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Learning Web Audio and Video

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:00
Need to share video or audio on your sites, but dropping it on YouTube or a podcasting engine isn't an option? Native web technologies—HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—provide direct support for audio and video, letting you incorporate media and fully customize the playback experience. This introductory course with instructor Joseph Labrecque helps you build interactive audio and video into your websites and applications. First review the basics of HTML5 media elements and their attributes. Then discover how to embed media, support fallbacks, and adjust size, volume, and other important settings. Next, learn how to customize interfaces to standardize the look and functionality of your player across different browsers. Plus, find out how to make the user experience fully interactive with the HTML5 Media API.

Luminar: Digital Asset Management

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:00
With the release of Luminar 3, you can now use this powerful app to both creatively edit your images and keep your photo collection in order. In this course, join photographer, educator, and author Derrick Story as he shows how to quickly and easily manage your photos with the Luminar catalog feature, as well as how to use the image-editing app’s adjustments to enhance the beauty of your shots. Learn how to import, rate, and sort images from a shoot, create albums, and use shortcuts to more efficiently navigate the library. Plus, learn how to use Luminar as a plugin within Lightroom and Photos, send images from Luminar to Photoshop, and more.

PlanGrid: Managing Construction Submittals

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:00
PlanGrid software has emerged as an industry leader when it comes to working with digital construction drawings in the field. In this course, learn how to leverage this popular construction productivity software to efficiently manage the construction submittals workflow. Instructor Jim Rogers shows how to streamline the process of generating a submittal log, assigning items to suppliers or trade contractors, reviewing submittals, and sharing approved submittals packages with the project team, all right from within PlanGrid. Plus, learn how to prepare for OAC meetings using automated weekly reports and logs.

Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:00
Do you loathe speaking in public? Presenting in front of a crowd doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing experience. Public speaking is, fortunately, a skill that can be learned. In this short course, Dr. Todd Dewett shares practical techniques that can help you become a more confident public speaker. Learn how to bolster your skills by finding opportunities to speak, identify what works for you as a unique speaker, prepare yourself mentally before a speech, and more.

Learning Web Audio and Video

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:00
Need to share video or audio on your sites, but dropping it on YouTube or a podcasting engine isn't an option? Native web technologies—HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—provide direct support for audio and video, letting you incorporate media and fully customize the playback experience. This introductory course with instructor Joseph Labrecque helps you build interactive audio and video into your websites and applications. First review the basics of HTML5 media elements and their attributes. Then discover how to embed media, support fallbacks, and adjust size, volume, and other important settings. Next, learn how to customize interfaces to standardize the look and functionality of your player across different browsers. Plus, find out how to make the user experience fully interactive with the HTML5 Media API.

Windows Server 2019: Configure Hyper-V

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:00
Microsoft offers Windows Server 2019 users the ability to create virtualized computing environments with Hyper-V. This course explains how to install, configure, and work with the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2019. Instructor Ed Liberman guides you through creating virtual switches, virtual machines, and virtual hard disks, and shares how to install a guest OS and manage checkpoints. He also covers how to efficiently implement storage migration and live migration.

How to Analyze a Wholesale Deal in Real Estate

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:00
Discover how to evaluate a real estate wholesaling deal—that is, a deal in which you put property under contract and then resell it to other investors. In this course, instructor Symon He shows beginners with little (or no) real estate experience how to calculate and interpret the most important numbers when analyzing wholesaling deals. Symon covers a variety of topics, including how to leverage techniques like the 70% rule and the fixed costs method and use a custom-built wholesaling calculator to analyze deals. Plus, he shares tips for making a persuasive pitch to potential investor buyers.

Microsoft 365: Domains and Directories

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. In this course, instructor Brien Posey steps through how to manage domains and directories in Microsoft 365 and Azure AD. Brien begins by showing how to add, configure, and remove a domain, as well as how to link an Office 365 user to a custom domain name. Then, he shows how to set up directory synchronization, configure multi-forest synchronization, and set up Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), an authentication and authorization service that provides a single sign-on solution for Windows-based networks. To wrap up, he shows how to publish an application to Azure AD. This course can also prepare you for the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100) exam.

Microsoft 365: Application Management

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution that includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The applications in Office 365 have the highest visibility to your users, so they’re critical to get right. This course presents fundamental concepts for enterprise administrators that are planning, migrating, deploying, and managing the applications in Microsoft 365. Microsoft MVP Brien Posey covers automated installation, customization, upgrades, and many other important topics. He also helps you troubleshoot deployment and migration-related challenges that you may encounter in the real world.

Bootstrap 4 with Sass

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Bootstrap is the most popular framework for building responsive, mobile-first websites. When you combine it with Sass, you get CSS superpowers and a level of customization that makes Bootstrap even more powerful. This course explores the differences between regular Bootstrap and the new Sass-driven version, Bootstrap 4, and shows how to use the Sass-enabled features to build more customized sites. Instructor Ray Villalobos shows how to install libraries to add custom fonts, icons, and animations; use Sass variables, maps, and mixins to create custom layouts; modify global settings; and customize existing components with CSS and Sass.

Google Drive Essential Training

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Learn how to work smarter with Google Drive. In this course, Jess Stratton explains how to get started with this popular cloud-based file storage and word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Jess explains how Google Drive fits into the productivity suite from Google and shows how to navigate the interface. She goes into the differences between Drive and Docs, and shares how to organize, sync, and locate your Drive files. She also demonstrates how to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and drawings, and even how to create a form or survey directly in Google Drive. Plus, Jess explores how to share your files and leverage the mobile app.

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Learning Microsoft SQL Server 2019

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Never worked with a database before? In this course, Adam Wilbert goes over the most important features of working with SQL Server 2019, providing brand-new users with a first look at how the server operates. Instructor Adam Wilbert introduces the main working environment, SQL Server Management Studio, and walks you through how to create tables, define relationships, and write and run queries with Transact-SQL commands. Upon wrapping up this course, you’ll know everything you need to accomplish to create your first database. Start watching to quickly get up and running with this professional-grade database management system.

UXPin: Design Sprints and Reviews

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Discover how to use UXPin to manage design sprints and stakeholder design reviews. In this course, Emmanuel Henri shows how to prototype interactive user experiences in UXPin, and incorporate feedback from stakeholders as you iterate through design changes. Learn how to start a new project and import assets from other design tools; build and finalize screens; create design systems that other designers and developers can leverage; and share your work. Then find out how to incorporate changes from the review process and save different versions—iterations—of your design. Plus, get tips for conducting more effective review sessions with your stakeholders.

Tableau Essential Training

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Tableau is a widely used data analytics and visualization tool that many consider indispensable for data-science-related work. Its drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to sort, compare, and analyze data from multiple sources, including Excel, SQL Server, and cloud-based data repositories. In this course, learn what you need to know to analyze and display data using Tableau Desktop 2019—and make better, more data-driven decisions for your company. Discover how to install Tableau, connect to data sources, and sort and filter your data. Instructor Curt Frye also demonstrates how to create and manipulate data visualizations—including highlight tables, charts, scatter plots, histograms, maps, and dashboards—and shows how to share your visualizations.

Unreal Engine: Arch Viz Design Techniques

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:00
Want to work faster and smarter in Unreal Engine? In this course, pick up practical architectural visualization techniques that can help you build compelling experiences with Unreal Engine. Instructor Simon Manning shares tips for working with materials, including how to get realistic mirrors in your scene and give your glass materials reflectivity. He also explores how to regenerate improved lightmaps from within Unreal, as well as how to reduce draw calls and poly counts, measure project performance, and more.

Data Fluency: Exploring and Describing Data

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:00
Data analysis isn’t just for specialists who need to make sense of massive datasets. Decision-makers in every industry can benefit from a basic understanding of the goals and concepts of applied data analysis. In this course, join Barton Poulson as he focuses on the fundamentals of data fluency, or the ability to work with data to extract insights and determine your next steps. Barton shows how exploring data with graphs and describing data with statistics can help you reach your goals and make better decisions. Instead of focusing on particular tools, he concentrates on general procedures that can help you solve specific problems. Find out how to prepare data, explore it visually, and use statistical methods to describe it.

Negotiating with Agility

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:00
Negotiation is dynamic, fast paced, and uncertain. Agility is crucial to success. The best negotiators avoid one-size-fits-all solutions; instead, they use agile strategies to avoid obstacles and capitalize on unexpected opportunities. In this course, Michael Wheeler—Harvard Business School professor and negotiation expert—shares the strategies of agile negotiation with you. Learn how to ask penetrating questions, improvise, say yes and no the right way, and adapt your strategy over time. The skills you build in this course can help you close deals that might otherwise slip through your fingers, craft creative agreements that advance everyone's interests, and resolve minor differences before they escalate into costly disputes. Each lesson is illustrated with real-life examples and exercises to practice what you've learned in your own negotiations, large and small.

Customer Service: Motivating Your Team

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:00
Knowing how to motivate a customer service team is more important than ever, given the pace of change, competitive demands, and increasing diversity of most organizations. This course shows you how to bring out the best in every member of your team, using proven motivation and employee engagement techniques. Customer strategy expert Brad Cleveland explains how to create a strong foundation built on a shared vision and values and empower each team member to deliver excellent service. He discusses how coaching can help you develop stronger relationships and how to leverage incentives that really work. Since positive results depend so much on effective leadership, Brad also identifies the skills you need to build an organization that thrives. Each section is filled with real-world examples and tips to get your team from good to great.

Android Development: RetroFit

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:00
Web integration is one of the foundational pillars of a good mobile app. But it doesn’t mean you have to write a lot of code. Square offers a free, open-source library called RetroFit that makes integrating with a web API a breeze. This course explains how to use RetroFit to connect an Android app to the cloud. Instructor Jon-Luke West—an Android product engineer—reviews the basics of web communication with REST APIs and the methods for reading and writing data to the cloud. He shows how to define your data models and write API-related code for a sample project using popular packages like GSON. He also covers the configuration options that are available, such as customizing the data converter and serializing multipart HTTP requests.

Protecting Social Security Numbers

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:00
Social security numbers (SSNs) are one of the most sensitive pieces of personally identifiable information. If your organization stores SSN data, it has a responsibility to make sure it is secure—or face serious legal and financial repercussions. Learn how you can create a policy-driven program to protect social security numbers from unauthorized use. Instructor Mike Chapple explains how you can develop a company policy around the use of SSNs, identify SSN stores throughout your business, eliminate SSNs that you don’t need, and protect those that you must retain. By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools and techniques you need to help your organization protect the valuable information entrusted to its care.

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