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|Editing Mastery: How to Edit Writing to Perfection Training Lynda.com|
Most editors can capably fix the spelling, grammar, punctuation, and typos in a piece of writing. It takes a different skill set to turn dry, disorganized prose into writing that is beautifully organized and bursting with life and energy. In this course, instructor Shani Raja acquaints you with a powerful technique—deep editing—that can help you transform nearly any piece of nonfiction writing into magnificent, sparkling prose. The deep editing technique forces you to consider every aspect of a document, ensuring that quality gets embedded into each pore of the writing. Discover how to fine-tune the content, structure, style, and presentation of a document so that the final product shines.
|Employee Experience Training Lynda.com|
Employee experience is a new concept in HR. It goes beyond traditional benefits, compensation, and performance. Now HR must actively work with all facets of the organization—incorporating the company's culture, tools, and environment—to create a great place to work. This course helps HR leaders and managers understand what employee experience is, why it's important, and how you can design a program that will set your company apart and help you win the war for talent. Learn how to keep employees engaged and support them throughout the employee life cycle—from first contact to offboarding. HR exec and talent consultant Pat Wadors also shows where to find the data you need to measure your progress and evolve your process. Experience matters; use these tips to build a more productive, positive workplace that helps you compete for—and keep—great talent.
|Entity Framework Core Essential Training: 2 Training Lynda.com|
Discover how to work with Entity Framework Core, the popular tool for object-relational mapping (ORM). In this course—the second installment in the Entity Framework Core Essential Training series—learn about persisting data back to the data store, different DbContext options, and how to configure the DbContext. Instructor Phil Japikse covers tracking EntityState, sharing a transaction between two different DbContexts, navigating the batching process, and working with detached entities. He also goes into connection resiliency, how the OnConfiguring method works, how to create a custom execution strategy, and more.
|FileMaker: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques Training Lynda.com|
If you're comfortable with FileMaker basics, you're ready for the next step. Learn tips, tricks, and advanced techniques for FileMaker 17—the latest version of the FileMaker platform used all around the world. FileMaker expert Cris Ippolite reveals solutions to maximize your efficiency and make your FileMaker apps more dynamic and sophisticated. Explore advanced techniques using scripts, calculations, reports, and layouts. In addition, you can explore important security tips and learn the publishing options offered by FileMaker Server, including FileMaker WebDirect. Cris also shows you how to connect to other databases and exchange data with APIs using JSON code.
|How to Develop your Career Plan Training Lynda.com|
Creating a career plan is vital. Wherever you're going, you'll arrive faster—and encounter less stress along the way—if you have a plan in place. In this concise course, instructor Aimee Bateman steps through how to create an effective career plan that brings you one step closer to your dream job. Learn how to design and implement your career plan, create a personal development plan (PDP), set achievable goals, and connect with a mentor.
|GarageBand Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
GarageBand is the most accessible, affordable, and easy-to-learn recording software around. It comes free on every new Mac, and its simple interface means you spend less time learning the software and more time making music. This course gives you a head start. Instructor Garrick Chow shows how to create your first project using the prerecorded loops, virtual Drummer, and software instruments built into GarageBand. These features allow you to create an entire song without knowing how to play a single instrument. But if you want to record a live performance, GarageBand has you covered. Garrick also shows how to record real instruments in GarageBand, and how to use the Amp Designer to craft your own unique guitar sounds. Then learn how to arrange, edit, and mix your projects using the Arrangement track and the built-in effects. Last but not least, Garrick shows how to export your song from GarageBand and share it with the world.
|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.
|Having an Honest Career Conversation with Your Boss Training Lynda.com|
To get what you want, you need to ask. Dialog is what opens doors. If you're at the place in your career where you need to have a truthful conversation about what comes next, this is the course for you. Personal branding expert Lida Citroën helps you prepare to have an honest career conversation with your boss. She helps you navigate common career conversation topics such as asking for a promotion, requesting additional training, or confessing a potential career-ending mistake. Learn how to request, prepare for, and lead the conversation, and keep the meeting focused and professional-even if your request is denied.
|Help Yourself: Tech Tips Weekly Training Lynda.com|
For basic IT issues, most users prefer to help themselves. If you are interested in troubleshooting your own computer issues, this weekly series is the answer. The tips are equally useful to end users, small businesses that perform their own IT, and enterprise IT help desks that want to reduce Level 1 service tickets. Instructor Dan Gookin focuses on the Windows PC, covering topics related to hardware, networking, security, and the operating system itself. No pre-existing knowledge is required.
|Hosting Virtual Machines in a Multicloud Environment Training Lynda.com|
Using multiple cloud providers has become the norm for organizations, as multicloud environments can improve security and operational efficiency while reducing costs. In this course, Microsoft MVP Brien Posey demonstrates how to enable communication between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. He covers virtual private clouds, gateway servers, connectivity, and more. Find out how to install the Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) on an Amazon EC2 virtual machine to communicate with Azure. Then, discover how to implement virtual and local network gateways in Azure to receive and send resources between AWS. Plus, learn how to connect an Azure virtual machine to a cloud-hosted Microsoft Active Directory.
|How to Create a Perfect Elevator Pitch Training Lynda.com|
Elevator pitches are not just for people who work in sales. You can use an elevator pitch in so many ways: at a networking event, when talking to customers, or to get buy-in from your colleagues. But how do you craft a pitch that generates interest in your idea, product, or project in just 30 seconds or less? Take this course to learn how to create an engaging elevator pitch for your idea, your company, or the brand of you. Instructor Aimee Bateman shares her proven strategy for developing pitches that make a great first impression—in as little time as it takes to get to the first floor.
|How to Get Great Customer Service Training Lynda.com|
Great customer service often comes down to an interaction between two people: the employee and the customer. By becoming the type of customer who employees will go out of their way to serve, you can consistently get better service. And as you learn to get great service, you can also develop valuable skills to help you serve your own customers at a higher level. In this course, Jeff Toister reveals the essential skills you need to get great customer service. Discover how to develop rapport, go the extra mile to increase the likelihood of having a memorable service experience, and be part of the solution.
|Illustrator for Web Design Training Lynda.com|
Adobe Illustrator is a key tool for creating web content and assets. Using the strong layout and color management tools in Illustrator along with ability to use vector-based assets, designers can create vibrant web assets. In this course, Emily Kay breaks down the key features and workflows that web designers need to know to get up and running quickly. Emily covers topics such as designing responsively, using the library for asset management, and how using graphic and typographic styles and symbols allow you to streamline and control elements globally. She also goes over the development process—including how to create site maps, wireframes, moodboards, and comps—and explains how to create and export optimized web graphics and SVG files for scalable, resolution-independent graphics in the browser.
|Impromptu Speaking Training Lynda.com|
We are often called on unexpectedly in professional and social situations to deliver an impromptu speech. These moments offer us opportunities to sell an idea, influence a colleague, and make an unforgettable impression. Instead of hoping you do well, take this short course and have some techniques and ideas in your back pocket. Learn why impromptu speaking is so critical to your career, how to use key structural elements to craft a strong impromptu statement, and what to do when you have no time to prepare. This course also covers how to handle special circumstances, such as when you're drawing a blank or dealing with a technical question.
|Information Management: Document Security Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to balance the need for cloud-based collaboration with document security best practices. In this course, Phil Gold explores how to structure an enterprise content management solution that ensures that documents are both collaborative and safe. Phil begins by reviewing basic server and security concepts, including different server structures, multilevel authentication layers, and data retention policies. He then discusses how to set security levels that don't negatively impact productivity, provide access for remote employees, and manage permissions. To wrap up, he shares best practices that can empower users to keep their documents secure.
|Infraworks: Visualization Techniques Training Lynda.com|
Autodesk InfraWorks boasts features and settings that can help you craft stunning visual outputs without compromising the performance of your model. In this course, learn how to leverage powerful—often overlooked and underutilized—visualization and performance options in InfraWorks to tune and optimize your models, and balance visual quality with speed and model performance. Instructor Lynda Sharkey covers working with different visualization settings and discusses how to adjust sun, wind, and cloud settings to produce a range of atmospheric effects. She also discusses how to create and share presentations, including how to work with storyboards.
|IT Help Desk for Beginners Training Lynda.com|
Interested in a job in IT? Get the skills you need to pursue an entry-level position as an IT help desk technician. This course is an ideal starting point for job seekers wishing to venture into the field of technical support or seeking to strengthen their overall technical savvy and skills. It covers the fundamental IT help desk responsibilities, including software installation, networking, and troubleshooting. Learn about removing software from a computer, networking through the command line, joining computers to a domain, and more. Instructors Jason Ruediger and Mariecor Agravante also teach important soft skills, including customer service skills relevant to the help desk professional.
|Java Design Patterns: Creational Training Lynda.com|
Design patterns provide a kind of template for writing quality code. Knowing which design pattern to use in which scenario can be challenging, but will make you a better Java programmer. This course takes a deep dive into creational patterns, which can help you create more flexible, reusable objects. Instructor Bethan Palmer covers the five most popular creational patterns—Builder, Singleton, Prototype, Factory Method, and Abstract Factory—as well as concepts such as multithreading, mutability, and hierarchies. She provides example use cases, complete with implementation instructions and tips for avoiding the unique challenges posed by each pattern. By the end of the course, you'll be armed with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement each design pattern in your own Java projects.
|Job Seeker Tips Training Lynda.com|
Have you wondered how to answer open-ended interview questions? Or are you struggling to market yourself to employers in an authentic way? Career strategist Jenny Foss is here to help. She is back with five essential job seeker tips, designed to make the job search less overwhelming. Learn to make your LinkedIn profile stand out, answer tricky interview questions, improve your résumé, and get the most value out of informational interviews. Jenny offers practical, actionable advice to speed up your job hunt, get your resume in front of the right people, and land the job of your dreams.
|Java EE: Design Patterns and Architecture Training Lynda.com|
Discover how to prevent common design issues and increase programming efficiency using design patterns and architecture in Java EE. In this course, instructor Alex Theedom dives into the fundamental topic of design patterns and software architecture, equipping you with the knowledge you need to choose the right architecture for your application. Alex covers the Gang of Four classic patterns, discussing the unique way they are implemented in the Java EE platform. This includes the Singleton, Facade, Observer, and Decorator patterns. He then goes over some of the most important architectural patterns used by the platform, including Filter, model-view-controller (MVC), Front Controller, and Interceptor. After diving into design patterns, he moves on to the topic of architecture, discussing the motivation and need for architecture and introducing some of the best-known structures. Alex finishes the course with a discussion of monolithic and microservice architectures.
|jQuery: Building an Interface Training Lynda.com|
Create an interactive user interface that uses the strengths of jQuery, Bootstrap, Underscore.js, and the vast library of jQuery plugins. Instructor Ray Villalobos shows how to use the jQuery selector engine to select DOM elements, and how to manage actions with jQuery events. He accesses external data with AJAX methods, and extends jQuery with plugins for templating webpages and formatting data. He also shows how to sort and search through data with the Underscore.js library and add and edit form data. This hands-one project will strengthen your jQuery skills and help you build more sophisticated and responsive user interfaces.
|Kubernetes: Microservices Training Lynda.com|
Build scalable and reliable microservices with Kubernetes. Kubernetes is a popular DevOps tool for managing containers at scale. Microservices allow developers to deploy individual app components, enabling continuous integration and increased fault tolerance. This course teaches how these technologies combine—culminating in a real-world microservices application hosted in a Kubernetes environment. Instructor Karthik Gaekwad describes the benefits of microservices and shows how they can be implemented inside the container-based architecture paradigm. Using an existing monolithic application, he breaks down its functionality, adds Kubernetes constructs, and deploys the new services into a Kubernetes environment with Minikube. Finally, Karthik introduces tools such as Helm and Jaeger, which are used along with Kubernetes to build more resilient microservices.
|Laravel 5.6 New Features Training Lynda.com|
Laravel is the PHP framework that developers prefer for its expressive, elegant syntax. Learn what's new in version 5.6 in this quick overview. Instructor Justin Yost walks through the upgrade process, and then reviews the new features: the Artisan Collision package, job queues, dynamic rate limiting, Blade aliases for reusing components, as well as back-end features for working with the console. In chapter two, Justin covers the improvements to existing features that make working with Laravel even better, including API controller generation, date casting, and password hashing.