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|Making User Experience Happen as a Team Training Lynda.com|
As a UX design professional, you want your team to be user-centered—doing usability testing, site visits, early prototype testing, or other user research—but they may not see the need. For example, many developers tend to systemize rather than empathize. They approach problems in a logical way and find it hard to see the emotional side to issues. Most users, in contrast, have a more complex relationship with the software they use. They have emotional responses to working with your product.
In this practical course, look at what it takes to help systemizers to empathize, and how you can best integrate with development teams, communicate the value of UX to business-oriented team members, and cultivate executive champions. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have a better understanding of how to help your colleagues grasp the importance of user experience—which, in turn, can help make design decisions a bit easier.
|Managing a Cross-Functional Team Training Lynda.com|
A cross-functional team is a group of people with different functional expertise working toward a common goal—and can include people from finance, marketing, operations, and human resources. Because everyone has their own priorities, cross-functional teams can be challenging to lead. Team demands compete with the day-to-day demands that team members face from their own departments, and the team leader often has to rely more on influence than direct control. In this course, leadership trainer and executive coach Mike Figliuolo outlines the skills needed to successfully manage a cross-functional team, explains how to communicate effectively with team members, and shares how to resolve conflict when it arises.
|Managing Your Career: Mid-Career Training Lynda.com|
Many people experience a mid-career crisis, where you show up, do the work, and take home a paycheck. It is difficult to contemplate a change when you feel boxed into a particular job or you are not being recognized for the work that you are doing. How do you pivot and achieve your career goals? Using the identity framework, Valerie Sutton helps you approach your next move strategically. Designed for the mid-career professional with 10 or more years of experience, this course covers a variety of pathways: moving up in your current career; changing roles, industries, or organizations; or even starting your own business. Change starts now. Dive in and learn how to identify what success means for you and your work, and develop a plan to realize your true career goals.
|Mastering UVW Mapping in Houdini 16.5 Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to apply and refine textures on 3D objects in Houdini with UVW mapping. In this course, Joel Bradley walks you through the UV tools available in Houdini 16.5 and shares specific situations where they may prove useful. Joel begins by explaining what UV mapping does, why you need it for your meshes, and how to set up, test, and alter UVs. He then moves on to more advanced topics, such as UV projection, texturing, and pelt mapping. He also shows how to group selections and create seams for complex object mapping, and how to sew specific UV clusters together for better seam management. Finally, Joel provides a look into the powerful Game Development Toolset that you can use for much more than games when working with Houdini and its UV mapping tool kit.
|Maya: Advanced Texturing Training Lynda.com|
Still don't have the professional results you've been looking for in your renders? Go beyond basic textures. Learn how to create realistic wood grain, leather, brick, and fabric textures using an advanced Maya workflow that incorporates tools like Photoshop, Mudbox, and Substance Painter. Instructor Andy Beane takes existing models such as a leather chair and a floor lamp and shows how to build a visual story that enhances the realism of their appearance. He uses image manipulation features in Photoshop to build 3D textures and shows how to paint them directly on your models in Mudbox—getting a final-render-like preview in real time. Then he switches to Substance Painter, creating procedural textures that are applied back in Maya. The course provides hands-on practice and a solid workflow that will help you texture almost any object you encounter in the future.
|Maya: Fundamentals of Medical Animations Training Lynda.com|
Medical animations indulge our curiosity about the human body by allowing us to peer within at key biological processes and anatomy. They are valuable communication tools for teaching healthcare professionals, trainees, and the general public about the wonders of the human body. In this course, learn about the basic principles and techniques of 3D medical animation using Autodesk Maya 2018. Discover where to find good resources and references, how to use the Protein Data Bank to download 3D models for molecular animation, and how to approach storyboarding. Learn how to create some basic medical animations, including cell division and blood cell flow. Plus, explore common visual aesthetics in medical animations and see how to use lighting and material shading to make your animations stand out.
|Microsoft Azure: Controlling Cost Training Lynda.com|
Migrating to the cloud often comes with an unexpected increase in costs. This course provides tips, guidance, and best practices for developing a strategy aimed at minimizing the costs associated with a move to a Microsoft Azure environment. Microsoft MVP Chris Rhodes provides coverage of Azure subscriptions and costs, explaining why your cloud costs might differ from what you planned. He explores cost management options for typical Azure services—including storage, virtual machines, and networking—and examines additional tools that you can leverage for cost management. Plus, he shares case studies that showcase practical examples of cost optimization.
|Microsoft Azure: Management and Security Essentials Training Lynda.com|
Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) can be used to defend an organization's heterogeneous environments, respond proactively to changing business requirements, and simplify IT management—all from a single portal, without requiring you to maintain a complex infrastructure locally. In this course, learn how to get started with OMS. Instructor David M. Franklyn begins by explaining what OMS is, what it can offer your organization, and how to deploy and configure this collection of management services. He also shows how OMS can deliver immediate, actionable insights into log data by providing a cost-effective, all-in-one cloud management solution. To wrap up the course, he discusses how to use OMS to monitor an on-premises environment.
|Microsoft Teams Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Get up to speed with Microsoft Teams, the communication and teamwork hub of Office 365. Teams brings together colleagues, conversations, and content, allowing enterprise users to collaborate more seamlessly. In this course, instructor Nick Brazzi walks through everything you need to know about using Teams, starting with how to set up teams and join existing teams. Nick then covers how to organize teams and engage in conversations. He shows how to share files with colleagues and initiate video and audio meetings on Teams—both scheduled and impromptu. Plus, Nick explains how to add extra functionality using apps, bots, and connectors; customize user and administrator settings; and work with the Microsoft Teams mobile app.
Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
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|Microstation: AccuDraw Training Lynda.com|
Discover how to work efficiently with AccuDraw, a collection of aids for positioning and drawing precisely in MicroStation V8i. In this course, learn your way around this essential MicroStation feature, and discover how to leverage it for a more productive workflow. Explore how to use AccuSnap for precise placement and use basic AccuDraw features for working in 2D and 3D. Plus, this course covers custom shortcuts, advanced techniques, and how to configure AccuDraw to suit your unique needs.
|Navigating .NET and .NET Standard for Cross-Platform Development Training Lynda.com|
The .NET ecosystem is changing. The diverse range of options and cross-platform tools offer exciting opportunities for the developer who is willing to learn them. Discover how to get the most from .NET by choosing the right version, libraries, and framework for your project. In this course, Microsoft MVP and .NET insider Glenn Block reviews versions such as .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono, and Universal Windows Platform, and frameworks such as ASP.NET Core, NancyFx, and the NuGet package system. He teaches you the differences between these .NET "flavors" and shows how to use each variety for optimal results. He also compares the Standard Library to Portable Class Libraries (PCL), and shows how to migrate your code with the .NET Portability Analyzer. Each chapter is full of hands-on demonstrations, so you can see the cross-platforms capabilities of .NET firsthand.
|Navigating Awkward Situations at Work Training Lynda.com|
No matter your role, seniority level, or industry, work can sometimes get awkward. In this course, Elizabeth and Lisa McLeod help you navigate those tricky situations. Learn the principles and behaviors to employ in a variety of awkward situations, from coworkers who take credit for your work to office breakups. Throughout this practical course, Elizabeth and Lisa share scenarios of common situations and demonstrate how to handle them with grace and authenticity.
|Negotiation Foundations Training Lynda.com|
When it comes to negotiation, shifting your mindset from "a battle to be won" to "a problem-solving conversation" can improve your results dramatically. In this course, leadership coach, negotiation expert, and author Lisa Gates demonstrates the core skills of interest-based negotiation to get win-win outcomes every time. Learn a step-by-step strategy for negotiating everyday workplace issues, from asking for a raise or promotion to pitching ideas and resolving conflict. Lisa covers techniques such as diagnostic questions, anchoring, framing, and labeling, which help you navigate impasse and generate satisfaction on both sides of the bargaining table. Along the way, discover how to prepare for a negotiation, cultivate your influence, get into a zone of agreement even when you have to say "no," and negotiate remotely over phone or email. Lisa also shares her best negotiation tips and tricks and provides worksheets to practice your skills.
|New Manager Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Join management and leadership expert Todd Dewett as he provides practical advice to help you establish your identity as a leader, connect with your team, and become a successful first-time manager. Learn how to survive your first 30 days, build trust, and develop authority. Todd also details how to manage change, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion, and explores how to build resilience through stress management. This course was designed to prepare you to confidently tackle your responsibilities at work and increase your value to the organization while improving operational effectiveness.
LinkedIn Learning is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
|Organizing an Outline Training Lynda.com|
Almost all writing—whether you're working on a book, an essay, a presentation, or an article—should begin with a clear outline. Outlines help you organize your thoughts into topics and organize those topics into a cohesive structure. Today, there are multiple software tools available to help. This course shows how to use one of the most popular, Microsoft Word, to write an outline for any type of project. Instructor Dan Gookin is the creator of the For Dummies series and the author of over 160 titles, with over 12 million copies in print. Here he shows you how to prepare, build, and edit an outline, and transition it to a final format such as a PowerPoint presentation or manuscript. The lessons will help writers at all levels organize content and transform their raw ideas into meaningful communication.
|Performing Complex State Management with Redux Training Lynda.com|
Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing.
|Photoshop: Advanced Adjustment Layer and Blend Modes Training Lynda.com|
From powerful shortcuts to precise masking, this course will help you see Photoshop adjustment layers and blend modes in a whole new light. Rich Harrington leads a workshop that unlocks some of the least-used options for his favorite features in Photoshop CC 2018. Learn how to use adjustment layers and blend modes to color correct and tone images, convert photos to black and white, add style, and fix exposure—all completely nondestructively. Rich also explores the hidden power of the "auto" options, lookup tables, gradient maps, and Smart Objects, and shows how to limit your adjustments when you want to achieve a subtler effect. By the time you finish the course, you'll have an advanced understanding of adjustment layers and blend modes, and know how to make complex, nondestructive changes to any image.
|Portrait Project: Industrial Photo Post-Production Training Lynda.com|
Discover how to leverage Lightroom and Photoshop to organize and improve your portrait photographs. In this course, veteran photographer Chris Orwig picks up where he left off in Portrait Project: Industrial Photo Shoot, explaining how to work on and improve the images that were captured in that course. Chris covers key topics, including how to select the keepers, create collections, and process and improve your photographs in Lightroom. He also steps through how to tackle batch processing and finish off your images in Photoshop.
|Portrait Project: Landscape Photo Post-Production Training Lynda.com|
Once you've done the work of capturing landscape portraits, you're ready to start making subtle improvements that can make your images truly stand out. In this edition of Portrait Projects, Chris Orwig shows how to develop striking landscape portraits in post-production using Photoshop and Lightroom. Chris walks through the post-production workflow, explaining how to find the keepers from your shoot and bring your favorite images to life. He shares tips that can help you enhance your photos, correct underexposure, improve backlit photos, and more.
|PowerShell: Automating Administration Training Lynda.com|
Simplify Windows network administration with PowerShell. Learn how to automate routine tasks and free up more time for complex troubleshooting and innovation. This course, part of the PowerShell learning path, covers next-level scripting using prebuilt PowerShell modules, conditional logic, and loops. Instructor Scott Burrell also shows how to handle errors, enable delegated and remote administration, and run jobs in the background of Windows Server 2016. Plus, learn how to schedule tasks and jobs so you don't have to sit around waiting for an activity to complete. Using these tips and best practices, you can administer an entire network of workstations and servers—without ever having to leave your office.
|Practical Software-Defined Networking: 2 SDN and OpenFlow Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Software-defined networking (SDN) allows administrators to programmatically configure, control, and deploy cloud resources—leading to better network performance and lower operating costs. In this course, you can review all the tiers of SDN architecture, including applications, controllers, and the OpenFlow protocol for network communication. Learn about OpenFlow "flows" that determine packet routing and review demos of eight different OpenFlow topologies. Review SDN and OpenFlow architectures using physical, logical, and reserved ports and physical, virtual, and hybrid switches, such as Raspberry Pi and Mininet. Find out what happens when a controller fails, and how to use applications such as OpenDaylight and Wireshark to administer and monitor your network. Instructor David Bombal also answers a number of frequently asked questions about OpenFlow and software-defined networks.
Note: This course uses GNS3 for all demonstrations.
|Project Management Foundations: Schedules Training Lynda.com|
Discover how to build project schedules that help you accomplish your project goals on time and within budget—while being flexible enough to accommodate change. In this course, trainer and PMP Bonnie Biafore teaches you how to proactively manage project schedules. Learn how to develop a plan for schedule management; identify activities and milestones; estimate costs; allocate and negotiate for resources; and manage the schedule over time. Bonnie introduces techniques to uncover and resolve schedule conflicts, shorten timeframes, and reduce costs. By the end of the course, you'll have learned the skills you need to meet stakeholder expectations and adapt to changes as they arise over the life of the project.
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
|Project Server for SharePoint 2016 Training Lynda.com|
Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2016 can help you streamline your project management workflow and lead your teams to success. This course explains how to deploy and administer Project Server 2016 in conjunction with SharePoint 2016 for on-premises project and portfolio management. Learn how to activate Project Server, create a web application in SharePoint, and create a top-level site collection and content database. Plus, instructor Bill Kulterman explores project permission modes, demonstrates how to create a new enterprise project, and covers how to connect a SharePoint task list site and a SharePoint project site to the Project Web App.
|Protecting Profitability by Reducing Financial Risk Training Lynda.com|
Running a company is inherently a risky business. But with a cohesive risk management program, you can reduce financial liability, protect your property and your people, and make sure you stay open for business—no matter what happens. This course offers practical and implementation-ready solutions to protect organizational knowledge and valuation while reducing financial risk for businesses of all sizes and industries. It is designed for business owners, executives, and risk managers who want to protect digital, intellectual, and physical assets; keep employees safe; and guard against cyber threats as well as natural and man-made disasters. Business continuity expert Dan Weedin first reviews the risk management process, from identifying exposures to implementing and monitoring a risk management program. Then he shows how to protect your company by building a strong team that keeps organizational knowledge in-house and operational. Plus, learn how to plan for risks that are unique to the digital age, such as IP theft and cyberattacks, and buy insurance to mitigate financial loss in the worst-case scenario.
|Public Speaking Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Develop the skills you need to prepare and deliver an outstanding speech or presentation. In this course, Laura Bergells offers practical insights that can help presenters prepare, open, deliver, and close their speeches. Along the way, discover how to project confidence, outline a speech, take questions, and develop the creative story that adds life to a speech.