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Communicating Across Cultures

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
To succeed in a cross-cultural business setting, it's important to understand the differences in how people communicate. Language isn't the only barrier. Pace, style, and nonverbal cues all affect how messages are received. If you do business on a global scale or in a diverse environment, adapting your communication strategy is critical to workplace harmony and the bottom line. In this course, Kelley School of Business professor and executive coach Tatiana Kolovou demonstrates simple techniques to build your cross-cultural communication skills: as a manager, peer, or coworker. Learn how to adapt your communication style, overcome hidden bias, and build rapport with colleagues around the world.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Essential Training

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
SOLIDWORKS is 3D CAD software that can speed up your design process and make you more productive—enabling you to deliver innovative products to market faster. In this course, Gabriel Corbett teaches you the essential tools and techniques necessary to create parts, assemblies, and drawings efficiently in SOLIDWORKS.

First, see how to create two-dimensional sketches that become the foundation for 3D objects. Next, look at extruding and revolving 3D features; creating complex objects using the Sweep, Loft, and Surface tools; and modifying parts. Find out how to create uniform holes with the Hole Wizard, and explore more advanced modeling techniques using equations, mirroring, and pattern tools. Then review best practices for putting parts together in assemblies. Finally, get tips for creating detailed drawings, complete with an itemized bill of materials.

Along the way, Gabriel highlights new features from the 2019 release, including Sketch Ink, which enables pen and touch markup and model manipulation using gestures, and the updated project curve and slice tools.

Building Serverless Apps on AWS

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to develop a NodeJS serverless app on Amazon Web Services (AWS). First, get introduced to several services: Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, Postman, and the API gateway. Then, see how to install Postman, set up an Amazon account, implement an S3 storage bucket with static content, and set up serverless Lambda compute. Next, find out how to create a table on the DynamoDB AWS service and create a POST function. Additionally, discover how to code and test final endpoint functions. (Author: Emmanuel Henri)

Vanilla JavaScript: Service Workers

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Service workers are background scripts that enable features like offline storage, push notifications, and background syncing. They are an important tool for the modern web developer who wants to create faster, more interactive experiences with offline browsing and messaging. This course shows how to implement service workers in vanilla JavaScript—leaving frameworks behind in order to understand the technology's full potential. Learn how to install and register service workers, handle events, and manage updates. Then find how to implement several use cases for service workers: intercepting and routing network requests as proxy server, storing files in an offline cache, sending and receiving messages, and synchronizing background data. Plus, get tips and tricks to optimize the performance of your applications using service workers. (Author: Maximiliano Firtman)

Code Clinic: C#

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:00
Successful programmers know more than just how to code. They also know how to think about solving problems. Code Clinic is a series of courses in which our instructors solve the same problems using different programming languages. In each course, instructors provide tips and tricks for working in a particular language and help you grasp why you might want to learn one language over another. Here, Anton Delsink works with C#. Throughout the course, Anton introduces challenges and then provides an overview of his solutions in C#. Challenges include topics such as geolocation, face recognition, and accessing peripherals. Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the same challenges in languages like C++, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, and Swift.

Angular 2 Testing and Debugging

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Errors caused by missing dependencies, undefined variables, or poorly formatted data can cause your web application to stop working. In this course, Derek Peruo guides you through the process of analyzing Angular 2 error messages to help track down and eliminate errors. He also shares some tips and tricks for avoiding pitfalls during development and goes into writing custom error handlers to make it easier to work with errors as your application grows.

Effectively Leading Digital Transformation

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
The digital revolution has begun. Technology like the cloud and the Internet of Things are impacting how companies do business—and more change is on the way. To stay relevant, organizations need to radically transform their processes and adopt new tools and systems. Are you and your organization prepared to evolve? Join communications and training professional Phil Gold as he explains how leaders and managers can enable digital transformation and lead their companies and teams into the future. Learn about the disruptive technologies that are changing business, the blockers that keep companies from adopting them, and the key steps to managing the successful implementation of new workflows and systems. Plus, get tips for leading everyone on your company through digital transformation, including non-technical staff that may be resistant to change.

Vanilla JavaScript: Web Workers

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Web Workers is one of the most underrated APIs on the web. It brings multithreading—the ability to execute multiple tasks simultaneously—to JavaScript. Multithreading with web workers can enhance the performance of complex apps with resource-intense code. This course show how to run parallel tasks with web workers and communicate those threads back to the main UI thread. Instructor Maximiliano Firtman explores the APIs for dedicated web workers and shared web workers, which allow you to share threads between browser tabs. The majority of the lessons use Vanilla JavaScript, which allows you to explore the full potential of the technology, but in the final chapter, Maximiliano also introduces some libraries and frameworks specifically designed for developing with web workers.

Learning Outlook 2019

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Get started with Microsoft Outlook. This introductory course is designed to help brand-new Outlook users set up email, calendar, and contacts in Outlook 2019 and stay organized and productive. Staff instructor Jess Stratton begins by showing how to work with email: setting up primary and secondary email accounts, reading and replying to messages, and working with attachments. She also covers adding and managing contacts, as well as setting up and managing your calendar in Outlook. Along the way, Jess introduces helpful shortcuts and customization tips to make Outlook work best for you.

Vanilla JavaScript: Web Performance Optimization APIs

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
With the Performance APIs built into modern browsers, you can measure the performance of your websites and applications and make "live" changes to the content, page navigation, and more. This allows you to create a faster and better experience for all your users: for the desktop user on high-speed Wi-Fi or the mobile user with a weak signal. This course shows how to collect real metrics from real devices with the four most useful APIs: Performance Timeline, Navigation Timing, User Timing, and Resource Timing. Instructor Maximiliano Firtman shows how to access and apply the APIs with vanilla JavaScript, and use reactive programming techniques—such as beacons and multithreading—to optimize code so it executes as efficiently as possible.

Working Remotely

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
When you unlock the power of remote work, you can ditch your commute, work where you focus best, and spend more time doing things you love, all while advancing your career. Coach Mike Gutman from FlexJobs shows how to use today's cloud-based communication and collaboration tools to get work done from anywhere, while remaining connected to your organization. He reveals how you can create a productive work environment at home or around town by structuring your day correctly and avoiding distractions. He also explains how to build rapport with remote colleagues so you feel like you're part of the team and succeed in your remote career. Watch this course to learn how to work productively, when and where you want, and achieve the freedom and flexibility you need for a more balanced life.

Painter 2019 Essential Training

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Join digital painting pioneer John Derry as he teaches basic and advanced creative techniques in Corel Painter 2019 that can get beginners up and running. John helps to acquaint you with the brand-new Painter interface as he steps through the creation of five travel posters. Along the way, he shines a spotlight on some of the hidden gems in the 2019 version of the software. Discover how to use tools like custom palettes and layouts to curate your work environment, how to adjust brushes for maximum performance, and how to approach illustrating using the Scratchboard tool. In addition, John shows how to create depth in your work by painting on layers. To wrap up, he goes over safety nets that can help you minimize unwanted accidents and demonstrates how to troubleshoot when a brush won't paint.

Strategic Planning and Urban Design Foundations

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Urban designers work with a multidisciplinary team to shape how a city looks and functions, helping to make it a more livable, sustainable, and resilient place for people to live. In this course, join Marc Asnis—an urban designer for the city of Portland, Oregon—as he helps to acquaint you with the basics of urban design. Using Portland as a case study, Marc steps though how to create an urban design framework, which serves as a roadmap for growth and change in a city. Learn how to take your projected growth allocations and guiding principles and translate them into a vision of your desired urban form. This includes the creation of new neighborhoods, public infrastructure investments, green buildings, and more. Armed with these strategic planning and urban design principles, you can start making transformative changes in your own hometown.

Learning Outlook (Office 365)

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:00
Get started with Microsoft Outlook. This introductory course is designed to help brand-new Outlook users set up email, calendar, and contacts in Outlook for Office 365 and stay organized and productive. Staff instructor Jess Stratton begins by showing how to work with email: setting up primary and secondary email accounts, reading and replying to messages, and working with attachments. She also covers adding and managing contacts, as well as setting up and managing your calendar in Outlook. Along the way, Jess introduces helpful shortcuts and customization tips to make Outlook work best for you.

Access 2019: Queries

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to find and translate complex raw data into information you can use to make better decisions. Access expert Adam Wilbert explains how to create real-world queries to filter and sort data and perform calculations, as well as refine query results with built-in functions, all while offering challenges that help you master the material. Find out how to identify top performers, automate repetitive analysis tasks, make queries more flexible with parameter requests, and increase accuracy and consistency in your database using program flow functions. Adam closes with an assortment of useful query tricks. Take the challenges posed along the way to test and practice your new Access skills.

Angular: Material Design

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:00
Angular Material is a UI component framework and a reference implementation of Material Design, a unified system created by Google designers for crafting high-quality digital experiences. In this project-based course, learn how to get started with Angular Material. Instructor Robby Millsap helps to familiarize you with Material Design by covering the core concepts behind it, as well as walking through how to install Angular Material. He also shows how to work with layouts, components, and theming features to give a project a user experience overhaul.

Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:00
It's no longer possible to get by as an IT professional by knowing only servers, or networking, or storage. You need an understanding of all three for your career to thrive. Centralized storage technologies—NAS and SAN—combine these capabilities and will test all your skills. This training course provides the knowledge you need to understand and work with SAN and NAS storage. Learn about the types of storage, the benefits, and the strengths of SAN vs. NAS. Instructor Neil Anderson introduces the NAS and SAN protocols—SMB, CIFS, NFS, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, and NVMeOF—and shows how to configure a storage system and connect from the client, in featured hands-on lab demonstrations.

SEO Foundations

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:00
Modern consumers navigate the world through search. From laptops, smartphones, virtual assistants, tablets, and more, they search the wild and wondrous internet for the products and services they need. By leveraging the fundamentals of search engine optimization (SEO), you can ensure that your business pops up in these all-important search results. This course is about mastering those fundamentals. Join instructor David Booth as he covers how to make improvements that boost your website's visibility on search engines, attracting the right kind of traffic to the right pages on your site.

Explore the basics of SEO, including how to read a results page and see how rankings affect businesses large and small. Discover how to implement foundational optimization strategies and techniques, including how to conduct keyword research, build internal and external links, optimize your pages and content, measure your successes and progress, and plan for a long-term SEO strategy. Additionally, learn specific SEO tips for ecommerce, local search, and mobile audiences to expand your reach.

Reputation Risk Management

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:00
Social media has democratized public commentary. Nearly every consumer—from your company's most ardent fan to your biggest critic—has a chance to be heard. And the reverberations from one little comment made by a disgruntled customer can do big damage to your company's reputation. In this course, Lida Citroën dives into the topic of reputation risk management, equipping you with approaches that can help you successfully manage your brand's reputation. Lida goes over the basics of reputation risk management, explaining what it is and why it matters. She shows how to create, activate, and assess an incident response plan that can help you tackle a reputation crisis head-on. Plus, she shares case studies that lend a real-world context to the concepts covered in this course.

Leading with Purpose

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:00
Purpose—not profit—is the single best motivator to get everyone in an organization rowing in the same direction. Purpose-driven leaders and their companies are more successful, highly regarded, and make more money. In this course, you can learn the short-term and long-term performance impact of purpose-driven leadership through exploring quantitative research and case studies. Lisa Earle McLeod—author of Leading with Noble Purpose—helps you craft a purpose statement and leadership story that engages customers and employees, and provides tips for building lasting purpose into your life and business.

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