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Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
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Preparing for the CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-401) - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Mike Chapple

Released On: 6/27/2016

Are you thinking about taking the CompTIA Security+ Exam to become certified? Passing the exam involves gaining knowledge and skills across six domains of information security: network security; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. Earning the certification helps substantiate your competency as an IT professional.

Join Mike Chapple, senior director of IT service delivery at the University of Notre Dame, as he shares with you tips on how to get ready for the exam and what to expect. He provides an overview of each exam topic, study tips, and suggestions for how to prepare yourself for the exam using practice assessments. He also provides instructions on how to register to take the exam.

This course works in coordination with the six-course Security+ series and provides a 90-question practice exam as a post-course assessment.

Motion Graphics Loops 02: After Effects Techniques - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Owen Lowery

Released On: 6/27/2016

Learn looping animation techniques for motion graphics and web design using Adobe After Effects. Owen Lowery shows you how to create a "never-ending" animated loop comprised of multiple nested looped elements and render the results as an animated GIF. Along the way, you'll learn how to work with AE expressions, loop footage with Time Remap, and use effects such as Echo and Offset to create background loops. At the end of the project, you'll render the results as versatile animated GIFs, using Photoshop and the third-party AE Scripts plugin.

Learn Universal Windows App Development: The Basics - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Doug Winnie

Released On: 6/27/2016

Want to build apps that work on any device that runs Windows 10? Whether you are targeting desktops or tablets, Windows Phone, Xbox One, or even HoloLens, you can create apps that span all Windows devices with the Universal Windows Platform. This course is designed to teach you how to make your first app using all of the basic features of Universal Windows.

Finally, you'll experiment with your app to learn more about how Windows apps work, and then find out where to go next.

CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Cryptography - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Mike Chapple

Released On: 6/27/2016

The CompTIA Security+ certification exam includes six domains. The sixth domain, cryptography, is covered by this course, starting with the fundamental concepts of cryptography and an overview of data encryption. Instructor Mike Chapple shares with you how to evaluate and compare the features of different encryption standards. He also discusses key management, public key infrastructures, digital signatures, and transport encryption. The course concludes with how to secure wireless networks.

This course is part of a six-course series on the CompTIA Security+ exam, and is useful for IT professionals who wish to learn more about information security as well as students preparing to take the Security+ exam.

Angular 2 Forms: Data Binding and Validation - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Schwartzenberger

Released On: 6/27/2016

Validation is a key function that any online form should have. Implementing dynamic form validation, that automatically reacts to input, can be difficult without the right solution. Angular allows you to easily handle dynamic form validation by taking advantage of two-way data-binding functionality. Without having to write any JavaScript code, you can use Angular to simplify and streamline reactions that occur as users complete fields in your forms.

This course shows how to implement form validation, on any HTML form, using Angular built-in validation properties and methods. Learn how make forms behave dynamically, as a user changes the content within forms. This course also explores how to implement validation, using JavaScript, in case you need more fine tuned control of your interactions.

InfraWorks 360 Essential Training - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Eric Chappell

Released On: 6/27/2016

Learn to create new worlds inside InfraWorks 360, the exciting new design and engineering program that gives your projects 3D real-world context. Eric Chappell gets you up to speed with all the essential features of InfraWorks 360 while you follow along creating a full-featured residential community in Southern California. He shows how to import model and terrain data from other programs and add style and details (such as trees, water, sky, roads, and buildings) to your world. He also helps you analyze, visualize, and share your design with colleagues and clients around the globe.

Plus, get an introduction to three advanced toolsets in InfraWorks 360: modeling road design, bridge design, and drainage design.

Data Analysis on Hadoop - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jack Dintruff

Released On: 6/24/2016

Hadoop is the cloud computing platform data scientists use to perform highly parallelized operations on big data. If you've explored Hadoop, you've probably discovered it has many levels of complexity. After getting comfortable with the fundamentals, you're ready to see how to put additional frameworks and tool sets to use.

In this course, software engineer and data scientist Jack Dintruff goes beyond the basic capabilities of Hadoop. He demonstrates hands-on, project-based, practical skills for analyzing data, including how to use Pig to analyze large datasets and how to use Hive to manage large datasets in distributed storage. Learn how to configure the Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS), perform processing and ingestion using MapReduce, copy data from cluster to cluster, create data summarizations, and compose queries.

Motion Graphics Loops 01: Photoshop Techniques - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Owen Lowery

Released On: 6/24/2016

Learn how to create a looping animation for motion graphics and web design using Adobe Photoshop. Owen Lowery shows how to create animated loops in a variety of styles (including a hand-drawn look) and export them as different file types, suitable for web or video. Along the way, you'll learn how to set up a Photoshop workspace specifically for animation, animate layers in the Timeline, use onion skinning, and add color and texture to your animation. The results are exported as versatile animated GIFs and as video that can be used in other motion graphics programs such as After Effects.

ZBrush: Stylized Sculpting - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Michael Ingrassia

Released On: 6/24/2016

If you are new to ZBrush and looking for practice, look no further. Explore these interesting and easy sculpting techniques for ZBrush designed specifically for beginning and intermediate users. Artist Michael Ingrassia covers many of the basics that can often be confusing when first learning ZBrush's unique interface. He also shows how to "think traditional" and translate analog sculpting techniques to ZBrush tools. Along the way, he demos his favorite brushes and introduces techniques for masking, creating alpha maps, moving and duplicating geometry, and stamping shapes and textures. Each technique is showcased in a fun and multifaceted project that takes full advantage of ZBrush's powerful features, and the materials, brushes, and concept art are all included with the exercise files.

Mirrorless Camera Fundamentals - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington

Released On: 6/24/2016

The new generation of mirrorless cameras combines small size with DSLR-like features, such as interchangeable lenses. In this course, you'll learn about the technology that powers both mirrorless and micro four-thirds cameras. Whether you're thinking about making the transition from a DSLR or point and shoot, or have already made the jump, this course will help you understand the pros, cons, and choices involved. You'll also learn new ways of shooting to get great results, and how to adapt your existing lenses to work with a mirrorless camera.

Learn Apache Cordova: The Basics - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Griffith

Released On: 6/24/2016

Apache Cordova is the open-source version of PhoneGap, the leading tool for cross-platform app development. It's a write-once, run-anywhere solution specifically designed for mobile. But to ensure a smooth cross-platform workflow, it helps to know some setup and configuration basics. In this course, Chris Griffith introduces Apache Cordova and the PhoneGap ecosystem, including the two command-line interface (CLI) tools and the PhoneGap desktop app. He shows how to set up your local system and how to create, configure, and build your first project with the Cordova CLI. Once you've mastered the fundamentals, Chris shows how to extend your app with native and third-party plugins that enable features such as QR code detection and geolocation, and debug your app, preview it in an emulator or on an actual device, and then prep it for release in the Apple Store or on Google Play.

Google Play Services For Android - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Joe Marini

Released On: 6/24/2016

The Google Play services SDK offers a comprehensive set of APIs that help Android developers integrate their apps with Google services. Learn how to add Location services, Google Sign-In, Google Places, Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), and AdMob to your apps. This course starts with a general overview of Google Play services—how it works and how to set up the SDK in your Android projects—and then offers instruction on a selection of individual services available via the SDK.

Programming expert Joe Marini covers how to retrieve and work with a user's location and get continuous location updates with Location services; target and authenticate users and access their profile information with Google Sign-In; and work with the Google Drive API to store and retrieve content. Joe also shows you how to use the Google Places API to get information about places such as addresses, phone numbers, and website URLs, along with how to send messages to individual devices using Google Cloud Messaging. He wraps up by taking a quick look at AdMob and using ads in your Android apps. By the end of this course, you should be able to incorporate Google Play services into your own apps and take advantage of the various features it provides.

Change Management - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bob McGannon

Released On: 6/23/2016

Change is hard, but necessary for businesses to thrive and survive. You—as leader or manager—can help implement new business processes and initiatives using organizational change management (OCM). In this course, consultant and change management expert Bob McGannon discusses the principles and techniques necessary to drive change at the project level, in a certain business area, or throughout an entire organization. He helps you prepare, manage, and support the change process, outlining the five phases involved and the eight competencies required for success. Bob also helps you understand the stages of change on an individual level, so you can help team members and stakeholders adapt.

NUKE NUGGETS Weekly - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Steve Wright

Released On: 3/3/2016

NUKE NUGGETS Weekly is a series of short 5–10 minute tips and tricks for Nuke compositing. New tips are delivered every Thursday, covering topics such as lighting, color matching, grading, animation, camera moves, interlaced video, cloning, rotoscoping, and more. With NUKE, there are literally hundreds of possibilities. Expert Steve Wright helps you explore a different facet of the program every week, including little known nodes and production tips to help you become a better, more efficient compositor.

What kinds of NUKE tips do you need? Join the Steve Wright's NUKE NUGGETS group on LinkedIn, and post your requests there.

Becoming a Web Developer: Full Stack vs Front End - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ray Villalobos

Released On: 6/23/2016

Do you want to become a web developer? Nowadays, web development isn't one job. There is a range of technologies and career options to explore. The core responsibilities are split two ways—between front-end developers who specialize in websites and applications and back-end developers who work with servers and databases—but you can also become a full-stack developer who oversees all aspects of a project. This course provides an overview of the different jobs available in web development, the tools and frameworks to focus on, and the skills each job entails. Senior staff author Ray Villalobos also provides tips on finding training, getting hired, and maximizing your earning potential in this lucrative and exciting field.

Print Production Essentials: Choosing Paper - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Harrold

Released On: 6/23/2016

Designers must know how to choose the right paper for every print job. Paper is where design leaps off of the screen and into your hands. The right weight, feel, and finish help the reader understand the purpose and importance of the design. This course helps you understand how to maximize this oh-so-important material to make your printed projects not only come out the way you envision, but also more beautiful, effective, and memorable.

Chris Harrold of Mohawk Paper teaches the basics of paper, including physical attributes like color and finish, and shows how to select the right paper for a project and ensure the best results on press. Altogether, this course helps you take full advantage of one of the most important elements of any print project, and choose paper to support any type of design, from luxury packaging to short-run press projects.

Writing Headlines - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Starshine Roshell

Released On: 6/22/2016

To rise above the noise and capture your readers' attention, you need candid and catchy headlines. There's an art to writing them, but you don't need to be an artist to master it. Whether you write for blogs, websites, newsletters, press releases, or social media posts, you can learn how to craft attention-grabbing headlines with these essential tips and techniques from veteran journalist and writing coach Starshine Roshell.

How do you sum up an entire story in a few words? Starshine shows you how to preview a story, pull out the relevant benefits, and pack them into a pithy headline. Find out how to use style to engage your readers—writing with vibrant, active language, being truthful, and telling readers what they need to know in a timely way. She also stresses the importance of mechanics, showing you how to correctly and effectively use punctuation and capitalization in headlines. Plus, get details on when to write subheads, how to employ keywords for SEO, and the background on headline trends, all with loads of examples along the way.

After Effects: Compositing a Cell Phone - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Andy Needham

Released On: 6/22/2016

The mobile app market is saturated. If you can show clients or investors how the app works—before any time or money has been invested into a lengthy development cycle—it can help speed up approval and funding.

Here, Andy Needham shows how to take the app mockup created in the companion course, After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface, and composite it into live-action footage of a smartphone. The final product is an animated promo video that helps visualize how the app will be used on a real device. Andy also covers storyboarding, tracking, keying, color correction, and a few audio tips. By the end of the course, you'll have more experience with the screen replacement workflow in After Effects and have a web-ready deliverable ready to share with the world.