[DLSLUG-Discuss] Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter -- September 2008

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Issue 8—September 2008

Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter

Thank you for reading the Pearson Education User Group Program monthly
newsletter for official group members. Please pass this along to your
colleagues and share our news and offers.


=====News & Announcements=====

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=====New Podcasts on InformIT=====

===Getting Started with JavaServer Faces (JSF)===
Kito Mann provides tips on how to start using JavaServer Faces to  
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===Career Advice for Network Engineers from Jeff Doyle===
_Routing TCP/IP_ author Doyle shares advice to junior network engineers.
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=====User Groups of the Month=====

===Denver, CO: Denver Visual Studio User Group is a technically-focused
independent group of professional developers who concentrate their  
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===Pleasanton, CA: East Bay Cisco Users Group is a non-profit,  
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industry.
This provides an opportunity among peers and members to become more
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Learn more: http://www.ebcug.org/

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=====In the Store=====

Cisco Secure Firewall Services Module (FWSM) [ http:// 
www.informit.com/title/1587053535 ]
           By Ray Blair, Arvind Durai

Facebook Marketing: Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Business  
[ http://www.informit.com/title/0789738023 ]
        By Steven Holzner

Networking, Second Edition [ http://www.informit.com/title/0131358383 ]
        By Jeffrey S. Beasley

PHP and MySQL Web Development, 4th Edition [ http://www.informit.com/ 
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Rapid Portlet Development with WebSphere Portlet Factory: Step-by-Step
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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 24 Hours [ http:// 
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        By Mike Walsh

Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition [ http:// 
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        By Joe Casad

Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's
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        By Mike Moran, Bill Hunt

Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep [ http://www.informit.com/ 
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        By Bill Calkins

The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 [ http://www.informit.com/ 
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        By John Savill

Upgrading and Repairing Microsoft Windows, Second Edition [ http:// 
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        By Scott Mueller, Brian Knittel

Using the Asus Eee PC [ http://www.informit.com/title/0789738104 ]
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Voice over IP Security [ http://www.informit.com/title/1587054698 ]
        By Patrick Park

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed [ http://www.informit.com/title/ 
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        By Rand Morimoto, Jeff Guillet

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=====Authors and Events: September=====

===September 1-30 — Cisco Subnet
Follow Cisco Press authors Jennifer Baker and Nader A. Nanjiani as they
guest-blog  during the month of September on Network World's Cisco  
Subnet.
http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco

===September 6 — Codeapalooza
Join  fellow  software development professionals for Codeapalooza,
Chicago's  premier  community event aimed at software development with
Microsoft .NET and related technologies.
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===September 6-7 — BFusion & BFlex '08
Two days of hands-on training from the experts in Adobe Flex and  
ColdFusion
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bflex) or visit
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===Have a User Group event in your area? Let us know!
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=====User Group Offers=====

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===Linux World photos on Flickr
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Pearson saw a great turnout and is looking forward to seeing you  
again next year!
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