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Managing New Managers

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
Managing new leaders comes with a unique set of challenges. Even the most outstanding individual contributor can struggle as they unpack their new role and tackle their increased responsibilities. In this course, learn how to support and inspire new leaders as they make this critical transition. Leadership expert Sara Canaday shows how to identify the unique perspectives and challenges of your new managers, set the expectations for their transition, provide coaching and support, and cultivate the right conditions to help them succeed.

Microsoft Azure: Architecting Azure Infrastructure

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
Enhance your Microsoft Azure solution design skills by exploring Azure networking and infrastructure. In this intermediate-level course, learn how to design virtual machines and virtual networks, as well as design for availability. As this is an intermediate-level course, an existing understanding of the Azure platform is required. This course can also serve to deepen the skills of IT professionals wishing to prepare for exam 70-534: Architecting MS Azure Solutions. (Author: Sharon Bennett)

Advanced iOS Development: Working with APIs

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
Open up new sources of data and make your user's mobile experience amazing. Learn to download, parse, and integrate data from remote web APIs and leverage it in your iOS applications. Using this course, intermediate iOS developers can learn how to perform HTTP requests, parse incoming data with JSON or XML, and load the data (including images) in an iOS application interface. Along the way, instructor Saul Mora touches on related networking and asynchronous programming concepts, so you understand the theories and their practical uses. Plus, learn how to handle errors and validate server responses, to ensure your app won't crash during data retrieval.

Learning Screenwriting with Final Draft 10

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
Writing scripts for the big or small screen is a dream for countless aspiring creatives. As communication has grown increasingly visual—and video technology has become increasingly accessible—the art and craft of screenwriting has found powerful additional uses in everything from politics to marketing to education. Final Draft 10 is a leader in the creation and revision of screenplays of all types. It's the go-to software for novices who want to use a pro tool, and veterans who have made it the standard.

This course is a step-by-step, interactive journey that takes the aspiring screenwriter—or the pro who hasn't yet used Final Draft—from zero to sixty. While it doesn't cover every feature of this powerhouse software, it offers an overview of 80% of the tools a writer needs to go from outline to, well, final draft. Highlighted are the latest cutting-edge features in version 10 that enable brainstorming, alternate versions of dialog, and more. Your guide, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Roger S.H. Schulman, also offers insider tips and tricks to save time and improve the quality of scripts, and a bonus chapter on using Final Draft Writer on the iPad or iPhone—to take scripts wherever inspiration strikes.

Angular: API Communication and Authentication

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
APIs are at the heart of enterprise development, and Angular ships with robust services to communicate with them via HTTP. But one of the best ways to implement authentication of API services is using JWTs (JSON web tokens). In this course, we take a deep dive into using the provided $http service in Angular to create a robust and reusable API service implementing JWT authentication. Instructor Victor Mejia also covers how to use an Angular router to protect client-side routes and unit test services, HTTP requests, and async actions. All these concepts are demonstrated using a realistic contact management application, so you can see how API calls and user authentication are implemented in a real-world Angular app.

AWS for DevOps: High Availability and Elasticity

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
In this course, instructor Lynn Langit teaches learners how to use AWS design patterns, tools, and best practices for high availability (HA) and effective application scaling (elasticity). This includes the use of AWS patterns for HA and scaling in both serverless and server-based applications, along with approaches for front-end, middle, and database application tiers. Plus, learn to use the core scripting tool—the AWS CLI—to write and run scripts for automation, and scale your solutions up, down, in, and out.

Learning Documentary Video: 3 Editing and Post

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
Watch the making of a documentary, from concept to creation. In this final course of a three-course series, instructor Ashley Kennedy shares strategies you can use to successfully move into the post-production phase. Ashley demonstrates several practical workflows in action and discusses effective techniques for coming up with a good editing plan. She takes you through high-level steps within the actual editing process—addressing strategies on organization, building and combining scenes, making important story changes, refining the narrative flow, and more. She finishes by providing guidance about how to handle gathering feedback so you can ensure your documentary film is ready for sharing with the world.

Google Forms Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
Google Forms allows you to create surveys quickly and easily. In this course, LinkedIn staff instructor Jess Stratton shows you everything you need to know to build forms and collect data from Google Forms—either on your own or with your team. She walks you through the process of building forms in Google, including how to add questions, insert images and videos, and invite others to collaborate on the form. Next, Jess covers how to work with your survey responses, including customizing response settings, sending the form to recipients, viewing and analyzing response data, and closing out the form to prevent future responses.

3ds Max: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
3ds Max is a powerful, deep, and multifaceted program, so there's always more to learn. This weekly series aims to keep you on top of the latest tools and techniques, and introduces fresh perspectives on traditional methods for architectural and product visualization, animation, visual effects, games and virtual worlds, and motion graphics. Instructor Aaron F. Ross presents a new topic every week, spanning the full range of 3D graphics tasks, including modeling, rigging and animation, shading and lighting, camera operation, and rendering. He gives special attention to streamlining workflows, such as automation of time-consuming tasks, so your productions run more smoothly and efficiently. Come back every Wednesday for a new tutorial to expand your 3ds Max knowledge and skills.

3ds Max: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
3ds Max is a powerful, deep, and multifaceted program, so there's always more to learn. This weekly series aims to keep you on top of the latest tools and techniques, and introduces fresh perspectives on traditional methods for architectural and product visualization, animation, visual effects, games and virtual worlds, and motion graphics. Instructor Aaron F. Ross presents a new topic every week, spanning the full range of 3D graphics tasks, including modeling, rigging and animation, shading and lighting, camera operation, and rendering. He gives special attention to streamlining workflows, such as automation of time-consuming tasks, so your productions run more smoothly and efficiently. Come back every Wednesday for a new tutorial to expand your 3ds Max knowledge and skills.

Photoshop: Texturing and Shading Techniques

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
This course provides techniques you can use in Photoshop to add texture and properly shade a variety of materials and surfaces—whether fibrous, hard, translucent, three-dimensional, or organic. First, learn how to prepare an artboard and import reference images. Next, find out how shaders, highlights, shadows, color, and subsurface scattering can be leveraged to create textures and shading. Then, see how to set up seamless textures and flats, and how to adjust linework, colors, and values. Additionally, this course covers base shading and highlighting steps you can follow to control lighting and refine shadows. Last, discover how to make refinements and final touches. (Author: Rayce Bird)

AutoCAD: Developing CAD Standards

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
AutoCAD is the leader in CAD drafting. In this course, author Shaun Bryant takes you through the various CAD standards available that are used by professionals worldwide. Learn how to work with the AutoCAD standard DWS file format, leverage industry standards (including US NCS and BIMuk), and use AutoCAD standards to audit and check against your work. Shaun also shows you how to develop standard AutoCAD templates—complete with title blocks and viewports—to apply your internal CAD standards.

SEO: Link Building in Depth

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to strengthen your site's position in search engine results by building strong links. In this course, Peter Kent dissects the anatomy of a link as it relates to SEO (search engine optimization). Peter explains how links affect page ranking and he reveals the properties that make an excellent link so you can build strong links. He covers how to get links from other websites to point back to your site, reciprocal linking, and link building via blogs and directories.

Program Management

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
What is the difference between a project and a program? What do program managers do? These questions and others are answered in this course which covers the essentials of program management. Learn about the skills needed to be a program manager. Discover the milestones and phases involved in the life cycle of a program—from planning to delivery and beyond. Find out how to manage programs, align programs to business strategies, deliver beneficial results, communicate with stakeholders, govern program activities, map program schedules, and support integral program processes. (Author: Michael Boyle)

Running a Design Business: Leading a Creative Team

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
Leading a creative team comes with a unique set of challenges that must be navigated with care in order to get reports to be able to perform at their best. In this course, Stephen breaks down the tenets of impactful leadership for creative professionals. He covers how creative leadership is unique, why it's important, the ways leaders can improve what they are doing, and how to help foster the kind of culture that is most beneficial. (Author: Stephen Gates)

Office 365 New Features

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
Microsoft is rolling out feature updates to Office 365 on a monthly basis. In this course, David Rivers summarizes the latest enhancements to all the Office apps, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and more. Find out how to see and hear more with Word's Read Mode, get writing and research assistance, turn data into maps with Excel, get someone's attention in Outlook, and create better lists in PowerPoint. Plus, learn about new apps in the Office 365 suite, including Teams and Bookings, and suite-wide enhancements such as the Recent tab. This course will be updated on a regular basis; check back often to get up to speed with the latest features.

ZBrush 4R8 New Features

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
ZBrush 4R8 adds several powerful new features that make the process of creating digital art faster than ever. Gizmo 3D provides new ways to move, rotate, and scale models. The enhanced ZModeler Brush gives you greater freedom for polygonal modeling, including extremely low-res modeling. Live Boolean mode lets you add, subtract, and overlay objects in real time, while some of the smaller new features—straight line strokes, inverse masks, and the vector displacement map brush—make drawing and sculpting in ZBrush even better. Watch this course to learn the basics of how the new features work and get professional results with them every time. (Author: Ryan Kittleson)

Learning Chrome Web Developer Tools

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
All major browsers include developer tools, which enable developers to examine the code of a webpage or app, as well as run tests and evaluate metrics related to that code. Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools for short) is the industry standard. Explore how the tools work in actual testing and debugging scenarios and get an expanded toolbox for your day-to-day work. This course teaches the most widely used parts of DevTools, using sample files to walk through identifying issues and bugs, fixing them, and then verifying that they've been fixed. Each chapter digs into a different tool, including the Console, Elements panel, and Network panel, exploring how it's useful and when to use it. Author and educator Sasha Vodnik helps you explore the DOM, examine errors, look at source files, identify bottlenecks in page loads, and more. Start watching and get started with Chrome DevTools today.

New Features Xamarin and Visual Studio 2017

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:00
Explore the latest enhancements to Xamarin included with the launch of Visual Studio 2017. Kevin Ford covers C# 7 language improvements such as local functions and binary constants, and shows how to use the Inspector to view and make UI changes in running applications. Discover how the Visual Studio Profiler can pinpoint memory leaks, and how the Test Recorder can help automate some routine testing. Plus, find out how to embed assemblies in Android and prevent others from snooping around in your code.

2D Animation: Tips & Tricks

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:00
One way to learn animation is an all-in-one course, the kind you can find here in our library. The other path is on-the-job training, and involves picking up an arsenal of tips and tricks as you work. Both methods have their benefits, though most students get an all-in-one style education. This course will give you that "on the job" experience in weekly doses. Every Tuesday, author Dermot O' Connor reveals a tip or trick that animation professionals use to save time and create more compelling characters. Learn to use delays, overshoots, and leading gestures to create looser, more realistic movement; draw different mouth shapes for male and female characters; create different styles of walks such as staggers; and more. Put this course in your playlist and each week a new video will appear in your queue.

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