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Learning OneNote Online

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
OneNote is a robust note-taking app that allows you to jot down and save ideas wherever you are, and tag notes for easy recall. In this course, Heather Severino, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and MOS Master, offers tips to help you be even more organized and productive with this powerful note-taking tool. Learn how to use OneNote to document action items, track tasks, collaborate with colleagues, and even record audio, all from your web browser. Heather also offers tips for handwriting and highlighting notes, tagging content, upgrading to the OneNote apps for iOS and Windows, and saving time with valuable shortcuts. (Authors: )

Learning Excel Online

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
With Excel Online you can create, view, edit, and share workbooks directly in your web browser. In this course, instructor Joshua Rischin starts with a quick tour of Excel Online, showing the unique features of the online app and the differences from the desktop version. Next, Joshua shows how to work seamlessly with both versions of Excel: creating and editing workbooks, sharing workbooks, creating charts, designing forms, and more. If your business is moving towards the cloud, it makes sense that your software does too. Learn how to use Excel Online and collaborate from anywhere. (Authors: )

Taking Charge of Your Career

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
There is no predictable career ladder in today's workplace. Most people no longer have the security of staying in one field, one job, or even one location. Navigating your career now means being able to adapt and stay relevant. This course is designed for anyone who wants to take charge and plan the next move—whether it's choosing a career, negotiating a promotion, or changing fields. Learn to leverage your unique skills and passions to create a flexible career path that stays true to your values and allows you to adapt as needed. Career expert Christine DiDonato helps you understand the new rules of work, foster a career vision, create a career map, and get started on your next play. (Authors: )

Xcode 9 Essential Training

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:00
Xcode is the official IDE for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. This tool has been popular since the first release, but Xcode 9 delivers an even easier and more efficient workflow. Follow along with instructor Todd Perkins to learn how to build your own apps with Xcode 9.

First, learn how to install Xcode and create a new project. Then find out how to edit code; leverage helpful features like the Assistant Editor, playgrounds, and snippets; and integrate version control with GitHub. Discover how to use Interface Builder, Xcode's intuitive UI design tool, to design a responsive interface that adapts to screen size, aspect ratio, and orientation changes. Todd also shows how to map application flow with storyboards, and reviews the basics of schemes and behaviors. Plus, learn how to compile and debug your code, test apps in the iOS Simulator, and submit apps for publication in the App Store directly from Xcode 9. (Authors: )

Java EE: Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP)

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to build dynamic web pages using servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP). This course starts with the basics, covering the fundamentals of servlets. Instructor Ketkee Aryamane explains how to set up your environment, and discusses GET and POST requests, as well as forwarding and redirection. She then moves on to JSP, reviewing fundamental concepts such as the JSP life cycle. She also covers session management, filters, and listeners. To wrap up, she goes over the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) core module and fmt module, and also discusses the development of custom tags. (Authors: )

After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
Even if you've already established an After Effects workflow that suits you, exploring overlooked features and shortcuts can only help you work more efficiently with this powerful application. In this course, learn tips for creating a fast and efficient motion graphics workflow in the After Effects timeline-leaving you with more time for creativity. This installment of After Effects Guru reveals time-saving features for navigating to specific timecodes, adjusting keyframes, changing layer behavior, working with layer modes, and using composition markers. (Authors: )

Java Essential Training: Objects and APIs

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
If you want to build applications for mobile devices, desktop computers, or the web, you need to know Java—and keep your knowledge up to date as the language evolves. Java 9 is changing quite a few important aspects of the programming workflow, particularly the handling of objects and APIs. This course is the second in the Java Essential Training series, which provides the foundation for learning Java 9. Instructor David Gassner starts by showing how to debug Java code in IntelliJ IDEA, and handle any exceptions that occur. He explains how to create custom classes and understand how Java implements inheritance, a core principle of object-oriented programming. Plus, learn how to store data in memory with the Java Collections Framework, extend Java with popular APIs, make network requests, and package your applications for deployment in JAR files. (Authors: )

Extending Xamarin with Behaviors, Commands, and Triggers

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
Xamarin is a great tool for developing cross-platform apps and interfaces. But did you know that there are extensions that can actually improve your code? This course introduces three features to dramatically change the way you code applications with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Learn how behaviors can turn your forms into styles. Then find out how commands add functionality and rigor. Last but not least, discover how to configure triggers to create more dynamic interfaces. This course uses a project-based approach to teach Xamarin developers when, why, and how to use these extensions, and ties all three features together into a single Xamarin app. (Authors: )

SSCP Cert Prep: 4 Incident Response and Recovery

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
Earning the (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification can help to accelerate your career by validating your understanding of essential IT security concepts. In this installment of the SSCP Cert Prep series, instructor Mike Chapple covers the objectives of Incident Response and Recovery, the fourth domain of the SSCP exam. Topics discussed include incident management-including how to build a security incident response program-and network and software forensics. Mike also explores disaster recovery, discussing the design of backup strategies, different options for alternate processing facilities, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of business continuity and disaster recovery plans. (Authors: )

PHP Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:00
Become a better PHP programmer, one tutorial at a time. The series brings you tips, tricks, and techniques to build your PHP skills. David Powers offers a new video every week, to broaden your understanding of what PHP can do and to help you become a more productive developer. To follow along, you should have a thorough understanding of PHP basics, but if you're still a beginner, you can watch this series for a weekly dose of inspiration, until you're ready to implement the techniques in your own projects.

Note: The exercise files are free to all members. The code is commented to enhance your learning, but you will need database connectivity for some files to run as intended. (Authors: )

Creating a Culture of Service

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:00
A culture of service extends far beyond your customer service department. Developing a service-oriented organization or team requires clarity of messaging and operating through a lens of impact. In this course, leadership consultants Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod help leaders communicate their customer-focused purpose and outline processes and policies that support these values. They share how exceptional leaders help their teams shine, and how making some small—but meaningful—changes to how you talk about money, mistakes, and even the firing of employees can make a big difference in the engagement and performance of your team. (Authors: )

Photoshop CC 2018 One-on-One: Fundamentals

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:00
Photographers and graphic designers of varying levels of expertise-including professionals, hobbyists, enthusiasts, and students-use Photoshop to edit and refine their work. In this course, Deke McClelland takes you on a personalized tour of the basic tools and techniques you can use to make great images and graphics. Deke shows how to open images from multiple sources, change print resolution, crop and straighten images, and customize preferences. He guides you through how to edit images by adjusting brightness and contrast, correcting the colorcast of a photo, and retouching portraits. He demonstrates how to work with layers, leverage the Quick Mask mode, and handle Camera Raw images. He also covers formatting text, printing, preparing web graphics, and more. (Authors: )

GraphQL Essential Training

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:00
GraphQL—a query language for APIs that was originally built by Facebook—makes it easier for you to get the data you actually need from a query. In this course, learn how to get started with GraphQL. Instructor Emmanuel Henri walks through how to set up GraphQL, explores the GraphQL schema, and goes over the basic types and fields. He also shows how to set up persistence—including how to use SQL and Mongo DB with GraphQL; covers how to add new items with mutations; and shares how to leverage some advanced features in your queries. (Authors: )

Visual Studio Developer Tips

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:00
Discover tips and techniques that can make working in Microsoft Visual Studio simpler, faster, and more interesting. In this weekly series, Walt Ritscher shines a spotlight on helpful shortcuts for Visual Studio. He dives into a variety of topics, including code programming tips, keyboard secrets, application development suggestions, and more. (Authors: )

Revit Stairs Workshop

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:00
Discover how to use Revit—the powerful BIM software from Autodesk—to create simple to custom stairs and railings. Instructor Eric Wing covers features, tools, and techniques that can help you add elegant stairs and railings to your designs. Eric explains how to add straight stairs, spiral stairs, U-shaped stairs, and multistory stairs. He also goes over how to configure railings—including how to edit a rail path; shows how to create a bullnose; and covers how to work with stringer, tread, riser, and landing families. (Authors: )

Premiere Pro Guru: Mixing Audio Clips and Tracks

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Good audio makes for great video, and with Premiere Pro, you can make your audio sound great. In this installment of Premiere Pro Guru, Luisa Winters walks through the process of mixing audio—adjusting levels, adding transitions, and more—and then stepping it up a notch with some commonly used effects, such as EQ, reverb, and de-essing. She also includes tips for changing the length and speed of your audio tracks, recording scratch tracks, and exporting audio separately from video. (Authors: )

Creating Time-Lapse Movies with Lightroom and LRTimelapse

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Transform your still image sequences into stunning time-lapses with Lightroom and the incredible but easy-to-use companion app, LRTimelapse. Rich Harrington starts this course off explaining how an all-raw workflow can help you make the most of this toolset and get you the best-looking results. Then he shows how to process raw images in Lightroom and use LRTimelapse to address more complex issues, such as flicker and exposure changes over time. Then he demos two options for final assembly of your time-lapse movie: exporting directly to video from LRTimelapse, or bringing the still images into other Adobe and Apple programs to build your time-lapses there. (Authors: )

Learning Ransomware Countermeasures

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Ransomware, a form of malware, is a threat to everyone. It spreads through phishing or other methods that get the victim to click a link. To avoid an attack, good security practices are important, both at home and at the office. The course provides an overview of the types of ransomware, including onion and mobile ransomware, and covers ways of safeguarding a Windows computer from risks. It is designed not just for IT pros, but anyone who wants to protect against ransomware and other types of cyberattacks. Security professional Lisa Bock covers best practices for securing routers, updating your software, strengthening passwords, identifying spam and other forms of social engineering, and reporting ransomware attacks to authorities. She closes with some simple ways that you can prevent your network from becoming infected, including a tabletop exercise to help your organization test your response to attacks. (Authors: )

Learning Microsoft Surface and Other 2-in-1s

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Get up to speed with the Surface Book—the powerful hybrid laptop/tablet (2-in-1) computer from Microsoft—and other 2-in-1 devices. This course begins with a tour of the Surface Book device, explaining how to connect the mouse, keyboard, and external displays.

Next, instructor Nick Brazzi steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings. He demonstrates how to multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles, and more.

Plus, Nick shows how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to leverage the powerful Surface Pen in popular applications, and how to work with the Surface Dial, which you can use to interface with specialized menus and controls in different applications. He also explores the Windows Ink Workspace, a collection of applications designed specifically for pen input. To wrap up, he goes over important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login. (Authors: )

Luminar: Advanced Projects

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:00
Discover how to use Luminar—the powerful photo editor from Skylum—to enhance and retouch your photos. This course helps to acquaint you with the specific tools of the software—and how to use them to get professional results—by exploring different genres of photography. Learn practical techniques that are applicable to all photos, as well as advice that applies to specific genres of photography, including portrait, landscape, aerial, and nature. This course also shares how to analyze images to spot problems, as well as how to work with layers and masks. (Authors: )

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