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IT Support:

Technical Support Fundamentals
The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking
Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User
System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services
IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts

Google Cloud Services:

Business Transformation
Product Fundamentals
Fundamental: Core Infrastructure
Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine Foundations
Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine Workloads
Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine Production
Essential Foundation
Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services
Elastic Google Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation
Networking in Google Cloud: Defining and Implementing Networks
Networking in Google Cloud: Hybrid Connectivity and Network Management
Reliable Google Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process
Managing Security in Google Cloud Platform
Security Best Practices in Google Cloud
Mitigating Security Vulnerabilities on Google Cloud Platform
Preparing Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect Exam

Achieving Advanced Insights with BigQuery
App Deployment, Debugging, and Performance
Applying Machine Learning to your Data with GCP
Art and Science of Machine Learning
Building Conversational Experiences with Dialogflow
Building Resilient Streaming Analytics Systems on GCP
Contact Center AI Conversational Design Fundamentals
Contact Center AI Operations and Implementation
Creating New BigQuery Datasets and Visualizing Insights
Developing a Google SRE Culture
End-to-End Machine Learning with TensorFlow on GCP
Exploring ​and ​Preparing ​your ​Data with BigQuery
Feature Engineering
Google Cloud Big Data and Machine Learning Fundamentals
How Google does Machine Learning?
Image Understanding with TensorFlow on GCP
Industrial IoT on Google Cloud
Infrastructure and Application Modernization with Google Cloud
Introduction to TensorFlow
Introduction to Trading, Machine Learning & GCP
Launching into Machine Learning
Google Cloud Automatic Machine Learning
MLOps (Machine Learning Operations) Fundamentals
Managing Change when Moving to Google Cloud
On Premises Installation Fundamentals with Google Cloud Apigee API Platform
Production Machine Learning Systems
Recommendation Systems with TensorFlow on GCP
Reinforcement Learning for Trading Strategies
Sequence Models for Time Series and Natural Language Processing
Smart Analytics, Machine Learning, and AI on GCP
Using Machine Learning in Trading and Finance

Getting Started with Google Sheets
Google UX Design

Deploying SAP on Google Cloud
SAP Learning Journey

Python Automation:

Crash Course on Python
Using Python to Interact with the Operating System
Introduction to Git and GitHub
Troubleshooting and Debugging Techniques
Configuration Management and the Cloud
Automating Real-World Tasks with Python


Execute Python-3 Online
The Python Language Reference
Think Python
The Python Tutorial
Built-in Functions
String Methods
Format String Syntax
Format Specification Mini-Language
Formatted string literals
Sequence Types — list, tuple, range
Mutable Sequence Types
Python List Comprehension
When to Use a List Comprehension in Python?
Mapping Types — dict
How To Install Python 3 On Ubuntu?
Jupyter Notebook Tutorial: The Definitive Guide
How To Use Jupyter Notebooks?
Teaching and Learning with Jupyter
Find, install and publish with Python Package Index
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python!
Python 3 Installation & Setup Guide
Installing packages using pip and virtual environments
How To Install Python 3 and Set Up a Local Environment on Windows?
Package Management Basics: apt, yum, dnf, pkg
Python-Specific Editors and IDEs
12 Best Python IDEs And Code Editors
Top 5 Python IDEs For Data Science
Open file
os — Miscellaneous operating system interfaces
os.path — Common pathname manipulations
Unix time
csv — CSV File Reading and Writing
Reading and Writing CSV Files in Python
re — Regular expression operations
Regular Expression HOWTO
Regular Expressions
Greedy versus Non-Greedy
Regex Cross­word
subprocess — Subprocess management
unittest - Basic example
unittest - Command-Line Interface
Organizing test code
Monitoring Distributed Systems
Testing for Reliability
Performance Testing
What is Smoke Testing?
What is Exploratory Testing?
Test first is fun!
Raising Exceptions
The assert statement
What is the use of “assert” in Python?
Handling Exceptions
Built-in Exceptions
Python Exception Handling Techniques


Pro Git book Git Titorial Git Documentation
diff patch
Mercurial Apache® Subversion® Version control
Git Downloads Installing Git Downloading Git for Windows
Commit message style guide for Git
5 Useful Tips For A Better Commit Message
Setting your commit email address
gitignore - Specifies intentionally untracked files to ignore
Bash Scripting Tutorial Bash Scripting Tutorial for Beginners Shell Scripting Tutorial
git-checkout - Switch branches or restore working tree files
git-reset - Reset current HEAD to the specified state Doing a hard reset
git-commit - Record changes to the repository
git-revert - Revert some existing commits
Git Basics - Undoing Things
SHA-1 SHA-1 collision detection on
git-branch - List, create, or delete branches --D --B -r
Git Branching - Basic Branching and Merging
git-merge - Join two or more development histories together
Git Basics - Viewing the Commit History
GitHub Bitbucket GitLab
git-clone - Clone a repository into a new directory
git-push - Update remote refs along with associated objects
git-pull - Fetch from and integrate with another repository branch
Caching your GitHub credentials in Git
Connecting to GitHub with SSH
git-remote - Manage set of tracked repositories -v -n update
git-fetch - Download objects and refs from another repository
About merge conflicts
Resolving a merge conflict using the command line
Git Branching - Rebasing
Git Tools - Rewriting History
About pull request merges
Google Style Guides
About pull request reviews
The Perfect Code Review Process
What is Code Review?
Open source DIY ethics
Linking a pull request to an issue
Setting guidelines for repository contributors
What is CI/CD? What’s Important and How to Get It Right?
Travis CI Tutorial
Build Stages
Process Monitor
Linux Performance
USE Method
Activity Monitor User Guide
How to use Performance Monitor on Windows?
How to use the Resource Monitor in Windows?
Process Explorer
Cache (computing)
Why nice levels are a placebo and no one seems to have noticed?
Profiling (computer programming)
Speed Up Your Python Program With Concurrency
Threaded Asynchronous Magic and How to Wield It?
How to find crash logs, error logs on Windows 10 the easy way?
How to View the System Log on a Mac?
How to Check System Logs on Linux?
Linux strace Command Tutorial for Beginners
How To Trace Your System Calls On Mac OS?
Definitive List of Common Reasons for Segmentation Faults
Debugging Segmentation Faults
How to Profile Memory Usage in Python?
Troubleshooting Network Problems
How to prioritize your work (and time)?
Understanding The Problem Domain Is The Hardest
Thinking Like an Architect: Understanding Failure Domains
Effective Troubleshooting


NaaS IaaS PaaS Cloud Apps JumpCloud DaaS Amazon DaaS Azure DaaS

Software Distribution:

PE MS Package MS Store App Packager Apple Custom Apps Google Custom Apps Check Storage Update Google Apps 7zip Compress-Archive tar DLL DLL Hell SxS PowerShell Ubuntu NuGet Chocolatey PPA GIMP Orca Process Monitor Hardware ID New Device PnP Device file udev Windows Update Linux Kernel Updating Linux Updating Ubuntu

File System:

FAT32 cluster size DiskPart fstab page size Paging PARTITIONING MFT CreateSymbolicLink CreateHardLink DU Disk Cleanup defragment fsck


taskkill Get-Process ps signal Process Explorer Switch apps Lifecycle Performance Load


Best team chat apps
Jabber/XMPP Clients
Why You May Not Want To Run Your Own Mail Server?
Email Protocols Explained
Cloud Storage Provider
Server Message Block Overview
Back up or restore data on your Android device
How to back up with iCloud?
How Inkjet Printers Work?
Inkjet printing
How Laser Printers Work?
Laser printing
Dot matrix printer
Thermal printing
3D printing
3D printing processes
Types of 3D Printers
View the print queue
Use the Dock on your Mac to check on printer print job
Cancel, pause or release a print job
How to set a default printer in Windows?
Change the default printer or a printer’s name on your Mac
Set the default printer
Install a printer in Windows
Add a printer on Mac
Use your Mac to print to a printer connected to a Windows computer
Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW)
Save a document as a PDF on Mac
Print to file
Share your network printer
Share your printer on Mac
Printing from Ubuntu
Print and Document Services Overview
Ubuntu Server Guide
Apache HTTP Server vs Microsoft IIS vs NGINX
SQLite vs MySQL vs PostgreSQL
List of HTTP status codes
Chrome DevTools
What is cloud computing?
Getting Started with AWS
Google Cloud overview
Role-based access control
Chef Infra
What is Configuration Manager?
LDAP Data Interchange Format
What Is Kerberos Authentication??
Managing Flexible Single-Master Operations
Group scope
What Are Security Principals?
Features of EFS
Forest and Domain Functional Levels
How the Windows Time Service Works?
Troubleshooting Active Directory—Related DNS Problems
Control the Scope of Group Policy Objects
Check Group Policy Infrastructure Status
Create a WMI Filter
Complete MDM payload list for Apple devices
Apply settings for Android mobile devices
Intro to Profile Manager
Set up advanced mobile management
How To Install and Configure OpenLDAP and phpLDAPadmin on Ubuntu?
Configuring slapd
How To Use LDIF Files to Make Changes to an OpenLDAP System?
Back up and restore your PC
Back up your Mac with Time Machine
Standard RAID levels


OSI Ethernet CIDR ATM HDLC Frame Relay IEEE 802.11 Z-Wave IoT Test-NetConnection Compress IPv6 Address OBS DNS DHCP

Remote Virtualisation:

SSH PuTTY PuTTYgen PuTTY Package Mac PuTTy PowerShell Net share VirtualBox VB Virtualization Software Ubuntu dd Disk Cloning Reset Google Pixel Restore Apple Full OTA Images Frozen Apple WinSCP

Operating Systems:

SSH into VM using Windows
RDP connection using Windows OS
Software versioning
An A-Z Index of Windows CMD commands
How to Enable Virtualization on Windows?
How to enable VT on Windows?
Google Cloud Shell
Connecting to VMs
All networking pricing
Google Cloud Free Program
Setting Up LAMP on Compute Engine
Reserving a static external IP address
PowerShell Documentation
PowerShell Introduction
Windows commands
Bash Reference Manual
How to Install VirtualBox on Mac OS X?
How To Enlarge a VM’s Disk in VirtualBox?
How to enable Virtualization (VT) on Windows?
Virtualization (VT-x/AMD-V) - Enabling virtualization
Ubuntu Manuals
Download Ubuntu Desktop
Server Operating Systems
Comparison of FTP client software
Preboot Execution Environment
Selecting Secure Passwords
Set up email in Apple
Nexus add, switch, or delete users
Add or remove an account on Android
Access Control Lists
File and Folder Permissions
Linux “Touch” Command
Microsoft Virtual Machines


Dyn cyberattack
DNS Cache Poisoning Attack
Integer factorization
Sony PS3 hacked “for good” – master keys revealed
SHA-1 attack
SHA-1 Broken
We have broken SHA-1 in practice.
Why I Wrote PGP?
Securing L2TP using IPsec
Engineer shows how to crack a 'secure' TPM chip
Indian pupils cheat biometric system with glue
Google Docs users hit with sophisticated phishing attack
Iptables Essentials: Common Firewall Rules and Commands
UFW Essentials: Common Firewall Rules and Commands
About the application firewall
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
IEEE 802.1X
Basic features : Proxying
nginx documentation
Setting Up a Simple Proxy Server
Apache HTTP Server Documentation
Reverse Proxy Guide
Weaknesses in the Key Scheduling Algorithm of RC4
WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN brute force vulnerability
Linux – How to check/enable promiscuous mode?
Entering Promiscuous Mode on OS X
Promiscuous mode on Windows
Rocket-fast SYStem for LOG processing
The Data-to-Everything Platform
IBM Security QRadar
Introduction to Security Analytics
Survival Time
Eyes Above The Waves
Sophail: A Critical Analysis of Sophos Antivirus
Bit9 Admits Systems Breach, Stolen Code-Signing Certificates
Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac
TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues
Get Full Visibility Into Your Vulnerabilities
Qualys Community Edition
Phishing prevention with Password Alert
Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaires
Set screen lock on an Android device
Control access to information on the iPhone Lock Screen
Use a passcode with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Control your app permissions on Android 6.0 & up
Control access to information in apps on iPhone

Configuration Management:

Puppet Resources
Bolt Examples
Domain-Specific Language
The Puppet design philosophy
The Puppet language style guide
Installing Puppet Server
Python For Loops
Online Python Compiler
Puppet SSL explained
Why should you test your Puppet modules?
Puppet manifest conform to the style guide
Quickstart using a Linux VM
Creating a VM Instance from an Instance Template
Google Cloud SDK Documentation
Getting started with Terraform on Google Cloud
Creating groups of unmanaged instances
External HTTP(S) Load Balancing overview
How to Create a Load Balancer on Google Cloud?
Create a CentOS 7 Terraform template for VMware vSphere
Terraform Enterprise GCP Reference Architecture
Terraform for On-Premises and Hybrid Cloud at Wayfair
Resource quotas
AWS service quotas
Azure subscription and service limits, quotas, and constraints
Monitoring 101: Collecting the right data
An Introduction to Metrics, Monitoring, and Alerting
High availability
Google - Site Reliability Engineering
Troubleshooting VM creation
Troubleshoot Windows virtual machines in Azure
Troubleshooting EC2 instances - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Semantic Versioning
Pillow (PIL Fork)
Using the Image class
The Official YAML Web Site
Introducing JSON
pickle — Python object serialization
Protocol Buffers
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
json — JSON encoder and decoder
Requests: HTTP for Humans™
Developer Interface
Quickstart Requests
Flask: Full Stack Python
Bottle: Python Web Framework
CherryPy: A Minimalist Python Web Framework
CubicWeb - The Semantic Web is a construction game!
RFC 2821 - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
RFC 2045 - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
email — An email and MIME handling package
Media Types
smtplib — SMTP protocol client
Status Codes
getpass — Portable password input


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