Posted: 23 Feb 2009 06:45 AM CST
But the CCIE didn’t even come close to making list last year, so few of you were planning to get it. So why all this interest now?
Perhaps last year the title was still recovering from the collapse of IT salaries. We all remember the horror stories: The shock of hearing about an unemployed CCIE or — even worse — ones that were making less than $100,000.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 01:03 AM CST
In the last ten years IT has brought fundamental changes to the way the world works. Not only has it increased the speed of operations and communications, but it has also undermined basic assumptions of traditional business models and increased the number of variables. Today, the survival of major corporations is challenged by a world-wide marketplace, international operations, outsourcing, global communities, a changing workforce, security threats, business continuity, web visibility, and customer expectations. Enterprises must constantly adapt or they will be unable to compete.
Fred Cummins, an EDS Fellow, presents IT as a key enabler of the agile enterprise. He demonstrates how the convergence of key technologies–including SOA, BPM and emerging enterprise and data models–can be harnessed to transform the enterprise. Cummins mines his 25 years experience to provide IT leaders, as well as enterprise architects and management consultants, with the critical information, skills, and insights they need to partner with management and redesign the enterprise for continuous change. No other book puts IT at the center of this transformation, nor integrates these technologies for this purpose.
* Shows how to integrate and deploy critical technologies to foster agility.
* Details how to design an enterprise architecture that takes full advantage of SOA, BPM, business rules, enterprise information management, business models, and governance
* Outlines IT’s critical mission in providing an integration infrastructure and key services, while optimizing technology adoption throughout the enterprise.
* Illustrates concepts with examples and cases from large and small commercial enterprises.
* Shows how to create systems that recognize and respond to the need for change.
* Identifies the unique security issues that arise with SOA and shows how to deploy a framework of technologies and processes that address them.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 01:01 AM CST
OpenBSD’s stateful packet filter, PF, offers an amazing feature set and support across the major BSD platforms. Like most firewall software though, unlocking PF’s full potential takes a good teacher. Peter N.M. Hansteen’s PF website and conference tutorials have helped thousands of users build the networks they need using PF. The Book of PF is the product of Hansteen’s knowledge and experience, teaching good practices as well as bare facts and software options. Throughout the book, Hansteen emphasizes the importance of staying in control by having a written network specification, using macros to make rule sets more readable, and performing rigid testing when loading in new rules.
Today’s system administrators face increasing challenges in the quest for network quality, and The Book of PF can help by demystifying the tools of modern *BSD network defense. But, perhaps more importantly, because we know you like to tinker, The Book of PF tackles a broad range of topics that will stimulate your mind and pad your resume, including how to:
The Book of PF is written for BSD enthusiasts and network admins at any level of expertise. With more and more services placing high demands on bandwidth and increasing hostility coming from the Internet at-large, you can never be too skilled with PF.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 01:00 AM CST
It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for the skills and expertise you can apply to the job. Focusing on the fundamentals of .NET application development, this official study guide covers using system types, collections, and generics to help manage data; validating input, reformatting text, and extracting data with regular expressions; developing services, application domains, and multithreaded applications; enhancing your applications by adding graphics and images; implementing code access security, role-based security, and data encryption; working with serialization and reflection techniques; instrumenting your applications with logging and tracing; and interacting with legacy code using COM Interop and PInvoke. Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises. Then assess yourself using 300+ practice and review questions on the CD, featuring multiple, customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers including pointers back to the book for further study. You also get an evaluation version of Microsoft Visual StudioÃ‚Â® 2008 software and an exam discount voucher making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.
Key Book Benefits
Comprehensive exam prep study guide In-depth coverage of exam objectives and sub-objectives plus instructive case studies and troubleshooting scenarios to enhance your performance on the job 300+ practice and review questions Test engine that enables customized testing, pre-assessment and post-assessment, and automated scoring and feedback Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# code samples on CD Handy exam-mapping grid Evaluation version of Visual Studio 2008 software 15 percent exam-discount voucher from Microsoft (limited time offer) Entire study guide in searchable eBook format
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:59 AM CST
This book examines the architecture, built-in programming tools, drivers, and build process, and shows how to take advantage of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Software Development Kit (SDK). Whether new to programming with Windows and Windows Embedded, or already working with the platform, you ll find the best practices and real-world guidance you need to get productive quickly. Key Book Benefits: Delivers the practical, fundamental instruction that developers new to Windows or Windows Embedded CE need to get productive quickly Introduces readers to the operating system s architecture, built-in programming tools, drivers, and development process Features practical coverage of the SDK, enabling developers to dig in and start work right away
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Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:57 AM CST
You ll get an introduction to the Microsoft Visual StudioÂ® development environment and learn how to put the lightweight, easy-to-use tools in Visual C# Express Edition to work right away creating, compiling, testing, and delivering your first ready-to-use program. You ll get expert tips, coaching, and visual examples at each step of the way, along with pointers to additional learning resources.
Key Book Benefits
This dynamic, full-color, highly-visual book is designed to help novice programmers build fundamental programming skills for WindowsÂ® quickly and easily
Provides a quick-start, project-based approach!
Provides complete software for Visual C# 2008 Express Edition and all the instructions needed to understand and put those tools to work right away
Features a complete desktop application that can be easily modified and reused a great learn-by-doing example
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Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:56 AM CST
Structural Analysis Rules of Thumb is perfect for anyone who wishes to have handy reference filled with equations, calculations and modeling instructions as well as candidates studying for professional engineering registration examinations. It will also serve as a refresher course and reference manual for practicing engineers. Registered professional engineers and registered structural
Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers? understanding of the topics
Comprehensive coverage of the whole field of structural analysis
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:54 AM CST
Standing in contrast to these aesthetically and socially regulated spaces are the neglected sites of industrial ruins, places on the margin which accommodate transgressive and playful activities. Providing a different aesthetic to the over-designed spaces of the city, ruins evoke an aesthetics of disorder, surprise and sensuality, offering ghostly glimpses into the past and a tactile encounter with space and materiality.
Tim Edensor highlights the danger of destroying such evocative sites in order to build new developments. It is precisely their fragmentary nature and lack of fixed meaning that render ruins deeply meaningful. They blur boundaries between rural and urban, past and present and are intimately tied to memory, desire and a sense of place. Stunningly illustrated throughout, this book celebrates industrial ruins and reveals what they can tell us about ourselves and our past.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:52 AM CST
The contributors explore the ways mobile communication profoundly affects the tempo, structure, and process of daily life around the world. They discuss the impact of mobile communication on social networks, other communication strategies, traditional forms of social organization, and political activities. They consider how quickly miraculous technologies come to seem ordinary and even necessary—and how ordinary technology comes to seem mysterious and even miraculous. The chapters cut across social issues and geographical regions; they highlight use by the elite and the masses, utilitarian and expressive functions, and political and operational consequences. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate how mobile communication has affected the quality of life in both exotic and humdrum settings, and how it increasingly occupies center stage in people's lives around the world.
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Posted: 23 Feb 2009 12:51 AM CST
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