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Construction Estimating Takeoff

Lynda.com - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Takeoffs are one of the most common documents prepared by professional construction estimators. A takeoff lists the materials needed to complete a job. It includes quantities and measurements, and should be as accurate and detailed as possible. This course provides step-by-step instructions for developing a takeoff—including counts, units, notes, and labor estimates—in the correct sequence. Learn how to measure area, length, and volume, and get tips on how to work more efficiently and avoid some of the most common takeoff mistakes. (Author: Christopher Randall)

Traveling for Business

Lynda.com - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Travel is expensive, so you need to be sure your time "on the road" justifies the investment. In this course, Tom Geller outlines what you need to do before, during, and after your business trip to keep yourself comfortable, meet your client's or employer's objectives, and take care of your home while you're away. Learn the tools you need to stay in touch with the office, and find out how to pack a "go bag" that prepares you for business. Tom also provides guidance on managing transportation and staying safe in your new city, and outlines tips for reporting back what you've learned when you return home, so each trip is easier and more productive than the last.

Azure Storage Deep Dive for Developers

Lynda.com - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Developers work with many types of data: unstructured, structured, real-time, and rarely accessed. Azure Storage is a highly scalable, highly secure PaaS that offers capabilities for blob, table, queue, and file-based storage. It offers a variety of APIs, which you can learn and access on an as-needed basis. In this course, take a deep dive into the architecture, service limits, and capabilities of the Azure Storage APIs, and learn how to use the Azure Storage SDK for designing .NET applications. Instructor Anton Delsink teaches the introductory concepts for each service, as well as third-party tools for managing Azure Storage at a deeper level. By the end of the course, you'll know more about how to use Azure Storage to build custom solutions that are optimized to meet the unique needs of your applications.

Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional

Lynda.com - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Study to become a Revit Architecture certified professional with this test prep course from Autodesk Certified Instructor Shaun Bryant. Shaun helps you understand the two pathways available: Autodesk Certified User—for new designers who want to demonstrate basic proficiency with Revit—and Autodesk Certified Professional—for those who possess more advanced skills and can solve complex workflow and design challenges. He reviews specific skills covered by the 35-question exam, including the key areas in the certification roadmap: collaboration, documentation, modeling, and views. Brush up on topics such as importing and linking existing models and files; tagging elements; creating walls; building new family types; modeling floors, stairs, and roofs; creating views and legends; worksharing; and producing detailed schedules and sheets. Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking Autodesk Certified Professional or Autodesk Certified User exam for Revit Architecture.

Note: The exam objectives are not release specific, but the course has been revised to reflect the most recent version of the software, Revit Architecture 2018.

Oracle Database 12c: Security

Lynda.com - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Database security is one of the hottest topics for Oracle DBAs, and one of the most important aspects of their role. With the increasing risks of cyberattacks, database hacks, and data leaks, knowing how to fully enable and leverage all of the Oracle 12c security features is essential. In this course, Oracle instructor and consultant David Yahalom covers this vitally important and in-demand skill.

Learn how to identify the major risks and security threats, and review general best practices for properly protecting and "hardening" any production database. Then, dive into hands-on demos that show how to set up user accounts, the connection between users and schemas, database object and system permissions, and roles in a multitenant environment, as well as encrypt data, audit user actions, and access to sensitive information. Plus, find out how to enable data-at-rest security via the Oracle Transparent Data Encryption and backup encryption options.

Amazon Web Services: Storage and Data Management

Lynda.com - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:00
Amazon Web Services offers solutions that are ideal for managing data on a sliding scale—from small businesses to big data applications. This course teaches system administrators the intermediate-level skills they need to successfully manage data in the cloud with AWS: configuring storage, creating backups, enforcing compliance requirements, and managing the disaster recovery process. The training can also be used as preparation for the Data Management domain within the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator exam.

Join AWS architect Brandon Rich and learn how to configure object storage solutions and lifecycle management in Simple Storage Service (S3), a web service offered by AWS, and migrate, back up, and replicate relational data in RDS. Find out how to leverage flexible network storage with Elastic File System (EFS), and use the new AWS Glue service to move and transform data. Plus, learn how Snowball can help you transfer truckloads of data in and out of the cloud.

Sales: Business to Consumer Online Sales

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
In the online business to consumer (B2C) business model, companies sell their products and services directly to their customers on the internet. In a landscape where consumers increasingly prefer the simplicity of online purchasing, many companies are evolving to sell directly to customers online. In this course, learn about the opportunities and challenges of B2C, and how you can effectively adopt this business model in your own organization. Jeff Bloomfield explains how to target your real customers using detailed buyer personas, as well as how to create high-quality website content. He also dives into social media marketing and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, along with other tools to help you find your customers and make it easier for them to find you.

Photoshop for UX Design

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
Although you have a number of design tools available to you for your numerous UX projects, oftentimes, the tool you already have and the tool you already know is the best tool for the job. This course shows how to quickly create wireframes, flowcharts, and pixel-perfect mockups in Photoshop. Learn how to use artboards, guides, Creative Cloud libraries, and more to make layouts and generate exports that convey fluid app experiences. Join Dennis Meyer as he shows you how to set up your project, create a static wireframe, export your designs, and leverage UI kits to create pixel-perfect mockups.

Google 360 Suite Overview

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
The Google Analytics 360 Suite includes a set of powerful tools that help enterprise marketers plan, measure, and optimize their marketing activities. In this course, David Booth provides an overview of the Google 360 Suite and shares best practices for using these tools within your organization. He covers how Google Analytics 360, Tag Manager 360, Optimize 360, Surveys 360, Attribution 360, Audience Center 360, and Data Studio work together to help marketers discover and act on data and insights.

David begins by going through each application and sharing best practices for using each tool, and then provides an example scenario demonstrating how each tool can be used together in order to solve typical issues faced by today's enterprise marketer.

3ds Max: Revit Integration

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
Discover how to efficiently take a model from Autodesk Revit into Autodesk 3ds Max. In this course, Adam Crespi goes beyond basic exporting and importing to show a streamlined workflow that optimizes Revit models for flexibility in rendering and design with 3ds Max. As part of this workflow, Adam covers optimizing a Revit model for export, breaking up large meshes, and best practices for export. In 3ds Max, he discusses importing a Revit model, applying smoothing groups, adjusting UV coordinates, integrating substances, fine-tuning materials, and creating test renderings.

The Data Science of Sports Management, with Barton Poulson

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
A passion for sports can turn an ordinarily math-averse individual into an amateur statistician, ready to back up their pick for best clutch hitter with hard data. If your fascination with sports has piqued an interest in data and statistics, getting a general understanding of data science can help you gain striking insights into your favorite players and teams. In this brief course, data scientist and professor Barton Poulson explores the profound ways in which data science affects the world of sports and sports management, as well as the larger effect it has on audiences and associated industries. And while the topics he dives into can be complex, Barton takes a nontechnical approach in this course, ensuring that sports fans of many technical backgrounds can glean insights from his instruction. He covers how the principles of data science can help with the measurement of athletic performance, as well as ticket pricing, coaching players, and more.

CCNA Security (210-260) Cert Prep: 3 VPN

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
Boost your technical skill set by earning a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification. By passing the CCNA Security exam, you demonstrate to potential employers that you have the specialized knowledge needed to secure Cisco networks. In this course, join Lisa Bock as she prepares you to tackle the VPN portion of the CCNA Security exam 210-260, Implementing Cisco Network Security. Lisa covers essential VPN concepts—including the different types of VPNs, topologies, and working with the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance—which offers many functions to help secure networks. She also dives into the IPsec framework, VPN configuration, and how to prepare your site for an IPsec VPN.

iOS App Development: Core ML

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
With iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple introduced the Core ML framework. This put the integration of machine learning within the grasp of Apple developers, and ushered in a host of new opportunities for developers to come up with the next big thing or enhance the quality of their mobile and desktop applications. This course provides an introduction to the Core ML framework, and the advantages of using machine learning models, computer vision, and natural language processing in modern apps. Learn about different features and use cases for the Core ML and Vision frameworks, as well as the natural language processing classes. Plus, the course walks through the development of sample apps that leverage different machine learning features. (Author: Brian Advent)

SOLIDWORKS: Simulation for Finite Element Analysis

Lynda.com - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
SOLIDWORKS Simulation offers tools that can help you test your designs and determine how to best enhance the quality of your products. In order to perform effective stress analysis, designers need to know not only the SOLIDWORKS Simulation user interface, but also the methodology and application of finite element analysis (FEA) in general. This course introduces how to set up a model for FEA analysis, run the analysis, and interpret the results to optimize your SOLIDWORKS models. Upon completing this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to carry out FEA with confidence. (Author: Tony Abbey)

Writing Formal Business Letters and Emails

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to write formal business letters and emails that are short, clear, and to the point. This course teaches you how to get results and build better relationships with clients, colleagues, and customers. Writer and journalist Tom Geller helps you clarify your goals, research your topic and intended audience, and structure your correspondence. Plus, get tips about writing for accessibility—making your writing comprehensible, concise, and appropriate for all readers—and following up on communication.

Sales: Closing a Complex Sale

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:00
Complex sales have multiple influencers and stakeholders, and sometimes face multiple competitors. There are a lot of factors for the buyer to juggle. This complexity can lead to lost revenue, longer sales cycles, and unpredictable outcomes. By understanding the buyer's problem and simplifying the value of your solution, you will be better positioned to close the deal. Watch this course with sales coach Jeff Bloomfield to find out how to systematically navigate the process of a complex sale, and receive the tactics and tools to increase your likelihood of sales success. Learn how to understand your buyers by examining their journey in a new way, and discover how to clearly articulate and defend the unique value of your product.

Construction Industry Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:00
The construction industry—often ranked as one of the largest industries in the world—employs millions of people, from skilled craft workers to project managers. The industry has evolved to incorporate fascinating ideas, concepts, technologies, and procedures to build virtually every fixed structure and facility on the planet, from buildings and bridges to roads and dams. This weekly series explores the trends, techniques, and technology being embraced by the construction industry to improve safety, quality, and productivity at the job site. Instructor Jim Rogers provides insights on the industry that employs so many people around the globe.

Cert Prep: AutoCAD Certified Professional

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:00
Become an AutoCAD certified professional. This training course helps you study for the Autodesk certification exam while you reinforce your CAD skills. Shaun Bryant helps you understand the two pathways available: Autodesk Certified User—for new designers who want to demonstrate basic proficiency—and Autodesk Certified Professional—for those who possess more advanced skills and can solve complex workflow and design challenges. He then walks through basic drawing skills, object manipulation techniques, and organization skills necessary to pass both certification exams. Plus, learn how to reuse content to be more efficient, annotate drawings, and set your AutoCAD designs up for printing.

Note: The exam objectives are not release specific, but the course has been revised to reflect the most recent version of the software, AutoCAD 2018.

Learning Puppet

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:00
Puppet is a powerful set of tools for automatically managing your infrastructure so that it is always in the desired state. With this tool, the job of server administration becomes easier and faster—and your systems become more reliable. In this course, instructor Josh Samuelson begins by teaching the latest best practices for using Puppet in a real-world environment, and gets you started quickly by using existing Puppet modules written and supported by the community. As you progress through the course, you can learn the details of how Puppet works and find out how to write your own Puppet code, including a simple module that can be shared with other IT pros on the Puppet Forge.

Fusion 360: Designing for Metal

Lynda.com - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:00
If you're designing metal components using subtractive technologies, you'll need to do things differently than you would for other materials and processes, such as injection molding or additive manufacturing. This course shows how to use Fusion 360—the affordable cloud-powered CAM tool—to build effective designs specifically for subtractive manufacturing (such as CNC milling) in metal. Thom Tremblay shows how to build solid designs, simulate how the model will hold up to the stress of production and use, render the design for presentation, and finalize it for manufacturing.

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