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom--as researchers and as consumers of research.Retaining the authoritative coverage of the research process that has made the book a best-seller, the new edition is more student-friendly than ever. The new edition features a completely new chapter on reading and writing social research, a streamlined organization, a new running glossary, and a new Research Writing and Chapter Tutorial CD-ROM that not only helps students every step of the way in writing research papers, but also links to chapter by chapter online tutorials that will help them master the concepts and techniques of the course. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Babbie is a textbook machine, not a researcher
    I have taught a survey research course for 3 semesters and used this book because it was recommended. If you want to teach a course in overall research methods, this may be your book. If you want to teach survey research, use something else. Too much of the book focuses on qualitative methods. In addition, some of his information is simply off-base. His discussion of the reasons for using stratified sampling is particularly erroneous. In addition, the research he uses as examples (research he has conducted) was done 20 years ago and is neither interesting nor enlightening.

    In addition to the problems with the text book, the publishing company is not terribly helpful. I had to hound them to get desk copies and a test bank. They never did send me a copy of the study guide.

    It seems as though Earl Babbie writes text books to make money, not because he is a researcher with an abundance of information to share with the world. If you want an introductory level book on survey research, use Czaja and Blair (Pine Forge Press), Fowler (Sage) or another book written by people who actually do survey research.

    The one positive thing I can say is that his workbooks on how to use SPSS are pretty good.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Babbie Knows His Research Methodology
    I've used this text for over ten years for my graduate and upper division undergraduate courses in Research Methods. While there are a number of other introductory methodology texts, I prefer Babbie because the Student Guide that accompanies the text has so many strong features. One of the most important is the experiential nature of many of the problems, questions and especially the exercises that appear at the end of each chapter. The book is voluminous, containing a wealth of material on methodology. The Student Guide provides not only an excellent chapter by chapter review, but a true supplement to the text. Answers to the matching and multiple choice questions that relate to each chapter appear in the back of the Study Guide. The two chapters on survey research are quite good as an introduction to this type of methodology. Additional chapters cover other important topics such as experimentation, field studies, content analysis, and others. The chapter on evaluation research presents a good conceptual overview that can be applied to many different settings. Once again it is important to stress that the Student Study Guide provides such vital support when using the text that I would only recommend using them together. Babbie touches on quantitative analysis, but mostly on basic concepts and fairly simple techniques. While the language is sometimes obtuse, this can be overlooked when examining the book in its entirety. Most of the applications or examples used in the text are from the field of sociology, but an experienced instructor can provide examples from other fields (eg: political science, psychology, public administration, etc.) There are several other computer-based support items. Contact Wadsworth Publishing for specifics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Babbie's book is an invaluable tool for social scientists
    A textbook on social-science research methodology has enormous potential to bore and frustrate even the most dedicated student. This is why Babbie's book will be a most useful tool for any student of the social sciences. Babbie begins with an overview of the social-science enterprise, discussing both its structure and purpose. He then presents a variety of basic and advanced social-research techniques, including qualitative methods such as participant observation and interviewing and quantitative methods such as statistical analysis. Babbie also includes discussions of research ethics and the practical uses of social research. The two most appealing aspects of the book are Babbie's wonderful sense of humor, which keeps a dense subject area light and manageable, and his careful efforts to present the material so first-time research-methods students can clearly comprehend it. Babbie's book helped me survive my college research-methods course, and it stays on my shelf as an invaluable reference resource. ... Read more


    16. Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Study Guide (Praxis Study Guides)
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    Asin: 0886852412
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: Educational Testing Service
    Sales Rank: 31911
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Complete with a targeted review of all the material on the selected Praxis exam in addition to a full-length practice test, these test preparation guides are written by the makers of the real tests. Thorough explanations of the answers are provided and helpful test-taking strategies are found throughout the guide. The three categories of assessments covered correspond to the three milestones in teacher development-academic skills assessment, subject assessment, and classroom performance assessment. Reflecting the rigorous and carefully validated nature of the exams, these guides provide beginning teachers the information needed to succeed. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Review of Elementary Education Content Knowlege Study Guide
    This book is a study guide, and includes a specific list of what subjects to review before the test. A Student must use other books to research the materal listed in each subject area. This book alone will not prepare a student to take the Praxis II (0014) test, but will help a student know what to study. The book contains a practice test that is very similar to the actual test questions.
    I reviewed all the subjects listed in the study guide and easily passed the test the first time. I would recomend this book to anyone who plans to take the Praxis II Exam. ... Read more


    17. The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try
    by Andrew Crowe, Andy Crowe
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    Asin: 0972967303
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
    Publisher: Velocitech
    Sales Rank: 11610
    Average Customer Review: 4.74 out of 5 stars
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    Here is the most definitive and up-to-date self study guide for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute. This single volume has been used successfully by project managers around the world, and it contains everything you need to pass the PMP Exam, including all exam topics, insider secrets, complete explanations of all PMP subjects, test tricks and tips, and hundreds of highly realistic sample questions. Additionally, the book is loaded with exercises that will strengthen your understanding of the PMP concepts and prepare you to pass the exam on your first try with ease. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Simple, But Do NOT Use As Your Only Study Material
    This was the first book that I used to begin studying for the PMP Exam with. (I passed Dec.1st/03) It is simple and easy to understand. However, the questions are much easier than the actual PMP Exam. There is alot of information missing from this book that is critical for the PMP Exam (other Earned value calculations, definitions etc.) Use this to introduce yourself to the concepts, but do not use it as your only study material. I supplemented this with Kim Heldman's book which filled in some of the gaps. I then took Rita Muchaly's PMP Exam Prep course. This was invaluable. Although I already knew 90% of the material, the course taught me how to interpret and read the questions and pick the "betterer" answer. Plus, the order of planning processes which Andy Crowe presented in his book was different than the order of activites in Rita's course. I took Rita's sequence to be true, as she was previously on the committee who created the actual PMP Exam questions, so she would know the right sequence. Rita's PMP Exam prep questions provided in her study kit were very similar in difficulty and structure as those on the PMP Exam. If you only have so much money, take Rita's course and/or buy her Exam Prep System which includes flash cards, a CD of 1300 exam questions and her book.

    The book is over-priced, as it does not include a CD with questions on it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One-Stop Shop for PMP Certification
    PASS. First time out. Any questions?

    Seriously, I read the PMBOK cover to cover. DENSE. All the information is there, but it lacks several things that are crucial to a successful PMP exam preparation: intuitive organization, practice questions, and real-world applications.

    Andy Crowe's book fills the gap. It presents the information in a structured, easy-to-understand format that guides you through the 39 discrete processes, their interaction, and most importantly, what you need to know about each one to pass the exam.

    The final exam takes the concepts presented in the book and makes you think about them from yet another angle, and the fact that all the answers are there provides the last step in cementing the information in your head. My score on Andy's final and my score on the PMP exam were within 5 points of each other, so he obviously got it right.

    The PMP exam is extremely situational. Some questions have four correct answers! What they want from you is the BEST answer. Many others focus on order of operations and ask what you, as the project manager, should do FIRST. These real-world situations are covered clinically in the PMBOK, but stressed in detail in this book.

    Buy it. Read it. And Pass the PMP. I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Let's just say...It gets the job done
    I've been a Project Manager for many years now, have always been interested in obtaining a PMP but never found the time or the right resources. This book is a perfect combination of both. It is easy reading and easy to understand. If you are disciplined enough to read the book, take good notes, take and review the practice exams you can also be a PMP very soon. I waited too long to accomplish this goal because I didn't know what tools to use. If you've found this page, you've found the right prep book to get the job done for you.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Well written, direct, clear and smart
    I performed a quite extensive searching on the bibliography focused on preparing candidates for PMP certification. My requirements were clear: "I do not want to read again a huge sort of books to learn how to manage a project. I need a book that teach me in a direct way how to approach the PMI exam to be able to pass the exam". Guys: This is the book. I selected the Andy Crowe's one and after passing the PMP exam, in my first try, I am convinced I made a good choice. The whole book is remarkably well written, direct, clear and smart. It includes the nine Knowledge Areas of PMI's PMBOK plus the Professional Responsibility chapter. There are an exam for every chapter and a Final Exam with 200 questions. The answer of each exam includes a splendid explanation of why the answers are right or not! Every chapter has a books reference named "Going deeper" which is a real gem for identifying more source for additional learning, even after passing the exam. I have only two complaints: a)the bookbinding is some weak. b)Standard deviation formula included in the book is not the traditional one, so review your statistical sources. The book is some expensive, but if you pass the exam, it worth the investment, don't you think that?. Read PMBOK a couple of times, this book and you are ready to attempt the exam.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I passed PMP using this book!
    I used this book, the PMbok(R), and the Ultimate PMP Study Aid (an ebay exclusive) to pass the PMP. This book got all the right info to get you pass PMP. Andy's focus is on how to pass the exam which is good. The delivery is right to the point. The tips are very helpful. Studying for the exam and knowing the content of PMbok(R) are not enought. If you understand PMI's mindset, it help you to understand why they ask you this question and what they're looking for in the answer. This is exactly what you will learn from Andy. The 400 sample questions with explainations give you enought practice for the real test. Don't spend money on other expensive books and tests. This is it! ... Read more


    18. Cracking the GMAT with Sample Tests on CD-ROM, 2005 Edition (Princeton Review Series)
    by Geoff Martz
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    Asin: 0375764089
    Catlog: Book (2004-06-15)
    Publisher: Princeton Review
    Sales Rank: 4525
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Anyone Know?
    Does anyone know if they improved the CD rom for the 2005 edition?

    3-0 out of 5 stars bugs in the software
    I waited till june 15 to but the new edition 2005 of this book.The software seems to have bugs. To review the tests they provide a new feature where we can upload results to the website. I thought it was a good strategy to get people to the website. But good strategies also need be well implemented...

    After completing my first test I chose an option "upload results later"
    Without uploading the results I was not able to see my score.I could review the questions and see where I had gone wrong but the software doesnt give you a score. Unfortunately I couldnt "upload results later" as I couldnt find out how to.

    After completing the second test I chose upload options now. The software ftp'ed my results and mentioned that I will be recieving an email and that I can check my results online. I still waiting for the email. Although I was able to log in to the princetonreview web site I cant find a test result section on the website. ... Read more


    19. Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
    by Temple Grandin, Kate Duffy, Tony Attwood
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    Asin: 1931282560
    Catlog: Book (2004-03)
    Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 64902
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise on employment issues and the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like behaviors. The result is an extremely useful and practical book that introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum round off this exciting new resource. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Ways to use special interests for people with ASD/AS!
    I have read all three of Temple Grandin's books. Each offers a different look at what it is like to experience Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In "Developing Talents" Grandin provides the readers with insight into how parents and educators can assist people with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome (HFA/AS)achieve success.

    Presented in an easy to read format,this book focuses on using one's strengths, natural talents, and special interests to gain
    employment and lead successful lives. This book offers helpful strategies to promote such things as addressing sensory needs in the workplace as well as creating a portfolio to showcase one's talents.

    In today's society, having marketable job skills is a must. This book gives a proactive look at some of the challenges faced by people with HFA/AS. It is important for parents and educators to introduce the concepts of the book early in the educational careers of these students as the skills are life skills in addition to career skills.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fills a much needed void!
    As a parent of an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome, I found this book easy to read and understand, with practical how-to instructions and guidelines for preparing my son to enter the work force. I really liked the emphasis on developing social and communication skills that are found throughout the book. This is one I will recommend to friends and relatives as well as my son's educators. ... Read more


    20. Cracking the SAT Math Subject Tests, 2005-2006 Edition (Cracking the Sat II Math)
    by Princeton Review
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    Asin: 0375764518
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-08)
    Publisher: Princeton Review
    Sales Rank: 949665
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