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Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineering

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:00
Ransomware is a growing threat, and it's imperative that IT security professionals have the knowledge and skills needed to protect their networks and systems against these attacks. In this course, instructor Malcolm Shore provides an in-depth look at tools and techniques you can use to reverse engineer malware. He discusses how to use reverse engineering to better understand malware, and demonstrates how to approach static and dynamic malware analysis. To wrap up, he dives into a real-world example of ransomware— the devastating WannaCry malware—using this case study to help you better understand how malware functions.

Excel: Scenario Planning and Analysis

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:00
A multitude of factors can affect the trajectory of your business. Learning how to document, summarize, and present projected business scenarios can help provide a basis for insightful business analysis, and help you evaluate the impact of various choices on your organization. In this course, explore techniques for analyzing a series of business scenarios using the flexible and powerful capabilities built into Excel. The course starts with a chapter on the art and craft of scenario planning before turning to the technical capabilities of Excel. Tools covered include row grouping to show and hide detail, PivotTables, and functions for using the normal distribution. (Author: Curt Frye)

AutoCAD Add-ins Using VB.NET

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:00
Are you familiar with Autodesk products, but new to programming? If so, this course can help you get up to speed with the basics of .NET programming, and how these concepts can be applied to AutoCAD. Here, instructor Josh Modglin shows how to work with the AutoCAD .NET application program interface (API) and the Visual Basic .NET programming language to create a plugin—which is a module that loads into AutoCAD to extend its functionality. Josh also shares more detailed explanations of the underlying principles of Visual Basic .NET, and demonstrates how to further develop the functionality of your plugin.

Design a Condensed Sans Serif Typeface

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:00
Learn the basics of constructing a condensed sans-serif font using Glyphs App, the premier software for designing type. Instructor Charles Nix takes you through the design process along a logical path, building from simple elements to a complete font. He shows how to create lowercase and uppercase forms, as well as numbers and punctuation. Once the font is complete, learn about refining it with spacing and kerning, and discover strategies for making the font your own. Charles closes with advice and resources for further exploration of the gothic condensed form and typography in general.

Live Video Streaming: Essential Skills

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:00
Learn the basics of live video streaming for marketing, advertising, and communication. John Dudley provides live webcasting solutions for some of the world's leading brands and causes via his DC Webcasting service. In this course, he shares his expertise with you. He covers solutions ranging from commonplace consumer technology to integrating professional video, sound, and back-end content delivery solutions. The goal of this course is to help you understand the wide range of streaming options available—including live, simulated live, and on-demand streaming—and help you make smart video production, IT, and CDN decisions.

Creating a Positive and Healthy Work Environment

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:00
Toxic workplaces cost organizations money in the form of lost productivity, poor employee health, and, in extreme cases, lawsuits. HR consultant Catherine Mattice Zundel explains how companies that invest in a positive workplace can see an amazing return on their investment. If you have a negative workplace, you can turn it around by creating a vision for change—and a positive culture committee to help you deliver a new culture to your workforce. Catherine provides insight into conducting surveys and updating your performance management system, and offers tools such as a sample strategic plan and an exercise for creating core values.

Reactive Java 9

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:00
Reactive programming is an asynchronous programming paradigm built around data streams. Events, server requests, messaging, and even values are all conveyed via streams. Using reactive programming in Java applications enables concurrency, which boosts the performance of your applications, and improves standard error handling. This course shows how to develop robust and well-structured Java 9 applications following the Reactive Streams specification. Instructor Manuel Vicente Vivo also covers operators and the popular Akka Streams API for stream processing with backpressure. In the final chapter, he shows how to build a real-life reactive RESTful web application step by step using Spring, Jersey, RxJava 2.0, and Java 9.

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

AutoCAD Mobile App

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:00
AutoCAD is the world leader in computer aided design (CAD). With its new cloud-based features and tools, you can bring your AutoCAD projects anywhere your job takes you. In this course, instructor Shaun Bryant shows how to take your AutoCAD drawings on the go using A360 Drive, AutoCAD 360, and the AutoCAD mobile app. Discover how to edit your drawings and collaborate and work with your team remotely. Plus, learn how to sync your files with your desktop and refine your drawings back at the office.

Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro CC

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:00
Many post-production studios are migrating from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro. This course shows video editors what to expect when making the switch, focusing on the key differences in the editing workflow in Premiere Pro CC vs. FCP 7. It compares the two programs' interfaces, data structures, concepts, tools, and techniques. Author Jeff Greenberg walks through each step of the workflow: project setup, media import, editing and trimming, audio enhancement, transitions and effects, and export. The final chapter covers a few project management features that will help you transition seamlessly to Premiere Pro. (Author: Jeff I. Greenberg)

Functional Programming with Streams in Java 9

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:00
Functional programming is an alternative to object-oriented programming that is centered around pure functions. Functional applications avoid the shared state, and tend to be more concise and predictable than those using object-oriented code. This course is designed for Java developers who want to transition to functional-style programming using the new language features in Java 9, including lambdas and the streams framework. Computer science professor Marco Faella shows how to use method references and lambda expressions to refer to existing methods and define new functions on the fly, and use streams to convert sequential processing tasks into parallel computations—maximizing your hardware's potential. Plus, see these concepts in action, in an example that shows how functional-style programming can be used improve the performance of collision detection algorithms in 2D games.

Note: To get the best results from this course, you should be familiar with basic Java programming concepts, including lists, maps, and sets, and have a suitable IDE, such as Eclipse, NetBeans, or IntelliJ.

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

Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:00
Everybody wants an animated logo these days, which is great news for freelance video editors. But what if you're a video editor and new to motion graphics? Motion Graphics for Video Editors breaks down this workflow into easily understandable chunks, showing how to use the Adobe Creative Cloud tools that most video editors already have to complete basic motion graphics tasks. In this installment of the series, Rich Harrington introduces a few different ways to get and prep logos that are the right format and resolution, and use Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to convert the files into layered images that are ready to animate. The real work then takes place in After Effects, where Rich shows how to animate a vector logo, as well as how to render a logo animation, add reflections, cast shadows, fill a logo with a pattern, and add rays and glows that will impress your future clients. (Author: Richard Harrington)

InfraWorks 360: Enhancing and Optimizing Roads

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:00
InfraWorks software from Autodesk offers functionality that can help transportation planners and civil engineers efficiently plan and design roads. In this course, learn how to optimize and enhance roads within an InfraWorks model. Lynda Sharkey shows how to use style-based roads to more precisely control geometry and grades. In addition, she demonstrates how to create your own component assemblies that use vertical as well as horizontal geometry for more advanced capabilities, such as superelevation, as well as how to analyze and optimize the roads that you create.

Lectora Online 2017 Essential Training

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:00
Lectora Online is a web-based elearning tool that allows you to leverage cloud authoring and responsive course design to more easily create and share elearning content. In this course, Oliver Schinkten helps you get up and running with Lectora Online by demonstrating how to use this powerful tool to create dynamic online courses, presentations, and assessments. He shows how to customize your account settings, create titles, add chapters and pages, and save the look and layout of a slide as a template. Plus, he explains how to add tests and quizzes, collaborate with team members, and more.

DaVinci Resolve: Editing Basics

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:00
DaVinci Resolve isn't just an amazing color correction tool; it's also a full-featured editor. This course covers the key techniques editors need to transition to Resolve—and skip all the speedbumps. Video expert Jeff Greenberg introduces editing techniques such as three-point editing, drag-and-drop editing, and trimming in the Timeline. Then learn how to adjust audio using Fairlight, the powerful in-app DAW, and add transition and effects. Jeff then reviews the powerful color correction tools that Resolve is best known for, focusing on the features that are most useful to editors, such as video scopes. He also shows how to edit multicam footage using the MultiClip tool, and wraps up the course with a look at output and media management. (Author: Jeff I. Greenberg)

Transitioning from Technical Professional to Manager

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:00
All too often, professionals are given the opportunity to take on management responsibilities based on the strength of their technical skills. Managerial roles, however, depend on achieving results through others—which requires a significantly different skill set. In this course, leadership coach Sara Canaday helps you incorporate the right mix of functional and interpersonal skills to meet corporate objectives, build a high-performing team, and expand your impact as a leader. Sara shares how to make the shift to management by gaining insights on your leadership strengths and weaknesses while expanding your perspective to focus on team results. Her key topics include self-awareness, emotional intelligence, communication skills, relationship building, and group motivation.

Hiring, Managing, and Separating from Employees

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:00
Gaining a deep understanding of the dozens of laws and hundreds of regulations that apply to the workplace isn't necessary for most managers or human resource professionals. That said, knowing the most important ones can be a boon to your career and help you maintain your company's reputation. This course is focused on giving you the framework of the law from hiring to letting employees go, so you know how to avoid potential issues that could land you—and your organization—in trouble. Learn how to properly navigate the hiring process—from writing job descriptions to asking appropriate interview questions—as well as how to define company policies and procedures in an employee handbook, and manage personnel files. In addition, learn about day-to-day laws that managers should be familiar with, and how to handle employee discipline and documentation.

DISCLAIMER: This course addresses US law concepts that may not apply in all countries. LinkedIn (including Lynda.com) and the instructor are not giving legal advice. Neither Linkedin (including Lynda.com) nor the instructor represent you. The information conveyed through this course is similar to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate information to help viewers understand the basics of the topic presented. The views and legal interpretations presented in this course do not necessarily represent the views of LinkedIn or Lynda.com. (Author: Don Phin)

Digital Imaging for Business Professionals

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
While it isn't essential for most business professionals to master the art of photography, having a basic understanding of digital imaging concepts can help professionals use Microsoft Office tools and other business software more effectively. In this course, review essential photographic concepts, and discover how to make image adjustments using Adobe Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint. Instructor Rich Harrington covers basic concepts—including resolution and color space—goes over essential file types, and shows how to use Adobe tools to convert different graphics so that they are more useful in Microsoft Office tools. He also demonstrates how to adjust the exposure, color, and size of an image, and discusses intellectual property rights that you should know about if you use digital images for business-related work. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Introduction to the Xamarin Designer for iOS

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to design responsive, multi-screen interfaces for your iOS applications with the Xamarin iOS Designer. This course introduces the features of the iOS Designer to new Xamarin developers. First, learn how to use the constraint-based Auto Layout system to build the UI for a single-view application. Then learn how to place controls such as buttons and control their behaviors programmatically. Finally, find out how to use storyboard segues to link together multiple views in your app. The practice files for this course are free, and the instructors have included exercises to apply what you've learned along the way.

This course was created by Xamarin University. We are honored to host this training in our library. (Authors: Helen Miller, Jesse Dietrichson)

Pages 6 Essential Training

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
Learn to create elegant and effective documents with Pages 6, the macOS word processing and page layout application. In this course, David Rivers shares numerous creative, time-saving features that will help experienced and new users alike. David begins with a tour of the user interface, and then walks viewers through how to create unique, eye-catching documents using the built-in text tools, templates, and styles.

Swift: Writing Reusable Frameworks

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
Code is best when it's reusable. In this course, David Okun shows you how to make a Swift-based camera library that you can drag and drop into any iOS application, and save time and energy re-writing code.

Along the way, he explains the differences and nuances between writing code for an application and for a reusable framework, as well as some of the fundamentals of AVFoundation, one of the core camera frameworks in iOS. David also shows how to refactor your code, understand Swift access control, develop an interface, and handle memory leaks, so your framework is ready to share with other developers.

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