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Scala First Look

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
The beauty of Scala is that it provides all the advantages of a new programming methodology while still allowing you to work in a more familiar language—Java. Combining object-oriented and functional concepts, this popular language is concise and eminently scalable. In this course, learn how to use Scala to elegantly handle tasks both large and small. Discover how to install Scala and familiarize yourself with basic concepts like creating variables, defining functions, using sets and arrays, and more. (Author: Peggy Fisher)

EndNote Essential Training

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
EndNote can help make the more tedious aspects of academic research—searching for sources, creating citations, and sharing lists of resources—easier to manage. This allows you to devote less time to formatting and combing through references and more time to sheer discovery. In this course, David Rivers explores how to leverage EndNote X8 for research. Topics include creating your own reference library, adding references manually or importing them, organizing and storing references, creating and editing citations, and sharing your research.

Video Product Lighting Techniques

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
The right lighting can powerfully alter the mood and tone of a video. When you're shooting products, knowing how to properly light your subject can help you transform the ordinary into the spectacular. In this course, Greg Pickard zooms in on product video lighting, and takes you behind the scenes on advanced lighting setups for both large and small products. He also explores budget-friendly options, and illustrates how you can pull off those same effects on your own. Review different lighting tools and learn techniques for lighting dull and matte objects, translucent or glass products, and more.

Learn Photoshop Portrait Retouching

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
Want to improve your portraits, but can't afford to spend hours obsessing over distractions and discoloration? In this course, Chris Orwig shares techniques that can help you use Photoshop to bring out the best in your portrait subjects in a pinch. He explains how to remove distractions from the background of an image, as well as unwanted logos, jewelry, and even lint. He also shows how to shape and sculpt your portrait subjects, improve skin, eyes, teeth, and hair, and use multiple frames. To wrap up, he offers bonus tips for retouching black-and-white portraits and applying creative effects, plus a few advanced challenges for testing your ability to clean up a background and improve skin.

VMware vSphere: Back up and Recover a Deployment

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
Being able to configure a backup and recovery solution is a key skill for any VMware vSphere administrator. This course covers both the fundamental and advanced concepts of backups in vSphere. Rick Crisci focuses on vSphere Data Protection—a backup solution that comes bundled with vSphere—and vSphere Replication, which allows virtual machine data to be continuously copied to a recovery site. Viewers learn how to use snapshots to preserve the data and the state of a virtual machine at a specific point in time, and revert to that state if needed. Rick demonstrates best practices and practical techniques in an easily replicable lab environment you can set up on your home computer.

Drawing with Photoshop Sketch

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to incorporate Adobe Photoshop Sketch, the versatile mobile sketching tool from Adobe, into your workflow. Follow Tony Harmer as he walks you through this updated drawing app for the iPad, showing how to navigate the interface and start and manage a project. He explains how to properly use drawing tools like the fine liner, brush pen, and smudge brush, and shares how to override brush settings and use Capture CC to make brushes for Photoshop Sketch. He also shares drawing assistance tips such as using the touch ruler and adding a grid, explains how to work with colors and layers, and breaks down how to use other applications with Photoshop Sketch.

Learning Evernote for Windows

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Harness the power of Evernote for Windows, the popular note-taking and note-sharing tool that lets you ditch your paper notebooks in favor of a sleeker, cloud-based solution. The course begins with an explanation of what Evernote is and how you can use it to jot down and track important items. Next, discover how to create notes and notebooks within the application and store PDF content, photos, screenshots, web content, and more to those notebooks. Learn how to use the tagging and search features to keep your notes organized and accessible—you can even search for text in handwritten notes. Finally, the course covers how to share your notes with others, as well as how to protect your content with encryption. (Author: David Rivers)

Jeff Weiner on Establishing a Culture and a Plan for Scaling

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
What does it take to scale a multibillion-dollar business and foster a healthy company culture at the same time? Listen in as the CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, shares insights from his experiences. Jeff describes what it was like joining LinkedIn, his initial observations, and how he dedicated his first hundred days to really getting to know the people and the product. He emphasizes the value of listening and how this mindful approach helped him shape and define a vision for the business that embraced the collective personality of the organization and its aspirations. Then, he relates the excitement that was felt company-wide as the vision quickly became more than a dream but part of an operational reality. Thoughts on leadership, coaching, hiring, and retaining top talent are also expressed.

The Elevator Career Pitch

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
If you're searching for a job, you've got to have your elevator pitch. James Citrin, the author of "The Parent's Guide to the Career Playbook," explains how to do it.

UX Design Tools: UXPin

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Provide stakeholders with realistic, interactive prototypes so they can test and experience the intuitiveness of your designs. You can accomplish this by using a tool with features that help you achieve current user experience (UX) industry standards. In this course, learn how to use the popular UXPin platform to create wireframes, enhance mockups, add animation, share interactive prototypes, test responsiveness, and more. Discover how to create layouts for devices ranging from smartphones to tablets to desktops, and learn how to work with layered design files from Photoshop or Sketch. (Author: Tom Green)

Working with Computer Components and Peripherals

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
IT technicians support a wide variety of hardware, everything from internal processors, and hard drives to external monitors and printers—not to mention all the ports and connectors in between. These and other peripherals, devices that expand the basic computer system, are explored in this course. Join Dan Gookin for a tour of each component. Dan shows how you can add and remove parts and also how to modify settings to meet custom needs. He also explains how to perform maintenance and how to troubleshoot common issues.

This course is designed to provide a detailed introduction to PC hardware and peripherals. The fundamentals of storage, processing, graphics, audio, displays, and networks are covered. Whether you're a budding IT professional or someone who seeks a deeper understanding of how devices works, you can gain a foundation of help desk knowledge by examining the steps and techniques demonstrated in this course.

Learning Dynamics 365

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based solution from Microsoft for businesses to streamline customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning. All the Dynamics 365 applications integrate with the Microsoft Office 365 tools you already know, like Excel and Outlook, and with analysis tools like Power BI and customization tools like Flow. Dynamics 365, Business edition—which was customized for small to midsize businesses—was launched late in 2016 with Dynamics 365 for Financials.

In this course, learn how to power your business with Dynamics 365, Business edition. Gini von Courter walks you through how to navigate the suite, create and edit records, and print reports. She also shows you how to work with vendor information, create and post invoices, manage sales interactions, apply customer payments, reconcile accounts, and more.

AutoCAD: Effective Annotating

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Annotations allow you to communicate your design intent. This Windows-specific course outlines how to use AutoCAD, the flagship CAD platform from Autodesk, to effectively annotate your drawings. Starting with the basics, Shaun Bryant walks you through the different types of annotations, covering dimensions, tables, text, and centerlines. He shows you how to use text in your drawings, dimension accurately, set up an AutoCAD table, and mark up an AutoCAD drawing. Shaun's clear, step-by-step instructions help you master this popular platform at your own pace.

Learning Modular Synthesis: Arturia Modular V

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Meyer

Released On: 1/13/2017

One of the most exciting areas of music creation is modular synthesis, where you get to interconnect the fundamental building blocks of a synthesizer to create your own instrument. In this course, music industry veteran and synth designer Chris Meyer uses the Arturia Modular V software—a realistic emulation of the original Moog modular synths of the 1960s and 1970s—to teach you how to "patch" a modular synth to create your own sounds. Chris starts with the fundamentals of how harmonics and sound work, as well as how to connect the modules together. He then goes through the main modules individually, explaining the differences between oscillator waveshapes, filter types, and more, while demonstrating how to use them in a musical context. The third chapter teaches advanced techniques such as frequency and amplitude modulation, as well as using the effects and advanced filters in Arturia Modular V.

macOS Server Essential Training

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:00
Authored By: Sean Colins

Released On: 12/24/2015

Learn what you've been missing! Find out how OS X Server 5.0, El Capitan, can increase your productivity. This course shows how to set up OS X Server to ensure years of reliable service and to reap the benefits of enhanced services, like the caching server for iCloud data.

Sean Colins, Apple Certified Trainer and owner of CoreQuick, an Apple Professional Services for Education provider, explains how to set up OS X Server's most requested services. He starts with the fundamentals of server administration—that apply to any kind of server—and then looks deeply into server setup, network configuration, file sharing, and caching. Sean also shows how Apple provides a fully functional reference system on which to learn mobile device management with Profile Manager, giving you the power to manage Apple devices by centrally controlling their settings and deploying apps with device-based MDM enrollment. Since collaboration and communication are key features of OS X Server, Sean covers setting up your own email server, collaboration wikis, and even website hosting for Dreamweaver and HTML5 designers. The course concludes with a chapter on OS X Server security and backup procedures to ensure all your hard work is safely secured.

Intermediate Acoustic Guitar

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:00
Authored By: Greg Horne, Jared Meeker

Released On: 1/13/2017

Once you've mastered the basics of acoustic guitar, you're ready to expand your repertoire and tackle more challenging techniques. Join guitarist Jared Meeker as he guides you through intermediate concepts like soloing patterns and altered tunings in a relaxed, easy-to-follow instructional style. Learn about suspended chords, tuning with harmonics, and slides. Take on a variety of new styles, including acoustic funk, New Orleans grooves, modern Celtic rhythm guitar, bluegrass, and Delta blues. Jared also touches on harmony for writing and arranging, as well as Drop D, Double Drop D, Open G, and Open D tuning. Tune in and take your acoustic guitar skills to the next level.

Asking Great Data Science Questions

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:00
Authored By: Doug Rose

Released On: 1/13/2017

Great data science discoveries are often traced back to someone asking a critical question. That's why it's important for your team to use critical thinking to come up with astute, meaningful questions that add real value. A well-crafted question can prevent your team from getting sidetracked on bad assumptions and false conclusions. In this course, author Doug Rose explores the key components of critical reasoning and how to pan for gold in streams of data to search for new questions. You'll learn how to work together as a team to run question meetings, organize important ideas into question trees, and generate quality questions by clarifying key terms, challenging evidence, uncovering misleading statistics, and more.

Running a Photography Business: Pricing Your Work

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:00
Authored By: Skip Cohen

Released On: 1/13/2017

"How much should I charge?" It's one of the most common questions asked by anyone starting a freelance or full-time photography business. In this course, veteran photo marketing consultant Skip Cohen helps you answer that question by addressing topics such as how to look at the demographic of your target audience, manage your own expenses, decide which services you plan to offer, and more. He helps you understand the variables that go into pricing your work as a photographer so you can run a successful business.

Piano: Teach Yourself To Play

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:00
Authored By: Willard A.Palmer, Thomas Palmer, Morton Manus

Released On: 1/13/2017

With a basic understanding of the piano playing fundamentals, you can unlock hours of enjoyment for yourself and your listeners—and it's never too late to get started. In this beginner's course, discover how to confidently approach those 88 keys so you can start playing your favorite songs. Learn proper techniques for sitting at the piano, hand position, reading notes and rhythms, and playing chords. Learn about melodic and harmonic intervals, syncopated notes, triads, progressions, triplets, and more.

3ds Max: Cinematography for Visualization

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:00
Authored By: Aaron F. Ross

Released On: 1/13/2017

3ds Max offers a full suite of powerful 3D camera features for design visualization, animation, and visual effects. This course covers core topics in camera rigging, animation, and special effects such as motion blur and depth of field. You'll apply the principles of live-action cinematography using the tools of 3D computer animation. Along the way, you'll learn best practices, both technical and aesthetic, in virtual cinematography. These techniques save time and effort by streamlining the camera animation process. The goal of this course is to help you more quickly and easily achieve professional results from the 3ds Max camera tools.