If you are looking to improve your personal IT skills or your team’s skills yet do not have the budget to pay for courses, textbooks are a great route.
In any IT classroom a textbook is used, so one good way to find a solid textbook is to look into courses at that University or technical school and find out what they are reading. Utilizing the textbook is still a good way to prepare to take a certification exam.
Once again, depending on the needs of your company, it is up to you to figure out which IT training and/or textbook you need to be utilizing to pass any given exam. Paul Murphy, Linux Insider writer, lists eight general textbooksthat are popular among training courses that may be helpful to someone looking for a place to start.
You can find textbooks at any bookstore, but finding these books online is recommended. These are large textbooks, sometimes up to 800 pages, so they can become a bit pricy. However, many college students have figured out the value in buying used textbooksover the Internet, and you may want to do the same. It is a good idea to check out different websites, such as Amazon.com, Half.com, or Textbooks.com, and compare prices from there. If you are concerned about the quality of a used textbook, visit sites such as Amazon.com who actually provide you with a quality rating; however be aware, these ratings are given by those selling!
There are also textbooks available online for those who prefer to digital copies of information. Skillsoft.com allows you to browse different books (and programs!) before purchasing, chat with a professional before buying, and read customer feedback.
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