Nov 18

 

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     National Geographic
          August 2014
 
            Mac Life 
         September 2014
                   MSDN
                July 2014
                   Make                                   July 2014 
Nov 15

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Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 19 : November 17, 2014
Publisher Kings Road, Quarry Bay

Time

Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

Place of Publication Landsberg
Date of Publication Vol. 52, no. 1 to Vol. 52, no. 44 : January 9, 2013 to November 6, 2013
Publisher Springer

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication November 2014
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 17 : November 3, 2014
Publisher Kings Road, Quarry Bay

Philippine Engineering Journal

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 18 : November 10, 2014
Publisher Kings Road, Quarry Bay

National Geographic

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Nov 14

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Groundwater science, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty:  Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr. (EnE 201)

Author Charles R. Fitts
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Academic Press

Groundwater Science, Second Edition-winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-covers groundwater’s role in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, contamination, and construction issues. It is a valuable resource for students and instructors in the geosciences (with focuses in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental science), and as a reference work for professional researchers. This interdisciplinary text weaves important methods and applications from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biology, and environmental science, introducing you to the mathematical modeling and contaminant flow of groundwater.

Environmental fluid dynamics : flow processes, scaling, equations of motion, and solutions to environmental flows

Recommending faculty: Prof. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 305, EnE 372)

Author Jorg Imberger
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier

Environmental Fluid Dynamics: Flow Processes, Scaling, Equations of Motion, and Solutions to Environmental Flows provides an introduction to the principles of environmental fluid dynamics, i.e., nature’s use of air and water to transport and transform waste into nutrients for various organisms.
Starting with a discussion of the basics of fluid dynamics for undergraduates, the book moves on to more detailed material for graduate students and specialists in environmental engineering and/or science, physical limnology, estuarine dynamics, and coastal oceanography. Topics covered include equations of motion, fluid viscosity, environmental hydraulics, mixing and dispersion, surface waves, and environmental flows. The material presented here is based on the author’s 40 years of teaching fluid dynamics at Berkeley, Caltech, Karlsruhe, Padova, and Western Australia. The book provides a basic overview, while specialists needing more in-depth information can to turn to advanced texts in their specific areas of interest.

Water quality indices

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 210, EnE 298)

Author Tasneem Abbasi
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Elsevier

This book covers water quality indices (WQI) in depth – it describes what purpose they serve, how they are generated, what are their strengths and weaknesses, and how to make the best use of them. It is a concise and unique guide to WQIs for chemists, chemical/environmental engineers and government officials.

Whereas it is easy to express the quantity of water, it is very difficult to express its quality because a large number of variables determine the water quality. WQIs seek to resolve the difficulty by translating a set of a large number of variables to a one-digit or a two-digit numeral. They are essential in communicating the status of different water resources in terms of water quality and the impact of various factors on it to policy makers, service personnel, and the lay public. Further they are exceedingly useful in the monitoring and management of water quality.

With the importance of water and water quality increasing exponentially, the importance of this topic is also set to increase enormously because only with the use of indices is it possible to assess, express, communicate, and monitor the overall quality of any water source.


Lead and public health : science, risk, and regulation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling  (EnE)

Author Paul Mushak
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Elsevier

The book presents a detailed assessment of the health science of lead and the human health risk assessment models for lead’s human health impacts, followed by an account of various regulatory efforts in the United States and elsewhere to eliminate or reduce human toxic exposures to lead. The science of lead as presented here covers releases of lead into the environment, lead’s movement through the environment to reach humans who are then exposed, and the spectrum of toxic effects, particularly low-level toxic effects, on the developing central nervous system of the very young child. The section on human health risk assessment deals with quantifying not only the dose-response relationships that underlie toxic responses to lead in sensitive populations but also with the likelihood of toxic responses vis-à-vis environmental lead at some level of exposure. This section includes a treatment of computer models of lead exposure, particularly those that use lead in whole blood as a key measure. Various models convert lead intake via various body compartments into measures of body lead burden. Such measures are then directly related to severity of injury.

The final section of the book deals with past and present regulatory efforts to control lead releases into the human environment. Current control efforts present a mixed picture. The most problematic issue is the continued presence of lead paint in older housing and lead in soils of urban and mining industry communities.


Unraveling environmental disasters

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling  (EnE 298)

Author Daniel Vallero
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier

Unraveling Environmental Disasters provides scientific explanations of the most threatening current and future environmental disasters, including an analysis of ways that the disaster could have been prevented and how the risk of similar disasters can be minimized in the future.

  • Treats disasters as complex systems.
  • Provides predictions based upon sound science, such as what the buildup of certain radiant gases in the troposphere will do, or what will happen if current transoceanic crude oil transport continues.
  • Considers the impact of human systems on environmental disasters.

Environmental data analysis with MatLab

Recommending faculty:   Prof. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 201)

Author William Menke
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Elsevier

 Environmental Data Analysis with MatLab is for students and researchers working to analyze real data sets in the environmental sciences. One only has to consider the global warming debate to realize how critically important it is to be able to derive clear conclusions from often-noisy data drawn from a broad range of sources. This book teaches the basics of the underlying theory of data analysis, and then reinforces that knowledge with carefully chosen, realistic scenarios. MatLab, a commercial data processing environment, is used in these scenarios; significant content is devoted to teaching how it can be effectively used in an environmental data analysis setting. The book, though written in a self-contained way, is supplemented with data sets and MatLab scripts that can be used as a data analysis tutorial.


The Human impact on the natural environment : past, present and future, 7th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 124)

Author Andrew S. Goudie
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

 The seventh edition of this classic student text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. It also looks into the future and considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Extensively re-written, it contains many new statistical tables, figures, and references.  It is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview  of  the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time.


Database principles : fundamentals of design, implementation, and management

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lorelie Grepo (IEOR)

Author Carlos Coronel
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Cengage Learning

Practical and easy to understand “Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, 10/e, International Edition” gives readers a solid foundation in database design and implementation. Filled with visual aids such as diagrams, illustrations, and tables, this market-leading book provides in-depth coverage of database design, demonstrating that the key to successful database implementation is in proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. Renowned for its clear, straightforward writing style, the tenth edition has been thoroughly updated to include hot topics such as green computing/sustainability for modern data centers, the role of redundant relationships, and examples of web-database connectivity and code security. In addition, new review questions, problem sets, and cases have been added throughout the book so that readers have multiple opportunities to test their understanding and develop real and useful design skills.


Using SPSS : an interactive hands-on approach

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Lorelie Grepo (IEOR)

Author James B. Cunningham
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher SAGE

This practical book can be used as a supplementary text or as a self-help guide through which the reader can learn to use SPSS on their own, and at their own pace. The book uses statistics to teach the use of SPSS, by interacting with the software and learning by inquiry and discovery. Each chapter includes an introduction and list of objectives indicating what the reader will be able to do by the end of the chapter. Bulleted phrases provide step-by-step guidance as readers work through the exercises.

Data mining : concepts and techniques, 3rd. ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lorelie Grepo (IEOR)

Author Jiawei Han
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Elsevier

The increasing volume of data in modern business and science calls for more complex and sophisticated tools. Although advances in data mining technology have made extensive data collection much easier, it’s still always evolving and there is a constant need for new techniques and tools that can help us transform this data into useful information and knowledge.

Since the previous edition’s publication, great advances have been made in the field of data mining. Not only does the third of edition of Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques continue the tradition of equipping you with an understanding and application of the theory and practice of discovering patterns hidden in large data sets, it also focuses on new, important topics in the field: data warehouses and data cube technology, mining stream, mining social networks, and mining spatial, multimedia and other complex data. Each chapter is a stand-alone guide to a critical topic, presenting proven algorithms and sound implementations ready to be used directly or with strategic modification against live data. This is the resource you need if you want to apply today’s most powerful data mining techniques to meet real business challenges.


Principles of information systems, 11th ed.

Recommending faculty:   Prof.  Lorelie Grepo (IEOR)

Author Ralph M. Stair
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Course Technology Cengage Learning

 

Gain a solid understanding of today’s principles of information systems when you use the most current overview from leading authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds. PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Eleventh Edition, relies on 14 captivating chapters to explore the core principles of IS and examine how it’s practiced today. You gain a strong grasp of the latest developments and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today’s IS professional. As many as 140 new examples and references in each chapter keep the presentation as current as possible. New discussion focuses on the increased use of cloud computing throughout the world and the latest in mobile solutions and challenges in IS today. You see, first-hand, how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs as you review new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping IS today. Expanded materials introduce the increasing challenges of today’s computer crimes and hacking as well as cyberterrorism. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and global IS work solutions as well as the growing importance of social networking. No matter what your career plans, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Eleventh Edition, can equip you to function more effectively as an employee, manager, or decision maker in business today.


Nov 3

REFERENCE BOOKS


International construction contracts : a handbook : with commentary on the FIDIC design-build forms

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 123)

Author William Godwin
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Many large construction projects, such as those in the Middle East or Asia Pacific, are international in scope with a range of contractors and subcontractors signing contracts for delivery of specified work or services. The contractual situation in these instances may be complex and potentially includes a range of standard and bespoke contractual arrangements. In addition, the parties to these contracts may be based in different parts of the world, and are often working to different legal systems and understandings. This can lead to confusion in the understanding, interpretation and execution of a given contract.International Construction Contractsprovides concise and practical guidance to those involved in the negotiation and management of international construction and engineering contracts. It sets out in clear, straightforward language the main features of construction contracts and international dispute resolution procedures. It ensures the reader is aware of the issues that might arise on the contractual side of their project so that they may better protect their party’s interests. Many of the features and points discussed are illustrated by reference to the popular FIDIC contracts and the book includes a commentary on the two most widely used FIDIC design-build forms, the Yellow and Silver Books. Also included in the book is a fully worked example of a typical ICC arbitration from start to finish, with “pleadings”, a detailed case narrative and commentary on events, and an example arbitration award. The ICC and SIAC arbitration rules are also provided.Written for construction professionals, the book will be of great interest to engineers, architects, project managers, quantity surveyors, contract managers and contract administrators working on international projects.

Handbook of nondestructive evaluation, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 190)

Author Charles J. Hellier
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Fully revised to cover the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures, this practical resource reviews established and emerging methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition offers in-depth details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each method. The book provides advice on how to interpret results and formulate accurate decisions based on your findings.New chapters on digital radiography, ultrasonic phased array testing, and ultrasonic guided wave inspection are included. This is a must-have reference for NDT certification candidates, engineers, metallurgists, quality control specialists, and anyone involved in product design, manufacture, or maintenance.

Water treatment plant design, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Dr. Wilfredo I. Jose (EnE 297)

Author American Water Works Association
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Thoroughly revised to cover the latest standards, technologies, regulations, and sustainability practices, Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition, offers comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment facilities and planning new ones. This authoritative resource discusses the organization and execution of a water treatment plant project–from planning and permitting through design, construction, and start-up. A joint publication of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), this defi nitive guide contains contributions from renowned international experts.

Automotive engine performance

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 165)

Author Ken Pickerill
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Delmar/Cengage Learning

The 6th Edition of TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.


Machining and CNC technology, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 136)

Author Michael Fitzpatrick
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Machining and CNC Technology, Third Edition, by Michael Fitzpatrick, will provide the latest approach to machine tool technology available. Students will learn basic modern integrated manufacturing, CNC systems, CAD/CAM and advanced technologies, and how to safely set up and run both CNC and manually operated machines. This is a how-to-do-it text.


Nov 3

RESERVE BOOK


Data abstraction & problem solving with Java : walls and mirrors, 3rd ed., International ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Janet J. Prichard, Frank Carrano
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson

The Third Edition of Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with Java: Walls and Mirrors employs the analogies of Walls (data abstraction) and Mirrors (recursion) to teach Java programming design solutions, in a way that beginning students find accessible. The book has a student-friendly pedagogical approach that carefully accounts for the strengths and weaknesses of the Java language. With this book, students will gain a solid foundation in data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and other problem-solving techniques.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


CCNP security IPS 642-627 official cert guide

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors David Burns, Odunayo Adesina, Keith Barker
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cisco Press

CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide

David Burns
Odunayo Adesina, CCIE® No. 26695
Keith Barker, CCIE No. 6783

  • Master CCNP Security IPS 642-627 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM

Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success

CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security IPS exam. Senior security engineers David Burns, Odunayo Adesina, and Keith Barker share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

The companion CD-ROM contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP Security IPS exam, including

  • Cisco IPS software, hardware, and supporting applications
  • Network IPS and IDS deployment architecture
  • Installing and maintaining Cisco IPS physical and virtual sensors
  • Traffic analysis
  • IPS signatures and responses
  • Anomaly-based operations
  • Improving alarm response and quality
  • Managing and analyzing events
  • High availability and performance
  • IPS modules for ASAs, routers, and switches

Companion CD-ROM
The CD-ROM contains a free, complete practice exam.

Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam

CCNP Security

Category: Cisco Press–Cisco Certification
Covers: CCNP Security IPS 642-627


Ubuntu unleashed, 2012 ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Matthew Helmke with Andrew Hudson and Paul Hudson
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Sams Pub.

Ubuntu Unleashed is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 11.10 (“Oneiric Ocelot”) and the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.04.

Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book.

Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and Web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find brand-new coverage of the new Unity desktop, new NoSQL database support and Android mobile development tools, and many other Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 innovations. Whether you’re new to Ubuntu or already a power user, you’ll turn to this book constantly: for new techniques, new solutions, and new ways to do even more with Ubuntu!

Matthew Helmke served from 2006 to 2011 on the Ubuntu Forum Council, providing leadership and oversight of the Ubuntu Forums, and spent two years on the Ubuntu regional membership approval board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has written about Ubuntu for several magazines and websites, is a lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book. He works for The iPlant Collaborative, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and is building cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences to support the growing use of massive amounts of data and computationally intensive forms of research.

  • Quickly install Ubuntu, configure it, and get your hardware running right
  • Configure and customize the new Unity desktop (or alternatives such as GNOME)
  • Get started with multimedia and productivity applications, including LibreOffice
  • Manage Linux services, users, and software packages
  • Administer and use Ubuntu from the command line
  • Automate tasks and use shell scripting
  • Provide secure remote access
  • Manage kernels and modules
  • Administer file, print, email, proxy, LDAP, and database services (both SQL and NoSQL)
  • Use both Apache and alternative HTTP servers
  • Support and use virtualization
  • Use Ubuntu in cloud environments
  • Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, and Perl, and how to use Ubuntu to develop in them
  • Learn how to get started developing Android mobile devices

Ubuntu 11.10 on DVD
DVD includes the full Ubuntu 11.10 distribution for Intel x86 computers as well as the complete LibreOffice office suite and hundreds of additional programs and utilities.

 


CCNP security VPN 642-648 official cert guide

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Howard Hooper
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cisco Press

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP Security VPN exam, including
Configuring policies, inheritance, and attributes

  • AnyConnect Remote Access VPN solutions
  • AAA and Dynamic Access Policies (DAP)
  • High availability and performance
  • Clientless VPN solutions
  • SSL VPN with Cisco Secure Desktop
  • Easy VPN solutions
  •  IPsec VPN clients and site-to-site VPNs

The CD-ROM contains a free, complete practice exam.

Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent);
512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam

This volume is part of the Official Cert Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security VPN exam. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Howard Hooper shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.


CCNP security firewall 642-617 official cert guide

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors David Hucaby, Dave Garneau, Anthony Sequeira
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cisco Press

CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617
Official Cert Guide

David Hucaby, CCIE® No. 4594
Dave Garneau
Anthony Sequeira, CCIE No. 15626

Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success
Master CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617 exam topics
Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM

CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617 Official Cert Guide is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security FIREWALL exam. Senior security consultants and instructors David Hucaby, Dave Garneau, and Anthony Sequeira share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

The companion CD-ROM contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP Security FIREWALL exam, including

  • ASA interfaces
  • IP connectivity
  • ASA management
  • Recording ASA activity
  • Address translation
  • Access control
  • Proxy services
  • Traffic inspection and handling
  • Transparent firewall mode
  • Virtual firewalls
  • High availability
  • ASA service modules

Companion CD-ROM
The CD-ROM contains a free, complete practice exam.

Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam

This volume is part of the Official Cert Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

Category: Cisco Press—Cisco Certification
Covers: CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617


Learning HTML5 game programming : a hands-on guide to building online games using Canvas, SVG, and WebGL

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author James L. Williams
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Pearson

HTML5 will transform web and mobile gaming. As new browsers rapidly adopt it, HTML5 will do everything “legacy” technologies such as Flash and Silverlight have done—and much more. In Learning HTML5 Game Programming, pioneering developer James L. Williams gives you all the knowledge, code, and insights you’ll need to get started fast!

Williams combines detailed explanations of HTML5’s key innovations with examples, including two case study applications that address the entire development process. He guides you through setting up a state-of-the-art HTML5 development environment; making the most of HTML5’s canvas tag, SVG vector graphics, and WebGL 3D; and targeting diverse mobile and social platforms. It’s all here: from the essentials of online game design to the nitty-gritty details of performance optimization.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the HTML5 innovations that make it possible to create amazingly rich games
  • Setting up a state-of-the-art open source HTML5 game development environment
  • Using JavaScript to drive sophisticated interactions between users and games
  • Building basic games fast, with the prototype-based Simple Game Framework (SGF)
  • Generating movement and gameplay with the canvas tag and surface
  • Creating games with SVG vector graphics using the RaphaëlJS Javascript library
  • Using Three.js to build powerful WebGL 3D games with far less complexity
  • Developing games without JavaScript, using Google Web Toolkit (GWT) or CoffeeScript
  • Building a complete multiplayer game server using Node.js and WebSockets
  • Planning and choosing tools for mobile game development with HTML5
  • Optimizing game performance with offline cache, minification, and other techniques

Learning HTML5 Game Programming is the fastest route to success with HTML5 game development—whether you’re a long-time game developer or a web/mobile programmer building games for the first time.