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Learning Guides

A TechTarget learning guide is an educational tool for a self-directed adult learner who works with information technology. Can't find a guide for the subject you need to learn more about? Let us know!

  • Compliance Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials about compliance. You'll find in depth information about legislation, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, and standards, such as PCI and FFIEC.

  • Internet Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on Internet-related topics. You'll find learning guides for spam, security, SEO and more.

  • Linux Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on Linux topics. You'll find learning guides for desktop Linux, Linux and virtualization, Linux distributions and more.

  • Learn IT: Software development

    Learn an IT concept in 10 easy steps.

  • Learn IT: Unleashing the Power of the Database .

    Learn an IT concept in 10 easy steps.

  • Data Center Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on data centers. You'll find in depth information about data center planning and design, data center management, green data centers and more. Then, read on for more resources.

  • Computing Fundamentals Learning Guides

    We've gathered all our learning guides and tutorials about computing fundamentals. You'll find resources about hardware and software, memory, processing and peripherals.

  • Fast guide to writing resumes and cover letters

    Quick look-up for how to write resumes and cover letters.

  • Call Center Terms: Glossary

    This is a WhatIs.com glossary for some basic vocabulary about call centers.

  • VMware tutorials and tips

    SearchVMware.com brings you a fast guide to our virtualization experts' VMware tips. Keep checking back, as we'll be updating this guide regularly.

  • Storage Capacity Fast Guide: Storage technologies

    Storage capacity must be carefully planned. Get your clients' storage growth under control with these storage technologies, including tiered storage, storage compression and data deduplication.

  • Fast guide to iSeries SQL

    Need SQL tips and advice? We've compiled some novice iSeries SQL tips and expert advice, as well as more advanced iSeries SQL information, in this Fast Guide to iSeries SQL. After you've spent some time with the material, test your knowledge with our quick quiz.

  • Virtualization in the data center fast guide

    In this fast guide to server virtualization, you'll learn about the different types of virtualization being deployed, products, platforms and virtualization strategies, such as data center disaster recovery.

  • System i FTP: Fast guide to Redbooks and articles

    Need information fast on FTP for the iSeries? Take a look at these publications. We've found Redbooks, articles and FAQs for everyone from novice users to experienced pros.

  • Fast track to iSeries learning resources

    Here's a fast reference to all of our learning resources on Search400.com. You can find information on autonomic computing, backup and recovery, career resources, and more.

  • SQL Server data encryption fast guide

    SQL Server encryption provides that extra protection to secure your database. Yet, it can be cumbersome to implement, and at times frustrating to troubleshoot errors. In this fast guide, get specifics on encrypting your backup files, stored procedures, column data and more.

  • Top five Oracle tutorials, fast guides and news stories of 2006

    We've gathered our most popular learning guides, original news stories, tips and expert responses of the year in these four top-five lists.

  • Oracle tutorial library: SearchOracle.com's learning guides

    One of the best resources SearchOracle.com offers is our collection of learning guides. They're a perfect education tool for the beginner who's just getting started with Oracle or the seasoned professional looking to attain expert status. We've gathered all our Oracle tutorials here in one invaluable list that you can return to again and again whenever you need a helping hand.

  • How to install VMware on Windows Server 2003 - Fast guide

    Installing new software can be difficult, especially with a new technology. Enter VMware expert Andrew Kutz. In this fast guide, he details every part of installing VMware Server on Windows in layman's terms.

  • Active Directory security school: Maintenance and testing

    No matter how secure all the layers of your network might be, an improperly configured Active Directory can render the rest of your security measures useless. So how can you protect yourself from a hacker with their eyes on your AD? How can you recover from such an attack? Find the answers to all of your AD questions in this security school.

  • Active Directory security school: Maintenance and testing

    This is lesson three of our Active Directory security school.

  • Fast Guide: Managing SATA drives

    This Fast Guide is a compilation of SATA-related tips that have appeared on SearchWinComputing.com. As our site devotes more coverage to SATA, expect to see more tips related to upgrades and configuration.

  • Active Directory services: A technology crash course

    This technology crash course on Active Directory services will help you determine what directory services to sell involving the AD architecture.

  • Fast Guide: VoIP encryption

    Most enterprise organizations encrypt critical or sensitive data that transverses the public network. It's a no-brainer. Thus, encrypting voice and data packets transmitted over a VoIP network is also a given, right? Turns out, not so much. By and large, VoIP vendors are building encryption support into their offerings, and across the board companies planning a VoIP migration rank encryption technology as among their top concerns. Ironically, however, most organizations do not actually employ encryption – or at least are reluctant to do – when launching their VoIP network.

  • Fast Guide: Active Directory security

    Windows Active Directory has become one of the key components to enterprise management, and many compaines use it to control large portions of their networks. With so many factors dependent on the successful administration of AD, security is especially important. This guide offers plenty of must-know tips on maintaining a secure AD environment, starting with the basics and moving on to more advanced practices.

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SearchCompliance

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, is the practice of limiting access rights for...

  • identity management (ID management)

    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or ...

  • zero-day (computer)

    A zero-day vulnerability, also known as a computer zero day, is a flaw in software, hardware or firmware that is unknown to the ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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