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Ethical Hacking: Scanning Networks

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Lisa Bock

Released On: 7/11/2016

After footprinting and reconnaissance, scanning is the second phase of information gathering that hackers use to size up a network. Scanning is where they dive deeper into the system to look for valuable data and services in a specific IP address range. Network scans are also a key tool in the arsenal of ethical hackers, who work to prevent attacks on an organization's infrastructure and data.

This course investigates the scanning tools and techniques used to obtain information from a target system, including specially crafted packets, TCP flags, UDP scans, and ping sweeps. Lisa Bock discusses how hackers can identify live systems via protocols, blueprint a network, and perform a vulnerability scan to find weaknesses. She also introduces some of the tools and techniques that hackers use to counter detection via evasion, concealment, and spoofing. In addition, learn how to reduce the threat of tunneling, a method hackers use to circumvent network security.

Note: Our Ethical Hacking series maps to the 18 parts of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam (312_50). This course maps to the 03 Scanning Networks domain.

Mixing Techniques for Pop Music, Part 1

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Brian Malouf

Released On: 3/4/2016

Interested in producing the next chart-topping pop song? Or simply using classic pop techniques to blend the many different elements of today's modern multitrack recording sessions into one seamless song? In this course, multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates his hit-making mixing techniques. These lessons can be used on pop, jazz, country, folk, or any other recordings you want to turn into solid two-track stereo mixes.

Brian starts with the basics of creating a mix template and getting a good raw balance of the instruments in the mix. He then dives deep into signal processing techniques on many types of instruments, including drums, bass, guitar, keys, vocals, percussion, strings, and brass. He'll pick out and treat individual tracks with compression and EQ, add space with reverb and echo, and modulate the sound with flangers and phase shifters. Pro Tools is used throughout the course, but the techniques will work equally well with the DAW of your choice.

Sramana Mitra on Bootstrapping

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Sramana Mitra

Released On: 7/8/2016

Want to start your own business? Bootstrap it! LinkedIn Influencer Sramana Mitra, an expert on entrepreneurship, shares her insights on how to start a new business without any external financing. Bootstrapping can be a way to quickly validate and launch a company, and get the traction you need to attract serious investors (or you can bootstrap all the way). Sramana dismisses some of the myths that get in the way of new entrepreneurs, and then turns the focus on to the benefits of bootstrapping. She walks through two methods of bootstrapping that can be particularly valuable: selling services and developing a business while holding down a full-time job.

PHP Date and Time Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Powers

Released On: 3/3/2015

Need to calculate the date of the third Thursday of each month or the Friday after next? PHP—and David Powers—have you covered. David shows how to use the intricate and sometimes underused capabilities of PHP's date and time functions, including the basic date/time formatting functions in PHP 4 and the more advanced functions introduced in PHP 5. For example, you can learn how to find and set time zones, perform date calculations that incorporate different time zones and daylight savings, and calculate the time of sunrises and sunsets. Start watching and learn how to incorporate these powerful functions into your programming arsenal.

Hands-On UX: Mobile Prototyping

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Diane Cronenwett

Released On: 7/8/2016

Design research and user requirements only get you so far. Sometimes you have to go hands on to create the user experience your mobile app users deserve. Explore the various methods for prototyping mobile applications, from analog to digital, and their place in the UX design process. Diane Cronenwett explains why prototyping is so important in UX, and compares the merits of low-fidelity methods like pen and paper to high-fidelity tools such as Photoshop. She then teaches various paper and digital prototyping methods, using tools such as stop-motion animation, Keynote, InVision, and Flinto. Using these prototyping techniques, you'll be able to refine your designs and get more targeted feedback from your users.

Autodesk Inventor: Presentations

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John Helfen

Released On: 7/8/2016

Presentations make ideas clearer to colleagues and more impressive to clients. Learn to create presentations with visually compelling features, such as exploded views, to improve your documentation in the enhanced Autodesk Inventor presentation environment. In this course, John Helfen covers the new tools and publication workflows in Autodesk Inventory 2016, including storyboards, snapshots, and component trails that show where parts are located. He also shows how to add cameras and animate presentations to create more dynamic 360° views of parts and assemblies. If you are looking for new documentation or client presentation options, this course is designed for you.

Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ed Liberman

Released On: 7/7/2016

Network Policy Server (NPS) is Microsoft's solution for enforcing company-wide access policies, including remote authentication. Being able to configure NPS is a key domain of MCSA Exam 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012, and a must-have job skill for Windows network administrators. This short course walks you through the steps to configure Windows Server 2012 R2 network policy using NPS, and prepares you for this aspect of MCSA certification. Ed Liberman helps you set up a VPN for secure remote connectivity, install and configure NPS, configure RADIUS clients, and set up Network Access Protection (NAP) to evaluate connection requests.

Note: This course maps to the Configure a Network Policy Server (NPS) Infrastructure domain of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012.


Lynda.com - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Steven Brown

Released On: 7/7/2016

Purchasing departments add value and maximize savings for their organizations. In this course, supply chain expert and professor Steven Brown outlines the purchasing process and provides guidance for evaluating, selecting, and managing suppliers. He also addresses the roles of cost management and strategic sourcing, and the legal and ethical considerations involved. Plus, learn about special topics such as indirect spend on services (including transportation and utilities), esourcing, and supply chain performance management.

Xamarin Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Walt Ritscher

Released On: 3/31/2016

Xamarin is a cross-platform development tool. It solves dilemmas many developers face when developing cross-platform apps: separate coding languages and UI paradigms. With Xamarin, you can use C# for iOS, Android, and Universal Windows apps. And with Xamarin Forms, interface design for all three platforms can be accomplished within its XAML-based framework.

In this course, Walt Ritscher helps develop a sample app for each of the three platforms using Visual Studio and the IDEs in Xamarin (including Xamarin Studio). He touches on the processes that make Android, iOS, and Windows app development unique. Then he shows how to recreate the three apps as a single cross-platform app, and test and debug the app using Xamarin's powerful emulators. He also covers UI design with Xamarin Forms, the data binding engine that automatically syncs data between views and data sources, and pages, Xamarin's templates for content, navigation, tabbed, carousel, and master pages.

Natural-Media Painting in Photoshop

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John Derry

Released On: 4/15/2016

Photoshop has an extensive set of natural media brushes, which emulate the pencils, chalks, crayons, and watercolors many artists use in analog painting. Brushes can be customized to suit your painting style, and then saved and shared. Learn how to incorporate these tools in your painting "palette." Join John Derry as he shows how to use Photoshop's brushes, bristle tips, Mixer Brush, and textures in practice, painting a landscape of grapes on the vine. Plus, learn about a cool feature that allows artists to source colors directly from photographs.

Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 10

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Rivers

Released On: 7/7/2016

Get a quick, safe, step-by-step approach to upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 10. See how to best transfer files, save settings and back up files, and determine the ideal update option for your system. Plus, learn time-saving tips and tricks for a smooth transition to the new interface and functionality in Windows 10.

Note: Windows 10 is not a free upgrade for XP users. You will need to purchase Windows 10 before proceeding with the migration.

Pastel Drawing with Photoshop

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John Derry

Released On: 3/22/2016

Photoshop's natural-media capabilities are somewhat overshadowed by its photocentric tools. But the chalk and pastel brushes in Photoshop are capable of realistically emulating their traditional counterparts, with the added benefit of a forgiving digital medium. This course aims to expose the chalk and pastel features of Photoshop and provide a clear understanding of how to access and use them to their best advantage. Author John Derry is a master of digital painting; by following along with his expert, friendly instruction, you'll be able to utilize these tools to create your own convincing dry media artwork.

Learn Google AdSense: The Basics

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Anson Alexander

Released On: 7/6/2016

Learn how to generate a steady stream of revenue from your website with Google AdSense, Google's display networking tool. Author and marketer Anson Alexander teaches you how to get up and running with AdSense, and display ads that "make sense" for your website. Learn how to set up an account, place limitations on ad content, create and spend on ads, and use advanced placement strategies. Plus, with AdSense reports, you'll learn how to identify ad trends, increase page views, and maximize ad performance.

Fast, Easy Cover Design

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John McWade

Released On: 7/6/2016

When you're trying to come up with a great cover design for a book, magazine, or brochure, a good rule of thumb is to keep it simple. An uncluttered design is striking, easy to read, and easy to adapt. In this short course, John McWade shows us an existing cover for a brochure and explains how to reduce the visual elements (fonts, frames, colors, etc.) so the design is more cohesive and strong. He then goes on to show how to alter the design to create quick variations.

Make sure to download the free PDF, Design Like a Lazy Person, for more handy cover design tips.

Access 2016: Forms and Reports in Depth

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Adam Wilbert

Released On: 7/6/2016

Learn how to use Access forms and reports to control and organize the display of your data, as well as gather parameters for queries. Access expert Adam Wilbert starts with the basics of form design and leveraging controls such as buttons, links, and macros. He combines these ideas in a chapter that shows how to build an application-like framework for getting around an Access 2016 database.

Then the course dives into reports: creating efficient and readable layouts, grouping data into categories, tying reports to queries, and using conditional formatting rules to highlight key takeaways from the data. Finally, Adam demonstrates how to link forms and reports and print your results, and introduces unique ways to save time filling out paperwork and generating form letters.

Unreal: Learn Lighting

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Tom Sirdevan

Released On: 7/6/2016

Unreal's shading and lighting pipeline now approaches film quality, thanks to its implementation of advanced features such as Lightmass global illumination. What more can you want from an open-source game engine? Join Tom Sirdevan as he shows how to create realistic, physically based lighting for your own games with Unreal Engine 4. He begins with a look at direct lighting (point, spot, and directional lights) and then moves into the indirect lighting domain, including skylights, global illumination, and reflection capture. Learn how the lights differ, and how to optimize their use for real-time performance with static, stationary, and dynamic game types. Chapter 3 covers deferred shading, distance fields, and dynamic skies with Blueprint. Post-process effects like bloom, lens flare, vignettes, and depth of field finish off the scene and the course.

Organizing and Storing Digital Photos and Videos

Lynda.com - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Suzanna Kaye

Released On: 7/6/2016

Drowning in digital media? Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye introduces a system for keeping your photos and videos organized and accessible, including future-proofing your most important memories. Learn the best ways to cull, edit, and transfer media, including automating purging and uploading photos to the cloud. Find out how to digitize photo prints using your scanner or an online service. Suzanna also shows how to sort, tag, and file media—and quickly find a photo or video when you need it. Along the way, she introduces some fun ways to feature your photos, so you can enjoy them every day.