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Motion Graphics Weekly

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
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.

Organization Design

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
In order to attract top talent and execute strategies effectively, it's imperative that you make your company a vibrant, engaging place to work. By gaining a solid foundation in organization design, you can learn how to build a high-performing organization that thrives in a complex business environment. In this course, Amy Kates shares a practical approach to organization design, providing you with a complete overview of the core models, methods, and tools used by organization design practitioners. She shows how to create alignment between components of an organization, select structure and integration options, match talent to an organization, and manage the organization design process.

Developing UWP Apps: 3 Custom and Advanced Controls

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Controls can make or break a user interface. And with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), the expectation is that the UI will be intuitive, fast, and fluid. In this course, discover how to create, customize, and extend controls that consistently perform and easily adapt. Instructor Scott Peterson covers more about the UWP controls, how to implement custom controls, and how to integrate third-party controls into your apps.

Note: This course was created by Wintellect. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

NoSQL Development with Azure Redis and C#

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Microsoft Azure Redis is based on the popular open-source Redis cache. It gives you access to a secure, dedicated Redis cache, managed by Microsoft and accessible from any application within Azure and beyond. In this course, follow along as instructor Anton Delsink helps you get started with Microsoft Azure Redis, familiarizes you with the various data structures in Redis, and explains how to use those data structures from C#. Anton demonstrates how to deploy Redis; connect with Redis CLI and C# clients; work with data types, lists, sets, and hashes; use Redis with ASP.NET web apps; and more.

Working on a Cross-Functional Team

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Most organizations are looking for ways to improve how employees work in teams. A standard functional organization encourages people to focus on their own individual tasks. Cross-functional teams, on the other hand, bring everybody together to deliver the whole product. You no longer depend on rigid organizational lines, and instead focus on tighter collaboration and greater employee empowerment. In the course, Doug Rose talks about the importance of understanding cross-functional teams and how they allow employees to work better together. Plus, see how to overcome common challenges and maximize your team's performance. As you'll learn, cross-functional teams can be more productive, as well as a fun and rewarding way to work together to quickly deliver your product.

Maya 2018 Essential Training

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2018. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—within a real-world, project-based workflow. The techniques you'll learn here translate equally well to film, motion graphics, game design, and animation.

First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools. (Author: George Maestri)

SQL Server 2017: What's New

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
SQL Server 2017 is the start of the new annual release strategy by Microsoft. SQL developers no longer have to wait two or three years for enhancements. See what's new and notable in the 2017 release, in this overview with Adam Wilbert. See the new Linux compatibility in action, as Adam shows how to install SQL Server on Ubuntu, and learn how to use the machine learning services package, which includes R and Python scripting. Then find out how to use graph databases to model many-to-many relationships as nodes and edges. Adam also reviews the smaller enhancements like automatic query performance tuning and the new dynamic management views.

Construction Estimating Takeoff

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Takeoffs are one of the most common documents prepared by professional construction estimators. A takeoff lists the materials needed to complete a job. It includes quantities and measurements, and should be as accurate and detailed as possible. This course provides step-by-step instructions for developing a takeoff—including counts, units, notes, and labor estimates—in the correct sequence. Learn how to measure area, length, and volume, and get tips on how to work more efficiently and avoid some of the most common takeoff mistakes. (Author: Christopher Randall)

Traveling for Business

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Travel is expensive, so you need to be sure your time "on the road" justifies the investment. In this course, Tom Geller outlines what you need to do before, during, and after your business trip to keep yourself comfortable, meet your client's or employer's objectives, and take care of your home while you're away. Learn the tools you need to stay in touch with the office, and find out how to pack a "go bag" that prepares you for business. Tom also provides guidance on managing transportation and staying safe in your new city, and outlines tips for reporting back what you've learned when you return home, so each trip is easier and more productive than the last.

Azure Storage Deep Dive for Developers

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Developers work with many types of data: unstructured, structured, real-time, and rarely accessed. Azure Storage is a highly scalable, highly secure PaaS that offers capabilities for blob, table, queue, and file-based storage. It offers a variety of APIs, which you can learn and access on an as-needed basis. In this course, take a deep dive into the architecture, service limits, and capabilities of the Azure Storage APIs, and learn how to use the Azure Storage SDK for designing .NET applications. Instructor Anton Delsink teaches the introductory concepts for each service, as well as third-party tools for managing Azure Storage at a deeper level. By the end of the course, you'll know more about how to use Azure Storage to build custom solutions that are optimized to meet the unique needs of your applications.

Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Study to become a Revit Architecture certified professional with this test prep course from Autodesk Certified Instructor Shaun Bryant. Shaun helps you understand the two pathways available: Autodesk Certified User—for new designers who want to demonstrate basic proficiency with Revit—and Autodesk Certified Professional—for those who possess more advanced skills and can solve complex workflow and design challenges. He reviews specific skills covered by the 35-question exam, including the key areas in the certification roadmap: collaboration, documentation, modeling, and views. Brush up on topics such as importing and linking existing models and files; tagging elements; creating walls; building new family types; modeling floors, stairs, and roofs; creating views and legends; worksharing; and producing detailed schedules and sheets. Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking Autodesk Certified Professional or Autodesk Certified User exam for Revit Architecture.

Note: The exam objectives are not release specific, but the course has been revised to reflect the most recent version of the software, Revit Architecture 2018.

Oracle Database 12c: Security

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Database security is one of the hottest topics for Oracle DBAs, and one of the most important aspects of their role. With the increasing risks of cyberattacks, database hacks, and data leaks, knowing how to fully enable and leverage all of the Oracle 12c security features is essential. In this course, Oracle instructor and consultant David Yahalom covers this vitally important and in-demand skill.

Learn how to identify the major risks and security threats, and review general best practices for properly protecting and "hardening" any production database. Then, dive into hands-on demos that show how to set up user accounts, the connection between users and schemas, database object and system permissions, and roles in a multitenant environment, as well as encrypt data, audit user actions, and access to sensitive information. Plus, find out how to enable data-at-rest security via the Oracle Transparent Data Encryption and backup encryption options.

Amazon Web Services: Storage and Data Management

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Amazon Web Services offers solutions that are ideal for managing data on a sliding scale—from small businesses to big data applications. This course teaches system administrators the intermediate-level skills they need to successfully manage data in the cloud with AWS: configuring storage, creating backups, enforcing compliance requirements, and managing the disaster recovery process. The training can also be used as preparation for the Data Management domain within the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator exam.

Join AWS architect Brandon Rich and learn how to configure object storage solutions and lifecycle management in Simple Storage Service (S3), a web service offered by AWS, and migrate, back up, and replicate relational data in RDS. Find out how to leverage flexible network storage with Elastic File System (EFS), and use the new AWS Glue service to move and transform data. Plus, learn how Snowball can help you transfer truckloads of data in and out of the cloud.

Sales: Business to Consumer Online Sales

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
In the online business to consumer (B2C) business model, companies sell their products and services directly to their customers on the internet. In a landscape where consumers increasingly prefer the simplicity of online purchasing, many companies are evolving to sell directly to customers online. In this course, learn about the opportunities and challenges of B2C, and how you can effectively adopt this business model in your own organization. Jeff Bloomfield explains how to target your real customers using detailed buyer personas, as well as how to create high-quality website content. He also dives into social media marketing and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, along with other tools to help you find your customers and make it easier for them to find you.

Photoshop for UX Design

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
Although you have a number of design tools available to you for your numerous UX projects, oftentimes, the tool you already have and the tool you already know is the best tool for the job. This course shows how to quickly create wireframes, flowcharts, and pixel-perfect mockups in Photoshop. Learn how to use artboards, guides, Creative Cloud libraries, and more to make layouts and generate exports that convey fluid app experiences. Join Dennis Meyer as he shows you how to set up your project, create a static wireframe, export your designs, and leverage UI kits to create pixel-perfect mockups.

Google 360 Suite Overview

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
The Google Analytics 360 Suite includes a set of powerful tools that help enterprise marketers plan, measure, and optimize their marketing activities. In this course, David Booth provides an overview of the Google 360 Suite and shares best practices for using these tools within your organization. He covers how Google Analytics 360, Tag Manager 360, Optimize 360, Surveys 360, Attribution 360, Audience Center 360, and Data Studio work together to help marketers discover and act on data and insights.

David begins by going through each application and sharing best practices for using each tool, and then provides an example scenario demonstrating how each tool can be used together in order to solve typical issues faced by today's enterprise marketer.

3ds Max: Revit Integration

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
Discover how to efficiently take a model from Autodesk Revit into Autodesk 3ds Max. In this course, Adam Crespi goes beyond basic exporting and importing to show a streamlined workflow that optimizes Revit models for flexibility in rendering and design with 3ds Max. As part of this workflow, Adam covers optimizing a Revit model for export, breaking up large meshes, and best practices for export. In 3ds Max, he discusses importing a Revit model, applying smoothing groups, adjusting UV coordinates, integrating substances, fine-tuning materials, and creating test renderings.

The Data Science of Sports Management, with Barton Poulson

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
A passion for sports can turn an ordinarily math-averse individual into an amateur statistician, ready to back up their pick for best clutch hitter with hard data. If your fascination with sports has piqued an interest in data and statistics, getting a general understanding of data science can help you gain striking insights into your favorite players and teams. In this brief course, data scientist and professor Barton Poulson explores the profound ways in which data science affects the world of sports and sports management, as well as the larger effect it has on audiences and associated industries. And while the topics he dives into can be complex, Barton takes a nontechnical approach in this course, ensuring that sports fans of many technical backgrounds can glean insights from his instruction. He covers how the principles of data science can help with the measurement of athletic performance, as well as ticket pricing, coaching players, and more.

CCNA Security (210-260) Cert Prep: 3 VPN

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
Boost your technical skill set by earning a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification. By passing the CCNA Security exam, you demonstrate to potential employers that you have the specialized knowledge needed to secure Cisco networks. In this course, join Lisa Bock as she prepares you to tackle the VPN portion of the CCNA Security exam 210-260, Implementing Cisco Network Security. Lisa covers essential VPN concepts—including the different types of VPNs, topologies, and working with the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance—which offers many functions to help secure networks. She also dives into the IPsec framework, VPN configuration, and how to prepare your site for an IPsec VPN.

iOS App Development: Core ML

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
With iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple introduced the Core ML framework. This put the integration of machine learning within the grasp of Apple developers, and ushered in a host of new opportunities for developers to come up with the next big thing or enhance the quality of their mobile and desktop applications. This course provides an introduction to the Core ML framework, and the advantages of using machine learning models, computer vision, and natural language processing in modern apps. Learn about different features and use cases for the Core ML and Vision frameworks, as well as the natural language processing classes. Plus, the course walks through the development of sample apps that leverage different machine learning features. (Author: Brian Advent)

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