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Newsletter for Computer Education, Training & Tutorial Resources: Issue #35-1 - July, 2003 #1


Newsletter for Computer IT Education,
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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 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 (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 ***

This July #1 issue of our newsletter offers you links to many online IT books. Also, if your looking for no cost Cisco training, check out the Question of the Month near the end of this newsletter.

Please remember that our current newsletter issues are always available in HTML format at these two URLs:

This Issue, July #1:

Last issue, June #2:

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.

Roadmap Quick Reference Guide:

Roadmap to Computing provides several Quick Reference Guides are intended to make your programming and developing environment easier. Topics include C, C++, Perl, Unix, HTML, and Office applications.

Programming Tutorials and Texts from Fsix Security covering C, Assembler, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Security, and Socket Programming.


Magazine, Journal and On-Line Articles by Jeff Heaton:

These tutorial articles by Jeff Heaton show you how to program in Java and it related areas, including Swing, JSTL, Neural Networks, JDBC, JSP, and HTTP GET/POST.

Courses by Jeff Heaton - Excellent Online Learning Notes:

   IS251 - Intro to Java:
   Teaches the basics of the Java programming language. 

   IS252 - Advanced Java:
   Meant to prepare a student to pass the Java certification exam. 


C++ Learning Materials:

C++ Quick Reference Sheet (9 pages):

More C++ Learning Materials:

A Quick Introduction to C++:


Tille's Site:

This site offer free Linux and Unix related training materials for your learning pleasure. Here are some of them:

   Programming with Linux libraries for real dummies:

   Bash for Sysadmins and power users:

   Introduction to Basic Unix System Administration:

   Sed for dummies:

   Awk for dummies:

   Shell scripts: simple exercises and examples:


Deploying Oracle9 i on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS:

This 22 page document gives you detailed information on the status of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS as a platform for Oracle database technology. Price/performance information is provided and a tutorial is given outlining the required steps to install these technologies.


Two Linux Tutorials from IBM:

Inside the Linux Kernel Debugger:  
Install and set up the kernel debugger (KDB) to trace Linux kernel execution and examine memory and data structures. You'll learn how to use the features provided by KDB and how to install and set up KDB on a Linux machine. You'll also get acquainted with the commands and the setup and display options available to you in KDB.

Addressing Security Issues in Linux:  
An overview and resource guide - focuses on security issues as they relate to the individual user (home or small office) and to a network administrator responsible for user workstations. His main intent is to introduce the new user or administrator to the wide array of security issues and solutions that exist; however, even those experienced with security issues may find something new here.

Offers free study guides, practice exams, articles, how tos, and lab practices for A+, Network+, Server+, MCSE, MCSA, MCAD, MCSD, Cisco, CIW, Oracle, Linux, Novell, and Sun. Free registration is required (for a quick look, use "certsguides" for both username and password). Samples:

   Microsoft 070-215p (3.64Mb):

   CIW 1D0-470 (316 kb):


Alpos IT Network Training Materials (slow connection):

   Certification Study Guides for Oracle, CompTIA, and Microsoft Certifications:

   Certification Preparation Tests for Cisco and Microsoft Certifications:

   ASP, JavaScript, VB Script Help Files and Guides:


Training Materials from Business Information Systems IS3313 Lecture Notes:

The following .doc formatted learning materials and tutorials are available on this page:

   An Overview of the Windows NT/2000 Architecture:

   Virtual Memory Management in Windows 2000 and Linux:

   Windows 2000 File Systems:

   Linux Ext2 File System:

   A Primer on RAM (DDR SDRAM and Rambus DRAM):

   A Primer on Disk Drives and File Management:

   The Drama of the Interrupted CPU:

   Hardware Fundamentals (Intel) and an Introduction to Software (44 pages):


Computer Security Course:

This 14 module course is an advanced undergraduate or masters level course, it presumes a knowledge of Operating systems and System Administration. Lectures, problems and hints are provided. Also, here are their Recommendations for the Protection against Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks in the Internet:


Network and Internetworking Articles and Training Tutorials from Pine Mountain Group:

On the Wire Newsletter Library of Articles:

27 Articles dealing with various networking technologies.

Network Computing Magazine: On The Wire Column:

Bill Alderson and J. Scott Haugdahl provide readers with critical insights gleaned from their experiences solving real networking problems.

Chief Network Officer Column:
Internet Week publishes a quarterly supplemental called Network Monitoring & Testing. Bill Alderson has written the column "Chief Network Officer" in these issues.


Txt Files:

This site hosts many learning materials and documents, some are security related. Here are categories:

   General Security:


   Unix/Linux Platforms:

   Microsoft Platforms:






7 Windows and Microsoft Security Guides from Only4Gurus::

   Windows XP Security Guide V1.1:

   Windows 2000 Security Hardening Guide:

   Windows Server 2003 Security Guide:

   IIS5 Security Guidelines:

   Microsoft Security Operations Guide for Windows 2000 Server scripts and job aids:

   Microsoft Security Operations Guide for Windows 2000 Server:

   Deploying Secure Extranets: Windows 2000 And "Whistler":


More Microsoft Training Content from

   Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit: Designing and Deploying 
   Directory and Security Services:
   This book describes how to design, deploy, upgrade to, or restructure to a
   Windows Server 2003 Active Directory environment.

   14 Documents on Content Management Server:

   117 Documents on Pocket PC and Mobility:

   25 Documents on BizTalk Server:

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.

Unix Books:

Download the following Unix books in pdf format:













Linux In Plain English:

This book teaches you the basics of the Linux file structure, console commands, shells, and window managers. (HTML format, 1340kb)


Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide:

This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples.


An Introduction to Cryptography:

This 88 page guide is useful for anyone who is interested in knowing the basics of cryptography. It explains the terminology and technology used for PGP and its related software.

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

CS3157 Advanced Programming:

This course has good slides and notes covering C, Java (from C), Shell Scripts, Software Engineering, Software Documentation, Configuration Management, Make, Unix Tools, Processes, Threads, Sockets, Internet Programming, and Unix Software Package and Installation Tools.


Lecture Notes for Network Programming Course:

Slides and notes covering TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, UDP, CGI, Buffer Overflow, JavaScript, Routing, Threads, FTP, Sockets, IPv6, Security, LDAP, RPC, XML-RPC, SOAP, CORBA, and Java. Here are the notes from this instructor's previous Java Networking Programming class: and here is his home page with more courses with notes:

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:

Object Oriented Design Using Java Quiz Series:

This is a 1000-question quiz series on the design and construction of software systems via object-oriented development and uses the Java programming language. The material applies to most object-oriented languages, such as C++, Delphi, etc. Free registration is required.


Delphi Basics:

This web site provides help and reference for the Delphi programming language. It is gives an introduction for newcomers, and provides a ready reference for experience programmers.


Class Work: Windows 2000 Professional:

This online class has good notes and links to study from, including this MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Textbook:

   Chapter 1:

   Chapter 2:

   Chapter 3:


Class Work: Windows 2000 Server:

This online class has good slides and links to study from, including this MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Textbook:

   Chapter 1:

   Chapter 2:

   Chapter 3:

   Glossary of Terms:

   Glossary of Windows Commands:

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

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

Information Technology Portal:

This is a very comprehensive IT portal website covering just about everything you can ask for.


Programming Tutorials:

Tutorial links to many topics, including C, C++, CGI, CORBA, Debugging, DHTML, Emacs, Fortran, HTML, IPC, Java, Make, MPI, OpenGL, Parallel, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PVM, Python, RPC, Serial Programming, Shells, Sockets, SQL, Tcl/Tk, TCP/IP, Threads, Unix, VRML, and X11.

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


This free Windows tool compares two files and identifies the differences. The differences can then be merged from one file into the other. This program works great for text files, reports or source code. (514KB)


This is an easy to use yet very potent and extremely efficient alternative to the standard windows Explorer. It combines the user-friendliness of the latter with the increased efficiency and advanced features of good-old dual-pane file managers like Norton Commander.

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.

July 2003 Question of the Month #1: 

Where can I get some good Cisco certification tutorials and preparation materials?


You can find Cisco Certification Training on these web sites:

Cisco Tutorials and References:

CCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide:

78 Free CCNA Practice Questions:

Fundamentals of Networking Notes:

Networking Primer:

Internetworking Technologies Notes:

Beginning Router Configuration Notes:

Sem1-4 CCNA version 2 Study Guide (21K):

Sem5 Building Scalable Cisco Networks (228K):

Sem6 Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (184K):

I hope this helps you.

Jeff Love
Web Master and Editor

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