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Microsoft Office 365: Administration

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
Discover how to efficiently manage your organization's implementation of Microsoft Office 365, including global subscription settings, Exchange mailboxes, and SharePoint and Skype for Business services. In this course, David Elfassy looks at Office 365 from the perspective of an IT professional, showing how to implement enterprise-level services, no matter the size of your business. David helps you understand your service-level agreement, set up email domains, and configure policies and multifactor authentication. He also dives into advanced Office 365 configurations, including how to implement multifactor authentication, troubleshoot with admin center tools, manage Office 365 remotely with PowerShell, and more.

Learning to Build Alexa Skills

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
Alexa is one of the most popular virtual assistants. Using simple voice commands, you can ask Alexa to find and read news, play music, order pizza, or control other smart home devices, from your lighting to your door locks. Alexa also offers a tremendous opportunity for developers with basic programming experience to build their own Alexa functionality, called skills. In this course, instructor Lee Assam shows how to build custom voice commands for Alexa devices using the Alexa Skills Kit and Node.js. Explore the Alexa ecosystem and the components that make up a custom Alexa skill. Learn how to configure your skill in the Amazon Developer Portal and create, code, and deploy it using Node.js, Lambda functions, and Amazon Web Services. Plus, discover how to test your skill in the browser and on an actual Alexa device, and submit a skill for certification so you can share it with other Alexa users.

Become a Chief of Staff with Brian Rumao

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
The chief of staff role has moved beyond politics and into corporations of all sizes. Brian Rumao has been the chief of staff to the CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, for the last five years and in this course he shares his advice and experiences with you. Learn the common responsibilities and characteristics of a great chief of staff, how to get hired, and how to get off to a strong start. Discover best practices for managing operations, strategic initiatives, and leadership communications. Plus, get tips to make you more successful as you help the CEO, executive team, and company be more productive and effective. These lessons provide a launchpad for anyone who wants to become a chief of staff and succeed in this fast-growing, unique, and rewarding position.

After Effects CC 2019 Essential Training: Motion Graphics

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:00
After Effects can do many things, but if you're a motion designer, you're into After Effects for its motion graphics capabilities. This course concentrates on the tools and techniques you need to make amazing motion designs in Adobe After Effects CC 2019. First, explore shape layers and paths, the foundations of effective vector-based compositions. Then learn different methods of animation, including manually animating with keyframes, leveraging the Graph Editor, changing speed with time remapping, motion sketching, and looping with expressions. Next is compositing, which allows you combine visual elements from separate sources, as well as mask out areas of an effect. Then learn how to set and animate type, and get an introduction to 3D. The last step is rendering your project for your final destination. Instructor Alan Demafiles—a leading After Effects trainer—closes with some tips on building an effective workflow that maximizes your creative freedom and efficiency.

Photo Critique of the Week

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 19:00
What makes a photo work? When is an image considered successful? In this weekly series, photography expert Steve Simon critiques images captured by all levels of photographers, from hobbyist to professional. He provides insights about how the elements in an image affect its interpretation so you can decide what to include—and exclude—from the frame when out shooting or when cropping in post. Additionally, he shares technical and non-technical remarks, covering choices like aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. As he reviews images, he notes the strengths exhibited while also identifying opportunities for refinement, and points out changes that could vary the meaning conveyed in the final image.

Check back each week to watch as more critiques are added, covering new work from many different genres. This series is designed to help you discover how to improve your work as a photographer. By heightening your awareness through analysis, you can harness the information to enhance your photographic eye.

Android Dependency Injection with Dagger 2 and Kotlin

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 19:00
Dependency injection (DI) is increasingly popular in Android. Injection reduces the amount of code required in an application, reducing debugging overhead. A DI tool like Dagger, which assumes responsibility for creating and providing dependencies of an object, can help make your code cleaner, easier to understand, and easier to test. Dagger 2, the latest version, is particularly highly regarded for its speed and compile-time safety. In this course, Blake Meike teaches Android developers to use Dagger 2 with Kotlin—the newly embraced Android programming language. Review Dagger basics, including the four major types of dependency injection: method, field, lazy, and provider injection. Learn how to use Dagger annotations to declare dependencies, satisfy them, and create reusable modules you can share across your apps. Plus, learn about multibinding and components, the new way of associating modules with injection targets in Dagger 2. (Author: G. Blake Meike)

Agile Software Development: Refactoring

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 19:00
Refactoring code is a key responsibility of software developers. It helps you develop quality code—the foundation you need to react quickly to change, add new features, and ship high-performance products. This course teaches the basics of refactoring, tailored for agile development. Instructor Richard Kasperowski helps you set up a test-driven development environment and walks through basic refactoring techniques: the rename variable, extract, and inline methods. In chapter two, he explains how to stabilize legacy code with outstanding technical debt—inefficiencies and errors introduced as the result of careless programming. Then he uses refactoring to simplify code, remove duplication, and build more reusable objects. Finally, he shows how refactoring complements an agile workflow, by demonstrating how to quickly add a new feature to the simplified codebase.

After Effects CC 2019 Essential Training: VFX

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 19:00
Learn how to create stunning visual effects with one of the most widely-used and highly-regarded compositing applications on the market—Adobe After Effects CC. In this course, Alan Demafiles dives into the fundamentals you need to start creating mind-blowing visual effects (VFX) with After Effects. Discover how to build accurate masks and keys, use rotoscoping to separate foreground from background, perform motion and camera tracking, and add your own 3D elements to a scene. Learn how to use effects such as particles and noise to create fire, replace the sky, and more. Then dive into the world of virtual reality as Alan explores the immersive VR and 360-degree video features introduced in After Effects CC 2019. In the final project-based chapter, you can reinforce your new skills by putting techniques into practice with a real-world challenge.

Deploying Azure File Sync

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 19:00
Azure File Sync replicates files from an on-premises Windows Server to an Azure file share, eliminating the need to choose between the benefits of the cloud and the benefits of an on-premises file server. This helpful service provides you with the ability to centralize file services in Azure while maintaining local access to data. In this course, instructor Sharon Bennett provides a hands-on look at the steps required to deploy Azure File Sync. Sharon demonstrates how to create an Azure file share and Azure File Sync service, prep and register a server, back up a file share, and remove Azure File Sync once it's no longer needed.

Cert Prep: Excel 2016 Microsoft Office Expert (77-728)

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:00
Demonstrate your advanced knowledge of Excel by becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This course, created by Microsoft Certified Trainer Jennifer McBee, helps you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert exam for Excel 2016, which focuses on managing workbook options and settings, applying custom data formats and layouts, creating advanced formulas, and creating advanced charts and tables.

The course begins with an overview of the certification program and its costs. Next, Jennifer walks you through all of the certification objectives, including hands-on experience with downloadable sample documents. She wraps up with a full-length practice test that emulates exam 77-728, together with solutions to each of the exam challenges.

Project Management for Designers

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:00
For designers juggling a slew of clients and projects, project management is a critical tool that can help them stay organized, prioritize, collaborate, and keep up with the current tasks at hand. In this course, instructor Justin Ahrens provides designers with a framework that can help them keep their projects on track. Justin starts by helping you evaluate current project management areas where you're gifted, as well as where you might be lacking. He then guides you through scheduling and troubleshooting your projects and discusses how great project management impacts team culture and client relations. Justin wraps up the course with a brief discussion of software recommendations.

Azure Databricks Essential Training

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:00
Apache Spark and Microsoft Azure are two of the most in-demand platforms and technology sets in use by today's data science teams. These two platforms join forces in Azure Databricks‚ an Apache Spark-based analytics platform designed to make the work of data analytics easier and more collaborative. In this course, Lynn Langit digs into patterns, tools, and best practices that can help developers and DevOps specialists use Azure Databricks to efficiently build big data solutions on Apache Spark. Lynn covers how to set up clusters and use Azure Databricks notebooks, jobs, and services to implement big data workloads. She also explores data pipelines with Azure Databricks—including how to use ML Pipelines—as well as architectural patterns for machine learning.

AutoCAD for Mac 2019 Essential Training

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:00
Looking for a full-featured CAD program that runs on your Mac? AutoCAD for Mac is the leading CAD application that runs natively on Apple computers. In this course, Jim LaPier focuses on the basics of AutoCAD for Mac 2019, helping you get acquainted with the interface, file management, and the application's toolset. He shows how to create and modify geometry to suit your needs, work with layers, add dimensions and annotations, and plot your drawings. Plus, review the basics of 3D modeling in AutoCAD for Mac.

Cross-Selling

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:00
Cross-selling is the practice of selling an additional product or service to an existing customer. It can generate a significant opportunity, as the relationship already exists, but ensuring the additional product or service sold to your clients enhances their value is critical. This course helps you understand cross-selling and its benefits and develop and execute a cross-selling strategy that works for your business. Sales and leadership coach Jeff Bloomfield also explains how to align sales and marketing to achieve improved sales, consistent messaging, and data-driven insights.

Vue.js for Web Designers

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:00
Vue.js is a popular JavaScript framework that can be used to build interactive components or entire single-page apps. It's a powerful and flexible framework for the modern web designer—whether you use a little of it or a lot. In this course, Joe Chellman offers practical ways to incorporate Vue.js in real-world web designs. He introduces three small projects that benefit from Vue: a real-time updating product customizer that shows how to manage data and respond to events with Vue; an employee directory using Vue forms and animation; and a status board that makes external API calls and uses a third-party Vue component. Each project demonstrates what makes Vue most interesting and useful to web designers and provides solutions for dealing with the few unique challenges.

Apache PySpark by Example

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:00
Want to get up and running with Apache Spark as soon as possible? If you're well versed in Python, the Spark Python API (PySpark) is your ticket to accessing the power of this hugely popular big data platform. This practical, hands-on course helps you get comfortable with PySpark, explaining what it has to offer and how it can enhance your data science work. To begin, instructor Jonathan Fernandes digs into the Spark ecosystem, detailing its advantages over other data science platforms, APIs, and tool sets. Next, he looks at the DataFrame API and how it's the platform's answer to many big data challenges. Finally, he goes over Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs), the building blocks of Spark.

How to Use LinkedIn Learning

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
LinkedIn Learning bridges the gap between the career you want and the skills you need. We help the world's professionals achieve more. Learn online, at your own pace, with our library of 5,000+ creative, business, and technology courses, on subjects from art to Zend. To get the most from LinkedIn Learning, we've developed this short course to get you up and running. Learn how to find the best courses to take using our recommendations and search tools, explore learning paths, play and pause training videos, use transcripts and exercise files, and customize your learning experience. (Author: LinkedIn Learning Staff Instructor)

Security Testing: Nmap Security Scanning

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
Nmap is a powerful network discovery and security auditing tool that's widely used in the cybersecurity community. In this course, learn how to use this open-source tool for port scanning of systems and network devices. Instructor Mike Chapple demonstrates how to install Nmap, configure scans, and interpret the output. Plus, he wraps up the course with a series of hands-on case studies, providing you with an opportunity to perform your own Nmap scans and check your results.

Building Online Communities

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
Learn how to build community to create better connections with customers and followers. Discover how to leverage the right social media platform, engage in real conversations, and create a tribe of people who are passionate and loyal to your business. In this course, social media strategy and personal branding expert Goldie Chan provides tips to help you start a brand-new community or revive an existing one. She shows how to identify your ideal community, build a plan to engage them, create winning content, and leverage smart engagement tactics that will keep your community members coming back for more. Plus, learn how to troubleshoot issues and discover meaningful ways to give back.

Sales: Closing Strategies

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
What separates the inexperienced salesperson from the successful one is the ability to close sales. However, along with prospecting and handling objections, closing sales is one of the hardest skills for salespeople to master. Join Dean Karrel, a trainer and sales executive for over 30 years, for this course, which provides tips and techniques to help you develop your own successful closing strategy. Learn how to nurture the relationship with your buyer, overcome obstacles, recognize buying signals, and ask for the business. Plus, find out how to improve your close rate throughout the sales pipeline by expanding what it means to sell.

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