What’s new on Coursera for Business – November 2019

By Kyle Clark, Senior Skills Transformation Consultant The end of the year brings with it some of our most exciting launches of 2019. Our latest batch of 50+ courses includes enterprise critical skills such as personal resilience, computational thinking, and coding for managers.  Additional topics this past month range from Python for asset management to […]

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NYU Dental School Cost Projected at Over $673,000

The cost of NYU dental school is not what it seems. If you look at official statistics, you might believe that the cost is only in the $300,000 to $400,000 range. For the class of 2023, we expect the typical student to leave with $673,000 in student debt. I frequently receive emails from NYU dental […]

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Communicating to Drive People to Take Action

Deciding to champion an important initiative, a great cause, or a new idea is only half the battle. To get results, you need to inspire other people to take action. Luckily, persuasion is a skill you can learn. All it takes is the right preparation and approach. In this course, you can develop the mindset and skillset to drive results—for yourself, for your company, and for the people who can be positively impacted by your ideas. Discover how to connect with your audiences and speak to the conversation going on in their heads, and to frame your big asks so that people are eager to say yes. Professional speaker and coach Alexia Vernon teaches a simple and effective process to make heart-centered, high-impact persuasive communication your new norm.

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Planning and Configuring a Microsoft Messaging Platform

Discover what it takes to plan, configure, deploy, and manage messaging platforms for modern organizations. Throughout this course, instructor Robert McMillen provides demonstrations using Exchange Server 2019, PowerShell, and Microsoft 365 messaging services. Learn how to manage a modern messaging infrastructure, including how to plan mailbox database requirements, create and troubleshoot mailbox databases, and create a backup and recovery strategy. Plus, review how to manage mail flow topology—such as how to plan the transport pipeline—as well as how to manage mailboxes, groups, mobile device mailbox policies, and more. Planning to take the Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform exam (MS-200)? This course can also help you master the skills needed to ace the test.

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Photos for macOS Catalina Essential Training

With Photos for macOS, you can easily manage, enhance, and share a large library of photos. Thanks to macOS Catalina and iPadOS, the latest version offers a new level of compatibility across devices, aligning the user experience as well the editing and AI-powered organization tools. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Derrick Story takes you on a detailed exploration of this powerful app. Learn how to manage thousands of pictures quickly and easily, and edit and enhance the color, contrast, and compositions of images and video with the built-in editing tools. Derrick also explains how to export images, create slideshows, and prepare photos for printing. Along the way, he highlights the new features that make Photos for macOS Catalina such an important upgrade.

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Identify Sales Growth Opportunities

Sales growth is essential for both frontline sales professionals as well as sales managers. There are two primary avenues for growth. You can grow within your current category, or you can seek opportunities outside your category. In this course, professor and former marketing and sales executive Drew Boyd explains four primary ways to grow sales within your current market: selling to new customers, selling more to current customers, growing sales with multibrand customers, and identifying and capturing your competitor’s customers. If you choose to look for outside opportunities, he explains how to identify adjacent markets, and how to grow through mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.

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Building React and Django Apps

Discover how to combine the robust front-end functionality of the React framework with the best of the Django back end to build full-stack applications. In this course, join Rudolf Olah as he demonstrates how to wire together the two frameworks, add pagination, secure, and test your applications. Throughout the course, discover how to prepare your React code for production and communicate between the front-end and back-end servers using Axios. Plus, learn how to implement filtering with React and Django, build your own custom React hook, and use unit testing and end-to-end testing to ensure that your app is ready for production.

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Creating Your First Spring Boot Microservice

Turbocharge your back-end Java RESTful API development with Spring Boot and Spring Data technologies. This course is intended for experienced Java developers who want to rapidly build microservices that connect with relational databases via the Java Persistence API (JPA). Here, Mary Ellen Bowman walks you through a step-by-step process for building a microservice with an exposed RESTful API featuring HATEOAS, paging, and sorting. Learn about technologies such as Spring Boot, Spring Data JPA, and Spring Data REST, and see how they all come together into smart and elegant solutions. To wrap up, Mary Ellen guides developers in migrating a microservice to a MongoDB data source.

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