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Linux Tips Weekly

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Linux is the operating system of choice for enterprises that need a stable, agile, and open-source platform, and it's only getting more popular. Qualified system administrators are in demand. If you've been anticipating a transition to Linux for your company or your career, or thinking about using Linux at home, this series presents a great opportunity to explore it—one tip at a time. Instructor covers a wide range of topics relevant to anyone interested in broadening their knowledge of Linux core concepts, including virtualization, the Linux file system, file management, file transfer, process management, multitasking, networking, and security. Plus, learn about compatible hardware and the Linux desktop experience. Tune in each week to get a new tip, and keep learning Linux all year long.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, there is no certificate of completion available for this course. (Author: Scott Simpson)

Learning Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Bitcoin is a form of money that only exists online. While it's making headlines around the world, many people don't really understand how bitcoin works or the underlying concepts of cryptocurrency. In this course, Tom Geller demystifies bitcoin, revealing the promise and perils of the new crypto economy. Tom begins by explaining what bitcoin is, how it originated, and how it compares with other cryptocurrencies. Next, he explains how to get started by creating a bitcoin wallet, buying and selling bitcoin, and protecting your transactions. He discusses other top cryptocurrencies—Ripple, Ethereum, and IOTA—and explains how "initial coin offerings" (ICOs) have changed the investment landscape. Finally, he covers bitcoin mining, threats to the bitcoin economy, and how to connect with others in cryptocurrency communities.

FileMaker: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
If you're comfortable with FileMaker basics, you're ready for the next step. Learn tips, tricks, and advanced techniques for FileMaker 17—the latest version of the FileMaker platform used all around the world. FileMaker expert Cris Ippolite reveals solutions to maximize your efficiency and make your FileMaker apps more dynamic and sophisticated. Explore advanced techniques using scripts, calculations, reports, and layouts. In addition, you can explore important security tips and learn the publishing options offered by FileMaker Server, including FileMaker WebDirect. Cris also shows you how to connect to other databases and exchange data with APIs using JSON code.

FileMaker: Relational Database Design

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Understanding which data tables to create and how to link them together via relationships is key to mastering the relational database capabilities of FileMaker Pro. In this course, join instructor Cris Ippolite as he shows how to translate aspects of the real world into the form and language of a relational database. Cris begins by reviewing some of the basic concepts of data modeling, introducing tables, key fields, and the relationship graph. After demonstrating how to establish relationships in a database, he discusses using these relationships in portals, in calculations, and while navigating. He also includes three practical data modeling examples to help you grasp how these concepts work in the real world.

This course applies to versions of FileMaker Pro from 16 through the most current version.

Succeeding as an In-house Creative

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Surviving, let alone succeeding, as an in-house creative in the business world takes skills, the right mindset, and tactics you were never taught in school. This course can help you thrive in the corporate sphere with your creativity and integrity intact. Andy Epstein—former head of the AIGA in-house design taskforce and director of studio operations at Cella Solutions—helps designers, writers, and creative services professionals understand how companies operate, and how to work successfully within a corporate structure. He shares how to communicate your value as well as contribute to a more positive and creative company and team culture. Andy also presents business-critical soft skills such as communication and collaboration best practices, and professional etiquette dos and don'ts. These subtle yet powerful techniques he shares will help you build your professional reputation and provide you with the influence you need to reach your career goals—without compromising your creative identity.

Design an Italic Typeface

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
The key to a cohesive font family is the right balance of similarity and difference among fonts. When designing italics, it is most efficient to start with the existing roman font and introduce differences: a 10- to 20-degree slant, slightly more condensed spacing, more fluid serifs, and so on. In this course, instructor Charles Nix takes you through the entire process of designing an italic typeface, building from an upright roman script to the italic form. He shows how to create capital and lowercase characters, as well as punctuation, while examining aspects such as slant, stem width, serif shape, and other fundamental differences between the roman and italic forms. Once the font is complete, he refines it with spacing and kerning, and introduces strategies for generating and testing the final font files. He also offers valuable resources for further exploration of italic typeface and typography in general.

Sketch for UX Design

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
The best UX design tools are nimble, collaborative, and efficient—just like Sketch. Learn how to use this Mac-only, vector-based app to craft great user experiences. Renata Phillippi concentrates on a workflow that takes advantage of Sketch's huge library of plugins, templates, close integration with software like Illustrator and InVision, and best practices (such as the use of style guides and open-source fonts). Follow along to learn how to set up your Sketch workspace for maximum efficiency, speed up design with reusable styles and symbols, build responsive site maps and wireframes, and design mobile apps for iOS, Android, and even watchOS with Sketch. Plus, learn how to integrate Sketch with other popular UX design applications such as Illustrator, InVision.

Project Management Foundations: Small Projects

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to efficiently manage small projects for great results. In this newly updated course, instructor and project manager Bonnie Biafore shows how to manage smaller scale projects with a simpler yet effective approach. She defines what "small" means in the context of project management and provides an overview of the life cycle of a small project, sharing the best techniques for planning, getting things done, tracking progress, and wrapping up.

Along the way, Bonnie shares the top 10 things you should know about small projects; special considerations for freelancers; best practices for estimating time and costs; objective measures for assessing quality; smart ways to identify risk; and meaningful ways to close a project. Use these tips to make your next small project a success.

Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.

Learning FileMaker

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to design and build custom apps with FileMaker 17—the latest version of the powerful platform used everywhere from home offices to Fortune 500 companies all around the world. Drawing on over 20 years of experience with clients at his own development firm, iSolutions, Cris Ippolite walks through the essential FileMaker Pro skills, from creating tables and fields to designing layouts that display your data in a smart way. He also shows you how to work with data, create reports, import and export data, write scripts, perform calculations, and more. Watch now to start learning how to build your first database from scratch.

CSS: Transforms and Transitions

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Create more visually interesting and dynamic websites. Learn how to build animated effects and 3D objects using CSS transforms and transitions. Follow along with author Patrick Carey as he shows how to transition between properties such as color, background, opacity, and positioning, and adjust the timing and duration of transitions. Patrick explains how to perform 2D transformations, such as scaling, skewing, and rotating, as well as transformations in 3D. He shows how to transform objects along the X-, Y-, and Z-axis; use perspective; and create 3D objects such as animated cubes. Interactive demo pages are included with the exercise files, so you can practice what you've learned after each video.

Kubernetes: Microservices

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
Build scalable and reliable microservices with Kubernetes. Kubernetes is a popular DevOps tool for managing containers at scale. Microservices allow developers to deploy individual app components, enabling continuous integration and increased fault tolerance. This course teaches how these technologies combine—culminating in a real-world microservices application hosted in a Kubernetes environment. Instructor Karthik Gaekwad describes the benefits of microservices and shows how they can be implemented inside the container-based architecture paradigm. Using an existing monolithic application, he breaks down its functionality, adds Kubernetes constructs, and deploys the new services into a Kubernetes environment with Minikube. Finally, Karthik introduces tools such as Helm and Jaeger, which are used along with Kubernetes to build more resilient microservices.

Monday Productivity Pointers

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
In this weekly series on being productive with technology, authors Jess Stratton, Garrick Chow, and Nick Brazzi introduce tools and tips to help make today's software and devices work more efficiently and powerfully for you. With everything from pointers on using Microsoft Office and Google platforms to learning social networking skills and discovering the most useful apps for your iPhone or Android device, there's something for everyone.

Excel Business Intelligence Part 1: Power Query

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
Microsoft Excel includes a powerful feature called Power Query—also known as Get & Transform or Get Data—which provides fast and powerful data gathering and cleansing capabilities. In this course—the first installment in the Excel Business Intelligence series—follow along with experienced Excel trainer Chris Dutton as he shows you the robust capabilities of Power Query. Chris kicks off the course by outlining the power Excel landscape and spelling out when to use business intelligence tools like Power Query, Power Pivot, and DAX. He then dives into Power Query, explaining how to leverage key query editing tools to connect and transform data. Learn about basic Power Query table transformations, text-specific query editing tools, how to merge and append queries, and more. Chris also shares best practices for working efficiently with Power Query.

Content Marketing: How to Podcast

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
Podcasting is a great way to promote a brand or build a following. In this course, public relations and social media expert Martin Waxman shows you how to create a successful podcast from the ground up. It starts with understanding your customers—and tailoring your podcast to their interests. Martin then shows how to choose the theme and format for your podcast and select quality gear that won't blow your marketing budget. He shares advice for finding the right guests, as well as the right resources to record, edit, and publish your podcast. Finally, Martin explains how to promote your podcast and measure the results.

Start Printing Your Photos

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
The key to making great prints is controlling the color that gets sent to the printer. By understanding how humans see color—and how digital cameras record that color—and leveraging that knowledge throughout the production process, you can ensure that you're able to translate what your camera captures into colors that printers can reproduce. In this course, Kevin Ames shows how to make high-quality color prints. Learn how to properly calibrate your monitor and printer, manage color in Photoshop and Lightroom, select the right color settings for websites, and more. Upon completing this course, you'll have a better understanding of how color works— from capture to output—and how to control it so you can make great prints from your digital photographs.

Kubernetes: Microservices

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
Build scalable and reliable microservices with Kubernetes. Kubernetes is a popular DevOps tool for managing containers at scale. Microservices allow developers to deploy individual app components, enabling continuous integration and increased fault tolerance. This course teaches how these technologies combine—culminating in a real-world microservices application hosted in a Kubernetes environment. Instructor Karthik Gaekwad describes the benefits of microservices and shows how they can be implemented inside the container-based architecture paradigm. Using an existing monolithic application, he breaks down its functionality, adds Kubernetes constructs, and deploys the new services into a Kubernetes environment with Minikube. Finally, Karthik introduces tools such as Helm and Jaeger, which are used along with Kubernetes to build more resilient microservices.

SharePoint Quick Tips

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
Take your SharePoint knowledge to the next level with these two-minute tips. This balanced combination of advanced and intermediate tips help SharePoint users save time and perform more complex tasks as they use SharePoint for business communication and collaboration. Microsoft Certified Trainer Heather Severino shows how to customize your libraries, pin and share documents, and create new list items: tasks, contacts, events, and more. Plus, learn how to save time by automating common processes—such requesting approvals, saving files, and posting Teams messages—with SharePoint flows.

Learning FARO PointSense Building

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:00
The FARO PointSense Building plugin for AutoCAD allows you to take scan data from a variety of sources—including laser scans and photogrammetry—and build architecturally compatible 2D plans. In this course, you can learn how to create 2D floor plans with PointSense Building and AutoCAD. Instructor Irene Radcliffe walks you through the entire process, from configuring your project and scan data, to sectioning and slicing, to digitizing your scan. Get familiar with the drawing and modeling tools available and learn how to use VirtuSurv, the FARO software for producing realistic and intuitive views of scan data. Then discover how to use the PointSense analysis tools to look for deviations and see how your linework and models fit the point cloud. Plus, find out how to use VirtuSurv macros to speed up your workflow and learn how to add construction details and dimensions to your drawings.

NVivo 2018 Essential Training

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:00
NVivo is the leading tool for qualitative research analysis. This course explores how to leverage NVivo for collecting, organizing, and analyzing non-numerical research data, such as images and text. Instructor David Rivers starts the course with a review of key terminology and then takes a tour of the NVivo interface. He shows how to create a new project and import documents such as Word and PDF files. He uses nodes—containers for NVivo data—and coding to organize the data and then analyzes it with queries, word clouds, and charts. Finally, David shows how to export a summary of your coding structure to Word and Excel for sharing with others.

UX for Voice: Planning and Implementation

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:00
The number of voice-controlled apps and devices is growing by leaps and bounds. To build successful user experiences for voice, you need to focus on understanding, accuracy of response, and ease of conversation. Join Emmanuel Henri for this introduction to UX design for voice-directed AI. Learn how machines comprehend audio instructions and explore the frameworks and tools available to UX designers and developers. Discover how understanding, personality, and accuracy affect the quality of the user experience, and find out how to engineer more successful interactions with voice-activated systems.

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