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Business-to-Business Sales

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:00
Business to business (B2B) sales are often more complex than business to consumer (B2C) sales. There is more competition at the B2B level, and more stakeholders. Salespeople are trying to sell to experienced buyers, who want the best product at the best price. However, with the right techniques, B2B can be the place where salespeople shine. Learn exactly what it takes to be successful at business to business sales—whether you're moving from a B2C role or just starting your career in sales. Join Robbie Baxter, as she reviews over a typical day in B2B sales, from meeting with prospects to closing the deal. She provides insights into the skillset and personality of a successful salesperson, and tips for finding a B2B sales position. For sales managers and leaders, Robbie also provides some tips for building out B2B sales goals, structuring a sales team, and collaborating with the rest of the organization for ongoing success. (Author: Robbie Kellman Baxter)

CCNP Routing (300-101) Cert Prep: Router and Routing Security

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:00
Earning a Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification can accelerate your career by demonstrating to potential employers that you have the skills needed to work on complex networking solutions. In this course, Greg Sowell prepares you for exam 300-101 ROUTE, Implementing Cisco IP Routing—a qualifying exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification—by reviewing key router and routing security concepts. Greg explores how to use time-based and infrastructure ACLs, protect passwords, and prevent spoofing on a network using Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF). He also covers Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), OSPF and BGP authentication, and more.

iOS Network Development Using URLSession and AlamoFire

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:00
Networking is a common component of modern mobile apps, necessary for authenticating user accounts, fetching data, and downloading and uploading files. Learning the latest networking frameworks is vital to quality, maintainable iOS app development. This course covers the basics of Apple-provided network development using URLSession as well as AlamoFire, a third-party framework for server-side communication that is generally considered the standard Swift solution. Instructor Bear Cahill shows how to fetch a variety of data types, including text, JSON, binary data, and media files, and handle responses from the server. Plus, learn how to report upload and download progress in AlamoFire using method chaining and the built-in progress functions.

Learning OneDrive

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:00
Discover how to store and share your documents, spreadsheets, photos, and other files on the cloud with Microsoft OneDrive. In this course Garrick Chow covers everything you need to know about the 2017 version of OneDrive, from managing and recovering files to viewing your photos in elegant galleries and slideshows. Learn how to upload, organize, copy, and delete files; share files using links and email; find the files and info you need; and create documents with Office Online.

iPhone and iPad Photography for iOS 11

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:00
The iPhone and iPad are part of many photographers' toolkits. Knowing how to use the latest operating system is critical to getting the best photos from your device. In this course, instructor Seán Duggan zooms in on the photography features of iOS 11. He covers how to use the Camera app to adjust exposure, shoot in HDR, capture panoramas, and create slow-motion and time-lapse videos. He also shows how photos are organized in iOS 11, and explains how to use people recognition, Memories, and advanced search features. Then discover how to apply nondestructive edits right on your phone, and access other editing tools from within the Photos app. Finally, Seán shows how to share and sync images with iCloud and iTunes, and transfer images to different iOS devices or your computer with AirDrop.

Blockchain: Beyond the Basics

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:00
Blockchain is an exciting new technology that is redefining how we store, update, and move data. Learn about the blockchain and the implications of decentralized, encrypted data storage for business and society, in this course with Dr. Jonathan Reichental. He begins by explaining exactly how the blockchain works, including the concepts of cryptography, mining, distribution, and smart contracts. Next, he describes how the blockchain enables the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Learn how new bitcoin is generated, how it is transacted, and the requirements for participating as either an exchange, a trader, or a miner. The course also covers other popular technology manifestations of blockchain, such as Hyperledger and Ripple. Dr. Reichental then puts blockchain technology in context in several different industries, including energy and security, and helps learners understand how to think about the blockchain in ways that can be applied in any field.

Apple watchOS 4 App Development Essential Training

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:00
There are over 2 million iOS apps available in the App Store, but less than 1% work on the Apple Watch. This underserved market is a great opportunity for Apple developers. Learn how to use your existing skills—plus the tools in Xcode 9 and watchOS 4—to create apps for Apple Watch. In this course, Steven Lipton shows you how to build a simple watchOS app, and then demonstrates the key differences from iOS, such as the watch picker, haptics, and the digital crown. Along the way, he shows how to create quick layouts with Interface Builder, navigate between controllers, enable dictation for text controls, and build tables. With these tips, you can quickly transition from iOS to watchOS app development and start entering the world of programming for wearable devices.

Painter 2017 Essential Training

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Join digital painting pioneer John Derry as he teaches basic and advanced creative techniques in Corel Painter 2017 that can get beginners up and running. Paint with the new Glazing Brushes, Dab Stencils, and Texture brushes. Familiarize yourself with new workflow enhancement features like Artist Layouts and Palette Drawers, and then dive into the essentials. Learn how to use tools like custom palettes, layouts, and color management to curate your work environment. Review the color palette and how to mix colors for any kind of digital artwork, while identifying safety nets you can put in place for working in a digital world. To help illustrate the concepts introduced in this video, John shows how to create a collage. In addition, he stresses the importance of the humble pencil, and shows how Painter 2017 takes traditional drawing to the next level.

Maya: Advanced Modeling

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Enhance your Maya skill set by learning about advanced techniques and tools that can help you approach modeling nearly any shape with confidence. In this course, instructor Andy Beane dives deep into modeling with Maya. He starts with an overview of modeling basics, before moving on to creating some specific models of a leather chair, a side table, and several other small room objects like walls, floors, books, bookshelves, and picture frames. Finally, he puts the whole room together by cleaning up all the files, importing the individual files into a single file, and adding the final camera shot.

CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) Cert Prep: 7 Troubleshooting

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Earning the CompTIA Server+ certification can be a boon to your career by signaling to potential employers that you have the skills needed to manage a variety of systems, including web servers, virtual servers, and more. This course helps to prepare you for the troubleshooting portion of the CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) certification exam. Instructor Ed Liberman demonstrates how to troubleshoot both hardware and software. Plus, he covers troubleshooting connectivity and storage, including how to diagnose network problems and security issues.

Business Etiquette: Meetings, Meals, and Networking Events

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Setting the right tone in business communications is essential to success in every career. Knowing the proper etiquette for many types of professional interactions can help you avoid conflict and foster healthy relationships with colleagues. In this course, productivity and etiquette coach Suzanna Kaye shows how to navigate common business situations with professionalism. Suzanna illustrates how to identify and work with different personality types, and how to understand body language and vocal cues. She also covers proper etiquette for various business situations, including in-person meetings, video conferences, business meals, and networking events. Along the way, Suzanna reveals some of the most common errors in etiquette, and shows how to handle conflict and difficult situations gracefully.

Human Resources: Understanding HR Systems Features and Benefits

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Human resource information systems (HRIS) are the equivalent of QuickBooks for HR. They can help you manage employee data from the time of hire to post-termination COBRA administration. These programs have rapidly evolved over recent years to address the changing needs of workforce management. In this course, Don Phin discusses the basic features available in HRIS programs, feature benefits, and how to approach the administration of these systems. Don explains how to work with an HRIS program to manage employee onboarding, compensation, leaves of absence, time off, and more. Plus, he dives into the technology behind these systems, as well as key administration aspects such as records management. After completing this course, you'll be better prepared to leverage your HRIS program to manage employees, strategy, data, and compliance.

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Exam Tips: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
By taking and passing the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam, you prove to your current organization—and potential employers—that you have a solid understanding of agile principles and techniques. Earning this certification can expand your career possibilities and set you apart in your field. With so much at stake, taking the time to adequately prepare for the test is crucial. In this course, explore essential topics that can help you as you prepare to take the PMI-ACP® exam. Join agile trainer Kelley O'Connell as she discusses what you need to know before you even start studying for the test—including the eligibility requirements and how to navigate the audit process. Kelley also reviews each of the core knowledge domains covered in the exam, and shares some beneficial resources. Plus, she goes over how to maximize the time available for your test, and what to expect on the day of your exam.

Audition CC 2018 Essential Training

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Discover how to professionally edit and mix audio with Adobe Audition CC. In this course, instructor Paul Murphy begins by touring the Audition interface and providing a crash course in fixing noisy audio from a Premiere Pro project. He then continues with a more detailed overview of the software, including topics such as importing, editing, improving sound elements with effects and the Essential Sound panel, integration with Premiere Pro, and finally, exporting your mix. For editors who have traditionally completed audio work inside their editing system, this course can show you powerful tools and expert techniques to take your audio mixes to the next level.

Learning Adobe XD

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Adobe Experience Design (XD) CC is an innovative new tool used for UI and UX design and prototyping. In this course, instructor Tom Green provides a brief overview of the improvements and additions to this prototyping tool, which is currently in public beta. Tom gives a tour of its capabilities and features, including the addition of layers and symbols, and shows new ways you can share your prototypes. Plus, he covers productivity-boosting features like the Repeat Grid tool, explains how to go from concept to interactive prototype, goes over the PC version of the application, and more.

Microsoft Cloud Services: SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Skype for Business Online

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:00
Microsoft SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business Online can help organizations keep their files safe, share information more effectively, and communicate with ease. In this course, learn the basics of how to configure and manage Microsoft SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business Online. The information covered in this course can also help you prepare for the Microsoft Cloud Fundamentals certification exam (98-369). Instructor Andrew Bettany explains how to create a SharePoint Online site collection, manage SharePoint Online storage, and share documents in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. He also outlines the requirements for Skype for Business Online, and explains how to install and manage this software.

Video Post Productivity Weekly

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:00
You've heard the importance of working smarter, not harder—but have you taken the steps needed to make this a reality in your post-production projects? This series is designed to reveal productivity tips you can use to optimize the time and energy spent on the overhead involved in video post-production. Join film and television editor Zack Arnold as he shares how to keep your editorial projects organized, manage cumbersome email communications, keep track of tasks, use time effectively, and more. He focuses on how you can minimize busywork so you have more time for creativity.

3ds Max: Medical Product Visualization with Arnold

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:00
3ds Max—combined with its rendering engine, Arnold—can help you create dynamic content for the presentation of product ideas and concepts. In this course, learn how to use 3ds Max and Arnold to create compelling product visualizations for medical devices. Instructor Duane Loose starts by showing how to set up 3ds Max 2018 for Arnold rendering, and how to import CAD assets. Duane then covers materials, how to build a material library, and how to light and render your scenes. To wrap up, Duane discusses compositing and output, including how to leverage Photoshop and After Effects to prepare your imagery for marketing and promotional materials.

Learning Microsoft Flow 2017

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:00
Using the cloud-based Microsoft Flow, you can create automated workflows from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device between services like Facebook, Outlook, and Instagram—all without needing to write a single line of code. In this course, Gini von Courter dives into the basics of Microsoft Flow, and demonstrates how to use templates to automate tasks. She shows how to create a flow with a template, test your flow, create a flow in SharePoint, and use approval flows. Plus, she shows how to install and use the Microsoft Flow app to further enhance your mobile productivity.

Revit for Interior Architecture

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:00
Autodesk Revit boasts powerful tools that allow you to efficiently plan and manage your projects, and visualize your designs. In this course, discover how to use Revit during the interior design process. Instructor Brian Myers demonstrates how to organize your project browser, assign finishes to rooms, and create new materials and custom wall types. He also shows how to model Revit families; create furniture such as tables and sofas; create a casework family; create, view, and finalize design options; and more.

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