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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

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9)... Please Support Our Computer Training Mission

1) Editor's Greeting:

Hello everyone, and welcome to our new subscribers!

This is the April 2008 issue (#78) 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 52 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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  Web Development:

  Java Learning Resources:

  Linux Tutorials:

  XML Tutorials:

  C++ Tutorials:

  A+ Tutorials and free practice questions:

  iNet+ Tutorials:

  Network+ Tutorials:

  MCSE preparation:



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Intelligentedu Online Library of Training Courses

This is another one of our new Free training and tutorial sites, providing over 450 free online IT tutorials. Tutorials range from entry level training on using word processors through to advanced techniques in programming, web development, database design, and network routing. In-depth courses are also available at low cost.


Free C Programming Course Videos

Here are some great free classroom training Videos from the CSCI N305 C Programming Course at Indiana University-Purdue University. These will show and teach you how to get started programming in C, along with learning how to apply intermediate techniques, such as program control, functions, arrays, pointers, and structures. A current version of Realplayer is needed for these videos. Also, check out this course's complete Class Calendar containing lecture slides, readings, projects, and assignments.

Lecture Video Segment
-- General Orientation
1a Introduction to Computers (hardware)
1b Introduction to Computers (languages)
2a First C Program
2b Mixing Data Types
Basic Input | Output
3a Basic IO printf()
3b Basic IO scanf()
Variable Declarations, Data Types, Expressions
4a Variables and Operators
4b Assignments
Program Control
5a Problem Solving Using STAIR
5b Algorithms
5c Standard C Statements
5d Additional C Statements
6a Declarations
6b Examples
6c Scope, Parameter Passing, Storage Specifiers
6d Recursion
Information Representation
7a Positive Integers
Information Representation
8a Negative Integer Representation
8b Floating Point Representation
Information Representation
9a Characters and Images
Information Representation
10a Machine Instructions
10b Machine Instructions Demo
11a Declaration
11b Strings and Parameter Passing
11c Multidimensional Arrays
11d Case Study
12a Introduction to Ethics
13a Introduction
13b Call-by-Reference
13c Pointer Arithmetic
Characters and Strings
14a Literals and Variables
14b Functions
15a Declarations
15b Functions and Arrays


Free Java Course from

This Free Java Course by Marcus Green, and hosted by, is for those who would like to learn how to start programming in Java and do not have a lot of previous programming experience. It is not aimed at the Sun Certified Programmers Exam, which is for people who already know how to program in Java. Also take a look at their Social Forum and Discuss The Course pages for this Java course.

Java Course Modules:

1 An introduction to the origins and basics of the Java Programming language

2  Java Data types and looping
3 Layout Managers
Java Arrays, Collections and I/O
5 Java Applets and more components
6 More Objects


Free Oracle Application Training

Here is a well written site offering Free Oracle Application Training. Use this site to build and improve your Oracle Application R12 skills using Oracle App modules created for Apps professionals by Apps professionals. The author created this training because the tools for accelerated Oracle Application skill building are generally not freely available on the Web today. He says on the home page, "If you are an experienced consultant working on a project, or a support guru working on a TAR (or Service Request) or an enthusiastic beginner, this site is dedicated to be your portal for Apps knowledge that you can tap into whenever you need it."

Oracle Inventory Fundamentals and Setup
Learning Oracle Inventory can appear overwhelming. But, if you are determined to master the fundamentals, this is your place to be.

 - Setting Up the Oracle Inventory Organization Structure
 - Creating the Operating Unit
 - Defining the Inventory Organization Calendar
 - Creating the Item Master Organization
 - Building the Inventory Organization
 - OSS Creates Some Categories
 - Subinventories for OSS
 - About a Unit of Measure
 - Building a Shipping Network
 - Inventory Accounting Periods
 - Miscellaneous Transactions in Oracle Inventory
 - Customizing Transactions in Oracle Inventory
 - A New Transaction Type for Travis
 - Subinventory Transfer Transactions

Understanding And Using Oracle Quality in R12
More and more companies are moving towards Oracle Quality. Oracle Quality is integrated with the Oracle Manufacturing and Distribution applications to provide consistent quality data definition, data collection and data management across the enterprise and throughout the supply chain.

 - Collection Elements in Oracle Quality
 - Specifications for OSS
 - A Purchasing Collection Plan for Office Smart Solutions
 - A Receiving Inspection Plan for an Item


3 PHP Tutorials and an XML Tutorial

Here are 3 PHP Scripting Tutorials, from, along with an XML Tutorial. These tutorials will show and teach you how to get started with scripting PHP into your web pages to give them user friendly features and interactivity.

What is PHP and Why Should I Care?
This introductory tutorial informs you about what PHP is and what it can do for your web pages.

Basics of Object Oriented Programming
This Object Oriented Programming (OOP) tutorial provides an overview of what OOP is with a view toward using PHP effectively. It goes over three concepts of object orientation in these tutorials: class, access modifiers, and inheritance.

Object Oriented Features New to PHP 5
In this PHP tutorial, learn how to use the new Object Oriented features in PHP 5. Support for objects has been add into PHP, so you can choose to use objects or simply use procedural programming. That PHP is a hybrid language should be viewed as something positive, not as a disadvantage.

Introduction to XML and Web Services
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, platform-independent standard for describing data within a structured format. It allows data to be tagged using descriptive names so both humans and computer applications can understand the meaning of different pieces of data.


CSS Tutorial from

Here is's online CSS Tutorial that will teach you how use use and apply Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in your web pages. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. CSS in HTML pages is used to define colors, fonts, layout, and other aspects of document presentation. Besides separating the content from the content's presentation, CSS also permits the same web pages to be presented in different styles for different rendering methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice, etc. CSS specifies a priority scheme to determine which style rules apply if more than one rule matches against a particular element. In this so-called cascade, priorities are calculated and assigned to rules, so that the results are predictable. Also check out this site's CSS Forum to communicate with other web developers using CSS.

 - Introduction to CSS
 - Inheritance and Cascading in CSS
 - Block and Inline Elements
 - Datasheet-style Form
 - Tabular List


Web Development Training from

Web Design from Scratch has been adding some great content and learning materials since I last posted a blog article about their site. Here is more of their free Web Development training content that will teach you many techinical areas of designing and developing web pages and web sites. Topics covered here include the Design  Process, Graphic Design for the Web, Site Architecture, Usability, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and DHTML.

Design Process

Graphic Design for the Web

Graphic design basics: Page layout: Visual techniques: Case studies:
Site Architecture


Aspects of AJAX: Free AJAX eBook

This free AJAX ebook, "Aspects of AJAX", will show you how to use an AJAX Framework and an AJAX Engine with JavaScript, XML, SOAP, WSDL and ASP.NET using standard Web Services on the server. This book also contains the updated articles and samples from the author's blog, together with some new and rewritten articles. The implementation of the Samples, the AJAX Engine and most of the web controls in this AJAX ebook can be found here.

The author introduces his idea that to successfully deploy an AJAX application, the developer must have a clear and simple pattern for coding the JavaScript on the client in order to avoid errors and to not think about the implementation details. The AJAX implementation shown here uses the WebService framework of ASP.NET on the server, and manages the communication with the client using SOAP. This keeps the recurring portion of the code in a central place. Also, all details about the different implementations of the XMLHttpRequest object in Internet Explorer or the Firefox browsers are hidden from your code. This Ajax ebook is 142 pages in length, 1.42mb in size, and is in pdf format)


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

30 Computer and Networking eBooks

Here are 30 Computer and Networking eBooks covering the topics listed below.

 - Wireless Hacking
 - Windows 2003 Networking
 - Perl Programming
 - PHP Programming
 - Computer and Network Security
 - Computer Networking and IP Basics
 - Cisco CCNA
 - Cisco CCIE
 - CISSP Security Certification
 - Red Hat Linux Certified Engineer (RHCE)
 - Oracle 9i
 - A+ Certification Study and Prep eBook
 - Network+ Study and Prep eBook
 - Linux
 - Linux Kernel
 - Linux Network Programming
 - Unix Programming
 - Adobe Photoshop 7
 - Adobe Illustrator
 - AutoCad


Over 1000 Computer eBooks from FreeBookSpot

FreeBookSpot links to 1212 free downloadable eBooks in its Computer category. These computer ebooks are located at download sites like and cover these topics: .NET, C / C++ programming, Databases, Embedded programming, Game development, Hardware, Java programming, Networking, Application Development, Security, SQL, Linux, Web Development, and Windows. I have checked several of the ebooks linked from this site and only one was not available, which is pretty good. Some ebooks have two or three download links. The link(s) to download each ebook are under the Download Instructions heading on each ebook's description page. On some of the download sites you will need to click on the 'Request ticket' link.

Topics of Computer eBooks from FreeBookSpot:

 - Certification (3)
 - . NET (96)
 - Algorithms (73)
 - C and CPP (74)
 - CAD (1)
 - Computers (Other) (4)
 - Cryptography (42)
 - Databases (47)
 - Delphi (5)
 - DirectX (13)
 - Embedded Systems (82)
 - Game Development (60)
 - Graphics (41)
 - Graphics Programs (43)
 - Hacking (31)
 - Hardware (34)
 - HTML and CSS (5)
 - Java (76)
 - Microcontrollers (33)
 - Microsoft Office (20)
 - Misc Programs (8)
 - Mobile Devices (12)
 - Networking (51)
 - Pocket PC (1)
 - Programming (79)
 - Security (24)
 - SQL (29)
 - Unix and Linux (60)
 - Web Design (20)
 - Web Development (105)
 - Windows (43)


Computer eBook links from

Here is, another provider of links to many computer ebooks via download sites. To download an ebook from this site, you need to first click on the link under the 'Server' column on the ebook's description page, then on the next page click on the 'Download eBook' link. Some of these links are not working. The topics covered include Programming, Database, Linux, dotNet, Flash, Web Design, Javascript, PHP, Dreamweaver, Graphics, Multimedia, Networking, Cisco, Hardware, and Security.

eBook Categories:

 - Network & Network Programming
 - Robotics & Automation
 - Database
 - Electronic
 - Hacking
 - Python
 - 3D
 - Multimedia
 - Delphi
 - Graphics
 - Office
 - Perl
 - Javascript
 - Linux, Unix, BSD
 - Web & Web Design
 - dotNET
 - Flash
 - Java
 - J2ME
 - SEO
 - ASP
 - Cisco
 - Dreamweaver
 - Hardware
 - PHP
 - Security


50 Programming and Application Development Books

Here are 50 Programming and Application Development online Books that are linked from These cover web design, C++, Java, J2EE, Software engineering, PHP, SQL, ASP.NET, VB .NET, and .NET. I have verified the 45 book links below, which are most of the books on this site.

Online Book Categories:

Web Design
Web Style Guide, 2nd edition
Building Accessible Websites
The Art and Science of Web Design
Software Engineering for Internet Applications

C++ In Action: Industrial-Strength Programming Techniques 
Thinking In C++ Second Edition Volume One: Introduction To Standard C++
Thinking In C++ Second Edition Volume Two: Practical Programming
Optimizing C++
C++: A Dialog - Programming with C++ Standard Library

C Programming
The New C Standard: An Economic and Cultural Commentary
C Elements of Style
The C Book
Numerical Recipes in C
Writing Bug-Free C Code

Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0
The J2EE Architect's Handbook 
Servlets and JavaServer Pages: The J2EE Technology Web Tier
Jakarta-Struts Live 
Java Testing and Design

Software Engineering
Essential Skills for Agile Development
Object-Oriented System Development
Patterns for Effective Use Cases
Programming from Specifications


PHP 5 Power Programming
Practical PHP Programming
PHP Manual
Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours
SQL for Web Nerds
Structured Query Language (SQL): a Practical Introduction
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 7 in 21 Days
Essential SQL

Murach's ASP .NET 2.0 Web Programming with VB 2005
Murach's ASP .NET 2.0 Web Programming with C# 2005
Build Your Own ASP .NET Website Using C# & VB .NET
Pro ASP .NET 2.0 in C# 2005
Inside ASP .NET Web Matrix

Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
Visual Basic .NET
Murach's Beginning Visual Basic .NET
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 Hours
Visual Basic .NET
Programming the .NET Compact Framework in Visual Basic .NET
Real World XML Web Services


Free Computer and Programming eBooks

Here are lots of Free Computer and Programming eBooks, linked from, covering the categories linked below. These ebooks are accessible from many websites around the Web.

Computer and Programming eBooks Categories

 - Algorithms and Data Structures
 - Artificial Intelligence
 - Compilers and Compiler Design
 - Cryptography
 - Database Theory, Programming & Administration
 - Information Theory
 - Interface Design & Programming
 - Introduction To Programming
 - Linux
 - Logic Programming
 - Neural Networks
 - Operating Systems
 - Programming - .NET
 - Programming - Assembly Languange
 - Programming - C/C++
 - Programming - Java
 - Programming - Javascript
 - Programming - PHP
 - Programming - Ruby & Ruby On Rails
 - Programming - Small Talk
 - Web Design
 - XML


Freely Available Cisco eBooks

Here is, which provides several links to freely available Cisco eBooks. The links to these Cisco ebooks are in text form, so you need to copy and paste them into your browser's address bar. Also, you may need to make the text smaller in your browser so you can copy all of the link.

 - CCDA Certification Books (1)
 - CDP Certification Books (2)
 - CCIE Certification (5)
 - CCNA Certification Books (7)
 - CCNP Certification Books (4)
 - CCSP Certification Books (2)
 - CCVP Certification Books (2)
 - Cisco CCIE certification books free (5)
 - Cisco CCNA certification books free (6)
 - Cisco CCNP Certification Books (3)
 - Cisco QOS Books (2)
 - Free books (16)
 - Free certification Books (6)
 - Free Cisco books (11)
 - Free Cisco Certification book (25)
 - free computer ebooks (26)
 - free ebooks online (26)


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

Lecture Notes for the Windows and .NET Programming Course

Here are well written, illustrated Lecture Notes for the CS130 Windows and . NET Programming Course at San Jose State University. These will show you are to get started with programming user applications in the Microsoft .NET framework (dotNET), along with some C# programming constructs.

 - How Windows Works
 - Introduction to Visual Studio
 - Introduction to Windows Graphics
 - The Mouse
 - Intermediate Graphics
 - Introduction to menus
 - Dragging
 - Introduction to printing and arcs, pies, and area fills.
 - Controls
 - Push buttons
 - Modal Dialogs
 - Radio Buttons and List Boxes
 - Data validation
 - Fonts
 - More on Text and Fonts in .NET
 - Toolbars and status bars.
 - Introduction to the Windows Common Dialogs
 - Common File Dialogs
 - Responding to the keyboard
 - Owner-draw menus and context menus
 - Overview of The .NET Framework
 - Web Services
 - Building .NET Components
 - Introduction to double-buffering in .NET
 - Animation in .NET
 - Network programming in .NET
 - Network programming in .NET continued


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 A+ and Network+ Study Guides and Practice Tests

Here are Free Study Guides and Practice Tests for the A+ and Network+ Certification Exams, from Also check out their Instructor's Corner page for more free A+ and Nework+ certification training resources. The practice test answers are in the test documents, and they are also located here. This site also provides a page for building your own PC and a page for understanding how Windows XP Pro and Home Edition compare to each other.

A+ Study Guide - 2007 (New Study Guide)

A+ Sample Test - 2007 (New Exam 220-601)
230kb, 22 pages, 101 practice questions, with answers, pdf format

Network + Study Guide 1

Network + Practice Test 1

Network + Study Guide 2

Network + Practice Test 2


Free IT Security Training Resources

This site reviews and links to free online learning and training content related to IT Security. Here are some of the resources they provide:

CompTIA Security+ study and training pages from

Home Computer Security site from

Computer Security Videos from

Security School: CISSP Certification Training
This free I.T. security training from,, not only provides CISSP certification education, but it also doubles as a comprehensive security resource that enables proactive security professionals on all levels to keep their skills ahead of the pack.  (free registration is required)

Web Security Course from
 - Contributed course content
 - Video lectures

Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
This MIT course features a rigorous introduction to modern cryptography, with an emphasis on the fundamental cryptographic primitives of public-key encryption, digital signatures, pseudo-random number generation, and basic protocols and their computational complexity requirements.

Network and Computer Security 
This MIT graduate course on network and computer security covers the following:
 - Authentication and identification schemes
 - Intrusion detection: viruses
 - Secure operating systems
 - Software protection
 - Security of email and the WWW
 - Electronic commerce: payment protocols, electronic cash
 - Firewalls
 - Risk assessment



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

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


TutCity - Free Tutorials Directory is a tutorial portal that links to many technical and software tutorials on the Web. Tutorial categories include 2D and 3D Graphics, Audio and Video Editing, Business and Office Applications, Desktop and Web Programming and Development.

TutCity Tutorial Categories:

Desktop Programming:
C and C++
Visual Basic

Web Development:
Adobe DreamWeaver
CGI & Perl
Microsoft FrontPage

Microsoft Access

2D Graphics:
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Flash
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Image Ready
Adobe Photoshop

3D Graphics:
3D Studio Max
Cinema 4D
Maya 3D

Office Applications:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

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

The following programs are totally Free, no popups, no adware, no spyware, and no shareware.


X-Gen is a web development tool that allows you to create pages with the same layout, over and over again. The program provides an interface that allows you to modify the content of your pages, without editing the actual files. You just create a template for each page once, and then manage the template details from the X-Gen interface. You can create as many template section as you need (e.g title, main content, footer, header etc) and then just generate all your pages with the click of a button. You can specify the output directory, as well as a default extension for the generated files.


Easy HTML To Any Script Converter

Easy HTML To Any Script Converter allows you to quickly convert HTML code to ASP, PHP, Perl, JSP or JavaScript output. It adds the required script identifications, as well as string output (echo, response write etc.) can perform replacements as well. You can edit the conversion templates and add your custom code templates if they are not included by default. The program supports input from the clipboard, and can also convert single or multiple files.



Selida is a highly flexible HTML editor that offers a lot of dialogs helping you to write code, insert images, hyperlink and more. It provides a real time browser preview that allows you to see the actual (IE based) browser display while you are writing your HTML code. When the tag you want comes up, simply click space. In addition it supports automatic tag completion, multicolor syntax highlighting and an optional WYSIWYG interface. Furthermore it offers support for ASP code, Java, VB and plain text and comes with additional tools like code cleanup, code compression, error checking as well as a spellchecker.



MEdit is a multipurpose editor that can be used to edit local files as well as remote files via FTP. It comes pre-configured with syntax highlighting for many languages, including PHP, Java, HTML, SQL and more. You can create multiple FTP profiles, allowing you to quickly connect to a server in order to edit files. Using MEdit, you can edit more than one file at the same time, use bookmarks, along with searching and replacing.



AVIcodec is a very useful tool that helps you identify the codec used by video files. When you don't have the proper codec installed, you will get an error message, or may be limited to audio playback only. While AVIcodec does not provide you with the codecs, it makes it easy to identify the exact video type and the codecs required (if any). In addition, it provides links to online resources to find required codecs, and also displays a list of all codecs (with version) that are installed on your system.



VideoInspector provides detailed information for selected video files. It includes Codec requirements, Duration, streams, resolution, bitrate, frames per seconds (FPS), Sample rate etc., and also calculates the video quality factor.


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.

April 2008 Question of the Month: 

What is Microsoft’s Live Mesh and how will it affect web and application development in the future?

Microsoft's new Live Mesh is both a platform and a service that has been two years in the making. (Here’s several screen shots of what you can expect to see when Microsoft offers its Live Mesh tech preview.)  Mary Jo Foley does a pretty good job of distilling and explaining what Live Mesh is all about in her article, Ten things to know about Microsoft’s Live Mesh. She writes that the best definition of Live Mesh what  she has found was in a Live Mesh reviewer’s guide: “Live Mesh is a ’software-plus-services’ platform and experience from Microsoft that enables PCs and other devices to ‘come alive’ by making them aware of each other through the Internet, enabling individuals and organizations to manage, access, and share their files and applications seamlessly on the Web and across their world of devices.” She continues, "If I were in charge of defining Live Mesh, I think I’d go with 'a Software + Services platform for synchronization and collaboration.'”  Live Mesh is to be cross-platform and cross-browser and based on standard protocols and feeds, such as HTTP, RSS, REST, ATOM, JSON and FeedSync. It will use the cloud storage, management, service and provisioning, and computational components that other Microsoft Live services use. In addition, Live Mesh will make use of the same identity, synchronized storage and connectivity services that Microsoft uses for other Live offerings. The “platform” services (the “developer stack”) include the new Mesh Framework, as well as both a cloud and a client software run-time Mesh Operating Environment (MOE). Here is the official MSDN blog for Live Mesh. For more technical details, take a look at Ori Amiga's Programming the Mesh.

Jeff Love
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Our Members' Site contains the web's best computer and IT training resources and tutorials. This content is individually linked and presented in a way to expedite and facilitate your IT learning experience. We have done all the web research and presentation work for you so you can concentrate solely on your computer training. Member Site FAQ Answers:

  1. Over half of the web sites and pages in our members site are not in the free section of our web site. The online training resources in our members' site are linked and laid out in a much more detailed fashion than those in the free section. This will save you time in finding all the best free training on the web.
  2. If you use a credit card when joining, you may choose to be billed by PayPal, or you may purchase from, our authorized retailer, whichever you choose.
  3. You have a choice to select the non-recurring or recurring method of payment. If you select non-recurring, when your membership period expires, you will not be automatically charged another fee on your credit card or check.
  4. If you are looking for training and tutorials covering popular software such as Microsoft Office, Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Web Development, Windows and Computer Hardware, please see our sister site,

The total price to join our member's site is only $15.00 total for 2 months, $25 for 4 months, $34 for 6 months, or $59 for a whole year. The funds generated will assist us to help all those seeking IT education and application development training. Here's the link to see what's available on our member's site and to sign up: <>. You can email Jeff Love with questions at

I will give you 8 great Free Bonuses when you sign up now. These are as follows:
1. A Comprehensive 47-page IT Glossary
2. How To Understand Windows Error Messages program 
3. 105 Great Totally Free Utility Programs 
4. A Bug Tracking Access
5. The Four Best IT Salary Calculator/Wizard sites 
6. 12 Great Web Resources for Learning the Best Methods to Study and Take Tests
7. Six Great e-Books (a $120 value) to help you Make Money using the Internet
8. Five extra bonus IT resource sites that are the best from our "worth mentioning" newsletter section

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