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SketchUp: Tips & Tricks

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:00
Discover how to use SketchUp more effectively. In this weekly course, George Maestri covers a wide variety of topics and shares tips that can help you use this powerful application to efficiently and quickly create detailed 3D models. Tune in and start boosting your SketchUp skills.

Windows Server 2016: Software Defined Networking Deployment

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:00
Software-defined networks (SDN) are a key concept in server and networking administration, cloud computing, and data center management. SDNs allow administrators to segment network traffic in virtual environments—speeding up deployment and maximizing hardware utilization. In this course, Robert McMillen shows how to deploy a SDN in a Windows Server 2016 environment using the virtual switches and routers from Microsoft. Learn how to configure your network manually using System Center Virtual Machine Manager and automatically via PowerShell scripting. Learn how to configure Hyper-V switches, create a VLAN, build virtual machine (VM) templates to speed up VM creation, and auto-assign IP addresses to new VMs with IP pools. Find out how to automate the creation of objects such as gateways and multitenant VMs with SDN Express scripts. Plus, explore practical use cases for software-defined networking, such as virtual security.

Note: This course is the first of two that will cover SDN in a Server 2016 network. This course maps to the SDN deployment objectives in Exam 70-745.

Human Resources: Leadership and Strategic Impact

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:00
Human resources must a be an equal partner in defining an organization's strategy. But compared to its financial, technology, and customer counterparts, HR strategy can feel vague and disconnected from the core mission. How can HR step up to lead? By focusing on pivotal priorities, asking clarifying questions, and following proven frameworks. In this course, award-winning HR guru, researcher, consultant and coach John Boudreau shows how to drive impact, efficiency, and effectiveness of HR investments using his HC BRidge methodology. He shows how to ask the right questions, avoid the obvious (often wrong) answers, and define the talent, relationships, and pivotal processes that will have the biggest impact on company success. Using this toolkit, you build a sustainable HR strategy that will guide your choices and keep them in line with the rest of the organization. Plus, learn how to use bottlenecks to spot priorities, and measure the impact of your new strategy.

Microsoft 365 First Look

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:00
Microsoft 365 provides a way for businesses to purchase Microsoft Office and Windows as a bundle subscription, combining Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security features. This course provides a high-level overview of Microsoft 365, explaining what it is and covering the difference between the Business and Enterprise editions. Get an overview of the three services that make up this offering, and review the best use case for each plan. Learn about the different features and services offered in Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. (Author: Sharon Bennett)

Time Management: Working from Home

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:00
Working from home is a wonderful opportunity, but time management can be a challenge. With so many demands on your time and attention, it's a tricky balancing act to stay productive. In this course, bestselling author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw offers best practices for anyone who works full-time or occasionally from home. Dave begins by showing how to set up a dedicated workspace for maximum productivity, including tips on setting up your computer to ensure you stay focused. Then Dave walks through how to craft your daily schedule for peak productivity and plan meaningful breaks to avoid burnout. He explains how to collaborate with remote coworkers, including how to use virtual meetings productively. Finally, Dave offers advice for working parents and other caregivers who might be balancing professional and personal responsibilities in the home.

Banking for Small Business

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to build and grow a financially healthy small business. The most brilliant idea with bad financials is beaten every time by a business with an average idea and healthy financial practices. This course teaches small business owners and their staff to think beyond the bank, and build and grow a financially healthy business. Entrepreneur and finance expert Jane Barratt covers organizing your business, managing cash flow, choosing the right financial partners, borrowing to accelerate growth, putting your money to work, and protecting your business.

Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
In this series, we have a little something for every Revit designer—beginners and seasoned users alike! Each video focuses on a specific tip, trick, or troubleshooting technique for the most recent version of Revit. Do you import CAD files and want to achieve consistency? Want to get more from your dimensions? Need to check all of the views in a project and see if the settings are correct? Want to consistently configure crop boxes across the entire project? What about getting all the parameters in your family content in just the right order? These are just some of the topics in store. With a new video every week, you are sure to find something useful to add to your growing arsenal of Revit tools and techniques.

NOTE: The exercise files for this course can only be opened in the most recent version of Revit (Revit 2017). (Author: Paul F. Aubin)

Automated Testing in Xcode

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
Implementing automated testing practices in your Xcode projects can help you collaborate with your colleagues more efficiently, speed up your development time, and reduce bugs. In this course, instructor Ron Buencamino dives into the topic of automated testing, with a focus on unit tests and user interface (UI) tests in Xcode. After Ron goes over the basics of unit and UI tests—including why automated testing is important—he covers unit tests, explaining how to create test targets; write, run, and debug tests; and mock HTTP response data. He then moves on to UI testing, discussing UI recording, code coverage, and how to write UI tests.

Amazon Web Services: Data Security

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
Learn best practices, patterns, and processes for designing and implementing data security with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. This course can also help to prepare you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam. Your instructor, Lynn Langit, covers how to use AWS design patterns, tools, and best practices for security, governance, and validation of data used in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and Route 53. She also goes over other AWS tools, such as AWS CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and Inspector; explores encryption concepts; looks at working with security scenarios; and reviews common patterns and practices for implementing disaster recovery processes.

Linux Tips Weekly

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
Linux is the operating system of choice for enterprises that need a stable, agile, and open-source platform, and it's only getting more popular. Qualified system administrators are in demand. If you've been anticipating a transition to Linux for your company or your career, or thinking about using Linux at home, this series presents a great opportunity to explore it—one tip at a time. Instructor Scott Simpson covers a wide range of topics relevant to anyone interested in broadening their knowledge of Linux core concepts, including virtualization, the Linux file system, file management, file transfer, process management, multitasking, networking, and security. Plus, learn about compatible hardware and the Linux desktop experience. Tune in each week to get a new tip, and keep learning Linux all year long.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, there is no certificate of completion available for this course.

Learning Moodle 3.4

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
Moodle is one the world's leading open-source learning management systems (LMSs). Get up to speed with Moodle 3.4, and learn how to create a course on this popular platform. Oliver Schinkten begins by explaining how to navigate a Moodle course and customize your profile and notification settings. He then walks through the creation of a brand-new course, demonstrating how to start with a blank course shell and then customize its look, layout, and functionality. He shows how to add resources to the different sections of your course, create quizzes, communicate with students, and set up your gradebook. Throughout the course, Oliver shares best practices for getting the most out of the Moodle LMS.

iOS Development Tips Weekly

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
What if it only took a few minutes a week to become a better iOS developer? This series is designed to provide small, smart hacks that can improve the way you code with Xcode and Swift. Tune in every Tuesday for another short video, on topics such as version control with Git, MapKit, iPad Playgrounds, and iPhone X development. Create faster, more reliable, and better-looking apps for iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. Steven Lipton will help you take your iOS (and watchOS) projects to the next level, one week at a time.

Amazon Web Services: Controlling Cost

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) tools and best practices to understand, forecast, and control service costs. This course covers core AWS tools, such as CloudWatch billing alarms, consolidated billing with AWS Organizations, and the AWS billing dashboard tools. Instructor Lynn Langit shows how to control costs through key services, such as EC2, S3, RDS, and more. She also goes over how to best leverage third-party tools, and reviews architectural decisions related to cost control drawn from her own professional experiences.

Excel Tips Weekly

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:00
This tips-based course will show Excel users productivity-boosting tricks, cool hidden features, need-to-know functions, and advanced content on subjects such as using PivotTables for data analysis. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tip from expert Dennis Taylor. Each tutorial is a short, self-contained lesson guaranteed to give you new insights into Excel.

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

GDPR Compliance: Essential Training

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:00
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new privacy-related regulation in the EU that will become active and enforceable in May of 2018. GDPR requires US companies doing business in the EU to protect citizen privacy, and companies who do not comply will face heavy fines. This course is intended to outline who needs to do this, what they need to do, and how they need to do it. Learn about the scope of GDPR, the definition of a personal data breach, the rights of data subjects, incident response requirements under GDPR, and more.

DISCLAIMER: Neither LinkedIn nor the instructor represents you, and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate information to help viewers understand the basics of the topic presented. Certain concepts may not apply in all countries. The views (and legal interpretations) presented in this course do not necessarily represent the views of LinkedIn or Lynda.com. (Author: Mandy Huth)

Consulting Foundations

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:00
Consulting is a top-paying, high-growth career path that comes with benefits like being able to set your own schedule and define the type of work you do. Whether you want to make the move into the consulting field or become more established and competitive as a consultant, this course can help you both set up and manage a consulting business. Join Mike Figliuolo as he covers the critically important components of consulting—including marketing, selling, contracting, managing engagements, and business administration. Learn how to optimize the time and effort you spend, follow best practices, and avoid common pitfalls. He shares instructions and insights related to expanding client relationships, running engagements, responding to RFPs, protecting intellectual property, getting licensed, and more.

Learning Kubernetes

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:00
Kubernetes is a core tool in DevOps, and is the world's most popular open-source container orchestration engine. It offers the ability to schedule and manage containers (Docker or otherwise) at scale. This course introduces developers, DevOps engineers, and IT pros to Kubernetes, and offers a high-level discussion of orchestration and distributed systems. First, learn how to get a Kubernetes environment up and running on Mac or Windows using Minikube, and understand the components for Kubernetes. Next, deploy a sample Kubernetes application, and manage it using the Kubernetes dashboard. Instructor Karthik Gaekwad also shows how to deploy a more complicated application with a database and APIs. Then learn how to run jobs and cron jobs. Finally, explore more advanced topics on Kubernetes, including production deployments, namespaces, monitoring and logging, and authentication and authorization.

Learning Dropbox Paper

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:00
Dropbox Paper allows you and your team to create, collaborate on, and share documents and presentations. In this course, Keith Gilbert walks you through everything you need to know to use Dropbox Paper. Keith begins with an overview of Paper, explaining its unique features and how it differs from other collaborative document-editing apps. Next, he shows how to create and edit documents, including how to format documents, add images and video, create tables and lists, and insert code blocks and formulas. Keith demos the robust collaboration features in Paper, including mentions, comments, and notifications, and shows how to create and assign tasks. Finally, he shows how to print and export Paper documents.

DISCLAIMER: This course includes trademarks owned by Dropbox, Inc. This course has not been prepared, approved, or endorsed by Dropbox, Inc.

Photographing for Compositing in Photoshop

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:00
Learn the creative and technical considerations involved in photographing with compositing in mind. Seán Duggan reviews the key elements of any compositing library, and then shows how to go out into the field and into the studio to capture the photographs you need to round out your own image library. He also reviews using props to expand your creative options and some simple post-processing techniques for creating different types of composites in Photoshop.

Word 2016: Templates in Depth

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to find, use, and customize templates in Microsoft Word. In this course, Gini von Courter shows you how to work with common Word templates and make your own. Discover how to build resumes, invoices, fax cover letters, and more. Gini shows how to take one of the thousands of free available templates, and customize and save your own version. She also shows how to convert an existing document to a template, format it with styles, and lock the template down to prevent edits once you share it with others. Plus, learn to leverage advanced features in your templates: content controls, building blocks, document properties, and field codes. By the end of the course, you'll know how to make and save your own templates so you'll always have them handy in Word.

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