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OneNote Class Notebooks for Educators

Lynda.com - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
Microsoft OneNote Class Notebooks allow educators to organize lesson plans and deliver interactive lessons to their students. In this course, author and educator Oliver Schinkten shows how to create interactive lessons using OneNote Class Notebooks. Topics include embedding content, creating quizzes, being interactive with students, assigning lessons, and collaborating. Oliver also explores the student view, so educators know exactly how their lessons will appear to students.

Processing and Interchanging JSON Data

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
While JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a powerful tool for computer-to-computer communication, human developers have to untangle its many pieces to make that communication flow smoothly. Many apps and services produce and consume data in JSON format. Developers working with code that relies on JSON data must grapple with a number of common tasks that aren't necessarily straightforward. In this course, explore some basic best practices for working with JSON data, validating a JSON string using JSON Schema, and converting between JSON and data formatted in XML and YAML. (Author: Sasha Vodnik)

Learning LayoutTest for iOS Development

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
Unit testing is the most stable and reproducible form of testing; however, finding a good way to test your UIView or UIViewController with unit tests can be tricky. LayoutTest—which allows you to quickly and easily test your layouts—solves this issue. In this course, learn about LayoutTest, from theory to implementation, and discover how to write a test and debug to ensure that your views function properly with all possible combinations of screen sizes, orientations, and content. Plus, discover new techniques than can prove to be helpful in general iOS development. (Author: Kyle Sherman)

MicroStation: Plotting in V8i

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
When working with nearly any CAD package, printing can result in many issues. Understanding how to automate this process improves both user efficiency and output quality. If you're already familiar with basic commands in Bentley MicroStation V8i, the 2D and 3D CAD and information-modeling program, this course can help you print more efficiently using the software.

Jeanne Aarhus begins by using a customized environment to show how simple plotting can be. She then demonstrates how to automate the print environment to improve project efficiency. Jeanne also explains how to use the software to generate output using different types of models, including design, drawing, and sheet models. After completing this course, you're prepared to generate simple 2D and 3D drawing output to various output types using a customized print environment.

Prezi Business Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
Make your presentations shine with Prezi Business, the new platform specifically tailored to business teams. In this course, Garrick Chow offers expert advice on planning, creating, editing, and sharing presentations with this platform. Garrick provides a variety of tips for creating better prezis, from working with the new topic and subtopic structure to using animations. He shows how to add text, edit text, and work with topic and subtopic covers to make your topics more visually appealing. He demonstrates how to add images and adjust image size, position, and rotation. Plus, Garrick shares how to collaborate with colleagues, share your prezi in person or online, and view Prezi Analytics data.

Photoshop for UX Design

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
Although you have a number of design tools available to you for your numerous UX projects, oftentimes, the tool you already have and the tool you already know is the best tool for the job. This course shows how to quickly create wireframes, flowcharts, and pixel-perfect mockups in Photoshop. Learn how to use artboards, guides, Creative Cloud libraries, and more to make layouts and generate exports that convey fluid app experiences. Join Dennis Meyer as he shows you how to set up your project, create a static wireframe, export your designs, and leverage UI kits to create pixel-perfect mockups.

Learning Photo Restoration with Photoshop

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
Repair prized photos by following the instructions provided in this course. First, learn how to convert your prints to digital files. Next, discover how to lay the groundwork for the restoration process with cropping, basic color and tone correction, and sharpening using Lightroom. Then see how to correct more serious damage such as scratches, rips, and stains, and how to enhance an image with borders and creative color. As a bonus, Bryan shares some rather unconventional but smart tips for getting the best results. Pros, hobbyists, and enthusiasts can pick up best practices throughout the course. (Author: Bryan O'Neil Hughes)

Niche Recruiting

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
As companies continue to grow more specialized, so do their hiring needs. There's a growing need for recruiters who can locate top talent with skills specific to a particular discipline, industry, or market sector. In this course, recruiting expert Barbara Bruno helps you identify the niche areas with current and future growth, and provides practical advice to help you become an expert in your niche. Once you've chosen your niche, Barbara provides specific, time-tested strategies to help you target the best clients and fill the most job requisitions.

Illustrator CC 2017 One-on-One Advanced

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to be the best Adobe Illustrator user you know. This comprehensive, project-based course is the second in a series of three courses by industry pro Deke McClelland. In this course, Deke doesn't just talk about how to leverage different Illustrator features—he ties each concept to a clearly-defined task, ensuring that you close out each section of the course with a practical understanding of the concepts. Discover how to convert scanned line art to scalable, vector-based path outlines using the automated Image Trace feature. Plus, learn how to make a logo using the transformation tools, create an emoji with the Gradient tool, and turn a simple circle into an intricate origami flower with the program's dynamic effects.

VMware vSphere: Troubleshoot a Deployment

Lynda.com - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:00
System admins who have a background in vSphere know that setup and configuration is just the beginning. Beyond that is deployment, implementation, and troubleshooting. This course covers troubleshooting vSphere and deploying virtual machines and resources. Learn how to troubleshoot issues related to virtual machine performance, virtual networking, and shared storage. Get techniques you can use for working with vCenter, virtual machines, ESXi, clusters, and more. This course is an exam preparation resource, as it maps to the VCP6-DCV exam section: Troubleshoot a vSphere Deployment. (Author: Rick Crisci)

Building Web Applications with Ajax

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
Ajax revolutionized web development by allowing developers to create interactive client-side applications that communicated with servers only when necessary, skipping the constant refresh cycle of earlier models. While Ajax usually makes applications run smoother, it can also introduce strange performance and resilience issues. In this course, Sasha Vodnik provides you with the details you need to create fast and reliable web applications using Ajax in the background. Sasha dives into the basics of XHR—the fundamental building block of Ajax—as well as the newer Fetch API. Plus, he explains how to write Ajax whether you're using AngularJS, React, or jQuery. Throughout the course, he shares tips for making smart code design decisions.

Learning VMware vSphere 6.5

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to create a vSphere environment, be introduced to ESXi and vCenter, and get a tour of vSphere 6.5 with step-by-step machine management instructions. These topics and more are explored in this course. Join Brandon Neil as he covers storage and networking basics using vSphere, the VMware virtualization suite of products. Brandon shows you how to download, install, configure, and use vSphere components. He also demonstrates how add a datastore, deploy virtual machines, migrate using vMotion, and more. (Author: Brandon Neill)

Visual Studio 2017: First Look

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
Explore the new features and updates available in Visual Studio 2017. In this course, Walt Ritscher walks through the key new features in this release, starting with a look at the integrated development environment enhancements like new support for EditorConfig. Next, he explores debugging improvements such as Chrome debugging support, and dives into navigation and IntelliSense improvements in the code editors. Plus, Walt investigates the Docker container support for ASP.NET core projects and goes over the behavior of the Visual Studio 2017 Installer.

Kids Photography: Retouching with Lightroom and Photoshop

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
Photographing kids comes with a unique set of challenges. The best portrait of a kid might be a quirky shot of a kid with a funny expression—not usually what you're looking for in adult portraiture. When it comes to retouching, you're more likely to be cleaning up a runny nose than softening wrinkles.

In this course, photographer Erika Thornes shows how to review a kid photo shoot to find the best shot of the bunch. Then, she dives into Lightroom and Photoshop and details a variety of retouching challenges and solutions—including cleaning up that messy nose.

Creating a Basic Dashboard in Excel 2016

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
Learn easy-to-implement techniques that can help you quickly create a visual representation of your data to inform your decision making. In this brief course, Curt Frye walks through the basics of creating a dashboard in Excel. Curt begins with a primer on using PivotTables—one of the most powerful data analysis tools in Excel. He also shares how to define conditional formats and summarize your data with sparklines and charts. Plus, he shows how to set up your dashboard worksheet, link data to cells and shapes, maximize your screen space by hiding rows, and modify the Excel program window to meet your needs.

Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
Sometimes you need to experiment to grow as an artist. What better place to try out new design ideas than the Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory? Every Wednesday, Von Glitschka introduces a new method, tool, or resource to stretch your creative muscle and explore a new artistic style. Each lesson pulls back the curtain on Von's design process—the good, the bad, and the ugly—to give beginners the self-confidence they need to start drawing and provide experts an inside look at a fellow professional's workflow.

Cloud Computing: Private Cloud Platforms

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
Most leading private clouds provide similar features. So, how can you select the right solution for your organization? This course examines industry-leading private cloud platforms and compares the services offered. Learn the fundamentals of cloud computing using a private cloud, consider reasons why you might choose a private cloud solution for your business, and discover the features and services offered by several providers—from security to integration and compatibility features. (Author: David Linthicum)

React Native Ecosystem and Workflow

Lynda.com - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:00
React Native makes it easy to develop applications and then deploy them natively to multiple mobile platforms. That said, building a complete app means looking beyond React Native to the different options that can help you customize your workflow. In this course, Emmanuel Henri takes you on a tour of some of the most commonly used React Native features. To begin, he shines a spotlight on some of the React Native UI libraries. Next, he reviews development resources and shows a few different backend options for your project. To wrap up, he provides an overview of the different testing and deployment options available to you.