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CompTIA Certifications

A+
A+ Essentials (220-701)
A+ Practical Application (220-702)
A+ Terms Review Sheet (XLS)

Network+
Network+ Study Guide (N10-004)
The Bus Topology
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
Hubs, Repeaters, Bridges, and Switches
The Five IP Address Classes
ARP and Proxy ARP
DHCP and RARP
DHCP and DHCP Relay Agents
Ports, Port Numbers, and Sockets
How And When To Use Virtual LANs (VLANs)

Linux+
Linux+ Study Guide (XK0-002)
Using MAN Pages
Advanced Filesystem Attributes
Password Files
How to Configure your Linux NTP Server

Security+
Security+ Study Guide (SY0-201)




Microsoft MCP/MCSE/MCSA Certifications

70-680: Windows 7, Configuring
Windows 7, Configuring Study Guide

70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Professional Study Guide

70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition RC2 Installation
Windows 2003 Service Pack 1
Adminpak.msi
NTFS and Share Permissions

70-291: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Replmon HowTo
NTFS and Share Permissions
Windows 2003 Service Pack 1
IP Subnetting for the Masses (PDF)
Subnetting 123
Exam Hints: Subnetting
Exam Hints: DHCP and DHCP Relay Agents




Cisco Certifications

CCENT
Network+ Study Guide (Prerequisite reading)
The OSI Model
Subnetting (PDF)
Subnetting 123
What are Broadcast Storms?
Broadcasts, Hubs, Routers, And Switches
Physical and Virtual LANs
Frame Relay LMI And LMI Autosense
HDLC Configuration And Troubleshooting

CCNA
Network+ Study Guide (Prerequisite reading)
CCNA Study Guide (640-802)
The Cisco Hierarchical Model
The OSI Model
Joy of Hex
Subnetting (PDF)
Subnetting 123
What are Broadcast Storms?
Broadcasts, Hubs, Routers, And Switches
MAC Addressing Formats And Broadcasts
Guide To ARP, IARP, RARP, and Proxy ARP
How Ethernet CSMA/CD Works
Cabling Cisco Devices
Router and Switch Commands
Passwords and Network Security
The Config Register and Password Recovery
Telnet Passwords and Privilege Levels
Distance Vector Protocol Commands
Port-Based Authentication
Configuring Basic Router Security
Setup Mode
How And Why To Build an Etherchannel
Physical and Virtual LANs
Cisco VTP VLAN Trunking Protocol
The VLAN.DAT File
Trunking and Trunking Protocols
IP default-network vs. Default Static Routes
Buying And Configuring A Frame Relay Switch
Frame Relay DLCIs and Mappings
Frame Relay Encapsulation Types
Frame Relay BECNs and FECNs
Frame Relay LMI And LMI Autosense
HDLC Configuration And Troubleshooting
Variance and Unequal Cost Load Balancing
Floating Static Routes
Configuring PPP Callback
Case Study: Frame Relay, Pings, and Routing

CCNP - BSCI
Buying And Configuring A Frame Relay Switch
Cabling Cisco Devices
Setup Mode
EIGRP Adjacency
EIGRP Adjacencies and Secondary Addresses
EIGRP and Split Horizon
EIGRP Dual Queries, SIA, and Stub Routers
OSPF E2 Routes vs. E1 Routes
Floating Static Routes
OSPF Autonomous Border System Routers
OSPF and Passive Interfaces
Route Summarization and The OSPF Null Interface
Clear Text OSPF Neighbor Authentication
Troubleshooting Route Redistribution
Route Redistribution and the Seed Metric
ip default-network vs. Default Static Routes
Introduction to BGP
BGP Neighbor Process

CCNP - BCMSN
Server Load Balancing (SLB)
How And Why To Build an Etherchannel
The VLAN.DAT File
Trunking and Trunking Protocols
Getting Started With HSRP
The HSRP MAC Address
QoS Service Types
DHCP Snooping
An Introduction To Multilayer Switching And SVIs

CCNP - ONT
Priority Queuing
Qos Models




LPI Certifications

Study Guide - Free study guide (PDF 9mb)
LPIC-1 Exam 101
LPIC-1 Exam 101 Study Guide (PDF)
A massive older study guide
Using Linux Text-Stream Filters
Advanced Filesystem Attributes
Password Files
Using MAN Pages

LPIC-1 Exam 102
X Windows Study Notes (PDF)
Advanced Filesystem Attributes
Password Files
How to Configure your Linux NTP Server




CIW Certifications

CIW Foundations
CIW Foundations Study Guide (1D0-510)

CIW JavaScript Fundamentals
CIW JavaScript Fundamentals Study GUide (1D0-435)




Miscellaneous Tutorials

Introduction to Active Directory Architecture
Replmon HowTo
Windows 2000/2003 NTFS and Share Permissions
Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 In plain English! (part 1)
Adminpak.msi
Introduction to Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition RC2 (3718)
Active Directory Client Extensions
Kerberos Security Protocol
Remote Installation Service





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