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AutoCAD Civil 3D: Pressure Pipe Design

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
AutoCAD Civil 3D boasts a line of specialized layout tools designed to help you generate 3D models of pressure networks, such as water transmission systems, gas lines, and force mains. In this course, instructor Eric Chappell explains how to leverage these features to approach the creation of a pressure pipe network, edit your designs, and document them so that others know how to implement your ideas. Eric walks through the complete pressure pipe design process, from the initial creation of pipes and fittings all the way to the analysis stage. Plus, he shares helpful tips and techniques that can help you tackle this aspect of your civil engineering project with ease and efficiency.

Migrating from Python 2.7 to Python 3

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
Are you still using Python 2.7? If you've been meaning to make the jump to Python 3, but aren't entirely sure what's different in the latest version of this popular language—or how to migrate your code—then this course is for you. Instructor Steven Lott illuminates the differences between the two Python versions, going over elements such as changes to built-in Python functions and the Python standard library. He also walks through a number of ways to convert your Python 2.7 applications to Python 3, showing how to use packages like six, future, and 2to3. Along the way, Steven shares his own experiences with this transition, and offers helpful suggestions for enhancing the overall quality and performance of your code.

Linux: Files and Permissions

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
When it comes to managing Linux servers securely, permissions and access control are crucial. In this course, follow computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams as he explains how to manage files and directories, create links, and set permissions in CentOS 7. Grant goes into Linux file types, shows how to manipulate files, and explains how to maintain access control to files through the standard Unix permission system and Access Control Lists. He covers how to grant or revoke access to files and directories for users and groups, as well as how to set up special file bits for privilege escalation and special directory bits for owner group inheritance.

Switching to ES6 in Node.js

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
The next evolution of JavaScript came with the release of the ECMAScript 6 (ES6) specification—and Node.js is a place where you can leverage all the new language features introduced. In this course, discover many of the new ES6 features you can now use in Node.js. Instructor Ryan Lewis dives into new syntax such as arrow functions and default parameters, and covers destructuring, promises, generators, and much more. By walking through the process of converting a fully-functional Node.js web application written in pre-ES6 JavaScript, Ryan helps you gain first-hand experience with using these exciting new features. Plus, he shares valuable insights and provides context that helps you gain a robust understanding of all that ES6 has to offer.


Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
SOLIDWORKS Visualize has the distinction of being both extremely powerful and easy to use, boasting tools that can help both engineers and nontechnical content creators leverage 3D CAD data to create compelling, photorealistic content. In this course, get up to speed with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and discover how to use this powerful software to build striking renderings of your designs. Instructor Gabriel Corbett explains how to navigate SOLIDWORKS Visualize, import parts and assemblies into the workspace, apply materials, add cameras, create advanced animations, and more.

VMware vSphere: Administer and Manage Virtual Machines

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
Learning how to configure vSphere settings is essential to being able to effectively administer and manage a virtual machine (VM). This course covers administration and management of VMware vSphere VMs.

Instructor Russell Long demonstrates how to configure advanced settings, create and manage a multisite content library, set up and maintain vCloud Air, and deploy vApps. Russell shows how to publish and subscribe to a content catalog, determine which permissions are required to manage content catalogs, and configure a content library to work across sites. He compares automatic sync with on-demand sync. He also takes you through the steps of authentication configuration, VM migration to vCloud Air, and VPN connection verification.

This course is also an exam preparation resource, as it covers the topics in the Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machine domain of the VCP-DCV 6 exam.

HTML for Educators

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:00
If you teach and engage with learners online, then you have probably encountered a need for knowing how to code. That's what this course is for—to help you learn the basics of HTML so you can enhance your teaching and learning materials with dynamic pages. Learn web coding basics, including how to format text, link to other pages, add images, embed resources, use CSS, and add targeted customizations to a learning management system (LMS) or WordPress site. In this course, instructor Chris Mattia demonstrates using HTML and CSS to help you take your lessons to the next level.

WordPress: REST API

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:00
Developers can interact remotely with a WordPress site from a client-side or external application by using the WordPress REST API. Using JSON objects, this API allows you to create and send content to a site, request information from a site, update existing content, and even create single page applications on top of WordPress. This course takes a detailed look at putting the WordPress REST API to use, demonstrating the use of routes, endpoints, arguments, requests, responses, and more. Technologies covered include RESTful APIs, JSON, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and AJAX. (Author: Morten Rand-Hendriksen)

WordPress: Creating an Intranet Website

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:00
Provide shared access to files and resources within your organization by setting up an intranet website using WordPress. Ease of use, low maintenance, and high extensibility are just some of the reasons WordPress can work as an ideal tool for your company's internal file sharing needs. This course shows how to create an intranet site for your business. Planning, installation, setup, custom configuration, user administration, deployment, and maintenance are covered. (Author: Morten Rand-Hendriksen)

Construction Management Foundations

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:00
Shifts in the modern construction industry have both increased the demand for trained and qualified construction managers, and expanded the role itself. With a greater emphasis being placed on integrated methods of project delivery—as opposed to the old design, bid, build approach—there's a real need for construction professionals who not only know their way around field methods, but also have a solid understanding of building science and design in their toolkit.

Whether you're a construction industry veteran looking to switch roles or a brand new construction manager trying to get your bearings, this course provides you with meaningful insights into this vital, evolving industry and your role in it. Instructor Jim Rogers explains how integrated project delivery methods work, how technology is shaking up old processes, and how lean productivity methods are being used at construction sites. Throughout the course, you'll get industry knowledge from Jim, as well as other experienced construction professionals.

Scrum: The Basics

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 20:00
If you've spent any time in the project management world, you've likely heard of scrum—the popular framework for managing complex processes. If this mysterious-sounding framework has piqued your interest, this course can help provide you with a basic understanding of what scrum is and how you can start implementing it at work. Follow scrum expert Kelley O'Connell as she walks through why scrum has taken the business world by storm, and how it asks you to organize your team and work. Plus, she explains how to manage your projects and measure how they're faring, and set manageable improvement goals.

Learning Office Delve

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
Over the course of the workweek, the time spent tracking down particular files or pieces of information can really add up. By leveraging Microsoft Office Delve—a search and discovery tool for Office 365—you can spend less time searching and more time getting your work done. In this course, Steve Somers explains how to use Delve to find relevant colleagues, documents, and other content across Office 365. Steve also shows how to retrieve this content and expertise later on. Upon finishing this course, you'll have the tools you need to use Delve to navigate and connect with information across your organization.

Enterprise Agile: Changing Your Culture

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
Many organizations deliver products with dozens or even hundreds of teams. For these organizations, spinning up a few agile teams is just the start. Eventually, they'll want to scale up their agile approach to work on enterprise-level products—a shift that presents a whole new set of challenges. Enterprise agile requires a different organizational mindset along with new roles and practices. There are many different enterprise agile frameworks that will help you with this transformation, but switching to these frameworks isn't your biggest challenge. Enterprise agile is a radical change from how most organizations think about their work. If you don't prepare your teams for this change, then it's unlikely that any enterprise framework will succeed.

That's why this course is the first in a four-part series on enterprise agile. In this course, Doug Rose helps you lay the groundwork you'll need to make this radical organizational change. First, learn how to identify your organization's culture. There are many different types of organizational cultures, and each one presents its own set of challenges. Then, see different approaches to making a widespread organizational change. Finally, learn about the common challenges that almost all organizations face when starting enterprise agile.

Vlogging for Business

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
Many individuals and companies are now creating ongoing vlogs, which are video blogs offering educational or informational content that increases brand awareness and helps the vlogger connect to a potentially growing audience. While certain vlogs focus on a person's daily or weekly life, there are many vlogs that focus on a specific area, such as filmmaking, graphic design, or technology. Rather than vlogging to attract a high volume of subscribers, instead you can aspire to establish a clear, consistent voice and deliver valuable content as a vlogger. This can be accomplished with planning and a technical and creative understanding of what it takes to produce a vlog.

In this course, Jem Schofield of theC47 breaks down the planning, production, post production, equipment, and distribution of an ongoing vlog for your company, business, or creative endeavor. Jem explains how to select the right subject matter, pick a vlogging camera, and shoot your vlog. Plus, he goes over helpful post production and delivery strategies, including editing and integrating branding assets. Jem shows all of this by walking through the process with a business owner, Steven Soria of Make Smith Leather Company.

Linux: System Maintenance

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
It can be tempting to skimp on regular system maintenance once your computer is up and running. That said, it's essential to keep tabs on your machine, and check to see if there are any security problems you should address, and whether your computer is keeping up with its tasks. In this course, dive into the basics of Linux system maintenance. Instructor Scott Simpson explains how to approach any Linux system, to help you get your bearings if a system looks unfamiliar. He also covers system and security logs, troubleshooting the boot process, upgrading software, freeing disk space, and automating reports with scripting.

Learning Sinatra

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
Sinatra is a lightweight web application library and domain-specific language that provides a faster and simpler alternative to Ruby frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. In this course, discover how to quickly build web applications with Sinatra. Kevin Skoglund walks through how to define routes, render templates containing dynamic data, and use partial templates and layouts to create reusable code. Plus, he explains how to use cookies, sessions, and filters, and shares useful techniques which you can leverage in your own Sinatra projects.

Machine Learning Essential Training: Value Estimations

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
Value estimation—one of the most common types of machine learning algorithms—can automatically estimate values by looking at related information. For example, a website can determine how much a house is worth based on the property's location and characteristics. In this project-based course, discover how to use machine learning to build a value estimation system that can deduce the value of a home. Follow Adam Geitgey as he walks through how to use sample data to build a machine learning model, and then use that model in your own programs. Although the project featured in this course focuses on real estate, you can use the same approach to solve any kind of value estimation problem with machine learning.

Learning Vue.js

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
Have you found a primary JavaScript framework or library that suits your needs? If not, you might want to explore Vue.js, which offers a progressive approach to solving front-end problems. Vue is a sensible alternative to some of the more complex JavaScript frameworks, because it allows developers to add simple data binding to their views, but also incrementally progress to a full-blown single-page application if needed.

In this course, Michael Sullivan introduces the Vue framework, explains which problems it aims to solve, and shows how to add Vue to a new or existing webpage. Michael examines a Vue instance and its lifecycle, and shows simple and advanced data binding techniques along with how to manage CSS related attributes dynamically and handle user input and events. After he covers the key concepts and basic conventions of Vue, Michael dives into its component system, which can help you create modular, reusable code, and shows how to use the vue-router plugin to set up a single-page application with client-side routing.

Oracle 12c: New Features

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
Oracle 12c is often considered the next generation of the Oracle database. It's one of the most radically enhanced versions of the Oracle database in recent years, boasting an array of new features and capabilities for developers and DBAs. Mastering these new features is essential to fully utilizing the capacities of Oracle 12c. In this course, David Yahalom shows how to take advantage of the most useful new enhancements available in Oracle 12c. From the pluggable database architecture—which enables easy multitenancy and cloud deployments—to the new In-Memory Column Store—that can dramatically boost analytical query performance—David helps you master all the top new features.

2D Animation: Tips & Tricks

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:00
One way to learn animation is an all-in-one course, the kind you can find here in our library. The other path is on-the-job training, and involves picking up an arsenal of tips and tricks as you work. Both methods have their benefits, though most students get an all-in-one style education. This course will give you that "on the job" experience in weekly doses. Every Tuesday, author Dermot O' Connor reveals a tip or trick that animation professionals use to save time and create more compelling characters. Learn to use delays, overshoots, and leading gestures to create looser, more realistic movement; draw different mouth shapes for male and female characters; create different styles of walks such as staggers; and more. Put this course in your playlist and each week a new video will appear in your queue.