New edition of best-seller shows users how to get the most out of their PCs And The Internet – updated to cover Vista.
Make the most of your new Windows® 8.1 notebook, desktop computer, or tablet–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you’ve never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple using computers could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 8.1 operating system…simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Set up Windows 8.1 and get online fast • Use the new Windows 8.1 Modern interface • Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn • Use Windows 8.1’s built-in apps–and find great new apps in the Windows Store • Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup • Create a home network in just minutes • Go online to shop, sell your stuff, manage your money, and do research • Get your office work done fast • Organize, view, and share photos • Play music using Windows 8.1, iTunes, or streaming music services • Watch TV shows and movies online • Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam • Keep your system running reliably at top speed
Make the most of your new Windows® 10 notebook or desktop computer–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you’ve never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple using computers could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 10 operating system…simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: Set up your new computer and use the Windows 10 Start menu and desktop Connect to the Internet and browse the Web with Microsoft Edge Get started with social networking on Facebook®, Twitter™, Pinterest™, and LinkedIn® Use Windows 10’s built-in apps–and find great new apps in the Windows Store Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup Create a home network in just minutes Go online to shop and sell–and smart search with Microsoft Cortana® Get your office work done fast Organize, view, and share photos Play music using Spotify®, Pandora®, iTunes®, and more Watch TV shows and movies online with Netflix® and Hulu™ Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam Keep your system running reliably at top speed This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft® updates features of Windows, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. See inside for details
BUILD IT. FIX it. OWN IT. A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC Build It. Fix It. Own It. is the ultimate beginner’s guide to building and fixing your own PC. With a friendly, knowledgeable tone, this book shows the beginning PC builder everything he or she needs to know to build a computer or upgrade an existing one. We step you through the parts that lurk inside a PC, from the motherboard and power supply to the CPU, memory, hard drive, video card, sound card, and networking hardware. In each case, you will learn how the hardware works, what it does, what types of hardware are available, and what to look for when buying the hardware. Then we walk you step-by-step though a series of PC building projects. We show you how to build five different types of PC: a basic business PC, a home theater PC, a high-performance PC, a killer gaming PC, and a budget PC. And if building a new PC from scratch isn’t in your budget, we show you how to resurrect an old PC by swapping out a few key components. When you have your PC built and running, we show you how to set up a wireless network and the BIOS and maintain your new rig. Build It. Fix It. Own It. is the ultimate PC builder’s guide, even if you’ve never ventured inside a PC case before! Author Bio Paul McFedries is one of the industry’s most well known and respected technical writers and is a passionate computer tinkerer. He is the author of more than 70 computer books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing books Windows Vista Unleashed and Windows Home Server Unleashed and the Que Publishing books Networking with Microsoft Windows Vista, Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007, Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus, and Microsoft Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul also is the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language. Category Hardware Covers PC Hardware User Level Beginner—Intermediate
Practical, hands-on instruction for securing wireless networks Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guideis an implementation guide to the basics of wireless technologies: how to design and use today's technologies to add wireless capabilities into an existing LAN and ensure secure communications between users, wireless devices, and sensitive data while keeping budgets and security in the forefront. Featuring real-world scenarios and instruction from a veteran network administrator, this book shows you how to develop, implement, and maintain secure wireless networks. There are many established protocols and standards for communications and security—expert author Brock Pearson shows how to deploy them correctly for best security practices. Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guidefeatures: Chapter Objectives:List of topics covered in the chapter Prevention Techniques:Proactive process improvement measures for avoiding attacks and preventing vulnerabilities from emerging Hands-On Practice:Short, “try-it-yourself” exercises in which the reader is led through a series of steps to create a simple program or event Ask the Security Guru:Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Checklists:A summary in checklist format at the end of each chapter that lists the important tasks discussed in the chapter On Budget:Highlighted sections help optimize and leverage existing security processes and technologies to align with budget needs. Real-world scenarios of implementations of wireless technologies into corporate environments Details on wireless technologies, including 802.11b, 802.11g, Bluetooth, long-range wireless, and WiFi Easy-to-follow coverage: Introduction to Wireless Networking; Existing Wireless Networking Protocols; Existing Wireless Security Algorithms; Building a Budget and Strategy for Wireless Capabilities; Wireless Strategies for Existing Environments; Wireless Strategies for New Environment; Tracking and Maintaining Budgets; Implementing Wireless Access into Existing Environments; Implementing Wireless Access into New Environments; Detecting Intrusions on Wireless Networks; Ensuring Secure Wireless/Wired Connections; Updating Wireless Access Point Configurations
Get started using Cisco technologies quickly and easily Here is a fully updated edition of the bestselling introductory guide to Cisco products and technologies. Cisco: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition provides you with a practical hands-on resource for successfully designing and managing a Cisco network. Learn to work with Cisco routers and switches, wireless technologies, and storage tools. You'll also get full details on network security, including firewalls, as well as communications solutions such as VoIP. This is a must-have resource for anyone interested in internetworking and Cisco technologies. Work with Cisco's Internet technologies Configure Cisco routers and networks Understand Cisco internetworking technologies including LAN switches, multilayered switching, and VLANs Secure your network using CiscoSecure ACS, Cisco PIX firewall, IOS Firewall, and other methods Enable wireless internetworking using the Cisco Aironet and Airespace products Deploy VoIP via Cisco Unified Communications Implement Cisco storage area network (SAN) and content delivery network (CDN) solutions Use both open standard routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP) and Cisco-proprietary protocols (IGRP and EIGRP) Design, manage, and troubleshoot a robust Cisco network
The fastest, easiest way to learn Adobe's new DVD authoring application, Adobe Encore DVD. Adobe Encore DVD for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide is loaded with tips and techniques gleaned from author Steve Tomich and amply illustrated with hundreds of screenshots to reflect Adobe Encore DVD features. This incisive text, crystal clear screen shots, and step-by-step instructions allow you to get up and running fast with Adobe Encore DVD. This new guide to Adobe's new DVD authoring software, Adobe Encore DVD: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate users how to liven up their DVDs. Readers learn how to use this fully integrated software to create multi-language DVDs with advanced features such as interactive menus, multiple audio tracks, and subtitle tracks. The author takes readers step-by-step through all of Adobe Encore DVD essentials.
Ideal for PC owners looking for an accessible, easy-to-follow reference, this beginner's guide to PC hardware offers expert advice on every component--processors, motherboards, memory, BIOS, CD-ROM and DVD drives, video cards, and much more. You'll also get details on external devices, including monitors, printers, keyboards, and modems. The book covers both Intel and non-Intel CPUs and USB and AGP ports.
Administer Any Linux Distribution with Ease Fully updated for the most current Linux distributions, Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition, shows you how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux on a single server or an entire network. Get full details on granting user rights and permissions, configuring software and hardware, providing Internet and intranet services, and customizing Linux kernel 2.6. You'll also learn how to get your network services IPv6 ready, implement sound security, create foolproof system backups, and use the latest virtualization technologies. Real-world, hands-on examples are included throughout. Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including Fedora 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSE, and Ubuntu Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell) Understand and manage file systems in Linux Compile, tune, and customize Linux kernel 2.6 Build robust firewalls and routers using netfilter and Linux Manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6 Build and deploy Web, e-mail, and FTP servers Use NIS, NFS, LDAP, and Samba for resource sharing and identity management Set up and administer print, DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers Implement Linux virtualization technologies, including the native KVM platform
A guide for novice users covers preparing to upgrade PCs and laptops, reasons and procedures for upgrading various components and troubleshooting, and includes a section on how to build a PC from scratch.
Essential Linux Management Skills Made Easy Effectively deploy and maintain Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on your servers or entire network using this practical resource. Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition provides up-to-date details on the latest Linux distributions, including Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Learn how to install and customize Linux, work from the GUI or command line, configure Internet and intranet services, interoperate with Windows systems, and create reliable backups. Performance tuning, security, and virtualization are also covered and real-world examples help you put the techniques presented into practice. Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell) Manage users, permissions, folders, and native FOSS applications Compile, tune, upgrade, and customize the latest Linux kernel 3.x series Work with proc, SysFS, and cgroup file systems Understand and manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6 Build robust firewalls, and routers using Netfilter and Linux Create and maintain print, e-mail, FTP, and web servers Use LDAP or NIS for identity management Set up and administer DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers Use GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba for sharing and distributing file system resources Explore and implement Linux virtualization technologies using KVM
Now with a virtual machine showcasing the book's test system configuration, Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition teaches system administrators how to set-up and configure Linux quickly and easily. Effectively set up and manage any version of Linux on individual servers or entire networks using this practical resource. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition features clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples. Find out how to configure hardware and software, work from the GUI or command line, maintain Internet and network services, and secure your data. Performance tuning, virtualization, containers, software management, and backup solutions are covered in detail. • Install and configure Linux, including the latest distributions from Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and RHEL • Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications • Set up and administer system services and daemons • Manage software from source code or binary packages • Customize, build, or patch the Linux kernel • Work with physical and virtual file systems, such as proc, SysFS, and cgroup • Understand networking protocols, including TCP/IP, ARP, IPv4, and IPv6 • Build reliable firewalls and routers with Netfilter (iptables and nftables) and Linux • Monitor and test network activity and minimize security threats • Create and maintain DNS, FTP, web, e-mail, print, LDAP, and VoIP servers • Share resources using GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba • Implement popular cloud-based technologies using Linux virtualization and containers using KVM and Docker
Fix your own computer—without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to save money on computer repairs, avoid unnecessary frustration, and keep using perfectly good equipment instead of throwing it away! Even if you’re completely non-technical, you’ll learn how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer repair and maintenance has never, ever been this simple! ¿ Who knew how simple fixing your computer could be? ¿ This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to fixing your own computer… simple, reliable instructions and crystal-clear pictures that show you exactly how to do it yourself! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: •¿¿ Maintain your computer so it’s less likely to break in the first place •¿¿ Perform simple “ounce of prevention” tasks now, so it’s easier to fix problems later •¿¿ Learn simple troubleshooting techniques for figuring out what’s wrong •¿¿ Find the right tools (you might already have them!) •¿¿ Buy the right parts without spending more than you have to •¿¿ Fix aggravating Windows startup problems •¿¿ Smoothly recover from PC crashes •¿¿ Perform basic hardware repairs or upgrades at home, often in minutes •¿¿ Install a new hard disk, CD/DVD drive, or Blu-ray drive •¿¿ Speed up your computer by adding memory or upgrading its processor •¿¿ Troubleshoot and fix network and Internet connection problems •¿¿ And much more… ¿ Paul McFedries is a full-time technical writer and passionate computer tinkerer. He has authored more than 80 computer books that have sold more than 4 million copies. His recent titles include My Office 2013 RT, Windows 8 In Depth, Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed, Microsoft Home Server 2011 Unleashed, and Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way. He is also proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the English language. ¿
31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources. The ICND2 is the second exam associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests your knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small- to medium-size enterprise branch network. Sign up for the ICND2 exam and use the book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the Primary and Supplemental resources. The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule: Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam Description of the 200-101 ICND2 exam organization and sign up process Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable Primary Resources: Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-373-1 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition ISBN: 978-1-58714-377-9 Scaling Networks Companion Guide ISBN: 978-1-58713-328-2 Scaling Networks Lab Manual ISBN: 978-1-58713-325-1 Connecting Networks Companion Guide ISBN: 978-1-58713-332-9 Connecting Networks Lab Manual ISBN: 978-1-58713-331-2 Supplemental Resources: CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide ISBN: 978-1-58713-344-2 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide Third Edition ISBN: 978-1-58720-430-2 Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator ISBN: 978-0-7897-5088-4
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31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam Second Edition A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND1 (100-101) Certification Exam 31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 100-101 ICND1 certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources. With a CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions—the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA certification. Sign up for the ICND1 exam and use the book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the Primary and Supplemental resources. The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule: --Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic --Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam --Description of the 100-101 ICND1 exam organization and sign-up process --Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day --Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable Primary Resources: Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide ISBN: 9781587143854 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 Foundation Learning Guide ISBN: 9781587143762 Introduction to Networks Companion Guide ISBN: 9781587133169 Introduction to Networks Lab Manual ISBN: 9781587133121 Routing and Switching Essentials Companion Guide ISBN: 9781587133183 Routing and Switching Essentials Lab Manual ISBN: 9781587133206 Supplemental Resources: CCENT Practice and Study Guide ISBN: 9781587133459 Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack ISBN: 9781587203992 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide, 3e ISBN: 9781587204302 Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Network Simulator ISBN: 9780789750433
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The new edition of bestselling CCNA 200-120 Cert Guide Library, Academic Edition by Wendell Odom textbook and study package for a beginner to intermediate-level networking course. The two books in this package: CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide, Academic Edition and CCNA ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide, Academic Edition have been completely revised to align to Cisco''s new CCNA 200-120 exam. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing student''s retention and recall of exam topics. The books are printed in four color, allowing students to benefit from carefully crafted figures that utilize color to convey concepts. Students will organize their study through the use of the consistent features in the chapters, including: * Foundation Topics - These sections make up the majority of the page count, explaining concepts, configurations, with emphasis on the theory and concepts, and with linking the theory to the meaning of the configuration commands. * Key Topics - Inside the Foundation Topics sections, every figure, table, or list that should absolutely be understood and remembered for the exam is noted with the words "Key Topic" in the margin. This tool allows the reader to quickly review the most important details in each chapter. * Chapter-ending Summaries - These bulleted lists provide a quick and concise review of the key topics covered in each chapter. * Chapter-ending Review Questions - Each chapter provides a set of multiple choice questions that help student''s test their knowledge of the chapter concepts, including answers and full explanations. * Chapter-ending Exercises - Each chapter concludes with a series of exercises designed to help students increase their retention of the chapter content including key term reviews, key topic tables, command review exercises, and memory table exercises. * Part Reviews - This new edition includes a new part review feature that helps students consolidate their knowledge of concepts presented across multiple chapters. A new mind mapping exercise helps students build strong mental maps of concepts. A new exam bank of part review questions helps students test themselves with scenario-based questions that span multiple topics. In addition to these powerful chapter learning, review, and practice features, this book also contains several other features that make it a truly effective and comprehensive study package, including: * Getting Started chapters at the beginning of each book. These are great overviews of the books and offer terrific advice for how to build an effective study plan. * The DVD contains over 150 minutes of video mentoring from the author on challenging topics such as CLI navigation, router configuration, switch basics, VLANs, subnetting, OSPF, EIGRP, EIGRP Metrics, PPP, and CHAP. * The books come complete with the CCENT ICND1 and CCNA ICND2 Network Simulator Lite software, providing students with the opportunity to practice their hands-on command line interface skills with Cisco routers and switches. The 26 labs included for free with this product cover a range of IP addressing and EIGRP configuration and troubleshooting exercises. * The Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software that comes with the books includes 4 full ICND1 exams, 4 full ICND2 exams and 8 full CCNA exams, providing tons of opportunities to assess and practice. Including the book review questions and part review questions, the exam banks includes more than 900 unique practice questions. * This book also comes with free versions of the Premium Edition eBooks, allowing students to access the digital copies in PDF, EPUB, or Kindle format on their computer or mobile device. * Final Preparation Chapters help students review for final exams and prepare to take the official Cisco CCNA exams, if they want to achieve that certification. * Study Plan Templates are included on the DVD to help students organize their study time. The 1 hour 14 minute presentation found at the following link was given by Wendell Odom to cover "Teaching the New CCENT ICND1 100-101 & CCNA ICND2 200-101 Exam Material."http://bit.ly/OdomCCENTCCNA