Lynda.com

or browse databases: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

Subscribe to Lynda.com feed
lynda.com New Releases RSS Feed for all courses.
Updated: 23 hours 28 min ago

Social Media Video Strategy: Weekly Bites

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:00
In the social media sphere, videos offer professionals a uniquely powerful way to grab attention, define their brand, and capture genuine human emotion in the process. Looking to create your own video content for social media? In this weekly series, Ashley Kennedy shows you how to get started. Ashley steps through how to understand your audience, craft compelling content, and post it at the right time (and on the right platforms). Discover how to properly use video in content marketing, determine the right length for your videos, repurpose content, and more. Tune in every Thursday for a new tip.

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

Job Skills: Supply Chain and Operations

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:00
There are certain basic competencies that every professional needs to excel on the job. In this collection of lively animated videos, dive into the most essential skills that professionals—specifically those focused on supply chains and operations—need to succeed in the workforce. Learn how to communicate effectively with suppliers, customers, and colleagues, as well as how to manage inventory and forecast demand—all in two minutes or less! Instructor Daniel Stanton also details how to collaborate and schedule meetings across multiple time zones, improve processes, successfully plan ahead, and more.

Sales Gamification

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:00
Gamifying the sales process is a great way to keep sales teams engaged and competitive. In addition, it provides a way for sales leaders to provide visibility into sales performance and generate up-to-date, quantifiable metrics. In this course Karl Kapp reviews the benefits and core techniques of sales gamification. He provides strategies to implement gamification and tailor it to meet the specific needs of your sales organization. He also reviews three case studies that show how sales gamification works in real-world companies, and explains how to choose the right metrics to measure your success. Plus, learn how to avoid the top mistakes managers make when trying to gamify sales.

Learning IoT Development with Azure

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects the billions of interconnected devices around the world, and is an essential skill for the modern developer. But where does one start? Microsoft Azure is a compelling platform for experimentation, offering a robust toolset for IoT application development, deployment, and monitoring. This course covers the Azure IoT offering, walking developers through the process of building an easy and manageable IoT environment. Learn how to create and manage an IoT hub, register real devices to the hub, perform actions like provisioning and bidirectional communications, and interpret analytics into actionable procedures. Instructor James Timberlake also shows how to perform common administrative tasks, such as scheduling device jobs and managing users.

R for Data Science: Lunchbreak Lessons

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
Programming is learned in small bits. You build on basic concepts. You transfer the knowledge you already have to the next language. Lunch Break Lessons teaches R—one of the most popular programming languages for data analysis and reporting—in short lessons that expand on what existing programmers already know.

The five minutes you spend each week will provide you with a building block you can use in the next two hours at work. Review language basics, discover methods to improve existing R code, explore new and interesting features, and learn about useful development tools and libraries that will make your time programming with R that much more productive.

All series code samples can be downloaded at https://github.com/mnr/five-minutes-of-R. (Author: Mark Niemann-Ross)

Agile Challenges Weekly Tips

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
There are many resources for getting started with agile, but few for troubleshooting when agile goes wrong. This weekly series helps you identify and resolve common issues that project teams face when practicing agile. Certified ScrumMaster and agile coach Kelly O'Connell covers challenges such as team dysfunction, siloed activity, misaligned sprint commitments, and lack of training. Her tips address the problems that aren't covered in most agile courses, and give you innovative solutions to help lead your agile team through challenges on the way to success.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion. (Author: Kelley OConnell)

Digital Marketing Trends

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
Stay up to date on the latest trends in digital marketing. In this biweekly series, marketing and social media expert Martin Waxman explores the newest tools and techniques that marketers are using to reach their customers. Find out what's new, how it will affect your business, and what other companies are doing to adapt. Every two weeks you can explore a new topic, including mobile, voice search, video and live streaming, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, the evolution of social media, and regulations like GDPR. The course is an effective way to understand what's happening in the world of marketing and how you can leverage these trends to help make your business more successful.

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

DJ Patil: Ask Me Anything

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
DJ Patil—the former US chief data scientist—boasts a unique perspective on the future, risks, and all-around power of data. In addition to shaping policies at the White House, he's authored influential academic papers and served as head of data products at LinkedIn, where he helped to coin the term "data scientist." In this weekly series, DJ tackles questions posed by LinkedIn members, diving into topics ranging from data security to the future of data science. Tune in every Wednesday for a fresh set of answers.

Help Yourself: Tech Tips Weekly

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
For basic IT issues, most users prefer to help themselves. If you are interested in troubleshooting your own computer issues, this weekly series is the answer. The tips are equally useful to end users, small businesses that perform their own IT, and enterprise IT help desks that want to reduce Level 1 service tickets. Instructor Dan Gookin focuses on the Windows PC, covering topics related to hardware, networking, security, and the operating system itself. No pre-existing knowledge is required.

Programming Foundations: Data Structures

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
Once you get past simple programs with one or two variables, you'll use data structures to store the values in your applications. Data structures are like containers—there's one for every kind of data. While structures like arrays and queues are sometimes taken for granted, a deeper understanding is vital for any programmer who wants to know what's going on "under the hood" and understand how the choices they've made impact the performance and efficiency of their applications. In this course, Kathryn Hodge provides an in-depth overview of the most essential data structures for modern programming. Starting with simple ways of grouping data, like arrays and structs, Kathryn gradually introduces more complex data structures, such as linked lists, stacks and queues, hash tables, and trees and graphs. Each lesson is accompanied by a real-world, practical example that shows the data structures in action. When you're finished with the course, you'll have a clear understanding of data structures and understand how to use them—in whatever language you're programming in: C#, Swift, JavaScript, Java, Python, and more.

Women in Leadership

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
Countless sources have documented the difficulties women face in reaching the top tiers of today's businesses. Women leaders face different expectations, norms, and realities—and are paid and promoted less. Creating an environment of "inclusive excellence," where both women and men can thrive, takes the right skills and strategy. This course is for anyone who wants to build a more equitable and collaborative culture at their organization, including women leaders and the men who work with them. Business professors, colleagues, and coaches Daisy L. Lovelace and Carolyn Goerner discuss the common challenges that women in leadership face—including gender bias, communication barriers, and imposter syndrome—and introduce strategies to overcome them. Plus, get tips for championing women's leadership and becoming a strong ally.

React.js: Building an Interface

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
React.js is a JavaScript library for creating user interfaces that display dynamic data. Because of its reusable components and unique data-rendering approach, the interfaces you create with React are flexible, fast, and lightweight. Need another reason to choose React? It's also easy to learn, with these lessons from staff author Ray Villalobos. Join Ray in this practical, hands-on course, featuring a realistic sample project that showcases the strengths of React: an online appointment scheduling tool. Along the way, you can learn key React skills, including handling events, breaking code into custom subcomponents, managing data through props, and setting up sorting and search.

Lightroom Classic CC: Tips and Quick Fixes

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:00
Fix problem photos fast with this collection of quick tips for Lightroom Classic CC. In this course, Richard Harrington presents a just-the-facts approach to fixing common issues in Lightroom. In each video, Richard addresses a specific problem—such as poor color balance or excessive noise—and then shows how to fix it. He shares tips and techniques for resizing photos; adjusting focus, perspective, and exposure; removing backgrounds; retouching portraits; and more.

iOS Development Tips Weekly

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
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.

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

Supply Chain and Operations Management Weekly Tips

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
Supply chain and operations management is a profession that evolves quickly. Investing in your professional development will pay for itself in time and money. This weekly series helps you review the latest in supply chain and operations management in bite-sized chunks. Logistics expert Daniel Stanton covers one new topic each week to improve your knowledge in operations and supply chain management. Learn about adopting strategic sourcing, enforcing supply chain security, minimizing the Bullwhip Effect, and more. You should leave each video knowing how to immediately apply your newfound knowledge to your role in operations-and directly increase the value you deliver to the customer. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tutorial.

SketchUp for Architecture

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
SketchUp for Architecture offers architects the information they need to get the most from SketchUp, the intuitive CAD program for transforming simple drawings into 3D presentations that will impress any client. This installment—the first in a three-part series—kicks off with an overview of the SketchUp interface and workflow and dives into a typical residential building project, taking students from creating the site plan to building the walls, floor, and roof of the house. Instructor Paul J. Smith also shows how to make models more realistic with materials and add believability with landscaping, fixtures, furnishings, and appliances. You can also see how to use styles and how to create the elevations and plans you'll need to complete the rest of the courses in the training series. Plus, learn how to take advantage of organizational features in SketchUp such as layers and components.

CISM Cert Prep: The Basics

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification validates your expertise in information security. It focuses on leadership and governance topics, proving you have the knowledge and expertise to lead InfoSec programs at organizations large and small. Through his best-selling books and videos, instructor Mike Chapple has helped hundreds of thousands of students earn security credentials such as CISM, CISSP, and CySA+. In this course, he introduces you to the basics of the CISM certification, providing tips to help you register for, take, and pass the exam. He also explains what types of questions you can expect from the exam and where to find practice tests and the rest of the courses in the CISM Cert Prep series.

Cert Prep: VMware Certified Associate (VCA-DBT)

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
Demonstrate your understanding of essential virtualization concepts and VMware technologies by earning the VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) credential. In this course, instructor Rick Crisci provides you with the knowledge you need to ace the VMware Certified Associate – Digital Business Transformation exam. Rick covers vSAN, NSX, vSphere, and other VMware virtualization technologies that are represented on the VCA-DBT exam blueprint. Review use cases for vSphere, vSAN, and NSX; how to design vSphere for availability, manageability, performance, recoverability, and security; how Horizon 7 can be used to deliver virtual desktops and applications to users; and more.

Content Marketing: Ebooks

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
Learn how to leverage ebooks as content marketing materials. Ebooks can be a compelling tool to reach new audiences, whether your goal is sales or email signups. Online marketing strategist Megan Adams shows you the ins and outs of using ebooks for marketing. Learn how to choose the right topic, write and format your ebook, price it correctly, and promote it to your target audience. Finally, find out how to incorporate your ebook into your content marketing strategy, to promote your business, brand, and credibility in your market.

PowerPoint: Audio and Video

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
Make your PowerPoint presentations more memorable and engaging by incorporating audio and video. In this course, Garrick Chow shows how to insert video and audio clips from a variety of sources, including YouTube. He then moves on to the finer points of editing and enhancing video with the built-in tools in PowerPoint. Learn how to trim and crop video, change its size and shape, add a variety of effects, and set various playback options, including automatic playback and looping. Plus, learn how to insert and edit audio files in PowerPoint, and even record audio directly into your presentation.

Note: This course was recorded on PowerPoint for Office 365. Most of the course contents will also be useful to those working with the most recent standalone versions of Office, including Office 2019 and 2016.

Pages