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Email and Newsletter Marketing Foundations 2018

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 20:00
Many digital marketers consider email marketing to be an essential component of their company's marketing mix. To get your desired return on investment—and to ensure your company maintains a positive reputation—you have to do it right. In this course you can learn how to craft an email marketing campaign that works. Professional marketer and marketing trainer Megan Adams offers tips on building your email lists, choosing themes, creating effective messaging, building newsletters, and analyzing and optimizing your campaigns. The course features MailChimp, but the strategies apply to any email marketing service provider. By the end, you'll have a new tool to drive traffic to your website, engage new audiences, and grow your business.

RHCE Cert Prep: Network Filesystems using NFS and Samba

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 20:00
Become a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE). The RHCE certification demonstrates expert-level competence with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and is considered the benchmark for Linux administrators. This course covers objectives related to network filesystems and file sharing. Instructor Grant McWilliams introduces Network File System (NFS), the standard used by virtually every Linux and Unit distribution, and shows how to configure an NFS server. He creates a simple NFS share, providing a brief overview of NFS security and its interaction with SELinux, and then shows how to mount the share from a client computer. Then he reviews the same techniques with Samba, an SMB file and print sharing stack for non-Microsoft operating systems. There are two chapters of hands-on exercises that allow you to practice your skills with NFS and Samba, including creating shares for group collaboration.

Retail Sales Management

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:00
When done right, retail sales management can be uniquely rewarding. As a store owner or leader of a retail team, you have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of both your customers and your employees. In this practical course, Noah Fleming shares strategies and tips that can help you develop a top-notch team and create a consistent experience for your customers. Noah covers the most important components of management success in retail, including internal benchmarking, role-playing, and ensuring you have the right people in the right places. He also explores how to motivate your team for success, track key performance indicators (KPIs), market your business effectively, and more.

Ethereum: Building Blockchain Decentralized Apps (DApps)

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:00
Are you interested in writing blockchain apps or integrating cryptocurrency into your existing apps? In this project-based course, Drew Falkman shows mobile and web developers who are broadly familiar with programming concepts how to work in the Ethereum blockchain environment. As he walks through the creation of a smart contract, a web user interface, and the JavaScript needed to link the two, Drew helps to familiarize you with key programming concepts and techniques surrounding Ethereum development. Discover what the Ethereum blockchain is and how it differs from bitcoin. Get an introduction to Solidity, the programming language used to write smart contracts on the Ethereum network. In addition, learn how to build decentralized applications (DApps) using some of the web programming languages you're already familiar with.

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:00
Harassment is still pervasive in many workplaces—despite the fact that nearly every organization has an anti-harassment policy in place and offers related training. How can HR leaders—and leaders in general—proactively create safe and healthy workplaces? What are the standards required? In this course, Catherine Mattice Zundel explains how to approach this critical topic so that real, positive change can occur at your organization. Catherine dives into the realities of harassment, defining what it actually is and why many targets choose not to report it. Discover how to help prevent harassment by placing a greater focus on culture in conjunction with policy and training. In addition, learn tips that can help you talk openly about behaviors so that you don't cross boundaries.

Photoshop for UX Design

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:00
Although you have a number of design tools available to you for your numerous UX projects, oftentimes, the tool you already have and the tool you already know is the best tool for the job. This course shows how to quickly create wireframes, flowcharts, and pixel-perfect mockups in Photoshop. Learn how to use artboards, guides, Creative Cloud libraries, and more to make layouts and generate exports that convey fluid app experiences. Join Dennis Meyer as he shows you how to set up your project, create a static wireframe, export your designs, and leverage UI kits to create pixel-perfect mockups.

Zbrush: Concept Kitbashing

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:00
Using the kitbashing technique, you can speed up your ZBrush workflow by quickly producing detailed concepts in 3D. In this course, instructor Pablo Muñoz dives into the topic of kitbashing in 3D, sharing its benefits for rapid prototyping in ZBrush. Pablo explores multiple methods for creating organic and hard surface models using custom kits. Throughout the course, he shares various techniques for reusing resources to create completely different objects.

MySQL for Advanced Analytics: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:00
MySQL is an excellent database for advanced analytics, but few analysts use it that way because they aren't fully aware of its capabilities in this area. Analysts end up writing code to perform common tasks—which can be time-consuming—rather than using MySQL to do the same work. In this course, learn tips and techniques for using MySQL for advanced data analytics. Kumaran Ponnambalam walks through the different stages of analytics, from data ingestion and transformation to generating statistics. In each stage, Kumaran focuses on letting MySQL do the heavy lifting rather than writing code in Java or Python. Discover how to perform data cleansing through MySQL update commands, find peak usage of any resource, perform centering and scaling of data to prepare for machine learning, and more. Plus, Kumaran shows how you can link MySQL with Microsoft Excel to get the best of both worlds.

Illustrator CC 2018 One-on-One Mastery

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:00
Adobe Illustrator, the powerful vector-based drawing program, offers functionality that you can leverage to create striking, unique works of art. In this course—the third in a comprehensive training series by industry expert Deke McClelland—you can learn essential concepts for Illustrator mastery, in a logical order, on a schedule that works best for you. Learn new shortcuts, smart toolbox customizations, and advanced blend mode tricks. Find out how to construct seamlessly repeating patterns, and how to create symbols and custom arrowheads. Deke also covers the logo-making features in Illustrator, the Libraries and Actions panels, 3D effects, and more. Each chapter should leave you with a new set of skills—and a sense of accomplishment.

Note: This course was revised for 2018. As Creative Cloud evolves, the training will be updated. Check back often for new videos, new feature reviews, and new ways to work.

Automation with Azure Powershell and ARM Templates

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:00
Learn about the automation services available to you when working with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell. Join Azure expert Mike Benkovich as he introduces you to ARM Templates, resource groups, and dashboard customization. He then takes you through the process of creating and deploying a demo application. He also provides a look at infrastructure, advanced functions, and more.

Learn Java Cryptography

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:00
Security is paramount for any application. In Java, cryptography is key to the secure storage and transmission of data: to and from resources, users, and APIs. This course teaches the basics of Java cryptography using the Java Development Kit (JDK) crypto libraries: Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) and Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE). Learn basic cryptography concepts and terms, including symmetric and asymmetric encryption, hashing, and digital signatures. Then find out how to use the cryptographic services or "engine classes" in JCA and JCE, such as Cipher, KeyGenerator, MessageDigest, and Signature, to enforce secure messaging and data storage. Plus, discover how to build a Java keystore to manage your repository of keys and certificates. Instructor Frank Moley uses his 16+ years of experience as a software developer and security architect to guide you through this complex topic. (Author: Frank P Moley III)

Azure Serverless Computing

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:00
You may already be familiar with platform as a service (PaaS), but this course takes you further by teaching you how to work with several of the serverless options available in Azure. First, Mike Benkovich explains serverless computing. Next, he introduces you to stream analytics, Event Hubs, advanced queries, and functions. Follow along in the demo apps to practice IoT provisioning, provisioning an ASA job, and more.

TeamCity 2017 Essential Training

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:00
TeamCity is a popular tool for continuous integration and continuous delivery workflows. It supports many different environments, server types, and languages, including PHP, Python, Java, and .NET. This course explains how a developer or DevOps engineer can install TeamCity and use it to compile, test, and deploy code to a QA, staging, or production environment. Instructor Aref Karimi helps you write unit tests and perform code inspections, manage code branches in a version control system like GitHub or Bitbucket, and deploy your build to the cloud. Plus, learn how to better manage your team's contributions with roles, audit logs, and notifications. Along the way, Aref makes sure to introduce all the new features in TeamCity 2017, so you are up to date with the latest version of the software.

Linux Foundation Cert Prep: Remote Access (Ubuntu)

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 20:00
From a sunny beach or a remote ski lodge, you can connect to your servers and get work done. This course describes common ways of connecting remotely to a Linux server. Starting with basic telnet and Secure Shell (SSH), learn which options are available for accessing systems from afar. The course also discusses graphical desktop access and considers how to set up a remote desktop session with virtual network computing (VNC). (Author: Scott Simpson)

How to Develop your Career Plan

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 20:00
Creating a career plan is vital. Wherever you're going, you'll arrive faster—and encounter less stress along the way—if you have a plan in place. In this concise course, instructor Aimee Bateman steps through how to create an effective career plan that brings you one step closer to your dream job. Learn how to design and implement your career plan, create a personal development plan (PDP), set achievable goals, and connect with a mentor.

SSCP Cert Prep: 7 Systems and Application Security

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 20:00
The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is an excellent entry point to a career in IT security. To help you prepare for the SSCP exam, instructor Mike Chapple has designed a series of courses covering each domain. In the final installment, Mike covers the objectives of Systems and Application Security, Domain 7, which comprises 17% of the questions on the exam. Topics include malware, systems and application attack types, social engineering, and mobile and cloud security. Plus, learn techniques to secure your site and application code, harden virtual machines and appliances, and secure big data systems.

To join one of Mike's free study groups for access to bonus tips and practice questions, visit certmike.com.

SSCP Cert Prep: 6 Networks and Communications Security

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 20:00
The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is an excellent entry point to a career in IT security. To help you prepare for the SSCP exam, instructor Mike Chapple has designed a series of courses covering each domain. In this installment, Mike covers the objectives of Networks and Communications Security, Domain 6, which comprises 16% of the questions on the exam. Topics include TCP/IP networking, configuring network security devices, and identifying the different types of network attacks. Plus, learn how to secure your network with firewall rules, switch and router configuration, and network monitoring; protect your telecommunications; and understand the unique features and vulnerabilities of wireless networks.

To join one of Mike's free study groups for access to bonus tips and practice questions, visit certmike.com.

Performing Complex State Management with Redux

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 20:00
State management is a critical part of app development but is often done unsystematically. Redux helps you manage state more efficiently, leading to JavaScript applications that behave more consistently and are easier to test. This course starts off with a practical introduction to Redux and how it fits into the JavaScript ecosystem, including the React library. As you move through the course, you can learn how to use Redux and work with JavaScript ES6/7, reducers, firing actions, thunks, and selectors. Instructor Richard Gill spends the final chapter using these Redux features in a real-world application—a messaging board similar to Reddit. By the end of the training, you will be able to apply all the concepts to a real project and understand how Redux can dramatically simplify the development of any JavaScript application.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing.

Establishing Credibility as a Speaker

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 20:00
Audiences will assess the credibility of presenters before they even begin speaking. In this course, Laura Bergells shares techniques that help speakers develop personal credibility. She shows you how to earn the attention and interest of your audience right away by using key nonverbal and emotional skills. Find out how to make eye contact, read a room, and deal with difficult audience emotions. Learn how to state your credentials—without sounding like you're bragging. Plus, discover how to apply your credibility skills to both small and large audiences.

Practical Engineering

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 20:00
Engineering involves a lot of theory. But we don't always get to see it in practice. This series teaches fundamental principles that all civil and mechanical engineers need to know, alongside demonstrations that show how they really work. Using everything from desktop models predicting the movement of groundwater to hand-built examples of mechanically stabilized earth, instructor Grady Hillhouse explains how engineering concepts become real. Every month, he introduces an important new topic that will improve your understanding of essential engineering principles, including force, strength, tension, compression, and more, and help you find better solutions to common design challenges.

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