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InVision for UX Design

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00
InVision is a platform that provides UX designers with a set of powerful tools for creating interactive prototypes, collaborating with teammates, and managing their UX design workflow. In this course, learn how to leverage these tools to quickly and efficiently create high-quality prototypes. Emmanuel Henri familiarizes you with the interface, and explains how to create and share boards. He also shares how to sync assets, share assets across projects and teams with Craft, provide feedback across distributed teams and workgroups, and more.

Business Math

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00
If you lack a zest for numbers, you may have been tempted to disregard math after wrapping up your formal education. But while you may struggle to find practical applications for vector calculus, numbers are everywhere, and grasping certain fundamental mathematical concepts can help you better understand the world around you.

In this course, join accounting professors Jim and Kay Stice as they help you discover how to leverage the power of numbers to approach businesses problems and make everyday decisions. They explore the power of ratios and percentages, how to monitor and evaluate your budget, how to forecast the timing and amount of a business loan, and much more. (Authors: Jim Stice, Earl Kay Stice)

InVision Craft for UX Design

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00
InVision Craft is suite of plugins that equip designers with tools that simplify some of the more tedious tasks in their UX design workflow and, in turn, speed up the entire process. In this course, learn how to use Craft to enhance your UX design workflow in Sketch and Photoshop, so that you can devote more time to the business of being creative. To begin, Emmanuel Henri explains how to set up Craft, demonstrates how it works in both Sketch and Photoshop, and discusses the different Craft tools. He then explains how to leverage the Data, Duplicate, Library, Freehand, and Prototype tools to quickly create high-quality prototypes in Sketch and Photoshop.

Building Deep Learning Applications with Keras 2.0

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00
Keras is a popular programming framework for deep learning that simplifies the process of building deep learning applications. Instead of providing all the functionality itself, it uses either TensorFlow or Theano behind the scenes and adds a standard, simplified programming interface on top. In this course, learn how to install Keras and use it to build a simple deep learning model. Explore the many powerful pre-trained deep learning models included in Keras and how to use them. Discover how to deploy Keras models, and how to transfer data between Keras and TensorFlow so that you can take advantage of all the TensorFlow tools while using Keras. When you wrap up this course, you'll be ready to start building and deploying your own models with Keras. (Author: Adam Geitgey)

ScreenFlow 7 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00
In the world of elearning, ScreenFlow is known for allowing for streamlined screen-capture recording and editing. In this course, learn how to capture your screen to create training courses using ScreenFlow. Join Chris Mattia as he demonstrates how to record your screen and your voice, and then edit the content to effectively tell your story. Chris also shows how to engage your audience by creating animations, callouts, and accessible captions. This course wraps up with best practices for sharing your content in multiple formats and on multiple video hosting services.

Excel 2016: Business Process Analysis

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Operate with increased efficiency. Learn how to evaluate business processes using Excel worksheet formulas. These formulas let business analysts determine the theoretical throughput of processes, assess the impact of changeover time, identify bottlenecks, and weigh setup costs versus product costs when placing an order. Curt Frye shows how to apply them to calculate capacity, identify what resources are idle and underutilized, determine optimum batch size, and calculate the right number of products to manufacture and the correct quantity to order to maximize cost savings. These are the kinds of business decisions that business analysis tools like Excel were built for! Learn how to use it to help your organization run at an entirely new level of productivity.

Learning Mailchimp

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Put the popular MailChimp email-marketing platform to work for you. In this course, re-recorded from the ground up for 2017, MailChimp expert Virginia O'Connor helps you set up a free account and start building campaigns. First, learn how to add new or existing subscribers to lists, and use list segments and groups to target your messaging for different types of audiences. She then shows how to use email templates to create engaging newsletters, and interpret the results that start flying in once you push Send. Because signing up subscribers is such a big part of your newsletter's success, Virginia also shows how to tailor signup forms for your website, and gives you tips on how to grow your lists and get subscribers engaged with surveys, video, and animation.

Plus, find out how to use one of MailChimp's most useful features—the autoresponder—which was just introduced to the free version of the app, and get even more reach with social media advertising.

Cloud Architecture: Core Concepts

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Are you new to cloud computing? If so, this course can help you bolster your cloud computing skillset by familiarizing you with the business and tech-related basics of creating a cloud architecture. Join cloud-computing luminary David Linthicum as he discusses what cloud architecture is and why a strong architecture is crucial. After covering the fundamentals, he moves on to identifying the business and technical requirements of building a cloud architecture, and goes over cloud parts and how to work from requirements to a solution. The course concludes by leading you through how to build your first architecture.

Social Selling with Salesforce

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Social selling is critical in today's highly connected world. It's key to building relationships and a diverse network of customers and contacts. Luckily, Salesforce is ideal for managing social selling. In this course, expert and instructor Christine Pereira combines the ideas of social selling with the powerful sales management tools in Salesforce. She explores how to leverage various social channels to create contacts and new accounts, and techniques for both listening and sharing. Without hearing what your customers need, it's impossible to talk to them about a solution. Learn how Salesforce can help you bridge the gap. (Author: Christine V Pereira)

Word 2016: Styles in Depth

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to use Word styles to help save time creating consistent and well-designed documents. Author Gini von Courter shows how to create, apply, and modify a variety of style types, from paragraph styles to list styles. More advanced topics include generating a dynamic table of contents from styles, using style sets, restricting formatting and document use with styles, using keyboard shortcuts, and much more. Plus, learn how to share styles with colleagues by building them into Word templates.

Sales Performance Measurement and Reporting

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Evaluating salespeople and the organization's performance as a whole is a critical responsibility for a manager, no matter how large or small the team or industry you're in. Revenue goals, expenses, and personal objectives are just some of metrics you need to keep an eye on. This course is aimed at managers and leaders who oversee sales teams and need to enhance their expertise. Dean Karrel reviews the various ways to analyze individual performance and develop a plan for improvement. Learn how to coach, mentor, and train salespeople; handle appraisals and compensation adjustments; and forecast future sales targets. Plus, find out how to use CRM software to store your data and track performance on an ongoing basis.

Microsoft StaffHub Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
There are millions of deskless workers around the world—in manufacturing, hospitality, retail, restaurants, and other service-related industries. Because these employees typically don't have their own work computer, it can be difficult for them to access and share important information, and they often rely on manual tools like paper schedules and bulletin boards. Microsoft StaffHub allows users to create and manage shifts and schedules, and to disseminate important information to team members.

In this course instructor Nick Brazzi shows managers and employees what they need to know to use StaffHub. He begins by showing how to create a team in StaffHub, invite employees to join teams, and organize employees staff into groups. Next, Nick covers all the aspects of work schedules—from how to create, modify, and view schedules to how employees can work together to cover shifts. He shows how to send messages to team members, share files with team members, and post communications using Day Notes. Lastly, Nick covers how to modify StaffHub settings to tailor it to your company and team.

Advanced WordPress: Action and Filter Hooks

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Hooks are key components of WordPress plugin development. There are two types: filters modify data and actions perform tasks. Gain a fundamental understanding of how these features work, and learn how to use the built-in action and filter hooks in WordPress to build your own plugins. In the first half of the course, instructor Carrie Dils reviews the plugin API and demonstrates the basics of actions and filters. Already familiar with these core concepts? Skip to chapter three, where she covers what you need to make your own hooks. Learn about load order and writing callback functions, and using third-party hooks. Last but not least, Carrie builds a demo plugin that shows practical real-world uses for actions and filters.

Maya: Rendering with Arnold 5

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
Arnold is the new high-quality rendering engine in Maya. Realistic rendering in Maya is easier than ever with this brute force Monte Carlo ray tracer. Arnold's physically based rendering accurately simulates light in the real world, but allows breaking physical laws to achieve artistic styles. This course is an overview of essential features for lighting, materials, and rendering in Maya using Arnold core version 5. (Author: Aaron F. Ross)

Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tools

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
CSWPA-DT certification shows proof of SOLIDWORKS expertise—the type of cutting-edge skill that businesses seek out and reward. Everyone who passes the CSWPA-DT (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools) exam has proven their mastery of the SOLIDWORKS drawing tools. This course prepares you to take the exam and stand out from the crowd in today's competitive job market. Gabriel Corbett shows you where to download the testing software, and goes through each of the objectives in detail, focusing on effective use of time and the most relevant knowledge needed to pass the exam. He covers creating complex projections and views, building a bill of materials (BOM), linking custom properties, adding notes and equations, and sorting and configuring the BOM. In the "Sample Exam Questions" chapter, he provides six sample questions and demonstrates how to address them using SOLIDWORKS.

IT Service Desk: Management Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:00
No service desk runs efficiently without proper oversight. Service desk managers are key to effective tech support teams—and industry-proven methodologies and tools are key to a manager's success. This course covers the processes and tools new IT managers need to manage service desk staff and make service desk-related system decisions for the company. First, get familiar with different service desk staffing models and processes. Learn about the telephony systems and software—including social media management tools—that a service desk requires. Find out how to develop a system to ensure quality and define metrics to measure success. Plus, learn how to build important relationships with customers, within the team, and with other IT groups at your company. Instructor Fancy Mills has been helping technical support teams manage staffing and standard operating procedures for over 20 years. Let her help you develop the skills to manage your service desk and increase customer satisfaction.