Professional Publications

I’ve been a professional technical author and editor for over fifteen years. My books, essays, and articles have included Microsoft technologies such as Windows and SharePoint. In addition, I’ve created textbooks and self-help guides on topics such as computer hardware, computer desktop support, and computer networking. A list of my more noteworthy publications is presented here and a more comprehensive list can be found on my Amazon Author’s Page.

Current Project(s)

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Publication History

SASE: Rethinking Network Security in the Age of the Globally Distributed Cloud

From February 2020.

Today’s network security solutions are proving inadequate, based on a major shift in the spotlight on where data and resources are located and work is performed in the enterprise network. With the increase in remote-based users, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and globally distributed cloud service…

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Guide to TCP/IP: IPv6 and IPv4, 5th Edition

Written with Ed Tittel and Jeff Carrell, Guide to TCP/IP: IPv6 and IPv4, 5th Edition introduces students to the concepts, terminology, protocols, and services that the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite uses to make the Internet work. This text stimulates hands-on skills development by not only describing TCP/IP capabilities, but also by encouraging students to interact with protocols. It provides the troubleshooting knowledge and tools that network administrators and analysts need to keep their systems running smoothly. Guide to TCP/IP covers topics ranging from traffic analysis and characterization, to error detection, security analysis and more. Both IPv6 and IPv4 are covered in detail.

I’ve been a contributor to this book since the 2nd edition, and was the lead author on the current edition.

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CompTIA A+ Complete Lab Manual

The original version of this manual was PC Technician Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA A+ Skills and used a “year in the life” approach, it gives you an inside look at the common responsibilities of PC Technicians, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you’ll face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of a PC Technician’s job.

The Complete Lab Manual version was written complement “CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide.” This hands-on companion book takes you step by step through the tasks a PC technician is likely to face on any given day. It supports the theory explained in the test-prep guide with additional practical application, increasing a new PC technician’s confidence and marketability. Various scenarios incorporate roadblocks that may occur on the job and explain ways to successfully complete the task at hand. In addition, each task is mapped to a specific A+ exam objective for exams 220-801 and 220-802.

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MCTS Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-630 1st Edition

This MCTS Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration Study Guide was written in response to the demand for qualified SharePoint administrators. Inside, the reader will find everything they need to prepare for exam 70-630, including full coverage of exam topics—such as configuring content management, managing business intelligence, and more—as well as challenging review questions, real-world scenarios, practical exercises, and a CD with advanced testing software.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exam 70-668) 1st Edition

Written with Tom Carpenter, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond shows the reader how to design, deploy, and implement a SharePoint 2010 environment, providing practical skills and real-world techniques and scenarios they’ll be able to apply on the job. They’ll not only thoroughly learn SharePoint 2010, but also get up to speed on business continuity and solutions. In addition, those preparing for the MCITP: SharePoint 2010 Administration certification exam 70-668 will find thorough coverage of all exam objectives.

Again, for a thorough listing of my publications, see James Pyles Amazon Author’s Page.

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