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IT certification audio books

Snuffy09
I don?t care for reading nor do I have the time for it.

can sombody suggest a good source for certification training audio books?

I would like to start simple

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    BFilmFan

    If you don't like reading, don't get into the IT field, before you find out how much reading you must do to keep up.

    If you don't like to read, how do you plan to take the test? Have someone ask you the questions?

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    Snuffy09

    I enjoy reading about new technology Paragraph per paragraph.

    Quite the opposite is reading 1000s of pages, finding the time to read it all, doing it all at the same time to remember it all. doesnt seem realistic.

    I havent been in IT as long as some of the veterans, i have been in for more than 5 years. I do not have a problem keeping up. I am just looking for a more practical approach to my needs.

    Thanks

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    SKDTech

    But there are video resources for certification training available.

    I myself am not a pure audio learner and have difficulty seeing audiobooks with their inherent lack of diagrams and illustrations being able to convey knowledge as effectively as written or video training

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    Snuffy09

    "lack of diagrams and illustrations"

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    OldER Mycroft

    Neither of these is a commodity that I would prefer to have in an instructional capacity.

    When I did my post-grad year, I frequently found myself locked in deep discussion with one particularly intelligent tutor who taught Microcomputer Architecture, because HIS lectures never came to the same conclusions as the books in the library.

    His argument was that he'd already read all those book, so was entitled to have his own superior opinion, whereas I (and a few hangers-on) didn't!

    Fourteen years on, I reckon I now think the same way he did back then - but that is by choice with experience. NOT because someone else persuaded me to think this way.

    THAT would be the danger of studying via audio books.

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    Snuffy09

    If what you are trying to say is that in IT there is the "book" way and then there is the years of experience way?... I know.

    I have read sample "scenario questions" for these tests. most are Non-practical or have irrelevant answers to choose from.

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    Bizzo

    I know Microsoft have podcasts that you might find useful for certain technologies, but I don't think they're specific for certification:
    http://www.microsoft.com/events/podcasts/default.aspx

    ExamForce have audio only test preps, but I couldn't see any training audio:
    http://www.examforce.com/customer/home.php#

    Could you not maybe strip the audio from training videos? I appreciate you may lose a little from the visual content but it may help.

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    Snuffy09

    I will check it out

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    iniquity10

    http://www.preplogic.com/products/audio/audio-lecture-details.aspx?eid=830

    is one that I found. I haven't tried it, but finding one in a search wasn't too hard. I think you would have a harder time studying certain topics. Though, I have been thinking that in my spare time on drives to work, that it would be beneficial to listen to a "class" on the less involved subjects.

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    BFilmFan

    If you don't like reading, don't get into the IT field, before you find out how much reading you must do to keep up.

    If you don't like to read, how do you plan to take the test? Have someone ask you the questions?

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    Snuffy09

    I enjoy reading about new technology Paragraph per paragraph.

    Quite the opposite is reading 1000s of pages, finding the time to read it all, doing it all at the same time to remember it all. doesnt seem realistic.

    I havent been in IT as long as some of the veterans, i have been in for more than 5 years. I do not have a problem keeping up. I am just looking for a more practical approach to my needs.

    Thanks

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    SKDTech

    But there are video resources for certification training available.

    I myself am not a pure audio learner and have difficulty seeing audiobooks with their inherent lack of diagrams and illustrations being able to convey knowledge as effectively as written or video training

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    Snuffy09

    "lack of diagrams and illustrations"

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    OldER Mycroft

    Neither of these is a commodity that I would prefer to have in an instructional capacity.

    When I did my post-grad year, I frequently found myself locked in deep discussion with one particularly intelligent tutor who taught Microcomputer Architecture, because HIS lectures never came to the same conclusions as the books in the library.

    His argument was that he'd already read all those book, so was entitled to have his own superior opinion, whereas I (and a few hangers-on) didn't!

    Fourteen years on, I reckon I now think the same way he did back then - but that is by choice with experience. NOT because someone else persuaded me to think this way.

    THAT would be the danger of studying via audio books.

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    Snuffy09

    If what you are trying to say is that in IT there is the "book" way and then there is the years of experience way?... I know.

    I have read sample "scenario questions" for these tests. most are Non-practical or have irrelevant answers to choose from.

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    Bizzo

    I know Microsoft have podcasts that you might find useful for certain technologies, but I don't think they're specific for certification:
    http://www.microsoft.com/events/podcasts/default.aspx

    ExamForce have audio only test preps, but I couldn't see any training audio:
    http://www.examforce.com/customer/home.php#

    Could you not maybe strip the audio from training videos? I appreciate you may lose a little from the visual content but it may help.

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    Snuffy09

    I will check it out

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    iniquity10

    http://www.preplogic.com/products/audio/audio-lecture-details.aspx?eid=830

    is one that I found. I haven't tried it, but finding one in a search wasn't too hard. I think you would have a harder time studying certain topics. Though, I have been thinking that in my spare time on drives to work, that it would be beneficial to listen to a "class" on the less involved subjects.