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Creating Interactive Dashboards in Tableau 10

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Nate Makdad

Released On: 12/2/2016

Explore your data in new ways with interactive dashboards in Tableau. Dashboards act like dynamic reports that can be used for in-depth data analysis or to present information to clients. In this course, Nate Makdad shows you how to create them in Tableau 10, the latest version of the software. He shows how to build and format the worksheets that will feed your dashboard, design the dashboard itself, integrate analytics, and add interactive parameters that allow users to customize the display. Along the way, you'll learn how to use some basic principles of visual design to make your dashboards easier to use and more visually appealing.


Windows Presentation Foundation 2: Layout

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Walt Ritscher

Released On: 12/2/2016

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in Visual Studio 2015 provides developers with a unified programming model for building modern applications on Windows. In this course, expert developer Walt Ritscher steps you through the details of how to create rich Windows user experiences using WPF's layout panels: basic UI containers used to position and arrange elements in XAML and other code. Explore the six prebuilt layout panels available, including stack, dock, and grid panels, and learn how to add rows, columns, and child elements; size and position content; and create a custom layout panel of your own, for more precise control of your interface designs.


Calculating Gross Profit with Google Analytics

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Patrick Rauland

Released On: 12/2/2016

Tackle the complex task of calculating gross profit using Google Analytics. This focused, practical course is designed help store owners, marketers, and developers set up complex calculations and generate reports. Patrick Rauland explains the benefits that can be gained by discovering your cost of goods and gross profit. He then shows you how to calculate these financial values, add custom metrics, and generate reports.


UX Design Tools: Axure RP

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Renata Phillippi

Released On: 12/2/2016

Axure RP is a popular prototyping tool for web and user experience designers. You can use it to create user flows and sitemaps, click-through wireframes, and robust, fully interactive prototypes. Join Renata Phillippi as she introduces Axure's ready-made widgets, form elements, and interactive features like lightboxes and carousels. Plus, learn how to create adaptive web designs that display beautifully on a range of devices. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create prototypes that will help you solicit user feedback, validate your ideas, and communicate your designs to clients and developers.


Photoshop CC 2017 for Photographers

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Orwig

Released On: 12/2/2016

Photoshop CC 2017 for Photographers provides an introduction to Photoshop aimed specifically at the needs of photographers. Photographer and educator Chris Orwig covers the most essential skills: cropping, improving exposure, painting color and light with masks, converting to black and white, thinking creatively with filters, retouching, and publishing photos online and in print. Plus, learn how Photoshop fits into a modern digital photography workflow, and how to set up the preferences and workspace so the software works most efficiently for you.


Real Estate Photography: Master Bathrooms

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Scott Hargis

Released On: 12/2/2016

On a real estate shoot, even if the photographer is pressed for time, the master bathroom nearly always ends up on the shot list. It's a space that every buyer wants to preview. In this course, Scott Hargis provides specifics on capturing this all-important room by demonstrating the lighting, composition, and styling techniques that make a master bathroom look its best. Follow Scott as he takes you to a shoot at a typical home in the hills above Oakland, California. He shows you three different approaches for capturing that same space: a method for taking an acceptable photo when you're in a time crunch, a method for snapping a portfolio-worthy photo, and a method for taking a shot that can make an ordinary space look like it was plucked from a brochure. Scott also explains how to edit your final image selections.


Learning Audacity

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Garrick Chow

Released On: 12/2/2016

Audacity is a free, open-source, audio-editing application that many nonaudio professionals use to record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. In this course, Garrick Chow helps you get up and running by laying out the basics of the program. Observe how to download and install Audacity on both Mac and Windows, import and play existing audio files, and record original audio, including multitrack audio projects. View how to perform basic editing tasks like copying and pasting audio and splitting clips, as well as some more advanced tricks like automating volume changes across a project.


The Importance of Purpose in the Workplace

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: James Citrin

Released On: 12/1/2016

Jim Citrin tells stories about purposeful leaders, experiences, and insights he has observed in his career.


SketchUp: Modeling from Photos

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Scott Onstott

Released On: 12/1/2016

Not sure which modern furniture will mesh with your living room design? With SketchUp, a 3D modeling program, you can take your architectural and material design ideas from your head to your screen. In this course, instructor Scott Onstott shows you how to use the free version of SketchUp to explore possible design scenarios using photos and 3D models. Scott explains how to match SketchUp's coordinate system to the perspective implied in multiple photographs, allowing you to use photos to create 3D models. He demonstrates how to model objects like fireplaces, windows, doors, and walls from photo models, alter photo textures in SketchUp and retouch them in Photoshop, and model new textured objects. He also illustrates how to use a combination of layers, scenes, and materials to explore design alternatives.


Swift 3 Essential Training: The Basics

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Scott Gardner

Released On: 12/1/2016

Since its debut in 2014, Swift has become the ultimate modern programming language: safe, fast, and expressive. Swift 3 is now open sourced and more powerful and streamlined than ever before. There's never been a better time to learn it! This course takes you through each component of Swift 3, explaining what you need to know to become proficient in programming with Swift, from concepts to hands-on coding.

Learn how to write code, understand Swift's key concepts and best practices, and strengthen your programming problem-solving skills. Instructor Scott Gardner teaches the fundamentals, so you'll be prepared to develop applications for iOS, macOS, and other platforms. Completing this course will enable you to not only write first-class code, but to think like a Swift developer.


Windows Server 2016: DHCP

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Ed Liberman

Released On: 12/1/2016

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is the heart of dynamic IP addressing, and a fundamental concept for any network administrator. This course explains how DHCP works in the context of a Windows environment, and how to manage, secure, and troubleshoot DHCP on Windows Server 2016. Ed Liberman shows how to install the DHCP server role; configure settings such as scopes, clients, and reservations; and advanced features, including DHCP failover and working in a routed environment.


After Effects Guru: CC Market and Libraries

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Ian Robinson

Released On: 12/1/2016

There's a world of possibilities in the market inside of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Take a look at the tools and assets available for After Effects in the CC Market and Libraries. Ian Robinson explores the vector graphics, patterns, textures, brushes, and even user interface extensions available inside the CC Market. Then he shows how to search for, download, and install assets and organize them in CC Libraries, which can be shared between all Creative Cloud programs. The final three chapters put the assets to work in multiple motion graphic projects, including an animated SVG and a short promo video, using After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.


Office 365: Provision SharePoint Online Site Collections

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Sharon Bennett

Released On: 12/1/2016

Implement and configure SharePoint to meet the collaboration needs of your organization by setting up a site collection, a parent site that organizes subsites. This course shows how to administer and provision site collections using SharePoint Online. Learn how to manage user access—including other admins and groups—grant permissions, set up global sharing settings, change server resource quotas, and work with tools like PowerShell and Yammer. Examine the differences between internal users and external users and between private groups and public groups. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of several possible configuration scenarios by considering use cases. Additionally, explore how to handle coauthoring, migration, eDiscovery, and more. This course is designed to help network administrators working with Office 365 and professionals preparing for the Enabling Office 365 Services (70-347) exam.


iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 10

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Seán Duggan

Released On: 12/1/2016

With iOS 10, Apple introduced new features designed to appeal to techies across the spectrum. In this course, instructor Seán Duggan zooms in on the photography portion of the new mobile OS. He covers how to use the Camera app to adjust exposure, capture panoramas, shoot in HD and 4K video, and create slow-motion videos and time-lapse videos. He also shows how photos are organized in iOS 10, and how to use the new facial and content recognition and advanced search features. Discover how to apply nondestructive edits, access other editing apps from within the Photos app, sync images with iCloud Photo Library or iTunes, and transfer images to different iOS devices or your computer with AirDrop. In addition, familiarize yourself with the new photo capabilities offered in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, including the ability to create a shallow depth of field effect with the Portrait mode.


Windows Server 2016: Manage, Monitor, and Maintain Servers

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Scott M Burrell

Released On: 12/1/2016

How healthy is your Windows Server? Everyone wants a perfect system, with no vulnerabilities or errors. But a key part of managing a Windows Server-based network is keeping it up to date and recognizing when things go wrong. This course covers managing updates and patches with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and monitoring your server performance and network traffic via the Performance Monitor, Message Analyzer, and other tools in Windows Server 2016. Instructor Scott Burrell also devotes a chapter to troubleshooting Windows Server with the help of event logs. In addition to help you master these key administration tasks, this course can help you prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-740, one of the qualifying exams for the 2016 MCSA certification.


Editing and Proofreading Made Simple

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Erin Rickard

Released On: 11/30/2016

Most professionals can't afford full-time proofreaders. With some simple tips and extra attention to detail, you can edit your own writing and make sure it's as polished as possible before you hit send. Learn the five keys to effective editing, from checking content, spelling, and grammar to applying basic formatting. Find out how to apply these rules to emails, presentations, and blog posts—yours or someone else's—and create style guides and templates to be more productive. Instructor Erin Rickard, a writer, professor, and long-time editor, also points out the most frequent mistakes writers make and provides tips for finding and correcting them.


Ethical Hacking: Trojans and Backdoors

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Lisa Bock

Released On: 11/30/2016

It is crucial to maintain a network secure enough to prevent sophisticated attacks, especially if you are part of an enterprise organization. Some of the more dangerous threats to your systems are Trojans and backdoors, which get into computers and compromise the integrity of the system. Data leaks, dissemination, and destruction are just some of the unfortunate outcomes caused by such attacks.

Join cybersecurity expert Lisa Bock in this course as she explains how to identify vulnerabilities in your system, and how to then take countermeasures to prevent unwanted access. Lisa explains how hackers can use a Trojan to penetrate a network and lists the methods and tools that they use. She follows up by sharing how you can perform ethical hacking of your own system to detect areas of susceptibility, so you can address the flaws and defend against attacks. She also discusses rootkits, SSDP amplification attacks, ICMP, and more.

Note: Learning about ethical hacking for Trojans and backdoors is part of the Malware competency from the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) body of knowledge.


Business Process Modeling Fundamentals

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Haydn Thomas

Released On: 11/30/2016

When you're trying to grapple with user demands and market changes, it can be difficult to mentally zoom out and assess your organization's operations. Business process modeling helps you see the big picture by allowing you to translate your business processes into easily understood pictures. In this course, instructor Haydn Thomas walks you through the most widely used business process modeling diagrams—context, functional flow, cross-functional flow, and flowchart—and explains the purpose of each one. As Haydn touches on each modeling technique, he shares its unique features, explains how to use that technique to create a diagram, and points out how to avoid common pitfalls. He pulls it all together by comparing process diagrams to help you determine which diagram you should use to document your organization's business process.


Android App Development Essentials: Create Your First App

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: David Gassner

Released On: 11/30/2016

Explore the world of Android app development. This training course prepares you to create your very first Android app—helping you understand the technologies at work and prepare your computer for development and testing. Learn how to configure Android Studio, the Android SDK, and emulator software, and study the different files in a typical Android app: build scripts, the app manifest file, permissions tags, and icons. Finally, learn how an app is built from the bottom up, with screens, activities, and layouts. David Gassner shows how to define the visual presentation with XML and widgets, and control the logic with Java code. This simple overview is designed to provide you with everything you need to know to understand the Android development process. Later courses in the Essentials series concentrate on the specific skills you need to master.


Photos for macOS Essential Training

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 19:00
Authored By: Derrick Story

Released On: 11/30/2016

Manage, enhance, and share your photos in a variety of new ways using Photos for macOS. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Derrick Story takes a deep dive into this Apple photo management application. To start things off, Derrick goes over the application's new features, including Memories—which automatically scans your library to create photo collections—object and scene recognition, and a new editing slider called Brilliance.

Later, he walks you through how to use the application's basic editing tools, as well as more advanced elements like the histogram, a graphical chart of the tones in your pictures. Learn how to share your images to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, work with video taken on a camera or smartphone, and tap into the power of iCloud to access your images from your personal devices.

Are you still using OS X El Capitan and its older version of Photos, Photos for OS X? You may want to check out Derrick's Photos for OS X Essential Training course, which covers all of the features in Photos 1.0.


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