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VB.Net Self Study Books (2)

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I am looking for VB.Net books which provide a lot of exercises (preferrably
with all the answers worked out on CD).
In earlier reactions Ken Tucker and M.Posseth recommended a few books.
Thanks for both of your reactions.

Ken included the links, so it is clear which books he recommended (I will
get them!)
M.Posseth recommended "the complete MCSD self paced training kit" and
"Programming Microsoft Visual Basic form Francesco Balena", "the
official ms press core reference".
I found the core reference book in the .Net version (ISBN 0735613753),
but there are a lot of Microsoft books with the words "self paced traing
kit" in the title. Was the "~.Net Core Requirements" one (ISBN 073519255)
intended?

For others, additional recommendations are very wellcome.

Thanks and Regards,

John,
Nov 21 '05 #1
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John,

I would wait some months with buying a lot of books. Visual Studio Net 2005
will be released in some weeks. Some small however maybe important thing for
a book can still be changed.

It is always confusing when there is told that there is a menu item while it
is not there because in the RTM release it is replaced to another main menu
part.

If you mean VS2003.

Those books will probably be soon much cheaper by shops as "De Slegte" (If
you are the same John from which I saw yesterday that he was Dutch).

Just my idea.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #2

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Thanks Cor,
I live in the US though, so cannot step by "de Slegte" easily. Will wait
with buying a lot of books.
Still need some advise on what books have a lot of excercises worked out on
CD?
Any advise there?

Thanks,

John

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" wrote:
John,

I would wait some months with buying a lot of books. Visual Studio Net 2005
will be released in some weeks. Some small however maybe important thing for
a book can still be changed.

It is always confusing when there is told that there is a menu item while it
is not there because in the RTM release it is replaced to another main menu
part.

If you mean VS2003.

Those books will probably be soon much cheaper by shops as "De Slegte" (If
you are the same John from which I saw yesterday that he was Dutch).

Just my idea.

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #3

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John,

Just take the 101 samples at MSDN Internet, they are very complete and in
fact not more than exercises (there are more formats from those)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/dow...de/101samples/

I hope this helps,

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #4

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Hello John
the books i was referering were the following

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073...books&v=glance

This is the complete self paced training kit ( all the core requirments to
become a MCSD )
this is true value for monney as one book wil cost you at least $ 40 this
one got them all
70-315
70-316
70-320
70-300
+ VS .Net 2003 evaluation software, + includes 550 practice questions ( and
the answers )
this is the official preparation for MCP , MCAD and MCSD

it will teach you everything you need to know to become a full featured
developer ( application development , enterprise development , web
development , consulting ) even if you don`t go for the MCSD , MCAD , MCP
status :-)

A must have for every VB programmer is in my eyes the Balena Book this is
the official MS press Core reference guide that covers almost every VB.net
programming topic , and is a perfect reference verry well and clear written
, with good tips and practices ( reading his books, articles and visiting
his website made me a much better programmer

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073...books&v=glance

please note that there are multiple versions of this book

VB6 , VB.Net 2000 , VB.Net 2003 and in january 2006 the VB.Net 2005 edition
wich you can pre order at Amazon ( i did that )
all written by Francesco Balena and the MS press official language
references

the link is to the 2003 version

Believe me that i know from experience that the above books are really worth
every cent they cost , i dear to say that i have a lot of experience but the
above books made me a much better programmer .

my experience is that there are a lot of coders out there , but there are
not so many good coders, the above books will make you a better coder :-)


regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]



"John" <Jo**@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
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I am looking for VB.Net books which provide a lot of exercises (preferrably
with all the answers worked out on CD).
In earlier reactions Ken Tucker and M.Posseth recommended a few books.
Thanks for both of your reactions.

Ken included the links, so it is clear which books he recommended (I will
get them!)
M.Posseth recommended "the complete MCSD self paced training kit" and
"Programming Microsoft Visual Basic form Francesco Balena", "the
official ms press core reference".
I found the core reference book in the .Net version (ISBN 0735613753),
but there are a lot of Microsoft books with the words "self paced traing
kit" in the title. Was the "~.Net Core Requirements" one (ISBN 073519255)
intended?

For others, additional recommendations are very wellcome.

Thanks and Regards,

John,

Nov 21 '05 #5

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I particularly liked this book - very readable and as a hobbyist program I
found it explained many things that other books lost me completly on:-
Visual Basic .NET Primer Plus (Paperback)
by Jack Purdum

Best wishes

Paul Bromley
"John" <Jo**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:47**********************************@microsof t.com...
I am looking for VB.Net books which provide a lot of exercises (preferrably with all the answers worked out on CD).
In earlier reactions Ken Tucker and M.Posseth recommended a few books.
Thanks for both of your reactions.

Ken included the links, so it is clear which books he recommended (I will
get them!)
M.Posseth recommended "the complete MCSD self paced training kit" and
"Programming Microsoft Visual Basic form Francesco Balena", "the
official ms press core reference".
I found the core reference book in the .Net version (ISBN 0735613753),
but there are a lot of Microsoft books with the words "self paced traing
kit" in the title. Was the "~.Net Core Requirements" one (ISBN 073519255)
intended?

For others, additional recommendations are very wellcome.

Thanks and Regards,

John,

Nov 21 '05 #6

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Hi John,

I prepared for the exams on my own primarily using Que Certification's
Exam Cram books and Transcender practice exams. Check out this posting
on my blog for a more detailed article on the method I used to get my
MCAD/MCSD:

http://tod1d.blogspot.com/2004/10/mc...tion-path.html

Hope this helps.

Tod Birdsall, MCSD for .NET
blog: http://tod1d.blogspot.com

Nov 21 '05 #7

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