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|Freelance Work Strategies for Video and Motion Graphics Creators Training Lynda.com|
To be a successful creative freelancer, you need to mesh your artistic abilities with managing a small business. In this course, Amy DeLouise helps creative video professionals learn the strategies, tools, technologies, and skills they need to survive and thrive in a gig economy. After helping you determine if the freelance life would be right for you, Amy explains how to define your brand identity. She then dives into several essential business concepts and shares marketing, sales, and networking techniques for growing your freelance business. Plus, learn how to manage relationships with clients, set your rate, ensure that you get paid, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
|Fusion 360: Animating Assemblies Training Lynda.com|
By animating an assembly, you can clearly communicate instructions and details that might be missed in a 2D drawing. In this course, learn how to animate assemblies in Fusion 360. To begin, instructor Jomarc Baquiran goes over assembling components and applying the joints that connect them. Once your assembly is ready, you can start setting up your animation. Jomarc helps you learn your way around the animation workspace, and then shows how to create an animated exploded assembly. After that, discover how to export your animation to video and create a turntable and motion study animation.
|Get a Job in Product Management Training Lynda.com|
Get the product management job you've been after. First, learn how to build your resume and your brand so you are positioned to get hired. Then get tips for going on the job hunt and finding the right company fit. Instructors Color Mercer and Evan Kimbrell then explain how to ace the interview, land the job, and succeed once you have your foot in the door. It all wraps up with interviews with two current product managers, Daniel Demetri and David Lifson, who explain what the role entails and what they look for in the perfect PM candidate.
|Getting Started as a LinkedIn Learning Admin Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to manage your organization's LinkedIn Learning account as an administrator. Our staff instructor explains how to navigate the administration homepage and find the features available to you through your organization's LinkedIn Learning account. Find out how to quickly add and edit users, organize learners into groups, assign permissions, and recommend content, including curated learning paths and collections. Plus, learn how to use the reporting features for a visual "at a glance" or high-level view of usage.
|Google Tag Manager Training Lynda.com|
Google Tag Manager is a hot technology that allows marketers to use one container for all their web code tags. This, in turn, frees marketers from their dependency on IT or web development departments—when they want to add or alter a snippet of analytics or tracking code, they can do it themselves by adding it to the existing tag container. This course shows marketers how to effectively leverage Google Tag Manager. Discover how to best work with accounts and containers, leverage the Google Analytics built-in tags, work with control versions and user access, create custom variables, fire Google Analytics events using triggers, and more. Plus, discover crucial time-saving best practices.
|GoPro HERO5 and HERO6: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques Training Lynda.com|
Got a GoPro? Whether you capture stills, video, or even time-lapse photography, this beginner's course equips you with the essential skills you need to get out from behind your computer and start shooting in the field with your GoPro HERO5 or HERO6 camera. Rich Harrington starts right at the beginning, showing how to get the camera out of the box—which is trickier than it sounds—and set up for your shoot. He also covers strategies for excelling in different shooting scenarios, and shares his insights on different menus and buttons to ensure that you get up and running quickly, without needing to fuss over controls.
|Grasshopper and Rhino: Python Scripting Training Lynda.com|
Grasshopper allows designers to perform graphical, component-based algorithmic modeling in Rhino. Python extends this functionality, allowing you to create custom scripts for Grasshopper and perform more complex workflows by working directly with the Rhino API. This course introduces the Python programming language to designers who want to do more with Grasshopper. Learn the basics of Python, including variables, data types, conditionals, and loops, and discover how to import additional libraries to extend Grasshopper. Instructor and computational design expert Jeremy Graham then introduces workflows for lofting, sorting, and baking geometry in Grasshopper—using powerful and fast Python scripts that push the boundaries of this visual programming tool.
|Green Building Concepts Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Green buildings offer a host of environmental and economic benefits while supporting the health and well-being of their occupants. In this practical course, discover how to design, build, and operate buildings from a green perspective. Instructor Fulya Kocak Gin begins by explaining what makes a building green. Fulya then goes over the different components of green buildings, discussing resource efficiency and the importance of location and site design. In addition, she covers notable green building rating systems and credentials, including the LEED rating system. Upon completing this course, you'll be equipped with key information that can help you decide which aspect of green buildings—and which certification types—to focus on based on your individual priorities.
|Customer Development First Steps for Product Managers Training Lynda.com|
Without a clear understanding of your customer, you simply can't build a good product. That's why customer development is such a critical stage of product management. Customer development is the process of interviewing real users and building personas that summarize their wants and needs. In this course, you can learn the basics of customer development: finding users, preparing questions, and conducting interviews that reveal accurate insights. Instructors Cole Mercer and Evan Kimbrell also show how to use the information you've learned to build robust user personas and test and validate your product ideas.
|Customer Service: Handling Abusive Customers Training Lynda.com|
What is the best way to handle a customer who steps into dangerous territory? What strategies will help diffuse and refocus a bad interaction, and when is it appropriate to walk away? In this course, join customer service expert David Brownlee—the author of Rock Star Customer Service—as he shares real-life examples and actionable steps that can help you confidently handle abusive customers in a variety of contexts. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to formulate a plan of action and navigate difficult customer service interactions with poise and professionalism.
|CySA+ Cert Prep: 5 Identity and Access Management Training Lynda.com|
Earning the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification indicates that you have a solid understanding of how to tackle cybersecurity threats using a behavioral analytics-based approach. In this course—the fifth installment in the CySA+ Cert Prep series—review key identity and access management concepts that can prepare you for the second part of domain four, Security Architecture and Tool Sets. Instructor Mike Chapple dives into the three major steps of the access management process—identification, authentication, and authorization; discusses different means of identification; and goes over discretionary and mandatory access controls. He also covers access control exploits, discussing watering hole attacks, impersonation attacks, session hijacking, and more.
We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.
|CySA+ Cert Prep: The Basics Training Lynda.com|
CySA+ is a highly desirable, intermediate certification that shows you know how to prevent, detect, and combat a multitude of modern cybersecurity threats. This course provides an overview of the 2018 certification program. It kicks off the CySA+ Cert Prep series, which covers each domain of the exam in greater detail. Here, expert Mike Chapple reviews the various careers in IT security and the benefits of CySA+ certification. He goes over the four exam domains, and explains how to prepare for the exam and what to expect on testing day. Mike wraps up with a discussion of the CompTIA continuing education requirements.
|Data Science on Google Cloud Platform: Designing Data Warehouses Training Lynda.com|
Cloud computing brings unlimited scalability and elasticity to data science applications. Expertise in the major platforms, such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), is essential to the IT professional. This course—one of a series by veteran cloud engineering specialist and data scientists Kumaran Ponnambalam—shows how to design and build data warehouses using GCP. Explore the different types of storage options available in GCP for files, relational data, documents, and big data, including Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud BigQuery. Then learn how to use one solution, BigQuery, to perform data storage and query operations, and review advanced use cases, such as working with partition tables and external data sources. Finally, learn best practices for table design, storage and query optimization, and monitoring of data warehouses in BigQuery.
|Java Persistence API (JPA): 1 The Basics Training Lynda.com|
The Java Persistence API (JPA) is the standard for mapping Java objects to relational databases. JPA provides several advantages over traditional data access methods like Java Database Connectivity (JDBC). In this practical course, Kesha Williams discusses these advantages and acquaints you with the basics of JPA, entity management, transaction management, and relationship mapping. Upon completing this course, you'll be equipped with a firm understanding of JPA and persisting data in Java enterprise applications.
|Jenkins Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Continuous integration, deployment, and delivery pipelines can be built from many tools, but Jenkins is one of the most popular, for its open-source extensibility and ease of use. Jenkins Essential Training covers the fundamentals of the platform, including automating builds and testing and securing deployments. Learn how to create jobs, trigger builds, and distribute those builds to multiple environments. Instructor Robert Starmer also shows how to add notifications to alert you to build state changes and failures and extend Jenkins with plugins, shared libraries, and APIs. He also explains how to secure deployments and access to your Jenkins environment, and store artifacts from the build process for safekeeping. Plus, learn how to combine multiple stages of the CI/CD process into a single automated pipeline. The course includes advanced use cases, best practices, and customization tips, designed to give even the first-time user the skills to become a capable Jenkins engineer.
|JNCIA (JN0-102) Cert Prep: 1 Junos Fundamentals Training Lynda.com|
Juniper Networks provides networking solutions to the world's top 100 service providers, as well as banks, government agencies, health care organizations, and more. The Juniper Networks Certified Associate-Junos (JNCIA-Junos) exam certifies a network administrator's proficiency with the Junos operating system. It's the first prerequisite for advanced Juniper certifications such as JNCIS, JNCIP, and JNCIE and a key competitive factor in your job search. This course teaches the concepts covered in the first two exam objectives: Networking Fundamentals and Junos OS Fundamentals. Learn the basics of the OSI networking model, the devices at the different layers, and IP addressing and subnetting. Then explore the core elements of the Junos OS, including the software architecture, routing, and traffic processing, and learn how to install Junos on a virtual machine.
Completing all three courses in the series will help prepare you to pass the related 65-question certification exam, JN0-102.
|Excel Business Intelligence Part 3: Power Pivot and DAX Training Lynda.com|
Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) allow Microsoft Excel users to create powerful calculated fields in Power Pivot. In this course—the third and final installment of the Excel Business Intelligence series—experienced Excel trainer Chris Dutton spells out how to use the DAX language and Power Pivot to explore and analyze relational data models. Chris picks up where he left off in the previous installment of the series, demonstrating how to add calculated columns and measures to data models in Excel. He highlights the differences between calculated columns and DAX measures, covers common DAX formulas and functions, and discusses best practices for working with DAX and Power Pivot.
|Facebook for Creative Pros Training Lynda.com|
By utilizing social media platforms like Facebook, you can increase brand visibility and take advantage of key features to communicate and advertise your photography, design, or videos. This course shows how to succeed as a creative professional using the Facebook platform. Instructor Rich Harrington discusses the evolution of the platform and demonstrates how to find new connections, create events, and decide what and when to post. He also covers creating a company page distinct from your personal profile, using Facebook groups and messaging to manage client projects, and more.
|Finding Your Purpose at Work Training Lynda.com|
A lot of times, people think purpose is reserved for those who found their noble calling when they were five, and always wanted to be a teacher or a nurse, and the rest of us are left to slug it out in corporate America. That belief is wrong. Join experts Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod to learn how to find more purpose, happiness, and fulfillment in the job you already have. In this course, Lisa and Elizabeth are bringing in a range of guests from a variety of roles and industries who have found and held on to a sense of purpose. Learn how to discover your purpose through self-exploration and conversations with your managers. Plus, find how to bring your purpose into interactions with customers, your boss, family, and friends. Lisa and Elizabeth also introduce a game-changing exercise that will reignite your passion—in just 10 seconds.
|Font Management Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
When you're working with type, you need a plan for sourcing, organizing, validating, and managing the hundreds or even thousands of fonts on your computer. Take control of your fonts to avoid issues, work faster, and put your focus back on creativity. In this course, Mike Rankin explains the different types of fonts and font licenses available on Mac and Windows and shows where you can acquire new fonts. He demonstrates how to use the built-in macOS and Windows tools as well as third-party software such as Suitcase Fusion to manage font libraries. He also provides tips on organizing fonts, troubleshooting common font problems, and creating your own unique fonts with InDesign or an iPad.
|Learning ARKit for Developers Training Lynda.com|
If you're intrigued by the potential of augmented reality (AR)—and want to start incorporating this exciting technology in new and existing products—then this project-based course is for you. Here, learn what you need to know to create AR apps using the powerful ARKit and SpriteKit frameworks. Explore how SpriteKit and ARKit work together, how to set up an ARKit project, how to use 3D anchors, and more. In addition to covering the fundamentals of both frameworks, this course provides you with an opportunity to apply what you learned by creating a fun AR game.
|Launch Your Product to the Press Training Lynda.com|
When you're ready to launch your product or service, garnering positive press coverage is key. The right media coverage can validate your product or service in the eyes of the general public, driving potential customers to your website. In this course, join instructor Andrea Holland as she shows how to successfully launch your product to the press. Andrea explains how to prepare for a launch by creating basic messaging, writing a press release, and conducting media outreach so that reporters want to write about you. Then, she covers how to execute a successful launch, including how to sound natural when speaking with the media. To wrap up, she shows how to keep the cadence going by leveraging the launch for additional media opportunities.
|Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings Training Lynda.com|
Regular one-on-one meetings provide managers with an opportunity to head off problems and efficiently answer the many small, quick questions that arise during the workweek. In this course, Dave Crenshaw shows how to establish a one-on-one meeting schedule and agenda, assign and review actions items, and assess the results of the meeting and follow up on promises. This course also explains how to listen to employees' needs effectively and when to offer training and development.
LinkedIn Learning (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.