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Microservices Foundations

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 03:00
Microservices is a major architectural pattern in the software industry, and having an overview of what this architecture is-and what it isn't-is critical as a starting point to evaluating this model. This course covers the basic concepts of microservices, to help you determine if this architectural model is the right fit for you and your team. Instructor Frank Moley kicks off the course by briefly discussing how microservices fit into the history of software architecture, and going into some of the other notable patterns that have emerged in recent years. Frank then helps to familiarize you with some core concepts of microservices, including bounded contexts and the API layer. He also goes over some of the more advanced areas of the architecture, as well as the importance of embracing a DevOps culture should you choose to move to microservices. (Author: Frank P Moley III)

Access 2016: Building Dashboards for Excel

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:00
Using Excel, you can optimize reporting for Access databases. Learn how to build powerful dashboards to visualize your data, using tools such as slicers, timelines, charts, and PivotCharts. Instructor Robin Hunt shows how to analyze, query, and export Access data for use in Excel, and connect directly to Access from Excel, so that you always have a live view of your data. Then learn how to build dashboards with slicers, timelines, and charts, and create macros that make your dashboards more user friendly. By the end of the course, you should be able to extend your current reporting capabilities and create more engaging visualizations.

Cert Prep: AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:00
Nothing says BIM professional like AutoCAD certification. Study to become an official Civil 3D Certified Processional with this prep course from instructor Dustin Manning. Dustin reviews specific skills covered by the 35-question exam, including styles, lines, curves, points, surfaces, parcels, alignments, profiles, corridors, and more. Brush up on topics such as creating and editing surfaces, designing parcel layouts, analyzing section views, designing a pipe network, creating a grading model, and building a boundary drawing from survey data.

This course won't teach you everything about Civil 3D, but it will refresh your skills and prepare you for the exam topics and format. Once you're finished, you can feel confident taking the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional exam.

AR for Mobile Developers

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:00
Augmented reality (AR) offers developers an array of possibilities for presenting content in new and interesting ways. If this technology has piqued your interest, but you're unsure of how to approach an AR project from a mobile development standpoint, this course can help. Receive an overview of what AR is and learn about which common traits are present in most successful AR apps, and how to approach popular AR tools from the perspective of a developer or entrepreneur. Instructor Emmanuel Henri first takes a look at defining a successful AR project by reviewing examples of well-executed applications. He then moves through the research and planning phases, discussing what brings value to an AR application, and how to approach interactions and device sizing. He wraps up the course with a look at two of the most popular AR tools on today's market: Unreal Engine and Unity.

After Effects CC 2018: VFX Essential Training

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to create stunning visual effects with one of the most widely-used and highly-regarded compositing applications on the market—Adobe After Effects CC. In this course, Alan Demafiles dives into the fundamentals you need to start creating visual effects (VFX) with After Effects. Discover how to build accurate masks and keys, use rotoscoping to separate foreground from background, perform motion and camera tracking, and add your own 3D elements to a scene. Learn how to use effects such as particles and noise to create fire, replace the sky, and more. Then dive into the world of virtual reality as Alan explores the immersive VR and 360-degree video features introduced in After Effects CC 2018. In the final project-based chapter, you can reinforce your new skills by putting techniques into practice with a real-world challenge.

Learning Angular

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:00
Frameworks can help you get things done quickly by providing a model for development that yields special functionality. This course helps to acquaint you with a "superheroic" JavaScript framework for building single-page web applications—Angular. Ray Villalobos introduces the main features of the Angular framework, which was designed by Google to help you quickly develop web applications with advanced features like declarative templates and data-binding. Ray begins by explaining how to work with the Angular CLI, and demonstrating how to install additional frameworks—including jQuery and Bootstrap—to an Angular project. He then explains how to work with templates in Angular, bind data to templates, use lifecycle methods, and more. (Authors: )

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite: Management and Security

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:00
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) provides a comprehensive solution for managing and protecting users, data, devices, and apps. In this intermediate-level course, instructor takes a deep dive into EMS, showing you how to work with the management and security tools in this service. Sharon covers Azure Active Directory services-including the Premium services in EMS- and goes into using Azure Information Protection to secure information and protect data. She also covers using Intune to manage mobile devices and apps. (Authors: )

Adobe Dimension: Photo Shoot Composite

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:00
Adobe Dimension CC is an easy-to-use app that helps you create striking photo-realistic renders from 3D models. This course covers both basic and advanced techniques for working with 3D models in this powerful program. Instructor Steve Caplin shows how to combine a 3D model with a background, and adjust the lighting in a scene; how to build a box, size it to the proportions of your product, and map your own artwork onto it; and how to combine multiple objects in a scene, render them, and then access the individual objects in Photoshop for color and tone adjustment. Finally, Steve looks at advanced techniques such as adjusting the depth of field, using the Magic Wand tool to change the texture on part of an object, and speeding up your work with keyboard shortcuts. (Authors: )

Emerging Leader Foundations

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:00
Taking on a leadership role in the diverse, ever-changing modern workplace can feel both exhilarating and confusing. How can you create a space where employees feel listened to and fulfilled? How can you cultivate a more diverse team and foster a culture of learning? While there's no easy path to becoming a good leader, there are steps you can take to start developing the critical skills you need to lead effectively. In this course, join New York Times best-selling author and Fortune 500 consultant Dan Schawbel as he explains how to grow your career as a leader by learning how to manage yourself, hire and coach employees, and create a diverse and collaborative workplace. Dan shares tips and strategies for creating productive habits, sticking to your goals, and leading with empathy when confronted with difficult situations. Plus, he discusses how to effectively reward team performance, enhance the employee experience, and more. (Authors: )

Substance Designer Essential Training

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:00
Substance Designer is a powerful, procedurally based tool for creating textures for 3D art and games. This training course provides a complete overview of Substance Designer 6, the 2017 version of the application. New texture artists can use this course to get a jumpstart in the field, while experienced artists will find plenty of advanced tips and tricks to take their skills to the next level.

Instructor Joel Bradley begins with an overview of a prebuilt substance graph, demonstrating the strengths and nondestructive workflow of Substance Designer, and walking through basics such as navigating the Substance Designer interface, adjusting important preferences, importing meshes and maps, and using the 2D, 3D, and Graph views. He then moves onto the large array of essential "atomic" nodes in Substance Designer, including the Blend, Curve, Slope Blur, Normal, Gradient, and Water Level nodes. These nodes comprise the heart of the Substance Designer workflow. Then learn how to create a custom panorama from scratch, and explore more advanced topics such as MDL materials, functions, and FX maps. Finally, Joel closes out the course by putting a substance to use. Learn about the advantages of using a published substance file (SBSAR) over hard-coded bitmaps for in-game materials, and see how to import a substance package into a game engine such as Unreal. (Authors: )

Management Tips Weekly

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
In this weekly series, Todd Dewett, PhD, shares the tips respected and motivated managers use to improve rapport, navigate tricky situations, build better relationships, and drive the business forward. Each week, we'll release two tips ranging from avoiding the dreaded micromanagement to managing a multigenerational workforce, cultivating better listening skills, and developing an understanding of your organization's politics. Check back every Wednesday for more Management Tips. (Authors: )

Microsoft Azure Rights Management: Protecting Data

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
Azure Rights Management offers data security in Office 365. This cloud-based service uses encryption, identity, and authorization policies to help protect user data. What's more, it works across multiple devices—phones, tablets, and PCs. This course provides an overview of Azure Rights Management, including the business scenarios in which it can be used. Then, through a series of demos, instructor Brian Culp shows how to plan for Azure Rights Management, activate the service, deploy templates in Office 365, and encrypt documents and email. (Authors: )

Learning PowerPoint Online

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
With PowerPoint Online you can create, view, edit, and share presentations directly in your web browser. The web app is flexible and powerful, but it differs from the desktop version of PowerPoint. In this course, Microsoft Certified Trainer Heather Severino walks you through all the unique features of PowerPoint Online. She begins with basics, showing how to create, open, and save files in a browser. Next, she walks through slide layout essentials, such as adding headers and footers, and shows how to incorporate visuals such as charts, photos, videos, and audio. She demonstrates how to share and co-edit presentations, as well as view and print PowerPoint files. Finally, she shares some handy keyboard shortcuts and explains how to get help with the Tell Me feature. (Authors: )

Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
Sometimes you need to experiment to grow as an artist. What better place to try out new design ideas than the Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory? Every Wednesday, Von Glitschka introduces a new method, tool, or resource to stretch your creative muscle and explore a new artistic style. Each lesson pulls back the curtain on Von's design process—the good, the bad, and the ugly—to give beginners the self-confidence they need to start drawing and provide experts an inside look at a fellow professional's workflow. (Authors: )

Blender: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
Blender boasts a variety of essential features and add-ons for 3D creation. In this weekly series, learn how to better leverage these tools—and work with some features that you may not have heard of yet. Join David Andrade as he covers a variety of topics, including useful Blender simulations, updates to Blender such as the Principled BSDF shader, and animation techniques. Tune in every Wednesday for a new Blender trick to enhance your media production workflow. (Authors: )

Learning OneNote Online

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
OneNote is a robust note-taking app that allows you to jot down and save ideas wherever you are, and tag notes for easy recall. In this course, Heather Severino, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and MOS Master, offers tips to help you be even more organized and productive with this powerful note-taking tool. Learn how to use OneNote to document action items, track tasks, collaborate with colleagues, and even record audio, all from your web browser. Heather also offers tips for handwriting and highlighting notes, tagging content, upgrading to the OneNote apps for iOS and Windows, and saving time with valuable shortcuts. (Authors: )

Learning Excel Online

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
With Excel Online you can create, view, edit, and share workbooks directly in your web browser. In this course, instructor Joshua Rischin starts with a quick tour of Excel Online, showing the unique features of the online app and the differences from the desktop version. Next, Joshua shows how to work seamlessly with both versions of Excel: creating and editing workbooks, sharing workbooks, creating charts, designing forms, and more. If your business is moving towards the cloud, it makes sense that your software does too. Learn how to use Excel Online and collaborate from anywhere. (Authors: )

Taking Charge of Your Career

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
There is no predictable career ladder in today's workplace. Most people no longer have the security of staying in one field, one job, or even one location. Navigating your career now means being able to adapt and stay relevant. This course is designed for anyone who wants to take charge and plan the next move—whether it's choosing a career, negotiating a promotion, or changing fields. Learn to leverage your unique skills and passions to create a flexible career path that stays true to your values and allows you to adapt as needed. Career expert Christine DiDonato helps you understand the new rules of work, foster a career vision, create a career map, and get started on your next play. (Authors: )

Xcode 9 Essential Training

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
Xcode is the official IDE for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. This tool has been popular since the first release, but Xcode 9 delivers an even easier and more efficient workflow. Follow along with instructor Todd Perkins to learn how to build your own apps with Xcode 9.

First, learn how to install Xcode and create a new project. Then find out how to edit code; leverage helpful features like the Assistant Editor, playgrounds, and snippets; and integrate version control with GitHub. Discover how to use Interface Builder, Xcode's intuitive UI design tool, to design a responsive interface that adapts to screen size, aspect ratio, and orientation changes. Todd also shows how to map application flow with storyboards, and reviews the basics of schemes and behaviors. Plus, learn how to compile and debug your code, test apps in the iOS Simulator, and submit apps for publication in the App Store directly from Xcode 9. (Authors: )

Java EE: Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP)

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to build dynamic web pages using servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP). This course starts with the basics, covering the fundamentals of servlets. Instructor Ketkee Aryamane explains how to set up your environment, and discusses GET and POST requests, as well as forwarding and redirection. She then moves on to JSP, reviewing fundamental concepts such as the JSP life cycle. She also covers session management, filters, and listeners. To wrap up, she goes over the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) core module and fmt module, and also discusses the development of custom tags. (Authors: )

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