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Rhino: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to work faster and smarter with Rhino, the 3D modeling powerhouse that helps you design and engineer nearly any kind of product you can dream of. In this weekly series, Dave Schultze shares his favorite strategies for working with this powerful software. He dives into a variety of topics, including how to use his own intersection technique to quickly create complex shapes, and helps you sharpen your 3D modeling skills by showing how to work with different kinds of objects in Rhino—from space helmets to mittens. Tune in every Tuesday for a new Rhino trick to speed up your 3D modeling workflow.

Making a Career Change

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 20:00
Unhappy with your current job? Thinking about changing roles or industries? Learn how to make a career change that leads to greater job satisfaction and professional growth. Coach Stacey Gordon provides a roadmap that will help you navigate from where you are to where you want to be-even if you don't know the exact destination. She reviews the steps you need to consider before switching roles or industries, so you can be confident you're making the right move. Then she walks you through the best practices to set yourself up for success-such as exploring a new career while remaining in your current job, using your skills in a volunteer capacity, and leveraging your network to find more connections and opportunities in your desired field. Everyone has their own reason for wanting to make a career transition, and Stacey's goal is to help you achieve yours. Use this course as a starting point to help you evaluate your path and set your new career up for success.

Video Script Writing

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 20:00
Informational script writing uses a different set of tools than screenplays. These types of scripts often need to specify the look of shots and incorporate graphics, which may require two or more columns. Join Rick Allen Lippert, as he guides you through the process of script writing for informational videos, commercials, and public service announcements. Learn how to establish your goals before you put pen to paper, format a two-column script in Microsoft Word and Pages, and find out how to drive viewers toward your goals, whether it's to buy a product, make a donation, or change a behavior. Then Rick dives into the nitty-gritty and shows how to create an outline, write an engaging first draft, and revise, revise, revise. By the end, you'll have the tools to take your script from concept to completion; you just supply the ideas.

InDesign CC 2018 New Features

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 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.

Learning SOLIDWORKS PDM

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) allows you to keep track of design data throughout the product development lifecycle. PDM is essential for team collaboration and efficiency in multiuser environments. This course teaches the basics of SOLIDWORKS PDM to engineers and designers who are already familiar with SOLIDWORKS. Learn how the software works, and the requirements needed to run it. Find out how to create a vault for your project, and add users, groups, and workflows. You can also learn how to add objects to the vault, check files in and out, and work with versions, variables, and data cards. Along the way, instructor David Antanavige provides tips for tracking changes, organizing your projects, and maintaining file references.

Oracle: Customer Service Suite

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
The Oracle customer service suite—known as Service Cloud—is a powerful tool for managing customer service data. In this course, Susan Paturzo shows to set up and administer a customer service center in Oracle Service Cloud. Topics include configuring user permissions, adding staff members to queues, customizing and prioritizing queues, adding rules for routing and escalation, and building workflows to automate tasks. Susan also helps you create and modify workspaces to fit your company's operation and branding, and build a knowledge base to share solutions with agents and clients. Plus, learn how to create reports and dashboards with the built-in Service Cloud analytics tools.

Node.js: Deploying Applications

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to deploy Node.js applications, and review popular options that can help you successfully tackle the deployment process. This course walks through how to deploy apps to Heroku, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Microsoft Azure. Follow Kirsten Hunter as she sets up a simple project and works through different deployment scenarios. Throughout the course, Kirsten shares practical tips and insights into the pros and cons of each option. Plus, she goes over how to work with some of the most commonly-used continuous deployment systems, including Jenkins and CircleCI.

Node.js: Securing RESTful APIs

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
APIs are a crucial business driver for delivering data to your applications. In this course, learn about various options for securing your RESTful API that can help you keep your application data—and your users—safe. Instructor Emmanuel Henri begins the course with an overview of top security threats and an introduction to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), an important resource on security. He then goes over how to secure an API with the LoopBack framework. To wrap up, he shows how to secure an API manually, and shares a few alternatives for securing APIs.

Docker: Installation and Configuration

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
Docker is the world's most popular container storage solution. This course covers everything you need to know to install and configure Docker on Mac, Windows, and Linux, as well as cloud-based environments such as Amazon Web Services. It also helps Docker Certified Associate (DCA) candidates prepare for the certification exam. In this course, virtualization expert David Davis shows how to install Docker, set up a repository, configure logging, manage users, understand namespaces, and protect your data. He also covers features that ship with Docker Enterprise, including the Universal Control Plane and Trusted Registry. Plus, get important tips you'll need to prepare for the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) exam.

RHCE Cert Prep: Advanced Disk Systems and System Backup

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
Study to pass the RHCE-the benchmark certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux-and master disk systems and system backup techniques for Linux. Computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams covers creating and resizing BIOS and GPT partitions, optimizing and repairing EXT and XFS file systems, and reaping the advantages of volume management using LVM. Learn how to increase or shrink existing logical volumes as well as replace physical drives in volume groups. Grant also shows how to create RAID 0 and RAID 5 arrays, and use snapshots to back up and restore a Linux system. He also uses merge snapshots to roll back a system disk image. Plus, learn alternate backup methods with tar, the xz compressor, and dump and restore commands.

Learning Web Analytics

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
Learn how web analytics can improve your marketing game. In this course marketing expert Matt Bailey explains what analytics is, what it can do, and how it will change your online business. Learn how to apply value measurement to your website and figure out which pages convince people to become customers and which pages push them away. Matt demonstrates where the most important numbers come from, introduces some basic terminology, and shows how to find some basic reports-with free tools like Google Analytics-that can provide you with immediate, actionable data. At the end of the course, you'll be able to measure and understand the value of actions and conversions, and direct your marketing investment to the areas that need it most.

Microsoft Cognitive Services for Developers: 1 Vision

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
Microsoft Cognitive Services opens up artificial intelligence to every developer. Cognitive Services gives us access to powerful AI algorithms that allow our apps to hear, speak, identify, and interpret information using natural methods of communication. This course explores the vision APIs, which are responsible for text and image recognition and facial detection. Instructor Sahil Malik shows you how to configure Cognitive Services and use the vision capabilities to describe, tag, and categorize images; identify clip art vs. line art; moderate content; "read" text and handwriting; and recognize facial characteristics such as age, gender, emotion, hair color and type, and more. Sahil also shows how to build a facial recognition program that can recognize people in images by comparing them to a library of known persons.

Excel: Statistical Process Control

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to analyze the accuracy and alignment of manufacturing processes using statistical tools. Veteran Excel trainer Curt Frye covers the three types of charts-P charts, C charts, and X-bar R charts-that are used to summarize the most common process metrics: proportion of defective output, number of defects, and variability of process outputs. He shows how to perform the analysis, plot the data, and interpret the results of each technique. He also how to examine processes from the customer's perspective using process capability analysis. Business analysts and support staff who help prepare documents, as well as executives and senior managers who might not have a statistical background, will use the skills in this course to analyze their organizations' processes and output.

Corporate Video Weekly

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:00
Corporate video teams need to be skilled in every aspect of production, not just behind the camera. You need to know how to conduct and stage interviews, record screen capture presentations, record on the go with a smartphone, set up lighting, and even help pick wardrobe. Get tips to improve the quality your corporate video productions, in this weekly series from video gurus Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. Together, they tackle the most common challenges of corporate video, including researching your subject, dressing the part, creating talking points, preparing release forms, capturing the right angles, and getting the best performance from the interview. Plus, learn audio and video recording techniques for creating professional-looking screen capture tutorials and presentations. There's more to learn each week! Tune in every Friday for a new episode of Corporate Video Weekly.

Excel 2016 for the Mac: Managing and Analyzing Data

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:00
Large amounts of data can become unmanageable fast. But with the data management and analysis features in Excel 2016, you can keep the largest spreadsheets under control. In this course, Dennis Taylor shares easy-to-use commands, features, and functions for maintaining large lists of data in Excel. He covers sorting, adding subtotals, filtering, eliminating duplicate data, and using the program's Advanced Filter feature and specialized database functions to isolate and analyze data. With these techniques, you'll be able to extract the most important information from your data, in the shortest amount of time.

Linux Foundation Cert Prep: Network Security (Ubuntu)

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:00
If you're tasked with managing services on a network, it's important that you have a solid foundation in security services. In this course, Scott Simpson covers crucial network security concepts and techniques—topics that can also prepare you for the network security section of the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam. Scott goes over how ports and firewalls work, explaining how to use the Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) and iptables. He also shows how to enable secure communication on your web server, read log files to look for problems, and secure the Secure Shell (SSH).

Pro-Level Photography for Graphic Designers

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:00
These days, designers are asked to do more: UX, motion, 3D, and, very often, photography. This project-based training course is specifically designed for the creative professional who wants to shoot quality photos for both graphic design jobs and stand-alone photo projects. Designer Jim Krause teaches the basics of photography and takes the everyday designer through a series of projects to get them out of the design studio and into the wild, shooting great photographs. He covers the equipment you'll need to get professional-looking results, lighting techniques, and post-production strategies using tools like Photoshop and Lightroom. Most of all, he offers the encouragement that designers and non-designers alike need to get out there and start taking photographs. With the right mindset, you may never need to buy a stock photo again.

Prototype a CRM Mobile App with Framer

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:00
You can use Framer to create complex prototypes for mobile CRM applications. Learn how to build a mockup, simulate interactions with animations, prototype concepts, and more. Instructor Emmanuel Henri walks through how to research colors, styles, and fonts to find the right ones for your project. He also shows how to create navigation and views, add inputs with the help of a class, and add animations and interactions.

Docker: Orchestration

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:00
Enhance your Docker skillset by learning about Docker container technologies, with an emphasis on container orchestration. In this course, instructor David Davis covers how Docker container orchestration works and shares important tips you'll need to prepare for the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) exam. Specifically, he steps through how to set up a Docker Swarm cluster, deploy Swarm services, troubleshoot Docker Swarm, and more. By reviewing these concepts, he helps to prepare you for the first domain of the Docker Certified Associate exam.

Learning Android Security

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:00
Keep the critical data on your smartphone or tablet safe and secure. Follow along with Dan Gookin as he demystifies common security terms and concepts for Android users, goes over security risks, and discusses what to do when a device is lost or stolen. Dan explains how to protect passwords on a device, back up your data, disable photo uploads, and protect devices from malware. Plus, he shares how to keep online accounts safe with strong passwords and other measures.

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