June 2002 Computer IT Education & Training Newsletter

  • From: "Scott Turton-intelligentedu.com" <intel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: intelinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 01 Jun 2002 09:46:07 -0500


         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)... 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 and welcome to our new subscribers! This is the 
22nd issue of our free monthly email newsletter for Computer IT 
Education, Training, & Tutorial Resources, giving you 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 six 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 57 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 issue of our newsletter contains a number of good free IT 
book sites in the 3rd section: New Free I.T. Books & Book Sites.

Also, here are our New Free Training and Learning pages for you, 
our newsletter subscribers:

Computer Security:

Real Time and Embedded Systems:

Software and IT Project Management:

I'd like to personally wish you the best of luck with your 
computer studies and learning.

Warm Regards,
Scott Turton
Newsletter Editor and Webmaster


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computer training. For a short FAQ, please see the end of this 

The total price to join as a member is only $10 total for 6 
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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.

Virginia Tech Computer Science Online Modules:

This site presents to you multimedia course material with 
animations to assist learning key Computer Science topics in 
eight learning modules: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Data 
Structures, Machine Architecture, Number Systems, Operating 
Systems, Programming Languages, and Software Engineering.



On this site you can find over 20 gigs of free IT reference 
guides, books and tutorials, free development tools. Areas 
covered include Java, C++, Windows 2000 and more. These pages: 
<http://www.crackinguniversity2000.it/docenews.html> and 
<http://www.crackinguniversity2000.it/programming.html> contain 
many free programming and IT learning documents, guides and books 
covering many areas.


Stephen Mc Kearney's Home Page:

Training and learning content about Database Systems and Advanced 
Databases, and Programming.


The Linux Tutorial:

This is a fairly detailed introduction to Linux, based on the 
book, "Linux User's Resource". It is intended as an introductory 
to immediate tutorial, though advanced users will also learn 


Linux Powered.Com:

This site will help you to increase your knowledge of Linux and 
how it works by giving you access to free books, tutorials and 
manuals. Includes Linux security and networking training.


Linux Now:

This is a very complete Linux reference site to study and learn 


Mark's Lecture Material:

These training materials are very well presented in an 
understandable and coherent way. Covers Operating Systems, Unix, 
Systems Administration, Computer Security and C Programming.


Bitafterbit.com Online Resources:

These are tutorials teaching you about ASP, PHP, Java, Perl, C++, 
Assembly language, AI, HTML, Javascript and more.


XML : Education : Tutorials:

Many excellent tutorials are available on the XML zone at IBM's 
developerWorks web site.


A Simple Course on Microprocessors:

Register for free to access this 21 lesson online course on 
microprocessors that covers the language of microprocessors, 
decimal vs. binary (and hex), micro commands, memory and 
addressing, using an assembler and simulator, BIOS and OS 
routines, interrupts, system resources, and more.


Introduction to Computers - A Beginners Guide:

An illustrated general guide to computers and their uses, 
covering hardware, software, basic operations, health & safety, 
multimedia and more.


Macromedia Product Tutorials:

Their samples and tutorials provide step-by-step guidance with 
the latest tips, tricks and demos to make the most of your
Macromedia experience. Tutorials cover
- Authorware:
- Director Shockwave Studio:
- Dreamweaver:
- Macromedia Flash MX:
- Fireworks:
- FreeHand:


Online Web Design Tutorial from Vanderbilt University:

This tutorial will show you how to create a great web site. Great 
web sites have: 1) clear, concise organization; 2) timely, 
original, well-edited content; and 3) an attractive, consistent 


Web Design in Seven Days:

Learn web designing with html in 7 complete lessons. This e-book 
in pdf format includes sample code and html pages, exercises and 
text material needed for a web design course.


Workshops on the Web and Online Guides:

These online workshops train you on HTML, Web Design, Web 
Conferencing, Audio, Usability, Fireworks, Flash and Photoshop.  



FreeAnswers.com lets you solve computer-related problems simply 
by asking questions in plain, everyday language to access 
knowledge bases from leading vendors.


Complete C:
A DOS program to learn and experiment with the C programming 

1 of 3:

2 of 3:

3 of 3:


Defending the Enterprise: Hacker Methods and Countermeasures:

Get the hand-to-hand tactics you need to combat and counter 
hacker exploits. In this free Webcast on Tuesday, June 11, 2002, 
you will learn as a live footprint attack is performed and find 
out just how vulnerable you are to a vicious random attack. 


Windows & .NET Magazines Web Seminars:
These free online seminars enable you to attend a focused 
editorial conference providing 60 minutes of educational talk and 
demonstration - and give you the chance to put your questions to 
the experts in real time.

Security Summit - Tuesday, June 4th:
You know Windows 2000/XP suffers from security vulnerabilities. 
This free one-day online event will help you address those 
vulnerabilities. Learn from security experts where the problems 
lie, how you can harden Windows security, and how you can use 
hacker tools in your favor. 

Raising Your Windows Availability - Thursday, June 6, 2002 - 11 
Learn how to squeeze the most availability from the Windows 2000 
Server family and find out what kind of fault-tolerant disk setup 
to use, what clustering is (and isn't) good at, and best 
practices for boosting SQL and Exchange availability. 


Microsoft .Net Framework SDK QuickStart Tutorials:

With these tutorials you'll learn what the .Net Framework 
technology offers and you'll find information about features of 
the .Net Framework technology, including how to put them 
immediately to work.


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.

Online Books Library:

This site contains many free IT and programming books that were 
once available on itknowledge.com.


Skabb.net Veni Vidi Vinci:

170 Free IT book downloads in many areas, including Web 
Development, Java, Javascript, CGI, Perl, ActiveX, Firewalls, 
Linux, MCSD,  VB Script, Windows, Unix, C++ and more.


Index of /books/more:

45 Free IT book downloads in several areas, including C++, CGI, 
Assembly, Shockwave, Linux, Networking, Web Development, Perl, 
Samba, Unix and DNS.



Free IT Book downloads covering Programming, Back Office, Cisco, 
Cryptography, Exams, IE, IIS, Interdev, Networking, Operating 
Systems, Security and other areas.


Index of /TheVault/Library:

Free Online IT Books and Tutorials covering Microsoft, 
Programming, Networking, Administration and Security.


Free Online Books:

Free online books in these areas: Internet, Web Development, 
HTML, CGI, JavaScript, Java, Programming, Unix, Windows 
NT/9x/NT/2000 and PGP 


Unlimited 2000:

Some free IT book and tutorial downloads are available on this 
site on Assembler, C/C++, and Perl.


Index of /internet/programiranje:

Several free free IT books covering JavaScript, Perl, Assembly, 
C/C++, Networking, CGI and Unix Shell.


Books from pcbook.51soft.com:

This page has 59 free IT book downloads that were once hosted on 
pcbook.51soft.com. These cover Windows, SQL Server, FrontPage 
2002, Visual C++, COM+, Visual Basic, Windows 2000 Server, IIS, 
ADO, C++, Cisco, Flash, PHP and Networking.


PLT Online:

Programming language theory texts online - This is a collection 
of programming language theory texts and resources, all of which 
are freely available over the Internet.


The Guide to Digital Television, 3rd Edition:

A "what to do" book whose goal is to provide a practical guide 
for the digital transition to help you make the right decisions. 
It follows the typical production cycle from pre-production to 
delivery and transmission.


Free Chapters: .netBooks:

This site has several free chapters and references helping you 
learn and understand Microsoft .Net technologies, including 
ASP.net, Visual Basic.net and C#.


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 

Software Engineering in Java:

Click on the Lectures link and learn about Object-oriented 
programming & design, UML, Design Patterns, Model-View-
Controller, User Interface Concepts in Java, Threads in Java, and 
various Java packages (Beans, JDBC).


FIT5900 : Introduction to Multimedia Programming:

These notes cover Introduction to Multimedia, Human Computer 
Interaction, Interactivity, Information Design and Architecture, 
Site and Page Design, Typography, Imagery, Color, Sound, 
Animation, and Javascript and Perl Programming.


Business Systems Solutions Using VBA:

This is very helpful to learn about VBA object, properties, 
methods, and other important programming concepts. From the 
syllabus, you will find PowerPoint presentations:


CSCI 203 Introduction to Computer Science I:

This online course makes available very well done lecture notes 
with nice graphics.


Engineering Software Structures:

Lecture slides on Object-Oriented Design and Programming, 
Software Process, Software Quality, Design Patterns, Software 
Architecture, and Usability.


Fundamentals of Computer Communication:

Online notes covering Data Transmission, Coding, Synchronization 
and Framing, Error Detection and Correction, Data Link Control, 
Multiplexing, Circuit-Switching, Packet-Switching, Local and 
Metropolitan Area Networks, Protocols and Architecture, 
Internetworking, and Protocols.


Unix Network Programming with TCP/IP - Client-Server and Internet 
- You can download the complete notes for this course (688kb, 167 

Unix Systems Programming I & II:
- You can download the complete notes for this course:
Part I notes (531kb, 65 pages):
Part II notes (493kb, 65 pages):


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:

Free MCSE Study Material:

Training materials and tutorials on the MCSE 70-210, 70-215 and 
70-216 certification exams.


The Definitive Guide to High-Availability NAS:

This free ebook will be published on a chapter-by-chapter basis, 
as it is written. Chapters are available for free, registration 
is required. The eBook will highlight the following topics:
- Overview of NAS Technology
- Clustering, Designing, Planning for NAS
- Installing, Deploying and Maintaining NAS
- NAS Solutions and Future Directions


70-215 Win2000 Server Practice Test Engine:

Fravo Technologies recently updated their 70-215 test preparation 
tool, which is available to you Free. Open the downloaded file, 
click on "Unzip" (Not "Run Winzip"), and the folder, containing 
your Test Engine, will be installed on C:\Fravo. Includes samples 
of their other MCSE test engines.


Windows XP Pro exam 70-270 Training Kit book (9.1 mb):

Windows XP Pro exam 70-270 Exam Prep book (7.1 mb):



Offers exam cram notes for CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, MCSE, A+, Network+, 
Server+, CheckPoint CCSA, CIW and others.



Offers practice questions and cram notes for IT certification 
exams including CCNA, CCNP, MCSE, A+, Server+, Network+, and 
CheckPoint tests.


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

tutorialfind - Programming tutorials:

Links to the most visited tutorials in the Programming category, 
covering Visual Basic, VBA Tutor, PHP, UML, Java, JavaScript, C++ 
and Databases.


Steel's Programming Resources - Tutorial Collection:

This page gives you Graphics and 3D Tutorials and Links.



Use the FTP Search Engines form here to find computer training 
and tutorial software and downloads. Type in keywords such as 
tutorial, tut, book, guide, manual, programming, etc.


Programming Zone at Onesmartclick.com:

Many good learning links to sites covering C/C++, Java, 
JavaScript, Visual Basic, Visual C++, HTML, DHTML, Perl, Oracle, 
Matlab, Shell Programming, Object-Oriented and UML.


7) New Desktop and Office Application Training Sites:

These web sites will be added to of Free Office and Desktop 
Training page at http://www.intelligentedu.com/office.html . Also, 
check out our expanded MS Office 2000 Free Training page here: 

Microsoft Office XP and 2000 Assistance Center - Help Online:

Online help and tutorial articles for Access, Excel, FrontPage, 
Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.


MS Office Tutorials:

Drawing Tutorial Using PowerPoint 2000:
Drawing Tutorial Using PowerPoint 97:
Word 2000 Tutorial #1: Merging and Mailing Labels:
Word 2000 Tutorial #2: Writing Papers and Reports:
Word 97 Tutorial: Writing a Letter and Research Paper Using Word:
Excel 97 Tutorial: Introduction to Excel:
PowerPoint 97 Tutorial: Electronic Presentations:



This site offers a different Free Quick Reference Guide every 
month covering one of the Microsoft Office Applications.


Two Free Chapters from Microsoft Office Essentials:

Getting Started with Word for Windows:

Getting Started with Excel:


Tutorials and Online Reference Materials:

Lots of links to choose from for Microsoft Office Tutorials.


Tutorials for OpenOffice and Star Office:

A First Look at OpenOffice.org 1.0: Evaluating the OpenOffice.org 
1.0 Production Release:

First Steps with Writer:

Automating OpenOffice:

Download OpenOffice for Free in your language:

Star Office StarCalc Tutorial:

StarOffice Tutorials:


8) I.T. Sites Worth Mentioning:

Read Oracle's latest white paper: "J2EE and Microsoft .NET:

Free Windows Utilities:

Find many excellent free utility programs to help you configure 
and get the most out of Windows. Here are some of them:

Registry Tools:
Tools to clean your registry, and a beginners guide to how it 

Read & Write *.ICL icon libraries. Extract icons from Windows 
icons, cursors, animated cursors and more.

Realtime memory manager that ensures you have the most physical 
RAM available to you as possible.


9) 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 

June 2002 FAQ: What are some good techniques on how to remember 
and study effectively?


When studying, you need to master the material and hold it in 
your mind in an organized format so that you can access it later. 
Your purpose and motivation make it possible for you to recall 
facts; have a special reason or purpose for remembering. Here are 
the four methods to use to remember material and facts:

- Association: When you associate, you make the things you want 
to remember relate to each other in some way. Once you know what 
your purpose is, remember the information by it into a pre-
defined category.

- Visualization: When you picture in your mind what you need to 
remember, the information will be more easily stored and 
retrievable. Visualization helps you to create a strong, vivid 

- Concentration: this is focusing attention on one thing and to 
one thing only. Visualizing, by forcing attention to one thing 
only, will help you learn how to concentrate better. Not looking 
back will also help you to concentrate. Making sure of your 
purpose in a third way to force concentration.

- Repetition: Repeating the procedures for associating, 
visualizing, and concentration will help burn the information 
into your memory. The first step in remembering a list, for 
example, is to categorize it (association) and visualize it (thus 
forcing concentration). Do this once and then repeat the same 
task frequently.

There are several basic principles to successful studying. For 
Memory, practice recitation until your recall is reliable. For 
Understanding, explain concepts or the significance of examples 
aloud, as if you were teaching someone else. For Use, solve 
problems and try to combine them in new ways. For Analysis, try 
to predict questions that compare and contrast larger amounts of 
information. Use study tools such as charts, graphs, mindmaps, 
outlines. Create simple matrices that allow you to organize 
comparative information. One dimension lists the topics and the 
other lists characteristics. Another tip is to study more than 
you believe necessary.

Here are some good online resources for learning how to study 
more effectively:

Study Skills Guide

Study Tips, with lots of web resources

Study Tips

McGraw-Hill/Dushkin: Dushkin Online: Study Tips

Sites to Promote Academic Success

Homework/ Study Tips Links

Study Tips and Techniques

Student to Student Study Tips

I hope this information helps you.

Scott Turton
Computer Education, Training & Tutorial Resources


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