July 2003 #2 Computer IT Education & Training Newsletter

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  • Date: 20 Jul 2003 22:58:23 -0700


         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 and Free Downloads Worth Mentioning

8)... Question of the Month 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 2nd edition of our July 2003 issue of our free semi-
monthly 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 
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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 37 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. 

*** Current News ***

This July #2 newsletter issue offers you many good IT learning 
resources, including those for the Microsoft .Net Framework. 
Check out the last entry in section #2 and our Question of the 
Month further down.

Also in this issue are many links to online IT books.

Please remember that our current newsletter issues are always 
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I wish you the best with your computer studies and learning.

Warm Regards,
Scott Turton
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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.

Three C++ Learning Resources offering Training Materials:

  Object Oriented / C++ Fundamentals:

  C++ Lecturettes:

  C++ Notes:


The C Programming Language:

This is a one page document explaining with examples the 
following C items: The History of C, Language Structure and 
Semantics, Preprocessor Directives, Data Types and Variables, 
Functions, Operators, Keywords, The ANSI C Header Files, 
Alphabetic Index to ANSI C Functions.


Web Development Training from Fukada.com:

  Introduction to Web Programming:

  Introduction to Web Design:

  Introduction to Perl 5 for Webmasters:

  Introduction to Databases for the Web:

  Introduction to Unix for Web Developers:


Perl, HTML and CGI Training from the University of Missouri:

  Introduction to Perl - A Short Course:

  Prelude to Programming (Perl):

  HTML and CGI Tutorials:


JavaScript Tutorials and Examples:

29 Tutorials are offered here, all with examples, covering these 
items and more: Error Messages, Dates and Times, Event Handlers, 
Prompts and Variables, The Concepts of Properties, Hierarchy of 
Objects, Creating a Function, The "Confirm" Method, Math 
Variables, Calling Functions with Forms, Form Fields and the 
Value Property, Passing Information to the Function, If/Else 
Statements, FOR and WHILE Loops, Arrays, Animation, and Form 
Field Validation.


SQL Learning Materials from Network Computing:

  SQL Syntax and SELECT:
  This is chapter 4 from the book, Beginning SQL Programming

  Questions and Answers:
  10 Questions about how to code in SQL with good,
  detailed answers.


Instructional Visualizations: Applets:

Complete Lessons for JPEG, Ethernet and Disk Scheduling. Also 
instructional applets for HTTP, TCP, Sliding Window, Mobile IP, 
Ethernet, Switch, Hub, and Quality of Service (QOS).


DB2 Tutorials:

This is a series of six tutorials is designed to help you prepare 
for the DB2 Version 8 Family Fundamentals (Exam 700) 
certification preparation.

Also, this page contains five free DB2 Manuals:

Here are more documents and information on the DB2 database:


Two Java Training and Certification Practice Downloads:

  Java Tutor (5 chapters) and 3 Java Tests written in Java,
  free to use for 1 month. (17.92Mb):

  JExpert is a free test simulation engine for the Java
  Programmer Certification. 3 tests with 20 questions
  each and 1 test with 10 questions. (622Kb):


An Introduction to Linux:

This 61 page guide takes you through 3 chapters: 1) Linux 
installation using Red Hat 7.3; 2) Linux User Guide: Terminals, 
Shells, Linux Directories, Modem, Configuration Files; and 3) 27 
Linux Commands.


Full Linux Tutorial Listing at KrnlPanic.com:

The Linux tutorials hosted here include those covering 
permissions, IDE-SCSI, Kernel build, iptables, ipmasq, identd, 
Dual_boot, Vi editor, sudo, template, Samba, htaccess, SSH-RSA, 
vhost, make, Apache install, DNS, MySQL, and Scripting.


UNIX Systems Programming I and II:

Programming I - File I/O, filters and file manipulation. Command 
line arguments and environment variables. Terminal handling and 
text based screen applications. Interrupt handling. Finding the 
time. Mixing C and scripts. Course notes are in pdf format.

Programming II - Advanced file I/O including special devices. 
Process handling (fork, exec etc.). Inter-process communication 
via pipes, pseudo terminals. and sockets. Blocking & non-blocking 
I/O, handling multiple I/O streams using select. Other 
miscellaneous system calls including timers. Locking and caching 


UNIX Network Programming with TCP/IP: Client-Server and Internet 

Understanding the Internet: what it is, addresses, names and 
routers, levels of protocols (IP, UDP and TCP). How TCP works: 
port numbers, active and passive opening, establishing 
connections. The UNIX socket system calls (socket, bind, listen, 
connect etc.). Writing a client. Using select to manage multiple 
I/O streams. Alternative call-back based solutions. Writing a 
server. Use of fork to service client connections. Course notes 
are in pdf format, also sample code is available.


Free Practice Certification Questions from Instacert.com:

  20 Questions for HP-UX:

  20 Questions for IBM AIX 5L:

  20 Questions for Sun Solaris 8 Part1:

  20 Questions for Sun Solaris 8 Part2:

  20 Questions for Sun Solaris 8 Networking:


Windows Networking Administration, DNS, AD, and Security Training 
from Informit.com:

MCSE Windows 2000 Exam Cram 2 (Exam 70-217): Implementing and 
Administering DNS:
Teaches you:  installing and configuring DNS for AD, integrating 
AD DNS zones with non-AD DNS zones, configuring zones for dynamic 
update, managing replication of DNS data, and troubleshooting 

Managing the Directory:
This tutorial article covers DNS and Active Directory, 
configuring a domain controller, creating and managing user 
accounts, creating and managing groups, and logging on and 

Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Design: Analyzing Business 
This article covers several Microsoft-specified objectives for 
the Analyzing Business Requirements section of the Designing a 
Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure exam.

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Access to Resources 
in Windows 2000 Server:
Become well versed in the processes of installing, configuring, 
and troubleshooting access to resources that a Windows 2000 
Server has to offer.

Authentication and Resource Protection in Windows 2000:
In this tutorial, Lori Sanders discusses how Windows 2000 handles 
authentication, authorization, access control and auditing.

Understanding Network Access Security and Kerberos:
Windows 2000 expert William Boswell discusses network security 
and Kerberos. 


Microsoft .Net Framework Academic Resource Kit, version 2.0:

  Microsoft .Net Course Materials:

    Microsoft .Net Full Length Courses:

    Microsoft .Net Hands On Labs:

    Microsoft .Net Presentations:

    Microsoft .Net Workshops:

  Free Sample Chapters for .Net Books:

  Compilers, SDKs, and Tools for .Net:

  Microsoft .NET Framework SDK:

  Internet Links for .Net:

  Source and Samples:

  Technical Reports and White Papers;



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.

Index of /document at carfield.com.hk:

Here are some of the tutorials, guides and books here:

  Learn Visual Basic 6.0 (176 pages , 760kb):

  Tcl/Tk Quick Start (30 pages, 483kb):

  Introduction to Unix System Programming (89 pages, 252kb):

  Programming in C++: Rules and Recommendations (201kb):

  Open GL Super Bible:

  Programming Linux Games (433 pages, 1.8mb):

  Java Tutorials:

  LPI Certification 101 Exam Prep, Part 1 (20 pages, 77kb):

  LPI Certification 101 Exam Prep, Part 2 (27 pages, 131kb):

  LPI Certification 101 Exam Prep, Part 3 (29 pages, 121kb):

  LPI Certification 101 Exam Prep, Part 4 (33 pages, 191kb):

  LPI Certification 102 Exam Prep, Part 1 (28 pages, 125kb):

  Linux Questions and Answers (50 pages, 273kb):

  A Basic Unix Tutorial:

  The Linux Cookbook (371 pages, 1.9mb):

  Linux Links Wirelessly (22 pages, 168kb):

  Backing Up Your Linux Machines (23 pages, 285kb):

  Dynamic HTML with Internet Explorer (3.6mb):

  Widows Script Host Reference (138kb):

  Built-in ASP Objects Reference (262kb):

  VBScript Language Reference (487kb):

  TCP/IP Tutorial (7.7mb):

  CGI Programming 101 (33 pages, 101kb):

  Security and Cryptography Tutorials and Documents:

  Software Design Tutorials and Documents:

  Web Authoring Tutorials and Documents:

  Web Services Tutorials and Documents:

  Artificial Intelligence Tutorials and Documents:


Multimedia EBooks, Manuals, Tutorials:

Many books are available on this site, here are some of them:

  C Programming Language:

  Teach Yourself C in 21 Days:

  JavaScript Guide:

  XML Bible:

  Processing XML with Java:

  J2EE and XML Development:

  Java Web Services Tutorial:

  JSP and Servlets:

  Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL):

  Introduction to ASP.NET:

  C# Language Reference:

Also check out this page on this site for more:


Linux Home Networking:

This free Linux book contains 24 chapters giving you information 
about how to network your Linux computers. 


Cisco Chapters

Chapter are: Configuring Cisco PIX Firewalls, Configuring Cisco 
DSL Routers, Cisco SOHO VPNs, Cisco Syslog Configurations, and 
Cisco Configurations.


Red Hat Linux Manuals:

Here are Red Hat's featured free manuals:

  x86 Installation Guide:

  Getting Started Guide:

  System Administration Primer:

  Customization Guide:

  Reference Guide:

  Security Guide:

  Red Hat Network User Reference Guide:


Bulletproofing Web Applications by Dr. Adam Kolawa:

Receive this book free at no charge, when you download a free 
evaluation copy of Parasoft WebKing. (Free registration 


Bruce Eckel's Free Electronic Books - Revised:

Bruce Eckel has revised his free books on C++ and Java, along 
with the source code - in HTML format, fully indexed, with color 
syntax highlighting on the source-code listings. Each download 
contains an entire book and source code in a single zipped file. 

  Thinking in C++, 2nd edition, Vol.2, Rev. 17 -July 8, 2003:

  Thinking in Enterprise Java, Rev. 1.1 -May 6, 2003:

  Thinking in Patterns, Rev. 0.9 -May 20, 2003:

  Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition, Rev. 4.0 -November 20, 2002:


Index of /bx:

  Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days:

  Teach Yourself ActiveX in 21 Days:

  Teach Yourself C++ 5 in 21 Days:


Wading Through the Crap: How To Start Living The Successful Life 
You Have Always Wanted:

For a limited time only, the author is giving away a Free copy of 
of this book that retails for $19.99 on Amazon.com and L18.99 on 
Amazon.co.uk. (Free registration required)


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

COMP 144 Programming Language Concepts: Lectures 

These are excellent slides covering concepts such as Compilation 
and Interpretation. Lexical Analysis, Syntax Specification, 
Syntax Analysis, Scripting Languages (Python), Binding Time and 
Scope, Semantic Analysis, Expression Evaluation, Structured Flow, 
Sequencing and Selection, Iteration and Recursion, Data Types, 
Dynamic Binding, Run-Time Type Identification, Building a 
Runnable Program, Code Generation and Linking (Java), Code & 
Global Optimization, Loop Improvement and Profiling, and 

Here are the notes from 2 similar classes using same text book:


Telecommunications Systems Architecture:

These are excellent Tutorials and Online Lectures on computer 
networking and communications


CS 417 - Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design:

Covers topics encompassing system architecture, software 
abstractions, distributed algorithms, and issues pertaining to 
distributed environments such as security.  The notes read like a 
text book. Click on the 'Documents' link.


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:

The CISSP and SSCP Open Study Guides Web site:

This web site offers totally free documents, quizzes, links, 
study guides, tips, tricks for the CISSP and becoming one.


Fiber Optic Cable Information Site:

This site offers facts, terms, definitions, history and 
information about fiber optic cables. Very informative.


RJ45 Information Web Site:

All kinds of information about RJ45 connectors and how to build 


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

These web sites will be added to our IT Links and Resources page 
at http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat6.html


Your programming directory for scripts, source code, examples, 
and help. Many categorized listings in a searchable index.  All 
resources are free.


FreewareFiles.com: Programming Tools:

Lots of free tools, utilities and software for ActiveX, C / C++, 
Compilers, Database, Debugging, Delphi, Editors, and Visual 


FreewareFiles.com: Web Development:

Lots of free tools and software covering HTML Editors, Java 
Tools, Meta Tag Tools, Graphics Editors and Viewers, Server 
Tools, Site Management, Tutorials, XML Tools, and Web Graphics.


7) I.T. Sites and Free Downloads Worth Mentioning:

Free Route Tracer:

3D Traceroute is a free utility that graphically displays 
Internet route information. You can use it for technical tasks 
such as diagnosing slow connections or for general purpose 
snooping like determining the location and owner of a web site or 
tracing spammers. (996KB)



XNView is a freeware graphics viewer, converter, and editor for 
both Windows and Linux and supports 400 file formats. With this 
tool you can Resize and Crop images, Adjust brightness/contrast, 
Apply filters, Apply effects (Wave, Lens, etc.), Create 
thumbnails, Batch-convert, and more.


Desktop Linux Technology and Market Overvew:

Mitch Kapor's Open Source Application Foundation just released a 
34 page report on the Desktop Linux market, written by Bart 


8) Question of the Month about Technical Training:

Each month Scott Turton will answer a current or important 
question that we have received about computer and IT training and 
career development.

July 2003 Question of the Month #2: 

Can you show me the best links on Microsoft's web site for 
learning the .Net Framework?


Yes, here are the best free .Net Framework training resources 
offered by Microsoft on its web site:

.Net Framework Overview:

.Net Framework Quickstarts:

Common Language Runtime Overview:

Introduction to the .NET Framework Class Library:

Download the .NET Framework SDK:

.Net Framework Tutorials:

55 .Net Free Seminars:

Visual Basic .Net Framework Tutorials:

I hope this helps you.

Scott Turton
Web Master and Editor


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