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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 March 2004 issue of our free 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 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.

***Current News ***

In this issue we describe and link to a total of 48 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.

This issue contains many study guides and learning materials for various IT certification exams, including Linux, Cisco, and Microsoft.

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

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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.

 

Certificationsuccess.com:
http://www.certificationsuccess.com

This site provides the following Free Study Guides for Certification Exams, in pdf format.


Explanations Of Computer Application Terms:
Basic_Explanations_to_Computer_Application_Terms.pdf

A+ Hardware:
A+_Hardware_Study_Guide.pdf

A+ Software:
A+_Software_Study_Guide.pdf

iNET:
iNET_study_guide.pdf

Security+:
Security+.pdf

Security+ Overview and Practice Questions:
Security+_Overview_and_Practice_Questions.pdf

CCNA Study Guide:
CCNA.pdf

CitrixMetaframeXP Study Guide:
CitrixMetaframeXP.pdf

20 Wireless Tips:
Wireless%20World%20with%20these%20Tips.pdf

Encryption and Decrypion:
Encryption_Decrytion.pdf

Oracle9i vs SQL Server 2000:
Oracle9i_vs_SQL_Server_2000.pdf

Network Port Numbers Explained:
Port_Numbers_Explained.pdf

Server Back-up Strategy:
Server%20back%20up%20strategy.pdf

Setting up RAS Connections in Windows:
Setting_up_RAS_Connections_in_Windows.pdf

Tech Salary Survey:
Tech_Salary_Survey.pdf

The Top 20 Security Threats:
Ther%20Top%2020%20Security%20Threats.pdf

Top Tricks:
Top_Tricks.pdf

Understanding Kerberos:
Understanding_Kerberos.pdf

Unix Command Line Basics:
Unix%20Command%20Line%20Basics.pdf

Using the Replace Command:
Using_the_Replace_Command.pdf

MCSE 70-215 exam:
70_215.pdf

MCSE 70-210 exam:
Microsoft's 70-210 exam Study Guide.pdf

MCSE 70-216 exam:
70-216_Study_Guide.pdf

MCSE 70-219 exam:
70_219.pdf

MCSE 70-220 exam:
70_220.pdf

MCSE 70-214 exam:
70_214.pdf

MCSE 70-218 exam:
70_218.pdf

MCSE 70-270 exam:
70_270.pdf

MCSE 70-217 exam:
70_217.pdf

Windows 2000 Server Exam:
Windows%202000%20Server%20exam.pdf

Deploy and Distribute the .Net Framework:  
deploy_distribute_dotnet_framework.pdf

Moving from Visual Basic to .NET:
Moving_from_Visual_Basic_to_NET.pdf  
The_move_from_Visual_Basic_6_to_NET.pdf

Security with Windows 2000 Server:
Security%20with%20Windows%202000%20Server.doc

DOS Memory:
DOSmemory.pdf

.Net Active Directory:
dotNET_Active_Directory.pdf

Analyzing Your Security in Windows 2000:
Analyzing%20your%20security%20in%20Windows%202000.pdf

Windows 2000 DNS Dynamic Update:
W2K%20DNS%20dynamic%20update.pdf

What is .NET:
What_is_NET_to_Developers.pdf

Using Oracle in ADO.NET
Using_Oracle_in_ADO_NET.pdf

Windows XP Security:
WindowsXPSecurity.pdf

 



Toggit.com:
http://www.toggit.com/

This site offers you the following Free Study Guides for Certification Exams.


CompTIA A+ Exam:

  Concepts for the A+ Operating Systems Exam (2003):
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/Concepts.asp

  Concepts for the A+ Core Hardware Exam (2003): 
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/conceptsCH.asp

  Detailed Exam Objectives for A+ Operating Systems 2003:
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/guideaosct.asp

  Study Tools and Materials for A+ Core and OS Exams:
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/guideachCT.asp  
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/guideachK.asp
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/guideaos1.asp  
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/guideaos2.asp
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/guideaos3.asp  
  http://www.toggit.com/Aplus/guideaos4.asp


Cisco CCNA Exam:

  Study Guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/CCNA/217cguide.asp

  Study Guide based on concepts in Cisco's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/CCNA/217tguide.asp

  Conceptual Guide:
  http://www.toggit.com/CCNA/217cgguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/CCNA/Concepts.asp


Exam 70-210:
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows 2000 Professional:

  Study Guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/210/210cguide.asp

  Study Guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/210/210tguide.asp

  Conceptual Guide:
  http://www.toggit.com/210/210cgguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/210/Concepts.asp

  Two Practice Tests, 20 Questions each: 
  http://www.toggit.com/210/test/teststart.asp


Exam 70-215:
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

  Study Guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/215/215cguide.asp

  Study Guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/215/215tguide.asp

  Conceptual Guide:
  http://www.toggit.com/215/215cgguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/215/Concepts.asp

  40 Practice Questions:
  http://www.toggit.com/215/test/teststart.asp


Exam 70-216:
Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

  Study guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/216/216tguide.asp

  Conceptual Guide:
  http://www.toggit.com/216/216cgguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/216/Concepts.asp

  40 Practice Questions:
  http://www.toggit.com/216/test/teststart.asp


Exam 70-217:
Implementing and Administering Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure

  Study Guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/217/217cguide.asp

  Study Guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/217/217tguide.asp

  Conceptual Guide:
  http://www.toggit.com/217/217cgguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/217/Concepts.asp

  40 Practice Questions:
  http://www.toggit.com/217/test/teststart.asp


Exam 70-218:
Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment

  Study guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/218/218ceuide.asp

  Conceptual Guide:
  http://www.toggit.com/218/218cyuide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/218/Concepts.asp

  "What to know" Checklist
  http://www.toggit.com/218/wtkguide.asp


Exam 70-219:
Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure

  Study Guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/219/219cguide.asp

  Study Guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/219/219tguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/219/Concepts.asp


Exam 70-220:
Designing Security for a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Network

  Study Guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/220/220cguide.asp

  Study Guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/220/220tguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/220/Concepts.asp


Exam 70-221:
Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

  Study Guide based on a standard curriculum layout: 
  http://www.toggit.com/221/221cguide.asp

  Study Guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/221/221tguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/221/Concepts.asp


Exam 70-224:
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server

  Study Guide based on concepts in Microsoft's website:
  http://www.toggit.com/224/224tguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/224/Concepts.asp


Exam 70-270:
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

  Study Material:
  http://www.toggit.com/270/Guide.asp

  Conceptual Guide:
  http://www.toggit.com/270/270cgguide.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/270/Concepts.asp


Exam 70-290:
Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

  What's new in Windows 2003 Server:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/2003new.asp

  Installing and Deploying Windows Server 2003: 
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide1.asp

  Managing Windows Server 2003:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide2.asp

  Windows Server 2003 Networks:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide3.asp

  Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0: 
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide4.asp

  Terminal Services:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide5.asp

  Creating and Managing User and Computer Accounts:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide6.asp

  Group Policy in Windows 2003:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide6a.asp

  Controlling Access to Network Resources: 
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide7.asp

  Monitoring Network Resources:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguide8.asp

  Deploying Software Applications:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/290kguideS.asp

  Concepts:
  http://www.toggit.com/290/Concepts.asp

 



Download your Free Examforce Cram Sheets:

   CompTIA Bundle:
 
  http://download.examforce.com/examforce/comptia-cs.zip

   Microsoft MCSE Bundle:
 
  http://download.examforce.com/examforce/msmcse-cs.zip

These Cram Sheets contain valuable information for the MCSE and CompTiA certification exams. You can study these to help you pass the exams, you may find it useful to review the appropriate Cram Sheet just prior to sitting for the actual exam. They are in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format, and that you will need to unZIP them prior to use. 

You can download Acrobat Reader at:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

You can download 7zip, a free zip file archiver tool at: 
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

 



Unix Tutorial for Beginners:
http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/

The UNIX operating system is made up of three parts; the kernel, the shell and the programs. This tutorial takes you through 8 tutorial sessions to help you learn this important operating system.

 



Red Hat Linux Documentation:
http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/contents.html

  Red Hat Linux 9 Customization Guide:
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/rhl-cg-en-9/index.html

  Red Hat Linux 9 Getting Started Guide: 
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/rhl-gsg-en-9/index.html

  Red Hat Linux 9 x86 Installation Guide: 
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/rhl-ig-x86-en-9/index.html

  Red Hat Linux 9 Reference Guide:
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/rhl-rg-en-9/index.html

  Red Hat Linux 9 System Administration Primer:
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/rhl-sap-en-9/index.html

  Red Hat Linux 9 Security Guide:
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/rhl-sg-en-9/index.html

  Intel Kernel Math Library:
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/mkl/index.htm

  Intel Fortran and C++ Compilers Documentation (8.0 Release):
  http://rsusu1.rnd.runnet.ru/linux/linux/comp.html

 



MySQL Documentation:
http://ftp6.us.freebsd.org/pub/mysql/documentation/index.html

The MySQL manual covers most of the areas of MySQL use. The available material here includes the MySQL Reference Manual, articles and presentations, MySQL++ API Manual, MyODBC Programmer's Reference Manual, and MySQL Connector/J Documentation. Also translations into German, French, Portuguese, and Russian.

 



Dreamweaver Training:
http://web.umr.edu/~mhays/ITCommResources/DWtraining/

  Intermediate Dreamweaver Training (3.5M):
  http://web.umr.edu/~mhays/ITCommResources/DWtraining/intermediate.doc

  Training Manual (1.2M):
  http://web.umr.edu/~mhays/ITCommResources/DWtraining/training.doc

 



UK Borland User Group - Downloads:
http://www.craigmurphy.com/bug/

Technical Articles, Presentations, and related source code, mostly Delphi related.

 



Bitsavers.org:
http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/

Lots of older computer manuals and documentation. This site contains sources of information on obsolete computers and electronics.





 

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.

 

Free IT Books from books.pdox.net/:
http://books.pdox.net/Computers/

The following are some of the books on this site, in pdf format:

Algorithmic Information Theory:
Algorithmic%20Information%20Theory.pdf

An Introduction to Cryptography.pdf:
An%20Introduction%20to%20Cryptography.pdf

Building Secure and Reliable Network Applications.pdf:  
Building%20Secure%20and%20Reliable%20Network%20Applications.pdf

Executing Temporal Logic:
Executing%20Temporal%20Logic.pdf

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist:  
How%20to%20Think%20Like%20a%20Computer%20Scientist.pdf

Introduction to TCP-IP (ps format):
Intro%20to%20TCP-IP.ps

Learning How to Design:
Learning%20How%20to%20Design.pdf

Logic Programming and Prolog:
Logic%20Programming%20and%20Prolog.pdf

Mastering Regular Expressions in Perl:
Mastering%20Regular%20Expressions%20in%20Perl.pdf

Network Administrator's Guide:
Network%20Administrator's%20Guide.pdf

Programming Visual C++, 5th Edition (chm format):
Programming%20Visual%20C++,%205th%20Edition.chm

Programming Windows, 5th Edition (chm format):
Programming%20Windows,%205th%20Edition,%20Petzold.chm

Redhat Linux Unleashed:
Redhat%20Linux%20Unleashed.zip

Securing and Optimizing Red Hat Linux:
Securing-Optimizing-RH-Linux-1_2.pdf

The Design Patterns Java Companion:
The%20Design%20Patterns%20Java%20Companion.pdf

The Linux Programmer's Guide:
The%20Linux%20Programmer's%20Guide.pdf

The Linux Programmer's Guide Examples (tar.gz format):
The%20Linux%20Programmer's%20Guide%20Examples.tar.gz

The Linux Sysadmin Guide:
The%20Linux%20Sysadmin%20Guide.pdf

 



Documentation (Books):
http://custom.lab.unb.br/pub/books/docs.rinet.ru/

Books on Web Development, Perl, JavaScript, Java, Databases, Oracle, Networking, and Unix. There are more books on this site, look in the pub/books folder.

 



Servlet Essentials:
http://custom.lab.unb.br/pub/books/...servlet-essentials/

This document explains the concepts of Java Servlets and provides a step-by-step tutorial for writing HTTP Servlets with complete source code for the example Servlets. The tutorial and the other chapters cover all facets of Servlet programming from a simple "Hello World" Servlet to advanced Servlet features like session tracking and Cookies.

 



Peter Norton's Guide to Java Programming
 
http://custom.lab.unb.br/pub/books/...peternortonjavaprograming/

This is a guide to the Java programming language. It is designed to meet the needs of today's Web publishers and programmers by helping you set the pace for the future of Internet and object-oriented programming.

 



Swing:
http://custom.lab.unb.br/pub/books/manning.com/sbe/

All chapters for the first edition of this book are free on this site. Code examples are also available.

 



Big Technical Library: Certification:
http://freebooks.by.ru/Certification.html

Here are some of the Free Microsoft Certification Books linked on this site:

MCSE Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Active directory Services (CHM): http://www.mcse2001.boom.ru/mmads.html

MCSE Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (CHM):
http://www.mcse2001.boom.ru/mmserver.html

MCSE Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Administration (CHM): http://www.mcse2001.boom.ru/mmnet.html

MCSE Tutorial on Windows 2000 Server:
http://www.ftq.com/w2ks/index.html

MCSE Tutorial on Windows Networking Essentials: 
http://www.ftq.com/ne/

MCSE/MCDBA SQL Server 7 Administration Study Guide: 
http://freebooks.by.ru/view/MSSQL7Admin/toc.htm

Here are other IT subject areas covered on this site:

Linux Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/Linux.html

Unix Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/UNIX.html

CCNA Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/CiscoCCNA.html

Computer Security Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/Security.html

Web Design Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/WebDesign.html

C and C++ Programming Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/CandCpp.html

Perl Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/Perl.html

Oracle Books:
http://freebooks.by.ru/Oracle.html

 



Goals-Based Testing:

http://etnaweb02.conxion.com/products/extreme/Goals_Based_Testing.pdf

This white paper is billed as a new approach to performance testing and management.

 




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

 

Foundations of Software Engineering:
http://www.scs.carleton.ca/~ldnel/3104winter2004/

Look at Notes for learning materials covering requirements, modeling, RUP and more.

 



Database Management Systems:
http://www.scs.carleton.ca/~ldnel/3005fall03/

Look at the Lecture Notes.

 



Design and Implementation of Computer Applications with Java:
http://www.scs.carleton.ca/~courses/1406/

Look at the Notes, extra slides and examples.

 



Programming in C++:
http://www.scs.carleton.ca/~ldnel/2404fall03/

Look at Course 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:


Impatient Perl:
http://www.greglondon.com/impatient.html

Impatient Perl is a Teach-Yourself-Perl document. It is written for people who have basic programming skills and can navigate their way around a command line prompt. It is written as to-the-point as possible. Impatient Perl is just over 100 pages long but covers everything from basic variables to Object Oriented Programming in Perl.

 



Linux Tutorials:
http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials/

Here are several well written Linux Tutorials, including ones covering Apache, ATA RAID, and Installing Software. And here are some more from this site:

Linux FAQ:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4638

Cron Tutorial:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4017

VNC Tutorial:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=973

 



Free AutoCAD Training:
http://www.dgcad.com/

Free videos for basic AutoCAD, AutoCAD architectural desktop and Revita software. They are all up to date with the latest versions (2004).

 



XML Design Patterns:
http://www.xmlpatterns.com

Since XML design patterns are an excellent way to pass knowledge on from the experts to XML newcomers, they have become more important then ever. Designing good XML structure using DTDs or W3C XML Schema does not always come easily, and hopefully the patterns on this site will be able to help out. Here is the introductory material: http://www.xmlpatterns.com/intro.shtml

 



Designing Without Tables Using CSS:
http://www.sitepoint.com/books/css1/

You can get some free chapters of this book sent to your email address: http://www.sitepoint.com/books/css1/signoff.php





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-x.com:
http://www.programming-x.com/

This is an excellent link farm site for free IT training set up alphabetically by topic.

Here is their C++ Tutorials page:
http://www.programming-x.com/programming/c++-tutorials.html

Here is the Quick References page:
http://www.programming-x.com/programming/quick-reference.html

 



Thetutorial.com:
http://www.thetutorial.com/

This is a very good link site to IT and programming tutorials, but it looks like it may be down. It is also archived at this url: http://web.archive.org/web/20030607230727/http://www.thetutorial.com/





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



Password Generator:
http://www.webattack.com/get/wmpwgen.shtml

This free utility creates random passwords based on different criteria, including length, upper and lower case letters, numbers, special characters and more. The lists displayed can then be copied to the clipboard or saved.

 



OmniFormat:
http://www.omniformat.com

OmniFormat is a free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including HTML, DOC, XML, XLS, WPD, PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PS, TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG.

Simple to use, OmniFormat "watches" a folder for image files. When documents and images are placed into the Watch folder, they are automatically processed with remembered settings. Processing may include a combination of conversion and image manipulation. Processing options include: Size, Rotation, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Contrast.

OmniFormat may also be used to dynamically convert XML data to any supported output format including PDF. OmniFormat is available free at http://www.omniformat.com.





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.


March 2004 Question of the Month: 
Can you give me some free new materials about UML (Unified Modeling Language) and RUP (Rational Unified Process)?

Answer:  Here are some newly available free training and tutorials on UML and RUP:

UML and Rational manuals, etc.:
http://www.cs.odu.edu/~ibl/public/software/rational/

RUP Training Video:
http://www.pscit.monash.edu.au/~kendall/CPE4004/RUP/  
Quicktime required, if you need it then download both files in QuickTime Installer folder and execute QuickTimeInstaller.exe.

Lectures and notes for Analysis and Design of Distributed Information Systems class using use case, object and dynamic models and applying patterns: 
http://www.pscit.monash.edu.au/~kendall/CPE4004/

UML learning slides:
http://www.cs.ut.ee/~kiho/SE/fall01/UML/

RUP Slide Presentation:
http://www.cs.ut.ee/~kiho/SE/fall01/RUP/

RUP and Extreme Programming document:
http://263.aka.org.cn/Docs/latest/RUP%20and%20XP.pdf

Papers, includes one on RUP:
http://www.scs.carleton.ca/~ldnel/3104notes/Papers/

Learning materials and slides for Object-Oriented Design and Software Engineering Software Development using UML and Java: http://www.cpe.ku.ac.th/~pp/classes/204432/material/  
Includes content on RUP, Use Cases, UML, and Rose.

Developing a Pet Store using RUP and XDE:
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/1072.html  
This is a sample application that provides insight into the combined power of RUP and XDE.

RUP Library, Articles and Learning Resources: 
http://www-140.ibm.com/wps/portal/_s.155/545

Get a free CD: Inside the UML CD:
http://www.rational.com/forms/rosemodeling.jsp

Rational Unified Process Windows Evaluation:
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/download/preconfig.jsp?id=2003-12-18+03%3A37%3A57.902091R

Very good overview of RUP:
http://www.rational.com/media/whitepapers/rup_bestpractices.pdf

RUP Documentation:
http://wiki.cs.uiuc.edu/SmalltalkCentral/RUP+Documentation

UML Slide Presentation (150K):
http://www.craigmurphy.com/bug/umlrup/UML.zip  

RUP Slide Presentation (120K):
http://www.craigmurphy.com/bug/umlrup/RUP.zip

Using the RUP for Small Projects: Expanding upon eXtreme Programming: http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/pdf/TP183_smproj.pdf

Reaching CMM Levels 2 and 3 with the Rational Unified Process: http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/rupcmm.htm http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/pdf/rupcmm.pdf

A Comparison of RUP and XP:
http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/rupxp.htm http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/pdf/rupcompxp.pdf

The Estimation of Effort Based on Use Cases: http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/usecase.htm http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/pdf/TP171.pdf

More RUP related papers:
http://latitude.east.asu.edu/494/rup/RationalUnifiedProcess/papers/pdf/

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