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CompTIA Network+ Rapid Review: Network Concepts

  • Dec 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

  • Dec 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

  • Dec 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

  • Sep 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

  • Sep 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

  • Feb 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

  • Jul 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

  • Oct 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.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services: Virtual Machine and Site Resilience

  • Apr 29, 2014
  • This lesson from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services explains different techniques to move virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another, whether it is a node in the same cluster, another Hyper-V server in the same site, or to a Hyper-V server hosting a replica in another country or on another continent.

Configuring Connections and Connecting to Data in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

  • Feb 25, 2009
  • This chapter from MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-505): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Application Development describes how to create the various connection objects that are used to connect applications to different data sources and sets the basis for working with data in the following chapters.

Configuring Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010: Service Applications and the Managed Metadata Service

  • Sep 21, 2011
  • The most high-profile, functional services in SharePoint are implemented using the Service Application Framework (SAF) introduced in SharePoint 2010. In this chapter from MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, you will learn about the SAF and its components and explore, in depth, the Managed Metadata Service.

Configuring Windows Firewall and Network Access Protection

  • May 15, 2011
  • This lesson from MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-642): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, 2nd Edition describes how to plan and implement Windows Firewall and NAP using Windows Server 2008 R2.

Configuring Windows Server® 2012 Advanced Services: Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure

  • Nov 15, 2013
  • Discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level, as well as how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm, in this chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Windows Server® 2012 Advanced Services.

Control Visual Basic in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Visual Basic for Applications

  • May 16, 2007
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Visual Basic for Applications Step by Step, you’ll learn how to add loops to your macros. And to make those loops more effective, you’ll learn how to create conditional expressions that let the macro make decisions.

Core prompt learning techniques

  • By Francesco EspositoApr 17, 2024
  • Read this sample chapter from Programming Large Language Models with Azure Open AI. In Generative AI and software development, prompt learning techniques play a crucial role in conversational programming and involve the strategic design of prompts, which are then used to draw out desired responses from large language models (LLMs). You may end up with prompts that only partially address the very specific domain requests. This is where the need for fine-tuning emerges.


Create and format notes in OneNote

  • Feb 17, 2016
  • This chapter guides you through procedures related to creating, cutting, and copying notes; applying text formatting to notes; creating lists and outlines; changing paragraph formatting; and deleting formatting and items.

Create and manage databases

  • Feb 20, 2017
  • Access databases are made up of database objects: tables, queries, forms, reports, and supporting objects such as macros. In Objective 1.1 from MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Access, learn how to create a database from a template, and import objects and data.


Create and manage documents

  • By Joan LambertJul 3, 2023
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Word Step by Step (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), learn the ins and outs of creating documents, opening and moving around in documents, saving and closing documents, and more.


Create and Manage Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

  • Jan 25, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to adding and removing slides, dividing presentations into sections, rearranging slides and sections, applying themes, and changing slide backgrounds.

Create and Manage Users and Groups in Active Directory

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