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APPLE IPAD PRO 2024 USER GUIDE A Comprehensive Guidebook For Beginners and Seniors with Tips & Tricks to master the M4 display OLED, Apple pencil, Magic keyboard and more by James Thomas

Unleash the full potential of your new Apple iPad Pro 2024 with this comprehensive user guide. Designed for both beginners and seasoned users, this book offers a deep dive into the cutting-edge features and capabilities of the latest iPad Pro model. The Apple iPad Pro 2024 is a powerhouse of innovation, boasting an immersive M4 display OLED, lightning-fast performance, and seamless integration with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. Whether you're a creative professional, a student, or simply seeking a versatile tablet for entertainment and productivity, this guidebook will be your trusted companion. Discover the benefits of this indispensable resource: 1. Master the intuitive iPadOS interface with step-by-step instructions and visual aids. 2. Unlock the full potential of the Apple Pencil for sketching, note-taking, and precision drawing. 3. Enhance your productivity with the Magic Keyboard and multitasking capabilities. 4. Explore the vast collection of apps and accessories tailored for the iPad Pro 2024. 5. Learn tips and tricks to optimize battery life, security, and performance. 6. Dive into advanced features like augmented reality, facial recognition, and more. Written in a clear and concise manner, this user guide caters to users of all skill levels, ensuring a seamless transition to the world of the iPad Pro 2024. With its comprehensive coverage and practical examples, you'll quickly become proficient in navigating and utilizing every aspect of your powerful new device. Don't miss out on the opportunity to fully embrace the future of computing. Get your copy of the "Apple iPad Pro 2024 User Guide" today and unlock a world of possibilities!


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CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition (Exam N10-008)

CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition (Exam N10-008) by Mike Meyers & Scott Jernigan

This up-to-date Mike Meyers exam guide delivers complete coverage of every topic on the N10-008 version of the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam Get complete coverage of all the CompTIA Network+ exam objectives inside this comprehensive resource. Created and edited by Mike Meyers, the leading expert on CompTIA certification and training, CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition covers exam N10-008 in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, scenarios, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this authoritative guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Covers all exam topics, including: Network architectures Cabling and topology Ethernet basics Network installation TCP/IP applications and network protocols Routing Network naming Advanced networking devices IPv6 Remote connectivity Wireless networking Virtualization and cloud computing Mobile networking Network operations Managing risk Network security Network monitoring and troubleshooting Online content includes:100+ practice exam questions in a customizable test engine 20+ lab simulations to help you prepare for the performance-based questions One hour of video training from Mike Meyers Mike Meyers’ favorite shareware and freeware networking tools and utilities


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The Simulation Hypothesis

The Simulation Hypothesis
An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game
by Rizwan Virk

Written by well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and MIT-educated computer scientist Rizwan Virk, The Simulation Hypothesis brings together disparate fields to explore one of the most daring and consequential theories of our time: The Simulation Hypothesis. Whether you are a computer scientist, a fan of science fiction like the Matrix movies, a video game enthusiast, or a spiritual seeker, The Simulation Hypothesis touches on all these areas. The Simulation Hypothesis is the idea that our physical reality, far from being a solid physical universe, is part of an increasingly sophisticated video game-like simulation, consisting of pixels with its own internal clock.In the Simulation Hypothesis, the mysteries of quantum science, the path of artificially intelligent consciousness, the evolution of VR and quantum computers, along with previously taboo subjects like consciousness and karma, are brought together into a cohesive, information-based computer science framework. Leading figures like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have advocated the Simulation Hypothesis. For the first time, the Simulation Hypothesis delves into all the angles that make this remarkable theory one of the most important of our time!


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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition Practical Programming for Total Beginners by Al Sweigart

Learn how to code while you write programs that effortlessly perform useful feats of automation! The second edition of this international fan favorite includes a brand-new chapter on input validation, Gmail and Google Sheets automations, tips for updating CSV files, and more. If you've ever spent hours renaming files or updating spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition teaches even the technically uninclined how to write programs that do in minutes what would take hours to do by hand—no prior coding experience required! This new, fully revised edition of Al Sweigart’s bestselling Pythonic classic, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python , covers all the basics of Python 3 while exploring its rich library of modules for performing specific tasks, like scraping data off the Web, filling out forms, renaming files, organizing folders, sending email responses, and merging, splitting, or encrypting PDFs. There’s also a brand-new chapter on input validation, tutorials on automating Gmail and Google Sheets, tips on automatically updating CSV files, and other recent feats of automations that improve your efficiency. Detailed, step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, allowing you to create useful tools as you build out your programming skills, and updated practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Boring tasks no longer have to take to get through—and neither does learning Python!


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Python for Data Science For Dummies

Python for Data Science For Dummies by John Paul Mueller & Luca Massaron

Let Python do the heavy lifting for you as you analyze large datasets Python for Data Science For Dummies lets you get your hands dirty with data using one of the top programming languages. This beginner’s guide takes you step by step through getting started, performing data analysis, understanding datasets and example code, working with Google Colab, sampling data, and beyond. Coding your data analysis tasks will make your life easier, make you more in-demand as an employee, and open the door to valuable knowledge and insights. This new edition is updated for the latest version of Python and includes current, relevant data examples. Get a firm background in the basics of Python coding for data analysis Learn about data science careers you can pursue with Python coding skills Integrate data analysis with multimedia and graphics Manage and organize data with cloud-based relational databases Python careers are on the rise. Grab this user-friendly Dummies guide and gain the programming skills you need to become a data pro.


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Data Science for Business

Data Science for Business
What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking
by Foster Provost & Tom Fawcett

Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today. Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over the past ten years, Data Science for Business provides examples of real-world business problems to illustrate these principles. You’ll not only learn how to improve communication between business stakeholders and data scientists, but also how participate intelligently in your company’s data science projects. You’ll also discover how to think data-analytically, and fully appreciate how data science methods can support business decision-making. Understand how data science fits in your organization—and how you can use it for competitive advantageTreat data as a business asset that requires careful investment if you’re to gain real valueApproach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate wayLearn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from dataApply data science principles when interviewing data science job candidates


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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence What Everyone Needs to KnowR by Jerry Kaplan

Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, play, seek a mate, educate our young, and care for our elderly. It is likely to greatly increase our aggregate wealth, but it will also upend our labor markets, reshuffle our social order, and strain our private and public institutions. Eventually it may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans. Whether we regard them as conscious or unwitting, revere them as a new form of life or dismiss them as mere clever appliances, is beside the point. They are likely to play an increasingly critical and intimate role in many aspects of our lives. The emergence of systems capable of independent reasoning and action raises serious questions about just whose interests they are permitted to serve, and what limits our society should place on their creation and use. Deep ethical questions that have bedeviled philosophers for ages will suddenly arrive on the steps of our courthouses. Can a machine be held accountable for its actions? Should intelligent systems enjoy independent rights and responsibilities, or are they simple property? Who should be held responsible when a self-driving car kills a pedestrian? Can your personal robot hold your place in line, or be compelled to testify against you? If it turns out to be possible to upload your mind into a machine, is that still you? The answers may surprise you.


iPhone 15 Pro Max User Guide: A Complete User Manual for Beginners and Experts with Useful Tips & Tricks for the New Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iOS 17 Latest Features - Kenneth JO Cover Art

iPhone 15 Pro Max User Guide: A Complete User Manual for Beginners and Experts with Useful Tips & Tricks for the New Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iOS 17 Latest Features

iPhone 15 Pro Max User Guide: A Complete User Manual for Beginners and Experts with Useful Tips & Tricks for the New Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iOS 17 Latest Features by Kenneth JO

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max is the most advanced model among the recently released iPhone 15 models. It has new features such as the A17 Bionic Chip , USB-C port, iOS 17 , good battery life, and much more. The device is equipped with a Titanium body and an Action button. In addition, it comes with upgraded cameras - a 12MP front-facing camera and a whopping 48MP rear camera. With the advanced A17 Pro processor, this device delivers exceptional mobile gaming performance and allows for seamless multitasking between two or more apps. Additionally, Apple succumbed to the pressure and replaced the Lightning connector with USB-C , a feature that has been found in most Android devices previously. This guide will showcase the host of new features and functions of the iPhone 15 Pro Max that users can explore. This guide will undoubtedly make you a pro at navigating and using the new iPhone 15 Pro Max . Here are a few things to learn from this guide: • Specifications of the new iPhone 15 Pro Max • Features of the new iPhone 15 Pro Max • About the new iOS 17 and what to expect? • How to set up and begin using the new iPhone 15 Pro Max • Customize the Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro Max • How to transfer data from your old device to your new device • How to wake and unlock your new device • How to set up cellular service • How to convert a physical SIM to an eSIM • How to connect your new iPhone 15 Pro Max to the internet • How to join a personal hotspot • Apple Pay and Apple Cash • How to set up Apple Pay • How to add a credit card or debit card • How to change the default card • How to make payments and purchases with the Apple Pay Card • How to set up and use Apple Cash • How to make purchases with Apple Cash • How to send and receive payments with Apple Cash • How to view your account balance and activity • Backing up iPhone 15 Pro Max • How to back up using iCloud • How to use Mac to backup iPhone 15 Pro Max • How to backup iPhone using your Windows PC • How to restore all content to the iPhone from a backup • Face ID and Passcode Configuration • How to set up Face ID • How to configure Face ID or add a substitute appearance • How to use Face ID while wearing a face mask • How to disable or temporarily turn off Face ID • Family Sharing • How to set up Family Sharing • How to set communication limits • How to set restrictions on app usage • How to implement content and privacy constraints • FaceTime • How to manage your downloads • Using the Safari App • How to view websites in Safari • How to preview website links • How to use tab groups • How to change the name of tab groups • How to change how tab groups are arranged • How to delete a bookmark • How to view search history • How to clear browser search history • How to delete a tab group • How to view all the tabs in a tab group • How to bookmark a page • How to track fitness and health • Troubleshooting Issues • How to solve network issues • How to solve the iPhone 15 Pro Max screen not responding • How to solve Bluetooth issues • How to solve Siri issues • And many more... Are you interested in exploring all the new Features and Functions of the recently launched iPhone 15 Pro Max? then is this the right guide for you to get started.


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How AI Thinks

How AI Thinks How we built it, how it can help us, and how we can control it by Nigel Toon

THE #2 TIMES BESTSELLER 'Artificial intelligence is going to have a massive impact on everyone’s lives... an accessible and sensible read that helps demystify AI' Deborah Meaden, entrepreneur and star of Dragon's Den 'Nigel Toon is a visionary leader in the field of artificial intelligence... a must-read' Marc Tremblay, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Those who understand how AI thinks are about to win big. We are used to thinking of computers as being a step up from calculators - very good at storing information, and maybe even at playing a logical game like chess. But up to now they haven't been able to think in ways that are intuitive, or respond to questions as a human might. All that has changed, dramatically, in the past few years. Our search engines are becoming answer engines. Artificial intelligence is already revolutionising sectors from education to healthcare to the creative arts. But how does an AI understand sentiment or context? How does it play and win games that have an almost infinite number of moves? And how can we work with AI to produce insights and innovations that are beyond human capacity, from writing code in an instant to unfolding the elaborate 3D puzzles of proteins? We stand at the brink of a historic change that will disrupt society and at the same time create enormous opportunities for those who understand how AI thinks. Nigel Toon shows how we train AI to train itself, so that it can paint images that have never existed before or converse in any language. In doing so he reveals the strange and fascinating ways that humans think, too, as we learn how to live in a world shared by machine intelligences of our own creation.


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Quantum Computing For Dummies

Quantum Computing For Dummies
by whurley & Floyd Earl Smith

Comprehend the mysteries—and the amazing potential—of quantum computing Quantum computing has the promise to be the next huge thing in technology. How do we know that? Look at how much the big players in tech are investing in the technology. Quantum Computing For Dummies preps you for the amazing changes that are coming with the world of computing built on the phenomena of quantum mechanics. Need to know what is it and how does it work? This easy-to-understand book breaks it down and answers your most pressing questions. Get a better understanding of how quantum computing is revolutionizing networking, data management, cryptography, and artificial intelligence in ways that would have previously been unthinkable. With a Dummies guide by your side, you’ll get a primer on the inner workings and practical applications of quantum computers. Learn the difference binary and quantum computers Discover which industries will be most influenced by quantum computing See how quantum improves encryption and enables business Take a look at how quantum is applied in big data and AI For technologists and IT pros interested in getting on board the quantum train—plus anyone who’s quantum-curious—this Dummies guide is a must-have.


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Linux Basics for Hackers

Linux Basics for Hackers Getting Started with Networking, Scripting, and Security in Kali by OccupyTheWeb

This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers. If you're getting started along the exciting path of hacking, cybersecurity, and pentesting, Linux Basics for Hackers is an excellent first step. Using Kali Linux, an advanced penetration testing distribution of Linux, you'll learn the basics of using the Linux operating system and acquire the tools and techniques you'll need to take control of a Linux environment. First, you'll learn how to install Kali on a virtual machine and get an introduction to basic Linux concepts. Next, you'll tackle broader Linux topics like manipulating text, controlling file and directory permissions, and managing user environment variables. You'll then focus in on foundational hacking concepts like security and anonymity and learn scripting skills with bash and Python. Practical tutorials and exercises throughout will reinforce and test your skills as you learn how to: - Cover your tracks by changing your network information and manipulating the rsyslog logging utility - Write a tool to scan for network connections, and connect and listen to wireless networks - Keep your internet activity stealthy using Tor, proxy servers, VPNs, and encrypted email - Write a bash script to scan open ports for potential targets - Use and abuse services like MySQL, Apache web server, and OpenSSH - Build your own hacking tools, such as a remote video spy camera and a password cracker Hacking is complex, and there is no single way in. Why not start at the beginning with Linux Basics for Hackers ?


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iOS Shortcuts and Automations

iOS Shortcuts and Automations by Andrew D. Chapman

Welcome to iOS Shortcuts and Automations, the definitive guide to mastering one of the most powerful tools in your iOS arsenal. This book is your passport to a world where a tap or a voice command can open up a realm of efficiency and convenience you never knew existed. Inside these pages lies a practical journey that begins with the basics of understanding shortcuts and leads you through the rich landscape of automations that can be tailored to your lifestyle. Whether you're looking to streamline your workday, ramp up your home automation, or simply have fun with technology, this guide is the key to unlocking the full potential of your iOS device. You'll discover how to: Seamlessly integrate shortcuts into your daily routine. Create automations that respond intelligently to context. Control smart home devices with precision. Craft shortcuts that work in concert for complex tasks. Share your creations and learn from a community of users. iOS Shortcuts and Automations is more than just a manual; it’s a toolkit for transforming the way you interact with your devices. It's designed to grow with you as you become more adept, offering layers of complexity only when you're ready to tackle them. With clear instructions and a wealth of examples, this book is suitable for beginners and seasoned tech enthusiasts alike. Embrace the future of iOS with "iOS Shortcuts and Automations" and turn your device into a powerhouse of productivity and ingenuity. Your iOS experience is about to get a whole lot smarter.


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Black Hat Python, 2nd Edition

Black Hat Python, 2nd Edition Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters by Justin Seitz & Tim Arnold

Fully-updated for Python 3, the second edition of this worldwide bestseller (over 100,000 copies sold) explores the stealthier side of programming and brings you all new strategies for your hacking projects. When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. In  Black Hat Python, 2nd Edition , you’ll explore the darker side of Python’s capabilities—writing network sniffers, stealing email credentials, brute forcing directories, crafting mutation fuzzers, infecting virtual machines, creating stealthy trojans, and more.   The second edition of this bestselling hacking book contains code updated for the latest version of Python 3, as well as new techniques that reflect current industry best practices. You’ll also find expanded explanations of Python libraries such as ctypes, struct, lxml, and BeautifulSoup, and dig deeper into strategies, from splitting bytes to leveraging computer-vision libraries, that you can apply to future hacking projects.   You’ll learn how to:    •   Create a trojan command-and-control using GitHub    •   Detect sandboxing and automate common malware tasks, like keylogging and screenshotting    •   Escalate Windows privileges with creative process control    •   Use offensive memory forensics tricks to retrieve password hashes and inject shellcode into a virtual machine    •   Extend the popular Burp Suite web-hacking tool    •   Abuse Windows COM automation to perform a man-in-the-browser attack    •   Exfiltrate data from a network most sneakily   When it comes to offensive security, your ability to create powerful tools on the fly is indispensable. Learn how with the second edition of  Black Hat Python .   New to this edition : All Python code has been updated to cover Python 3 and includes updated libraries used in current Python applications. Additionally, there are more in-depth explanations of the code and the programming techniques have been updated to current, common tactics. Examples of new material that you'll learn include how to sniff network traffic, evade anti-virus software, brute-force web applications, and set up a command-and-control (C2) system using GitHub.


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Destination CISSP

Destination CISSP by Rob Witcher, John Berti, Lou Hablas & Nick Mitropoulos

The goal of this concise study guide is simple: to help you confidently pass the CISSP exam and to provide you with a foundation of security knowledge that will equip you to be a better security professional as you navigate your career. We have written this guide to be as concise as possible while still providing sufficient, valuable, and relevant information to help you understand the concepts behind each domain that makes up the CISSP certification. We have created hundreds of diagrams and summary tables and highlighted the core concepts to know for each section - all to make the daunting task of CISSP exam preparation as easy as possible. Our collective wisdom from decades in the trenches of security, working with (ISC)2, developing official curriculums and official guides, teaching thousands of CISSP classes, and guiding tens of thousands of students to passing the CISSP exam has been distilled to create this concise guide to the CISSP exam.


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Fancy Bear Goes Phishing

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing The Dark History of the Information Age, in Five Extraordinary Hacks by Scott J. Shapiro

“Unsettling, absolutely riveting, and—for better or worse—necessary reading.” —Brian Christian, author of Algorithms to Live By and The Alignment Problem An entertaining account of the philosophy and technology of hacking—and why we all need to understand it. It’s a signal paradox of our times that we live in an information society but do not know how it works. And without understanding how our information is stored, used, and protected, we are vulnerable to having it exploited. In Fancy Bear Goes Phishing , Scott J. Shapiro draws on his popular Yale University class about hacking to expose the secrets of the digital age. With lucidity and wit, he establishes that cybercrime has less to do with defective programming than with the faulty wiring of our psyches and society. And because hacking is a human-interest story, he tells the fascinating tales of perpetrators, including Robert Morris Jr., the graduate student who accidentally crashed the internet in the 1980s, and the Bulgarian “Dark Avenger,” who invented the first mutating computer-virus engine. We also meet a sixteen-year-old from South Boston who took control of Paris Hilton’s cell phone, the Russian intelligence officers who sought to take control of a US election, and others. In telling their stories, Shapiro exposes the hackers’ tool kits and gives fresh answers to vital questions: Why is the internet so vulnerable? What can we do in response? Combining the philosophical adventure of G ö del, Escher, Bach with dramatic true-crime narrative, the result is a lively and original account of the future of hacking, espionage, and war, and of how to live in an era of cybercrime. Includes black-and-white images


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CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2 by Wendell Odom

Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. This book, combined with CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, covers all the exam topics on the CCNA 200-301 exam. Master Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks This is the eBook edition of CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2. This eBook does not include access to the Pearson Test Prep practice exams that comes with the print edition. CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2 presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2 from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Best-selling author Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section Chapter-ending Key Topic tables, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly A free copy of the CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator, Volume 2 Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author Online interactive practice exercises that help you enhance your knowledge More than 50 minutes of video mentoring from the author An online interactive Flash Cards application to help you drill on Key Terms by chapter A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, hands-on labs, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2, combined with CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1, walk you through all the exam topics found in the Cisco 200-301 exam. Topics covered in Volume 2 include IP access control lists Security services IP services Network architecture Network automation Companion Website: The companion website contains CCNA Network Simulator Lite software, practice exercises, 50 minutes of video training, and other study resources. See the Where Are the Companion Files on the last page of your eBook file for instructions on how to access. In addition to the wealth of content, this new edition includes a series of free hands-on exercises to help you master several real-world configuration activities. These exercises can be performed on the CCNA 200-301 Network Simulator Lite, Volume 2 software included for free on the companion website that accompanies this book.


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Generative Artificial Intelligence

Generative Artificial Intelligence What Everyone Needs to Know? by Jerry Kaplan

"AI expert Jerry Kaplan explains how generative AI will revolutionize virtually every human activity. Highly recommended." - Francis Fukuyama, Political scientist and author of The End of History and the Last Man Advances in Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) have created a new class of computer systems that exhibit astonishing proficiency on a wide variety of tasks with superhuman performance, producing novel text, images, music, and software by analyzing enormous collections of digitized information. Soon, these systems will provide expert medical care; offer legal advice; draft documents; write computer programs; tutor our children; and generate music and art. These advances will accelerate progress in science, art, and human knowledge, but they will also bring new dangers. Have we finally discovered the holy grail of AI - machines that match or exceed human intelligence? Which industries and professions will thrive, and which will wither? What risks and dangers will it pose? How can we ensure that these systems respect our ethical principles? Will the benefits be broadly distributed or accrue to a lucky few? How will GAI alter our political systems and international conflicts? Are we merely a stepping stone to a new form of non-biological life, or are we just getting better at building useful gadgets? Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know? equips readers with the knowledge to answer these pressing questions.


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HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies

HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies by Paul McFedries

A thorough and helpful reference for aspiring website builders Looking to start an exciting new career in front-end web building and design? Or maybe you just want to develop a new skill and create websites for fun. Whatever your reasons, it’s never been easier to start learning how to build websites from scratch than with help from HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies . This book has the essentials you need to wrap your head around the key ingredients of website design and creation. You’ll learn to build attractive, useful, and easy-to-navigate websites by combining HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into fun and practical creations. Using the 6 books compiled within this comprehensive collection, you’ll discover how to make static and dynamic websites, complete with intuitive layouts and cool animations. The book also includes: Incorporate the latest approaches to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, including those involving new markup, page styles, interactivity, and more Step-by-step instructions for new site creators explaining the very basics of page layouts and animations Easy-to-follow advice for adjusting page color and background, adding widgets to a site, and getting rid of all the bugs that affect site performance Bonus 6th book available at  Web development is a fun, interesting, and challenging skill that can lead to a lucrative career (if you’re so inclined). And with the right help, almost anyone can learn to create engaging websites from scratch. So, grab a copy of HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies and you’ll be designing and building before you know it!


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iPhoto for Beginners

iPhoto for Beginners Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With iPhoto by Imagine Publishing

With iPhoto, Apple has made it easier than ever for us to edit, enhance and share our images. Whether on the move or at home, on your Mac, iPad or iPhone, iPhoto allows you to add effects, retouch, export and plenty more. In this book you’ll discover how to get more from iPhoto, and how it will be the only photo-editing program you should ever need to use. Designed by experts as an accessible, friendly guide to world-beating software and devices, the For Beginners series will help give you the confidence to learn everything you need to know. Clear, easy-to-understand and comprehensive, For Beginners’ first class tutorials, features and reviews are created with you in mind, ready to give you the tools you need to get the most out of your new passion.


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Ansible for DevOps

Ansible for DevOps Server and Configuration Management for Humans by Jeff Geerling

Covers Ansible 2! Ansible is a simple, but powerful, server and configuration management tool (with a few other tricks up its sleeve). This book helps those familiar with the command line and basic shell scripting start using Ansible to provision and manage anywhere from one to thousands of servers. The book begins with fundamentals, like installing Ansible, setting up a basic inventory file, and basic concepts, then guides you through Ansible's many uses, including ad-hoc commands, basic and advanced playbooks, application deployments, multiple-provider server provisioning, and even Docker orchestration! Everything is explained with pertinent real-world examples, often using Vagrant-managed virtual machines.


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ITF+ CompTIA IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam FC0-U61)

ITF+ CompTIA IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam FC0-U61) by Mike Meyers, Scott Jernigan & Daniel Lachance

This fully updated study guide delivers 100% coverage of every topic on the CompTIA ITF+ IT Fundamentals exam Take the CompTIA ITF+ IT Fundamentals exam with complete confidence using this bestselling and effective self-study system. Written by CompTIA certification and training experts, this authoritative guide explains foundational computer technologies in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations throughout. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Also includes a voucher coupon for a 10% discount on your CompTIA exams! Covers all exam topics, including: • Computer basics • System hardware • I/O ports and peripherals • Data storage and sharing • PC setup and configuration • Understanding operating systems • Working with applications and files • Setting up and configuring a mobile device • Connecting to networks and the Internet • Handling local and online security threats • Computer maintenance and management • Troubleshooting and problem solving • Understanding databases • Software development and implementation Online content includes: • 130 practice exam questions in a customizable test engine • Link to over an hour of free video training from Mike Meyers


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MacBook Pro Guidebook

MacBook Pro Guidebook by Thomas Anthony

In many ways, the MacBook Pro is the ultimate Mac. It’s powerful, yet small enough to carry comfortably with one hand. It features a Retina display which makes images, video, and the web look pin-sharp. It can be plugged into a 5K monitor and used as a desktop computer. It’s also a beautiful device to behold. MacBook Pro Guidebook is the perfect companion for your new Mac. Brought to you by the expert team at Leaf Publishing, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, MacBook Pro Guidebook is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You'll learn about key MacBook Pro features, such as the Touch Bar and Trackpad, discover how to use macOS and its built-in apps, plus much more. By the time you've finished reading MacBook Pro Guidebook, you'll be expert in nearly everything MacBook and macOS related. Inside you'll discover: - Everything you need to know about MacBook Pro - How to set up your Mac - How to use the Touch Bar and TrackPad - Detailed app tutorials - How to edit photos - Essential Settings and configurations - Troubleshooting tips & much more


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CompTIA Security+ Study Guide

CompTIA Security+ Study Guide Exam SY0-601 by Mike Chapple & David Seidl

Learn the key objectives and most crucial concepts covered by the Security+ Exam SY0-601 with this comprehensive and practical study guide! An online test bank offers 650 practice questions and flashcards! The Eighth Edition of the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide Exam SY0-601 efficiently and comprehensively prepares you for the SY0-601 Exam. Accomplished authors and security experts Mike Chapple and David Seidl walk you through the fundamentals of crucial security topics, including the five domains covered by the SY0-601 Exam: Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities Architecture and Design Implementation Operations and Incident Response Governance, Risk, and Compliance The study guide comes with the Sybex online, interactive learning environment offering 650 practice questions! Includes a pre-assessment test, hundreds of review questions, practice exams, flashcards, and a glossary of key terms, all supported by Wiley's support agents who are available 24x7 via email or live chat to assist with access and login questions. The book is written in a practical and straightforward manner, ensuring you can easily learn and retain the material. Perfect for everyone planning to take the SY0-601 Exam—as well as those who hope to secure a high-level certification like the CASP+, CISSP, or CISA—the study guide also belongs on the bookshelves of everyone who has ever wondered if the field of IT security is right for them. It's a must-have reference!


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Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - Apple Pro Training Series

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - Apple Pro Training Series Professional Post-Production by Brendan Boykin

The Apple-Certified Way to Learn This fully updated Apple-certified guide presents a real-world workflow from raw media to finished project to demonstrate the features of Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and the practical techniques you will use in editing projects. Using professionally acquired media, you’ll utilize the same tools and editing techniques used by editors worldwide in this revolutionary editing software. Renowned editor and master trainer Brendan Boykin starts with basic video editing techniques and takes you all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful features. The lessons start as real world as it gets—with an empty application. After downloading the media files, you will be guided through creating a project from scratch to finished draft. The basic workflow and tools are covered in Lessons 1 through 4 where you create a rough cut. The real-world workflow continues through the remaining lessons as you take the basic project and enhance it with a dive into more robust features including the newest Final Cut Pro X 10.4 tools for 360 °  editing, precision color grading, and more.   •   Downloadable lesson and media files to work sequentially through exercises for hours of hands-on training. •   Focused lessons teach concepts and take students step by step through professional, real-world editing scenarios to create a final project. •   Chapter review questions summarize what students learn to prepare them for the Apple certification exam. •   Web Edition provides full text of the book available online with revised content for significant software updates. The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification program. Upon completing the course material in this guide, you can become Apple Certified by passing the certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Center. To find an Apple Authorized Training Center near you, please visit


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Definitive Guide to DAX, The

Definitive Guide to DAX, The Business intelligence for Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Excel by Marco Russo & Alberto Ferrari

Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft’s DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel ·         Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups ·         Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions ·         Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions ·         Perform time-based calculations ·         Use calculation groups and calculation items ·         Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code ·         Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters ·         Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations ·         Optimize data models to achieve better compression ·         Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX 


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Excel for iPad & iPad Pro (Vole Guides)

Excel for iPad & iPad Pro (Vole Guides) by Sean Kells

Excel for iPad fills the gap between the full-featured desktop versions of Excel for Windows or Mac and the limited versions that run on smartphones or web browsers. This handy guide covers Excel for iPad, Office 365 subscriptions, and OneDrive cloud storage. If you're coming from Excel for Windows or Mac, you'll find all the steps needed to transfer your spreadsheets and make a painless transition from point-and-click to tap-and-drag. • Subscribe to Office 365 and install Microsoft Office apps on multiple computers and tablets. • Sign in to Excel with your Microsoft account or Office 365 account. • Manage your files in backstage view. • Use the ribbon to find commands quickly. • Store your files locally on your iPad or in the cloud on OneDrive. • Use OneDrive to store, share, sync, or collaborate on workbooks online. • Access files stored on Dropbox or iCloud Drive. • Work on cloud-based workbooks even when you're offline. • Resolve editing conflicts for workbooks that have multiple authors. • Share and print your files. • Export workbooks in PDF format. • Transfer files between your iPad and computer. • Create workbooks based on Microsoft's professionally designed templates. • Organize your workbooks in folders. • Add multiple worksheets to your workbooks. • Work with worksheet cells, rows, and columns. • Edit and format cells and use the built-in editing tools. • Add and edit comments in a workbook. • Cut, copy, paste, merge, fill, and sort cells. • Enter, copy, move, and troubleshoot formulas. • Choose from more than 340 built-in functions and operators to build formulas. • Sum rows or columns of numbers automatically. • Calculate summary statistics without using formulas. • Organize your data in a table to simplify sorting, filtering, and other common tasks. • Chart your data to reveal trends and relationships. • Embellish your workbooks with pictures, shapes, text boxes, and add-ins. • Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. • Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. Contents 1. Getting Started with Excel for iPad 2. Storing, Sharing, and Printing Files 3. Spreadsheet Basics 4. Entering and Formatting Data 5. Formulas and Functions 6. Tables 7. Charts 8. Pictures, Shapes, Text Boxes, and Add-Ins About the Author Sean Kells is a human-interface designer based in Seattle, Washington. When he's not pushing pixels, Sean paints foreboding seascapes, plays backgammon for blood, and takes his dog surfing. Sean has written guides to Numbers, Pages, Keynote, iBooks, and Excel.


SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: "Learn - By Doing" Approach And Master SQL - William Sullivan Cover Art

SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: "Learn - By Doing" Approach And Master SQL

SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: "Learn - By Doing" Approach And Master SQL by William Sullivan

SQL Made Easy- The Ultimate Step by Step Guide To Success Do you want to learn SQL programming without the complicated explanations? Do you want to understand how to manage databases without all the confusion? Well than, this is your go to guide to help you master SQL programming in no time!  This book breaks down the fundamentals elements that are essential to make you proficient in SQL programming and database management. By the end of this book you will be confident enough to take on any problems that encompass SQL.  SQL software can be complex, but a powerful tool if used with the right understanding. In this book you will discover how SQL is simple, flexible, portable and most of all well integrated to various database applications.  The demand for SQL professionals is  HUGE and the opportunities are endless! Learn how to easily master it  and land yourself high grade paying jobs or free-lance work.  Entry level positions in the US can easily earn $90,000+ USD salary. - That's almost six figures! The demand for these desirable skill sets are high, so become familiar with SQL ASAP.  What Sets This Book Apart From The Rest? This is most comprehensive and detailed book out for beginners to use. Complicated subject matter is simplified in an easy to read  structured fashion that increases the knowledge retention and real world application capacity for any reader. Normal SQL books on the market can be expensive, but, this book gives you so much immense value and is far superior than any book out there for beginners. Why not start off at an affordable price? Don't miss out on this opportunity! What You'll Learn SQL and its uses Data definition language statements Detailed keywords, statements, commands and functions, and how to put them to use in specific or altered ways Data query language statements How to use each formula in real life situations Transactional control commands Terminology, syntax and expressions Understanding Cursors, Triggers and Errors And, much, much more The amount of value you receive is immense and the return on investment is exponential. Make the greatest investment in yourself by starting yourself off the right way today From the examples, images, and step by step guide instructions you can have the assurance that you will be on the right path to mastery and long term success in SQL programming and database management. What are you waiting for? Take advantage this opportunity while you still can. Grab your copy now!


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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 4

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 4 by Agus Kurniawan

This book explores how to get started with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Various common and specific tasks on Raspberry Pi are explained with step-by-step approach. The following is a list of highlight topic in this book: * Introduction to Raspberry Pi 4 * Selecting Operating System * Powering Up and Running * Connecting to a Network * Raspberry Pi Programming * Working with Bluetooth and iBeacon * Deploying LAMP Stack * Accessing GPIO * Raspberry Pi 4 Serial Debugging


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The Complete Guide to Mold Making with SOLIDWORKS 2021

The Complete Guide to Mold Making with SOLIDWORKS 2021 Basic through Advanced Techniques by Paul Tran

• Provides existing users with in-depth knowledge of SOLIDWORKS’ mold making tools  • Teaches you to analyze plastic parts using SOLIDWORKS Plastics Wizard and Flow Simulation  • Introduces you to using surfacing tools to repair models for mold making  • Uses step-by-step instructions and projects based on real world products  The Complete Guide to Mold Making with SOLIDWORKS 2021 is a quick paced book written to provide experienced SOLIDWORKS users with in-depth knowledge of the mold tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. Throughout this book you will learn the procedures necessary for using these tools to create and analyze effective mold designs. Utilizing step-by-step instructions, each chapter of this book will guide you through different tasks, from designing or repairing a mold, to developing complex parting lines; from making a core in the part mode to advancing through more complex tasks in the assembly mode. Throughout this book you will be introduced to using surfacing tools to repair models and prepare them for the mold making process. Towards the end of this book, you will learn how to work with SOLIDWORKS Plastics and Flow Simulation to simulate the way melted plastics flow during the injection molding process. You will also learn to analyze the thick-thin wall regions to predict defects on plastic parts and molds. Learning how to analyze plastic parts for errors and correct them early in the design stage is a valuable skill, which can save a significant amount of time throughout the span of the entire design process. Every project in this book is based on real world products. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into simple, comprehensible steps. Furthermore, every mold design is explained very clearly in short chapters, ranging from 15 to 25 pages. Each step comes with the exact screen shot to help you understand the main concept of the design. Learn the mold designs at your own pace, as you progress from simple core and cavity creation to more complex mold design challenges. This book will also teach you to use various surfacing tools such as: • Ruled Surface  • Planar Surface  • Knit Surface  • Filled Surface  • Extend Surface  • Trim Surface  • Lofted Surface  Who This Book Is For This book is for users already familiar with SOLIDWORKS who want to expand their knowledge of mold design. To get the most out of this mold design book, it is strongly recommended that you have completed all the lessons in the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Techniques book or have comparable knowledge. More CAD literate individuals, who want to expand their knowledge of the different features that SOLIDWORKS 2021 has to offer, will also find this book to be a great resource. About the Author This book is based on feedback from the author’s former tool-die maker students and engineering professionals. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mechanical and manufacturing engineering. As an active Senior SOLIDWORKS instructor and design engineer, Paul has worked and consulted with numerous of fortune 500 companies, NASA, the US-Navy, Community Colleges, Universities, and many others. Table of Contents 1.   Plastic Part Design  2.   Surface Repair  3.   Core and Cavity Creation  4.   Planar Parting Lines  5.   Interlock Surface  6.   Non-Planar Parting Lines  7.   Manual Parting Lines  8.   Undercuts and Slide Cores  9.   Alternative Methods  10. Thickness Analysis  11. Using the Plastics Wizard  12. Plastics Flow Analysis        Glossary        Index        SOLIDWORKS 2021 Quick Guides


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The Visual Story

The Visual Story Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV, and Digital Media by Bruce Block

This updated edition of a best-selling classic shows you how to structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or composers structure their music. The Visual Story teaches you how to design and control the structure of your production using the basic visual components of space, line, shape, tone, color, movement, and rhythm. You can use these components to effectively convey moods and emotions, create a visual style, and utilize the important relationship between the visual and the story structures. Using over 700 color illustrations, author Bruce Block explains how understanding the connection between story and visual structures will guide you in the selection of camera angles, lenses, actor staging, composition, set design and locations, lighting, storyboard planning, camera coverage, and editing. The Visual Story is an ideal blend of theory and practice. The concepts and examples in this new edition will benefit students learning cinematic production, as well as professional writers, directors, cinematographers, art directors, animators, game designers, and anyone working in visual media who wants a better understanding of visual structure.


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CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Exam Cram

CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Exam Cram by Martin Weiss

Prepare for CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam success with this Exam Cram from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification. This is the eBook edition of the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Exam Cram , Sixth Edition. This eBook does not include access to the Pearson Test Prep practice exams that comes with the print edition. CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Exam Cram , Sixth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the newly updated version of the CompTIA Security+ exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. Extensive prep tools include quizzes, Exam Alerts, and our essential last-minute review Cram Sheet. Covers the critical information you'll need to know to score higher on your Security+ SY0-601 exam!  Assess the different types of threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities organizations face  Understand security concepts across traditional, cloud, mobile, and IoT environments  Explain and implement security controls across multiple environments  Identify, analyze, and respond to operational needs and security incidents  Understand and explain the relevance of concepts related to governance, risk and compliance


The Ultimate Excel VBA Master: A Complete, Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Excel VBA Master from Scratch - Peter Bradley Cover Art

The Ultimate Excel VBA Master: A Complete, Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Excel VBA Master from Scratch

The Ultimate Excel VBA Master: A Complete, Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Excel VBA Master from Scratch by Peter Bradley

This book includes : Excel VBA : A Step-By-Step Tutorial For Beginners To Learn Excel VBA Programming From Scratch Excel VBA: Intermediate Lessons in Excel VBA Programming for Professional Advancement Excel VBA: A Step-By-Step Comprehensive Guide on Advanced Excel VBA Programming Techniques and Strategies Excel VBA : A Step-by-Step Comprehensive Guide on Excel VBA Programming Tips and Tricks for Effective Strategies Excel VBA : A Comprehensive, Step-By-Step Guide On Excel VBA Finance For Data Reporting And Business Analysis One of the few things that look difficult is learning seemingly technical things from scratch. The truth is so many have given up on learning new things due to the vagueness and abstractness they encounter at the inception. This won't be so for Excel VBA when you make this book your guide.  The Ultimate Excel VBA master is a complete step-by-step guide  to becoming Excel VBA programming from scratch. It uncovers the basics and rudiments of Excel VBA, with this book you can be self thought from not having an idea to being an expert. You will learn the use of  charts,   spreadsheet, data reporting,   business analysis  and a lot more. This book is a quintessential material painstakingly compiled to help you master  Tips and tricks  of Excel VBA programming for effective strategies. It aids your professionalism and bails you out of the stress in computing bundle of data. This isn't gainsaying, but a decision to pick this book will positively increase your productivity. So What are You Waiting For? Grab a copy of this book Now ! To learn and master Excel VBA programming.


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Articulating Design Decisions

Articulating Design Decisions by Tom Greever

Talking to people about your designs might seem like a basic skill, but it can be difficult to do well. In many cases, how you communicate with stakeholders, clients, and other nondesigners may be more important than the designs themselves. Because if you canâ??t get their support, your work will never see the light of dayâ??no matter how good it is. This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design apps, websites, or products, youâ??ll learn how to get support from people who have influence over the project with the goal of creating the best user experience. Walk through the process of preparing and presenting your designsUnderstand stakeholder perspectives and learn how to empathize with themCultivate both implicit and explicit listening skillsLearn tactics and strategies for expressing the most effective response to feedbackCreate the right documentation for your decisions to avoid repeated conversationsLearn why following through is just as important as the meeting itself


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Deep Learning Illustrated

Deep Learning Illustrated A Visual, Interactive Guide to Artificial Intelligence by Jon Krohn, Grant Beyleveld & Aglaé Bassens

"The authors’ clear visual style provides a comprehensive look at what’s currently possible with artificial neural networks as well as a glimpse of the magic that’s to come." – Tim Urban, author of Wait But Why Fully Practical, Insightful Guide to Modern Deep Learning Deep learning is transforming software, facilitating powerful new artificial intelligence capabilities, and driving unprecedented algorithm performance. Deep Learning Illustrated is uniquely intuitive and offers a complete introduction to the discipline’s techniques. Packed with full-color figures and easy-to-follow code, it sweeps away the complexity of building deep learning models, making the subject approachable and fun to learn. World-class instructor and practitioner Jon Krohn–with visionary content from Grant Beyleveld and beautiful illustrations by Aglaé Bassens–presents straightforward analogies to explain what deep learning is, why it has become so popular, and how it relates to other machine learning approaches. Krohn has created a practical reference and tutorial for developers, data scientists, researchers, analysts, and students who want to start applying it. He illuminates theory with hands-on Python code in accompanying Jupyter notebooks. To help you progress quickly, he focuses on the versatile deep learning library Keras to nimbly construct efficient TensorFlow models; PyTorch, the leading alternative library, is also covered. You’ll gain a pragmatic understanding of all major deep learning approaches and their uses in applications ranging from machine vision and natural language processing to image generation and game-playing algorithms. Discover what makes deep learning systems unique, and the implications for practitioners Explore new tools that make deep learning models easier to build, use, and improve Master essential theory: artificial neurons, training, optimization, convolutional nets, recurrent nets, generative adversarial networks (GANs), deep reinforcement learning, and more Walk through building interactive deep learning applications, and move forward with your own artificial intelligence projects Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.


Mastering Power BI: Build Business Intelligence Applications Powered with DAX Calculations, Insightful Visualizations, Advanced BI Techniques, and Loads of Data Sources (English Edition) - Chandraish Sinha Cover Art

Mastering Power BI: Build Business Intelligence Applications Powered with DAX Calculations, Insightful Visualizations, Advanced BI Techniques, and Loads of Data Sources (English Edition)

Mastering Power BI: Build Business Intelligence Applications Powered with DAX Calculations, Insightful Visualizations, Advanced BI Techniques, and Loads of Data Sources (English Edition) by Chandraish Sinha

Expert Choice to build Business Intelligence landscapes and dashboards for Enterprises KEY FEATURES   ● In-depth knowledge of Power BI, demonstrated through step-by-step exercises. ● Covers data modelling, visualization, and implementing security with complete hands-on training. ● Includes a project that simulates a realistic business environment from start to finish. DESCRIPTION  Mastering Power BI covers the entire Power BI implementation process. The readers will be able to understand all the concepts covered in this book, from data modelling to creating powerful - visualizations. This book begins with the concepts and terminology such as Star-Schema, dimensions and facts. It explains about multi-table dataset and demonstrates how to load these tables into Power BI. It shows how to load stored data in various formats and create relationships. Readers will also learn more about Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). This book is a must for the developers wherein they learn how to extend the usability of Power BI, to explore meaningful and hidden data insights. Throughout the book, you keep on learning about the concepts, techniques and expert practices on loading and shaping data, visualization design and security implementation. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Learn about Business Intelligence (BI) concepts and its contribution in business analytics. ● Learn to connect, load, and transform data from disparate data sources. ● Start creating and executing powerful DAX calculations. ● Design various visualizations to  prepare insightful reports and dashboards. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR   This book is for anyone interested in learning how to use Power BI desktop or starting a career in Business Intelligence and Analytics. While this covers all the fundamentals, it is recommended that the reader be familiar with MS-Excel and database concepts. AUTHOR BIO  Chandraish Sinha is the Founder/President of Ohio Computer Academy, a company dedicated to IT education. An IT trainer at heart, Chandraish resonates with his company's slogan Inspire, Educate & Evolve. He is a Business Intelligence learner and explorer. He has implemented multiple large and medium scale BI solutions. He is passionate about data and explores applications that provide better data insights. He has also authored multiple books on Tableau and QlikView.


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PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition

PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition by William H. Truesdell, Christina Nishiyama & Dory Willer

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Fully updated coverage of every topic on the 2018 versions of the PHR and SPHR exams Get complete coverage of the HR Certification Institute’s Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources bodies of knowledge inside this comprehensive resource. Written by HR experts, this authoritative guide fully addresses the core knowledge and responsibilities necessary for the implementation and management of HR practices. You’ll find chapter reviews, “In-the-Trenches” sidebars featuring HR experts’ real-world experiences and sage advice, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the PHR and SPHR exams with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.Covers all PHR and SPHR functional areas, including:•Business Management •Leadership and Strategy•Talent Planning and Acquisition •Learning and Development •Total Rewards •Employee and Labor Relations Electronic content includes:•350 practice exam questions•Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by exam topic


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Python Web Scraping Cookbook

Python Web Scraping Cookbook Over 90 proven recipes to get you scraping with Python, micro services, Docker and AWS by Michael Heydt

Untangle your web scraping complexities and access web data with ease using Python scripts About This Book • Hands-on recipes for advancing your web scraping skills to expert level. • One-Stop Solution Guide to address complex and challenging web scraping tasks using Python. • Understand the web page structure and collect meaningful data from the website with ease Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for Python programmers, web administrators, security professionals or someone who wants to perform web analytics would find this book relevant and useful. Familiarity with Python and basic understanding of web scraping would be useful to take full advantage of this book. What You Will Learn • Use a wide variety of tools to scrape any website and data—including BeautifulSoup, Scrapy, Selenium, and many more • Master expression languages such as XPath, CSS, and regular expressions to extract web data • Deal with scraping traps such as hidden form fields, throttling, pagination, and different status codes • Build robust scraping pipelines with SQS and RabbitMQ • Scrape assets such as images media and know what to do when Scraper fails to run • Explore ETL techniques of build a customized crawler, parser, and convert structured and unstructured data from websites • Deploy and run your scraper-as-aservice in AWS Elastic Container Service In Detail Python Web Scraping Cookbook is a solution-focused book that will teach you techniques to develop high-performance scrapers and deal with crawlers, sitemaps, forms automation, Ajax-based sites, caches, and more.You'll explore a number of real-world scenarios where every part of the development/product life cycle will be fully covered. You will not only develop the skills to design and develop reliable, performance data flows, but also deploy your codebase to an AWS. If you are involved in software engineering, product development, or data mining (or are interested in building data-driven products), you will find this book useful as each recipe has a clear purpose and objective. Right from extracting data from the websites to writing a sophisticated web crawler, the book's independent recipes will be a godsend on the job. This book covers Python libraries, requests, and BeautifulSoup. You will learn about crawling, web spidering, working with AJAX websites, paginated items, and more. You will also learn to tackle problems such as 403 errors, working with proxy, scraping images, LXML, and more. By the end of this book, you will be able to scrape websites more efficiently and to be able to deploy and operate your scraper in the cloud. Style and approach This book is a rich collection of recipes that will come in handy when you are scraping a website using Python. Addressing your common and not-so-common pain points while scraping website, this is a book that you must have on the shelf.


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CompTIA CySA+ Practice Tests

CompTIA CySA+ Practice Tests Exam CS0-003 by Mike Chapple & David Seidl

The best way to prep for the CS0-003 CySA+ certification exam and hone your practical cybersecurity skillset In the newly updated 3rd edition of the CompTIA CySA+ Practice Tests: Exam CS0-003 , veteran information security experts and educators Mike Chapple and David Seidl deliver an effective and efficient collection of study resources for the challenging CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) certification exam. In the book, you’ll find 1000 practice questions, complete with answers and explanations, covering every domain tested by Exam CS0-003. You’ll hone your skills in security operations, vulnerability management, incident response and management, and reporting and communication, improving your ability to detect and respond to malicious activity on the job and dramatically increasingly your chances of success on the CySA+ exam. You’ll also get: Techniques for threat hunting and the collection of threat intelligence Strategies for effective incident response processes and activities, ensuring you’re able to react appropriately to cybersecurity incidents at work Complimentary access to Sybex’s superior online test bank, including all the practice questions you need to review and test your knowledge before you walk into the exam room Perfect for anyone studying for the CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 certification exam, CompTIA CySA+ Practice Tests: Exam CS0-003, Third Edition, will also benefit IT security practitioners looking to test and improve their skillset.


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Grokking Deep Learning

Grokking Deep Learning by Andrew W. Trask

Summary Grokking Deep Learning teaches you to build deep learning neural networks from scratch! In his engaging style, seasoned deep learning expert Andrew Trask shows you the science under the hood, so you grok for yourself every detail of training neural networks. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Deep learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, teaches computers to learn by using neural networks, technology inspired by the human brain. Online text translation, self-driving cars, personalized product recommendations, and virtual voice assistants are just a few of the exciting modern advancements possible thanks to deep learning. About the Book Grokking Deep Learning teaches you to build deep learning neural networks from scratch! In his engaging style, seasoned deep learning expert Andrew Trask shows you the science under the hood, so you grok for yourself every detail of training neural networks. Using only Python and its math-supporting library, NumPy, you'll train your own neural networks to see and understand images, translate text into different languages, and even write like Shakespeare! When you're done, you'll be fully prepared to move on to mastering deep learning frameworks. What's inside • The science behind deep learning • Building and training your own neural networks • Privacy concepts, including federated learning • Tips for continuing your pursuit of deep learning About the Reader For readers with high school-level math and intermediate programming skills. About the Author Andrew Trask is a PhD student at Oxford University and a research scientist at DeepMind. Previously, Andrew was a researcher and analytics product manager at Digital Reasoning, where he trained the world's largest artificial neural network and helped guide the analytics roadmap for the Synthesys cognitive computing platform. Table of Contents • Introducing deep learning: why you should learn it • Fundamental concepts: how do machines learn? • Introduction to neural prediction: forward propagation • Introduction to neural learning: gradient descent • Learning multiple weights at a time: generalizing gradient descent • Building your first deep neural network: introduction to backpropagation • How to picture neural networks: in your head and on paper • Learning signal and ignoring noise:introduction to regularization and batching • Modeling probabilities and nonlinearities: activation functions • Neural learning about edges and corners: intro to convolutional neural networks • Neural networks that understand language: king - man + woman == ? • Neural networks that write like Shakespeare: recurrent layers for variable-length data • Introducing automatic optimization: let's build a deep learning framework • Learning to write like Shakespeare: long short-term memory • Deep learning on unseen data: introducing federated learning • Where to go from here: a brief guide


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GraphQL in Action

GraphQL in Action by Samer Buna

GraphQL in Action gives you the tools to get comfortable with the GraphQL language, build and optimize a data API service, and use it in a front-end client application. Summary Reduce bandwidth demands on your APIs by getting only the results you need—all in a single request! The GraphQL query language simplifies interactions with web servers, enabling smarter API queries that can hugely improve the efficiency of data requests. In GraphQL in Action , you'll learn how to bring those benefits to your own APIs, giving your clients the power to ask for exactly what they need from your server, no more, no less. Practical and example-driven, this book teaches everything you need to get started with GraphQL—from design principles and syntax right through to performance optimization. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the technology GraphQL APIs are fast, efficient, and easy to maintain. They reduce app latency and server cost while boosting developer productivity. This powerful query layer offers precise control over API requests and returns, making apps faster and less prone to error. About the book GraphQL in Action gives you the tools to get comfortable with the GraphQL language, build and optimize a data API service, and use it in a front-end client application. By working through set up, security, and error handling you'll learn to create a complete GraphQL server. You'll also unlock easy ways to incorporate GraphQL into your existing codebase so you can build simple, scalable data APIs. What's inside     Define a GraphQL schema for relational and document databases     Implement GraphQL types using both the schema language and object constructor methods     Optimize GraphQL resolvers with data caching and batching     Design GraphQL fragments that match UI components' data requirements     Consume GraphQL API queries, mutations, and subscriptions with and without a GraphQL client library About the reader For web developers familiar with client-server applications. About the author Samer Buna has over 20 years of experience in software development including front-ends, back-ends, API design, and scalability. Table of Contents PART 1- EXPLORING GRAPHQL 1 Introduction to GraphQL 2 Exploring GraphQL APIs 3 Customizing and organizing GraphQL operations PART 2 - BUILDING GRAPHQL APIs 4 Designing a GraphQL schema 5 Implementing schema resolvers 6 Working with database models and relations 7 Optimizing data fetching 8 Implementing mutations PART 3 - USING GRAPHQL APIs 9 Using GraphQL APIs without a client library 10 Using GraphQL APIs with Apollo client


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Building Wireless Sensor Networks with ESP32 LoRa

Building Wireless Sensor Networks with ESP32 LoRa by Agus Kurniawan

This is a practical book how to implement a simple Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) with ESP32 over LoRa network. The following is a list of highlight topics in this book. * Preparing Development Environment * Set up ESP32 LoRa * Sending and Receiving Data over ESP32 LoRa * Handling LoRa Receiver Interrupt * Broadcast Messages over LoRa Network * Building WSN Application Based ESP32 LoRa


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RHCSA Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

RHCSA Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Training and Exam Preparation Guide (EX200), Third Edition by Asghar Ghori

RHCSA Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9: Training and Exam Preparation Guide, Third Edition provides an in-depth coverage of the latest RHCSA (version 9) EX200 exam objectives. The most definitive guide available on the subject, this book explains concepts, analyzes configuration files, describes command outputs, shows step-by-step procedures (includes screenshots of actual commands executed and outputs they produced), and challenges the readers' comprehension of the concepts and procedures by presenting plenty of supplementary labs and sample realistic exam tasks to perform on their own. This book has 22 chapters that are organized logically, from building a lab environment to the fundamentals of Linux to sophisticated Linux administration topics. The book covers the topics on local RHEL 9 installation; initial interaction with the system; essential Linux commands; file compression and archiving; file editing and manipulation; standard and special permissions; file searching and access controls; user monitoring and authentication files; users, groups, and password aging; bash shell features and startup files; processes and job scheduling; basic and advanced software administration techniques; system boot process and bootloader; kernel management and system initialization; logging and system tuning; basic and advanced storage management tools and solutions; local file systems and swap regions; network device and connection configuration; hostname resolution and time synchronization; remote file systems and automounting; the secure shell service; firewall and SELinux controls; bash shell scripting; and operating system virtualization using containers. Each chapter highlights the major topics and relevant exam objectives at the beginning and ends with several review questions & answers and Do-It-Yourself challenge labs. Throughout the book, figures, tables, screenshots, examples, warnings, notes, and exam tips are furnished to support explanation and exam preparation. There are four sample RHCSA exams that are expected to be performed using the knowledge and skills attained from reading the material, following the in-chapter exercises, and completing the end-of-chapter challenge labs. The labs and the sample exams include hints to relevant topics and/or exercises. This book may be used as a self-learning guide by RHCSA 9 exam aspirants, a resource by instructors and students to follow in physical and virtual training sessions, an on-the-job resource for reference, and an easy-to-understand guide by novice and non-RHEL administrators.


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Writing a C Compiler

Writing a C Compiler Build a Real Programming Language from Scratch by Nora Sandler

A hands-on, example-filled guide to the theory and practice of writing a C compiler: a computer program that translates code written by programmers into code the computer can read. Compilers are at the heart of everything programmers do, yet even experienced developers find them intimidating. For those eager to truly grasp how compilers work, Writing a C Compiler dispels the mystery. This book guides you through a fun and engaging project where you’ll learn what it takes to compile a real-world programming language to actual assembly code. Writing a C Compiler will take you step by step through the process of building your own compiler for a significant subset of C—no prior experience with compiler construction or assembly code needed. Once you’ve built a working compiler for the simplest C program, you’ll add new features chapter by chapter. The algorithms in the book are all in pseudocode, so you can implement your compiler in whatever language you like. Along the way, you’ll explore key concepts like: Lexing and parsing: Learn how to write a lexer and recursive descent parser that transform C code into an abstract syntax tree. Program analysis: Discover how to analyze a program to understand its behavior and detect errors. Code generation: Learn how to translate C language constructs like arithmetic operations, function calls, and control-flow statements into x64 assembly code. Optimization techniques: Improve performance with methods like constant folding, dead store elimination, and register allocation.   Compilers aren’t terrifying beasts—and with help from this hands-on, accessible guide, you might even turn them into your friends for life.


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The Art of ARM Assembly

The Art of ARM Assembly by Randall Hyde

A complete beginner’s book on 64-bit ARM assembly language, written specifically for macOS, Linux, Raspberry PiOS (64-bit), and other 64-bit ARM-based systems. Add valuable skills to your programming toolkit by learning to write complete applications in ARM, a popular low-level assembly language. This book is the latest in Randall Hyde’s iconic series on assembly language programming. A comprehensive masterclass on 64-bit ARM, it guides you through the instruction set for the increasingly popular 64-bit ARM CPU, teaching you to translate high-level language operations into assembly language, write powerful programs unique to ARM, and handle the development of large software projects easily. This book’s “quick-start” chapter lets you hit the ground running, showing you how to begin writing simple programs right away. After learning basic 64-bit ARM architecture and syntax for the GNU assembler, Hyde goes in-depth on the fundamentals of machine organization, computer data representation and operations, and memory access. After building a strong foundational knowledge for mastering GAS, control structures, and arithmetic functions, in later chapters you’ll be ready to dive into advanced ARM programming—and that’s when the real fun begins. Full of illuminating illustrations, portable source code, and hands-on exercises that test your skills, The Art of ARM Assembly is an essential reference guide from the world’s foremost expert on the subject.


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Linux: Powerful Server Administration

Linux: Powerful Server Administration by Uday R. Sawant, Oliver Pelz, Jonathan Hobson & William Leemans

Get hands-on recipes to make the most of Ubuntu Server, CentOS 7 Linux Server and RHEL 7 Server About This Book • Get Linux servers up and running in seconds, • In-depth guide to explore new features and solutions in server administration • Maintain performance and security of your server solution by deploying expert configuration advice Who This Book Is For This Learning Path is intended for system administrators with a basic understanding of Linux operating systems and written with the novice-to-intermediate Linux user in mind. To get the most of this Learning Path, you should have a working knowledge of basic system administration and management tools. What You Will Learn • Set up high performance, scalable, and fault-tolerant back ends with web and database servers • Facilitate team communication with a real-time chat service and collaboration tools • Monitor, manage and develop your server's file system to maintain a stable performance • Gain best practice methods on sharing files and resources through a network • Install and configure common standard services such as web, mail, FTP, database and domain name server technologies • Create kickstart scripts to automatically deploy RHEL 7 systems • Use Orchestration and configuration management tools to manage your environment In Detail Linux servers are frequently selected over other server operating systems for their stability, security and flexibility advantages.This Learning Path will teach you how to get up and running with three of the most popular Linux server distros: Ubuntu Server, CentOS 7 Server, and RHEL 7 Server. We will begin with the Ubuntu Server and show you how to make the most of Ubuntu's advanced functionalities. Moving on, we will provide you with all the knowledge that will give you access to the inner workings of the latest CentOS version 7. Finally, touching RHEL 7, we will provide you with solutions to common RHEL 7 Server challenges.This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: 1)Ubuntu Server Cookbook 2)CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook, Second Edition 3)Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook Style and approach This easy-to-follow practical guide contains hands on examples and solutions to real word administration problems and problems faced when building your RHEL 7 system from scratch using orchestration tools.


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Data Fabric and Data Mesh Approaches with AI

Data Fabric and Data Mesh Approaches with AI A Guide to AI-based Data Cataloging, Governance, Integration, Orchestration, and Consumption by Eberhard Hechler, Maryela Weihrauch & Yan (Catherine) Wu

Understand modern data fabric and data mesh concepts using AI-based self-service data discovery and delivery capabilities, a range of intelligent data integration styles, and automated unified data governance—all designed to deliver "data as a product" within hybrid cloud landscapes. This book teaches you how to successfully deploy state-of-the-art data mesh solutions and gain a comprehensive overview on how a data fabric architecture uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for automated metadata management and self-service data discovery and consumption. You will learn how data fabric and data mesh relate to other concepts such as data DataOps, MLOps, AIDevOps, and more. Many examples are included to demonstrate how to modernize the consumption of data to enable a shopping-for-data (data as a product) experience. By the end of this book, you will understand the data fabric concept and architecture as it relates to themes such as automated unified data governance and compliance, enterprise information architecture, AI and hybrid cloud landscapes, and intelligent cataloging and metadata management. What You Will Learn Discover best practices and methods to successfully implement a data fabric architecture and data mesh solutionUnderstand key data fabric capabilities, e.g., self-service data discovery, intelligent data integration techniques, intelligent cataloging and metadata management, and trustworthy AIRecognize the importance of data fabric to accelerate digital transformation and democratize data accessDive into important data fabric topics, addressing current data fabric challengesConceive data fabric and data mesh concepts holistically within an enterprise contextBecome acquainted with the business benefits of data fabric and data mesh


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Web Analytics (Google Analytics)

Web Analytics (Google Analytics) by AMC College

Google Analytics is a platform that collects data from your websites and apps to create reports that provide insights into your business. Google Analytics is a web analytics service that provides statistics and basic analytical tools for search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing purposes.


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Practical Product Management for Product Owners

Practical Product Management for Product Owners Creating Winning Products with the Professional Product Owner Stances by Chris Lukassen & Robbin Schuurman

Hone Agile Product Owner Behaviors that Lead to Marketplace Winners Organizations pour vast resources into building new products and services. Yet too many are poorly conceived, don't delight (or even satisfy) customers, and fail in the marketplace. The solution is more effective agile product ownership and product management. This book is an expert guide to the behaviors, stances, and practices of world-class agile product development, reflecting deep in-the-trenches experience from world-renowned experts. Chris Lukassen and Robbin Schuurman introduce powerful tools, ideas, and skills for delivering superior products and services, and for avoiding pitfalls that keep you from seeing what customers really need and want. Learn through a start-to-finish, Scrum-based case study, drawing on concepts the authors created for their breakthrough Professional Scrum Product Owner-Advanced (PSPO-A) training course. This innovative approach has already helped thousands of product owners excel--and it can transform the way you create products. Replace negative product owner behaviors with approaches that lead to excellence Represent customers more empathetically and effectively Connect customers, values, and features more coherently Tell better stories, set clearer goals, and create more valuable roadmaps Innovate business models, run better experiments, and scale products more successfully Make more successful decisions, involve the right people, and rely on better data Become a great agile collaborator, across governance, budgeting, contracting, and beyond Influence customers, users, stakeholders, and teams to improve your overall effectiveness Optimize every organizational role related to product ownership Product owners, managers, and team leads will find this guide indispensable along with Agile/Scrum coaches, consultants, and executives wanting to generate more value from product management across the organization.


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PHP Crash Course

PHP Crash Course by Matt Smith

Start off your web development journey the right way with this beginner-friendly introduction to PHP programming. This book will take you from beginner-level to professional PHP programming, through hundreds of in-depth examples and hands-on exercises. You’ll explore best practices for developing fast, secure, and easy-to-maintain websites, while establishing a broad foundation of programming knowledge and experience.  You’ll learn how to:  Create consistent, modern-looking web pages with easily customizable templates by combining dynamic PHP scripts, static HTML code, and Bootstrap styling Write server-side scripts for responding to HTTP requests, processing forms, and validating data  Use browser sessions to implement shopping carts and user logins, and to store other user data Write scripts that can communicate with MySQL and other PDO databases, enabling database-driven, data-rich web applications Implement modern, best-practice website security, including user data sanitization, session-based logins using hashed passwords, and database prepared statements Save time with up-to-date, professional, open-source tools, including Composer dependency management and the Twig templating library As you follow along, you’ll learn real-life patterns and modern programming techniques for creating, extending, and modifying web applications, all using the powerful PHP language.


Hands-on Cloud Analytics with Microsoft Azure Stack: Transform Your Data to Derive Powerful Insights Using Microsoft Azure (English Edition) - Prashila Naik Cover Art

Hands-on Cloud Analytics with Microsoft Azure Stack: Transform Your Data to Derive Powerful Insights Using Microsoft Azure (English Edition)

Hands-on Cloud Analytics with Microsoft Azure Stack: Transform Your Data to Derive Powerful Insights Using Microsoft Azure (English Edition) by Prashila Naik

Explore and work with various Microsoft Azure services for real-time Data Analytics KEY FEATURES  Understanding what Azure can do with your dataUnderstanding the analytics services offered by AzureUnderstand how data can be transformed to generate more dataUnderstand what is done after a Machine Learning model is built Go through some Data Analytics real-world use cases DESCRIPTION  Data is the key input for Analytics. Building and implementing data platforms such as Data Lakes, modern Data Marts, and Analytics at scale require the right cloud platform that Azure provides through its services. The book starts by sharing how analytics has evolved and continues to evolve. Following the introduction, you will deep dive into ingestion technologies. You will learn about Data processing services in Azure. You will next learn about what is meant by a Data Lake and understand how Azure Data Lake Storage is used for analytical workloads. You will then learn about critical services that will provide actual Machine Learning capabilities in Azure. The book also talks about Azure Data Catalog for cataloging, Azure AD for Access Management, Web Apps and PowerApps for cloud web applications, Cognitive services for Speech, Vision, Search and Language, Azure VM for computing and Data Science VMs, Functions as serverless computing, Kubernetes and Containers as deployment options. Towards the end, the book discusses two use cases on Analytics. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN   Explore and work with various Azure servicesOrchestrate and ingest data using Azure Data FactoryLearn how to use Azure Stream AnalyticsGet to know more about Synapse Analytics and its featuresLearn how to use Azure Analysis Services and its functionalities WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR   This book is for anyone who has basic to intermediate knowledge of cloud and analytics concepts and wants to use Microsoft Azure for Data Analytics. This book will also benefit Data Scientists who want to use Azure for Machine Learning. AUTHOR BIO   Prashila Naik has over 16 years of experience in the tech sector. She has worked for multiple global organizations, primarily in the data and analytics space. She has seen data and analytics grow from strength to strength and thinks it will always be one of the most interesting areas in technology ever.  She is also a writer who primarily writes creative fiction and non-fiction, as well as an occasional translator. Her short stories have been published in various leading literary journals in India and elsewhere.


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