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Understanding Your Compensation and Benefits

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're new to the workforce or you've just accepted a job at a new company, understanding the compensation and benefits package is the first step in determining whether it's the right place for you. Expert recruiter Barbara Bruno has been negotiating compensation and benefits packages for the past 30 years on behalf of her candidates. In this course, she provides a step-by-step guide to help you understand what your prospective employer is offering you so that you can make a well-informed decision. Don't leave money on the table; find out how to negotiate salary, 401k matching, your benefits package, and other perks—even your review date—and get paid what you're worth.

Personal Effectiveness Tips

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:00
Before you affect change in your role or organization, you need to develop and manage yourself. In this weekly series, personal branding and career expert Dorie Clark shares research-based best practices to help you establish your credibility, identify your leadership blind spots, deal with change, find mentors and sponsors to guide you, and more. Tune in every Monday for a personal effectiveness tip that can help you be more effective in your organization.

Training Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're a corporate trainer or a teacher, Chris Mattia can help you make enhancements to your instructional materials, and connect with your learners in a more meaningful way. Each week, Chris offers a new and actionable tip for creating high-quality instructional materials on any budget. He discusses designing effective lessons, creating assets for those lessons, leveraging mobile devices for instructional design, tackling instructional video production, and more. Tune in every Monday for a new tip.

Management Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:00
In this weekly series, Todd Dewett, PhD, shares the tips respected and motivated managers use to improve rapport, navigate tricky situations, build better relationships, and drive the business forward. Each week, we'll release two tips ranging from avoiding the dreaded micromanagement to managing a multigenerational workforce, cultivating better listening skills, and developing an understanding of your organization's politics. Check back every Wednesday for more Management Tips.

Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

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Finance and Accounting Tips

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:00
Are you curious about the financial details of big companies like Walmart and Boeing, but shy away from further investigation because you don't consider yourself a numbers person? In this weekly series, accounting professors Jim and Kay Stice—who have been exploring financial information for a combined 60 years—break down essential accounting and finance concepts into manageable, bite-sized chunks. They help you understand the balance sheet, debits and credits, company operating cycles, and more. In addition, they explain where to find accounting information in the real world, and what to do with it once you have it. Tune in every Monday for a new tip. (Authors: Jim Stice, Earl Kay Stice)

Smarter Cities: Using Data to Drive Urban Innovation

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 20:00
By 2050, over 70% of us will live in cities. But are our cities ready? Today, cities face challenges such as aging infrastructure, inadequate transportation, and inefficient bureaucratic processes. We must rethink how cities operate and deliver services, and turn to digital tools, data, and intelligent connected systems. Our cities must grow smarter—and we're going to need a whole new generation of people with entirely new skills to help. Find out where the best opportunities are for making a meaningful difference. This course is designed to introduce those with an interest in the future of cities to the idea of urban innovation. Top Chief Information Officer (CIO) Dr. Jonathan Reichental introduces the roles and skills needed to enter in this exciting new field. He illustrates the concepts using examples from successful smart cities across the globe. If you want to understand how you can begin or advance a career in this area, or are simply interested in the future of your community, then this is the right introductory course for you.

Learning Haskell for Data Analysis

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
Data is frequently available in raw form and in massive quantities, so knowing how to find the data you need and analyze it is crucial to being a successful data analyst. This course shows how to use Haskell for your data science needs. Instructor James Church first explains descriptive statistics, so you can discover the importance of ranges, means, medians, and standard deviations. Then, James gets you started with using SQLite3 so you can query data. Next, he takes you through working with regular expressions and visualizations. Finally, he discusses the topic of distribution by covering Kernel Density Estimation.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Python Parallel Programming Solutions

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
Learn parallel programming techniques using Python and explore the many ways you can write code that allows more than one task to occur at a time. First, discover how to develop and implement efficient software architecture that is set up to take advantage of thread-based and process-based parallelism. Next, find out how to use Python modules for asynchronous programming. Then, explore GPU programming using PyCUDA, NumbaPro, and PyOpenCL. This course provides extensive coverage of synchronizing processes, streamlining communication, reducing operations, and optimizing code so you can select and implement the right parallel processing solutions for your applications.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library. (Author: Giancarlo Zaccone)

Office 365 for Mac: Outlook Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to set up and navigate email, calendar, and contacts in the Office 365 version of Outlook. The course begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect to Office, Exchange, IMAP, and POP email accounts. Author Jess Stratton then shows how to quickly create, send, and read email as well as reduce your inbox clutter. Also see how to best organize, group, and share contacts, and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks.

Photo Gear Weekly

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
Get your gear on! Join photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey every Friday for insights on camera gear of all kinds. In Photo Gear Weekly, Tim shares tips for mastering your camera's advanced features, recommends accessories that will streamline your shooting and expand your creative options, and spotlights hot gear—new and vintage alike—that you'll want to know about.

Microsoft Azure Stack First Look

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
You can bring the power of Azure into a private data center by deploying Microsoft Azure Stack. Azure Stack allows you to run a private or hybrid cloud on your hardware that is basically identical to the full Microsoft Azure cloud you are already familiar with. This course provides a summary of Azure Stack, outlining features, what it offers, applicable scenarios for use, and how to get started. (Author: Bhargav Shukla)

Learning Outlook for Mac 2016

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
This beginner-level course will help new users set up and use Microsoft Outlook. Jess Stratton shows how to set up Outlook email accounts, read and organize mail, compose new emails, work with attachments, and handle junk mail. The course also shows how to create new contacts and use the Outlook calendar.

The Data Science of Retail, Sales, and Commerce, with Barton Poulson

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
How is technology constantly gather data from the world of commerce around us? What can you derive from the data found in retail sales and consumer spending? This course explores the crucial ways in which businesses are affected by technology and how companies are harnessing ubiquitous data to improve business. Join Barton Poulson as he takes you through how data is being used to understand customers, recommend products to customers, gain new customers, drive customer loyalty, and more.

Office 365 for Mac: Learning Outlook

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
This beginner-level course will help new users set up and use the Office 365 version of Microsoft Outlook. Jess Stratton shows how to set up Outlook email accounts, read and organize mail, compose new emails, work with attachments, and handle junk mail. The course also shows how to create new contacts and use the Outlook calendar.

Learning Python GUI Programming

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to create effective graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with minimal code using Python. Burkhard Meier starts by showing how to create a GUI form, add widgets, manage the resulting layout, and customize the look and feel of the interface. Then, he takes you through working with data, classes, and making charts using the 2D Python plotting library, Matplotbil. Next, he discusses how threading and networking impact the performance of your code. Later in the course, he advances on to working with databases, testing application GUIs, extending a GUI using the wxPython library, and creating 3D GUIs by using PyOpenGL and Pyglet. As you follow along with Burkhard throughout this course, you will develop an entire application's GUI.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Outlook for Mac 2016 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to set up and navigate email, calendar, and contacts in Outlook for Mac 2016. The course begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect to Office, Exchange, IMAP, and POP email accounts. Author Jess Stratton then shows how to quickly create, send, and read email as well as reduce your inbox clutter. Also see how to best organize, group, and share contacts, and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks.

Advertising on Instagram

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:00
In this course, marketing expert Anson Alexander explains how advertising works on Instagram and how Facebook Ads Manager works. Anson goes over the types of content you can use to advertise on Instagram and then shows how to create, upload, and format ads. He demonstrates how to target specific audiences, implement a budget, and run scheduled campaigns. He also covers analytics so you can discover how to adjust your advertising efforts based on performance information you find in analytics reports.

DevOps Foundations: Containers

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:00
Software containers are the future of app deployment—and an instrumental component of any DevOps strategy. They package everything a program needs to run, allowing developers to move applications from one environment to another relatively hassle free. In this course, cloud-computing luminary David Linthicum dives into the exciting world of software containers. David goes over the basics of containers, including an overview of the fundamental steps involved in building container-based software, followed by some examples of real-world applications that leverage containers. The course concludes with container standards and best practices, and the tools, processes, and skills a DevOps professional needs to work with them.

Applied Economic Forecasting with Big Data

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:00
Big data is transforming the world of business. Yet many people don't understand what big data and business intelligence are, or how to apply the techniques to their day-to-day jobs. This course addresses that knowledge gap by showing how to use large volumes of economic data to gain key business insights and analyze market conditions.

Professor Michael McDonald demonstrates how to harness the wealth of information available on the Internet to forecast statistics such as industry growth, GDP, and unemployment rates, as well as factors that directly affect your business, like property prices and future interest rate hikes. All you need is Microsoft Excel. Michael uses the built-in formulas, functions, and calculations to perform regression analysis, calculate confidence intervals, and stress test your results. He also covers time series exponential smoothing, fixed effects regression, and difference estimators. You'll walk away from the course able to immediately begin creating forecasts for your own business needs.

Developing Your Professional Image

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:00
For new graduates transitioning from school to the world of work, creating a professional image isn't always intuitive. In this course, executive coach and organizational psychologist Gemma Leigh Roberts provides tips and guidance that can help you successfully navigate the start of your professional career. Gemma highlights the main differences between campus life and being part of the workforce, and explains how to develop the right mindset for dealing with workplace challenges and getting ahead in your career. Plus, she shares tips for acclimating to a new workplace, and discusses how to create a career strategy that sets you up for success, focusing on your vision, mission, goals, and targets.

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