Best New Free Computer IT Training Tutorial Resources

June 30, 2005

Free Training and Docs on Supercomputing, Linux, C#, XML, IT Security, SQL

Here are a several technical training, tutorial and educational sites offering online learning materials, documents, and courses. They cover many areas: Supercomputing, Linux, C# programming, XML, I. T. Security, and Advanced SQL.

Guides and Tutorials about Supercomputing;

This is a freely available web-based training site for High Performance Computing. It contains training courses covering Supercomputing, Grid and Parallel Computing. You can self-register for free here:


XML Tutorial Links:

This page has a pretty good set of XML Tutorials to help you learn XML.


IT Security Cookbook:

This book is intended as a 'self help' guide to computer & network security, primarily for security managers, programmers and system administrators.


The C# Tutorial:

This tutorial is aimed at people with some programming experience, although it tries not to assume too much knowledge. It covers the syntax of C#, rather than going through the .NET framework classes.

The Advanced C#/.NET Tutorial:

In this advanced tutorial you can learn more about C#, .NET, ASP+, ADO,NET, Remoting, Web Services, Messaging, WinForms, and WebForms.


Linux Documentation:

This is an excellent collection of Linux documentation, manuals, guides and how tos. Here are the docs:

- Man Pages
- HOWTO Collection
- Linux Administration Made Easy
- System Administrators' Guide
- Network Administrators' Guide
- Securing and Optimizing Linux: Redhat Edition
- Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
- Introduction to Backing Up and Restoring Data
- Introduction to Intrusion Protection and Network Security
- Introduction to Physical Security and Security of Services
- Introduction to Securing Data in Transit
- Introduction to Viruses & Virus Hoaxes
- Bugzilla Guide
- CVS Best Practices
- Custom Porting Guide
- Linux From Scratch
- Linux Kernel Internals
- Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide


This SQL course provides you with more advanced easy-to-follow SQL Instruction and the ability to practice what you learn on-line with immediate feedback. Here are the pages:

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Free Computer, IT, and Programming Books

Here is another repository of freely available computer, I.T., and programming books. The development books are mainly about how to program in C++.

Index of /docs-n-ebooks:

(computers)-bjarne stroustop-the c++ programming languge 3rd ed pdf
The C++ Standard Library A Tutorial and Reference chm
C++ By Dissection pdf
Exceptional C++; 47 Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems and Solutions chm
Hacker Disassembling Uncovered chm
C++ Footprint and Performance Optimization - 2000 chm
C++ in Action - Industrial-Strength Programming Techniques (2001) pdf
C++ Primer Plus, Fourth Edition - 2001 chm
Effective C++ & More Effective C++ (1997) chm
Efficient C++ Performance Programming Techniques (1999) chm
Free as in Freedom zip
Jesse Liberty. C++ Unleashed (SAMS) pdf
Linux Security Cookbook (O'Reilly-2003) chm
Modern C++ Design - Generic Programming and DesignPatterns Applied chm
More Exceptional C++ (2001) chm
Hacking The Art Of Exploitation eBook chm
The Book of Overclocking Tweak Your PC To Unleash Its Power eBook chm
Windows NT File System Internals, A Developer's Guide pdf
Security.Warrior chm
Programming Windows chm
Programming Applications for Microsoft Windows, 4th Edition chm
Programming Windows Driver Modal chm
The Windows 2000 Device Driver Book chm
Understanding the Linux Kernel (O'Reilly-2nd Ed) chm
Unix Network Programming Vol 1 - The Sockets Networking API chm
Waite Group's C Primer Plus 3rd Ed chm
Windows Graphics Programming; Win32 GDI and DirectDraw chm
Windows 2000 API SuperBible zip
C++ Tutorial chm

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June 29, 2005

Free Microsoft Technology Training Courses and Tutorials

Here are the best free training resources at one of the best free Microsoft technology training and tutorial sites on the web.

Only4Gurus - Thousands of useful Microsoft resources:,_sql_xm.pdf

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Free Cisco Books, Guides, and Manuals

Here is a site hosting many freely available Cisco Books, Guides, and Manuals. Each directory holds many books and guides.

Cisco Study Books and Guides from
BGP Security and IOS Reference Design:

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Free IT and Programming Books

Here is a site repository of freely available programming and technical books. There is no high-level index or directory available, so here are the direct links:,%20Second%20Edition/,%20Professional%20Reference%20Edition%20Table%20of%20Contents/,%20Java%201.1,%20and%20CGI/,%20Professional%20Reference%20Edition/,%20Second%20Edition/,%20Internet%20Edition/
Teach Yourself CGI Programming with PERL 5 in a Week:

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June 28, 2005

Technical Tutorials and Free I.T. Certification Practice Exams

Here are 2 free computer training sites. The first one hosts many good technical tutorials. The second one is a repository for many free certification practice tests from various vendors.

Free Online Tutorials:

These locally hosted tutorials cover Microsoft Access, C++, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Vbscript, Visual Basic, Oracle, Perl, RedHat Linux, TCP/IP, Unix, Visual C++, SQL, WML, XML, ActiveX, CGI, Java Games, Visual Interdev, JAVA, DHTML, XHTML, and XSL.


Free IT Certification Practice Tests:

Free MCSE Certification Practice Exams:

Free CIW Certification Practice Exams:

Free CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Exams:

Free CompTIA i-Net+ Certification Practice Exam:

Free CompTIA Network+ Certification Practice Exam:

Free CompTIA Server+ Certification Practice Exam:

Free Sun Certified Java Programming Practice Exam:

Free Citrix Metaframe XP Certification Practice Exam:

Free Linux Certification Practice Exam:

Free Cisco Certification Practice Exams:

Free Oracle Certification Practice Exams:

Filed under: Best New Free Computer IT Training Tutorial Resources — computer_teacher @ 11:54 pm

June 23, 2005

Many Free Computer, Networking, Windows, Linux, Programming Books

This site has a ton of free computer, networking, operating systems, and programming books online.

Index of

This site hosts many freely available books in these areas: ASP, Access, ActiveX, Apache, AI, Assembler, C, C++, CGI, Client-Server, Web Applets, Database Programming, Delphi, HTML, Hardware, Intranets Work, IFC, IPX, Java, JavaBeans, JavaScript, Linux, Red Hat Linux, Unix, Security, Neural Networks, Object-Oriented, Oracle, Perl, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Web Programming, and XML.

Filed under: Free Computer and I.T. Books — computer_teacher @ 12:14 pm

Free Online Books covering PHP, Flash, ASP.Net, VB.Net, and Programming

Here are 2 more sites hosting lots of online books, covering PHP, MySQL, Flash, ASP.Net, VisualBasic.Net, Networking, C Programming, Unix, and a lot more.

PHP and MySQL Books:

Flash Books:

ASP.Net, and VisualBasic.Net Books:

************************************************************ Books:

W. Richard Stevens. TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1:

Internet Routing Architectures (CISCO):

C Programming Language:

The Art of Unix Programming:

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Free A+, Network+ and MCSE Certification Study Guides and Questions-Answers

Update: 7/31/2009: Here is this site's free updated A+ Certification study and prep materials.

Here is a site that offers you totally free practice tests and study guides for A+, Network+ and MCSE certification exams.

MCSE Study Guide Index:

CompTIA A Plus Study Guide Index:

CompTIA Network+ Study Guide Index:

Practice tests study guides for A+, Network+ and MCSE certification exams:

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SQL Server 2005 Training

With SQL Server 2005 being released in early November it will be important to study the changes prior to its release. Microsoft has made available its SQL Server 2005 books online complete with documentation, examples and tutorials. All of this for free. You can get it at:
SQL Server 2005 Books Online

Microsoft has also released a skills assesment for three different groups to test your knowledge:

Database Administrator
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Database Administrators

Database Developer
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Database Developers

Business Intelligence Developer
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Business Intelligence Developers

If that wasn't enough there are also some free E-Learning Courses:

2936: Installing and Securing Microsoft SQL Server 2005
2937: Administering and Monitoring Microsoft SQL Server 2005
2938: Data Availability Features in Microsoft SQL Server 2005
2939: Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2005
2940: Building Services and Notifications Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005
2941: Creating the Data Access Tier Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005
2942: New Features of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
2943: Updating Your Data ETL Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
2944: Updating Your Reporting Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

Good Luck in your training.

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Free Database and SQL Training

Here are two excellent free training sites for learning to use and adminster databases and program with SQL (Structured Query Language).

This first site focuses on online database learning, where you can learn how to administer and program a relational database. It provides an online database textbook. Topics covered by the chapters in this book are listed below.

Database eLearning:

* Introduction
* Database Analysis and ER Modelling
* Database Analysis
* Entity Relationship Modelling - 2
* Mapping ER Models into Relations
* Advanced ER Mapping
* Simple SELECT statements
* Logical Operators and Aggregation
* JOINs and VIEWs
* Subqueries and Schema
* Normalisation
* Relational Algebra
* Concurrency, Transactions, and Implementations
* Concurrency using Transactions
* Concurrency
* Recovery
* DBMS Implementation
* Programming with SQL
* Metadata, Security, and the DBA

Lecture Slides are available here:

SQL Tutorials on this site are here:


This second site hosts a great Interactive SQL Tutorial, from which you can learn how to use SQL with: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2, Mimer SQL, PostgreSQL and Access. Topics covered include those below.

A Gentle Introduction to SQL:

* Select in Select
* Sum and Count
* The Join operation
* More Join operations
* The Outer Join

Reference Section: How To:
* Create and Drop
* Insert and Delete
* Dates and times
* Functions
* Users
* Meta Data

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June 21, 2005

Free Computer and I.T. Security Training is one of the best free training resources on the web for computer security. Here are the best links from their site.

Free Downloads from The CISSP and SSCP Open Study Guides Website:

Here are some of the free Computer Security Documents, Guides, Study Manuals, and Downloads available at this site:

Java Security Overview:

Java Security Overview, Part 2:

Commonly Accepted Security Practices and Standards:

The 60 Minutes Guide to Network Security:

SSCP Study from CramSession:

Web Security Checklist:

Unix Security Checklist:

Handbook of Information Security Management:

Ben Rothke Presentations:
One presentation for each of the 10 security domains of the CBK. These will quickly refresh your memory a few days before the test. Many CISSP's have reported that these powerpoint presentations did help them prior to taking their exam..

Free Security Book Chapters:

Most Popular Security Links:

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Free Virtual Library of Computer, Programming, and I.T. Books

Here is a free computer and I.T. book site that hosts many good books. Though most are a little dated, they still offer good learning and training content.

SunSITE India - Virtual Library:

This site hosts free books covering Java, JavaScript, Perl, Unix, Linux, ActiveX, HTML, CGI, Apache, TCP/IP, CORBA, Intranets, and Network Security.

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June 20, 2005

Free Programming Books and Free eBooks from NetIQ

Here are 2 free I.T. book resource sites. The first is, which publishes free ebooks by the chapter in pdf format. The second site,, provides links to many free programming related books on the web.

Free eBooks from NetIQ:

NetIQ's Free informative eBooks are published on a chapter-by-chapter basis. These books provide step-by-step advice on how to keep your IT infrastructure running at peak efficiency. (registration required)

Managing Linux and Unix Servers:

Migrating to Windows Server 2003, Active Directory and Exchange 2003:

Content Security in the Enterprise - Spam and Beyond:

Active Directory Administration Essentials:

TIps and Tricks Guide to Securing Windows Server 2003:

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise Manageability:

Effective Reporting System:

The Tips and Tricks Guide to Windows 2000 Group Policy:

The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Group Policy:


Free Books from Other Publishers:

An Introduction to GCC:

Python Language Reference Manual:

An Introduction to Python:

Dive Into Python:

Programming from the Ground Up:

Advanced Linux Programming:

GNU Bash Reference Manual:

Comparing and Merging Files with GNU diff and patch:

The GNU Scientific Library Reference Manual:

Version Management with CVS:

Vi IMproved -- Vim:

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python:

The Zope Book:

GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool:

Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage:

Open Source Development with CVS:

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2 Free Training Resources: Unix and Web Development

Here are 2 training resource sites, one is for learning Unix and the other for programming web sites and applications.

Unix Book Camp:

Here are resources for understanding the basics of Unix and how it operates:


SitePoint :

This site bills itselft as one with New Articles and Fresh Thinking for Web Developers and Designers.

Design and Layout:

Client Side Coding:

Servier Side Coding:

Site Marketing:

Site Strategy:

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June 15, 2005

More Free I.T. Training and Tutorial Resources

Here are 2 more free training and tutorial resources. The first is Sun's repository of technical articles and tips about Java and its related technologies. The second is a certification study site's free samples.

Java Technical Articles and Tips from Sun:

Here are a few of the topics covered:

Articles: Java 2 Enterprise Edition:

Security Articles:

Introduction to Mobile Java Technology:

************************************************************ Free Samples for Certification Study Guides and Practice Tests:

These are pretty good free samples, covering Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, CompTIA, Novell, LPI, Citrix, CIW, Red Hat, IBM, Lotus, and HP.

Filed under: Best New Free Computer IT Training Tutorial Resources — computer_teacher @ 11:32 pm

More Computer and I.T. Books

Here is a site containing some computer and I.T. books that you may be interested in.

MIK - some documentation:

Cisco Certification Books:

CD Bookshelf:

The Java Reference Library, version 1.3:

The Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf, Version 1.0:

The Perl CD Bookshelf, version 2.0:

The Networking CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0:

Web Developer`s Library:

The Oracle PL/SQL CD Bookshelf, version 1.0:

The Linux Web server CD Bookshelf, version 1.0:

Using Samba:

The Unix CD Bookshelf, version 1.0:

Filed under: Free Computer and I.T. Books — computer_teacher @ 11:22 pm

June 9, 2005

Free Books on Linux, MySQL, PHP, Wireless, Shell Scripting and Hardware

Here is a site that hosts several books covering Linux, MySQL and PHP Applications, Wireless, Shell Scripting, Networking and Hardware

Computer Books from

Learning the Vi Editor (chm):

Vi Sheet:

A Complete Illustrated Guide to the PC Hardware (pdf):

Upgrading and Fixing PCs 11th Edition (zip):

Illustrated TCP/IP:

IP Addressing and Subnetting Including IPv6 (tar.gz):

TCP-IP Tutorial and Technical Overview (pdf):

Advanced Bash Scripting Guide (pdf):

Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide:

Linux From Scratch (pdf):

Linux Network Administrators Guide (pdf):

Linux Security (pdf):

Linux Administration Made Easy (pdf):

Linux Newbie Administrator Guide (pdf):

Teach Yourself Shell Programming In 24 Hours:

MySQL and PHP Database Applications (zip):

Professional PHP Programming (rar):

Several Wireless Books and Guides:

Filed under: Free Computer and I.T. Books — computer_teacher @ 10:21 pm

June 7, 2005

Free ASP.NET 2.0 Training CD

AppDev has produced a 3 hour ASP.NET 2.0 CD-ROM Training. They offer this CD traning for both C# and VB.NET developers. I have ordered my CD but haven't received it yet so I don't know how good the content is or what is contained on the CD. But it's a free CD so who can complain?

If you live outside the United States it appears that there is a small shipping and handling charge, but it is free shipping for those in the United States.

Go to [URL][/URL] and scroll down to the blue and yellow box that says FREE CD to get your copy.

Microsoft today just announced that the latest version of Visual Studio will be released in November so you still have some time to learn the new features prior to its release.

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Free ASP.NET Training Course

Microsoft is offering a free 17 hour hands-on ASP.NET training course. This course is normally $349 but for a limited time they are offering it for free. The course is titled "Developing Microsoft® ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio® .NET".

I have personally downloaded this training and it is good for the beginner to intermediate level, but expers will find it too basic and not very helpful. The topics range from an introduction to Visual Studio, Connecting to databases, Debugging and Tracing, and other topics.

I don't know how much longer Microsoft will offer this training. You can access it at: [URL][/URL]. The free offer is in the upper right hand corner.

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