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14 Best Certifications and best books and cbt's

 
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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)
11) MCSE 2K AND MCSE XP
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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764508121/qid=1013641586/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-8941819-1601767
Or
A+ by Exam cram
http://www.examcram.com
PC Hardware in a Nutshell
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pchardnut/

Windows 98 in a Nutshell
By Tim O'Reilly, Troy Mott, Walter Glenn
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/win98nut/

Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual
By Sharon Crawford
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/win2promm/
2) Network+ Certification:
Network+ Exam cram
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1576104052/qid=1013641802/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_3/102-8941819-1601767

Or Network+ for Dummies 2002 Edition only!
http://www.dummies.com

TCP/IP TCP/IP Network Administration, 2nd Edition
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tcp2/

Ethernet: The Definitive Guide
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/enettdg/

http://www.cbtnuggets.com 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
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lunix5/

Running Linux 3rd Edition
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runux3/

Linux in a Nutshell 3rd Edition
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxnut3/
Linux Network Admin Guide 2nd Edition
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linag2/
Apache 2nd Edition
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/apache2/

Linux System Administration Black Book: The Definitive Guide to Deploying
and Configuring the Leading Open Source Operating System
by Dee-Ann LeBlanc
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1576104192/qid=1013644733/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-7495861-0953709

My linux webpage with tons of info
http://www.firewallfortress.com/linux.html

Linux+ by Examcram
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1588801942/qid=1013642141/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/102-8941819-1601767
OR FOR RHCE:
4) RHCE:
RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Study Guide Exam RH302 (With CD-ROM)
by Bill McCarty
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782127932/qid=1013644639/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-7495861-0953709
RHCE Linux Exam Cram, 2e (Exam: RH-302)
by Kara J. Pritchard
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1576108287/qid=1013644639/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_3/102-7495861-0953709
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
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lunix5/

Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide
By Paul Watters
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/solaris8/

Learning the bash Shell, 2nd Edition
By Cameron Newham, Bill Rosenblatt
2nd Edition January 1998
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bash2/
UNIX in a Nutshell: System V Edition, 3rd Edition
By Arnold Robbins
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/unixnut3/

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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1588800385/qid=1013642833/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/102-8941819-1601767
And Or
Server+ Exam Cram
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1588801063/qid=1013642833/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-8941819-1601767
7 and 8) Java Programmer Certification: Sun Certified Java Programmer and Developer
NOTE: The best Java website is http://www.javaranch.com

If you do not know programming or Java
http://www.deitel.com 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
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130649317/qid=1013650242/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_7_1/102-6993131-8329728
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!
http://www.bruceeckel.com/

The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide: Programmer's and Developers Exams (With CD-ROM)
by Simon Roberts, Philip Heller, Michael Ernest,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782128254/ref=pd_sim_books/102-8941819-1601767

Or
A Programmer's Guide to Java (tm) Certification
by Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201596148/qid=1013644331/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_71_2/104-6823603-5033511
For the developer test you program with Swing, RMI and Collections!
Java Swing
By Robert Eckstein, Marc Loy, David Wood
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jswing/
Java RMI
By William Grosso
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javarmi/
9)
Java Architech Certification:
Topics on test are:
Enterprise Java beans
UML
Design Patterns
Some XML
Other topics (briefly)
DNS Round robin
HTTP tunneling
Firewalls

Enterprise JavaBeans (3rd Edition)
by Richard Monson-Haefel
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596002262/ref=pd_sim_books/102-8941819-1601767

Developing Software with UML: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in Practice
by Bernd Oestereich,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201398265/qid=1013643295/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-8941819-1601767

Java(tm) in Practice: Design Styles and Idioms for Effective Java
by Nigel Warren, Philip Bishop
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201360659/qid=1013643351/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-8941819-1601767

Learning XML
Guide to Creating Self-Describing Data
By Erik T. Ray
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learnxml/
10)
Sun Certified Web Component Developer:
Topics:
Servlets
Jsp
XML

JavaServer Pages
By Hans Bergsten
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jserverpages/

Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
By Jason Hunter
With William Crawford
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jservlet2/

Java & XML, 2nd Edition
Solutions to Real-World Problems
By Brett McLaughlin
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javaxml2/

XML in a Nutshell
A Desktop Quick Reference
By Elliotte Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xmlnut/
11)
MCSE 2000 AND MCSE XP
MCSE 2000
7 Cdroms 45 hours Core 4 and 3 designing "core electives" Very high quality only for $299.00
http://www.cbtnuggets.com/
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
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/win2promm/

MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams
By Michael Moncur, Paul Murphy
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mcseian/

Windows 2000 Quick Fixes
By Jim Boyce
December 2000
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/qfwin2000/

Note: XP Quick fixes, XP Pro the Missing manual and MCSE for XP exams all by Oreilly should be out soon!
http://windows.oreilly.com/

12)
CISCO Certification: CCNA, CCNP AND CCIE
CCNA is the first test, second CCNP and third CCIE

http://www.examcram.com/studyresource/planner/cisco.asp

http://www.examcram.com/cisco/
CCNA: 1 test 640-507
CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
by Todd Lammle
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782140483/qid=1013646815/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/104-9253406-7507119
CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Cram, Second Edition
Exam: 640-507 Author: Jason Waters
http://www.examcram.com/ecstore/product.asp?sku=1032
CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Cram Audio Review
Exam: 640-507 Author: Jason Waters
http://www.examcram.com/ecstore/product.asp?sku=1046
CCNP: 4 TESTS:
Routing (640-503)
Switching (640-504)
Remote Access (640-505)
Support (640-506)
CCNP Study Guide Kit (With CD-ROMs)
by Todd Lammle
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782127185/qid=1013646997/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/104-9253406-7507119
CCNP Routing Exam Cram
Exam: 640-503
http://www.examcram.com/ecstore/product.asp?sku=1047
CCNP Switching Exam Cram
Exam: 640-504
http://www.examcram.com/ecstore/product.asp?sku=1034

CCNP Remote Access Exam Cram
Exam: 640-505
http://www.examcram.com/ecstore/product.asp?sku=740

CCNP Support Exam Cram
Exam: 640-506
http://www.examcram.com/ecstore/product.asp?sku=1100
CCIE:
CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Cram
Exam: 350-001
http://www.examcram.com/ecstore/product.asp?sku=736

AND OR
Cisco(r) CCIE(tm) Lab Practice Kit
by Michael Satterlee, Stephen Hutnik
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/007212766X/qid=1013648339/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/104-9253406-7507119

All-in-One Cisco(r) CCIE(tm) Lab Study Guide
by Stephen Hutnik, Michael Satterlee
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072127600/qid=1013648339/sr=1-6/ref=sr_1_6/104-9253406-7507119

OTHER CISCO BOOKS TO ROUND OUR YOUR KNOWLEDGE:
Cisco IOS in a Nutshell
By James Boney
December 2001
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cisiosnut/
Managing IP Networks with Cisco Routers
By Scott M. Ballew
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cisco/

Hardening Cisco Routers
By Thomas Akin
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hardcisco/
OTHER:
XML AND PERL:

The Complete Perl Training Course (1st Edition)
by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, Tem Nieto, David C. McPhie
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130895520/qid=1013650326/sr=1-15/ref=sr_1_15/102-6993131-8329728
Learning Perl
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lperl3/

CGI programming with Perl
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cgi2/

Perl and XML
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perlxml/

Perl in a Nutshell
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perlnut/

Advanced Perl Programming
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/advperl/
The Complete XML Programming Training Course (1st Edition)
by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, Tem Nieto,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130895571/qid=1013650326/sr=1-14/ref=sr_1_14/102-6993131-8329728
Learn XML
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learnxml/
XML in a Nutshell
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xmlnut/
Java and XML
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javaxml2/

PS: You/should add to this list your opinions as to the best books etc... for Specific Certifications.
 
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Have you ever made a post that wasn't a mile long?
 
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Your right ! Too many of my posts and even my emails are longgggggg!

I need to be more terse!
 
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Hey you did it
 
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How many of these certifications, books have you passed/own ?
Please try and answer concisely
 
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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?
 
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my most coveted certification... and there isn't even an exam!

Jamiemost prized certification
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Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
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