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Over 40 practical recipes to get your hands dirty with the powerful Cisco UCS and overcome various challenges About This Book * Master the skills of minimizing cost, enabling your business to work faster by reducing cycle times for reporting and improving overall revenue * Work through hands-on recipes for efficient deployment approaches, see computing techniques, and explore new operational models with UCS * Render a better work-flow management, ensure effective monitoring, and learn new deployment paradigms for the operational infrastructure with the help of this book Who This Book Is For This book is for competent system/network or storage administrators who are working with Cisco UCS, but now want to learn new ways to compute UCS. What You Will Learn * Familiarize yourself with information on the latest information on memory management practices, virtualization architectures, and the specific technical advantages of UCS * Get a concrete understanding of integrating processes and techniques to ensure effective convergence of LAN/SAN * Get to know the best practices of Cisco UCS, EMC Storage, and VMware vSphere * Master migrating data from other band servers or Blade to Cisco UCS * Comprehend how to replicate and back up UCS to remote sites UCS * Assimilate innovative techniques to deploy UCS to leverage its full potential * Gather information on installing and configuring automatic and manual Pinning * Discover ways to integrate a system in Cisco UCS In Detail Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is a data center server platform that is used for computing, deploying, and storing resources in data center environments. This cookbook aims to teach you about various tasks you can implement to improve your existing method of configuring and deploying UCS. You will start by learning how to upgrade your firmware on Brocade and Cisco Fibre Channel Switch and will move on to enhance your knowledge of LAN connectivity. We will then discuss how to configure Windows 2008 and 2012 local boot in Cisco UCS. Next, you will learn how to install the operating system on Cisco UCS and use Cisco UCS Power Calculator to calculate the UCS consumption. Finally, we'll take a look at backup solutions. By the end of the book, you will know several ways to build and compute in data center environment using Cisco UCS. Style and approach This guide explains every task in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. You can open this book up to the task you want to learn and will be able to perform that task by the end of the recipe.
This book is written in an easy-to-read style, with a strong emphasis on real-world, practical examples. Step-by-step explanations are provided for performing important administration tasks. If you are Cisco Unified Communications administrators or engineers looking forward for advanced recipes to perform important administration tasks, then this is the best guide for you. This book assumes familiarity with the basics of Cisco's Unified Communications Manager architecture.
The CISM Review Manual 2011 is a reference guide designed to assist candidates in preparing for the CISAM examination.
Totally updated for 2011, here's the ultimate study guide for the CISSP exam Considered the most desired certification for IT security professionals, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation is also a career-booster. This comprehensive study guide covers every aspect of the 2011 exam and the latest revision of the CISSP body of knowledge. It offers advice on how to pass each section of the exam and features expanded coverage of biometrics, auditing and accountability, software security testing, and other key topics. Included is a CD with two full-length, 250-question sample exams to test your progress. CISSP certification identifies the ultimate IT security professional; this complete study guide is fully updated to cover all the objectives of the 2011 CISSP exam Provides in-depth knowledge of access control, application development security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, cryptography, Information Security governance and risk management, operations security, physical (environmental) security, security architecture and design, and telecommunications and network security Also covers legal and regulatory investigation and compliance Includes two practice exams and challenging review questions on the CD Professionals seeking the CISSP certification will boost their chances of success with CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide, 5th Edition.
The fast and easy way to secure your CISSP certification Are you a security professional seeking the valuable CISSP certification? Good for you! CISSP For Dummies is the ideal starting point on your journey, providing you with a friendly and accessible framework for studying for this highly sought-after certification. Fully updated to reflect the latest iterations of all eight domains covered by the test, it offers helpful study tips, guidance on making a 60-day study plan, 'instant answers' to help you recall key information, practice tests, and much more. Packed with key information needed to pass the exam--and hints on how to remember it all on test day--this new edition of CISSP For Dummies takes the intimidation out of preparing for getting your certification. Every chapter includes a 'Quick Assessment' test at the beginning and a 'Test Prep' section at the end to help you gauge your progress, while access to randomly generated test questions online gives you the freedom to practice and test your knowledge whenever it's convenient for you. Review the eight domains of security found in the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge Explore security websites and supplementary books Get a feel for the real thing with 250 practice exam questions Learn about exam requirements and find out how to register If you're a CISSP hopeful or an existing certification-holder looking to renew your certification, CISSP For Dummies is the down-to-earth roadmap to get you there.
A fully updated guide to CISSP certification CISSP certification is the most prestigious and highly valued of the security certifications. This is the book you need to approach the exam with confidence and become CISSP certified! The CISSP Body of Knowledge underwent many changes in 2012, and this book covers them all. With a down-to-earth approach, it provides all the information covered in the exam plus numerous self-assessment tools, Quick Assessment and Prep tests to give you practice, a sample exam, and hundreds of randomly generated review questions on the Dummies Test Engine, available on the companion website. The coveted CISSP certification is the most prestigious of the security certifications; this popular guide covers all the latest updates to prepare you for the exam Includes various self-assessment tools to help you gauge your progress, including Quick Assessment tests at the beginning of every chapter, a Prep Test at the end of every chapter, a sample exam, and hundreds of randomly generated test questions Features the popular Dummies Test Engine on the companion website Offers test-taking tips and plenty of resources for further study CISSP For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you the tools to take the CISSP exam with confidence and earn your certification!
This book adopts a 'concise explanation' approach to describe the concepts in the 10 Information Security domains that are covered in the CISSP examination. Hence, this book is a 'quick revision guide' and as such is expected to be studied in the month prior to examination. By breaking down difficult concepts and theories to simple 2 to 4-line sentences the assimilation and most importantly 'recall' of a concept is improved. Hence, this approach helps a candidate to focus on the core concepts before the exams and to recall them and relate them with other concepts to aid in identifying the right answer during the exam. This book is for all aspirants who are planning to take the CISSP examination and obtain the coveted CISSP certification that is considered as the 'Gold Standard' in Information Security personal certification. This book assumes that the candidate has already sufficient knowledge in all the 10 domains of the CISSP CBK by way of experience from work and knowledge gained from other study books. This book provides concise explanations to the core concepts that are essentially covered in the exam. Besides being an Information Security-focused guide, this book will also be useful as a quick reference and revision guide for System and Network Administrators, Database Administrators, System Analysts, Software Developers, Application Designers, System Architects, Legal Professionals, Security Officers, Business Continuity professionals, IT Auditors, IS Auditors, Vulnerability Assessors, Penetration Testers, and Ethical Hackers.
CISSP Study Guide - fully updated for the 2015 CISSP Body of Knowledge CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 7th Edition has been completely updated for the latest 2015 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you've learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions. Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes: Four unique 250 question practice exams to help you identify where you need to study more. Get more than 90 percent of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam. More than 1,000 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam A searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam Coverage of all of the exam topics in the book means you'll be ready for: Security and Risk Management Asset Security Security Engineering Communication and Network Security Identity and Access Management Security Assessment and Testing Security Operations Software Development Security
A must-have prep guide for taking the CISSP certification examIf practice does, indeed, make perfect, then this is the book you need to prepare for the CISSP certification exam! And while the six-hour exam may be grueling, the preparation for it doesn't have to be. This invaluable guide offers an unparalleled number of test questions along with their answers and explanations so that you can fully understand the "why" behind the correct and incorrect answers. An impressive number of multiple-choice questions covering breadth and depth of security topics provides you with a wealth of information that will increase your confidence for passing the exam.The sample questions cover all ten of the domains tested: access control; telecommunications and network security; information security governance and risk management; application development security; cryptography; security architecture and design; operations security; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; legal, regulations, investigations, and compliance; and physical and environmental security. Prepares you for taking the intense CISSP certification exam with an impressive and unique 2,250 test prep questions and answersIncludes the explanation behind each answer so you can benefit from learning the correct answer, but also discover why the other answers are not correctFeatures more than twice the number of practice questions of any other book on the market and covers nine times the number of questions tested on the examWith CISSP certification now a requirement for anyone seeking security positions in corporations and government, passing the exam is critical. Packed with more than 2,000 test questions, CISSP Practice will prepare you better than any other resource on the market.
<p>Assess your readiness for the CISSP Exam—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide provides objective overviews, exam tips, "need-to-know" checklists, review questions, and a list of valuable resources—all designed to help evaluate and reinforce your preparation.</p>
Citizen marketers: Who are they? What motivates them? Marketing experts Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba explore the ramifications of social media in Citizen Marketers. As everyday people increasingly create content on behalf of companies, brands or products, they are collaborating with others just like themselves and forming ever-growing communities of enthusiasts and evangelists. From the rough to the sophisticated, the ""user-generated media"" of blogs, online bulletin boards, podcasts, photos, songs, and animations are influencing companies' customer relationships, product design, and marketing campaigns, whether they participate willingly or not.
"Citizenville offers both an impassioned plea for more tech-enabled government and a tour d'horizon of the ways some governments have begun using technology to good effect... a fast-paced and engaging read" --San Francisco Chronicle A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy in the digital age, Citizenville reveals how ordinary Americans can reshape their government for the better. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, argues that today's government is stuck in the last century while-in both the private sector and our personal lives-absolutely everything else has changed. The explosion of social media, the evolution of Internet commerce, the ubiquity of smart phones that can access all the world's information; in the face of these extraordinary advances, our government appears increasingly irrelevant and out of touch. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Newsom's Citizenville shows how Americans can transform their government, taking matters into their own hands to dissolve political gridlock even as they produce tangible changes in the real world. When local Web designers wanted to prevent muggings in Chicago and Oakland, they created innovative crime-mapping tools using public police data. When congressional representatives wanted citizens' input on new legislation, they used interactive blogging tools to invite public comments and changes. When a town in Texas needed to drum up civic engagement, officials invented a local digital "currency" to reward citizens for participating in government-making small-town politics suddenly as fun and addictive as online games such as Farmville. Surveying the countless small advances made by ordinary Americans in reinventing government for the twenty-first century, Newsom unveils a path for American prosperity and democratic vitality. Newsom explains how twenty-first-century problems are too big and too expensive for the government simply to buy solutions; instead, Americans must innovate their way out. Just as the post office and the highway system provide public infrastructure to channel both personal and private enterprise-a platform upon which citizens can grow-so too could a modern digital government house the needs, concerns, information, and collaboration of an enlightened digital citizenry. A vision for better government that truly achieves the ancient goal of commonwealth and a triumphant call for individuals to reinvigorate the country with their own two hands, Citizenville is a timely road map for restoring American prosperity and for reinventing citizenship in today's networked age. .
"Citizenville offers both an impassioned plea for more tech-enabled government and a tour d'horizon of the ways some governments have begun using technology to good effect. . . a fast-paced and engaging read" --San Francisco Chronicle A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy in the digital age, Citizenville reveals how ordinary Americans can reshape their government for the better. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, argues that today's government is stuck in the last century while--in both the private sector and our personal lives--absolutely everything else has changed. The explosion of social media, the evolution of Internet commerce, the ubiquity of smart phones that can access all the world's information; in the face of these extraordinary advances, our government appears increasingly irrelevant and out of touch. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Newsom's Citizenville shows how Americans can transform their government, taking matters into their own hands to dissolve political gridlock even as they produce tangible changes in the real world. When local Web designers wanted to prevent muggings in Chicago and Oakland, they created innovative crime-mapping tools using public police data. When congressional representatives wanted citizens' input on new legislation, they used interactive blogging tools to invite public comments and changes. When a town in Texas needed to drum up civic engagement, officials invented a local digital "currency" to reward citizens for participating in government--making small-town politics suddenly as fun and addictive as online games such as Farmville. Surveying the countless small advances made by ordinary Americans in reinventing government for the twenty-first century, Newsom unveils a path for American prosperity and democratic vitality. Newsom explains how twenty-first-century problems are too big and too expensive for the government simply to buy solutions; instead, Americans must innovate their way out. Just as the post office and the highway system provide public infrastructure to channel both personal and private enterprise--a platform upon which citizens can grow--so too could a modern digital government house the needs, concerns, information, and collaboration of an enlightened digital citizenry. A vision for better government that truly achieves the ancient goal of commonwealth and a triumphant call for individuals to reinvigorate the country with their own two hands, Citizenville is a timely road map for restoring American prosperity and for reinventing citizenship in today's networked age.
This book is written in an easy-to-read style, with a strong emphasis on real-world, practical examples. Step-by-step explanations are provided for performing important tasks. If you an administrator or IT professional looking for basic knowledge of Citrix products such as XenApp (or its predecessor: Presentation Server), or XenDesktop and remote access solution, then this is the best guide for you. This will help you with the basic premise of why we need to implement the ICA Proxy for remote access. You may then note the benefits of full VPN access, but no prior experience with Virtual Private Networks is required as we step you through this, although basic networking and routing experience would not go awry here.
This is an expert level guide that enables you to employ the Citrix XenApp tool to host an effective and secured application virtualization interface. Recipes containing numerous tips and examples are well organized, and cover the advanced concepts of building a robust virtualization infrastructure. If you are a Citrix XenApp expert and wish to enhance your skills by learning theadvanced features and configurations of a XenApp, then this book is for you. This is a follow up to the Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5 Packt Publishing book. Server administrators willing to explore management and monitoring tools who wish to automate Citrix XenApp configurations with PowerShell scripting will certainly be at ease with this book.
If you are a Citrix® engineer, a virtualization consultant, or an IT project manager with prior experience of using Citrix XenApp® and related technologies for desktop virtualization and want to further explore the power of XenApp® for flawless desktop virtualization, then this book is for you.
This book is a practical, example-oriented guide that provides you with guidelines, best practices, and real-world examples that will help you to improve the performance of your infrastructure, identify and solve possible bottlenecks, and use advanced features. The advantages of cost reduction, reduced deployment time, inclusion of AppDNATM with XenApp®, streamlining IT operations, and EdgeSight® user experience monitoring have all been covered to enable you to make use of the latest version fully. The book begins with an in-depth examination of the new FlexCast® Management Architecture, followed by optimization techniques using Director and EdgeSight®. You will also learn how to optimize end user experience and publish applications through WAN links.
A practical hands-on tutorial including multiple examples on application management using Citrix XenApp 6.5.Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials is intended for IT architects and system administrators who work with Citrix XenApp and who need an agile, practical guide to tune and optimize the performance.
This Cookbook style offers techniques and skills through recipes, with step-by-step instructions for developers who want to use XenDesktop 5.6 to maximize their control and performance. A Packt Cookbook is written so it can be read and worked through chapter by chapter or you can dive in and out, doing the recipes in the order that suits you best. This book is for experienced IT professionals who want to have a more fluid and accessible control over their resources and who want a centralized container of procedures and advanced tasks to manage it. It is also suitable for IT technicians who want to integrate a more theoretical approach with a step-by-step installation for the first time.
A step-by-step course that includes tasks ranging from a standard to high-level difficulty, oriented to deploy an enterprise production VDI environment. This practical approach is based on both GUI and command line operations, which gives you as an IT professional the alternatives to operate the system wherever possible. If you are a system administrator or an experienced IT professional who wants to refer to a centralized container of procedures and advanced tasks in XenDesktop, this is the book for you. If you are an IT technician approaching this technology for the first time, who wants to integrate a more theoretical formative process with step-by-step installation and configuration activities, this book will also help you. You will need to have experience of the virtualized environment and an understanding of the general concepts of desktop virtualization (VDI).
Over 40 engaging recipes that will help you implement a full-featured XenDesktop® 7.6 architecture and its main satellite components About This Book * Implement, configure, and optimize the migration from a physical to a VDI architecture using XenDesktop 7.6 * Publish desktops and applications to the end user devices, optimizing their performance and increasing the security for the delivered resources * A pragmatic guide that helps you to explore the XenDesktop 7.6 architecture and its related components to implement a service-oriented architecture based on the Citrix FlexCast approach Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator or an experienced IT professional who wants to refer to a centralized container of procedures and advanced tasks in XenDesktop, this is the book for you. Experience of the virtualized environment and an understanding of the general concepts of desktop virtualization (VDI) are required. What You Will Learn * Upgrade from XenDesktop 5.6 / 7.x to XenDesktop 7.6 * Configure and deploy virtual machines for XenDesktop 7.6 * Perform configuration and optimization operations for desktop and server OS images for future deployments * Plan and configure XenDesktop user experience * Execute desktop environment administration tasks, including catalog creation, power management, and resource allocation * Understand how to publish the hosted applications, Local Access Apps (LAA), and applications using Microsoft App-V * Work with XenDesktop PowerShell to reduce the time required to perform the management tasks by the creation of the PowerShell scripts * Implement the two-factor hardware and software authentication for XenDesktop * Install and configure Citrix Netscaler Gateway 10.5 and Citrix XenMobile 10 to improve the quality, the performance, and the manageability of your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) architecture In Detail In the era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and consecration of the mobile devices, Citrix has strengthened its position in this market, powering its desktop and application virtualization platforms, integrating the ability to publish virtual and physical desktops with the capability to assign applications and contents in a secure manner on any device, anywhere, more than previous versions. The XenDesktop 7.6 version is a more integrated platform, which permits the use and interaction with mobility and cloud platforms leaders in the market. This book will help you understand how to implement, configure, and optimize migration from a physical to a VDI architecture, moving from a standard application approach to a centralized and more secure way to assign and release resources to the end users. The book begins with the upgrade and installation procedures for the core infrastructural components, along with an explanation of how to deploy and optimize procedures for desktop virtual machines. Moving on, you will perform desktop and applications deployment through the XenDesktop core plus integrated publishing platforms, such as Microsoft App-V. Finally, the book explains how to install and configure important collateral platforms such as the Citrix Netscaler, Citrix CloudBridge and Citrix XenMobile platforms, along with execution of the most advanced activities and configurations. Style and approach This book is a step-by-step course that includes standard and high-level tasks oriented to deploy a full-functioning Citrix environment. This practical approach is based on both GUI and command-line operations, which gives IT professionals an alternative on the way to operate, where possible.
A step-by-step tutorial covering the specifics of mobile development management with a flurry of relevant screenshots for better understanding and practical learning. This book is for professionals who want to familiarize themselves with mobile device management and who aspire to discover how MDM software is designed to meet the most complex and demanding mobile requirements when it comes to securing their mobile enterprise.
This is a practical, concise step-by-step tutorial with screenshots for carrying out tasks showing you how to manage and administer a XenServer in your business. The author brings his own extensive knowledge of XenServer. The book is full of best practices and tips that will help you benefit from the author's experience in working with XenServer. If you are an administrator working on XenServer, this book is for you. The book assumes that you have a basic understanding of XenServer administration, but need not have working experience with XenServer. You must be well aware of virtualization concepts as the book does not cover that. IT consultants, service providers and architects, who want to approach XenServer as a virtualization platform will also find this book useful.
Learn to build and play CityVille to its full potential! You don't have to move to the city?just build one! Free to play, CityVille is a real-time simulation game that is available on Facebook and is the latest online game craze. As the only how-to beginner guide for new and current players, this helpful book walks you through the process of building a city from the ground up while acting as the city leader. You'll learn how to clear land, assemble roads, construct buildings, ship and import goods, trade with others, interact with the city's residents, and visit neighboring cities. Vibrant full-color images throughout portray the game graphics and help to accurately display the differences between the various elements of the player's city. Serves as an ideal introduction to the popular online game, CityVille Walks you through customizing your city leader avatar, clearing land for your city, and constructing roads Demonstrates how to erect buildings and restaurants, run sales at your businesses, and expand your city to include doctors, police officers, firefighters, and business owners Addresses importing and exporting from other countries, planting and harvesting crops to keep restaurants stocked, interacting with neighboring cities, and more Zeroes in on dealing with technical issues Even if you're a country mouse at heart, this guide to CityVille will take you on an entertaining urban journey!
A guide to insights and best practices with both open data sharing and civic apps competitions based on the authors' experience with Apps 4 Metro Chicago IL. This will also serve as a "how-to" guide for community and developer outreach, which is a key element to a successful competition.
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