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Web Programming Foundations

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
To be an effective web programmer, you have to understand what happens when you enter a URL or click on a link. Under every webpage lies the markup—JavaScript, HTML, and CSS—and the hierarchy that controls display—the Document Object Model (DOM). Then there is the server that hosts the files, the browser that renders them, the metadata, and the mobile experience to consider. Explore what happens below the surface, and learn how to write better code. This course provides a deep dive into the world wide web, and the underlying structures you need to understand to build robust applications and websites that are efficient and easy to maintain. Learn how HTML documents provide the foundation for CSS and JavaScript, and see how to layer presentation and interactions on top. Learn how different code editors and browsers interact with web content, enabling editing, programming, and display. Discover why accessibility is so important to keeping the web open and available to all users, and what workflow works best for web programming. Instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen keeps the lessons fun and fast-paced, so it's easy for almost anyone—web programmers, web designers, and even web publishers—to follow along.

Content Marketing: Getting Your Content Published

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
Content marketing is a great way to build brand awareness and an audience. In this course, public relations expert Andrea Holland explains how to get your content published in the right media for your business. Get tips and practical techniques for identifying outlets, conducting media outreach, and getting your content featured in important publications. Andrea shares secrets based on over a decade in the field—including advice for pitching your stories. Plus, Andrea shares a few tips on how to write with a PR lens and create stories that get publications to take notice—and start calling you for content.

Cert Prep: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
The agile approach to project management can help companies respond faster and more effectively to change. As a result, having a solid grasp of what agile is—and how to effectively use agile approaches in an organization—can help you increase your value as a project manager, and enhance your personal marketability. In this course, learn about agile principles and the agile mindset, and discover essential strategies for breaking down work in an agile fashion, engaging your stakeholders, planning an agile project, and managing team performance. This course covers the knowledge domains for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. If you're pursuing the PMI-ACP® certification, this course can help you approach the exam topics with confidence.

PMI, PMP, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. (Author: Kelley O'Connell)

Cert Prep: CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501): The Basics

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
Are you interested in taking the CompTIA Security+ exam to become certified? Pursuing this certification requires a thorough understanding of how to secure networks and devices, participate in risk mitigation activities, and more. This overview course provides CompTIA Security+ candidates with essential information they need to register and prepare for the exam. Cybersecurity expert Mike Chapple goes over the six knowledge domains for exam SY0-501-all of which are covered in greater depth in the other courses in this series-and shares study tips that can help you feel prepared to take and pass the test on your first try. This course works in coordination with the six-course Security+ series and provides a 90-question practice exam as a post-course assessment.

We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.

Salesforce for Marketers

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
Salesforce is a hugely popular-and powerful-customer relationship management (CRM) platform that gives marketers the tools they need to put their customers first. Salesforce provides a variety of tools for managing marketing workflows, including digital marketing and paid advertising. This course explores how to enable and utilize these features. Discover how to leverage this platform to communicate with your sales teams; tackle email marketing; connect with prospects and customers using social media; manage the lead life cycle within a Salesforce account; track vendor expenses; visualize marketing project success; and more. (Author: Christopher Matthew Spencer)

Logo Development: Identity Design and Discovery

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
Truly exceptional visual brands often come from designers who took the time to understand their client's business and motivation to rebrand. This course shows how to navigate an identity project through the design and discovery process, to ensure that you grasp where your client is coming from before you craft their logo design. Instructor Bill Gardner discusses the value of preparation and research, and goes over the different motivations behind a client's decision to rebrand. Bill also covers the different brand personalities, as well as how to better understand your customer's business and identify their competitors. He wraps up the course with a discussion of competitive analysis and road map creation.

Learning Cultural Strategy for Design

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
The interaction between culture, people, and trends is the driving force behind influential brands. Cultural strategy reveals how and why consumers think, act, and feel-now and in the future. This course is for anyone who wants to harness their creative abilities to shape brands, and ensure that those brands not only participate in the cultural zeitgeist, but also contribute to it. In this course, Gerard Crichlow discusses the four truths of purpose-led brands. He helps strategy teams get to a creative idea, summarize their findings, and communicate those findings to a creative team. He wraps up the course with a review of a campaign ecosystem done well.

Developing a Service Mindset

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
The individuals and organizations that succeed are the ones who are laser focused on the customer. Even if you're not in a customer-facing role, knowing how your job connects to your customers gives you a better frame for strategic decision-making, and helps you feel more connected to the purpose of your job. This makes you feel more motivated and more fulfilled at work. In this course, Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod help you connect the dots between your job and customer impact, and they provide strategies and behaviors for keeping your customers top of mind. They explain how to determine where you fit in your customer's world, and how to keep the focus on the customer when you talk about wins, goals, and mistakes. They also share strategies for sustaining your service mindset-even when your organization isn't particularly customer focused.

Premiere Pro Guru: Multi-Camera Video Editing

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
There are many reasons for shooting with multiple cameras. Perhaps it's to save time or achieve multiple angles. Or it might be to capture what's happening across a large area, like a sports arena or the stage during a concert. Luckily for editors, Adobe Premiere Pro supports editing and syncing footage from multiple cameras in situations like these. The multicamera editing process in Premiere is similar to live switching that occurs in mobile studios and newsrooms, and helps speed up the post-processing workflow. In this course, Rich Harrington reviews that workflow, showing you how to ingest footage and align it properly, as well as finish your video with color-correction and color-matching techniques. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Microsoft Cloud Services: Troubleshooting Online Services

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
This course explores how to support cloud users by tackling common sign-in, password, and license issues. It also explains how to troubleshoot Office 365 and Office 2016 issues; shows how to handle Office 365 SharePoint problems, including browser support, ActiveX issues, service outages, and planned maintenance; and outlines requirements for Skype for Business Online and OneDrive for Business. The course covers objectives for the Microsoft Certification Cloud Fundamentals exam (98-369), focusing on topics related to supporting users. If you're an IT professional responsible for your company's cloud operations, and you're currently pursuing this certification, this course can help you enhance your skills and approach the exam with confidence. (Author: Andrew Bettany)

Coaching Employees through Difficult Situations

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
Have you ever had to provide coaching to an individual who can't take criticism, or inherited an employee who seems to continually make the same mistakes on the job? Part of growing as a leader is learning how to successfully tackle these and other challenging situations. In this course, leadership consultants Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod help new and experienced managers address some of the most frequent coaching challenges. Using scenarios, Lisa and Elizabeth demonstrate how to motivate employees who have been demoted or promoted, as well as how to effectively coach employees who have big egos or simply don't want to be coached. In addition, they share strategies for using supplemental resources to further your coaching efforts.

Igniting Emotional Engagement

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
Whether you work in product, sales, accounting, IT, or marketing, the ability to garner emotional buy-in is essential to making the initiatives and projects you lead more successful. In this course, join leadership coaches Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod as they share how to determine which situations require emotional buy-in, who to engage, and what to say. They explain how to respond to those who may be less than enthusiastic about your initiatives, and how you can neutralize the naysayers. Plus, they discuss how to rebound quickly from setbacks and sustain long-term enthusiasm.

Learning REST APIs

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
Learn the basics of REST APIs. In this course, discover what REST APIs are, why they matter, and how putting them to use can help you build faster, more efficient applications. Review how HTTP and REST APIs relate, explore the six constraints of REST, and learn about HTTP status messages. Learn how to get started with consuming REST APIs to incorporate them into data-driven applications. (Author: Morten Rand-Hendriksen)

Setting a Marketing Budget

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
Marketing is an important business investment. How much you budget for marketing will directly impact your growth and profitability. Marketing expert Luan Wise walks through the cost of marketing and the different ways a marketing budget can be set. Learn how to price products, find the lifetime value of your customers, and know the costs of various marketing activities. Plus, get budgeting and cost management tips, and find out how to measure your success.

Inkjet Printing for Photographers

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
In this course, photographer and author Ben Long explores the art and the craft of creating beautiful, archival-quality inkjet prints. The course looks at the anatomy of a print job: how a printer works, how to adjust and prepare your image to get the best results, and what happens to your photo in its journey from pixels to paper.

After a discussion of how to choose a printer, the course covers the process of preparing both black and white and color images using Adobe Photoshop. Ben describes how to take images from looking good onscreen to being properly adjusted for best results on paper, covering details such as sizing, sharpening, and color management.

With photographer and master framer Konrad Eek, Ben explores the creative decisions that photographers should address before printing. What size print? How does print size relate to the message of the photo and to the space where the photo will be displayed? What kinds of paper choices do you have, and how does your photo's content relate to the paper you choose?

The course also describes how to properly evaluate a print and how to handle common challenges that crop up during the printing process.

Office 365: Word Essential Training

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to create, format, share, and print a wide variety of documents in the Office 365 version of Word. Author David Rivers covers creating new documents from templates and scratch, formatting text and pages, working with headers and footers, using themes and styles, adding multimedia, and more. He'll also show how to share documents with others and enhance your productivity with macros.

Office 365 New Features

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
Microsoft is rolling out feature updates to Office 365 on a monthly basis. In this course, David Rivers summarizes the latest enhancements to all the Office apps, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and more. Find out how to see and hear more with Word's Read Mode, get writing and research assistance, turn data into maps with Excel, get someone's attention in Outlook, and create better lists in PowerPoint. Plus, learn about new apps in the Office 365 suite, including Teams and Bookings, and suite-wide enhancements such as the Recent tab. This course will be updated on a regular basis; check back often to get up to speed with the latest features.

Salesforce Lightning Essentials: First Look

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
Salesforce Lightning Essentials is the newest Salesforce product for small to medium businesses. Chris Mattia answers the most pressing questions that sales managers and business owners have about Salesforce Lightning Essentials: what it is, who it's for, how it's accessed, and how you get started. Get the answers you need—in plain English, without jargon or marketing spin.

Salesforce Lightning Essentials: First Look

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
Salesforce Lightning Essentials is the newest Salesforce product for small to medium businesses. Chris Mattia answers the most pressing questions that sales managers and business owners have about Salesforce Lightning Essentials: what it is, who it's for, how it's accessed, and how you get started. Get the answers you need—in plain English, without jargon or marketing spin.

Leading Effectively

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
Leaders all face the same challenge: too much to do and not enough time to do it. In this course, leadership consultant Mike Figliuolo introduces the concept of "leadership capital," which is the finite amount of time and energy you have available to lead, manage, and develop your team members. He outlines the four ways leaders invest their leadership capital: directing people, making sure the work gets done, making sure the work is delivered, and developing talent. He then helps you assess whether you are using your leadership capital wisely by looking at team results: the quantity of work, the quality of work, timeliness, and impacts on morale and relationships. At the end, he explains how to reallocate your leadership capital and change both your behavior and your team's in order to improve performance.

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