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Newsletter for Computer Education, Training & Tutorial Resources: Issue #34-2 - June, 2003 #2


Newsletter for Computer IT Education,
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*** ISSUE #34-2 - June 2003 ***

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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 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 ***

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This issue, June #2:

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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.


C++ From Scratch Tutorial Articles:

  Should I learn C first?:


  Coming In To Your Inheritance:


  Recommended Reading:



  Defensive Programming:

  Smarter Strings:


C and C++ Style Guides:

This page offers access to many style guides for code written in C and C++, as well as some discussion about the value and utility of such style guides.


JavaScript Kit General JavaScript Tutorials:

Comprehensive JavaScript tutorials, and over 400+ free scripts. This site contains many beginning, intermediate, and advanced tutorials.

The JavaScript Forum Tutorial also has some good lessons:


Computer Architecture Tutorial:

This tutorial introduces you to computer architecture concepts of caches and pipelining . It contains examples, interactive applets and some problems with solutions to illustrate basic ideas.


Networking 101:

This is a popular set of slides covering terms and technologies of networking, including both hardware and logical structures. Text only version is here:


Communication Network Design & Simulation Course:

  Course Lecture Slides:

  Basic Data Networking Review Notes:

  CCDA Exam Review:

  Internetworking Technology:


Free IT Certification Study Materials:

A+ Practice Exam:

Network+ 88 page PDF Study Guide:

Network+ Practice Exam:

CCNA 2.0 PDF Study Guide:

Subnet Calculator (freeware):

Router Simulator (shareware):

Study Guides for MCSE, Cisco CCDA and CCNA, A+, Network+, and i-Net+:

Practice Tests for MCSE, Network+, and i-Net+:


3 Security Training Documents in pdf format from

  Latest Trends in Wireless Security (10 pages):

  20 Questions and Answers for Security Management Certification - CISSP:

  27 Questions and Answers for the Security+ Certification Exam:


Oracle9i By Example Series:

The Oracle9i by Example series is geared toward providing hands-on step-by-step instructions on how to do various tasks using the Oracle9i platform. More Oracle9i Database materials:


Linux: An Introduction:

This 4-session course will introduce you to the major features of Linux and will afford you a basic working knowledge of the operating system without going into great detail or covering any advanced topics. Instead, it is intended to give you a head start in understanding what Linux is and what it offers you.


Conceptual Architecture of the Linux Kernel:

Describes the abstract or conceptual software architecture of the Linux kernel. This level of architecture is concerned with the large-scale subsystems within the kernel, but not with particular procedures or variables. One of the purposes of such an abstract architecture is to form a mental model for Linux developers and architects.

Concrete Architecture of the Linux Kernel:

Describes the concrete (as-built) architecture of the Linux kernel. A concrete architecture description of the Linux kernel serves as a high-level specification for developers to modify and extend the existing kernel source code.


Index of /onsite/benin/docs:

  Networking Cabling and Wireless Documentation:

  Linux HowTos, Magazines, and Books:

  Samba, Squid, and Netfiltering Documentation:


Adobe Past Roadshows Demos and Notes:

  Publishing with XML:

  Adobe PDF: The Basics:

  Arresting Design Seminar:

  InDesign 2.0 FastStart Training Modules:

  Photoshop 7.0 User Conference Videos:


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Intel Developer Services C# Tutorials:

  Programming .NET with C#:

  Object Oriented Programming with C#:

  Inheritance and Polymorphism in C#:

  Tangling with Delegates and Events in C#:


Windows 2000 Quick Reference Card (2 pages):

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.


Documenti: English:

This site has 8 good Linux related guides and books, here are links for 2:

  Get Acquainted with Linux Security and Optimization System:

  Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours:


Books and Learning Materials for C, C++, Visual C+:

This directory contains several good books and documents covering C and C++. Here are some of them:

  Algorithms and Data Structures in C++: 

  C++ Programming:

  C# Language Reference:


Free Online Books from various web sites:

  Apache Server Survival Guide:

  Webmaster Expert Solutions:

  ActiveX Programming with Visual C++:

  Oracle Unleashed:

  Web Programming Unleashed:


  Computer Networking Text Book:

  Networking Book:


HTML 4.01 Specification:

This specification defines the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the publishing language of the World Wide Web.


Cascading Style Sheets, level 2: CSS2 Specification:

This document defines Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 (CSS2). CSS2 is a style sheet language that allows authors and users to attach style (e.g., fonts, spacing, and aural cues) to structured documents (e.g., HTML documents and XML applications).


Windows Tuning with the Registry:

This 55 page guide shows you how to exactly work with the registry in Windows 9x. It contains many tips and tricks with alot of practical knowledge to take advantage of hidden Window functions.

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

Online Audio and Video Lectures on Computer Networking:

This is Prof. Shiv Kalyanaraman's networking teaching page where you can learn all about computer networking. He presents many good audio and video presentations and lecture notes.


Advanced Software Development Methods:

This current course offers great pdf slides such as Requirements Analysis, Requirements Specification, Scheduling, Cost Estimation, Software Architecture and Design, Unified Modeling Language (UML), What's new In C#?, What's new In .Net#?, Verification, Configuration Management, Component Based Reuse, and Reuse and Rapid Prototyping.


Math 2670 - Computer Science II:

Good pdf slides teaching C++, how to design and construct classes, utilize class inheritance, solve problems using recursion, and manipulate basic data structures.


CS2023 Procedural Program Development:

Lecture slides, notes and other useful documents covering Unix, C, Data Types, Control Structures, Function, Arrays, Pointers, Strings, Memory Realocation, Make, Linked Lists, and Abstract Data Types.


CMPE 310: Systems Design and Programming:

Excellent lecture slides and notes on the Intel 80x86 assembly language and the basic architecture of the Intel microprocessor.


ENG224 Information Technology, Part I - Computing and Networking:

Computing and Networking course notes and labs covering Linux, Internet Programming, OSI, Ethernet, Network Devices, and TCP/IP.


Software Engineering for Telecommunications Protocols:

Lecture Notes and other resources presenting a pragmatic approach to the implementation of protocols and providing the background required to program a protocol stack from the reading of standard protocol descriptions. This approach is well adapted for communications subsystems of small devices, such as handheld computers or embedded computers. Also, check out this instructor's other two courses on his home page:

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:

IT Notes 2002:

This site contains good study notes for learning Java, C, Oracle, and Data Structures.


Networking Tutorials from Techsoup:

Hardware Tutorials from Techsoup:


The Definitive Guide to Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services: launches another free eBook, written by industry expert Greyson Mitchem. Like all of their eBooks, this one will be published in real-time as chapters are completed - provided up-to-date information. Chapter one is currently available.

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

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


This page offers many links to these topics: Agile Development, C, C++, C#, Design and Architecture, Java, Misc. Languages, Objects and Components, Patterns and Thinking Outside the Box.

Also, here are Publications and Presentations covering C, C++ and Java Patterns


Linux Resources:

Very good links covering Command Summaries, File Systems, Editors, Shell Scripting, Hardware Evaluation, Red Hat Manuals, Tutorials and Documentation, History, Operating System Concepts, and Network Services and Resources.

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

Troubleshooting USB Connectivity With Your PC:,39006400,39117820,00.htm

These are two excellent and practical articles to help you with your USB connections


Windows 2000/XP Professional:TCP/IP Routing:

This page will show you how to use a Windows PC as a Router.



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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 #2: 
Can you show me some good IT learning resources from the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.

The 69 Technology Descriptions by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute offer some of the best explained and to-the-point IT tutorials on the web. The page is located at The topics include the following:

Application Programming Interface (API):

Client/Server Software Architectures:

Common Object Request Broker Architecture:

Component Object Model (COM), DCOM, and Related Capabilities:

Computer System Security:

Distributed Computing Environment:

Firewalls and Proxies:


Maintenance of Operational Systems:

Message-Oriented Middleware:

Network Management:

Object-Oriented Analysis:

Object-Oriented Design

Object-Oriented Programming Languages:

Reference Models, Architectures, Implementations:

Simple Network Management Protocol:

Three Tier Software Architectures:

Trusted Operating Systems:

Two Tier Software Architectures

Virus Detection:

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
Web Master and Editor

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