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Trello Essential Training

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to get more done using Trello, the popular productivity tool from Atlassian. Follow along with Zack Arnold as he shows you everything you need to know to make the most of Trello. Zack explains how to use Trello to organize your own work or to manage larger projects in collaboration with your team. Discover how to create, filter, link, and archive cards and boards, and extend Trello with Power-Ups, browser extensions, and cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Plus, learn how to apply your preferred project management style—Getting Things Done, Kanban, scrum/agile, or Gantt—to Trello.

Becoming a Thought Leader

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:00
Do you hope to build lasting change and a legacy that matters? Then maybe it's time for you to become a thought leader. Thought leaders are recognized for their ideas and their contributions to the world. They share their expertise and engage a community of followers—while enhancing their own reputations in their fields. In this course, thought leadership consultant and author Denise Brosseau defines exactly what a thought leader is and explains the risks and rewards that come with this unique position. She describes how to plan your strategy, develop a compelling message, build influence, maximize your visibility, and track your impact. She also shares tips to scale your ideas to reach the widest possible audience—online and off.

Camtasia: Advanced Elearning Editing

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:00
Camtasia offers specific editing tools for educators, trainers, and any elearning creator, allowing you to make and edit professional quality videos. In this course, take your editing skills to the next level by learning advanced techniques, including how to apply transitions, work with green screen footage, and create advanced animation. Editing audio is also covered, including how to fix background noise and make the volume level. Additionally, find out how to polish the color of the video, add closed captioning, and publish your final project. (Author: Corbin Anderson)

Enterprise Agile: Disciplined Agile (DA) versus Spotify

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:00
An enterprise agile transformation is a very challenging organizational change. On top of that, there are many different approaches. Many organizations have a difficult time figuring out which approach is the best fit. In this course, instructor Doug Rose takes you through two of the top enterprise agile approaches. You can compare Disciplined Agile (DA), which is one of the most prescriptive enterprise agile frameworks, to the Spotify approach, which is more flexible. These two approaches can help you zero in on what might be the best change strategy for your organization. Should you focus more on process or should you focus more on agile teams? DA creates defined roles and processes that are designed to scale. The Spotify approach is more about teams and balancing a high degree of autonomy with organizational alignment. You can learn about the DA lifecycle and roles, its pragmatic approach to agile, and some of the challenges you may encounter with the framework. Then compare the Spotify model of squads, chapters, tribes, and guilds. Finally, you can see why Spotify might be challenging if you're just starting out with your agile teams.

After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:00
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 2018. 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.

SharePoint Framework for Developers: 4 Managing External Libraries

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:00
Enhance your ability to work with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the development methodology for Office 365 and SharePoint on premises. This course demonstrates how you can leverage external third-party libraries in your SPFx solutions. Discover how to add third-party libraries into your project, and explore the out-of-the-box behavior for React, Knockout, Angular, and jQuery web parts. Plus, review some advanced scenarios, including how to download libraries programmatically and conditionally, integrate Bootstrap in SPFx, and externalize scripts using externalize and config.json. (Author: Sahil Malik)

Linux Foundation Cert Prep: HTTP Services (Ubuntu)

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:00
HTTP services enable the web to function. Consequently, it's important that Linux administrators understand how these services work. This intermediate course covers the basics of HTTP services with Apache on Ubuntu. Learn what a web server needs to make a site accessible to others, how to install the Apache HTTP server, and how to make configuration changes to customize how it works. Discover how to add encryption to ensure that your website remains secure. Plus, learn about logging, how to enable and disable modules, and more.

This course can prepare you for the HTTP services section of the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) exam. (Author: Scott Simpson)

Hard Drive Management for Creative Pros

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:00
For many photographers, one of the worst imaginable predicaments is a hard drive failure with no backup. Consequently, it's critical for creative professionals to have a solid understanding of how to effectively manage and safeguard their work. In this course, join photographer Kevin Ames as he dives into the hard drive, why it fails, and the steps a photographer can take to protect themselves from data loss. Kevin explores different formats for hard drives, shares practical strategies for organizing your data, discusses digital asset management tools and backups, and more.

Understanding Strategic Marketing

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to craft a smart, effective marketing strategy for your business, product, or service. Join instructor Chris Croft as he provides an introduction to key marketing considerations, including understanding customers, building a marketing strategy, and communicating with your market. Chris shares how to calculate market share, determine market threats, and evaluate success factors and competitive advantages. He also steps through how to build a strategy, explaining how to assess market strength, master pricing strategies, and more.

Leadership: Practical Skills

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:00
Get practical leadership skills you can use every day. This course provides leaders and managers of all levels with an introduction to the basic skills they need to lead their teams to success. Based on theories instructor Chris Croft has acquired over 20 years of teaching, it explores the qualities of a great leader, theories of motivation, leadership styles, and core proficiencies like connecting with your team and effectively delegating work. In closing, Chris provides an optional pledge, which can help you commit to being a better boss.

Illustrator CC 2018 Essential Training

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
Illustrator—the world's leading vector illustration software—can be used to accomplish many different design tasks. This course teaches core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow: for print, for the web, or for assets that will find their way into other applications. Instructor Tony Harmer shows you how to get around the interface, and explains elements of Adobe Illustrator, such as artboards, workspaces, layers, and shapes. He discusses vector graphics—which are composed of paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to create and edit them using the Illustrator drawing tools. He demonstrates how to combine and clean up paths, and organize artwork into groups and layers. Tony also covers typography and text editing, color, expressive brush drawing, effects, leveraging CC Libraries, printing and export, and much more.

Ableton Live 10 Essential Training

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
Create music in real time, on stage, or while producing in the studio, with Ableton Live 10. In this course, music professor Rick Schmunk shows how to compose, record, remix, improvise, produce, and edit your musical ideas using this powerful software. Get familiar with the Live interface, learn how to set up your audio and MIDI hardware, and explore how to create a Live set. Plus, discover how to record and edit both MIDI and audio, shape the sound of your projects by applying effects to your tracks, warp audio, and much more. As you get acquainted with Live 10, you'll learn real-world production skills that can be applied to songwriting, studio production, and DJing.

Designing and Running Experiments for Product Managers

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
What happens when someone at your company pitches the next great product idea? Enter the MVP—the product manager's tool for experimentation. MVPs (minimum viable products) are designed to test new ideas and features. They may have little or no functionality, but they have to be credible to gather accurate feedback. This course teaches you the steps to design and run successful, convincing MVP experiments.

Instructors Cole Mercer and Evan Kimbrell show how nail down your business hypothesis and define the minimum criteria for success. They introduce the tools and techniques you need to build email-based MVPs, shadow buttons, "coming soon" messaging, piecemeal MVPs that use existing tools, and even concierge MVPs, where you solve the customer's problem without coding anything. They also show how to evaluate the results of your testing and iterate on the design—building better products as you go.

Illustrator CC 2018 One-on-One Advanced

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to be the best Adobe Illustrator user you know. This comprehensive, project-based course is the second in a series of three courses by industry pro Deke McClelland. In this course, Deke doesn't just talk about how to leverage different Illustrator features—he ties each concept to a clearly-defined task, ensuring that you close out each section of the course with a practical understanding of the concepts. Discover how to convert scanned line art to scalable, vector-based path outlines using the automated Image Trace feature. Plus, learn how to make a logo using the transformation tools, create an emoji with the Gradient tool, and turn a simple circle into an intricate origami flower with the program's dynamic effects.

27 Practical Tips for Songwriters

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
Songwriting can be a thrilling and rewarding profession, but it's not without its challenges. In this course, join professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher as he explores the craft—and business—of songwriting through a series of short, self-contained lessons that offer practical solutions to common problems. Cliff shares creative workarounds for songwriting issues, explaining what to do when you're stuck finding the perfect line or you can't tell if a song is finished. He also goes over problems—and offers solutions—for songwriters that are working in the recording studio or trying to pursue a career in music.

Green Building Concepts Foundations

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
Green buildings offer a host of environmental and economic benefits while supporting the health and well-being of their occupants. In this practical course, discover how to design, build, and operate buildings from a green perspective. Instructor Fulya Kocak Gin begins by explaining what makes a building green. Fulya then goes over the different components of green buildings, discussing resource efficiency and the importance of location and site design. In addition, she covers notable green building rating systems and credentials, including the LEED rating system. Upon completing this course, you'll be equipped with key information that can help you decide which aspect of green buildings—and which certification types—to focus on based on your individual priorities.

Audition CC 2018 Essential Training

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to professionally edit and mix audio with Adobe Audition CC. In this course, instructor Paul Murphy begins by touring the Audition interface and providing a crash course in fixing noisy audio from a Premiere Pro project. He then continues with a more detailed overview of the software, including topics such as importing, editing, improving sound elements with effects and the Essential Sound panel, integration with Premiere Pro, and finally, exporting your mix. For editors who have traditionally completed audio work inside their editing system, this course can show you powerful tools and expert techniques to take your audio mixes to the next level.

Neural Networks and Convolutional Neural Networks Essential Training

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:00
Take a deep dive into neural networks and convolutional neural networks, two key concepts in the area of machine learning. In this hands-on course, instructor Jonathan Fernandes covers fundamental neural and convolutional neural network concepts. Jonathan begins by providing an introduction to the components of neural networks, discussing activation functions and backpropagation. He then looks at convolutional neural networks, explaining why they're particularly good at image recognition tasks. He also steps through how to build a neural network model using Keras. Plus, learn about VGG16, the history of the ImageNet challenge, and more.

Selling into Industries: Financial Services

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:00
The financial industry can be a particularly challenging vertical to sell into. Factors such as rigorous reporting deadlines and shifting regulations provide obstacles that aren't easily navigated. In this course, Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod equip you with practical tips and strategies for selling to financial buyers. Discover how to unpack an annual report and leverage that information in your sales process, as well as how to identify the key metrics that drive your buyer's decision making. In addition, learn how to prove your ROI and develop authentic relationships in an inherently untrusting industry.

Selling into Industries: Healthcare

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:00
Healthcare is a complex industry that requires a strategic sales approach. In this course, learn how to increase your revenue and your impact when selling into the healthcare vertical. Instructors Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod share how to grasp the key metrics of your buyer, so that you can connect your solution to the most pertinent numbers. They also cover how to identify and get to the key senior players in a healthcare organization, understand hot-button issues for providers and suppliers, and adapt to changing regulations and legislation while still communicating your value.