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Graphic Design Tips & Tricks Weekly

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
John McWade, founder of Before & After and now senior staff author at lynda.com, presents a biweekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work. This series covers a wide range of topics, from typography and layout to color and logo design, but each episode is a standalone technique that can be completed in just ten minutes or less. Tune in every other Monday for a new tip.

CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) Cert Prep: 6 Disaster Recovery

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
CompTIA Server+ Cert Prep is a comprehensive 7-part series designed to help viewers prepare for, and pass, the CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) certification exam. This course focuses on the Disaster Recovery portion of exam. Instructor Ed Liberman covers principles such as replication and continuity of operations, and the techniques and best practices for backing up CompTIA Server+.

Design Foundations: Physical Materials

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
The selection of materials for any design project can be a very in-depth process involving the five senses, extensive research in the industry, and innovation in the way existing materials are used in new projects. The design and selection of materials, for example, can involve drawing inspiration from nature, finding creative ways to leverage sustainable materials, and more. In this course, bolster your practical understanding of prototyping and manufacturing by looking at them through the creative lens of designers and architects. Top industrial designer Scott Clear visits industry-leading designers and companies in different fields to help you gain a more nuanced understanding of material design. Scott discusses a project with a leading automotive design studio, and meets with a product and transportation designer who shares how she applied her materials knowledge to a high-end jet design. Plus, he sits down with an established company to explore how high-end custom materials are made for final projects.

Fundamentals of Pro Audio Equipment

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
Modern audio engineers and producers have access to a wealth of cool equipment that simplifies their workflow and enhances their final mixes. While it's possible to get by without a deep understanding of this technology, all creative pros can benefit from learning how the gear they use in the studio actually works. In this course, instructor Greg Wurth explains the inner workings of some of the most influential pieces of pro audio equipment.

Throughout the course, Greg shares images, diagrams, and audio examples that can help you grasp how this equipment functions, and why you might want to opt for one piece over another. Greg dives into working with different kinds of microphones and preamps, describes the main types of compressors and equalizers, and shows how an analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter works. Plus, he covers analog summing—the process of combining multiple audio channels down to a stereo signal—and analog emulation.

React.js Essential Training

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
Among all other JavaScript libraries, React.js stands out. It relies on reusable components, not templates, for UI development, allowing developers to render views where data changes over time. React applications are more scalable and more maintainable, making developers more efficient and users more satisfied. In this course, Eve Porcello introduces the history and basics of the React library and show how to use it to create two projects: a browser-based activity counter app and a simple website for displaying data drawn from an API. Along the way, learn how to set up your development environment, including helpful tools such as Babel and webpack; create new components; use props and state to pass data between components; use routes to map URLs to views; and organize projects with nested components and routes. By the end of the course, you'll understand the essentials of React.js and be able to start building your own browser-based projects.

Enscape Essential Training

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
Get started with Enscape, a virtual reality and real-time rendering plugin for Revit. In this course, Brian Myers shows how to leverage this software's features to help you, your colleagues, and your clients better visualize your fully-rendered project. Brian covers the basics of Enscape, explaining how to start it from Revit and use the navigation tools. In addition, he covers creating scenes; general settings such as depth of field, field of view, and motion blur; scene settings; and interface and video settings.

Ionic 3.0 for Mobile App Developers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
In a landscape where mobile apps are at the forefront of technology, it can be challenging to pick an appropriate strategy for reaching users on different platforms. In this project-based course, Sani Yusuf walks through the ins and outs of the Ionic 3.0 framework, and shows how to develop highly performant mobile applications targeting iOS, Android, and Windows while still making use of a single code base. Sani provides an overview of Ionic, and introduces key features in the latest version of the mobile SDK. To help provide a practical context for the course concepts, he takes you through how to build three separate mobile applications with Ionic.

Learning Cinema 4D R19

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
Get up and running with Cinema 4D R19. In this course, explore the core techniques you need to know to create 3D models and animation with the latest version of C4D. Andy Needham goes over concepts that are essential to understanding how the software functions, and explores different artists' work to help you visualize what can be created with C4D. He then demonstrates how to plan a C4D project, and shows how to animate the camera, add lighting, create and apply materials, organize and render the project, and more.

Learning SVG

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format is spreading rapidly across the web. Naturally responsive, SVG can scale from very big to very small, and graphics can be manipulated with code after they've been downloaded to a browser.  Join LinkedIn staff instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen as he covers the basics of learning SVG. He covers the anatomy of SVG, including the internal structure that makes your SVG easy to ship over the web while maintaining maximum flexibility. He shows how to draw and manipulate SVG shapes, work with lines and text, and use strokes, fills, and patterns to make your SVGs look just right. Plus, find out how to convert an existing graphic design into SVG—maximizing accessibility while optimizing it for the web.

Animate CC: Animating Scenes

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:00
After you've created a storyboard for your animated project, you're ready to tackle the next phase of the pipeline—actually assembling your scenes and rigging your characters. In this course, learn how to use Adobe Animate CC to assemble and animate a scene, and set up a complex rig for both a human character and a robot. Dermot O'Connor shows how to properly line a character, place the pivots, and set up the scene symbol. Plus, he shows how to animate a dynamic action scene, import audio, and export your scene. (Author: Dermot O' Connor)

NUKE NUGGETS Weekly

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
NUKE NUGGETS Weekly is a series of short 5–10 minute tips and tricks for Nuke compositing. New tips are delivered every Thursday, covering topics such as lighting, color matching, grading, animation, camera moves, interlaced video, cloning, rotoscoping, and more. With NUKE, there are literally hundreds of possibilities. Expert Steve Wright helps you explore a different facet of the program every week, including little known nodes and production tips to help you become a better, more efficient compositor.

What kinds of NUKE tips do you need? Join the Steve Wright's NUKE NUGGETS group on LinkedIn, and post your requests there.

AutoCAD Plant 3D Essential Training: User

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
AutoCAD Plant 3D design software boasts tools and features that can help you visualize what your plant design will actually look like after construction. In this course, learn how to get started with Plant 3D. Irene Radcliffe kicks off the course by showing how to set up the Plant 3D workspace, and use the ribbon menu, tool palette, and properties. She demonstrates how to work with Plant 3D files, and then explains how to create basic steel structures using the structural tools. She then covers how to work with equipment, route piping in your models, modify and reuse piping, and create orthographic drawings and production isometrics. To wrap up the course, she discusses how to generate project reports using the Report Creator program that comes with the software.

Exchange 2016: Infrastructure, Recipients, and Security

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
Bolster your understanding of the infrastructure, recipients, and security features in Exchange Server 2016, to help ensure that your Exchange installation goes to plan. This course maps to the Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 (70-345) exam, specifically the following domain: Plan, deploy, and manage an Exchange infrastructure, recipients, and security. In this course, Scott Burrell helps you get a clear understanding of key features, to prepare you to create your own Exchange organization. Scott covers how to plan and configure Active Directory, create mailboxes, and configure security features that can help you keep your Exchange content safe. (Author: Scott M Burrell)

InDesign Secrets

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks, InDesignSecrets.com, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects.

New techniques will be added to the collection every other week, so check back early and often. Find more tips and tricks at indesignsecrets.com.

The Practicing Photographer

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
In The Practicing Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration. Each installment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each installment concludes with a call to action designed to inspire you to pick up your camera (or your mouse or smartphone) to try the technique for yourself.

Linux: Kernels and Logging for System Administration

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
In order to gain a more holistic understanding of Linux, it's crucial for system administrators to understand the mechanics of the operating system at its core—the Linux kernel. In this course, learn how to manage Linux kernels on CentOS 7, and manage the GRUB boot loader, system initialization, and system logging. Grant McWilliams explains how to fix a Linux installation issue by booting into the emergency target, and shows how to leverage systemd to help maintain system services. He goes into Linux kernel versions, and shows how to update the kernel and manage kernel modules. To wrap up, he covers system logging, explaining how to search and rotate log files, make journald logs persistent, and use rsyslog filters.

Animate CC: Storyboarding

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
Studios can create enormous problems if they begin projects in a disorderly manner. By creating a thoughtful, detailed storyboard, you can clarify your ideas and get your project off on the right foot. In this course, learn how to set up a storyboard in Adobe Animate CC. Dermot O'Connor demonstrates how to set up your project, do fades and cross dissolves, create vertical pan shots, work with characters like marching robot monsters), add and edit audio, and more. (Author: Dermot O' Connor)

Keynote 7 Essential Training

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to make compelling presentations with Keynote, the popular presentation software from Apple. David Rivers walks through all the need-to-know features of this powerful tool, showing how to harness its rich feature set to inform and entertain your audience. He shows how to choose the right slide layout; add your text, images, audio, and video; and include animations and eye-catching effects. Plus, he demonstrates how to add transitions between slides, and explains how to prepare to deliver a standout presentation.

Spring: Test-Driven Development with JUnit

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
Practicing test-driven development in the Spring framework—or any framework, for that matter—can help you speed up your software release cycles, and ensure that you end up with a high-quality product. Learn the tricks for using Spring and JUnit— an open-source testing tool—together, and how to use this power combo across your entire backend stack to achieve optimal test coverage. In this course, discover how (and why) to use Spring and JUnit for test-driven development. Instructor Shonna Smith also shows how to lay the groundwork for testing some typical components in your backend application: @Service, @Controller, and @Repository components. Throughout the course, Shonna provides hands-on examples of how to apply these concepts in a real-world application.

Android App Development: RESTful Web Services

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
Android integrates with a variety of cloud-based and custom web services in a variety of ways, including RESTful services created in PHP or Java, to get, update, and send data over the web. This course shows how you can take advantage of web services, integrations, and libraries to optimize how your app handles network connectivity, errors, data management, and more.

IInstructor David Gassner starts with an overview discussion about available networking strategies, and then dives into how to declare networking permissions, make network requests, handle responses, parse data returned from a web service, and pass user credentials to services that support HTTP basic authentication. He also provides an overview of popular higher-level networking libraries, including OkHttp and Picasso, and offers recommendations for improving performance in network-connected apps. David also covers using static feeds, using dynamic PHP pages hosted on a public server web service, and integrating apps with network data storage.

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