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Motion Graphics Weekly

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
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.

Blockchain: Learning Solidity

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Blockchain is a buzzword, but it's also a very powerful technology that allows everyday users to exchange sensitive data without a middleman. Programmers can leverage the blockchain in their applications using Solidity, a programming language for the Ethereum platform. This course teaches you how to build a simple contract-based application with Solidity. Emmanuel Henri starts with the basics of blockchain and smart contracts: self-executing transactions written directly in code. You can then learn all about the Solidity ecosystem, including syntax and advanced concepts such as source mappings, then apply them to build your very first contract.

Learning Conversion Rate Optimization

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is one of the most profitable marketing strategies for businesses. It allows you to test alternative versions of webpages and optimize your website based on actual user response. With this course, marketers, small business owners, and web designers can learn the best way to approach CRO. Marketing expert Chris Goward explains how to identify your CRO goals and use qualitative research to better understand your customers. Then discover how to prioritize testing opportunities, create hypotheses, and set up and run tests. Finally, learn how to analyze test results to draw actionable insights that have immediate impact on the bottom line. Chris illustrates each section with cases studies that show how top companies like Google and Electronic Arts are lifting profits with these same CRO strategies.

Having Difficult Conversations

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Conflict is inevitable—in work and in life. Managers must address performance issues, and colleagues with competing priorities must figure out how to work together. These situations call for having difficult conversations. In this course, Marlene Chism explains how to have difficult conversations, build your communication skills, and improve your relationships, teamwork, and business performance. She explains how to identify underlying differences in work styles, goals, and power dynamics and change the way you view conflict. She provides a model to move the conversation in a positive direction and to determine next steps. Plus, learn how to check for resistance with a single useful phrase.

Construction Estimating: RSMeans and Cost Data

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
Want to learn how to more accurately budget your construction projects? This course can help. Join instructor Christopher Randall as he teaches the methodology of using construction cost data for cost estimating. Christopher provides an overview of the most common types of cost data, as well as the most common units of measurement and estimating terms. Learn how to look up data, including how to use printed unit and area pages, as well as city indices. Plus, see how to set up and use RSMeans Online—a leading source of construction cost information—and start creating estimates.

Learning LinkedIn for Students

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:00
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for students who are preparing to graduate and start the next exciting chapter of their lives. It can help you define your career path, build a professional network, and even find your first job. Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to locate industry insights, internships, jobs, and valuable connections. In this course, instructor starts by showing how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile-whether or not you have previous work experience. He also offers tips for expanding your LinkedIn network, identifying job opportunities, connecting with recruiters, and building a professional brand by publishing interesting content and articles. Plus, find out what LinkedIn Premium has to offer students and job seekers like you. (Author: Oliver Schinkten)

Adobe XD Essential Training: Prototype and Share (2019)

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
Adobe XD is a fantastic platform for UX design that allows you to create rich prototypes with fixed elements, overlays, and complex animations. It also has powerful features for capturing feedback and for developer handoff. Demian Borba is a strategic development manager for XD and, in this course, he shares insider tips on prototyping and sharing design and prototypes with XD. Learn how to build artboards into clickable prototypes with transitions and detailed microinteractions; record prototypes as videos; preview on iOS and Android; and export to After Effects. Then, when it's time for sharing, create web links with your work for stakeholders to review with comments and pins, and with developers via Design Spec links, where they can get all the info they need, including assets.

Google Sheets Essential Training

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
Google Sheets is a feature-rich, cloud-based spreadsheet application that allows you to format and analyze all kinds of data. In this course, author Sally Norred shows you how to get the most from Google Sheets. Discover how to get around the interface, enter and work with data, and use formatting and function features, and learn smart ways to make your data work for you. Plus, see how to work with your spreadsheet data on the go with the Google Sheets mobile app.

Developing Adaptability as a Manager

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
The business world is changing faster than ever, with digital transformation and disruption everywhere. Being adaptable is a foundational skill for managers, which enables them to respond to change in positive, resilient ways and seize new opportunities. Join author and professor Dorie Clark, as she introduces strategies for becoming a more adaptable leader. Learn how to monitor for change in order to better prepare for it, hone your skills, and create a more adaptable team that is innovative and responsive to change.

Learning LinkedIn

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
By harnessing the power of the LinkedIn platform, you can tap into an expansive network of professionals, companies, and groups in your industry and beyond. In this course, discover how to make the most of your LinkedIn account. Follow Oliver Schinkten as he explains how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile, and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, share updates, and contribute your own thought leadership. Plus, Oliver explores privacy settings and account types, and shows how to archive your data. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have the tools you need to grow your career by leveraging LinkedIn.

BIM Management: Careers

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
With building information modeling (BIM) taking over the architecture, engineering, and construction fields, BIM managers are in high demand. Interested in jump-starting a career in this growing field? This course can help. Join Brian Myers as he helps you decide whether a career in BIM management is right for you. Brian describes the various roles you can take and the impact you can have on an organization and project. Learn about the skills you'll need to excel in the BIM field, your educational options, and resources and support systems that can help you along the way. Plus, get advice on how to retool your resume and boost your online presence.

Building Web APIs with ASP.NET Web API 2.2

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to connect web and mobile applications to back-end servers and databases in your applications using ASP.NET Web API 2.2, a popular framework for building web APIs on top of the .NET Framework. In this course, join Jonathan "J." Tower as he steps through how to use this framework to efficiently create RESTful services. Learn how routing works with Web API to ensure APIs work as planned and are easily consumed by remote applications. Discover how data is modeled in Web API, along with how to build business logic for your API. Plus, learn about handling errors, securing your services, and documenting and testing your APIs.

Advanced Node.js: Scaling Applications

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00
While Node.js is great for creating small apps with minimal surface areas, it was designed to scale. In this course, learn sophisticated programming techniques that can help you scale your Node.js applications. Instructor Alex Banks goes over the scale cube, discussing the different directions in which an app can be scaled: along the x-axis, z-axis, and y-axis. He also looks at cloning, discussing how to fork your Node.js processes and work with clusters with PM2. Plus, learn how to set up horizontal partitioning to split data between databases, as well as how to decompose applications into microservices.

SharePoint for Enterprise: Site Owners

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00
Site owners can oversee one or more sites on an enterprise solution in SharePoint. Their responsibilities include setting permissions for site access, managing site libraries, and optimizing site functions, features, and information across multiple sites. Watch this course to learn how to successfully perform the role of a site owner, even if you have no previous SharePoint experience. Bill Kulterman takes you through the finer points of permissions, creating lists and libraries, enabling versioning and checkout, and even creating subsites.

Learning npm the Node Package Manager

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00
Imagine being able to share and reuse code from common JavaScript libraries like Grunt, Gulp, and Underscore, in addition to custom code. With the node package manager (npm), reusing code is a snap, making it an indispensable part of every developer's toolbox. In this course, Emmanuel Henri shows how to install npm on macOS, Windows, and Linux, and use npm commands and packages to track project dependencies and control installations. Plus, learn how to use NPX, the node package runner, and alternatives to npm such as Yarn.

Learning PowerPoint 2019

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00
Get started with PowerPoint 2019. This course is for anyone who's new to PowerPoint and would like to create and present slideshows and presentations. Staff instructor Garrick Chow begins by showing how to create a new presentation from scratch or by choosing a template from the hundreds available in the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery. Next, Garrick explains how to add content such as text, images, audio and video, and even links in PowerPoint slides. You can also learn how to add engagement with animated transitions, and export, share, and deliver your presentation.

Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: Photography

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00
Whether you're an experienced creative professional or someone who has just recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is a hugely valuable investment that can help you get the most out of your pixels. Photoshop CC 2019 is loaded with tools and features that can help photographers quickly get the image results they want. In this course, Julieanne Kost gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including retouching, creatively using adjustment layers, and combining multiple images. Along the way, she shares how to work with type, Smart Objects, and artistic filters; create custom brushes; use the libraries to store content; quickly export and share images; and more.

SSCP Cert Prep: The Basics

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00
The (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is an excellent entry point to a career in IT security. In this course, Mike Chapple provides a big-picture perspective of the SSCP exam, including an overview of the seven domain topics, what to expect from the questions, and how to best prepare for the exam. The course is the introduction to the SSCP Cert Prep series, which goes over each domain in more depth. Mike also includes additional resources for study and a discussion of the SSCP continuing education requirements.

The Data Science of Nonprofit Service Organizations, with Barton Poulson

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to use data science to do good. Data science can be a huge help to nonprofits that are struggling to identify donors, understand their communities, evaluate their impact, and be more productive. In this course, instructor, data scientist, and entrepreneur Barton Poulson discusses how some of the common concerns of nonprofit service organizations can be addressed using new sources of data—including social media and web analytics—and how methods like predictive analytics, machine learning, and data visualization can make organizations more productive and efficient. He also covers career opportunities for data scientists who want to put their civic-minded ambitions to the best use.

Word Tips Weekly

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 20:00
Become a Microsoft Word power user in just a few minutes a week. This tips-based series helps you deepen your proficiency with Word, covering a variety of tools and techniques you can use. Learn how to work with templates, format documents, customize built-in styles and themes, master Track Changes, and more. Check back each week for a new pro tip from expert David Rivers.

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