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Cisco Certifications: First Steps

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:00
Planning a career in IT? Cisco certification can open the door to many entry-level jobs, including jobs in network administration, security, and cloud computing. This course prepares anyone planning to pursue Cisco certification to understand the options available and the tools needed to succeed. Review the different paths; the devices, practice environments, and simulators involved; and additional resources for study. Explore the many levels of certification, including CCT, CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, and CCAR certification, and get study tips that you can use on any one of the exams. (Author: Jenny Griffith)

Lumion Essential Training

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:00
Now any architect can create beautiful renders quickly. With Lumion, you work in real time. Production-quality images can be saved to disk in seconds. Lumion can also produce videos and panoramas from the same project file. In this course, instructor Brian Myers covers the essentials of this powerful visualization tool. Learn how to import CAD models, add cameras, and build out a beautiful environment, with different types of virtual weather and terrain. Brian shows how to add water features, foliage, and lighting, and assign and adjust materials to help your renders look more realistic. Plus, learn how to work with the Build Mode context menu to replace, move, duplicate, and randomize positioning of items-without affecting any of the other objects or settings in your render. Brian closes the course by showing how to render video, still images, and panoramas from Lumion, and upload your projects for sharing on MyLumion.

SSCP Cert Prep: 5 Cryptography

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:00
The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is an excellent entry point to a career in IT security. To help you prepare for the SSCP exam, instructor Mike Chapple has designed a series of courses covering each domain. In this installment, Mike covers the objectives of Cryptography, the fifth domain, which comprises 9% of the questions on the exam. Topics include the encryption, symmetric cryptography, and asymmetric cryptography. Learn about key management, working with digital certificates, and secure transport protocols. Plus, learn how to recognize and defend your organization against the most common types of cryptanalytic attacks: brute force and knowledge-based attacks.

To join one of Mike's free study groups for access to bonus tips and practice questions, visit certmike.com.

Learning C#

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:00
C# is the language at the heart of many Windows applications, including Windows Phone and Windows Store apps. It is the principle programming language for Microsoft and required knowledge for developers in this area. Learn the fundamentals of C# version 7, including basic language syntax and object-oriented programming techniques, in this training course with instructor Alexander Zanfir.

Explore variables and data types; controlling program flow with conditions and loops; and building functions. Learn how to implement object-oriented programming such as encapsulation and inheritance in C#, and find out how to debug your code. Alexander then explores advanced concepts such as enumerators, ref parameters, interfaces, events, and abstract classes. In the last two chapters, he covers the "top" features introduced in the last several versions of C#, including lambda expressions and string interpolation.

Cisco Certifications: First Steps

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:00
Planning a career in IT? Cisco certification can open the door to many entry-level jobs, including jobs in network administration, security, and cloud computing. This course prepares anyone planning to pursue Cisco certification to understand the options available and the tools needed to succeed. Review the different paths; the devices, practice environments, and simulators involved; and additional resources for study. Explore the many levels of certification, including CCT, CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, and CCAR certification, and get study tips that you can use on any one of the exams. (Author: Jenny Griffith)

Photoshop Layers: Working with Multiple Photos

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Discover how to create new and exciting images with the power of layers. In this course, join Rich Harrington as he steps through how to use multiple photographs to create compelling imagery. Rich shows how to get increased depth of field with focus stacking; how to remove distractions by using multiple photos of the same scene; and how to see a moving subject traverse the frame using an action composite. He also covers how to shoot the night sky and create a star trail photo, and how to reassemble a large image using multiple scans. To wrap up the course, Rich shares how to create sweeping views with large panoramic photos. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Business Analytics Foundations: Descriptive, Exploratory, and Explanatory Analytics

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Business analytics allows us to learn from the past and make better predictions for the future. There are three types of analytics used for learning from the past. Descriptive analytics summarizes historical data; exploratory analytics uncovers hidden patterns; and explanatory analytics reveals the reasons for business results. Each type encompasses a different set of tools, technologies, processes, and best practices to derive insights from data. This course by Kumaran Ponnambalam explains why they matter and how and when to use them.

He starts by setting the context for business analytics and its various stages. You then explore the stages that focus on the past: descriptive, exploratory, and explanatory. With each stage, you learn about the processes, techniques, and best practices used in the field. Finally, you walk through a use case (the results of an email marketing campaign) that demonstrates how analysis is performed at each stage.

Technology for Product Managers

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Product managers must know technology basics. They need to have the vocabulary to speak to engineers, UX designers, and executives-and translate messages between these very different stakeholders. A product manager should know how the internet works, how front end differs from back end, what the major programming languages are, and why web and mobile developers are so in demand. This course provides an overview of the basics, including terminology and trends that will affect your work and collaboration with your team.

Instructor Cole Mercer reviews the fundamental building blocks of modern software applications-from the web that connects all the working parts, to the data, users, and the build tools that developers use every day. He discusses the differences between desktop, web, and mobile development, and reviews the role of version control systems in deployment and release.

ConTechCrew: Construction Interviews

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Learn about the latest developments in construction technology-from the experts that use it every day. James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge, hosts this roundtable with the ConTechCrew, a group of construction managers, BIM experts, and architects that are passionate about how technology is improving construction and building engineering. Explore cutting-edge software like Autodesk Project IQ, find out more about emerging topics such as AI and generative design, and learn how analytics will impact the business.

Work Stories: Experiences that Influence Careers

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Things happen at work-sometimes things you never could have anticipated. Unexpected experiences often teach us important lessons about work and about ourselves. In this short course, seven LinkedIn Learning instructors share stories, both professional and personal, about events that have helped inform and influence their careers.

Help us innovate! This course is one of many ways we're experimenting with new approaches and formats to better serve our members' learning needs. We'd love your feedback. What did you like or dislike? Would you watch more videos like this? Please use the Feedback link to let us know, and thank you! (Authors: Sandra M Mitchell, Elizabeth McLeod, Jane Barratt, Chris Nodder, Todd Dewett, Scott Clear, Lisa Earle McLeod)

Autodesk Inventor 2019 New Features

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
As a designer, it's important to stay on top of the latest software updates. You might find the tool or shortcut that makes a big difference in your daily tasks. Autodesk Inventor 2019 offers a series of subtle, but significant improvements to the world's premier mechanical design software. Explore the major new features and enhancements in Inventor 2019, in this course with John Helfen. John reviews exciting sketch enhancements such as the variable pitch helix and auto-scaling options; the Direct Edit tool, which speeds up part modeling; the new look and feel for holes; improvements to assembly constraints; and 3D annotations. Plus, learn about the features that impact all of Inventor, such as custom interface color schemes and measurement accumulation.

Cert Prep: Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
In today's competitive workplace, effective project managers are critical to the bottom line. That's why the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is so important. The PMP demonstrates your mastery, your experience, and your education. Discover what it takes to pass the PMP exam, by following along with project manager and exam prep trainer Sandy Mitchell.

This certification training course teaches critical project management concepts from the exam and offers study guides and sample practice exams to hone your test-taking skills. This course also fulfills the 35-hour education requirement needed to sit for the exam and provides 35 PDUs for current PMPs who need the credit to maintain their certification.

Sandy covers the major ideas from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and walks you through the project lifecycle. She also goes over material that is not covered in the guide-pointing out what is most likely to be featured on the exam and what you should try to commit to memory.

Note: Materials in this class are based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017. (Author: Sandra M Mitchell)

Photoshop CC 2018 New Features

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
With Creative Cloud—the cloud-based subscription service from Adobe—you can access a collection of world-class design tools, and get the latest versions of those tools delivered right to your computer. In this course, explore the new features and enhancements that were rolled out with the release of Photoshop CC 2018. Deke McClelland helps you get the most out of the new additions to the popular image-editing software, including changes released in the October 2017 product launch and beyond. New videos will be added when Adobe releases updates, so check back often for new information. Deke reviews variable fonts, copying and pasting entire layers, creating spherical panos from a 360° camera, and more.

SharePoint Online: Managing Documents

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Take your document management workflow to the cloud. In this course, author and SharePoint training consultant Mark Abdelnour will show you the fundamentals of managing documents with SharePoint Online. He begins with an introduction to SharePoint and then moves into uploading and working with files, editing documents, downloading documents, sharing files, using document history, and creating custom views. The course wraps up with a series of time-saving shortcuts for searching, filtering, printing, and exporting document libraries. The perfect primer for those new to SharePoint, this course demonstrates the ins and outs of working with the platform to accomplish your daily tasks.

Sales Gamification

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Sales competitions need a refresh. Cutthroat contests and token prizes don't motivate salespeople anymore. Gamification-the application of collaborative competition-is a sales practice used by many corporate giants to inspire, engage, and bond their sales departments. Some of the country's best and brightest companies have leveraged gamification and produced legitimate business results. How can you use this approach with your team? Sales consultant Noah Fleming shows how to use gamification strategies to motivate salespeople and boost productivity in any area of sales. He reviews the most popular types of games, including activity-based and prospect-based games, and shows how to create and deploy games of your own. He also shows how to choose the right rewards for winners-and keep people from gaming the system.

Apple watchOS App Development: Advanced APIs

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
What else can an Apple Watch app do? When it's paired with an iPhone, the Watch is capable of a whole lot more. If you've a developer who's mastered the basics, you may ready to take your watchOS apps to the next step. Luckily, there's a series of advanced APIs that allow you to easily add motion, connectivity, maps, animation, and gesture support to paired watchOS applications. This course shows how to expand your existing watchOS skills by transitioning an iPhone app to the Apple Watch. Learn how to control what happens when your app is dismissed to the background, use complications to show important information, scroll back and forward in a timeline, and add maps and 2D and 3D animation with MapKit, SpriteKit, and SceneKit. Plus, learn how to use gestures in your app to add interactivity and save valuable real estate on the Watch interface. (Author: Steven Lipton)

Autodesk Inventor 2019 Essential Training

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Get up and running with Inventor 2019, the professional product and mechanical design software from Autodesk. In this course, instructor John Helfen reviews the essential tools and techniques of this parametric design system, explaining how to build parts and assemblies and document them in a way that helps others understand how your designs can be manufactured. Learn how to create a sketch and turn it into a 3D part with the Extrude, Revolve, and Loft tools. Find out how to combine multiple parts into an assembly to test the interactions-before you spend time and money on manufacturing. Finally, discover how to document your designs with drawings, and enhance them with visual styles and annotations.

Amazon Web Services: Data Analytics

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 03:00
Many modern organizations have a wealth of data that they can draw from to inform their decisions. But all of this information can't truly benefit a business unless the professionals working with that data can efficiently extract meaningful insights from it. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers data scientists an array of tools and services that they can leverage to analyze data. In this course, learn about best practices, patterns, and tools for designing and implementing data analytics using AWS. Explore key analytics concepts, common methods of approaching analytics challenges, and how to work with services such as Athena, RDS, and QuickSight. Plus, discover how to visualize text-based data in a more visually intuitive way, use partner solutions for analytics from the AWS Marketplace, and more. (Author: Lynn Langit)

Windows Server 2016: Software Defined Networking Administration

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:00
Software-defined networking (SDN)—a way to segment traffic between networks and virtual machines—is a key concept in server administration, networking administration, cloud computing, and data center management. This course covers key concepts and tasks that can prepare you to become a software-defined networking administrator. Instructor Robert McMillen begins by providing an introduction to software-defined networks, and sharing how Virtual Machine Manager is used to configure SDN. He then dives into preparing the environments, including how to prepare logical networks and how to copy and import a script to a library in Virtual Machine Manager. He also shares how to add a cluster, configure deployment, and troubleshoot deployment issues.

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

Understanding Information Architecture

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:00
Do you have to manage, work with, or recruit information architects? If so—or if you're considering a career in the field of information architecture (IA)—then this course is for you. Instructor Chris Nodder provides a high-level overview of the work that information architects do and the terminology they use. Plus, he shares how IA fits into an organization, how to attract suitable candidates for IA positions, and how to effectively manage the information architects you hire. To wrap up the course, Chris discusses where the field of IA is headed.

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