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April 30, 2006

Networking Books

Dear All,

if your interested to get free books of networking please go to
www.esnips.com/web/elyas

Regards,
-Elyas-


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April 28, 2006

Google groups post with links to 10 Teach Yourself Ebooks

Here are 10 freely available 'Teach Yourself' ebooks covering several programming and application development areas.

Ebook Topics:
  • Visual C++ .NET
  • C# .Net
  • Flash MX ActionScript
  • Extreme Programming
  • Game Programming
  • JavaServer Pages 2.0 with Apache Tomcat
  • PHP
  • PHP, MySQL and Apache
  • TCP/IP
  • Microsoft Word
To access the download links on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button near the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.

Google groups post with links to 10 Teach Yourself Ebooks



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Enterprise Network Security Practicum

In this freely available course, students act as new employees (as enterprise security technicians) in a dynamic, rapidly growing, online real estate auction company called C-Bay. Their jobs, as members of a team of four technicians, is to solve real-life security problems at C-Bay. They are active learners, engaging in hands-on tasks such as analyzing C-Bay's security policy, assessing network problems, monitoring a network, responding to network attacks, educating users, and developing emergency response.

Enterprise Network Security Practicum


Tasks

This course in enterprise and network security, as explained above, is set in the context of C-Bay, a fictional online real estate auction firm. C-Bay has employed you and your teammates as IT staff, and asked you to refine and implement a new security policy for the company's expanding network.

Six tasks that make up this course. They are designed to be completed in order and one at a time.

Task 1 - Policy Critique
Task 2 - Network Outages
Task 3 - Network Monitoring
Task 4 - We've Been Hacked!
Task 5 - Security Awareness
Task 6 - Emergency Response


Resources

These resources will help you with the security tasks.

Task 1 Resources
Task 2 Resources
Task 3 Resources
Task 4 Resources
Task 5 Resources
Task 6 Resources




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April 27, 2006

Free Computer, Development, and Technical Ebooks

This is one of the best sites on the web for obtaining technical, development, and I.T. ebooks, content, and documentation. Free registration is required. You may upload and share.

Free Computer, Developent, Technical Ebooks at blueportal.org


Ebook Categories:


 3D

 ASP

 Assembly

 C++

 Cisco

 C#

 Database

 Delphi

 Dot Net

 Dreamweaver

 eCommerce

 Flash

 Game

 Graphics

 Hardware

 Java

 Linux

 Miscellaneous

 Mobile

 Network
 Office

 Oracle

 Perl

 PHP

 Security

 Software Dev
 UML

 Unix
 Visual Basic

 Web Design

 Web Dev

 Windows

 Wireless

 XML

 Magazines

 [Unclassified]


Here are the top posts from this week:
· 1: TestOut Trainings 
· 2: VTC PHP PROJECT SOLUTIONS 6.5 HOURS VIDEO TRAINING 
· 3: Object Design: Roles, Responsibilities, and Collaborations 
· 4: Inside Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET 2003 
· 5: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Certified Developer Study Guide 



Filed under: Free Computer and I.T. Books — computer_teacher @ 11:57 pm


Free Programming Downloads at Simtel.net

Simtel is one of the largest software download sites, featuring free downloads of shareware, freeware, trialware and demo software, games, tools and utilities. After selecting and clicking on one of the subcategories below, to find the free downloads and utilities, filter the list by selecting "Freeware" or "Public Domain".

Free Programming Downloads at Simtel.net

  Ada programming language
  Artificial Intelligence programs
  Assembly language utilities
  BASIC programming language
  Batch utilities
  Binary file editors
  Borland Turbo Basic programming language
  Borland Turbo C programming language
  Borland Turbo Pascal programming language
  Borland product support
  C programming language
  C++ programming language
  C, C++, Visual C Language Specific
  Clipper programming language
  Cross-Assemblers
  Database Programming Specific
  Delphi-Related Files
  Disassemblers: Convert executables to ASM
  Dynamic Link Libraries for Win NT/2000
  Emacs-like editor (small)
  Emulators
  Encode/decode binary files to/from text
  Encoding / Decoding Programs
  Epsilon editor EEL extensions
  FORTRAN programming language
  Forth programming language
  Hyper-Text files and programs
  Install/Uninstall Programs
  Java Programming
  Manipulating environment variables
  MicroEmacs text editor
  Microsoft MFC, Windows Specific
  Misc. Programming Utilities
  Misc. program languages
  PC Tech Journal listings and utilities
  Pascal programming language
  Perl programming language
  Polygonal solid modeler & C++ source
  Programmers Journal
  Programming Languages
  Programming Tips & Tricks Magazine
  Programming Utilities
  Programming utilities
  Programs for Working with Windows Help
  Quick BASIC and QBasic programming language
  The APL mathematics programming language
  The Assembly Language magazine
  Turbo Vision programming language
  UBASIC: Ultra high-precision BASIC for math
  Unix to Unix Copy for MS-DOS
  Visual Basic Programming Language



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April 26, 2006

DB2 Free Self-Study Courses and Tutorials

IBM if offering the following free tutorials and courses for learning how to set-up, administer, and use their DB2 database. These tutorials and free courses can also be used to prepare for the DB2 certification exam.

DB2 Free Self-Study Courses and Tutorials
The DB2 self-study courses and tutorials on this site are available for download at no charge.


Complimentary DB2 Business Intelligence Tutorials

DB2 Content Manager Version 8 System Administration Workshop

WebSphere Information Integrator Tutorials

DB2 Training Courses

DB2 UDB Certification Tutorials


DB2 V7 User Certification Prep Tutorials
This series of six tutorials is designed to help you prepare for the DB2 (Version 7) User Certification (Exam 512). Each tutorial includes a link to a free DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition download. These tutorial courses provide a solid base for each section of the exam.

Prerequisites
These tutorials are geared toward Database Administrators (DBAs) familiar with basic database concepts.

System requirements
After a quick, free registration, you can begin a tutorial. Each tutorial should take about an hour to complete. You can take it online, or download a PDF or zip file of the tutorial. 


 
DB2 user certification prep, Part 1: DB2 tools, data warehousing and OLAP
This tutorial introduces the basics of the DB2 Tools, and the concepts of data warehousing and OLAP. The material in this tutorial primarily covers the objectives in "Section 1. Installation and Planning". Installation is not covered in this tutorial.

 
DB2 Security: DB2 V8.1 Family Fundamentals certification prep, Part 2 of 6
This tutorial introduces you to DB2 security and instances. The material in this tutorial primarily covers the objectives in "Section 2. Security and Instances". In this tutorial, you will learn about DB2 instances, the Database Administration Server (DAS) Instance, and DB2 Security features (DB2 Authentication, Authorization and Privileges).

 
DB2 user certification prep, Part 3: Creating and accessing DB2 databases
This tutorial introduces you to the objects that make up a DB2 database, how the database is created, and the different tools used to create, access, and manipulate DB2 objects.

 
DB2 user certification prep, Part 4: SQL usage
This tutorial introduces you to Structured Query Language (SQL), and gives you a good understanding of how DB2 Universal Database uses SQL to define database objects (such as tables, views, or indexes) and to manipulate data in a relational database.

 
DB2 user certification prep, Part 5: Database objects
This tutorial discusses data types, tables, views and indexes as defined by DB2 Universal Database. It explains the features of these objects, how to create and manipulate them using Structured Query Language (SQL) and how they can be used in an application.

   DB2 user certification prep, Part 6: Database concurrency
This tutorial introduces you to the concept of data consistency and to the various mechanisms that are used by DB2 Universal Database to maintain database consistency in both single- and multi-user environments.

Free Professional Certification Preparation Documents for DB2 Certification
The following preparation documents have been created to help you prepare for DB2 Information Management certification exams. Each document covers role descriptions, requirements, objectives and preparation suggestions.

DB2 Content Manager
 
 Exam 443 -- DB2 Content Manager V8.3
 
Exam 442 -- DB2 Content Manager V8.1

DB2 UDB V8.1
 
Exam 700 -- DB2 UDB V8.1 Family Fundamentals
 
Exam 701 -- DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration
 
Exam 702 -- DB2 UDB V8.1 for z/OS Database Administration
 
Exam 703 -- DB2 UDB V8.1 Family Application Development
 
Exam 704 -- DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Advanced Database Administration

Exam 705 -- Business Intelligence Solutions V8.1
 
Exam 706 -- DB2 UDB V8.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Upgrade Exam

DB2 UDB V7.1
 
Exam 512 -- DB2 UDB V7.1 Family Fundamentals
 
Exam 513 -- DB2 UDB V7.1 Database Administrator for UNIX, Linux, Windows and OS/2
 
Exam 514 -- DB2 UDB V7.1 Family Application Development
 
Exam 516 -- DB2 UDB V7.1 Database Administrator for OS/390



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Free Microsoft Certification MCAD and MCSD Ebooks

The page linked below is to a google groups post containing 2 sets of free ebooks that will help you prepare, study for, and pass the Microsoft MCAD and MCSD certification exams. These cover the 70-300, 70-305, 70-306, 70-310, 70-315, 70-316, and 70-320 certification exams. The first linked .rar compressed file contains 5 ebooks, and the second one contains 4 ebooks. To access the download links on rapidshare.de, click on the Free button near the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip.

Free Microsoft Certification MCAD and MCSD Ebooks

The Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET credential is the top-level certification for advanced developers who design and develop enterprise solutions, using Microsoft development tools and technologies as well as the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Exam 70–300: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures

Exam 70–305: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Exam 70–315: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C#™ .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Exam 70–306: Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Exam 70–316: Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Exam 70–310:
Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework

Exam 70–320: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework


Filed under: Free Computer and I.T. Books — computer_teacher @ 12:08 pm


April 25, 2006

Free LPI Certification Practice Exams and Tutorials

Here are a total of 96 questions and answers for the Linux Professional Institute's  (LPI) certification exams 101 and 102, along with the free LPI Certification tutorial courses offered by IBM. These will help you prepare for these exams. The way you prepare for the LPI certification exams is a personal choice. You may find that simply looking at the exam objectives and studying on their own (using man pages, HOWTOs, etc.) is enough, or you may want to read books, take web-based or computer-based training, or actually go through instructor-led classes offered by a training center.

Hee are some reasons why you should get Linux Certified?
  • Establish your competence for well-defined Linux-related functions.
  • Easily demonstrate your competence to a potential contractor.
  • Certification helps you set out and follow a career path.
  • LPI certification is developed from within the Linux community, by your peers, and gives you the opportunity to help develop the certification standards and exams.

LPI 101 Certification Practice Test containing 44 Questions with Answers

LPI 102 Certification Practice Test containing 52 Questions with Answers


IBM also offers the following free LPI Certification Tutorial Courses:

Exam 101 tutorials

The five tutorials below help you prepare for the five topics in LPI exam 101. Exam 101 is the first of two junior-level system administrator exams. Both exam 101 and exam 102 are required for junior-level certification, or LPIC-1. (The remaining tutorials in the 101 series will be added to this page as they are completed.)

  • LPI exam 101 prep: Hardware and architecture
    Topic 101. Learn to configure your system hardware with Linux. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how Linux configures the hardware found on a modern PC and where to look if you have problems.

  • LPI exam 101 prep: Linux installation and package management
    Topic 102. Learn about Linux installation and package management. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how Linux uses disk partitions, how Linux boots, and how to install and manage software packages.

  • LPI exam 101 prep: GNU and UNIX commands
    Topic 103. Get an introduction to common GNU and UNIX commands. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to use commands in the bash shell, including how to use text processing commands and filters, how to search files and directories, and how to manage processes.

  • LPI exam 101 prep: Devices, Linux filesystems, and FHS
    Topic 104. Get acquainted with Linux devices, filesystems, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to create and format partitions with different Linux filesystems and how to manage and maintain those systems.

  • LPI exam 101 prep: The X Window System
    Topic 110. Learn about the X Window System on Linux. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to install and maintain the X Window System. This tutorial covers both major packages for X on Linux: XFree86 and X.Org.


Exam 102 tutorials

The nine tutorials below help you prepare for the nine topics in LPI exam 102. Exam 102 is the second of two LPI junior-level system administrator exams. Both exam 101 and exam 102 are required for junior-level certification, or LPIC-1. (The tutorials in the 102 series will be added to this page as they are completed.)

  • LPI exam 102 prep: Kernel
    Topic 105. Learn how to install and maintain Linux kernels and kernel modules. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to build, install, and query a Linux kernel and its kernel modules.

  • LPI exam 102 prep: Boot, initialization, shutdown, and runlevels
    Topic 106. Learn how to boot, change runlevels, reboot, and shut down your system. By the end of this tutorial, you will know guide a system through booting, set kernel parameters, and shut down or reboot a system.


Exam 201 tutorials

The eight tutorials below help you prepare for the eight topics in LPI exam 201. Exam 201 is the first of two LPI intermediate-level system administrator exams. Both exam 201 and exam 202 are required for intermediate-level certification, or LPIC-2.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: Linux kernel
    Topic 201. Learn to understand, compile, and customize a Linux kernel. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to configure and customize the kernel to fit your exact requirements.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: System startup
    Topic 202. Learn the steps a Linux system goes through during system initialization, and how to modify and customize those behaviors for your needs.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: Filesystem
    Topic 203. Learn how to control the mounting and un-mounting of filesystems, examine existing filesystems, create filesystems, and perform remedial actions on damaged filesystems.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: Hardware
    Topic 204. Learn how to add and configure hardware to a Linux system, including RAID arrays, PCMCIA cards, other storage devices, displays, video controllers, and other components.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: File and service sharing
    Topic 209. Learn how to use a Linux system as a networked file server using any of several protocols supported by Linux.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: System maintenance
    Topic 211. Learn the basic concepts of system logging, software packaging, and backup strategies.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: System customization and automation
    Topic 213. Learn some basic approaches to scripting and automating system events such as report and status generation, cleanup, and general upkeep.

  • LPI exam 201 prep: Troubleshooting
    Topic 214. Building on material covered in more detail in earlier tutorials, learn what you can do when things go wrong.



Exam 202 tutorials

The seven tutorials below help you prepare for the seven topics in LPI exam 202. Exam 202 is the second of two LPI intermediate-level system administrator exams. Both exam 201 and exam 202 are required for intermediate-level certification, or LPIC-2. (The remaining tutorials in the 202 series will be added to this page as they are completed.)

  • LPI exam 202 prep: Networking configuration
    Topic 205. Learn how to configure a basic TCP/IP network, from the hardware layer (usually Ethernet, modem, ISDN, or 802.11) through the routing of network addresses.

  • LPI exam 202 prep: Mail and news
    Topic 206. Learn how to use Linux as a mail server and as a news server. Learn about mail transport, local mail filtering, mailing list maintenance software, and server software for the NNTP protocol.

  • LPI exam 202 prep: Domain Name System (DNS)
    Topic 207. Learn how to use Linux as a DNS server, chiefly using BIND. Learn how to perform a basic BIND configuration, manage DNS zones, and secure a DNS server.



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April 24, 2006

154 Free Book Chapters from ftponline.com

Here are 154 free book chapters from ftponline.com, mostly covering Microsoft .Net technologies, but also some Java, PHP, and Web Services. The 2 links below are google search result pages for these free book chapters.

Free Book Chapters 1-100 from ftponline.com

Free Book Chapters 101-154 from ftponline.com


Here are some of the free chapters offered by ftpoline.com:

Chapter 3: Basic Programming in Visual Basic .NET

Advanced Design Concepts: Patterns, Roles, and Relationships

Creating an ASP.NET Web Application

Mobile Device Development with ASP.NET

Murach's SQL for SQL Server

Multithreading and Concurrency Management

Transactions

Methods

Inheritance

Indexers and Properties

Advanced .NET Framework

ADO.NET Managed Providers

Building Database Applications with ADO.NET

Business Framework Implementation
(Expert C# 2005 Business Objects)

How to Handle Exceptions and Validate Data
(Murach's C#)

Collections
(C# Core Language Little Black Book)

Windows Forms Controls
(Core C# and .NET)

Chapter 8: Designing Object-Oriented Programs Inheritance

Visual Studio .NET Database Projects
(Database Access with Visual Basic .NET)

How to Use Data Views
(VB.NET Database Programming with ADO.NET)

Enterprise Data Management
(SQL Server 2005 Distilled)

Call Stack Introspection
(Java Reflection in Action)

Creating Applications That Talk (Chapter 2);
Data-Mining Predictions (Chapter 5)
(Building Intelligent .NET Applications)

XML Linking Language

How to Test and Debug an ASP.NET 2.0 App
(Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming With C# 2005)

Avoid Conversion Operators (#28);
Create App-Specific Exception Classes (#44)

(Effective C#)


Filed under: Free Computer and I.T. Books — computer_teacher @ 11:09 pm


Free Certification Preparation Exams

Here are lots of practice certification exams. These include preparation questions and answers for the following certifications: Checkpoint, Cisco, Citrix, CIW (webmaster), CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, HP, IBM, Linux, Lotus, Novell, Oracle, Sun, and Microsoft MCSE (including 70-282, 70-285, 70-291, 70-292, 70-293, 70-294, 70-296, 70-297, 70-298, 70-299, 70-305, 70-306, 70-310, 70-315, 70-316, 70-320, 70-340),

Free Certification Preparation Exams:
http://itbooks.msk.ru/archives/ebooks/actualtests/


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April 18, 2006

Learn How to Write Regular Expressions

Here are some good learning resources and tutorials for teaching yourself how to write Regular Expressions. These are the best ones that I have found for this topic.

Learning to Use Regular Expressions:
http://gnosis.cx/publish/programming/regular_expressions.html
This tutorial is aimed at users and programmers who have begun to work with tools that use regular expressions, but who are not quite comfortable with the intricacies of them. Even users who may have used regular expressions in the past, but have forgotten some of the details can benefit from this as a refresher. Completing this tutorial and lots of practice with varying cases is about all you need to be an expert. The concepts of regular expressions are extremely simple and powerful. It is their application that takes some work.

Regular Expressions - User guide:
http://www.zytrax.com/tech/web/regex.htm
This user guide provides an overview of the format and syntax of Regular Expressions specifically as they are used in Apache. The guide and notes are also generally applicable to most supporting applications.

Tao of Regular Expressions:
http://linuxreviews.org/beginner/tao_of_regular_expressions/
Regular expressions explained in three levels: easy, medium, and difficult. Numerous examples are given.

Regular expression Article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression
This is a very well written about regular expressions and how to write them. Several good web resources are also linked from here.

Regular Expression Tutorial:
http://www.regular-expressions.info/tutorial.html
Learn How to Use and Get The Most out of Regular Expressions. In this tutorial, the author teaches you all you need to know to be able to craft powerful time-saving regular expressions. He starts with the most basic concepts, so that you can follow this tutorial even if you know nothing at all about regular expressions yet. Then he also explains how a regular expression engine works on the inside. This will help you to understand quickly why a particular regex does not do what you initially expected.

Demystifying Regular Expressions:
http://www.linuxforums.org/applications/demystifying_regular_expressions.html
In this article a simple usage of regular expressions is described. Its intention is to bring users to try the most powerful search and replace paradigm available and hopefully start using it. The article is written reproducing actual steps I took to complete my task, to show the specifics and possible problems.


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April 14, 2006

11 Ebooks on Web Development, AJAX, ASP.NET, C++, C#, and XSLT

Here is a Google Groups post that contains links to 11 freely available ebooks covering Web Development and Programming, AJAX, ASP.NET, C++ Programming, Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual C Sharp (C#), and XSLT.

To access the download link for the ebooks on rapdishare.de, click on the Free button at the bottom of the rapidshare page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. (You will need to wait 1 hour between large downloads.). To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip, available here: http://www.7-zip.com/download.html.

11 Ebooks on Web Development, AJAX, ASP.NET, C++, C#, and XSLT:
http://tinyurl.com/jxmzy

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Filed under: Free Computer and I.T. Books — computer_teacher @ 9:11 pm


Information Modelling and Development Course

This course teaches you how large-scale computer systems are designed and developed. You'll learn how to develop design notations using the Unified Modelling Language (UML), which is the industry standard language for software analysis and design. This course also shows you how to use Rational Rose to draw diagrams.

Information Modelling and Development Course


Information Modelling and Development Course
Lecture Notes

1. Information Modelling and Development
2. Scenario Analysis
3. Business Modelling with Activity Diagrams
4. Business Process Mapping
5. Use Case Analysis
6. Case Study - Theatre Booking
7. Intro to Objects
8. Study week - no notes for this week
9. Relationships
10. Inheritance and Aggregation
13. Sequence Diagrams
15. Databases
16. Databases and Normalisation
17. Storing objects and relationships
21. Software System Development Life Cycles


Information Modelling and Development Course Slides

1. Why Model
2. Scenario Analysis
3. Modelling the Business
4. Activity Modelling
5. Use Case Analysis
5a. Coursework notes
6. Case Study
7. Object-Oriented Modelling and Design
8. Study Week - No slides this week. Look at Tutorial Page
9. Relationships

10. Inheritance and Aggregation
11. Amazon Home Page
13. Sequence Diagrams
14. Odd Shoe Co.
15. Databases
16. Normalised Databases
17. Implementing Databases
19. Design Objects
20. More sequence diagrams
21. System Development Lifecycle
23. Exam revision



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April 12, 2006

Over 3,000 Free Book Chapters from O'Reilly

Here is another google search for lots of free book chapters, this one returns all of the free book chapters offered by O'Reilly on their web site. You can modify this search by adding keyword(s) to it, as I have done below.

3,010 Free Book Chapters from O'Reilly:
http://tinyurl.com/rgfld



Below, I modified this search adding keywords. Here are some of these chapters broken down by category:

290 Free Java related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/nqokv

818 Free Web Development related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/mm4dv

377 Free Linux related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/n4kve

68 Free Python related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/f7dst

96 Free PHP related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/j3vsb

192 Free Perl related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/z44ke

64 Free C# and dot Net related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/lwb5n

29 Free ASP.Net related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/luyv9

20 Free Windows Server 2003 related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/n9lep

116 Free Oracle and Database related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/goz3v

43 Free Cisco related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/fk64f

193 Free Networking related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/gqsyl

450 Free Security related chapters:

http://tinyurl.com/kf6ul




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April 11, 2006

540 Free Book Chapters from Addison Wesley

Here is a google search that returns all of the free book chapters offered by Addison Wesley on their web site. You can modify this search by adding keyword(s) to it, as I have done below.

540 Free Book Chapters from Addison Wesley:
http://tinyurl.com/ghvry



Below, I modified this search adding keywords. Here are some of these chapters broken down by category:

138 Free Java related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/gp8hq

266 Free Web Development related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/e9p84

44 Free Linux related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/zzsm6

40 Free C# and dot Net related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/jfyz7

32 Free Windows Server 2003 related chapters:
http://tinyurl.com/ec8wq

47 Free Oracle and Database related chapters:

http://tinyurl.com/k3je4





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Linux and Unix Workshop Tutorials, Guides, and Manuals

tech-geeks.org hosts the following Linux and Unix learning materials, tutorials, and guides for learning Linux and Unix operating systems. Included here are tutorials and howtos covering RHCE, Networking, MySQL, SQL, Shell Scripting, a Linux Newbie Manual, and the book, Unix Unleashed.

Linux and Unix Workshop Tutorials, Guides, and Manuals:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/


Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/rute/

RHCE Study Cram (Red Hat Certified Engineer):
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/rhceCram.pdf

Newbie Guide to CGI:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/Newbie-Guide-to-CGI.htm

Unix File Commands at Command Line:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/manipulating-files-at-the-command-prompt.pdf

Unix Study Guide:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/unix-studyguide-2000.pdf

Linux Network Primer:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/linux_network_primer.pdf

Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/linux-shell-scripting-tutorial.pdf

Maximum RPM:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/RPM%20Tools/max-rpm.pdf

SQL - A Practical Introduction:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/SQL%20Tools/SQL%20-%20A%20Practical%20Introduction.pdf

Connect OpenOffice to MySQL HowTo:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/OOoMySQL.pdf

MySQL Cheatsheet:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/SQL%20Tools/mysql-cheatsheet.htm


Newbie Linux Manual:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/contents.html

Introduction:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/intro.html

Logging-in and creating a user account:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/login.html

Virtual terminals and multiple X sessions:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/vt-x.html

Navigation:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/nav.html

Listing directories:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/ls.html

File management:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/fileman.html

Viewing text files:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/view.html

The command history and other shell tricks:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/history.html

Tarballs, gzips, bzip2s, RPMs, and zips:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/archive.html

Command-line help:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/help.html

Finding files:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/find.html

System information:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/sysinfo.html

Process management:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/ps.html

Job control:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/job.html

Environment variables:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/env.html

The su command:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/su.html

Vi survival guide:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/vi.html

Emacs: basic editing:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/emacs.html

Customising your shell:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/bash.html

Accessing block devices:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/mount.html

Wildcards:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/wild.html

Access rights:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/rights.html

Date and time:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/date.html

Upgrading your kernel:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/kernel.html

How do I create, compile, and run a C program?:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/c.html

How do I create, and run a Perl script?:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/perl.html

Further Help:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/jargon.html

Things still to cover:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/newbie-linux-manual/sections/todo.html


Unix Unleashed:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/

01 The UNIX OS:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH01.HTM

02 Basic Tutorial:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH02.HTM

03 UNIX Resources:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH03.HTM

04 The File System:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH04.HTM

05 General Commands:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH05.HTM

06 The Network:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH06.HTM

07 Communicating:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH07.HTM

08 What's a Shell?:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH08.HTM

09 Bourne Shell:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH09.HTM

10 BASH:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH10.HTM

11 Korn Shell:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH11.HTM

12 C Shell:
http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH12.HTM

13 Shell Comparison:

http://tech-geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/LinuxWorkshop/UNIXUnleashed/CH13.HTM


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April 10, 2006

Free C#, ASP.NET, and dotNET Training and Webcasts

Here is Microsoft's Search for finding both Free Training On-Demand Webcasts and Live Webcasts for all of their various technologies. The 70 webcasts linked below are the results from clicking on the search button with "c#" (c sharp) in the search term text box, as it is entered here. Changing the search term will give different results. Try changing "c#" to another Microsoft development or architecture topic, such as visual basic, asp.net, sql server, or .net framework.

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Free Ebooks Center post for 3 Windows Server 2003 Ebooks

Here are 3 freely available ebooks, covering Windows Server 2003, linked from ebook.blogfa.com. One is for Clustering And Load Balancing. The second one will teach you what you need to plan, install, configure, and maintain a Windows Server 2003 R2, SP1, operating system. And the third one provides you a thorough understanding of how to deploy virtual private networks (VPNs) using Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.

Free Ebooks Center post for 3 Windows Server 2003 Ebooks:
http://ebook.blogfa.com/post-59.aspx


Windows Server 2003 Clustering And Load Balancing
Learn to implement clustering and load balancing solutions with Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, and deliver nearly 100 percent uptime.


Windows Server 2003 Bible, R2 and SP1 Edition
This comprehensive reference provides what you need to plan, install, configure, and maintain a Windows Server 2003 R2, SP1, operating system. With expanded Active Directory management tools.


Deploying Virtual Private Networks With Microsoft Windows Server 2003
This is the essential reference for any IT professional deploying virtual private networks (VPNs) using Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. Cover the the latest Internet-standard VPN protocols and security technologies including Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) and Layer Two Tunneling Protocol with Internet Protocol security (L2TP/IPSec) and authentication infrastructure components such as Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) using the Windows Internet Authentication Service (IAS), the Active Directory directory service, public key infrastructure (PKI), and Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) for certificate authentication.


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April 7, 2006

Windows Server Reference Guide

This is informit.com's excellent Windows Server Reference Guide. The following are the articles, tutorials, and learning materials in their Windows Server Reference Guide. This guide covers much of Microsoft's latest server technology, including Windows Server 2003 administration and management activities.

Windows Server Reference Guide


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April 6, 2006

Five Steps to Getting Started with ASP.NET

In this Nothin' but ASP.NET column on msdn.microsoft.com, Rob Howard, a program manager for ASP.NET on the .NET Frameworks team, offers the following advice for getting started learning and coding ASP.NET.

Five Steps to Getting Started with ASP.NET


Step 1: Download and Install the .NET SDK

ASP.NET is provided as part of the .NET SDK, which is a collection of all the technologies necessary to create, build, and test .NET Framework-based applications. Download and install the .NET SDK. The download is about 111 MB; there is, however, an option to download the SDK as a series of smaller files.

Step 2: Install the .NET Framework Quickstart Samples

Once you've installed the SDK, you should also install the .NET Framework Quickstart Samples. Included within the .NET SDK, the Quickstart samples contain detailed examples of various ASP.NET features and other .NET technologies.

To install the Quickstart samples:

  1. Open the SDK Overview link (".NET Framework SDK Overview"), which is added to your desktop during the SDK installation.
  2. Once this HTML page is open, follow the "The .NET Framework Samples" link.
  3. Follow the installation steps to install the samples.
  4. After installation is complete you can access the samples at http://localhost/quickstart/default.htm.
  5. Finally, once you navigate to the default document, you can select the ASP.NET link at the top of the page. This link contains a listing of the ASP.NET samples.

Step 3: Join the ASPNG Discussion List

Charles Carroll, one of a growing group of ASP.NET community leaders, is graciously hosting an e-mail-based discussion list for ASP.NET.

This discussion list is one of the best places to learn and contribute to the growing pool of developer knowledge surrounding ASP.NET. Charles monitors and filters all messages to ensure that posted topics are relevant to the list, so you'll never get any spam or off-topic discussions.

In addition to the community aspects of the list, the Microsoft .NET Framework team regularly participates in the discussions and posts sample code. Most recently, Scott Guthrie posted a dynamic image-generation ASP.NET sample.

To join the discussion list simply visit http://www.asplists.com/asplists/aspng.asp. On this page you will find a complete listing of ASP.NET related e-mail discussion lists on a variety of topics. The most active list, and the one that I suggest joining, is ASPNGBeta. Select ASPNGBeta from the list. You can even visit http://www.asplists.com/asplists/aspngbeta.asp directly and select the options for how you wish to receive the e-mail distribution.

Step 4: Frequently Asked Questions

Will my existing ASP application break if I install the SDK and use ASP.NET?

No, ASP.NET applications can run side-by-side with existing ASP applications.

The file extensions used by ASP (.asp, .asa) and those used by ASP.NET (.aspx, .asax, .ascx, .asmx, etc.) are completely separate and do not override each other. Furthermore, a separate ISAPI extension handles the processing of ASP.NET applications.

One caveat: Although ASP and ASP.NET applications can run side-by-side, even within the same directory, they share no application information. For example, settings made within global.asa will not apply to ASP.NET applications; settings made in global.asax will not apply to ASP applications. Similarly, Application and Session state information is not shared. Session data added for a user in an ASP.NET application is not available for that same user in an ASP application unless it is re-created.

Is Visual Studio or some other tool required to create ASP.NET pages?

No. Although Visual Studio .NET will provide an amazing design, coding, and debugging environment, it is not required to build ASP.NET applications. ASP.NET follows the same "just hit save" design principle of ASP: Any text-based editing application may be used to create ASP.NET applications. When an ASP.NET page is first accessed, it is compiled automatically, and future requests will access the compiled resource.

Does ASP.NET run on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me?

No. You can certainly use one of these platforms as your development machine, but your ASP.NET application must run on a Web server, either Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003, with IIS installed.

Step 5: Learn more

In this step I've attempted to outline some of the great resources already available online, in print, and in person. I will continue to list new resources and upcoming events as I learn about them.

IBuySpy Microsoft ASP.NET Sample Application

IBuySpy is a full-feature, e-commerce application that provides an excellent introduction to building high-performance, scalable Web applications by using ASP.NET. You can browse the sample application online, including full source code and documentation, or you can download a complete C# or Visual Basic .NET version of the application.

ASP.NET Hosting

Brinkster Inc., the largest free ASP Web host, is now offering free ASP.NET hosting. Members get 5 MB of space to test and learn ASP.NET. The membership is for testing and learning purposes, and will give developers an opportunity to explore this new technology. Brinkster has been offering free ASP hosting for more than a year and is a leader in the ASP/ASP.NET hosting market.

Community Sites and Distribution Lists

The community (people, events, discussion lists, newsgroups, etc.) forming for ASP.NET is fantastic, not to mention one of the best places to get questions answered and problems solved. A few of the sites are hosting Quickstart samples online—which means that you can try ASP.NET, but never install it!

  • http://www.aspfree.com—This is one of the more comprehensive ASP.NET community sites, run by Steve Schofield. Here you can find a dozen articles on ASP.NET, along with the ASP.NET Quickstart samples online; a great alternative for learning ASP.NET if you can't install the .NET SDK. As a bonus, Chapter 1 from the Wrox Press book, A Preview of ASP.NET, is available online as well.
  • http://www.aspng.com—Another of the more comprehensive ASP.NET related sites. ASPNG includes links to ASP.NET classes hosted by Charles Carroll and ASP.NET workshops hosted by Stephen Walther. Finally, ASPNG hosts one of the more active e-mail discussion lists (see http://www.asplists.com).
  • http://www.ASP101.com—A couple of ASP.NET related articles and an ASP.NET forum for threaded, Web-based discussions.
  • http://www.asptoday.com—Wrox Press's online magazine already has 10 articles written on ASP.NET, ranging from ADO+ to building server controls.
  • http://www.4guysfromrolla.com—4GuysFromRolla has a bunch of articles and other related resources, including some articles on ADO+, as well as a detailed overview article of ASP.NET itself.
  • http://www.devx.com—Finally, devx.com contains one of the more comprehensive listings of ASP.NET and .NET-related resources available. From books to Web sites to events, you'll find something of interest here.



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