Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization’s goalsLearn options for integrating a service with the rest of your systemTake an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebasesDeploy individual microservices through continuous integrationExamine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed servicesManage security with user-to-service and service-to-service modelsUnderstand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures
If you're like most people involved with a small business,accounting is the last thing you want to spend a lot of time on.Luckily, QuickBooks For Dummies makes it easy to get all theconfusing finance stuff out of the way so you can concentrate onother aspects of your growing business. Inside this fun,easy-to-read guide, you'll find out how to manage your financialrecords, track sales and inventory, pay bills, figure out jobcosts, and more.
With easy-to-follow guidance and plain-English explanations thatcut through the financial jargon, this resource shows you how toget started with QuickBooks, populate QuickBooks lists, createinvoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventoryitems, record and pay bills, track business checkbooks and creditcards, print checks, build a budget, generate financial reports,and so much more.Walks you through installing the software and configuringQuickBooks for your business needsShows you how to write checks, set up payroll reminders, andkeep the payroll rollingCovers how to securely download bank and credit cardtransactions, as well as how to pay bills onlineProvides easy-to-follow steps for keeping track of yourcheckbook, credit and debit accounts, inventory, payroll, andbudgets
Written by a CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands yourunique business needs, QuickBooks For Dummies is your go-toguide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program towork.
Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies shows you how to set upand use this modular accounting program. You’ll learn tocustomize Dynamics Great Plains, get around the program, create acompany, build an effective chart of accounts, and maintain ageneral ledger. You’ll find out how to:Create invoices and bill your customers, manage receipts, andeasily match payments to invoicesSet up vendors quickly and easilyCustomize GP fit your business perfectly and make the home pagemore efficientWork with the modules you’ll use most often in thePurchasing, Sales, Inventory, and Financial seriesSafeguard your database and set up a disaster recovery plancontaining all the right stepsUse Professional Services Tools and utilities to find and fixdata discrepanciesGet inventory under controlClose your books at year end and use shortcuts to easily printreports from all the data you’ve collectedSave keystrokes with Quick Journal and batch frequencyLeverage the interoperability between Dynamics GP and MicrosoftOffice applicationsMake upgrading hassle-free
Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies helps you make thissometimes-complex program do your bidding, which might account foryour rising popularity in the office!
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If you don't know a relational database from an isolationist table—but still need to figure out how to organize and analyze your data—Access 2016 For Dummies is for you. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, it assumes no prior Access or database-building knowledge and walks you through the basics of creating tables to store your data, building forms that ease data entry, writing queries that pull real information from your data, and creating reports that back up your analysis. Add in a dash of humor and fun, and Access 2016 For Dummies is the only resource you'll need to go from data rookie to data pro!
This expanded and updated edition of Access For Dummies covers all of the latest information and features to help data newcomers better understand Access' role in the world of data analysis and data science. Inside, you'll get a crash course on how databases work—and how to build one from the ground up. Plus, you'll find step-by-step guidance on how to structure data to make it useful, manipulate, edit, and import data into your database, write and execute queries to gain insight from your data, and report data in elegant ways.Speak the lingo of database builders and create databases that suit your needsOrganize your data into tables and build forms that ease data entryQuery your data to get answers rightCreate reports that tell the story of your data findings
If you have little to no experience with creating and managing a database of any sort, Access 2016 For Dummies is the perfect starting point for learning the basics of building databases, simplifying data entry and reporting, and improving your overall data skills.
If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Today’s messy glut of data holds answers to questions no one’s even thought to ask. This book provides you with the know-how to dig those answers out.Get a crash course in PythonLearn the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and probability—and understand how and when they're used in data scienceCollect, explore, clean, munge, and manipulate dataDive into the fundamentals of machine learningImplement models such as k-nearest Neighbors, Naive Bayes, linear and logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, and clusteringExplore recommender systems, natural language processing, network analysis, MapReduce, and databases
The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects.Learn about information security without wading through a huge textbookCovers both theoretical and practical aspects of information securityProvides a broad view of the information security field in a concise mannerAll-new Second Edition updated for the latest information security trends and threats, including material on incident response, social engineering, security awareness, risk management, and legal/regulatory issues
Microsoft Visio 2010 is a versatile application for creating rich and diverse diagrams. With Visio, you can create an astonishing variety of visualizations that span a vast number of subjects, disciplines, and professions.
USING Microsoft Visio 2010 is a media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Microsoft Visio 2010 quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! EVERY chapter has multiple video and audio files integrated into the learning material which creates interactive content that works together to teach everything mainstream Microsoft Visio 2010 users need to know.
You’ll Learn How to:
- Create a Simple Flowchart and Understand Visio 2010 Editions
- Work in the Visio Drawing Window
- Navigate the Template Gallery and Work Around the Visio Diagram
- Create Specific Types of Diagrams
- Organize and Annotate Diagrams
- Connect, Align, Arrange, and Lay Out Shapes
- Work with Individual Shapes and Data
- Print Various Documents, Drawings, and Materials
- Share, Publish, and Export Visio Diagrams
Examples of Topics Covered in VIDEO TUTORIALS, which Walk You Through Tasks You’ve Just Got to See!
- Creating a Simple Visio Flowchart
- Quickly Copying Shapes to Create a Matrix
- Sharing, Publishing, and Exporting Visio Diagrams
Examples of Topics Covered in AUDIO SIDEBARS, which Deliver Insights Straight From the Experts!
- When to Use Groups
- Unremoved Personal Information Horror Stories
- Turning Many Symbols into One Shape Using Shape Data
Please note that due to the incredibly rich media included in your Enhanced eBook, you may experience longer download times. Please be patient while your product is delivered. This Enhanced eBook has been developed to match the Apple Enhanced eBook specifications for the iPad and may not render well on older iPhones or iPods or perform on other devices or reader applications.
You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Java application performance, using the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the Java platform, including the language and API. Developers and performance engineers alike will learn a variety of features, tools, and processes for improving the way Java 7 and 8 applications perform.Apply four principles for obtaining the best results from performance testingUse JDK tools to collect data on how a Java application is performingUnderstand the advantages and disadvantages of using a JIT compilerTune JVM garbage collectors to affect programs as little as possibleUse techniques to manage heap memory and JVM native memoryMaximize Java threading and synchronization performance featuresTackle performance issues in Java EE and Java SE APIsImprove Java-driven database application performance
Big data management is one of the major challenges facingbusiness, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data setssuch as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patternsmonitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quicklyoutpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If youneed to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate howthese four experts define, explain, and guide you through this newand often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why itmatters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work.Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importanceto businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and ITprofessionalsAuthors are experts in information management, big data, and avariety of solutionsExplains big data in detail and discusses how to select andimplement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storageand presentation issues, analytics, and much moreProvides essential information in a no-nonsense,easy-to-understand style that is empowering
Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helpsyou take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
In three parts, this book explains how these services work and what it means to build an application the Microservices Way. You’ll explore a design-based approach to microservice architecture with guidance for implementing various elements. And you’ll get a set of recipes and practices for meeting practical, organizational, and cultural challenges to microservice adoption.Learn how microservices can help you drive business objectivesExamine the principles, practices, and culture that define microservice architecturesExplore a model for creating complex systems and a design process for building a microservice architectureLearn the fundamental design concepts for individual microservicesDelve into the operational elements of a microservices architecture, including containers and service discoveryDiscover how to handle the challenges of introducing microservice architecture in your organization
As the number one e-mail client and personal informationmanager, Microsoft Outlook offers a set of uncomplicated featuresthat maximize the management of your e-mail, schedule, and generaldaily activities, with the least amount of hassle possible. Thiseasy-to-understand guide walks you through Outlook 2013 andintroduces you to the latest features. You'll learn how to findinformation quickly, handle e-mail, coordinate schedules, keepcurrent with contacts and social networks, and much more.Walks you through getting started with Outlook 2013 and thenprovides you with complete coverage on e-mail basics, advancede-mail features, working with the calendar, managing contacts, andintegrating Outlook with other applicationsShows you how to track tasks, take notes, and record items inthe journal, as well as filter out junk e-mail, activate Outlook'sprivacy and security features, and moreExplains how to customize your Outlook, manage all theinformation within Outlook, and take Outlook on the road
Outlook 2013 For Dummies offers you a whole new outlookon Outlook 2013!
The book covers recent crises in financial systems and job markets, the housing bubble, and environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking. A companion website is available at interactdesign.com.
This volume is ideal for senior executives as well as for chief information/operating officers and other executives charged with systems management and process improvement. It may also be a helpful resource for IT/MBA students and academics.Four NEW chapters on self-organizing systems, holistic thinking, operational thinking, and design thinkingCovers the recent crises in financial systems and job markets globally, the housing bubble, and the environment, assessing their impact on systems thinkingCompanion website to accompany the book is available at interactdesign.com
Predictive analytics and Data Mining techniques covered: Exploratory Data Analysis, Visualization, Decision trees, Rule induction, k-Nearest Neighbors, Naïve Bayesian, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector machines, Ensemble models, Bagging, Boosting, Random Forests, Linear regression, Logistic regression, Association analysis using Apriori and FP Growth, K-Means clustering, Density based clustering, Self Organizing Maps, Text Mining, Time series forecasting, Anomaly detection and Feature selection. Implementation files can be downloaded from the book companion site at www.LearnPredictiveAnalytics.comDemystifies data mining concepts with easy to understand languageShows how to get up and running fast with 20 commonly used powerful techniques for predictive analysisExplains the process of using open source RapidMiner toolsDiscusses a simple 5 step process for implementing algorithms that can be used for performing predictive analyticsIncludes practical use cases and examples
The flood of Internet-enabled devices has made migrating to IPv6 a paramount concern worldwide. In this updated edition, Hagen distills more than ten years of studying, working with, and consulting with enterprises on IPv6. It’s the only book of its kind.
IPv6 Essentials covers:Address architecture, header structure, and the ICMPv6 message formatIPv6 mechanisms such as Neighbor Discovery, Stateless Address autoconfiguration, and Duplicate Address detectionNetwork-related aspects and services: Layer 2 support, Upper Layer Protocols, and ChecksumsIPv6 security: general practices, IPSec basics, IPv6 security elements, and enterprise security modelsTransitioning to IPv6: dual-stack operation, tunneling, and translation techniquesMobile IPv6: technology for a new generation of mobile servicesPlanning options, integration scenarios, address plan, best practices, and dos and don’ts
Because even if content strategy isn’t your job, content’s probably your problem—and probably more than you think. You or your business has a message you want to deliver, right? You can deliver that message through various channels and content types, from Tweets to testimonials and photo galleries galore, and your audience has just as many ways of engaging with it. So many ways, so much content... so where’s the problem? That is the problem. And you can measure it in time, creativity, money, lost opportunity, and the sobs you hear equally from creative directors, project managers, and search engine marketing specialists.
The solution is content strategy, and this book offers real-world examples and approaches you can adopt, no matter your role on the team. Put content strategy to work for you by gathering this book into your little hands and gobbling up never-before seen case studies from teams at Johns Hopkins Medicine, MINI, Icebreaker, and more. Content Strategy at Work is a book for designers, information architects, copywriters, project managers, and anyone who works with visual or verbal content. It discusses how you can communicate and forge a plan that will enable you, your company, or your client get that message across and foster better user experiences.Presents a content strategy framework and ways to implement in both in-house marketing departments and consultanciesIncludes case studies, interviews, and lessons learned from retail, apparel, network television, business-to-business, automotive, non-profit, and higher ed brandsDetails practical sales techniques to sell content strategy and use content strategy processes to sell other services and larger projects
"Building a Scalable Data Warehouse" covers everything one needs to know to create a scalable data warehouse end to end, including a presentation of the Data Vault modeling technique, which provides the foundations to create a technical data warehouse layer. The book discusses how to build the data warehouse incrementally using the agile Data Vault 2.0 methodology. In addition, readers will learn how to create the input layer (the stage layer) and the presentation layer (data mart) of the Data Vault 2.0 architecture including implementation best practices. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and an easy to understand framework, Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke discuss:
How to load each layer using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including automation of the Data Vault loading processes.
Important data warehouse technologies and practices.
Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) in the context of the Data Vault architecture.Provides a complete introduction to data warehousing, applications, and the business context so readers can get-up and running fast Explains theoretical concepts and provides hands-on instruction on how to build and implement a data warehouseDemystifies data vault modeling with beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniquesDiscusses the advantages of the data vault approach over other techniques, also including the latest updates to Data Vault 2.0 and multiple improvements to Data Vault 1.0
Hacking Web Intelligence shows you how to dig into the Web and uncover the information many don't even know exists. The book takes a holistic approach that is not only about using tools to find information online but also how to link all the information and transform it into presentable and actionable intelligence. You will also learn how to secure your information online to prevent it being discovered by these reconnaissance methods.
Hacking Web Intelligence is an in-depth technical reference covering the methods and techniques you need to unearth open source information from the Internet and utilize it for the purpose of targeted attack during a security assessment. This book will introduce you to many new and leading-edge reconnaissance, information gathering, and open source intelligence methods and techniques, including metadata extraction tools, advanced search engines, advanced browsers, power searching methods, online anonymity tools such as TOR and i2p, OSINT tools such as Maltego, Shodan, Creepy, SearchDiggity, Recon-ng, Social Network Analysis (SNA), Darkweb/Deepweb, data visualization, and much more.Provides a holistic approach to OSINT and Web recon, showing you how to fit all the data together into actionable intelligenceFocuses on hands-on tools such as TOR, i2p, Maltego, Shodan, Creepy, SearchDiggity, Recon-ng, FOCA, EXIF, Metagoofil, MAT, and many moreCovers key technical topics such as metadata searching, advanced browsers and power searching, online anonymity, Darkweb / Deepweb, Social Network Analysis (SNA), and how to manage, analyze, and visualize the data you gatherIncludes hands-on technical examples and case studies, as well as a Python chapter that shows you how to create your own information-gathering tools and modify existing APIs
Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning.Quickly dive into Spark capabilities such as distributed datasets, in-memory caching, and the interactive shellLeverage Spark’s powerful built-in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlibUse one programming paradigm instead of mixing and matching tools like Hive, Hadoop, Mahout, and StormLearn how to deploy interactive, batch, and streaming applicationsConnect to data sources including HDFS, Hive, JSON, and S3Master advanced topics like data partitioning and shared variables
As the only book to provide in-depth configuration of the Sales and Distribution (SD) module in the latest version of SAP ERP, this valuable resource presents you with step-by-step instruction, conceptual explanations, and plenty of examples. If you're an SD consultant or are in charge of managing an SAP implementation in your enterprise, you'll want this valuable resource at your sideSAP is one of the leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software products on the market, with over 40,000 implementationsCovers the latest version of SAP ERP-ECC 6.0Covers common through advanced configurations, so it's helpful no matter what your level of experience with SAPExplains the conceptual framework behind the configuration process
If your company uses the SD module, keep this indispensable guide on hand.
The book includes chapters that cover the principles of entity resolution and the principles of Information Quality, in addition to their concepts and terminology. It also discusses the Fellegi-Sunter theory of record linkage, the Stanford Entity Resolution Framework, and the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution, which are the major theoretical models that support Entity Resolution. In relation to this, the book briefly discusses entity-based data integration (EBDI) and its model, which serve as an extension of the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution. There is also an explanation of how the three commercial ER systems operate and a description of the non-commercial open-source system known as OYSTER. The book concludes by discussing trends in entity resolution research and practice. Students taking IT courses and IT professionals will find this book invaluable.First authoritative reference explaining entity resolution and how to use it effectivelyProvides practical system design advice to help you get a competitive advantage Includes a companion site with synthetic customer data for applicatory exercises, and access to a Java-based Entity Resolution program.
As the leading spreadsheet application, Excel is an essential data analysis and business tool. With this dynamic combination of a full-color printed book and a Dummies interactive eLearning course on CD, you'll find a wealth of information on the latest release of Excel. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier.
Follow the material sequentially or jump in and out as you wish?it's set up so you can learn at your own pace. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions.Helps self-motivated learners master Excel 2010, the leading spreadsheet application used today Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and much more
Excel 2010 eLearning Kit For Dummies helps you maximize the potential of this data analysis tool so you can work more efficiently.
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Implementing an enterprise-wide Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is one of the most influential actions an IT organization can take to improve service delivery and bridge the gap between technology and the business. With a well-designed CMDB in place, companies are better positioned to manage and optimize IT infrastructure, applications, and services; automate more IT management tasks; and restrain burgeoning costs. Now, there’s an objective, vendor-independent guide to making a CMDB work in your organization. The CMDB Imperative presents a start-to-finish implementation methodology that works and describes how the CMDB is shifting to the superior Configuration Management System (CMS).
Expert CMDB industry analyst Glenn O’Donnell and leading-edge architect and practitioner Carlos Casanova first review the drivers behind a CMDB and the technical, economic, cultural, and political obstacles to success. Drawing on the experiences of hundreds of organizations, they present indispensable guidance on architecting and customizing CMDB solutions to your specific environment. They’ll guide you through planning, implementation, transitioning into production, day-to-day operation and maintenance, and much more. Coverage includes
Defining the tasks and activities associated with configuration management Understanding the CMDB’s role in ITIL and the relationship between CMDBs and ITIL v3’s CMS Building software models that accurately represent each entity in your IT environment Ensuring information accuracy via change management and automated discovery Understanding the state of the CMDB market and selling the CMDB within your organization Creating federated CMDB architectures that successfully balance autonomy with centralized control Planning a deployment strategy that sets appropriate priorities and reflects a realistic view of your organization’s maturity Integrating systems and leveraging established and emerging standards Previewing the future of the CMDB/CMS and how it will be impacted by key trends such as virtualization, SOA, mobility, convergence, and “flexi-sourcing”
* Covers the essentials of SCADA communication systems and other new developments in this area
* Covers a wide range of specialist networking topics and other topics ideal for practicing engineers and technicians looking to further and develop their knowledge of the subject
* Extremely timely subject as the industry has made a strong movement towards standard protocols in modern SCADA communications systems
This completely practical guide starts with a big-picture lookand GRC and explains how it can help your organization grow. You'llfind out why these regulations were enacted; what you can do toensure compliance; and how compliance can help you prevent fraud,bolster your corporate image, and envision and execute the bestpossible corporate strategy. This all-business handbook will helpyou:Understand the impact of Sarbanes-OxleyControl access effectivelyColor your company a greener shade of greenSource or sell goods internationallyKeep your employees safe and healthyEnsure that data is kept secret and privateManage information flow in all directionsEnhance your public image through sustainability reportingUse GRC as the basis for a powerful new corporate strategy
Complete with enlightening lists of best practices forsuccessful GRC implementation and conducting global trade, thisbook also puts you in touch with thought leadership Web sightswhere you can deepen your understanding of GRC-based businessstrategies. You can't avoid dealing with GRC, but you can make themost of it with a little help from SAP GRC For Dummies.
The Home & Student version of Microsoft Office targets thehome and education markets, covering the four applications mostused outside the workplace: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.The minibooks in this essential All-in-One guide includereal-world examples and projects that cover the new features andcapabilities of Office 2013. Straightforward advice and beneficialprojects help you to learn the basics of creating a resume in Word,establishing a home budget in Excel, developing a dynamic schoolpresentation with PowerPoint, and taking notes in OneNote.Targets home and school users of Office 2013, who primarily useWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNoteWalks you through how to use Office 2013 for everyday projects,such as creating a cover letter in Word or reusable templates inExcelDemonstrates how to jazz up a school presentation withPowerPointProvides you with straightforward instructions for taking notesin OneNoteShares common Office 2010 tools and details the basics of theOffice ribbon
Office Home & Student 2013 All-in-One For Dummies isan easy-to-understand guide to the essentials of Office 2013!
This edition offers instruction on how and in which situations the penetration tester can best use them. Real-life scenarios support and expand upon explanations throughout. It also presents core technologies for each type of testing and the best tools for the job. The book consists of 10 chapters that covers a wide range of topics such as reconnaissance; scanning and enumeration; client-side attacks and human weaknesses; hacking database services; Web server and Web application testing; enterprise application testing; wireless penetrating testing; and building penetration test labs. The chapters also include case studies where the tools that are discussed are applied. New to this edition: enterprise application testing, client-side attacks and updates on Metasploit and Backtrack.
This book is for people who are interested in penetration testing or professionals engaged in penetration testing. Those working in the areas of database, network, system, or application administration, as well as architects, can gain insights into how penetration testers perform testing in their specific areas of expertise and learn what to expect from a penetration test. This book can also serve as a reference for security or audit professionals.Details current open source penetration testing toolsPresents core technologies for each type of testing and the best tools for the jobNew to this edition: Enterprise application testing, client-side attacks and updates on Metasploit and Backtrack
Aspiring digital businesses need overall IT agility, not just development team agility. In Agile IT Organization Design , IT management consultant and ThoughtWorks veteran Sriram Narayan shows how to infuse agility throughout your organization. Drawing on more than fifteen years’ experience working with enterprise clients in IT-intensive industries, he introduces an agile approach to “Business–IT Effectiveness” that is as practical as it is valuable.
The author shows how structural, political, operational, and cultural facets of organization design influence overall IT agility—and how you can promote better collaboration across diverse functions, from sales and marketing to product development, and engineering to IT operations. Through real examples, he helps you evaluate and improve organization designs that enhance autonomy, mastery, and purpose: the key ingredients for a highly motivated workforce.
You’ll find “close range” coverage of team design, accountability, alignment, project finance, tooling, metrics, organizational norms, communication, and culture. For each, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of where your organization stands, and clear direction for making improvements. Ready to optimize the performance of your IT organization or digital business? Here are practical solutions for the long term, and for right now.Govern for value over predictability Organize for responsiveness, not lowest cost Clarify accountability for outcomes and for decisions along the way Strengthen the alignment of autonomous teams Move beyond project teams to capability teams Break down tool-induced silos Choose financial practices that are free of harmful side effects Create and retain great teams despite today’s “talent crunch” Reform metrics to promote (not prevent) agility Evolve culture through improvements to structure, practices, and leadership—and careful, deliberate interventions
This book defines all the threats an average household might face and provides strategies to turn novice and basic users into adept home security experts, making you safer and more secure from cyber criminals.
We start off with plain English definitions for security mumbo jumbo, and then we dig in with step-by-step instructions to help you cut your exposure in less than 10 minutes! Finally, we provide steps for more involved security measures that you can do in a weekend.
We also take an in-depth look at the security measures Microsoft put in Windows Vista. We also look at how Vista responds to the key threats. It teaches you how to tweak the system and make Microsoft’s new security features–like the User Access Control–less annoying and helps you adjust the system to be usable. It shows you how to set up Vista to protect your system from your kids–the biggest security hazard to your computer.
• More than 5 million spam emails flood the Internet daily–many with your name on them–we show you how to make yourself invisible to detestable spammers!
• Did you know that hackers are snooping around your IP address right now, while you read this? They might already have breached what security you have and could be running amok with your personal data. Stop them dead in their tracks with a few simple steps!
• Identity theft is the most popular form of consumer fraud today, and last year thieves stole more than $100 million from people just like you. Put a stop to the madness with the steps provided in this book!
• Spyware–nasty little programs that you might not even know you have installed on your PC–could be causing your PC to crash. We show you how to root it out of your system and prevent further infection.
Andy Walker is one of North America’s top technology journalists and is the author of Que’s Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses and Microsoft Windows Vista Help Desk. Since 1995, he has written about personal computer technology for dozens of newspapers, magazines, and websites. Today, his columns (and hundreds more technology how-to articles) are published at Cyberwalker.com where more than 5 million unique
visitors read the advice annually. Andy co-hosted the internationally syndicated TV show Call for Help with Leo Laporte. Alongside his ongoing TV guest appearances, he also hosts the popular tech video podcast Lab Rats at LabRats.tv.
The Primer has been written for those who are new to VBAprogramming and the Excel object model. It introduces the VBAlanguage and the features of the language that are common to allVBA applications. It explains the relationship between collections,objects, properties, methods, and events and shows how to relatethese concepts to Excel through its object model. It also shows howto use the Visual Basic Editor and its multitude of tools,including how to obtain help.
The middle section of the book takes the key objects in Exceland shows, through many practical examples, how to go about workingwith those objects. The techniques presented have been developedthrough the exchange of ideas of many talented Excel VBAprogrammers over many years and show the best way to gain access toworkbooks, worksheets, charts, ranges, and so on. The emphasis ison efficiency—that is, how to write code that is readable andeasy to maintain and that runs at maximum speed. In addition, thechapters devoted to accessing external databases detail techniquesfor accessing data in a range of formats.
The final four chapters of the book address the followingadvanced issues: linking Excel to the Internet, writing code forinternational compatibility, programming the Visual Basic Editor,and how to use the functions in the Win32 API (Windows 32-bitApplication Programming Interface).
The bestselling Microsoft Office book of all time
Packed with straightforward, friendly instruction, this updated edition of the bestselling Microsoft Office book gets you thoroughly up to speed on the latest version of the industry standard for office productivity suites. In no time, Office 2016 For Dummies will help you become a whiz at Word, take your Excel skills to new heights, add pizzazz to your PowerPoint presentations, and make every part of your work day more organized and productive.
Following alongside approachable, plain-English explanations, you'll quickly discover how to type, format text, and design documents in Word; navigate and edit spreadsheets, create formulas, and analyze data in Excel; configure email, store contacts, organize tasks, and schedule your time with Outlook; create and edit well-designed and crowd-pleasing PowerPoint presentations; and design, edit, and modify an Access database. Even if the mere thought of working with Microsoft Office makes you nervous, this fun and friendly guide makes it easy.Helps you make sense of word processing, email, presentations, data management and analysis, and much moreCovers the five main Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and AccessWalks you through the new features of Microsoft Office 2016Written by a veteran author who has written more than 20 For Dummies books, which account for more than three million books in print
If you're an uninitiated user looking to make the most of this powerful suite of applications, this hands-on, friendly guide is the key to your brand new Office!
This book is intended for system administrators and IT architects who need to better integrate their Zabbix installation with their surrounding environment. A basic, working knowledge of Zabbix and Linux is assumed so that the book can focus on how to use every component to its full advantage. It will also be helpful to be familiar with programming concepts and languages but if not, all the content in the book is thorough and well documented.What You Will LearnEfficiently collect data from a large variety of monitoring objectsOrganize your data in graphs, charts, maps, and slide showsBuild intelligent triggers and alarms to monitor your network proactivelyWrite your own custom probes and monitoring scripts to extend ZabbixConfigure Zabbix and its database to be high available and fault-tolerantAutomate repetitive procedures using Zabbix's APIIntegrate Zabbix with external systemsUnderstand the protocol and how to interact with it by writing your own custom agentIn Detail
Nowadays monitoring systems play a crucial role in any IT environment. They are extensively used to not only measure your system's performance, but also to forecast capacity issues. This is where Zabbix, one of the most popular monitoring solutions for networks and applications, comes into the picture. With an efficient monitoring system in place you'll be able to foresee when your infrastructure runs under capacity and react accordingly. Due to the critical role a monitoring system plays, it is fundamental to implement it in the best way from its initial setup. This avoids misleading, confusing, or, even worse, false alarms which can disrupt an efficient and healthy IT department.
This new edition will provide you with all the knowledge you need to make strategic and practical decisions about the Zabbix monitoring system. The setup you'll do with this book will fit your environment and monitoring needs like a glove. You will be guided through the initial steps of choosing the correct size and configuration for your system, to what to monitor and how to implement your own custom monitoring component. Exporting and integrating your data with other systems is also covered.
By the end of this book, you will have a tailor-made and well configured monitoring system and will understand with absolute clarity how crucial it is to your IT environment.Style and approach
This book is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to monitoring network and performance in large environments with Zabbix. It is designed for real-world Zabbix administrators, and is comprised of a perfect mix of theoretical explanations and practical applications, making it your perfect companion.
See Additional Notes for instructions to download the highly interactive PC software for your school. Used in thousands of schools and colleges worldwide the software is designed to work as a traditional textbook on your PC screen.
Comprising hundreds of menu selected colourful topics where the graphic images (from your eBook) are brought to life for every value change along with many additional learning software features.
Full colour printed is available for student handouts (using your values and selections) or images and text pasted to make student assignments.
Various additional software editors are included to enable your own calculations to be explored and evaluated from simple algebraic equations to complex formulae.
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Table of Contents (350 software topics) Introduction, Hardware Devices, Data Structures, Data Files, Computer Systems, Data Handling, System Development, Computer Programming, Binary Numbers, Binary Arithmetic, Logic Gates 1., Logic Gates 2., Logic Families, Flip Flops, Combinational Logic, Counters, Counting, Shift Registers, Logic Interfacing, Boolean and DeMorgan's, Micro-Computer, Data/Address Bus, Memory Addressing, Arithmetic and Logic Unit, Clock and Reset, Instructions and Control, Memory Cells, Microprocessor Memory, Addressing Modes, Instructions Set 1., Instructions Set 2., Instructions Set 3., Additional Notes.
The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal. Not just for developers who are considering starting their own free software project, this book will also help those who want to participate in the process at any level.
The book tackles this very complex topic by distilling it down into easily understandable parts. Starting with the basics of project management, it details specific tools used in free software projects, including version control, IRC, bug tracking, and Wikis. Author Karl Fogel, known for his work on CVS and Subversion, offers practical advice on how to set up and use a range of tools in combination with open mailing lists and archives. He also provides several chapters on the essentials of recruiting and motivating developers, as well as how to gain much-needed publicity for your project.
While managing a team of enthusiastic developers -- most of whom you've never even met -- can be challenging, it can also be fun. Producing Open Source Software takes this into account, too, as it speaks of the sheer pleasure to be had from working with a motivated team of free software developers.
Beginning SharePoint 2010: Building Team Solutions withSharePoint provides information workers and site managers withextensive knowledge and expert advice, empowering them to becomeSharePoint champions within their organizations.Provides expansive coverage of SharePoint topics, as well asspecialty areas such as forms, excel services, records management,and web content managementDetails realistic usage scenarios, and includes practiceexamples that highlight best practices for configuration andcustomizationIncludes detailed descriptions and illustrations ofSharePoint’s functionality
Designed to mentor and coach business and technical leaders onthe use of SharePoint in addressing critical information managementproblems within their organizations, Beginning SharePoint2010 is sure to become the premiere handbook for any active oraspiring SharePoint expert.
* Using Galleries and Live Preview
* Finding hidden files
* Creating a blog post
* Assembling and presenting slideshows
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* Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
* Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
This book is intended for those who have a basic understanding of AWS services and want to take their knowledge to the next level by getting their hands dirty with coding recipes in DynamoDB.What You Will LearnDesign DynamoDB tables to achieve high read and write throughputDiscover best practices like caching, exponential back-offs and auto-retries, storing large items in AWS S3, storing compressed data etc.Effectively use DynamoDB Local in order to make your development smooth and cost effectiveImplement cost effective best practices to reduce the burden of DynamoDB chargesCreate and maintain secondary indexes to support improved data accessIntegrate various other AWS services like AWS EMR, AWS CloudSearch, AWS Pipeline etc. with DynamoDBIn Detail
AWS DynamoDB is an excellent example of a production-ready NoSQL database. In recent years, DynamoDB has been able to attract many customers because of its features like high-availability, reliability and infinite scalability. DynamoDB can be easily integrated with massive data crunching tools like Hadoop /EMR, which is an essential part of this data-driven world and hence it is widely accepted. The cost and time-efficient design makes DynamoDB stand out amongst its peers. The design of DynamoDB is so neat and clean that it has inspired many NoSQL databases to simply follow it.
This book will get your hands on some engineering best practices DynamoDB engineers use, which can be used in your day-to-day life to build robust and scalable applications. You will start by operating with DynamoDB tables and learn to manipulate items and manage indexes. You will also discover how to easily integrate applications with other AWS services like EMR, S3, CloudSearch, RedShift etc. A couple of chapters talk in detail about how to use DynamoDB as a backend database and hosting it on AWS ElasticBean. This book will also focus on security measures of DynamoDB as well by providing techniques on data encryption, masking etc.
By the end of the book you'll be adroit in designing web and mobile applications using DynamoDB and host it on cloud.Style and approach
An easy-to-follow guide, full of real-world examples, which takes you through the world of DynamoDB following a step-by-step, problem-solution based approach.