Adeptly address today's business challenges with this powerful new book from web analytics thought leader Avinash Kaushik. Web Analytics 2.0 presents a new framework that will permanently change how you think about analytics. It provides specific recommendations for creating an actionable strategy, applying analytical techniques correctly, solving challenges such as measuring social media and multichannel campaigns, achieving optimal success by leveraging experimentation, and employing tactics for truly listening to your customers. The book will help your organization become more data driven while you become a super analysis ninja! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The Mac command line offers a faster, easier way to accomplish many tasks. It's also the medium for many commands that aren't accessible using the GUI. The Mac OS X Command Line is a clear, concise, tutorial-style introduction to all the major functionality provided by the command line. It's also packed with information the experienced users need, including little-known shortcuts and several chapters devoted to advanced topics. This is a book to get you started, but also a book you won't soon outgrow.
Présente les acteurs de la communication informatique (ordinateurs, lignes et réseaux) et aborde ensuite les techniques de transmission de l'information et les logiciels de communication.
The new edition of the ultimate comprehensive guide to Microsoft Visual Basic Where most VB books start with beginner level topics, Mastering Visual Basic 2010 vaults you right into intermediate and advanced coverage. From the core of the language and user interface design to developing data-driven applications, this detailed book brings you thoroughly up to speed and features numerous example programs you can use to start building your own apps right away. Covers Visual Basic 2010, part of Microsoft's Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE), which includes C#, C++, Visual Web Developer, and ASP.NET, along with Visual Basic Explains topics in the thorough, step-by-step style of all books in the Mastering series, providing you ample instruction, tips, and techniques Helps you build your own applications by supplying sample code you can use to start development Includes review exercises in each chapter to reinforce concepts as you learn All the books in the Sybex Mastering series feature comprehensive and expert coverage of topics you can put to immediate use. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
All your Windows Server 2008 R2 questions answered-on the spot! Get up to speed on the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 with this indispensableguide. Designed for busy IT professionals, it's the perfect go-to resource for quick answers and real-world solutions as you administer the new server OS. You'll find easy-to-read lists, quick-reference tables, helpful thumb tabs, and much more in a handy, compact format that puts the information you need at your fingertips. Topics include: Getting started and adding roles and functionality Automating tasks Managing users, groups, directories, and the centralized desktop Handling folder security, disk management, storage, backup, and recovery Monitoring and maintaining web servers Troubleshooting IP and managing remote access Doing performance tuning and maintaining virtual servers
You could think of Setting Up LAMP as four books in one, but it's actually something much more valuable: a single volume that presents the open-source technologies known collectively as LAMP-Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP-as tightly dovetailed components of today's most affordable and effective platform for building dynamic web-based applications. Each technology has uses outside of this context, of course, but within it they form something greater than the sum of their parts. This book shows you how to take full advantage of this power, walking you through all the steps required to lay your Linux foundation, install and configure your Apache web server, and then begin using PHP to access content stored in MySQL. Here are a few of the specific topics you'll find covered inside: Installing and configuring qmail with support for IMAP, POP3, SMTP, virtual domains, spam filtering, and antivirus Managing system users and groups Configuring your network Creating a custom firewall script using IP tables Recognizing when a system is in distress Handling MySQL database replication Configuring virtual domains Writing a basic PHP script that integrates with MySQL If you're new to all of this, you'll quickly get to where you need to be to start developing and deploying the higher-level pieces of your web application. Even if you have experience with one or all of these technologies, this book-including its quick-start installation appendix-is a resource you'll want close by whenever you're setting up or fine-tuning your LAMP system.
Get the Perfect Preparation and Review Resource Network+ Fast Pass is the streamlined tool you need to hone in on the Network+ exam. The accompanying CD-ROM lets you practice, practice, practice, and you'll keep the book--packed with concise, objective-focused coverage and review questions--at your side until the minute you sit down to take the test. Coverage includes: Media and Topologies: Components, Cabling, Connections, Wireless. Protocols and Standards: the OSI Model, Routing and Addressing Schemes, the TCP/IP Suite, Common Ports, Access and Authentication. Network Implementation: Operating Systems, Security, Fault Tolerance, Disaster Recovery. Network Support: Utilities, Diagnostic Procedures, Remedies, Documentation. Order your copy today. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Have you tried using an "automated" GUI testing tool, only to find that you spent most of your time configuring, adjusting, and directing it? This book presents a sensible and highly effective alternative: it teaches you to build and use your own truly automated tool. The procedure you'll learn is suitable for virtually any development environment, and the tool allows you to store your test data and verification standard separately, so you can build it once and use it for other GUIs. Most, if not all, of your work can be done without test scripts, because the tool itself can easily be made to conduct an automatic GUI survey, collect test data, and generate test cases. You'll spend virtually none of your time playing with the tool or application under test.
Code-intensive examples support all of the book's instruction, which includes these key topics: Building a C# API text viewer Building a test monkey Developing an XML viewer using xPath and other XML-related classes Building complex, serializable classes for GUI test verification Automatically testing executable GUI applications and user-defined GUI controls Testing managed (.NET) and unmanaged GUI applications Automatically testing different GUI controls, including Label, TextBox, Button, CheckBox, RadioButton, Menu Verifying test results Effective GUI Test Automation is the perfect complement to Li and Wu's previous book, Effective Software Test Automation: Developing an Automated Software Testing Tool. Together, they provide programmers, testers, designers, and managers with a complete and cohesive way to create a smoother, swifter development process-and, as a result, software that is as bug-free as possible.
The Only Windows XP Home Edition Resource You Need-Now Completely Updated Here's the insider knowledge you need to maximize Microsoft's powerful home operating system, whether you're moving straight to XP or upgrading from Windows 98 or Me. This encyclopedic guide delivers full coverage of every topic from installation and multimedia, to security and networking. Beginners can start off by using Windows XP on a stand-alone computer and connecting to the Internet, while experienced users can quickly build and secure a home network, work with the Registry to change XP's behavior, and optimize and troubleshoot Windows XP. Coverage includes: Upgrading from Windows 98 or Me Taking full advantage of XP multi-user support Customizing Windows XP Installing, removing, and running programs Sharing files securely--or keeping them private Adding hardware and installing drivers Connecting your computer or network to the Internet Sending secure e-mail and minimizing spam Communicating via the latest versions of Windows Messenger Using Windows Firewall Getting and giving help via the Internet Enjoying audio, video, and DVDs with Windows Media Player 10 Burning audio and data CDs Building a secure home network Using Microsoft PowerToys Using VPNs and connecting to a company network Setting up wireless networks with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Here's the book you need to prepare for CompTIA's updated Linux+ exam, #XK0-002. This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's certification candidates. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that has earned Sybex the reputation as the leading publisher for certification self-study guides, this book provides: Clear and concise information on setting up and administering a Linux system Practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a Windows- and Linux-compatible testing engine and electronic flashcards You'll also find authoritative coverage of key exam topics, including: Determining hardware requirements Configuring client network services Managing storage devices and file systems Establishing security requirements Monitoring and troubleshooting problems Creating procedures and documentation Look to Sybex for the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's competitive IT marketplace. This book has been reviewed and approved as CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC). Students derive a number of important study advantages with CAQC materials, including coverage of all exam objectives, implementation of important instructional design principles, and instructional reviews that help students assess their learning comprehension and readiness for the exam.
Everything you need to pass the PRINCE2 with flying colors The PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition, offers comprehensive preparation for the latest PRINCE2 exam. Covering 100 percent of the exam objectives, this guide provides invaluable guidance that will help you master both the material and its applications; indeed, a practice-centered approach helps you "learn by doing" to help you internalize PRINCE2 concepts on a deeper level. Although the exam is heavily focused on detailed business process, this guide's accessible writing and real-world approach make learning fun. Each chapter poses a common project challenge, and walks you through the solution based on essential PRINCE2 principles. A year of FREE access to electronic study aids allows you to study anywhere, at any time, and expert instruction throughout breaks complex topics down into easily-digestible concepts. The PRINCE2 exam is challenging, but thorough preparation is your best defense. Conceptual knowledge is important, but it isn't enough-knowledge is only useful if you can apply it. This book is designed as your personal PRINCE2 coach: Master 100 percent of the PRINCE2 exam objectives Apply your knowledge to real-world workplace scenarios Test your understanding with challenging review questions Access sample questions, electronic flashcards, and other study aids PRINCE2 is globally recognized as one of the premier project management credentials; while less expansive than the PMP, the PRINCE2 is more intense and tightly focused on detailed business processes. Companies around the world are in need of qualified project management professionals to optimize processes and boost organizational performance-and the PRINCE2 certification puts you on the map as a validated professional. If you're ready to take on your next challenge, the PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition, is your ultimate companion for complete preparation.
The physical linkages responsible for carrying a company's data continue to be the most neglected components of the typical network-to the extent that nearly 70% of all network-related problems result from poor cabling. In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, three networking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master these techniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshoot problems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes: Choosing the right cables and components for your network architecture and topology Avoiding unnecessary and unexpected costs Understanding the current limitations of data communications and network cabling Understanding how laws and building codes constrain cabling Understanding the function and importance of universal cabling standards Determining when you have a cabling-related network problem Assembling a complete cabling toolkit Integrating voice and data on the same cable system Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers, copiers, and other nodes share cabling Understanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delay skew Working effectively with USB and Firewire Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anew Documenting your cabling Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor
Here's the book you need to prepare the latest Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting Support (CIT) exam, 642-831. This Study Guide provides: In-depth coverage of key exam topics Practical information on troubleshooting and optimizing Cisco internetworks Hundreds of challenging review questions Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine, sample simulation questions, and electronic flashcards Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: Establishing an optimal system baseline Diagramming and documenting system topology and end system configuration Verifying connectivity at all layers Selecting an optimal troubleshooting approach Planning a network documentation system and baseline monitoring scheme Using Cisco IOS commands and applications to identify and isolate system problems Resolving sub-optimal system performance problems Restoring optimal baseline service Working with external providers and system users to resolve service provision problems Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Here's the book you need to prepare for Oracle's 10g upgrade exam, Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators (1Z0-040). This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's Oracle certification candidates. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that has earned Sybex the "Best Study Guide" selection in CertCities Readers Choice Awards for two consecutive years, this book provides: Clear and concise information on the enhancements included in Oracle 10g Practical examples and insights drawn from the authors' real-world experiences Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards You'll also find authoritative coverage of key exam topics, including: Installing and Configuring the Server Loading and Unloading Data Tuning Applications Supporting Analytical Applications Backing Up and Recovering Data Automating Data Storage Management Applying Security Policies Supporting Upgrade Paths to Oracle 10g Look to Sybex for the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's competitive IT marketplace. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Here's the book you need to prepare for Cisco's Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) exam, 642-811. This Study Guide provides: In-depth coverage of key exam topics Practical information on designing and implementing multilayer switched networks Hundreds of challenging review questions Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine, and electronic flashcards Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: Utilizing the Enterprise Composite Model for designing networks Using the Switching Database Manager within a Catalyst switch Operating managed VLAN services on a switched network Configuring and verifying 802.1Q and ISL trunks Configuring access ports for static and multi-VLAN membership Increasing bandwidth for interswitch connections with Fast EtherChannel and Gigabit EtherChannel Enabling Spanning Tree Protocol on ports and VLANs Converting CatOS to native IOS on Catalyst switches Implementing IP telephony in a switched network environment Planning, configuring, and implementing QOS Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
For years, fiber optics was the future. Now, it's the present, and the time has come to act if you want to make a career in this fast-growing field. The Fiber Optics Installer and Technician Guide is a comprehensive resource designed to prepare you for the two leading fiber optics certifications, Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and Fiber Optics Technician (FOT). This book's practical, objective-focused coverage includes: The history of fiber optics Principles of fiber optic transmission Optical fiber characteristics, construction, and theory Safety considerations Cables, connectors, and splicing Fiber optic light sources and transmitters Fiber optic detectors and receivers Passive components and multiplexers Fiber optic links Testing equipment Techniques for testing links and cables Troubleshooting and restoration techniques Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
From the author of the best-selling PMP®: Project Management Professional Study Guide comes this challenging collection of practice tests designed to help reinforce your understanding of key exam topics. The complex scenario-based questions will test your ability to synthesize the wide array of information covered within the six PMP performance domains. Use in conjunction with the Sybex Study Guide, or as a supplement to any PMP study program, and approach the exam with confidence. Covers all six performance domains: Project Initiation Project Planning Project Execution Project Control Project Closing Professional Responsibility (PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
The world of IT is always evolving, but in every area there are stable, core concepts that anyone just setting out needed to know last year, needs to know this year, and will still need to know next year. The purpose of the Foundations series is to identify these concepts and present them in a way that gives you the strongest possible starting-point, no matter what your endeavor. Networking Foundations provides essential knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining a network. What you learn here will benefit you in the short term, as you acquire and practice your skills, and in the long term, as you use them. Topics covered include: Networking fundamentals The OSI networking model Network architectures File servers and network clients Physical and logical topologies Electrical issues in networking Network media and cabling devices Network standards and protocols LAN installation WAN basics Internet access
"A lot of people are starting to use the Internet to reconnect themselves to their neighborhood, their community, and the world. The Power of Many is a great survey of the way this is really being accomplished by many individuals working together."
-Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org "What a fascinating topic. If you're interested in the future, the past, or the present, then you should read this book."
-Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder of Meetup.com and Fotolog.net The development of social networks on the Web touches countless aspects of our everyday lives. With instant access to people of similar mindsets, near or far, we can readily form partnerships with more people and in more ways than ever before. It's now possible to use Internet tools to organize a rally, energize a political campaign, arrange a date, join a support group, or sell a product, as naturally as we use a phone. Through a series of pertinent case studies and interviews with leading thinkers and doers in this rapidly evolving field, Christian Crumlish uncovers universal themes and lessons learned. He illustrates how we use peer-to-peer technologies--web services, blogs, mobile phone SMS, and more-to accomplish widespread goals. He also suggests how we can take even more advantage of these technologies to connect with people who have similar interests. Discover how Howard Dean's campaign used the Internet to take a little-known candidate a long way. How activists arrange public meetings and drive letter-writing campaigns. How individuals find much-needed help for personal issues. How artists promote and air their creative genius. How business people and singles seek potential partners. And much, much more.
Here are just a few of the more than 60 experts, businesspeople, activists, and writers who share their insights: Futurist and best-selling author Howard Rheingold Scott Heiferman, founder of Meetup.com Executives from the American Red Cross, the Leukemia Society, and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Venture capitalist Joi Ito Official and unofficial bloggers for the Bush, Clark, Dean, and Kerry campaigns Researchers Elizabeth Lane Lawley and Mary Hodder The Power of Many explores how people are using new methods of social computing to simplify the ways they locate others who share their interests and kindle face-to-face communication. It reveals the tools that make it nearly effortless for groups and individuals to accomplish significant results in the real world. By understanding these trends and techniques, we can identify where and how to apply them in own lives. See the companion website at www.thepowerofmany.com.
The Perfect Preparation and Review Resource MCSA/MCSE: Windows XP Professional Fast Pass is the streamlined tool you need to hone in on critical XP information at this key stage in the certification process (exam 70-270). The enclosed CD lets you practice, practice, practice, and you'll keep the book at your side right up until you begin the exam. Coverage includes: Installing Windows XP Professional Implementing and conducting administration of resources Implementing, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers Monitoring and optimizing system performance and reliability Configuring and troubleshooting the desktop environment Implementing, managing, and troubleshooting network protocols and services Configuring, managing, and troubleshooting security Note:CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
"If you'd like a glimpse at how the next generation is going to program, this book is a good place to start."
-Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004) Build Your Own Automated Software Testing Tool Whatever its claims, commercially available testing software is not automatic. Configuring it to test your product is almost as time-consuming and error-prone as purely manual testing. There is an alternative that makes both engineering and economic sense: building your own, truly automatic tool. Inside, you'll learn a repeatable, step-by-step approach, suitable for virtually any development environment. Code-intensive examples support the book's instruction, which includes these key topics: Conducting active software testing without capture/replay Generating a script to test all members of one class without reverse-engineering Using XML to store previously designed testing cases Automatically generating testing data Combining Reflection and CodeDom to write test scripts focused on high-risk areas Generating test scripts from external data sources Using real and complete objects for integration testing Modifying your tool to test third-party software components Testing your testing tool Effective Software Test Automation goes well beyond the building of your own testing tool: it also provides expert guidance on deploying it in ways that let you reap the greatest benefits: earlier detection of coding errors, a smoother, swifter development process, and final software that is as bug-free as possible. Written for programmers, testers, designers, and managers, it will improve the way your team works and the quality of its products.