I’m currently studying for the Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0—Application Development Foundation (70-536) exam, using the Microsoft Press Training Kit and I am appalled at the number of errors, both editorial and technical, in this book. There are whole paragraphs that have been taken out of one chapter and used as a place holder in another chapter then never changed, at one stage I was very confused when the book was talking about two different classes that seemed to do the same thing, only to find that they were the same class, it’s name had just be written wrong in places, arrggg.
The problem I find is when I’m not sure about something in the book, I don’t know whether my understanding is wrong or the book is wrong, so I went hunting for a list of known errors and sure enough, Microsoft already know about them, in fact there are so many they created 4 knowledge base pages for them! When combining these in a Word document it ended up being 90+ pages, that’s really bad.
If you have this book or think about getting it, here are the official list of updates from Microsoft:
Perhaps it’s time to reprint the book?