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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.

Creating a Culture of Change

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:00
Change is the only constant in life. The workplace is no exception. Companies undergo reorganization, mergers, acquisitions, and smaller but no less significant disruptions every day. Leaders at all levels need to enable their organizations to develop a culture of change that embraces change as a dynamic force of innovation creating a competitive advantage.

In this course you can discover the skills, tools, and systems needed to succeed in an ever-changing landscape. Instructor Jerry Pico has led dozens of companies through transformations big and small. He integrates real-life examples from his consulting practice and in-house experience into the course. He focuses on network leadership and learning agility, and shows how to build a culture that thrives on changes in an increasingly complex world. Follow along and learn how to embrace change, make it less stressful for you and your team, and use it as a dynamic force for growth.

CISSP Cert Prep: 8 Software Development Security

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:00
Prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam by bolstering your knowledge of software development security practices. In this course, follow Mike Chapple as he walks through each topic in the eighth domain of the CISSP exam—Software Development Security. He covers the software development lifecycle and common software security issues, such as cookies, session hijacking, and code execution attacks. Mike also discusses secure coding practices and software security assessment.

This course—along with the others in this nine-part series—prepare you for the CISSP exam and provide you with a solid foundation for a career in information security.

Find the companion study books at the Sybex test prep site and review the complete CISSP Body of Knowledge at

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:00
Find greater meaning, well-being, and productivity by learning how to interact with others across differences. Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to create inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. In this course, Arianna Huffington and Verna Myers discuss the impact of our cultural lens on our daily relations and how to counter bias in our words and actions.

Learning FARO PointSense Pro

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:00
FARO PointSense plugins allows you to take scan data from a variety of sources—including laser scans and photogrammetry—and capture the as-built conditions of job sites with the highest degree of accuracy. The Pro version provides additional tools for 2D and 3D modeling in AutoCAD. In this course, you can learn how to work with FARO PointSense Pro, 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. Plus, learn how to use PointSense Pro analysis tools to look for deviations and see how your linework and models fit the point cloud. (Author: Irene Radcliffe)

Succession Planning

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:00
Succession planning ensures that there are highly qualified people in all of your mission critical positions—not just today, but tomorrow, next year, and five years from now. These rich talent review sessions help leaders understand their current bench strength and make plans for improvement. In this course, learn the step-by-step process for implementing and facilitating a robust succession planning process. Discover how to build an approach that will allow your organization to keep its leadership pipeline full and flowing. Having the right people in the right places will ensure that your talent is your competitive advantage. (Author: Bonnie Hagemann)

Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:00
Learn the fundamentals of working with type in Adobe Photoshop. In this course, instructor Nigel French distinguishes when it is appropriate to set type in Photoshop rather than InDesign or Illustrator and what makes Photoshop unique for certain type treatments. He demonstrates essential techniques, such as entering and editing text; interacting with type layers; and adjusting the color, transparency, and character formatting of type. Plus, he discusses some evolving technologies in type, including the new frontier of color fonts.

DevOps for Data Scientists

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:00
Data scientists create data models that need to run in production environments. Many DevOps practices are relevant to production-oriented data science applications, but these practices are often overlooked in data science training. In addition, data science and machine learning have distinct requirements, such as the need to revise models while in use. This course was designed for data scientists who need to support their models in production, as well as for DevOps professionals who are tasked with supporting data science and machine learning applications. Learn about key data science development practices, including the testing and validation of data science models. This course also covers how to use the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML), monitor models in production, work with Docker containers, and more. (Author: Dan Sullivan)

Managing Team Conflict

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:00
When you bring people together, conflict is a natural part of the dynamic. How leaders choose to manage these inevitable disagreements can make the difference between a dysfunctional team and a successful one. In this course, instructor Henna Inam shares strategies and techniques that can help you confidently lead through conflict. Throughout the course, Henna provides direct instruction, exercises, and scenarios that play out common team conflict situations. Discover why team conflict is necessary for success and how to determine whether a conflict is healthy or unhealthy. Review how to resolve style differences, remain both assertive and cooperative in the midst of a conflict, and leverage different conflict management styles to defuse tricky situations.

Impromptu Speaking

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:00
We are often called on unexpectedly in professional and social situations to deliver an impromptu speech. These moments offer us opportunities to sell an idea, influence a colleague, and make an unforgettable impression. Instead of hoping you do well, take this short course and have some techniques and ideas in your back pocket. Learn why impromptu speaking is so critical to your career, how to use key structural elements to craft a strong impromptu statement, and what to do when you have no time to prepare. This course also covers how to handle special circumstances, such as when you're drawing a blank or dealing with a technical question. (Author: Todd Dewett)

Learning the iPad Pro

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to set up and use the iPad Pro. Nick Brazzi offers a tour of Apple's new 12.9-inch tablet, including the new audio speaker system. The course also explores the Smart Keyboard and innovative pencil stylus, and shows how to use the iPad Pro with key creative and productivity apps.

Selling into Companies

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:00
B2B sales require you to determine what your customers need and offer them smart solutions. And there's a lot that happens between those two things—from exploratory conversations and generating internal enthusiasm to tracking down your economic buyer. In this course, join sales consultants Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod as they step through how to navigate a large B2B sale. Discover how to leverage compelling industry issues and connect the dots between your solution and your client's customers. Plus, learn about the kinds of questions to ask B2B buyers, how to establish your value, how to navigate bureaucracy, and more.

Learning FARO PointSense Basic

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:00
FARO PointSense Basic allows you to take scan data from a variety of sources— including laser scans and photogrammetry—for use within AutoCAD or Civil 3D. In this course, learn how to work with FARO PointSense Basic. Instructor Irene Radcliffe steps through how to configure your project, work with the powerful sectioning tools, create slices, and digitize your scans. Plus, she helps to familiarize you with the available drawing tools and shows how to use your scan data with VirtuSurv, FARO software for producing realistic and intuitive views of scan data.

The Data Science of Economics, Banking, and Finance, with Barton Poulson

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:00
Nowhere is data science more relevant than finance. Tracking the movement of money around the globe is one of the primary tasks for today's analysts. In this course, find out how algorithms, automation, big data applications, and machine learning are changing the nature of economics, banking, and finance. Data scientist and professor Barton Poulson provides a nontechnical overview of both the successful and problematic applications of data science to these fields. Learn how data science affects the way stocks are bought and sold, how loan applications are processed, and even how fraud is detected now that financial information is exchanged online at such a massive scale. Discover how social media influences economic trends, and why data scientists need to be especially careful to keep ethics in mind and false assumptions in check when dealing with financial data.

HTML: Images and Figures

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:00
The web offers more and more ways to make your graphics accessible, reliably placed, and a smooth fit for a variety of different screens. It's not just IMG anymore. In this course, join J. David Eisenberg as he provides a comprehensive exploration of the many ways to present graphics on web pages. Learn about different image formats—including GIF, PNG, and JPEG—and discover how to adjust and style images using CSS. Plus, learn about the principles of responsive design, how to use the figure and figcaption elements to caption images, and more.

Get a Job in Product Management

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:00
Get the product management job you've been after. First, learn how to build your resume and your brand so you are positioned to get hired. Then get tips for going on the job hunt and finding the right company fit. Instructors Color Mercer and Evan Kimbrell then explain how to ace the interview, land the job, and succeed once you have your foot in the door. It all wraps up with interviews with two current product managers, Daniel Demetri and David Lifson, who explain what the role entails and what they look for in the perfect PM candidate.

Negotiation Foundations

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:00
When it comes to negotiation, shifting your mindset from "a battle to be won" to "a problem-solving conversation" can improve your results dramatically. In this course, leadership coach, negotiation expert, and author Lisa Gates demonstrates the core skills of interest-based negotiation to get win-win outcomes every time. Learn a step-by-step strategy for negotiating everyday workplace issues, from asking for a raise or promotion to pitching ideas and resolving conflict. Lisa covers techniques such as diagnostic questions, anchoring, framing, and labeling, which help you navigate impasse and generate satisfaction on both sides of the bargaining table. Along the way, discover how to prepare for a negotiation, cultivate your influence, get into a zone of agreement even when you have to say "no," and negotiate remotely over phone or email. Lisa also shares her best negotiation tips and tricks and provides worksheets to practice your skills.

Deke's Techniques

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:00
This course is a collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects that can be completed in ten minutes or less. The series is taught by computer graphics guru Deke McClelland, and presented in his signature step-by-step style. The intent is to reveal how various Photoshop and Illustrator features can be combined and leveraged in real-world examples so that they can be applied to creative projects right away.