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Quantitative Momentum

2017/09/19October 3, 2016

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The individual investor's comprehensive guide to momentum investing Quantitative Momentum brings momentum investing out of Wall Street and into the hands of individual investors. In his last book, Quantitative Value , author Wes Gray brought systematic value strategy from the hedge funds to the masses; in this book, he does the same for momentum investing, the system that has been shown to beat the market and regularly enriches the coffers of Wall Street's most sophisticated investors. First, you'll learn what momentum investing is not : it's not 'growth' investing, nor is it an esoteric academic concept. You may have seen it used for asset allocation, but this book details the ways in which momentum stands on its own as a stock selection strategy, and gives you the expert insight you need to make it work for you. You'll dig into its behavioral psychology roots, and discover the key tactics that are bringing both institutional and individual investors flocking into the momentum fold. Systematic investment strategies always seem to look good on paper, but many fall down in practice. Momentum investing is one of the few systematic strategies with legs, withstanding the test of time and the rigor of academic investigation. This book provides invaluable guidance on constructing your own momentum strategy from the ground up. Learn what momentum is and is not Discover how momentum can beat the market Take momentum beyond asset allocation into stock selection Access the tools that ease DIY implementation The large Wall Street hedge funds tend to portray themselves as the sophisticated elite, but momentum investing allows you to 'borrow' one of their top strategies to enrich your own portfolio. Quantitative Momentum is the individual investor's guide to boosting market success with a robust momentum strategy.




Hyper-V for VMware Administrators: Migration, Coexistence, and Management

2017/09/19June 3, 2015

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Learn to deploy and support Hyper-V, building on what you know about VMware's vSphere. Whether you're looking to run both hypervisors in parallel or migrate completely, Hyper-V for VMware Administrators has everything you need to get started. The book begins with an overview of Hyper-V basics, including common management tasks such as creating a virtual machine and building a virtual network. You'll learn how to deploy a failover cluster to protect against the risk of Hyper-V becoming a single point of failure, and how to make virtual machines fault tolerant. System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is the preferred tool for managing large Hyper-V deployments, so you'll get to know this next and how it differs from VMware's vCenter solution, as well as how to manage a mixed environment including both vSphere and Hyper-V deployments. Like any server migration, a virtual server migration requires careful planning to ensure success. You'll find information here on the specifics of migrating from vSphere to Hyper-V, planning for down time, IP address differences, performance considerations, and more. For migrations to Hyper-V, SCVMM is once again the preferred tool, but you'll also be introduced to some of the excellent free tools available. One easily overlooked aspect of the migration process is the way in which it impacts your backup and recovery strategy. Knowing the best practices here can help you protect your Hyper-V environment. The book also covers how to monitor and maintain your Hyper-V environment once it's up and running, using features like Cluster-Aware Updating, automated live migrations, and availability sets. The concluding chapter shows you how to take advantage of the efficiencies provided by virtual machine libraries and templates. Approach Hyper-V with confidence, and the knowledge that you've planned for success, with Hyper-V for VMware Administrators .




ITIL Intermediate Certification Companion Study Guide

2017/09/19September 5, 2017

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The expert-led, full-coverage supporting guide for all four ITIL exams ITIL Intermediate Certification Companion Study Guide is your ultimate support system for the Intermediate ITIL Service Capability exams. Written by Service Management and ITIL framework experts, this book gives you everything you need to pass, including full coverage of all objectives for all four exams. Clear, concise explanations walk you through the process areas, concepts, and terms you need to know, and real-life examples show you how they are applied by professionals in the field every day. Although this guide is designed for exam preparation, it doesn't stop there — you also get expert insight on major topics in the field. The discussion includes operational support and analysis; planning, protection and optimization; release, control and validation; and service offerings and agreements that you'll need to know for the job. ITIL is the most widely-adopted IT Service Management qualification in the world, providing a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering, and supporting IT services to businesses. This book is your ideal companion for exam preparation, with comprehensive coverage and detailed information. Learn service strategy principles, organization, and implementation Master the central technologies used in IT Service Management Be aware of inherent challenges, risks, and critical success factors Internalize the material covered on all four ITIL exams The ITIL qualification is recognized around the globe, and is seen as the de facto certification for those seeking IT Service Management positions. Passing these exams requires thorough preparation and rigorous self-study, but the reward is a qualification that can follow you anywhere. ITIL Intermediate Certification Companion Study Guide for the ITIL Service Capability Exams leads you from Foundation to Master, giving you everything you need for exam success.




Agile Automation and Unified Funtional Testing

2017/09/19August 12, 2016

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Agile Automation and Unified Functional Testing is a one-stop resource that explains all concepts, features and benefits of agile automation and UFT with real-time examples and their solutions. This book starts with test automation basics and subsequently moves to its advanced concepts such as test automation life cycle, test automation approach, and framework design. It has been designed to be a beginner's guide for new users, a companion guide for experienced users, and a reference guide for professionals preparing for interviews or certification examinations on test automation and UFT.




Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition

2017/09/19July 17, 2017

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The fun way to research your family history Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project—including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and public access catalogs. Brand new to this edition is content on how to conduct genealogical research on the road, and on how to take this research and integrate it into the data found at home. It also contains new information on DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications to record geographic data into a genealogical database, and other new technologies. The book covers which apps are worth your money, and how to get the most out of them.   Use the latest tools to research family history Create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies Get access to free versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files Utilize both online and offline research techniques and tools Follow the clues to uncover your family's legacy—and have fun along the way!




Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition

2017/09/19July 7, 2015

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Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration is your entry point into a successful and satisfying career as an Oracle Database Administrator. The chapters of this book are logically organized into four parts closely tracking the way your database administration career will naturally evolve. Part 1 "Database Concepts" gives necessary background in relational database theory and Oracle Database concepts, Part 2 "Database Implementation" teaches how to implement an Oracle database correctly, Part 3 "Database Support" exposes you to the daily routine of a database administrator, and Part 4 "Database Tuning" introduces the fine art of performance tuning. Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration provides information that you won't find in other books on Oracle Database. You'll discover not only technical information, but also guidance on work practices that are as vital to your success as are your technical skills. The author's favorite chapter is "The Big Picture and the Ten Deliverables." (It is the editor’s favorite chapter too!) If you take the lessons in that chapter to heart, you can quickly become a much better Oracle database administrator than you ever thought possible. You will grasp the key aspects of theory behind relational database management systems and learn how to: Install and configure an Oracle database, and ensure that it’s properly licensed; Execute common management tasks in a Linux environment; Defend against data loss by implementing sound backup and recovery practices; and Improve database and query performance.




Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies

2017/09/19August 7, 2017

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Action, beauty, adventure, and art—start capturing memories today! Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies is your ultimate guide to taking spectacular photos—no photography experience required! The EOS Rebel offers professional features that camera phones just cannot match, and this book shows you how to take advantage of these features to take stunning photos in any situation. First, you'll take a tour of the controls to learn what everything does, where to find it, and how to use it. Next, you'll walk through the automatic, scene, and manual modes to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each, and how to choose a mode based on your goals for that particular photo. You'll learn how to capture action shots, take beautiful portraits, and get as artsy as you want to get as you adjust for color, lighting, and focus, and control exposure for different effects. Taking great photos doesn't have to be difficult! Your camera offers everything you need to perfectly capture any scene, and this book provides clear, easy-to-follow instruction to help you take full advantage of these professional tools. Get acquainted with your camera's controls Shoot in automatic, scene, or manual mode Compose shots and work with lighting like a pro Adjust for focus, color, depth of field, and more Whether you're taking pictures at a party, shooting scenery on vacation, catching action at a ball game, or just wandering around capturing spontaneous moments of beauty, awesome photos are just a few simple steps away. Your Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D is equipped with the tools to make any scene share-worthy, and Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies equips you to start snapping professional-quality photos today!




Puppet 5 Essentials - Third Edition

2017/09/19September 13, 2017

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A Guide to managing servers and automation About This Book Breeze through Puppet's key features and performance improvements to bring real advantages to your IT infrastructure Discover Puppet best practices to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls Examples to help you get to grips with Puppet and succeed with everyday IT automation Who This Book Is For This book targets experienced IT professionals and new Puppet uses, who will learn all they need to know to go from installation to advanced automation. Get a rapid introduction to the essential topics and learn how to build best practices for advanced automation with Puppet. What You Will Learn Understand declarative configuration management Make use of GIT-based deployment workflows Extend Factor with secure elements Create modular and reusable Puppet code Extend your code base with publicly available Puppet modules Separate logic from data by using Hiera Understand and develop Puppet Roles and Profiles In Detail Puppet is a configuration management tool that allows you to automate all your IT configurations, giving you control over what you do to each Puppet Agent in a network, and when and how you do it. In this age of digital delivery and ubiquitous Internet presence, it's becoming increasingly important to implement scaleable and portable solutions, not only in terms of software, but also the system that runs it. This book gets you started quickly with Puppet and its tools in the right way. It highlights improvements in Puppet and provides solutions for upgrading. It starts with a quick introduction to Puppet in order to quickly get your IT automation platform in place. Then you learn about the Puppet Agent and its installation and configuration along with Puppet Server and its scaling options. The book adopts an innovative structure and approach, and Puppet is explained with flexible use cases that empower you to manage complex infrastructures easily. Finally, the book will take readers through Puppet and its companion tools such as Facter, Hiera, and R10k and how to make use of tool chains. Style and approach This book aims to impart all the knowledge required to tap into not only the basics of Puppet, but also its core. The basic ideas and principles of Puppet-based designs are explored and explained. Sophisticated tools are presented to enable you to use Puppet efficiently and productively. Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the code file.




Happy Accidents

2017/09/19September 5, 2017

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Stop saying 'no' to opportunity, and start saying 'yes' to possibility Happy Accidents is your personal guide to transforming your life. As we take on task after task, responsibility after responsibility, we lose sight of who we are and why we're doing what we do; we rush through the day completing a to-do list, but we never really seem to accomplish the things that are most important. What goals do you have for your life? What steps have you taken toward them today? Consider this book your guide to getting back on track to your dreams and help inspire those around you. It's not about doing more or doing less, it's about making what you do worthy of the effort. From forging new relationships, stepping out of your comfort zone, and reframing your work—start valuing these as empowering choices you get to make toward a particular goal every day. To preserve our precious time and energy, we often default to 'no,' yet this only closes the door to our growth, while a 'yes' opens up a world of possibilities. The secret is adding 'yes, and' to our lives. This seductively simple turn of phrase opens the doors to better collaboration and positive relationships, and invites self-sustaining opportunities into our world. 'Yes, and' helps you get from where you are, as an individual or organization, to where want to be. No person or organization is an island, and none of us reaches our goals alone. This book shows you how to build on the power of open-mindedness, cultivate supportive relationships, and adopt a win-win mindset to reignite your purpose and unleash your best. Harness the power of team collaboration, cooperation, and creativity Reframe 'mistakes' and 'bad ideas' into 'Happy Accidents' that lead to opportunities Communicate more effectively by learning how to listen actively and build on the pertinent information Relinquish some degree of control to allow for more growth and discovery Children have a natural inclination toward curiosity. As we grow into adults, our curiosity gradually takes a back seat to obligations, responsibility, and duty—but that spark remains, and can be reignited. Don't spend your life adrift in a sea of 'could've, would've, should've'—take back your sense of purpose, positivity, joy, time, and energy with the power of Happy Accidents .




Canon EOS 77D For Dummies

2017/09/19August 28, 2017

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Get pro results from your 77D! The Canon EOS 77D puts features from higher-end cameras into a model designed for amateur photographers—and that's good news for you! Even better, Canon EOS 77D For Dummies makes it easier than ever to start producing pro-level photos. You'll start by getting a grasp on the mysterious terms that photographers throw around and then learn how your camera puts you in control of your image's exposure, color, and focus tools. Plus, you can follow some basic photography recipes to create portraits, nature shots, and action photos worth bragging about. If you're just getting your hands on your first DSLR camera, you're in for a photographer's delight! With the help of this friendly guide, you'll walk through all the steps of shooting in automatic, scene, or manual mode. Plus, the book is packed with full-color photos designed to explain and illustrate how the 77D can control the focus and color in an image—ensuring you'll get the perfect shot every time. Find simple steps for shooting better photos Learn the tricks the pros use to control exposure settings Discover how to capture better light and color Get tips for working with more advanced features Everything you need to take picture-perfect photos with your Canon EOS 77D is inside!