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Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0: MCSD Training Kit: For Exam 70-016 Paperback – Nov 1999


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  • Paperback: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.; Har/Cdr edition (Nov 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735607958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735607958
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 5.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,809,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Jan 2001
Imagine ... you have never even used a PC let alone wrote code for x86 platform and suddenly you find that your livelihood depends on developing applications for them ... your multiprocessor SGI Origin server you used just to run your Netscape is gone as are your O2 workstation and that CRAY and that Fujitsu and all those SUN and RS6000 servers ... oh, no ... just a single peecee and Visual Studio and you...
No problem. Although this book is a good MCSD textbook, it is also a great introduction to general PC programming and MFC. Once you master the basics you will probably decide to get "MFC Internals" and probably the "ATL Internals" but until then you will have enough to get you started. As a bonus you will be learning things "the Microsoft way" and you will be a third of the way towards your first MCP result. Why only a third? Well ... for MCP (on your way to a MCSD) you will probably also need one of the pass-notes books (ExamCram for 70-016 is good) and almost certainly Transcender. Oh, don't forget the good old MSDN library (never leave your home without it).
To summarise: this is a good book although it doesn't quite cover everything you will need for passing your exam. If you are just interested in learning about Windows programming it is quite good but better books probably exist.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Mar 2000
The biggest problem for candidates of Microsoft's 70-016 C++ Desktop exam is that you are required to know a large amount of material in terms of the number of subjects and level of detail. This is much, much more knowledge required compared to the knowledge required for the equivalent Visual Basic 6 Desktop exam.
Sadly, this book does not cover the subject sufficiently to pass the exam, unless it is supplemented with experience or further reading, for example David Kruglinski's excellent "Programming Visual C++, Fifth Edition".
Another failing is that the exam topics are not covered well. It seems that the authors decided the chapter and lesson topics, and as an after thought, mapped the exam topics on to them. The result is that for some exam topics, you can look up which chapter / lesson covers the topic, only to discover when you get there that although the chapter is loosely related, it does not in fact cover the topic.
A good book in itself, but not enough for the exam.
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This is one of the best books I've ever brought! It uses some great build-it-yourself project examples to cover an incredible amount of ground. It reads in a very easy but factual and organised way. There are no flat boring sections and any complex areas of VC6 are covered with ease. It must be said that reading and fully understanding everything in this book wont necessarily be enough to pass the exam, but it will take you most of the way and it'll probably make a first rate VC developer of you.
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