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Fast Guide to free IT book excerpts

For your convenience, we've gathered links for all the free chapter downloads and book excerpts from around the TechTarget portfolio.
Each month gives you sample chapters from your favorite iSeries -- AS/400 books.
We've taken all of the free chapter downloads posted on our site and put them in one place for your easy, one-stop shopping research. presents free excerpts from the latest books written by highly-regarded DBMS experts. Topics include DB2, SQL Server, and more. Updated frequently.
Browse the book excerpts provided to us by Cisco Press. Learn about internetworking and Cisco certifications.
Download free chapter excerpts from books written by highly-regarded Oracle gurus and authors. Updated frequently.
InfoSec Bookshelf: Peruse our collection of free chapter excerpts from top industry titles and publishers, including Cisco Press and Addison-Wesley Professional Publishing Group.
Don't know your ASCII from a hole in the ground? That's okay, visit our "Beginner Resources" for a great collection of web sites and book excerpts catering to those just getting started or switching to VB from another language.
Browse through our current book excerpts. publishes a free chapter download chock-full of Windows tips, hints and secrets. Topics include Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Active Directory, Windows security and more. Updated weekly.

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