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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 to Please update your bookmarks and links to our site.

This is the June 2005 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 costs $15 for two months, for more information please see 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 40 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.

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Please update your bookmarks and links to our site. 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 to Thank you.

Please take a look at my 2 new blogs, these will be updated weekly with new free training and tutorial web resources, as I discover and evaluate them:

       Blog #1: Best New Training Sites

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All of the links for these 190,000 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: Thank you.

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

Warm Regards, 
Jeff Love 
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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.

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:

You can start searching right now using this form!

Also, here are a few search results to get you started:

  Web Development:

  Java Learning Resources:

  Linux Tutorials:

  XML Tutorials:

  C++ Tutorials:

  A+ Tutorials and free practice questions:

  iNet+ Tutorials:

  Network+ Tutorials:

  MCSE preparation:



  Windows 2003: paid Member-only search with 50,000 more free resources:  

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Intelligentedu Online Library of Training Courses:

This is one of our new free training and tutorial sites, provides over 450 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.


Java Tutorials:

Java SCJP Question Banks:


JavaQuestion Bank:

Java Exam Tips and Notes:

Certification Exam Practice Questions:

Interview Questions:

Free Java SCJP Exam Simulators:


Developing for the J2EE Tomcat Platform:

This course material and associated source code files are freely available:

  1. Java Server Pages
  2. JavaBeans
  3. Tag Libraries
  4. Introduction to Struts
  5. Advanced Struts
  6. Enterprise JavaBeans
  7. A Case Study
  8. Enterprise Objects Framework


Free Training Course Materials
JSP, Servlets, Apache Struts, JSF, & Java Programming:

Materials from Core Servlets & JSP, 2nd Edition Intermediate Servlets, JSP, and JDBC:

Materials from More Servlets & JSP
Advanced Servlets, JSP, JSTL, and SWCD Exam prep:

Materials from Core Web Programming
Java Programming: basic syntax, OOP, applets, Swing, Java 2D, multithreaded programming, etc.

Servlets and Javaserver Pages:
Free Online Version of First Edition:


CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Study Sites:

User Supported A+ Practice Test Engine:

A+ Core Hardware Service Technician Study Guide:

A+ Operating System Technologies Study Guide:

A+ Core Hardware Technologies ExamCram:

A+ Operating Systems Technologies ExamCram:

Lots of A+ Study Resources and links:

Practice Questions for A+ Core Hardware:

Practice Questions for A+ Operating System Technologies:

Your Basic Hardware Page:
Your Basic Hardware Page includes discussions on computer hardware parts, what to look for in those parts, and recommendations on parts like hard drives, motherboards, cpus, scsi cards, video cards, sound cards, modems, etc.


How to Start Programming (Using Python):

The intent of this online course (in book format) is to introduce computer programming to a complete beginner. As you read the book, keep in mind that you cannot learn to program by reading a book. You must write code and write more code. So as you read, try the examples, and if you have an idea of your own, work on that for a while. See what you can do and then come back and read some more. It is the best way to learn.


Object Mentor Articles:

Better Software - By Lecture, demonstration, and by example. This site provides you with experts to show you how to write better software.

  Agile Development:






  Design Principles:

  Embedded Software:

  Extreme Programming:


  Object Oriented Design:


  Pair Programming:



  Project Management:


  Test Driven Development:


  Use Cases:


Bjarne Stroustrup's Homepage:

Bjarne Stroustrup designed and implemented the C++ programming language. Here are the best free learning materials on his site:

Concentrates on personal opinions and general questions related to philosophy

Technical FAQ:
These are questions about C++ Style and Technique that people ask me often

This is a glossary of C++ terms, organized alphabetically by concept.

A Tour of C++:
Presentis the basic programming techniques supported by C++ and the language features through wich C++ supports them.

A Tour of the Standard Library:
Presents a few basic uses of C++ introducing its standard library; for most people this chapter gives a better view of C++ than does "A Tour of C++"

An Overview of the C++ Programming Language (paper):

Handbook of Object Technology. CRC Press. 1998. ISBN 0-8493-3135-8.

Learning Standard C++ as a New Language (paper):
C/C++ Users Journal. pp 43-54. May 1999.

Why C++ isn't just an Object-Oriented Programming Language (paper):
Addendum to OOPSLA'95 Proceedings. OOPS Messenger. October 1995.

More Papers about C++ by Bjarne Stroustrup:


Jeff Hunter's DBA / Development Web Site:

This resouce site offers free training content on Oracle Database Administration, SQL Server Database Administration, DBA Tips, Java and Perl examples, Developer Information, Linux, and DBA Scripts.


  SQL Server:


SQL Server Articles from

Here you will find Microsoft SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization articles and tutorials.

SQL Server Performance Tuning Articles:

SQL Server Clustering and Log Shipping Articles:

SQL Server DBA and Developer Articles (non-performance and clustering related):


Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using C++:

This 10-chapter tutorial on how to write object-oriented programs in C++ has been on the internet for quite a few years now, and is still beneficial to those who want to learn this important programming language.


12 Cisco IP Multicast Training Modules:

These IP Multicast training modules have previously been used for internal Cisco training only, but are now available for "self-training". They have been updated and are even better than before. (pdf format)


Computer Based Training Videos for MSCE 70-290 Certification Exam:

Click on the Free button at the bottom of the page, wait about 30 seconds, then the link to download will become available. You will have to wait 1 hour between downloads, unless you ipconfig flushdns/release/renew and delete your cookies.


  License and sus:

  Terminal Services:


  Disaster Recovery:



Free Microsoft Security E-Clinics and Labs:

These Security E-Learning Clinics follow the same content outline as Microsoft's Security Webcasts, but deliver that information via a learner-centered format. You can access the security topic you want, when you want it, and learn at your own pace.


Keeping Your Business Safe from Attack: Monitoring and Managing Your Network Security:

This free online book is split into two major focus areas: 1) securing against threats from the outside world and 2) securing against threats from the inside world. (free registration required)



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.

This site has links to many free computer books, including computer science and engineering books, lecture notes, documentation and references.

  Introduction to Programming (11):

  Assembly (2):

  C and C++ (16):

  Java (18):

  Perl (6):

  Python (8):

  Unix (1):

  Linux (21):

  FreeBSD (3):

  Algorithms and Data Structures (10):

  Object Oriented Programming (8):

  Functional Programming (5):

  Language Design and Construction (12):

  Computer Network (2):

  Information Management (4):

  Software Engineering (9):

  Image Processing (2):

  Game Development (9):


Free Book Chapters from

Check out over 30 free IT book chapters hosted by Topics include Linux, C#, .Net, ADO.Net, Java, Visual Basic.Net, ASP.Net, CSS, Web Services, PHP, and XML.


Bleeding at the Keyboard: A Guide to Modern Programming with Java:

A free 16 chapter book on learning how to program in Java. It is broken into 3 parts: 1) Learning About Objects, 2) Learning About Types, and 3) Designing Programs.


AnatolixWiki: Books:

Here are several good books to download in .zip format, covering Java, C, C++, UML, Project Management, Data Warehousing, Oracle, JavaScript, and Web Development.

Core Java 2: Volume II ? Advanced Features:

Hibernate in Action:

C++ Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices:

Programming languages - C++ ISO/ANSI/EIC Standard:

C++ Standard Library, The: A Tutorial and Reference:

C++ Templates: The Complete Guide:

Efficient C++ Performance Programming Techniques:

Effective STL:

Exceptional C++:

More Exceptional C++:

C++ Primer:

Essential C++:

Modern C++ Design:

The C++ Programming Language, Third Edition. Special Edition:

Programming languages - C ISO/ANSI/EIC Standard:

The C Programming Language. Second Edition:

The C Programming Task Solver:

Object Oriented Software Construction:

SADT Structured Analysis & Design Techniques:

The Unified Modeling Language User Guide:

Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd Ed.:

The Mythical Man-Month:

Death March: The Complete Software Developer's
Guide to Surviving 'Mission Impossible' Projects:

Under Pressure And On Time:

Programming with Qt 3.0:

IBM Data Warehousing:

Oracle9iR2 Data Warehousing:

The Data Warehouse Toolkit:

Building the Data Warehouse:

Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas::

Expert One-on-One Oracle:

OCA: Oracle 10g Administration Study Guide:

OCP: Oracle 10g New Features for Administrators: Study Guide:

Oracle Database Foundations:

The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems:

JavaScript Bible, 5th Edition:

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition:

JavaScript Programmer's Reference:

Core CSS: Cascading Style Sheets, 2nd Edition:

HTML & XHTML: The Complete Reference, Fourth Edition:

HTTP Developer's Handbook:

Content Management Systems:
This site offers several online books, here are the links:

For more links you can look at the results from this search:


Taligent's Guide to Designing Programs:

Online version of the book, Taligent's Guide to Designing Programs: Well-Mannered Object-Oriented Design in C++.


Industrial Strength C++:

Online version of Mats Henricson and Erik Nyquist's book of coding guidelines that evolved from the original Ellemtel C++ Rules and Recommendations.


Securing Java: Getting Down to Business with Mobile Code:

This is the online version of the print book, featuring a searchable index, java links, and the full text of the book.


Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform, Second Edition:

The second edition of Sun's best-selling book, Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform, is now available online.


Designing Web Services with the J2EE 1.4 Platform: 
JAX-RPC, SOAP, and XML Technologies:

This is the free online version of the latest book on building Service Oriented Architectures using J2EE 1.4 technologies from the J2EE BluePrints Team. Learn Guidelines, Patterns, and code for end-to-end Java applications.


Perl 5 By Example:

Teach yourself Internet programming and CGI scripting -this book teaches you how to use the Perl programming language by showing examples that demonstrate the concepts being discussed. The examples are designed to give you a chance to experiment-which in turn should clarify the material.


Algorithms and Complexity:

This is the first edition of this book, in the form of a single 1.1 Mb pdf file. Here is the link to download it:


A Practical Theory of Programming:

A 12 chapter book you can download in 4 parts, each one a pdf file. Lecture slides are also available in pdf format. The book covers the following:

  1. Basic Theories
  2. Basic Data Structures
  3. Function Theory
  4. Program Theory
  5. Programming Language
  6. Recursive Definition
  7. Theory Design and Implementation
  8. Concurrency
  9. Interaction


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

Introduction to Java Programming and the Internet:

Course materials and lecture slides (pdf) on Java programming and general Internet topics. This is intended for students having a limited background in C++ programming (using classes and simple object-based design styles, but little or no experience with OO style of programming).


Server Technology:

Course materials and lecture slides (pdf) on the major web-server technologies: http, Apache, DNS, Perl, PHP, Servlets, JSP, XML, .Net, and EJBs.



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:


Web Job Net The Network Of Web Job Training:

Free instructional multimedia how-to videos teaching Java and Visual Basic.Net. These training videos use university interns who perform the teaching in return for work experience and a grade.

Java Course Videos:

VB.Net Course Videos:


Oracle Database 10g Documentation Library:

Oracle 10g Whitepapers :

(Docs in English, although parts of page is in German)

Oracle9i Database Online Documentation (Rel. 9.2):

Oracle 8.1.7 Documentation Library:

Free web development resources, tutorials, and articles covering cgi, perl, php, mysql, xml.



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

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


Free Microsoft Certification Study Guides and Preparation Help:

This page hosts and links to many free study guides and preps for the MCSE certication exams.

Technical How Tos for PCs, Servers, Networking, and Microsoft Office:


UML Tutorials:

A selected list of UML tutorials that are available online, by UML Forum contributing editors for their completeness, accuracy and quality.


AgileAlliance Articles

Here you can access many articles detailing how agile programming is accomplished. This is similar to extreme programming.



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


Free Software from

SyncBack Freeware V3.2.8.3:
SyncBack will easily backup and synchronise your files to: the same drive; a different drive or medium (CDRW, CompactFlash, etc); an FTP server; a Network; or a Zip archive.

InstallSpy v2.0:
Helps you discover spyware by tracking any and all changes to the registry and file system, and also record all shell notification events (e.g. media inserted), when a program is installed, uninstalled, or run.

FingerPrint v2.1.3:
A utility to see if any files in one or more directories have been created, deleted, or changed since the last scan.

FireLogXP v1.3:
Reads Windows XP firewall's log file and show you who is trying to get into your computer, and through which ports.


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 2005 Question of the Month: 

What is one of your techniques to find new free training and tutorial content every month?


Here is a neat technique using to find the pages in a site when you know a portion of the url, such as a directory name. search term:
"allinurl: results" search term:
"allinurl: technotes" search term:
"allinurl: asp" search term:
"allinurl: docs.html" search term:

Jeff Love
Web Master and Editor

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