Friday, Nov. 5, The Accidental Techie, Part I: Basic Administration. Learn the basics of network administration.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Center for Nonprofit Learning & Leadership, 1666 K St. NW, Suite 440. Sponsor: Washington Council of Agencies. Cost: Varies. Registration is required. Contact: Megan Larkin, 202-457-0540, megan@npowergdcr.org. Event Web site: www.nonprofitlearning.org.

Monday, Nov. 8, Start Your Business. Learn about taxes, licensing, accounting, business plans and more.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 703-430-7222, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org. Event Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, Later Stage and Buyouts Investments. Partners at private equity firms discuss deals and trends.

7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Rd., McLean. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council. Cost: $35 for NVTC members; $70 for nonmembers. Event Web site: http://online.nvtc.org/calendar/dycalendar.cfm.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, Maryland ColdFusion User Group Seminar. Seminar for users of ColdFusion on using Open STA for functional and load testing.

6:30 to 9 p.m., TeraTech, 405 E. Gude Dr., Suite 207, Rockville. Sponsor: TeraTech. No charge. Contact: Michael Smith, 301-424-3903, Ext. 110, michael@teratech.com. Event Web site: www.mdcfug.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, Threat Assessment Tool Kit for Computer Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection. Jerald Feinstein will discuss computer security risk and obligations.

6 to 7 p.m., George Washington University Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, Room 307. Sponsor: MGM University Partners. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Mary Jane Isles, 703-501-7791. Event Web site: www.university-partners.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, Information Security Threats, Protective Measures and Career Opportunities. Workshop on information security vulnerabilities, top 10 protective measures against breaches and the jobs outlook.

6 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn, 625 First St., Alexandria. Sponsor: National-Louis University. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Trentwell White, 703-394-6914, twhite@nl.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, Magnetize Your Web Site: How to Attract the Right Traffic. Seminar on how to help people find your Web site and how to build and maintain your site.

6 to 8:30 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 703-430-7222, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org. Event Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

Thursday, Nov. 11, Small Business Research Grant Workshop. In-depth guidance on how to write winning Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer federal grants of $75,000 to $750,000.

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon. Sponsor: Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. Cost: $75. Contact: Robert Brooke, 703-689-3080, rbrooke@cit.org. Event Web site: www.cit.org/calendar.asp.

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