Author: Mike Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-01-05
Bestselling CompTIA A+ author Mike Meyers provides hands-on, step-by-step labs—updated for the 2012 release of Exam 220-801—so you can practice the IT skills essential for your success Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Hardware Lab Manual, Fourth Edition contains more than 75 labs that challenge you to solve real-world problems with key concepts. Clear, measurable lab objectives map to certification exam objectives, ensuring direct correspondence to Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Hardware, Fourth Edition. Lab solutions are only available to instructors and are not printed inside the book. The Lab Manual also includes materials lists and lab set-up instructions. Step-by-step, not click-by click, lab scenarios require you to think critically, and Hint and Warning icons guide you through potentially tricky situations. Post-lab observation questions measure your understanding of lab results and the key term quiz helps to build your vocabulary.
Author: Tay Vaughan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-11-29
This thoroughly revised and updated full-color text covers the most current multimedia tools, techniques, and technologies, including Web and mobile content design and delivery Multimedia: Making It Work, Eighth Edition teaches fundamental multimedia concepts and shows you the process of managing multimedia production. Beginning with the essential multimedia building blocks of text, images, sound, animation, and video, the book educates you on the business of making multimedia. Project planning, costs, design, production, talent acquisition, testing, and delivery are also covered. Discussions of the most up-to-date technologies run throughout the chapters, with coverage of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), the architecture for multimedia content delivery used in mobile devices. Lab projects have been updated with applications of multimedia on the Web, such as shooting videos on a cell phone and uploading the results to websites. Both Windows and Mac environments are covered. Starting with this edition, software tools will be drawn from Open Source and shareware. Each chapter of the text focuses on highlighted learning objectives and includes chapter summaries, key term lists, end-of-chapter quizzes, and lab projects. Multimedia: Making It Work, Eighth Edition features: New coverage of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), the architecture for multimedia content delivery to mobile devices Updated lab projects that feature multimedia Web applications A focus on open source software tools Free Online Learning Center with two user interfaces: student interface includes objectives and links to chapter quizzes; instructor interface hosts instructor’s guide, course syllabus, end-of-chapter question solutions, PowerPoint slides, and a link to an EZ Test test bank. CD-ROM with all the chapter review questions from the book in a practice test application and trial versions of different multimedia software All-inclusive coverage: What is Multimedia; Text; Images; Sound; Animation; Video; Making Multimedia; Multimedia Skills; Planning and Costing; Design and Production; Content and Talent; The Internet and Multimedia; Designing for the Web; Delivering
Author: Michael Meyers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Teaches you how to be an A+ technician, by covering all the topics found on the A+ certification exam. The CD includes self-assessment testing engine with six practice exams, LearnKey video presentation from Mike Meyers, and Mike's favorite shareware and freeware tools and utilities.
Author: Mike Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this four-color guide will help you become a certified IT professional with proven expertise in hardware and software, and help you pass CompTIA A+ exams 220-901 and 220-902. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Fifth Edition offers complete coverage of the latest exam objectives. You’ll get on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter review questions, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations. Learn how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, microprocessors, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives Manage peripheral devices and removable media Install, upgrade, and maintain operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Troubleshoot common computer problems Establish users and groups Set up video and multimedia cards Administer smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices Install and configure wired and wireless networks Connect to the Internet Secure your PC and your network Install, configure, and manage printers and multifunction devices Work with the latest virtualization technologies Understand safety and environmental issues Electronic content includes: Practice exams for 901 & 902 One hour+ of free video training from Mike Meyers TotalSim simulations of performance-based questions Mike's favorite free PC tools and utilities A complete PDF copy of the book Instructor resources available: Instructor's Manual Power Point slides for each chapter with photographs and illustrations from the book Test Bank cartridges with hundreds of questions for use as quizzes and exams Answers to the end of chapter sections are not included in the book and are only available to adopting instructors
Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career Written by CompTIA certification and training expert Mike Meyers, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams and become an expert hardware technician. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Third Edition is completely up to date with the latest CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations. Learn how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components Install, partition, and format hard drives Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista Troubleshoot PCs and implement security measures Install video and multimedia cards Work with portable PCs, PDAs, smartphones, and wireless technologies Manage printers and connect to networks and the Internet Understand safety and environmental issues Establish good communications skills and adhere to privacy policies The CD-ROM features: Practice exams for 701 & 702 600+ chapter review questions New video introduction to CompTIA A+ One-hour video training segment Mike's favorite PC tools and utilities Searchable e-book Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Tech tips, notes, and warnings End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, and the bestselling author of seven editions of CompTIA A+ All-in-One Exam Guide. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.
Author: Mike Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2015-05-22
From Mike Meyers, the #1 name in CompTIA training and exam preparation, a thorough revision of his bestselling exam guide—updated to cover the 2015 release of the CompTIA Network+ exam. Get complete coverage of all the CompTIA Network+ exam objectives inside this comprehensive resource. Written by the leading expert on CompTIA certification and training, Mike Meyers, this authoritative guide covers exam N10-006 in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, scenarios, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition covers all exam topics, including: Network architectures Cabling and topology Ethernet basics Network installation TCP/IP applications and network protocols Routing Network naming Advanced networking devices IPv6 Remote connectivity Wireless networking Virtualization and cloud computing Network operations Managing risk Network security Network monitoring and troubleshooting Electronic content includes: 100+ practice exam questions in a customizable test engine 20+ lab simulations to help you prepare for the performance-based questions One hour of video training from Mike Meyers Mike’s favorite shareware and freeware networking tools and utilities
Author: Penny de Byl
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Games & Activities
Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity 5. Bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic Game Development includes new coverage on Augmented Reality, Networking and Virtual Reality such as the Oculus Rift. Supplementary material, including instructional videos, discussion forms and art assets are provided in the companion website located at www.holistic3d.com. Learn to combine the beauty of art and the functionality of programming in de Byl’s second edition for Unity game development.
Heavily illustrated with pictures and examples, this guide follows a practical system approach to teaching the concepts as well as preparing for the exam. The book and CD-ROM have been updated to reflect the most current A+ revision and feature hundreds of sample questions.
How secure is your network? The best way to find out is to attack it, using the same tactics attackers employ to identify and exploit weaknesses. With the third edition of this practical book, you’ll learn how to perform network-based penetration testing in a structured manner. Security expert Chris McNab demonstrates common vulnerabilities, and the steps you can take to identify them in your environment. System complexity and attack surfaces continue to grow. This book provides a process to help you mitigate risks posed to your network. Each chapter includes a checklist summarizing attacker techniques, along with effective countermeasures you can use immediately. Learn how to effectively test system components, including: Common services such as SSH, FTP, Kerberos, SNMP, and LDAP Microsoft services, including NetBIOS, SMB, RPC, and RDP SMTP, POP3, and IMAP email services IPsec and PPTP services that provide secure network access TLS protocols and features providing transport security Web server software, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, and Nginx Frameworks including Rails, Django, Microsoft ASP.NET, and PHP Database servers, storage protocols, and distributed key-value stores
Use a no-code approach to create powerful business solutions using Dynamics CRM 2016 About This Book Latest guide on customizing your system using various features in Dynamics CRM 2016; Highly practical, example-rich guide that gives you power to bend Dynamics CRM to maximize profits in your organization; A no-code guide that is easy to follow for even non-programmers Who This Book Is For If you are new to Dynamics CRM or a seasoned user looking to enhance your knowledge of the platform, then this book is for you. It is also for skilled developers who are looking to move to the Microsoft stack to build business solution software What You Will Learn Configure Outlook to integrate with your Dynamics CRM online instance Manage the existing application structure by understanding how to extend and/or modify the modules and update the navigation Find out how to use different entity views in order to get a 360-degree view of customer data Map modern business processes to the platform to enhance the user experience Use different Dynamics CRM processes such as dialogs, workflows, actions, and business process workflows Use internal and external social data to enhance the user's ability to make the right decisions Dive into generic administration options such as managing configuration and customization to become a power user In Detail Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a Microsoft solution to satisfy the various needs of customer relationship management and is already equipped to be flexible to meet the needs of businesses. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016, many new features were added for social, marketing, sales, and integration with other tools. These features add many dimensions to customization. This book will not only showcase how CRM can be customized, but will also be your guide on how the latest advancements in Dynamics CRM 2016 can be used to benefit your business. You will learn how to enhance the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 and use it to serve different businesses of various scales. You will see how to get ready to customize CRM and then quickly move on to grasp the CRM app structure, which will help you customize Dynamics CRM better. You will find out how to customize CRM for sales, service, marketing, and social. We'll also show you how CRM 2016 can be seamlessly embedded into various productivity tools, and how to customize CRM for machine learning and contextual guidance. Finally, we'll also cover the latest advancements in CRM's mobile capabilities and its complete offline support so you can better customize it. Style and approach Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a Microsoft solution for various needs of customer relationship management and is already equipped to be flexible to some extent as per the needs of the business. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016, many new features for Social, marketing, sales, integration with other tools are added. These features add many dimensions to customization. This book will not only showcase how CRM can be customized but will also be a guide on how latest advancements in Dynamics CRM 2016 can be used for the benefit of your business.
A beginner's guide to implementing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using Jenkins About This Book Speed up and increase software productivity and software delivery using Jenkins Automate your build, integration, release, and deployment processes with Jenkins—and learn how continuous integration (CI) can save you time and money Explore the power of continuous delivery using Jenkins through powerful real-life examples Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to exploit the power of Jenkins. This book servers a great starting point for those who are in the field DevOps and would like to leverage the benefits of CI and continuous delivery in order to increase productivity and reduce delivery time. What You Will Learn Take advantage of a continuous delivery solution to achieve faster software delivery Speed up productivity using a continuous Integration solution through Jenkins Understand the concepts of CI and continuous delivery Orchestrate many DevOps tools using Jenkins to automate builds, releases, deployment, and testing Explore the various features of Jenkins that make DevOps activities a piece of cake Configure multiple build machines in Jenkins to maintain load balancing Manage users, projects, and permissions in Jenkins to ensure better security Leverage the power of plugins in Jenkins In Detail In past few years, Agile software development has seen tremendous growth across the world. There is huge demand for software delivery solutions that are fast yet flexible to frequent amendments. As a result, CI and continuous delivery methodologies are gaining popularity. Jenkins' core functionality and flexibility allows it to fit in a variety of environments and can help streamline the development process for all stakeholders. This book starts off by explaining the concepts of CI and its significance in the Agile world with a whole chapter dedicated to it. Next, you'll learn to configure and set up Jenkins. You'll gain a foothold in implementing CI and continuous delivery methods. We dive into the various features offered by Jenkins one by one exploiting them for CI. After that, you'll find out how to use the built-in pipeline feature of Jenkins. You'll see how to integrate Jenkins with code analysis tools and test automation tools in order to achieve continuous delivery. Next, you'll be introduced to continuous deployment and learn to achieve it using Jenkins. Through this book's wealth of best practices and real-world tips, you'll discover how easy it is to implement a CI service with Jenkins. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide to setting up a CI and continuous delivery system loaded with hands-on examples
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For introductory courses in Computer Programming. The Fundamentals of Programming When it comes to programming, understanding the founding concepts can greatly improve student engagement and future success. In its Fourth Edition, Starting Out with Programming Logic and Design is a language-independent introductory programming book, ideal for a precursor programming course or the first unit of an introductory programming course. The text covers fundamental topics such as data types, variables, input, output, control structures, modules, functions, arrays, files, object-oriented concepts, GUI development, and event-driven programming. Designed for beginners, the text is clear and approachable, making the complex concepts accessible to every student. In this edition, Gaddis uses updated, contemporary examples to familiarize students with models and logical thought processes used in programming without further complicating them with language syntax. By using easy-to-understand pseudocode, flowcharts, and other tools, Gaddis illustrates how to design the logic of programs. Then, confident in their high-level understanding of computer programming, students are able to handle programming languages and syntax with greater ease and aptitude.
At a time when nearly every vertical, regardless of domain, seems to need software running in the cloud to make money, microservices provide the agility and drastically reduced time to market you require. This hands-on guide shows you how to create, test, compile, and deploy microservices, using the ASP.NET Core free and open-source framework. Along the way, you’ll pick up good, practical habits for building powerful and robust services. Building microservices isn’t about learning a specific framework or programming language; it’s about building applications that thrive in elastically scaling environments that don't have host affinity, and that can start and stop at a moment’s notice. This practical book guides you through the process. Learn test-driven and API-first development concepts Communicate with other services by creating and consuming backing services such as databases and queues Build a microservice that depends on an external data source Learn about event sourcing, the event-centric approach to persistence Use ASP.NET Core to build web applications designed to thrive in the cloud Build a service that consumes, or is consumed by, other services Create services and applications that accept external configuration Explore ways to secure ASP.NET Core microservices and applications