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SharePoint for Enterprise: Create a Wiki Reference Library

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
Learn to create a company-wide information wiki, where you can control the various levels of access for creating and updating entries. In this course, Gini von Courter shows how large businesses can leverage SharePoint to create information-rich resources for the entire company. Topics include using the built-in Wiki Page Library app, adding content, styling pages, and configuring SharePoint permissions for creating and editing pages. Plus, learn how to deploy a full-scale enterprise wiki as a site collection.

XAML in Xamarin.Forms

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
You can create the interfaces for your Xamarin applications in code, but another approach is to create the UI declaratively using XAML. In this course, the instructors from Xamarin University help you explore the XAML support in Xamarin.Forms. Learn how to create pages, add controls, program behavior, and even change property values in a device-specific fashion. Plus, find out how to reuse XAML views for maximum coding efficiency.

This course was created by Xamarin University. We are honored to host this training in our library. (Authors: Mark Taparauskas, Helen Miller, Jesse Dietrichson)

Intro to Xamarin.Android

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
Xamarin.Android allows developers to build native Android apps with a C# codebase. To be effective with the framework, you need to understand activities, the basic building blocks of an Android app, and learn how to build UI components with XML. This course, taught by the team at Microsoft Xamarin University, introduces these key skills, along with tips for working with the Xamarin.Android Designer and keeping up to date with the Android SDK. Learn how to create a new project in Visual Studio, code the UI and behavior for an activity, build the project, and test it on an Android emulator. The practice files for this course are free, and the instructors have included exercises to apply what you've learned along the way.

This course was created by Xamarin University. We are honored to host this training in our library. (Authors: Helen Miller, Jesse Dietrichson, Adrian Stevens)

Introduction to Xamarin.iOS

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
Xamarin.iOS allows developers to build native iOS apps with a C# codebase. Learn how to build your first iOS apps with Xamarin and review iOS design patterns such as Model-View-Controller architecture. Follow along with instructors from the Microsoft Xamarin University and find how to create a new project in Visual Studio, code the app UI and behavior, build the project, and test it on an iOS emulator. The practice files for this course are free, and the instructors have included exercises to apply what you've learned along the way.

This course was created by Xamarin University. We are honored to host this training in our library. (Authors: Helen Miller, Adrian Stevens, Jesse Dietrichson)

Making Video 2: Teach Something

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:00
Making Video: Teach Something is a beginner-level course for non-video people who want to make short videos focused on instruction. Staff author Ashley Kennedy shows that with the right techniques, making an engaging training video can be accomplished with little more than a smartphone. The course is presented in a workshop style where Ashley teaches a real-world professional (a chef) how to make a video for her website. Like the rest of the Making Video series, this course focuses on (a) planning a video project with an eye for success, (b) shooting the best possible video using very basic equipment, and (c) editing video with intention and finesse using free editing software. This installment also includes tips for teaching on camera. Following the same steps, you should be able to create engaging videos to teach others new skills and promote your brand and expertise.

AutoCAD for Mac 2018 Essential Training

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Looking for a full-featured CAD program that runs on your Mac? Meet AutoCAD for Mac, a leading CAD application that runs natively on Apple computers. In this course, Jim LaPier focuses on the basics of AutoCAD for Mac, helping you get acquainted with the interface, file management, and how to best leverage 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, Jim covers the basics of 3D modeling in AutoCAD for Mac.

AutoCAD for Mac 2018 New Features

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Explore the 2018 release of AutoCAD for Mac. In this course, Jim LaPier walks through the new features offered in this update of the popular CAD application, and highlights improvements to existing tools. He helps to familiarize you with revised icons, new palette features that help maximize screen real estate, and new PDF virtual printers. Plus, he shows how to use the new migration tool to import your customization settings from previous instances of AutoCAD for Mac.

Advanced Google AdWords 2017

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Take your Google AdWords skills to the next level by learning advanced tips and tricks that can help you get more out of the popular pay-per-click (PPC) tool. In this course, Adriaan Brits shares advanced techniques for using Google Analytics in your online marketing efforts. He covers auction insights, the Display Planner, and the AdWords Editor, and provides tips for tackling reporting and auditing at an expert level. Plus, he goes into mobile marketing, using automation, and opportunities with app and video marketing.

Designing a Mobile Purchase Process Flow with Sketch

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
To create an elegant purchase workflow for your mobile app, you need to determine what users actually want, and address their needs in your designs. In this course, join Emmanuel Henri as he demonstrates how to use the design and organizational tools in Sketch to create a modern purchase workflow—and incorporate user experience design best practices along the way. Emmanuel shows how to research a user-friendly purchase flow, create initial mockups, and build your design in Sketch using advanced techniques. Plus, he shows how to properly label and organize your visual assets to make them ready to export to other tools.

Advanced Animations and Interactions with Framer

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Stretch your interactive design skills by learning new techniques and features that can help you enhance your prototypes even further. In this course, learn how to create advanced animated states and interaction models in Framer, and improve your prototyping process for mobile apps. Emmanuel Henri walks through how to set up design files in Sketch and import files into Framer, and then demonstrates how to use advanced animation features. He also shows how to create complex interactions, and add sound, videos, and SVG animations to a Framer prototype.

Introduction to Data Structures & Algorithms in Java

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Enhance your programming skill set by learning about some of the most commonly-used data structures and algorithms. In this course, instructor Raghavendra Dixit walks through how to use Java to write code to implement data structures and algorithms. After explaining why it's advantageous to study these topics, he goes over the analysis of algorithms and discusses arrays—a data structure found in most programming languages. He also explains how to implement linked lists in Java, and covers stacks, queues, recursion, binary search trees, heaps, and more.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Business Analysis Foundations: Competencies

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Excellence in business analysis requires the mastery of a diverse set of skills. In addition to possessing a variety of analysis skills, business analysts must be great creative thinkers, facilitators of decisions, conflict managers, relationship builders, communicators and facilitators, process and data analysts, and more. If you're currently a business analyst, interested in taking on a business analyst position—or just curious about what the job entails—this course can help you understand the competencies that modern business analysts need to be successful in their role. As instructor Angela Wick dives into each of these competencies, she offers practical examples that illustrate why the highlighted skills are so crucial.

Scrivener Essential Training

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Writing long works like novels and dissertations can be a chaotic process. Scrivener—a popular writing software—can help authors research, write, edit, and publish long documents. Scrivener expert Laura Bergells shows how to get the most out of this powerful writing tool. She explores how to navigate the interface, plan a new project, and use the research folder to keep track of project-related assets. She covers the software's writing and editing features. Finally, Laura goes into preset compilation options—and shows writers how they can share their work as a word processing file, a PDF document, or an ebook.

Introduction to Xamarin.Forms

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
Xamarin.Forms is a cross-platform framework for building native iOS, Android, and Windows apps in C#. 96% of the code you write—including the business logic and UI components—can be shared across platforms, making the framework one of those most efficient for mobile engineering. This course introduces Xamarin.Forms, and provides an overview of the app development workflow in Visual Studio. Follow along to build your first app, and review the project structure, layout system, basic controls, and different app styles you can create with Xamarin.Forms. Plus, see how to use platform-specific code to access device features such as the camera. The practice files for this course are free, and the instructors have included exercises to apply what you've learned along the way.

This course was created by Xamarin University. We are honored to host this training in our library. (Authors: Helen Miller, Mark Smith, Jesse Dietrichson)

Hiring Contract Employees

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:00
The independent contractor (IC) workforce continues to grow in the U.S. There are times when this relationship is looked upon favorably by the law, and times when it is not. Independent contractor status triggers numerous concerns, including liability exposures, insurance coverages, tax payment obligations, property ownership, employee status, benefits eligibility, and more. This course was designed to help HR executives, recruiters, and others in management stay on the right side of the law when it comes to hiring and managing independent contractors. Learn about the legal requirements for classifying ICs, the benefits of hiring ICs, how to prevent misclassification claims, and more.

DISCLAIMER: This course addresses US law concepts that may not apply in all countries. LinkedIn (including Lynda.com) and the instructor are not giving legal advice. Neither Linkedin (including Lynda.com) nor the instructor represent you. The information conveyed through this course is similar to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate information to help viewers understand the basics of the topic presented. The views and legal interpretations presented in this course do not necessarily represent the views of LinkedIn or Lynda.com. (Author: Don Phin)

Learning VirtualBox

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:00
Are you a student, developer, or tester who needs to use software that doesn't work on your primary computer? If so, VirtualBox—a software virtualization package from Oracle that allows you to host multiple operating systems on a single physical machine—might be the right solution for you. In this course, learn how to configure and use VirtualBox to create virtual machines on your computer. Instructor Scott Simpson explains what VirtualBox is, demonstrates how to download and install the software, and shows how to install both Windows 10 and Linux in VirtualBox. Plus, he highlights some general VirtualBox features, including the virtual machine window, the ability to connect a virtual machine directly to real hardware plugged in your host machine, command-line options, and more.

ASP.NET Core: Razor Pages

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:00
Razor Pages is an exciting new product released with ASP.NET Core 2, which makes building webpages without an MVC framework quick and easy. You can use it alone or in combination with ASP.NET MVC. In this course with Microsoft MVP Jess Chadwick, learn how to create a Razor Pages application, use the page model, manage dependencies, and secure your app. Jess helps you get your first dynamically rendered page up and running with Razor Pages. He demonstrates the use of layouts and classes to optimize pages for maintainability, and shows how to create simple HTML forms, validate and process user input, and lock down sections of your app for maximum security.

Construction Estimating Extension

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:00
The price extension is a critical construction document, and a key component of the bidding process. To extend an estimate, a professional estimator prices out the labor and materials by using current market rates and the measurements and counts from the takeoff sheet. This course provides step-by-step instructions for developing an extension, including prices on a per-each and UOM basis. Plus, learn how to create sheets to track job expenses, subcontractor expenses, and quotes. (Author: Christopher Randall)

Developing UWP Apps: 4 Networking and Storage

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:00
Regardless of the type of application you're building, it's highly likely that your app will need to access resources on other devices, servers, or the cloud. In addition, your app will probably need to access and store files locally and remotely. If you want to build great Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, you need to know how to connect to web services; perform file uploads and downloads in the background; use file pickers; leverage local storage as well as roaming storage; and more. In this course, Scott Peterson introduces these and other important concepts as he lays another brick in the wall of UWP understanding.

Note: This course was created by Wintellect. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

PHP: Object-Oriented Programming

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:00
PHP developers can benefit from the efficient, well-organized, reusable, and easy-to-understand code that object-oriented programming offers. In this intermediate-level course, Kevin Skoglund introduces object-oriented programming (OOP) principles for PHP. Kevin shows how to define a class, add properties and methods, and create new instances. He demonstrates how to use class inheritance to share, extend, and override class behavior, and how to control access to the properties and methods of a class. He explains the difference between static and late static bindings, and shows how to customize the PHP "magic" methods, which are triggered automatically. In the final chapter, he shows how to add object-oriented code to a real-world PHP website, so you can see OOP techniques in action.

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