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CertMag readers often write in asking for advice on which training to attend, which certifications to pursue and which books are best. While we can’t pick and choose for you, we can point you to other organizations that can. In this case, Books24x7 has announced nominations for its third annual Referenceware Excellence Awards.




The awards recognize and reward widely used computer technology and business books available through Books24x7 in 14 major categories. Judges will be picking a single winner from five in each category based on factors like organization, depth and quality.




And the nominees are…




In the business and culture category, there are a couple of books on project management: “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and “New Directions in Project Management,” by Paul C. Tinnerello. Also in this category: “From Serf to Surfer: Becoming a Network Consultant,” by Matthew Strebe, for those who want to drop the 9-to-5 life; “Leading Geeks: How to Manage the People Who Deliver Technology,” by Paul Glen for those who need to get a handle on their workers; and “Managing IT Systems Requirements” by Jag Sodhi and Prince Sodhi, for those who want to manage their systems needs.




In the certification and compliance area, books were nominated that cover certifications from various vendors, including Cisco, CompTIA and Microsoft. Two cover the A+ certification: “A+ Certification Bible,” by Ed Tetz, Glen Clarke and Joseph Phillips; and “ExamInsight for CompTIA A+ Core Hardware Certification Exam #220-221,” by Tcat Houser and Helen O’Boyle. One looks at the Cisco Certified Network Associate: “CCNA Study Guide, Third Edition” by Todd Lammle. And two look at Microsoft certifications: “MCAD/MCSD Visual C# .NET Certification All-in-One Exam Guide,” by Kenneth Lind and Mark Rempel; and “MCAD/MCSE/MCDBA Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft SQL Server Database Design and Implementation,” from Microsoft.




The other categories covered by the awards include databases, desktop and office applications, enterprise computing, graphic design and multimedia, hardware, networking and protocols, operating systems, programming, security, software engineering, telecommunications, and Web programming and development.



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