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How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t: A Guide for ...
by Matthew R. Baker

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<h4>Do you wish you knew more about what makes computers tick?</h4><h4>Is your computer running slow or grinding to a halt?</h4><h4>Are you constantly fending off computer viruses?</h4><h4>Does your definition of “troubleshooting” involve blowing holes in your laptop with a .45?<br /></h4><h4>If your answer to any of these questions is an exasperated “Yes!”, then this is the book for you!<br /></h4><p><br /></p><p>In <em>How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t</em>, you will learn:</p><ul><li>The basic parts of computers and what they do, explained in simple English</li><li>The Seven Principles of Solving Problems, which you can use to find the solution to any computer problem</li><li>Simple things you can start doing <em>today</em> to prevent problems in the future</li><li>What you can do to speed up a sluggish computer and remove viruses</li><li>How to buy the right computer when it’s time to upgrade</li></ul><p>Most people use computers every day, but don't understand much about how computers operate. When a computer stops working correctly, they typically take it to a retailer for repair or, if they’re fortunate, have a technically-minded friend or family member fix it.<br /></p><p>This book exists to equip you, the user, with the knowledge you need to start solving your own computer conundrums and—even better—to prevent them from happening in the first place.<br /></p><p>Here’s what you get:</p><ul><li>An overview of computer hardware and software and how they work together to make your computer run</li><li>A paradigm for how to stop being befuddled when something breaks and start repairing it instead</li><li>Instructions on maintaining your computer to keep it running smoothly, and things to do when it isn’t</li><li>A guide for purchasing a computer that fits your needs and budget</li><li>Over 30 high-resolution images to supplement explanations and how-to procedures</li><li>Troubleshooting guides for resolving many common technical issues</li><li>A list of trustworthy resources for resolving additional problems</li></ul><p>This book is written for users like you! Whether you want to save money by solving your own tech issues, rejuvenate an old computer, or simply learn more about technology, <em>How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t</em> is an invaluable resource!</p><br /><h4>Buy your copy today!</h4>
CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Ex...
by Mike Meyers

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English

Pages

1508

Publication Date

January 07, 2016

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<h4>This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA exam objectives for exams 901 & 902</h4> <p>Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study set has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the topics covered on the latest edition of the exam. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The <em>All-in-One Exam Guide</em> enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel.</p> <p><strong>Bonus electronic content includes:</strong></p> <ul><li>Practice exams with hundreds of accurate questions</li> <li>More than an hour of video training featuring Mike Meyers</li> <li>Performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based questions on the exam</li> <li>A collection of Mike's favorite free PC tools</li> </ul> <p><strong>Key Features include:</strong></p> <ul><li>Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known for</li> <li>Features pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topics</li> <li>Includes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value</li> </ul>
Linux Basics for Hackers: Getting Started with Networking, Script...
by OccupyTheWeb

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<b>This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers.</b><br /><br />If you're getting started along the exciting path of hacking, cybersecurity, and pentesting, <i>Linux Basics for Hackers</i> is an excellent first step. Using Kali Linux, an advanced penetration testing distribution of Linux, you'll learn the basics of using the Linux operating system and acquire the tools and techniques you'll need to take control of a Linux environment.<br /><br />First, you'll learn how to install Kali on a virtual machine and get an introduction to basic Linux concepts. Next, you'll tackle broader Linux topics like manipulating text, controlling file and directory permissions, and managing user environment variables. You'll then focus in on foundational hacking concepts like security and anonymity and learn scripting skills with bash and Python. Practical tutorials and exercises throughout will reinforce and test your skills as you learn how to:<br /><br />- Cover your tracks by changing your network information and manipulating the rsyslog logging utility<br />- Write a tool to scan for network connections, and connect and listen to wireless networks<br />- Keep your internet activity stealthy using Tor, proxy servers, VPNs, and encrypted email<br />- Write a bash script to scan open ports for potential targets<br />- Use and abuse services like MySQL, Apache web server, and OpenSSH<br />- Build your own hacking tools, such as a remote video spy camera and a password cracker<br /><br />Hacking is complex, and there is no single way in. Why not start at the beginning with <i>Linux Basics for Hackers</i>?
Docker Deep Dive
by Nigel Poulton

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

September 19, 2016

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Updated February 2018<br />The ultimate book for learning Docker. Deep theory and lots of hands-on labs so that you get a solid understanding. Lots of clear diagrams. Now covers all objectives on the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) exam.
The Kubernetes Book: Version 3 - November 2018
by Nigel Poulton

Language

English

Pages

139

Publication Date

June 18, 2017

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Containers are here and resistance is futile! Now that we're deploying our apps as containers, we need an orchestration platform to help us manage them. Kubernetes has emerged as the hottest and most important container orchestration platform in the world. <br /><br />This book gets you up to speed fast, and it's constantly kept up-to-date!
Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems
by , Jennifer Petoff

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English

Pages

552

Publication Date

March 23, 2016

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<div><p>The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems?</p><p>In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization.</p><p>This book is divided into four sections:</p><ul><li><b>Introduction</b>—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices</li><li><b>Principles</b>—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE)</li><li><b>Practices</b>—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems</li><li><b>Management</b>—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use</li></ul></div>
Terraform: Up and Running: Writing Infrastructure as Code
by Yevgeniy Brikman

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

March 13, 2017

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<div><p>Terraform has emerged as a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IAC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. This hands-on book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform.</p><p>Gruntwork co-founder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through dozens of code examples that demonstrate how to use Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few commands. Whether you’re a novice developer, aspiring DevOps engineer, or veteran sysadmin, this book will take you from Terraform basics to running a full tech stack capable of supporting a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers.</p><ul><li>Compare Terraform to other IAC tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Salt Stack</li><li>Use Terraform to deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databases</li><li>Learn how Terraform manages the state of your infrastructure and how it impacts file layout, isolation, and locking</li><li>Create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules</li><li>Try out advanced Terraform syntax to implement loops, if-statements, and zero-downtime deployment</li><li>Use Terraform as a team, including best practices for writing, testing, and versioning Terraform code</li></ul></div>
UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook: UNIX Linux Syste A...
by , Dan Mackin

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English

Pages

1232

Publication Date

September 14, 2017

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<blockquote> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>“As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition—except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The</i> UNIX System Administration Handbook<i> is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against.”</i> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">—Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>“This edition is for those whose systems live in the cloud or in virtualized data centers; those whose administrative work largely takes the form of automation and configuration source code; those who collaborate closely with developers, network engineers, compliance officers, and all the other worker bees who inhabit the modern hive.”</i> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">—Paul Vixie, Internet Hall of Fame-recognized innovator and founder of ISC and Farsight Security</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>“This book is fun and functional as a desktop reference. If you use UNIX and Linux systems, you need this book in your short-reach library. It covers a bit of the systems’ history but doesn’t bloviate. It’s just straight-forward information delivered in a colorful and memorable fashion.”</i> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">—Jason A. Nunnelley</p> </blockquote> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b> <i>UNIX<sup>®</sup> and Linux<sup>®</sup> System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition, </i> </b>is today’s definitive guide to installing, configuring, and maintaining any UNIX or Linux system, including systems that supply core Internet and cloud infrastructure.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Updated for new distributions and cloud environments, this comprehensive guide covers best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, security, web hosting, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and the management of IT service organizations. The authors—world-class, hands-on technologists—offer indispensable new coverage of cloud platforms, the DevOps philosophy, continuous deployment, containerization, monitoring, and many other essential topics.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Whatever your role in running systems and networks built on UNIX or Linux, this conversational, well-written ¿guide will improve your efficiency and help solve your knottiest problems.</p>
macOS Support Essentials 10.14 - Apple Pro Training Series: Suppo...
by , Adam Karneboge

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English

Pages

944

Publication Date

January 11, 2019

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<div>This is the official curriculum of the Apple Mojave 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.14 course and preparation for Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.14 certification–as well as a top-notch primer for anyone who needs to support, troubleshoot, or optimize macOS Mojave. This guide provides comprehensive coverage of Mojave and is part of the Apple Pro Training series–the only Apple-certified books on the market. Designed for support technicians, help desk specialists, and ardent Mac users, this guide takes you deep inside macOS Mojave. Readers will find in-depth, step-by-step instruction on everything from installing and configuring High Sierra to managing networks and system administration. Whether you run a computer lab or an IT department, you’ll learn to set up users, configure system preferences, manage security and permissions, use diagnostic and repair tools, troubleshoot peripheral devices, and more–all on your way to preparing for the industry-standard ACSP certification.  This is a step-by-step guide that works through lessons designed to teach practical, real-world tasks, with lesson files let you practice as you learn. </div>
macOS Mojave: The Missing Manual: The book that should have been ...
by David Pogue

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English

Pages

880

Publication Date

December 20, 2018

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<div><p><b>Answers found here!</b></p><p>Apple’s latest Mac software, macOS Mojave, is a glorious boxcar full of new features and refinements. What’s still not included, though, is a single page of printed instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, delivering the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for 18 years straight.</p><p><b>The important stuff you need to know</b></p><ul><li><b>Big-ticket changes.</b> The stunning new Dark Mode. Self-tidying desktop stacks. FaceTime video calls with up to 32 people. New screen-recording tools. If Apple has it, this book covers it.</li><li><b>Apps.</b> This book also demystifies the 50 programs that come with the Mac, including the four new ones in Mojave: News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos.</li><li><b>Shortcuts.</b> This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.</li><li><b>Power users.</b> Security, networking, remote access, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.</li></ul><p><i>MacOS Mojave</i> gives the Mac more polish, power, and pep— and in your hands, you hold the ultimate guide to unlocking its potential.</p></div>

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