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Managing Email Marketing Lists and Campaigns

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:00
Effective email marketing campaigns require robust mailing lists. But how do you build your subscriber base? How do you keep your campaigns focused as your lists grow? Learn how to build and manage your email marketing lists and run more effective campaigns in this course from digital marketing expert Megan Adams. Megan walks through the basics of selecting an email marketing platform from choices like MailChimp, adding contacts to your list, and segmenting and maintaining that list so the right emails are sent to exactly the right audience. She then covers writing compelling emails and calls to action, reducing bounce rates, testing different versions of an email via A/B testing, and automating your efforts. These strategies will help you find, engage, and convert new customers directly from their inbox—while keeping your messaging on track.

C# Framework Design

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to design C# frameworks for personal, enterprise, and open-source projects. In this course, join instructor Jesse Freeman as he discusses key framework design concepts, how to organize your code, and how to document and share your frameworks online. Jesse covers code encapsulation and modular classes. He also explains how to extend a framework and enforce an architecture pattern.

jQuery: Building an Interface

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:00
Create an interactive user interface that uses the strengths of jQuery, Bootstrap, Underscore.js, and the vast library of jQuery plugins. Instructor Ray Villalobos shows how to use the jQuery selector engine to select DOM elements, and how to manage actions with jQuery events. He accesses external data with AJAX methods, and extends jQuery with plugins for templating webpages and formatting data. He also shows how to sort and search through data with the Underscore.js library and add and edit form data. This hands-one project will strengthen your jQuery skills and help you build more sophisticated and responsive user interfaces.

Body Language for Women

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:00
Body language is important for all professionals, but it's particularly critical for women, whose self-presentation is often scrutinized more closely than men. In this course, learn how, as a woman, you can be aware of how you're communicating with your body language, and how you can use your body language to convey power, authority, and interest in what others have to say. Instructor Dorie Clark discusses how body language is different for men and women, and how to choose appropriate clothing that matches the situation and your brand. She dives into the components of body language, explaining what to do with your feet, hands, face, and voice when interacting with others at work. Plus, she shares strategies for using body language to signal that you're really present in a situation.

SharePoint Online: Surveys

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:00
Surveys can be a meaningful source of information, as they reveal what people actually think about a particular topic. In this course, learn how to create and review surveys directly inside of SharePoint Online. Join Bill Kulterman as he explains how to create a survey using the survey app, and then add different types of questions—including radio button and drop-down menu choice questions—to your survey. Bill also covers how to set the permissions for a survey, create a branching logic survey, and review survey results.

Launch Your Product to the Press

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:00
When you're ready to launch your product or service, garnering positive press coverage is key. The right media coverage can validate your product or service in the eyes of the general public, driving potential customers to your website. In this course, join instructor Andrea Holland as she shows how to successfully launch your product to the press. Andrea explains how to prepare for a launch by creating basic messaging, writing a press release, and conducting media outreach so that reporters want to write about you. Then, she covers how to execute a successful launch, including how to sound natural when speaking with the media. To wrap up, she shows how to keep the cadence going by leveraging the launch for additional media opportunities.

Docker: Continuous Delivery

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) allow developers to work more collaboratively and catch bugs earlier in the development lifecycle. Docker—a leading software container platform—can greatly simplify continuous deployment by allowing for safer, more reliable deployment and testing environments. In this course, join Arthur Ulfeldt as he explains how to use Docker to build deployment systems. Arthur steps through how to build your CI/CD toolbox, including how to build a minimal Jenkins installation and build Docker images for CI. He also covers essential continuous deployment and integration concepts; shows how to build a simple example of continuous deployment with Docker; discusses integration testing; and more.

Dive Into Orchestration with Docker Swarm

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Docker swarm mode provides native clustering for Docker containers. This means you can manage containers running across multiple servers as a single group—a swarm. Swarms offer a reliable, repeatable, and fast way to build and deploy applications. Plus, you reap all the benefits of an architecture that can scale with a single command and handle updates with no downtime. In this course, Packt instructor Randall Smith shows how to create and manage swarms, build and deploy services to swarms, and create and deploy multi-service applications with Docker Compose.

First, learn how to connect containers running on multiple hosts via shared storage and overlay networks—forming the backbone of your first swarm. Then discover how to initialize the swarm, add and group nodes, and enable backup protection. Next, find out how to add, start, and stop services in the swarm; proxy web services with the load balancer Træfik; and use rolling updates to perform zero-downtime updates. Finally, Randall shows how to use Docker Compose to create, configure, and deploy multi-container apps.

Note: This course was created and produced by Packt Publishing.

Final Cut Pro X Guru: Organizing Assets

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Organization is key to successful post-production. Even as video technology evolves—introducing more choices and challenges—the fundamental organization techniques remain relevant. Final Cut Pro X contains a robust set of tools that can help you keep your projects organized. In this course, professional editor Nick Harauz looks at these options, examining all of the ways Final Cut Pro X helps you organize assets for editing. He discusses the benefits of organizing assets, and walks through updates to modern workflows. He also covers importing assets into the system, creating keyboard shortcuts, working with metadata, and retrieving backup projects.

Career Clinic: IT Insights

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
This career clinic provides relevant and timely advice for those entering into or moving through careers in IT. Hear from experts, including engineers, consultants, technical trainers, professors, analysts, system administrators, a CTO, and more. They share their personal experiences about what has shaped their careers and the methods they use to stay on top of industry trends. Find out about activities they perform, events they participate in, and modern technologies that keep them engaged. Discover how they have been able to identify and gain the right skills to be effective and find success. (Author: LinkedIn Learning Instructors)

Learning Canvas 2018

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Canvas is a leading open-source learning management system, used by institutions and instructors around the globe. In this course, Oliver Schinkten shares how to get your classroom up and running, and demonstrates how to leverage the tools and features in Canvas 2018 for student success. Oliver explores how to create a course and add students. He also covers how to add assignments, create graded discussions, build quizzes, use the gradebook, communicate with students, and more.

InfraWorks 2019 Essential Training

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Learn to create new worlds inside InfraWorks, the design and engineering program that provides 3D real-world context for your infrastructure and urban planning. In this course, Josh Modglin helps you get up to speed with all the essential features of InfraWorks 2019. He discusses how InfraWorks differs from Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, familiarizes you with the InfraWorks interface, and shows how to add style and details-such as trees, roads, and buildings-to your world. He also helps you analyze and visualize your design with storyboards, and dives into the subject of interoperability between InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Sales: Practical Techniques

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Sales is ultimately about helping other people determine what they want. By understanding how to do this—as well as how to navigate the overall sales process—you'll be better positioned to close deals. In this course, instructor Chris Croft shares key techniques and practices for being an effective salesperson. Chris explores the keys to building rapport, understanding a client's needs, and prescribing a solution. He also discusses how to handle objections, explores methods for closing a sale, and takes a look at efficiency and metrics.

PHP: Testing Legacy Applications

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Working with a legacy code base can be tricky. Developers who need to add new features or fix bugs often feel the need to tread lightly when working with older code, fearing that one wrong move might cause them to break something important. The same apprehension can affect developers who want to test legacy PHP applications. In this course, instructor Chris Hartjes guides PHP developers through the challenges of testing legacy applications, and steps through how to write tests for legacy PHP code bases.

Chris begins by explaining the difference between test-driven development as a design pattern and writing tests after the code is already designed. Next, he shares some reasons why legacy code can be tough to test, including poor package management practices and hard-coded dependencies. He then covers how—and what—you should be testing, how to plan out testing scenarios, and how to refactor a test suite. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have the skills you need to test your legacy PHP code with confidence.

Ken Blanchard on Servant Leadership

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
Self-serving leaders can be both destructive and highly ineffective. By making leadership all about them, they create a negative working environment where employees often lack the motivation to produce their best work. In this concise course, Ken Blanchard—a pioneer in the leadership space—shares his insights on servant leadership. Ken discusses practical ways for leaders to implement this approach in their organization, covering habits of servant leaders, how to create a servant leader culture, and how to manage effectively. Upon completing this course, you'll have a greater understanding of how to operate as a servant leader, and shift your focus from yourself to your employees and what you're ultimately trying to accomplish.

Learning iOS Animations with UIKit

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:00
The visuals of a mobile application often determine its success. Being able to create visually appealing, customized animations in your apps will attract users, and keep them coming back again and again. In this course, join Harrison Ferrone as he dives into the fundamentals of UIKit, from basic animations and transitions all the way to animating auto layout constraints. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid foundation to start bringing your apps to life.

CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-002) Cert Prep: The Basics

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:00
The CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates an IT professional's skills and expertise in implementing and maintaining cloud technologies. For IT pros prepping for Cloud+, this course provides information on the exam itself: the prerequisites, registration steps, and continuing ed requirements for certification renewal. Find out who the exam is for, what it covers, and what you need to know to earn and maintain your certification. Finally, learn how you can qualify to become a CompTIA Subject Matter Expert (SME) and help develop CompTIA exam content. (Author: Joseph Holbrook)

Learning Jenkins

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:00
Meet Jenkins, the open-source automation tool for software development and system administration. With Jenkins, you can automate build management, continuous integration and deployment, testing, resource management, monitoring and reporting, and much more. This introduction helps you use Jenkins to release and deploy software more quickly and reliably.

First, learn how to set up Jenkins on Mac, Windows, Linux, or inside a Docker container, and find out how Jenkins plugins are used to extend its functionality. Next, configure your first job step by step, leading up to the requisite "Hello, World" output, and learn to make your jobs more useful and portable with parameters. Then explore job scheduling, and Jenkins's convenient aliases for running jobs at regular intervals. The course wraps up with tips for organizing jobs in folders and views and a brief look into pipelines as code-which enable you to execute a series of jobs in stages.

By the end of the training, you should be able to install Jenkins locally or on a virtual machine, create a Jenkins jobs that can be triggered manually or on a schedule, and install and configure plugins to extend the Jenkins framework. (Author: Michael Jenkins)

Women at Work

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:00
Women are underrepresented in the C-Suite. And women who aspire to leadership roles face unique challenges in today's companies. They are passed over for key opportunities, paid less than their male colleagues, and left out of critical networks and sponsor relationships. Additionally, smaller everyday challenges impede women's progress at work, like being interrupted in meetings, having their ideas stolen, or having to do 'invisible work' for no credit. Being a woman at work today requires a unique set of skills and strategies.

In this course, business consultants Deborah Kolb and Elizabeth Robillard help women learn these strategies so they can get the job they want, the pay they deserve, and the credit that counts. They provide guidance on how to identify challenges, negotiate for better opportunities and compensation, get helpful feedback, and create a network of support. In the course, they use scenarios of real women tacking these challenges and coming out ahead.

Final Cut Pro X Guru: Color Correction

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:00
Does the color in your video look inaccurate or flat? Are you looking to enhance the saturation of your scene or use contrast to bring it to life? Final Cut Pro X offers a variety of tools, scopes, and effects to color grade all of your footage. This course is designed to provide an extensive overview of the Final Cut Pro X color correction workflow so you can manipulate and adjust video with ease. Nick Harauz takes you through each step of the process, showing how to evaluate and adjust color and build creative looks. He shows how to use Color Board, Color Wheels, Color Curves, and Hue/Saturation Curves adjustments to correct hue, brightness, contrast, saturation, and tone. Then he demonstrates how to make secondary corrections with masks, and isolate color with the Eyedropper. Finally, learn how to create and save popular looks as presets, handle raw and HDR video, and use specialized third-party plugins to remove noise and grain.