Oct 2003 #1 Computer IT Education & Training Newsletter

  • From: "Scott Turton-intelligentedu.com" <intel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: 13 Oct 2003 20:32:25 -0700


         Newsletter for Computer IT Education,
             Training & Tutorial Resources

          *** ISSUE #37-1 - Oct. 2003 ***
              1st edition for this month


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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 1st edition of our October 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 
(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 $15 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 51 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 ***

We had experienced a brief few days of intermittent uptime with 
Intelligentedu.com due to the transferring of our hosting provider. 
Everything is now back online and even better. We will now be 
able to upgrade the site with an automated scripting system that 
will keep track of all the web resources we link to. This 
scripting system will also provide better and more accurate 
searches and will allow broken links to be removed faster.

I missed publishing the Sept. 2003 issue of this newsletter, 
first time I did not write one in three years. I am sorry about 
that, I've been very busy, but I promise I'll try to keep the 
schedule in the future.

Please remember that our current newsletter issue is always 
available in HTML format at this URL:

This issue, Oct #1:

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.


This site offers Free Training and Certifications for  
JavaScript, Java, SQL Server 2000, Project Management, JSP, 
XHTML, ASP.Net, C#, and Windows XP.


Training from TechiWarehouse:

Programming, OS, Oracle, and Security tutorials. Learn everything 
about IT and the web. Read weekly articles and find our which 
retailer has the lowest prices on the best books, hardware, and 
software. Tons of IT tips and tricks.


Free Certification Study Sheets from Examforce.com:

Get your Free CompTIA Cram Sheets for these exams:  A+ Core & OS 
Tech, Inet+, Network+, Server+, and Security+. Also offered are 
Free Microsoft MCSE Cram Sheets for these exams: 70-210, 70-214, 
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Here are more free offers from Examforce.com:


Free Online IT Documentation:

Hands-On, Tutorials, Guides:

Linux Documentation:

Books and References:


From the Ground Up: A Guide to C++:

This document teaches you Functions, Pointers, Passing Variables, 
Classes, Advanced Class Uses, and Operator Overloading.


Debugging C and C++ code in a Unix environment:

Covers Conventions, Aspects of Debugging C and C++ code, Noticing 
and localizing a bug, Understanding a bug, Repairing a bug, Types 
of bugs, C and C++ specific problems, The Build Process, Core 
Dumps, Debugging Techniques, and Debugging Tools .


Java and Internet Glossary:

This is a Glossary of Java and internet related terminology. This 
site also offers a set of tutorials you can use to learn Java and 
the various standard library classes:

Also, here are a variety of the Java docs converted to Windows 
Help format. This makes them easier to search:


How To: Develop J2EE Applications for Free:

This article is a summary of tips, tricks, and problems the 
author has experienced in starting and developing a J2EE 
application, with a focus on using open source and free tools. It 
is not intended as a resource for specific J2EE elements, such as 
EJBs and Servlets, but rather, as a "getting-started" guide for 
the development process. 


Secure Programming Techniques:

In this first installment in a multipart series of excerpts from 
Practical Unix & Internet Security, 3rd Edition, you'll find tips 
and general design principles to code by that will help you avoid 
security-related bugs. Over the next few weeks, we'll offer 
additional tips on topics ranging from writing network programs 
to writing SUID/SGID programs to using passwords to generating 
random numbers.


Internet Selected Lectures series #1:

This course covers Internet basics, including special lectures by 
"the father of the Internet". Topics covered include Introduction 
to IPv6, Routing Protocol- Basics of the Network Design, Internet 
Security, Internet Architecture, Domain Name and IP Address.

Internet Selected Lectures series #2:

This covers more advanced Internet topics, such as Mail Server 
Construction and Routing Control for Large-scale Networks.


Computer Design Workshop (Unix):

This online course contains 92 slides of short notes and 17 
Chapters of extended notes, covering: The Transport Layer; TCP 
and UDP, Intro to Sockets, Elementary TCP Sockets, Unix Signals, 
Input/Output Multiplexing, Elementary UDP Socket, Elementary Name 
and Address Conversion, Advanced I/O Functions, Unix Domain 
Sockets, The ioctl Function, TCP Clients and Servers, and UDP 
Clients and Servers.


Linux Refresher Course:

This is Free on-line LINUX system administration training, giving 
you a well structured overview of the Linux operating system for 
both average users and system administrators. This material 
covers many, but not all, of the kinds of activities that a Linux 
user and Linux system administrator has to be concerned about.


Linux in an Acorn:

A 55 page beginner's Linux Guide offering these chapters: Shell 
Basics, Basic Programs, Programming in Linux, and Linux at Home.


Oracle Database Documentation:

Search and Download Oracle Database, Application Server, and 
Collaboration Suite Documentation.


Rational Suite Tutorial:

This is a 126 page tutorial teaching you the basics of using 
Rational Suite to plan, design, implement, and test applications. 
These tools give the developer and testers tools that embody best 
practices and span the entire development life cycle.


Wireless Networking 101:

This four part tutorial from CNet.com covers several wireless 
topics. the four chaters are The basics of wireless networking, 
The lay of the LAN (make sure you pick the right equipment for 
the job), Sweating the details (learn basic rules and processes) 
and Optimizing and securing your network.


Robert's Perl Tutorial, version 4.1.1:

This tutorial is a basic Perl course primarily for use on Win32 
platforms. It assumes that the reader knows nothing of 
programming whatsoever, but needs a solid grounding for further 
work. After you finish this course you'll be ready to specialize 
in CGI, system, administration or whatever you want to do with 


Overview of Unix Commands:

This document aims to provide a core set of Unix commands to get 
you around. 


Unix for Advanced Users:

These are detailed notes that are used in conjunction with the 
"Unix for Advanced Users" course offered by the Unix Workstation 
Support Group at Indiana University. 


Free Exam Guide Download:

Get the special PassITexam MCSE 70-215 guide Lite version for 


Windows Security Articles and Whitepapers:
Tutorial articles about Mitigating Dos Attacks, Adding Security 
by Filtering TCP/IP Packets, Best Practices for Enterprise 
Security, Closing the Door on Hackers, Defending your DNS, 
Windows 2000 Resource Kit Security Tools, Developing a Security 
Process, and many more.


.Net Magazine Archives:

Many good .Net tutorials and articles are available here for 
free. Titles include Beyond Visual Studio .NET, Effective Web 
Services Management, Roll Out a Secure Wireless Solution, Web 
Service Standards, Implement Web Services Securely, Integrate 
Enterprise Software With the CLI , and Enforce Business Rules 
With .NET.


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 /~coldice/book:

There are several good books in this directory, here are a few of 

  Linux, Java, and XML Books (English and Chinese):

  .Net Books (English and Chinese):

  Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 14 Days:

  The C Programming Language by Kernighan and Ritchie:

  SQL Server 2000 (35.3mb):


Online Books:

This site contains 97 free online IT and programming books, some 
are older, but many can still be relevant for learning the 
specifics. Topics include Java Programming, Web Programming and 
Development, HTML, JavaScript, Perl, Unix, Database Programming, 
ActiveX, MS Visual Interdev, Visual Basic.


Free Books and Tutorials on .Net:

This site contains links to several Free books covering .Net, C#, 
VB.Net, and FAQs.


Dhruvaraj'S Free Computer Books:

This is a link site, here are the areas covered:






  XML & XSL:

  Internet & Intranet:

  Web Design, Publishing:

  Web Programming:


  Microsoft Windows:

  Computer Science:

  Software Engineering:


Standard Documentation and Reference Manuals:

  Python Documentation:

  Perl Documentation:

  MySQL Reference Manual:

  Standard Visual C++ Library Reference (Microsoft):

  C++ Reference Manual:


O'Reilly Book Excerpts:

This page contains these free selections from various O'Reilly 
books, along with others:

  .Net Framework Essentials
  Building Palm Conduits
  C# In A Nutshell
  Securing Your Apache Server
  EJB Message Driven Beans
  Java and XML SOAP
  Java Application Security
  Java Programming with Oracle JDBC and SQLJ
  XML Basics for Java Developers
  Red Hat and Debian GNU/Linux Package Managers
  Secure Cooking with Linux
  Cooking with MySQL
  Cooking with Cisco
  Cooking with DNS and BIND
  Secure Cooking with C and C++
  Name Resolution and Browsing in Samba
  Secure Programming Techniques
  Cooking with JavaScript and DHTML
  Learning WML: Tasks and Events
  Structure of a Palm Application


O'Reilly Beta Chapters:

New book chapters covering Oracle, ASP.Net, Kerberos, Tivo, Perl, 
Wireless, Windows XP, ADO.Net, and XForms.


The Latest Sample Chapters from Cisco Press:

Includes Operating Systems and Cisco Security Applications, 
Shooting Trouble with IP, Getting Started with the Cisco PIX 
Firewall, Using OSPF Across Multiple Areas, WDM Network Design -
1, Secure LAN Switching, Variable-Length Subnet Masks, and Site 


PC Housekeeping: Maximizing Your PC:

This free online book teaches you about Memory Management (DOS 
and Windows), Disk Management, File Management, and Data 


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

Computer Science Course Documents from James Madison University:

The following are some of the educational materials available on 
this site:

Networking and Wireless Training Slides:
These are excellent learning documents with nice colored graphics 
and explanations.

Introduction to Computing and Algorithms Slides

Software Engineering Slides and Deliverable Templates:

Java Coding Standards and Guidelines: 

Selected Java Patterns:
The examples are all Java applets that run in these pages, with 
complete surce code and explanations of the way design patterns 
are used in the programs.


CSE3002 Distributed Computing Systems:

Lecture notes and tutorial materials from this course can be 
viewed and downloaded. Topics include Introduction to distributed 
computing systems, Interprocess communications and RPC, 
Client/Server applications in distributed systems, Distributed 
operating and file systems, Internet & distributed computing 
systems, Mobile distributed computing systems, and Distributed 
transaction management.


Microsoft Windows 2000 Newtorking and Operating System Essentials 
Lecture Slides:

Excellent Notes and documents on Windows, Linux, Networking, and 


ICS 121 Software Tools and Methods:

Lecture slides for this course include Principles, Qualities, 
Lifecycle Models, Mockups and Scenarios, Screens, UML/Use Cases, 
Requirements, Classes, Design, Architecture, Environments, and 
State Diagrams.


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:

Just Another Site:

This site contains many Free online Books relating to 
Programming, Linux, Database, Oracle, Web Development, Windows, 
and more.


Parlez UML:

Free, in-depth UML tutorials. Learn UML at your own pace with 
these fun and informative tutorials.



This site offers visitors to votes on certification exam answers 
and give their reasoning.  All types of certifications are 
covered. Many graphics are not displayed for free.


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

Programming Links:

Educational Links:

These link pages from IEEE TSEC contain many good computer and IT 
learning resources.


Cisco Semester 1 Bonus Materials:

These are Cisco related learning resources on the web.


CIS & CS Resources and Links:

A page of links aimed primarily at beginning Computer Information 
Systems and Computer Science students. Links include sources for 
HTML and JavaScript tutorials, free compilers (mostly C/C++), 
Java and Microsoft .NET links, and some BASIC interpreters.


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

OSdata.com: Operating System Technical Comparison:

This web site does a wonderful job of comparing and contrasting 
operating systems.


Linux 2.6 Feature Documentation By Joe Pranevich - a features 
document describing the changes in Linux 2.6.

Text version: http://www.kniggit.net/wwol26.txt

HTML version: http://www.kniggit.net/wwol26.html


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.

September 2003 Question of the Month #1: What are some good sites 
where I can find short course training handouts on a variety of 
computer and applications subject areas.


Here are some good sites to check out for these types of training 

Course Handouts from the University of California at Berkeley 
covering many topics and applications.

Useful Handouts from University of California at Berkeley. These 
handouts can be used as a self-tutorial or to answer specific 
questions. Covers Windows, Excel, Word, Networking, Unix, HTML, 
and Dreamweaver.

Training Handouts and Class Materials from the University of 
Arkansas covering Unix, HTML, Dreameaver, Windows, SAS, and SPSS.

Training Handouts on web publishing, office and desktop tops, 
Unix, VMS, and statistical software

Computer Training Online Manuals, from Seattle University: 
Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Excel, Office, PowerPoint, Word, Acrobat

Computer Training Workshop Handouts, from Seattle University: 
Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, Miscellaneous, and FrontPage.

Training: Class Handouts - many applications are covered by these 

Training at Georgetown: Class Handouts for Intro. to Computers, 
Intro. to Operating Systems, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, FrontPage, 
and HTML Programming.

Computer Training Handouts from the University of Maryland 
covering Access, Excel, HTML, Photoshop, and PowerPoint.

I hope this helps you.

Scott Turton
Web Master and Editor


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