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As I enter into the development for our second book, I want to again thank my parents, Millard and Norma Francis, for their love and faith throughout my life. Many thanks to my brothers, Mitchell and Jeffrey Francis, and my grandfather, Ed Tackett, for their support and enthusiasm over the years.
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A Note from Series Editor Ed Tittel
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You know better than to trust your certification preparation to just anybody. That's why you, and more than 2 million others, have purchased an Exam Cram book. As Series Editor for the new and improved Exam Cram 2 Series, I have worked with the staff at Que Certification to ensure you won't be disappointed. That's why we've taken the world's best-selling certification producta two-time finalist for "Best Study Guide" in CertCities' reader pollsand made it even better.
Exam Cram 2 books also feature a preview edition of MeasureUp's powerful, full-featured test engine, which is trusted by certification students throughout the world.
As a 20-year-plus veteran of the computing industry and the original creator and editor of the Exam Cram Series, I've brought my IT experience to bear on these books. During my tenure at Novell from 1989 to 1994, I worked with and around its excellent education and certification department. At Novell, I witnessed the growth and development of the first really big, successful IT certification programone that was to shape the industry forever afterward. This experience helped push my writing and teaching activities heavily in the certification direction. Since then, I've worked on nearly 100 certification-related books, and I write about certification topics for numerous websites and for Certification magazine.
In 1996, while studying for various MCP exams, I became frustrated with the huge, unwieldy study guides that were the only preparation tools available. As an experienced IT professional and former instructor, I wanted "nothing but the facts" necessary to prepare for the exams. From this impetus, Exam Cram emerged: short, focused books that explain exam topics, detail exam skills and activities, and get IT professionals ready to take and pass their exams.
In 1997 when Exam Cram debuted, it quickly became the best-selling computer book series since "...For Dummies," and the best-selling certification book series ever. By maintaining an intense focus on subject matter, tracking errata and updates quickly, and following the certification market closely, Exam Cram established the dominant position in cert prep books.
You will not be disappointed in your decision to purchase this book. If you are, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All suggestions, ideas, input, or constructive criticism are welcome!