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Sales: Referral Selling

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
Referrals offer the biggest competitive advantage of any sales tool out there—yet many teams aren't using referral selling as the primary way they prospect. Transform the way you work and build a sales pipeline full of qualified, low-cost leads with this simple tool. Joanne Black—speaker, author, and sales coach—explains why referrals work, and what gets in the way of asking for them. She shows how to earn introductions to prime prospects, ask for referrals in the right way, and leverage social media to widen your reach. The course includes worksheets to help you build out your referral process, as well as role-play scenarios that demonstrate how referral requests play out in real face-to-face conversations.

Social Selling Foundations: Using Content to Drive Engagement

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
Social selling is modern selling. More than 75% of B2B buyers use social media to research products and services and the people who sell them. Sales reps with empty profiles drive away as many as half their prospects. In this new sales landscape, it's important to keep your social selling skills on point. Join social selling expert Donna Alexander in this fast-paced course, which shows to create a social media presence that drives leads, not losses. Donna explains how to maximize engagement on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter by sharing more compelling, targeted content. She helps you create a unique online brand, identify your target buyers and their interests, and find engaging content to share. Plus, learn strategies for adjusting the frequency and timing of your posts for maximum impact.

Learning AWS CloudFormation

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
CloudFormation automates provisioning of networking, security, and other Amazon Web Services. CloudFormation is an integral part of automated infrastructure delivery with AWS, and a must-have for DevOps who want to speed up IT deployments. This course provides the knowledge necessary to start working with this important tool. Explore the anatomy of CloudFormation and the structure of templates, and then find out how to create your own templates to deploy resources such as S3 buckets and EC2 web servers. Instructor Aater Suleman also explores advanced scenarios, such as using parameters and mapping in templates, supporting a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline, and conditionally including resources, and provides tips for using CloudFormation in teams.

Learning MATLAB

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
MATLAB is one of the most popular programming languages today for engineers and scientists, and with good reason-it allows analysts to work efficiently with large amounts of data. Instructor Steven Moser shows you how to harness the MATLAB tools and create programs to model your own data and hypotheses. First, learn how to create basic variables and cell arrays, and work with the core MATLAB syntax, which is significantly different than other programming languages. Then discover how to create scripts and functions, work with matrices, debug your program, and import data. To illustrate your findings, Steven shows how to create 2D and 3D plots, add annotations, and incorporate images. The final chapter covers Simulink, the MATLAB block diagram tool.

Learning System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (DPM) provides a centralized, enterprise-class solution for disaster recovery. With DPM, you can back up multiple hosts: Hyper-V, VMware, and Azure virtual machines; Windows client and server operating systems; SQL Server; Exchange and SharePoint servers; and Linux virtual machines, just to name just a few. This course shows how to back up and recover these systems and more, using the DPM administration console and time-saving PowerShell cmdlets. Instructor Daniel Lachance reviews DPM components and architecture and discusses considerations for installation and backup configuration. He shows how to apply protection to workloads such as file servers, SQL Server, Hyper-V virtual machines, and Windows clients, and easily recover the data—even from failed servers that refuse to boot. The course wraps with a discussion of monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting in DPM.

Additive Manufacturing: Troubleshoot 3D Prints

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
3D printing is has come a long way, but there are still many things that can derail the printing process. This course helps you avoid problems in advance, and when they do come up, it helps you solve them. Rich Cameron and Joan Horvath of Nonscriptum LLC—the maker tech training company—review common 3D print problems, and show how to fix them by making changes to the model, orientation, or printer settings. Learn what to do when your print doesn't stick to the print bed; when you see pimples, dimples, or stringing; have cooling issues; or the walls of your print are too thin. Joan and Rich also help identify and fix software-related issues with your host and slicer programs, and keep track of changes as you debug, in case you need to roll back to a previous version of your design.

Having an Honest Career Conversation with Your Boss

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
To get what you want, you need to ask. Dialog is what opens doors. If you're at the place in your career where you need to have a truthful conversation about what comes next, this is the course for you. Personal branding expert Lida Citroën helps you prepare to have an honest career conversation with your boss. She helps you navigate common career conversation topics such as asking for a promotion, requesting additional training, or confessing a potential career-ending mistake. Learn how to request, prepare for, and lead the conversation, and keep the meeting focused and professional-even if your request is denied.

Angular: Building on Azure Microservices

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:00
Angular and .NET might seem like an unlikely pair, but using the best features of each framework, you can build smart, sleek applications and APIs. With the addition of Microsoft Azure, you have a robust and easy-to-use hosting option for your projects. In this course Robby Millsap shows how to develop secure .NET services with Angular and Azure. In the first part, he builds an Angular app on top of .NET; in the second, he constructs an API using .NET Core. Along the way, he shows how to secure your apps with Auth0, and deploy them using a continuous integration workflow with Visual Studio Team Services and GitHub. Plus, learn how to test your applications from front to back, and access libraries that will make your job that much easier.

At the end of the course, you'll have skills to connect the popular Angular framework to key services in Microsoft ecosystem.

Autodesk Civil 3D Essential Training

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:00
Autodesk Civil 3D software is a design and documentation solution for civil engineering that supports building information modeling (BIM) workflows. By learning to use Autodesk Civil 3D, you can improve project performance, maintain consistent data, follow standard processes, and respond faster to change.

This course gets you up and running with Autodesk Civil 3D. First, instructor Josh Modglin shows how to model a surface, lay out parcels, and design geometry, including the making of horizontal alignments and vertical profiles. Next, Josh demonstrates how to create corridors, cross-sections, pipe networks, and pressure networks. Then, he covers working with feature lines and grading objects, and how to share your data. He wraps up by providing an overview of plan production tools.

Photo Critique of the Week

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:00
What makes a photo work? When is an image considered successful? In this weekly series, photography expert Steve Simon critiques images captured by all levels of photographers, from hobbyist to professional. He provides insights about how the elements in an image affect its interpretation so you can decide what to include—and exclude—from the frame when out shooting or when cropping in post. Additionally, he shares technical and non-technical remarks, covering choices like aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. As he reviews images, he notes the strengths exhibited while also identifying opportunities for refinement, and points out changes that could vary the meaning conveyed in the final image.

Check back each week to watch as more critiques are added, covering new work from many different genres. This series is designed to help you discover how to improve your work as a photographer. By heightening your awareness through analysis, you can harness the information to enhance your photographic eye.

Microsoft Cognitive Services for Developers: 3 Language

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:00
The Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs allow developers to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to create apps that can more effectively understand and interpret the needs of users. In this course, learn how to work with Microsoft Cognitive Services for language. Instructor Sahil Malik explains how to work with the Bing Spell Check API, the Text Analytics API—which you can use to detect language, key phrases, and sentiment—and the Translator Text API. He wraps up the course by taking a deep dive into the exciting Language Understanding (LUIS) service, which allows apps to accept a user's input in natural language.

Mobile Video Production: Traveling with Gear

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:00
Videographer, photographer, and post-production expert Nick Harauz has traveled the world with his video gear. In this course, Nick shares practical tips and techniques for planning what to pack and how to pack it. He also shows what to do with your gear when you arrive at your destination, to make your remote video production go as smoothly as possible and help you get your gear back home in one piece. To wrap up, Nick shares some tips that can help you organize all the great footage you captured on your trip.

InDesign Secrets

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:00
In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks,, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects.

New techniques will be added to the collection every other week, so check back early and often. Find more tips and tricks at

The Practicing Photographer

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:00
In The Practicing Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration. Each installment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each one concludes with a call to action designed to inspire you to pick up your camera (or your mouse or smartphone) to try the technique for yourself.

Microsoft Teams Essential Training

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:00
Get up to speed with Microsoft Teams, the communication and teamwork hub of Office 365. Teams brings together colleagues, conversations, and content, allowing enterprise users to collaborate more seamlessly. In this course, instructor Nick Brazzi walks through everything you need to know about using Teams, starting with how to set up teams and join existing teams. Nick then covers how to organize teams and engage in conversations. He shows how to share files with colleagues and initiate video and audio meetings on Teams—both scheduled and impromptu. Plus, Nick explains how to add extra functionality using apps, bots, and connectors; customize user and administrator settings; and work with the Microsoft Teams mobile app. is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

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Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Neural Networks

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:00
An artificial neural network uses the human brain as inspiration for creating a complex machine learning system. There are now neural networks that can classify millions of sounds, videos, and images. These machines can answer our questions, understand our behaviors, and even drive our cars. The network looks for subtle patterns in our data and then fine-tunes itself to improve over time. They can become experts in predicting our behavior, learning our languages, and finding new discoveries. In this course, instructor Doug Rose provides an overview of artificial neural networks, explaining what they are and how you can use them for your machine learning challenges. Discover ways that you can use this technology to do fascinating new things for your projects or your business.

Marketing to Millennials

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:00
Millennials—individuals between the ages of 18–35—are the largest buying segment in the economy. In this course, learn what this generation actually values, and how to leverage proven marketing strategies to effectively target this powerful audience. Millennial marketing expert Chelsea Krost kicks off the course by explaining who millennials are and debunking common millennial stereotypes. Chelsea offers specific tactics that you can use to optimize your organization's digital and social presence, and shares strategies for upping your content marketing efforts to inspire and engage consumers. To wrap up, she covers influencer marketing—including how to find the right influencer for your business—and goes over fundamental social media marketing concepts.

Learning DaVinci Resolve 14

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:00
DaVinci Resolve is a fully-featured video post-production package that allows users to edit, color correct, color grade, and render a video project—all in the same package. In this course, learn how to get started with editing, color correcting, and audio mixing in DaVinci Resolve 14. Instructor Patrick Inhofer kicks off the course by covering some fundamental concepts, including how to set up a project in DaVinci Resolve 14, how to create and work with bins, and how to work with the Color page. Patrick then helps you get comfortable in DaVinci Resolve by familiarizing you with essential system, user, and project preferences. He also shares how to create Smart Bins; work with the Edit page; leverage tools that help you evaluate saturation and contrast; render to nonlinear editors from DaVinci Resolve 14; and more.

Premiere Pro CC 2018 New Features

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:00
Explore the cool new features in the 2018 and 2018.1 versions of Adobe Premiere Pro. In this course, Rich Harrington covers the April 2018 additions to Premiere Pro CC as well as noteworthy features from the previous release. Rich reviews color correction enhancements, such as the Video Limiter effect and Auto Color matching, and workflow improvements, including Auto Ducking, Match Frame, and changes to markers and dip transitions. Plus, learn about UX changes, such as the new Timecode panel and the Essential Graphics browser, which allows you to create titles and motion graphics right in Premiere Pro. Rich also reviews new video formats and encoding options, publishing tools, labels, project management tools, and virtual reality features like VR headset integration and new VR effects and resolves. (Author: Richard Harrington)

AutoCAD: Tips & Tricks

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 20:00
Take your CAD skills up a notch. Work smarter, not harder, with AutoCAD. AutoCAD Tips & Tricks provides weekly tips, techniques, and workarounds to make designers like you more effective and more productive. Learn how to use AutoCAD's features in exciting new ways, customize the workspace and shortcuts to save time, create more accurate drawings with the measurement and organization tools, and more. Shaun Bryant's insights give you that competitive edge you can't get from a regular training manual. Tune in every Wednesday for a new tip!