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3)... New Free I.T. Books & Book Sites

4)... University Computer Science Course Sites

5)... The Best Suggested Sites from Website Users

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1) Editor's Greeting:

Hello everyone, and welcome to our new subscribers!

This is the March 2006 issue (#53) 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 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.

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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.

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Intelligentedu Online Library of Training Courses:

This is one of our new free training and tutorial sites, providing 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.


Free Online KeyStone Learning Systems Courses

This is KeyStone Learning Systems free course try-out for Certification Exam Preparation (CCNA, A+, SQL 2000, and Windows Server 2003) and Developer (FrontPage, Java, and PHP) courses. After logging into their course web site, you can select from the courses they have available, which are listed here. After selecting the course, its topics will be listed on the left navigation column. All topics are freely accessible, but for a limited time. When clicking on a topic you may be required to agree to a free license that is good for one day.

Free Online Certification Courses

Web Site:

Username: certification0602
Password: keystone

Course Descriptions:
- Cisco - CCNA 2 Level 1
- Cisco - CCNA 2 Level 2
- Cisco - CCNA 2 Level 3
- CompTia A+ (APlus) 2005 Level 1
- CompTia A+ (APlus) 2005 Level 2
- CompTia A+ (APlus) 2005 Level 3
- Implementing SQL 2000 Level 1
- Implementing SQL 2000 Level 2
- Implementing SQL 2000 Level 3
- Windows Server 2003 Exam 70-290 Level 1
- Windows Server 2003 Exam 70-290 Level 2
- Windows Server 2003 Exam 70-290 Level 3
- Windows Server 2003 Exam 70-290 Level 4
- Windows Server 2003 Exam 70-290 Level 5
- Windows Server 2003 Exam 70-290 Level 6

Free Online Developer Courses

Web Site:

Username: developer0602
Password: keystone

Course Descriptions:
- FrontPage 2003 Intermediate
- Java Programming Fundamentals Level 1
- Java Programming Fundamentals Level 2
- Java Programming Fundamentals Level 3
- PHP 5 Programming Essentials Level 1
- PHP 5 Programming Essentials Level 2
- PHP 5 Programming Essentials Level 3
- Visual Basic 2005 Essentials Level 1
- Visual Basic 2005 Essentials Level 2
- Visual Basic 2005 Essentials Level 3

Online System Requirements:
- Internet Explorer 5.5 or above (IE6 Recommended)
- Windows Media Player 9 or above (download latest version)
- Windows 2000 or above (Windows XP recommended)
- Broadband Internet Connection (256K download speed or above)


Free Technical Training Videos:

Here are free technical training videos provided by They cover topics in the following areas: Microsoft MCSE, Cisco, CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+), Security, Wireless, Project Management, Web Development, Linux, Programming (Java, VB.Net, XML), MCDBA, Citrix, and Microsoft Office. These free training videos require Windows Media Player Series 9, and free registration is also required.


C and C++ Programming Style Guides:

For the C and C++ developers, here are several excellent programming style guides and documents to help you code C and C++ in a correct and well-formed style.


Java and Eclipse Development Tutorials and Guides

Here are several training and tutorial resources that will help you learn and develop applications using the Java programming language with Eclipse and other Java development tools.

Documentation for the Eclipse SDK:

Java Development User Guide:

(6.4 mb, zipped pdf file, 696 pages)
This Java and Eclipse user guide and tutorial provides a step by step walk-through of the Java development tools.

Getting Started with Eclipse and the SWT:

This site contains 15 tutorials and several example programs that will help programmers who are new to Eclipse and the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) install Eclipse correctly and run some simple Java / SWT programs. The main focus of this site is illustrating the use of the SWT for developing Java-based desktop applications.

Eclipse Technical Articles:

These Eclipse articles have been written by members of the development team and other members of the eclipse community.


Delphi Tutorials, References, Help, and Tips:

Delphi Basics offers tutorials, references, help, and tips for learning how to program in and advancing your knowledge of the Delphi programming language. It hosts an excellent series of tutorials for the Delphi Object Oriented Language, and provides a ready reference for experienced programmers.


Free X Window Programming Course:

This free course will teach you the details of programming in X Windows. This includes learning the detailes of programming with Tcl/Tk, KDE with QT, Gnome, Gtk, Java, C++, and XWT. In many cases, this course offers step-by-step instructions to demonstrate the techniques being taught. In the appendix is a Complete Linux Command Reference for X Programs and answers to all exercises.


Free Linux System Administration Course:

Here is the free 'FTLinuxCourse' Linux System Administrator course, which covers many of the things a Linux System Administrator needs to know. The system administrator's role is to keep the Linux system up and running and to take all the necessary measures to prevent system problems and crashes. These measures, may be automatic, or manual. This course will teach you topics needed to be understood and used by the system administrator, such as shell programming using bash (the Bourne Again Shell) and other simple programming techniques such as sed, awk, Expect, and Tcl/Tk. This course all teaches you user administration, time services, boot services, compiling the Linux kernel, kernel modules, building packages, and burning your own Linux CD.


99 Free Linux Course Modules:

Here are 99 free Linux course modules in pdf format covering most of the important areas that you need to learn and know when using and administering Linux. These are also available in OpenOffice format here:


The Linux Migration Quick Reference:

This site gives you the nuts and bolts view of how to get things going in Linux in the shortest amount of time. No need to wade through lots of documentation.


Linux Howtos and Tutorials:

HowtoForge hosts the following Linux Howtos and Tutorials. These Linux learning tutorials are written at a high quality level and cover Apache, Samba, Xen, kernel hacking, DNS, Sendmail, MySQL, Postfix and more. The contributors to this site symbolize the open source spirit by sharing their knowledge of Linux with others so everyone who desires to can gain further understanding in these technical areas. Most of these tutorials are linked in one page on the blog post of ours: Linux-Howtos-and-Tutorials


Pocket Linux Guide: Building a Linux System:

The Pocket Linux Guide teaches you the techniques and methods of building a Linux operating system from source code. It is structured as a project that builds a diskette based Linux system, with each chapter building components of the overall system while explaining how it works, why it is needed and how to build it. After completing the Pocket Linux project, you should possess an enhanced knowledge of what makes Linux systems work, as well as the confidence to explore larger, more complex source-code-only projects.


Linux Kernel Hacking Course

If you want to learn how to modify the Linux kernel and how to evaluate the impact of the changes you made (we call this kind of programming, kernel hacking) then you won't find as much documentation as in the case of installing and using Linux. In fact, you can find almost anything on the net, except it is scattered around many places and not all the documents you will find are outstanding, while many are obsolete. So, the ambitious goal of this Kernel hacking course is to describe in a coherent many of the things you should know to become a reasonable kernel hacker.

Linux Kernel Hacking Course:

Schedule of Course Presentations:

Linux Kernel Hacking Course Notes:


5 Unix Learning Resource Sites

Here are 5 learning resource sites that will help you learn and understand how to use the Unix operating system. These will also help you better understand how to do C, C++, and web programming in Unix, and how to better use and manage Linux.

The Unix Time-Sharing System:

Classic Unix paper by Dennis M. Ritchie and Ken L.Thompson,. Bell System Technical Journal 57, number 6, part 2 (July-August 1978) pages 1905-1930.

Unix Tutorials:

Perplexed about Unix? Or C++ templates? Here are the slides, tutorials, handouts, and links from recent tutorials at the University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering web site.

A Basic UNIX Tutorial:

This tutorial covers the "Introduction to UNIX" and "Intermediate UNIX" workshops offered by the Idaho State University Computer Center.

Introduction to Unix for Web Developers:

* Day One: Unix Basics
* Day Two: Essential Commands
* Day Three: Advanced Tools

Norman Matloff's Unix and Linux Tutorial Center:

This Unix learning resource site offers the following course modules of study:

Guide to the installation and use of Linux

The Unix File System
Ordinary files; directory files; device files; file links; permissions; details on ls command; chmod; disk space measures (du, df); diff command; "wild cards."

Tar files (.tar; also .gz, .tgz and .bz2)

Intermediate and Advanced Unix Tutorials:
* Introduction to shell usage. Starts by introducing shell variables, such as $path, the "set" and "alias" commands, etc.
* Unix process management
* Advanced C shell/tcsh programming
* Emacs text editor
* Vim text editor (popular extension of vi)
* Elvis text editor (popular extension of vi)
* Mutt e-mail utility

Topics in Elementary C Programming:
* Introduction to C
* Introduction to functions
* Programming style
* Command-line arguments (example with tutorial comments). * Bits and bytes
* Introduction to pointers: I
* Introduction to pointers: II
* Norm Matloff's tutorial on the art of debugging (uses DDD), and and use of the gdb debugging tool
* Use of argc, argv command-line information
* Introduction to recursion: I
* Introduction to recursion: II
* Introduction to recursion: III
* Bitwise operations
* C library and qsort()


Rebol Programming For The Beginner:

This Rebol programming tutorial shows how easy it is to program real world applications with the Rebol computer language, which is considered to be both flexible and powerful. This tutorial teaches average users to program computers to do useful things, without the long learning curve required by most other programming languages. If you're an experienced programmer, be sure to check out the final example applications to see Rebol's compact code and simple cross-platform usability.


Novell DeveloperNet University Free Online Courses:

These free Online Courses, from Novell, are in-depth discussions on application and web development for Novell eDirectory and Novell NetWare. They contain sample code with detailed discussions on how to use the code. Information is also provided on required configurations, tools and programming techniques.


Course Book Notes for VB.Net, ASP.Net, .Net Framework, SQL Server, and XML:

Here are some excellent learning and educational materials offered by the Raritan Valley Community College web site covering how to program and develop applications using Visual Basic .Net (VB dotNet), ASP.Net, .Net Framework, and XML. Also included are course book notes for .Net Databases, Microsoft SQL Server, and Systems Analysis and Design.

Visual Basic.NET Course Book Notes:

ASP.Net Course Book Notes:

.Net Databases Course Book Notes:

Microsoft SQL Server Course Book Notes:

.Net Framework - Course Book Notes:

.Net Framework - The Big Book:

.Net Framework - OOP Notes:

XML Course Notes and Learning Web Resources:

Systems Analysis and Design - Course Book Notes:


Free Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Webcast Series:

This is a free Wecast Series for Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0, sponsored by Microsoft, Dr. Dobb’s, and O’Reilly. You can select from 45 webcasts in 3 categories: JSP, PHP, and ColdFusion. The webcasts include free training content contributed by Dr. Dobb’s and O’Reilly. Select the category you’re most familiar with, and then pick the webcast topics you want to learn more about. When you attend three webcasts, you’ll receive an ASP.NET 2.0 Development Pack, including Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition, and five chapters of Programming ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference, by Dino Esposito.


Windows Server 2003 Technical Articles and Tutorials:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is the latest version of the Windows Server operating system. Listed here are the tutorials and articles about Windows Server 2003 that you'll find on this site, organized by technology. These are provided by Microsoft and are the definitive source for technical knowledge about its Windows Server 2003 technology in the areas covered.

These are the technical areas covered:


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.

150 Free Computer Ebooks

Here are 150 freely available computer ebooks in the following topical areas: Programming, ASP.Net, C# (CSharp), ADO.Net, Visual Basic .Net (VBdotNet), C++, UML, Web Development, CSS, Database, Database Design, SQL Server, HTML, .Net Framework (dotNet), Security, XML, XSLT, XPath, Excel, FrontPage, Flash, Dreamweaver. These ebooks are in pdf and chm formats. The link below is to a google groups page where you can access the links for these free computer ebooks, look for the links.

Google Groups post containing Ebook links:


18 Free Computer Ebooks:

This site has 18 freely available computer ebooks. These cover ASP.Net (ASPdotNet), Cisco VOIP, SAP, VB.Net (VBdotNet), PHP, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Windows Server 2003 Administration and Security, .Net Framework, dotNet Remoting, Sendmail, SQL Server, and Adobe After Effects.


144 Freely Available Computer Ebooks

Here are 144 freely available computer ebooks covering the following topics: Programming, ASP.Net (ASPdotNet), C++, C# (CSharp), Visual Basic .Net (VBdotNet), MCSD, Java, Perl, XML, UML, Rational Rose, Flash, Photoshop, Web Development, Web Design, Windows, Linux, Database (SQL Server and Oracle), and .Net Framework (dotNet). These are in pdf and chm formats. The link below is to a google search results page, from where the ebook site is linked, just click on the first linked listed.

The Arab American University Portal Downloads - Computer Ebooks:


Many Freely Available Computer Ebooks:

This site hosts many freely available ebooks covering many programming, networking, and security topics. These include the following: C, C++, C# (CSharp), Java Programming, Cisco CCNA, Citrix, Linux, Mac OS X, VOIP, AutoCAD, GUI Design, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, PHP, MySQL, Perl, Apache, Securing your Network, VPN, Wireless, IPSec, Microsoft.Net.Remoting, Speech Recognition, Check Point Certifications, PC Hardware, Web Services, Visual Basic .Net (VBdotNet), Python, Unix, Windows XP, SQL, Oracle, UML, Extreme Programming, and Game Programming.


Java, C++, and Software Development Ebooks:

This site contains several good programming and software development ebooks. Subjects covered include Java, J2EE, JBoss, EJB, C++, Perl, Javascript, Solaris, UML, Extreme Programming, Refactoring, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Patterns, and Use Cases. Some of these are in .bz2 format, which needs to be uncompressed after downloaded. ( can be used to uncompress .bz2 files.)


5 Freely Available Ebooks

Here are some more freely available ebooks. These cover the following: Avalon and Indigo, the new and coming Windows technologies, Linux, Red Hat Fedora 4, wxWidgets programming, and Snort. This is a Russian web site, but the ebooks are in English. The actual download link is the green link near the bottom of the page (first click on the "Download E-Book" link).

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5 Teach Yourself Books:

This site, davoid's homepage, at, offers the following 5 teach yourself books. There are also some books available from the home page.


Free Linux Quick Command Reference Book:

Table of Contents:

If you want to learn the power commands to use on the Linux command line, you will want to read this free book, titled 'Linux Quick Command Reference'. It takes you through all of the important areas of managing and using Linux from the command line.


Step by Step Linux Guide Book:

Step by Step Linux Guide is a free book that is written by M.B.G. Suranga De Silva to provide a single reference for network administration in a Linux environment. Beginners as well as experienced users should find the information they need to cover nearly all important administration activities required to manage a Linux network configuration. It contains real world implementations of sendmail, qpopper, jabber, NoCatAuth, squid, iptables, DNS BIND, samba, and apache with detailed examples and explanation. This book gives you real world server installations and configurations for email, DNS, proxy, web, messaging services.


An Operating Systems Vade Mecum:

This pdf ebook, An Operating Systems Vade Mecum, by Rapheal Finkel, is an out of print text which is available as a PDF file (1.16 mb in size). A vade mecum (pronounced "VAHdee MAYkem";) is a laboratory manual that guides the student step by step through complex procedures. Operating systems are complex mixtures of policy and mechanism, of algorithm and heuristic, and of theoretical goals and practical experience. This vade mecum tries to unify these diverse points of view and guide the novice step by step through the complexities computer operating systems. As a text, this book is intended for a first course in operating systems at the undergraduate level.


Free C# Programming Book from Wikibooks:

Here is the free C book from Wikibooks, the open contentt textbooks collection. This books covers the Introduction, Language Basics, Classes, The .NET Framework, and Advanced Object-orientation Concepts. This C book is a collaborative project and is an ongoing effort, so more topics and information will be added in the future.


30 Free C# Book Chapters:

Here are 30 free book chapters about C# (CSharp) which will help you learn how to program using this computer and web application development language.


32 Free Visual Basic .Net Book Chapters:

Here are 32 free book chapters teaching you how to progam with Visual Basic .Net (VBdotNet). These will help you learn how to program software apps using this .Net Framework web-based application development language.


12 Free Book Chapters for ASP.Net:

Here are 12 free book chapters covering ASP.Net (ASPdotNet) and various aspects of this Microsoft web development technology.


12 Free Book Chapters for SQL Server:

This post contains links for 12 free book chapters covering Microsoft SQL Server. Most of these are for SQL Server 2000.

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

Free Oracle References, Documentation, and Books

Here is a collection of books, references, documentation, and study modules for learning the Oracle database and application server, how to install them, administer them, and program them using SQL Plus. Several versions are covered here, including current ones.

Oracle Documentation and Books:

Oracle 10g Rel. 1 (10.1) Documentation Library:

Oracle HTTP Server Documentation:

Oracle Electronic Book:

Interactive Self Study Module:

Sample Exams (over 300 questions from the end of each chapter):

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: 

Free Netware to Linux Training from Novell:
Bridging NetWare skills to Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux:

Training Modules:

This web-based course consisting of self-study modules introduces those familiar with NetWare to Novell's newest network operating system: Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux. This course covers the introduction to Open Enterprise Server features, deployment options, file storage, print and web services, administration, and configuration. Multiple lab exercises are included.

Course details:


Web-Wise-Wizard - A Web Developers Internet Toolbox:

Learn how to plan, develop and promote your Website using modern web design principles. Sections on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Internet, web graphics and Photoshop.

This website is aimed at providing simple and easy help, tips and tricks and valuable support articles to Debian user community ranging from beginners to Experts.


C++ Maniac:

Daily Lessons for programming in Visual Studio, using C code.


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

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


2 Link Sites for Free Computer Books and Ebooks

Here are 2 sites that offer links to freely available technical computer books and ebooks.

Free Books from provides links to free computer books online covering the following topics: Assembler, C and C++ (cpp) programming, Visual C++, Perl, Java (JSP, Servlet, EJB, JMS, Javabeans), Visual J++, Delphi, Visual Basic, Debugging, Cisco, Exchange, Microsoft Windows 2000, Unix, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, PalmOS, Security, Microsoft Access, Oracle, SQL, Hardware, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3DStudio, CorelDraw, and MS Office.

Free Books from offers 933 working links to free computer books online and ebook downloads in the following areas: Programming, Visual basic, C Language, Visual C++, XML, VRML, VB Script, Socket programmming, Shell programming, SGML, HTML, C++, C#, AWK, Assembly Language, ASP, Hardware, Computer Hardware, Peripherals, Microprocessor, Device Drivers, Embedded Systems, Logic And Hardware Design, Network, Hacking, Unix, Web marketing, Electronics, Semiconductor, Digital Electronics, Flip Flops, VLSI Technology, Java Technologies, Advanced Java, Java Enterprise, Java Language, Java Micro Edition, Java Networking, Java Tools, Java User Interface, Javascript, Internet, E-commerce, Intranet, Linux, Matlab Techologies, Server Technologies, Exchange Server, Web Technologies, .Net Technologies, ActiveX, ADO, ATL, COM, Microsoft Certifications, WebSite Technologies, Tcl, SQL, Shockwave, Servlet, PHP, Pearl, Nutshell, JSP, Front Page, FreeBSD, DHTML, Cold Fusion, CGI Programming, Software Engineering, Web Design, and Microsoft Office.

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

Fresh Diagnose:

Fresh Diagnose is a utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, hard disk performance, video system information, mainboard / motherboard information, and much more


Fresh UI:

Fresh UI is a fresh solution for configuring and optimizing Windows. Loaded with hundreds of useful hidden settings in Windows XP/2000/NT/ 98/95/Me, this software covers the customizing and optimizing techniques that you'll be glad to know, such as:

More features: tweak Internet Explorer settings, optimize media player settings, drive settings, folder settings, windows shortcuts, and many more.


MWSnap, Screen Capture Utility:

MWSnap is a totally free, small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen.

Current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, or a fixed or free rectangular part of the screen. MWSnap handles 5 most popular graphics formats and contains several graphical tools: a zoom, a ruler, a color picker and a window spy. It can be also used as a fast picture viewer or converter.

MWSnap does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up your system.


Free Online Virus Scanner:

BitDefender Online Scanner is a fully functional, free antivirus product. It features all required elements for thorough antivirus scanning and effective cleaning: it scans your system's memory, all files, folders and drives' boot sectors, providing you with the option to automatically clean the infected files. Internet Explorer is required.

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 2006 Question of the Month: 

As a developer or systems admin, where can I learn more about the technical aspects of Windows Vista?


Here are 2 good resources hosted by Microsoft that will give you many technical details and information about their next version of Windows.

Windows Vista Developer FAQ:

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning Windows Vista and WinFX Basics. The Windows Vista Developer FAQ is designed to put a wealth of answers at your fingertips. From setup and hardware issues to questions about future plans and about what it all means, this FAQ is an excellent companion to the WinFX newsgroups.

Windows Vista Forums & Newsgroups:

Here you can ask questions, share information, or exchange ideas with others, including experts from around the globe. Choose a discussion group from the lists below. You can then check out interesting posts, answer a question, or post your own questions.

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