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Archive for November, 2011

Linux Commands for Beginners Part 2: Exploring the CLI

By Roman Rafacz on November 30, 2011

Build off of your beginner Linux knowledge by exploring the CLI. Break away from using a GUI and gain a higher understanding of Linux operates. This article goes over ls, grep, piping and other tools used for generating info, creating files and directories and managing permissions.


Share Your PowerShell Story and Win Free Training

By Kasia Lorenc on November 29, 2011

PowerShell Magazine just announced a call for writers to share their first experiences with PowerShell — what resources you used? What worked for you? What didn’t? What did you struggle with the most? Share your story with the PowerShell community today.


Win a Kindle Fire for the Holidays!

By Steve Woolley on November 29, 2011

It’s time for another Pluralsight virtual tablet raffle. Just in time for the holidays we’re giving away an Annual Plus subscription ($499) along with the new Kindle Fire. To enter, all you have to do is 1) follow @pluralsight and 2) either RT this offer or tweet about your favorite Pluralsight course. Read below for more […]


New Training Release: Cisco CCNP ROUTE Training

By Chris Magiet on November 29, 2011

Learn how you can take your career & salary to the next level with Cisco CCNP ROUTE training from CCIE Joe Rinehart.


Progress on a new Android Player, part 2

By Keith Sparkjoy on November 29, 2011

UPDATE: This new player has been officially released! Last month, we posted that we were working on building a new Android player based on FFmpeg. Android continues to have many video playback bugs and fragmentation, and it’s been especially painful this year with Honeycomb (Android 3.x for tablets). We’ve made great strides on the video front, but recently had a setback on […]


New course: jQuery UI

By Megan Russell on November 28, 2011

Scott Allen has just published a new course: jQuery UI If you haven’t used jQueryUI yet, you’re really missing out. You can easily add drag-and-drop, animations, and sophisticated client-side widgets (like the calendar control) to your web applications, and Scott Allen walks you through all the details in this new course. jQuery UI provides abstractions […]


Let Us All Give Thanks: 3 Tips for a Successful Thank You Letter

By Alan Ackmann on November 25, 2011

How do you write a thank you letter following a job interview that is memorable, genuine and helps reinforce your professionalism? Here are three quick tips that will help you put together an appropriate — and appreciative — thank you letter.


Linux Commands for Beginners Part 1: Beginner Linux Administration

By Roman Rafacz on November 23, 2011

Are you new to Linux? Here is an introduction to the basics of Linux administration. In this article you’ll learn about the Kernel, the Shell, the Terminal and the filesystem hierarchy as we go over some basic Linux commands.


New course: Java Fundamentals, Part 2

By Megan Russell on November 23, 2011

John Sonmez just released a new course: Java Fundamentals, Part 2 Just in time for Thanksgiving, John Sonmez wraps up his Java Fundamentals course with part 2, covering topics ranging from exceptions, to annotations and threading. This may be just the excuse you need to escape the family for a few hours – enjoy! This […]


Pluralsight introduces assessments, certificates, and transcripts

By pluralsight on November 22, 2011

When taking courses online, it’s important to test your understanding of the course material along the way. This exercise helps validate your progress and your understanding of the key concepts so you can make adjustments as needed to ensure a complete understand of the topic matter. This is critical in online learning. Providing this type […]


Free Visual Studio LightSwitch Training

By pluralsight on November 21, 2011

In partnership with Microsoft, we’ve released a professional Visual Studio LightSwitch training course that you can watch for free on the MSDN LightSwitch Developer Center. Check it out (under the “Essential Videos” section below) and start your learning now! This professional course was designed for those who need to start from ground zero with Visual Studio LightSwitch and […]


Microsoft Certification Exams Are Getting Harder

By Kasia Lorenc on November 21, 2011

The IT field is constantly evolving and so are IT certification exams. Learn how Microsoft is making their exams harder and certifications more difficult to obtain.


New course: Advanced Windows Debugging – Part 1

By Megan Russell on November 17, 2011

Mario Hewardt has just published a new course: Advanced Windows Debugging – Part 1 This is not a course about how to debug better with Visual Studio. This is not even a course about how to debug .NET applications. No, this course is about tackling the really hard debugging problems like heap corruptions and resource […]


How to Configure Wireless Encryption on a WLAN

By Sean Wilkins on November 16, 2011

One of the most important things to consider when implementing a wireless LAN is what type of encryption method to use. Learn how to configure the different encryption options on a common consumer wireless router and on a connecting Windows 7 device.


Windows Intune 2 Released

By Brian Nelson on November 15, 2011

The first version of Windows Intune was released earlier in 2011, but Microsoft is already set to release version 2.0. Read about some of the features and capabilities offered with Windows Intune 2.0.


New course: Android Programming with Intents

By Megan Russell on November 15, 2011

Jim Wilson has just published a new course: Android Programming with Intents If you haven’t run across the concept of Intents before, they are a unique solution to the problem of creating reusable components that are loosely coupled and pluggable for the Android platform. In this course, Jim walks you through how to leverage Intents […]


New course: What is Dynamics CRM 2011?

By Megan Russell on November 11, 2011

Julie Yack has just published a new course: What is Dynamics CRM 2011? This course is an introductory overview of Dynamics CRM 2011. Dynamics CRM is a powerful tool that can organize and automate the sales and marketing cycles of your business. This course offers a basic understanding of Dynamics CRM and its capabilities.  You will […]


Pluralsight Offline Player for PC/Mac (Beta)

By Aaron Skonnard on November 11, 2011

We’re excited to announce the availability of the Pluralsight Offline Player for PC/Mac (Beta) for Plus subscribers. This app makes it easy to browse our library and to cache course modules for offline viewing on your PC/Mac laptops or desktops. The user experience is consistent with that of our mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows […]


Free Prism training this weekend: Nov 12-14, 2011

By Steve Woolley on November 9, 2011

Pluralsight and the Microsoft Patterns and Practices team have teamed up to offer you Free Prism Training this weekend, Nov 12th-14th.  Enjoy over 4 hours of on-line Prism training for free. You will not need to register or provide any credit card information. What does this training include? This course provides an introduction to the Prism 4.0 framework and its […]


WLAN Authentication and Encryption

By Sean Wilkins on November 9, 2011

Wireless networks are particularly prone to threats and attacks, that’s why WLAN authentication and encryption are vital to ensure a secure networking environment. Learn about the most commonly used wireless LAN authentication and encryption methods.


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