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|SharePoint Framework for Developers: 1 Understanding the Toolchain Training Lynda.com|
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) allows developers to extend SharePoint Online and SharePoint on premises, via web parts or extensions. Before diving into SPFx, you need to master the toolchain—technologies such as Node.js, npm, Gulp, TypeScript, webpack, Yeoman, Sass, and more. Instructor Sahil Malik uses this introductory course to explore the toolchain. He shows how to write basic Node.js code; bundle images, CSS, and apps with webpack; use Yeoman generators; and integrate TypeScript and Sass. Developers who are already familiar with these tools can jump to the end of the course, where Sahil shows how to set up a complete SPFx development environment.
|SOLIDWORKS: Mold Design Training Lynda.com|
For thousands of years, molds have been used to form raw materials like clay and metal into art, jewelry, and tools. With modern plastics, software, and manufacturing technologies, it's possible to cast almost any object from a mold. This course is an introduction to mold design in SOLIDWORKS, for everything from one-off prototyping to mass-manufacture of a variety of products. Learn best practices for getting repeatable, high-quality results with 3D printing and CNC machines. Design consultant and instructor Tam Black also provides an overview of the materials available for at-home and industrial-scale molding and casting, and helps you understand which production method is suitable for your scale of manufacture.
|SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Design Training Lynda.com|
CAD software like SOLIDWORKS makes sheet metal design quick and cost effective. This course gets you up to speed with the sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS, and takes you on a trip to the factory floor to see the final manufactured results. Instructor Gabriel Corbett shows what goes on behind the scenes and provides tips on designing parts for the real world.
First, review the sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS and the properties that make sheet metal unique: bend radius, K-factor, bend deduction, gauge thickness, and more. Then learn how to create basic parts, with base features, flanges, and bends that add strength and connections. Find out how to flatten parts and add holes, cuts, and corners that are manufacturing ready, and use the Convert to Sheet Metal command to convert imported geometry into native sheet metal parts. Gabriel also shows you how to create assemblies from multiple parts, use the Pattern and Mirrors tools to effortlessly duplicate existing work, and then document your designs with detailed sheet metal drawings. Watch the bonus videos to learn about the different machinery and processes that occur during manufacturing.
|SSCP Cert Prep: 7 Systems and Application Security Training Lynda.com|
The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is an excellent entry point to a career in IT security. To help you prepare for the SSCP exam, instructor Mike Chapple has designed a series of courses covering each domain. In the final installment, Mike covers the objectives of Systems and Application Security, Domain 7, which comprises 17% of the questions on the exam. Topics include malware, systems and application attack types, social engineering, and mobile and cloud security. Plus, learn techniques to secure your site and application code, harden virtual machines and appliances, and secure big data systems.
To join one of Mike's free study groups for access to bonus tips and practice questions, visit certmike.com.
|Stay Lean with Kanban Training Lynda.com|
In many ways Kanban is counterintuitive. The system relies on basic rules and practices, and these rules can help you start a large-scale organizational change. The kanban board might only appear to be a simple diagram that shows the team's workflow. But it can help build cross-functional self-organized teams, encourage better collaboration, and increase your team's productivity. Kanban is a key way to introduce lean principles in your organization. Lean can help your teams better prioritize their work and continuously improve by removing the waste or "muda" from your process. In this course, explore essential lean principles and discover how to use a kanban board to help your team prioritize more effectively. Learn about starting enterprise lean, setting up a board, optimizing your flow, and more.
|Succeeding as an In-house Creative Training Lynda.com|
Surviving, let alone succeeding, as an in-house creative in the business world takes skills, the right mindset, and tactics you were never taught in school. This course can help you thrive in the corporate sphere with your creativity and integrity intact. Andy Epstein—former head of the AIGA in-house design taskforce and director of studio operations at Cella Solutions—helps designers, writers, and creative services professionals understand how companies operate, and how to work successfully within a corporate structure. He shares how to communicate your value as well as contribute to a more positive and creative company and team culture. Andy also presents business-critical soft skills such as communication and collaboration best practices, and professional etiquette dos and don'ts. These subtle yet powerful techniques he shares will help you build your professional reputation and provide you with the influence you need to reach your career goals—without compromising your creative identity.
|Successful Goal Setting Training Lynda.com|
Even your loftiest goals are possible if you approach them strategically. In this course, join Aimee Bateman as she shares her top tips on setting—and achieving—goals, explaining how to take small steps that can help you make your bigger plans a reality. Discover how to scope out and define your career goals, removing anything that isn't quite right for you. Learn how to refine your objectives by identifying barriers and determining the steps you need to take to work towards your goal. To wrap up, Aimee shares strategies that can help you stay on track.
|11 Things Every Newspaper Should Know About PDFs Training Lynda.com|
After years of watching colleagues and clients struggle with PDFs, Russell Viers was inspired to create this course, which takes a practical, nuts-and-bolts look at working with PDFs in a production environment. In a series of quick lessons, Russell shows how to look at a PDF and understand what's going on, diagnose potential problems, and fix those problems. Along the way, get valuable tips for preflighting, converting colors, editing PDFs in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and much more.
|Tableau Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Tableau is a widely used data analytics and visualization tool that many consider indispensable for data-science-related work. Its drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to sort, compare, and analyze data from multiple sources, including Excel, SQL Server, and cloud-based data repositories. In this course, learn what you need to know to analyze and display data using Tableau Desktop—and make better, more data-driven decisions for your company. Discover how to install Tableau, connect to data sources, and sort and filter your data. Instructor Curt Frye also demonstrates how to create and manipulate data visualizations—including highlight tables, charts, scatter plots, histograms, maps, and dashboards—and shows how to share your visualizations via the web.
|Telling Your Story on the Web in 60 Seconds Training Lynda.com|
Grabbing people's attention on the internet is getting harder and harder. Simple text and static photos just don't cut it in such a cluttered space. In this course, you can learn how to use video, motion graphics, and 360-degree imagery to create eye-catching content. Rich Harrington takes you through six step-by-step projects that feature dynamic media—from the deceptively simple slideshow to meme-worthy animated GIFs—and require nothing more than a camera or smartphone and a subscription to Adobe CC. Each project can be exported in a format that's easy to share online and on social media. By the end of the course, you'll have several options for building your next web project, whether it's to demo a product, draw attention to a cause, or promote a brand online.
|Trello Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to get more done using Trello, the popular productivity tool from Atlassian. Follow along with Zack Arnold as he shows you everything you need to know to make the most of Trello. Zack explains how to use Trello to organize your own work or to manage larger projects in collaboration with your team. Discover how to create, filter, link, and archive cards and boards, and extend Trello with Power-Ups, browser extensions, and cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Plus, learn how to apply your preferred project management style—Getting Things Done®, Kanban, scrum/agile, or Gantt—to Trello.
Getting Things Done® is a registered trademark of the David Allen Company.
|Using Entity Framework Core with Legacy Databases Training Lynda.com|
Not every development project starts from scratch. Often, you're rewriting applications to take advantage of different data sources, or to make connections to legacy data in more efficient ways. Entity Framework (EF) Core plays extremely well with existing databases, and it can generate some of the data-access code for you automatically. Using the practical techniques shown in this course, you can use EF Core with existing relational databases, and modify the generated code as necessary. Richard Goforth shows how to connect to a database, scaffold a model from it, and begin improving on that model. He uses shadow properties, concurrency tokens, and other techniques to best map a database to an application. No matter how untidy your tables and fields, EF Core will help you write clean, cross-platform code that is easy to maintain in the long run.
|11 Tricks for Faster Photo Processing with Bridge and Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
Taking pictures is easy; managing images is a different story. In this workshop, Adobe Certified Instructor Russell Viers shares his techniques for sorting through your photo libraries. See how to breeze through images using Bridge and full-screen preview, how to quickly mark the ones you like and open them all for synchronized image adjustment, how to go from Bridge to InDesign and Photoshop for page layout and image optimization, and more. These 11 techniques show how to process your digital photos faster, and save precious time for shooting.
|Acrobat DC: Creating Forms Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to take static PDF documents and turn them into interactive forms with Acrobat DC. Garrick Chow shows how to add interactive form fields—everything from text and check boxes to radio buttons and list boxes—and how to trigger actions with buttons. The course also explores how to automate form creation with the Form Wizard, perform calculations, work with signatures, distribute forms, and use the data gathered from forms.
|Webpack for React Applications Training Lynda.com|
|Wireframing for Product Managers Training Lynda.com|
Kick start the project management process. Learn how to conceptualize your ideas with simple sketches, and refine them into interactive wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. Instructor Evan Kimbrell explains how to build out ideas for a website and a mobile app using nothing more than a pen and paper. Then he turns to tools like POP and Balsamiq to communicate more complex features and interactions. Finally, he reverse-engineers one of the world's most popular sites—YouTube—so you can see how effective sketches translate into first-class products.
|Working as a Contract or Temporary Employee Training Lynda.com|
The modern workforce is a blended one, with many companies choosing to offer roles to temporary employees or contractors as well as direct hires. These temporary or contract positions afford professionals a more flexible schedule, as well as the opportunity to acquire brand-new skills. Regardless of where you are in your career, choosing to work as a contractor or temporary employee can boost your marketability and open the door to new job opportunities. In this course, join expert recruiter and trainer Barbara Bruno as she covers the benefits and challenges of working as a contractor or temporary employee; explains how to define your career goals and priorities; and shows how to use your experience as a temporary worker to improve your marketability and escalate your career growth.
|ZBrush 2018 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
ZBrush combines 3D modeling, texturing, and painting into one digital sculpting workflow. As such, it has dozens of features to master, and the 2018 edition adds the Sculptris Pro mode, new deformers, a polygroup generation tool, and more. If you're a beginner, this course is the best introduction you can get. Instructor Ryan Kittleson helps digital artists—and those who are simply new to ZBrush—to learn all the essential tools and techniques. He shows how to create basics forms with meshes, sculpt details with brushes, paint and texture your models, and render the results—using the same professional pipeline you would for real-world projects. Follow along and learn how to use ZBrush to build the wildest 3D creations you can imagine.
|100 Courses and Counting: David Rivers on Elearning Training Lynda.com|
David Rivers has been recording elearning courses for lynda.com for over a decade. He's one of our star authors! In this interview (conducted from his home recording studio in Canada), he offers lessons from his 100-course journey with lynda.com. David shares his process for creating and recording course content, and provides inspiration for other authors who want to turn their knowledge into tutorials for the emerging elearning market.
|20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting Training Lynda.com|
While there are technically no limits when it comes to songwriting, here are 20 "unofficial" rules that songwriters employ to make songs more engaging and memorable. And it's not just commercial songwriters. These rules are used in many of the popular and GRAMMY-winning songs you hear today. In this course, Cliff Goldmacher reveals tips from the professional songwriter's rulebook, starting with 10 rules about lyrics: staying conversational, using concrete details, and keeping your rhyme schemes the same in similar sections. He then discusses five rules for melodies, including why you should keep melodies simple, unique, and accessible, and how to make them more memorable with repetition. The last five rules tackle familiar song structures and tips for shortening sections of songs.
|2011 SBIFF Producers' Panel: Movers and Shakers Training Lynda.com|
As a presenting sponsor of the 26th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, lynda.com puts you in the front row of four fascinating panel discussions with some of Hollywood's top filmmakers, including a number of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award winners and nominees.
Moderated by Patrick Goldstein from the Los Angeles Times, these six producers cover many topics not often discussed in the entertainment press. The struggle to get a picture funded, ratings battles with Motion Picture Association of America, where the lines are drawn making a dramatic film based on a real life event, and working with a difficult director. They offer amazing stories of perseverance and triumph.
This panel includes Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Iain Canning (The King’s Speech), Alix Madigan (Winter’s Bone), Todd Lieberman (The Fighter), Mike Deluca (The Social Network), and Jamie Patricof (Blue Valentine).
|2D Animation: Animal Walk Cycles Training Lynda.com|
Capturing the movements of a horse, dog, or other such creature in 2D animation requires an understanding of certain principles and techniques. In this course, Dermot O'Connor explains how to animate four-legged animals as they walk, trot, and run. Dermot compares the anatomy of animals and humans, showing the analogous parts. He also demonstrates the basics of a quadruped walk, explaining how to create the leg positions for the front and the back, as well as how to offset them to create a realistic walk. Plus, learn how to add individual quirks to a run and create cartoony run cycles.
|2D Animation: Walk Cycles Basics Training Lynda.com|
There are four primary poses of a walk cycle, and the sequence in which they are animated is very important. In this 2D animation tutorial, Dermot O' Connor provides an introduction to the basics of all walk cycles. The principles apply to any animation student, regardless of software.
First, he reviews the poses—contact, down, passing, and high point—and the creative decisions you have to make about timing, frame rates, and placement. (Traditionally, walk cycles can be animated in place or across the screen.) In the following chapters, Dermot animates a character walking in profile and also from a front view. These two projects give you opportunities to see animation techniques, such as creating poses and in-betweens and troubleshooting arcing and timing issues, in action.
|2D Game Design and Development Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
With today's wide range of game development tools and engines, it's easy to get started making 2D games with very little effort. But for your game to succeed, you need to plan it right from the start. Jesse Freeman walks you through everything you need to know to design and develop your first 2D game, from picking an engine, building artwork, and incorporating sound, to publishing and marketing the finished game. Along with high-level strategies, Jesse reviews the tools that you need to make development easier and faster—because the last thing you want to do is reinvent the wheel. Learn the fundamentals to designing 2D games from scratch and spend your energy on making great games.
|360 Video Production and Post Training Lynda.com|
360 video technology offers creative professionals interesting new ways to create immersive content. If you're interested in creating 360 videos, then this course can help you get up to speed with the 360 video process. Instructor Nick Harauz goes over which tools you can use, and how to leverage those tools to create, edit, and export high-quality videos. Nick dives into the differences between AR, VR, and 360; reviews 360 camera solutions; and shares production and post-production considerations. He also shows how to stitch together 360 footage, edit VR clips, add transitions and effects, export your final projects, and more.