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14 Best Certifications and best books and cbt's

erich brant
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Best books and cdroms/videos for each certification
The only Worthwhile Certifications are: (14 Total)
1) A+
2) Network+
3) Linux+
4) RHCE: Red Hat Certified Engineer
5) Unix Sun Solaris Admin
6) Server+
7) Java Programmer
8) Java Developer
9) Java Architech
10) Java Webprogramming (JSP/Servlets)
12) Cisco: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE
Other: Perl and XML
Bests books and CBT's for each Certification:

1) A+ Certification:
A+ Certification for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Ron Gilster
A+ by Exam cram
PC Hardware in a Nutshell

Windows 98 in a Nutshell
By Tim O'Reilly, Troy Mott, Walter Glenn

Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual
By Sharon Crawford
2) Network+ Certification:
Network+ Exam cram

Or Network+ for Dummies 2002 Edition only!

TCP/IP TCP/IP Network Administration, 2nd Edition

Ethernet: The Definitive Guide A+ and Network+ CBT Combo for $299.00
3) Linux+ Certification: and RHCE (Redhat Certified Engineer )

Learning the Unix Operating System, 5th Edition
A Concise Guide for the New User
By Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, John Strang

Running Linux 3rd Edition

Linux in a Nutshell 3rd Edition
Linux Network Admin Guide 2nd Edition
Apache 2nd Edition

Linux System Administration Black Book: The Definitive Guide to Deploying
and Configuring the Leading Open Source Operating System
by Dee-Ann LeBlanc

My linux webpage with tons of info

Linux+ by Examcram
4) RHCE:
RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Study Guide Exam RH302 (With CD-ROM)
by Bill McCarty
RHCE Linux Exam Cram, 2e (Exam: RH-302)
by Kara J. Pritchard
5) Sun Solaris Unix: System Admin Certification:
Learning the Unix Operating System, 5th Edition
A Concise Guide for the New User
By Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, John Strang

Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide
By Paul Watters

Learning the bash Shell, 2nd Edition
By Cameron Newham, Bill Rosenblatt
2nd Edition January 1998
UNIX in a Nutshell: System V Edition, 3rd Edition
By Arnold Robbins

6) Server+ Certification:
Note: You need A+ and Network+ before taking Server+ or it will be
much harder to pass the test and worst you will know know what you are doing!
Server+ Exam Prep (Exam: SK0-001)
by Drew Bird, Mike Harwood
And Or
Server+ Exam Cram
7 and 8) Java Programmer Certification: Sun Certified Java Programmer and Developer
NOTE: The best Java website is

If you do not know programming or Java the Complete Java programming course 90 bucks and 15 hours
of audio the explain the code line by line for over 10,000 lines of code!

The Complete Java 2 Training Course (With CD-ROM)
by Deitel & Associates
If you know C or C++ and want to learn Java or want to polish up your Java skills
A 15 hour Java CBT better then any classes you take for 50 bucks!

The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide: Programmer's and Developers Exams (With CD-ROM)
by Simon Roberts, Philip Heller, Michael Ernest,

A Programmer's Guide to Java (tm) Certification
by Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen
For the developer test you program with Swing, RMI and Collections!
Java Swing
By Robert Eckstein, Marc Loy, David Wood
Java RMI
By William Grosso
Java Architech Certification:
Topics on test are:
Enterprise Java beans
Design Patterns
Some XML
Other topics (briefly)
DNS Round robin
HTTP tunneling

Enterprise JavaBeans (3rd Edition)
by Richard Monson-Haefel

Developing Software with UML: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in Practice
by Bernd Oestereich,

Java(tm) in Practice: Design Styles and Idioms for Effective Java
by Nigel Warren, Philip Bishop

Learning XML
Guide to Creating Self-Describing Data
By Erik T. Ray
Sun Certified Web Component Developer:

JavaServer Pages
By Hans Bergsten

Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
By Jason Hunter
With William Crawford

Java & XML, 2nd Edition
Solutions to Real-World Problems
By Brett McLaughlin

XML in a Nutshell
A Desktop Quick Reference
By Elliotte Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means
MCSE 2000
7 Cdroms 45 hours Core 4 and 3 designing "core electives" Very high quality only for $299.00
This Summer or fall of 2002 the full set of MCSE XP courses should be out!

Note: Only take the Core 4 and then the "Core designing tests" Designing Active directory,
Designing Security and Designing Networks.

Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual
By Sharon Crawford

MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams
By Michael Moncur, Paul Murphy

Windows 2000 Quick Fixes
By Jim Boyce
December 2000

Note: XP Quick fixes, XP Pro the Missing manual and MCSE for XP exams all by Oreilly should be out soon!

CCNA is the first test, second CCNP and third CCIE
CCNA: 1 test 640-507
CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
by Todd Lammle
CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Cram, Second Edition
Exam: 640-507 Author: Jason Waters
CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Cram Audio Review
Exam: 640-507 Author: Jason Waters
Routing (640-503)
Switching (640-504)
Remote Access (640-505)
Support (640-506)
CCNP Study Guide Kit (With CD-ROMs)
by Todd Lammle
CCNP Routing Exam Cram
Exam: 640-503
CCNP Switching Exam Cram
Exam: 640-504

CCNP Remote Access Exam Cram
Exam: 640-505

CCNP Support Exam Cram
Exam: 640-506
CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Cram
Exam: 350-001

Cisco(r) CCIE(tm) Lab Practice Kit
by Michael Satterlee, Stephen Hutnik

All-in-One Cisco(r) CCIE(tm) Lab Study Guide
by Stephen Hutnik, Michael Satterlee

Cisco IOS in a Nutshell
By James Boney
December 2001
Managing IP Networks with Cisco Routers
By Scott M. Ballew

Hardening Cisco Routers
By Thomas Akin

The Complete Perl Training Course (1st Edition)
by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, Tem Nieto, David C. McPhie
Learning Perl

CGI programming with Perl

Perl and XML

Perl in a Nutshell

Advanced Perl Programming
The Complete XML Programming Training Course (1st Edition)
by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, Tem Nieto,
Learn XML
XML in a Nutshell
Java and XML

PS: You/should add to this list your opinions as to the best books etc... for Specific Certifications.

Paul Stevens
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Have you ever made a post that wasn't a mile long?
erich brant
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Your right ! Too many of my posts and even my emails are longgggggg!

I need to be more terse!
Paul Stevens
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Hey you did it
Nigel Browne
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How many of these certifications, books have you passed/own ?
Please try and answer concisely
Jason Menard

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
The only Worthwhile Certifications are:

I've always thought these one were worthwhile certifications:
American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification
Heartsaver Facts : First Aid, Aed, Cpr Training System

National Registered Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (Book with Mini-CD-ROM for Windows & Macintosh, Palm/Handspring, Windows CE/Pocket PC eBook Reader, Smart Phone)

Firefighter I Certification
Essentials of Fire Fighting
Or did you just mean IT certifications?
Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1879

my most coveted certification... and there isn't even an exam!

Jamiemost prized certification
[ February 15, 2002: Message edited by: Jamie Robertson ]
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link:
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