James Milstid

"Jimmy the Geek"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Kent, WA United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 935,669 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 2
A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and T&hellip by Jean Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a GREAT text!, Sept. 30 2002
As an instructor at a technical college, I'm constantly looking for textbooks that actually teach my students. So many books are just "cookie-cutter" types that merely regurgitate the same exam prep information found in all the others. I needed a textbook that went beyond that.
The A+ Guide to Hardware (and it's companion book, A+ Guide to Software), by Jean Andrews, is that textbook. I'm very happy with it's accuracy and currency and the students actually read it! The text is very understandable and well written. My students are passing the practice exams with flying colors and several have received their A+ Certification as a result of this excellent text.
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Hands-On NetWare: A Guide to Novell NetWare 5.0 wi&hellip by Ted Simpson
From an instructor's perspective, this is a great book. I've used this book for a year now with different classes. If the classroom file-server and lab are set up properly, it works very well. If you're looking for a quick and dirty exam prep book, this is NOT the book for you! If you really want to learn NetWare 5 administration in an instructor-led hands-on environment - get this book!
The book has each student set up and administer a small company. It covers the design and implementation of the directory tree, users and groups, file structure, security, printing, and a host of other areas. The author includes several hands-on activities as well as projects. Each chapter… Read more
First Avenue by Lowen Clausen
First Avenue by Lowen Clausen
I just finished reading First Avenue ten minutes ago and just had to say something about it. I'm not a literary guru, but there's some real down-to-earth feeling in this book that I've seldom experienced. Lowen Clausen has managed to mix the gritty and many-times depressing feeling of First Avenue with a caring and sensitive storyline. This is not the typical cop story. In fact, the cop story almost fades in comparison to the real underlying story of the characters. It's a thinking man's cop story! I'm hoping for many more Lowen Clausen stories... this book really touched me!