Dec. 2001 Computer Education & Training Newsletter

  • From: "Scott" <intel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: intelinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 24 Jan 2002 22:38:25 -0600


           Newsletter for Computer Education, 
             Training & Tutorial Resources                 

           *** ISSUE #16 - Dec. 2001 ***

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In This Issue:

1)... Editor's Greeting 

2)... The Best New Free I.T. Training & Tutorial Sites 

3)... New Free I.T. Books & Book Sites

4)... University Computer Science Course Sites

5)... The Best Suggested Sites from Website Users

6)... New I.T. Training & Tutorial Link Sites

7)... New Desktop and Office Application Training Sites

8)... I.T. Sites Worth Mentioning

9)... Frequently Asked Questions about Technical Training

10)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission


1) Editor's Greeting:

Hello, everyone! This 16th issue of our free monthly email 
newsletter for Computer Education, Training, & Tutorial 
Resources gives you the latest Free Interet IT Training 
Resources that we have recently discovered and researched. My 
hope is that these free resources help you with your computer 
education and training and are tools to advance your IT career. 
Our main mission is the training of those less fortunate who are 
seeking to become computer literate, both technically and from a 
user's perspective.

If you have any suggestions, ideas, or feedback about this 
newsletter, feel free to email us at mailto:intel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
We appreciate your feedback. Also, please send this to your 
friends and colleagues, if you think they would like it. It 
contains highly valuable information for anyone who is an IT 
professional or desiring to become one.

In this issue we describe and link to a total of 65 computer, IT 
and programming learning and tutorial web sites. By means of 
this email newsletter, you have knowledge of and access to these 
sites before our web site visitors do.

Have a safe and joyous holiday season.

Best of luck with your computer studies and learning.

Warm Regards,
Scott Turton
Newsletter Editor and Webmaster


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2)  The Best New Free I.T. Training & Tutorial Sites:

This section of our newsletter contains the best new free IT 
training and tutorial sites that we have found and researched in 
the last few weeks. These resources will be added to our Free IT 
Training & Courses page at, 
our Free IT Tutorials and Guides page at, or to our members' section.

The Programmer's Resource Centre:

Many categories of technical articles, including an archive 
section. A very good place to learn programming techniques.


VTC Online University:

You can try for free the first three chapters of most of their 
online courses. (You'll need to Download QuickTime 5.02.)


IT Tutorials from

Free IT Tutorials and resources covering databases, E-Commerce 
and Java.

************************************************************'s How-to Tutorials:

This 'tutorial' search gives over 500 results on's How-
to web site.


Linux System Administration Refresher Course:

This is an overview of Linux system administration and provide a 
reference to most of the administrative commands. This material 
covers many, but not all, of the kinds of activities that a 
system administrator has to be concerned about. 


Object Oriented Programming Web:

Here you will find a huge library of locally hosted programming 
tutorials, computer science lecture notes, references, guides 
and online books covering C/C++, Java, Algorithms & Data 
Structures, Operating Systems, Internet, Compilers and 
Artificial Intelligence.


Recent Tutorials section of Intranet Journal:

Tutorials about about information technology for intranets, 
extranets, web pages, ldap, xml, tcp/ip and thin client 


Web Resources Tutorials:

Currently there are 80 Tutorials in 8 Categories available on 
this site, including Javascript, PHP, CGI, HTML, CSSand DHTML.



XML Tutorial and IBM XML Certification Test Simulator - an 
example based XML Tutorial to help Learn XML and obtain IBM XML 
Certification. The Trial version includes 30 Questions with 
Tutorial Content: Introduction, Genesis, Related Tech's, XML 
Applications, Summary, Glossary, Quick Revision Tips. also has practice tests with answers explained for 
Java (30 Questions), C# (20 Questions), CORBA (20 Questions) and 
MCSE (30 Questions) at


Tutorials from

Tutorials in these areas: WML, Assembly, CISC, RISC, RAID, Cache 
Mapping and Associativity, Cache, Interrupts and DMA, Operating 
Systems and Basics, Data Structures and Trees, System analysis, 
System Designing, Basic Gates and Functions, Laws of Boolean 
Algebra, Karnaugh Maps, Pipelining


The CISSP Open Study Guide:

Free Study Guides relating to Computer Security in  several 
areas. This site is about knowledge sharing and giving back to 
the community.


Java Tips:

The place to look for kernels of Java information. Each Java 
Tips installment presents short items on helpful tips and tricks 
to help you caffeinate your Java code. 


Java, C++ and VB Programming Tutorials:

Learn how to program with these good tutorials from Planet 
Source Code:

Java and Javascript Articles and Tutorials:

C/C++ Articles and Tutorials:

Visual Basic Articles and Tutorials:


Legato SAN Academy:

A series of free, on-line courses that explore the fundamentals 
and the technical aspects of storage area network (SAN) 
technology. 4 free online courses in all.

************************************************************ Webcasts:

Free educational and informative webcasts from vendors such as 
IBM, Microsoft, Sprint, Storability and Compaq.


Mercury Interactive Cyber Seminars:

You can attend Mercury Interactive's Free Web-based seminars - 
these are  live, one-hour presentations on enterprise testing, 
performance management and customer case studies. Also view past 
testing and application performance management Cyber Seminar 
presentations. And check out their free Virtual User Conferences 

Several Free Sample Courses offers over 300 professionally developed 
online training courses delivered directly to your browser. Here 
are their free sample courses, each containing four chapters 
from the full course, for you to try.


ComputerPrep to Go Course Demonstration:

Try out these free multimedia demo courses in these areas: A+ 
Certification, Java 2, Cisco CCNA, C Programming, Relational 
Database, Windows 2000 Professional and some MS Office modules. 
Narration clearly introduces the topic of each screen. 
(Shockwave v.8 is recommended)


Ask the Security Experts:

This IT security site has a new security clinic. If you have a 
security question, post it on the site and it will be forwarded 
to a group of 100 experts from leading IT security consultancies 
around the world.


PC Resource Guide:

This site offers free tech support on all PC and Windows 
matters. They state on the site: "Simply Free, Easy-to-
understand, Computer Support."


White Paper Library:

Up to date information from a variety of leading vendors and 
analysts. Search or browse to locate the whitepapers and reports 
that will help you understand the latest trends and 
technologies. Broadly covers eBusiness, Streaming Media Services, 
ISP, and m-Commerce.


White Paper Library in Information Technology:

Free White Papers from many vendors, free registration required. 
Areas covered are Enterprise Solutions, Application Enabling 
Technologies, Networking and Telecom, Computing Hardware, and 
Open Source


Hypermedia Image Processing Reference (HIPR):

This is an image processing learning resources site providing a 
set of computer-based tutorial materials for use in taught 
courses on image processing and machine vision. Contains on-line 
reference and tutorial information on a wide range of image 
processing operations with extensively illustrated actual 
digitized images.


Online Performance Support Guides:

Learn Soft Skills in areas such as communications, working in 
project teams, coaching, selling, thinking, time management and 
dealing with problems.


Ecademy Free Downloads:

Free membership is available to where you learn, 
network, and develop your E-business. Many Reports, White Papers 
and Case Studies are available. As a thank you for joining they 
will give you a free downloadable copy of the the book The 
Battle of the Portals.


The Windows Registry Guide:

This site, formerly, provides an extensive range of 
registry tweaks, tricks & hacks for optimizing, enhancing and 
securing the Windows operating system.


Introducing Microsoft Windows XP:

This 1 hour online instructor-led seminar presents the Windows 
XP main features (professional and home edition) and walks you 
through Microsoft's Windows operating system history and future 
roadmap such as Windows .NET Server.


3) New Free I.T. Books, Publications & Book Sites:

Some of these web resources will be added to our Free IT Books 
page at and 
some will be added to our members site.

Read Free eBooks:

The following ebooks are free to access and read once you 

The Definitive Guide to Citrix MetaFrame XP:

The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Terminal Services:

The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Storage Resource 

The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Windows 2000 Security:

The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 

The Definitive Guide to Active Directory Troubleshooting:

The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Group Policy:

The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Administration:

Tips and Tricks Guide to Windows 2000 & Active Directory 

************************************************************ Computers:

Freely readable online new IT and developer books in these 
areas: Advanced Applications, General, Information Technology, 
Operating Systems and Programming (Java and C)


Linux Infobase:

Free Online Linux and Unix Books, including Unix Hints and Hacks, 
Linux: A Network Solution for Your Office, Sam's Teach Yourself 
Shell Programming, TCP/IP, and Samba in 24 Hours.


Index of /ftp/Docs:

Books and Guides in several areas including Assembly, Visual 
Basic, C, Cobol, Delphi, Hardware and Internet.


Online Papers and Documentation:

Lots of guides, documentation, etc. covering Java, HTML, DHTML, 
Javascript, Oracle, PHP, Unix, C/C++ and Networking.



Many application and Internet Development Books, covering HTML, 
CGI, Perl, Javascript, Java and Unix.


Books from

IT, Java and Internet development books, please read disclaimer.


phrozenLogix :: The Library:

Free IT Books in Networking, Unix-Linux, Rainbow Security Books 
and C++. (some of the categories are missing)


Handbook of Information Security Management:

This book is an important reference used by candidates preparing 
to take the exam for the Certified Information System Security 
Professional (CISSP).


4) University Computer Science Course Sites
   Free to Browse and Study:

These web sites will be added to our Free University IT Course 
Webs page at

CS117 Introduction to Computer Programming (C++):

This course is about data structures and programming, based on 


Object Oriented Programming:

This object oriented programming (OOP) course introduces the OOP 
paradigm and the related concepts in software engineering. 
Excellent lecture notes here:


Introduction to Programming with C++:

This is the Online Course/Slides page from this course.


Object Oriented Programming and Design with C++:

This is the Online Course/Slides page from this course. Here are 
all the C++ course sites for this instructor:


32521 Internetworking:

Free notes available for multi-protocol LAN design, IP and IPX 
addressing strategy, elements of WAN design, allowing LAN access 
to a WAN, and introduction of simple access control security to 
the network.


CSC 343 Sections 701 & 801: Introduction to Operating Systems:  
(4.1 mb)  
(2.4 mb)

This course is an introduction to operating system technology. 
It focuses on the following subset of a complete operating 
system: Operating system architectures, Operating system 
structures, Process and thread management (with an emphasis on 
scheduling), Memory management, File system structures. Be sure 
to check out Transparencies from the Text and Documents and 
Readings for the course.


CSC 310 Section 905: Principles of Computer Science I:  
(9.6 mb)

An introductory course into object orientation, all 
implementation is done in the C++ language. Topics include the 
ADT, simple classes, object-oriented programming, operator 
overloading, templates, dynamic memory management and pointers,  
and recursion.

(2.3 mb)  
(2.9 mb)

CSC 416 Sections 205 & 304: Foundations of Computer Science II - 
This course covers a range of data structures, related 
algorithms, and their implementation in C++. Topics covered 
include: the string class, linked lists, stacks, queues, 
recursion, binary trees, tree traversal techniques, maps, heaps, 
heapsort, graphs, inheritance, virtual functions, and abstract 
classes. We will also introduce C++ Standard Template Library 


5) The Best Suggested Sites from our Website Users - Every month 
we feature the best suggested IT training and tutorial sites 
from our website visitors. Here are this month's sites:

My CIW Web Site:

Free CIW certification study and preparation site offering CIW 
practice questions, cram sessions, help and advice.


Packet Attack:

A quick reference to useful and frequently requested information 
available for network engineers and Cisco certification.


HTML Guide Book By H.K. Shahid

A complete guide book for HTML beginners in seven chapters.


A relatively new site offering many free technical training 
courses (still under construction).



This site has 20 free computer hardware tutorials.


Free Courses from itil e learn:

Free online courses in Illustrator, DHTML and Photoshop.


6) New Computer & IT Training & Tutorial Link & Resource Sites:

These web sites will be added to our IT Links and Resources page 

Programming Tutorials at

These are the most visited tutorials in the Programming 
category. They also have other computer and IT tutorials.

************************************************************ - Computers:

Lots of links to computer related sites in many areas.


Computers / Programming @

A link and resource site for computer programming topics. Here 
is their programming languages page:


These pages by David J. Hark have very extensive web resource 

Web Site Design and Layout:

Designing and Building an Intranet:

Graphic Design for the Web:

HTML and Web Authoring:


DEV21 - portal for webmasters and programmers:

Resources for webmasters and programmers (Delphi, VB, C++ 
Builder, Pascal). Also e-commerce, security, chatroom, downloads, 
toplists and topsites.

************************************************************ Programming:

Programming releated links from Jayde search directory.


7) New Desktop and Office Application Training Sites:

These web sites will be added to of Free Office and Desktop 
Training page at . Also, 
check out our expanded MS Office 2000 Free Training page here: 

Free Office 2000 Online Training Course:

This Office 2000 Getting Started Course at e-LearningCenter is a 
free full training course, taking approximately 4 hours to 


User Guides:

Free User Guides for all Office 2000 applications.


Sample Classes from Crash Course:

Samples Classes with Video in Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Web 
Pages, and more to come.


Software Handouts and Resources:

These free tutorials cover MS Office 97 Applications, 
Dreamweaver, Graphics and Web Pages. Here is their 8-page 
Introduction to MS PowerPoint tutorial: 
and their 12-page Advanced PowerPoint tutorial:


Hitchhiker's Guide to PowerPoint :

This is a 14-page information and training help guide on 
PowerPoint. (3 mb)


Microsoft Office Jumpstarts from

Installing Microsoft Office 2000 Tutorial:

Introduction to Microsoft Word Tutorial:

Microsoft Word 2000 Tutorial:

Microsoft Excel 2000 Tutorial:

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Tutorial:

Beginning to Intermediate PowerPoint Tutorial:

Packaging Presentations for the Web with PowerPoint:


Two sites that get you up to speed with Office XP:

Office XP Tips and Tricks:

Introducing Microsoft Office XP:


8) I.T. Sites Worth Mentioning:

Plug-in Tester Page:

Check to see if you have these installed: Flash, Shockwave for 
Director, RealPlayer, Adobe Acrobat Reader and QuickTime. If you 
don't have any of these - don't worry. Just follow the 
directions your browser will be ready to go.


100hot List:

Top 100 developer sites. Here is a linked list of their 8 
technology categories:


9) Frequently Asked Questions about Technical Training:

Each month Scott Turton will answer one of the frequently asked 
questions we receive about computer and technical training and 
career development.

December 2001 FAQ:

What certifications the most popular certifications and which 
ones I need?


The following gives you an overall view of the most popular IT 
certifications. This will give you an idea of what is available. 
For website links on these and many other certifications that 
are available to you, please check out this page on our web 
site: <>. It is also a very 
good idea to continue learning and studying while you are 
employed. This will keep you current with the latest technology,  
advance your career in more promising directions, and help you 
earn another IT certification.

Certifications with their levels and descriptions:

A+ (Entry) - This is a 'vendor neutral' certification that 
focuses on basic computer knowledge, specifically hardware and 
operating systems. It is commonly earned as your first 
certification, then later you can study and obtain other 

LPI Program (Entry & Intermediate) - This is the Linux 
Professional Institute's certification track for Linux. There 
are three levels demonstrating your increasing knowledge of the 
Linux Operating System.

MCP (Entry) - The Microsoft Certified Professional certification 
indicates that you have the skill to implement and maintain 
Microsoft specific business solutions. You can also add 
additional certifications for Internet and Site Building.

MCSE (Entry & Intermediate) - The Microsoft Certified Systems 
Engineer is a common certification that provides overall 
coverage of networks as well as Microsoft-specific technology, 
such as Windows 2000.   

CNA (Entry) - The Novell Certified Network Administrator 
certification demontrates your ability to provide support on 
Novell network products.        

CNE (Entry & Intermediate) - The Novell Certified Network 
Engineer is also a common certification that provides overall 
coverage of network technology as well as Novell-specific 

ICSA (Intermediate & Advanced) - Certified Network 
Security Administrator is a certification for taking existing 
network knowledge into the area of network security.

OCP (Entry, Intermediate, and Advanced) - The Oracle Certified 
Professional certification enables you to work with Oracle 
Database products and there are many subspecialties to this 
certification. This certification could support a networking 
oriented career or a track in web back-end technology.          

Cisco (Entry, Intermediate & Advanced) - Cisco has a number of 
certification programs that focus on their wide variety of 
network products.               

Java    (Entry & Intermediate) - Sun Microsystems provides a 
certification to verify proficiency at Sun JAVA programming.            
I hope this helps you.

Scott Turton
Computer Education, Training & Tutorial Resources


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