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. The book also includes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee—a $37 value. 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
The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Multimedia Guide Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies, including mobile multimedia, this full-color resource prepares you for a successful multimedia career by teaching you the fundamental concepts and required skills. Multimedia: Making It Work, Ninth Edition explains how to integrate text, images, sound, animation, and video into compelling projects. Multimedia project planning, costs, design, production, talent acquisition, testing, and delivery are also discussed. Chapter-ending quizzes reinforce key concepts and hands-on lab projects allow you to apply your new skills. Learn how to: Master the essential elements of multimedia, including text, images, sound, animation, and video Incorporate bitmap, vector, and 3-D images Record and edit digital audio and use MIDI Create computer-generated animations Shoot and edit digital video Select the best hardware, software, and authoring tools for your project Determine the scope and cost of a multimedia project n Design, produce, and test your project Acquire the best content and talent for your budget Design dynamic Web content Create apps for mobile devices, including tablets, readers, and smartphones Deliver multimedia over the Internet, in an app store, and on CD-ROM and DVD Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color illustrations and screenshots Helpful notes, tips, and warnings Chapter summaries and key term lists End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects This book is intended for students enrolled in an instructor-led course and does not provide correct answers for the end-of-chapter quizzes or access to the instructor's resource materials. If you are an instructor, please contact your McGraw-Hill Education sales representative for details.
A number of abiotic factors such as drought, salinity, extreme temperatures, low or high light intensity, and deficiency or toxic levels of nutrients have huge impacts on crop productivity, and a furthering of our understanding of the molecular, biochemical, and physiological basis of stress tolerance has been widely recognized as critical. In Plant Stress Tolerance: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers cover the most important widely-used techniques, including cutting-edge strategies, in a manner that ensures effective results. Beginning with reviews on dehydration, salinity, and cold tolerance as well as on oxidative stress, the volume then continues with methods involving topics such as describing the identification of stress-regulated genes, proteins, and microRNAs using diverse approaches, measurement of osmotic adjustment, proline levels, enzymes involved in proline metabolism, and sugars as well as determination of ROS levels, lipid peroxidation, ion leakage, and the enzymes involved in ROS detoxification. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters include introductions to their respective subjects, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Plant Stress Tolerance: Methods and Protocols provides a wide range of easy-to-follow protocols catering to the needs of plant physiologists, biochemists, and molecular biologists interested in probing this vital area of study.
Identify, capture and resolve common issues faced by Red Hat Enterprise Linux administrators using best practices and advanced troubleshooting techniques About This Book Develop a strong understanding of the base tools available within Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and how to utilize these tools to troubleshoot and resolve real-world issues Gain hidden tips and techniques to help you quickly detect the reason for poor network/storage performance Troubleshoot your RHEL to isolate problems using this example-oriented guide full of real-world solutions Who This Book Is For If you have a basic knowledge of Linux from administration or consultant experience and wish to add to your Red Hat Enterprise Linux troubleshooting skills, then this book is ideal for you. The ability to navigate and use basic Linux commands is expected. What You Will Learn Identify issues that need rapid resolution against long term root cause analysis Discover commands for testing network connectivity such as telnet, netstat, ping, ip and curl Spot performance issues with commands such as top, ps, free, iostat, and vmstat Use tcpdump for traffic analysis Repair a degraded file system and rebuild a software raid Identify and troubleshoot hardware issues using dmesg Troubleshoot custom applications with strace and knowledge of Linux resource limitations In Detail Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an operating system that allows you to modernize your infrastructure, boost efficiency through virtualization, and finally prepare your data center for an open, hybrid cloud IT architecture. It provides the stability to take on today's challenges and the flexibility to adapt to tomorrow's demands. In this book, you begin with simple troubleshooting best practices and get an overview of the Linux commands used for troubleshooting. The book will cover the troubleshooting methods for web applications and services such as Apache and MySQL. Then, you will learn to identify system performance bottlenecks and troubleshoot network issues; all while learning about vital troubleshooting steps such as understanding the problem statement, establishing a hypothesis, and understanding trial, error, and documentation. Next, the book will show you how to capture and analyze network traffic, use advanced system troubleshooting tools such as strace, tcpdump & dmesg, and discover common issues with system defaults. Finally, the book will take you through a detailed root cause analysis of an unexpected reboot where you will learn to recover a downed system. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide packed with examples of real-world core Linux concepts. All the topics are presented in detail while you're performing the actual troubleshooting steps.
Your CCIE lab Success strategy (preview at www.2doubleccies.com) is a unique guidebook which has been written by two double CCIEs, and deals with the non-technical aspects of CCIE Lab exam. In addition it answers the following questions : • Where and how do I start preparing for my CCIE Lab? • How much time do I need to prepare for CCIE Lab exam? • What are the dos and don'ts for the CCIE Lab? • When do I know I am ready to take my CCIE lab? • How do I study efficiently for the CCIE lab exam? • How much time should I devote daily and on weekends for studying? • What do I need to do Three months, Three weeks and the day before the lab? • What do I need to do the day after the lab (in case I don't pass)? This first of its kind guidebook is a result of filtering and crystallizing all of the ideas and strategies that we collected from talking with a large number of CCIEs. In this guidebook we: • Share our stories and stories of many successful CCIEs with you. • Offer the knowledge that we have gained throughout our CCIE journey two times. • Cover over 30 topics and issues that we have faced and that you will likely be facing. • Will walk you through every step of the journey. • Give you multiple timelines for engineers with different skill sets. • Tell you the right frame of mind that you will need to pass your CCIE lab. This book is written in a very relaxing casual conversational format in which, we present to you the strategies that we used and then give our own personal example as "what we did." Each chapter is about 3 to 4 short pages right to the point with clear and precise answers to your questions. Please visit our website www.2doubleccies.com for Videos and more.
Gain essential knowledge and keep your NetScaler environment in top form About This Book Learn how the main features - Load Balancing, Content Switching, GSLB, SSL offloading, AAA, AppFirewall, and Gateway work under the hood using vividly explained flows and traces Explore the NetScaler layout and the various logs, tools and methods available to help you when it's time to debug An easy-to-follow guide, which will walk you through troubleshooting common issues in your NetScaler environment Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at NetScaler administrators who have a basic understanding of the product but are looking for deeper exposure and guidance in identifying and fixing issues to keep their application environment performing optimally. What You Will Learn Troubleshoot traffic management features such as load balancing, SSL, GSLB and content switching Identify issues with caching and compression Deal with authentication issues when using LDAP, RADIUS, certificates, Kerberos and SAML Diagnose NetScaler high availability and networking issues Explore how application firewall protections work and how to avoid false positives Learn about NetScaler Gateway integration issues with XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenMobile Deal with NetScaler system-level issues Discover the NetScaler troubleshooting tools In Detail NetScaler is a high performance Application Delivery Controller (ADC). Making the most of it requires knowledge that straddles the application and networking worlds. As an ADC owner you will also likely be the first person to be solicited when your business applications fail. You will need to be quick in identifying if the problem is with the application, the server, the network, or NetScaler itself. This book provides you with the vital troubleshooting knowledge needed to act fast when issues happen. It gives you a thorough understanding of the NetScaler layout, how it integrates with the network, and what issues to expect when working with the traffic management, authentication, NetScaler Gateway and application firewall features. We will also look at what information to seek out in the logs, how to use tracing, and explore utilities that exist on NetScaler to help you find the root cause of your issues. Style and approach This helpful guide to troubleshooting NetScaler is delivered in a comprehensive and easy-to-follow manner. The topics in the book adopt a step-by-step approach.
Author: Marylou Tyler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2016-08-19
Genre: Business & Economics
The proven system for rapid B2B sales growth from the coauthor of Predictable Revenue, the breakout bestseller hailed as a “sales bible” (Inc.com) If your organization’s success is driven by B2B sales, you need to be an expert prospector to successfully target, qualify, and close business opportunities. This game-changing guide provides the immediately implementable strategies you need to build a solid, sustainable pipeline — whether you’re a sales or marketing executive, team leader, or sales representative. Based on the acclaimed business model that made Predictable Revenue a runaway bestseller, this powerful approach to B2B prospecting will help you to: • Identify the prospects with the greatest potential • Clearly articulate your company’s competitive position • Implement account-based sales development using ideal account profiles • Refine your lead targeting strategy with an ideal prospect profile • Start a conversation with people you don’t know • Land meetings through targeted campaigns • Craft personalized e-mail and phone messaging to address each potential buyer’s awareness, needs, and challenges. • Define, manage, and optimize sales development performance metrics • Generate predictable revenue You’ll learn how to target and track ideal prospects, optimize contact acquisition, continually improve performance, and achieve your revenue goals—quickly, efficiently, and predictably. The book includes easy-to-use charts and e-mail templates, and features full online access to sample materials, worksheets, and blueprints to add to your prospecting tool kit. Following this proven step-by-step framework, you can turn any B2B organization into a high-performance business development engine, diversify marketing lead generation channels, justify marketing ROI, sell into disruptive markets—and generate more revenue than ever. That’s the power of Predictable Prospecting.
This is the eBook version of the print title and might not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) exam success with this CompTIA Authorized Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. · Master CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) exam topics · Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes · Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks · Practice with realistic exam questions CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Expert technology instructor and certification author Troy McMillan shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA authorized study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The CompTIA authorized study guide helps you master all the topics on the CSA+ exam, including · Applying environmental reconnaissance · Analyzing results of network reconnaissance · Implementing responses and countermeasures · Implementing vulnerability management processes · Analyzing scan output and identifying common vulnerabilities · Identifying incident impact and assembling a forensic toolkit · Utilizing effective incident response processes · Performing incident recovery and post-incident response · Establishing frameworks, policies, controls, and procedures · Remediating identity- and access-related security issues · Architecting security and implementing compensating controls · Implementing application security best practices · Using cybersecurity tools and technologies
Author: Ralf Kreher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This extensively updated second edition of LTE Signaling, Troubleshooting and Performance Measurement describes the LTE signaling protocols and procedures for the third generation of mobile communications and beyond. It is one of the few books available that explain the LTE signaling messages, procedures and measurements down to the bit & byte level, and all trace examples are taken for a real lab and field trial traces. This book covers the crucial key performance indicators (KPI) to be measured during field trials and deployment phase of new LTE networks. It describes how statistic values can be aggregated and evaluated, and how the network can be optimized during the first stages of deployment, using dedicated examples to enhance understanding. Written by experts in the field of mobile communications, this book systematically describes the most recent LTE signaling procedures, explaining how to identify and troubleshoot abnormal network behavior and common failure causes, as well as describing the normal signaling procedures. This is a unique feature of the book, allowing readers to understand the root cause analysis of problems related to signaling procedures. This book will be especially useful for network operators and equipment manufacturers; engineers; technicians; network planners; developers; researchers; designers; testing personnel and project managers; consulting and training companies; standardization bodies.
Author: Robin Ryan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2002-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics
A new and improved edition of the ultimate resume guide A career coach and syndicated columnist shows how to use her powerful Goldmining technique to create the most effective resume possible. This remarkable technique is a seven-step process that brings out all of the candidate's most marketable skills and accomplishments. This new edition is updated to offer even better career advice from one of the foremost authorities on job search and hiring practices, including all the newest information on the best ways job hunters can use the Internet to their advantage. Includes a list of dozens of mistakes to avoid and ways to make the resume stand out as much as possible. Also featured are tips from human resources personnel and hiring managers on key mistakes applicants make on their resumes.
This book shows you how to use PowerShell to quickly pinpoint, diagnose, and solve problems with your Windows Server environment, reducing the need for external tools, and ensuring you stay up-to-date with PowerShell as it quickly becomes one of the most useful tools in an administrator’s toolkit. Authors Derek Schauland and Donald Jacobs take you through a range of examples, showing you how to gather information from different computer sources. Whether you are logged into the server locally or just wanting to check the status of a server from your local computer, the right PowerShell cmdlets can give you a lot of information quickly, and allow you to troubleshoot your servers from the command line with little interaction with the server's desktop. In this book, you'll learn how PowerShell can help you: Understand PowerShell versus the GUI Gather information from Windows event logs Gather information from your server, including memory, hardware configurations, and disk space available Find out what applications are installed on a server Find out which Windows updates have been installed on your computer Check the processes running on your computer and gather information about them, or start and stop them from the command line Quickly check if services are running, and stop or start them as needed Who This Book Is For Windows Administrators, IT Professionals and support personnel needing ways to quickly find and troubleshoot issues in their environment using the included tools. Those entering IT or wishing to develop their PowerShell skills will also benefit from this book.
Recent Advances in Dentistry is a monographic series focused on new developments in the field of dental medicine. The scope of the book series covers all aspects of the field including orthodontics, dental surgery, prosthodontics, forensic dentistry, evidence based medicine and much more. Each volume of the series is themed around a specialty area in dentistry and brings together contributions written and reviewed by professional experts. The book series is essential reading to dental residents in training as well as biomedical researchers. Orthodontic Biomechanics describes the mechanics behind the treatment of complex orthodontic cases using clear aligners. The volume explains a variety of complex malocclusions including increased teeth crowding, spacing, overjet, overbite, open bite, major jaw discrepancies, underbite and much more. Simplified treatment planning methods based on thorough diagnoses have also been devised by the authors for the benefit of the readers. Shortening orthodontic treatment time by careful diagnosis, planning based on understanding of orthodontic biomechanics is also discussed in addition to comparisons of jaw cases where surgery is more useful. Orthodontic Biomechanics is a useful guide for the use of clear aligners in a wide array of cases encountered by orthodontists in their daily dental practice.