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|CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) Cert Prep: 2 Server Architecture Training Lynda.com|
Demonstrate your understanding of how to manage servers by earning the CompTIA Server+ certification. In this course, Ed Liberman prepares you for the server architecture portion of the CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) exam. Ed goes into server form factors, discussing rack mount and tower servers, as well as blade technology. He also explains how to work with server components and power and cooling.
|Computer Science Principles Lab: C# Training Lynda.com|
C# is a versatile programming language used in many different ways. It powers many Windows and .NET apps for desktop, tablet, mobile, and web applications. Coders and programmers also use C# in cross-platform development, using Unity for games and using Xamarin for mobile apps. This course is designed to show how universal programming concepts specifically apply and work in the C# language.
Programming expert Doug Winnie starts by sharing the history of C# to give you context into its purpose and beneficial uses. Then he walks through a sample of code showing how to run a program using the Visual Studio IDE. After warming up with a sample, he dives into working with values, variables, methods, and custom functions. Next, he shows how to capture values input by site users, managing different variable types, building compound conditional tests, and using loops with arrays. In the final five videos, he covers the basics of object-oriented programming including classes, objects, and permissions.
|Construction Estimating Extension Training Lynda.com|
The price extension is a critical construction document, and a key component of the bidding process. To extend an estimate, a professional estimator prices out the labor and materials by using current market rates and the measurements and counts from the takeoff sheet. This course provides step-by-step instructions for developing an extension, including prices on a per-each and UOM basis. Plus, learn how to create sheets to track job expenses, subcontractor expenses, and quotes.
|Construction Industry Weekly Training Lynda.com|
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.
|Content Marketing Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Create messaging that breaks through to buyers and tells the story of your brand with content marketing. Expert Dayna Rothman explains fundamental content marketing concepts and benefits, and then explores how to craft a content marketing strategy in organizations of all sizes.
The course explores creating a content plan, choosing content types, and developing an editorial calendar. It also explains how to write, edit, and design content, as well as choose the right mix of content and curate it for maximum impact, and closes with tips on measuring the impact of your content marketing efforts.
This course is part of a Learning Path approved by the American Marketing Association.
Gain the skills you need to become an AMA Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) in Digital Marketing by using the industry-leading courses and resources in the Learning Path. Take the AMA certification exam to show that you have what it takes to lead the digital transformation.
|Content Marketing: Ebooks Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to leverage ebooks as content marketing materials. Ebooks can be a compelling tool to reach new audiences, whether your goal is sales or email signups. Online marketing strategist Megan Adams shows you the ins and outs of using ebooks for marketing. Learn how to choose the right topic, write and format your ebook, price it correctly, and promote it to your target audience. Finally, find out how to incorporate your ebook into your content marketing strategy, to promote your business, brand, and credibility in your market.
|Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting Training Lynda.com|
In corporate and documentary films, the subjects are actual people, places, and things. Filmmakers have very limited flexibility when it comes to choosing or enhancing them. Compelling lighting, however, can help resolve challenges with the subjects, locations, the time of day, and even the weather, and contribute to the mood of the final footage. This course follows production veteran and instructor Eduardo Angel as he shows how to light and shoot four real-world environments: an outdoor documentary scene, a conference-room interview, an interior/exterior architectural backdrop, and an active business where customers are coming and going.
Each chapter begins with a strategy session, and includes tips for capitalizing on natural light, repositioning the camera, and getting the final shot. Eduardo closes the course with a wrap-up of the shoots and some final thoughts on shooting video for corporate clients.
|Create Interfaces with FXML and JavaFX Training Lynda.com|
FXML is an XML-based language that, in conjunction with the JavaFX framework, allows developers to build user interfaces separate from the application logic. FXML is ideal for rapid prototyping and other scenarios where you need to change the interface without affecting the underlying code. Understand how FXML relates to JavaFX and MVC development, and the benefits of incorporating FXML into your workflow, in this introductory course with staff instructor Peggy Fisher. Learn how to structure basic FXML files, add UI components, react to events, define controllers, and fill out the controller file with methods and FXCollections. Take the challenge exercises issued along the way to test your knowledge and put FXML to practical use.
|Creating a 3D Logo in Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
Create your own 3D printed logo for signage or swag. With the built-in features in Photoshop CC, you can easily extrude 3D shapes from a 2D design—making it easy to transition a logo from a flat mark to a three-dimensional design you can hold in your hand or hang on a wall. In this tutorial, Steve Caplin walks through creating the logo outline, working through the 3D extrusion, and preparing for print. This short course offers universal tips and tricks that can be applied to all kinds of logo design, including complex designs that require a base to hold the various parts and letters together.
|Creating a Environment Kit Design for Games Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to use 3ds Max to make kits of scalable, modular assets and textures for your 3D games. Modular assets can be combined to make bigger, more complex objects, scenes, or environments. They snap together easily and are designed so they transition seamlessly to their final destination. In this course, Christian Bradley shows how to create walls, columns, and other modular building components based on a grid system in 3ds Max.
He first introduces the modular pipeline in Max and the basics of making modular models. Then Christian shows how to ensure your texture maps align to the grid, and places objects in the scene to build the complex final structure—an ornate castle—shown at the end of the course. With a little patience, attention to detail, and the skills learned in this class, you can create design kits that speed up development and result in more realistic and immersive game environments.
|Creating a Font for Apps and Games with Glyphs Training Lynda.com|
Fonts have a subtle—but powerful—effect on how users experience content. This is particularly true when it comes to apps and games, where information is presented quickly and often in tiny spaces. An off-putting or difficult-to-read font can distract a player or worse: prevent them from understanding what you have to say. The right font reinforces the theme you've chosen—from the ancient to the futuristic—and helps keep players engaged. If you have an idea for a font for your app or game, this course will help you make it a reality.
Join professional illustrator John Roshell as he shows how to design an alphabet of letters from scratch using Glyphs, a popular software for type designers. John familiarizes you with the qualities of a successful onscreen font, and explains how to design with pencil and paper—and then import those hand-drawn letters into Glyphs. He also demonstrates how to set up a Glyphs file and trace imported letters manually or with autotracing software, and then refine the letter shapes to maximize their readability and personality. To wrap up, he shows how to finalize and output your design, including how to efficiently create missing letters and numbers to complete your creation.
|Creating a Game Character in Blender Training Lynda.com|
Blender has a lot of complex menus, nodes, and processes. But when you combine these with a little imagination, you can create realistic game characters straight out of another world. This course shows how to build a character with Blender's free 3D toolset, while you develop your modeling, sculpting, and texturing skills. Christian Bradley shows how to create a base mesh, sculpt the character, and bake it down into a low-poly version suitable for game play. He also shows how to UV unwrap the figure, apply normal maps, and paint in base colors and other details with Blender's Texture Paint mode.
|Creating a Guitar Body with RhinoCAM Training Lynda.com|
Interested in making your own instruments? Or do you want to see how computer-aided fabrication results in real-world products? This course is for you. Educator/DIY engineer Taylor Hokanson demonstrates how to use RhinoCAM to prepare a 3D model of an electric guitar body/neck for later fabrication on a CNC mill. This project covers a variety of techniques, including flip milling, profiling, pocketing, horizontal roughing, and parallel finishing, and shows how to adjust the model to account for third-party components like pickups.
|Creating a Leadership Development Program Training Lynda.com|
An organization's talent should be its strategic advantage. By taking the time to build a thoughtful, strategic leadership development program, you can develop the kind of leaders that advance your company's overall vision. In this course, Bonnie Hagemann takes you through a five-step process for designing and implementing a high-impact leadership development program that helps your organization achieve its specific business objectives. Bonnie explores how to conduct careful research of your company's needs, and analyze that information to inform your program design. She shows how to develop materials that balance different types of learning, select instructors, and integrate instructors with learning supports. Plus, she explains how to build a blueprint for success, create a budget, and run your pilot program.
|Creating a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery Training Lynda.com|
|Creating a Responsive Presentation in HTML5 Training Lynda.com|
Follow along with author Justin Putney as he uses open technologies (HTML5, jQuery, and CSS) to create a dynamic presentation slideshow that responds to mobile and desktop layouts. Learn to customize the slideshow to fit your next project, and to display artwork, photography, and other kinds of content.
Discover how to structure the HTML and slide content; design the navigation to react to clicks, keyboard input, and swipe gestures; and use CSS to customize the slide display for different screens and animated transitions. Justin also includes a series of challenge-and-solution pairs to test your skills.
Then, when you're ready, watch the HTML5 Projects: Creating an Advanced Responsive Presentation follow-up course to enhance your web presentation slides with audio, video, and an automatic playback feature.
|Creating a Short Film: 01 Producing Training Lynda.com|
With the proliferation of inexpensive video cameras and powerful editing and effects software, anyone can make a short independent film. Short films are used to practice filmmaking, get experience working with a cast and crew, showcase talent at film festivals, and pitch film concepts to potential producers and investors. But there's so much to learn in the undertaking that many would-be filmmakers are paralyzed at how to get started, or how to see a project through to completion.
Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that features some of the best actors and crew in the Seattle area, sharing their expertise on how to create a brilliant short film. The series is not just conceptual; author Chad Perkins and his team make a short film, The Assurance, and share the actual struggles and challenges that they had to overcome to get the film made. In this installment, Chad covers the basics of producing, the process that kicks off every new film, and sees it through to completion. Learn about the role of the producer, the difference between producing shorts and features, and what you should look for when selecting a producer for your script—or when you're a producer looking for the next great film idea.
Make sure to look for the follow-up episodes to learn more about screenwriting, directing, working with actors, editing and visual effects, and everything else that goes into filmmaking. This is a one-of-a-kind educational experience you won't find anywhere else.
|Creating a Show Open in After Effects and Cinema 4D Training Lynda.com|
Film and television clients want strong openings for their shows. Adding a custom motion-tracked logo to the opening credits can add an extra burst of energy as well as reinforce the themes of the program. In this course, Andy Needham shows how to take existing footage, track it with the CameraTracker plugin for After Effects, and define a ground plane and 3D origin point for your footage. Then you'll bring the scene into CINEMA 4D and use its MoGraph tools to design an animated logo, plus match the lighting with the original background plate. Then learn how to bring it all together with color grading and optical lens effects back in After Effects.
Want to create the same effect in Nuke? Check out Creating a Show Open in Nuke X and CINEMA 4D.
|Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Office Training Lynda.com|
This course shows how to make accessible Office documents in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Accessibility expert Glenna Shaw begins by describing what it's like for those with visual, hearing, or movement impairments to experience regular Word and Excel files and PowerPoint presentations. Glenna goes through the essential steps of creating documents that are accessible to all—those using assistive technology and those not—including applying useful headings, formatting tables for ease of use, naming sheet tabs in Excel, using slide layouts and following z-order in PowerPoint, and adding captioning to presentations.
|Creating an Adaptive Web Site for Multiple Screens Training Lynda.com|
This course demonstrates how to build a web site that automatically adapts its layout to various screen sizes, orientations, and resolutions. Ray Villalobos shows how designers and developers can create a single HTML document and customize its display for desktop browsers and mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android phones, and tablets. The course covers creating a basic HTML5 structure and using reset templates, and styling the site with CSS.
|Creating an Animated Steam Sprite Sheet with After Effects Training Lynda.com|
Learn to create a realistic steam animation with After Effects. In this course you'll explore styling and looping a particle system animation to create an HTML5-based steam effect, and then build it into a sprite sheet that can be played back in any major browser. No prior knowledge of After Effects is required, and the sprite sheet player is included in the exercise files (free to all lynda.com members), so you can test out your results right away.
|Creating an HTML Email Newsletter Training Lynda.com|
In this course, author Tim Slavin shows how to design and code an HTML email newsletter, including setting the final dimensions and color palette, placing images and copy in the code structures of the file, and defining the newsletter's parameters with tables within tables. The course demonstrates each step of building an HTML newsletter, up to testing and sending the email.
|Creating and Adapting a Logo Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to create an eye-catching logo from scratch and adapt it to fit a variety of applications: from business cards to banner ads. Join Deke as he works with art director Danielle Fritz on a logo concept for Frontiers Unlimited (a space tourism company with big ambitions!) and then as he vectorizes the design using Illustrator and Photoshop. He'll take you through every step in the process, from identifying the brand's objectives to creating the base artwork, adding typography, assigning spot colors for print, adding device-independent color and shading, and integrating some intriguing touches of photorealism. Lastly, he'll show how to change the orientation of the graphic so that it can work in many different layouts. In the end, you'll have a memorable logo that communicates your brand's personal or corporate values in a single glance.