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Advanced Express

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:00
Node.js is one of major platforms for the web and Express is one of the most popular Node frameworks. This course is designed to take your development skills to the next level, with advanced techniques that will enable you to tackle more complex projects with Express. Learn how to integrate a database, build a proper user authentication and authorization system, securely upload files, process and serve images, and deploy your Express apps to production. Daniel also provides instructions for building a login form, improving performance with a cluster module, and securing your application. A complete startup project is included in the exercise files, so you can follow along with the lessons and have a solid foundation for future Express projects. (Author: Daniel Khan)

SharePoint Quick Tips

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
Take your SharePoint knowledge to the next level with these two-minute tips. This balanced combination of advanced and intermediate tips help SharePoint users save time and perform more complex tasks as they use SharePoint for business communication and collaboration. Microsoft Certified Trainer Heather Severino shows how to customize your libraries, pin and share documents, and create new list items: tasks, contacts, events, and more. Plus, learn how to save time by automating common processes—such requesting approvals, saving files, and posting Teams messages—with SharePoint flows.

C Standard Library

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
Get up to speed with the C standard library, the standardized library of functions available for the C programming language. This course covers over 60 of the most useful and popular functions, as grouped in the header files stdio.h, stdlib.h, stdint.h, string.h, and math.h. Instructor Eduardo Corpeño starts by reviewing the library's organization and familiarizing you with the header files and syntax. Then he shows how to accomplish a variety of tasks with the library: processing input and output, managing application memory, generating random numbers, sorting and searching for data, manipulating text strings, and performing math. Each chapter includes numerous examples that show the functions in practice, along with programming challenges that allow you to test your new knowledge and skills.

SketchUp 2019 Essential Training

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
Build your 3D modeling skills by mastering the basics of SketchUp. In this course, get up to speed with this easy-to-use 3D modeling application by gaining a foundational understanding of the drawing and design tools offered in the 2019 version of SketchUp. Instructor Tammy Cody covers navigating the interface, manipulating objects, drawing, leveraging organizational tools, and working with materials and textures on both Windows and Mac computers. Plus, learn how to apply simple styles and animation to make your 3D projects more polished and presentable. Throughout the course, Tammy provides opportunities for you to practice what you've learned.

Managing in a Matrixed Organization

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
Matrixed organizations are challenging to run, but offer more efficiency, innovation, and leadership development than traditional vertical reporting structures. Whether you're leading a matrixed organization or you're a team member in one, you need to understand how matrixed organizations work, what the common pitfalls are when running and working in them, and how you can get the greatest benefits from their design. In this course, instructor Mike Figliuolo explains how to manage matrixed employees, excel as an employee in a formal or informal matrix, and capitalize on the unique opportunities that a matrix offers, including the ability to reach a larger network and learn more about more aspects of the business.

Learning PowerPoint Online (Office 365)

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
With PowerPoint Online, you can create, view, edit, and share presentations directly in your web browser. The web app is flexible and powerful, but it differs from the desktop version of PowerPoint. In this course, Microsoft Certified Trainer Heather Severino walks you through all the unique features of PowerPoint Online. She begins with basics, showing how to create, open, and save files in a browser. Next, she walks through slide layout essentials, such as adding headers and footers, and shows how to incorporate visuals such as charts, photos, videos, and audio. She demonstrates how to share and co-edit presentations, as well as view and print PowerPoint files. Finally, she shares some handy keyboard shortcuts and explains how to get help with the Tell Me feature.

Note: This course is for users who know the basics of the PowerPoint desktop app, but are new to the web browser version, PowerPoint Online. It emphasizes features that work differently in PowerPoint Online. For basic PowerPoint guidance, please see PowerPoint Essential Training (Office 365) or Learning PowerPoint 2019.

Azure Administration: Implement and Manage Storage

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
Learn how to manage Azure storage, including blob storage and backups. This course is for any administrator who wants to be able to configure and secure cloud-based storage options with Azure, and those who want to prepare for the related Microsoft exam, Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (AZ-100). Instructor Sharon Bennet provides hands-on demonstrations that cover creating and configuring storage accounts, importing and exporting data to Azure, configuring Azure file shares, and implementing Azure backups. Plus, learn how to configure an Azure content delivery network (CDN) and restore Azure virtual machines, files, and folders in the event of failure. (Author: Sharon Bennett)

After Effects CC 2019 Essential Training: Editors and Post

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
In this course, Alan Demafiles covers the core aspects of After Effects commonly used in editing and post production: masks, shapes, type, logos, stills, animating, rendering, and exporting. To begin, Alan compares After Effects to Premiere Pro so you can see the similarities and differences. Then he dives into hands-on demonstrations of how to limit effects with masks, create elements with shape layers, use text templates, animate a logo, and create a 3D type extrusion. Next he shows you how to work with imported pictures, create a Z-space camera montage, change the speed of animations, and more. He wraps up by walking through outputting steps and then kicks off a challenge exercise where you can put your skills into practice.

Illustrator Quick Start

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:00
Learn Adobe Illustrator on your lunch break. This short introductory course teaches you the basics of this industry-standard vector art tool in 30 minutes. Once you have these fundamental techniques out of the way, you can move on to more in-depth training and hone your skills in the areas you want to focus. Start here to learn how to import a hand-drawn sketch, create a drawing layer, draw and transform basic shapes, use colors and gradients, and add text. (Author: Tony Harmer)

CMO Foundations: Driving Innovation

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:00
In most organizations, the responsibility for innovating products and services falls to the CMO. But innovation isn't a one-person job. The key is to create a culture of innovation and drive it throughout the company. In this course, marketing and innovation leader Drew Boyd explains how to drive innovation in an organization through training and motivation, process improvement, and internal auditing. Learn how to hire the right people, and continually improve and reward them. Find out how to use current processes and make them more innovative. Finally, discover how to overcome resistance and measure results.

BIM-VDC for Construction

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:00
Building information management (BIM) has evolved into virtual design and construction (VDC), which involves the integrated digital management of all phases of a construction project. VDC and BIM are key to effectively communicating and delivering a quality construction project in the modern digital age. This course will help you leverage the latest cutting-edge technology to win proposals, push the design envelope, and leave a lasting impression on your clients. Learn how to create bids, manage preconstruction, author digital content, establish a BIM plan and requirements, organize your digital models, coordinate with large teams, and manage your documentation and data. Instructor Willard Williams, an architect and construction industry professional for over 20 years, shows you how to use the latest digital tools, from laser scanners to unmanned aerial vehicles, to plan, execute, and manage construction projects of any size.

Learning the JavaScript Language

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:00
JavaScript is the lingua franca of the web, but before using it to create dynamic websites, you need to understand how it works. In this course, Joe Chellman explores the syntax behind the JavaScript language. He shows how to "speak" JavaScript by gaining an understanding of variables, types, objects, arrays, operators, control structures, loops, and functions, through a series of hands-on examples that put these ideas into action. After completing this course, most developers will grasp the core syntax of JavaScript and how this scripting language works to build powerful and complex functionality on the web.

Windows Server 2019: DHCP and DNS

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:00
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is the system that automatically assigns IP addresses to hosts, and Domain Name System (DNS) resolves fully qualified domain names to IP addresses. If you're a network administrator charged with managing a Microsoft network environment, then it's essential that you have a solid understanding of both of these networking services. In this course, Ed Liberman dives into DHCP and DNS, explaining how they work in the context of a Windows Server 2019 environment. Learn how to install, configure, and manage a DHCP server, as well as how to deploy DNS. Plus, explore name resolution in enterprise networks, including how to configure standard and conditional DNS forwarding.

ZBrush Tips and Tricks

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:00
Looking to work smarter with ZBrush? In this weekly series, Emmanuel Henri digs into this popular digital sculpting tool, helping you enhance your ZBrush skill set, one tip at a time. Each installment covers a specific topic, including how to work with key features such as ZRemesher and Panel Loops, as well as how to leverage some of the newer ZBrush tools, including PolyGroupIt. Along the way, Emmanuel also shares best practices and helps to acquaint you with popular workflows. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tip.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

React: Using TypeScript

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:00
TypeScript offers developers a more structured approach to JavaScript application development, and is a natural fit for the build processes most React developers are already using. Combining the component approach in React with the discipline of TypeScript enables you to build clean web applications that will be easier to maintain over time. In this course, instructor Emmanuel Henri explains shows how to use TypeScript with React. He starts with a review of basic and complex types and functional and stateful components. Then he shows how to use TypeScript interfaces to improve your React code. Finally, learn how to implement higher-order components to reuse components while adding new functionality.

Tips on Producing a Great Song Demo

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:00
Get tips from songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher on what makes a great song demo. This course is for aspiring and established songwriters who want to end up with polished, high-quality demos that can be pitched at all levels of the music industry. Learn what goes into recording the best vocal performances, how to simplify and focus your demo, and how to work creatively with whatever rhythm sources you have available. Plus, get insights into what to do—and what not to do—to ensure that you present your demo professionally.

Getting Started as a LinkedIn Learning Admin

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
Learn how to manage your organization's LinkedIn Learning account as an administrator. Our staff instructor explains how to navigate the administration homepage and find the features available to you through your organization's LinkedIn Learning account. Find out how to quickly add and edit users, organize learners into groups, assign permissions, and recommend content, including curated learning paths and collections. Plus, learn how to use the reporting features for a visual "at a glance" or high-level view of usage. (Author: LinkedIn Learning Staff Instructor)

Word Tips Weekly

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
Become a Microsoft Word power user in just a few minutes a week. This tips-based series helps you deepen your proficiency with Word, covering a variety of tools and techniques you can use. Learn how to format documents, work with templates, customize built-in styles and themes, master Track Changes, and more. Check back each week for a new pro tip from expert David Rivers.

Note: Because this course an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

Excel for Corporate Finance Professionals

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
Discover how to use Microsoft Excel for the bread-and-butter tasks required by corporate finance and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. In this hands-on course, professor Michael McDonald steps through how to leverage this powerful tool to pick corporate investments, determine your firm's cost of capital, and perform operational budgeting. Michael steps through how to estimate weighted average cost of capital (WACC), build a budget, perform stress testing and scenario analysis, and more. Throughout the course, Michael includes exercises—together with downloadable exercise files—that can provide you with a practical understanding of these key topics.

Practical UX Weekly

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
Ever wondered how other UX designers troubleshoot problems and juggle conflicting priorities? In this weekly series, Drew Bridewell—a user experience designer and leader of the digital transformation team at InVision—shares his hard-earned knowledge and shows how to apply basic UX design principles to real-world projects. Drew discusses his daily workflow, shares tips and tricks for presenting your work and collaborating with others, introduces valuable tools, and walks you through a day in the life of a product designer. Tune in and start looking at your own design projects in a new light.

To continue the conversation with Drew and other user experience professionals, join Drew's Practical UX: Lessons from the Trenches LinkedIn group.

Check out Practical UX Weekly (2017) for 40 more tips and tricks.