Network Guide to Networks

Author: Tamara Dean
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285414904
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Genre: Computers

The completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition gives students the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. The text also prepares students for CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 certification exam with fundamentals in protocols, topologies, hardware, and network design. After exploring TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security concepts, as well as an all-new chapter on virtual networks, students can increase their knowledge with the practical On-the Jobstories, Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects. NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition also includes reference appendices, a glossary, and full-color illustrations. The features of the text combined with its emphasis on real-world problem solving, provides students with the tools they need to succeed in any computing environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guide to Networking Essentials

Author: Greg Tomsho
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305480841
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Computers

GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS provides students with both the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. By focusing on troubleshooting and computer networking technologies, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to networking and to advances in software, wireless and network security. Challenge Labs and Hands-On Projects are directly integrated in each chapter to allow for a hands-on experience in the classroom. Updated content reflects the latest networking technologies and operating systems including new Ethernet standards, cloud computing, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and recent Linux distributions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Animal Feed Formulation

Author: Gene M. Pesti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0442013353
Release Date: 1993-02-28
Genre: Computers

Students in animal science, industry personnel involved in the feeding of animals, and professionals working for feed-mixing companies will all benefit from this current, comprehensive package - a text on the economic and nutritional aspects of feed formulations that optimize nutritional content while minimizing costs. Animal Feed Formulation applies a well-tested, easy-to-use computer program called UFFDA that illustrates the principles of least-cost food formulation. Developed in a cooperative effort by the Departments of Poultry Science and Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia, UFFDA is menu-driven software that has the editing capabilities of a spreadsheet program for altering the ingredient and nutrient matrix. The book begins by solving a simple ration-balancing problem, providing step-by-step instructions with the computer program that any user - even one without computer training - can readily follow. It then discusses specific feed formulation techniques in terms of their practical applications and economic implications. Included are such techniques as sensitivity analysis, parametric cost and nutrient ranging, optimum-density formulation, multi-blending, and risk analysis, among others. Applying these and other techniques using the special features of UFFDA, users can select the proper ingredients, adjust proportions among nutrients, determine which feeds might require scarce ingredients, consider the risks involved in dealing with ingredients with below-average compositions, and ultimately determine the costs and nutritional content of various feed formulations. The program can be applied to determining feed formulations for any animal, including sheep, beef and dairy cattle, swine, turkeys, broilers, catfish, and horses. Practitioners who are growing animals will be able to maximize the nutritional content of their feed while keeping costs down. Professionals working in feed-mixing companies will be able to maximize profits by offering products composed of low-cost ingredients that are also of good nutritional value. Students will gain a firm background in nutritional and economic concepts, insight into how to apply them to practical problems, and an understanding of the way good nutrition and good value can be achieved by applying the latest computer technology.

The Art of Application Performance Testing

Author: Ian Molyneaux
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491900529
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Computers

Because performance is paramount today, this thoroughly updated guide shows you how to test mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before you deploy them—whether it’s to the cloud or a mobile device. You’ll learn the complete testing process lifecycle step-by-step, along with best practices to plan, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. Set realistic performance testing goals Implement an effective application performance testing strategy Interpret performance test results Cope with different application technologies and architectures Understand the importance of End User Monitoring (EUM) Use automated performance testing tools Test traditional local applications, web applications, and web services Recognize and resolves issues often overlooked in performance tests Written by a consultant with over 15 years’ experience with performance testing, The Art of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the need arises.

The Human Powered Home

Author: Tamara Dean
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923933
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics

A complete guide to modern pedal-powered, treadled, and hand-cranked devices for the home.

The Art of Application Performance Testing

Author: Ian Molyneaux
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596551056
Release Date: 2009-01-23
Genre: COMPUTERS

This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that. Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing process, and demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. With this book, you'll learn to: Set realistic performance testing goals Implement an effective application performance testing strategy Interpret performance test results Cope with different application technologies and architectures Use automated performance testing tools Test traditional local applications, web-based applications, and web services (SOAs) Recognize and resolves issues that are often overlooked in performance tests Written by a consultant with 30 years of experience in the IT industry and over 12 years experience with performance testing, this easy-to-read book is illustrated with real-world examples and packed with practical advice. The Art of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers you a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the need arises. "Ian has maintained a vendor-agnostic methodology beautifully in this material. The metrics and graphs, along with background information provided in his case studies, eloquently convey to the reader, 'Methodology above all, tools at your discretion...' Ian's expertise shines through throughout the entire reading experience."-- Matt St. Onge, Enterprise Solution Architect, HCL Technologies America / Teradyne

A Guide to Hardware

Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305446434
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Computers

This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE, Ninth Edition, closely integrates the CompTIA A+ Exam objectives to prepare students for the 220-901 certification exams. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes, online labs and the optional MindTap that includes labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guide to Telecommunications Technology

Author: Tamara Dean
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: PSU:000056673999
Release Date: 2002-10-14
Genre: Computers

Guide to Telecommunications Technology focuses on the technology that forms the basis for all voice and data networks. The book discusses fundamental signaling principles and explains how early telephone and computer inventions influenced modern technology. Chapters explore topics such as switching, datatransmission, broadband, wireless LANs, and network access methods. Techniques and tools involved in recognizing and addressing information security threats are also covered. The book concludes with a chapter on voice-over-network and convergence technologies, encouraging students to synthesize what they have learned about the traditionally separate fields of telephony and data technologies. Guide to Telecommunications Technology provides a solid foundation for more advanced studies in voice and data networking.

CompTIA Security Guide to Network Security Fundamentals 6th edition

Author: Mark Ciampa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337288781
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Genre: Computers

Comprehensive, practical, and completely up to date, best-selling COMPTIA SECURITY+ GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS, 6e, provides a thorough introduction to network and computer security that prepares you for professional certification and career success. Mapped to the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam, the text provides comprehensive coverage of all domain objectives. The sixth edition also includes expansive coverage of embedded device security, attacks and defenses, and the latest developments and trends in information security, including new software tools to assess security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lab Manual

Author: Todd Verge
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133608233
Release Date: 2012-09-12
Genre: Computers

The lab manual provides the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam and succeed as a network administrator. Designed for classroom or self-paced study, labs complement the book and follow the same learning approach as the exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Murach s MySQL

Author: Joel Murach
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 1890774820
Release Date: 2015-03
Genre: Computers

This how-to guide to MySQL is perfect for beginning programmers or experienced developers. It shows how to code all the essential SQL statements for working with a MySQL database. It shows how to design a database, including how to use MySQL Workbench to create an EER model. It shows how to take advantage of relatively new MySQL features such as foreign keys, transactions, stored procedures, stored functions, and triggers. And it presents a starting set of skills for a database administrator (DBA). A must-have for anyone who works with MySQL.

Programming and Automating Cisco Networks

Author: Ryan Tischer
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 9780134436760
Release Date: 2016-09-09
Genre: Computers

Improve operations and agility in any data center, campus, LAN, or WAN Today, the best way to stay in control of your network is to address devices programmatically and automate network interactions. In this book, Cisco experts Ryan Tischer and Jason Gooley show you how to do just that. You’ll learn how to use programmability and automation to solve business problems, reduce costs, promote agility and innovation, handle accelerating complexity, and add value in any data center, campus, LAN, or WAN. The authors show you how to create production solutions that run on or interact with Nexus NX-OS-based switches, Cisco ACI, Campus, and WAN technologies.You’ll learn how to use advanced Cisco tools together with industry-standard languages and platforms, including Python, JSON, and Linux. The authors demonstrate how to support dynamic application environments, tighten links between apps and infrastructure, and make DevOps work better. This book will be an indispensable resource for network and cloud designers, architects, DevOps engineers, security specialists, and every professional who wants to build or operate high-efficiency networks. Drive more value through programma­bility and automation, freeing resources for high-value innovation Move beyond error-prone, box-by-box network management Bridge management gaps arising from current operational models Write NX-OS software to run on, access, or extend your Nexus switch Master Cisco’s powerful on-box automation and operation tools Manage complex WANs with NetConf/Yang, ConfD, and Cisco SDN Controller Interact with and enhance Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Build self-service catalogs to accelerate application delivery Find resources for deepening your expertise in network automation

Data Storage Networking

Author: Nigel Poulton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118915943
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Computers

Learn efficient ways to harness and manage your data storage networks Whether you're preparing for the CompTIA Storage+ exam or simply seeking a deeper understanding of data storage networks, this Sybex guide will help you get there. This book covers data storage from the basics to advanced topics, and provides practical examples to show you ways to deliver world-class solutions. In addition, it covers all the objectives of the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), including storage components, connectivity, storage management, data protection, and storage performance. Focuses on designing, implementing, and administering storage for today's evolving organizations, getting under the hood of the technologies that enable performance, resiliency, availability, recoverability, and simplicity Covers virtualization, big data, cloud storage, security, and scalability as well as how storage fits in to the wider technology environments prevalent in today's cloud era Provides advice and real-world examples that storage administrators in the trenches can actually use An excellent study aid for the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), covering all the exam objectives Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond provides a solid foundation for data storage administrators and a reference that can be consulted again and again.