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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 All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel.
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CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive review for the CCNA exams. Written by the leading authority on networking technology, this guide covers 100% of all objectives for the latest ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA Composite exams. Hands-on labs help you gain experience in critical procedures and practices, and the network simulator provides a realistic lab environment so you can practice at your own pace. Gain access to the Sybex online learning environment, featuring a robust set of study tools including: practice questions, flashcards, video instruction, and an extensive glossary of terms to help you better prepare for exam day. The pre-assessment test helps you prioritize your study time, and bonus practice exams allow you to test your understanding.
The CCNA certification is essential to a career in networking, and the exam can be taken in two parts or as a composite. Whichever you choose, this book is your essential guide for complete review.Master IP data network operationTroubleshoot issues and keep the network secureUnderstand switching and routing technologiesWork with IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
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A Guide to the HR Body of Knowledge (HRBoKTM) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) is an essential reference book for HR professionals and a must-have guide for those who wish to further their expertise and career in the HR field. This book will help HR professionals align their organizations with essential practices while also covering the Core Knowledge Requirements for all exams administered by HRCI. Filled with authoritative insights into the six areas of HR functional expertise: Business Management and Strategy; Workforce Planning and Employment; Human Resource Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee and Labor Relations; and Risk Management, this volume also covers information on exam eligibility, and prep tips.
Contributions from dozens of HR subject matter experts cover the skills, knowledge, and methods that define the profession's best practices. Whether used as a desk reference, or as a self-assessment, this book allows you to:Assess your skill set and your organization's practices against the HRCI standardGet the latest information on strategies HR professionals can use to help their organizations and their professionGain insight into the body of knowledge that forms the basis for all HRCI certification exams
As the HR field becomes more diverse and complex, HR professionals need an informational "home base" for periodic check-ins and authoritative reference. As a certifying body for over four decades, HRCI has drawn upon its collective expertise to codify a standard body of knowledge for the field. The HRBoK is the definitive resource that will be your go-to HR reference for years to come.
MCSA Windows Server 2016 Complete Study Guide is your ultimate companion on the journey to earning the MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification. Covering required Exams 70-740, 70-741, and 70-742, plus preparing you to take the composite upgrade Exam 70-743 (not covered separately in this book), this Study Guide walks you through 100 percent of all exam objectives to help you achieve complete readiness. Hands-on exercises strengthen your practical skills, and real-world scenarios help you understand how these skills are used on the job. Over 500 practice questions allow you to test your understanding along the way, and the online test bank gives you access to electronic flashcards, practice exams, and over an hour of expert video demonstrations. From basic networking concepts and services to Active Directory and Hyper-V, this guide provides full coverage of critical MCSA concepts and skills. This new edition has been updated for the latest MCSA Windows Server 2016 exam releases, featuring coverage of all the objective domains.
This value-priced guide is three books in one, giving you the most comprehensive exam prep experience for all required MCSA exams. Whether you're starting from the beginning, or upgrading from the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 certification, arm yourself with the ultimate tool for complete and comprehensive preparation.Study 100 percent of the objectives for all three MCSA exams, plus the upgrade examPractice your skills using hands-on exercises and real-world scenariosTest your knowledge with over 500 challenging practice questionsAccess online study aids including flashcards, video demos, and more!
The MCSA exams test your knowledge and skill in installation, configuration, deployment, and administration using a variety of networking tools. The scope is broad, but your complete understanding of the most up-to-date concepts and practices is critical to your success on the exam—and on the job. MCSA Windows Server 2016 Complete Study Guide covers everything you need to know, and gives you the tools to help you learn it.
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Kevin Shillington traces the history of the continent through the ancient world to medieval, modern and contemporary Africa. He explores the early emergence of farming; the kingdoms of Ancient Egypt, Aksum and Meroe; medieval empires; the spread and impact of Islam; the role of trade and religion; and the development of Africa's wide range of pastoral, agricultural and hunting societies.
History of Africa, third edition:
• contains nearly 100 specially-drawn maps and almost 200 illustrations, a number of which are new for this edition
• takes a deliberately African viewpoint of the European involvement in Africa
• provides a carefully constructed examination of the colonial period and the problems of post-colonial Africa
• presents expanded coverage of modern Africa with more on issues such as economic concerns, globalization, international organisations, climate change, HIV/AIDS, and the role of China
• opens with a new Introduction which includes a helpful historiographical overview
• features a companion website offering additional historical debate and critical discussion to complement specific parts of the text; key points to remember for each chapter; a variety of essay questions and exercises; and other resources to enhance the learning experience.
Eminently clear and approachable, History of Africa remains the essential text for anyone with an interest in this remarkable continent and its fascinating past.
This text is intended for a broad audience as both an introduction to predictive models as well as a guide to applying them. Non-mathematical readers will appreciate the intuitive explanations of the techniques while an emphasis on problem-solving with real data across a wide variety of applications will aid practitioners who wish to extend their expertise. Readers should have knowledge of basic statistical ideas, such as correlation and linear regression analysis. While the text is biased against complex equations, a mathematical background is needed for advanced topics.
This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex’s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including:Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancersUnderstanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora)Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless SystemsComparing Different Consistency Models in AWS ServicesUnderstanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secureImplementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNSApplying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application SecurityUsing Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS servicesArchitecting Large Scale Distributed SystemsUnderstanding of Elasticity and Scalability ConceptsUnderstanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWSDeploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk.
Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career.
Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos.
More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques
Topics and features:Structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses Presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects Provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory Suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book Supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/
Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.
CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition has been completely updated for the latest 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you've learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions.
Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes:Six unique 150 question practice exams to help you identify where you need to study more. Get more than 90 percent of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam.More than 700 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the examA searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam
Coverage of all of the exam topics in the book means you'll be ready for:Security and Risk ManagementAsset SecuritySecurity EngineeringCommunication and Network SecurityIdentity and Access ManagementSecurity Assessment and TestingSecurity OperationsSoftware Development Security
Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whetherthat decision is buy, sell or hold. But the pricing of many assetshas become a more complex task in modern markets, especially afterthe recent financial crisis. In order to be successful at thisendeavor, you must have a firm understanding of the propervaluation techniques. One valuation book stands out as withstandingthe test of time among students of financial markets and investors,Aswath Damodaran'sInvestment Valuation.
Now completely revised and updated to reflect changing marketconditions, this third edition comprehensively introduces studentsand investment professionals to the range of valuation modelsavailable and how to chose the right model for any given assetvaluation scenario. This edition includes valuation techniques fora whole host of real options, start-up firms, unconventionalassets, distressed companies and private equity, and real estate.All examples have been updated and new material has been added.An expansion of ancillaries include updated online databases,spreadsheets, and other educational support toolsFully revised to incorporate valuation lessons learned from thelast five years, from the market crisis and emerging markets to newtypes of equity investmentsRevised examples of company valuations such as companies fromEastern Europe and Africa, which stress the global nature of modernvaluationAuthor Aswath Damodaran is regarded as one of the besteducators and thinkers on the topic of investment valuation
This indispensable guide is a must read for students wishing togain a better understanding of investment valuation and itsmethods. With it, you can take the insights and advice of arecognized authority on the valuation process and immediately putthem to work for you.
Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike
How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk exposes the shortcomings of current "risk management" practices, and offers a series of improvement techniques that help you fill the holes and ramp up security. In his bestselling book How to Measure Anything, author Douglas W. Hubbard opened the business world's eyes to the critical need for better measurement. This book expands upon that premise and draws from The Failure of Risk Management to sound the alarm in the cybersecurity realm. Some of the field's premier risk management approaches actually create more risk than they mitigate, and questionable methods have been duplicated across industries and embedded in the products accepted as gospel. This book sheds light on these blatant risks, and provides alternate techniques that can help improve your current situation. You'll also learn which approaches are too risky to save, and are actually more damaging than a total lack of any security.
Dangerous risk management methods abound; there is no industry more critically in need of solutions than cybersecurity. This book provides solutions where they exist, and advises when to change tracks entirely.Discover the shortcomings of cybersecurity's "best practices"Learn which risk management approaches actually create riskImprove your current practices with practical alterationsLearn which methods are beyond saving, and worse than doing nothing
Insightful and enlightening, this book will inspire a closer examination of your company's own risk management practices in the context of cybersecurity. The end goal is airtight data protection, so finding cracks in the vault is a positive thing—as long as you get there before the bad guys do. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk is your guide to more robust protection through better quantitative processes, approaches, and techniques.
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The PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, provides comprehensive review for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP certification exam. This new ninth edition has been completely revised to align with the latest version of the exam, which includes new tasks that reflect changes to best practices, the role of the project manager, and the growing importance of agile and other adaptive and iterative practices. Detailed discussion draws from the latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, to provide the most up-to-date information on critical topics, while hands-on exercises provide insight on real-world implementation. Receive one year of free access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, to help you prepare with superior study tools, rigorous chapter tests, and two practice exams that allows you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day.
The PMP certification is arguably the most desired skill in the IT marketplace, but its reach extends into a variety of other industries. Candidates must have extensive project management experience to qualify, but comprehensive study materials, aligned with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition, are essential to success on the exam. This study guide provides everything you need to ensure thorough preparation and full exam-day confidence.Study 100% of the objectives for the latest PMP examPractice applying PMP concepts to real-world scenariosTest your understanding with comprehensive review questionsAccess online chapter tests, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more
Companies are demanding more of project managers than ever before: skills in technical management, leadership, strategic management, and business management make you more competitive, and the PMP exam reflects their increasing relevance in a rapidly-evolving field. When you're ready to take the next step for your career, the PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, is your ideal companion for ultimate PMP preparation.
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The Data Science Design Manual is a source of practical insights that highlights what really matters in analyzing data, and provides an intuitive understanding of how these core concepts can be used. The book does not emphasize any particular programming language or suite of data-analysis tools, focusing instead on high-level discussion of important design principles.This easy-to-read text ideally serves the needs of undergraduate and early graduate students embarking on an “Introduction to Data Science” course. It reveals how this discipline sits at the intersection of statistics, computer science, and machine learning, with a distinct heft and character of its own. Practitioners in these and related fields will find this book perfect for self-study as well.
Additional learning tools:Contains “War Stories,” offering perspectives on how data science applies in the real world
Includes “Homework Problems,” providing a wide range of exercises and projects for self-study
Provides a complete set of lecture slides and online video lectures at www.data-manual.com
Provides “Take-Home Lessons,” emphasizing the big-picture concepts to learn from each chapter
Recommends exciting “Kaggle Challenges” from the online platform Kaggle
Highlights “False Starts,” revealing the subtle reasons why certain approaches fail
Offers examples taken from the data science television show “The Quant Shop” (www.quant-shop.com)
Reframing Organizations provides time-tested guidance for more effective organizational leadership. Rooted in decades of social science research across multiple disciplines, Bolman and Deal's four-frame model has continued to evolve since its conception over 25 years ago; this new sixth edition has been updated to include coverage of cross-sector collaboration, generational differences, virtual environments, globalization, sustainability, and communication across cultures. The Instructor's guide has been expanded to provide additional tools for the classroom, including chapter summary tip sheets, mini-assessments, Bolman & Deal podcasts, and more. These recent revisions reflect the intersection of reader recommendations and the current leadership environment, resulting in a renewed practicality and even greater alignment with everyday application.
Combining the latest research from organizational theory, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, political science and more, the model detailed here provides real guidance for real leaders. Guide, motivate, and inspire your team's best performance as you learn to:Optimize group, team, and organizational structureBuild a positive, collaborative dynamic across generations, teams, and sectorsUnderstand power and conflict amidst the internal and external political landscapeShape your organization's culture and build a cohesive sense of spirit
Bolman and Deal's four-frame model has withstood the test of time because it offers an accessible, compact, and powerful set of ideas for navigating complexity and turbulence. In today's business climate, leadership trends come and go; today's flash in the pan is tomorrow's obsolete strategy, but a leadership framework built on a solid foundation will serve your organization well no matter what the future holds. Reframing Organizations provides clear guidance and up-to-date insight for anyone facing the challenges of contemporary leadership.
This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for ``wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates.
Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.
This book is intended for the clinical researcher who is interested in designing a clinical trial and developing a protocol. It is also of value to researchers and practitioners who must critically evaluate the literature of published clinical trials and assess the merits of each trial and the implications for the care and treatment of patients. The authors use numerous examples of published clinical trials to illustrate the fundamentals.
The text is organized sequentially from defining the question to trial closeout. One chapter is devoted to each of the critical areas to aid the clinical trial researcher. These areas include pre-specifying the scientific questions to be tested and appropriate outcome measures, determining the organizational structure, estimating an adequate sample size, specifying the randomization procedure, implementing the intervention and visit schedules for participant evaluation, establishing an interim data and safety monitoring plan, detailing the final analysis plan and reporting the trial results according to the pre-specified objectives.
Although a basic introductory statistics course is helpful in maximizing the benefit of this book, a researcher or practitioner with limited statistical background would still find most if not all the chapters understandable and helpful. While the technical material has been kept to a minimum, the statistician may still find the principles and fundamentals presented in this text useful.
Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.
MCSA Windows 10 Complete Study Guide is your comprehensive resource for taking both Exams 70-698 and 70-697. Covering 100% of all exam objectives, this study guide goes beyond mere review to delve deeper into the complex topics and technologies to help you strengthen your understanding and sharpen your skills. Written by a veteran Microsoft MVP, this guide walks you through MCSA skills in context to show you how concepts are applied in real-world situations. Hands-on exercises speed the learning process and facilitate internalization, while review questions challenge and test the depth of your understanding. You also get access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment, featuring flashcards, videos, an assessment test, and bonus practice exams to face exam day with confidence.
The MCSA certification process has changed; Exam 70-698 tests your skills in installing and configuring Windows 10, and then Exam 70-697 gauges your abilities in configuring Windows devices. This book is your ideal companion to study for both exams.Study 100 percent of the objectives for Exams 70-698 and 70-697Apply your knowledge with hands-on exercisesTest your skills with challenging review questionsAccess videos, electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, and bonus practice exams
The demand for qualified Windows 10 professionals will be high, as more than half of the corporate user base that skipped Windows 8/8.1 is expected to adopt Windows 10. If you want the skills that are in demand, you need to get certified; if you're ready to get serious about the exam, MCSA: Windows 10 Complete Study Guide is the resource you shouldn't be without.
The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide is your complete solution for A+ exam preparation. Covering 100% of Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902 objectives, this book gives you everything you need to ensure that you not only understand the basics of IT, but that you can demonstrate your understanding effectively. Now in its third edition, this guide has been updated to reflect the exam's new focus. Coverage includes the latest best practices, Windows 8/8.1 and mobile OSes, and an emphasis on the practical skills required on the job. Clear and concise, this book helps you solidify your understanding of crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting topics covered on the exam. You also gain access to the Sybex exclusive online interactive learning environment and test bank, featuring bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF glossary of the most important terms you need to understand.
The CompTIA A+ certification is the essential computer technician credential, and is required by over 100 leading employers. This book helps you prepare and practice so you can approach the exam with confidence, and pass with flying colors.Review the components of personal computers, laptops, and portable devicesUnderstand operating systems, networks, and securityGet up to speed on safety and environmental issuesPractice effective communication and the "soft skills" of professionalism
More than just a review of computer parts, this book covers everything you'll see on the exam. Why go in unprepared when you can have the Sybex advantage?
The CEH v10: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 10 Study Guide is your ideal companion for CEH v10 exam preparation. This comprehensive, in-depth review of CEH certification requirements is designed to help you internalize critical information using concise, to-the-point explanations and an easy-to-follow approach to the material. Covering all sections of the exam, the discussion highlights essential topics like intrusion detection, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, and malware creation in detail, and puts the concepts into the context of real-world scenarios. Each chapter is mapped to the corresponding exam objective for easy reference, and the Exam Essentials feature helps you identify areas in need of further study. You also get access to online study tools including chapter review questions, full-length practice exams, hundreds of electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms to help you ensure full mastery of the exam material.
The Certified Ethical Hacker is one-of-a-kind in the cybersecurity sphere, allowing you to delve into the mind of a hacker for a unique perspective into penetration testing. This guide is your ideal exam preparation resource, with specific coverage of all CEH objectives and plenty of practice material.Review all CEH v10 topics systematicallyReinforce critical skills with hands-on exercisesLearn how concepts apply in real-world scenariosIdentify key proficiencies prior to the exam
The CEH certification puts you in professional demand, and satisfies the Department of Defense's 8570 Directive for all Information Assurance government positions. Not only is it a highly-regarded credential, but it's also an expensive exam—making the stakes even higher on exam day. The CEH v10: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 10 Study Guide gives you the intense preparation you need to pass with flying colors.
CompTIA's Network+ certification tells the world you have the skills to install, configure, and troubleshoot today's basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. First, however, you have to pass the exam! This detailed CompTIA Authorized study guide by networking guru Todd Lammle has everything you need to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-007.
Todd covers all exam objectives, explains key topics, offers plenty of practical examples, and draws upon his own invaluable 30 years of networking experience to help you learn. The Study Guide prepares you for Exam N10-007, the new CompTIA Network+ Exam:
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Fully updated for Java SE 9, Java: The Complete Reference, Tenth Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You'll also find information on key portions of the Java API library, such as I/O, the Collections Framework, the stream library, and the concurrency utilities. Swing, JavaFX, JavaBeans, and servlets are examined and numerous examples demonstrate Java in action. Of course, the new module system added by Java SE 9 is discussed in detail. This Oracle Press resource also offers an introduction to JShell, Java’s new interactive programming tool.
•Data types, variables, arrays, and operators
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The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) Study Guide provides 100% coverage of all exam objectives for the new CySA+ certification. The CySA+ certification validates a candidate's skills to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, identify vulnerabilities with a goal of securing and protecting organizations systems. Focus your review for the CySA+ with Sybex and benefit from real-world examples drawn from experts, hands-on labs, insight on how to create your own cybersecurity toolkit, and end-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding each step of the way. You also gain access to the Sybex interactive learning environment that includes electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, and hundreds of bonus practice questions.
This study guide provides the guidance and knowledge you need to demonstrate your skill set in cybersecurity. Key exam topics include:Threat managementVulnerability managementCyber incident responseSecurity architecture and toolsets
In the constantly evolving world of finance, a solid technical foundation is an essential tool for success. Until the welcomed arrival of authors Josh Rosenbaum and Josh Pearl, no one had taken the time to properly codify the lifeblood of the corporate financier's work-namely, valuation, through all of the essential lenses of an investment banker. With the release of Investment Banking, Second Edition: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions, Rosenbaum and Pearl once again have written the definitive book that they wish had existed when they were trying to break into Wall Street. The Second Edition includes both the technical valuation fundamentals as well as practical judgment skills and perspective to help guide the science. This book focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street: comparable companies analysis, precedent transactions analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, and leveraged buyout analysis. With the new fully revised edition, they have added the most comprehensive, rigorous set of intuition-building and problem-solving ancillaries anywhere all of which promised to become essential, knowledge enhancing tools for professionals, and professors and students.
For those who purchase this edition of the book, there are options to purchase the Valuation Models separately (9781118586167), and to also consider purchase of the Investing Banking Workbook (9781118456118) and Investment Banking Focus Notes (9781118586082) for further self-study.
The main focus of the book is on presenting and illustrating methods of inferential statistics that are useful in research. It begins with a chapter on descriptive statistics that immediately exposes the reader to real data. The next six chapters develop the probability material that bridges the gap between descriptive and inferential statistics. Point estimation, inferences based on statistical intervals, and hypothesis testing are then introduced in the next three chapters. The remainder of the book explores the use of this methodology in a variety of more complex settings.
This edition includes a plethora of new exercises, a number of which are similar to what would be encountered on the actuarial exams that cover probability and statistics. Representative applications include investigating whether the average tip percentage in a particular restaurant exceeds the standard 15%, considering whether the flavor and aroma of Champagne are affected by bottle temperature or type of pour, modeling the relationship between college graduation rate and average SAT score, and assessing the likelihood of O-ring failure in space shuttle launches as related to launch temperature.
Lessons in Corporate Finance explains the fundamentals of the field in an intuitive way, using a unique Socratic question and answer approach. Written by award-winning professors at M.I.T. and Tufts, this book draws on years of research and teaching to deliver a truly interactive learning experience. Each case study is designed to facilitate class discussion, based on a series of increasingly detailed questions and answers that reinforce conceptual insights with numerical examples. Complete coverage of all areas of corporate finance includes capital structure and financing needs along with project and company valuation, with specific guidance on vital topics such as ratios and pro formas, dividends, debt maturity, asymmetric information, and more.
Corporate finance is a complex field composed of a broad variety of sub-disciplines, each involving a specific skill set and nuanced body of knowledge. This text is designed to give you an intuitive understanding of the fundamentals to provide a solid foundation for more advanced study.Identify sources of funding and corporate capital structureLearn how managers increase the firm's value to shareholdersUnderstand the tools and analysis methods used for allocationExplore the five methods of valuation with free cash flow to firm and equity
Navigating the intricate operations of corporate finance requires a deep and instinctual understanding of the broad concepts and practical methods used every day. Interactive, discussion-based learning forces you to go beyond memorization and actually apply what you know, simultaneously developing your knowledge, skills, and instincts. Lessons in Corporate Finance provides a unique opportunity to go beyond traditional textbook study and gain skills that are useful in the field.
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Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations.
Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective.Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision makingUnderstand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to ownAssess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructuringsDesign a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk
As the valuation function becomes ever more central to long- and short-term strategy, analysts and managers need an authoritative reference to turn to for answers to challenging situations. Valuation stands ahead of the field for its reputation, quality, and prestige, putting the solutions you need right at your fingertips.
A fully updated CompTIA Security+ exam guide from training and exam preparation expert Mike Meyers
Take the CompTIA Security+ exam (exam SY0-501) with confidence using the comprehensive information contained in this highly effective study resource. Like the exam, the guide goes beyond knowledge application and is designed to ensure that security personnel anticipate security risks and guard against them.
In Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-501), the bestselling author and leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification brings his proven methodology to IT security. Mike covers all exam objectives in small, digestible modules that allow you to focus on individual skills as you move through a broad and complex set of skills and concepts. The book features hundreds of accurate practice questions as well as a toolbox of the author’s favorite network security related freeware/shareware.
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Take the CompTIA Server+ exam with confidence using this highly effective self-study guide. CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam SK0-004) offers complete coverage of every topic on the latest version of the exam. You will get in-depth explanations of the latest server types and components, virtualization, IPv4 and IPv6 networking, cloud computing, security, troubleshooting, and more. The book and electronic content provide 350+ accurate practice questions along with in-depth answers, explanations, learning objectives, and exam tips.
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OCA, Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide, Exam 1Z0-808 is a comprehensive study guide for those taking the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I exam (1Z0-808). With complete coverage of 100% of the exam objectives, this book provides everything you need to know to confidently take the exam. The release of Java 8 brought the language's biggest changes to date, and for the first time, candidates are required to learn functional programming to pass the exam. This study guide has you covered, with thorough functional programming explanation and information on all key topic areas Java programmers need to know. You'll cover Java inside and out, and learn how to apply it efficiently and effectively to create solutions applicable to real-world scenarios.Work confidently with operators, conditionals, and loopsUnderstand object-oriented design principles and patternsMaster functional programming fundamentals
This book provides an elementary-level introduction to R, targeting both non-statistician scientists in various fields and students of statistics. The main mode of presentation is via code examples with liberal commenting of the code and the output, from the computational as well as the statistical viewpoint. A supplementary R package can be downloaded and contains the data sets.
The statistical methodology includes statistical standard distributions, one- and two-sample tests with continuous data, regression analysis, one- and two-way analysis of variance, regression analysis, analysis of tabular data, and sample size calculations. In addition, the last six chapters contain introductions to multiple linear regression analysis, linear models in general, logistic regression, survival analysis, Poisson regression, and nonlinear regression.
In the second edition, the text and code have been updated to R version 2.6.2. The last two methodological chapters are new, as is a chapter on advanced data handling. The introductory chapter has been extended and reorganized as two chapters. Exercises have been revised and answers are now provided in an Appendix.
This insightful and eloquent book will show you how to measurethose things in your own business, government agency or otherorganization that, until now, you may have considered"immeasurable," including customer satisfaction, organizationalflexibility, technology risk, and technology ROI.Adds new measurement methods, showing how they can be appliedto a variety of areas such as risk management and customersatisfactionSimplifies overall content while still making the moretechnical applications available to those readers who want to digdeeperContinues to boldly assert that any perception of"immeasurability" is based on certain popular misconceptions aboutmeasurement and measurement methodsShows the common reasoning for calling something immeasurable,and sets out to correct those ideasOffers practical methods for measuring a variety of"intangibles"Provides an online database (www.howtomeasureanything.com) ofdownloadable, practical examples worked out in detailedspreadsheets
Written by recognized expert Douglas Hubbard—creator ofApplied Information Economics—How to Measure Anything,Third Edition illustrates how the author has used his approachacross various industries and how any problem, no matter howdifficult, ill defined, or uncertain can lend itself to measurementusing proven methods.
Take the latest version of the CompTIA Security+ exam with complete confidence using the detailed information contained in this highly effective self-study system. Written by a team of leading information security experts, this authoritative guide addresses the skills required for securing a network and managing risk and enables you to become CompTIA Security+ certified.
CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) covers all exam domains and features 200 accurate practice questions. To aid in study, the book features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. All questions mirror those on the live test in style, format, and difficulty. Beyond fully preparing you for the challenging SY0-501 exam, the book also serves as a valuable on-the-job reference for IT professionals.
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Take the latest version of the CompTIA Network+ exam with complete confidence using the fully updated information contained in this comprehensive self-study system. The book offers clear instruction and real-world examples from training expert and bestselling author Mike Meyers along with hundreds of accurate practice questions.
Fulfilling the promise of the All-in-One series, this complete reference serves both as a study tool and a valuable on-the-job reference that will serve readers beyond the exam. CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007) also includes access to free video training and interactive hands-on labs and simulations that prepare you for difficult performance-based questions. A valuable pre-assessment test enables readers to gauge their familiarity with the test’s objectives and tailor an effective course for study.
· Contains complete coverage of every objective for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam
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· Electronic content includes the Total Tester exam simulator with over 100 practice questions, over an hour of training videos, and a collection of Mike Meyers’ favorite shareware and freeware networking utilities