Series: Exam Ref
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (November 26, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9 inches
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The 70-688 and 70-687 books had a clearer layout and contained less errors than this book. Though this book covers all the topics you need to pass 70-697, the content jumps around, and could be laid out much better. I also generally disagree with what Andrew decided to cover in depth, vs what he chose to condense and leave to technet articles for further elaboration. Moreover, having skimmed through it once, I already have about a dozen errors to send to Microsoft on this one. Andrew wrote the 70-687 book, and I was surprised in what I feel was a sharp turn downward in quality and attention to detail in this book. Having read it once now, there's at least a dozen errors I was able to find - nothing huge that would cause a fundamental misunderstanding of a concept, but more like, "this kid didn't proofread his essay enough before he turned it in." This book also contains a LOT more whitespace than the 70-688 and 70-687 books...there's some areas where I can't help but wonder if they were just trying to artificially inflate the page count. You won't see what I'm talking about from the content shown in the "peek inside" preview, but you'll remember this when you've bought the book and are reading it - which you should.The book itself, despite my contentions, is still GOOD. It's just not the same quality I expected from him. If you want the most condensed study guide you can get, that will still prepare you well enough to pass the test, this is it. If you don't understand a concept in the book, you need to go research it before moving on. Once you can read the book from start to finish, comprehend everything he's saying, and remember most of it, you're ready to take the test.