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|SSCP Cert Prep: 2 Security Operations and Administration Training Lynda.com|
The (ISC)2 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 this installment, Mike covers the objectives of Security Operations and Administration, the second domain, which comprises 17% of the questions on the exam. Topics include the security triad, data security, security controls, and compliance training. Learn about core concepts and the security code of ethics, and find out how to document controls, start asset and change management programs, conduct security awareness and training, implement physical controls, and assess the compliance of your organization.
To join one of Mike's free study groups for access to bonus tips and practice questions, visit certmike.com.
|Start Your Own Game Company with John Romero Training Lynda.com|
John Romero is an award-winning game designer, programmer, and artist whose work spans over 150 games, including iconic games such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, and Quake. He's also a serial entrepreneur who has founded over 11 successful companies. In this interview, he gives advice on founding a gaming startup, from creating a business plan and finding investors to dealing with contractors and paperwork. John's insights are both inspirational and practical, filled with solid advice on starting a game company.
For a different perspective on breaking into the game industry, check out the interview with John's wife and creative partner, Brenda Romero, in our Insights with a Game Designer course.
|Statistics Foundations: 2 Training Lynda.com|
Statistics are a core skill for many careers. Basic stats are critical for making decisions, new discoveries, investments, and even predictions. But sometimes you need to move beyond the basics. Statistics Fundamentals – Part 2 takes business users and data science mavens into practical, example-based learning of the intermediate skills associated with statistics: samples and sampling, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
Eddie Davila first provides a bridge from Part 1, reviewing introductory concepts such as data and probability, and then moves into the topics of sampling, random samples, sample sizes, sampling error and trustworthiness, the central unit theorem, t-distribution, confidence intervals (including explaining unexpected outcomes), and hypothesis testing. This course is a must for those working in data science, business, and business analytics—or anyone else who wants to go beyond means and medians and gain a deeper understanding of how statistics work in the real world.
|Statistics Foundations: 3 Training Lynda.com|
Statistics are everywhere, in every industry, but they're a must for anyone working in data science, business, or business analytics. If you're in one of these specialized fields, chances are you need an advanced understanding of statistics. Complete your mastery in this course, part 3 of our Statistics Fundamentals series. Eddie Davila covers concepts such as small sample sizes, t-distribution, degrees of freedom, chi-square testing, and more. This advanced skills training moves learners into the practical study and application of experimental design, analysis of variance, population comparison, and regression analysis. Use these lessons to go beyond the basics and dive deeper into the specific factors that influence your own calculations and results.
|Stepping Up to Leadership Training Lynda.com|
Learn the seasoned leadership tips of Scott Blanchard, son of Ken Blanchard, the coauthor of The One Minute Manager ®, who is continuing his father's legacy as a global business-training leader. Scott explains how to build a strong leadership foundation by first knowing yourself—your strengths, your weaknesses, and your temperament. Then he discusses the best ways to build relationships, integrity, and trust; get results by building commitment and motivating employees; and chart a path to leadership success.
This course was created and produced by Ken Blanchard Companies ®. We are honored to host this content in our library.
|Storytelling for Designers Training Lynda.com|
The main goal for most design projects is to convey a message visually, in a way that hooks the viewer. What better way to make an idea stick than by telling a story? In this course, art director Stacey Williams-Ng walks you through the elements of a compelling story, and demonstrates how to weave narrative into pictures and graphics, for maximum impact. Learn the tricks that writers, comic-strip artists, advertisers, and illustrators use to elicit emotional responses with stories, and how you can use these to practical application in your designs. Along the way, Stacey provides examples of great story-driven campaigns created by design firms like Hanson Dodge, Tribu Saatchi & Saatchi, and Aesthetic Apparatus; famous brands such as Harley-Davidson; and artists like our own Mary Jane Begin.
|Strategic Negotiation Training Lynda.com|
Learn negotiation skills to help you get what you want while also building better relationships with coworkers, bosses, business partners, and suppliers. In this course, leadership consultant and trainer Mike Figliuolo shares simple yet effective negotiating skills and tools. He covers the four major phases of the negotiating cycle and explains how to assess your situation, gather data, negotiate a deal, and then assess and learn from your experience. He also explains common negotiating pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.
|Strategic Planning Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Join executive leadership consultant and coach Mike Figliuolo as he reveals how to implement a strategic planning process in your organization—a process that can be repeated yearly and ensures you get input from all relevant stakeholders. In this course, Mike shows you how to establish and articulate your organization's core competencies, vision, mission, and strategic filters. Using these criteria, he shows how to prioritize competing initiatives, how to allocate resources to best support those initiatives, and how all of these factors combine to create a compelling strategic plan.
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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|Sales: Closing a Complex Sale Training Lynda.com|
Complex sales have multiple influencers and stakeholders, and sometimes face multiple competitors. There are a lot of factors for the buyer to juggle. This complexity can lead to lost revenue, longer sales cycles, and unpredictable outcomes. By understanding the buyer's problem and simplifying the value of your solution, you will be better positioned to close the deal. Watch this course with sales coach Jeff Bloomfield to find out how to systematically navigate the process of a complex sale, and receive the tactics and tools to increase your likelihood of sales success. Learn how to understand your buyers by examining their journey in a new way, and discover how to clearly articulate and defend the unique value of your product.
|Sales: Data-Driven Sales Management Training Lynda.com|
There has been a shift in modern management thinking. Managers are no longer relying on gut feelings and unquantifiable milestones, but on measurable activity and progress. Data-driven management helps sales managers understand what their teams are doing and where they stand, and helps salespeople understand how they can succeed within the organization. It can improve prospecting, boost customer retention, and help managers track performance. Best of all, a data-driven approach works well for companies of all sizes and industries. In this course, Noah Fleming defines data-driven sales management, and shows how to use it to start a conversation with your team and drive results. He also reviews the perils and pitfalls of data collection, and the importance of starting now.
|Salesforce Lightning Essentials: First Look Training Lynda.com|
Salesforce Lightning Essentials is the newest Salesforce product for small to medium businesses. Chris Mattia answers the most pressing questions that sales managers and business owners have about Salesforce Lightning Essentials: what it is, who it's for, how it's accessed, and how you get started. Get the answers you need—in plain English, without jargon or marketing spin.
|Salesforce: Custom Reports Training Lynda.com|
Using Salesforce data, there are a variety of ways to share sales and customer data both within your team and externally. In this course, discover how to develop meaningful custom reports using Salesforce, and share those reports using several methods, including automated emails. Instructor Christopher Matthew Spencer explains how to capture quality data and work with report folders. He also shows how to build tabular, summary, and matrix reports, and dives into the uses for each of these report formats. Plus, he shares helpful tips for boosting report performance, and demonstrates how to build and export custom reports.
|Scala Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Are you ready to discover the capabilities of the Scala programming language? Scala source code compiles to Java bytecode, so that the resulting executable code runs on a Java virtual machine (JVM). Java libraries are interoperable with Scala code. Like Java, Scala is object-oriented, and uses a curly-brace syntax reminiscent of the C programming language. Unlike Java, Scala has many features of functional programming languages, including currying, type inference, immutability, lazy evaluation, and pattern matching. It also has an advanced type system supporting algebraic data types, anonymous types, covariance, contravariance, and higher-order types. Other features of Scala not present in Java include operator overloading, optional parameters, named parameters, raw strings, and no checked exceptions. Many of these flexible features are covered in this course.
Join Peggy Fisher as she helps get you started with Scala, so you can leverage the unique capabilities it offers. First, learn the basics of type inference, variables, loops, functions, and operators. Then, find out how to read files using a console, perform pattern matching, handle exceptions, and more. Finally, learn how to use classes, fields, methods, and objects.
|Swift: Writing Testable Code Training Lynda.com|
Bugs are nearly inevitable in modern day app development. As a result, it's important to write your apps in testable ways. In this course, learn how to architect your Swift app to make testing a breeze. Mark DiFranco covers dependency injection, how to use protocols to help with tests, best practices for organizing your tests, and working with UI tests. He helps to illustrate the different concepts covered in this course by building a speedometer app.
|Switching to ES6 in Node.js Training Lynda.com|
|SynthEyes: Tracking with Survey Data Training Lynda.com|
Being able to use real-world survey data to solve cameras is a powerful tool in 3D tracking. Survey data can help you speed up your workflow, solve difficult shots more accurately, and even help you solve multiple cameras. This short course teaches you how to set up and solve a survey shot using SynthEyes—concentrating on data from still images, but also using data from 3D models and text files. Author Brian Morse introduces several methods of solving the survey shot, and then shows how to solve multiple cameras at the same location so they all fit accurately in the same scene.
|Tableau 10 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Tableau is the 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. Tableau 10: Essential Training explains everything you need to know to analyze and display data using Tableau Desktop—and make better, more data-driven decisions for your company. After completing the course, you'll be able to install Tableau, connect to data sources, summarize data, and create, manipulate, and share data visualizations, including highlight tables, charts, scatter plots, histograms, maps, dashboards, and more.
|Test Prep: PSAT Training Lynda.com|
Ace the new PSAT by preparing with these smart test-taking strategies. Professional test prep tutor Vince Kotchian introduces students to the structure of the PSAT, all its question types, and practical solving techniques. Learn how to confirm whether answers are right or wrong, recognize "signposts" to make reading passages easier, and use backsolving and variables in choice techniques for solving complex math problems. Plus, learn to create a study timeline that will help you fit PSAT prep into a busy schedule.
|Tableau 9 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn to see and understand data with Tableau. Tableau 9 Essential Training explains how to analyze and present data using this powerful data visualization program. At the end of the course, you'll be able to install Tableau, import and summarize data, create and manipulate data visualizations, and share visualizations with your colleagues.
|Talent Sourcing Training Lynda.com|
In the war for talent, it's important to create an effective recruiting strategy. It begins with knowing where to find or "source" the best possible candidates. You need to proactively identify and attract top talent, so that when a position becomes available, you have developed a pipeline of qualified candidates. Learn the meaning of talent sourcing and how to create and implement a winning sourcing strategy. Award-winning recruiter and trainer Barbara Bruno introduces basic and higher-level candidate sourcing techniques, explains how to identify resources with the best ROI, and explains how to use big data, social media, and tools like LinkedIn Recruiter in your sourcing efforts.
|Subnetting in Your Head Training Lynda.com|
What would you do if you could "see" an entire subnetwork's worth of IP addresses in your head? It's not science fiction; it's a four-step recall method. Subnetting in your head can help you diagnose network topology issues faster, pass IT certifications, and stand apart from the competition in a crowded job market. In this course, Bill Ferguson reveals the secrets to determining IP ranges and broadcast addresses without the use of subnet calculators or any binary translation.
Discover how IP addresses are constructed and how to understand them better by relating them to a picture rather than converting binary numbers or memorizing charts. Learn the benefits that subnetting in your head provides in every aspect of IT networking, including routing protocols, access control lists, and network address translation. Then walk through Bill's four-step method, which leverages the rules that were used to create the original classful IP addressing schemes. Using this method, students can learn to "see" the IP addresses for each subnet. Watch the technique in action, and then practice what you've learned using the audio guides in chapter five, which provide auditory cues as you subnet in your head.
|Substance Painter Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
These days, nearly every AAA game studio uses Substance Painter, making it the industry standard for physically-based rendering material authoring. In this course, Wes McDermott takes a beginner's look at Substance Painter by walking you through a basic project—texturing a weapon asset. He starts with the basics, showing you how to create a project and import assets, as well as use the integrated baking system. Next, Wes shows you how to work with materials and layers, and provides a primer on the brush tool set. After you finish tackling the fundamentals, Wes shows you how to fully texturize a weapon asset, step-by-step. He wraps up by showing you how to create portfolio renders using Iray, the integrated path-tracing renderer in Substance Painter.
|Super Fans: The Future of the Music Industry Training Lynda.com|
Who are super fans? They're the fans who want to connect on a deeper level with recording artists—and are willing to pay for it. And while records are no longer sold like they used to be, artists now have the technology to connect to their audiences directly and build their base, one super fan at a time. Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic, travels to SXSW to explore this topic directly with artists and industry experts.
In this short documentary, copresented by PledgeMusic, Benji talks to Kevin Wortis, director of label services at Girlie Action Marketing; San Fermin, an up-and-coming Brooklyn-based band engaging with fans through Twitter; professors (and brothers) Jay and Chandler Coyle from Music Geek Services and Berklee College of Music; and Nicole Atkins, an established artist who found out she had more fans than she ever knew, when she turned to direct-to-fan platforms to fund her new record. It's a brave new world for artists and fans. Find out how they're using it to build long-lasting and career-sustaining relationships.
|Supply Chain Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Look at any product in your home or office; you can thank a supply chain manager for getting it there. What is supply chain management (SCM)? It's the system that connects and integrates the links of sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management. In this course, professor Eddie Davila provides a detailed overview of all of the links in the typical supply chain. He explains what is involved in purchasing inventory and setting up supplier relationships, what you need to consider when deciding how to manufacture and design your product, and, lastly, how to address the logistics of distribution and delivery. Plus, get a glimpse into the world of the supply chain manager by discussing some of the hottest issues in SCM today: how to go global, the role of ethics and sustainability, and how SCM can help with disaster relief.
|Risk-Taking for Leaders Training Lynda.com|
Risk-taking is imperative to long-term growth, at the personal or organizational level. Risk-averse managers cannot effectively manage or grow. In this course, author and consultant Deborah Perry Piscione reveals the differences between gambling and calculated risk-taking, and how to master the art of risk. Learn how leaders can model risk-taking behavior that serves to strike a balance between long-term value creation and short-term profitability.
Once you as a leader have figured out how and when to take risks, you can then build a culture that not only focuses on producing great work, but also on creating and executing a steady flow of ideas to improve every aspect of the organization. Watch this course to enhance the relevance and marketability of your business and your career.