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Building Android Apps with Azure

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:00
Microsoft Azure offers a wide variety of valuable services that can help mobile developers create engaging apps. In this project-based course, instructor Albert Lo helps Android developers get up to speed with these services as he steps through how to create a fully-functional bookmarking app using an Azure backend. Discover how to set up and configure a minimal Azure backend, set up Gradle library modules, and use Azure authentication. Plus, learn about Azure client library queries and operations, bookmark UI functionality, offline sync and conflict resolution, and more.

InDesign Secrets

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks, InDesignSecrets.com, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects.

New techniques will be added to the collection every other week, so check back early and often. Find more tips and tricks at indesignsecrets.com.

The Practicing Photographer

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
In The Practicing Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration. Each installment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each one concludes with a call to action designed to inspire you to pick up your camera (or your mouse or smartphone) to try the technique for yourself.

Negotiating Your Salary

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
In this course, instructor Valerie Sutton shares smart strategies that can help you prepare for a salary negotiation, discuss your strengths, and follow up to achieve agreement. Discover how to research the salary range for the position you're applying for, determine your personal salary range, and make a persuasive request. Plus, learn what to consider in salary negotiations if you're working outside of your home country, how equity works in offers, and how to leave a position in good standing. Whether you're at your current job or making a leap to the next, this course can help you compare your expectations and performance with others and negotiate a salary that works for both you and your employer.

Creating a Keynote Presentation

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
The keynote is a special speech. As the cornerstone of an event, these talks tend to be longer than traditional speeches, more entertaining than strictly educational, and delivered to large audiences. If you've been asked to deliver a keynote, then this course can help by showing you how to plot out and deliver a lively, impactful presentation that drives your message home. Join Todd Dewett as he spells out how to structure your keynote, craft a compelling story, use emotions to enhance your overall message, and prepare to deliver on the day of the event.

Learning Ubuntu Desktop

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
Linux is a popular and completely free operating system for desktop computers. It's an alternative to Mac or Windows, which can run right alongside them in a virtual machine. In this course, LinkedIn instructor Scott Simpson shows you how to install and make your way around the desktop edition of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver), one of the most user-friendly Linux distributions. Learn how to install Ubuntu on a virtual machine or directly on your computer and start performing common tasks: working with files, listening to music, editing photos, backing up your data, and sharing files with other users. For users that are interested in going a little further with Linux, Scott also introduces how to use the command line. Whether you're considering switching from Mac or Windows, or see your company migrating that way, this course will help you get up and running with Linux fast.

Learning Bluebeam

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
Bluebeam Revu has changed modern construction documentation. A revolutionary PDF program, Bluebeam can convert 2D and 3D drawings from almost any CAD or BIM software into PDFs that the entire project team can view. Bluebeam also offers markup, estimation, redlining, and project management tools for managing each step in a document's lifecycle. Plus, you can search for more than just text; with Bluebeam you can find symbols, details, and callouts throughout a set of documents. This training course will teach you how to use all these tools and leverage the built-in cloud collaboration features in Bluebeam to manage your construction projects in a paperless environment.

Jim Rogers helps you choose the right version of Bluebeam for your company, customize the tools and views, convert files into PDFs, and create PDFs from scratch. In the final chapters, he covers Bluebeam Studio, the cloud components that make it easy to take projects mobile and global.

DevOps for the Database with VSTS and Azure

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
Databases are critical to most line-of-business applications; they need to be tightly managed to perform well in a DevOps environment. This course targets developers and database admins who write code and work with SQL Server databases. Instructor Brian Randall shows how to put a database under version control and move through an automated release pipeline using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Azure. Learn how to build a SQL database using a continuous integration workflow, release the database via continuous deployment, and bake in quality from the beginning, by testing the database with a number of different tools. Plus, learn how to troubleshoot over a dozen real-world issues that admins encounter with SQL databases, from database drift to multi-environment deploys. (Author: Brian Randell)

Negotiating Your Salary

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
In this course, instructor Valerie Sutton shares smart strategies that can help you prepare for a salary negotiation, discuss your strengths, and follow up to achieve agreement. Discover how to research the salary range for the position you're applying for, determine your personal salary range, and make a persuasive request. Plus, learn what to consider in salary negotiations if you're working outside of your home country, how equity works in offers, and how to leave a position in good standing. Whether you're at your current job or making a leap to the next, this course can help you compare your expectations and performance with others and negotiate a salary that works for both you and your employer.

Fusion 360: Multi-Body Modeling

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:00
The multi-body design process allows you to model parts and components as separate bodies within a single design file. In this course, learn how to create multiple bodies using techniques in Fusion 360, including placing solids, making assembly components, working with sketches and text, and creating solids with the sculpt feature. Instructor Jomarc Baquiran covers extrusion, linking, modeling, and additional steps involved in creating multiple bodies, detailing bodies, and turning bodies into components.

Exam Tips: PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
Earning a Prince2® certification demonstrates to potential employers that you have a solid understanding of one of the most widely-used project management methods in the world. In this course, learn tips and strategies that can help you get ready to take and pass your Prince2® certification exam. Instructor Claudine Peet takes you through how to sign up to take the examinations, as well as what to expect on the day of your test. She also familiarizes you with the question styles of both the Foundation and the Practitioner exams, explains the best way to use the manual on exam day, and walks through several practice questions.

AutoCAD: Tips & Tricks

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
Take your CAD skills up a notch. Work smarter, not harder, with AutoCAD. AutoCAD Tips & Tricks provides weekly tips, techniques, and workarounds to make designers like you more effective and more productive. Learn how to use AutoCAD's features in exciting new ways, customize the workspace and shortcuts to save time, create more accurate drawings with the measurement and organization tools, and more. Shaun Bryant's insights give you that competitive edge you can't get from a regular training manual. Tune in every Wednesday for a new tip!

Blender: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
Blender boasts a variety of essential features and add-ons for 3D creation. In this weekly series, learn how to better leverage these tools—and work with some features that you may not have heard of yet. Join David Andrade as he covers a variety of topics, including useful Blender simulations, updates to Blender such as the Principled BSDF shader, and animation techniques. Tune in every Wednesday for a new Blender trick to enhance your media production workflow.

Photo Tools Weekly

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
Get a new image-editing technique every Wednesday in Photo Tools Weekly. Photographer and educator Chris Orwig shares photo editing tips and techniques to help make your photos look better in just a few minutes. He'll tackle programs like Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as plugins and mobile apps like Instagram, too.

ScreenFlow 8 Essential Training

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
ScreenFlow 8 is a powerful, all-in-one tool for screen-capture recording and editing. This popular Mac app allows you to record your screen, import additional video and graphics, edit and compile a presentation, and then deploy it to a variety of formats. In this course, Chris Mattia covers essential tools and techniques that can help elearning creators, instructional designers, and other creative professionals create high-quality screencast recordings. Chris demonstrates how to record your screen and your voice, and then edit the content to tell a compelling story. He shares how to engage your audience by creating animated motion graphics and callouts, as well as how to enhance your workflow by creating and using styles. This course wraps up with best practices for exporting and sharing your content with the world.

Navigating Awkward Situations at Work

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
No matter your role, seniority level, or industry, work can sometimes get awkward. In this course, Elizabeth and Lisa McLeod help you navigate those tricky situations. Learn the principles and behaviors to employ in a variety of awkward situations, from coworkers who take credit for your work to office breakups. Throughout this practical course, Elizabeth and Lisa share scenarios of common situations and demonstrate how to handle them with grace and authenticity. (Authors: Elizabeth McLeod, Lisa Earle McLeod)

Exam Tips: PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
Earning a Prince2® certification demonstrates to potential employers that you have a solid understanding of one of the most widely-used project management methods in the world. In this course, learn tips and strategies that can help you get ready to take and pass your Prince2® certification exam. Instructor Claudine Peet takes you through how to sign up to take the examinations, as well as what to expect on the day of your test. She also familiarizes you with the question styles of both the Foundation and the Practitioner exams, explains the best way to use the manual on exam day, and walks through several practice questions.

Learning PrimeFaces

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
PrimeFaces—the popular open-source UI framework for JavaServer Faces (JSF)—boasts features that allow developers to apply themes to their apps, leverage over 100 easy-to-use components, and more. In this course, learn how to use PrimeFaces in your Java Enterprise Edition (EE) web application. Instructor Eyitayo Koleoso helps you get started by explaining how PrimeFaces differs from standard JSF. He also shares how to set up and configure PrimeFaces and goes over the broad categories of PrimeFaces components. He then dives into theming, sharing how to configure your PrimeFaces theme and switch themes dynamically. He also covers how to display data with PrimeFaces, discussing Ajax exception handling and how to execute JavaScript from the server side. To wrap up, he goes over how to troubleshoot Ajax issues and shares PrimeFaces best practices.

Machine Learning for Marketing: Essential Training

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the world. Computers can "learn" from data without being programmed and make automated, intelligent decisions. The technology is accessible to businesses large and small, and is making a major impact on the way companies conduct marketing. With machine learning, marketers can automate many tasks within the customer journey, including customer segmentation, personalization, and even pricing. This course helps those in technical, creative, and leadership roles understand how machine learning can revolutionize the way you sell to your B2B and B2C customers. Marketing consultant Chris DallaVilla shows how machine learning can be used in all aspects of marketing, from improving customer engagement to optimizing account-based marketing. He provides practical use cases that show the technology in action, and baseline information you can use to optimize all your campaigns.

Advanced Business Development: Communication and Negotiation

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:00
Deals are won and lost in the nuances of communication and relationship building. To be successful, business development reps must learn to pivot and build value in a variety of customer conversations. In this course, join Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod as they share strategies that can help experienced reps take their communication and negotiation skills to the next level. Learn how to get into the right mental space for strategic conversation. Discover how to engage sophisticated customers through high-level questioning and body language, as well as how to negotiate without damaging a relationship or descending to the lowest possible dollar. Plus, learn how to keep your value top of mind with your buyer after you make the handoff.

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