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Preparing for the GMAT

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:00
Prepare to take the GMAT business school entrance exam. In this course, Vince Kotchian offers an in-depth exploration of the GMAT to give you the most effective tools to maximize your score. Vince reviews all GMAT question types, offers detailed strategies, and provides tips for studying and taking the test. Learn how the exam is structured and scored and try sample questions from each of the GMAT's four sections: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Writing. While preparing for the GMAT can feel overwhelming, this test prep course will break the test down and explain it simply and clearly—which will help you build your confidence and skill and increase your score.

GoPro HERO5 and HERO6: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:00
Got a GoPro? Whether you capture stills, video, or even time-lapse photography, this beginner's course equips you with the essential skills you need to get out from behind your computer and start shooting in the field with your GoPro HERO5 or HERO6 camera. Rich Harrington starts right at the beginning, showing how to get the camera out of the box—which is trickier than it sounds—and set up for your shoot. He also covers strategies for excelling in different shooting scenarios, and shares his insights on different menus and buttons to ensure that you get up and running quickly, without needing to fuss over controls. (Author: Richard Harrington)

SketchUp: Tips & Tricks

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to use SketchUp more effectively. In this weekly course, George Maestri covers a wide variety of topics and shares tips that can help you use this powerful application to efficiently and quickly create detailed 3D models. Tune in and start boosting your SketchUp skills.

Java EE: Contexts and Dependency Injection

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) is a set of services that can help to enhance the behavior of your applications. In this course, learn about CDI and how to use it in your Java EE application. Discover how to configure an environment for CDI. Learn about CDI beans, how to use them, and what it means to have a lifecycle. Then, learn about the different features of CDI, including qualifiers, producers, events, observers, and interceptors. Finally, the course covers CDI scopes and JavaServer Faces (JSF). (Author: Alex Theedom)

Finding a Job

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Ready to find your next job? Learn how to prepare yourself for today's job market and land a gig that you'll love. Jolie Miller shows how to create a great job hunting plan that connects you with opportunities that mesh with your interests and goals. Jolie explains how to present yourself to employers in the best light with a well-designed LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter. She explores how to tailor your experience for each job and for any special situations, such as layoffs, reentering the workforce, or switching roles or industries. Plus, she shares quick tips that can help you make a great first—and lasting—impression in your interviews, negotiate an offer you're proud of, and prepare for your first day at your new job.

Agile New Product Development for Manufacturers

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Agile isn't just for software. It can also be applied in the creation of manufactured physical objects. Manufacturers who bring new products to market are under unique pressures. They must consider the time to market, health and safety, and the cost of materials—all while trying to deliver great products under tight deadlines. In this course, learn how to streamline your project pipeline by leveraging the agile project management methodology within the context of new product development. Discover where agile works best, how to prepare your team and organization to apply agile methods, and how to expand the use of agile for new product development. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of how to use the agile methodology to quickly deliver high-quality results. (Author: Mark Hechel)

Managing Globally

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
In today's global economy, it's crucial for managers to be culturally agile. The best leaders can accurately assess the cultural environment in which their teams are operating and manage their teams appropriately. In this course, join professor and global leadership expert Paula Caligiuri as she helps managers understand how to lead effectively across cultures. Learn how to create positive first impressions anywhere in the world and vary your verbal and nonverbal communications to be understood in different cultures. Plus, discover how to make convincing presentations in different cultural situations, motivate a team across cultures, make requests and provide direction, and more.

Learning Functional Programming with Swift

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
By taking up functional programming—a popular programming paradigm that's centered around pure functions—you can write more robust and maintainable Swift code. This course prepares you to make the switch by providing an introduction to the functional paradigms in Swift. Instructor Shaun Wassell covers functional concepts, first-class functions, and array functions. He also dives into a few advanced concepts, including partial application and recursion.

Building an Android App with Architecture Components

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Google now offers a set of recommended components for architecting Android apps. Android developers can learn how to follow these recommendations to improve their initial development process and simplify long-term maintenance. In this course, learn best practices for building high-quality Android apps using the Android Architecture Components for data persistence and display. Instructor David Gassner teaches these concepts in a real-world context by using the Architecture Components to build a simple note-taking app from start to finish. He shows how to define an SQLite database with the Room library, display a list of data with the efficient RecyclerView component, and update the user interface with observable LiveData objects.

Code Clinic: Java

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Practice coding with Java. Code Clinic is a series of courses that solve the same problems using different programming languages. It gives developers a chance to experiment with new platforms and compare their strengths. Here, Carlos Rivas takes you through six different challenges and provides an overview of his solutions in Java. Challenges cover topics such as statistical analysis, geolocation, facial recognition, and accessing peripheral devices. Each lesson provides practical skills, valuable design patterns, and code snippets you can use in your own projects.

Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenges in languages like C#, C++, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

Marketing Your Professional Service

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Marking any kind of professional service—from legal representation to music lessons—requires a certain finesse. As you're selling your expertise and time instead of a tangible product, your marketing content must quickly establish that you're trustworthy, highly skilled, and able to tackle a pressing problem. In this course, marketing expert John Jantsch steps through how to market your professional services. First, learn how to focus on your core problem and look through the lens of a customer to better understand how they buy and how they expect to be served. John then shows how to create a website that drives traffic and helps you capture leads. Finally, discover how to turn customers into raving fans and develop a referral process.

OneDrive for Business Essential Training

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Get started with OneDrive for Business, the cloud-based file management system included with Microsoft Office. Follow along with Jess Stratton as she shows how to use OneDrive for Business to keep files organized and accessible. Covering both the desktop client app and the browser version of OneDrive for Business, this course shows how to upload, copy, delete, and download files and folders, and integrate with Office Online. Jess demonstrates how to share files using OneDrive and how to work on files collaboratively with colleagues.

Machine Learning & AI Foundations: Clustering and Association

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
Unsupervised learning is a type of machine learning where algorithms parse unlabeled data. The focus is not on sorting data into known categories but uncovering hidden patterns. Unsupervised learning plays a big role in modern marketing segmentation, fraud detection, and market basket analysis. This course shows how to use leading machine-learning techniques—cluster analysis, anomaly detection, and association rules—to get accurate, meaningful results from big data.

Instructor Keith McCormick reviews the most common clustering algorithms: hierarchical, k-means, BIRCH, and self-organizing maps (SOM). He uses the same algorithms for anomaly detection, with additional specialized functions available in IBM SPSS Modeler. He closes the course with a review of association rules and sequence detection, and also provides some resources for learning more.

All exercises are demonstrated in IBM SPSS Modeler and IBM SPSS Statistics, but the emphasis is on concepts, not the mechanics of the software.

Sketch for UX Design

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
The best UX design tools are nimble, collaborative, and efficient—just like Sketch. Learn how to use this Mac-only, vector-based app to craft great user experiences. Renata Phillippi concentrates on a workflow that takes advantage of Sketch's huge library of plugins, templates, close integration with software like Illustrator and InVision, and best practices (such as the use of style guides and open-source fonts). Follow along to learn how to set up your Sketch workspace for maximum efficiency, speed up design with reusable styles and symbols, build responsive site maps and wireframes, and design mobile apps for iOS, Android, and even watchOS with Sketch. Plus, learn how to integrate Sketch with other popular UX design applications such as Illustrator, InVision.

Excel Tips Weekly

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
This tips-based course will show Excel users productivity-boosting tricks, cool hidden features, need-to-know functions, and advanced content on subjects such as using PivotTables for data analysis. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tip from expert Dennis Taylor. Each tutorial is a short, self-contained lesson guaranteed to give you new insights into Excel.

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

Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
In this series, we have a little something for every Revit designer—beginners and seasoned users alike! Each video focuses on a specific tip, trick, or troubleshooting technique for the most recent version of Revit. Do you import CAD files and want to achieve consistency? Want to get more from your dimensions? Need to check all of the views in a project and see if the settings are correct? Want to consistently configure crop boxes across the entire project? What about getting all the parameters in your family content in just the right order? These are just some of the topics in store. With a new video every week, you are sure to find something useful to add to your growing arsenal of Revit tools and techniques.

NOTE: The exercise files for this course can only be opened in the most recent version of Revit (Revit 2017). (Author: Paul F. Aubin)

Linux Tips Weekly

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Linux is the operating system of choice for enterprises that need a stable, agile, and open-source platform, and it's only getting more popular. Qualified system administrators are in demand. If you've been anticipating a transition to Linux for your company or your career, or thinking about using Linux at home, this series presents a great opportunity to explore it—one tip at a time. Instructor covers a wide range of topics relevant to anyone interested in broadening their knowledge of Linux core concepts, including virtualization, the Linux file system, file management, file transfer, process management, multitasking, networking, and security. Plus, learn about compatible hardware and the Linux desktop experience. Tune in each week to get a new tip, and keep learning Linux all year long.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, there is no certificate of completion available for this course. (Author: Scott Simpson)

Learning Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Bitcoin is a form of money that only exists online. While it's making headlines around the world, many people don't really understand how bitcoin works or the underlying concepts of cryptocurrency. In this course, Tom Geller demystifies bitcoin, revealing the promise and perils of the new crypto economy. Tom begins by explaining what bitcoin is, how it originated, and how it compares with other cryptocurrencies. Next, he explains how to get started by creating a bitcoin wallet, buying and selling bitcoin, and protecting your transactions. He discusses other top cryptocurrencies—Ripple, Ethereum, and IOTA—and explains how "initial coin offerings" (ICOs) have changed the investment landscape. Finally, he covers bitcoin mining, threats to the bitcoin economy, and how to connect with others in cryptocurrency communities.

FileMaker: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
If you're comfortable with FileMaker basics, you're ready for the next step. Learn tips, tricks, and advanced techniques for FileMaker 17—the latest version of the FileMaker platform used all around the world. FileMaker expert Cris Ippolite reveals solutions to maximize your efficiency and make your FileMaker apps more dynamic and sophisticated. Explore advanced techniques using scripts, calculations, reports, and layouts. In addition, you can explore important security tips and learn the publishing options offered by FileMaker Server, including FileMaker WebDirect. Cris also shows you how to connect to other databases and exchange data with APIs using JSON code.

FileMaker: Relational Database Design

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:00
Understanding which data tables to create and how to link them together via relationships is key to mastering the relational database capabilities of FileMaker Pro. In this course, join instructor Cris Ippolite as he shows how to translate aspects of the real world into the form and language of a relational database. Cris begins by reviewing some of the basic concepts of data modeling, introducing tables, key fields, and the relationship graph. After demonstrating how to establish relationships in a database, he discusses using these relationships in portals, in calculations, and while navigating. He also includes three practical data modeling examples to help you grasp how these concepts work in the real world.

This course applies to versions of FileMaker Pro from 16 through the most current version.

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