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Creating Time-Lapse Movies with Lightroom and LRTimelapse

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Transform your still image sequences into stunning time-lapses with Lightroom and the incredible but easy-to-use companion app, LRTimelapse. Rich Harrington starts this course off explaining how an all-raw workflow can help you make the most of this toolset and get you the best-looking results. Then he shows how to process raw images in Lightroom and use LRTimelapse to address more complex issues, such as flicker and exposure changes over time. Then he demos two options for final assembly of your time-lapse movie: exporting directly to video from LRTimelapse, or bringing the still images into other Adobe and Apple programs to build your time-lapses there. (Authors: )

Learning Ransomware Countermeasures

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Ransomware, a form of malware, is a threat to everyone. It spreads through phishing or other methods that get the victim to click a link. To avoid an attack, good security practices are important, both at home and at the office. The course provides an overview of the types of ransomware, including onion and mobile ransomware, and covers ways of safeguarding a Windows computer from risks. It is designed not just for IT pros, but anyone who wants to protect against ransomware and other types of cyberattacks. Security professional Lisa Bock covers best practices for securing routers, updating your software, strengthening passwords, identifying spam and other forms of social engineering, and reporting ransomware attacks to authorities. She closes with some simple ways that you can prevent your network from becoming infected, including a tabletop exercise to help your organization test your response to attacks. (Authors: )

Learning Microsoft Surface and Other 2-in-1s

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Get up to speed with the Surface Book—the powerful hybrid laptop/tablet (2-in-1) computer from Microsoft—and other 2-in-1 devices. This course begins with a tour of the Surface Book device, explaining how to connect the mouse, keyboard, and external displays.

Next, instructor Nick Brazzi steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings. He demonstrates how to multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles, and more.

Plus, Nick shows how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to leverage the powerful Surface Pen in popular applications, and how to work with the Surface Dial, which you can use to interface with specialized menus and controls in different applications. He also explores the Windows Ink Workspace, a collection of applications designed specifically for pen input. To wrap up, he goes over important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login. (Authors: )

Luminar: Advanced Projects

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Discover how to use Luminar—the powerful photo editor from Skylum—to enhance and retouch your photos. This course helps to acquaint you with the specific tools of the software—and how to use them to get professional results—by exploring different genres of photography. Learn practical techniques that are applicable to all photos, as well as advice that applies to specific genres of photography, including portrait, landscape, aerial, and nature. This course also shares how to analyze images to spot problems, as well as how to work with layers and masks. (Authors: )

B2B Foundations: Social Media Marketing

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Studies show that many companies consult social media to research the products and services they need to run their businesses. Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are great ways to introduce your products and services to potential customers. In this course, social media expert Luan Wise explains how social media marketing works within the business to business (B2B) context. Discover how to understand and communicate with the business buyer, who is often driven by budget and business requirements, not need or desire. Learn about the buying process, social selling, and content marketing, and explore the benefits of the five major platforms: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. Luan also shares tips for creating a social media policy for your organization, and measuring your success. (Authors: )

Networking for Sales Professionals

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Referrals and relationships are at the core of sales. They can be the difference between winning and losing a deal. That's why growing your network is so critical to your career as a sales professional. Networking can feel overwhelming, or even sleazy, but this course will teach best practices—how to make the most of your time, energy, and effort. Join Robbie Kellman Baxter as she explains how to build and nurture your network. Find out about the seven types of people you need to know, the body language and mindset to attract connections, and specific tactics that really work. Plus, get tips on which events to attend, learn how to ask for referrals, and find out how to bridge the gap between professional networks and personal friends. (Authors: )

CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-002) Cert Prep: 2 Security

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:00
Earning the CompTIA Cloud+ certification can help to enhance your IT career, as this certification validates an IT practitioner's skills and expertise in implementing and maintaining cloud technologies. Cloud+ accredits IT professionals with the constantly changing and advancing knowledge they need to be successful in today's cloud environment.

This course can prepare you for the qualifying exam by covering the topics outlined in domain 2.0 of the CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-002) certification exam: Security. Instructor Joseph Holbrook reviews concepts that can help both experienced IT professionals prepping for exam CV0-002, and current certification holders who need to renew their certification. Joseph reviews security and compliance best practices; security template and access control lists; how to implement the right security technologies; and security automation techniques. He also goes over how to troubleshoot security and connectivity issues. (Authors: )

Cert Prep: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:00
AWS dominates the cloud computing market, but there's aren't enough trained AWS professionals to go around. Become an AWS Certified Solutions Architect to jump start your career in this exciting field. This course explains exactly who the certification is designed for and the benefits it offers. Lynn Langit then reviews the four main exam topics: solution design, implementation and deployment, data security, and troubleshooting. She also provides further resources for study, such as AWS whitepapers, architectural guidance, community forums, and other LinkedIn Learning training courses. (Authors: )

Animating in 3ds Max: Constraints, Controllers, and Wire Parameters

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:00
Autodesk 3ds Max boasts a robust set of animation tools that can be used to bring characters, machinery, and even environments to life. In this course, get acquainted with some of the fundamental tools that can be used to both create and control animations. To make this course as practical as possible, instructor Brian Bradley introduces each tool (or set of tools) in a practical exercise that helps you see the tool in action. He covers working with controllers, creating reactions, using motion capture, working with constraints and wire parameters, and more. (Authors: )

FARO Scene 3D Laser Scan Registration

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:00
FARO SCENE is an important tool for 3D laser scanning that can help you process and manage scan data more efficiently. This course covers a comprehensive workflow for 3D laser scan processing, registration, and quality control (QC) using FARO SCENE software. Instructor Paul Tice covers setting up your project registration, navigating through your point cloud data in FARO SCENE, noise identification and removal, and validating the overall registration of your point cloud data set. He also goes into visualizing point clouds, point cloud exporting options and applications, integration options in FARO SCENE, using third-party data, and more. (Authors: )

Dynamo: Practical

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:00
Autodesk Dynamo allows you to build custom tools that can help you solve modeling challenges with greater efficiency—and it's already included in your Revit software. If you've been meaning to learn how to leverage Dynamo in your workflow, this course can help you get started by exploring practical applications of this powerful tool. Paul F. Aubin provides several examples of how to use Dynamo to speed up common procedures, including how to rename multiple project views and place component families along a path. Plus, he demonstrates how to use Dynamo to place adaptive component families. (Authors: )

React: Securing Applications

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
After you've built and tested your React application, how can you ensure it is secure? Applications that look great and perform well can still be at risk of attack. This course provides clear, focused steps you can take to reinforce your React applications and authentication methods to defend against common threats. First, instructor Emmanuel Henri explains how common attacks work and gets you started setting up solutions that can protect your applications. Next, he shows how to improve the security of your authentication methods using Auth0, followed by how to protect APIs. Then, he covers how to make app and feed components more secure. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the best practices you need to safeguard your files, code, data, routes, servers, and users. (Authors: )

RHCE Cert Prep: Kernel Tuning and Remote Logging

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
The RHCE certification demonstrates expert-level competence with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. This course covers two of the key objectives of the certification exam: Linux kernel tuning for performance optimization and remote logging. Computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams shows how to change kernel parameters by hand and using tuned profiles. Additionally, he demonstrates how to turn PowerTOP suggestions into tuned profiles. He shows how to tune processor affinity and schedulers with Tuna, and test your optimizations with performance monitoring tools like Performance Co-Pilot (PCP), Turbostat, ps, and GNOME System Monitor. He also shows how to load and customize kernel modules. Last but not least, Grant covers remote logging using rsyslog. (Authors: )

Windows 10: Administration

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Being able to administer a Windows machine is a key skill for any Windows administrator. Keep your skills sharp and up to date with this Windows 10 administration training. Martin Guidry takes a detailed look at the operating system, focusing on the administrative tasks necessary for keeping Windows 10 in tiptop shape.

Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery. (Authors: )

Learning SOLIDWORKS Composer

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Get started with SOLIDWORKS Composer, and discover how to leverage this software to generate technical documentation, publications, and animations. Develop fundamental SOLIDWORKS Composer skills by learning a variety of essential topics. Learn about generating images and animations of your products for technical documentation and publications, as well as technical marketing purposes. Explore how to set up cameras and views, add lines and textures, create simple animations, and output video and images. (Authors: )

Business Analytics: Forecasting with Exponential Smoothing

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Exponential smoothing is a term for a set of straightforward forecasting procedures that apply self-correction. Each forecast comprises two components. It's a weighted average of the prior forecast, plus an adjustment that would have made the prior forecast more accurate. Smoothing—like most credible approaches to forecasting—requires a baseline of observations, in sequence, to work properly. Weekly revenues and daily hospital admissions are typical examples. Several versions of exponential smoothing exist, each corresponding to a type of baseline. In this course, Conrad Carlberg provides an introduction to simple exponential smoothing, diving into the basic idea behind it, and explaining how to assemble the forecast equation and optimize forecasts. (Authors: )

Google Calendar Essential Training

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Manage your personal and professional schedules more effectively with Google Calendar. In this concise course, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows how to get started scheduling events, keeping track of your to-dos, and accessing it all on the go. Jess begins by showing how to change the way Google Calendar looks and acts to make it better suit your needs. Next, she moves straight into creating single or repeating events, inviting guests, and adding rooms and resources to an event. She demonstrates how to respond to invitations, and covers the ins and outs of pop-up reminders and email notifications. Jess also shows how to create an additional calendar, share your calendar with others, and access your Google Calendar on your phone or tablet. (Authors: )

Learning Salesforce Quip

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Quip is a productivity suite for Salesforce that connects a variety of document types into the Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) system, including spreadsheets and help documents. In this course, learn how to use Quip to create, edit, organize, and update your team's content in a single location to enhance group collaboration. Christopher Matthew Spencer explains how to set up Quip for your team, and covers essential Quip concepts, including how to work with folders and links, and use Quip to cut down on unnecessary meetings and emails. Plus, he shares techniques for collaborating with Quip, and working with this platform across several different devices. (Authors: )

360-Degree Feedback

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
An organization's talent is vital to its success. As a result, it's crucial that companies provide their employees with the support they need to grow professionally. When managers and HR professionals ensure that their employees receive meaningful feedback from a variety of sources, they can help to spark positive change within their organization. In this course, learn the value of 360-degree feedback, and how to select and use a reliable 360-degree instrument in order to get reliable information on the behaviors and performance of your employees. Leadership expert Sara Canaday explains how to implement a feedback program, shares best practices in feedback delivery, shows how to help your team members make the most of the feedback they receive, and more. (Authors: )

Windows 10: Security

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Whether you are upgrading or starting afresh with a new operating system out of the box, having the peace of mind that your system will be secure is possible by taking a few necessary actions. Protecting your Windows 10 system includes updating authentication and authorization settings, reviewing encryption options, selecting an anti-virus solution, and configuring network settings. Activating native solutions or adding compatible third-party solutions can improve your system's defenses. Completing a few crucial steps and configuring settings according to your needs is the focus of this course, Windows 10: Security.

In this course, Martin Guidry helps you work through each essential security step. He takes you through familiar ground, standard account setup, covering accounts, passwords, users groups, and permissions. He also takes you through unfamiliar territory, enhanced features and new products, examining BitLocker, Wi-Fi Sense, Windows Defender, and Edge, the new web browser. This course provides instructional step-by-step walkthroughs in addition to best practice discussions. Learn how to protect your computer from a network attack, apply security policies in Group Policy, use remote desktop, and more. (Authors: )