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Animate CC: Storyboarding

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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

Lynda.com - 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.

Creating Your First Android App with Kotlin

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:00
Kotlin is now officially supported by Google as an Android development language. This announcement has been widely applauded by developers, many of whom were already using Kotlin. Learn how to build a simple application with Kotlin and make it your language of choice. This course is designed for new Android developers who want to start with Kotlin. Instructor Chiu-Ki Chan spends time explaining the benefits of Kotlin, which is more concise and safe than Java, and explains the basic components of an app built with this programming language.

Learning Digication ePortfolios

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:00
Portfolios have long been a means for students and artists to share and reflect upon their work. Digication is a popular tool for creating web-based, electronic portfolios, or ePortfolios. In this course, join Alan Ackmann as he explores how to set up, customize, and add content to a Digication ePortfolio, and use this popular tool to enhance student learning. Alan familiarizes you with the layout of a Digication ePortfolio, and shows how to create one of your own. He also explains how to add new pages and content, record audio and video in Digication, and make your ePortfolio available to others. To wrap up, he addresses how teachers can leverage Digication, focusing on how to create a template, assess ePortfolios, and help students learn how to develop their own ePortfolios.

InfraWorks 360 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:00
Learn to create new worlds inside InfraWorks, the design and engineering program that gives your infrastructure and urban planning projects 3D real-world context. In this course, Josh Modglin helps you get up to speed with all the essential features of InfraWorks. He discusses how InfraWorks differs from Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, familiarizes you with the InfraWorks interface, and shows how to add style and details—such as trees, roads, and buildings—to your world. He also helps you analyze and visualize your design, and dives into the subject of interoperability between InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Working with Difficult People

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
In every workplace, you're likely to perceive some colleagues are being more difficult to work with than others. Before you rush to judgment, you should determine if and how you might be contributing to the situation. (After all, it's entirely possible that you're the problem.) If you've determined that the problem isn't you, then this course can help.

In this course, Chris Croft shares methods for recognizing the characteristics of some of the most common types of difficult people, and gives you strategies for dealing with these individuals more effectively. Chris provides practical techniques for dealing with a variety of different behaviors, including negativity, aggression, childishness, and selfishness. Plus, he explains how to overcome your own negative thinking, and get the best from a difficult boss.

Final Cut Pro X Guru: Color Correction

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
Does the color in your video look inaccurate or flat? Are you looking to enhance the color values of your scene and bring it to life? Final Cut Pro X offers a variety of tools, scopes, and effects for you to grade all of your footage. This course is designed to provide an extensive overview of the Final Cut Pro X color correction workflow so you can manipulate and adjust video with ease. Nick Harauz takes you through each step of the process, showing how to evaluate and adjust images, make primary and secondary corrections, and add creative looks. He also explains how to handle more complicated footage problems, by demonstrating how to use specialized third-party plugins to remove noise and grain, beautify shots, and make color adjustments.

Node.js: Testing and Code Quality

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
A maintainable codebase should have clean and easy-to-manage code. In this course, Jon Peck shows how to gauge quality, implement testing, and measure code coverage in your Node.js apps. To help you better understand these key concepts, he walks through how to clean up a buggy restaurant booking app. First, Jon reviews testing and code quality fundamentals. Next, he shows how to find errors by linting your code base, and explores different testing frameworks and their components. Finally, he demonstrates how to write unit and functional tests to exercise the code base, then determine what code was executed with a code coverage report.

CLR Bytecode for Developers

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
If you know how to speak intermediate language (IL), you have a window into the world as the .NET runtime sees it. In this course, learn about using Common Language Runtime (CLR) bytecode to manage virtual machines in Windows applications, and discover how to speak IL like a pro. Instructor Ted Neward helps to familiarize you with the basics of IL, and walks through this assembly language's syntax. Ted dives into working with ILDasm and ILasm, discusses classes, CIL opcodes and operands, and more.

IoT Foundations: Standards and Ecosystems

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
The continuous development of IoT ecosystems promises a future in which our homes, cars, and cities are more connected. But as this technology evolves, it has become increasingly important to tackle the communication and compatibility challenges facing the billions of connected devices already out in the world. In this course, learn about IoT standards and ecosystems. Instructor Zahraa Khalil provides a high-level look at the IoT ecosystem, discussing IoT markets, technology, and standards. She also goes over the challenges facing the development of IoT—including security, privacy, and legal issues—the IoT standards development process, and IoT protocols for device management. Plus, she shares examples of IoT ecosystems in action by exploring case studies of smart cities.

IoT Foundations: Device Management

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're working with a small-scale or large-scale system of connected devices, it is crucial that you devise thoughtful, sustainable management and monitoring solutions. In this course, learn about the basics of IoT device management, and discover how to build smart objects that are easy to maintain and troubleshoot. Instructor Ryan Hu covers essential concepts such as the system architecture, key functionalities, key standards, and protocols. He also discusses the representative standards for IoT device management—the LightweightM2M standard and the oneM2M standard. He shows how to use the IBM Watson IoT Platform, and more.

Photo Tools Weekly

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
Get a new image-editing technique every Wednesday in Photo Tools Weekly. Photographer and educator Chris Orwig shares photo editing tips and techniques to help make your photos look better in just a few minutes. He'll tackle programs like Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as plugins and mobile apps like Instagram, too.

AutoCAD: Tips & Tricks

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:00
Take your CAD skills up a notch. Work smarter, not harder, with AutoCAD. AutoCAD Tips & Tricks provides weekly tips, techniques, and workarounds to make designers like you more effective and more productive. Learn how to use AutoCAD's features in exciting new ways, customize the workspace and shortcuts to save time, create more accurate drawings with the measurement and organization tools, and more. Shaun Bryant's insights give you that competitive edge you can't get from a regular training manual. Tune in every Wednesday for a new tip!

Creating a Short Film: 07 Cinematography

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:00
The 13-part Creating a Short Film training series showcases what it actually takes to create a short film—from the brainstorming stage, all the way until opening night. Each installment of the series focuses on different aspects of the production workflow. Here, filmmaker Chad Perkins focuses on cinematography, providing real-world context by showing how the concepts highlighted in the course were applied in the making of The Assurance, the short film featured throughout the series. Chad starts with the basics of cinematography, including how to adjust exposure, get coverage, create more powerful camera moves, and use three-point lighting effectively. He also demonstrates how to set up and frame a shot, use lenses as a storytelling tool, properly light your actors, and more. The course concludes with real world projects that examine how to improve boring and ugly shots step-by-step.

Advanced iOS App Development: MapKit & Core Location

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:00
Users expect apps to be "location aware"—to know where they are, suggest where they should go next, and tell them how to get there. This course provides developers with advanced techniques for adding add location awareness, directions, and interactive maps to iOS applications. Steven Lipton teaches the fundamentals of MapKit and Core Location, two iOS frameworks that work that hand in hand to provide location data and services. Learn how to build a map with 2D, 3D, satellite, and flyover views; add annotations and graphic overlays; and find and add a user's location to a map. Plus, discover how to search for a location using coordinates or keywords, and generate turn-by-turn directions with the MapKit MKDirections object.

Marketing Foundations: Integrated Marketing Strategies

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:00
The evolving media landscape has resulted in the omnichannel consumer, who uses traditional, digital, and social media. Integrated marketing is all about how marketers can leverage the best of these channels to engage their customers. Learn how brand choreography, an innovative integrated marketing communications (IMC) framework, can help breathe new life into your marketing efforts. TEDx speaker and author Mark Burgess helps you use brand choreography—and real-world best practices established by leading brands—to deliver the right message, to the right customers, at the right place and the right time.

Learn about brand value propositions, strategic positioning, buyer personas, the latest thinking on content marketing, and traditional, digital, mobile, and social marketing vehicles. Discover how metrics can help you make better data-driven decisions. Find out how to develop integrated campaigns that offer better customer experience and better ROI.

Cert Prep: Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:00
Make yourself stand out in a crowded field. Become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) by passing the Photoshop ACA exam. This course explains the benefits of ACA certification, and shows how to organize your study efforts and determine when you're ready to take the exam. Each exam objective is covered in detail, from identifying project requirements to exporting your final graphics. Author Mike Rankin also shares what to expect at the testing center, and explains how to promote your ACA status with potential employers.

Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:00
Application virtualization with App-V centralizes the configuration and deployment of Windows apps, while eliminating software conflicts. This hands-on course covers the skills necessary for a system admin to deploy and manage virtual apps in Windows 10. Microsoft MVP Brien Posey covers installing and configuring App-V, sequencing an application, editing and upgrading a virtual application, and deploying virtual applications. Plus, learn about deploying desktop and mobile apps via Intune.

This course also maps to the corresponding domain within the Microsoft exam 70-696, Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune, and will help you prepare for MCSE certification.