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Linux Bible

The Linux Bible is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated tenth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 8), Fedora 30, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow. 

MySQL Crash Course

MySQL will take readers from the absolute basics of creating a table to the complexities of managing an entire database.

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A Practical Introduction to Enterprise Network and Security Management

A Practical Introduction to Enterprise Network and Security Management provides a balanced understanding of introductory and advanced subjects in both computer networking and cybersecurity. It offers a solid knowledge base for those preparing for certificate tests, such as CompTIA and CISSP. The text is designed for students studying information systems or computer science for the first time. 

Tableau for Dummies

Tableau For Dummies walks you through the steps to turn your data into a story that inspires action. This easy-to-understand guide offers insights from an enterprise data pro on how to transform data into a clear and memorable visual presentation.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook

Over 60 recipes to help you build, configure, and orchestrate RHEL 7 Server to make your everyday administration experience seamless. This practical Cookbook guide will help you get to grips with RHEL 7 Server and automating its installation. Designed to provide targeted assistance through hands-on recipe guidance, it will introduce you to everything you need to know about KVM guests and deploying multiple standardized RHEL systems effortlessly. This practical guide is packed full of hands-on recipes that provide quick solutions to the problems faced when building your RHEL 7 system from scratch using orchestration tools. 

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Learning Tableau

Create meaningful data visualizations and dashboards in Tableau. Analyze and display your data effectively using Tableau. Extend the value and functionality of your data with this step-by-step guide. If you want to understand your data using data visualization and don't know where to start, then this is the book for you. Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience, this book will help you to quickly acquire the skills and techniques used to discover, analyze, and communicate data visually. 

Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path

 In Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path, decorated Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton delivers a practical and insightful discussion designed to assist aspiring cybersecurity professionals entering the industry and help those already in the industry advance their careers and lead their first security teams. Perfect for aspiring and practicing cybersecurity professionals at any level of their career, Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path is an essential, one-stop resource that includes everything readers need to know about thriving in the cybersecurity industry.

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Basic Linux Terminal Tips and Tricks

Learn command line tricks, programs, and hacks you can use day to day as a Linux user, programmer, and system administrator.  This book looks at how you can use Ranger to quickly navigate through multiple levels of folders, and quickly run bash commands without ever leaving the terminal. We also suggest programs that can be used for common tasks such as finding which programs are using the most processing, data download/upload, and file space.  With Basic Linux Terminal Tips and Tricks you'll be equipped with a wide range of tools that can be used for daily work and maintenance on all sorts of Linux systems.

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The Applied SQL Data Analytics Workshop

Take a step-by-step approach to learning SQL data analysis in this interactive workshop that uses fun exercises and activities to make learning data analytics for beginners easy and approachable. The Applied SQL Data Analytics Workshop is a great way to get started with data analysis, showing you how to effectively sieve and process information from raw data, even without any prior experience. This book is for database engineers looking to transition into analytics or someone who knows SQL basics but doesn't know how to use it to create business insights.

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Microsoft Office 365 for Beginners 2022

How to Master Excel, Word, Outlook, and the Whole Office 365 Suite Even as a Non-Tech-Savvy! In this bundle you will quickly learn: Ins and outs of each program, How to learn the fundamentals fast, and How to use main functions effectively.

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Making Sense of Microsoft Access

This book introduces students to the awesome power of automated databases. Students will discover how the use of databases can provide individuals and companies with exceptional organizational and data management capabilities.  Over the course of eight chapters, students learn how to create tables, forms, reports, and queries. They develop a keen understanding of how to manipulate, order, and analyze data via calculations, action queries, and group reporting. The text presents practical strategies for creating user friendly forms, building main menus for transaction data entry and reports, viewing and printing data of given records, using conditional macros and action buttons, and more. 

99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 And 2019

This book quickly gets down to the issues that many people grapple with when trying to use some of the more advanced features of the software and enlightens readers on the traps that some users fall into and how to avoid them. It demonstrates how the software ticks and explains some tricks that may be used to become more productive with the software and generate better schedules.Suitable for people who understand the basics of Microsoft Project but want a short guide to give them insight into the less intuitive features of the software. 

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Amazon Web Services in Action

Amazon Web Services in Action, is a comprehensive introduction to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. Readers will find clear, relevant coverage of all the essential AWS services they need to know, emphasizing best practices for security, high availability and scalability.  Written for developers and DevOps engineers moving distributed applications to the AWS platform. 

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Data Science Tools

This book describes some of the popular software application tools along with the processes for downloading and using them in the most optimum fashion. The content includes data analysis using Microsoft Excel, KNIME, R, and OpenOffice (Spreadsheet). Each of these tools will be used to apply statistical concepts including confidence intervals, normal distribution, T-Tests, linear regression, histograms, and geographic analysis using real data from Federal Government sources. 

IOS 13 Programming for Beginners

Kickstart your iOS programming career and have fun building your own iOS apps. Discover the new features of iOS 13 such as Dark Mode, iPad apps for Mac, SwiftUI, and more. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for programmers who are new to iOS, covering the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own apps, and publishing them on the App Store. This book is for anyone who has programming experience but is completely new to Swift and iOS app development. 

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Mastering WooCommerce 4

WooCommerce is one of the most flexible platforms for building online stores. With its flexibility, you can offer virtually any feature to a client using the WordPress system. WooCommerce is also self-hosted, so the ownership of data lies with you and your client. By the end of this WooCommerce book, you’ll have learned how to run a complete WooCommerce store, and be able to customize each section of the store on the frontend as well as backend. This book is for web developers, WordPress developers, e-commerce consultants, or anyone familiar with using WordPress and interested in building an e-commerce platform from scratch. Working knowledge of WordPress development and general web development concepts is required.

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Learn Java 12 Programming

A comprehensive guide to get started with Java and gain insights into major concepts such as object-oriented, functional, and reactive programming. Java is one of the preferred languages among developers, used in everything right from smartphones, and game consoles to even supercomputers, and its new features simply add to the richness of the language. Although this book is for beginners, professional programmers can benefit from it too. Previous knowledge of Java or any programming language is not required.

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Integrating Python, SQL, and Tableau

Python, SQL, and Tableau are three of the most widely used tools in the world of data science. Python is the leading programming language, SQL is the most widely used means for communication with database systems, and Tableau is the preferred solution for data visualization. 

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Risk Management 101 for IT Professionals

Are you an IT or cybersecurity professional interested in learning about IT risk management? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this 3-hour course, I'll show you step-by-step, the fundamentals of IT risk management, teaching you the essential risk management core principles you need to know.

Git and GitHub

If you create websites, web applications, or mobile apps, or write any code, using a version control system is essential. Git allows you to record and recall different versions of your project, and GitHub enables you to share your code with the world, allowing you to collaborate with other developers. 

SQL Server Course for Beginners

Understand the SQL query process and the role of databases in real-world applications. After completing the course, you will thoroughly understand SQL’s features and components. You will create complex databases and maintain existing databases. Finally, you will acquire complex SQL query capabilities and write complex queries. 

Linux Operating System: A Complete Linux Guide for Beginners

A beginner’s course where you can build an understanding of Linux and fill in any existing knowledge gaps. Learn Linux key concepts and commands starting from scratch. Gain Linux system administration skills and become an independent user of the Linux operating system.

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Python For Beginners: Learn Python Programming

This course will teach you Python in a practical manner, complete with examples, quizzes, exercises, and more.