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CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Cert Prep: 2 The Physical Network

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:00
Take this comprehensive prep course for the new CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-007) to understand how the physical components of networks interact. This is part 2 of a 9-part series, brought to you by a partnership between LinkedIn Learning and Total Seminars. The training is based on Mike Meyers's gold standard CompTIA Network+ All-in-One Exam Guide, 7th Edition. This installment covers cabling, topologies, and Ethernet basics. Plus, learn how to set up and troubleshoot a modern, top-of-the-line, physical network complete with switches, hubs, and routers. By the end of the training, you'll have improved your networking skills and your ability to earn this sought-after IT certification.

AutoCAD: Advanced Workflow with Sheet Sets

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:00
Sheet sets can help you work smarter in AutoCAD by allowing you to organize selected layouts from your drawings into a named collection. The Sheet Set Manager streamlines how you manage, transmit, publish, and archive these collections. In this course, discover how the AutoCAD Sheet Set Wizard and Sheet Set Manager work, and learn about the particular advantages of working with sheet sets. Plus, see how to organize, manage, publish, and archive sheet sets. (Author: Shaun Bryant)

Data Science on Google Cloud Platform: Building Data Pipelines

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:00
Cloud computing brings unlimited scalability and elasticity to data science applications. Expertise in the major platforms, such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), is essential to the IT professional. This course—one of a series by veteran cloud engineering specialist and data scientists Kumaran Ponnambalam—shows how to use the latest technologies in GCP to build a big data pipeline that ingests, transports, and transforms data entirely in the cloud. Learn how to set up data processing jobs using Apache Beam and Cloud Dataflow. Discover how to leverage Cloud Pub/Sub for stream ingestion and real-time messaging. Finally, find out how to process the stream events in Cloud Dataflow. The course uses an end-to-end use case that shows how to apply the knowledge and best practices from the course in a practical data science workflow.

Learning NGINX

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:00
Set up high-performance architecture with NGINX, the industry-standard, open-source web server. NGINX offers speed unmatched by competitors like Apache, on top of bonus features such as load balancing and HTTP caching. Its rising popularity makes NGINX an indispensable skills for web developers, system administrators, and web technologists of all kinds. This beginner-level LinkedIn Learning training course shows you how to install and configure NGINX on a Linux machine, and set up the rest of the pieces you need for the complete LEMP web development stack. Instructor Michael Jenkins also explores the security features of NGINX, such as password authentication, HTTPS, and SSL certificates, and its capabilities as a reverse proxy and load balancer.

How to Get Great Customer Service

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:00
Great customer service often comes down to an interaction between two people: the employee and the customer. By becoming the type of customer who employees will go out of their way to serve, you can consistently get better service. And as you learn to get great service, you can also develop valuable skills to help you serve your own customers at a higher level. In this course, Jeff Toister reveals the essential skills you need to get great customer service. Discover how to develop rapport, go the extra mile to increase the likelihood of having a memorable service experience, and be part of the solution.

CISA Cert Prep: The Basics

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:00
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally recognized certification that validates your ability to audit, control, and monitor information systems. In this course, Michael Lester provides a high-level overview of the CISA certification exam. This course kicks off the CISA Cert Prep series, which covers each exam domain in greater detail. Here, Michael introduces you to the exam, provides exam tips and practice questions, and shares what to do after you've taken the test.

Using Sketch with Framer

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:00
UX tools help you communicate your product vision. Learn how to use Sketch and Framer together to create more interactive app prototypes and flesh out your designs. In this project-based course, LinkedIn Learning instructor Emmanuel Henri shows how to design an app to help an IT team manage users and assets and survey the company network. This is a complex UX design that shows where Sketch and Framer shine, and gives you a chance to see how design objectives are defined and translated into a finished product. Get an overview of the complete workflow, and then learn how to design your assets in Sketch and import them into Framer to add transitions, interactions, and animation. Plus, get tips for presenting your prototype to stakeholders and integrating feedback.

WebAssembly: Accessing C and C++ in Web Applications

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 20:00
Accelerate web applications with native code using WebAssembly. WebAssembly is a new, revolutionary technology that allows developers to program webpages using popular high-level languages like C, C++, Rust, and Python. Code is then compiled to WebAssembly bytecode and implemented by the JavaScript engine built into all web browsers. You gain flexibility and functionality without sacrificing performance. This course focuses on the practical uses of the technology: converting C and C++ code to WebAssembly and executing WebAssembly in JavaScript. Programmer and engineer Matt Scarpino demonstrates the power of the WebAssembly, implementing quick sort and matrix multiplication algorithms. He also reviews advanced features, such as debugging and the WebAssembly text format. By the end of the course, you'll understand the massive potential WebAssembly represents and be ready to implement it in your next web project.

Project Management: Preventing Scope Creep

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 20:00
Scope creep can derail projects fast. It causes missed deadlines and project failures. As a project manager, it's your job to recognize and resolve scope creep—before it happens. This course, with certified PMP® Oliver Yarbrough, teaches you how. Oliver explains what scope creep is and how to identify the causes, whether it's vague expectations, inadequate requirements, or lack of change control. Since the best way to solve any problem is to prevent it, Oliver introduces best practices to avoid scope creep from day one. Finally, get more insights into the nature of scope creep by following along with a case study, which shows what project managers can accomplish when you set clear expectations, anticipate change, and guarantee satisfaction.

Microsoft Project Tips Weekly

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 20:00
Microsoft Project has an almost overwhelming number of features. How do you understand everything it can do? This tips-based course shows you how to get the most out of Microsoft Project, sharing time-saving tricks, powerful shortcuts, and reviews of cool hidden features. Bonnie Biafore shares techniques to increase your expertise, boost your productivity, and coax Project to do exactly what you want. Learn to create hammock tasks, prevent duplicate resources, create new views, summarize resource utilization, and more. Check back every Tuesday for a new tip. To suggest a tip for Bonnie to cover in the future, submit course feedback.

Jodi Glickman on Pitching Yourself

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 20:00
Pitching is a universal skill. The time will come when you need to pitch an idea, a project, or even yourself. But you may stumble when the moment strikes—if you don't have a quick and effective process to nail the pitch. In this free course, thought leader Jodi Glickman shares her go-to approach for selling your ideas, your story, and yourself. Learn three easy steps to a successful pitch: destination, backstory, and connecting the dots.

Azure Machine Learning Development: 1 Basic Concepts

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 20:00
Data science is opening up exciting new opportunities, especially for Microsoft developers who want to take advantage of the artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities of Azure. This introductory course provides an overview of the basic concepts underlying Azure Machine Learning. Learn the difference between supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning and important factors that impact the success of any data science project: the quality of the data you use, the questions you ask, and the predictions you make. Instructor Sahil Malik also reviews some of the machine learning algorithms—clustering, anomaly detection, classification, and regression—that are most relevant to Azure.

RHCE Cert Prep: Web Servers and DNS using Apache, NGINX, and BIND

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 03:00
Study to pass the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam—the benchmark certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This installment of the RHCE Cert Prep series covers web server and DNS configuration and management. Instructor Grant McWilliams shows how to configure a caching-only web server using BIND, the open-source DNS software, and set up and secure an Apache web server. Then he shows how to use basic authentication to create a password-protected website and a private site for group collaboration. Next, learn how to create standard virtual hosts as well as those using nonstandard ports, and secure hosts with SSL and TLS. Finally, get an introduction to NGINX, the open-source web server that's taken world by storm, and find out how to create virtual hosts with this popular Apache alternative.

Machine Learning and AI Foundations: Classification Modeling

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:00
One type of problem absolutely dominates machine learning and artificial intelligence: classification. Binary classification, the predominant method, sorts data into one of two categories: purchase or not, fraud or not, ill or not, etc. Machine learning and AI-based solutions need accurate, well-chosen algorithms in order to perform classification correctly. This course explains why predictive analytics projects are ultimately classification problems, and how data scientists can choose the right strategy (or strategies) for their projects. Instructor Keith McCormick draws on techniques from both traditional statistics and modern machine learning, revealing their strengths and weaknesses. Keith explains how to define your classification strategy, making it clear that the right choice is often a combination of approaches. Then, he demonstrates 11 different algorithms for building out your model, from discriminant analysis to logistic regression to artificial neural networks. Finally, learn how to overcome challenges such as dealing with missing data and performing data reduction.

Note: These tutorials are focused on the theory and practical application of binary classification algorithms. No software is required to follow along with the course.

After Effects: Compositing Animation from Animate CC

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:00
Are you looking to add something extra to your Animate CC projects? After Effects offers camera motion; special effects such as fractal fog, motion blur, and glow; and 3D environments that you can't achieve in vector-based programs like Animate alone. This course reviews the Animate to After Effects compositing pipeline, starting with importing Animate scenes into layered AE compositions. Instructor Dermot O' Connor shows how to control the individual layers and add filters and effects to achieve just the look you want. He covers lighting and tone adjustments as well as atmospheric effects, distortion, and camera animation. Then he shows how to quickly assemble a 3D environment and import your Animate characters into the scene. Finally, Dermot explains how to render your composition and collect the final assets for archival and sharing.

C Programming for Embedded Applications

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:00
Learn to write embedded software in C and deliver applications that are small, efficient, and fast. In this course, instructor Eduardo Corpeño explains how C programming and the Internet of Things combine in embedded applications—software that permanently resides on a device. He reviews the challenges involved in this type of programming, ranging from memory, storage, and power limitations to hardware awareness. He explains how different data types can affect the performance of your app and reviews bit manipulation—an area where C shines. Eduardo shows how to manipulate bit-level data using bit masking and bit fields, demonstrating the strengths of both techniques with an Arduino controller. Then learn how to use the volatile and const variables to enforce data correctness and read-only access, and explore alternatives to traditional functions, which may take too long to run, and floating-point math, which consumes CPU.

Logo Animation Techniques

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:00
Bring a logo to life with After Effects. Logo animation is the bread and butter of many designers. After Effects gives you the creative and technical options to achieve about any effect your client desires. This course takes six real-world vector designs and uses After Effects to build short openers for each logo. Each method produces a different and unique result that communicates the story of the brand. All the techniques rely on the built-in tools inside After Effects, so there's no need from third-party software or plugins. Instructor Eran Stern introduces many popular effects, such as animated type, animated scribbles, and a series of reveals, including a particle reveal.

Working with Creatives

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:00
Every business, brand, product, and service needs a strong visual identity through all media. Consequently, it's crucial that clients and creative professionals are able to work together effectively. And the key to success, as with any relationship, is communication. In this course, learn how to deal with the subjectivity, emotional pitfalls, and the occasional chaos of a creative partnership. Throughout this course, Bonnie Siegler—founder of respected design firms No. 17 and Eight and a Half—discusses how to articulate your visual goals to a designer and set a clear, consistent direction.

BIM Management: Techniques for Managing People and Processes

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 20:00
BIM is as much about people and processes as it is about technology. Learn about the human side of BIM management—the techniques you need to effectively lead a team—in this course with instructor Brian Myers. Discover how to develop as a leader, establish your authority, set expectations, practice effective listening, empower your team, and train the internal and external people who are involved in your success. Brian's techniques were developed over a decade in BIM management, and they're perfect for the brand new manager as well as designers and engineers who aspire to a management role. Customize the tips to fit your organization, projects, and management style, and build the foundation for a successful BIM career.

Fundamentals of a Redesign

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 20:00
Most design projects don't start from scratch. Instead, designers are usually asked to reimagine an existing brand. Redesigns can be challenging, but offer some distinct advantages, since you are dealing with clients that know their product and their market. In this course, designer Sean Adams show how to plan and execute a redesign that keeps what's working and jettisons what's not. First, learn how to identify if a change is necessary and understand the difference between a design evolution and a revolution. Sean then explains how to rework existing logos and identities, collateral and publications, and online media such as websites. In chapter three, he discusses the redesign process: from managing a client who may be attached to the old design, to launching the new identity. He closes with a series of case studies from renowned designers who have transformed company logos, packaging, websites, environments, and marketing materials, while remaining true to the original brand.

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