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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!
Please note we have changed our domain name from www.intelinfo.com to www.intelligentedu.com due to a trademark issue.
Please update your bookmarks and links to our site. Right now we are redirecting, but in a few months the redirect will no longer be in effect.
This is the October 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. In this issue we describe and link to a total of 38 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 ***
Please note we have changed our domain name from www.intelinfo.com to www.intelligentedu.com due to a trademark issue.
Please update your bookmarks and web links to our site. Right now we are redirecting, but in a couple of months the redirect will no longer be in effect. All pages are the same, so if you have website that links to us all you need to do is change the domain name from intelinfo.com to intelligentedu.com. Thank you.
Please Visit Our New Free Training Search Engine!! - We have deployed a new website at Edcomp.com that is a search engine with a large database of over 100,000 free IT education and training web resources, with another 40,000 free resources reserved exclusively for paid members. If you're an Intelligentedu.com Member, go to members.Edcomp.com to access the special members' page for searching over 100,000 free training web resources. If you're curious, this search engine is implemented using ASP.Net on Mono and Linux.
All of the links for these 100,000 free web resources have been validated, so you should not get any broken ones. We are also caching all previous results pages to help you find all the free training content and materials you need and are looking for. So check out our new free IT training search engine now, and if you'd like to, please provide me your feedback. Again, the url is: http://www.edcomp.com/. Thank you.
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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 (http://www.intelligentedu.com/sign-up/).
This is our new free computer and IT education and training search engine housing over 70,000 free training internet resources! Just type in a topic you're looking for and get tons of great web resources instantly. These results are much better than the big search engines, like google. A couple tips: 1) to exclude a word, type minus sign (-) in front of it, and 2) to get more free training resources simple click on the 'next' link at the bottom of each page. You can also check out our predefined search results page here: http://www.edcomp.com/predefined.htm.
You can start searching right now using this form!
Also, here are a few search results to get you started:
Java Learning Resources:
A+ Tutorials and free practice questions:
Intelinfo paid Member-only search with 40,000 more free resources:
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Intelligentedu.skillspride.com Online Courses and Online Learning: http://tutorials.intelligentedu.skillspride.com/
This new free training and tutorial site provides hundreds of free online IT tutorials. Tutorials range from entry level texts on using word processors through to advanced techniques in web development/database design and network routing.
Developer's.net Computer and Programming Tutorials: http://www.developers.net/all_content/Content_Types/Tutorials
This site has excellent tutorials and articles for the following topics, free registration is required:
Tutorials from Allsyntax.com:
Introduction to SQL:
Getting Started with VB 6:
Coding a Webserver:
Using Crystal Reports in VB 6:
Introduction to Flash MX Design:
Site Design Made Simple:
Build Your Own PC:
If you are thinking of building your own PC, or need practical information about PC hardware or software, this site is for you. It is an easy to follow step-by-step guide combined with many images to help you build, configure and setup your own PC.
KDE for System Administrators:
This site is intended to provide System Administrators who are deploying KDE in their organization with all the information they need concerning KDE.
Linux Technology Center:
The purpose of this site is to track the various technical contributions IBM as a whole is making to Linux and related development communities. This site is hosted by the IBM Linux Technology Center whose mission is to work directly with the Linux development community with a shared vision of making Linux succeed.
Check out QUE Publishing's collection of articles and sample chapters. Will will you get an understanding of what their books offer and you'll also learn a lot.
Programming Articles from Online Programmer Ezine:
These articles cover Programming Techniques, Reviews, Web Programming (ASP, PHP, ISAPI, Perl, CGI), Network Programming, Linux Programming (Small Articles, Sample Codes), Database Programming (MySQL, Ms-SQL, PostgreSQL), Small Tutorials (Network Programming, Techniques), Software Engineering and Management, News (Software Development News, Tools)
Here are 2 Free eBooks:
Web Design In 7 Days and Programming in C in 7 Days:
Here are 3 free online courses this site offers:
Web Design In 7 Days:
Start with Perl CGI Now:
ASP Programming in 7 Days:
Useful Information and Documentation On Web Services:
Web Services in general:
Java and Web Services:
Microsoft and Web Services:
The Top 10 J2EE Best Practices:
This is a discussion of the top 12 most important best practices for J2EE application development.
TechBomb: Free A+ Certification Test and Help:
Free A+ Certification Training, formed by a group of certified IT training instructors with the goal of educating and certifying current and future technology professionals. This site will be growing very rapidly, original questions & review material is updated daily.
A+ Core Hardware 2003 Comptia Exam 220-101:
Install & Configure, Diagnose & Troubleshoot, Safety & Maintenance, CPUs & System Boards, Printers, Basic Networking
A+ Operating System Technologies 2003 Comptia Exam 220-102: http://www.techbomb.com/aplus/index.php?review=software
OS Fundamentals, Install & Configure, Diagnose Problems, Networks.
Introduction to Unix:
These lecture notes and exercises are introductory course on UNIX. This course was designed particularly for use with the Linux operating system but much of it applies to other UNIX systems as well.
A+ Glossary from "A+ All-In-One Certification Exam Guide" by Michael Meyers.
This site is a repository of programming and computer related text files going back to the 1980's. Some of these files might seen out of date, but in fact show the initial approaches to programming concepts (like cryptography, artificial intelligence, and security) that apply very strongly to this day. Here is their computer text file page: http://www.textfiles.com/computers/.
Microsoft Security E-Learning:
Register for Free 3 Microsoft Security Training Clinics. Content is delivered via a learner-centered format where you learn at your own pace. Also offered is a free Microsoft Official Hands-On Lab Online where you can perform security-related procedures in a safe, networked environment.
World of .Net:
This site bills itself as "your ultimate guide to .Net resources across the Internet". Lots of articles and tutorials are available here covering .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 (http://www.intelligentedu.com/sign-up/).
Free eBooks from Bruce Perens' Open Source Series:
(all in pdf format)
Embedded Software Development with eCos:
Implementing CIFS: The Common Internet File System:
Intrusion Detection with SNORT:
Advanced IDS Techniques Using SNORT, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and ACID:|
Rapid Application Development with Mozilla:
Managing Linux Systems with Webmin:
System Administration and Module Development:
The Linux Development Platform:
The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide:
Download free ebooks, guides, pdf documents, here are some of them:
Securing and Optimizing Linux:
Linux Security Quick Reference Guide:
Bill's Simplified Website Design Guide:
HTML Quick Reference:
The Complete HTML Teacher:
Web Programming Desktop Reference:
Graphic Design Tutorial:
100 Do's & Don't in Web Design:
Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker:
Digital Content and Web Technologies:
Zen of Graphics Programming - 2nd Edition:
Teach Yourself Java Script in One Week:
Thinking In Java - 3rd Edition:
330 Java Tips:
XML Strengths & Weaknesses with DOM, ASP & XSL:
Oracle 8 PL/SQL Programming Examples:
Perl Coders: Site Automation CGI Specialists:
Presentation: How Hackers Attack Networks:
Teach Yourself C in 21 Days:
TCP/IP Network Administration:
Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 14 Days:
Network System Security:
Visual C++ 6:
Registry Guide for Windows:
Scripting Guide for Windows Administrators:
Windows Server 2003 Commands:
Microsoft Windows XP Power Toolkit:
Index of ftp://184.108.40.206/PUB2__Books/:
Books covering Java, Web Development, Linux, Unix, Networking, and Perl.
Learning by Doing:
Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) Lab Manual Version 4 Volume #1:
This is a Free CCNA Text book, in one Word formatted file (7Mb).
Here is the link of the file to download: http://www.spjc.edu/star/cisco/Matt/textbook.doc
Here is Volume 2 of this book:
(Free registration required for volume 2 here: http://my.lulu.com/register.php)
Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO:
This free book provides a set of design and implementation guidelines for writing secure programs for Linux and Unix systems.
Getting Started with SQL Server Books Online: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/startsql/getstart_4fht.asp
This site has online books for SQL Server 2000 covering: SQL Server architecture, Installing, upgrading, and running SQL Server 2000, Performing administrative tasks, Developing applications. Performance, and Troubleshooting.
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
Learning Materials from http://w3.nhjh.tp.edu.tw:
http://w3.nhjh.tp.edu.tw/.../Reliable XML Web Services.doc
http://w3.nhjh.tp.edu.tw/.../SQL Server 2000.doc
http://w3.nhjh.tp.edu.tw/.../Whats New with VoiceXML 2.doc
http://w3.nhjh.tp.edu.tw/.../XML Trends and eCommerce.doc
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:
Categorized listings of completely free books available online. Topical areas include Linux, Java, Microsoft, C, C++, Perl, Python, Science and Engineering, Networking, Security, and Database.
Free technical articles, resources, and links to online books covering C++, Visual Basic, .Net, C#, Database, Web Programming, Cisco, Oracle, Linux, and Java.
A+ Practice Tests:
The above page has free A+ practice tests, and here are the answers: http://www.rmroberts.com/Pages/answerstests.html.
Flash MX, Actionscript, PHP, and XML tutorials, tips, news and information, very well presented.
BBSStar Free Oracle Training:
This site has a free training course that covers the Oracle database and data warehousing. It also has a Dreamweaver course. Free registration is required.
OracleCoach is a great resource for Oracle Training and Course Material. It contains useful resources such as articles related to the latest topics, hands-on practice questions and tests to help you prepare and pass the Oracle certification exams.
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
Helpful Links for Network+:
This site has a great selection of Presentations and links for learning computer networking and studying for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
Certification Exam Study Resources:
CCNA (640-801) Study Guide and Practice Test:
Network+ Study Guide and Practice Test:
Windows 2000 70-215 Study Guides and Practice Tests:
Linux Certification Study Guides:
http://220.127.116.11/.../Cramsession For Lpi Linux Part 1 Exam.pdf
http://18.104.22.168/.../Cramsession for LPI Linux Part 2 Exam.pdf
http://22.214.171.124/.../LPI 117-202 Exam Study Guide.pdf
http://126.96.36.199/.../LPI certification 101 exam prep Part 1.pdf
http://188.8.131.52/.../LPI certification 101 exam prep, Part 2.pdf
http://184.108.40.206/.../LPI certification 101 exam prep, Part 3.pdf
http://220.127.116.11/.../LPI certification 101 exam prep, Part 4.pdf
Oracle Certification Study Guides:
Cisco Certification Study Guides:
7) I.T. Sites and Free Downloads Worth Mentioning:
All In One Tools:
A good selection of Windows utlities and admin tools to help you manage all aspects of your computer and server, includes both freeware and shareware.
Free Programs developed by Lexun Freeware:
Here are 5 Windows utilities that will do the following for you: Clean, scan for errors, and defragment your drives; Clone disk partitions; Creates and restores drive images of FAT32 and NTFS partitions; Backup files or whole drives to CD, DVD and other media; and Retrieve test data deleted and removed from recycle bin.
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.
October 2004 Question of the Month:
Why has intelinfo.com changed its domain to intelligentedu.com?
We were contacted by Intel Corporation's legal department that our intelinfo.com domain was an unauthorized use of their trade mark and we have agreed not to use intelinfo.com in the future, so now our new domain is intelligentedu.com.
Please update all of your intelinfo.com bookmarks and web links to intelligentedu.com. All of the web pages have stayed the same, so only the domain name needs to be changed.
Thank you very much for your assistance and support of our efforts.
Web Master and Editor
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