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Excel 2016: Creating and Managing Invoices

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
Many small business owners use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track their finances, but lack an invoice management scheme. In this concise course, Jess Stratton shows business owners and independent contractors how to easily create, track, and manage invoices in Excel. She explains how to find and edit a template to create invoices, and reviews several options for getting completed invoices to customers. Plus, she demonstrates how to extend the functionality by creating a drop-down list of products using named ranges, auto-incrementing invoice numbers, and more.

Employer Branding on Linkedin

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
While employees most likely reference your company in their LinkedIn profiles, does the content they share illuminate your organization's brand? By taking the time to leverage LinkedIn, you can help to build and define effective company and personal brands. In this course, join LinkedIn expert Viveka von Rosen as she demonstrates how to build an effective brand on LinkedIn. Viveka shows how to build a strong page, tell your story, share your culture, and help employees spread your message. Plus, she discusses the effectiveness of content in amplifying a brand on LinkedIn.

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
The workforce is more diverse than ever, especially when it comes to age. Getting multiple generations to work together effectively is critical for business success. In this course, leadership expert Roberta Matuson helps managers gain an understanding of the complexity of leading a workgroup comprised of four or even five generations: traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials, and Gen Zers. She explains the differences in the cultures in which each generation was raised, and what you can do when managing an employee young enough to be your child and old enough to be your parent. Plus, learn how to leverage each generation's unique strengths.

Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Installing WordPress on your computer gives you a perfect testing ground for experimentation, theme development, plugin testing, and website development. This course walks through the process of installing and configuring WordPress locally on your Mac using MAMP—the open-source server/database/scripting language combo that sets the stage for more serious WordPress development. Instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers configuration options to help you get started in WordPress quickly. Plus, he shows how to set up your WordPress development environment with MAMP PRO—the professional, commercial version of the framework—and explains why you might want to make the switch from MAMP to MAMP PRO.

Penetration Testing Essential Training

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
You've secured your systems, you've trained your users, and you've fortified your network. Think you're ready to handle a cybersecurity threat? Penetration testing is one of the best ways to see if your security will hold. It puts testers in the role of attackers, looking for vulnerabilities in your networks, computers, applications, email, and even your users. This course provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills to start a program of professional penetration testing at your organization.

Cybersecurity expert Malcolm Shore reviews popular pen testing tools, as well as the Bash and Python scripting skills required to be able to acquire, modify, and re-use exploit code. He also provides a refresher on Kali Linux and introduces techniques for testing web services. At the end of this course, you'll be prepared to take more advanced training, and to pursue the popular Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.

Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Installing WordPress on your computer gives you a perfect testing ground for experimentation, theme development, plugin testing, and website development. This course walks through the process of installing and configuring WordPress locally on your Mac using MAMP—the open-source server/database/scripting language combo that sets the stage for more serious WordPress development. Instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers configuration options to help you get started in WordPress quickly. Plus, he shows how to set up your WordPress development environment with MAMP PRO—the professional, commercial version of the framework—and explains why you might want to make the switch from MAMP to MAMP PRO.

Making Video 1: Sell Something

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Making Video: Sell Something is a beginner-level project-based course for non-video people who want to make a short video to sell a product. Staff author Ashley Kennedy caters to learners with minimal pre-existing knowledge, limited resources, and almost no budget. She shows that—with the right techniques—making an engaging promotional video can be accomplished with little more than a smartphone. The course is presented in a workshop style where Ashley teaches a real-world professional (a woodworker) how to make a video for her website. Like the rest of Making Video series, this course focuses on (a) planning a video project with an eye for success, (b) shooting the best possible video using very basic equipment, and (c) editing video with intention and finesse using free editing software. This installment also includes an overview of sales tactics as they apply to video, and tips for showcasing a product in the best light. Following the same steps, you should be able to create engaging videos to sell your own products and services.

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
The workforce is more diverse than ever, especially when it comes to age. Getting multiple generations to work together effectively is critical for business success. In this course, leadership expert Roberta Matuson helps managers gain an understanding of the complexity of leading a workgroup comprised of four or even five generations: traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials, and Gen Zers. She explains the differences in the cultures in which each generation was raised, and what you can do when managing an employee young enough to be your child and old enough to be your parent. Plus, learn how to leverage each generation's unique strengths.

BASILE Studio: Designing Timeless Restaurants

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
BASILE Studio builds restaurants, office spaces, and other high-end interiors that use classic materials—wood, glass, and steel—in high-tech ways. The results are unique and timeless—and surprisingly fast. By combining the design studio and the manufacturing arm of the business into a single seamless operation, BASILE Studio is able to offer clients the dream: custom design that's ready in a fraction of the normal time. In this short film, founder Paul Basile and his team reveal the ingredients that go into their compelling designs, and into the success of their firm. Get a tour of the factory floor, their state-of-the-art CNC tools, and their CAD-driven studio, and discover how rapid prototyping is transforming the future of interior design.

Marketing Foundations: Personalization

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Ever felt like a newsletter or advertisement was speaking directly to you? Using data analysis and automation, marketers have the ability to tailor messaging and product offerings to individual consumers. It's called personalization, and it can help you differentiate products and services and boost conversion rates.

Chris Goward has helped lead conversion optimization and personalization strategies for companies like IBM, Google, and HP. Join him in this course to learn the principles of marketing personalization, and strategies to put personalization to work in your campaigns. Chris reviews the different personalization platforms, and explains how to integrate them into your existing toolset. He helps you sort through data and find new opportunities, and prioritize your projects using the PIE framework.

Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: The Basics

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Whether you're a photographer, designer, or illustrator, learning how to use Photoshop CC 2018 efficiently and effectively is a beneficial investment you can make to get the most out of your creations. Adobe Photoshop is a complex, and, at times, an intimidating product. In this course, Julieanne Kost filters out the noise and complexity for you so that you'll end up empowered and able to quickly get the image results you want.

Julieanne reviews the basics of digital imaging—from working with multiple images to customizing the Photoshop interface to suit your needs. She shows how to use different Photoshop tools to crop and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She also demonstrates the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, making selections, and masking. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.

LFCS: Virtualization (Ubuntu)

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Virtual machines (VMs) are critical to modern computing. VMs are used for enterprise resource management, software testing, user training, and experimentation. That's why virtualization is a major component of the Linux Foundation Certified System (LFCS) Administrator exam. LFCS Certification opens new doors in your career and your understanding of Linux. Join Scott Simpson for this course, as he shows various methods for creating, controlling, and configuring virtual machines in Linux. Learn essential techniques for cloning a virtual machine, snapshotting your system state for easy recovery, and migrating hosts. Scott also explores LXC containers and virtualized guests.

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 4 Identity and Access Management

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Pass the CompTIA Security+ exam with our certification prep training. This installment prepares candidates for the fourth domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam: Identity and Access Management. This domain covers everything you need to know to identify your users, verify their identities, limit their access, and manage their accounts on an ongoing basis. The skills taught in this course are vendor-neutral, core principles that any IT security pro should master, regardless of company size or industry.

Instructor Mike Chapple has designed the training around the most recent version of CompTIA Security+, SY0-501, which expands coverage of mobile and cloud technologies. By learning about the topics in this course, you'll be prepared to answer questions from the latest exam—and strengthen your own organization's systems and defenses. To join one of Mike's free study groups, visit certmike.com.

Finance Foundations: Risk Management

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:00
Risk isn't something we usually think about until it's too late. Financial risk management allows you to prepare for the worst before things go bad. It's the process of identifying, measuring, owning, addressing, and monitoring downside risks—from possible legal and regulatory judgements to an injured reputation. If you want to set up a risk management program at your organization, or simply be able to recognize and manage risk better, this course is for you. This course looks closely at currency risk, commodity risk, interest rate risk, and other important risk topics.

Jason Schenker of Prestige Economics discusses nine types of corporate risk, including financial and nonfinancial risks. He explains the difference between direct risks that companies face constantly, as well as indirect risks that usually come from vendors, competitors, and counterparties. Then he covers how risks are typically resolved, either by elimination (divestiture or acquisition), transfer (hedging or insuring), offset (creating a natural hedge), or ownership (keeping the exposure). Finally, he reviews how corporations can actively measure and monitor risk by appointing dedicated risk managers, officers, and committees.

Lightroom Classic CC 2015 Essential Training

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Take what you know about Lightroom Classic CC—whether it's a little or a lot—and kick it up a notch, with this essential training from photographer/teacher Chris Orwig. Lightroom Classic CC brings this extremely popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program for Windows and Macintosh into the Creative Cloud, offering integration with the rest of the Adobe apps as well as access to Lightroom Mobile. There are more features to cover than ever before.

Chris starts with the Library module: the hub for importing, viewing, ranking and rating your photographs. Then he'll move to the Develop module and show how to make one-click enhancements, correct exposure, retouch distractions, and perform localized adjustments. Want to push photos to their creative limit, and share them with family friends? Chris also covers creating panoramas and books, slideshows, and custom print layouts, and making localized corrections.

Cinema 4D R19 Essentials: VFX

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Explore the Cinema 4D workflow for creating VFX and integrating them into live action shots. This course explores key concepts that are crucial to understanding exactly how this 3D application functions. Instructor Andy Needham discusses the importance of motion tracking, and how to track and solve a shot using the motion tracker. He also covers importing models and optimizing the models with the new polygon reduction and level of detail object; animating in Cinema 4D; creating different types of materials; and lighting 3D shots. Plus, he shows how to use the Camera Calibration tag, and how to composite multipass renders.

Adobe Dimension CC First Look

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Adobe Dimension CC empowers graphic designers to achieve photorealistic 3D effects as never before. From advertising and product pitches to fine art and technical illustrations, Adobe Dimension promises to be a game changer. In this course, Mike Rankin helps you get started with Adobe Dimension by showing how to use it to create, edit, and render a photorealistic 3D product image. He demonstrates how to find and import 3D models, and then edit them by applying materials, lighting, and background images. After the complete image is rendered, he shows how to take it into Photoshop for post-processing, applying effects in order to perfect the final composition.

Dynamics 365: LinkedIn Sales Navigator Integration

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to add the power of the world's largest professional network to your CRM solution by integrating LinkedIn Sales Navigator with Microsoft Dynamics 365. In this course, Gini von Courter explores how to streamline and enhance your social selling strategy by importing LinkedIn profile data and sales activities into Dynamics 365, the powerful business application from Microsoft. She explains how to access Sales Navigator features—including InMail and lead recommendations—from inside Dynamics 365. Plus, she demonstrates how to view Dynamics data in Sales Navigator.

CCNP Routing (300-101) Cert Prep: Network Principles

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Validate your routing knowledge and expertise by earning a Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification. In this course, Greg Sowell prepares you for the Network Principles portion of exam 300-101 ROUTE, Implementing Cisco IP Routing—a qualifying exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. Greg explores some common design elements of modern enterprise networks, as well as the fundamental differences between the dynamic routing protocol types. He also walks through the basic routing process; examines some important details of TCP, UDP, and ICMP; and covers IPv6 protocols.

SQL Server 2016: Provision a Database

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Learn the key skills you need to provision SQL Server instances both on premises and using the cloud-based Azure service. In this course, Adam Wilbert reviews several ways of getting a SQL database up and running, helping you see the benefits and trade-offs of each option. He begins by explaining how to get started with Azure SQL Database, demonstrating how to deploy a database and choose the right service tier for you. He also shows how to deploy a virtual Windows Server machine, and migrate on-premises SQL Server databases to a SQL Server instance hosted on an Azure virtual machine.

This course is also ideal for anybody preparing for the Provisioning SQL Databases (70-765) exam, one of two exams necessary to earn an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification.

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