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Business Analysis
Business Analysis
by Malcolm Eva
Edition: Paperback

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pass the ISEB BA Exam, 25 July 2011
This review is from: Business Analysis (Paperback)
Will this book let you pass the ISEB Business Analysis Foundations Exam? YES.

You can use only this book to pass the foundation exam.

Have a look on the BCS website at the syllabus for the subject, if you have any experience or exposure in the following it'll help even more:
- Business Analysis (ie PESTLE and Porter)
- Project Management (ie Prince2 and PMP)
- Modelling Techniques (ie UML, entity and class)
- Software Development Approaches (ie Waterfall and Scrum)
- Financial & Business Documentation (ie NPV, ROI & Prince2)

There are a couple of frameworks in this book I have not come across before.
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International IT Governance: An Executive Guide to ISO 17799/ISO 27001
International IT Governance: An Executive Guide to ISO 17799/ISO 27001
by Alan CALDER
Edition: Paperback
Price: £55.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Book!, 21 Aug. 2009
This book is highly detailed and very practical with advice and guidance on how ISO 27001 (or any Information Security Management System for that matter) should be implemented, and uses ISO 17799 as the "best practice" guidance and assistance. Like any book talking about such a diverse and indepth subject it can be heavy going sometimes, especially if what you're reading about isn't really applicable to your own organisation, but take the bits you need from it and it's great.

This is a set book for the Open University M876 course and I have used my copy ever since!


Eternity: Humanity's Next Billion Years (Macmillan Science)
Eternity: Humanity's Next Billion Years (Macmillan Science)
by Michael Hanlon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good!, 29 Jan. 2009
Good book, informative and as the previous reviewer states it's very difficult to put down! It raised some very interesting points and theories.

However, I did get the impression that the author got a little bored (or rushed) about two thirds of the way through. Which is slightly ironic saying the book is about the next billion years or so.


Postfix: The Definitive Guide
Postfix: The Definitive Guide
by Kyle D. Dent
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 4 Aug. 2007
For those of us who are Windows administrators finding a decent literature about a piece of software that exists on our networks is usually the first step to doing something useful with it.

Dent does a great job in breaking us in gently, but an unerstanding of the whole SMTP concept cannot be gained with this book alone and I dare say if thats what you need then a different book could be better. If you have experience of the nuts and bolts of Exchange you'll be grand.

Great book, and definatly a good start to Postfix!


Microsoft SQL Server 2005: A Beginner's Guide
Microsoft SQL Server 2005: A Beginner's Guide
by Dusan Petkovic
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.99

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Previous Experience of SQL Server Required..., 8 May 2007
Had this book for about 6 months now, and it has quickly become a "Bible" on my desk. If you have experience of SQL or SQL Server and need help to get to 2005 this is probably the book for you, however for a complete beginner I wouldn't recommend this book.

Real practical steps how to make things work, from simple T-SQL scripting, right the way up through pretty advanced SQL Server 2005 administration, and everything inbetween.

Only down side to this book is the author does seem to flit between understandable concepts to very difficult ones from page to page which usually results in looking into the index and re-reading previous pages.

I'm not a database administrator by any stretch of the imagination but for my use of reporting and general occasional admin this book is great!


The 10-Day MBA: A step-by-step guide to mastering the skills taught in top business schools
The 10-Day MBA: A step-by-step guide to mastering the skills taught in top business schools
by Steven Silbiger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars -, 21 April 2006
I'll agree with K Bert to a point. However I started my MBA on the Open University a few months ago and read this book a few months before and actually found it a nice introduction.

Granted it can't cover every topic in massive detail, but what it does give you is a nice framework for (what I assume to be from what I've studied so far) an entire MBA, granted possibly one in the US. However most of it is pretty identical so far.

For the price I'd recommend anyone contemplating buying this book to do so, I found it very useful, well written and quite easy going.


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