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Angular: Animations

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
Motion is the key to modern web applications. Angular 4 is ready. Explore the native animation capabilities of this popular JavaScript library and build expressive applications. This project-based course uses the Angular 4 CLI and its animations module to create and animate an interactive demo. Find out how to set parameters such as duration, delay, easing, and callbacks, which allow you to adjust the timing and sequence of your animation. Instructor Joseph Labrecque also shows how to animate isolated elements of your application using the query and stagger functions. Once you understand how to animate a new project, Joseph takes you through the process of animating interactions within an existing Angular application—a custom video player. Finally, discover how to compile and package the project for distribution on the web.

Microsoft Planner Essential Training

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
Microsoft Planner is a new planning and project management app for Office 365 that enables individuals and groups to be more productive. In this course David Rivers shows how to get things done in Planner, from creating new plans and setting due dates to updating a project's status and sharing files with team members. Learn how to work more efficiently and stay focused on what's important by using Microsoft Planner for your next project.

Building an Integrated Online Marketing Plan

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
Successful marketing is holistic: it considers every channel, from email to search to social media. It is also focused: on the business's core values, customers, and goals. What keeps all these moving parts in check? An effective strategy. Learn how to build an integrated online marketing plan for your organization, in this course with marketing expert Matt Bailey.

Discover why a successful business strategy starts with you, namely your narrative and your value. Learn how to define your target customers, and understand where their needs and your business goals align. Find out how to evaluate the best channel for your message, whether it's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest. See how to develop a calendar for putting the right content in front of the right people at the right time. Plan for success by researching SEO, trending topics, annual content, and seize-the-day opportunities. Plus, learn how to think like a publisher; integrate content marketing into lead generation; and measure, model, and review your success. 

Help Desk Handbook for End Users: PC Basics, Hardware, Operating Systems, and Applications

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
In today's world, it is beneficial for everyone who uses a computer to know how it works. Computer literacy is not only knowing how to read email and open files, but also understanding what goes on inside. This course provides self-help style guidance for solving beginner-level IT issues. Learn how to troubleshoot issues related to storage, memory usage, computer setup, wiping a computer for resale, installing apps, file management, and backups. Instructor Scott Jernigan also provides coverage of system peripherals and operating system basics. These tips and tricks are valuable for anyone who needs a quick fix, including help desk administrators and tech support personnel who need resources for their end users.

This course was created and produced by Total Seminars. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Vue.js: Building an Interface

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
The perfect way to learn Vue.js is to use Vue.js. It's an incremental library that can scale to fit almost any developer's needs. Once you build an application interface and see its strengths and flexibility in action, you can decide how much of Vue.js you want to use in your own projects. This hands-on course teaches you how to build a simple component-based app: a rating system with features like search and sorting. Along the way, Ray Villalobos shows how to use Vue.js lifecycle methods to load data from files or an API; leverage HTML templates; work with nested subcomponents; add, edit, and delete records throughout the interface; and build layouts to search records and sort the displayed results. By the end of the course, you'll have a functional app prototype and more skills with this flexible framework.

Finding Your Introvert/Extrovert Balance in the Workplace

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
Introversion and extroversion are core parts of human personality theory. Even though people tend to demonstrate more of one behavior than the other, growing professionally often demands that we be able to understand and appreciate both types. In this course, Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes explain the psychological and physiological differences between introversion and extroversion. They show you how to build on your strengths, and they provide stretch goals to help you develop as an introvert and an extrovert. The course is illustrated with real-life examples from Tatiana and Brenda's own professional partnership, and scenarios to help you work more effectively with others.

Storytelling for Advertising Campaigns

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:00
"Storytelling" has become an agency buzzword. From creative directors to copywriters, it seems everyone is a storyteller these days. And the fact is, they're right. We are all storytellers. But few of us are story builders, capable of not only understanding the structure of story but able to use it to connect the character of a brand to the people that consume it.

In this course, Stefan Mumaw lays out the structure of story and uses the development of a real-world campaign to show how each story component builds an emotional bridge between brand and consumer. He breaks down how that story translates to the various advertising components that creatives often use in a real-world campaign, like TV spots, print ads, websites, and social content.

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 2 Technologies and Tools

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:00
Earning the CompTIA Security+ certification can help kick-start your career in information security. This course—the second installment in a series readying you for version SY0-501 of the CompTIA Security+ exam—prepares you to tackle the Technologies and Tools domain. Instructor Mike Chapple—an IT leader with over 15 years of experience—covers key topics, including how to install network components that can help support enterprise security, leverage security and monitoring technologies, troubleshoot security issues, improve the security of mobile devices, and secure common protocols. Visit certmike.com to join one of his free study groups.

After Effects Guru: Tracking Cameras and Stabilizing Footage

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Whether it's removing camera shake or tracking a camera's movement, After Effects has you covered. You can apply a variety of techniques to smooth out the camera movement in a shot, using the After Effects Warp Stabilizer VFX effect, and track the camera to add objects into a scene realistically. Rich Harrington shows you how in this installment of After Effects Guru. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Learning Enterprise Web Application Performance

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Most enterprise apps are moving online. But if your application takes more than three seconds to load, more than 50% of your users will abandon it. Web performance optimization (WPO) helps developers increase conversion and user efficiency while reducing server load. WPO is an essential technique for efficient web-based applications, and it's one every enterprise architect and engineer should master. This course teaches the fundamentals of WPO, including the different types of metrics and charts the experts use to measure critical performance factors like load and interaction times. Discover the right tools for measuring aspects such as parsing and rendering speed, including WebPagetest, built-in browser developer tools, Google Lighthouse, and APIs that allow you to access real-time production performance data. Plus, see techniques that will improve performance on app load and usage on both mobile and desktop devices, increasing user's efficiency and perception of the app. (Author: Maximiliano Firtman)

Angular: Material Design

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Material Design is a unified system created by Google designers for crafting high-quality digital experiences. In this project-based course, get started with Material Design for Angular. Instructor Robby Millsap helps to familiarize you with Material Design by covering the benefits of the specification, and walking through how to install and configure Material Design. He also shows how to work with layouts, components, and theming features to give a project a user experience overhaul.

Learning QuickBooks Online

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Get up and running with QuickBooks Online so you can manage business finances in the cloud, anywhere you go. Bonnie Biafore shows business managers who are new to QuickBooks—and QuickBooks veterans making the leap to the online edition—how to pay bills on time, collect the money earned, and run reports to see how your company is performing. Plus, discover how to set up customers, vendors, products, and services; record transactions; reconcile bank statements; and pay sales tax.

After Effects Guru: Tracking Cameras and Stabilizing Footage

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Whether it's removing camera shake or tracking a camera's movement, After Effects has you covered. You can apply a variety of techniques to smooth out the camera movement in a shot, using the After Effects Warp Stabilizer VFX effect, and track the camera to add objects into a scene realistically. Rich Harrington shows you how in this installment of After Effects Guru. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Mobile Photography Weekly

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Mobile photography can mean everything from iPhone and Android snapshots to sophisticated image editing on a phone or tablet. Mobile Photography Weekly is the weekly series that covers it all, from Instagram to Photoshop Fix, from camera phone tripod mounts to add-on lenses. Tune in each Tuesday to learn a new tip or technique, discover new apps and add-ons, and get the most out of the mobile photography revolution. (Author: Seán Duggan)

Meshmixer Essential Training

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Get started with Meshmixer, the powerful 3D modeling utility from Autodesk. This 3D modeling multi-tool is unique in that it's not just helpful for creating digital sculptures—it also offers some exceptional features for making your ideas interface with the real world via 3D printing. In this course, join Nick Kloski as he introduces the many features of Meshmixer, from 3D scan cleanup, to sculpting, to 3D print preparation. Nick explores how to evaluate and fix downloads from online sites, sculpt creations using digital clay, create a 3D model from a photograph, and more.

This course was recorded and produced by HoneyPoint3D. We're pleased to host this training in our library.

Creating a Culture of Strategy Execution

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
Regardless of how outstanding your strategy is, your organization won't derive any value from it until it has actually been implemented. But the process of implementing strategic plans—and cultivating a work culture that encourages teams to take action—requires thoughtful planning. You must link strategy, execution, and culture; create processes to support execution; execute the strategy; and be prepared to overcome obstacles. In this course, Mike Figliuolo demonstrates how to build a culture of strategy execution. He reviews the drivers of strategy execution and the fundamental concepts that companies need to pay attention to in order to realize their plans.

React: Replacing Legacy Projects

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:00
While it's lots of fun to create new applications from scratch using the latest and greatest technologies, porting old applications to new approaches requires stepping back a bit. Updating to a modern framework means reconsidering many other connected decisions. In this project-based course, Emmanuel Henri helps you tackle the conversion process with confidence by demonstrating how to upgrade legacy apps or websites to React. To illustrate the different steps in this workflow, Emmanuel takes you through the conversion of a Vanilla JS project into a React app. He covers the tools you'll need to build a React app, and shows how to dissect an old webpage into components, set up the state with static data, add an external backend with Firebase, add navigation and routing, and ensure that you're following best practices.

Redefining PowerPoint in the College Classroom

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 03:00
PowerPoint has become one of the most common classroom technologies. But today's college students expect more than bulleted lists. It's time to rethink your presentation style, and redefine what PowerPoint can do. Alan Ackmann shows how to create more interactive and dynamic lessons by reimaging how PowerPoint can be used. Learn what presentation styles are most valuable to students, and how key theories support the use of PowerPoint for cognition and knowledge transfer. Then explore the many different uses of PowerPoint, from archiving to screencasting. Alan reviews principles of effective slide design, including recommended use of color, space, text, and animation. He leaves you with some "before and afters" that show how presentations for different types of college classrooms can be optimized and redesigned for specific audiences.

Leading without Formal Authority

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 03:00
Leadership isn't just a skill for managers. Demonstrating leadership is important for employees at every level of an organization. There are opportunities to lead every day, whether you hold a formal leadership position or not. In this course, leadership and personal development experts Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod outline how individual contributors or SMEs can exhibit leadership by influencing, inspiring, mentoring, and motivating others. They also help you overcome unique challenges such as how to communicate when you think your boss or team is headed in the wrong direction.

Working with Recruiters

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:00
No matter how big your network is, a recruiter's network is bigger. A recruiter can be a great resource to find a job that's not advertised and get your résumé in front of the right person. If you're actively looking for a new position or if you've been approached as a client, this course can help you understand the benefits and challenges of working with a recruiter. In this course, Barbara Bruno—a 30-year veteran recruiter—outlines how to seek out the best recruiter for your industry or profession as well as how to develop a lifetime rapport with them. Learn how to interview a recruiter, set your expectations, and work with corporate as well as third-party recruiters.

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