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Cert Prep: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Earning the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification validates your ability to operate within the AWS ecosystem. This course was designed to help IT professionals prepare for this introductory-level exam by highlighting the key topics covered on the exam, and providing tips and tricks that can help you approach the exam with confidence. Instructor Sharif Nijim outlines the benefits of certification, and identifies resources that cover the exam concepts in depth. He also explains how to register for the exam, and discusses recertification options.

Media Composer 8.7 Essential Training: 110

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Media Composer 8.7 Essential Training is a two-part, start-to-finish training series for new users of Avid Media Composer. Part two focuses on advanced editing techniques and effects, which will prepare video editors for almost any post-production scenario they encounter in the wild. Learn timesaving "quick edit" techniques that use features like phantom marks to speed up your editing workflow. Find out how to leverage more precise timeline controls to recut and fine-tune the timing of footage. Discover advanced audio editing techniques, and methods for working with high-resolution media without compromising on quality or speed. Then dive into advanced effects, such as blurring, time warping, and chroma keying, and animation with the NewBlue Titler Pro plugin. Avid Certified Instructor Maxim Jago explains each technique using examples from a documentary-style promotional project—helping you develop more advanced skills and understand how Media Composer fits into a real-world post-production workflow.

Running a Professional Webinar

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Join Richard Harrington as he walks through the necessary steps to ensure you run a successful webinar with no technical hiccups. Richard has appeared in front of the camera as a webinar host, as well as directed thousands of hours of live broadcast television. In this course, he offers practical advice for organizing, producing, and running a webinar that works with most hosting platforms. He explores choosing the right webinar hosting platform, organizing your content, selecting the right microphone and camera, and more.

Database Clinic: SQLite

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
SQLite is a powerful embedded database engine that's a core storage technology in Android and iOS applications. In this installment of the Database Clinic series—in which experts and their databases of choice are pitted against a series of the same challenges— Mark Niemann-Ross demonstrates how to leverage SQLite to solve common database problems. After providing a brief overview of the strengths and weaknesses of SQLite, Mark explains how to create a database and populate it using a public dataset. He also shows how to use a SQLite database with programming languages such as Python and R, handle subqueries and queries in SQLite, and more.

Amazon Web Services: Analysis

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Understanding how to successfully analyze system performance within Amazon Web Services (AWS) is crucial for SysOps administrators. In this course, gain the intermediate-level skills you need to analyze system performance within AWS by identifying bottlenecks and ways to optimize services. In addition, this course can help to prepare you for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification exam.

Instructor Joseph Holbrook dives into the areas of focus that comprise the AWS Analysis domain, discussing AWS performance bottlenecks, optimizing the environment, and identifying application issues.

Azure Development Essential Training: 2 Working with Data

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Enhance your Microsoft Azure skillset by learning how to work with relational and binary data. In this course—the second in a series focusing on Azure development—discover how to use SQL Server and Blob storage in Visual Studio and Azure. Instructor Jesse Liberty demonstrates how to create a simple MVC application to which you can attach a database, publish the app to Azure, and create a SQL database that links to your app. Jessie also covers Blob storage, explaining what it is, the various types of Blob storage available, and how to set up a storage account.

Microsoft Azure: Design a Management, Monitoring, and Business Continuity Strategy

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Disaster can strike at any time. Azure has fail-safe features to keep your business operational and prevent loss of critical business data. As an IT pro, it's your job to know how to configure them. Learn the intermediate-level skills needed to configure monitoring, business continuity, and disaster recovery settings in Azure, and build highly available and recoverable environments. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Sharon Bennett covers the built-in monitoring solutions, such as Operations Management Suite, Azure Service Health, and Azure Application Insights, and shows how to design, configure, and deploy your recovery strategy. She also covers core concepts, such as Azure regions, fault domains, and update domains, and reviews use cases for Azure automation and PowerShell monitoring workflows.

Note: As an intermediate-level course, an existing understanding of the Azure platform is required. The course can also serve to deepen the skills of IT professionals wishing to prepare for the 70-534 exam: Architecting MS Azure Solutions. 

Pro Tools: Virtual Instruments

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Pro Tools is an industry-leading software for professional-grade music creation, and the virtual instruments inside Pro Tools are some of the main tools used for creating that music. In this course, instructor Evan Sutton explores the virtual instruments in Pro Tools. He starts with the Boom drum machine, and then covers vintage keyboards, explaining how to work with the DB-33 Tonewheel Organ and the Mini Grand virtual piano instrument. Next, he dives into the sampler, Structure Free. Evan also covers XPand!2 and Vacuum, an analog modeled synth.

Azure Development Essential Training: 1 Azure Roadmap and Key Features

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Azure—a collection of cloud services from Microsoft—offers capabilities and tools that can help you efficiently and securely build, manage, and deploy applications through a network of data centers around the globe. In this course, get an introduction to Azure with an emphasis on what's important to developers. Instructor Jesse Liberty discusses the various supporting services, and demonstrates how to create an ASP.NET application deployed to Azure. In addition, he explains how to spin up a virtual machine, and looks at how to create and trigger Azure functions.

Being Positive at Work

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Effective leaders—along with being savvy and good at their job—often have the ability to maintain a positive outlook even when hardships arise. In this course, learn why being positive at work is so beneficial, and explore practical strategies for increasing positivity and dealing with difficult situations. Brenda Bailey-Hughes shares techniques for stopping negative thought patterns and cultivating positive environments, relationships, and habits. Plus, she explains how to remain authentically positive when responding to negative people and situations.

To gain fresh insights and celebrate your positivity wins with other learners, you can participate in the official LinkedIn group group for this course.

Assessing and Improving Strategic Plans

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to hone your strategy to ensure that it succeeds. In this course, join Mike Figliuolo as he highlights some of the major reasons that strategic plans fail, and how to avoid making those same mistakes. Mike examines common problems that can knock your plan off course, including insufficient capabilities, pursuit of the wrong initiatives, and incorrect assessments of the market. By covering each of these issues in detail, he helps you make a better assessment of your own strategic plan.

Construction Management: Project Delivery Methods

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Until recent years, the common design-bid-build method was the standard project delivery method for the majority of construction companies. But in the rapidly evolving construction industry, delivery methods have emerged that offer construction professionals new—and in some cases, improved—options. In this course, join Jim Rogers as he dives into both the traditional design-bid-build method of project delivery, as well as some other methods, and explains how these new methods can impact you—whether you're a project manager or a general contractor. Jim discusses project delivery methods such as design-build, construction manager at risk (CMAR), and integrated project delivery (IPD). In addition, he covers how these new methods alter the contractor selection process, changes in the assumption of risk, obligations during the design phase, and best practices.

SEO: Keyword Strategy

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Keywords are the crucial foundation for online marketing efforts, and in this course, author Matt Bailey shows how you best structure search engine optimization and pay-per-click plans around the insights you glean from keyword research. He helps you explore the sources for keywords and build a keyword list with research and management tools like Raven Tools, Moz, SEMrush, and Wordtracker. He shows you how to filter and interpret keyword data, observe trends, and better understand the intent of the searcher, and how to develop an informed strategy and implement keywords throughout your site for maximum searchability. Matt also covers how to apply your keyword insights to Google AdWords campaigns and measure the results of your SEO and AdWords efforts.

Help Desk Handbook for End Users: Mobile, Networking, Security, and Troubleshooting

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Help desk administrators often find themselves answering the same kinds of questions from end users on a regular basis. In this course, review information that can help empower end users to solve beginner-level IT issues. Explore tips for setting up and configuring mobile devices, setting up Wi-Fi, and dealing with malware and other security threats. Plus, the course covers power management tools and best practices, basic troubleshooting strategies, and more.

This course was recorded and produced by Total Seminars. We're pleased to host this training in our library. (Author: Scott Jernigan)

Performing under Pressure

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Pressure is an inevitable part of work and our daily lives. Those who are able to maintain their cool in challenging, high-pressure situations—or even thrive—put themselves in a better position to succeed. In this course, learn how to identify pressure situations and tackle them with confidence. Instructor Eddie Davila helps you identify your unique pressure points, and explains how to approach them through preparation and planning, as well as what to do when the big moment arrives.

Developing Cordova Apps with Visual Studio Code and Typescript

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
Today's app developers need to target web, mobile, and desktop simultaneously. Web-based technologies can help programmers accomplish this feat. Apache Cordova—an open-source mobile development framework—allows you to leverage these web-based technologies to write native applications. In this course, instructor Sahil Malik walks through how to combine Cordova, Visual Studio code, and TypeScript to develop mobile apps that target all mobile platforms. Sahil demonstrates how to set up your environment for both Mac and Windows, write multiplatform apps using Cordova, enhance your apps to use plugins, and use TypeScript with Cordova.

Learning App Building with Vanilla JavaScript

Lynda.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:00
JavaScript libraries like jQuery and frameworks like React have a lot of benefits to offer, but performance can be a tradeoff. Removing jQuery and React can improve site speed without impacting user experience. But many developers have never learned the equivalent code in JavaScript. This course teaches you how to program the same features and functionality with vanilla JavaScript.

Instructor Sasha Vodnik starts with an app built with jQuery and React and replaces it piece by piece with vanilla JavaScript. He removes the dependencies and shows that the app still works, conducting performance tests to compare the start and end code. Topics include replacing DOM manipulation, replacing Ajax, replacing event listeners, and replacing simple animations, like show, hide, and toggle. The end result is a pure JavaScript app that is backwards and cross-browser compatible—no libraries necessary!

Angular: Animations

Lynda.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
Motion is the key to modern web applications. Angular 4 is ready. Explore the native animation capabilities of this popular JavaScript library and build expressive applications. This project-based course uses the Angular 4 CLI and its animations module to create and animate an interactive demo. Find out how to set parameters such as duration, delay, easing, and callbacks, which allow you to adjust the timing and sequence of your animation. Instructor Joseph Labrecque also shows how to animate isolated elements of your application using the query and stagger functions. Once you understand how to animate a new project, Joseph takes you through the process of animating interactions within an existing Angular application—a custom video player. Finally, discover how to compile and package the project for distribution on the web.

Microsoft Planner Essential Training

Lynda.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
Microsoft Planner is a new planning and project management app for Office 365 that enables individuals and groups to be more productive. In this course David Rivers shows how to get things done in Planner, from creating new plans and setting due dates to updating a project's status and sharing files with team members. Learn how to work more efficiently and stay focused on what's important by using Microsoft Planner for your next project.

Building an Integrated Online Marketing Plan

Lynda.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
Successful marketing is holistic: it considers every channel, from email to search to social media. It is also focused: on the business's core values, customers, and goals. What keeps all these moving parts in check? An effective strategy. Learn how to build an integrated online marketing plan for your organization, in this course with marketing expert Matt Bailey.

Discover why a successful business strategy starts with you, namely your narrative and your value. Learn how to define your target customers, and understand where their needs and your business goals align. Find out how to evaluate the best channel for your message, whether it's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest. See how to develop a calendar for putting the right content in front of the right people at the right time. Plan for success by researching SEO, trending topics, annual content, and seize-the-day opportunities. Plus, learn how to think like a publisher; integrate content marketing into lead generation; and measure, model, and review your success.