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Working with Creative Millennials

Lynda.com - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:00
Statistics show that young creatives will change jobs every 18–24 months. This trend can make mentoring a challenge, and renders many existing methods of employee training and retention outdated. Navigating this new professional landscape can be frustrating for creatives of all generations. In this course, you can gain insights into the millennial mindset, and learn techniques for working effectively with young creatives. Join Petrula Vrontikis as she shares what millennials value, and highlights their unique internal and external challenges. In addition, she walks through how to create a workplace in which millennials can thrive and grow as leaders.

macOS High Sierra New Features

Lynda.com - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:00
Explore the cool new features in macOS High Sierra. Learn how to organize and enhance pictures in the Photos app using the improved editing tools, and how to send files from iCloud Drive to your collaborators. Mac expert Nick Brazzi also offers a glimpse of the new features in the apps that come bundled with High Sierra. Explore the changes in Safari, Mail, and Notes, including how to leverage a useful new feature that stops videos on webpages from automatically playing.

Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
Learn to draw detailed technical flats, or CADs, for the fashion industry using Adobe Illustrator. This course provides easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions to get you up and running quickly. By focusing on only the tools and techniques needed for fashion, you can generate professional-quality fashion flats in no time.

Robin Schneider—a fashion designer and Otis College of Art and Design instructor—teaches you how to easily master the Pen tool as she walks you through drawing shirts, pants, skirts, and blazers. Learn how to maximize the power of Illustrator with Pathfinder, organize layers for quick and easy editing, and create custom symbol libraries. Plus, get tips and tricks to increase productivity and learn to lay out your designs in presentation-worthy line sheets.

Learning Photomatix Pro

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
Join Rich Harrington and explore the world of HDR, or high dynamic range, imagery with Photomatix from HDRsoft. Rich covers how to merge multiple exposures to show an extended dynamic range of scenes, as well as preprocess images to reduce ghosting, noise, and chromatic aberration. He also reviews tone mapping and exposure fusions, and solutions to common problems you'll encounter in HDR images, such as color cast. At the end of the course, Rich offers a series of challenges to test your skills.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this material in our library. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Terms and Technology

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
Video professionals: Get a clear understanding of just how graphics work in video projects. In this course, you can learn the requirements around resolution, color space, bit depth, aspect ratio, and file format for both raster- and vector-based video. Plus, discover how to prep files with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for use in a video workflow. Author Rich Harrington also covers the range of issues that can impact broadcast-safe graphics. (Author: Richard Harrington)

App Development for Microsoft HoloLens

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
Augmented reality (AR) is the next big frontier for app developers. The HoloLens is one of the first commercial devices available in AR. Luckily for developers, Visual Studio has built-in support for HoloLens, and the concepts and syntax are similar to developing for other Microsoft platforms. With Windows 10 Pro and a decent graphics card, you can start developing for mixed reality today.

Join instructors Dennis Vroegop and James Ashley for this introduction for HoloLens app development. They show you how to set up your development environment, including Unity and the HoloToolkit; how to deploy to HoloLens and the HoloLens emulator; and how to build apps that accept user input via gazes, tapping, and speech. Then discover how to use spatial mapping to detect your surroundings and analyze your environment with spatial understanding. Learn how to implement spatial sound that adds to the user's existing environment, and synchronize data to create shared experiences. Along the way, learn how it all comes together in two simple 3D apps: a visualization for enterprise business and a platform game.

DaVinci Resolve 12 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
For over a decade, DaVinci Resolve has been the go-to tool for colorists working on Hollywood films, commercials, and professional corporate video. Now it's available to anyone on a Mac or PC. The latest version, DaVinci Resolve 12, combines its high-end color grading tools with a full-featured nonlinear video-editing environment. You can edit, color correct, color grade, and render a video project without ever leaving the program.

In these tutorials, professional colorist Patrick Inhofer guides viewers through the basics of using DaVinci Resolve 12. Get a look over Patrick's shoulder as he touches on key features in Resolve, while introducing the lingo every colorist needs to understand the program and the workflow. He shows how to import footage, keep it all organized, edit clips in the timeline, and start color grading your project: applying primary and secondary corrections, vignettes, looks, and Power Windows. He also shows how to target corrections with shapes and keys, match shots, and create "hero shots" to jump-start discussions with directors, clients, and colleagues.

Most of the tutorials are compatible with both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio, the paid version of the software. If you have already watched DaVinci Resolve 11 Essential Training, check out "What's New in DaVinci Resolve 12" to brush up on the updates, as well as the new chapter on DaVinci 12.5.

Video Producing

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
What exactly does a video producer do? Understanding the role of the modern video producer will help you recognize if you have the skills and the mindset to take on the job. A good producer not only knows video inside and out, but also can manage time and money effectively, resolve conflict, maintain morale, and plan logistics. Above all else, a video producer has to be flexible and able to make decisions quickly, on the fly.

Walter Biscardi takes you on set and shows you how production decisions unfold in real time, whether you're scripting, scheduling, directing crew members, or providing feedback to post. Follow along and explore the responsibilities of a producer in all stages, including pre-production (planning), production (running a set), and post-production (editing and delivery). By the end, you'll have a better understanding of skills and techniques it takes to run a smooth and successful video production.

OpenCV for Python Developers

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
OpenCV is an open-source toolkit for advanced computer vision. It is one of the most popular tools for facial recognition, used in a wide variety of security, marketing, and photography applications, and it powers a lot of cutting-edge tech, including augmented reality and robotics. This course offers Python developers a detailed introduction to OpenCV 3, starting with installing and configuring your Mac, Windows, or Linux development environment along with Python 3. Learn about the data and image types unique to OpenCV, and find out how to manipulate pixels and images. Instructor Patrick W. Crawford also shows how to read video streams as inputs, and create custom real-time video interfaces. Then comes the real power of OpenCV: object, facial, and feature detection. Learn how to leverage the image-processing power of OpenCV using methods like template matching and machine learning data to identify and recognize features.

CCNA Security (210-260) Cert Prep: 2 Secure Access

Lynda.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:00
Administering a network means controlling access to network resources: granting, limiting, preventing, and revoking permissions as necessary. This course covers the topic of secure access, including in-band and out-of-band management, secure device access, and protocols such as NTP, SCP, and SNMP, as they relate to the Secure Access domain of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security exam 210-260. Security ambassador Lisa Bock introduces the three a's of triple-A security: authentication, authorization, and accounting. She compares RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication, and BYOD or bring your own device architecture. Plus, learn about mobile device management and security as it applies to the Internet of Things. These lessons will help you configure and manage Cisco devices, prepare for the CCNA Security exam, and properly secure your organization's infrastructure.

PHP: Performance Optimization

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
User retention and sales conversion is directly impacted by a site's speed. However, enhancing the performance of a large website can be tricky, and requires a mix of art and science. In this course, learn about a variety of tools and techniques for developing high-performing PHP software. Instructor Justin Yost discusses how to think about performance optimization, measure the performance of your PHP software, test to ensure you're not losing users to a slow page load, optimize your database queries, and more.

Portrait Photography: Ten Styles with One Light

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
Learn to control light so you can make a great portrait any time and any where. This course covers essential lighting principles and strategies, and shows how you can use just one light source to take dramatic portraits, business headshots, and family photos. Discover ten different styles that can be accomplished using only one light, and find out how to incorporate simple and inexpensive light-modification tools.

This course was created by RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this training in our library. (Author: Levi Sim)

Ecommerce: Scoping Projects

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
When you're tasked with building an ecommerce site for a client, pricing and scoping your project can require some finesse. If you underprice your project, you have to put in extra hours just to finish it. If you overprice it, you can lose bids and your clients might be upset with what they get. In this course, learn how to effectively scope projects—in particular, ecommerce projects—so that you and your clients are happy with the results. Instructor Patrick Rauland shows how to discuss potential ecommerce projects with clients, and accurately scope and deliver proposals. He walks through the discovery process, explains how to effectively define the project, and discusses how to write and deliver a proposal to win the job.

Exchange 2016: Compliance, Archiving, eDiscovery, and Auditing

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
Although much of modern business communication is conducted through email, many professionals are still unsure about how to properly secure these critical messages. In this course, learn how to work with features that can help maintain the security of your organization's emails. This course maps to the fifth domain of Exam 70-345, Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016—Plan, deploy, and manage compliance, archiving, eDiscovery, and auditing. Join Scott Burrell as he covers data loss prevention solutions, planning and configuring retention policies, and how to search mailboxes in the situation of legal discovery. Plus, he goes into other features—such as MailTips and transport rules—that can help users make more informed choices as they write emails. (Author: Scott M Burrell)

Workshop Facilitation

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
A successful workshop can have a profound impact on participants, introducing them to concepts and ways of thinking that can spark professional development and personal growth. In order to facilitate such an event, you need the right structure, process, and content. In this course, Britt Andreatta, PhD, discusses the role of the facilitator, and walks through how to effectively design, prepare for, and facilitate a workshop. Britt kicks off the course by covering the different types of workshop facilitation, and sharing tips for catering to the unique needs of adult learners. Next, she shows how to set yourself up for success by building a solid learning plan and agenda, designing the right activities, and tackling the logistics of the event. Britt then explains how to handle the workshop itself, including how to keep things on track and deal with challenging dynamics. Plus, she discusses how to extend the learner's journey after the event.

MongoDB: Security

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to create secure deployments of MongoDB for production-ready environments. In this course, Kirby Kohlmorgen shows how to use this document database's native and third-party integration security features and resources to ensure the security of your MongoDB deployments. Kirby covers authentication mechanisms and methods, and dives into authorization and encryption, discussing built-in and user-defined roles, how to create and grant privileges to a role, and transport encryption. He also goes into auditing—including how to configure an audit from the command line—and security checklists and reports. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge needed to deploy a secure MongoDB cluster, configure the role-based authorization model to your needs, set up encryption, do proper auditing, and follow security best practices.

CCNA Security (210-260) Cert Prep: 1 Security Concepts

Lynda.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:00
Earning a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification demonstrates that you have the specialized knowledge needed to secure Cisco networks. Join Lisa Bock as she prepares you to tackle the Security Concepts portion of the CCNA Security exam 210-260, Implementing Cisco Network Security. In this course Lisa covers essential security terms, and discusses common security threats such as active and passive attacks, social engineering, and malware. She reviews cryptographic techniques such as encryption and digital signatures, and describes various network topologies such as campus area networks, wide area networks, and data centers.

Designing iOS and Android Apps

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:00
Explore the differences between iOS and Android, and learn how to design cross-platform apps that take advantage of each operating system's unique strengths. This course opens with big picture concepts—application architecture and usability—before narrowing its focus to application components, interactions, and UI controls, as well as visual design and how it relates to icons, typography, color, and imagery. Using Sketch, you'll see how all these pieces come together to form a successful application, and get an opportunity to build your own mobile app. Your instructor, user experience designer Renata Phillippi, ends with some resources to check out and continue your journey. 

Microsoft Cloud Services: Exchange Online and Intune Endpoint Protection

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:00
Mail, like everything else, is moving to the cloud. Learn how to configure Exchange Online and keep your users' inboxes safe without compromising their productivity—all while reviewing the objectives from the Microsoft Cloud Fundamentals certification exam (98-369).

Instructor Andrew Bettany helps IT professionals responsible for their company's cloud master key skills related to managing Exchange Online, using antispam and antimalware resources, and configuring Endpoint Protection. Learn how to configure mailbox permissions and sharing, set up contacts and groups, configure antimalware filters in Office 365, and use Exchange Active Sync for mobile device management. Plus, learn how to use Intune Endpoint Protection, which allows you to control the security features on your Intune-enrolled devices and further protect them from malware and spam.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Backing Up Your Data

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:00
Backing up your data is critical to your organization's success. Having duplicate copies of your most important information saved at a remote location is critical not if but when something goes wrong with your systems. However, there are laws that a company must be in compliance with when maintaining sensitive information about clients. If this data is prematurely deleted or not accessible, there can be severe liability for the company and its executives. This course covers the best practices for backing up and recovering data so that it is accessible for the time you need to keep it—in accordance with specific data retention laws and schedules. Discover sound backup strategies, best practices to protect backup media, and test procedures to ensure your data can be restored from backup media.

This course was created and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We are honored to host this training in our library. (Author: Bob Bowles)