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FARO Scene 3D Laser Scan Registration

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:00
FARO SCENE is an important tool for 3D laser scanning that can help you process and manage scan data more efficiently. This course covers a comprehensive workflow for 3D laser scan processing, registration, and quality control (QC) using FARO SCENE software. Instructor Paul Tice covers setting up your project registration, navigating through your point cloud data in FARO SCENE, noise identification and removal, and validating the overall registration of your point cloud data set. He also goes into visualizing point clouds, point cloud exporting options and applications, integration options in FARO SCENE, using third-party data, and more. (Authors: )

Dynamo: Practical

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:00
Autodesk Dynamo allows you to build custom tools that can help you solve modeling challenges with greater efficiency—and it's already included in your Revit software. If you've been meaning to learn how to leverage Dynamo in your workflow, this course can help you get started by exploring practical applications of this powerful tool. Paul F. Aubin provides several examples of how to use Dynamo to speed up common procedures, including how to rename multiple project views and place component families along a path. Plus, he demonstrates how to use Dynamo to place adaptive component families. (Authors: )

React: Securing Applications

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
After you've built and tested your React application, how can you ensure it is secure? Applications that look great and perform well can still be at risk of attack. This course provides clear, focused steps you can take to reinforce your React applications and authentication methods to defend against common threats. First, instructor Emmanuel Henri explains how common attacks work and gets you started setting up solutions that can protect your applications. Next, he shows how to improve the security of your authentication methods using Auth0, followed by how to protect APIs. Then, he covers how to make app and feed components more secure. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the best practices you need to safeguard your files, code, data, routes, servers, and users. (Authors: )

RHCE Cert Prep: Kernel Tuning and Remote Logging

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
The RHCE certification demonstrates expert-level competence with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. This course covers two of the key objectives of the certification exam: Linux kernel tuning for performance optimization and remote logging. Computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast Grant McWilliams shows how to change kernel parameters by hand and using tuned profiles. Additionally, he demonstrates how to turn PowerTOP suggestions into tuned profiles. He shows how to tune processor affinity and schedulers with Tuna, and test your optimizations with performance monitoring tools like Performance Co-Pilot (PCP), Turbostat, ps, and GNOME System Monitor. He also shows how to load and customize kernel modules. Last but not least, Grant covers remote logging using rsyslog. (Authors: )

Windows 10: Administration

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Being able to administer a Windows machine is a key skill for any Windows administrator. Keep your skills sharp and up to date with this Windows 10 administration training. Martin Guidry takes a detailed look at the operating system, focusing on the administrative tasks necessary for keeping Windows 10 in tiptop shape.

Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery. (Authors: )

Learning SOLIDWORKS Composer

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Get started with SOLIDWORKS Composer, and discover how to leverage this software to generate technical documentation, publications, and animations. Develop fundamental SOLIDWORKS Composer skills by learning a variety of essential topics. Learn about generating images and animations of your products for technical documentation and publications, as well as technical marketing purposes. Explore how to set up cameras and views, add lines and textures, create simple animations, and output video and images. (Authors: )

Business Analytics: Forecasting with Exponential Smoothing

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Exponential smoothing is a term for a set of straightforward forecasting procedures that apply self-correction. Each forecast comprises two components. It's a weighted average of the prior forecast, plus an adjustment that would have made the prior forecast more accurate. Smoothing—like most credible approaches to forecasting—requires a baseline of observations, in sequence, to work properly. Weekly revenues and daily hospital admissions are typical examples. Several versions of exponential smoothing exist, each corresponding to a type of baseline. In this course, Conrad Carlberg provides an introduction to simple exponential smoothing, diving into the basic idea behind it, and explaining how to assemble the forecast equation and optimize forecasts. (Authors: )

Google Calendar Essential Training

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Manage your personal and professional schedules more effectively with Google Calendar. In this concise course, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows how to get started scheduling events, keeping track of your to-dos, and accessing it all on the go. Jess begins by showing how to change the way Google Calendar looks and acts to make it better suit your needs. Next, she moves straight into creating single or repeating events, inviting guests, and adding rooms and resources to an event. She demonstrates how to respond to invitations, and covers the ins and outs of pop-up reminders and email notifications. Jess also shows how to create an additional calendar, share your calendar with others, and access your Google Calendar on your phone or tablet. (Authors: )

Learning Salesforce Quip

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Quip is a productivity suite for Salesforce that connects a variety of document types into the Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) system, including spreadsheets and help documents. In this course, learn how to use Quip to create, edit, organize, and update your team's content in a single location to enhance group collaboration. Christopher Matthew Spencer explains how to set up Quip for your team, and covers essential Quip concepts, including how to work with folders and links, and use Quip to cut down on unnecessary meetings and emails. Plus, he shares techniques for collaborating with Quip, and working with this platform across several different devices. (Authors: )

360-Degree Feedback

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
An organization's talent is vital to its success. As a result, it's crucial that companies provide their employees with the support they need to grow professionally. When managers and HR professionals ensure that their employees receive meaningful feedback from a variety of sources, they can help to spark positive change within their organization. In this course, learn the value of 360-degree feedback, and how to select and use a reliable 360-degree instrument in order to get reliable information on the behaviors and performance of your employees. Leadership expert Sara Canaday explains how to implement a feedback program, shares best practices in feedback delivery, shows how to help your team members make the most of the feedback they receive, and more. (Authors: )

Windows 10: Security

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Whether you are upgrading or starting afresh with a new operating system out of the box, having the peace of mind that your system will be secure is possible by taking a few necessary actions. Protecting your Windows 10 system includes updating authentication and authorization settings, reviewing encryption options, selecting an anti-virus solution, and configuring network settings. Activating native solutions or adding compatible third-party solutions can improve your system's defenses. Completing a few crucial steps and configuring settings according to your needs is the focus of this course, Windows 10: Security.

In this course, Martin Guidry helps you work through each essential security step. He takes you through familiar ground, standard account setup, covering accounts, passwords, users groups, and permissions. He also takes you through unfamiliar territory, enhanced features and new products, examining BitLocker, Wi-Fi Sense, Windows Defender, and Edge, the new web browser. This course provides instructional step-by-step walkthroughs in addition to best practice discussions. Learn how to protect your computer from a network attack, apply security policies in Group Policy, use remote desktop, and more. (Authors: )

3ds Max: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
3ds Max is a powerful, deep, and multifaceted program, so there's always more to learn. This weekly series aims to keep you on top of the latest tools and techniques, and introduces fresh perspectives on traditional methods for architectural and product visualization, animation, visual effects, games and virtual worlds, and motion graphics. Instructor Aaron F. Ross presents a new topic every week, spanning the full range of 3D graphics tasks, including modeling, rigging and animation, shading and lighting, camera operation, and rendering. He gives special attention to streamlining workflows, such as automation of time-consuming tasks, so your productions run more smoothly and efficiently. Come back every Wednesday for a new tutorial to expand your 3ds Max knowledge and skills. (Authors: )

Figuring Out Your Next Move

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
Many smart and talented people find themselves hitting professional plateaus at various stages in their careers. Rather than seeing this as a problem or personal shortcoming, you can embrace these moments for what they are: a signal that you may be outgrowing your current projects and are ready for something new. In this course, business strategist Jenny Blake outlines her four-stage process for helping "high-net-growth" individuals map a pivot plan for growth within their role and look for small experiments outside of it, ultimately to make an even greater impact. Discover how to build on your existing strengths, identify what energizes you most, scan for related people, skills, and projects, and make small changes that will take you closer to your one-year vision of success, starting from right where you already are. (Authors: )

Learning BambooHR

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:00
BambooHR is a powerful human resources software solution that flows company information into an easy-to-use system that puts employment, pay, performance, and org charts at a user's fingertips. In this concise course, Oliver Schinkten explores the end-user functionality of BambooHR, so that you know how to leverage this powerful HR platform as an employee. Oliver covers updating your personal information, viewing employment and pay information, and requesting time off. He also goes over how to access organizational information, and how to use the BambooHR mobile app to take advantage of the platform's features and functions on your mobile devices. (Authors: )

ZBrush: Tips & Tricks

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:00
Are you ready to take your ZBrush-ing to the next level? In this weekly series, ZBrush artist Ryan Kittleson shares his personal approach on how to make ZBrush work for you. Ryan demonstrates how to set hot keys so that ZBrush operates more like your other favorite software. He shows you how to customize the interface, so that the features you use the most are placed front and center, and how optimize the setup of a custom scene to achieve maximum workflow efficiency. He demonstrates how to create macros to simplify complex and repetitive tasks into single-click solutions. This series is designed to help you go from spending time fussing with software to having more time to make great, new things with ZBrush! (Authors: )

PHP: Object-Oriented Programming with Databases

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to interact with databases using object-oriented PHP code. In this intermediate course, Kevin Skoglund teaches powerful PHP techniques that streamline interactions with MySQL databases. PHP developers will benefit from the efficient, well-organized, reusable, and easy-to-understand code that object-oriented programming (OOP) offers. Kevin shows how OOP techniques can optimize database queries, help manage sessions, and simplify user logins. He provides practical examples and tips to create objects that interact seamlessly with database rows, to build a content management system with HTML forms, to authenticate users, and to break up long lists of database data into smaller pages.

Note: This is an intermediate-level training course that assumes you have existing knowledge of PHP. To refresh your skills, check out PHP Essential Training and PHP: Object-Oriented Programming. (Authors: )

React VR: Interactive Multimedia

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:00
Once you've learned the basics of virtual reality, you can create immersive, interactive experiences that enable users to play and learn. With React VR, developers can add multimedia, including video, 3D models, and animation, and use the component state to dynamically re-render content. This course teaches you how to go beyond the basics and combine these elements into a single immersive VR project: a space-themed environment for NASA Earth Science. Instructor Emmanuel Henri also teaches you how to structure and test your projects, letting you safely explore more complex possibilities with React VR. (Authors: )

Mobile Photography Weekly

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:00
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. (Authors: )

Learning Python

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:00
Python—the popular and highly readable object-oriented language—is both powerful and relatively easy to learn. Whether you're new to programming or an experienced developer, this course can help you get started with Python. Joe Marini provides an overview of the installation process, basic Python syntax, and an example of how to construct and run a simple Python program. Learn to work with dates and times, read and write files, and retrieve and parse HTML, JSON, and XML data from the web. (Authors: )

CSS Shorts Weekly

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:00
CSS Shorts is a weekly series covering all aspects of CSS, including properties, preprocessors, positioning, floats, and the most up-to-date styling techniques. Instructor Chris Converse returns every Tuesday, bringing you short and timely tips that will help new and experienced web developers alike create more beautiful websites and more efficient code. Tune in and learn how to take more control over the style, layout, and even the user experience of your web designs.

Note: There will be free exercise files for most episodes, which will allow you to follow along with author Chris Converse, as you explore all the possibilities CSS has to offer.

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