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CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)

By Mike Meyers

Meyers Mike
CD-ROM (1632 pages)

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)
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This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA A+ exam objectives for exams 901 & 902

Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study book and CD has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the exam objectives on the 2015 CompTIA A+ exams. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel.

Electronic content includes:

  • Practice exams download for both exam 901 and 902 with hundreds of accurate practice exam questions
  • More than an hour of online video training featuring Mike Meyers
  • Online performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based exam questions
  • A link to Mike's favorite PC tools
  • A PDF copy of the book

Key Features:

  • Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known for
  • Features pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topics
  • Includes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value

Excel 2016 All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

By Greg Harvey

Greg Harvey
Paperback (816 pages)

Excel 2016 All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
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Your one-stop guide to all things Excel 2016

Excel 2016 All-in-One For Dummies, the most comprehensive Excel reference on the market, is completely updated to reflect Microsoft's changes in the popular spreadsheet tool. It offers you everything you need to grasp basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, importing data, performing statistical functions, editing macros with Visual Basic—and beyond. In no time, your Excel skills will go from 'meh' to excellent.

Written by expert Greg Harvey, who has sold more than 4.5 million copies of his previous books combined and has taught and trained extensively in Microsoft Excel, this all-encompassing guide offers everything you need to get started with Excel. From generating pivot tables and performing financial functions to performing error trapping and building and running macros—and everything in between—this hands-on, friendly guide makes working with Excel easier than ever before.

  • Serves as the ideal reference for solving common questions and Excel pain points quickly and easily
  • Helps to increase productivity and efficiency when working in Excel
  • Fully updated for the new version of Excel
  • Covers basic and more advanced Excel topics

If working in Excel occasionally makes you want to scream, this will be the dog-eared, dust-free reference you'll turn to again and again.

R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data

By Hadley Wickham

O Reilly Media
Paperback (522 pages)

R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data
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Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible.

Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You’ll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section of the book is paired with exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned along the way.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Wrangle—transform your datasets into a form convenient for analysis
  • Program—learn powerful R tools for solving data problems with greater clarity and ease
  • Explore—examine your data, generate hypotheses, and quickly test them
  • Model—provide a low-dimensional summary that captures true "signals" in your dataset
  • Communicate—learn R Markdown for integrating prose, code, and results

Quicken Willmaker Plus 2017 Edition: Book & Software Kit

By Editors of Nolo

NOLO
Paperback (480 pages)

Quicken Willmaker Plus 2017 Edition: Book & Software Kit
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NOW AVAILABLE FOR MAC

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 is the easiest ways to create your estate plan, whether it's your first time or you want to update a previous plan. You'll be guided through the process from beginning to end with practical and relevant legal information so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family.
  • A customized estate plan, including a will, health care directive and other essential documents
  • An easy-to-use interview format that lets you complete documents at your own pace
  • A user-friendly legal manual answers common questions
  • A team of lawyer-editors working to ensure each document reflects the laws of your state*
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 is the original will-writing software, written and updated regularly by Nolo's expert attorneys. Free legal updates will keep your program current through 2017. Technical support is also available.

Plus, register your copy of Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 and get a free one-year subscription to Nolo's Online Living Trust.

Here’s more about the documents you can make with Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017:

Your Will
The heart of every estate plan is a will, also known as a last will and testament. This legal document puts you in control of who inherits your property and who would take care of your children if it were ever necessary. Without a will, state law determines these issues. Your will also allows you to name an executor (sometimes called a “personal representative”) to carry out our wishes. And you can appoint a trusted person to manage property left to young people. With Quicken WillMaker Plus, you can revise and update your will whenever you like.

Your Health Care Directive
Spare your loved ones difficult decisions by laying out your wishes for medical care (living will) and naming someone to carry out your instructions (power of attorney for health care).

Your Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
A durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (called your "agent" or "attorney-in-fact") will be on hand to manage the many practical, financial tasks that will arise if you become incapacitated. For example, bills must be paid, bank deposits must be made and someone must handle insurance and benefits paperwork. In most cases, a durable power of attorney for finances is the best way to take care of tasks like these.

Your Final Arrangements
Plan a funeral or other ceremony and ease the burden on your loved ones. Describe your preferences for burial, cremation, memorials, obituaries, and more, and select someone to oversee your final arrangements.

Documents for Your Executor
Provide your executor with needed instructions, checklists, letters, notices, claim forms and more.

Information for Caregivers and Survivors
Organize your estate so that your survivors don't have to. Use these documents to give them information about everything from bank accounts to the names of people you'd like contacted in the event of your illness or death.

Letter to Survivors
Use this letter to leave a final message to your loved ones. You can explain the gifts you left in your will, leave advice, divulge secrets, suggest ways of spitting shared gifts, or any other thoughts you'd like to leave behind.

Personal Finance Documents
Over a dozen forms let you handle common financial situations, such as lending money to friends or family, creating a bill of sale, and closing a credit card account.

Home & Family Documents
Practical forms you can use every day to help run your home and keep your family safe, including authorizations and agreements, promissory notes, limited powers of attorney, and child and elder care forms.

* Estate planning documents not valid in Louisiana or U.S. Territories.

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 is ONLY for estate planning in the USA.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR MAC

Minimum System Requirements:

CD-ROM. Enclosed
Computer. 1 GHz or higher
Operating System. Windows 7/8/8.1/10 or Mac 10.10/10.11
Memory. Minimum 1 GB RAM for Windows and 2 GB RAM for Mac
Hard Disk Space. Up to 54 MB free space; for Windows up to 1.5 GB if .NET not installed
Monitor. 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 recommended; with 16-bit color)
CD-ROM Drive*
Internet Connection. Broadband required to receive web updates and access online features
Printer. Any supported printer
Software. Adobe Reader and an internet browser

* If you do not have a CD-ROM drive, contact Nolo's Tech Support and upon proof of purchase we’ll promptly send you a download link.

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

By Andrew Faulkner

imusti
Paperback (400 pages)

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)
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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.

 

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2017 release) edition covers features like new and improved search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, and much more!

 

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems

By Martin Kleppmann

O'Reilly Media
Paperback (614 pages)

Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
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Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?

In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.

  • Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively
  • Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools
  • Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity
  • Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built
  • Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures

Head First Java, 2nd Edition

By Kathy Sierra

Sierra, Kathy/ Bates, Bert
Released: 2005-02-09
Paperback (688 pages)

Head First Java, 2nd Edition
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Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study.

The fact is your brain craves novelty. It's constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that's the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won't interfere with your brain's real work--recording things that matter. How does your brain know what matters? It's like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you're out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? Neurons fire. Emotions crank up. Chemicals surge. That's how your brain knows.

And that's how your brain will learn Java. Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It's fast, it's fun, and it's effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever.

If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. You'll see why people say it's unlike any other Java book you've ever read.

By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain--complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer. If you want to be bored, buy some other book. But if you want to understand Java, this book's for you.

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

By Donald W. Jones

Manning Publications
Paperback (384 pages)

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches
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Summary

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365.

About the Book

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. Just set aside one hour a day - lunchtime would be perfect - for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.

What's Inside

  • Learn PowerShell from the beginning, no experience required!
  • Covers PowerShell v3 and up, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later
  • Each lesson takes you an hour or less

About the Reader

Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming or scripting experience needed.

About the Author

Veteran PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book.

Table of Contents

  1. Before you begin
  2. Meet PowerShell
  3. Using the help system
  4. Running commands
  5. Working with providers
  6. The pipeline: connecting commands
  7. Adding commands
  8. Objects: data by another name
  9. The pipeline, deeper
  10. Formatting - and why it's done on the right
  11. Filtering and comparisons
  12. A practical interlude
  13. Remote control: one-to-one, and one-to-many
  14. Using Windows Management Instrumentation and CIM
  15. Multitasking with background jobs
  16. Working with many objects, one at a time
  17. Security alert!
  18. Variables: a place to store your stuff
  19. Input and output
  20. Sessions: remote control with less work
  21. You call this scripting?
  22. Improving your parameterized script
  23. Advanced remoting configuration
  24. Using regular expressions to parse text files
  25. Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques
  26. Using someone else's script
  27. Never the end
  28. PowerShell cheat sheet

Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

By Peter Weverka

Weverka Peter
Paperback (312 pages)

Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
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The stress-free way to get up and running with Windows 10

If you're a first-time, over-50 Windows user looking for an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further. This no-nonsense book cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know, providing lots of helpful figures along the way!

Whether you're upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system with the hopes of keeping in touch with loved ones via webcam or social media, or simply want to make your life more organized and streamlined, all the help you need to make the most of Windows 10 is at your fingertips. You'll find out how to navigate the interface with a mouse or touchscreen, manage printers and other external devices, store files in the Cloud, send and receive email, listen to music, and so much more.

  • Customize the desktop and set up a simple network
  • Connect with family and friends online
  • Protect your data, your computer, and your identity
  • Learn faster and easier with the help of large-print text

There's no easier way to get up and running on the new Windows operating system than with Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies.

An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R (Springer Texts in Statistics)

By Gareth James & Trevor Hastie

Brand: Springer
Hardcover (426 pages)

An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
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An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform.

Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.




 
 



   

 
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