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Revit: Fire-Alarm Systems Design

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to design fire-alarm systems in Revit, and keep your architectural modeling skills up to date. Eric Wing shows you how to set up your views, link to your architectural model, and incorporate different fire-alarm devices, such as wall- and ceiling-mounted smoke detectors, control panels, cable trays, and conduit. Plus, find out how to add in wiring and circuits, customize panel schedules, and add detail to your Revit drawings, including views from other sources like AutoCAD.

Learning Reason 10: Core Feature Flashback

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:00
Before you dive into the new and updated functionality that comes packed in Reason 10, take some time to refresh your understanding of this professional-grade DAW's core features. In this course, Matt Piper goes over the areas of Reason that have remained consistent over the releases and years, as well as how they've grown over time. This includes tried-and-true synths, virtual instruments, and interface elements, as well as core areas of functionality that make your Reason workflow particularly smooth. Learn how to create drum beats with Kong Drum Designer, use external MIDI instruments, work with Neptune—an advanced pitch adjuster—and more.

On the Job Site: Construction

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:00
Construction sites getting bigger and more complex. More trades and more people are working together than ever before. It's important to stay on top of what's going on in the field and on the frontline of the industry. Get "on the job" insights to stay up to date. In this course, construction management expert Jim Rogers shows how working professionals approach construction in the real world, tackling topics related to job safety, up-and-coming technology, and project management. Learn why a master schedule is so important, how to understand what you see when you visit a job site, why stairs are safer than ladders, how to use new technology like 360-degree imagery to get better insights into your job sites, and more.

Designing Emotion: How To Use Design To Move People

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:00
Great designers are empaths. They harness the power of emotional response to connect to audiences and inspire action. If you want your designs to move people, you need to understand the role emotion plays in your work. Join Stefan Mumaw for this fun and frank exploration, which probes the human condition for lessons that can be used in any design project: from branding campaigns to product packaging. Stefan explains how emotion, rational thought, and culture impact our reactions to design, and how you can use different choices and tools—layout, typography, color, and more—to trigger different emotions and achieve connection with your brand, product, or service.

Articulate 360: First Look

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:00
Get the most out of your Articulate 360 subscription. Learn about the new features of Articulate Storyline, Rise, and Review—elearning authoring and feedback tools that help you create more engaging content more efficiently. David Anderson demonstrates enhancements such as the responsive player, course completion trigger, and built-in closed captioning and translation editors and discusses how they can impact the creation of elearning through Articulate 360. Articulate 360 is now being updated throughout the year, so check back when new features are added for more training.

Azure DevOps First Look

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:00
Azure DevOps is a line of cloud-hosted DevOps services designed to help teams ship high-quality software at a faster clip. In this course, instructor Jose Rady Allende provides a quick introduction to Azure DevOps, explaining the purpose and advantages of each service it offers. To begin, he shows how to create your first Azure DevOps organization. Next, he provides a high-level overview of Azure Boards, Azure Repos, and Azure Pipelines. Plus, learn how to leverage Azure Test Plans—which offers a planned and exploratory testing toolkit—and Azure Artifacts, which allows you to create and share Apache Maven, npm, and NuGet packages with your teams. (Author: Jose Miguel Rady Allende)

Photo Gear Weekly

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
Get your gear on! Join photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey every Friday for insights on camera gear of all kinds. In Photo Gear Weekly, Tim shares tips for mastering your camera's advanced features, recommends accessories that will streamline your shooting and expand your creative options, and spotlights hot gear—new and vintage alike—that you'll want to know about.

Fieldwire: Construction Field Management

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
As the construction industry begins its transformation from mostly paper-based management processes to digital, Fieldwire has helped construction professionals spend more time on the job site and tackle everyday tasks more efficiently. Fieldwire construction management software makes it easy to view, edit, and share blueprints. It also enables lean construction management by optimizing communication between field and office construction professionals. In this course, join Jim Rogers as he shows how to use Fieldwire to change the way you manage your construction drawings and processes. Learn how to create and organize a new project; maintain a project by inserting plan revisions and comparing revised plan sheets; add and assign project tasks; use the Fieldwire app on Android and iOS devices; export files; and more.

Compositing Text and Video in After Effects

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a real-world commercial made with After Effects—and learn advanced techniques for compositing text and video. This project-based course shows how to build a 20-second promo featuring seamless integration between type and video footage. Learn how to decode a client brief, present design concepts for sign-off, create an offline edit in Premiere Pro, and finalize the project in After Effects. Along the way, instructor Eran Stern weaves in tips, shortcuts, and professional techniques that will amaze both veteran After Effects users and new motion graphics artists. Get insights into compositing, text design, rotoscoping, and particles, and recommendations for third-party plugins for color correction, atmospheric effects, particles, and more.

Java EE: Concurrency and Multithreading

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
Unlike the Standard Edition, Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) supports concurrency. Concurrency is a programming technique—related to parallelism and multithreading—to execute multiple tasks simultaneously, allowing applications to run faster and use resources more efficiently. Understanding Java concurrency is crucial to building modern web applications. In this course, you can learn how to seamlessly integrate concurrency and make your Java applications more efficient and fault tolerant. Instructor Ketkee Aryamane first reviews the multithreading APIs in Java SE—Thread and Runnable—and their limitations, and then explores the four concurrency APIs in Java EE, including demos that show each API in practice. She explains how Java EE makes it possible to communicate between threads, schedule and interrupt threads, and deal with liveness issues. Plus, learn how concurrency works in a distributed environment and how to handle transactions with the Java Transaction API (JTA).

Learning HashiCorp Packer

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to use Packer, a popular DevOps tool for simplifying the creation of machine images, and implement a continuous development approach to changes in your software. Packet standardizes the creation of machine images for cloud and on-premises environments, making the process less time-consuming and error-prone. In this course, instructor Chris O'Dell shows how to build Ubuntu images for environments like Amazon EC2, provision and debug the images with a configuration management tool like Ansible, and build hardened images that can withstand the latest attack vectors. Plus, learn how to build a Jenkins pipeline for Packer images to run automated builds from source control.

Business Analytics: Forecasting with Seasonal Baseline Smoothing

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
Seasonal exponential smoothing is an extension of simple exponential smoothing (SES). Seasonal smoothing is often used when a baseline shows regular seasonal peaks and valleys. Residential water usage is a familiar example: consumption rises during the summer and fall and drops during winter and spring—but the overall annual consumption tends to remain stationary over several years. In this course, veteran business analytics consultant and instructional expert Conrad Carlberg shows how to incorporate seasonal variation for more accurate and insightful forecasts. Learn how to identify seasonality, perform seasonal smoothing of horizontal baselines, and optimize your forecasts with R and Microsoft Excel.

Recession-Proof Strategies

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
You can't control when the next recession will hit—but that doesn't mean your career is at the mercy of the market. Economist Jason Schenker shares six key strategies that can help you manage your career—and even thrive—when the market takes a turn. Throughout this course, Jason shares practical tactics that can help you become recession proof. Learn how to prepare for a recession—of company, industry, or country—before it even hits; how to dig in and fight a recession; how to invest in yourself during challenging economic times; and more. Plus, learn about the different varieties of recessions, as well as how to determine if one is imminent.

EPUB Accessibility Using InDesign

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
As digital books aren't constrained to the printed page, they're a great deal more malleable than traditional publications. Ebooks—which are essentially HTML and CSS in an EPUB wrapper—can be output or altered to meet the needs of readers who use assistive technology or have a situational disability. In this course, learn how to create cleaner, more accessible ebooks using Adobe InDesign. Instructor Laura Brady provides a throrough introduction to EPUB accessibility, going over key principles, techniques, and tools that can help you manipulate InDesign to boost a book's accessibility. Laura covers how to separate style and content, improve the navigation and structure of your content, and clearly describe images. Plus, learn about making pagelists and working with tools like the Ace accessibility checker.

Building Your First iOS App

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
Do you have a clever idea for an app? Even if you haven't built up your programming skills just yet—or know little to nothing on the subject—this course can help you transform your idea into a functioning iOS app in the space of an afternoon. Join instructor Todd Perkins as he steps through how to create a native iOS 12 app. Throughout the course, Todd covers the code, tools, and practices for building, troubleshooting, and deploying iOS applications. Discover how to create your very first Xcode project, set up the UI, test your app on a device, and more.

WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to build an online store using one of the most popular and trusted ecommerce solutions for WordPress. WooCommerce provides advanced store management for physical and digital products in a clean and easy-to-understand package. Simply put, WordPress plus WooCommerce equals your online shopping portal on your terms. Join WooCommerce expert Patrick Rauland as he shows how to use the plugin in conjunction with WordPress and also how to combine it with external services for payment processing and shipping. Learn how to navigate the inventory, tax, and shipping settings; add products; manage sales; and customize your store's layout. Plus, learn how to integrate external services like Google Analytics and MailChimp for customer analytics and email.

Java EE 8: JSON-B

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:00
JSON is the most popular format for data exchange. JSON-B is a standard binding layer for converting Java objects to and from JSON messages. It comes bundled with Java Enterprise Edition—containing all the features of third-party libraries without any of the integration effort. JSON-B defines a default mapping algorithm for converting existing Java classes to JSON, while enabling developers to customize the mapping process through the use of Java annotations. Learn default and customized mappings for JSON-B and see it in action in a JAX-RS web application, in this course with instructor and developer Ketkee Aryamane. Ketkee reviews all the features of JSON-B, including adapters and serializers, showing them in practice in real-world Java applications.

Wacom Tablet: Customizing ExpressKeys

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:00
It's easy to start drawing with a Wacom tablet and ignore the buttons running down the side. Known as ExpressKeys, these buttons offer time-saving shortcuts to common functions, such as mode toggles, 3D rotation, and pan, scroll, and zoom. This course helps you unlock the full power of your Wacom device with the ExpressKeys, touch controls, gestures, and other shortcut features available. Instructor Mark Simon—a story artist and avid Wacom user—also shows how to customize the shortcuts further, and then tailor them for use with specific software: Photoshop, PowerPoint, Storyboard Pro, Maya, After Effects, and more. Plus, get tips for working with the Wacom remote.

Planning a Small Business Cloud Strategy

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:00
Interested in moving your small business to the cloud? In this platform-neutral course, join cloud computing expert David Linthicum as he explores the steps necessary to successfully plan a cloud strategy, providing an approach that's tailored to the needs of small businesses. This course is not meant to be a hands-on guide for architecture and implementation; rather, its focus is on the strategic processes that are necessary for successful planning. Here, David covers the basics of various cloud models and addresses business concerns, including the cost of operations. He also leads you through four case studies exploring cloud cases that are unique to small businesses. Upon completing this course, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to identify your business needs and plan around implementation and anticipated cost.

Advanced Scripting with Axure RP

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:00
On the journey from initial idea to development, you may find that your UX designs end up appearing and responding differently than you expected. Prototypes—particularly realistic, high-fidelity ones—can prevent such situations by allowing you to see how your design ideas feel and interact earlier in the process. In this course, learn how to create more dynamic prototypes with Axure RP. Instructor Shauna Bybee steps through some of the most common ways to use variables and functions in Axure RP. Learn about string methods, how to format dates and times, how to work with window properties, and much more. Throughout the course, Shauna shares examples that lend a real-world context to the concepts she covers.

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