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Pro Tools 12 Essential Training: 101

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
Unlock the power of Pro Tools. In collaboration with Avid Technology (the makers of Pro Tools), we have teamed up with Frank D. Cook, Avid Master Instructor and author of the Pro Tools 101 course book, to create Pro Tools 12 Essential Training: 101. Frank translates Avid's official training into an online course covering all of the fundamentals necessary to get started using Pro Tools with confidence. The lessons are designed to help you overcome the challenge of the software and get you started creating your own sessions and final mixes. Frank starts by explaining some basic concepts of digital audio and providing an overview of the Pro Tools software. He quickly moves into creating a Pro Tools session and recording tracks, including importing media and working with MIDI. He then demonstrates how to select, navigate, and edit audio within Pro Tools 12. The course wraps up by demonstrating basic mixing and automation techniques, creating a session backup, and bouncing down a final mix. You'll also get some of Frank's favorite tips and tricks for using Pro Tools in a real-world audio production workflow.

ZBrush: Making Hair with FiberMesh

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
ZBrush offers a new way to make hair and fur with its FiberMesh tool. In this course, ZBrush artist Ryan Kittleson introduces the features of this mesh generation tool, and gives step-by-step examples of how they can be used in practice. Ryan goes over how to properly prepare your model before you start making hair, initialize the basic hair parameters for setting length and thickness, and use the Groom brushes to tame and style hair. To wrap up, he explains how to make other kinds of hair including eyebrows, eyelashes, and stubble.

PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
This course, created by Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann, shows you how to enliven your presentations by animating text and graphics in PowerPoint.

Heather begins with a primer on PowerPoint animation, helping you understand when—and when not—to incorporate animations into a presentation. She then goes into the building blocks of animating in PowerPoint: layering objects, working with background images, animating text, playing with lighting effects, and zooming with style. She shows how to animate with transitions, and walks viewers through the creation of three sample projects: a spinning globe animation, an animated timeline, and a flip-book. Heather wraps up by showing you how to put the finishing touches on a presentation by animating to music, automating playback, and exporting your PowerPoint file as a video.

Healthcare Analytics: Regression in R

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
Linear and logistic regression models can be created using R, the open-source statistical computing software. In this course, biotech expert and epidemiologist Monika Wahi uses the publicly available Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) dataset to show you how to perform a forward stepwise modeling process. Monika shows you how to design your research by considering scientific plausibility selecting a hypothesis. Then, she takes you through the steps of preparing, developing, and finalizing both a linear regression model and a logistic regression model. She also shares techniques for how to interpret diagnostic plots, improve model fit, compare models, and more.

Using Data Science to Hire Employees

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
Jeff Selingo visits LinkedIn Studios to weigh in on the importance of using data when making hiring decisions, the complexity of today's job market, and the trends that data science is revealing.

Word 2016: Prepare for the MOS Expert Certification Exam (77-726)

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
Demonstrate your advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word by becoming a Word 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert. This course, created by Microsoft Certified Trainer Jennifer McBee, helps test-takers prepare for the 2016 Expert exam, which focuses on four main areas: managing document options and settings, designing advanced documents with sections and built-in styles, creating advanced references such as footnotes, and creating custom Word elements.

The course begins with an overview of the certification program and its costs. It then walks test-takers through all of the certification objectives, including hands-on experience with downloadable sample documents so viewers can practice as they go. The course concludes with a full-length practice test that emulates the Word 2016 MOS Expert exam, together with solutions to each of the exam challenges.

Windows Server 2016: Storage Services

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to configure file and storage services in Windows Server 2016. This course maps to the Implement Storage Solutions domain from Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 70-740, Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server, and helps both experienced admins and those new to IT deploy and set up efficient and secure storage with Windows Server 2016. Instructor Robert McMillen covers basics such as volumes, disks, and the command-line utilities you need to format disks and edit files. Then explore drive mirroring, advanced file services (including configuring file permissions), Dynamic Access Control, and data deduplication. Plus, learn about virtual storage with Hyper-V, using Distributed File System (DFS) for redundancy and replication, and working with alternative solutions such as Volume Shadow Copy and RAID storage.

Windows Presentation Foundation 4: Brushes and Colors

Lynda.com - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in Visual Studio 2015 provides developers with a unified programming model for building modern user interfaces for Windows desktop applications. One of the most important aspects of any UI is color; learn how WPF tools like brushes and the visual Color Editor can help you create more appealing and engaging user experiences. Walt Ritscher introduces the solid, gradient, and tiled brushes; explains what properties are "brushable"; and shows how to specify color using RGB values, hexadecimal notation, and the sRGB color space. Plus, learn how to use opacity masks to adjust the transparency of different elements, and how to store brushes and colors in XAML resources so they are easily reusable and accessible from anywhere within Visual Studio.

Scala First Look

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
The beauty of Scala is that it provides all the advantages of a new programming methodology while still allowing you to work in a more familiar language—Java. Combining object-oriented and functional concepts, this popular language is concise and eminently scalable. In this course, learn how to use Scala to elegantly handle tasks both large and small. Discover how to install Scala and familiarize yourself with basic concepts like creating variables, defining functions, using sets and arrays, and more. (Author: Peggy Fisher)

EndNote Essential Training

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
EndNote can help make the more tedious aspects of academic research—searching for sources, creating citations, and sharing lists of resources—easier to manage. This allows you to devote less time to formatting and combing through references and more time to sheer discovery. In this course, David Rivers explores how to leverage EndNote X8 for research. Topics include creating your own reference library, adding references manually or importing them, organizing and storing references, creating and editing citations, and sharing your research.

Video Product Lighting Techniques

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
The right lighting can powerfully alter the mood and tone of a video. When you're shooting products, knowing how to properly light your subject can help you transform the ordinary into the spectacular. In this course, Greg Pickard zooms in on product video lighting, and takes you behind the scenes on advanced lighting setups for both large and small products. He also explores budget-friendly options, and illustrates how you can pull off those same effects on your own. Review different lighting tools and learn techniques for lighting dull and matte objects, translucent or glass products, and more.

Learn Photoshop Portrait Retouching

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
Want to improve your portraits, but can't afford to spend hours obsessing over distractions and discoloration? In this course, Chris Orwig shares techniques that can help you use Photoshop to bring out the best in your portrait subjects in a pinch. He explains how to remove distractions from the background of an image, as well as unwanted logos, jewelry, and even lint. He also shows how to shape and sculpt your portrait subjects, improve skin, eyes, teeth, and hair, and use multiple frames. To wrap up, he offers bonus tips for retouching black-and-white portraits and applying creative effects, plus a few advanced challenges for testing your ability to clean up a background and improve skin.

VMware vSphere: Back up and Recover a Deployment

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
Being able to configure a backup and recovery solution is a key skill for any VMware vSphere administrator. This course covers both the fundamental and advanced concepts of backups in vSphere. Rick Crisci focuses on vSphere Data Protection—a backup solution that comes bundled with vSphere—and vSphere Replication, which allows virtual machine data to be continuously copied to a recovery site. Viewers learn how to use snapshots to preserve the data and the state of a virtual machine at a specific point in time, and revert to that state if needed. Rick demonstrates best practices and practical techniques in an easily replicable lab environment you can set up on your home computer.

Drawing with Photoshop Sketch

Lynda.com - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to incorporate Adobe Photoshop Sketch, the versatile mobile sketching tool from Adobe, into your workflow. Follow Tony Harmer as he walks you through this updated drawing app for the iPad, showing how to navigate the interface and start and manage a project. He explains how to properly use drawing tools like the fine liner, brush pen, and smudge brush, and shares how to override brush settings and use Capture CC to make brushes for Photoshop Sketch. He also shares drawing assistance tips such as using the touch ruler and adding a grid, explains how to work with colors and layers, and breaks down how to use other applications with Photoshop Sketch.

Learning Evernote for Windows

Lynda.com - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Harness the power of Evernote for Windows, the popular note-taking and note-sharing tool that lets you ditch your paper notebooks in favor of a sleeker, cloud-based solution. The course begins with an explanation of what Evernote is and how you can use it to jot down and track important items. Next, discover how to create notes and notebooks within the application and store PDF content, photos, screenshots, web content, and more to those notebooks. Learn how to use the tagging and search features to keep your notes organized and accessible—you can even search for text in handwritten notes. Finally, the course covers how to share your notes with others, as well as how to protect your content with encryption. (Author: David Rivers)

Jeff Weiner on Establishing a Culture and a Plan for Scaling

Lynda.com - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
What does it take to scale a multibillion-dollar business and foster a healthy company culture at the same time? Listen in as the CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, shares insights from his experiences. Jeff describes what it was like joining LinkedIn, his initial observations, and how he dedicated his first hundred days to really getting to know the people and the product. He emphasizes the value of listening and how this mindful approach helped him shape and define a vision for the business that embraced the collective personality of the organization and its aspirations. Then, he relates the excitement that was felt company-wide as the vision quickly became more than a dream but part of an operational reality. Thoughts on leadership, coaching, hiring, and retaining top talent are also expressed.

The Elevator Career Pitch

Lynda.com - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
If you're searching for a job, you've got to have your elevator pitch. James Citrin, the author of "The Parent's Guide to the Career Playbook," explains how to do it.

UX Design Tools: UXPin

Lynda.com - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Provide stakeholders with realistic, interactive prototypes so they can test and experience the intuitiveness of your designs. You can accomplish this by using a tool with features that help you achieve current user experience (UX) industry standards. In this course, learn how to use the popular UXPin platform to create wireframes, enhance mockups, add animation, share interactive prototypes, test responsiveness, and more. Discover how to create layouts for devices ranging from smartphones to tablets to desktops, and learn how to work with layered design files from Photoshop or Sketch. (Author: Tom Green)

Working with Computer Components and Peripherals

Lynda.com - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
IT technicians support a wide variety of hardware, everything from internal processors, and hard drives to external monitors and printers—not to mention all the ports and connectors in between. These and other peripherals, devices that expand the basic computer system, are explored in this course. Join Dan Gookin for a tour of each component. Dan shows how you can add and remove parts and also how to modify settings to meet custom needs. He also explains how to perform maintenance and how to troubleshoot common issues.

This course is designed to provide a detailed introduction to PC hardware and peripherals. The fundamentals of storage, processing, graphics, audio, displays, and networks are covered. Whether you're a budding IT professional or someone who seeks a deeper understanding of how devices works, you can gain a foundation of help desk knowledge by examining the steps and techniques demonstrated in this course.

Learning Dynamics 365

Lynda.com - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:00
Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based solution from Microsoft for businesses to streamline customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning. All the Dynamics 365 applications integrate with the Microsoft Office 365 tools you already know, like Excel and Outlook, and with analysis tools like Power BI and customization tools like Flow. Dynamics 365, Business edition—which was customized for small to midsize businesses—was launched late in 2016 with Dynamics 365 for Financials.

In this course, learn how to power your business with Dynamics 365, Business edition. Gini von Courter walks you through how to navigate the suite, create and edit records, and print reports. She also shows you how to work with vendor information, create and post invoices, manage sales interactions, apply customer payments, reconcile accounts, and more.