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Moving Your iOS App to Android Using Kotlin

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 20:00
Now that Google has embraced Kotlin—making it an official language on Android— cross-platform development has become a lot simpler. The striking similarities between Swift and Kotlin make maintaining an app across iOS and Android more intuitive. In this course, discover how to leverage your Swift knowledge to learn Kotlin. Instructor Jon Bott covers the basics of Kotlin, highlighting the similarities and differences between Kotlin and Swift by looking at Swift code examples and walking through how to code Kotlin equivalents. He also demonstrates how to work with different database options, and provides an opportunity for you to get hands-on experience using your iOS knowledge to construct an Android UI.

AutoCAD: Construction Drawings

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 20:00
AutoCAD is a world leader in computer-aided design (CAD), and users around the world use this powerful software to communicate their design intent in many different disciplines. In this course, Shaun Bryant takes you through how to work with AutoCAD to create construction drawings that accurately communicate your design intent. Shaun explains how to use the tools and features within AutoCAD to develop drawings that clearly express the sizes of the objects you want to build. He covers how to develop a title block, set up attributes, set up layers to industry standards, develop plans and elevations, set up viewports, and more.

Cybersecurity Awareness: The Protection and Destruction of Portable Data

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 20:00
Our valued, portable data assets benefit from intentional scrutiny and governance guidelines about how each should be preserved, protected, and destroyed. This course is for anyone who has data assets that are not contained in a locked file cabinet. It may also have relevance to those who have hard copy documents, but who have not considered how those documents should be managed. Here, learn about the different states of data, and how individuals and organizations can protect their portable data that's at risk. Upon completing this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to design and implement your own data management plan.

This course was created and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We are pleased to host this training in our library. (Author: Jennifer Kurtz)

Cybersecurity Awareness: Breaking Down Cloud Security

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 20:00
Cloud computing has made the sharing of information and resources significantly easier—but it has also brought about some unique security concerns. In this entry-level course, instructor Scott Hogg provides an introduction to cloud security, including common terminology and vocabulary. Throughout the course, Scott covers the topic of cloud security in a down-to-earth manner, and provides realistic security measures you can put into practice right away. He reviews the current industry-standard guidelines for cloud security. He also goes into several popular cloud service provider (CSP) security models and security controls.

This course was created and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Windows Performance Toolkit: Worm Analysis

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:00
Did you know your computer could be sending spam to your coworkers and contacts, without your consent or knowledge? A worm is the likely culprit. Unlike a virus, a worm can spread without user interaction. Anyone who simply opens your email will be infected. Windows Performance Toolkit provides tools to catch worms that antivirus programs can miss. Join instructor Thomas Pantels, as he shows how to use Windows Performance Toolkit to analyze and locate a worm that automatically sends spam emails to the contacts in your Microsoft account. By analyzing network I/O activity and disk and CPU usage, he shows how to isolate the worm and provides tips to remove it from your system permanently.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Safer Digital Communications

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:00
The internet is extremely useful and powerful, but it comes with risks. Learn to identify and avoid dangerous situations online and improve the security of your computers and your network. This course is intended to increase your knowledge of internet safety and give you safer digital communication habits. Tom Tobiassen reviews some of the tricks and techniques used by unsavory characters, hackers, and bullies on the internet, and provides tips for protecting your identity, encrypting data, securing your network, and using social media responsibly.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We're pleased to host this training in our library.

Windows Performance Toolkit: Virus Analysis

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:00
What happens when your computer starts acting unpredictably, keeps shutting down, or stops responding all together? A virus is the likely culprit. The Windows Performance Toolkit provides tools to catch threats that anti-virus programs miss. In this course, Thomas Pantels shows how to inspect a self-replicating virus that injects its own malicious source code into other normal Windows programs and files. These newly infected files further spread the virus when they are executed. By analyzing CPU usage and file I/O activity with Windows Performance Analyzer, you can isolate the virus and remove it from your system permanently.

iOS 11 Development Essential Training: Working with Views

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:00
iOS table views present data in a list form, and they are a common element of many apps. Understanding how to work with these views effectively is the difference between an engaging, highly optimized app and a slow and boring one. Join Todd Perkins for this short course, as he shows how to build and use basic table views in iOS 11. Learn to create data sources for views, load arrays, reuse views, and add headers, titles, and image icons. Plus, find how to build a multiple-view tabbed application, send data between the views, and customize the navigation controllers.

Grasshopper Essential Training

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:00
Algorithmic modeling is where design and programming intersect. Grasshopper—a plugin for Rhino 3D—is a graphical algorithm editor that allows you to create complex 3D models with less grunt work. The resulting designs are both sophisticated and flexible. In this course, artist and programmer Chris Reilly introduces advanced math techniques and fully-developed hands-on projects that help you understand how to make the most out of the parametric design tools in Grasshopper. See how to build a flexible product design for mass production with a parametric design algorithm. Plus, learn how to use plugins like Ladybug to model big data sets, generate recursive patterns with scripting, and build geometric patterns that auto-tessellate.

By the end of the course, you'll see how even basic literacy in Grasshopper can be applied to developing projects for art, manufacturing, architecture, and design.

Spring: Framework In Depth

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:00
Spring is an application framework and inversion-of-control (IOC) container for the Java platform. The framework's core features can be used by any Java application and are ideal for enterprise and internet-based app development. Get a comprehensive overview of Spring, in this intermediate-level course with software architect Frank Moley. Frank develops applications and web services with Spring, and shares what he knows about configuring the ApplicationContext (the interface for accessing components, loading files, publishing events, and more), as well as the beans (objects within the Spring IOC container). He demonstrates a modern Java configuration workflow, as well as XML configuration for legacy software. He explores the Spring lifecycle in depth, so you can extend the framework and better troubleshoot any issues you have with your applications. Plus, learn how to use aspect-oriented programming to add behaviors to your apps in a reusable way. (Author: Frank P Moley III)

Instagram for Business

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 20:00
Want to start marketing your business? Opportunity awaits on Instagram! With Instagram, you can use photos and videos to tell the story of your product or service in a highly visual and engaging way. Join Anson Alexander, as he helps you get started using Instagram to increase your sales, brand recognition, and online presence. He covers basics like brainstorming ideas, choosing the right photos, and creating a posting schedule that keeps followers wanting more. He shows how to use filters, hashtags, and location tags to add interest and aid discovery. He also shares advanced tricks, like embedding Instagram photos directly on your website. Plus, learn how to review Instagram Insights, so you can find out what content is gaining traction with which followers.

Blender: Hard Surface Modeling

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
Interested in using Blender to model hard surface objects like vehicles or machinery? Learn how to create realistic hard surfaces, such as the skid-steer loader featured in this course. Instructor Darrin Lile takes you step by step through a production workflow designed to ensure technical accuracy and maximize your design efficiency. He shows how to use the Blender Bevel and Path tools and proportional editing techniques to model the forms. Then he adds depth with the Solidify Modifier, smooths the mesh with Subdivision Surface Modifier, and replicates objects with the Array Modifier. Plus, learn to add lights and materials and render the scene for final presentation.

Exchange 2016: Coexistence, Hybrid Scenarios, Migration, and Federation

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
Enhance your understanding of the coexistence features of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. This course maps to the sixth domain of Exam 70-345, Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016—implement and manage coexistence, hybrid scenarios, migration, and federation. Scott Burrell covers Office 365 hybrid configuration, Exchange federation, and coexistence with earlier versions of Exchange. Plus, he discusses the paths to migrate supported versions of Exchange to Exchange 2016, how mailboxes and legacy public folders are migrated, and more. (Author: Scott M Burrell)

Developing Adaptable Managers

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
The rules of management have changed. Managers must be able to adapt to a constantly changing workplace, which means they need to play more roles to do their jobs effectively. To help their employees stay the course in times of uncertainty, managers must be game to be project managers, coaches, counselors, mentors, remote managers, and change agents. In this course, eParachute founder Gary Bolles explains how to help managers become more adaptive, so that they can solve new problems as the world changes rapidly around them. Gary shares how to create an environment where adaptive managers can thrive, and discusses how to manage an adaptive workforce. He also outlines the specific "knowledges," skills, and traits of adaptive managers, and how leaders can scale adaptively in their organizations.

CSS: Enhancing Website Graphics

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
Are you new to using CSS? If so, this course can help equip you with the skills you need to efficiently update and enhance the look of your website using CSS graphic design styles. Instructor Patrick Carey helps you get started by covering some basic topics, including how to add background color and insert background images. He also goes into some more advanced concepts, including how to create text and box shadows, apply color gradients, and format with filters. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to start leveraging the power of CSS design styles so you can improve your website's appearance and attract more interest.

Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: Photography

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
Photoshop is a complex, and at times, intimidating product. In this course, Julieanne Kost reviews the basics of digital imaging to empower photographers to quickly get the image results they want. Julieanne gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including retouching and removing distracting elements, creatively using adjustment layers, and combining multiple images. Along the way, she shares how to work with type, Smart Objects, and artistic filters; create custom brushes; use the libraries to store content; quickly export and share images; and more.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Electronic Commerce Security

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
While electronic commerce helps consumers save time and access a wider array of options, it also comes with some drawbacks. By bolstering your understanding of how ecommerce works, you can help to reduce your risk of falling victim to identify theft. In this course, join Bob Bowles as he reviews the different types of electronic commerce, and the risks associated with each. He also explains how to secure electronic commerce sites; how these sites connect with business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions; how to secure your data at rest; and more.

This course was created and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Pairing Physical and Digital Security

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:00
Security is a dynamic concept that requires layers of defense, including physical and digital means. Smart organizations lock down electronic files and filing cabinets, encrypt hard drives, enforce complex passwords, and vet security personnel. Learn how to pair solutions in ways that complement each other and enhance your resistance to threats. Instructor Jordan Scott provides an introduction to physical and digital security, popular solutions, and integration methods. He also discusses the impact of complacency and policy on security, and explores some open-source tools that are perfect for smaller organizations without a full-time security team.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We're pleased to host this training in our library.

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.

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