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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Learn the essentials of Windows 10 operating system, including the newest features included with Microsoft's Anniversary Update. Nick Brazzi shows how to install Windows 10, work with the built-in applications, manage files and folders, use Cortana to search, browse the web, and work with mail, calendar, and your contacts. Want to extend Windows? Learn how to find and install new apps from the Windows Store and customize your display preferences and account settings so your PC works perfectly for you. Finally, find out how to back up and restore Windows in case of computer failure, recover missing files, and use Windows Defender to protect yourself against malware such as viruses and spyware.

Stay tuned! We'll be adding more movies to this course soon.

Learning React Native

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Get introduced to React Native and learn how to build applications in JavaScript. This course explores React Native and gets you started with components, views, and platform APIs. Join Alex Banks as he takes you through setting up your first app, creating style sheets, working with flexbox, implementing navigation, incorporating scrolling, adding touch responses, and more.

Learning to Set Display Type

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're browsing the web, picking up groceries at the supermarket, or driving past colorful billboards on the freeway, typography jumps out as a distinctive part of the landscape. Type is a universal design tool—freely available, endlessly versatile, incredibly expressive, and fun to work with. Knowing how to harness its power is essential to effective design. In this course, learn how to do just that.

Join John McWade as he explains how to design in a variety of styles and voices using display type, which is type that's set at headline size and above. He discusses type families that include strikingly expressive characters, shows how to combine typefaces, shares how to avoid common design flaws, and takes you through working with type in photos. This art form is applicable to print advertising, brochures, magazines, posters, fliers, slide decks, and much more.

Learning MongoDB

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
MongoDB—an open-source, document database—makes it easy to bring up an application stack and start coding. In this course, get started with MongoDB, and learn about the differences between relational and document databases. Kirsten Hunter covers working with the Mongo shell, setting up basic indexing functionality, and building an application in Node.js. Plus, she discusses advanced topics such as indexing, sharding, and replication. To help you grasp the concepts covered in this course, she provides practical exercises in the shell and in Node.js.

Learning Swift 3 for Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're new to programming or a seasoned professional, tackling a new programming language can be challenging. In this course, Harrison Ferrone helps you comfortably make the transition to a new language—Swift 3—by taking you through the basics of Swift 3 syntax, while highlighting the creativity and potential of the language itself. Harrison starts by covering basic variable types and operators, as well as collections, tuples, and enumerations. Next, he moves on to use cases with Swift optionals, closures, and protocols. When you wrap up this course, you'll have a solid understanding of the Swift 3 language and be ready to move on to creating your own iOS or macOS apps and games.

UX Research Methods: Card Sorting

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Get an in-depth introduction to card sorting, a UX research technique that helps you understand how users categorize information. By using card sort results to inform your designs, you can create websites or products that are intuitive and easy to navigate. In this course, Amanda Stockwell helps you grasp the fundamentals of planning, executing, and analyzing a card sort. After providing an overview of this UX research technique and going into the different types of card sorting, Amanda shows how to prepare your content to ensure that you get the best card sort results. She also covers finding, selecting, and screening participants, running sessions, analyzing data, and sharing your results.

Windows 10 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Please be aware that there was a significant update to Windows in August 2016, called the Anniversary Update. If you are using Windows after running the Anniversary Update, you should switch over to a different course, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Essential Training.

Learn all the essential features of Windows 10. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know to install Windows, customize it to your liking, and start working with files and applications. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to manage folders, use Cortana to search and navigate, browse the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser, and work with Mail, Calendars, and People (aka contacts).

Plus, learn about sharing via a home network, multiuser configurations, security and privacy, and troubleshooting Windows.

BIM Manager: Autodesk Applications Setup & Deployment

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Autodesk products offer an array of powerful features that can help you make your design ideas a reality. In this course, learn how to register Autodesk products, and deploy the correct applications across several different networks. Eric Wing begins by showing how to find your software and navigate the Autodesk site. Next, he examines what's in each suite of software and covers creating network deployments. Eric shows how to configure the Network License Manager and modify a deployment. Plus, he takes you through how to configure your applications—showing how to set up Revit, a Revit and Navisworks deployment, and an AutoCAD MEP deployment—and add service packs to a deployment.

Linux: Shells and Processes

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
In this course, gain a more thorough understanding of the shell and system processes to help you work faster and more efficiently in Linux. Follow computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams as he dives into Linux shells and their environments, and explains how to customize your shell. He discusses using the Bash shell, and covers topics like command and variable substitution. Grant also explains how to stack simpler commands together using named and unnamed pipes and redirects; discusses how to start, pause, and end processes; shows how to schedule one-time jobs and recurring jobs; and covers complex system services.

Intermediate C# Design Patterns Part 2

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Design patterns allow you to reuse critical code patterns. This can help you build better code and efficiently tackle real-world design problems. In this course, follow developer and technologist Reynald Adolphe as he explores some of the Gang of Four design patterns, and covers some lesser-known patterns for C# programmers. Reynald covers a creational pattern—Builder—and then dives into structural patterns like Adapter and Composite. Plus, he delves into some behavioral patterns, including Chain of Responsibility, Command, Interpreter, Mediator, and Visitor.

Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced is the second course in the comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClelland. One-on-One teaches you everything you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that work best for you. In this installment, Deke takes you through Photoshop's more advanced features.

Learn about Photoshop's automated selection tools (Color Range, Focus Area, and Refine Edge), the nondestructive editing capabilities of Smart Objects, Liquify's slimming and trimming power, and techniques for drawing and designing with vector shapes. Plus, discover how to improve a photo with poor composition by reconstructing it with Photoshop's Content-Aware Scale tool, healing tools, and blend modes. These tutorials feature all-new projects and exercise files, so there's something new for even long-time Deke fans.

NEW IN 2016: Chapters 24–30 offer a whole new way to work with Photoshop CC. This new set of tutorials covers layer effects, Levels and Curves adjustments, lens corrections and perspective warping, black and white photography, and so much more. Check back often. We'll continue to update the training whenever Photoshop changes.

Web Career Clinic Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
This weekly series explores web careers from a variety of angles: insights from veteran web designer and agency principal Lauren Bacon, interviews with industry insiders, and answers to questions from our members. If you're interested in a career in web design, programming, UX, SEO, project management, or content development, this course is a great place to start. You'll learn about the career options that are available to you, identify a path that fits your skills and preferences, and look a few steps ahead of where you are now, to plan your professional future.

Tune in every Wednesday for a weekly "small dose" of advice, an explanation, or an interview with a web veteran. Lauren Bacon has mentored and coached many web professionals as they were starting out and loves sharing all that she's learned from her 15-year career as a designer, front-end developer, and agency principal.

Construction Management: Reading Drawings & Specifications

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Construction drawings are instructions that a designer has drawn up to translate the owner's ideas, tell you what materials, parts, and pieces you need for a project, and explain where to place those items in the field. If you're in the construction industry, having the ability to decipher these drawings makes you a more valuable team member, and can generally help you advance your career.

In this course, learn how to read construction drawings. Jim Rogers helps you acquire this important skillset by taking you through the different components that make up construction plans, and helping you understand the language of construction drawings. He covers types of views, highlights different kinds of construction drawings—including architectural drawings, electrical drawings, and plumbing drawings—explains how to read general notes, and more.

Team Collaboration in Office 365

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Office 365 is a collection of online services and popular desktop applications, connected by powerful collaboration features. In this course, discover how to leverage these collaboration tools to maximize team productivity in Office 365 Business or Enterprise. Nick Brazzi kicks off the course by helping you understand Office 365 Groups and SharePoint. Next, he discusses several applications included in Office 365 that facilitate group communication. Nick covers co-authoring documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, working with shared calendars in Outlook, holding online meetings with Skype for Business, sharing files via OneDrive and SharePoint, collaborating with colleagues in Teams, and more.

AngularJS 1.x Tips and Tricks

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
While AngularJS 1.x is generally a well-tested and well-understood framework, it still has secrets to share. In this course, learn lesser known facts about AngularJS 1.x that can help you build better applications. Aviv Ben-Yosef begins by taking you through techniques for making your AngularJS 1.x apps faster, including one-time binding. Next, he dives into AngularJS 1.x concepts that every developer should have in their toolkit. Finally, he shares a few tricks—such as multiple transclusion and turning URLs in paragraphs into safe links—that can help you when you work on larger apps.

Kafka Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:00
Developed at LinkedIn, Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform that provides scalable, high-throughput messaging systems in place of traditional messaging systems like JMS. In this course, examine all the core concepts of Kafka. Ben Sullins kicks off the course by making the case for Kafka, and explaining who's using this efficient platform and why. He then shares Kafka workflows to provide context for core concepts, explains how to install and test Kafka locally, and dives into real-world examples. By the end of this course, you'll be prepared to achieve scalability, fault tolerance, and durability with Apache Kafka.