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Everyday Statistics, with Eddie Davila

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:00
Statistics help us make sense of the world around us. These numbers help everyone from political pollsters to fantasy football aficionados make informed calls based on the mountains of data at their disposal. In this weekly series, learn how to decode the statistics that pop up on a daily basis. Eddie Davila explores a new eclectic, real-world topic each week. Learn how stats are used to find the average score on a test, how casinos use stats to ensure that the house will usually win, and more.

Learning Vue.js

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:00
Have you found a primary JavaScript framework or library that suits your needs? If not, you might want to explore Vue.js, which offers a progressive approach to solving front-end problems. Vue is a sensible alternative to some of the more complex JavaScript frameworks, because it allows developers to add simple data binding to their views, but also incrementally progress to a full-blown single-page application if needed. In this course, Michael Sullivan introduces the Vue framework, explains which problems it aims to solve, and shows how to add Vue to a new or existing webpage. After he covers the key concepts and basic conventions of Vue, Michael dives into its component system, which can help you create modular, reusable code, and takes a look at the Vue CLI tool.

iOS 12: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:00
Get acquainted with the most useful features of iOS 12, the latest operating system powering iPhone and iPad devices. In this course, Garrick Chow provides in-depth guidance that can help new users get up and running with iOS 12. Garrick shows how to use Siri, the iOS digital assistant, and demonstrates how to use all the core features of iOS, such as emailing, browsing the web with Safari, getting directions from Maps, taking notes, video conferencing with FaceTime, and listening to music. Plus, discover how to extend the functionality of your iPhone or iPad by installing one of the 2 million+ apps available in the App Store. The course wraps up with some essential tips to help you customize your device, protect your privacy, and troubleshoot your iPhone or iPad if you encounter a problem.

Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Design

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:00
Adobe Photoshop is a powerful program used across many industries, from art and design to scientific imaging. This course was created specifically to help designers master this complex technology, with the goal of removing technical barriers so you can start creating as soon as possible. Photoshop CC 2019 boasts tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements—all while maintaining the highest-quality output. In this course, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to efficiently perform common design tasks, including editing images, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. As she helps you master key Photoshop features, she shares practical tips for boosting your productivity.

Spring Boot 2 Essential Training

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to get started with Spring Boot 2.x, a powerful framework that can help you build web applications quickly, using less code. The Java-based programs you build in Spring Boot "just run": they resolve their own dependencies and create containers for running code in any environment. Learn how to use Spring Boot to build your projects in this course with software architect and Spring developer Frank Moley. Frank shows how to initialize, package, and run Spring Boot web apps and CLI apps, and use the library of common starter projects to fill business-critical needs: data, messaging, security, and more. Plus, find how to extend Spring Boot by creating your own starters and use the Actuator module's HTTP endpoints to monitor and manage your apps. (Author: Frank P Moley III)

Microsoft Teams Essential Training

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:00
Get up to speed with Microsoft Teams, the communication and teamwork hub of Office 365. Teams brings together colleagues, conversations, and content, allowing enterprise users to collaborate more seamlessly. In this course, instructor Nick Brazzi walks through everything you need to know about using Teams, starting with how to set up teams and join existing teams. Nick then covers how to organize teams and engage in conversations. He shows how to share files with colleagues and initiate video and audio meetings on Teams—both scheduled and impromptu. Plus, Nick explains how to add extra functionality using apps, bots, and connectors; customize user and administrator settings; and work with the Microsoft Teams mobile app.

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Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: The Basics

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to work efficiently and effectively with Adobe Photoshop CC 2019. In this course, Julieanne Kost filters out the noise and complexity for you so that you'll end up empowered and able to quickly get the image results you want. Julieanne reviews the basics of digital imaging—from working with multiple images to customizing the Photoshop interface to suit your needs. She shows how to use different Photoshop tools to crop and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She also demonstrates the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including masking and working with layers. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, and much more.

Learning LinkedIn Premium Career

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Find your next job—or simply get ahead in your field—with LinkedIn Premium Career. In this course, Garrick Chow highlights the features and benefits of this service from LinkedIn. Garrick begins with showing how to optimize your LinkedIn profile by updating your photo, summary, skills, and endorsements. He shows how to find companies of interest, and how to use Insights to see how you stack up against a prospective company's employees and other applicants. Garrick offers best practices for reaching out to key contacts and recruiters via InMail. Finally, he demonstrates how to apply for a job directly on LinkedIn, as well as how to boost your existing skill set by leveraging LinkedIn Learning.

Azure Developer Tips

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that gets better every day. Over 800 new features were added in 2017 alone. This weekly series helps new and experienced developers and DevOps engineers keep up with the changes. Instructor Mike Benkovich showcases what's new and compelling in Azure, using the tools to build short, one-off projects, such as a .NET web app or a continuous delivery pipeline with Visual Studio. Tune in every Thursday for a new video.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

Learning Excel (Office 365)

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Looking to get started with Microsoft Excel? This beginner-level course can help. Join instructor David Rivers as he introduces new users to the fundamentals of Excel. David covers how to create new workbooks, add and format numbers and text, work with basic formulas and functions, and leverage key features such as AutoFill, which allows you to quickly fill new cells using existing cells where there is a pattern. Plus, learn how to insert charts, quickly share your spreadsheets with others, and more.

Motion Graphics Weekly

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Transform shapes, icons, and text into compelling motion graphics. This weekly series demonstrates techniques you can use to take your animation skills to the next level. Join mograph artist EJ Hassenfratz as he shows you tips and tricks you can use while leveraging the powerful features in Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.

Blockchain: Learning Solidity

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Blockchain is a buzzword, but it's also a very powerful technology that allows everyday users to exchange sensitive data without a middleman. Programmers can leverage the blockchain in their applications using Solidity, a programming language for the Ethereum platform. This course teaches you how to build a simple contract-based application with Solidity. Emmanuel Henri starts with the basics of blockchain and smart contracts: self-executing transactions written directly in code. You can then learn all about the Solidity ecosystem, including syntax and advanced concepts such as source mappings, then apply them to build your very first contract.

Learning Conversion Rate Optimization

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is one of the most profitable marketing strategies for businesses. It allows you to test alternative versions of webpages and optimize your website based on actual user response. With this course, marketers, small business owners, and web designers can learn the best way to approach CRO. Marketing expert Chris Goward explains how to identify your CRO goals and use qualitative research to better understand your customers. Then discover how to prioritize testing opportunities, create hypotheses, and set up and run tests. Finally, learn how to analyze test results to draw actionable insights that have immediate impact on the bottom line. Chris illustrates each section with cases studies that show how top companies like Google and Electronic Arts are lifting profits with these same CRO strategies.

Having Difficult Conversations

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Conflict is inevitable—in work and in life. Managers must address performance issues, and colleagues with competing priorities must figure out how to work together. These situations call for having difficult conversations. In this course, Marlene Chism explains how to have difficult conversations, build your communication skills, and improve your relationships, teamwork, and business performance. She explains how to identify underlying differences in work styles, goals, and power dynamics and change the way you view conflict. She provides a model to move the conversation in a positive direction and to determine next steps. Plus, learn how to check for resistance with a single useful phrase.

Construction Estimating: RSMeans and Cost Data

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Want to learn how to more accurately budget your construction projects? This course can help. Join instructor Christopher Randall as he teaches the methodology of using construction cost data for cost estimating. Christopher provides an overview of the most common types of cost data, as well as the most common units of measurement and estimating terms. Learn how to look up data, including how to use printed unit and area pages, as well as city indices. Plus, see how to set up and use RSMeans Online—a leading source of construction cost information—and start creating estimates.

Learning LinkedIn for Students

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for students who are preparing to graduate and start the next exciting chapter of their lives. It can help you define your career path, build a professional network, and even find your first job. Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to locate industry insights, internships, jobs, and valuable connections. In this course, instructor starts by showing how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile-whether or not you have previous work experience. He also offers tips for expanding your LinkedIn network, identifying job opportunities, connecting with recruiters, and building a professional brand by publishing interesting content and articles. Plus, find out what LinkedIn Premium has to offer students and job seekers like you. (Author: Oliver Schinkten)

Adobe XD Essential Training: Prototype and Share (2019)

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
Adobe XD is a fantastic platform for UX design that allows you to create rich prototypes with fixed elements, overlays, and complex animations. It also has powerful features for capturing feedback and for developer handoff. Demian Borba is a strategic development manager for XD and, in this course, he shares insider tips on prototyping and sharing design and prototypes with XD. Learn how to build artboards into clickable prototypes with transitions and detailed microinteractions; record prototypes as videos; preview on iOS and Android; and export to After Effects. Then, when it's time for sharing, create web links with your work for stakeholders to review with comments and pins, and with developers via Design Spec links, where they can get all the info they need, including assets.

Google Sheets Essential Training

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
Google Sheets is a feature-rich, cloud-based spreadsheet application that allows you to format and analyze all kinds of data. In this course, author Sally Norred shows you how to get the most from Google Sheets. Discover how to get around the interface, enter and work with data, and use formatting and function features, and learn smart ways to make your data work for you. Plus, see how to work with your spreadsheet data on the go with the Google Sheets mobile app.

Developing Adaptability as a Manager

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
The business world is changing faster than ever, with digital transformation and disruption everywhere. Being adaptable is a foundational skill for managers, which enables them to respond to change in positive, resilient ways and seize new opportunities. Join author and professor Dorie Clark, as she introduces strategies for becoming a more adaptable leader. Learn how to monitor for change in order to better prepare for it, hone your skills, and create a more adaptable team that is innovative and responsive to change.

Learning LinkedIn

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
By harnessing the power of the LinkedIn platform, you can tap into an expansive network of professionals, companies, and groups in your industry and beyond. In this course, discover how to make the most of your LinkedIn account. Follow Oliver Schinkten as he explains how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile, and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, share updates, and contribute your own thought leadership. Plus, Oliver explores privacy settings and account types, and shows how to archive your data. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have the tools you need to grow your career by leveraging LinkedIn.

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