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Organizational Culture

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:00
An organization's culture is evidenced in its values, policies, attitudes, structures, and beliefs. It is a tangible asset that impacts morale and company performance, and it can be built, nurtured, and changed. In this course, leadership speaker and consultant Sara Canaday defines organizational culture and explores the different types of cultures prevalent today. She provides clear strategies for young companies to develop a healthy culture from the beginning. For established, merged, or stagnant companies, Sara introduces tools and practices required to successfully assess, refine, and change an existing culture. Plus, she highlights the leader's pivotal role in shaping and managing culture.

SketchUp: Concept Drawings with Photoshop

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to transform 3D models into presentation-worthy concept drawings by adding Photoshop to your SketchUp workflow. The course shows how to export SketchUp layers for Photoshop, and switch to this powerful image editor to enhance shadows, line quality, color, texture, and depth. Instructor George Maestri also shows how to add water effects and foliage, and finalize the drawing. By the end of the course, you'll have a valuable technique you can use to create concept drawings for architecture or any other CAD work.

Cert Prep: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:00
Become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP). This course prepares you to take the latest version of the CSWP exam (introduced at SOLIDWORKS World 2018), and master the techniques necessary to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies using a variety of complex features in SOLIDWORKS. Instructor Gabriel Corbett provides an overview of the CSWP requirements, and reviews the 30+ skills you will be tested on during the exam. These include equations and linked variables, convert and offset entities, the Shell tool, the Hole Wizard, materials, configurations, design tables, and assembly techniques. He also breaks down the three segments of the exam (part modeling, configurations, and assemblies), providing strategies that will help you pass each section within the required time limit.

Event Planning Foundations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
Do you excel at bringing people together? Turn your passion for event planning into a career. Event planners are employed in every industry. They bring teams together to achieve goals, celebrate milestones, bond outside the office, and work more productively. This course will give you tips, tricks, and techniques to make your next event a success—whether it's your first or fifty-first. Valerie Berry covers topics such as understanding your client's objectives, selecting a venue, getting the right technology in place, negotiating a budget, and building menus. Plus, learn how to manage the thousands of details that occur in the two weeks leading to an event, and follow up afterwards to make sure your clients and your vendors are satisfied.

Putting ITIL® into Practice: DevOps for ITIL® Practitioners

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
This installment of the Putting ITIL® into Practice series helps ITIL® Foundation certified professionals get a practical start at applying DevOps concepts within their ITIL®-driven enterprise IT organizations. Throughout this course, instructor David Pultorak examines where DevOps and ITIL® Foundation concepts intersect in an enterprise setting. He begins by introducing DevOps for ITIL®-driven shops, including a discussion of what cloud-native DevOps and enterprise IT shops do and do not have in common. He then covers ideas on how to adapt DevOps values, principles, methods, practices, and tools to accommodate enterprise IT challenges; how to adapt each of the aspects of ITIL®-driven shops to accommodate DevOps values, principles, methods, practices, and tools.

Learning LinkedIn

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
By harnessing the power of the LinkedIn platform, you can tap into an expansive network of professionals, companies, and groups in your industry and beyond. In this course, discover how to make the most of your LinkedIn account. Follow Oliver Schinkten as he explains how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile, and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, share updates, and contribute your own thought leadership. Plus, Oliver explores privacy settings and account types, and shows how to archive your data. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have the tools you need to grow your career by leveraging LinkedIn.

Intermediate Kotlin for Android Developers

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
Kotlin is now officially supported by Google as an Android development language. If you're an intermediate developer interested in learning more about Kotlin, this course can help you get acquainted with this concise, fun language by learning about its efficiencies and power in Android development. The course begins with a general overview of what Kotlin has to offer, and then dives into a discussion of extension functions and properties, including how to leverage the Kotlin Android Extensions plugin. It also explains how to work with Anko, and provides an overview of some of the library's main artifacts: commons, layouts, and coroutines. To wrap up, the course covers how to work with collections. (Author: Annyce Davis)

Animating in 2D: Breakdowns and Thumbnails

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
When you plan scenes in advance by animating breakdowns and thumbnails, you can enhance the quality of your animation and add interest to your scenes. In this course, Dermot O' Connor shares his time-tested techniques for animating breakdowns and thumbnails. Dermot begins by going over the basic principles, and then moves on to a discussion of breakdowns-including basic turns and reactions. He wraps up the course by covering basic, intermediate, and advanced thumbnail concepts.

Photo Gear Weekly

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
Get your gear on! Join photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey every Friday for insights on camera gear of all kinds. In Photo Gear Weekly, Tim shares tips for mastering your camera's advanced features, recommends accessories that will streamline your shooting and expand your creative options, and spotlights hot gear—new and vintage alike—that you'll want to know about.

Designing and Prototyping a Website with Adobe XD

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to design a website using Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD) and how to create prototypes. This course demonstrates each step, starting with how to create graphics, make page layouts, add headers, and add body text. Next, learn how to create complex screen designs with repeated lists and grids. Then, discover how to ensure your designs are flexible enough to work on multiple devices. This course also covers how to make interactive prototypes and recordings that capture how the website will work from one screen to the next, both which can be used as demos of your design and as guides for those who will build it. (Author: Paul Trani)

Linux Performance Tuning

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
DevOps pros, system admins, and software developers all benefit from knowing how to determine bottlenecks, find resource usage information, and improve the performance of Linux systems. Linux performance tuning makes sure you're getting the most from your machines. This training course demonstrates a variety of tools and techniques to help you diagnose and repair problems related to resource usage and allocation. Learn how to identify bottlenecks in memory, CPU, and disk, by using tools such as perf, sar, top, htop, atop, Performance Co-Pilot, and many more. Explore the proc filesystem, and concepts such as swapping, paging, and page faults. Instructor Kevin Dankwardt also discusses Linux process scheduling, and relates topics to objectives covered by the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning exam (EX442).

AutoCAD: Creating an Enterprise Custom User Interface

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
Almost every company that uses AutoCAD modifies it to suit their workflow. Custom user interfaces (CUIs) take customization to the next level, allowing organizations to standardize the tools and commands for their users. This course teaches CAD and BIM managers how to configure enterprise CUIs that can be deployed to an entire network. Instructor Josh Modglin shows how to create a new CUI, adjust the interface elements and controls, and set a main CUI apart from the enterprise CUI so that users can make their own modifications.

RHCE Cert Prep: Authentication with LDAP and Kerberos

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
Earning the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification-the benchmark certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-demonstrates to both your current organization and potential employers that you possess expert-level competence with RHEL. This course covers authentication with LDAP and Kerberos as part of RHCE certification prep. Join instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams as he discusses using Network Time Protocol (NTP) for authentication, as well as configuring an NTP server and client. Grant also explains how to set up a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server and client, and how to configure Kerberos client authentication.

Excel: PivotTables for Beginners

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
PivotTables don't have to be scary! This powerful Excel feature cuts the time you spend on formulas in half. In this concise course, Excel trainer Dave Ludwig demystifies PivotTables and shows you how to get started using them to analyze your data. Dave begins by explaining two PivotTable basic building blocks: value fields and row fields. Then he shows you how to adjust a PivotTable by adding fields, filters, and formatting. Finally, Dave shows you how to use special filter buttons which are known as slicers, and he also demonstrates how to use timelines. At the end, he goes over the basics of refreshing and updating a PivotTable.

Internal Interviewing

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
You see a job posting you'd be perfect for and—best of all—it's at your current employer. However, current employees don't always get preferential treatment when it comes to hiring. Learn how to position yourself for a new role and prepare for the process of internal interviewing. Personal brand expert Lida Citroën helps you assess your internal reputation and have a conversation with your current boss about exploring a new job within the company. She also provides pre-interview research and prep tips, and helps you outline your elevator pitch for the interview. Lastly, she provides guidance on what to do if you do—or don't—get the job.

Web Programming Foundations

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
To be an effective web programmer, you have to understand what happens when you enter a URL or click on a link. Under every webpage lies the markup—JavaScript, HTML, and CSS—and the hierarchy that controls display—the Document Object Model (DOM). Then there is the server that hosts the files, the browser that renders them, the metadata, and the mobile experience to consider. Explore what happens below the surface, and learn how to write better code. This course provides a deep dive into the world wide web, and the underlying structures you need to understand to build robust applications and websites that are efficient and easy to maintain. Learn how HTML documents provide the foundation for CSS and JavaScript, and see how to layer presentation and interactions on top. Learn how different code editors and browsers interact with web content, enabling editing, programming, and display. Discover why accessibility is so important to keeping the web open and available to all users, and what workflow works best for web programming. Instructor Morten Rand-Hendriksen keeps the lessons fun and fast-paced, so it's easy for almost anyone—web programmers, web designers, and even web publishers—to follow along.

Content Marketing: Getting Your Content Published

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
Content marketing is a great way to build brand awareness and an audience. In this course, public relations expert Andrea Holland explains how to get your content published in the right media for your business. Get tips and practical techniques for identifying outlets, conducting media outreach, and getting your content featured in important publications. Andrea shares secrets based on over a decade in the field—including advice for pitching your stories. Plus, Andrea shares a few tips on how to write with a PR lens and create stories that get publications to take notice—and start calling you for content.

Cert Prep: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
The agile approach to project management can help companies respond faster and more effectively to change. As a result, having a solid grasp of what agile is—and how to effectively use agile approaches in an organization—can help you increase your value as a project manager, and enhance your personal marketability. In this course, learn about agile principles and the agile mindset, and discover essential strategies for breaking down work in an agile fashion, engaging your stakeholders, planning an agile project, and managing team performance. This course covers the knowledge domains for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. If you're pursuing the PMI-ACP® certification, this course can help you approach the exam topics with confidence.

PMI, PMP, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. (Author: Kelley O'Connell)

Cert Prep: CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501): The Basics

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
Are you interested in taking the CompTIA Security+ exam to become certified? Pursuing this certification requires a thorough understanding of how to secure networks and devices, participate in risk mitigation activities, and more. This overview course provides CompTIA Security+ candidates with essential information they need to register and prepare for the exam. Cybersecurity expert Mike Chapple goes over the six knowledge domains for exam SY0-501-all of which are covered in greater depth in the other courses in this series-and shares study tips that can help you feel prepared to take and pass the test on your first try. This course works in coordination with the six-course Security+ series and provides a 90-question practice exam as a post-course assessment.

We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.

Salesforce for Marketers

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
Salesforce is a hugely popular-and powerful-customer relationship management (CRM) platform that gives marketers the tools they need to put their customers first. Salesforce provides a variety of tools for managing marketing workflows, including digital marketing and paid advertising. This course explores how to enable and utilize these features. Discover how to leverage this platform to communicate with your sales teams; tackle email marketing; connect with prospects and customers using social media; manage the lead life cycle within a Salesforce account; track vendor expenses; visualize marketing project success; and more. (Author: Christopher Matthew Spencer)