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OneNote Advanced Tips and Tricks

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 20:00
OneNote is a robust note-taking app that allows you to jot down and save your ideas—from thoughts hastily scribbled on napkins to saved articles on the web—and cross tag them for easy recall. In this course, instructor Heather Severino—a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master—offers tips to help you be even more organized and productive with this powerful tool. Heather covers top power shortcuts, explains how to set up and organize your notebooks, shares tips for taking better notes and improving the look of your notes, and goes into how to import content from other apps. (Author: Heather Fitzpatrick)

Windows 10 Creators Update New Features

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 20:00
Explore the key new features and improvements included in the Windows 10 Creators Update. In this short course, instructor Nick Brazzi goes into general system and security tools, such as the Live Folders feature, which allows you to group several application tiles into one single tile in the Start menu; Dynamic Lock, which automatically locks your computer when you walk away; and the redesigned Windows Defender, which helps you troubleshoot problems on a Windows computer. Nick also goes into the bundled apps for Windows 10, including Paint 3D, a tool for creating 3D objects or artwork.

From React to React Native

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 20:00
With React Native, you can leverage your existing React knowledge to build native iOS and Android apps. In this course, explore the different components that make up a basic React Native application, and learn how to use this platform to build your own native projects. Instructor Emmanuel Henri walks through how to set up and start a React Native project, and then provides an overview of the React Native folder structure. Emmanuel also goes into the proper conversion of your views, explains how to create your tab navigation, helps you add and finalize your styles, discusses back-end considerations, and explores final steps to complete your React Native project.

Learning Unity for JavaScript Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 20:00
Are you ready to make your game idea a reality, but need to get up to speed on Unity? In this course—which was designed for JavaScript developers of all skill levels—learn how to use the Unity game engine and development tool by leveraging the JavaScript skills that you already have in your toolkit.

Instructor Bruce Van Horn walks through the workflows and tools that you'll need to create stellar games, and helps you get acquainted with these new concepts by putting together a project: a simple game that allows users to pop bubbles. As he helps you build this rather straightforward game, Bruce demonstrates most of the tools that you'll use in Unity to create games, as well as a wide variety of techniques. Learn how to set up Unity, set your IDE preferences, work with variables and functions, import assets, add the finishing touches to a game, and more.

Microsoft Azure: Design and Deploy ARM Templates

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 20:00
Gain the skills you need to design easy-to-use, reliable Azure Resource Manager templates. In this course, instructor Sharon Bennett dives into Azure templates and securing Azure resources. She explains how to implement Azure Resource Manager templates, control access to your resources, and design Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). As this is an intermediate-level course, an understanding of the Azure platform and the Azure Resource Manager portal is required. This course is also an exam preparation resource for the 70-533 exam: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Key Account Management

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 20:00
In order to grow and expand, a company must protect its most important asset—its base of loyal customers. Some of these customers require special attention in order to retain them and acquire more business. In this course, marketing professor Drew Boyd shows you how to determine who your key customers are, and a strategy for managing your customers and your organization. Drew dives into the basics of key account management, explaining what it is, why it's important, and how to tackle the key account management process. He also shares how to select key accounts, develop a key account strategy, hire and train key account managers, and measure key account results.

Python for Data Science Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 20:00
By using Python to glean value from your raw data, you can simplify the often complex journey from data to value. In this practical, hands-on course, learn how to use Python for data preparation, data munging, data visualization, and predictive analytics. Instructor Lillian Pierson, P.E. covers the essential Python methods for preparing, cleaning, reformatting, and visualizing your data for use in analytics and data science. She helps to provide you with a working understanding of machine learning, as well as outlier analysis, cluster analysis, and network analysis. Plus, Lillian explains how to create web-based data visualizations with Plot.ly, and how to use Python to scrape the web and capture your own data sets.

Introduction to PPC with Google AdWords and Bing Ads

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 20:00
By adding pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns to your marketing mix, you can more effectively connect your products and services with potential customers who are browsing the web in search of what you're offering. In this course, learn the basics of PPC by discovering how to set up and manage campaigns in two industry-leading PPC platforms—Bing Ads and Google AdWords. Instructor Adriaan Brits begins by diving into the basics of PPC advertising, providing an overview of search and display advertising with targeting methods. Next, he explains how to create advertiser accounts and how to grant access to third-party users. Then, he explains how to set up your first PPC campaigns in Bing Ads and Google AdWords, and offers budgeting tips. He also shows how to compose compelling ad copy that attracts good quality scores, and goes into optimization. To wrap up, he covers common challenges that you'll likely face, along with some helpful solutions.

Migrating to TypeScript 2

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 20:00
TypeScript is a newer Microsoft language built on JavaScript that is finding wide adoption in the Microsoft, Google, and Angular communities. Like many things JavaScript these days, TypeScript is changing rapidly as it grows. This course introduces the latest enhancements of this rapidly evolving language including kinds of types, approaches for interacting with types, and more. (Author: Emmanuel Henri)

Machine Learning Fundamentals: Learning to Make Recommendations

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 20:00
This project-based course shows programmers of all skill levels how to use machine learning to build programs that can make recommendations. In this course, Adam Geitgey walks you through a hands-on lab building a recommendation system that is able to suggest similar products to customers based on past products they have reviewed or purchased. The system can also identify which products are similar to each other.

Recommendation systems are a key part of almost every modern consumer website. The systems help drive customer interaction and sales by helping customers discover products and services they might not ever find themselves. The course uses the free, open source tools Python 3.5, pandas, and numpy. By the end of the course, you'll be equipped to use machine learning yourself to solve recommendation problems. What you learn can then be directly applied to your own projects.

Sibelius 8 Essential Training: 101

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 20:00
Sibelius is a popular software program from Avid that's intended for writing, playing, printing, and publishing music notation. It's designed for every kind of musician, from students and teachers to professional composers. In this course, learn how to get up and running with Sibelius 8. Instructor Jenny Amaya walks through the fundamentals of working with this software, providing a detailed overview of the interface and an introduction to creating your own scores with the program. She covers inputting score objects and entering notes of various pitches and rhythms, and shares information and tips about editing and printing your score. Throughout the course, Jenny helps you grasp how Sibelius thinks, so you're prepared to leverage some of the more advanced features on your own.

Maxwell Render Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:00
Maxwell Render—the 3D rendering software for designers and architects—boasts a suite of tools that can help you create stunningly realistic 3D renders. It's also a recognized standard in product design, architectural visualization, film production, and other high-end rendering markets. In this beginner's course, learn how to get up and running with Maxwell Render.

Instructor Leon van den Heever provides an overview of the functions, capabilities, and material system of this powerful, physically-based renderer. He covers how to navigate the user interface and work with objects and the Material Assistant, primarily focusing on Maxwell Studio as the staging interface of the Maxwell suite, and on tackling actual rendering in Maxwell Render. Plus, he goes into the different types of emitters or lights that you can use to light your scenes, how to create and position the camera, and how to set render options.

Painting Foundations: Light and the Landscape

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:00
Capturing the subtleties of a beautifully lit skyline in a painting requires an understanding of certain foundational concepts. In this course, learn key techniques for tackling light and color harmony within acrylic landscapes by completing a large, impressionistic studio painting of a skyline in Venice, Italy. Instructor Will Kemp kicks off the course by diving into the different qualities of lighting within a landscape, explaining how the evening light affects the color temperature of a scene. Will also covers some basics for working with acrylic paint, and reviews the different brushes and materials you'll need for this painting. Plus, he goes into adding texture to the surface of your canvas, mixing pastel base colors, loosening your brushstrokes, and accurately capturing architecture in your drawings.

Premiere Pro Guru: Closed & Open Caption Workflows

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:00
Captioning video is a necessity for some types of content. Even when it's not a necessity, captioning video is beneficial because it allows the content to be seen in multiple locations and by more people. In this course, you can learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro in your captioning workflow. First, learn about the different types of captions, including open and closed. Next, discover best practices you can follow to help make a transcription process go smoothly, whether you use a transcription service or generate transcripts on your own. Then, learn how to create and format caption tracks. Lastly, learn how to export correctly, especially because not every format supports embedded captions. (Author: Jeff I. Greenberg)

Building and Deploying a Full-Stack React Application

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:00
React—a popular JavaScript framework—boasts a number of developer-friendly tools that can help you quickly and efficiently turn your ideas into fully-functioning applications. If you already have a solid grasp of the essentials of full-stack JavaScript web development, this practical, project-based course can help you get acquainted with React. Follow Carl Peaslee as he walks through how to plan, configure, create, and deploy a scalable, full-stack React and Relay application. As Carl explains how to lay out a UX roadmap, construct the foundation of an application, implement authentication, and connect your app to a remote database, you can practice what you learn by building a site where users can play simple games.

Extending Hadoop for Data Science: Streaming, Spark, Storm, and Kafka

Lynda.com - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:00
Extend your Hadoop data science knowledge by learning how to use other Apache data science platforms, libraries, and tools. This course goes beyond the basics of Hadoop MapReduce, into other key Apache libraries to bring flexibility to your Hadoop clusters. Coverage of core Spark, SparkSQL, SparkR, and SparkML is included. Learn how to scale and visualize your data with interactive Databricks clusters and notebooks and other implementations. This course is designed to help those working data science, development, or analytics get familiar with attendant technologies. (Author: Lynn Langit)

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.