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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.

Linux: Shells and Processes

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
In this course, gain a more thorough understanding of the shell and system processes to help you work faster and more efficiently in Linux. Follow computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams as he dives into Linux shells and their environments, and explains how to customize your shell. He discusses using the Bash shell, and covers topics like command and variable substitution. Grant also explains how to stack simpler commands together using named and unnamed pipes and redirects; discusses how to start, pause, and end processes; shows how to schedule one-time jobs and recurring jobs; and covers complex system services.

Intermediate C# Design Patterns Part 2

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Design patterns allow you to reuse critical code patterns. This can help you build better code and efficiently tackle real-world design problems. In this course, follow developer and technologist Reynald Adolphe as he explores some of the Gang of Four design patterns, and covers some lesser-known patterns for C# programmers. Reynald covers a creational pattern—Builder—and then dives into structural patterns like Adapter and Composite. Plus, he delves into some behavioral patterns, including Chain of Responsibility, Command, Interpreter, Mediator, and Visitor.

Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced is the second course in the comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClelland. One-on-One teaches you everything you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that work best for you. In this installment, Deke takes you through Photoshop's more advanced features.

Learn about Photoshop's automated selection tools (Color Range, Focus Area, and Refine Edge), the nondestructive editing capabilities of Smart Objects, Liquify's slimming and trimming power, and techniques for drawing and designing with vector shapes. Plus, discover how to improve a photo with poor composition by reconstructing it with Photoshop's Content-Aware Scale tool, healing tools, and blend modes. These tutorials feature all-new projects and exercise files, so there's something new for even long-time Deke fans.

NEW IN 2016: Chapters 24–30 offer a whole new way to work with Photoshop CC. This new set of tutorials covers layer effects, Levels and Curves adjustments, lens corrections and perspective warping, black and white photography, and so much more. Check back often. We'll continue to update the training whenever Photoshop changes.

Web Career Clinic Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
This weekly series explores web careers from a variety of angles: insights from veteran web designer and agency principal Lauren Bacon, interviews with industry insiders, and answers to questions from our members. If you're interested in a career in web design, programming, UX, SEO, project management, or content development, this course is a great place to start. You'll learn about the career options that are available to you, identify a path that fits your skills and preferences, and look a few steps ahead of where you are now, to plan your professional future.

Tune in every Wednesday for a weekly "small dose" of advice, an explanation, or an interview with a web veteran. Lauren Bacon has mentored and coached many web professionals as they were starting out and loves sharing all that she's learned from her 15-year career as a designer, front-end developer, and agency principal.

Construction Management: Reading Drawings & Specifications

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Construction drawings are instructions that a designer has drawn up to translate the owner's ideas, tell you what materials, parts, and pieces you need for a project, and explain where to place those items in the field. If you're in the construction industry, having the ability to decipher these drawings makes you a more valuable team member, and can generally help you advance your career.

In this course, learn how to read construction drawings. Jim Rogers helps you acquire this important skillset by taking you through the different components that make up construction plans, and helping you understand the language of construction drawings. He covers types of views, highlights different kinds of construction drawings—including architectural drawings, electrical drawings, and plumbing drawings—explains how to read general notes, and more.

Team Collaboration in Office 365

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Office 365 is a collection of online services and popular desktop applications, connected by powerful collaboration features. In this course, discover how to leverage these collaboration tools to maximize team productivity in Office 365 Business or Enterprise. Nick Brazzi kicks off the course by helping you understand Office 365 Groups and SharePoint. Next, he discusses several applications included in Office 365 that facilitate group communication. Nick covers co-authoring documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, working with shared calendars in Outlook, holding online meetings with Skype for Business, sharing files via OneDrive and SharePoint, collaborating with colleagues in Teams, and more.

AngularJS 1.x Tips and Tricks

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
While AngularJS 1.x is generally a well-tested and well-understood framework, it still has secrets to share. In this course, learn lesser known facts about AngularJS 1.x that can help you build better applications. Aviv Ben-Yosef begins by taking you through techniques for making your AngularJS 1.x apps faster, including one-time binding. Next, he dives into AngularJS 1.x concepts that every developer should have in their toolkit. Finally, he shares a few tricks—such as multiple transclusion and turning URLs in paragraphs into safe links—that can help you when you work on larger apps.

Kafka Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Developed at LinkedIn, Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform that provides scalable, high-throughput messaging systems in place of traditional messaging systems like JMS. In this course, examine all the core concepts of Kafka. Ben Sullins kicks off the course by making the case for Kafka, and explaining who's using this efficient platform and why. He then shares Kafka workflows to provide context for core concepts, explains how to install and test Kafka locally, and dives into real-world examples. By the end of this course, you'll be prepared to achieve scalability, fault tolerance, and durability with Apache Kafka.

Graphic Design Tips & Tricks Weekly

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 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.

Google Analytics Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're managing a website for a large corporation or a small business, Google Analytics—the industry standard for web analytics—can help you find out how your website is performing. This powerful platform provides you with the tools you need to measure site traffic, conversions, and ad performance, and understand how people use your website.

In this course, Brad Batesole explains how to get set up in Google Analytics and glean insights from each of the reports. He covers the out-of-the-box functionality—from account creation to reporting fundamentals—and explains how to interpret your results, create and track goals, and use options like dimensions and segments for deeper insights. Each tutorial is practical and succinct, touching on the features you'll use most in your day-to-day analytics workflow.

Next Generation CSS Design with PostCSS and CSSNext

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
PostCSS—a CSS post-processor engine—transforms CSS with JavaScript, allowing you to work with the latest CSS features on older browsers. In this project-based course, learn how to work with PostCSS to create a realistic single-page site that uses cutting-edge CSS features while maintaining compatibility with older browsers. As Ray Villalobos explains how to tackle this project, he covers important concepts, such as how PostCSS and CSSNext work, how to keep your code organized by dividing your work into partials, and how to work with features like advanced pseudo-classes and custom property variables. Plus, he takes you through how to work with flexbox layouts, use color functions, set up a mobile layout, and add animations.

UX Research Methods: Interviewing

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
By taking the time to understand the needs and motivations of your users, you can develop better products that actually resonate with your target audience. In this course, learn the fundamentals of a core UX research method—interviewing—that can help you better understand the needs of your users.

Amanda Stockwell explains what UX interviewing is, when UX professionals use interviews, and what kind of information you'll gather. She also takes you through how to prepare for interviews, moderate your sessions, and analyze your data. After you wrap up this course, you'll be prepared to conduct UX interviews on your own.

DevOps Foundations: Infrastructure Automation

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
By automating development operations, you can make your organization's systems more reliable, processes more repeatable, and server provisioning more efficient. In this course, learn the basics of infrastructure automation, and discover how to approach converting your systems over to becoming fully automated—from application installation to system-level management. Well-known DevOps practitioners Ernest Mueller and James Wickett dive into key concepts, and use a wide variety of tools to illustrate those concepts, including Chef, Docker, Kubernetes, and Rundeck. After you wrap up this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to start implementing an infrastructure automation strategy.

AutoCAD Electrical Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
AutoCAD Electrical is a powerful AutoCAD add-on for electrical designers and engineers, offering automated drafting tools for designing wiring, circuiting, PLC modules, panels, and data and schedules. This is on top of all the benefits that AutoCAD brings to the table. This course provides the novice user with the training required to use AutoCAD Electrical 2017 quickly and effectively.

Shaun Bryant demos the user interface and leads you step-by-step through learning how to draw the kind of precise, measured electrical drawings and schematics that form the basis of design communication in electrical engineering the world over. Learn how to design wiring diagrams, insert components and terminals, use PLC symbols in ladder diagrams, perform point-to-point wiring, create custom symbols, add annotations like title blocks to drawings, and run reports. In the final chapters, Shaun shows how to set up AutoCAD Electrical to your liking by adjusting settings and customizing the built-in templates, and demonstrates how to reuse, copy, export, and verify drawings.

Premiere Pro CC 2017 New Features

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
Explore the new features that will get video producers and editors excited about Premiere Pro CC 2017. Author Rich Harrington covers all the changes from the initial November 2016 release, updating the course whenever Adobe makes another change to the software. Learn how to use the new and improved interface and shortcut assignments, learn project management tricks for locking projects and creating sequence presets, and explore the myriad of changes to effects, including new title styles presets, audio effects, and Apple Metal and Lumetri effects, plus closed captioning improvements. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Windows Server 2016: Configure Hyper-V

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
Microsoft offers Windows Server 2016 users the ability to create virtualized computing environments with Hyper-V. In this course, follow Ed Liberman as he explains how to install, configure, and work with the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016. Ed takes you through creating virtual switches, virtual machines, and virtual hard disks, and shares how to install a guest OS and manage checkpoints. Plus, he covers how to efficiently implement storage migration and live migration.

This course maps to the third domain of Exam 70-743, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016—Implement Hyper-V.

Six Sigma: Green Belt

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:00
Six Sigma is a customer-focused, data-driven methodology that is widely used to analyze and improve the performance of processes, products, and services. In this course, get the training you need to become a Six Sigma Green Belt. Green Belts participate in—or lead—Six Sigma projects on a part-time basis under the guidance of a Black Belt. Operational excellence expert, master Black Belt trainer, and professor Dr. Richard Chua explains how to use Six Sigma and its process, quality, and statistical tools as he prepares you to become a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Dr. Richard Chua builds upon his Six Sigma Foundations and Learning Minitab courses, and covers an array of topics, including measurement system analysis, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, design of experiments, statistical process control, and more.