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Novell NetWare 6.5 CNA Exam Cram2



The Novell NetWare 6.5 CNA Exam Cram2 has been written to the latest Novell objectives for exam 050-686. It has undergone an in-depth edit. However, with my typing and grammar, there might be a mistake or two that got past me and a great team of editors. Also, Novell, like all IT vendors is great at changing objectives or content.

If you find an error, technical, grammatical, or simply a typo, or even a change in content, please Contact me, and I will post all errors on this page. If by some chance, the error list is extensive, I will covert this into a PDF file that you can download for free.

Allow me this opportunity to address a misconception about this Exam Cram2 book. This book IS NOT meant to be a braindump of the 050-686 exam. The questions, concepts and facts address all of the live test objectives. All facts and concepts that I have seen on this exam, and others like it, are covered. I did not disclose any verbatim questions nor would I. The questions will give you a genuine feel for the live exam. Do NOT assume that these are the live questions. They are NOT. My role in this book is that of teacher or instructor, preparing you for the exam. My role is NOT to give you the live test questions. Some who purchase this book believe that it is a BRAINDUMP. Nothing is farther from the truth. If you take the time to study the facts, concepts, and questions that I have provided for you and follow the leads I have given you on the CramSheet and on my Facts and Concepts page, with a little practice you will do fine and earn the CNA on your first attempt. That is my goal and wish. Nothing takes the place of diligent study and practice.

You may still find some grammatical gotchas in the book. Neither of my degrees are in English grammar. My editors did a great job cleaning 99% of my spelling and grammar. We might have missed an occassional word or phrase. Do not let that deter your ability to study and become a NetWare 6.5 CNA.

I thank you for helping to make this text the best that it can be.

Warren E. Wyrostek, M.Ed., M.Div.


  1. One comment that will develop quickly concerns the title: NetWare 6.5 CNA Exam Cram2. Technically, the CNA is the CNA 6- as of 3/05, but can be earned by either passing the NetWare 6.0 test 050-677, or the NetWare 6.5 test 050-686. This Exam Cram2, concentrates on the NetWare 6.5 test, 050-686, and leads to the CNA based on the 6.5 course material- course 3016. In speaking to an official in Novell Certification, I was taken today, 3/25/05, while at BrainShare, that she called the 050-686 the NetWare 6.5 CNA. So the folks inside Novell are using the same language as I am for the NetWare 6 CNA when earned with the NetWare 6.5 content- NetWare 6.5 CNA. This is not meant to correct a technical issue, but to clarify the inconsistency that might be brought up concerning the title.
  2. Those of you who have looked at this title on most of the online booksellers will notice that the book description has errors. The publisher has been working to fix this but it still is not correct on most sites. I am aware of this.
  3. Last page of the book- Link www.examcram2.com/novellcna- This is coming up as a busted link with a 404 error. This was inserted by the publisher and is being brought to the publisher's attention.
  4. Pg. xxxix:: There is a list of 4 practice test providers at the bottom of the page. These are industry recognized practice test providers that I have used in the past, and who I respect. Having said that, they do not carry any NetWare 6.5 Practice Tests, or Practice Questions. No one in the industry right now has published, outside of this Exam Cram 2, any NetWare 6.5 Practice Tests. As a former Content Developer for a Practice Test Provider, that concerns me. I have pitched a NetWare 6.5 CNA and CNE Practice Question book to both Novell Press and the Exam Cram folks. Both have opted not to publish this title. I am in discussions right now with another publisher for this title. I have received numerous search queries on 3WsCertification looking for Practice Tests for NetWare 6.5 Many of my students have requested the same. I have heard the requests and am doing my best to find a company who will publish this title this year. If I cannot I will try to self-publish this title, though that is not my first choice. ExamForce who provided the CD questions that come with the Exam Cram do not have a NetWare 6.5 CNA exam listed on their site as of today- 5-11-05. PrepLogic has expressed interest in publishing this practice test, but I do not believe that they have done so yet. The other Practice Test Providers are ignoring Novell which from both a business point of view and a training point of view is a disgrace. There is a huge installed Novell base and a tremendous base of Novell certified and non-certified people who want to certify in NetWare 6.5 and no one is responding to the need. I am doing my best to fill the void. Stay tuned. Feel free to Contact Me expressing your desire for NetWare 6.5 Practice Tests and that will give me some concrete leverage in my discussions with publishers. Don't be afraid to vent. Thanks.
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