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MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-503) - Practice files Missing from O'Reilly download?

I've recently started reading MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-503): Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5—Windows® Communication Foundation using my Safari online account. In order to follow the practice exercises, the book refers to code examples on the companion CD.

As I don't have the physical book or CD, I have tried the associated download from the O'Reilly website. However the download appears to be a cutdown version of the CD and these practice files are missing? Any idea where I can obtain them as the book is only of limited use without them?
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  • I’m VERY disappointed
    It looks like I'm not the only one to notice this as I've just found the answer here:

    So, it looks like I have two choices:

    a) Buy the ebook direct from O'Reilly and hope they can "work with me" to get the missing CD content.
    b) Buy the physical book to get the missing CD content.

    Either way, it seems I have to pay again for something I've (arguably) already paid for through my Safari subscription!!!

    Not happy and will definitely think twice before renewing my Safari subscription in the future.
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  • Hello,
    As you've probably seen from the other posts on Get Satisfaction, due to licensing restrictions we currently can't have the Practice Test software posted online. That content is only available with the print version of the kit.
    Until we can remedy this, we've stopped selling the ebook version of these kits as well.
    It's an unfortunate situation that we are trying to remedy to the satisfaction of everyone involved.

    I apologize for your frustration.

    Tai Hake
    Customer Service Rep,
    O'Reilly Media
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