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iOS 11 Development Essential Training: Intermediate UI Design

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
A successful user interface design isn't superficial. A good UI enhances the navigation, interactivity, and accessibility of your iOS app. This course provides training on the intermediate UI controls in the latest version of the Apple operating system, iOS 11, so you can create better user experiences.

Instructor Todd Perkins shows how to use pickers, pop-up messages, sliders, switches, and indicators to build a sophisticated app interface, and display HTML content, files, and data with web views. Plus, learn how to dynamically update your layouts using size classes, and get a brief overview of the Apple Human Interface Guidelines.

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
All professionals are trying to get better at what they do. No matter where you work, or what your role, the only way to improve is with feedback. Giving—and receiving—feedback is a skill that's relevant to every member of an organization.

Watch this course to learn how to give and receive high-quality feedback. Whether it's with peers, managers, colleagues, team members, friends, or family, the same principles apply across the board. Author Gemma Leigh Roberts shows how to give effective feedback, ask for feedback, and use the responses you receive as a tool to improve personal performance. These tips will help lead you into a cycle of continuous development, and a growth mindset that can help propel your career and your relationships forward.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update New Features

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
Learn about the new features and visual improvements in latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Instructor Nick Brazzi introduces Fluent Design, which brings new visual aesthetics and interface controls to Windows 10. He also reviews the additions to the Edge web browser, such as the Read aloud feature, which reads text on a webpage in a synthesized voice. For users of OneDrive in Windows 10, there is a new feature called Files On-Demand. This feature allows you to store files on OneDrive without taking up space on your computer's local drive. Plus, learn how to use the new Video Remix feature to quickly create dynamic videos from your photo collection. Finally, Nick reviews some new options that allow you to take control of personal data in Cortana.

Building Angular and Node Apps with Authentication

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
Are you already familiar with Angular 2 and Node.js? If so, this course can help you leverage these two popular frameworks to build a full-stack web application—which you can later use as a template for your own web app. Join Alexander Zanfir as he shows how to create and configure an Angular 2 project, display data in Angular 2, get your data from Node.js, and save your data to Node.js. He also covers how to create a form in Angular, set up routes, validate with reactive forms, register users, and more.

Additive Manufacturing: Optimizing 3D Prints

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
3D printing is a complex additive process. Many things can go wrong, whether you're using a commercial or consumer-grade printer. This course reviews common 3D printer problems and highlights the settings that may help you get the best possible quality from your equipment, with a focus on printers that use filament. Learn how groups of settings interact with each other and reduce the trial and error often associated with learning how to "dial in" a 3D printer. Instructors Rich Cameron and Joan Horvath use the MatterControl slicing and control program as a baseline, but discuss other common programs that use these settings, including Cura and Slic3r.

Articulate Storyline: Creating Mobile Elearning

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
Make your elearning accessible from any location: make it mobile. Mobile elearning offers advantages that can't be replicated, including flexibility, collaboration, and 24/7 access. Follow along with Renaldo Lawrence as he takes a typical non-interactive learning presentation and turns it into a dynamic elearning experience that can be delivered over a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. Renaldo explores how to convert PowerPoint slides into elearning slides in Articulate, and add interactive multimedia, assessments, reporting, and branching to create a really effective elearning program.

Salesforce: Dashboards

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
Salesforce is a powerful data gathering tool. Creating dashboards is an easy way to visualize and monitor that information. In this course, Christopher Matthew Spencer guides you through building dashboards to visually represent Salesforce data. Learn how to ensure data quality, use the drag-and-drop dashboard builder, and leverage the various component types, including line, donut, funnel, scatter, and table charts. Plus, discover how to format, filter, and hide data for better presentations and greater team insights.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
Learn the essentials of the Windows operating system, including the new features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Nick Brazzi shows how to use core bundled apps that come with Windows 10, manage files and folders, browse the web, and work with mail, calendar, and contacts. Want to customize Windows 10? Learn how to find and install new apps from the Windows Store, and adjust your display preferences and account settings so your PC works perfectly for you. Finally, find out how to back up and restore Windows in case of computer failure, recover missing files, and use built-in tools to protect yourself against malware, such as viruses and spyware.

Setting Business Unit Goals

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
Effective goal setting requires leaders to translate high-level corporate goals down to the business unit, and then break them down even further into team and individual goals. That way, employees can understand how their performance connects to company strategy, financial results, and incentives. In this course, leadership consultant Mike Figliuolo outlines how to set different types of business goals: quantitative, qualitative, commit, and stretch goals. In addition to linking goals to strategy, he emphasizes the importance of setting achievable goals, communicating them clearly, and providing resources so goals can be accomplished. Last, he provides guidance on managing goal performance and adjusting goals as business needs and resources change.

Angular 2+: Creating CRUD Apps

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
Understanding how to perform create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations for a variety of apps is crucial for any developer. In this course, learn how to perform CRUD operations with Angular apps. Instructor Gary Simon begins by covering fundamental Angular concepts, such as how to use the Angular CLI and capture user events. He then walks through the creation of two apps, from which you can perform CRUD operations. He shows how to work with Angular Firebase to create a chat app that can create, read, update, and delete messages, as well as how to create a simple blog.

Windows Performance Toolkit: Unity Game Optimization

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
You have just finished your new Unity game, but it's not performing the way you expected. Watch this course to learn how to use the Windows Performance Toolkit to optimize the gaming experience. Determine if your Unity game is CPU bound by learning how to analyze CPU usage in Windows Performance Analyzer. Then, find out how to adjust Unity settings to improve game performance. At the end of the course, instructor Thomas Pantels compares pre- and post-optimization metrics to show exactly how much the Windows Performance Toolkit can benefit your game development workflow.

Managing Resources Across Project Teams

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
Are your projects competing for resources? Resource management is an area that's little understood, but it's one of the biggest reasons why projects run late, which is a huge cause of stress and chaos in organizations. This course is for program managers and project managers who are managing more than one project (which is most of them!). Learn exactly what a resource is, how to prioritize projects based on resource availability, and how to get the people you want to work on your projects. Find out how to construct a resource plan that ensures no resource is overcommitted or underutilized, identifies bottlenecks and scarcities, and handles interdependencies in the "cube" of resources, projects, and time. Plus, discover how to handle changes to the program, and build self-organizing teams to simplify program management and motivate team members. (Author: Chris Croft)

Managing To-Do Lists

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
Discover top techniques for tracking to-dos on paper as well as apps for effectively managing your digital to-do lists. Organization expert Suzanna Kaye explains how to approach to-do lists and prioritize items using various proven techniques. She then explores the top five apps for digital to-do list management, exploring their strengths, weaknesses, and functionality.

Going Paperless: Start to Finish

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
Go paperless! Reduce your paper use and make sure all of the information you need is immediately available via a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Suzanna Kaye outlines new ways of thinking about the information you print and save, shows how to handle papers until they are scanned, and introduces the software and apps you can use to manage your information and keep it secure.

Then explore password management and how to manage paperless lists, notes, calendars, and contacts. The course also covers electronic file and document storage, including how to scan paperwork into various e-friendly formats. Last, Suzanna shares some smart strategies for reducing incoming papers and keeping your email inbox organized.

Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
Keeping the information in an Oracle database safe from failure is one of the most important tasks of a successful Oracle DBA. In this course, Oracle instructor and consultant David Yahalom covers the theoretical concepts as well as the practical knowledge required to design and implement bulletproof Oracle backup and recovery strategies. Learn how human errors, hardware failures, and even storage loss can affect your database, and how you can leverage the technologies and features built into Oracle 12c to ensure you will never suffer any data loss. Discover how to use various Oracle tools and technologies, including RMAN, Data Pump, Flashback, and hot and cold backups, to protect your database from the inevitable crash.

iOS 11: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
The iPhone and iPad are powerful mobile devices that do much more than make phone calls. Learn the most useful features of iOS 11, the latest operating system powering Apple mobile devices, in this course with Garrick Chow. He shows new users everything they need to know about iOS 11, including new features such as the Files app, multitasking on the iPad, and important updates to Siri and Control Center.

Garrick shows how to use Siri, the iOS digital assistant, and demonstrates how to use all the core features of iOS, such as emailing, browsing the web with Safari, getting directions from Maps, taking notes, shooting photos, watching videos, and listening to music. Plus, discover how to extend the functionality of your iPhone or iPad by installing one of the 2 million+ apps available in the App Store. The course wraps up with some essential tips to help you customize your device, protect your privacy, and troubleshoot your iPhone or iPad if you encounter a problem.

PHP Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:00
Become a better PHP programmer, one tutorial at a time. The series brings you tips, tricks, and techniques to build your PHP skills. David Powers offers a new video every week, to broaden your understanding of what PHP can do and to help you become a more productive developer. To follow along, you should have a thorough understanding of PHP basics, but if you're still a beginner, you can watch this series for a weekly dose of inspiration, until you're ready to implement the techniques in your own projects.

Note: The exercise files are free to all members. The code is commented to enhance your learning, but you will need database connectivity for some files to run as intended.

Cert Prep: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Earning the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification validates your ability to operate within the AWS ecosystem. This course was designed to help IT professionals prepare for this introductory-level exam by highlighting the key topics covered on the exam, and providing tips and tricks that can help you approach the exam with confidence. Instructor Sharif Nijim outlines the benefits of certification, and identifies resources that cover the exam concepts in depth. He also explains how to register for the exam, and discusses recertification options.

Media Composer 8.7 Essential Training: 110

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Media Composer 8.7 Essential Training is a two-part, start-to-finish training series for new users of Avid Media Composer. Part two focuses on advanced editing techniques and effects, which will prepare video editors for almost any post-production scenario they encounter in the wild. Learn timesaving "quick edit" techniques that use features like phantom marks to speed up your editing workflow. Find out how to leverage more precise timeline controls to recut and fine-tune the timing of footage. Discover advanced audio editing techniques, and methods for working with high-resolution media without compromising on quality or speed. Then dive into advanced effects, such as blurring, time warping, and chroma keying, and animation with the NewBlue Titler Pro plugin. Avid Certified Instructor Maxim Jago explains each technique using examples from a documentary-style promotional project—helping you develop more advanced skills and understand how Media Composer fits into a real-world post-production workflow.

Running a Professional Webinar

Lynda.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:00
Join Richard Harrington as he walks through the necessary steps to ensure you run a successful webinar with no technical hiccups. Richard has appeared in front of the camera as a webinar host, as well as directed thousands of hours of live broadcast television. In this course, he offers practical advice for organizing, producing, and running a webinar that works with most hosting platforms. He explores choosing the right webinar hosting platform, organizing your content, selecting the right microphone and camera, and more.