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CCNP Routing (300-101) Cert Prep: Network Principles

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Validate your routing knowledge and expertise by earning a Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification. In this course, Greg Sowell prepares you for the Network Principles portion of exam 300-101 ROUTE, Implementing Cisco IP Routing—a qualifying exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. Greg explores some common design elements of modern enterprise networks, as well as the fundamental differences between the dynamic routing protocol types. He also walks through the basic routing process; examines some important details of TCP, UDP, and ICMP; and covers IPv6 protocols.

SQL Server 2016: Provision a Database

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Learn the key skills you need to provision SQL Server instances both on premises and using the cloud-based Azure service. In this course, Adam Wilbert reviews several ways of getting a SQL database up and running, helping you see the benefits and trade-offs of each option. He begins by explaining how to get started with Azure SQL Database, demonstrating how to deploy a database and choose the right service tier for you. He also shows how to deploy a virtual Windows Server machine, and migrate on-premises SQL Server databases to a SQL Server instance hosted on an Azure virtual machine.

This course is also ideal for anybody preparing for the Provisioning SQL Databases (70-765) exam, one of two exams necessary to earn an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification.

Illustrator CC 2018 Essential Training

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Illustrator—the world's leading vector illustration software—can be used to accomplish many different design tasks. This course teaches core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow: for print, for the web, or for assets that will find their way into other applications. Instructor Tony Harmer shows you how to get around the interface, and explains elements of Adobe Illustrator, such as artboards, workspaces, layers, and shapes. He discusses vector graphics—which are composed of paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to create and edit them using the Illustrator drawing tools. He demonstrates how to combine and clean up paths, and organize artwork into groups and layers. Tony also covers typography and text editing, color, expressive brush drawing, effects, leveraging CC Libraries, printing and export, and much more.

SketchUp: Rendering Using Twilight

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Twilight is a popular rendering plugin for SketchUp. This course explains how to work with Twilight to prepare and optimize 3D models, materials, lighting, and environments for photo-realistic rendering, post-processing, and animation—all within SketchUp. Scott Onstott helps you get started by showing how to clean up geometry and materials, adjust texture mapping, apply Twilight templates, and compose scenes. He then demonstrates how to progressively render with increased realism as you add environmental illumination, interior lighting, special effects, and post-processing tweaks that result in the creation of beautiful imagery.

Office 2016 New Features

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00
Learn all the new features and enhancements in the latest version of Office, including suite-wide enhancements and program-specific new features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Learn about improved accessibility, the new charts and graphs, Office Insights, and new ways to unclutter your inbox and group contacts. See how to make these features part of a more productive and efficient Office workflow. (Author: David Rivers)

Developing Self-Awareness

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:00
While a multitude of factors can go into the making of a successful person, nearly all individuals who achieve high levels of personal and professional success have a keen sense of self-awareness. In this course, learn how to become more self-aware in order to develop yourself personally and enhance career progression. Organizational psychologist Gemma Roberts helps you learn how to develop your self-awareness so that you can understand how others see you, and better align your actions with your intentions. She explains how to identify beliefs to enhance self-awareness, step outside of yourself to gain a different perspective, leverage a self-awareness action plan, and more. (Author: Gemma Leigh Roberts)

QuarkXPress 2016 Essential Training

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:00
QuarkXPress is one of the original page layout applications. The most recent version, 2016, is a powerful and compelling alternative to popular competitors like Adobe InDesign. This course will teach you the essential skills you need to use QuarkXPress for professional publishing projects, both print and digital.

Mike Rankin covers the interface and preferences, and the basics of working with documents, master pages, layers, and items (the design elements of a QuarkXPress layout). He then goes over how to import text, format it, and control alignment, leading, and spacing around paragraph and text boxes. There are chapters dedicated to tables, images, and interactivity, as well as the output and publishing options in QuarkXPress, including EPUB and HTML5. Focus on just the topics you need to complete your next layout, or watch the entire course to master the desktop publishing workflow.

How to Design and Deliver Training Programs

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:00
An effective training program helps to accelerate an employee's professional development and prepares them to excel in their role. In this course, corporate training expert Jeff Toister explains how to design and deliver training programs that engage learners and help them quickly develop new skills. Jeff walks through the ADDIE model of instructional design as it applies to corporate learning, exploring each step—from conducting needs analysis all the way through delivering face-to-face training. He also provides tips for presenting with confidence and clarity, facilitating discussions, adapting your programs to webinar delivery, and more.

Excel: Analyzing Your Sales Pipeline

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:00
Enhance your sales pipeline and bolster business performance using Excel and Salesforce. In this course, follow along with Rudolph Rosenberg as he shows how to analyze your sales performance using these powerful tools. Rudolph begins with an overview of the sales cycle and the sales pipeline, including what information to extract from Salesforce, and how to do it. Next, he covers the key angles to analyzing sales performance, and explains how to create both qualitative and quantitative reports. Finally, he shows how to conduct effective pipeline reviews for you and your team.

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 3 Architecture and Design

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:00
CompTIA Security+ certification is an excellent entry point for a career in information security. This course prepares candidates for the third domain of the qualifying exam: Architecture and Design. The emphasis of this domain is building security into every aspect of your organization—using security standards, user training, secure systems design, smart development practices, cloud computing and virtualization, automation, and physical security controls.

Instructor Mike Chapple has designed the training around the most recent version of CompTIA Security+, SY0-501, which expands coverage of mobile and cloud technologies. By learning about the topics in this course, you'll be prepared to answer questions from the latest exam—and strengthen your own organization's systems and defenses. To join one of Mike's free study groups, visit

Webinars for Lead Gen

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:00
In this course, marketing expert Jamie Shanks takes you through the craft of creating and executing webinars that generate leads. Jaime shows how to map out your desired results, and shares strategies for driving demand and interest from prospects. He also provides best practices for assembling a panel that members will want to see, and explains how to use facts, trends, and insights to assemble a compelling story that captures the attention of your audience. Plus, he discusses how to promote and recruit sponsors, and shares hands-on tips for making your webinar look and sound great.

Dreamweaver CC New Features

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
2017 is a new year, offering a new look for Dreamweaver CC. Discover the new features in Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017.1, the latest version of the powerful web development and design software. These new features are concentrated in two main areas: find and replace and PHP.

David Powers begins with find and replace, showing how to work with the streamlined Find and Replace bar, which now works only within the current document and is designed for quick find and replace operations. He also shows how to use find and replace in multiple documents, including advanced operations on a specific tag, as well as finding and selecting multiple elements in Code view. Next, he covers PHP support, explaining that Dreamweaver now supports PHP 7.1, and showing how to set the default version of PHP in Preferences, as well as how to set the version of PHP for an individual site. He wraps up by discussing a few smaller enhancements.

Social Media for Government

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
Social media can be a powerful tool for state and local government. But managing a social program for a government agency requires a unique strategy that often differs from what's expected for business. In this course, discover the powerful ways social media can be used by government. Social media expert Kristy Dalton discusses the importance of engaging the public online, and how to create your own social media policies. She also covers various laws and requirements that involve online government communications. Kristy shows how to write a powerful social media strategy, how to deal with negativity, and how to set the right tone. Finally, Kristy shares how to effectively leverage the most popular social media tools out there, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

InDesign CC 2018 New Features

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
InDesign CC 2018 boasts long-requested new features and enhancements that make it even easier for you to create and publish polished layouts. In this course, Anne-Marie Concepción provides an in-depth review of each of the new InDesign features and capabilities, including tips on how to best use them in your projects. To quickly get you up to speed, Anne-Marie starts by providing a fast-paced overview of where every new menu, preference setting, and button is located in InDesign CC 2018, and a rundown of which bugs have been fixed. She then does a deep dive into all the enhancements and new features you'll find for type and text, CC Libraries, endnotes, object styles, and more.

Photoshop CC 2018 New Features

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
With Creative Cloud—the cloud-based subscription service from Adobe—you can access a collection of world-class design tools, and get the latest versions of those tools delivered right to your computer. In this course, explore the new features and enhancements that were rolled out with the release of Photoshop CC 2018. Deke McClelland helps you get the most out of the new additions to the popular image-editing software, including changes released in the October 2017 product launch and beyond. New videos will be added when Adobe releases updates, so check back often for new information. Deke reviews variable fonts, copying and pasting entire layers, creating spherical panos from a 360° camera, and more.

Lightroom CC: First Look

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is a cloud-based photo service from Adobe that combines the photo-enhancing power of Lightroom with versatile cloud storage, allowing you to work with your photos anywhere. In this short course, get a first look at Lightroom CC. Jan Kabili introduces key Lightroom CC features, including its intuitive editing controls, which you can use to improve lighting and color, apply clarity and vignette effects, crop and straighten your photos, and more. She also goes into the powerful auto-tagging and search capabilities of Lightroom CC, and demonstrates how to use albums to organize and share images.

Premiere Pro CC 2018 New Features

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
Explore the cool new features in the 2018 release of Adobe Premiere Pro. In this course, Rich Harrington covers the recent additions to Premiere Pro, updating the course whenever Adobe makes another change to the popular video-editing software. Rich covers workflow improvements, including the new Timeline search options and changes that make it easier to upload videos to YouTube. In addition, he discusses new options for customizing labels, managing multiple open projects, working with Premiere Pro in virtual reality (VR), and more. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Lightroom Classic CC 2015 New Features

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
Stay up to date with what's new in Lightroom CC –and learn what's new in Lightroom 6. In this course, teacher and photographer Chris Orwig reviews the latest features and enhancements in this extremely popular photo-management, enhancement, and publishing program—as soon as they are released. New chapters will be added every time Adobe releases a noteworthy update. To start the course off, Chris takes a look at new features that debuted in Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6: face recognition, Photo Merge, new image enhancement tools in the Develop module, and improvements to the Slideshow and Web modules. Come here first to learn what's new in Lightroom CC.

Illustrator CC 2018 New Features

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
Illustrator is undergoing another transformation as part of Creative Cloud 2018. In this course, discover the new features offered in Illustrator CC 2018, and how they may be used in your illustration and design workflows. Instructor Tony Harmer walks through these features, updating the course every time Adobe releases changes. He covers working with the new Properties panel, text and artboards enhancements, new Asset Export options, the amazing new Puppet Warp tool, and more.

After Effects CC 2018 New Features

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
Adobe After Effects CC 2018 offers new features that can enhance your VFX and motion graphics workflow. In this course, explore the major new additions to After Effects, and discover how to leverage them in your post-production process. Mark Christiansen provides a hands-on look at this update, showing how to edit keyboard shortcuts visually, create nulls from paths, automate motion with data-driven animation, and more. In addition, he explains how to work with immersive video and customize your VR pipeline.

To keep you up-to-date on the latest additions to After Effects CC 2018, Mark will update the course when new features are released.