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Access 2016: Queries in Depth

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Adam Wilbert

Released On: 6/7/2016

Learn how to find and translate complex raw data into information you can use to make better decisions, with Access queries. Access expert Adam Wilbert explains how to create real-world queries to filter and sort data and perform calculations, as well as refine query results with built-in functions, all while offering challenges that help you master the material. Find out how to identify top performers, automate repetitive analysis tasks, make queries more flexible with parameter requests, and increase accuracy and consistency in your database using program flow functions. Adam closes with an assortment of useful query tricks. Take the challenges posed along the way to test and practice your new Access skills.


DSLR Video Tips: Lighting

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington, Robbie Carman

Released On: 6/7/2016

Every video professional knows the need for good lighting. Many elevate it to an artform. But sometimes you need to resolve technical challenges just to get the shot. This installment of DSLR Video Tips provides simple solutions to the most common video lighting challenges. Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman provide step-by-step instructions for attaching lights to a camera, controlling exposure and depth of field in brightly lit locations, dealing with backlit subjects, working with available light, lighting without on-site electricity, and enhancing lighting in post-production with tools like Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade. Using these tips, you'll be able to shape the direction and intensity of the light to achieve just the look and feel you want for your scene.


CorelDRAW X8 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Roger Wambolt

Released On: 6/6/2016

CorelDRAW X8 is a powerful graphics application 27 years in the making. This course covers the essential tools and techniques that designers and digital artists need to use CorelDRAW with confidence.

Roger Wambolt, senior product trainer at Corel, eases in with an exploration of the interface and touches on the major players in the toolbox: the Pick, Shape, Crop, Curve, and Interactive tools. Then, once you know how to draw simple lines and shapes, he shows how to group, copy, and adjust objects on your document page. Plus, learn about working with text, using the new Font Manager and the extensive library of fonts in CorelDRAW, adding and editing images, automating tasks with scripts and macros, creating color palettes, and preparing your CorelDRAW projects for print. Roger closes with some tips on customizing the CorelDRAW interface to be more productive and create your designs in fewer steps.


After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Andy Needham

Released On: 6/6/2016

Most apps follow the same interface design principles—principles defined in the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone specifications. Prototyping your interface with tools like Illustrator and After Effects can ensure your app meets platform guidelines and help you resolve usability issues before going through a lengthy development cycle.

In this course, Andy Needham shows how to create an app interface from scratch using Adobe Illustrator, and then take the finished design into After Effects for animation. This is a start-to-finish project, going from concept sketches to the final product (an animated GIF). The prototype will showcase the navigation and interactive aspects of the app interface and can be used for marketing or gathering client and user feedback.


How to Analyze Sales Competitors

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jeff Bloomfield

Released On: 6/6/2016

There is more to keeping an eye on your competitors than just knowing their products and features. What is their messaging like? What value are they adding? What are their unique differentiators? In this course, Jeff Bloomfield helps you analyze your sales competition. It starts with understanding your buyer's point of view, and then being honest when making comparisons.

Jeff shows how tools like LinkedIn and Google Alerts can help you stay up to date on your competition's personnel and product updates, and how you can take advantage of the webinars, presentations, and other resources presented by your competition. Last, while competitor information is critical, it's ultimately more important for you to remember the value that your company brings. Jeff closes by explaining how you can best sell your company's products and services: by not getting too distracted by the competition.


Critical Thinking

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Mike Figliuolo

Released On: 6/6/2016

Critical thinking is the ability to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. By focusing on root-cause issues, critical thinking helps you avoid future problems that can result from your actions. In this course, leadership trainer and expert Mike Figliuolo outlines a series of techniques to help you develop your critical thinking skills. He reveals how to define the problem you're trying to solve and then provides a number of critical thinking tools, such as blowing up the business, asking the 5 whys, asking the 7 so whats, using the 80/20 rule, and more. He also provides guidance on how to develop this skill across your whole team.


Learn Camtasia: Advanced Techniques

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Corbin Anderson

Released On: 6/6/2016

Learn the advanced features of Camtasia, the powerful screen capture software, while discovering the best practices for creating professional quality instructional videos. This course covers the newest features of Camtasia 8 and advanced techniques for each stage of the digital storytelling process: capturing, editing, and sharing video. Learn how to fix audio issues, add visual effects, key green-screen footage, add closed captioning, and export video for a variety of screen sizes. Plus, find out how to use the new Camtasia-compatible mobile app, Fuse, to capture video on your smartphone. Throughout the course, author Corbin Anderson contextualizes the features to show common industry uses as well as new ways to use screen capture for creating accessible elearning.


Web Career Clinic

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Lauren Bacon

Released On: 2/8/2016

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.


Google Data Studio First Look

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jess Stratton

Released On: 6/3/2016

Getting the most out of your data includes being able to tell compelling, accurate stories with your data. Google Data Studio brings you the capability to create and customize reports, create charts and graphs, collaborate with your team, and produce meaningful data visualizations. Jess Stratton takes you through a first look at the editing interface, reusable templates, and data analysis features of Google Data Studio. She helps you familiarize yourself with features by using the sample data and the native tutorial within the product. Then, she demonstrates how to create your own project, connect sources, filter your report, and share your data.


VMware vSphere Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Daniel Mangru

Released On: 6/3/2016

Learn the key components of vSphere 6, VMware's cloud computing virtualization platform. VMware vSphere Fundamentals concentrates on the architecture, hardware, and software in the Standard and Enterprise Plus editions of vSphere 6, which offers better scale, resilience, and fault tolerance than ever before. Author Daniel Mangru shows how to gather necessary reference materials to support your day-to-day admin activities, and reviews components such as the ESXi hypervisor, vCenter Server, the Platform Services Controller, the vSphere web client, vMotion, and more. He also looks at licensing and support agreements, and the 11 Enterprise Plus features that might encourage your organization to upgrade. This close read of the vSphere components and features will help IT admins better manage and troubleshoot VMware's bestselling datacenter virtualization platform.


Creating a Responsive Web Design: Advanced Techniques

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Converse

Released On: 12/7/2015

Looking to take your responsive web design skills to the next level? Learn how to create collapsible menus and add scalable vector graphics (SVGs) to your layouts. Chris Converse shares advanced techniques to style mobile menus and graphics with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. These videos offer practical, start-to-finish tutorials to build more efficient and flexible webpages that can adapt to different screen sizes and orientations.


Wordpress.com Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Carrie Dils

Released On: 6/3/2016

Learn how to create your own website or blog with WordPress.com—the free, easy-to-use service that is democratizing publishing on the web. In these tutorials, Carrie Dils shows how to sign up for a WordPress.com account, personalize your profile, and start posting right away. Plus, learn how to add the images, videos, and links that make blog posts pop; enable social sharing and mobile browsing; and change the appearance of your site with custom themes, widgets, and menus. Drawing on her 15+ years of experience designing for the web, Carrie also provides her insights on finding and growing an audience, and deciding when it's time to grow by upgrading your account or moving on to self-hosting with WordPress.org.


Animations and Transitions in the Android SDK

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Gassner

Released On: 6/3/2016

The Android SDK offers many ways to create visually compelling animations and screen transitions for mobile apps. This course starts with an overview of the different animation techniques and APIs, and then offers hand-on instruction using each one. David Gassner covers defining view animations in XML declarations and in Java code; animating frame by frame with images; animating object properties over time or in response to an event with tweened calculations; building simple transitions between activities; and using the new transitions framework that was introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat.


Statistics with Excel Part One

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Joseph Schmuller

Released On: 12/23/2015

Understanding statistics is more important than ever. Statistical operations are the basis for decision making in fields from business to academia. However, many statistics courses are taught in cookbook fashion, with an emphasis on a bewildering array of tests, techniques, and software applications. In this course, part one of a series, Joseph Schmuller teaches the fundamental concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics and shows you how to apply them using Microsoft Excel.

He explains how to organize and present data and how to draw conclusions from data using Excel's functions, calculations, and charts, as well as the free and powerful Excel Analysis ToolPak. The objective is for the learner to fully understand and apply statistical concepts—not to just blindly use a specific statistical test for a particular type of data set. Joseph uses Excel as a teaching tool to illustrate the concepts and increase understanding, but all you need is a basic understanding of algebra to follow along.


Statistics with Excel Part Two

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Joseph Schmuller

Released On: 6/2/2016

Understanding statistics is more important than ever. Statistical analysis, in particular, is the basis for decision making in many fields, including business and academia. In this course, part two of a series, Professor Joseph Schmuller teaches you how to use statistics concepts and tools to perform analysis in Microsoft Excel.

He explains how to organize and present data and how to draw conclusions using Excel's functions, charts, and 3D maps and the Solver and Analysis ToolPak add-ons. Learn to calculate mean, variance, standard deviation, and correlation; visualize sampling distributions; and test differences with analysis of variance (ANOVA). Then find out how to use linear, multiple, and nonlinear regression testing to analyze relationships between variables and make predictions. Joseph also shows how to perform advanced correlations, variable frequency testing, and simulations.

By the end of this course, you should have the foundational knowledge you need to take other statistics-related courses and perform basic analysis in the workplace.


Identify Sales Growth Opportunities

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Drew Boyd

Released On: 6/2/2016

Sales growth is essential for both frontline sales professionals as well as sales managers. There are two primary avenues for growth. You can grow within your current category, or you can seek opportunities outside your category. In this course, professor and former marketing and sales executive Drew Boyd explains four primary ways to grow sales within your current market: selling to new customers, selling more to current customers, growing sales with multibrand customers, and identifying and capturing your competitor's customers. If you choose to look for outside opportunities, he explains how to identify adjacent markets, and how to grow through mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.


Facebook Advertising Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Megan Adams

Released On: 6/2/2016

Amplify your social media marketing campaigns with Facebook advertising. Facebook ads allow you to target specific audiences, so you can make sure your ads are getting in front of the right people. This course will help new Facebook advertisers effectively create, budget, place, and manage Facebook ads.

Social media strategist Megan Adams takes you through the basics: setting up an account, understanding ad structure, and using the Ads Manager tools. She shows you how to make critical placement and budget decisions wisely. Learn when to promote pages vs. individual posts, when to use photo ads vs. link ads, and whether to place ads in the desktop or mobile news feed, in the sidebar, Instagram, or other places in Facebook's advertising network. Megan also shows you how to run ad reports, so you can determine whether your ads are accomplishing your goals. Finally, leave with some tips for writing great ads, choosing effective images, and improving ad performance.


Wordpress in the Classroom: Multisite

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Mattia

Released On: 6/2/2016

WordPress in the Classroom: Multisite shows educators how to create and manage multiple WordPress sites from a single WordPress install by enabling the hidden Multisite features of WordPress. As an intermediate-level course, it assumes a basic working knowledge of WordPress, including WordPress plugins, themes, and templates. The techniques can be used for managing any type of network of WordPress sites, but author Chris Mattia concentrates on two scenarios: student-run blogs and websites for each class or section you teach. He also helps you set up a template that fits your teaching style, manage users across multiple sites, and leverage smart plugins such as MultiSite Clone Duplicator. These tips will help you streamline the technology, so you can spend more time engaging with students.


Lake invaders :

Science Library New Book Shelf - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 16:00
Rapai, William, author

Molecular biology of RNA

Science Library New Book Shelf - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 16:00
Elliott, David, 1965- author.

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