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Human Resources: Protecting Confidentiality

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 20:00
As an HR professional or manager in your company, you are privy to financial information, health insurance information, social security numbers, and other sensitive employee and customer data. What is it that needs to be kept confidential legally and what should be included when putting a company policy in place? In this course, veteran attorney Don Phin helps you gain an understanding of confidentially by laying out the main areas to consider. He shares best practices that can help both managers and employees behave within legal and ethical parameters. Learn about nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements, social media policies, cybersecurity, and more.

Photoshop: Advanced Adjustment Layer and Blend Modes

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 20:00
From powerful shortcuts to precise masking, this course will help you see Photoshop adjustment layers and blend modes in a whole new light. Rich Harrington leads a workshop that unlocks some of the least-used options for his favorite features in Photoshop CC 2018. Learn how to use adjustment layers and blend modes to color correct and tone images, convert photos to black and white, add style, and fix exposure—all completely nondestructively. Rich also explores the hidden power of the "auto" options, lookup tables, gradient maps, and Smart Objects, and shows how to limit your adjustments when you want to achieve a subtler effect. By the time you finish the course, you'll have an advanced understanding of adjustment layers and blend modes, and know how to make complex, nondestructive changes to any image. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Android App Development: In-App Purchasing

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:00
After you've finished developing your app, you're ready to reap the financial benefits of your work. In this course, learn about the Google Play In-app Billing API, and how to use it effectively to sell digital products within your app. Instructor Albert Lo kicks off the course by explaining how to set up your existing app for in-app purchases by modifying the UI. Next, he acquaints you with the Gradle build system, and shows how to leverage it to support in-app purchases. Albert then provides an overview of the billing process, and shows how to define your digital products, and use the Google in-app library to query purchased items, launch the purchase flow from both one-time purchases and subscriptions, and handle responses.

Interview Master Class

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:00
You've reached the final stage of the recruitment process. Now, all that stands between you and that job offer is the interview. In this course, Aimee Bateman shares her interview expertise—developed from years as a top recruiter and career coach—to help you ace your next job interview. Throughout this course, Aimee takes you through each stage of the interview process, explaining what to do on the day of your interview, how to confidently respond to common questions, and how to ask your interviewer thoughtful questions in return. Plus, she shares how to make sure the interviewer remembers you, as well as how to tackle other types of interviews, including phone and video interviews.

How to Create a Perfect Elevator Pitch

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:00
Elevator pitches are not just for people who work in sales. You can use an elevator pitch in so many ways: at a networking event, when talking to customers, or to get buy-in from your colleagues. But how do you craft a pitch that generates interest in your idea, product, or project in just 30 seconds or less? Take this course to learn how to create an engaging elevator pitch for your idea, your company, or the brand of you. Instructor Aimee Bateman shares her proven strategy for developing pitches that make a great first impression—in as little time as it takes to get to the first floor.

How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to quit your job—the right way. Although it can be nerve-wracking to hand in your notice, it's important to leave on the best possible terms to keep your reputation and relationships intact. In this short training course, Aimee Bateman shows you how to prepare to resign, how to write a resignation letter, and how to conduct yourself during your last few weeks. She also reviews the dos and don'ts of quitting, and explains what happens during the exit interview. With these tips, you will be able to gracefully leave your current job and embark on the next stage of your career.

Accelerating TensorFlow with the Google Machine Learning Engine

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to leverage TensorFlow—an open-source software library for numerical computation—to build high-performing machine learning applications. In this course, instructor Matt Scarpino helps to acquaint you with this exciting tool. Here, he explores the process of developing TensorFlow applications and running them on the Google Cloud Machine Learning (ML) Engine.

Matt kicks off the course by discussing TensorFlow development in detail, starting with basic tensor operations and proceeding to graphs, sessions, variables, and training. He also goes over high-level features like datasets, iterators, and estimators. Next, Matt introduces the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and its capabilities. He shows how to create a GCP project and access it through the Cloud SDK utility. In addition, he covers Google Cloud Storage, which enables developers to upload data that can be accessed in GCP applications. To wrap up, he steps through how to deploy your TensorFlow applications to the ML Engine.

Using Content for Lead Gen

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:00
Great content isn't merely eye-catching. By creating high-quality content that educates and connects with people, modern marketers can build trust—and turn more of their prospects into customers. In this course, learn how to create content that generates leads for your business. Instructor John Jantsch begins by going over the benefits of great content and how it can build trust and help you create connections with your prospects. John then shows how to measure effectiveness, keep a keen eye on your SEO objectives, and capture referrals. Finally, he brings it all together by explaining how to create a well-informed content lead generation plan.

CCNA Security (210-260) Cert Prep: 6 Intrusion Prevention

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
Validate your technical skills and ability to keep a Cisco network secure by earning the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification. Join security ambassador Lisa Bock as she prepares you for the Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) section of the CCNA Security exam 210-260: Implementing Cisco Network Security. Lisa provides an overview of intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems (IDS/IPS) and explains how they detect and mitigate common attacks. She covers detection and signature engines, triggering actions and responses, and deploying an IOS-based IPS. In addition, she goes over some practical applications of these systems, including honeypot-based intrusion detection and the EINSTEIN system from the Department of Homeland Security.

Writing Case Studies

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
If you have helped a customer achieve success, you can document it in a case study, which is how you tell the world about it. In this course, learn about typical types of case studies, which fit both online and print formats. Explore strategies for making a compelling case study. Find out how to avoid some common pitfalls (Author: Tom Geller)

Code Clinic: C

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
Successful programmers know more than just how to code. They also know how to think about solving problems. Code Clinic is a series of courses where our instructors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, Dan Gookin works with C. Throughout the course, Dan introduces challenges and then provides an overview of his solutions in C. Challenges include topics such as geolocation and face recognition. Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the same challenges in languages like C++, C#, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, and Swift.

Learning System Center 2016 Service Manager

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
System Center 2016 Service Manager (SM) offers an integrated platform that can help IT administrators and help desk technicians implement, track, and support IT service requests and enterprise incident and problem management. SM provides a centralized repository of corporate IT asset information such as users and computers. With SM, you can configure how incidents, problems, and change requests are handled. In addition, the customizable Self-Service Portal allows IT service request submission and IT resource provisioning by the end user. In this course, Daniel Lachance covers how to implement, customize, and manage an SM ecosystem. Explore the benefits of SM, how to install the SM management and data warehouse servers, and how to configure key settings. In addition, learn how to publish a service offering to the Self-Service Portal, create incidents, problems, and change requests, and more.

Hosting Virtual Machines in a Multicloud Environment

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
Using multiple cloud providers has become the norm for organizations, as multicloud environments can improve security and operational efficiency while reducing costs. In this course, Microsoft MVP Brien Posey demonstrates how to enable communication between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. He covers virtual private clouds, gateway servers, connectivity, and more. Find out how to install the Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) on an Amazon EC2 virtual machine to communicate with Azure. Then, discover how to implement virtual and local network gateways in Azure to receive and send resources between AWS. Plus, learn how to connect an Azure virtual machine to a cloud-hosted Microsoft Active Directory.

Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finish

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
How do you create authentic, sincere portraits that capture the essence of people? A lot of it comes down to post-production. Using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Chris Orwig walks us through three start-to-finish, up-close portrait projects: a portrait of a legend, a portrait of an artist, and a portrait of a celebrity. He explains the common foundation for the shots—a natural style, setting, and lighting—and explains how to zero in on the best image from a collection. He shows how to enhance each portrait with Lightroom and Photoshop, combining black-and-white adjustments with creative cropping, retouching, and color and tone enhancements. He recaps the editing process for each portrait, and closes with some ideas to integrate in your own workflow.

Microsoft Azure: Controlling Cost

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
Migrating to the cloud often comes with an unexpected increase in costs. This course provides tips, guidance, and best practices for developing a strategy aimed at minimizing the costs associated with a move to a Microsoft Azure environment. Microsoft MVP Chris Rhodes provides coverage of Azure subscriptions and costs, explaining why your cloud costs might differ from what you planned. He explores cost management options for typical Azure services—including storage, virtual machines, and networking—and examines additional tools that you can leverage for cost management. Plus, he shares case studies that showcase practical examples of cost optimization.

Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:00
Leaders who provide targeted, ongoing coaching to their employees can strengthen their team and add value to their organization. In this course, leadership expert Sara Canaday shares the differences between managing, training, and coaching, and provides managers with coaching models and skills to support the development and growth of their employees. Sara presents the business case for coaching, explores common coaching challenges, and explains how to provide feedback and set goals.

PowerPoint Tips Weekly

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
You may already be familiar with the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, but there's more to a great presentation than just bullets and text. This weekly series provides quick tips that will improve the look of your slide decks and better engage your audience. Staff instructors Garrick Chow, Nick Brazzi, and Jess Stratton provide new PowerPoint tips every Wednesday, focusing on topics such as creating balance in your slides, formatting, working with photos and video, animating text and objects, and more. Plus, learn how to extend PowerPoint and connect to cloud accounts such as OneDrive and Google Drive. It doesn't matter whether you use PowerPoint for Windows, PowerPoint for Mac, or work exclusively with Office 365; these tips will help all users maximize their productivity and success with PowerPoint.

What to Do in the First 90 Days of Your New Job

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
The first 90 days of a new job are crucial. Your boss will decide if you're the right fit for the job and whether you can deliver results. It's a fun time, but it's also really scary. Aimee Bateman, career expert and founder of Careercake.com, has placed over 4,000 people in their dream jobs. In this course, she breaks down those first 90 days for you, month by month, and outlines the activities you need to perform in order to make a real impact. Learn how to absorb all the new information, impress your boss and get along with your coworkers, and deliver the performance you promised in your interview. Plus, find out what to do if the job's not everything you expected it would be.

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Essential Training

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Master features of the V-Ray 3.0 rendering engine and learn how to extend the range of 3ds Max with state-of-the-art V-Ray tools, such as progressive sampling, skin and hair shaders, and stereoscopic 3D rendering. This course covers critical V-Ray concepts such as basic material creation, image sampling, color mapping, subdivs, and lighting, as well as creating in-camera effects such as depth of field, motion blur, and caustics. Author and 3D expert Brian Bradley will help you add amazing and lifelike materials and effects to your 3D models with this powerful plugin.

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:00
Would you like to work faster and more efficiently with SOLIDWORKS? There is a ton of knowledge in the SOLIDWORKS community that you'll never learn from the documentation. Gabriel Corbett has spent years studying the program, attending conferences, teaching classes, and talking to fellow experts. In this weekly series, he shares his insights with you. These tips and tricks cover many different facets of the program, from renaming files, customizing properties, to sketching and constructing difficult geometry, replacing parts, and drawing links. Each weekly episode is just 2-10 minutes—ensuring maximum returns in a minimum amount of time. Tune in every Wednesday for new SOLIDWORKS tips.

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