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Active Directory: Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory, ...

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 738 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 5th edition (May 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449320023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449320027

eBook Description:

Active Directory, 5th Edition

  • Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012
  • Learn the fundamentals, including how AD stores objects
  • Use the AD Administrative Center and other management tools
  • Learn to administer AD with Windows PowerShell
  • Search and gather AD data, using the LDAP query syntax
  • Understand how Group Policy functions
  • Design a new Active Directory forest
  • Examine the Kerberos security protocol
  • Get a detailed look at the AD replication process

Organize your network resources by learning how to design, manage, and maintain Active Directory. Updated to cover Windows Server 2012, the fifth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft’s network directory service by explaining concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style.

You’ll negotiate a maze of technologies for deploying a scalable and reliable AD infrastructure, with new chapters on management tools, searching the AD database, authentication and security protocols, and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This book provides real-world scenarios that let you apply what you’ve learned ideal whether you’re a network administrator for a small business or a multinational enterprise. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849689466
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849689465

eBook Description:

Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook

  • Extend the capabilities of your Windows environment
  • Improve the process reliability by using well defined PowerShell scripts
  • Full of examples, scripts, and real-world best practices

Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook

Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook will show several ways for a Windows administrator to automate and streamline his/her job. Learn how to automate server tasks to ease your day-to-day operations, generate performance and configuration reports, and troubleshoot and resolve critical problems.

Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook will introduce you to the advantages of using Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell. Each recipe is a building block that can easily be combined to provide larger and more useful scripts to automate your systems. The recipes are packed with examples and real world experience to make the job of managing and administrating Windows servers easier. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 536 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd edition (April 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593274769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593274764

eBook Description:

Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition

  • Manage network traffic with VLANs, trunks, IPv6, and the PF packet filter
  • Make software management quick and effective using the ports and packages system
  • Give users only the access they need with groups, sudo, and chroots
  • Configure OpenBSD’s secure implementations of SNMP, DHCP, NTP, hardware sensors, and more
  • Customize the installation and upgrade processes for your network and hardware, or build a custom OpenBSD release

OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid, 2nd Edition maintains author Michael Lucas’s trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed for years. You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout. This edition has been completely updated for OpenBSD 5.3, including new coverage of OpenBSD’s boot system, security features like W^X and ProPolice, and advanced networking techniques. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Network Intrusion Analysis: Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques for I...

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597499625
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597499620

eBook Description:

Network Intrusion Analysis: Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques for Incident Analysis and Response

  • Network Intrusion Analysis: Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques for Incident Analysis and Response addresses the entire process of investigating a network intrusion.
  • Provides a step-by-step guide to the tools and techniques used in the analysis and investigation of a network intrusion.
  • Provides real-world examples of network intrusions, along with associated workarounds.
  • Walks readers through the methodology and practical steps needed to conduct a thorough intrusion investigation and incident response, including a wealth of practical, hands-on tools for incident assessment and mitigation.

Nearly every business depends on its network to provide information services to carry out essential activities, and network intrusion attacks have been growing increasingly frequent and severe. When network intrusions do occur, it’s imperative that a thorough and systematic analysis and investigation of the attack is conducted to determine the nature of the threat and the extent of information lost, stolen, or damaged during the attack. A thorough and timely investigation and response can serve to minimize network downtime and ensure that critical business systems are maintained in full operation. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Securing SQL Server, Second Edition: Protecting Your Database from Att...

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd edition (August 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597499471
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597499477

eBook Description:

Securing SQL Server, Second Edition: Protecting Your Database from Attackers

  • Presents hands-on techniques for protecting your SQL Server database from intrusion and attack.
  • Provides the most in-depth coverage of all aspects of SQL Server database security, including a wealth of new material on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Denali).
  • Explains how to set up your database securely, how to determine when someone tries to break in, what the intruder has accessed or damaged, and how to respond and mitigate damage if an intrusion occurs.

Written by Denny Cherry, a Microsoft MVP for the SQL Server product, a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008, and one of the biggest names in SQL Server today, Securing SQL Server, Second Edition: Protecting Your Database from Attackers explores the potential attack vectors someone can use to break into your SQL Server database as well as how to protect your database from these attacks. In this book, you will learn how to properly secure your database from both internal and external threats using best practices and specific tricks the author uses in his role as an independent consultant while working on some of the largest and most complex SQL Server installations in the world. This edition includes new chapters on Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Storage Area Network Security. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849686327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849686327

eBook Description:

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

  • Create, deploy, and manage Datacentres, Private and Hybrid Clouds with hybrid hypervisors by using VMM 2012 SP1, App Controller, and Operations Manager.
  • Integrate and manage fabric (compute, storages, gateways, networking) services and resources. Deploy Clusters from bare metal servers.
  • Learn how to use VMM 2012 SP1 features such as Windows 2012 and SQL 2012 support, Network Virtualization, Live Migration, Linux VMs, Resource Throttling, and Availability.

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 is a comprehensive IT infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud management platform. With Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, you can more easily and efficiently manage your applications and services across multiple hypervisors as well as across public and private cloud infrastructures to deliver flexible and cost-effective IT services for your business.

This cookbook covers architecture design and planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques, and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy, and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors: Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi, and Citrix XenServer. It also includes the VMM 2012 SP1 features. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Pro T-SQL 2012 Programmer’s Guide, 3rd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 696 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 3rd edition (September 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430245964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430245964

eBook Description:

Pro T-SQL 2012 Programmer’s Guide, 3rd Edition

Pro T-SQL 2012 Programmer’s Guide, 3rd Edition is every developer’s key to making full use of SQL Server 2012’s powerful, built-in Transact-SQL language. Discussing new and existing features, the book takes you on an expert guided tour of Transact-SQL functionality. Fully functioning examples and downloadable source code bring technically accurate and engaging treatment of Transact-SQL into your own hands. Step-by-step explanations ensure clarity, and an advocacy of best-practices will steer you down the road to success.

Transact-SQL is the language developers and DBAs use to interact with SQL Server. It’s used for everything from querying data, to writing stored procedures, to managing the database. New features in T-SQL 2012 include full support for window functions, stored sequences, the ability to throw errors, data paging, and more. All these important new features are covered in this book. Developers and DBAs alike can benefit from the expressive power of Transact-SQL, and Pro T-SQL 2012 Programmer’s Guide, 3rd Edition provides the gateway to success in applying this increasingly important database language to everyday business and technical tasks. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Networking WOW! eBook, 10th Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 10th edition (April 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118474082
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118474082

eBook Description:

Networking WOW! eBook, 10th Edition

  • A perennial bestseller, this guide to networking has been fully revised to cover Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, new broadband technologies, and updated storage and backup procedures
  • Provides introductory-level networking fundamentals for those inexperienced in network technology
  • Covers networking with all major operating systems
  • Shows how to build, secure, and optimize a network, safely connect to the Internet, troubleshoot problems, and more

This updated bestseller covers Windows 8, new storage and backup technologies, and more

Both beginning network administrators and home users have made previous editions of this book a top seller. Now fully updated, this edition shows you step by step how to set up and maintain a network and covers Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Author Doug Lowe also includes updated coverage of broadband technologies as well as storage and back-up procedures, all in his easy-to-follow style. You’ll learn to build a wired or wireless network, secure and optimize it, safely connect to the Internet, troubleshoot problems, and much more. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Ethernet Switches

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (April 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449367305
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449367305

eBook Description:

Ethernet Switches

  • Get an overview of basic switch operation, the spanning tree protocol, and switch performance issues
  • Learn about switch management and some of the most widely used switch features
  • Discover how a hierarchical design can help maintain stable network operations
  • Delve into special-purpose switches, such as multi-layer, access, stacking, and wireless access-point switches
  • Learn about advanced switch features designed for specific networking environments
  • Dive deeper into switches, with a list of protocol and package documentation

If you’re ready to build a large network system, this handy excerpt from Ethernet: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition gets you up to speed on a basic building block: Ethernet switches. Whether you’re working on an enterprise or campus network, data center, or Internet service provider network, you’ll learn how Ethernet switches function and how they’re used in network designs.

This brief tutorial also provides an overview of the most important features found in switches, from the basics to more advanced features found in higher-cost and specialized switches. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware: Exams 2...

eBook Details:

  • Hardcover: 1224 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118324064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118324066

eBook Description:

CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware: Exams 220-801 and 220-802, 2nd Edition

CompTIA A+ is the most sought-after certification for PC technicians. This guide covers every aspect of the required exams 220-801 and 220-802. Fully updated to cover the latest best practices, current software and hardware, and mobile OSes, this Deluxe guide also includes an exclusive bonus CD featuring additional practice exams, flashcards, instructional videos, and the entire e-book in ePDF, eMobi, and ePub versions.

  • Includes a coupon for 10% Off CompTIA Certification Exams
  • Fully updated to cover the latest exams and exam objectives
  • Covers personal computer components, laptops and portable devices, operating systems, printers and scanners, networks, security, safety and environmental issues, communication, and professionalism
  • Bonus CD features the WOW! eBook Test Engine with additional practice exams, twice the electronic flashcards as the Standard edition, and eMobi, ePub, and ePDF versions of the book

CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware: Exams 220-801 and 220-802, 2nd Edition is a complete test-prep guide that will help you pass the A+ exam with confidence. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD