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What to Do in the First 90 Days of Your New Job

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
The first 90 days of a new job are crucial. Your boss will decide if you're the right fit for the job and whether you can deliver results. It's a fun time, but it's also really scary. Aimee Bateman, career expert and founder of Careercake.com, has placed over 4,000 people in their dream jobs. In this course, she breaks down those first 90 days for you, month by month, and outlines the activities you need to perform in order to make a real impact. Learn how to absorb all the new information, impress your boss and get along with your coworkers, and deliver the performance you promised in your interview. Plus, find out what to do if the job's not everything you expected it would be.

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Essential Training

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Master features of the V-Ray 3.0 rendering engine and learn how to extend the range of 3ds Max with state-of-the-art V-Ray tools, such as progressive sampling, skin and hair shaders, and stereoscopic 3D rendering. This course covers critical V-Ray concepts such as basic material creation, image sampling, color mapping, subdivs, and lighting, as well as creating in-camera effects such as depth of field, motion blur, and caustics. Author and 3D expert Brian Bradley will help you add amazing and lifelike materials and effects to your 3D models with this powerful plugin.

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Would you like to work faster and more efficiently with SOLIDWORKS? There is a ton of knowledge in the SOLIDWORKS community that you'll never learn from the documentation. Gabriel Corbett has spent years studying the program, attending conferences, teaching classes, and talking to fellow experts. In this weekly series, he shares his insights with you. These tips and tricks cover many different facets of the program, from renaming files, customizing properties, to sketching and constructing difficult geometry, replacing parts, and drawing links. Each weekly episode is just 2-10 minutes—ensuring maximum returns in a minimum amount of time. Tune in every Wednesday for new SOLIDWORKS tips.

Human Resources: Creating an Employee Handbook

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Truly effective employee handbooks don't just help companies remain compliant with the law—they can also express an organization's culture and vision. In this course, join veteran attorney Don Phin as he discusses the legal reasons to have a handbook, the cultural aspects of this important document, and how to share your finished handbook with employees. Don goes over a variety of key topics, including codes of conduct, at-will employment and other disclaimers, leave management policies, preventing sexual harassment and other employment claims, and using the handbook to reflect your company culture. Plus, discover how to use today's digital technologies to bring your employee handbook to life.

How to Get the Most from Your Temporary Work Placement

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to use your work placement as the launching pad for the next stage of your career. In this course, career expert Aimee Bateman shares tips to ensure you make the most of any work placement, whether it's a week-long gig or a year-long contract. Get advice on building and maintaining relationships, making a great first impression and a lasting impact, and managing your time and energy throughout the experience. Aimee also provides tips on building your network, making friends, and coming away with a great reference.

Premiere Pro Guru: Closed and Open Caption Workflows

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Closed captioning is a necessity for some types of content. Even when it's not a necessity, captioning video is beneficial because it allows the content to be seen in multiple locations and by more people. In this course, learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro in your captioning workflow. First, learn about the different types of captions, including open and closed. Next, discover best practices you can follow to help make a transcription process go smoothly, whether you use a transcription service or generate transcripts on your own. Then, learn how to create and format caption tracks and leverage Transcriptive, a third-party plugin that you can use to transcribe your footage. Finally, learn how to export correctly, especially because not every format supports embedded captions. (Author: Jeff I. Greenberg)

Information Management: Document Security

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to balance the need for cloud-based collaboration with document security best practices. In this course, Phil Gold explores how to structure an enterprise content management solution that ensures that documents are both collaborative and safe. Phil begins by reviewing basic server and security concepts, including different server structures, multilevel authentication layers, and data retention policies. He then discusses how to set security levels that don't negatively impact productivity, provide access for remote employees, and manage permissions. To wrap up, he shares best practices that can empower users to keep their documents secure.

Web Development with Elm

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Elm has enabled functional programming in front-end web development. It is a user-friendly and easily accessible programming language that compiles to JavaScript and runs in the browser. This course is a practical introduction to Elm as a functional programming language for developing real-world applications. Instructor Eduard Kyvenko reviews core concepts, such as persistent data types and data structures, side effects, and state management. Then he shows how to build a web application exemplifying all the core principles of web development with a purely functional language. Eduard closes with an exploration of Elm development tools, packages, and testing strategies, and some tips for messaging and optimized rendering with Elm.

Consulting Foundations: Building Your Sales System

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:00
One of the most challenging parts of being a consultant is you're in business for yourself. So, when it comes to making sales, you're in the driver's seat. That's why you need a sales system that's easy to implement, and more importantly, one that will help you use your natural consulting talents to fill your sales funnel.

In this course, sales strategist and instructor Meridith Elliott Powell spells out how to create and implement a strong sales system that helps you grow your consulting practice. Discover how to design a sales conversation, create a compelling value proposition, identify and respond to objections, and more. (Author: Meridith Powell)

Creating Change: Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Industry

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:00
Issues surrounding diversity have troubled the technology industry for years. While tech giants have the ability to architect often thrillingly imaginative solutions, the data—or lack of data—on diversity reveals that these companies are less than innovative when it comes to creating a workforce where everyone has an equal shot at success. This documentary-style course explores this issue, showcasing efforts made at a variety of levels to address the issue of inclusion in tech.

Learn about four individuals—including Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant—who are leading diversity and inclusion efforts at a variety of levels: developing formalized processes within an organization, serving as a diversity advocate and activist, becoming a vocal ally, and forming an organization to help inspire young girls to pursue a career in tech. Each of these professionals go beyond merely calling attention to the issue of diversity in the tech industry; they share actionable takeaways, and empower viewers to understand that every member of the tech industry—whether they're an employee, manager, leader, or philanthropist—has the ability to affect change.

Python Statistics Essential Training

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:00
With this course, gain insight into key statistical concepts and build practical analytics skills using Python and powerful third-party libraries. Instructor Michele Vallisneri covers several major skills: cleaning, visualizing, and describing data, statistical inference, and statistical modeling. All concepts are introduced by analyzing intriguing real-world datasets and discussed from a machine-learning perspective—which assumes that powerful computation can replace complex mathematics.

React: Components, Context, and Accessibility

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:00
Once you've mastered the foundations of the React framework and its supporting architecture, you can start taking advantage of more sophisticated features that enable faster and more accessible applications. In this course, learn about the enhancements found in React 16 and how to leverage key features to build better React apps. Explore advanced components and patterns that can help you structure your applications more cleanly. Instructor Eve Porcello also shows how to use the context API, build accessible semantic content, and more.

JavaScript: Classes

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:00
The release of ECMAScript 2015 brought class syntax to JavaScript, providing developers used to class inheritance with some familiar tools. If you're new to the language—or just unsure how classes work in ECMAScript 6 (ES6)—then this course is for you. Join instructor Emmanuel Henri as he explains how classes work in ES6. He starts with the foundations of classes and how they interact with other JavaScript features. He then goes over constructors, mixins, and extends, explaining how they work and sharing code examples.

React Recipes

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:00
React has been taking the world of front-end development by storm. It helps you write even the most complicated, dynamic interfaces—making simple things faster and difficult things achievable. But even the best cooks need reliable recipes. This course provides tested, easy-to-follow instructions to solve the most common challenges that React developers face every day. Instructor Diego Muracciole dives straight into the most important React concepts as well as the latest features to help you solve your daily development problems. Learn to build complex React components and discover techniques to introduce React into your existing codebase. Find solutions to state and data management issues with Redux, and learn about testing and integrating React with other tools that takes your web app to the next level. In addition to these basics, Diego covers UI animations, rendering, and routing logic.

Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Businesses: Essential Training

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:00
As the owner of a small or medium business, you're probably aware that cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Learning which issues to watch out for—and how to best respond to threats—can help you keep your business safe. In this course, instructor Kristin Judge provides business owners and their staff with the foundational knowledge they need to secure their data and online accounts. Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework—an international standard created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology—Kristin takes you through a five-step process that can help you better secure your business.

Learning PlanGrid: Digital Construction Drawings

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:00
As the construction industry begins its transformation from mostly paper-based management processes to digital, PlanGrid has emerged as one of the leaders in the industry when it comes to working with digital construction drawings in the field. This popular construction productivity software enables teams of all sizes—from the single consultant to the largest general contractor—to work with digital construction drawings and specifications seamlessly across all platforms, from the desktop to the smartphone.

This course shows construction professionals how to leverage the power of digital construction documents using the PlanGrid platform, from initial setup in the office using its web-based interface to use in the field on tablets and smartphones. (Author: Jim Rogers)

Successful Goal Setting

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:00
Even your loftiest goals are possible if you approach them strategically. In this course, join Aimee Bateman as she shares her top tips on setting—and achieving—goals, explaining how to take small steps that can help you make your bigger plans a reality. Discover how to scope out and define your career goals, removing anything that isn't quite right for you. Learn how to refine your objectives by identifying barriers and determining the steps you need to take to work towards your goal. To wrap up, Aimee shares strategies that can help you stay on track.

Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:00
Regular one-on-one meetings provide managers with an opportunity to head off problems and efficiently answer the many small, quick questions that arise during the workweek. In this course, Dave Crenshaw shows how to establish a one-on-one meeting schedule and agenda, assign and review actions items, and assess the results of the meeting and follow up on promises. This course also explains how to listen to employees' needs effectively and when to offer training and development.

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

Final Cut Pro X Weekly

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:00
Get a new video editing technique every Friday in Final Cut Pro X Weekly. Nick Harauz and Jeff Greenberg share tips and techniques to help you take full advantage of the array of features offered in this popular software. Discover how to leverage the versatility of the Range Selection tool, learn essential keyboard shortcuts, see how to set up workspaces, explore popular third-party plugins, and more. Tune in every week to keep your Final Cut Pro X skills sharp.

Node.js: Debugging and Performance Tuning

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:00
Node.js apps are known for their blazing-fast speed, but hard-to-find bugs and suboptimal processes can drag performance down. Isolating the problem in the stack can often grind productivity to a halt. In this course, Node.js developer Jon Peck shows how to debug and speed up your site as he walks through how to fix a complete—but flawed—rock-paper-scissors game. Jon shows how to log problems, debug issues, measure performance, implement caching, and continuously optimize your application for performance.

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