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Microsoft Windows 7

Article: Ten Things You Should Know about Windows 7 vs. Windows XP Published by: Global Knowledge 

Format: PDF, 1.44 MB

This white paper discusses ten things to help ICT professionals evaluate Windows 7 for their environment. Read more, then download (PDF, 1.44)

Website: Windows 7 Help & How To Published by: Microsoft 

This support site provides tutorials and how to videos, access to the Windows 7 communiy and support information. Read more…

Server Administration

Study Guide: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals – Preparing for MTA Certification Published by: Microsoft Learning 

This study guide provides an understanding of server installation, server roles, Active Directory, storage, server performance management and server maintenance. This study guide is a key component in the preparation for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam. Download now (PDF, 1.9 MB)

 

Networking

Study Guide: Networking Fundamentals – Preparing for MTA Certification Published by: Microsoft Learning 

This study guide covers the basics for a career in networking and assists in the preparation for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam. The study guide provides an understanding of networking infrastructure, network hardware, protocols and services. Download now (PDF, 1.9 MB)

E-Book: Wireless Networking in the Developing World Published by: WNDW Project 

This e-book is a practical guide to planning and building low-cost telecommunications infrastructure. The book covers network design, antennas and transmission lines, networking hardware, security and monitoring, solar power, building an outdoor node and economic sustainability.  It also includes  case studies and many examples from the field.  Read more, then download (PDF, 5.1 MB)

 

Security

Study Guide: Security Fundamentals – Preparing for MTA Certification Published by: Microsoft Learning 

This study guide helps with the preparation for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam. The study guide provides an understanding of security layers, operating system security, network security and security software. Students are challenged with real-life situations for each of the major topics covered in the exam. Download now (PDF, 6.15 MB)

 

Tutorial: Using Windows Security Center Published by: Microsoft Learning 

This tutorial explains how to enhance your computer’s security by using a firewall, automatic updating, Malware protection and other security settings. Read more …

 

Cloud Computing

Learning Snack: Cloud Computing and Microsoft Offerings Published by: Microsoft Learning 

Cloud computing is a paradigm shift that provides computing over the Internet. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software as services; organizations can use any of these services, depending on their business needs. View Learning Snack

Blog: Cloud Computing Published by: Microsoft LearningInfoWorld 

David Linthicum is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader. Follow his blog to stay up-to-date regarding cloud computing. View Blog

 

Social Media

Case Study: Social Media for Social Good Published by: Ayelet Baron, Cisco Cystems and NetHope, June 2009 

This case study by Ayelet Baron provides an overview of social media tools and strategies and examples of how nonprofits can use social media. Download now (PDF, 11MB)

Article: Should Your Organization Use Social Networking Sites? Signs that a social networking might work – or not – for you Published by: Brett Bonfield, Techsoup.org, Jan 2008 

This article highlights some of the signs that indicate social networking might not be for your organization at this point in time and also outlines how interesting opportunities for organizations that embrace social networking. Read more …

Article: Determining Your Social Network Needs: When it comes to social networking, is more always better? Published by: Beth Kanter, Techsoup.org, Feb 2008 

The article discusses what it means to maintain a presence on one or more online social networks, and helps evaluate what sort of presence makes sense for an organization and which tools provide the best return. Read more …

 

IT Management

Website: IT Manager Portal Published by: Microsoft 

This website provide whitepapers, articles and videos for IT managers and information about Microsoft certifications for IT staff.

www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/start/start-career-it-manager.aspx.

Website: IT Management Published by: Tippit Inc. 

This news and information web publication reports on all aspects of IT Management. The site provides original content, covering news, events and background information.

www.ITManagement.com

 

 

Solar Power

 

E-Book: Solar Power
Published by: WNDW Project 

Solar power is a chapter from the e-book Wireless networking in the developing world. It provides an introduction to the components of a standalone photovoltaic system. The word standalone refers to the fact that the system works without any connection to an established power grid. This chapter presents the basic concepts of the generation and storage of photovoltaic solar energy, a method for designing a functional
solar system with limited access to information and resources. This chapter focusses on the use of solar energy for the direct production of electricity (photovoltaic solar energy).  Open or download (PDF, 518 KB)