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How to Get a Job in Design

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
Schools equip designers with the knowledge and skills they need to understand their craft and discover their own unique personal style. That said, many students are handed diplomas without having been taught how to grapple with the challenges of the design world that awaits them outside of school. In this course, Bonnie Siegler—the founder of respected design firms No. 17 and Eight and a Half—provides answers to designer's common questions about how to get a job. She explains how to introduce yourself, how to write a resume that makes sense, how to curate a portfolio that best showcases your work, and even how to manage your social media presence. Plus, she covers how to present yourself and your work at a job interview, and what to do after your interview. Essentially, Bonnie helps you understand what's important and what's not important when it comes to landing a design job.

Hiring a Recruiting Firm

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
Finding the right people for your company can be difficult—even if you have an internal talent acquisition staff. In this course, expert recruiter Barbara Bruno provides leaders, managers, and HR professionals with a guide to choosing the right external recruiting firm to help them find the right talent. The first step is to determine what your needs are, including what kinds of employees you're looking for—contract or full time—so that you can then identify which recruiting firms specialize in those areas. Once you have a few firms in mind, Barbara provides a list of questions to ask them to determine if they're a good fit. Finally, she provides guidance on setting expectations and negotiating fees.

iOS 11 First Look for Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
What's new in iOS 11? There's a lot going on under the hood: Xcode 9 (featuring a new Simulator), drag and drop, updated navigation controllers for titles and search, and the release of Swift 4 and PDFKit. Find out how these new features and enhancements will impact your iOS development workflow. Todd Perkins helps you get up and running with iOS 11 today.

PHP with MySQL Essential Training: 1 The Basics

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
PHP is a popular programming language and the foundation of many smart, data-driven websites. This comprehensive course from Kevin Skoglund helps developers learn to use PHP to build interconnected webpages with dynamic content which can pass data between pages. Learn how PHP can simplify the creation of forms, read and validate form data, and display errors. Kevin also covers the fundamentals of MySQL and how to use PHP to efficiently and securely interact with a database to store and retrieve data. Throughout the course, he provides practical advice and offers examples of best practices.

Database Clinic: MS Excel

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
The Database Clinic series shows how to plan, build, and optimize databases using different software. This course focuses on Microsoft Excel. While Excel doesn't offer traditional relational database management features, its table-based sheets, functions links, and powerful search and reporting features make it a great tool for learning the basics of database design. Join Curt Frye as he shows how to create a simple database, join data sets, search for records, and perform CRUD (create, read, update, and delete) operations. Plus, learn how to use Excel's calculations, PivotTables, functions, and formulas to gain deeper insights into your data.

PHP with MySQL Essential Training: 2 Build a CMS

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
This course—the second installment in a series—builds on the fundamentals of PHP with MySQL and teaches the intermediate concepts necessary to develop real-world web applications while creating a working content management system. Kevin Skoglund shows how to create dynamic navigation to allow public users to browse different pages of database-driven content. He demonstrates how to hide content from the public and to write functions which are context-sensitive and use argument options for conditional behavior. He shows how to implement user authentication and utilize PHP's built-in password functions to securely regulate page access. Finally, he shows how related database tables can become nested resources by modifying and scoping functions. Along the way, Kevin provides practical advice and offers examples of best practices.

Marketing Automation with HubSpot

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
HubSpot is one of the most powerful tools available to marketers today. Using the marketing automation functions in HubSpot, you can build workflows that can help you become more efficient at reaching customers and generating leads. In this course, marketing expert Brad Batesole demonstrates how to create workflows using the marketing automation functions available in HubSpot. He explains how to create a strategy, establish a campaign, segment customers through lists, personalize your content around your contacts, and use workflows.

iOS App Development: Design Patterns for Mobile Architecture

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
Developers need to know how to minimize app complexity and maximize scalability. Good architectural planning—founded on established design patterns—is the key to solid code. This course provides an overview of the different architectural models and design patterns used to simplify enterprise applications. Learn how to audit an app and transition from MVC to a layered architecture, using models such as MVP, MVVM, VIPER, and MVA (minimum viable architecture). Instructor Jon Bott introduces the dependency injection pattern (for decoupling layers), the coordinator pattern (for managing application flow), and data binding with RxSwift.

PHP Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:00
PHP is a popular programming language that you can use to write simple code for web pages. If you have been using HTML to develop websites, learning PHP will allow you to create dynamic pages. In this course, learn the fundamentals of PHP. Kevin Skoglund covers concepts such as how to embed PHP code into an HTML page, and reviews the basic PHP data types such as strings and arrays. He also covers the different control structures in PHP, how to work with built-in PHP functions, and how to define your own custom functions.

Cert Prep: Unity Materials, Lighting, and Effects

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Demonstrate your proficiency at using Unity for game development by becoming a Unity Certified Developer. In this course, follow Alan Thorn as he prepares you for the portion of the exam focusing on materials, lighting, and effects. Alan discusses creating materials, textures and mapping, transparency, and texture animation. He also helps you get started with lighting, exploring global illumination, light baking, area lights, and dynamic lighting. Plus, he covers ambient occlusion and bloom, depth of field and grain, and vignette and color grading.

SharePoint Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Teams and individuals use the power of SharePoint to share content and collaborate, improving their productivity from virtually anywhere. This weekly series is designed to provide quick tips you can use to get the most out of the features in SharePoint. Navigation, customization, file management, and more are explored. Check back each week for a new tip. (Author: Mark Abdelnour)

Social Media for Photo and Video Pros

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Social media is having a dramatic impact on the professional photography and video industry. This course shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers. Rich Harrington presents strategies for being more effective on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, and more. From scheduling to posting and connecting, learn the building blocks to increase your social media reputation. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
In this course, Rich Harrington explores the world of documentary storytelling, using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand-new works of art. Throughout the course, Rich covers basic image editing techniques in Photoshop such as toning, cropping, sharpening, and resizing. He also shows how to add movement to photos in After Effects, which can help you create a dramatic story. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Malware: Defense and Response

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
As a network administrator, encountering malware within your enterprise is nearly inevitable. In this course, Scott Burrell covers the steps necessary to recover from a malware attack on your network, and discusses tactics to avoid its spread or return. Scott highlights different types of malware threats, and provides strategies for isolating malware to protect clean systems. He also reviews best practices for implementing antimalware protection for enterprise networks, Windows update strategies, and important elements of a user education program to help provide you with a solid defense against future attacks. (Author: Scott M Burrell)

Learning Haskell Programming

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Get started with Haskell, a functional programming language which—while it has a reputation for being a bit academic—can be practical and easy to learn. In this hands-on course, learn the basics of Haskell. Hakim Cassimally shows how to install and set up Haskell, and helps you get a feel for what this language can do by exploring Haskell using an interactive interpreter. Plus, he helps you apply what you've learned about functions and data types to create, set up, and polish a full project—a word game.

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

iOS App Development: Creating iMessage and Sticker Applications

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Stickers and iMessage apps—which give users the means to express themselves in more colorful ways within Messages—have become increasingly popular. In this course, learn how to leverage your existing iOS development skills to create your own sticker packs and iMessage apps. Mohammad Azam walks through the basics of iMessage app architecture, discussing the difference between sticker and iMessage apps, options for structuring your apps, and how to programmatically request a presentation style. He also explains how to create sticker pack apps with and without code. To wrap up, Mohammad demonstrates how to implement a messaging application which allows users to send and receive secret messages.

Migrating from MicroStation V8i to CONNECT

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
The MicroStation CONNECT Edition from Bentley boasts changes and new features that can help you model and visualize your projects more efficiently. In this course, learn how to migrate from MicroStation V8i to MicroStation CONNECT. Jeanne Aarhus shows how to navigate the new interface and work with the changes in existing commands. In addition, she helps to familiarize you with new features such as display rules and item types, and explains how to customize the interface and use enhanced annotation.

Learning Video Live Streaming

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Using little more than a smartphone, it's now possible to produce a live broadcast that can be viewed by anyone with a connected device. In this course, learn tools and techniques for live streaming video content on the internet. Mark W. Gray provides a detailed walk-through of how to set up and start a live webcast using a variety of inexpensive software solutions, including Wirecast Go, Periscope, and Open Broadcaster. Plus, he shares best practices for both mobile and desktop streaming, and discusses strategies for connecting with a live audience.

Learning Entity Framework Core

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
Entity Framework is a data access technology of choice for .NET and ASP.NET data-oriented development. .NET developers appreciate how this object-relational mapper reduces the need for writing data-access code by providing the ability to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. How can you take advantage of this framework in your programming efforts? Reynold Adolphe shows you how in this course. Reynald demonstrates how to write code-based models and how to interact with data. He also explains how Entity Framework works with ASP.NET Core MVC and Web APIs. He covers creating a console app, creating an MVC app, and more. (Author: Reynald Adolphe)

Learn System Center 2016: Virtual Machine Manager

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in Microsoft System Center 2016 allows system admins to deploy and control hosts and storage within a virtualized datacenter. In this course, learn how to create and manage virtual machines using VMM. Robert McMillen provides an overview of VMM, covering its history, features, and fabric, as well as how to install VMM. He explains how to work with VMM host groups, configure virtual networking and load balancing, add clustered storage, work with the VMM library, and deploy private clouds.

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