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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive. If your question isn't answered here then please contact us here.

Packt eBooks and Videos

Once you complete your eBook purchase, the download link for your eBook will be available in your Packt account. You can access your eBook by following the steps below:

  1. Login to your account
  2. Click on "My Account"
  3. Click on "My owned products"
  4. Download the eBook in your desired format.

If you own an eBook and are viewing the product page you can also download it from there

If you have purchased an Early Access eBook?title you can only download the published chapters?from your account or read them online with an active subscription. You can download the complete eBook, only once the eBook is published.

Packt eBooks can be downloaded as a PDF, EPUB or MOBI file. They can also be viewed online using your subscription.

You can upgrade your purchased eBook to a Print copy of the same title with 35% off by using our Upgrade to Print option available in "My eBook" section.

Yes, if you follow the previous instructions on how to download an eBook and select "Send to Kindle" you will be able to enter your Kindle details and send the file. There is however a 30MB limit on sending files to Kindle.

There are a number of simple ways to access Code Files. You can download them directly from the product page by clicking the 'Code Files' button just above the Book Description.

You will also be able to download Code Files from inside your account. Go to 'My Account', click 'My eBooks', expand the product for which you wish to access the Code Files and then click on the 'Code Files' button. The download will start immediately.

If you have purchased our eBook/Video from another source, please follow the steps below to download the code files:

  1. Register on our website using your email address and the password
  2. Go to the ‘Support’ tab in the top horizontal drop down menu
  3. Click on?‘Code Downloads & Errata’
  4. Type the name of the book in the search box
  5. Your eBook/Video?should appear in a drop down – select the one you want
  6. Use the drop down to tell us where you purchased the product from
  7. Finally, click on the ‘Code Download link’ to download the Code Files

Once the file is downloaded please make sure that you unzip or extract using the latest version of:

  1. Winrar / 7zip for Windows
  2. Zipeg / iZip / Unrarx for Mac
  3. 7-zip / Peazip for Linux

The above mentioned applications support all extension files.

Once you complete your Video purchase, the download link for your Video will be available in your Packt account. You can download your video by following the steps below:

  1. Login to your account
  2. Click on "My Account"
  3. Click on "My owned products"
  4. Click?"Video to download"

If you own a Video and are viewing the product page you can also download it from there

MP4 is the only available format for Packt Videos.

If you have purchased an Early Access video title you can only watch the sections that are published online if you have active subscription. You will have access to the complete Video, only once the Video is published.

There's no option to gift any of these. You can however create an account in your friend's name and make purchases using your credit card details. The eBook/Video/Course/Packt subscription will be available in your friend's account. You can however share an eBook with anyone if you have purchased more than one quantity of the same title. Simply click on share button and enter the Packt registered email id of the person you wish to share the eBook with.

Yes, if you follow the previous instructions on how to download an eBook and select "Send to Kindle" you will be able to enter your Kindle details and send the file. There is however a 30MB limit on sending files to Kindle.

Packt Courses

Integrated courses, Learning Path Courses and Curated courses.

None of the courses are accessible online. You will have to purchase the courses to access them.

Assessments are a learning validator to test the knowledge gained from the course. These assessments have multiple choice questions and are included in the "Support Files" folder. Please click on the Code Files button on the main product page to download the Support Files folder.

Assessment answers are in a PDF file that is available in the "Support Files" folder. Please click on the Code Files button on the main product page to download the Support Files folder.

The course is a blend of videos, text, code examples, and assessments.

The text content is available in the "Support Files" folder. Please click on the Code Files button on the main product page to download the Support Files folder.

An Integrated Course is a compilation of different eBooks and videos based on a topic to help you develop your skills on a specific technology.

Currently we do not provide certifications on completing any courses.

We recommend using Readium with the latest stable version of Google Chrome, or iBooks for OSX to read an EPUB file. This interactive EPUB adheres to the latest specification, and requires that your reader supports video and interactive content.

Yes, Readium is required to open a blended course. As a blended course is a combination of eBook and video, Readium is the best application to access the complete content without any hassle. Blended courses are only available in EPUB format and to open it, you need Readium with the latest stable version of Google Chrome, or iBooks for OSX.