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JavaScript: Scope

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:00
JavaScript scope determines how variables can be accessed throughout your code. There are two scopes: global and local. Global variables are accessible from anywhere; local variables are accessible only from within the function or block the variables are declared. Scope can be confusing, especially when factors such as hoisting and closures enter the mix. This course provides a thorough introduction to the scope options for JavaScript variables, alongside challenges that help you practice what you've learned. LinkedIn Learning instructor Emmanuel Henri helps you properly scope your variables, mitigate the effects of hoisting, and declare local variables inside non-function code such as if statements using block scope.

Learning BIM 360 Field

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to take BIM to the construction site using BIM 360 Field. This web-based program—which is part of the Autodesk 360 suite—was designed to track day-to-day construction activities using both BIM and traditional drawings. In this course, learn how to manage a project by utilizing the cloud. This process enables you to stay on top of your construction management tasks by allowing you to view project models and manage your workflow efficiently when you're on the go. Discover how to set up a project, including how to merge Revit models in BIM 360 Glue and share models from Glue to BIM 360 Field. Plus, learn how to create a library, add daily updates, create reports, and more. (Author: Eric Wing)

Consulting Foundations: The Concept of Value

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
Value is the new buzzword in consulting—and for good reason. People buy value, not just products and services. Consultants who maximize the value created for their clients can command a pricing premium and deliver better results. This course teaches consultants what value is, and how to identify and communicate the value they provide to the people they serve. Author, CEO, and coach Robbie Baxter shows how to connect value to your pricing—whether it's for accounting or design services—and handle challenges, from avoiding being seen as a commodity to moving beyond an hourly role. She also provides questions and frameworks to pinpoint your unique value and move to a pricing strategy that better reflects your worth. (Author: Robbie Kellman Baxter)

Lean Six Sigma Teams: Analyze, Improve, and Control Tools

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
The Green Belts or Black Belts that lead Lean Six Sigma projects are well-trained and ready to guide your project to the finish line. But what do you, as a team member on a Lean Six Sigma project team, need to know to be effective? In this course, Dr. Richard Chua provides coverage of fundamental Lean Six Sigma tools that can help you add value to your project. Here, he focuses on the Analyze, Improve, and Control phases of the DMAIC—Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control—approach. Discover how Lean Six Sigma integrates lean into DMAIC. Then learn how to conduct analysis using tools like cause-effect diagrams, multi-voting, scatter plots, correlation, and regression. Discover how to improve processes using methodologies such as FMEA and Kaizen. Finally, find out how to implement controls and value-stream management practices. For information about the first two phases of DMAIC, make sure to check out the previous installment of the Lean Six Sigma Teams series.

Access: Building a Sales Database

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
Whether you work in sales or customer service, you need a way to track your sales activity, relationships, and contacts. Microsoft Access is a powerful relational database program that can help you do all that and more. In this course, Laurie Ulrich shows you the ins and outs building a customized database solution, designed for the way you go about selling. If you don't have a satisfactory customer relationship management (CRM) application, you'll appreciate the power Access puts literally at your fingertips to design a completely customized tool. The sales solution database you design—with Laurie's help and examples—will allow you to build and store customer data, look up customer orders, and generate reports such as product price lists and order totals. Along the way, you can learn more intermediate and advanced Access features, such as validation rules, lookup tables, and macros. Plus, learn how to build a navigation form that puts key forms and reports in a single, easy-to-access location. (Author: Laurie Ann Ulrich)

Office 365: Manage Clients and End-User Devices

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
Configuring Office 365 is only half the battle. Once your subscription is set up correctly, you need to deploy services to all the devices in your organization: PCs, tablets, and smartphones alike. This course helps you deploy and manage custom installations of Office 365 and Office 365 ProPlus, and study for Microsoft exam 70-347, Enabling Office 365 Services. Learn how to restrict self-provisioning of Office 365 ProPlus, Office for Mac, Windows Store apps, and other mobile apps; restrict and revoke activation; and manage deployments with the Office Deployment Tool. Discover how to troubleshoot Office 365 with the Telemetry Dashboard and the Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) and implement modern authentication. Our staff author Sharon Bennett is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who will help you get the most out of your Office 365 subscription and prepare you for this critical aspect of < a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-347.aspx" target="_blank">MCSA: Office 365 certification.

Office 365: Plan for Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
Email, calendar, contacts, and videoconferencing are some of the most important services in Office 365. How can you roll them out to your users in the most seamless and secure way possible? Take these lessons from Microsoft Certified Trainer Sharon Bennett and learn how to plan your Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online deployments—and pass the corresponding domain of Microsoft Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services. Learn how to create effective anti-malware and anti-spam policies that reduce malicious email. Discover how to migrate mailboxes to Office 365 using one of five recommended methods. Find out how to plan for a secure Exchange Online environment, by configuring archiving, permissions, and data loss prevention. Finally, Sharon demonstrates how to manage Skype services for external and internal video and audio communications.

Consulting Foundations: The Concept of Value

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
Value is the new buzzword in consulting—and for good reason. People buy value, not just products and services. Consultants who maximize the value created for their clients can command a pricing premium and deliver better results. This course teaches consultants what value is, and how to identify and communicate the value they provide to the people they serve. Author, CEO, and coach Robbie Baxter shows how to connect value to your pricing—whether it's for accounting or design services—and handle challenges, from avoiding being seen as a commodity to moving beyond an hourly role. She also provides questions and frameworks to pinpoint your unique value and move to a pricing strategy that better reflects your worth. (Author: Robbie Kellman Baxter)

Lean Six Sigma Teams: Analyze, Improve, and Control Tools

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
The Green Belts or Black Belts that lead Lean Six Sigma projects are well-trained and ready to guide your project to the finish line. But what do you, as a team member on a Lean Six Sigma project team, need to know to be effective? In this course, Dr. Richard Chua provides coverage of fundamental Lean Six Sigma tools that can help you add value to your project. Here, he focuses on the Analyze, Improve, and Control phases of the DMAIC—Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control—approach. Discover how Lean Six Sigma integrates lean into DMAIC. Then learn how to conduct analysis using tools like cause-effect diagrams, multi-voting, scatter plots, correlation, and regression. Discover how to improve processes using methodologies such as FMEA and Kaizen. Finally, find out how to implement controls and value-stream management practices. For information about the first two phases of DMAIC, make sure to check out the previous installment of the Lean Six Sigma Teams series.

Mastering UVW Mapping in Houdini 16.5

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to apply and refine textures on 3D objects in Houdini with UVW mapping. In this course, Joel Bradley walks you through the UV tools available in Houdini 16.5 and shares specific situations where they may prove useful. Joel begins by explaining what UV mapping does, why you need it for your meshes, and how to set up, test, and alter UVs. He then moves on to more advanced topics, such as UV projection, texturing, and pelt mapping. He also shows how to group selections and create seams for complex object mapping, and how to sew specific UV clusters together for better seam management. Finally, Joel provides a look into the powerful Game Development Toolset that you can use for much more than games when working with Houdini and its UV mapping tool kit.

Time Management Fundamentals

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Effective time management is an indispensable skill. Best-selling author and business coach Dave Crenshaw lays the theoretical and practical foundations for managing your time and becoming more productive.

Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. Dave gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and developing a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.

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Office 365: Configure Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online for End Users

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Email, calendar, contacts, and videoconferencing are some of the most important services in Office 365—but they don't come configured perfectly straight out of the box. To satisfy end users, you need to know how to configure the advanced options in Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online. Follow along with instructor Sharon Bennett and learn how to set up and manage secondary email addresses, shared mailboxes, groups, personal archives, automatic retention policies, and Skype presence and services. These are the power settings that network admins need to know to keep users happy—and pass the corresponding domain of Microsoft Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services.

BIM Foundations

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
The building information modeling (BIM) process involves generating and managing digital models of a place's physical and functional characteristics. BIM files can be exchanged to support decision-making between architects, owners, engineers, and contractors. BIM technologies are used by individuals, businesses, and government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain diverse physical infrastructures, including water, electricity, gas, communication, and roads. In this course, gain foundational knowledge by first exploring the principles of BIM and the role it plays in modern architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) projects. Then, learn about the benefits of BIM on a financial and investment level. Finally, see real-world examples of BIM usage. (Author: Fanny Angeles)

Protecting Profitability by Reducing Financial Risk

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Running a company is inherently a risky business. But with a cohesive risk management program, you can reduce financial liability, protect your property and your people, and make sure you stay open for business—no matter what happens. This course offers practical and implementation-ready solutions to protect organizational knowledge and valuation while reducing financial risk for businesses of all sizes and industries. It is designed for business owners, executives, and risk managers who want to protect digital, intellectual, and physical assets; keep employees safe; and guard against cyber threats as well as natural and man-made disasters. Business continuity expert Dan Weedin first reviews the risk management process, from identifying exposures to implementing and monitoring a risk management program. Then he shows how to protect your company by building a strong team that keeps organizational knowledge in-house and operational. Plus, learn how to plan for risks that are unique to the digital age, such as IP theft and cyberattacks, and buy insurance to mitigate financial loss in the worst-case scenario.

Time Management Fundamentals with Microsoft Office

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to apply the principles covered in Dave Crenshaw's popular Time Management Fundamentals course with the Microsoft Office tools you're already using. In this course, time management expert Dave Crenshaw shows how to manage your time and boost productivity with Microsoft Office. He begins by showing how to prep your Office tools for maximum productivity, stepping through how to adjust user settings in Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive. Next, he walks through the app-specific steps for implementing his popular approach to time management: processing email more efficiently in Outlook; leveraging the capabilities of OneNote to boost personal productivity; and creating a time budget in the Outlook calendar that's suited to your personal work style and goals.

Excel: Management Accounting

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Management accountants help executives make smarter, more informed business decisions. By providing advice and frequent, detailed internal updates, they help clarify their firm's current financial standing—and suggest how to boost profits going forward. In this hands-on course, professor Michael McDonald demonstrates how to use Microsoft Excel for the tasks performed most frequently by professionals working in a management or corporate accounting vertical. He covers topics such as performing variance analysis, doing activity-based costing (ABC), and using ratio analysis. Throughout the course, Michael includes exercises—together with downloadable exercise files—that you can complete to gain a practical understanding of these key concepts.

Customer Service: Managing Customer Feedback

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Your customers have so much they want to tell you. When you put their insights to good use, everyone wins. That's why every organization—regardless of size or industry—needs an effective approach to managing customer feedback. This course provides a step-by-step approach to collecting, tracking, and using customer feedback, complete with examples that show what other companies are doing in this importance space. Brad Cleveland, an expert in customer experience and customer service, explains how to respond to positive and negative feedback, track trends over time, and put feedback into action. Using examples from some of the world's leading organizations, Brad shows how to harness customer feedback to improve the experience customers have and to drive improvements to your products, services, and processes.

Power BI for Marketers

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Power BI—the powerful data analysis and visualization software from Microsoft—has quickly become a leader in the business intelligence space. As a marketer, you can leverage this tool to assess your marketing campaigns, identify consumer insights, and connect to data resources that your organization provides. In this course, Chris DallaVilla explains where and how to use Power BI to quickly and precisely assess your marketing efforts. Discover how to assess awareness and insights to improve performance, assess customer advocacy, publish content from Power BI Desktop and Power BI service, and more.

Penetration Testing: Advanced Web Testing

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 20:00
Websites are one of the most vulnerable pieces of technology since their contents are exposed on the internet. By understanding how attackers locate and exploit these vulnerabilities, you can help build more secure websites and applications. This course shows how to perform advanced web testing using Burp Suite, the professional pen testing framework. Instructor Malcolm Shore also introduces other scanning tools, including Whatweb, Dirbuster, DirScanner, DIRB, and Wfuzz, for finding hidden webpages and other nonstandard attack vectors. Once scanning is complete, you can learn how to zero in on vulnerabilities and intercept messages, integrating tools like sqlmap and Nikto. Then find out how to attack a site using uploaded shell files, SQL injection, and login circumvention. Malcolm shares different approaches for JavaScript, PHP, and Jenkins-based sites, as well as techniques for penetrating content management systems such as WordPress and Joomla. By the end of the course, you should be able to gain access to websites and applications, access data from web servers, use command shells, and perform advanced web testing with Burp Suite and other pen testing tools.

Learning GraphQL

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:00
Data-driven applications depend on remote queries that run through APIs. For years, web services have provided basic support for simple query structures. Those services, however, often constrained developers who needed more granular approaches that provided flexibility without creating a huge collection of unnecessary calls. GraphQL—a query language for APIs that was originally built by Facebook—allows developers to choose the kinds of requests they want to make, and receive information on multiple facets of that query in one request. The GraphQL approach to querying across networks can address a wide variety of large-scale development problems.

In this course, learn how to get started with GraphQL. Eve Porcello walks through the basics of this query language, diving into the data fetching specification, and helping you get up to speed with the syntax and vocabulary of GraphQL. Eve explains how to create basic queries, including how to work with arguments and multiple fields. She also goes into complex techniques for handling data, including working with aliases, fragments, and pagination. Plus, she covers how to edit and transform data with mutations.

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