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Industrial Design Foundations

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Industrial design is at the intersection of culture, technology, and business. As design in general has grown increasingly more accessible, a solid understanding of industrial design has become an even more valuable asset. In this course, instructor Scott Clear examines industrial design at a high level, and provides practical examples of what a career in industrial design looks like. Scott discusses traditional commercial practices of industrial design, helping you better grasp the knowledge, methodologies, and tools that advance successful design development. Learn about the role of storytelling in design, review a case study of an actual designer, and more.

Business Analyst and Project Manager Collaboration

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
In a business environment where complexity and change are the norm, business analysts and project managers can collaborate together to get more successful results and better business outcomes. If you're a PM or BA, this course will help you understand what great collaboration looks like. Explore exactly what each role entails, and what the ideal partnership can achieve. Discover how BAs and PMs can collaborate at each stage of a project, from scope management and project planning to implementation. Then find out where the roles and responsibilities overlap, and learn how to coordinate on these tasks to enhance communication, reduce risk, engage stakeholders, and more effectively respond to change requests. (Author: Angela Wick)

Amazon Web Services: Design and Implement Systems

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) design patterns, tools, and best practices for the managing the entire application architecture life cycle. This course covers how to identify requirements, plan for implementation, and configure services including EC2, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFormation, VPC, and IAM. Find out how to guide developers and DevOps team members in using recommended cloud application architectures for high availability, fault tolerance, managed costs, scalability, and more.

This course is also an exam preparation resource, as it covers topics that map to the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam. (Author: Lynn Langit)

Learning Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is a comprehensive suite of products focusing on management and security of Office 365 and the cloud. This course offers system administrators an introduction to each of these solutions, looking at the key features of each. Instructor Brian Desmond discusses and demonstrates the primary tasks system administrators will undertake within each EMS component. Learn how to use these products to protect sensitive data, secure your identities, and more.

Cert Prep: Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions (70-533)

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Passing the Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (70-533) exam earns you credit toward certification as an MCP, MCSA, and/or MCSE. This course helps you evaluate the benefits of certification and take the next steps to prepare for the exam. Sharon Bennett explains what the exam is, who it's designed for, and she provides an overview of the prerequisites. She covers best practices for how to prepare for the exam and shares what the exam experience is like. Additionally, Sharon recommends courses and resources you can use to study for the exam.

Android Tips and Tricks

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Take your Android experience to the next level. This fun course offers productivity-enhancing techniques to help Android users better enjoy their phones and tablets. Learn how to manage apps and widgets, record great video and take fantastic photos, manage your contacts, listen to music, store movies and books to enjoy offline, use Google Assistant to go hands-free, and much more. Android expert Dan Gookin offers cool tips and tricks you just have to try.

Microsoft Cybersecurity Stack: Securing Enterprise Information

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Today's users expect to be productive wherever they are, and on any device. As a result, IT pros must look beyond the traditional network perimeter model, and discover how to design and implement a comprehensive strategy for protecting corporate information. The Microsoft Cybersecurity Stack series helps to familiarize you with the Microsoft cybersecurity stack, and demonstrates how to configure its components to strengthen your organization's security posture.

In this course—the third installment in the series—Microsoft MVP Pete Zerger demonstrates how to leverage the Microsoft cybersecurity stack to more effectively protect corporate information—on any device and in any cloud. Pete explains how to use Azure Information Protection (AIP) to protect information, as well as how to secure data on mobile devices. Plus, he covers identifying and controlling shadow IT, securing structured data in Azure, and more.

XML Essential Training

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Extensible Markup Language (XML) was designed to make information sharing and data interpretation easier. Having a solid grasp of what XML is and how to work with it is essential for any developer. In this course, Joe Marini takes you through the basic rules of XML, explains its syntax, and covers more advanced topics such as styling your XML with CSS and manipulating XML content using XPath and XSLT. From integrating XML into your site to using document type definitions and XML schema, this course covers what you need to know to not only get started with XML, but also master it.

Solution Selling

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
The modern buyer is more knowledgeable and savvy than ever before. By taking a collaborative approach with the buyer and developing solutions, instead of relying on outdated sales tactics, professional sellers can create real value for clients and subsequently close more deals. Learn the solution selling method, and find out how to shift the emphasis from product features to customer value.

Leadership and revenue growth expert Scott Edinger explains what selling a solution really means and why it is vital when selling large deals or sophisticated products and services. He shows how to develop the solution-selling mindset, cultivate peer-level relationships with customers, identify real objectives, and create value. By understanding how to implement the solution-selling methodology, you can create natural and pressure-less sales interactions that accelerate revenue growth and improve customer loyalty.

Java Essential Training: Syntax and Structure

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Get started with Java, the popular object-oriented programming language. In this course—the first installment in the Java Essential Training series—start exploring this essential language, and learn about basic Java syntax and the Java platform's fundamental architecture. Instructor David Gassner goes over the history of the language, providing coverage of its principles, components, and syntax. David explains how to install Java on Windows and macOS, and how to create a project in IntelliJ IDEA. He also demonstrates how to work with primitive variables, create and parse String values, and manage program flow—including how to create reusable code.

Developing AWS Lambda Functions with Kotlin

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
AWS Lambda lets developers build web services that run in the Amazon cloud—without worrying about configuring servers or paying expensive monthly fees. This course shows you how to create Lambda services, called functions, on AWS using Kotlin—the up-and-coming Java alternative. Speaker and author Troy Miles shows how to create and test a simple Lambda function, and start creating more complex, standalone Kotlin apps with the Spark framework. He also shows how to connect your service to AWS via the API Gateway, and read and write data from a MongoDB database. Plus, learn how to run, test, and debug your microservices locally. Troy also offers a series of challenges to test your new Lambda programming skills.

Photoshop for Designers: Designing with Grids and Guides

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Designing with grids is an essential part of any designer's skill set. Guides, grids, and their related tools bring structure and consistency to designs. By suggesting visual relationships, they can also speed workflow and inspire the artwork itself. In this course, designer Nigel French introduces the fundamentals of guides and grids in Photoshop, showing how these tools can improve the way you use the application. Explore how to create, precisely position, delete, and show and hide guides. Learn about the different types of grids, and the "intelligent" features such as Smart Guides, snapping, the GuideGuide plugin, and the New Guide Layout tool. Discover how to set up your own modular layout grid, and then explore the different types of crop overlay grids, from the Rule of Thirds to the Golden Spiral.

C# Essential Training: 2 Flow Control, Arrays, and Exception Handling

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Get started in Microsoft application development by learning C#. Fast, capable, and productive, C# combines the best features of C++ and Java—with none of the reference counting or performance concerns. This course is the second half of C# Essential Training, which covers slightly more advanced techniques such as testing code, storing data in arrays and collections, processing lists with LINQ, controlling program flow, and handling exceptions. Get an introduction to unit testing, as well as flow-control mechanisms such as if-else and switch statements, logical operators, and loops. Find out how to run your projects, debug exceptions to understand why code is interrupted at runtime, and handle those exceptions with catch statements. Plus, learn how to create and manage packages of compiled code with NuGet, manage application logs with NLog, and produce a final build. (Author: Bruce Van Horn)

Gaining Internal Buy-In for Elearning Training

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Management approval and support is key to any training program's success. If you want to incorporate elearning, you must gain buy-in from the senior leaders at your organization. In this course, Ajay Pangarkar explores methods for communicating the benefits of elearning within a corporate training program. He explains how to identify the primary stakeholders at your organization, and anticipate their questions and expectations. He also shows how to address employee concerns and leverage the RADAR model to build consensus. Then find out how to build a business case by analyzing and documenting the impact of training on productivity and the bottom line. Finally, learn how to overcome common challenges to elearning, and assure management that you can build a training program that delivers results.

Unreal: Substance Designer Workflow

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Explore the integration of Substance Designer—a powerful tool for creating textures for 3D art, visualization projects, and games—with Unreal Engine. This course provides a solid foundation of the principles of texture creation in Substance Designer for use in Unreal Engine. Instructor Scott Pagano explains how to import a model into Substance Designer and bake AO, curvature, and ID maps. He discusses the advantages of system-based procedural texture creation, and shows how to create both image file output and substances which can be used and modified directly in the Unreal editor.

SharePoint for Project Management

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to use the built-in features in SharePoint to manage projects. A SharePoint project site can help you track progress, meet deadlines, and manage multiple versions of project documents. In this course, Bill Kulterman helps you use SharePoint as a project management tool to help your team succeed. Learn how to create a task list, add tasks to a visual timeline, create overlay and task calendars, manage documents in a library, and more.

Product Management: Building a Product Roadmap

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:00
A roadmap is a simple but powerful tool for product development. A strong product roadmap supports your business objectives and product strategy. It can help you make decisions and answer critical questions. For example, how do you decide which projects to pursue, and which to defer until later? How can you know which projects will be important a few months from now, when the market is changing so quickly? And how do you get all the diverse groups in your organization aligned behind one particular plan?

This course shows how to build a product roadmap for your business—and gain critical stakeholder buy-in. See examples of what roadmaps might look like, and spend time learning the tools and techniques necessary to map the projects for your specific organization. Instructors Teg Grenager and Eldad Persky help you create strong, dynamic roadmaps that will ensure your team is working on the right projects at the right time.

Improving Your Listening Skills

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:00
Just as public speaking is a skill that you can hone through practice, good listeners aren't in possession of a special, unattainable gift—careful listening is a skill that you can learn. In this course, join career expert Dorie Clark as she helps uncover why it's hard to listen well, and how to develop the mindset of a good listener. She also provides multiple listening strategies to help you manage when you're the one not being listened to, how to keep yourself from interrupting, and how to listen to what's not being said. In addition, she explains how to let others know that they've been heard, and how to listen when someone is annoying.

Design Foundations: Prototyping and Manufacturing

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:00
Making a product real involves starting with an idea, evolving the product through a prototype, and then making many copies of the final design. A lot happens between those last two steps, and this course examines those phases. Instructor Scott Clear covers the different ways you can prototype a new product, discusses the types of resources available to you, and explains how products evolve from prototypes to manufactured objects. Throughout the course, he puts these concepts in context by conducting interviews with experts in prototyping and manufacturing.

Cisco ICND2 Cert Prep: Infrastructure Services

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:00
Earning the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification is a testament to your understanding of networking technologies. In this course, explore the infrastructure services offered by Cisco, and prepare for the infrastructure services portion of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) exam—one of two qualifying exams for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Instructor Russell Long covers the objectives for this portion of the exam, discussing some of the infrastructure services offered by Cisco, and demonstrating how to configure and troubleshoot many of these services. He covers the Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP), cloud resources, access control lists (ACLs), and more.