Posted by: Ed Tittel
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At present, flashcards are available for the following exams:
- Cisco Certification
CCNA Security 640-553 Cert Flash Cards Online
CCNA Voice 640-460 Cert Flash Cards Online
- CompTIA Certification
CompTIA A+ Cert Flash Cards Online
- Microsoft Certification
MCSA/MCSE 70-290 Cert Flash Cards Online
MCSA/MCSE 70-291 Cert Flash Cards Online
MCSE 70-293 Cert Flash Cards Online
MCSE 70-294 Cert Flash Cards Online
MCTS 70-620 Cert Flash Cards Online
Numerous other exams are promised for this series in 2009, including the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CompTIA Network+ and Security+, plus Microsoft exams 70-622, -623, -640, -642, and -643.
The biggest benefits of this offering, which normally costs $25 to 30 (though I’m guessing certs like the CISSP, CISA, and CISM will cost more), are as follows:
- Ability to store and access all flashcard collections online (it’s not a one-time download)
- Ability to select and group flashcards into custom named collections at will.
- Ability to access flashcard collections on a PDA, iPhone, SmartPhone and other mobile devices, as well as on a conventional notebook or desktop PC.
- Custom annotation and scoring capabilities per flashcard item.
- Create custom card sets based on questions marked incorrect.
- Online checks for question bank updates at will.
At the prices mentioned, these flashcards are at the top end for what’s normally charged for one-time downloads or hardcopy flashcards. But given their interactive capabilities and access to question bank updates, I think this represents good value for the money. But don’t listen to me: Try one for free and see what you think yourself. That’s the only way to be 100% sure your money is well-spent anyway.