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AutoCAD Facilities Management: Areas

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Shaun Bryant

Released On: 8/19/2016

High-quality facility drawings give organizations the information they need to assign, redesign, and reallocate space, whether it's for manufacturing or offices. When it comes to computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), there is one tool: AutoCAD, Autodesk's flagship CAD platform for Windows and OS X. Get the skills you need to use AutoCAD to calculate available area, understand which percentage is usable space, and export drawings and data for analysis and presentation. Concentrating on the basics, this course guides you step-by-step through a realistic CAFM project, allowing you to learn at your own pace and develop your skills as you go. Author Shaun Bryant shows how to set up drawings, define and measure areas, set up facilities area tables, and annotate drawings. By the end of the course, you'll be able to export the information to applications such as Microsoft Excel, so you can analyze the data in a tabular format.


Photography 101

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke

Released On: 8/19/2016

Today's cameras put an amazing amount of power in your hands, but all those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In Photography 101, photographer Joseph ["PhotoJoseph"] Linaschke helps you understand what's going on inside your camera, explaining photography fundamentals like what aperture is and how shutter speed works. Learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you toward becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you'll find that many creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.


Ethical Hacking: Enumeration

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Malcolm Shore

Released On: 8/18/2016

Ethical hacking is one of the most desired stills for any IT security professional. White hat hackers can detect, prevent, and mitigate network intrusions and data theft: a critical liability for any company that does business online or in the cloud. This course introduces to the concept of enumeration—identifying the resources on a host or network, including user names, ports and services, policies, and more. It covers protocol, process, and service enumeration on Windows and Linux, and maps to the Enumeration competency from the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) body of knowledge. Malcolm discusses host profiling, enumerating protocols (such as SMB, RPC, and SNMP), and enumerating the Internet, and concludes with demos of third-party tools organizations can use to mitigate risk, including SuperScan, NetScan Pro, and JXplorer.

An overview of the CEH exam, blueprint, and eligibility criteria can be found at https://www.eccouncil.org/programs/certified-ethical-hacker-ceh/.


SynthEyes: Tracking with Survey Data

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Brian Morse

Released On: 8/18/2016

Being able to use real-world survey data to solve cameras is a powerful tool in 3D tracking. Survey data can help you speed up your workflow, solve difficult shots more accurately, and even help you solve multiple cameras. This short course teaches you how to set up and solve a survey shot using SynthEyes—concentrating on data from still images, but also using data from 3D models and text files. Author Brian Morse introduces several methods of solving the survey shot, and then shows how to solve multiple cameras at the same location so they all fit accurately in the same scene.


User Experience Insights with Chris Nodder

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Nodder

Released On: 8/18/2016

As a user experience professional, you often find yourself acting as a liaison between business teams and technology teams, challenged to make design decisions that satisfy both parties. Additionally, you frequently revisit decisions made in the past, looking for ways to refresh and meet the changing needs of today's users. Everything from different devices and form factors to increased awareness around human computer interaction is driving a need to examine and optimize the user experience. Join Chris Nodder as he shares insights to help strengthen your design choices and help you adapt to current and evolving trends. Designers, product managers, strategists, UX newcomers, and curious observers alike can gain an expanded understanding of what it takes to succeed in the field of UX.


Creating a Short Film: 05 Directing

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chad Perkins

Released On: 8/18/2016

Directing movies means being in charge of all creative decisions on a movie set: performance, wardrobe, lights, camera movement, color palette, music, and the overall tone of the film. Some directors focus on directing actors, while others focus on telling stories, building explosive moments of action, or creating visual art. Here filmmaker Chad Perkins explains the role and responsibilities of a director on a small, independent film.

Watch and learn how to shoot a script, using visual motifs, atmospherics, framing, and different types of shots to tell the film's story. Find out how to give direction to your crew and be a good leader, while staying on budget and on schedule. Plus, get tips to improve shots during retakes or in post, and to become a better director, storyteller, and communicator.

Note: Like the rest of the Creating a Short Film series, this course was shot during the production of The Assurance. It offers a unique window into the actual struggles and challenges filmmakers have to overcome to get films made. Find the rest of the courses in the series on Chad's author page.


Shooting and Processing Panoramas

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington

Released On: 8/18/2016

When one photo doesn't do justice to a scene, take several—and then stitch them together them into a panorama. In this course, Rich Harrington details every step in the panoramic photography process, from shooting to post-processing.

The course begins with a look at the concepts and technical details for getting great shots: how to choose a shooting format and size, how to properly mount the camera on a tripod, how to overlap each shot, which lenses deliver best results, and more. Plus, learn about optional hardware like the GigaPan system and sliders, and a variety of mobile apps for capturing 360-degree panoramas with an iPhone. After shooting a variety of panoramas, Rich processes them using various software tools, from Lightroom to Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. The course concludes with advice on refining stitched panoramas and on saving them for a variety of destinations, from print to the web.


ZBrush: Rendering

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Michael Ingrassia

Released On: 8/17/2016

Take your ZBrush projects to the next level. Learn how to refine your models in programs like Maya and Photoshop. In this course, Michael Ingrassia walks through several ZBrush rendering workflows for modifying the shape of a model and exporting texture maps for painting outside of ZBrush. First, find out how to export elements for UV layout in Maya or use UV Master to lay out UVs right in ZBrush. Then learn how to export texture maps for refinement in Photoshop, where you can adjust colors, hand-paint texture, and add filters and effects. Chapter 3 shows how to adjust the overall shape of your model in Maya and reassemble the final sculpt back in ZBrush.


Excel for Mac 2011: Pivot Tables in Depth

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Curt Frye

Released On: 8/17/2016

PivotTables are one of the most powerful data analysis tools in Microsoft Excel. Learn how to use PivotTables to summarize, sort, count, and chart your organization's data in Excel for Mac 2011. Author Curt Frye shows you how to navigate the complexity of PivotTables while taking advantage of their power. He shows how to build PivotTables from single or multiple data sources (including external spreadsheets and text files), add calculated fields, filter your results, and format your layout to make it more readable. Plus, learn how to share your work by printing PivotTables and saving them as PDFs.


Sales Negotiation

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Lisa Earle McLeod

Released On: 8/17/2016

Bestselling author and sales coach Lisa Earle McLeod has helped companies like Google and Roche build passionate, purpose-driven sales organizations. In this course, sales professionals will learn how to negotiate with the best interests of their organization and their customers at heart, by uncovering their own noble purpose. Lisa reveals the surprising truth behind why compromise doesn't work; instead, she explains how to ask questions that reveal information about the buyer—and help you decide when you can negotiate and when you can't. She also identifies common negotiation traps and ways to negotiate that don't just close the sale today, but build longer-term relationships for tomorrow.


Maya Bifröst: Dynamic Simulations

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Aaron F. Ross

Released On: 8/17/2016

Bifröst is a fluid dynamics engine for high-quality liquids in visual effects, combining the best of volumetric and particle solvers in one tool. This course offers an overview of the Bifröst implementation in Autodesk Maya. Using emitter, collider, accelerator, and liquid property nodes, Aaron F. Ross simulates a medium-scale liquid effect and stores it to disk as a cache. Rendering the surface at full quality requires generating an animated polygon mesh; for a convincing layered material, he shows how to extract Bifröst channel data such as Vorticity and apply it in a shading network. The course concludes with a look at the Aero Solver for atmospheric effects.


Creating 360-Degree Panoramas and Interactive Tours

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ron Pepper, Richard Harrington

Released On: 8/17/2016

Learn how to shoot and develop stunning 360-degree panoramas and interactive virtual tours. Whether you're shooting real estate or outdoor landscapes, the process starts with great raw images. Ron Pepper and Rich Harrington discuss the gear you need to get good 360-degree shots, including camera, lens, and tripod options, and share tips for shooting both standard and HDR images. Then they demonstrate post-processing techniques that use popular applications like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photomatix Pro, and dedicated stitching software such as PTGui. Once the images are developed, you'll discover how to share interactive images and virtual tours online with services such as Roundme and Spinattic or your own web server.


WordPress Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 8/17/2015

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Plus, learn how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and how to adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.

Note: This course covers WordPress 4.3. We will update the training as WordPress evolves.


Social Media Marketing for Small Business

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Martin Waxman

Released On: 8/16/2016

Small businesses can't afford not to be active on social media. Having a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account keeps you tuned into your customer base and helps drive traffic to your website or brick-and-mortar store. Learn what it takes to be successful at social media marketing, without a lot of resources or dedicated marketing staff. Digital and social media strategist Martin Waxman explains the key terms and definitions (everything from SEO to hashtags) and tells you how to start finding your customers online. Learn how to make an action plan that outlines your goals, team, and budget, and find time to implement your ideas. He'll also talk about what content to publish where and the tools you need to measure the success of your efforts.


Mastering Microsoft Project Graphical Reports

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bonnie Biafore, John Riopel

Released On: 8/16/2016

Reports are key to keeping projects on track and communicating with team members. But it's much easier to understand the data with visual aids like charts and graphs. Fortunately, Microsoft Project has many powerful data visualization tools built right in. Follow along with project management expert, John Riopel as he shares his tips for creating graphical reports in Microsoft Project. He walks through building a team status report, a report to deliver to executive stakeholders, a project management report center, and a project performance dashboard. Building these examples will teach you how to master the built-in reports in Microsoft Project and develop more customized reports with the Report Designer tool.

Note: This course was designed in collaboration with author Bonnie Biafore. You can follow along with this course using Microsoft Project 2010, 2013, or 2016 and either the free or premium versions of the exercise files.


Excel 2016: Macros in Depth

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dennis Taylor

Released On: 8/16/2016

Macros can help you save enormous amounts of time, but they are uncharted territory for many Excel users. Learn how to create your own simple macros to automate repetitive tasks in Excel 2016, in this course with Excel expert Dennis Taylor. Find out how to record a macro in stages, share macros between workbooks, set up keyboard shortcuts to run macros quickly, and use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to code macros that can't be easily recorded. Discover how to expand macros with Do loops and If statements, and test macros step-by-step. The course wraps up with a macro project that brings together each of the elements in a real-world scenario: converting mailing list data into a database-friendly format.


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