Securing the IoT: Introduction

The Internet of Things (IoT) is how devices on the Internet communicate through omnipresent sensors. Since its inception, consumers have connected smart devices to the network at an exponential rate, bringing us closer to a future where everyday things all interconnect. In this course—the first in a series that focuses on securing the Internet of Things—you can get started with this essential concept.

Lisa Bock kicks off the course with an overview of IoT, and the types of IoT devices designed to improve the quality of life in homes and businesses. Lisa covers different networks that range in size and purpose—LANS, WANS and PANS—and explains how businesses invest heavily in IoT in order to keep a competitive edge, going into IoT developments in automobiles, building automation, and the medical field. She then evaluates consumer devices, such as wearables and mobile devices. Plus, she discusses zero-configuration networking, service discovery, designing IoT security, and more.

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Creating a Poster with Adobe Mobile Apps

Adobe mobile apps enable designers and artists to take their sketching and ideation workflows on the go—anywhere they can bring a smartphone or tablet. In this course, instructor Tony Harmer introduces a variety of Adobe mobile apps that complement the company’s desktop tools, showing how to leverage each app to pull together a simple poster design. Tony shows how to use Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Fresco to sketch out your ideas, create a color scheme for your project, create shapes using Adobe Capture, and work with images using Photoshop Fix, Mix, and Photoshop on the iPad. Follow along to learn about the power of these apps and how this toolset can play an important role in your creative process. Tony finishes by taking the project into Adobe Comp and showing how to create and export your final poster.

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Learning Solibri Office

Solibri Office is the industry-leading quality assurance solution for BIM validation, code checking, and collaboration. This course teaches the essential tools and techniques you need to get started. Instructor Shaun Bryant reviews the Solibri interface and toolset, showing how to open existing files and create new projects. He then introduces the classification system, which allows for the easy categorizing of elements and spaces in the Solibri project model as well as creating rules for information takeoff. Next learn how to check and compare model versions, generate reports, and create presentation-worthy materials and visualizations. Plus, find out how to configure multiple takeoff definitions and produce detailed information takeoffs.

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Microsoft Teams Tips Weekly

Get more out of Microsoft Teams, the popular communication and collaboration app. Each Monday Nick Brazzi shares tips and shortcuts to help you be more productive and efficient with this powerful tool. Learn how to get the most out of the core features in Teams—including chat, video calls, and conversation channels—and discover other powerful features: bots and other AI-powered tools, background effects, @mentions, advanced meeting options, and more.

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20 Questions to Improve Learning at Your Organization

There is a simple set of questions that can help you improve the learning and development of your employees. In this powerful, short course from Britt Andreatta, PhD, you can learn how to effectively deliver powerful learning experiences by answering these 20 questions. Learn how to understand needs, solve learning problems, and design learning experiences that get results. Britt also shares how to conduct learning events, extend learning to make it really stick, and measure your results.

This course was created by Madecraft. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

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Two Steps for L&D to Drive Digital Transformation Post-COVID

By Vinod Bakthavachalam, Senior Data Scientist and Adam Lewis, Skills Transformation Consultant With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing companies to transition to remote work, employees are adapting to new realities. Trying to balance work with life responsibilities during shelter-in-place has led to a decline in productivity for many and uncertainty about the future. Anxiety has risen, […]

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3D Scanning: From Mesh to Model

Interested in learning the basics of reverse engineering? In this course, instructor Nick Kloski helps you get up to speed, covering the fundamentals of reverse engineering using 3D scan data as a basis. As he details key concepts, Nick steps through how to go from a 3D scan to an optimized model that fits into nearly any product design workflow. He reviews the technologies available for 3D scanning, including photogrammetry and structured light. Using Artec structured light scanners as an example of capture technology, Nick goes into a workflow using inexpensive or free software to perform a complete reverse engineering workflow. See how to convert the scan (a mesh) into an optimized form, and bring it through Fusion 360 to create a solid model that can be flexibly incorporated into product design workflows.

This course was recorded and produced by HoneyPoint3D. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

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Managing Innovation

In many organizations, the way innovation happens is unpredictable. It doesn’t have to be that way. In this audio-only course, innovation expert Jim Belfiore shares methods, concepts, and practices that can help you more effectively manage innovation programs at your organization. Jim dives into the levels and methods of innovation and shares how to frame the right problem to drive the right solutions forward. He explains how to effectively use tools such as brainstorming, value engineering, TRIZ, and even crowdsourcing to create game-changing ideas. Plus, he covers how to do the research necessary to validate your idea and assess the competitive landscape.

This course was created by Madecraft. We are pleased to host this content in our library.

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Learn Four Techniques to Help You Prepare for the Unexpected

By Jane McGonigal, PhD, Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future and lead instructor of the Futures Thinking Specialization If the year 2020 has shown us anything so far, it’s that we all need to get better at expecting the unexpected.  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, […]

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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Cert Prep: 1 Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

The CompTIA Security+ exam is an excellent entry point for a career in information security. The latest version, SY0-601, expands coverage of cybersecurity threats, risk management, and IoT threats. This course prepares exam candidates for the first domain of the exam, Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities. By learning about malware, networking and application security exploitations, and social engineering, you’ll be prepared to answer questions from the exam—and strengthen your own organization’s systems and defenses. Author Mike Chapple, an IT leader with over 17 years of experience, also covers the processes for discovering and mitigating threats and attacks, automating threat intelligence, scanning for vulnerabilities, and conducting penetration testing.

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