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Documentary Video 01: Planning and Pre-production

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 20:00
Watch the making of a documentary, from concept to creation. In this first course of a three-course series, instructor Ashley Kennedy introduces her documentary idea, and explains how to develop an idea into a proper story structure containing substance and style. Ashley then goes into the processes of researching, pre-production planning, and forming a crew. She covers how to take the information you've gathered and use it to get your materials and resources ready for production. Then you'll be ready to proceed to the second course where she takes you along as she actually directs the documentary.

Building an iOS Messages Application

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 20:00
This hands-on course covers the building of an iOS application that allows two types of extensions: messages and stickers. For the Messages extension demonstration, a basic utility app and a game app are created. For the sticker demonstration, a sticker extension is created, a demo that includes creating artwork and adding it into a message. Join Todd Perkins as he shows you how to lay out your app UI, code the desired behavior into your app's objects, and connect your app to Messages by leveraging extension functionality.

Cert Prep: FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone License

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 20:00
Prepare for the certification testing involved to become a licensed pilot of commercial drones. In this course, certified pilot Luisa Winters takes you through the main topics of the 14 CFR part 107 test for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Luisa covers rules, regulations, airspace limitations, air traffic communication, weather, performance, procedures, physiology, decision making, maintenance, and waivers.

This course was created by RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this content in our library.

Cert Prep: Excel 2013 Microsoft Office Expert Part Two (77-428)

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 20:00
Make evident your advanced knowledge of Excel by becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert. This course, created by Microsoft Certified Trainer Jennifer McBee, helps you prepare for the Excel 2013 Expert Part Two exam, the second part of a two-part exam. This course takes the topics from the first course further: managing and sharing workbooks, applying custom formats and layouts, creating advanced formulas, and creating advanced charts and tables.

In the managing workbooks chapter, learn how to work with templates, versions, and macros. In the formatting and layout chapter, see how to apply custom formats and styles. The advanced formula chapter covers additional functions including a nested IF. The charts and tables chapter shows how to create a new PivotChart. The course concludes with a sample exam you can use for practice.

Building an Ubuntu Home Server

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 20:00
Whether you want to set up a media server, a file sharing server, remote access, or you just want to hone your Linux skills and create something useful along the way, this course has the steps you need to be able to set up and use Ubuntu Server as your solution. Ubuntu Server is a platform that can be leveraged for business or home use. This course covers hardware needs, installation steps, setting up local services, and accessing resources remotely. (Author: Scott Simpson)

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Learn the essentials of Windows 10 operating system, including the newest features included with Microsoft's Anniversary Update. Nick Brazzi shows how to install Windows 10, work with the built-in applications, manage files and folders, use Cortana to search, browse the web, and work with mail, calendar, and your contacts. Want to extend Windows? Learn how to find and install new apps from the Windows Store and customize your display preferences and account settings so your PC works perfectly for you. Finally, find out how to back up and restore Windows in case of computer failure, recover missing files, and use Windows Defender to protect yourself against malware such as viruses and spyware.

Stay tuned! We'll be adding more movies to this course soon.

Learning React Native

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Get introduced to React Native and learn how to build applications in JavaScript. This course explores React Native and gets you started with components, views, and platform APIs. Join Alex Banks as he takes you through setting up your first app, creating style sheets, working with flexbox, implementing navigation, incorporating scrolling, adding touch responses, and more.

Learning to Set Display Type

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're browsing the web, picking up groceries at the supermarket, or driving past colorful billboards on the freeway, typography jumps out as a distinctive part of the landscape. Type is a universal design tool—freely available, endlessly versatile, incredibly expressive, and fun to work with. Knowing how to harness its power is essential to effective design. In this course, learn how to do just that.

Join John McWade as he explains how to design in a variety of styles and voices using display type, which is type that's set at headline size and above. He discusses type families that include strikingly expressive characters, shows how to combine typefaces, shares how to avoid common design flaws, and takes you through working with type in photos. This art form is applicable to print advertising, brochures, magazines, posters, fliers, slide decks, and much more.

Learning MongoDB

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
MongoDB—an open-source, document database—makes it easy to bring up an application stack and start coding. In this course, get started with MongoDB, and learn about the differences between relational and document databases. Kirsten Hunter covers working with the Mongo shell, setting up basic indexing functionality, and building an application in Node.js. Plus, she discusses advanced topics such as indexing, sharding, and replication. To help you grasp the concepts covered in this course, she provides practical exercises in the shell and in Node.js.

Learning Swift 3 for Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're new to programming or a seasoned professional, tackling a new programming language can be challenging. In this course, Harrison Ferrone helps you comfortably make the transition to a new language—Swift 3—by taking you through the basics of Swift 3 syntax, while highlighting the creativity and potential of the language itself. Harrison starts by covering basic variable types and operators, as well as collections, tuples, and enumerations. Next, he moves on to use cases with Swift optionals, closures, and protocols. When you wrap up this course, you'll have a solid understanding of the Swift 3 language and be ready to move on to creating your own iOS or macOS apps and games.

UX Research Methods: Card Sorting

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Get an in-depth introduction to card sorting, a UX research technique that helps you understand how users categorize information. By using card sort results to inform your designs, you can create websites or products that are intuitive and easy to navigate. In this course, Amanda Stockwell helps you grasp the fundamentals of planning, executing, and analyzing a card sort. After providing an overview of this UX research technique and going into the different types of card sorting, Amanda shows how to prepare your content to ensure that you get the best card sort results. She also covers finding, selecting, and screening participants, running sessions, analyzing data, and sharing your results.

Windows 10 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Please be aware that there was a significant update to Windows in August 2016, called the Anniversary Update. If you are using Windows after running the Anniversary Update, you should switch over to a different course, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Essential Training.

Learn all the essential features of Windows 10. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know to install Windows, customize it to your liking, and start working with files and applications. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to manage folders, use Cortana to search and navigate, browse the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser, and work with Mail, Calendars, and People (aka contacts).

Plus, learn about sharing via a home network, multiuser configurations, security and privacy, and troubleshooting Windows.

BIM Manager: Autodesk Applications Setup & Deployment

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Autodesk products offer an array of powerful features that can help you make your design ideas a reality. In this course, learn how to register Autodesk products, and deploy the correct applications across several different networks. Eric Wing begins by showing how to find your software and navigate the Autodesk site. Next, he examines what's in each suite of software and covers creating network deployments. Eric shows how to configure the Network License Manager and modify a deployment. Plus, he takes you through how to configure your applications—showing how to set up Revit, a Revit and Navisworks deployment, and an AutoCAD MEP deployment—and add service packs to a deployment.