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Career Clinic: Developer Insights

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
Get career advice and insights from tech [in]structors—practicing developers who teach for LinkedIn Learning. Christina Truong, Ted Neward, Chiu-Ki Chan, Emmanuel Henri, and other working professionals provide relevant, targeted advice for those entering the tech industry and those who want to progress to the next stage in their careers. Meet a different developer each week, as they share stories about starting out, getting hired, finding mentors, improving their skills, and working on their favorite projects. Each interview is full of helpful job hunting tips and guidance for navigating today's fast-paced tech world. (Author: LinkedIn Learning Developer Instructor)

2D Animation: Tips and Tricks

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
One way to learn animation is an all-in-one course, the kind you can find here in our library. The other path is on-the-job training, and involves picking up an arsenal of tips and tricks as you work. Both methods have their benefits, though most students get an all-in-one style education. This course will give you that "on the job" experience in weekly doses. Every Tuesday, author Dermot O' Connor reveals a tip or trick that animation professionals use to save time and create more compelling characters. Learn to use delays, overshoots, and leading gestures to create looser, more realistic movement; draw different mouth shapes for male and female characters; create different styles of walks such as staggers; and more. Put this course in your playlist and each week a new video will appear in your queue.

CCNA Security (210-260) Cert Prep: 7 Content and Endpoint Security

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
As a network professional, it's imperative to have a solid understanding of endpoint threats and how to defend against them. In this course, bolster your understanding of how to combat threats as you study for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security exam. Join security ambassador Lisa Bock as she prepares you for the Content and Endpoint Security section of the CCNA Security exam 210-260: Implementing Cisco Network Security. Lisa begins by reviewing the current state of cybersecurity and the importance of standards and regulations such as HIPAA and GDPR to ensure privacy. She outlines the COBIT framework and explains how it helps organizations provide information assurance, security, and risk mitigation. She covers web and email security concepts that include web filtering, along with email encryption and spam filtering. To wrap up, she shares best practices, such as leveraging antimalware protection and personal firewalls to prevent data loss in an organization.

Becoming Head of Sales: Developing Your Playbook

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
Throughout his decade-long tenure as the head of sales at LinkedIn, Mike Gamson has amassed a wealth of knowledge on the topic of sales leadership. In this course, Mike shares what he knows with you, spelling out how to run a successful sales team. Discover how to develop a strong, consistent leadership voice, inspire your team, and define your objectives. Plus, learn how to establish your core principles; implement global and local strategies; execute your tactics; and observe, analyze, and adjust to ensure that you're able to grapple with any missteps.

Figure Drawing: Tonal Rendering

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
How can you make a good figure drawing into a great figure drawing? Give it drama with tonal rendering. This course—taught on the iPad Pro—provides you with step-by-step demonstrations that can help you enhance the dimensionality and drama of your figure drawings using tonal rendering techniques. Instructor Amy Wynne starts by demonstrating how to create a five-part tonal gradient, and then shows how to apply this to simple 3D geometric shapes such as an egg, a cylinder, and a block; these shapes serve as the building blocks for constructing your figures. Amy also shows how to build the figure from the inside out—from structure to tonality—and apply silhouette and camouflage using inspiring master drawings as examples. Upon completing this course, you'll be equipped with a few simple techniques that can help you add beautiful lights and shadows to your figure sketches.

SSL Certificates for Web Developers

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
All websites should be using secure connections over HTTPS by default. Web browsers have evolved and warn users whenever sites allow insecure connections. At the same time, the Let's Encrypt project has made it easy to install SSL certificates for free. In this course, instructor Kevin Skoglund explains what an SSL certificate is, how it is used to encrypt communications between a server and a browser, and how to choose the domain scope and validation type. He demonstrates how to install free certificates from Let's Encrypt using Certbot or install purchased certificates from a traditional certificate authority. He shows how to configure the web server to default to HTTPS and how HSTS directives can tell browsers to always use HTTPS.

Lean Six Sigma Teams: Define and Measure Tools

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
The Green Belts or Black Belts that lead Lean Six Sigma projects are well-trained and ready to guide your project to the finish line. But what do you, as a team member on a Lean Six Sigma project team, need to know to be effective? In this course, Dr. Richard Chua provides coverage of fundamental Lean Six Sigma concepts that can help you add value to your project. Here, he focuses on key tools and techniques in the Define and Measure phases of the DMAIC—Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control—approach. Discover how Lean Six Sigma integrates lean into DMAIC. Learn about the project charter, process mapping, using Pareto charts to identify problem areas, and more. For information about the final three phases of DMAIC, make sure to check out the next installment of the Lean Six Sigma Teams series.

Pitching Your Ideas Strategically

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 20:00
So you have a great idea. You want to share it at work. What's the best way to deliver your pitch? In this course, Dr. Todd Dewett shows how to pitch your ideas strategically. He explains how to prepare your presentation, read the room, time your delivery, and address any challenges: competing agendas, resistors, or even a chilly reception. By being able analyze the dynamics of a group of stakeholders—whether it's a team of coworkers, managers, or marketers—you can better tailor your pitch and move your idea forward.

Gmail Essential Training

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 20:00
Master the basics of composing, sending, and replying to email in Gmail, Google's powerful email service. Jess Stratton shows how to best organize and work with your inbox, search email, and use shortcuts so you're more productive and effective. Then learn how to configure your Gmail account and settings—from adding additional email accounts to configuring desktop alerts and notifications. Find out how to keep track of your most important contacts by creating and editing groups and then chat with others using the Google Chat feature. Jess also shows you some of the cool extras in Google Labs and demonstrates how to access your Gmail account on other clients and mobile devices.

Balancing Multiple Roles as a Leader

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 20:00
As a leader, you're expected to do more than just manage people. Your employees and colleagues look to you as a subject matter expert, a coach, an agent of change, and more. In this course, leadership expert Sara Canaday dives into the different roles leaders play—from manager to motivator—and shares strategies that can help you effectively balance them for greater success. Discover how to assess what each of your leadership roles require and move seamlessly between each one.

Cisco ICND2 Cert Prep: WAN Technologies

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 20:00
Demonstrate your networking knowledge and expertise by earning a Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. In this course, Greg Sowell prepares you for the wide area network (WAN) technologies portion of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) exam. Greg explores the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), the Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP), the Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), and the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling protocol, explaining how to configure each one. He also dives into WAN topology options—including point-to-point, hub and spoke, and full mesh—and covers the basics of eBGP.

Consulting Professional Weekly Tips

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 20:00
Spend five minutes each week learning valuable, insider tips on the life of a consultant with Figliuolo, business trainer and managing director of thoughtLEADERS. Mike provides a new consulting tip each Monday, covering topics such as staying connected with clients, setting pricing, blogging to increase your audience and client base, and scaling from an individual consultancy to a consulting partnership or team. Use these tips to launch and grow your business, form stronger client relationships, and plan for the future. (Author: Mike Figliuolo)

Selling into Industries: Retail and Consumer Products

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 20:00
Selling a consumer product into retail channels can be exciting and rewarding, but it also can be risky. For every successful product, there are a dozen that never made it on store shelves. A well-planned sales strategy will help you overcome challenges and get your product into customers' hands. Join Dean Karrel in this short training course, which is designed to help entrepreneurs and entry-level sales professionals achieve retail success. He explains how to research the market, identify the right retailers, and develop an effective sales presentation that explains all the benefits of your product. Dean also walks you through the critical step: making the call and closing the deal. Plus, get tips to deliver on what you've promised, stay on top of inventory and customer relationships, and analyze your sales to make decisions about your future with individual retailers.

Public Speaking Foundations

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 20:00
Develop the skills you need to prepare and deliver an outstanding speech or presentation. In this course, Laura Bergells offers practical insights that can help presenters prepare, open, deliver, and close their speeches. Along the way, discover how to project confidence, outline a speech, take questions, and develop the creative story that adds life to a speech.

SSCP Cert Prep: 5 Cryptography

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 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 Cryptography, the fifth domain, which comprises 9% of the questions on the exam. Topics include encryption, symmetric cryptography, and asymmetric cryptography. Learn about key management, working with digital certificates, and secure transport protocols. Plus, learn how to recognize and defend your organization against the most common types of cryptanalytic attacks: brute force and knowledge-based attacks.

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

Transitioning to Product Management

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 20:00
It's possible to jump into a product management role with a nontraditional background. In this course, product manager Cole Mercer shows you how. Cole provides a high-level overview of who a product manager is and what their role entails. He shares ways that you can prepare for this new role—including by building your portfolio and online brand—and provides tips that can help you determine whether to pursue product management at your current company or find a role elsewhere. Plus, discover the best places to look for and apply for a job in this field, how to interview for a product management role, and how to set yourself up for success once you've landed the gig.

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 20:00
How do you apply test-driven development (TDD) principles to infrastructure as code when utilizing an automation framework like Chef? Join instructor Robin Beck in this training course to explore the infrastructure testing tools that ship with the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). For integration testing, Robin introduces Test Kitchen, which allows you to verify your cookbook integrity by deploying code in isolation to a test environment, such as a virtual machine, Docker container, or cloud instance. He also reviews InSpec, the language for evaluating security and compliance issues. Finally, Robin demonstrates unit testing with ChefSpec, a fork of the popular RSpec framework that can verify the functionality of code in memory.

With a focus on practical exercises, this course guides developers through a workflow that helps you reduce errors and produce production-ready infrastructure—before your cookbooks ever enter the pipeline.

RxJava: Design Patterns for Android Developers

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 20:00
The RxJava library—a Java virtual machine (VM) implementation of Reactive Extensions—extends the observer pattern, making it easier for Android developers to program apps that respond to user events and data changes. In this project-based course, instructor Jon Bott helps to familiarize developers with key aspects of RxJava as he goes over some simple design patterns that work with reactive programming. Learn about traits, observables, threading, and more—as well as how to add RxJava to a layered architecture such as Model-View-Presenter (MVP) or Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM). Plus, review real-world use cases that can help you gain a practical understanding of these concepts.

Leading Globally

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 20:00
Global expansion can help a company grow faster, enjoy the benefits of global scale, and tap into the unique advantages of different locations. Yet, global expansion also creates many challenges—such as exposure to unfamiliar cultures and markets, difficulties in coordinating far-flung operations, and greater organizational complexity. Whether global expansion adds or destroys value depends on your company's ability to build the necessary local capabilities in the different markets and manage the global network effectively. In this course, join Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang, two of the world's foremost experts on global strategy, as they step through how to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs and risks when leading a company which spans multiple markets. Discover how to connect with the local market, manage across cultures, cultivate employee engagement in foreign subsidiaries, cultivate a global mindset, and more.

Learning C

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 20:00
Released in 1973, C is still at the center of it all. In this course, get a quick introduction to the vocabulary and basics of programming in C, the language that inspired C++, Objective-C, and many others. Instructor Dan Gookin covers flow control, variables, and other basic topics, but also introduces advanced concepts such as pointers and memory allocation. Plus, he provides challenges that allow you to test your learning along the way.

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