Fierce industry competition is leaving many IT professionals out of work. With competition in the IT market in both the US and the UK getting ever fiercer and showing no signs of letting up more and more IT professionals are finding themselves out of work, with time on their hands. This paper published by Pearson Education discusses a great use for that ""Extra"" time: earning Java certification. With this qualification on one?s resume, one can get back into the market with even better prospects for higher-paying jobs.
Now what? That question has taken on particular relevance over the last year: 2002. Everyone in information technology that the author speaks with is asking ""Now what?"" The whole IT sector is experiencing a host of emotions as a result of a wide variety of economic and socio-political decisions. It seems that everyone in IT is confused. No one really knows what the direction of IT will be in the coming year.
The software that translates hostnames names to network addresses is called the Domain Name System (DNS). This paper introduces the Windows Server 2003 implementation of DNS. One can learn how to install and configure a DNS server, as well as how to maintain and monitor it. Having a thorough understanding of the topics presented is important to both the exam and on-the-job success.
Threats can originate from inside or outside the network. That is actually not always an easy line to draw. Cisco breaks out threats by their origin and by their type. Threats can originate from inside or outside the network. That is actually not always an easy line to draw. When the SAFE Blueprint discusses the origin of threats (internal versus external), it repeats the perception that most threats actually originate inside the network instead of penetrating the perimeter from the outside.
The author offers some personal advice and states how successfully answered the question on the minds of many displaced IT professionals: ""Now what?"" Many readers have emailed the author asking for the key to success in IT, where to begin the journey, or what sector of IT would be right for them. Another group of readers asked how the author survived the IT downturn that began in late 2000 and continues to this day. This document gives the response to the second group of readers.
This paper published by Pearson Education reviews basic security concepts and controls that can be used by administrators to secure physical devices and media and fulfills the CompTIA-specified objectives for the Communications Security section of the Security+ exam. The paper takes through the basics of media, devices, and security topology. The infrastructure, including all network devices, servers, and data, also requires security controls on all levels to ensure company-wide network security.
This paper covers the Installation section of the Solaris 8 System Adminstrator exam. One learns how to install Solaris 8, add and remove packages, list installed packages, add and remove patches, and list installed patches. The first section of this paper covers the Solaris 8 distribution. Next, installing the operating system is covered in detail. The last two sections summarize the commands for performing software package administration and patch administration.
As Microsoft introduces new versions of its Windows operating system, many users around the world want to take advantage of the features included in the new version without purchasing new computers. Consequently, Microsoft has made available upgrade paths that enable users to upgrade older versions of Windows. By upgrading earlier versions of Windows to Windows Vista, one can retain registry settings and account information contained in the older operating system.
This paper helps one to familiarize themselves with the remoting library of the .NET Framework and begin working toward creating a remotable class and hosting that class in several modes. One will also see the use of a configuration file to configure the remoting configuration for a remoting host and the remoting client. In this paper, one starts learning about remoting by understanding its architecture first. One will learn about various remoting elements such as the remotable class, remoting host, remoting client, channels, formatters, activation modes, and one will also learn how these elements fit together to create a distributed application.
This paper published by Pearson Education states that one of the primary reasons to have a network is to share resources between computers. In a network that contains Windows 2000 Server, it is typical that servers share or offer resources and clients access or use resources. As an MCSE, one should be well versed in the resources that a Windows 2000 Server system can offer. These include network services, printers, files, and interoperability with NetWare, Unix, and Macintosh.