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Newsletter for Computer Education, Training & Tutorial Resources: Issue #34-1 - June, 2003 #1


Newsletter for Computer IT Education,
Training & Tutorial Resources

*** ISSUE #34-1 - June 2003 ***

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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)... 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 June 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 costs $10 for two months, for more information please see below 'Become a Member of'.

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 50 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. For your convenience, this newsletter is also available to you in HTML format at this special url:

***Current News ***

This newsletter issue contains and features great Free IT Training under the heading "Learning Materials" for the following topics : C++, Cisco CCNA, Linux, Unix, Oracle PL/SQL, Networking, and ASP.

I wish you the best with your computer studies and learning.

Warm Regards, 
Jeff Love 
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' site.

CNS Publications:

The "Getting Started With" Series from Kansas State University will help you learn these programming languages:

Getting Started With C:

Getting Started With C++

Getting Started With FORTRAN:

Getting Started With Pascal:

Getting Started With PL/I:

Getting Started With SAS:

Getting Started With SPSS-X:

Getting Started With SQL/DS:


Q's SQL Practice Page:

Multiple choice practice questions for SQL, updated for Oracle 9i.


C++ Learning Materials:

C++ Programming Manual:

C++ Memory Management: From Fear to Triumph:

29 page Quick Introduction to C++:


Advanced Python Programming:

These are 126 detailed slides in pdf format covering these topics of Python: Working with the filesystem, Operating system interfaces, Programming with Threads, Network programming, Database interfaces, Restricted execution, and Extensions in C.

Free IT certification study help, preparation guides and practice test questions and answers.


Hotcerts Samples:

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Cisco CCNA Learning Materials:

CCNA 4: WAN Technologies Online Course:

Cisco Tutorials and References:

Technical Support - Cisco Systems:

Internetworking Terms and Acronyms:


Linux Learning Materials:

The Linux Kernel:

Linux 2.4 Internals:



Unix Learning Materials:

Unix Reference Card:

GNU Emacs Reference Card:

Unix Password Security:


Oracle PL/SQL Learning Materials:

Using Oracle PL/SQL:

PL/SQL User's Guide and Reference:

PL/SQL Tutorial & Reference:


UML 2002 Workshops:

This site offers free UML learning materials from the Fifth International Conference on the Unified Modeling Language (UML).


Computer Networking Learning Materials:

OSI Model Handout:

Networking Tips and Newsletters:,289484,sid7,00.html  

Networking White Papers:,293835,sid7,00.html

Networking Computers:  
Several tutorials on how to set up a network, also covers security and tips and tricks tutorials.

802.11 Planet Wireless Networking Tutorials:


ASP Learning Materials:

Active Server Pages Tutorial for Beginners:

ASP Tutorial Articles with free book chapters:

A Programmer's Introduction to ASP:


Windows Server 2003 Security Guide:

The Windows Server 2003 Security Guide provides levels of guidance for a number of server roles in multiple different client environments. This guidance includes steps to harden Domain Controllers, Infrastructure servers, File servers, Print servers, IIS servers, IAS servers. Be careful with this new OS, the following apps do not work on it: SQL Server 6.5 and 7.0, Exchange Server 2000 and 5.5, and other applications need service packs or complex workarounds.

3) New Free Computer IT 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.

Programming, Software, Hardware Information Collection:

Books and materials covering Coding Standards, Java, JDBC, JSP, Java Beans, JavaScript, Internet Programming, Perl Programming, and Database Programming. Use guest for both username and password to access documents on this page.


Programming Linux Games:

This book is available for free download. Here is the link to the pdf file of this book:


Unix Short Course Notes series:

Unix Systems Programming I (65 pages):

Unix Systems Programming II (71 pages):

Unix Network Programming with TCP/IP (167 pages):


Teach Yourself Perl 5 In 21 Days:  

Each chapter ends with a Q&A section containing answers to common questions relating to that day's material. There also is a Workshop at the end of each chapter that consists of quiz questions and programming exercises.


6 Online Books and More for Learning Oracle Database:

Oracle 8 How To:

Teach Yourself Oracle 8 in 21 days:

Using Oracle 8:

Oracle Unleashed:

Oracle 8 Server Unleashed:  

Special Edition Using Oracle 8:  

More Oracle Books:


Apache HTTP Server Version 2.0 Documentation:

Apache HTTP Server Version 1.3 Documentation:


Various Computer Security Publications:

This page contains various computer security related publications and documents. Here are more on this site:

Also, the free Rainbow Series of security books are here:


10 Free Marketing eBooks:

These ebooks include: Magic Letters, A Beginners Guide to Starting a High Income Business on the Internet, Stealth Internet Marketing, How to Sell on eBay, and Secret Fortunes.

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

University of Maryland Computer Science Courses:

This page links to the Class Web pages for classes offered by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. Here are some of them:

Computer Science II:

Computer Graphics:

Introduction to C Programming:

Computer Networks:

Database Design:


SE 450 Object-Oriented Software Development:

This course teaches the fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Java.


Introduction to Information Systems Development :

This course surveys the IS development process; teaches about the role of the systems analyst when performing the requirements analysis phase of the development lifecycle; and deals with using Information Systems as strategic management tools.

You can download lecture notes in one zip file here:

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:

Nalanda Electronic Books Collections in Computer Science:

Many computer science books online covering many areas. Here are some of them:

Interactive Programming in Java:

Cisco Internetwork Design Guide:

Designing and Building Parallel Programs:

Hardware Knowledgebase:

Introduction to Perl 5 for Web Developers:

Mastering Linux:

Mastering Windows 2000 Server:

Object-Oriented Software Construction, second edition:

Oracle 8 Bible:

Presenting Java Beans:

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

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

Useful Links:

These links have been useful in telecommunications and other technical classes at Champlain College and were compiled by Professor Dave Whitmore.


Information Technology Links:

Online resources covering InfoTech Sites, Lotus Notes, Macintosh, NT, Project Management, Software Quality, Technical Product Information, Visual Basic, and Windows.


The Link Zone:

Reference links from around the Web covering Web Design, HTML resources, and Programming resources.

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

Resources - Technical Documents:

An invaluable section of this web site, offers you a repository of guidelines, reports and templates published over the last several years to help you succeed in software engineering.


Free Tools:

Several unique security utilities written by Foundstone developers and used in the field by Foundstone consultants. They are providing this software free of charge to the public.


Linux PDA Guide update:

LinuxDevices has posted an updated version of its Linux PDAs Quick Reference Guide.

8) Question of the Month about Technical Training:

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

June 2003 Question of the Month #1: 
Are there any repositories of IT case studies that I can browse and read?


Here are the best case study content sites that I know of to help you learn about how others have planned and implemented IT solutions:

Case Studies from

Internet Week Case Studies:

Internetworking Case Studies:

Bitpipe: White Papers, Webcasts and Case Studies:

White Papers, Webcasts, and Case Studies:

New Architect Case Studies:

Schoolforge Linux Case Studies:

Linux at IBM Case Studies:

Microsoft Case Studies:  
On this page you can locate customer and partner stories about Microsoft products and services implemented to meet specific business needs.

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
Web Master and Editor

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