Trending Business Skills

From AI to the cloud, technology is changing the future of business. To help you explore how these technologies and more can transform the way you work, we’ve rounded up some of the newest business Specializations and courses from top universities and companies on Coursera. See how blockchain is impacting the world of business from […]

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AWS for Developers: PayPal Payment Processing with Lambdas

In many cases payment processing can require a server-side piece, which can be difficult and confusing. AWS provides Lambdas which can solve many of the problems by removing the server configuration and maintenance while still providing the necessary functionality. This course contains the straightforward steps involved in implementing PayPal payment processing using Lambdas. Bear Cahill covers setting up resources, leveraging a local Ruby script with Braintree, creating a Lambda from a Ruby script, calling from an API gateway, handling client payments, and more.

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Business Ethics for Managers and Leaders

Today’s headlines are rife with stories of corporate corruption. These incidents are often pinned on the decision-makers at the top—and rightly so, in most cases. Modern corporate leaders are charged with both promoting ethical behavior and grappling with the ethical quagmires that crop up during their tenure. In this course, Bob McGannon delves into the subject of business ethics, explaining why it’s critical to the success of your business—particularly in the era of social media—and how to refine your own ethical framework. Bob describes some of the behaviors and expectations you can put in place at your company today to promote ethical behavior from top to bottom. He also showcases ethics in action, including how to deal with situations where the right answer isn’t readily apparent.

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Ionic 4.0 Essential Training

Learn how to use Ionic to develop a highly performant mobile app that is compatible across the popular mobile and desktop operating systems. In this project-based course, Sani Yusuf walks through the ins and outs of the 4.0 framework. He shows how you can create a single code base that effectively works across iOS, Android, and Windows. First, Sani provides an overview of Ionic and introduces key features in the latest version of the mobile SDK. Then he takes you through the step-by-step process of building an app, including the setup process, working with templates, previewing apps on a device, developing UI and navigation components, working with Ionic Natives, connecting to the back end, and more.

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Learning Adobe XD

Adobe XD CC is an innovative tool used for UI and UX design and prototyping. In this course, instructor Tom Green provides an overview of the features and functionality in this design and prototyping tool, as well as how it can help you design compelling digital experiences. Tom gives a tour of its capabilities and features and shows the different ways you can share your prototypes. Plus, he covers productivity-boosting features like the Repeat Grid tool, explains how to go from concept to interactive prototype, goes over how to use voice interactions, and more.

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Executive Leadership

In this course, author John Ullmen, PhD, gives you the keys to the C suite: a look at executive leadership qualities that set the best apart from the rest. Discover the importance of knowing how to set a foundation and direction, create a compelling vision of the future for your company, motivate your staff to achieve, and much more. The course also looks at the importance of maintaining a mentality of service as you move up the org chart.

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Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

Gain the core knowledge to begin programming in any language. In this course, instructor Annyce Davis uses Python to explore the core concepts and structure of programming languages and helps you grasp what’s going on under the hood. After going over basic statements and expressions in Python, Annyce explores strings, variables, and conditional code—which are common topics in all programming languages. She also shows how to work with different kinds of data and troubleshoot a variety of errors. Along the way, she compares how code is written in several different languages and provides guidance on the criteria to use when choosing a programming language. Upon wrapping up this course, you’ll have the knowledge you need to continue your coding journey in whichever language piques your interest.

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Creating Illustrator Infographics

Infographics are everywhere. These data-driven illustrations visualize your data and help to tell the story behind it. In this course, Tony Harmer shows how to design charts, graphs, and other infographic components in Adobe Illustrator. He explains how to develop your core skills—including the ability to customize standard charts and manage large documents—and reveals the key components of a great information design. He then takes you through the various types of charts and graphs that you can use in infographic production, before wrapping with some tips for exporting your final product and sourcing and refining your data.

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