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AWS for Architects: Advanced Security

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:00
Regulations like GDPR have made security a top priority for every organization. Luckily, Amazon Web Services offers a plethora of tools for securing cloud-based architecture. This course teaches IT pros how to use AWS advanced security services, techniques, and tools to protect their users, data, apps, and infrastructure. Instructor Lynn Langit begins with the core tasks and services: setting up the AWS root account, billing, and tagging. She then shows how to set up strong authentication with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Config, Simple AD, and full-fledged Active Directory. She covers infrastructure protection with VPC objects such as subnets, and data protection with KMS and Macie. Finally, she reviews security requirements for different application architectures and the associated AWS security solutions.

Note: This course can also be used to prepare for the corresponding domain of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional) exam.

Using Repeaters in Axure RP

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:00
Axure RP repeaters allow you to display, sort, and filter table-based data. They're great for prototyping more complex, data-driven websites and applications, such as directories, catalogs, and product listings. In this course, instructor Renata Phillippi shows how to use repeater widgets in your own Axure projects. She explains how to create basic repeaters; sort, filter, and edit the data; and then style the repeaters, adding images and pagination. She also shows how to build a new repeater-based project, a products page, from scratch.

CySA+ Cert Prep: 4 Security Governance

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:00
CySA+ is a highly desirable, intermediate certification that shows you know how to prevent, detect, and combat a multitude of modern cybersecurity threats. CySA+ Cert Prep: 4 prepares students for the first part of domain four, Security Architecture and Tool Sets. Follow along with instructor Mike Chapple and learn about security governance, security policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and auditing practices to measure the effectiveness of your security program. Discover how to inject security into human resources and keep your personnel and company safe. Find out how to raise awareness of threats and conduct mandatory and optional training. Plus, explore how to enforce security in vendor relationships and integrate systems and data from third parties. Completing this course, along with the other six courses in the series, will help you prepare to become a CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst and ensure that your organization is properly insulated from risk.

Want more CySA+ test prep tips? Visit certmike.com to join Mike's free study group.

Learning Linux Shell Scripting

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:00
Linux shell scripting is a useful tool for eliminating repetitive, boring tasks. Scripts make many jobs—from programming to system administration—easier, more predictable, and more fun. By the end of this course, even new users will be able to read and create scripts to automate many kinds of tasks in Linux. Instructor Troy Miles first covers the basics of scripting, such as printing to the console and defining variables. Then he shows how to write scripts that accept parameters, read and write files, and monitor other system processes. Plus, find out how to create interactive scripts and handle bad input data.

Android Development: Building Battery-Conscious Apps

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:00
Battery life remains the bane of every Android user. Poorly written apps can contribute to battery drain and impact the user experience across the entire device. If your app is outed as a battery hog, that's a fast path to bad reviews—and a high uninstall rate. This course teaches developers how to build battery-friendly apps that are efficient without compromising on functionality or performance. Instructor Ravi Subramanian introduces common programming patterns that result in higher-than-normal battery usage and recommends new ways to write code to use resources more efficiently. He also shows how to use the JobScheduler API to perform deferred work and how to discover and diagnose battery consumption "hot spots" in apps with Battery Historian. Plus, learn how battery-saving features Doze mode and App Standby will affect the performance of your app.

Microsoft 365: Achieving GDPR Compliance

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 03:00
Starting from May 25, 2018, all European individuals are protected by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All businesses and their trading partners, including all foreign companies processing data of EU residents, have to adhere to GDPR. This course shows IT professionals how to comply with GDPR within a Microsoft environment. Instructor Andrew Bettany provides a thorough review of GDPR and the key areas it impacts: data and device protection, data separation, data leak protection, and sharing protection. He shows how Microsoft 365 can help with compliance, providing demos of solutions such as Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Azure Information Protection. Follow along and learn how to implement data loss prevention policies, secure data, prevent data leakage, and monitor and manage information protection events. The course wraps up with coverage of the Compliance Manager dashboard, which provides assessments and tools to help you track the regulatory compliance status of your deployed cloud solutions.

Mobile Photography Weekly

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
Mobile photography can mean everything from iPhone and Android snapshots to sophisticated image editing on a phone or tablet. Mobile Photography Weekly is the weekly series that covers it all, from Instagram to Photoshop Fix, from camera phone tripod mounts to add-on lenses. Tune in each Tuesday to learn a new tip or technique, discover new apps and add-ons, and get the most out of the mobile photography revolution. (Author: Seán Duggan)

NoSQL Data Modeling Essential Training

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
NoSQL technologies have left even experienced data modelers scratching their heads, wondering how their valuable skills can transfer to future development activities. In this course, learn how to leverage your understanding of traditional data modeling to translate a conceptual data model into a NoSQL design. Instructor Robert Van Cleave discusses notation alternatives, access patterns, and the overall purpose of data modeling. He also covers several common design patterns, explaining how you can use each one. Learn about tree aggregation, anti-patterns, query-driven patterns, and more.

CSS Shorts Weekly

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
CSS Shorts is a weekly series covering all aspects of CSS, including properties, preprocessors, positioning, floats, and the most up-to-date styling techniques. Instructor Chris Converse returns every Tuesday, bringing you short and timely tips that will help new and experienced web developers alike create more beautiful websites and more efficient code. Tune in and learn how to take more control over the style, layout, and even the user experience of your web designs.

Note: There will be free exercise files for most episodes, which will allow you to follow along with author Chris Converse, as you explore all the possibilities CSS has to offer.

Google AdWords Essential Training

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
Learn the foundations of pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords, the industry-leading PPC platform. First, explore how AdWords works and how it fits with what your business—and your customers—need. Then learn how to set up a new AdWords account and start researching your keywords: the foundation of all great advertisements.

Once you've set up a new campaign and written your first ad, you can learn how to use AdWords reporting and Google Analytics to monitor their performance. Instructor Brad Batesole also shows how to optimize ads to get more clicks, conversions, and ultimately more return on your investment (ROI). Finally, go beyond the basics of AdWords with ad extensions—a feature which can increase your click-through-rate by several percentage points. By the end of the training, you'll know everything you need to create effective PPC ads on the Google ad network.

iOS Development Tips Weekly

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
What if it only took a few minutes a week to become a better iOS developer? This series is designed to provide small, smart hacks that can improve the way you code with Xcode and Swift. Tune in every Tuesday for another short video, on topics such as version control with Git, MapKit, iPad Playgrounds, and iPhone X development. Create faster, more reliable, and better-looking apps for iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. Steven Lipton will help you take your iOS (and watchOS) projects to the next level, one week at a time.

Linux Foundation Cert Prep: Email Services (Ubuntu)

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
Email is a core communication protocol. Every Linux system administrator needs to be familiar with the basics. This course teaches how to set up an email server for mail routing and delivery using the common packages Postfix and Dovecot. Learn how to install and configure these services and secure them against unauthorized use. Instructor Scott Simpson closes with a look at hosting a webmail service.

Note: The course covers objectives from the Service Configuration domain of the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) certification exam. Completing this course and others in the related learning path will help administrators pass the LFCS exam.

ZBrush: Tips & Tricks

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
Are you ready to take your ZBrush-ing to the next level? In this weekly series, ZBrush artist Ryan Kittleson shares his personal approach on how to make ZBrush work for you. Ryan demonstrates how to set hot keys so that ZBrush operates more like your other favorite software. He shows you how to customize the interface, so that the features you use the most are placed front and center, and how optimize the setup of a custom scene to achieve maximum workflow efficiency. He demonstrates how to create macros to simplify complex and repetitive tasks into single-click solutions. This series is designed to help you go from spending time fussing with software to having more time to make great, new things with ZBrush!

Photoshop CC 2018 One-on-One: Advanced

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. This advanced course is the second installment in the comprehensive one-on-one training series by industry expert Deke McClelland—updated for 2018. Learn what you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that work best for you.

In this course, Deke takes you through advanced Photoshop features including the automated selection tools and the Color Range, Focus Area, and Refine Edge commands. He covers Smart Objects, slimming and trimming with the Liquify tool, and techniques for drawing and designing with vector shapes. Discover how to improve a photo with poor composition by reconstructing it with Content-Aware Scale, healing tools, and blend modes. Plus, find out how to effectively use layer effects, Levels and Curves adjustments, lens corrections and perspective warping, black and white photography, and so much more.

For the 2018 version, Deke has added all-new tutorials and exercise files, so there's something new for even long-time fans.

Business Collaboration in the Modern Workplace

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
The modern workplace is an exciting place. The digital revolution has provided new tools and ways of working that are spreading quickly throughout all industries. In this course, Phil Gold shows how technology and a proactive, collaborative culture can actually result in better business communication than ever before. Learn how to make the most of a suite of communication tools, from video conferencing to cloud productivity software; explore best practices to collaborate in the digital workplace; and get tips to incorporate new technology into your existing organization. Phil covers topics such as managing and securing digital files, choosing the right tools, maximizing efficiency, building a mobile workforce, and promoting continuous learning. Plus, learn how technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things will continue to push the boundaries of the modern workplace.

Learning Terraform

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
Terraform is a DevOps tool for declarative infrastructure—infrastructure as code. It simplifies and accelerates the configuration of cloud-based environments. In this course, Adron Hall shows how to use Terraform to deploy resources and set up immutable infrastructure in Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform. Learn how to deploy servers, virtual machines, and clusters, and understand the nuances of each cloud services platform. Discover how to use Terraform CLI commands and string together Terraform executions with variables. Adron also includes a chapter on patterns, best practices, and workflow steps that will keep your infrastructure and Terraform projects manageable and shows how to extend Terraform with plugins and the HashiCrop open-source tooling suite.

After Effects Guru: Work Faster and Boost Performance

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:00
Every Adobe After Effects user could benefit from having more time at their disposal. As you build motion graphics and special effects, your computer has to work hard. The choices you make greatly impact how long your computer takes to build these effects, as well as the results you'll ultimately get. In this course, learn important strategies that can help you render faster and work less. Explore how to use render settings templates and output modules, render with Adobe Media Encoder, create and save RAM previews, set up a network render, and more. (Author: Richard Harrington)

AutoCAD: Plotting & Publishing

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:00
When it comes to CAD, "plotting" refers to everything around printing and page setup, while "publishing" refers to electronic output. These techniques are intertwined in AutoCAD. The goal of both is to clearly communicate design intent to the contractors, architects, and engineers involved in the project. Watch this course to learn how to plot and publish your own drawings effectively, using the appropriate tools and settings within AutoCAD 2016. Shaun Bryant covers scaling views, customizing page setups for layouts, and assigning plot styles to change the appearance of your drawings when they go to plot or publish. He also shows how to adjust individual settings in the Plot and Publish dialogs, so that you end up with smart, readable printouts, DWFs, and PDFs.

CySA+ Cert Prep: 3 Cyber Incident Response

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:00
CySA+ is a highly desirable, intermediate certification that shows you know how to prevent, detect, and combat a multitude of modern cybersecurity threats. CySA+ Cert Prep: 3 prepares students for domain three, Cyber Incident Response, which constitutes 23% of the questions on the exam. Follow along with instructor Mike Chapple and learn about classifying threats and assessing the impact of cybersecurity incidents. The course also covers the importance of communication during a cybersecurity incident response effort, analyzing the symptoms of an incident in progress, the use of forensic tools, and the incident recovery and post-recovery processes. Completing this course, along with the other six courses in the series, will help you prepare to become a CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst and ensure that your organization is properly insulated from risk.

Want more CySA+ test prep tips? Visit certmike.com to join Mike's free study group.

CISA Cert Prep: 3 Information Technology Life Cycle for IS Auditors

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:00
Prepare to become a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). The CISA Cert Prep series tackles the exam one domain at a time, helping you acquire all the skills you need to confidently manage IT security audits. CISA Cert Prep: 3 teaches the IT life cycle: acquisition, development, and implementation. Learn the benefits of maintaining an IT portfolio and review the phases of the project management life cycle, including initiation, planning, execution and monitoring, and closeout. The final videos explain how to audit these activities and review best practices for software development management. Instructor Michael Lester makes the lessons quick and engaging and provides test prep tips to help you pass the exam the very first time.

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