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MCSE Transcender Online Course Compares to Microsoft Official MCSE Study Kit

Hi,

I am wondering shall I take the www.transcender.com 's MCSE class instead of purchasing Microsoft Official Study Books -
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735619530/sr=8-1/qid=1148296908/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-8833556-5520055?%5Fencoding=UTF8

What's the difference between transcender or whatever other similar online course material and Microsoft's official books? I have a feeling that transcender only concentrates on teaching you how to pass the exam; if that's the case, would it be comprehensive enough to cover everything that i suppose to know in practical world?

Sorry if the question is inappropriate ... i am a newbie to MCSE and just looking to set my career path into IT field... i think MCSE should be a gd starting point to be start with...  any advise will be welcome!!

Thanks!!
Airok
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airokAuthor Commented:
By the way... is there anyone here really took the transcender class before and passed the exam successfully in the first atempt?  The quality of the learning materials from transcender is one of my big concern too...
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chris_bolCommented:
I have always found that the MS Press books cover quite a lot of stuff that you don't need to know, and that the exams that are supplied with them are pretty rubbish.  The transcender tests are brilliant for practising on and they have a very similair layout to the official tests / exams.  Ideally you should get both as the MS Press books obviously cover what is going to be in the exam, but the practice tests that are supplied with them are nothing like what you will see in the exam room.  The transcender tests have different modes so you can sit a test in Learning mode where it will explain the answers to you, but these are often quite brief explanations and you need to do some extra reading to understand the reasoning.  I have passed every one of my exams first time and have used the MS Press books and practiced on the transcender tests for each one.

HTH

Chris
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