Feb 2003 #1 Computer IT Education & Training Newsletter

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         Newsletter for Computer IT Education,
             Training & Tutorial Resources

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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)... I.T. Sites Worth Mentioning

8)... Frequently Asked Questions about Technical Training

9)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission


1) Editor's Greeting:

Hello everyone, and welcome to our new subscribers!

This is the 1st edition for our February 2003 issue of our free 
semimonthly newsletter for Computer IT Education, Training, & 
Tutorial Resources providing you with the latest Free online IT 
Training Resources that we have recently discovered and researched. 
This newsletter is free to anyone subscribing (instructions at 
bottom, no username/password is needed). To access our member site, 
however, you do need a user name and password - registering as a 
member of Intelligentedu.com costs $10 for two months, for more 
information please see below 'Become a Member of Intelligentedu.com'.

My desire is that these free resources will 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.

In this issue we describe and link to a total of 32 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. This newsletter is also available 
to subscribers in HTML format at this special url: 

*** Current News ***

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I wish you the best 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 http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat1.html, our 
Free IT Tutorials and Guides page at 
http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat2.html, or to our members' site.

USQ Mathematics and Computing CDROM:

This site has a lot of great free teaching and learning material 
available. These are actual course lessons with step-by-step 
teaching modules, each having exercises. Here are some of them:

System Administration:
Provides practical, appropriate experience and knowledge of 
procedures for computer system and network administration. 

Programming in C:
Advanced Programming in C: 

Object-Oriented Programming in C++:

Software Development Tools:

Computer Graphics:

White CD:
This contains windows software required for various courses. 

Green CD:
This contains information on installing Redhat Linux, extra 
software for Linux, and Linux Documentation. 

"An Introduction to Linux", 2003:
This booklet is designed to be read before and during RedHat Linux 


New Order - the computer and networking security portal:

This is a very resourceful site for compouter security related 
information. Here are some of the areas it covers:

Books and Papers on Unix/Linux Security:

Amateur Fortress Building in Linux: Part1:
Amateur Fortress Building in Linux: Part 2:
These two articles look at how to secure your Linux system in some 
interesting ways.

Armoring Linux:
This article presents a systematic method to prepare your system 
for the Internet

Networking Articles:

Programming Articles:

Hardware Articles:


TechHowTo Free Tech Tutorials and Computer Resource Center:

Windows, HTML, Java and Networking tutorials. Also offers pages for 
Tips & Tricks and Help & HowTos.


J2EE Best Practices Training Video with slides:

Teaches you all about J2EE Best Practices. This video is a taste of 
The Middleware Company's training classes in which one of its 
architects, Owen Taylor, is shown teaching actual courseware.


GNU C Programming Tutorial (Edition 4.1):

Several download formats are offered for this tutorial. The 
previous edition of this tutorial is found at:
The original author, Mark Burgess, also has some other Free 
computer books and lecture notes here:

The GNU C Library 2.2.5 Reference Manual is available at

For more Free Documentation check out GNU Manuals Online at 


A+ Certification Practice Exams from Aplus Omega Enterprises:

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SystemExperts - Technical Tutorials:

Technical security tutorials in several areas, including Wireless, 
Network Security Profiles, Hardening Windows 2000, and IDS. Also, 
here are their security related white papers: 
http://www.systemexperts.com/literature.html and here is the 
directory of tutorials and papers: 


Computerworld IT Reports:

Provides additional research, white papers and analysis from 
industry vendors and leading market research firms. You can also 
check out the Computerworld Case Studies here:



Allexperts.com was the very first large-scale question and answer 
service on the net. They have thousands of volunteers, including 
top computer scientists, waiting to answer your questions. All 
answers are free and most come within a day. Areas covered are 
Communication/Networks, Hardware, O.S., Programming, Software, and 
Technical Careers.


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Programming Windows Tutorials:

This site provides a number of tutorials, articles and projects 
related to Windows programming in various forms.

Windows API tutorial introduces basic aspects of Windows GUI 
programming: http://sunlightd.virtualave.net/Windows/GUI/

DirectX tutorial introduces the various aspects of DirectX:

DirectX .NET framework:
THis is a large tutorial in intermediate and advanced .NET 
programming, using DirectX. It provides a thorough advanced-level 
introduction to the C++ .NET programming language, developing a 
powerful class library. It also provides some intermediate-level 
C#.NET and VB.NET sample programs.


3) New Free Computer IT Books, Publications & Book Sites:

Some of these web resources will be added to our Free IT Books page 
at http://www.intelligentedu.com/free_computer_books.html and some will 
be added to our members site.

Free IT Books:

Here are books offered on this site:



CGI Tutorial:

Voice Over IP Networking:

High-Performance Networking Unleashed:

Java Beans:

Html By Example:

C++ Builder:



Visual Basic:



Learn Visual C++:

Special Ed. Using In Visual C++:


Learn MS SQLServer:

Using MS SQLServer:

Using SQLServer:





130 free online computer books, tutorials, lecture notes, 
documentations and references covering the following:

C/C++ (15):

Java (22):

Perl (6):

Python (9):

Unix (4):

Linux (17):

Common Linux Applications (10):

Introduction to Programming (9):

Data Structures & Algorithms (6):

Object-Oriented Programming (6):

Logic Programming (5):

Software Development (4):

Game Development (8):

Free Software / Open Source (4):

Hackers and Computer Philosophy (6):


MIS eBook Online Textbook:

Offers online notes for an Management of Information Systems 


IT Baseline Protection Manual:

This online manual provides an excellent, detailed view of what 
needs to be implemented and covered by IT security, and shows you 
the standard security safeguards required.


Free for All:

This book is now free in electronic form as a PDF (1.2meg). Read 
how a loose-knit group of programmers, dreamers, philosophers, 
geniuses and fools discovered the fact that that they could write 
better software in less time by just giving it all away.


Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book:

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Photoshop 7.0 and Adobe ImageReady 7.0. The book covers the basics 
of learning Photoshop and ImageReady and countless tips and 
techniques for preparing and editing Web graphics.


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 http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat3.html

ACS 160 Lecture Notes Page:

Lecture notes in (pdf and ppt formats) for course in Foundations of 
Applied Computer Science. Covers IT in a business environment, 
computer devices, structured programming principles, and system 
development life cycle.


CS 110 C++ Programming Laboratory:

These are lecture slides for an introductory course in C++. The 
objective of this course is to give you a moderate overview of 
programming in the C++ language and object oriented programming. 

Also, here are the instructor lecture notes/slides for the book 
"C++ How to Program":


Lecture Notes MIS 3523:

These slides explain Data Communications & Telecommunications for 
business. Student presentations are here: 


MIS 474:

This MIS Course Notes give you information about Distributed Data 
Processing, Client/Server, Network Management & Security, WANS, 
LANS, and Wireless.


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:


Provides study information for IT certification exams for MCSE, A+, 
CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, Network+, and Oracle. Includes study materials, 
practice questions, and sample papers you'll find useful in using 
for these exams.



Free online technical support for all level of users, areas include 
Windows, Unix/Linux, Webpage Design & Graphics, Drivers & 
Utilities, Games, Hardware, Networking, Security, and Programming.


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

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

Web Programming Tutorials:

Resources to help you learn JavaScript, HTML4, and more. You'll 
find many links to free web programming resources.



Lots of Links to computer hardware related topics including CPUs 
and Microcontroller, MIDI,  Mobile Communications, Networking, 
Optics, Circuits, Repair Info, Robotics, Video and Wiring.


Information On Cryptography:

Lots of cryptography resources, links to link farms, documents, 
groups, and tools and systems.



Links to Cisco learning and training Materials, with some free 


7) I.T. Sites Worth Mentioning:

BIOS Optimization Guide:

Here you can learn how to tweak your BIOS for maximum speed or 
stability and understand many of the settings in your BIOS setup.


The Compilers Resources Page:

Here you'll find free compilers including sometimes their sources 
and articles on writing a compiler. A forum to discuss about 
compilers and programming is available at 


Instant Messaging Security Threat:

This is a well-informed, free white paper on the security exposure 
presented by the various instant messaging systems provided by 


8) Frequently Asked Questions about Technical Training:

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

February 2003 FAQ #1: I'm looking for information about getting 
certified in the Computer Security are, can you help me?


Yes -  I  have put together some information and resource links on 
the important security certifications. It is located on this page: 

It covers the CISSP, SSCP, GIAC, CPP, CISA, and CIA, along with 
some of the business continuity professional certifications. I hope 
this helps you.

Scott Turton
Computer Education, Training & Tutorial Resources


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