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Final Cut Pro X Guru: Titles and Effects

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to use the templates and presets that ship with Final Cut Pro X to build your own titles and effects. Professional video editor and instructor Nick Harauz takes an in-depth look at animating 2D and 3D titles as well as working with the motion, speed, stabilization, and stylistic effects. At the end of this course, you'll have a solid foundation for working with the titles and effects that come with Final Cut Pro, so you can make your projects as professional as any Hollywood production.

Vanilla JavaScript: Binding and Propagation

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:00
Are you familiar with foundational JavaScript concepts, but want to continue to build your understanding of this essential scripting language? In this course, explore some more advanced JavaScript concepts—including how to manage propagation and binding—as you learn how to build a few interesting card games. Instructor Leigh Lawhon begins by explaining how to plan your application, breaking down the card game into its basic objects. She then goes over how to add a card flip animation to your project using CSS3, looks at three contexts of "this" with methods, and explains how to add a shuffle function. Leigh also goes over the drag-and-drop life cycle, how to use prototypical inheritance to optimize your code, and more.

Building a Note-Taking App for iOS 11 with Swift

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:00
Create your first iPhone app while you learn the basics of Swift and Xcode. In this course, Todd Perkins shows how to create iOS 11 apps using the Swift programming language and the Apple integrated development environment, Xcode 9. First, learn how to build a simple user interface from a table view controller and connect the view to a data source. Find out how to build the functionality to allow users to delete, edit, and save notes, and discover how to transition between different views in your app. Todd also shows you how to display an on-screen keyboard and dynamically control the size of text. By the end of the course, you'll have built a fully functional iPhone app and developed the skills to build out your own app ideas.

CISSP Cert Prep: 2 Asset Security

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:00
CISSP is the industry's gold standard certification, necessary for many mid- and senior-level information security positions. Learn about best practices needed to complete the second domain of the 2018 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam: Asset Security. Instructor Mike Chapple explains the importance of data governance policies and roles, and how you can develop security baselines that leverage industry standards. Learn how to avoid liability by limiting data collection, and control your exposure with file encryption, system-level file permissions, and cloud storage security options. Plus, find out how to properly retain and dispose of sensitive information.

Find the companion study books at the Sybex test prep site and review the complete CISSP Body of Knowledge at

Linux Foundation Cert Prep: Service Configuration (Ubuntu)

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:00
LFCS is one of the most popular Linux certifications. This course maps to the portion of the LFCS exam covering services: the super useful and dependable programs that provide system logging, web hosting, and more. Instructor Scott Simpson shows how to manage how services run on Linux, and how to set up the most common and popular services: web servers, Secure Shell, databases, time synchronization, and remote logging. Plus, learn how to secure services at the host or user level, to keep your Linux system safe from attacks and data breaches.

Brand Redesign: Small Business

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:00
Rebranding can help a company rebuild a reputation or go in a new direction. For designers, rebranding projects present a challenge, since the business has a history and a visual identity that the public already recognizes. The solution lies in a systematic approach: auditing the brand to discover what works and what doesn't, fixing the problems, and relaunching the brand with marketing campaigns that position the company for success.

Join Von Glitschka, illustrative design guru, for this hands-on project that demonstrates what successful rebranding involves from the designer and the client. He takes the existing brand for a small plumbing and electrical company and asks questions to get a deeper understanding of their goals. He maps the answers to a new name and develops a logo that better represents the brand values. He solicits and incorporates feedback from the client, and then presents the final brand assets. Last, he reviews the uniforms, vehicle wraps, asset library, and advertising campaigns that were developed to complement the new direction.

Learning GDPR

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—a new privacy regulation in the EU—introduces several significant changes to the way organizations that collect or use the data of EU citizens must approach data privacy. As a result, it's a hugely important issue for anyone involved in handling or using personal data. This course—designed and presented by Kalinda Raina, head of global privacy at LinkedIn—serves to communicate what the GDPR is, why it matters, and how it will impact you and your company. Kalinda goes over the history of this regulation, and reviews essential GDPR concepts—including privacy by design and the lawfulness of processing.

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

Microsoft Graph for Developers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
The Microsoft Graph API allows your custom applications to integrate with mail, calendar, contacts, documents, directory services, and much more. This course shows how to integrate Microsoft Graph in your custom apps in nearly any conceivable application. Instructor Sahil Malik explains how to register a web application in Azure AD for authentication purposes, and manage the appropriate tokens. He also discusses JavaScript single-page applications (SPA), native applications, web applications using application identity and delegated identity calling Graph, and more.

Google+ for Business

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
Given the influence it has on search results, Google+ is a must-have for businesses. Learn how to develop, implement, and optimize a winning Google+ presence for your own business, in these tutorials with marketing expert Anson Alexander.

Discover why Google+ is so crucial to businesses and exactly what goes into a great Google+ business page. Explore the social media platform's community, including Google+ circles, and find out how to develop engaging posts, use notifications and Google Insights to measure engagement, and manage comments and reviews.

Unity: 3D Level Design

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
Unity—the powerful interactive development tool for mobile and desktop games—boasts tools and features that allow you to build striking virtual worlds. In this course, Alan Thorn helps you enhance your Unity skill set by covering topics that can help you get up to speed with level design. Alan walks through the process of assembling a 3D environment with modular asset pieces, and explains how to create a Unity project and import and configure assets. He also discusses how to complete environment lighting, import Unity scripts, create timed behaviors, build an intelligent enemy character, and more.

The concepts covered in this course can help to prepare you for the Unity Certified Developer exam.

Learning the Angular CLI

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
The Angular command-line interface (CLI) is the recommended utility for building and maintaining Angular applications. Understanding what it provides—and how to make the most of its features—can set you up for maximum development productivity with Angular. In this course, learn how the Angular CLI is designed to not only help with creating new Angular projects, but also how it takes care of the application-build workflow and testing. Instructor Victor Mejia covers creating new projects, customizing the development server, generating Angular application code, running tests, and more. Plus, he shares real-world scenarios that can help you develop a more practical understanding of how to use the CLI. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to use the Angular CLI as a core tool in your Angular application development workflow.

Managing a Diverse Team

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
Team leaders should aim to create an inclusive culture that celebrates differences and fosters the best performance from every team member. In this course, leadership coach Vanessa Womack equips you with knowledge and impactful strategies that can help you successfully manage, counsel, and lead a diverse team. Vanessa first explains how to prepare yourself to lead by identifying cornerstones of diversity and reviewing diversity and inclusion terminology. She then shares strategies for observing and coaching your team to cultivate behaviors that build trust and strengthen relationships.

Microsoft Cybersecurity Stack: Securing Enterprise Infrastructure

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
The rise of the hybrid cloud has rendered traditional data center infrastructure security approaches insufficient. The modern IT professional must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to defend against an array of threats, such as threat actors trying to penetrate IaaS and PaaS resources hosted in public clouds. In this installment of the Microsoft Cybersecurity Stack series, instructor Pete Zerger demonstrates how to design and implement an approach to securing your data center and cloud infrastructure from a variety of internal and external threats. Pete goes over the features and benefits of Hyper-V guarded fabric, explores shielding data in VMs on guarded fabric, explains how to manage and respond to security threats, and discusses encrypting data in Azure virtual machines.

Android Development Tips Weekly

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
In this weekly series, David Gassner shares tips and tricks that you can use to code smarter and create fast, reliable apps that look great. David provides tips on a variety of topics—some of which help you enhance your app's user interface, and others which focus on back-end processing. Plus, he covers some open-source libraries that can help you enhance your development workflow. Tune in every Wednesday for a new tip.

Learning Selenium

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
Selenium is one of the most popular tools for testing web-based applications. It allows QA engineers to write and automate tests across many different browsers and operating systems, without a special scripting language. This course introduces Selenium to new users, covering installation and basic use cases.

Find out how to set up the test-writing framework, WebDriver, and Selenium Grid, which allows you to distribute the testing load and run tests against a remote server. Learn best practices to write effective tests using variables and functions, and to organize tests into suites that can scale over time. Instructor Meaghan Lewis—a QA engineer at GitHub—also explains the test pyramid paradigm, which details an ideal way to balance unit, integration, and UI testing.

Learning BlueJeans Meetings

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:00
Learn how to collaborate using BlueJeans Meetings, the popular videoconferencing app. Follow along with Nick Brazzi as he shows how to schedule, moderate, and participate in BlueJeans Meetings. Nick begins by showing how to sign in to your account and install the software you need to use BlueJeans. Next, he walks through joining and participating in meetings scheduled by others, including how to share your screen. Nick also demonstrates how to host your own meetings on BlueJeans, from scheduling and adjusting moderator settings to recording meetings.

Windows Server 2016: Active Directory Federation Services

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:00
In today's complex computing environment, data is often shared across organizations and domains. How do you verify user identity across boundaries like these? Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) provides a single sign-on solution for Windows-based networks that need to access external applications or share resources with business partners. This course shows how to configure AD FS authentication, including multi-factor authentication and Web Application Proxy, in Windows Server 2016. Instructor Scott Burrell also shows how to configure claims-based authentication, look up user identities in an LDAP directory, integrate Azure and Office 365, register mobile devices, and protect your organization from document leaks and other content theft with Active Directory Rights Management. (Author: Scott M Burrell)

SQL for Statistics Essential Training

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:00
Descriptive statistics help us understand the overall structure of data, and SQL is the most widely used language for manipulating it. Together, they can help data analysts derive better insights and make far-reaching predictions. This course provides an overview of basic descriptive statistics and the SQL commands you need to know to summarize data sets, find averages, and calculate variance and standard deviation. Instructor Dan Sullivan also introduces more detailed analysis techniques using discreet and continuous percentiles to help segment data, and correlations between variables to identify relationships. He concludes with an introduction to linear regression, a widely used predictive analytics technique.

Xcode Developer Tools in iOS

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:00
Bugs and performance issues inevitably come up during coding. Xcode 9 has some great new tools for finding and fixing these issues. In this course, learn how to leverage the new Xcode developer tools to enhance your debugging workflow. First, learn what's new in Xcode 9, including refactoring tools like fix-its, wireless debugging, GitHub integration, and multiple concurrent simulators. Instructor Jon Bott also covers auditing your app for accessibility, determining the location of memory issues, and troubleshooting performance issues with threads. Plus, he explains how to debug view hierarchies to solve UI issues during runtime, and how to discover memory leaks.

Designing Big Data Healthcare Studies, Part One

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:00
Even if you have a strong grasp of statistics and informatics, you also need to understand epidemiology and basic study design to perform accurate, rigorous analysis of healthcare data. This course will help you design research studies around hypotheses, and fill the knowledge gap that many of today's analysts face when entering the healthcare field. Instructor Monika Wahi defines basic terms and concepts in epidemiology, and reviews the different study design approaches: descriptive, analytic, cross-sectional, and case control. She dives into detail on cross-sectional and case-control studies, and shows how to plan an analytic data set: figuring out the necessary native variables and operationalizing them in a data dictionary. Last, she reviews the lessons learned from the course and prepares you for part two of the training series, which tackles the descriptive and regression analysis for the data set you have designed.