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AWS for DevOps: Security, Governance, and Validation

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:00
In this course—which was designed for DevOps professionals working with the AWS cloud—learn about AWS tools and best practices for security, governance, and validation. Instructor Lynn Langit covers different security and governance approaches, including outcome-based validation with service level agreements, outcome-based security with audits, and protecting data in-flight and at-rest. Lynn discusses using AWS tools such as CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and Inspector for security monitoring. Plus, she shows how to use third-party security and governance tools, and shares cost control approaches for AWS service billing. This course can also be used as an exam preparation resource, as it covers the topics in the third domain of the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer exam: Security, Governance, and Validation.

Electronics Foundations: Semiconductor Devices

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:00
Bolster your understanding of how to build electronic circuits by learning to work with semiconductor components. In this course, join electrical engineer Barron Stone as he walks through how to build circuits using three common types of semiconductor components: diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers. Barron kicks off the course by explaining what diodes are, and how to use diodes to control the direction that current flows through a circuit. He shows you how to use diodes to protect your circuits from large amplitude signals, reverse current, and flyback voltage. He then moves on to working with transistors, demonstrating how they can be used to control the amount of current flowing through a circuit, and examining common types of transistors such as BJTs and MOSFETs. Barron wraps up the course by covering one of the most useful electronic components—operational amplifiers. He shows you how to use op-amps to supply dual voltages, compare two signals, amplify signals, filter signals, and more.

Learning Microsoft Paint 3D

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:00
Microsoft Paint 3D brings 3D design capabilities to every Windows 10 computer. Its collection of prebuilt objects and stickers allows you to quickly bring 3D graphics, mockups, and designs to life. Join instructor and professional 3D artist George Maestri as he explores this new utility. Learn how to draw in 2D and 3D, add color and texture, clip objects from photos with the Magic Select tool, and transform 2D objects into 3D objects. Plus, learn how to download ready-made models from the Remix 3D library, and upload your own contributions. In the final chapter, George provides three real-world projects that showcase exactly what you can do with Paint 3D, including a greeting card, a tiny house model, and a 3D PowerPoint presentation.

Learning Lightroom Mobile: Share Your Work

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:00
Once you've perfected your photos, you're ready to share them with the world. In this installment of the Learning Lightroom Mobile series, photographer Chris Orwig shows you how. He shares quick tips for helping you share a collection as a public web gallery, email your photos from Lightroom for mobile, and share your work using presentation mode. Plus, learn how to easily share your images on Instagram and Facebook.

AutoCAD Civil 3D: Plan Production

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:00
When you're ready to create submittals for a client, knowing how to leverage the built-in plan production tools in Civil 3D can save you hours of time. In this course, learn about the plan production tools, and how you can use them to make creating plan, profile, and section drawing sheets a lot easier. Instructor Katherine Ming demonstrates how to create your template and sheet set files, including how to add the title block, properties, and text fields. Next, she covers how to create and edit view frames that will be used in creating design documents. She then explains how to make the view frames—which indicate what section of an alignment will show in the plan view on the sheets—and work with plan and profile sheets. To wrap up, Katherine discusses how to create and edit cross sections.

Creating a Leadership Development Program

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:00
An organization's talent should be its strategic advantage. By taking the time to build a thoughtful, strategic leadership development program, you can develop the kind of leaders that advance your company's overall vision. In this course, Bonnie Hagemann takes you through a five-step process for designing and implementing a high-impact leadership development program that helps your organization achieve its specific business objectives. Bonnie explores how to conduct careful research of your company's needs, and analyze that information to inform your program design. She shows how to develop materials that balance different types of learning, select instructors, and integrate instructors with learning supports. Plus, she explains how to build a blueprint for success, create a budget, and run your pilot program.

ASP.NET Core: Security

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:00
Software security is an important consideration when designing and developing web applications. While security breaches and threats can have serious consequences, there are steps that software developers can take to keep their applications safe. In this course, explore techniques for securing and controlling access to your ASP.NET Core applications. Instructor Janan Siam covers how to implement authentication and authorization using both ASP.NET Core Identity framework and token authentication with IdentityServer. She discusses the most common types of attacks, and how to protect against them. In addition, Janan examines several strategies for protecting sensitive data in your applications, including encryption, the new Data Protection API, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

CSS Essential Training 3

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:00
Now that you know the basics of CSS, you can relax a bit. In this course—the third installment in a series—get acquainted with some advanced CSS concepts that can help you enhance your websites even further. Christina Truong covers new CSS layout options that can make your life simpler, including how to use grids and how to use a flexbox of flex containers and flex items. She explains how Retina displays changed how images and graphics are displayed—and in turn, altered how developers build websites. In addition, she shows how to add animation and transitions, and make your site accessible to as many people as possible.

Learning Lightroom for Mobile: Improve Your Photos

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:00
The Adobe Lightroom mobile app boasts powerful features that can enhance different aspects of your photo editing workflow. In this installment of the Learning Lightroom Mobile series, photographer Chris Orwig shares tips that can help you with arguably the most fun and vital part of the process—actually editing and improving your photos. Chris goes over copy and paste adjustments for increased speed, as well as how to crop your photographs and apply presets. He also dives into making selective adjustments, working with color, and making advanced image editing adjustments, including how to apply a vignette effect and remove distractions with Photoshop Fix.

Scala Essential Training for Data Science

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to leverage Scala—the popular language that combines object-oriented design with functional programming—in your data science work. In this course, learn about the Scala features most useful to data scientists, including custom functions, parallel processing, and programming Spark with Scala. Dan Sullivan kicks off the course with an introduction for non-Scala programmers. Next, he describes how to use SQL from Scala—a particularly useful concept for data scientists, since they often have to extract data from relational databases. He then covers parallel processing constructs in Scala, sharing techniques that are useful for medium-sized data sets that can be analyzed on a single server with multiple cores.

Dan also focuses on using Scala with Spark, a distributed processing platform. He first describes how to work with Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs)—a fundamental Spark data structure—and then explains how to use Scala with Spark DataFrames, a new class of data structure specially designed for analytic processing. He wraps up the course by providing a summary of advantages of using Scala for data science.

DevOps Foundations: Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:00
Continuous delivery is one of the major DevOps practice areas. By continuously building, testing, and delivering your code, you can reap huge stability, speed, and flexibility benefits. In this course, learn about continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), and see how these concepts work in practice by constructing your own build pipeline. Throughout the course, instructors James Wickett and Ernest Mueller discuss elements of the pipeline as they show how to take an app written in the Go programming language from development to production. They walk through version control, building artifacts, unit testing, and deployment, demonstrating common practices and tools along the way.

WordPress Ecommerce: Easy Digital Downloads

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:00
WordPress plus Easy Digital Downloads is the simple way to sell digital products like software, courses, and ebooks online. In this course, instructor Patrick Rauland takes you through the installation, configuration, and management of an online store selling digital products and services. Patrick shows how to navigate the tax, style, and email settings; add products; manage sales; and plug into external services like Google Analytics and MailChimp. Along the way, he shows how to leverage features that make the process of selling your digital goods even easier.

Marketing with Snapchat

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:00
Since its release in 2011, Snapchat has evolved into one of the most popular social messaging apps. But while its filters and amusing use of augmented reality can make for a fun way to connect with friends, many businesses are now using it to reach their customers. In this course, get acquainted with Snapchat and its creative tools, and learn best practices for getting your message across. Marketing and social media expert Martin Waxman starts off by showing how to navigate the app's user interface. Next, he explains how to align Snapchat with your content marketing plan, work with free and sponsored Lenses, craft a Snapchat Story that appeals to your customers, and create a Geofilter. Plus, he explores audience targeting options, and metrics for measuring your marketing efforts on Snapchat.

After Effects Scripts & Tips: 2 Design Theory & Animation

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:00
After Effects Scripts & Tips explores the best free third-party scripts, along with tactics, tricks, and workarounds, that make working in After Effects easier, more productive, and much more fun. In this course, instructor Owen Lowery focuses on a the design theories of contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity (C.R.A.P.) and shows simple, effective ways to put that theory into practice. Learn about color management and how the underlying meaning of colors impact your design. Discover innovative ways to incorporate typography and custom fonts. Find out how to align 3D objects, integrate logo designs into projects, animate text, and more. The lessons aren't linear, so feel free to jump around and explore whatever scripts and tips are most interesting to you.

Designing an Icon with Sketch

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:00
The small but mighty icon can significantly impact how a brand is viewed. And in today's fast-paced business world, designers need to know more than just how to deliver a striking, unique icon—they need to know how to do it quickly. Sketch—with its focus on speed and vector images—offers tools that can help you meet these challenging demands.

In this course, discover how to create icons with Sketch. Renata Phillippi takes you through each stage of the process, explaining how to set up a file, create and combine shapes, add color and depth to your artwork, and finally, export your design. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have created several simple icons, and have the knowledge you need to start bringing more of your design ideas to life.

Office 365 for Administrators: Supporting Users Part 2

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:00
Once your users are up and running with Office 365, they may experience more complex issues related to printing, version compatibility, and startup. This course provides Level 1 IT administrators with an overview of common end-user support requests related to Office 365. Learn how to fix Word formatting issues, find lost and damaged files and databases, troubleshoot audio and video calls on Skype, reset OneNote notebooks that just won't sync, and connect to different mailboxes in Outlook. Plus, get solutions to common problems with Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, Visio, Project, Delve, Publisher, and Sway. Microsoft solutions expert Sharon Bennett will make sure you have the answers to your users' most frequent questions—before they even ask.

React: Building Styles with CSS Modules

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:00
React styles and CSS styles haven't always agreed in the use of inline styling. As React development has grown, developers have figured out more and more ways of smoothly integrating and maintaining a style with their code. Whether you need to style a React-based user interface or want to create dramatic animation, this course gives you the keys you need to build attractive and maintainable style using React and CSS modules. (Author: Emmanuel Henri)

Learning Lightroom Mobile: Improve Your Workflow

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:00
The Adobe Lightroom mobile app takes the most powerful Lightroom features—the catalog and powerful Develop module—and streamlines them for use on a smartphone or tablet. The Learning Lightroom Mobile series helps you get up to speed with this innovative app by providing straightforward, actionable tips. In this installment, photographer Chris Orwig shares techniques for enhancing your overall workflow. He explains how to change the collection cover photo, rate and filter your images, quickly remove unwanted images, and delete photos. He also shares a few bonus tips, including how to enable offline editing.

Programmatic Advertising Foundations

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:00
How do you buy ads when the customer can be anywhere, at any time? Programmatic advertising automates digital media buying. By using software and algorithms to select buys, your ad placement becomes more nimble and efficient. You can be exactly where the customer is—instantly.

Here marketing expert Adriaan Brits shows members the fundamentals of programmatic advertising. Learn how to examine audience insights and pick a real-time advertising platform that can help you understand when and where to place ads. Discover how to target advertising for video, mobile, and apps, and work with LinkedIn, Facebook, and the Google Display Network. Plus, find out how to create campaigns, use advanced targeting to reach B2B decision makers, and act on valuable audience insights.

Creating a Font for Apps and Games with Glyphs

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:00
Fonts have a subtle—but powerful—effect on how users experience content. This is particularly true when it comes to apps and games, where information is presented quickly and often in tiny spaces. An off-putting or difficult-to-read font can distract a player or worse: prevent them from understanding what you have to say. The right font reinforces the theme you've chosen—from the ancient to the futuristic—and helps keep players engaged. If you have an idea for a font for your app or game, this course will help you make it a reality.

Join professional illustrator John Roshell as he shows how to design an alphabet of letters from scratch using Glyphs, a popular software for type designers. John familiarizes you with the qualities of a successful onscreen font, and explains how to design with pencil and paper—and then import those hand-drawn letters into Glyphs. He also demonstrates how to set up a Glyphs file and trace imported letters manually or with autotracing software, and then refine the letter shapes to maximize their readability and personality. To wrap up, he shows how to finalize and output your design, including how to efficiently create missing letters and numbers to complete your creation.