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A special e-book edition for network admins and technicians dealing with fiber optics Cabling is crucial to network performance, and incorrect use of cables can result in outages and constant troubleshooting. Specific standards and processes must be employed when working with fiber optics. This convenient e-book comprises Part 2 of the popular and fully updated Cabling: The Complete Guide to Network Wiring, 5th Edition, with extensive coverage of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks and telecommunications standards. You will learn principles and practices essential to successfully installing and maintaining a fiber-optic network. Convenient e-book format is accessible on tablets and mobile devices Examines the principles of fiber optic transmission, optical fiber characteristics and construction, and basic principles of light Includes coverage of fiber optic cables, light sources, detectors, and receivers; passive optical networks, components, and multiplexers; and system design considerations Explains splicing, connectors, safety considerations, link/cable testing, troubleshooting, and restoration Covers the objectives for popular Data Cabling Installer Certification (DCIC), Certified Fiber Optics Installer (CFOI), and Fiber Optic Technician (FOT) exams Cabling Part 2: Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components, 5th Edition has the information you need to master every aspect of setting up and managing a fiber-optic network.

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Bestselling author Ron Krutz once again demonstrates his ability to make difficult security topics approachable with this first in-depth look at SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems Krutz discusses the harsh reality that natural gas pipelines, nuclear plants, water systems, oil refineries, and other industrial facilities are vulnerable to a terrorist or disgruntled employee causing lethal accidents and millions of dollars of damage-and what can be done to prevent this from happening Examines SCADA system threats and vulnerabilities, the emergence of protocol standards, and how security controls can be applied to ensure the safety and security of our national infrastructure assets

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Content distribution networks (CDNs) are the most promising new techniques for coping with the huge and swiftly growing volume of Internet traffic. In essence, CDNs are groups of proxy-servers located at strategic points around the Internet and arranged so as to ensure that a download request can always be handled from the nearest server. In this, the first reference in the field, a recognized CDN pioneer describes the various technologies involved and explains how they came together to form a working system. With the help of case studies, he covers all the practical basics and provides invaluable implementation schemes.

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The IT pro's must-have guide to Windows Server 2016 Mastering Windows Server 2016 is a complete resource for IT professionals needing to get quickly up to date on the latest release. Designed to provide comprehensive information in the context of real-world usage, this book offers expert guidance through the new tools and features to help you get Windows Server 2016 up and running quickly. Straightforward discussion covers all aspects, including virtualization products, identity and access, automation, networking, security, storage and more, with clear explanations and immediately-applicable instruction. Find the answers you need, and explore new solutions as Microsoft increases their focus on security, software-defined infrastructure, and the cloud; new capabilities including containers and Nano Server, Shielded VMs, Failover Clustering, PowerShell, and more give you plenty of tools to become more efficient, more effective, and more productive. Windows Server 2016 is the ideal server for Windows 10 clients, and is loaded with new features that IT professionals need to know. This book provides a comprehensive resource grounded in real-world application to help you get up to speed quickly. Master the latest features of Windows Server 2016 Apply new tools in real-world scenarios Explore new capabilities in security, networking, and the cloud Gain expert guidance on all aspect of Windows Server 2016 migration and management System administrators tasked with upgrading, migrating, or managing Windows Server 2016 need a one-stop resource to help them get the job done. Mastering Windows Server 2016 has the answers you need, the practicality you seek, and the latest information to get you up to speed quickly.

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The #1 source for Windows 10 help Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to later chapters to help you work with Windows apps, connect to the Internet, or customize your privacy settings. Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features. Inside, the book quickly and easily shows you how to do everything from establishing a user account, to corralling your photos, to setting up a printer, to using Windows on a tablet—and everything in between. Manage the start-up menu and the Windows desktop Get to know the programs that come with Windows 10 Discover troubleshooting tips and privacy tricks Be productive at home or in the office If you use Windows 10, you’ll want to keep this updated edition of the trusty companion nearby as you make your way around the new OS.

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Multimedia on Symbian OS is the only book available to discuss multimedia on Symbian OS at this level. It covers key areas of multimedia technology, with information about APIs and services provided by Symbian OS. Other key features include details of UI platform-specific APIs from S60 and UIQ. This pioneering book covers each of the key technologies available (such as audio, video, radio, image conversion, tuner and camera) at a high level, to give the reader context, before drilling down to details of how to use each of them. The book includes code samples which are available for download on a website and cover key APIs with detailed description of each. Additional information includes the evolution of multimedia on Symbian OS from previous versions to the current (v9.5) and plans for the future. Chapters include: Architecture of Multimedia on Symbian OS Onboard Camera Multimedia Framework of both Video & Audio Image Converter Library The Tuner

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An introduction to biological networks and methods for their analysis Analysis of Biological Networks is the first book of its kind to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to the structural analysis of biological networks at the interface of biology and computer science. The book begins with a brief overview of biological networks and graph theory/graph algorithms and goes on to explore: global network properties, network centralities, network motifs, network clustering, Petri nets, signal transduction and gene regulation networks, protein interaction networks, metabolic networks, phylogenetic networks, ecological networks, and correlation networks. Analysis of Biological Networks is a self-contained introduction to this important research topic, assumes no expert knowledge in computer science or biology, and is accessible to professionals and students alike. Each chapter concludes with a summary of main points and with exercises for readers to test their understanding of the material presented. Additionally, an FTP site with links to author-provided data for the book is available for deeper study. This book is suitable as a resource for researchers in computer science, biology, bioinformatics, advanced biochemistry, and the life sciences, and also serves as an ideal reference text for graduate-level courses in bioinformatics and biological research.

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The first guide to tackle security architecture at the software engineering level Computer security has become a critical business concern, and, as such, the responsibility of all IT professionals. In this groundbreaking book, a security expert with AT&T Business's renowned Network Services organization explores system security architecture from a software engineering perspective. He explains why strong security must be a guiding principle of the development process and identifies a common set of features found in most security products, explaining how they can and should impact the development cycle. The book also offers in-depth discussions of security technologies, cryptography, database security, application and operating system security, and more.

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Service level agreements (SLAs) offer service providers a way to distinguish themselves from their competitors in today's volatile, hypercompetitive market. This book offers an innovative approach that takes full advantage of current interface, automation, and Internet-based distribution and reporting technologies. * Addresses business-level SLAs, not just device-level SLAs * Describes a revolutionary approach that combines network management, service management, field service activities, entitlement, and rating with workflow automation technologies

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The inside scoop on a leading-edge data storage technology The rapid growth of e-commerce and the need to have all kinds of applications operating at top speed at the same time, all on a 24/7 basis while connected to the Internet, is overwhelming traditional data storage methods. The solution? Storage Area Networks (SANs)–the data communications technology that's expected to revolutionize distributed computing. Written by top technology experts at VERITAS Software Global Corporation, this book takes readers through all facets of storage networking, explaining how a SAN can help consolidate conventional server storage onto networks, how it makes applications highly available no matter how much data is being stored, and how this in turn makes data access and management faster and easier. System and network managers considering storage networking for their enterprises, as well as application developers and IT staff, will find invaluable advice on the design and deployment of the technology and how it works. Detailed, up-to-date coverage includes: The evolution of the technology and what is expected from SANs Killer applications for SANs Full coverage of storage networking and what it means for the enterprise's information processing architecture Individual chapters devoted to the storage, network, and software components of storage networking Issues for implementation and adoption