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Learning Vim

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:00
Vim is the most versatile, configurable, cross-platform text editor around, available for Mac, Windows, Linux, and even legacy operating systems like Amiga. It's built for developers, with powerful commands and productivity-boosting features like dual editing mode and syntax highlighting. This course is designed to help anyone new to Vim become more efficient when editing text files, code and configuration files. Learn how to create new files; search for words and characters; move around files; edit and delete text; store text in registers; jump around files with marks ( bookmarks); and use commands to speed up common tasks. Instructor Miki Tebeka fills the course with examples and demos that show how Vim is used in the real-world, day-to-day workflow of a developer or sysadmin.

Learning PC Maintenance and Performance

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:00
PC maintenance and performance go hand in hand; when you correctly maintain your computer, you usually see a corresponding boost in performance. Happily, basic computer maintenance tasks are simple enough for anyone to accomplish. This course teaches the elemental skills related to PC maintenance. It's a good, thorough background for anyone who works with Windows-based computers. Dan Gookin helps you configure simple settings to make sure your system is running at its peak, including Windows security settings, backup and recovery options, and updates. Plus, learn how to make everything run faster and smoother by identifying resource hogs and using tools like ReadyBoost for external caching.

Practical Engineering

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:00
Engineering involves a lot of theory. But we don't always get to see it in practice. This series teaches fundamental principles that all civil and mechanical engineers need to know, alongside demonstrations that show how they really work. Using everything from desktop models predicting the movement of groundwater to hand-built examples of mechanically stabilized earth, instructor Grady Hillhouse explains how engineering concepts become real. Every month, he introduces an important new topic that will improve your understanding of essential engineering principles, including force, strength, tension, compression, and more, and help you find better solutions to common design challenges.

Learning Boris Continuum

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:00
Boris Continuum is a comprehensive effects package that allows you to access an array of features and effects, including the ability to restore footage, generate 2D and extruded 3D text, create professional broadcast titles, and achieve striking compositing results in several different host applications. This course focuses on using Boris Continuum with After Effects, and provides several compositing techniques that you can use to make your projects look great. To begin, VFX expert Lee Lanier shows how to apply stylistic effects, explaining how to work with the PixelChooser and Boris light effects. He then shares how to color grade and warp footage, key with Primatte Studio, add particles with Particle Illusion, work with 3D text, and more. Plus, learn about some of the new features available in Boris Continuum 12.

Ethical Hacking with JavaScript

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:00
Web applications combine complexity and exposure to networks. JavaScript and the web offer great power, but also many opportunities to leave doors open to hackers. Ethical hacking lets you find those open doors before they can be exploited, and ensure that your sites and applications stay safe. This course was designed to equip JavaScript developers with ethical hacking techniques and tools that can help them boost the security of their JavaScript code. Instructor Emmanuel Henri shows how to put together an attack strategy and do some reconnaissance work using key tools, including Snyk, which automates finding and fixing vulnerabilities in projects. He also dives into some of the most common security threats out there, explaining what they are and how to spot them.

Learning Creative Cloud Libraries

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:00
Creative Cloud Libraries allow you to access your assets anywhere—from any device. This course shows how to collect and organize images, colors, text styles, and other elements created in various Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps into CC Libraries, and share those assets between applications. Learn about the CC ecosystem and the libraries in Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Animate, Capture, Dimension, and more. Plus, discover how to share and search libraries and use libraries as a collaboration tool for your whole design team. (Author: Tony Harmer)

Agile Software Development: Pair and Mob Programming

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:00
When it comes to unraveling a particularly tricky coding problem, sometimes two (or more) minds are better than one. In this course, learn all about the mechanics, details, and value of collaborative coding approaches—namely, pair programming and mob programming—that can help you solve problems at a faster clip. Learn practical techniques that can set you up for success when you try out pair or mob programming with your own teams. Plus, learn about variations to these approaches, including remote pair programming and working with nonprogrammers. Throughout the course, instructors Lynn Langit and Chiu-Ki Chan share scenarios that showcase how these collaborative techniques work in real-world situations.

Premiere Pro CC 2019 Essential Training: The Basics

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:00
Get up and running with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019. This course helps beginners unlock the potential of this powerful video-editing program. Instructor and filmmaker Ashley Kennedy steps through all the fundamentals: editing video and audio, correcting color, adding titles and effects, and more. Her project-based approach lends context to each of the tools, allowing you to experience both the technical and creative sides of the editing process. She begins with a tour of the Premiere Pro interface, and then goes through the entire post-production workflow—including media import and organization, editing and trimming, audio adjustment, applying and modifying effects, color correction, titles, and output. By the end of the course, you should be able to hit the ground running and create your own professional video projects with Premiere Pro.

SharePoint 2019 Essential Training: The Basics

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
SharePoint 2019—the on-premises edition of the popular Microsoft platform—comes bundled with a number of powerful features for business collaboration and real-time documentation sharing. In this course, Gini von Courter helps you get up and running with SharePoint by covering the most essential of these features. Gini teaches SharePoint site owners and members how to navigate in SharePoint and use SharePoint sites, as well as how to create, edit, and save documents. She also shows how to create and use team sites, create and work with list apps, and integrate SharePoint with other Office applications, including Excel and Outlook.

Windows Server 2019: First Look

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Take a first look at the new features and improvements introduced in Windows Server 2019. The 2019 version of the enterprise-level server operating system from Microsoft boasts new hybrid cloud features and security updates, as well as application platform and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) improvements. In this course, instructor Ed Liberman helps you get up to speed with Windows Server 2019 by providing a high-level overview of its most notable new features. In addition to discussing what's new, Ed goes over the basic setup of Windows Server 2019 and explains where this version fits into the larger history of the operating system.

Audit and Due Diligence Foundations

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Audits are a critical part of finance, but they're not solely within the purview of CPAs. Audits and due diligence projects are supported by consultants, analysts, and finance professionals—and even by people who have little or no formal financial training. In this course, financial expert Jason Schenker helps to acquaint you with the fundamentals of audits and due diligence (DD) projects. Jason doesn't focus on the mathematical calculations that play a role in audits; instead, he provides a general overview of the processes involved. He explores the different kinds of audits—from internal and independent audits to the tax audits that are initiated by the government—and reviews key audit and DD processes. Plus, he shares best practices for auditing a company's financial data, business processes, and assets ethically and effectively.

Excel: PivotTables in Depth

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Many Excel users have a fear of PivotTables. This course provides a thorough introduction to this powerful and overlooked feature and, for more advanced students, shows how to use macros and the data model to extend PivotTables even further. Instructor Curt Frye demystifies PivotTables, using real-world examples that empower students to make the most of their time with the program and to analyze their data effectively. Learn how to evaluate and summarize data, sort and filter results, format your PivotTables with styles and conditional formatting, and visualize your analysis with PivotCharts.

Note: This course was recorded in Office 365. However, anyone using Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and even prior editions of Excel should be able to follow along with the course contents.

Communicating Across Cultures

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
To succeed in a cross-cultural business setting, it's important to understand the differences in how people communicate. Language isn't the only barrier. Pace, style, and nonverbal cues all affect how messages are received. If you do business on a global scale or in a diverse environment, adapting your communication strategy is critical to workplace harmony and the bottom line. In this course, Kelley School of Business professor and executive coach Tatiana Kolovou demonstrates simple techniques to build your cross-cultural communication skills: as a manager, peer, or coworker. Learn how to adapt your communication style, overcome hidden bias, and build rapport with colleagues around the world.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Essential Training

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
SOLIDWORKS is 3D CAD software that can speed up your design process and make you more productive—enabling you to deliver innovative products to market faster. In this course, Gabriel Corbett teaches you the essential tools and techniques necessary to create parts, assemblies, and drawings efficiently in SOLIDWORKS.

First, see how to create two-dimensional sketches that become the foundation for 3D objects. Next, look at extruding and revolving 3D features; creating complex objects using the Sweep, Loft, and Surface tools; and modifying parts. Find out how to create uniform holes with the Hole Wizard, and explore more advanced modeling techniques using equations, mirroring, and pattern tools. Then review best practices for putting parts together in assemblies. Finally, get tips for creating detailed drawings, complete with an itemized bill of materials.

Along the way, Gabriel highlights new features from the 2019 release, including Sketch Ink, which enables pen and touch markup and model manipulation using gestures, and the updated project curve and slice tools.

Building Serverless Apps on AWS

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to develop a NodeJS serverless app on Amazon Web Services (AWS). First, get introduced to several services: Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, Postman, and the API gateway. Then, see how to install Postman, set up an Amazon account, implement an S3 storage bucket with static content, and set up serverless Lambda compute. Next, find out how to create a table on the DynamoDB AWS service and create a POST function. Additionally, discover how to code and test final endpoint functions. (Author: Emmanuel Henri)

Vanilla JavaScript: Service Workers

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Service workers are background scripts that enable features like offline storage, push notifications, and background syncing. They are an important tool for the modern web developer who wants to create faster, more interactive experiences with offline browsing and messaging. This course shows how to implement service workers in vanilla JavaScript—leaving frameworks behind in order to understand the technology's full potential. Learn how to install and register service workers, handle events, and manage updates. Then find how to implement several use cases for service workers: intercepting and routing network requests as proxy server, storing files in an offline cache, sending and receiving messages, and synchronizing background data. Plus, get tips and tricks to optimize the performance of your applications using service workers. (Author: Maximiliano Firtman)

Code Clinic: C#

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Successful programmers know more than just how to code. They also know how to think about solving problems. Code Clinic is a series of courses in which our instructors solve the same problems using different programming languages. In each course, instructors provide tips and tricks for working in a particular language and help you grasp why you might want to learn one language over another. Here, Anton Delsink works with C#. Throughout the course, Anton introduces challenges and then provides an overview of his solutions in C#. Challenges include topics such as geolocation, face recognition, and accessing peripherals. Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the same challenges in languages like C++, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, and Swift.

Angular 2 Testing and Debugging

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Errors caused by missing dependencies, undefined variables, or poorly formatted data can cause your web application to stop working. In this course, Derek Peruo guides you through the process of analyzing Angular 2 error messages to help track down and eliminate errors. He also shares some tips and tricks for avoiding pitfalls during development and goes into writing custom error handlers to make it easier to work with errors as your application grows.

Effectively Leading Digital Transformation

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
The digital revolution has begun. Technology like the cloud and the Internet of Things are impacting how companies do business—and more change is on the way. To stay relevant, organizations need to radically transform their processes and adopt new tools and systems. Are you and your organization prepared to evolve? Join communications and training professional Phil Gold as he explains how leaders and managers can enable digital transformation and lead their companies and teams into the future. Learn about the disruptive technologies that are changing business, the blockers that keep companies from adopting them, and the key steps to managing the successful implementation of new workflows and systems. Plus, get tips for leading everyone on your company through digital transformation, including non-technical staff that may be resistant to change.

Vanilla JavaScript: Web Workers

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Web Workers is one of the most underrated APIs on the web. It brings multithreading—the ability to execute multiple tasks simultaneously—to JavaScript. Multithreading with web workers can enhance the performance of complex apps with resource-intense code. This course show how to run parallel tasks with web workers and communicate those threads back to the main UI thread. Instructor Maximiliano Firtman explores the APIs for dedicated web workers and shared web workers, which allow you to share threads between browser tabs. The majority of the lessons use Vanilla JavaScript, which allows you to explore the full potential of the technology, but in the final chapter, Maximiliano also introduces some libraries and frameworks specifically designed for developing with web workers.

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