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CISSP Cert Prep: 7 Security Operations

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:00
Prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam, and gain crucial knowledge about the practices in security operations. In this course, follow Mike Chapple as he walks through each topic in the seventh domain of the CISSP exam. He explains how to conduct and support security investigations, covers the different investigation types, and explains how to report and document incidents. In addition, Mike goes into logging and monitoring activities, resource security, and security principles, as well as the importance of disaster recovery programs. This course—along with the others in this eight-part series—prepare you for the CISSP exam, and provide you with a solid foundation for a career in information security.

C# 7 First Look

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:00
Explore the many new features in C# 7, the versatile object-oriented programming language designed by Microsoft. In this course, follow Reynald Adolphe as he shines a spotlight on binary literals, digit separators, and local functions. Reynald also covers tuples—which allow you to create unnamed types that contain multiple public fields—pattern matching, ref returns, and out variables, along with new expression bodied members, async statements, and much more.

Illustrator CC 2017 New Features

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 03:00
Illustrator is undergoing another transformation as part of Creative Cloud 2017. Justin Seeley walks through all the new features in Illustrator CC 2017, updating the course every time Adobe releases changes. To start, he reviews features in the initial November 2016 release, including the revamped interface, the pixel grid, and live font previews. Find out how these features can enhance your illustration and design workflows.

Motion Graphics Weekly

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:00
Transform shapes, icons, and text into compelling motion graphics. This weekly series demonstrates techniques you can use to take your animation skills to the next level. Join mograph artist EJ Hassenfratz as he shows you tips and tricks you can use while leveraging the powerful features in Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.

Learning Cloud Computing: Application Migration

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:00
For IT professionals, knowing how to efficiently handle application migration to the cloud is critical. In this course, cloud computing expert David Linthicum provides an approach and methodology for moving applications to the cloud. He begins by considering the business case for moving to the cloud, highlighting the risks involved, and providing an overview of public and private cloud migration. Next, he explains how to select the right workloads for migration; pick the right target platform whether it be public, private, or hybrid cloud; use cloud-based tools from AWS, Microsoft, and Google; establish a process; get to a high scale when moving workloads; and understand security.

SurveyMonkey Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:00
SurveyMonkey is a hugely popular survey platform that you can use for free, or with additional tools that you can purchase. In this course, discover how to generate surveys on SurveyMonkey. Instructor David Rivers begins by outlining how SurveyMonkey works, and how online surveys can help your business. Next, he walks through the steps of creating an online survey, explaining how to choose a template, add questions, and customize your design. He also offers tips that can help to improve response rates. Then, David explains how to collect survey results, including choosing a collection method, using the Email Invitation Collector, and collecting responses via LinkedIn and other websites. Finally, David covers how to analyze your survey results by viewing individual responses, exploring question summaries, and exporting your question data. He also shows how to share your data with colleagues.

Learning Visual Studio Code

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:00
Visual Studio Code is a lightweight source code editor that boasts the advanced features of an IDE, and runs on Windows, Linux, and macOS. It provides easy access to many extensions for additional features and support for languages like C#, C++, Python, Java, and much more. It comes with support for embedded Git control, debugging, intelligent code completion, code refactoring, and more.

In this course, learn the basics of Visual Studio Code. Industry expert Reynald Adolphe helps you get started with Visual Studio Code by showing how to use the command line and manage its layout, as well as how to handle multiple instances of the command line. He also demonstrates code refactoring, explains how to prepare for environments like ASP.NET, and shows how to create your first .NET app and Node app. Plus, Reynald covers keyboard shortcuts, and language features.

Communicating with Empathy

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:00
When you seek to understand the perspective of another person, you are practicing empathy. When empathetic communication is encouraged at work, individuals feel more comfortable speaking openly, they feel like they matter, and they feel safe. That's why empathy at work is crucial to company-wide success. In this course, communication expert Sharon Steed explains the principles of empathetic communication and shares specific strategies to help improve your approach to difficult conversations. Get ready to learn how to converse empathetically to improve your one-on-one conversations and team interactions.

iOS App Development: Working with Widgets

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:00
Widgets—mini applications connected to a main app—can extend the functionality of an existing app and allow companies to expand user engagement. In this course, learn what widgets are and how to implement them in your iOS applications. To begin, instructor Todd Perkins goes into the possibilities and limitations of widgets, and then walks through the different steps involved in creating a widget. Next, Todd shows how to create a simple widget, explaining how to design a user interface that enables users to adjust the size of the widget. He then explains how to create custom URLs that allow you to open your app from your widget, as well as how to add functionality that allows you to use buttons to open specific screens from a widget.

Art and Illustration Careers: First Steps

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
If you've spent hours filling notebooks with sketches, and find joy in the creation of beautiful images, then you've probably wondered if you could turn your passion for art into a full-time job. In this course, learn the skills and tools you'll need to pursue a career in art and illustration, and the jobs that you can get with them.

Kristin Ellison—the content manager of art and illustration at LinkedIn Learning—kicks off the course by walking through the core elements of the creative process: drawing, composition, and color. Next, she highlights the specific skills and software you'll need to successfully launch a career in 2D illustration, 3D illustration, and fine art. To wrap up, Kristin covers the business of art and illustration, sharing how to promote, present, and get paid for your work. Throughout the course, Kristin mentions additional courses you can reference to get an in-depth look at specific tools and skills.

Learn Office 365: The Basics

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Get a tour of Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based Office software, from the perspectives of both an end user and an administrator. Learn how to set up accounts and team sites; upload and share files; and manage mail, contacts, and calendars with the Outlook Web App. Author David Rivers also shows how to connect with colleagues using newsfeeds, instant messaging, and LinkedIn.

C# Object-Oriented Programming Tips and Tricks

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Composition and code architecture are the cornerstones within all types of applications—from simple command line tools to large-scale enterprise applications. Understanding these concepts is useful when learning about the three pillars of object-oriented programming—encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. This course demonstrates techniques you can apply when programming in C# to improve how you work with properties, classes, methods, modifiers, constructors, and more. (Author: Jesse Freeman)

RESTful Web API Design with Node.js

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

RESTful web APIs allow developers to create unprecedented applications by leveraging big data on the Internet. Since JavaScript is the language of the web, building APIs using Node.js (a JavaScript framework) provides a seamless development experience on both the front end and the back end.

This Node.js course gives you an overview of a RESTful API and the logical steps of creating one. It explores three different APIs, focusing on their similarities and differences and how to effectively implement one. Instructor Saleh Hamadeh starts off by defining APIs, showing how they can be built on top of HTTP and listing the properties that make an API RESTful. Learn how to develop Twitter Notes, a sample web application that lets users leave notes for their Twitter friends. Use Twitter's API to implement a login flow and then design a web API. Additionally, get a closer look at several other real-world APIs, and learn some best practices to keep APIs secure, maintainable, and efficient.

CINEMA 4D R18 Essential Training: VFX

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Cinema 4D R18 Essentials: VFX introduces artists to the Cinema 4D workflow for creating VFX and integrating them into a live action shot. Learn key concepts—such as how to track and solve a shot using the Motion Tracker—that are crucial to understanding exactly how this 3D application functions. Instructor Andy Needham includes practical techniques for removing lens distortion, importing models, and creating basic animation. Additionally, Andy discusses how to create shiny, refractive, and displaced materials. He also covers how to use the Camera Calibration tag and Projection Man to build a 3D representation of a photograph.

Business Acumen for Project Managers

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
In today's competitive marketplace, it's not enough for a project manager to know how to implement the latest project management methodologies. To excel in the role, you must understand how business really works, and how to align your project with the larger purpose of your organization. In this course, learn core strategic and business management skills that can help to bolster your business acumen.

Instructor Daniel Stanton begins the course by reviewing the key skills highlighted in the Project Management Institute (PMI) Talent Triangle, and explaining how strategy and business management fit into your professional development. Next, he explains how to align your project with the priorities of your organization, and effectively communicate the goals, benefits, and risks of your project to your stakeholders. Then, he walks through the different business functions in an organization, including marketing and sales, supply chain management, human resources, and information technology. To wrap up, Daniel explains how to leverage your business acumen to collaborate effectively with individuals throughout your organization.

Integrating Tableau and R for Data Science

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
R is known as one of the most robust statistical computing solutions out there. Tableau—a leading business intelligence platform—provides excellent data visualization and exploration capabilities. When combined, Tableau and R offer one of the most powerful and complete data analytics solutions in the industry today, providing businesses with unparalleled abilities to see and understand their data. In this course, learn how to integrate these two platforms, as well as how to determine when each one is a better choice. Instructor Ben Sullins explains how to connect Tableau to R, and covers geocoding, running linear regression models, clustering, and more.

Handling Workplace Change as an Employee

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Workplace change is hard. In this course, Chris Croft explains why we struggle with change, and shares many practical techniques that can help you manage—and even thrive—in a world of constant change. Chris begins the course with general overview of change, explaining why most of us dislike it and how to prepare for the changes you'll inevitably encounter throughout your life. Next, he outlines five common types of workplace change—restructuring, layoffs, new initiatives, starting a new role in a team, and getting off to a good start with a new boss—and provides strategies for dealing with each. Even as he addresses particular types of workplace change, Chris shares helpful techniques that could easily apply to other changes in your life.