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Books24x7 Announces Book Nominations for IT Reference Books


Books24x7, which recently signed an agreement to be acquired by SkillSoft Corporation today announced the nominations of its first annual Referenceware(TM)
Excellence Awards, co-sponsored by Waterside Productions, Inc., of Cardiff, CA. The awards will recognize the most widely used computer technology and business books available through Books24x7, which offers subscription clients online searches to more than 1,700 unabridged IT and business books. Winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Waterside Publishing Conference,January 31 - February 2, 2002, in San Diego.

For each major category of IT-related content, five book titles were selected based on actual usage of Books24x7 subscribers from January 1 through November 30, 2001. Judges, selected from the Books24x7 editorial advisory board, will choose each category winner after considering a variety of qualitative data, including content organization, depth and quality of subject matter coverage, and graphics.

"Our goal in creating these awards was to recognize those authors whose books have proven to be indispensable in the day-to-day work of thousands of IT and business professionals," said John Ambrose, vice president of marketing and content for Books24x7.

In alphabetical order by category, nominees are:

* "CCNA For Dummies," Ron Gilster, Jeff Bienvenu, and Kevin Ulstad (Hungry Minds)
* "CCNA Guide to Cisco Networking Fundamentals," Kurt Hudson and Kelly Cannon (Course Technology)
* "Java 2 Certification Training Guide," Jamie Jaworski (New Riders)
* "MCSE Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Readiness Review: Exam 70-210," Ethan Wilansky (Microsoft Press)
* "MCSE Windows 2000 Professional Study Guide," Lisa Donald (Sybex)

* "Mastering SQL," Martin Gruber (Sybex)
* "Microsoft Data Warehousing: Building Distributed Decision Support Systems," Robert S. Craig, Joseph A. Vivona, and David Bercovitch (John Wiley & Sons)
* "Oracle8i DBA Bible," Jonathan Gennick, Carol McCullough-Dieter and Gerrit-Jan Linker (Hungry Minds)
* "Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours," Ronald R. Plew and Ryan K. Stephens (Sams)
* "SQL: The Complete Reference," James R. Groff and Paul N. Weinberg (Osborne/McGraw-Hill)

Desktop and Office Applications
* "Excel 2000 Developer's Handbook," Marion Cottingham (Sybex)
* "Mastering Access 2000 Premium Edition," Alan Simpson and Celeste Robinson (Sybex)
* "Microsoft Outlook 2000 for Windows for Dummies," by Bill Dyszel (Hungry Minds)
* "Office 2000: The Complete Reference," Stephen L. Nelson Osborne/McGraw-Hill)
* "Word 2000: The Complete Reference," Peter Weverka and David A. Reid (Osborne/McGraw-Hill)

Enterprise Computing
* "Cisco TCP/IP Routing Professional Reference," Chris Lewis (Computing McGraw-Hill)
* "Designing the Networked Enterprise," Igor Hawryszkiewycz (Artech House)
* "High-Performance Client/Server," Chris Loosley and Frank Douglas (John Wiley & Sons)
* "Mastering TCP/IP for NT Server," Mark Minasi, Todd Lammle, and Monica Lammle (Sybex)
* "Maximum Security: A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Your Internet Site and Network," Anonymous (Sams)

Graphic Design
* "Flash 5 Fast & Easy Web Development," Howie Green Design (Premier Press)
* "New Webmaster's Guide to Dreamweaver 4," Jason Gerend and Stephen L. Nelson (Redmond Technology Press)
* "Photoshop 6 For Windows & Macintosh Visual QuickStart Guide," Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas (Peachpit Press)
* "Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Illustrator 9 in 24 Hours," Mordy Golding Sams)
* "Special Edition Using CorelDRAW 9," Steve Bain (Que)

* "The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide," Mark Minasi (Sybex)
* "Cisco Internetworking with Windows NT & 2000," Toby J. Velte, Amy Hanson and Anthony T. Velte (Osborne/McGraw-Hill)
* "Cisco IOS Essentials," John Albritton (Computing McGraw-Hill)
* "PC Troubleshooting Pocket Guide for Managing and Maintaining Your PC," Jean Andrews (Course Technology)
* "PC Upgrade and Repair Bible," Barry Press and Marcia Press (Hungry Minds)

Networking & Protocols
* "Advanced IP Routing in Cisco Networks," Terry Slattery and Bill Burton Computing McGraw-Hill)
* "Broadband Telecommunications Handbook," Regis J. "Bud" Bates (Computing McGraw-Hill)
* "Dictionary of Networking," Peter Dyson (Sybex)
* "Network+ Guide to Networks," Tamara Dean (Course Technology)
* "Networking Complete," Sybex Inc. (Sybex)

Operating Systems
* "Mastering UNIX" by Kate Wrightson and Joe Merlino (Sybex)
* "Mastering Windows 2000 Professional" by Mark Minasi and Todd Phillips (Sybex)
* "Red Hat Linux 7 Bible, Unlimited Edition" by Chris Negus (Hungry Minds)
* "Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 2000 Server in 21 Days" by Peter T. Davis and Barry Lewis (Sams)
* "Windows 2000 Active Directory Survival Guide: Planning and Implementation" by Richard Schwartz (John Wiley & Sons)

* "Introduction to Java and Software Design," Nell Dale, Chip Weems, and Mark Headington (Jones and Bartlett Publishers)
* "Mastering Java 2," John Zukowski (Sybex)
* "A Programmer's Introduction to C#," Eric Gunnerson (Apress)
* "Sams Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours," Joseph Schmuller (Sams)
* "Visual Basic 6 Programmer's Reference," Dan Rahmel (Osborne/McGraw-Hill)

Web Development
* "Cold Fusion 4 Web Application Construction Kit," Ben Forta (Que)
* "HTML: The Complete Reference," Thomas Powell (Osborne/McGraw-Hill)
* "JavaScript Unleashed," Richard Wagner and R. Allen Wyke (Sams)
* "Mastering XML," Ann Navarro, Chuck White, and Linda Burman (Sybex)
* "XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide," Elizabeth Castro Peachpit Press)

* "Consulting on the Inside: An Internal Consultant's Guide to Living and Working Inside an Organization," Beverly Scott (ASTD)
* "Effective Presentation Skills: A Practical Guide to Better Speaking," Steve Mandel (Crisp Learning)
* "Financial Modeling," Simon Benninga (The MIT Press)
* "Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam," Michael W. Newell (AMACOM)
* "Visualizing Project Management: A Model for Business and Technical Success," Kevin Forsberg, Hal Mooz, and Howard Cotterman (John Wiley & Sons)

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