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Fusion 360: Surfacing with the Patch Workspace

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:00
The Patch workspace in Autodesk Fusion 360 is designed specifically for working with surfaces. This environment is ideal for building complex, organic shapes and water-tight solid bodies. In this course, Jomarc Baquiran teaches you how to use the Fusion 360 surfacing toolset to design real-world products. Learn by example as he creates two plastic bottles that showcase the practical application of surfaces. Discover the strengths and limitations of the surface geometry, and learn how to manipulate bodies with the Patch workspace's Extrude, Trim, Extend, Stitch, and Merge commands. Plus, learn how to add realistic detail and create a presentation-worthy render of your surface-based product design.

3ds Max 2018: Mastering UVW Mapping

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:00
UVW mapping is a coordinate mapping technique that enables artists to project 2D textures onto the surfaces of 3D objects. It's a key skill for all areas of the 3D industry, including film, gaming, and visualization. This course helps designers map geometry in preparation for texturing, using the powerful UVW mapping feature set in 3ds Max 2018, including the UVW Map modifier, UVW Editor, and Blended Box Map.

Instructor Joel Bradley explains what UVWs are, how they affect textures, and why they are needed. He also reviews the different mapping spaces that are available and how procedural maps are used in texturing. Then he progresses to the hands-on portion of the course, starting with mapping simple shapes and models with the UVW modifier. He also reviews advanced topics, such as unwrapping and editing UVs with the UVW Editor. Finally, he introduces blended box mapping, for when you need to get a model ready for texturing quickly.

Developing UWP Apps: 2 Basic Controls and Patterns

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Controls play a critical role in app development, as they control what a user can see and do in an application. The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) ships with almost 50 controls to help you build stellar user experiences on any device and any screen size. In this course, instructor Scott Peterson introduces some of these controls, as well as control patterns created from them. He also goes into templates and control templates—two fundamentally important concepts that play a role in virtually every real-world UWP app.

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

Audio Mixing Master Class

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Get a master class in audio mixing from one of the music industry's most admired teachers, Bobby Owsinski. Built around hands-on mixing exercises designed to show you how to listen and work like a music pro, this weekly series reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to all the different facets of mixing, including instrument and vocal balance, panning, compression, EQ, reverb, delay, and making your mix as interesting as possible.

See how the pros handle the critical balance between the bass and drums. Learn where, when, why, and how EQ should be used on virtually any instrument. Become proficient in tailoring just the right effect for each particular mixing situation. And master the key to fat and punchy sounding mixes: compression. Tune in every Thursday for a new tip!

Mobile App Analytics for Developers

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
How is your app actually used? Do users like some features more than others? In which countries do your users live? Which zones monetize the best? By leveraging analytics in your application, you can find out the answers to these questions, and generally learn more about how your app is being used in the real world. In this course, discover how to implement basic analytics, collect data, and analyze your results to determine which features to build, and how to best deliver those features to your users. Instructor Joe Marini makes a case for why you might want to use analytics in your app. He then explains how to work with Google Analytics for Firebase—a cross-platform analytics package—to measure the usage of an app, dives into event collection, and shows how to analyze your data.

OneNote for Team Collaboration

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
OneNote—the popular note-taking app from Microsoft—includes robust features that allow you to coauthor and share notebooks with others. In this course, Nick Brazzi walks through the powerful collaboration features of OneNote. Nick steps through the many ways you can collaborate with others—inside your organization or externally. He covers storing notebooks in a shareable location; using notebooks stored on SharePoint; sharing a notebook with a collaborator, coauthoring SharePoint notebooks; and more. Plus, Nick shows how to work with the OneNote mobile apps.

Advanced Google Analytics 2017

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Do you want to generate better reports about your web traffic, and make more intelligent decisions about where to focus your marketing efforts? In this course, take an in-depth look at Google Analytics, and learn advanced techniques that can help you use this popular and powerful analytics tool to glean better insights. Instructor Adriaan Brits dives into SEO metrics, and explains how to conduct an SEO performance analysis. He also shows how to integrate Google Analytics with WordPress; use advanced features such as filters, views, and dimensions; build customized team reports; conduct a conversation rate analysis; and more.

Note: This course picks up where Google Analytics Essential Training leaves off. If you have questions about how Google Analytics works straight out of the box, see that course for more information.

This course is part of a Learning Path approved by the American Marketing Association.

Gain the skills you need to become an AMA Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) in Digital Marketing  by using the industry-leading courses and resources in the Learning Path. Take the AMA certification exam to show that you have what it takes to lead the digital transformation.

Developing UWP Apps: 1 Layout and Navigation

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) from Microsoft allows you to create a single package and target a variety of devices in the Windows family, including desktops, phones, tablets, and even the Xbox. If you want to start learning how to write UWP apps, layout and navigation is an ideal place to start. Adaptive layouts and adaptive triggers allow an app to look great on any device and on any screen size. Navigation is crucial to providing a high-quality user experience, as being unable to navigate through an app can be hugely frustrating to users. In this course, start your journey to UWP enlightenment by learning about layout and navigation, and discovering how to use the concepts presented here in UWP apps of your own.

Note: This course was created by Wintellect. We are pleased to host this training in our library. (Author: Scott Peterson)

Motion Graphics Weekly

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Transform shapes, icons, and text into compelling motion graphics. This weekly series demonstrates techniques you can use to take your animation skills to the next level. Join mograph artist EJ Hassenfratz as he shows you tips and tricks you can use while leveraging the powerful features in Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.

Organization Design

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
In order to attract top talent and execute strategies effectively, it's imperative that you make your company a vibrant, engaging place to work. By gaining a solid foundation in organization design, you can learn how to build a high-performing organization that thrives in a complex business environment. In this course, Amy Kates shares a practical approach to organization design, providing you with a complete overview of the core models, methods, and tools used by organization design practitioners. She shows how to create alignment between components of an organization, select structure and integration options, match talent to an organization, and manage the organization design process.

Developing UWP Apps: 3 Custom and Advanced Controls

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Controls can make or break a user interface. And with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), the expectation is that the UI will be intuitive, fast, and fluid. In this course, discover how to create, customize, and extend controls that consistently perform and easily adapt. Instructor Scott Peterson covers more about the UWP controls, how to implement custom controls, and how to integrate third-party controls into your apps.

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

NoSQL Development with Azure Redis and C#

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:00
Microsoft Azure Redis is based on the popular open-source Redis cache. It gives you access to a secure, dedicated Redis cache, managed by Microsoft and accessible from any application within Azure and beyond. In this course, follow along as instructor Anton Delsink helps you get started with Microsoft Azure Redis, familiarizes you with the various data structures in Redis, and explains how to use those data structures from C#. Anton demonstrates how to deploy Redis; connect with Redis CLI and C# clients; work with data types, lists, sets, and hashes; use Redis with ASP.NET web apps; and more.

Working on a Cross-Functional Team

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Most organizations are looking for ways to improve how employees work in teams. A standard functional organization encourages people to focus on their own individual tasks. Cross-functional teams, on the other hand, bring everybody together to deliver the whole product. You no longer depend on rigid organizational lines, and instead focus on tighter collaboration and greater employee empowerment. In the course, Doug Rose talks about the importance of understanding cross-functional teams and how they allow employees to work better together. Plus, see how to overcome common challenges and maximize your team's performance. As you'll learn, cross-functional teams can be more productive, as well as a fun and rewarding way to work together to quickly deliver your product.

Maya 2018 Essential Training

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2018. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—within a real-world, project-based workflow. The techniques you'll learn here translate equally well to film, motion graphics, game design, and animation.

First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools. (Author: George Maestri)

SQL Server 2017: What's New

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
SQL Server 2017 is the start of the new annual release strategy by Microsoft. SQL developers no longer have to wait two or three years for enhancements. See what's new and notable in the 2017 release, in this overview with Adam Wilbert. See the new Linux compatibility in action, as Adam shows how to install SQL Server on Ubuntu, and learn how to use the machine learning services package, which includes R and Python scripting. Then find out how to use graph databases to model many-to-many relationships as nodes and edges. Adam also reviews the smaller enhancements like automatic query performance tuning and the new dynamic management views.

Construction Estimating Takeoff

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Takeoffs are one of the most common documents prepared by professional construction estimators. A takeoff lists the materials needed to complete a job. It includes quantities and measurements, and should be as accurate and detailed as possible. This course provides step-by-step instructions for developing a takeoff—including counts, units, notes, and labor estimates—in the correct sequence. Learn how to measure area, length, and volume, and get tips on how to work more efficiently and avoid some of the most common takeoff mistakes. (Author: Christopher Randall)

Traveling for Business

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Travel is expensive, so you need to be sure your time "on the road" justifies the investment. In this course, Tom Geller outlines what you need to do before, during, and after your business trip to keep yourself comfortable, meet your client's or employer's objectives, and take care of your home while you're away. Learn the tools you need to stay in touch with the office, and find out how to pack a "go bag" that prepares you for business. Tom also provides guidance on managing transportation and staying safe in your new city, and outlines tips for reporting back what you've learned when you return home, so each trip is easier and more productive than the last.

Azure Storage Deep Dive for Developers

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Developers work with many types of data: unstructured, structured, real-time, and rarely accessed. Azure Storage is a highly scalable, highly secure PaaS that offers capabilities for blob, table, queue, and file-based storage. It offers a variety of APIs, which you can learn and access on an as-needed basis. In this course, take a deep dive into the architecture, service limits, and capabilities of the Azure Storage APIs, and learn how to use the Azure Storage SDK for designing .NET applications. Instructor Anton Delsink teaches the introductory concepts for each service, as well as third-party tools for managing Azure Storage at a deeper level. By the end of the course, you'll know more about how to use Azure Storage to build custom solutions that are optimized to meet the unique needs of your applications.

Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Study to become a Revit Architecture certified professional with this test prep course from Autodesk Certified Instructor Shaun Bryant. Shaun helps you understand the two pathways available: Autodesk Certified User—for new designers who want to demonstrate basic proficiency with Revit—and Autodesk Certified Professional—for those who possess more advanced skills and can solve complex workflow and design challenges. He reviews specific skills covered by the 35-question exam, including the key areas in the certification roadmap: collaboration, documentation, modeling, and views. Brush up on topics such as importing and linking existing models and files; tagging elements; creating walls; building new family types; modeling floors, stairs, and roofs; creating views and legends; worksharing; and producing detailed schedules and sheets. Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking Autodesk Certified Professional or Autodesk Certified User exam for Revit Architecture.

Note: The exam objectives are not release specific, but the course has been revised to reflect the most recent version of the software, Revit Architecture 2018.

Oracle Database 12c: Security

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Database security is one of the hottest topics for Oracle DBAs, and one of the most important aspects of their role. With the increasing risks of cyberattacks, database hacks, and data leaks, knowing how to fully enable and leverage all of the Oracle 12c security features is essential. In this course, Oracle instructor and consultant David Yahalom covers this vitally important and in-demand skill.

Learn how to identify the major risks and security threats, and review general best practices for properly protecting and "hardening" any production database. Then, dive into hands-on demos that show how to set up user accounts, the connection between users and schemas, database object and system permissions, and roles in a multitenant environment, as well as encrypt data, audit user actions, and access to sensitive information. Plus, find out how to enable data-at-rest security via the Oracle Transparent Data Encryption and backup encryption options.

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