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Build Spring Boot Apps with the Kotlin Programming Language

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
Kotlin is an exciting programming language that's concise, has immutable variables, and almost always gets rid of null pointer exceptions. If you're a Java developer looking to get started with Kotlin, then this course is for you. Join instructor Matt Greencroft as he demonstrates how to build high-quality Spring Boot applications with Kotlin, specifically the version of Kotlin that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). As Matt covers a range of key concepts—from classes to loops—he explains how each Kotlin feature compares to the equivalent one in Java.

RHCE Cert Prep: Network Bonding, IPv6, Routing, and Virtual Systems

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
Study to pass the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam—the benchmark certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This installment of Grant McWilliam's comprehensive series teaches the fundamentals of building Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) virtual systems in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Learn how to create private networks and storage pools for the virtual machines and install Enterprise Linux using a DVD and a network repository. Plus, explore more advanced networking techniques, including IPv6 addressing, network interface teaming and bonding, and static routing. (Author: Grant McWilliams)

Advertising on Facebook: Advanced

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:00
Take your ads from average to exceptional. Learn how to leverage the most powerful tools in Facebook to improve ad performance, optimize spending, and get real results. Social media marketing expert Megan Adams shares a new set of advanced, time-saving techniques for marketers and small business owners alike. She shows how to create custom ads and make campaign-wide changes quickly and use the Facebook pixel for conversion and audience tracking, so you can see who has interacted with your brand's page or website. Plus, learn how to create custom and lookalike audiences to target important customers and expand your reach. Last but not least, Megan reveals tips for split testing ads to choose the highest performing design, and retargeting and remarketing to past visitors.

BIM Tools Weekly

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
If you're in architecture, engineering, or construction, you need to stay on top of the BIM technology. Join Eric Wing each Tuesday for a review of the latest tools and design trends. Each week he tackles a different application or workflow to streamline modeling, rendering, and collaboration. Learn what's new in the 2018 versions of Revit and Navisworks, find out how to smooth BIM roadblocks and roll out BIM training, and discover the best collaboration tools for working with multiple partners and firms.

Microsoft Project Online: Administration

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
Learn how to administer Microsoft Project Online and help your organization more effectively manage projects. Follow along with project management expert John Riopel, PMP, as he walks through the many features and settings that can be customized in Microsoft Project Online. John shows how to manage licenses and subscriptions, adjust your organization's security settings, and create custom fields, templates, and workflows to address your team's unique needs. He also shows how to customize the end user interface and adjust time and task settings. Plus, learn how to work directly with the Project database, from managing enterprise objects to understanding the queue process.

Migrating to Windows 10 for Small Businesses

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
Interested in making the switch to Windows 10 within your small or medium-sized business? In this course, instructor Andrew Bettany covers key considerations that can help you determine how Windows 10 could be a perfect fit for your organization. Andrew covers key features and explains why migrating to Windows 10 can help small businesses enhance both their security and productivity. He includes coverage on integrating Windows 10 with cloud services such as Office 365, cloud-based identities, and data storage, and introduces Microsoft 365 Business, covering the key features and apps. He demonstrates how Windows Autopilot provides an effortless method for device deployment and covers the new Windows 10 servicing channels, which keep Windows 10 safe and always up to date.

Creating Great First Impressions

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
First impressions matter. Whether you're walking into a meeting, interview, or negotiation, you need to know how to instantly build rapport. Luckily, the ability to make a lasting first impression isn't an innate skill; there's actually a science to it. In this course, Vanessa Van Edwards—lead investigator at Science of People, a human behavior research lab—shares research-backed strategies that can help you make the first few seconds of any interaction count. Vanessa dives into the body language that is essential to an engaging first impression, the vocal cues that help you sound confident both in person and on the phone, and the best opening lines for sparking a great conversation. Plus, get tips for changing dull small talk into a lively and memorable conversation.

Azure Media Services

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
Build more complex and demanding media-driven applications using the power of Microsoft Azure and Azure Media Services. This course explains what Azure Media Services has to offer developers of media-rich websites and apps. Instructor Sahil Malik reviews the encoding and streaming solutions, as well as Azure Media Analytics, which offers video indexing, thumbnail generation, face detection, and other AI-based capabilities for generating deep insights into your media and your data.

Xcode 10 Essential Training

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
Explore the major features of Xcode 10, the integrated development environment for developers of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. This course helps new Apple developers install Xcode and start writing and editing code—covering the most important concepts in less than two hours. Instructor Todd Perkins reviews the version control and storyboard features, as well as the basics of Interface Builder, the intuitive UI design tool, and shows how to compile and debug apps and create unit tests to make sure your code does what it's supposed to do.

Learning SOLIDWORKS xDesign

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
SOLIDWORKS xDesign makes the power of SOLIDWORKS mobile. xDesign allows you to design, edit, and collaborate on projects from any device. This cloud-based CAD package frees you from the desktop, so you can create when and where you work best. In this course, instructor and Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert David Antanavige shows how to design parts with SOLIDWORKS xDesign. Learn your way around the user interface; discover how to collaborate in 3DSpace; explore the sketch, feature, surface, and assembly environment; and create models using the powerful design guidance features in xDesign.

Office for Android Essential Training

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
The Microsoft Office mobile apps offer many of the features you access in the desktop form of the popular productivity software, in a convenient, touch-optimized version you can take on the go. This course covers the most popular Office apps for Android, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Teams. You can follow along on an Android phone, tablet, or even a Chromebook. Instructor Nick Brazzi explains the differences between the paid and free versions, and then steps through common tasks in each app, including editing documents and spreadsheets, building simple slide shows, saving and sharing files, sending and receiving email, and messaging friends and colleagues.

Adobe XD New Features Weekly

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:00
At Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe highlighted a variety of enhancements and new features in Adobe XD CC, their innovative tool for UI and UX design and prototyping. In this series, instructor Dani Beaumont helps you get acquainted with each of these new capabilities by digging into a new Adobe XD CC feature each week. Learn all about the enhancements made to Auto-Animate, new support for viewing web comments in prototypes or design specs, and more. Tune in every Tuesday to master a new feature.

Time Management Tips Weekly

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
Improve your productivity, get things done, and find more time for what's most important with Time Management Tips Weekly. This series provides actionable time management advice in just a few short minutes each week.

Productivity expert Dave Crenshaw provides techniques on a wide variety of topics, designed to help people better manage their time and ultimately become more productive. Tune in to learn about everything from managing emails and calendars to setting priorities, collaborating with coworkers, reducing interruptions, crafting a "productivity mindset," and creating a more comfortable and effective work environment.

Have an idea for a future video from Dave? Submit it using our course feedback form. If you want more time management strategies now, we recommend watching Dave's Time Management Fundamentals course.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

Real Recording School Weekly

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
Welcome to the Real Recording School Weekly series. Every week, Larry Crane leads a class of like-minded audio enthusiasts, engineers, and producers through a new recording or mixing challenge. Learn how to recognize and fix persistent sound issues like clicky bass, snare drum ring, boomy guitars, and hi-hat bleed, so that the music is all that listeners hear. The course features software and plugins, such as iZotope and Pro Tools, but almost all the techniques can be recreated in your favorite DAW. All you need to follow along is a pair of headphones and a passion for sound.

Microsoft Project Web App Essential Training

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
Get up to speed with Project Web App (PWA), the collaborative browser-based interface for Microsoft Project. Instructor John Riopel, PMP, shows you how to use PWA to efficiently collaborate and share details about projects, tasks, and resources, all from one centralized location. John begins by showing how to create new enterprise projects in PWA, including how to allocate resources to the project, update timesheets and tasks, and generate status reports. Plus, explore how to enable additional features, force check-in for projects, and use multiple timelines. By the end of the course, you'll be able to use PWA to keep track of every element of your project portfolio.

The Psychology of Living In A Data-Driven World

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
Countless headlines tout how big data, artificial intelligence, and other technological developments are rapidly changing the world of business. But how do these changes affect the people that actually use these technologies, as well as society at large? In this monthly series, instructor Yash Patel explores this topic, digging into how different emerging technologies affect our psychology. Each installment focuses on a popular topic—from machine learning to the privacy issues sparked by the mass collection of user data—and discusses how the technology at hand affects how society thinks and feels. Plus, get fascinating insights from subject matter experts.

Microsoft 365 Business Essential Training for SMBs

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
Microsoft 365 is an integrated IT solution that brings together the productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities. In this course, instructor Andrew Bettany covers the specifics of Microsoft 365 Business—a solution intended for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with up to 300 users—to help IT administrators and business owners manage and safeguard their organization. Andrew kicks off the course with an introduction to Microsoft 365 Business, discussing its services and configuration. He then moves on to the specifics of managing user devices and deploying and securing Windows 10 with Windows Autopilot. He wraps up with best practices on how to secure your users and their data, providing practical demonstrations along the way.

Brad Feld on Raising Capital

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
To get a business off the ground or take it to the next level, entrepreneurs often need extra cash. Venture financing, where money is raised from venture capital firms or individual investors as opposed to a public institution like a bank, is a popular avenue. But how do you decide if financing makes sense for your business? How much money do you need? And who do you ask? Brad Feld is an investor who has overseen thousands of rounds of venture financing, enabling companies like Zynga, MakerBot, and Fitbit to grow from startups to established enterprises. In this course, he walks you through the process of evaluating, finding, and securing funding for your business. Learn about the different stages of financing, the many types of investors, and different avenues of funding: traditional convertible debt and equity and newer practices such as crowdfunding and pre-sales. Brad helps you zero in on a solution that's right for your business and develop a mindset for success.

Brad Feld on Validating Your Startup Idea

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
So you have an idea for a business. Maybe you have lots of ideas, with lots of potential. How do you focus on the opportunity that is going to be the most successful and the best use of your time? Brad Feld is a serial entrepreneur turned investor, who has helped build 100s of companies over the last 30 years, including Techstars, his startup accelerator. In this course, he walks through the preliminary steps that any entrepreneur needs to follow to determine whether an idea has merit: whether it is significant, meaningful, and disruptive. He provides a framework to evaluate an idea and its risks—as well the costs of not pursuing the idea at all. He then explains, in detail, how to evaluate your opportunity, your product, your market, and your team. These steps lay the groundwork critical to a successful startup, resulting in a refined and well-researched idea that you, your partners, your customers, and potentials investors can all get behind.

Leading the Organization Monthly

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:00
Moving to the C-Suite requires a shift in mindset. The paradox is that it means leading less and delegating more, to create an environment where people are inspired to do their best. For those transitioning from leading others to leading the organization, this course offers tips to adapt to the realities of an executive role and move your leadership abilities forward. Learn how to inspire confidence, delegate work, identify talent, lead multiple generations, and build a company vision, strategy, and culture. Each month, consultant and former CEO Jan Rutherford provides new tips that will help you succeed in a new C-Suite role.

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