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Brilliant book - reveals all that you didn't know!,
This review is from: VCDX Boot Camp: Preparing for the VCDX Panel Defense (Vmware Press Technology) (Paperback)
This is a brilliant book! The title suggests that this is only for VCDXs but I think it's also very useful for people who want to see what's involved in the process, possibly before embarking on it. What could be better than a book written by three VCDXs (who are also panelists), documenting their tips/tricks and what they're looking for, technically reviewed by two and with added content from five more! Some of them are amongst the very first VCDXs and have first-hand knowledge of how the process was developed.
The content is just over a 100 pages, divided into seven chapters. Each chapter is full of tips and insight into what's important and techniques on efficiently gaining more points, thereby helping you towards a successful defence. It also includes quotes from existing VCDXs about their experience of that particular stage. Official documentation does give you a lot of information about the whole process but the first-hand experience mentioned in this book is invaluable.
Some might judge the book by the number of pages it contains but I would rather have a book that has concise but focussed information about the process. Also, it contains content that you wouldn't find in official documentation. Judging by the quality of information in it, I think it's worth its weight in gold.
If you are even thinking about going for VCDX, trust me and get this book! It will help you make informed decisions about the process, make your preparation efficient and increase your chances for success.
For more information, have a look at my detailed review here: http://atherbeg.com/2013/06/21/book-review-vcdx-boot-camp-preparing-for-the-vcdx-panel-defense-vmware-press/
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