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DevOps Foundations: Site Reliability Engineering

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:00
Site reliability engineering (SRE) is an emerging paradigm in DevOps. The biggest names in tech—companies like Google, Netflix, Microsoft, and LinkedIn—all use SRE. In fact, industry wide, "site reliability engineer" is replacing "DevOps engineer" in job posts. Simply put, SRE is software engineering applied to operations—for the cloud native era. This course introduces the basics of site reliability engineering, including how SRE fits into DevOps and how it can be integrated into your unique business environment. Instructors Ernest Mueller and James Wickett cover the major areas of expertise, including release engineering, change management, incident management and retrospectives, self-service automation, troubleshooting, performance, and deliberate adversity. Learn how to define reliability through SLAs and SLOs, handle crisis, design distributed systems, and scale your systems and your team. Plus, explore time and project management strategies that bring humanity back to the SRE's job.

CISSP Cert Prep: 6 Security Assessment and Testing

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:00
Learn about security assessment and testing practices needed to prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. CISSP—the industry's gold standard certification—is necessary for many top jobs. This course helps you approach the exam with confidence by providing coverage of key topics, including threat assessment, log monitoring, and software testing. It also covers disaster recovery and security process assessment. Students who complete this course will be prepared to answer questions on the sixth CISSP exam domain: Security Assessment and Testing.

Find the companion study books at the Sybex test prep site and review the complete CISSP Body of Knowledge at https://www.isc2.org/cissp-domains/default.aspx.

Note: This course is part of a series releasing throughout 2018. A completed Learning Path of the series will be available once all the courses are released. (Author: Mike Chapple)

ASP.NET MVC: HTTP Request Life Cycle

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:00
Learn the architecture of the MVC framework by exploring the life cycle of an HTTP request as it travels through the ASP.NET MVC framework. This course educates developers about the major steps in the request life cycle, as well as how to extend and customize them when appropriate. Instead of focusing on MVC coding and how to build applications, this course dives into the relationships between the components that comprise the request pipeline. The inner workings of the MVC framework are discussed where applicable, such as controller factories, dependency resolvers, and result execution. (Author: Janan Siam)

Motion Graphic Design: Storyboards and Animatics

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:00
Motion graphics and animation can take a long time to develop—so it's important to get ideas locked down before moving into the production stages. Storyboards are key. They can be used as a communication tool between all members of the production team, including the client. They help others visualize your ideas and avoid misinterpretation—making sure everyone is on the same page. In this course you can learn some great tips for building storyboards and animatics with the tools in Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn how to quickly capture your ideas with the Adobe iOS drawing and sketching tools. Can't draw? Learn ways of creating storyboards with found images using Photoshop. Once you've created your storyboard, find out how record voiceovers in Premiere Pro, work out the timing, add basic transformations and effects before using Dynamic Link to incorporate After Effects and Cinema 4D into your development process. Finally, Angie shows how to share and review your work online so that everyone is agreed on the final product. (Author: Angie Taylor)

Building an App with React.js and MeteorJS

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:00
Meteor and React are a powerhouse combination. Meteor gives you a fast, easy-to-use solution for data management across clients and servers, and React gives you a way to structure your app's UI from reusable components. The combination allows you to create your dream apps: dynamic, data driven, and cross-platform. This project-based course walks you step-by-step through the development of a complete React/Meteor app for managing the players and performance of an international soccer team. Follow along with Emmanuel Henri as he shows how to set up your development environment for the first time, develop a player view in React, use Meteor's back-end capabilities to code player and team logic, build charts to track player stats, and add user registration. Plus, learn how to keep your code secure with server methods and use CSS to style the final application.

DevOps Foundations: Site Reliability Engineering

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:00
Site reliability engineering (SRE) is an emerging paradigm in DevOps. The biggest names in tech—companies like Google, Netflix, Microsoft, and LinkedIn—all use SRE. In fact, industry wide, "site reliability engineer" is replacing "DevOps engineer" in job posts. Simply put, SRE is software engineering applied to operations—for the cloud native era. This course introduces the basics of site reliability engineering, including how SRE fits into DevOps and how it can be integrated into your unique business environment. Instructors Ernest Mueller and James Wickett cover the major areas of expertise, including release engineering, change management, incident management and retrospectives, self-service automation, troubleshooting, performance, and deliberate adversity. Learn how to define reliability through SLAs and SLOs, handle crisis, design distributed systems, and scale your systems and your team. Plus, explore time and project management strategies that bring humanity back to the SRE's job.

Google Slides Essential Training

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to create high-impact presentations with Google Slides. Follow along with staff instructor Jess Stratton as she shows how to plan and build a presentation. Jess shows how to get started with a template or create a new slideshow from scratch. She covers adding and formatting text, working with images and shapes, and inserting video, diagrams, and charts. She also shows how to increase engagement with animation, collaborate with others in real time, download slides to your desktop, and use Presenter view to run the show.

Illustrator CC 2018 New Features

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 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.

Oracle Primavera P6 Essential Training

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Learn to use Primavera P6 to manage mid-size and large-scale projects successfully and efficiently. In this course Seyi Kukoyi introduces the Primavera P6 user interface and shows how to plan projects, including how to create filters, layouts, and baselines, and how to print reports. He demonstrates how to create and assign roles and resources, update an un-resourced project, control projects with resources and costs, set up a database, and administer the database. This course also covers advanced options such as the Import/Export, Activity Codes, Custom Data Fields, and Global Change features. (Author: Seyi Kuks)

Canvas: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Canvas provides a variety of ways for instructors to engage with their students in an online or blended learning class. This course shows how to customize Canvas to create a more collaborative classroom. Learn how to communicate by posting video announcements and holding video conferences. Discover how to assess and grade students using rubrics and the SpeedGrader feature. Explore strategies for keeping files organized, including how to embed multimedia and use ePortfolios. Find out how to check if your content is meeting accessibility guidelines, and then how to make essential adjustments. Additionally, this course covers how to optimize content, integrate with other applications, and more. (Author: Oliver Schinkten)

CISSP Cert Prep: 7 Security Operations

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam and gain crucial knowledge about best practices in security operations. Mike Chapple walks through each topic in the seventh domain of the CISSP exam. He explains how to conduct and support investigations, find evidence using forensics, and report and document security incidents. In addition, Mike goes into logging and monitoring activities, resource security, and security principles, as well as the importance of incident response and emergency management programs. This course—along with the others in this nine-part series—prepare you for the CISSP exam and provide you with a solid foundation for a career in information security.

Find the companion study books at the Sybex test prep site and review the complete CISSP Body of Knowledge at https://www.isc2.org/cissp-domains/default.aspx.

Note: This course is part of a series releasing throughout 2018. A complete learning path will be available once all the courses are released.

Project Management Foundations: Schedules

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to build project schedules that help you accomplish your project goals on time and within budget—while being flexible enough to accommodate change. In this course, trainer and PMP Bonnie Biafore teaches you how to proactively manage project schedules. Learn how to develop a plan for schedule management; identify activities and milestones; estimate costs; allocate and negotiate for resources; and manage the schedule over time. Bonnie introduces techniques to uncover and resolve schedule conflicts, shorten timeframes, and reduce costs. By the end of the course, you'll have learned the skills you need to meet stakeholder expectations and adapt to changes as they arise over the life of the project.

Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.

Building Web APIs with ASP.NET Core

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Web APIs drive the most popular and powerful web and mobile apps—making the developer who can build a robust web API a developer that's in demand. Get started creating your own with ASP.NET Core, the open-source framework for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

First, learn about attribute routing, the preferred method of handling HTTP requests in ASP.NET Core 2. Then learn how to set up controllers, connect them to the data model, set up validation for incoming requests, and configure HTTP responses. Instructor Chris Woodruff also shows how to implement CRUD operations on the cloud-based Azure SQL Server where the data is stored. An advanced development chapter provides insights on using a repository layer and dependency injection to make your API more abstract, and testing projects with tools such as MSTest and xUnit. Chapters on optimization and caching show how to improve the performance of your APIs.

Follow along with Chris to learn all these concepts and more, and complete the web API shown in the course: an ecommerce engine for creating and viewing customer orders and assigning orders to sales reps.

B2B Marketing Foundations: Positioning

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Messaging is the fuel of your marketing efforts. Good messaging positions your brand for success. It distinguishes your offerings from the competition and helps customers understand your unique value. In this course, author, marketing consultant, and expert Ken Rutsky shows how to create powerful and effective messaging and positioning for B2B products and services. First, learn what targeting is and how it drives value. Then explore the difference between benefits and business value and find out how to craft effective benefits and positioning statements. The messaging Ken helps you create will communicate value more effectively, win customers, and grow your bottom line. Last but not least, Ken provides tips for engaging the rest of your team in your efforts and implementing your messages in the market.

After Effects for UX Design

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Learn a variety of techniques you can use to prototype motion and interactions using Adobe After Effects CC 2018. The course starts with a review of the AE interface, showing how to set up After Effects for working on UX projects. The course then covers how to prototype gestures and micro-interactions using animation tools; how to create and export an app with interaction previews for client and team reviews, and more. (Author: Tom Green)

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Essential Training

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Learn the essentials of the Windows operating system, including the new features in Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Nick Brazzi shows how to use core bundled apps that come with Windows 10, manage files and folders, browse the web, and work with mail, calendar, and contacts. Want to customize Windows 10? Learn how to find and install new apps from the Windows Store, and adjust your display preferences and account settings so your PC works perfectly for you. Finally, find out how to back up and restore Windows in case of computer failure, recover missing files, and use built-in tools to protect yourself against malware, such as viruses and spyware.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update New Features

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 20:00
Learn about the new features and enhancements in latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Instructor Nick Brazzi shows the updates to the Edge web browser, including changes to the layout in the hub and the menu and the new interface for reading books. He shows the Swift Pair feature for quickly pairing Bluetooth devices. He also reviews Near Share, the Windows version of Air Drop; text suggestions and autocorrect for traditional keyboards; and the continuation features offered by Timeline. Last but not least, he shows how to adjust some new Windows settings, including audio settings and settings that control which apps launch when the computer starts.

Learning NetBeans

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:00
Get started with NetBeans, the popular and open-source integrated development environment (IDE). This course provides a solid introduction to the capabilities of the NetBeans IDE, to help developers grasp how to use it for development. Throughout the course, instructor Reynald Adolphe helps you get acquainted with NetBeans by sharing helpful examples using Java. Learn about the NetBeans interface, creating templates and projects, and debugging code. Plus, Reynald discusses how to manage services, approach desktop and web development, and work with clean code.

Introduction to the SHRM-CP Certification Exam

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:00
Earning the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional® (SHRM-CP) credential can set you apart from others in the HR field by indicating that you possess the knowledge needed to be an effective leader. This course was designed to help you understand what to expect on test day, and prepare you to be successful on the exam. Instructor Joanne Walters provides an overview of the SHRM-CP® exam content as described by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®), and shares how the behavioral competencies and knowledge domains are measured on the SHRM-CP®. Joanne also provides general test preparation guidance and shares what to expect after you take the test.

Disclaimer: This course is not produced nor endorsed by SHRM®. (Author: Joanne Simon-Walters)

SharePoint: Integrating with Access

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:00
Using the user-friendly data input features of SharePoint Online—along with an Access database—you can build business apps that mobilize workflows and create easy-to-manage databases. In this course, learn how to integrate Access with SharePoint to make data-rich applications. Instructor Robin Hunt shares strategies and techniques that can help you work smarter with these two programs. Robin explains how to align data between SharePoint and Access and set up alerts from Access. She also covers how to build forms and reports for your integration—including how to create views that recreate some of your most valuable reports; how to build views for data in SharePoint; how to generate Excel reports for SharePoint; and how to finalize a database for production.

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