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3ds Max: Substance to V-Ray Workflows

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to leverage the substance-based toolset from Allegorithmic to create photorealistic texture maps for your 3ds Max projects. In this course, you can explore the workflow for integrating Substance Designer, Substance Painter, and the Bitmap2Material (B2M) node with 3ds Max. Brian Bradley explains what substance-based tools are and how to use them within the 3ds Max application as well as the V-Ray rendering engine. He demonstrates how to create materials from photographic assets using the B2M node, how to work with substance materials from Substance Designer, and how to export bitmap textures from both Substance Designer and Substance Painter for use in 3ds Max and V-Ray.

Extending, Securing, and Dockerizing Spring Boot Microservices

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:00
Build on the foundational knowledge you have of the Spring framework. Learn how to extend, refine, harden, test, and "dockerize" your Spring Boot microservices, and turn them into production-ready applications. Instructor Mary Ellen Bowman teaches the intermediate skills you need to build professional-grade programs, emphasizing standards for quality, security, persistence, and deployment. She shows how to link to external databases, build secure APIs, use unit and integration testing to uncover application flaws during development, and configure scalable deployment options with Docker containers.

Selling with Stories, Part 2: Stories Great Sales People Tell

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:00
Stories connect people. Telling a compelling and authentic story can solidify the relationship with your potential customer and win the sale. In this course, you can learn how to leverage the power of storytelling throughout the sales process. Paul Smith—the author of the best-selling book Sell with a Story: How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sale—covers the 25 most essential types of sales stories and shares formulas for developing your own specific narratives. Learn the stories you should tell from introduction to pitch to close, to capture buyer interest and build loyalty that lasts for the long term.

Check out part one of the series for an introduction to selling with stories. (Author: Paul A. Smith)

Shane Snow on Dream Teams

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:00
Dream teams get more done and have more fun. But why do some teams excel, while other promising partnerships fail? In this course, based on his book Dream Teams: Working Together without Falling Apart, award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the secrets of dream teams. He pulls lessons from great teams of the past, from the Wright Brothers to the Wu-Tang Clan. Follow along and learn how to build a team with diverse "superpowers," cultivate a culture of inclusion and unity, stay productive and collaborative, and get better together.

Xamarin.Forms Essential Training

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:00
Xamarin.Forms is a cross-platform UI toolkit that developers can leverage to build fully native mobile apps using C#. It can speed up and simplify the development process by enabling you to create a single, shared UI that renders natively on different platforms. In this course, Matt Milner helps you get started with this powerful toolkit. To help you get a practical understanding of Xamarin.Forms, Matt steps through how to build a Xamarin app that uses Xamarin.Forms for the UI. Matt goes over the Xamarin.Forms application model, shows how to create a navigation page, and details the various layouts and controls that help you design your interfaces. He also shares techniques for dealing with platform-specific needs, shows how to embed native controls in your Xamarin.Forms page, and more.

SharePoint: Creating Communication Sites

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:00
SharePoint communication sites bring the power of a wiki to your SharePoint portal. With communication sites, any SharePoint user can create visually engaging, data-rich pages that communicate key information, documents, and interactive content to the company, bringing all of your essential communication into one central place. In this course, Shari Oswald walks through all the most used options of SharePoint communication sites, and shows you how to customize your site to fit your company's requirements and branding. Learn how to add internal and external content and web parts, including Hero, Content, Communication, Collaboration, Media, and Reporting web parts, and then share your site with your organization. (Author: Shari L Oswald)

AutoCAD web app: Taking Your Drawings Online

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to work on your AutoCAD designs in the AutoCAD web app. Find out how to access the power of AutoCAD from your browser to create, edit, view, and annotate drawings from any device. Instructor Shaun Bryant shows how to log in, create new drawings, upload existing drawings to the cloud, and start editing your designs online. He shows how to modify objects, adjust settings, draft with commands, and use keyboard shortcuts—all the functions you would expect to find in the desktop program—while taking advantage of the new flexible, web-based workflow. Since this new app is designed to integrate with AutoCAD 2019, Shaun also shows how to take the same files back and forth between the programs, giving you the best of both worlds: portability and power.

SketchUp Pro: Kitchen Design

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
Have you been thinking about renovating your kitchen? Design the kitchen of your dreams with SketchUp. This course teaches you how to design a new kitchen that fits your existing space using this easy-to-use 3D drawing program. Scott Onstott shows how to model and digitally demolish your current kitchen to make room for the new design, and start adding new cabinets, counters, appliances, fixtures, and lighting, as well as modern, must-have features such as a standalone island. Plus, learn how to create an animated walkthrough with first-person navigation and animation. Along the way, you can learn how to work with SketchUp layers, groups, components, styles, scenes, and ready-made models from the 3D Warehouse.

Cultivating Mental Agility

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
In a fast-moving world full of rapid changes, we can't keep thinking the same old way. We have to challenge our ingrained thinking habits to become better and faster problem solvers and decision-makers, able to think strategically or tactically depending on what the situation calls for. Mental agility is what makes employees indispensable to companies and helps those companies stay relevant in the marketplace. In this course, Dorie Clark explains how to cultivate the mental agility required for a great career: from building resilience and learning from the past, to creating an organizational culture that thrives in the face of change.

Bad Boss: Dealing with a Difficult Manager

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
Bad bosses are everywhere. In every industry, at every level. Dealing with a difficult manager is frustrating and impacts anyone's job performance. This course describes all sixteen different types of bad bosses—and their underlying issues—and gives you a playbook of responses for dealing sanely with these obstacles to your career. Chris Croft provides tips for dealing with abusive, demanding, and incompetent managers, and getting the credit, payment, and respect you deserve.

PowerPoint: Silicon Valley Presentation Secrets

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to take your PowerPoint decks to the next level. In this course, presentation guru Jole Simmons reveals the slide design techniques used by pro-level presentation designers at cutting-edge Silicon Valley companies. Jole begins with a primer on the essential elements of a strong presentation, as well as an explanation of why presentation design is so popular in big tech. Next, he launches into a number of different techniques you can use to create eye-catching, compelling slides. Learn how to craft custom shapes in PowerPoint, create a scrolling feed, use the PowerPoint Morph feature to create continuity through an intro sequence; add cool animations; and more.

Learning Framer X

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
Get a quick start to using Framer X, the UX prototyping and front-end development tool. Learn how to lay out, prototype, iterate, and publish your designs using Framer tools and React component integration. Explore the differences between Framer Studio and Framer X, and build your layout with the easy-to-use drawing and design tools. Then learn how to make your design more engaging with click and scroll interactions. Instructor Emmanuel Henri—a Framer fan since its very first release—also shows how to incorporate React components into Framer for faster design and maximum reusability.

Selling into Industries: Telecommunications

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
Learn what it takes to break through the clutter and sell in the telecommunications market. In this course, Meridith Elliott Powell helps sales professionals understand and master the unique challenges and skills required to sell into this ever-changing industry. Meridith acquaints you with the trends and changes—including network security and over-the-top (OTT) services—that are currently shaping this industry, as well as what telecommunications clients expect from sales reps. Learn how to use a consultative selling approach to gain a deeper understanding of client needs, create urgency by recognizing and solving those needs, and continue to expand your sales relationship after the deal is signed. (Author: Meridith Powell)

Camtasia Quick Tips

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
Get quick tips to increase your efficiency and the quality of training you create in Camtasia. This course is a collection of short videos to help you get the most value from this popular screen capture program. There are over 25 tips on topics from streamlining workflows to leveraging hidden features like slow motion and custom watermarks. Corbin Anderson also helps you make your training more engaging with custom animation and artwork, become more efficient by reusing content from PowerPoint, and make Camtasia even easier to use by adjusting the settings to suit your instructional design workflow. Plus, learn how to save valuable time using hotkey shortcuts.

BIM Tools Weekly

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:00
If you're in architecture, engineering, or construction, you need to stay on top of the BIM technology. Join Eric Wing each Tuesday for a review of the latest tools and design trends. Each week he tackles a different application or workflow to streamline modeling, rendering, and collaboration. Learn what's new in the 2018 versions of Revit and Navisworks, find out how to smooth BIM roadblocks and roll out BIM training, and discover the best collaboration tools for working with multiple partners and firms.

Vanilla JavaScript: Progressive Web Applications

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:00
Users now expect app-like experiences from mobile sites. But how do developers make their web-based projects behave like native apps? Progressive web apps (PWAs) are the answer. They fit any form factor, can function offline, and feel like native apps—without the difficulty or expense of native app development. This course shows how to turn an existing website into a progressive web app using nothing more than Vanilla JavaScript. Instructor Tom Duffy explains how to build in offline capabilities, automated installation prompts, and notifications—features that will delight and engage your users. Plus, learn how to implement push notifications and provide features that even advanced platforms like iOS are missing.

Social Selling with Twitter

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:00
Technology like Twitter has fundamentally changed the way people communicate, and the way they buy and sell. Learn how to use Twitter to get in touch with your buyers and start relationships you can use to build trust and sell. In this course, B2B marketing expert Gabe Villamizar explains how to use Twitter for social selling. Discover how to optimize your Twitter profile to enhance your overall visibility and establish trust with decision-makers. Discover how to identify potential buyers, craft interesting tweets and replies, use hashtags effectively, and stay engaged with your followers—online and off. Then find out how to measure your success by tracking key Twitter social selling metrics. By the end, you'll have a new tool to find prospects and accelerate your sales process.

Revit and Dynamo for Interior Design

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:00
Autodesk Dynamo helps users overcome many of the design challenges they face in Revit. Using Dynamo, interior designers can create visual logic to approach their modeling challenges in smarter, more efficient ways. This course shows how to use different Revit features—and automated assistance from Dynamo—to streamline the design and documentation process in Revit. Explore key Dynamo concepts, including how to place families and combine parameter information. In addition, discover how to model walls and floors, create a graphic finish legend, and synchronize modeled information with the room finish schedule. (Author: Bill Carney)

Writing White Papers

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:00
White papers were originally produced by governments, but now serve a vital purpose in marketing departments worldwide. A white paper is a deep dive into a concept, initiative, or product, designed to educate and persuade by framing issues in a clear way. In this course, corporate communications pro Tom Geller leads you through the format, purposes, and uses of white papers; helps you define what you want your paper to be; and then helps you make it a reality. You'll finish this course with information about where white papers fit in the greater business ecosystem—and how to make your paper the best it can be.

JavaFX: Properties, Beans, and Bindings

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to develop more dynamic, responsive applications with JavaFX, the next generation of GUI development for Java. In this course, instructor Neelam Dwivedi goes over the kinds of applications that JavaFX properties, JavaBeans, and bindings can help you construct, demonstrating how the MVC pattern can be implemented with data that changes dynamically with the UI. Using the javafx.beans library, Neelam shows how to create two applications: a BMI calculator and a shopping cart program. As she steps through the development of these simple apps, she lends a real-world context to the key concepts covered in this course.