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Google Voice Essential Training

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:00
Get the most out of Google Voice, the powerful (and free) voicemail and calling platform. First, learn how to set up a Google Voice account, link the Google Voice number to a phone or tablet, and set up voicemail. Then find out how to send text messages, have voicemails delivered via email or text, and more. The course also explores viewing the call log, making international calls, and using the Google Voice app on mobile phones, including iOS and Android devices. (Author: Jess Stratton)

Cybersecurity Awareness: Mobile Device Security

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:00
We can all learn to use technology more responsibly, one mobile device at a time. This course introduces those who use smartphones and tablets every day—whether for work, study, or play—to techniques for protecting those devices from attackers. By shifting security to the foreground, those who follow this course can learn to identify vulnerabilities, harden their devices against common attacks, configure frequently used apps against misuse by others, and reduce exposure to compromised routers and electronic eavesdropping.

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

Cybersecurity Awareness: Digital Data Protection

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:00
Businesses, government agencies, and private citizens are losing the digital data war. Every day brings reports of new breaches, identity theft, stolen intellectual property, military and diplomatic secrets divulged, financial fraud, or humiliating disclosures made by a hacktivist collective. Losses are projected to cost the world economy 2 trillion dollars by 2019. By any measure, this problem has reached crisis proportions. This course examines digital data theft and proposes solutions to protect your privacy and your intellectual property. Join David Kruger to learn about email protection, securing files by default, and controlling files by design. By the end of this course, you should feel more confident in your ability to protect your own data.

This course was created and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Migrating from AutoCAD to MicroStation

Lynda.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:00
How can your knowledge of AutoCAD help you adopt the use of MicroStation? This course provides a comparison between corresponding features, allowing those who are familiar with AutoCAD to quickly learn MicroStation, and those who aren't to learn the features in logical order. First, Jeanne Aarhus covers the MicroStation interface, design file concepts, views, attributes, shortcuts, and precise drawing techniques. Next, she shows how to practice drawing commands and manipulate objects. She wraps up the course by walking through the use of several element modification and selection features.

SOLIDWORKS: Managing the Design Library

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
The SOLIDWORKS Design Library makes it easy to locate and reuse your sketches, notes, and favorite features—preventing you from having to complete the same work twice. In this course, discover how to increase your SOLIDWORKS productivity by storing commonly used elements in the Design Library. Elise Moss helps you get started by showing how to add a folder that contains your Design Library elements to SOLIDWORKS, and then link that folder to the Design Library. She then demonstrates how to use this helpful tool to manage features, patterns, annotations, forming tools for sheet metal, and other elements that you'll likely use more than once.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
Diversity has come to mean having a culture that values uniqueness. Inclusion means inviting diverse groups in—ensuring that people with different viewpoints, cultures, genders, and races can take part in company life. If you're tuned in to conversations about HR, you've probably heard these terms come up quite often. But there's also a third piece which works to fully actualize the first two: belonging. It's belonging that helps make each individual fully known and accepted for who they are. This is the critical key to fully honoring and engaging the whole person at work. In this course, explore the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIBs) approach, and discover how to activate it in your organization. Join HR luminary Pat Wadors as she explains how to drive the conversation on DIBs, hire and retain diverse talent, listen to your employees, and integrate DIBs into your employee lifecycle.

iOS 11 New Features for Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
Discover what iOS 11 has to offer app developers like you. Apple updated their robust mobile operating system—as well as Xcode 9—with even more new features, as well as upgrades that can make developers' lives easier. In this short course, Harrison Ferrone surveys new features to help familiarize you with what's available in this new release. He covers Xcode server updates, wireless debugging and simulator upgrades in Xcode 9, and more, including Metal 2—which greatly increases graphics performance, particularly for games.

Deke's Techniques

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
This course is a collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects that can be completed in ten minutes or less. The series is taught by computer graphics guru Deke McClelland, and presented in his signature step-by-step style. The intent is to reveal how various Photoshop and Illustrator features can be combined and leveraged in real-world examples so that they can be applied to creative projects right away.

Interviewing Techniques

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
Successful hiring means successful interviewing. Even so, many of us go about this critical business task in a rushed and inconsistent manner that can lead to undesired results: hiring the wrong candidate, or letting the best candidate go. What techniques can you employ to be sure you're interviewing effectively? In this course, expert recruiter Barbara Bruno highlights practical strategies for approaching and executing job interviews. Barbara explains how to determine the purpose of the interview, set interview expectations up front for both your candidates and the hiring manager, and ask meaningful, creative questions. She also shows how to conduct different types of interviews—including screening, general, and panel interviews—and shares when, why, and how to effectively keep in touch with candidates after the interview.

UX Foundations: Prototyping

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
Prototyping allows designers to quickly and inexpensively explore multiple iterations of designs. Prototypes can be submitted for testing and feedback, leading to better experiences for the business and for users. That's why prototyping is a fundamental skill for any UX designer.

Explore the benefits, techniques, and tools of prototyping in this introductory course with designer Diane Cronenwett. Diane covers the basics of building effective prototypes with the right "fidelity," and getting more valuable feedback from your design testing. Learn how to build simple, satisfying prototypes on paper, and use digital prototyping tools like Moqups, InVision, and Axure to add interactivity and animation.

Database Clinic: MySQL

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
The Database Clinic series pits experts and their databases of choice against a series of the same challenges, to highlight the unique capabilities of each database. In this installment of the series, Brad Wheeler demonstrates how MySQL—one of the most widely-used database programs—would rise to meet each task. After going over the strengths and weaknesses of MySQL, Brad shows how to create a database, and quickly load data into MySQL. He also explains how to join data sets; how to search, transform, and perform calculations with your data; and how to use external programming tools to interact with MySQL.

iOS 11: iPhone and iPad New Features

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
Learn about the cool new features in iOS 11, the operating system for iPhone and iPad. Garrick Chow explores the revamped Control Center in iOS 11, and how to customize its options. He also shows how to browse, download, and open files stored in various locations on your iOS device or in the cloud using the Files app; instantly mark up screenshots; share Wi-Fi passwords with other users—without revealing the password itself in the process; and prevent notifications and other distractions from appearing when your device detects that you're driving. Garrick also covers app updates, including the new document scanning feature in the Notes app. To wrap up the course, he dives into new iPad features like the Dock, which makes it easy to drag and drop files between apps, and Key Flicks, which you can use to quickly type numbers and special characters without needing to switch to the dedicated numbers and special characters keyboard.

Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
In this series, we have a little something for every Revit designer—beginners and seasoned users alike! Each video focuses on a specific tip, trick, or troubleshooting technique for the most recent version of Revit. Do you import CAD files and want to achieve consistency? Want to get more from your dimensions? Need to check all of the views in a project and see if the settings are correct? Want to consistently configure crop boxes across the entire project? What about getting all the parameters in your family content in just the right order? These are just some of the topics in store. With a new video every week, you are sure to find something useful to add to your growing arsenal of Revit tools and techniques.

NOTE: The exercise files for this course can only be opened in the most recent version of Revit (Revit 2017). (Author: Paul F. Aubin)

Database Clinic: Neo4J

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
The Database Clinic series helps you compare and contrast different database tools by pitting experts and their databases of choice against a series of the same challenges. This installment of the series focuses on Neo4j, a native graph database that can help you manage highly connected data. This course introduces Cypher, the graph query language, and tooling for querying Neo4j using both the Neo4j Browser and the Python driver for Neo4j. Instructor William Lyon begins by providing a quick overview of Neo4j, highlighting its unique strengths and weaknesses. He then shows how to use Neo4j to handle a series of tasks, including how to model data sets as a graph, import data sets into Neo4j, and search a database. He also covers create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations, as well as how to perform calculations in Neo4j.

Excel Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
This tips-based course will show Excel users productivity-boosting tricks, cool hidden features, need-to-know functions, and advanced content on subjects such as using PivotTables for data analysis. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tip from expert Dennis Taylor. Each tutorial is a short, self-contained lesson guaranteed to give you new insights into Excel.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

Microsoft Azure: Design an Application Storage and Data Access Strategy

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
Enhance your Microsoft Azure skill set by exploring how to effectively approach data storage. In this intermediate-level course, examine various Azure storage services, and learn how to design a data storage strategy and select an appropriate storage solution, including options for hybrid scenarios. Instructor Sharon Bennett includes coverage of Azure Blob storage, Cosmos DB, and SQL Database. As this is an intermediate-level course, an existing understanding of the Azure platform is required. The course can also serve to deepen the skills of IT professionals wishing to prepare for the 70-534 exam: Architecting MS Azure Solutions.

Time Management Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:00
Improve your productivity, get things done, and find more time for what's most important with Time Management Tips. This weekly series provides actionable time management techniques to help people better manage their time and ultimately become more productive. Time management expert Dave Crenshaw provides a new tip every Monday, touching on a wide variety of topics. Tune in to learn about everything from managing emails and calendars to setting priorities, collaborating with coworkers, reducing interruptions, crafting a "productivity mindset," and creating a more comfortable and effective work environment.

Have an idea for a future video from Dave? Submit it using our course feedback form. If you want more time management strategies now, we recommend watching Dave's Time Management Fundamentals course.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

WordPress: Plugin Development

Lynda.com - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:00
Is your WordPress website missing something special? Almost any feature you can imagine can be built with WordPress plugins. Learn how to build, extend, and distribute your own plugins with these development techniques, featuring the WordPress API and PHP. Learn how to create menus and a settings page, add custom functionality with JavaScript, and style your plugin with CSS. Discover how to customize the WordPress loop, add custom fields and metaboxes, and work with transients, HTTP, WP Cron, AJAX, and the REST API. Plus, learn how to adjust roles and permissions to keep your plugins secure. (Author: Jeff Starr)

Salesforce: LinkedIn Sales Navigator Integration

Lynda.com - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:00
By combining the powers of Salesforce—the world's leading customer relationship management software—and LinkedIn— the world's largest professional network—you can tap into a vast knowledge base to support social selling. In this course, explore how to use LinkedIn Sales Navigator in conjunction with Salesforce to build workflows that sync data between the systems. Join Gini von Courter as she explores how to leverage these tools to more efficiently work with your leads, contacts, accounts, and opportunities. Plus, she shows how to install and configure LinkedIn Sales Navigator settings to integrate with the Salesforce app.

Ebook Foundations

Lynda.com - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:00
Want to make your own ebooks? Get a basic introduction to the exciting and evolving world of digital books. In this beginner-level course, Anne-Marie Concepción explains how to use, create, and sell ebooks, including reflowable, fixed-layout, Kindle, PDF, and multitouch ebooks. Anne-Marie's tips can help you choose the right format and the best tools to build your ebook. She demonstrates professional page layout software such as Adobe InDesign, free apps, and trustworthy services that will do the work for you. Plus, learn about important housekeeping details for selling ebooks, such as creating an ISBN and creating store accounts for the Kindle and iBooks.

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