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Bit by Bit by Bit

  • By Charles PetzoldOct 11, 2000
  • In this chapter from Code, Charles Petzold explains what's so special about the binary number system.

Bootstrapping ASP.NET MVC

  • By Dino EspositoJan 2, 2019
  • In this sample chapter from Programming ASP.NET Core, Dino Esposito explains the preliminary actions required to set up the ASP.NET MVC Core pipeline and pick up the handler responsible for the actual processing of any incoming requests.


Build Your First Windows 8 App with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic

  • By Luca Regnicoli, Roberto Brunetti, Paolo PialorsiFeb 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step teaches the complete cycle for creating, testing, and deploying a simple Windows 8 application. You will learn about the available templates and how to describe the application using the manifest. Finally, you'll add the code to implement the search contract using a provided template.

Building a Presentation Outline in PowerPoint 2010

  • By Nancy MuirMay 15, 2010
  • This chapter from Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Plain & Simple shows how to use PowerPoint's outline for organizing your thoughts and information to include in your presentations.

Building Mobile Websites

  • By Dino EspositoMay 15, 2012
  • This chapter from Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise provides bits and pieces of code for some of the most common practices employed today to build mobile websites.

Business Connectivity Services hybrid

  • By Ben Curry, Brian LawsJan 4, 2017
  • A Business Connectivity Services (BCS) hybrid solution makes it possible for organizations to securely publish internally hosted business application data for remote workers or vendors— without migrating or replicating data across network boundaries. In this sample chapter from recent release From IT Pro to Cloud Pro Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online, Microsoft cloud technology experts Ben Curry and Brian Laws explain requirements for a BCS hybrid solution with step-by-step procedures on the configuration process.


CISSP Rapid Review: Access Control

  • By Darril GibsonDec 15, 2012
  • This chapter from CISSP Rapid Review explains concepts and techniques for controlling access, how to understand control attacks, how to assess the effectiveness of access controls, and the identity and access provisioning lifecycle.

Code Complete: Design in Construction

  • By Steve McConnellJun 9, 2004
  • Small projects benefit from careful design just as larger projects do, and recognizing design as an explicit activity maximizes the benefit you will receive from it.

Collaborating and Finishing Your Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

  • By Katherine MurrayApr 15, 2013
  • Katherine Murray discusses the collaboration tools and Presenter View available in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 in this chapter from Microsoft Office Professional 2013 for Touch Devices Plain & Simple.

CompTIA A+ Rapid Review: Networking

  • By Darril GibsonApr 15, 2013
  • To help prepare for the A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams, this chapter from CompTIA A+ Rapid Review (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) provides an overview of network cables and connectors, network devices such as routers and switches, wireless connections, and common protocols used to control traffic over a network. It also provides scenarios for configuring connectivity for different types of networks as well as functions and features of various devices.

CompTIA A+ Rapid Review: Printers

  • By Darril GibsonApr 15, 2013
  • To help you prepare for the A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams, this chapter from CompTIA A+ Rapid Review (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) explains the differences between the various printer types and summarizes the associated imaging process. It also provides installation, configuration, and maintenance scenarios.

CompTIA A+ Training Kit: Understanding RAM and CPUs

  • By Darril GibsonDec 15, 2012
  • In this chapter, you’ll learn about two important concepts for any A+ technician to understand: random access memory (RAM) and central processing units (CPUs). A CPU is the brain of the computer, performing most of the processing, and RAM is used to store applications and data being used by the CPU. Both continue to be steadily improved and include a significant amount of technical detail that can easily confuse a regular user. This chapter will help you understand many of the terms used when describing them.

CompTIA Network+ Rapid Review: Network Concepts

  • By Craig ZackerDec 15, 2012
  • This chapter from CompTIA Network+ Rapid Review (Exam N10-005) covers topics to help you prepare for Exam N10-005 such as the OSI reference model, basic networking functions such as IP addressing, and more.

CompTIA Network+ Training Kit: Wireless Networking

  • By Craig ZackerDec 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from CompTIA Network+ Training Kit (Exam N10-005), you will learn about the radio signals that replace data networking cables and the devices used by wireless computers to communicate with a wired network.

CompTIA Security+ Rapid Review: Network Security

  • By Michael GreggDec 15, 2012
  • Michael Gregg reviews the objectives of the CompTIA Security+ exam in this chapter from CompTIA Security+ Rapid Review (Exam SY0-301).

CompTIA Security+ Training Kit: Vulnerability Assessment and Management

  • By David Seidl, Mike Chapple, James StewartSep 15, 2013
  • This chapter from CompTIA Security+ Training Kit (Exam SY0-301) shows how to find exposed services and vulnerabilities on systems and devices by using port and vulnerability scanning tools, covers vulnerability assessment methods, as well as ways to identify vulnerabilities by using both technical and nontechnical means, and explains penetration testing, including common techniques, types of penetration tests, and best practices for performing them.

Configure Data Center Process Automation Using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • By Orin ThomasSep 5, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref MCSA 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud you’ll learn about data center process automation using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Configure devices and device drivers

  • By Andrew Bettany, Andrew WarrenFeb 7, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10, learn how Windows 10 installs drivers for new devices and hardware—and how you can maintain, upgrade, or resolve issues that might occur.


Configure networking

  • By Andrew Bettany, Andrew WarrenJul 5, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 2nd Edition, explore the main networking components of Windows 10 and how to configure each of them.


Configure System Center Integration

  • By Orin ThomasOct 27, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (MCSE) you'll learn how to integrate several different System Center products, allowing them to build off each other’s functionality. You’ll also learn about Service Provider Foundation, and Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server, which allow you to customize the way that users of your private cloud interact with the infrastructure.

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