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Archive for December, 2011

Book Giveaway: Priceless Computer Tips at Your Fingertips

By Kasia Lorenc on December 29, 2011

Are you addicted to computer shortcuts, tips and tricks? Then Priceless Computer Tips at Your Fingertips is a book for you. It will help you work smarter and get more done. See how you can win a copy signed by the author!

IT Security: Creating a Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP)

By Tracey Wilson on December 28, 2011

A good understanding of how to create a Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP) is a must for any IT security professional. Learn about the benefits of having a good plan and how to create one.

IT Security: Creating a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

By Tracey Wilson on December 28, 2011

There are a number of important benefits to having an Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) in your organization. In this article we’ll explore the importance of developing an IT security response plan and the formation of a CSIRT.

New Training Release: CompTIA Security Plus Training

By Chris Magiet on December 27, 2011

Our new CompTIA course has been updated to meet the requirements of the new SY0-301 exam, and goes above beyond with brand new lessons for each topic relating to Security Plus. Break into one of the fastest growing fields in IT with CompTIA Security Plus Training taught by TrainSignal’s own Lisa Szpunar!

New course: TPL Async

By Megan Russell on December 23, 2011

Ian Griffiths has just published a new course: TPL Async Asynchronous programming is a fundamental programming technique, of vital importance both on server-side and client-side code. On the server, it can be the key to maximizing performance and enhancing scalability. On the client, it is a critically important technique for ensuring responsiveness. With the addition […]

9 IT Management Mistakes CIOs Cannot Afford to Make

By Michael Gabriel Sumastre on December 23, 2011

The CIO of an organization is responsible for managing the IT department as a captain must right a ship. However, as infrastructures change and new technology impacts the efficiency of a workforce, new management pitfalls may arise that hinder a company’s progress from top to bottom.

New course: .NET Internals and Advanced Debugging Techniques

By Megan Russell on December 21, 2011

Mario Hewardt has just published a new course: .NET Internals and Advanced Debugging Techniques Ever wonder how .NET really works under the covers? Then this course is for you – Mario leads you through the internals of .NET, exploring things like AppDomains, MethodDescriptors, syncblocks, and the low-level details of garbage collection, using the SOS debugger in the […]

PowerScripting Podcast with Jeff Hicks and Hal Rottenberg

By Kasia Lorenc on December 21, 2011

Join PowerShell MVPs Hal Rotenberg and Jeff Hicks this Thursday, December 22nd for a live PowerScripting podcast on PowerShell fundamentals and using PowerShell with Windows Server 2008.

Build a Simple NAS Setup with FreeNAS 8

By Gary Sims on December 21, 2011

This tutorial guides you through an installation of FreeNAS 8 on a simple system using two hard drives for a fully functional network attached storage solution.

Free Pluralsight AOP Training for PostSharp Customers

By Steve Woolley on December 21, 2011

Today we’re excited to announce a new partnership with SharpCrafters that provides all PostSharp customers with a free 1-month subscription to our new Aspect-Oriented Programming in .NET online training course authored by Donald Belcham, a PostSharpo MVP and Pluralsight Author. We’re happy to partner with SharpCrafters provide this benefit to the PostSharp community. If you’re […]

New course: The Elements of Distributed Architecture

By Megan Russell on December 20, 2011

Clemens Vasters has published a new course: The Elements of Distributed Architecture  The Elements of Distributed Architecture is about the foundational elements of distributed architecture and about the ‘physics’ that affect distributed software designs. The goal of this course, which is designed to be independent of specific languages, technologies, and products, is to provide software teams […]

Top 10 Best Sellers of 2011 PLUS Exclusive Year End Savings

By Kasia Lorenc on December 20, 2011

2011 has been a great year for TrainSignal. We released close to 30 new training titles and won a number of awards for our training. To celebrate the year’s end we’d like to thank you for your loyalty with some great offers on our top 10 training courses of 2011.

The New CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-301) Certification Guide

By Benjamin Roussey on December 19, 2011

Earlier this year, CompTIA announced a revision to their popular Security+ certification which resulted in an updated exam: SY0-301. Learn about the new Security+ exam requirements and how you can prepare for the certification.

Cloud Computing: IT Job Generator or Threat?

By TrainSignal on December 16, 2011

Cloud computing is turning into a game-changing factor in IT, but how will the scope of its use affect job outlook and salaries? You need not resist the spread of cloud computing, as this piece explores the potentially fruitful opportunities that may stem from the cloud “boom.”

Free WebMatrix and Web Pages Training

By Pluralsight on December 16, 2011

In partnership with Microsoft, we’ve released a professional Introduction to WebMatrix course that you can watch for free on! Simply browse to, and look under “Essential Videos” on the right. Then click on our logo or the link to “watch more in-depth videos“. Those links will take you to the WebMatrix and Web Pages Video […]

New course: Mono for Android

By Megan Russell on December 15, 2011

John Sonmez has just published a new course: Mono for Android Learning to develop an Android application can be difficult. This course is designed to make developing an Android application as simple as possible. In this course you will learn to create a fully functional Android application using Mono for Android. We will see how […]

New Course: Microsoft StreamInsight Fundamentals

By Megan Russell on December 15, 2011

Richard Seroter has just published a new course: Microsoft StreamInsight Fundamentals This course dives into Microsoft’s StreamInsight product. You’ll learn about complex event processing – how to process event streams from multiple sources based on declarative query and pattern specifications with near-zero latency. The course also covers building adapters for StreamInsight, as well as diagnosing common […]

Pluralsight support and feedback

By Pluralsight on December 15, 2011

Last month we released a new website, and along with it, a new comprehensive system for support and feedback! Our new help desk (powered by UserVoice) provides a complete Knowledge Base/FAQ that grows every week and a set of community-driven forums where you can suggest new features and new courses you’d like to see in the […]

Pluralsight has a new logo!

By Pluralsight on December 15, 2011

As you may have noticed, Pluralsight has a new logo! We decided to make the change for a few reasons. First, the old Pluralsight “eye” scared a few people (like the Eye of Sauron) and it didn’t strongly represent online training. So first, we decided to replace the “eye” with our new orange “play button” […]

Linux File Permissions

By Roman Rafacz on December 14, 2011

Making sure you have assigned the appropriate permissions is a base skill that needs to be done efficiently. Learn how to identify and manage permissions for files and directories in Linux.

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