CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Cert Prep: 10 Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Prepare for the Governance, Risk, and Compliance domain of the CompTIA Security+ (SYO-601) Cert Prep test. Instructor Mike Chapple explains how to lay the groundwork for a strong cybersecurity program, manage risk, and comply with legal and regulatory obligations. He recommends books and other resources to help you prepare. Mike teaches you about qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, risk types, and techniques to classify information. He walks you through how to select appropriate security controls, conduct ongoing risk management activities, and use a risk management framework. Mike also covers security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures; goes over how to handle data security and data breaches; and explores different privacy enhancing technologies. Mike steps through security awareness and training, then closes with suggestions on how to continue preparing for the test.

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Vue.js 3 Essential Training

Vue.js offers developers a framework for building applications that lets them choose how deeply they want to apply the framework. In this course, instructor Ray Villalobos explores the fundamentals of Vue.js 3, then covers options for rendering, computing values, and creating components. Ray shows you how to install Vue.js 3 and set it up. He walks you through using templates, then goes into properties that enhance the way the library works. He discusses arrays and objects, as well as how to create dynamic classes with expressions. He goes into transitions, then steps you through creating components and component events. He demonstrates what you get when you install a project with the Vue CLI, including how to install the Vue Router. He shows you how to set up and build a real project, then goes into enhancing your app so you can feel more comfortable with the application API. In conclusion, Ray explains how to add new features to your application.

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Reinforcement Learning Foundations

Innovations in finance, health, robotics, and a variety of other sectors have been made possible with reinforcement learning (RL), which involves the training of machines to learn from their environment. Many top tech companies are investing heavily in this field. In this course, instructor Khaulat Abdulhakeem helps you learn the basics of this relatively new, but valuable skill. Get to know the key terminology used in RL, how RL plays a major role in the advancement of AI, and the kinds of problems you can use RL to solve. Khaulat shows you how to define and represent reinforcement learning problems. She also delves into RL algorithms, including the Monte Carlo and temporal difference methods. Plus, she explores deep and multi-agent RL, as well as how inverse learning works and how it can help agents learn by imitation.

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The Outsourced Environment

Outsourcing can be a strategic, cost-saving approach to obtaining services which support your business. But working in that environment presents challenges and differences from a traditional work setting. In this course, instructor Bob McGannon helps you learn to work more effectively in this dynamic environment, whether from a client perspective or an outsourcer perspective. Bob goes over the benefits of outsourcing, as well as the role of the outsourcing contract, the expectations of managers in an outsourcing environment, and the nuances of working for multiple bosses. He goes over the details of working in a time-tracked environment, then offers his thoughts on how personnel should be managed and how special service requests are managed in an outsourcing environment. Bob concludes with an exercise to evaluate missing elements in an outsourcing environment.

Note: This course was created by Bob McGannon. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

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SOLIDWORKS: Designing for Consumer Electronics

Consumer electronics are all around us, and new products are created every year. In this course, instructor Johno Ellison teaches the basics of designing these items in SOLIDWORKS. Through this project-based course, he shows you how to design a game controller using SOLIDWORKS features like lofts, fillets, mirroring, and shell. Course projects include creating an assembly, adding fastening details, and even creating the buttons, joystick, and printed circuit board that go into the controller. Johno concludes with a discussion of development and potential next stages in the design process.

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Writing Emails People Want to Read

In this course, instructor Sam Bennett shows you how to write great emails that’ll leave a positive impression. First, Sam explains that being both personal and direct contributes to a high ROI, no matter who your recipient is. She goes over how to utilize the basic types of emails: inquiry, transactional or informational, and marketing or sales. She steps you through how to write engaging yet clear emails that grab your customer’s attention and keep it. Sam teaches you what makes a good story work and what will convert prospects to customers. She walks you through best practices to make sure your emails get read at the right time by the right people and how to craft a relevant call to action. She shows you how you can reuse emails as blog posts, social media posts, and even compiled as ebooks. Sam concludes by discussing how to leverage email content to improve your FAQ and About US pages.

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

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Navigating Environmental Sustainability: A Guide for Leaders

Regardless of industry, the global business sector is being transformed around a common issue: environmental sustainability. Business leaders around the world are grappling with meaningful efforts to address climate issues relevant to their organizations. In this course, the chief environmental officer at Microsoft, Dr. Lucas Joppa, discusses some of the most pressing questions surrounding this critical topic. Dr. Joppa frames this course not around a set of rigid rules companies should follow, but through methods for individual companies to evaluate what strategies fit best and how to leverage existing strengths to make the biggest impact. By following just a few of the key principles and concepts Dr. Joppa lays out, companies can ensure that they are not only prepared for the business transformations that lie ahead, but are key architects of it, leading the way on a vital issue.

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Learning the nTop Platform

nTop Platform works in conjunction with CAD packages to provide engineers and designers with high-performance, unbreakable geometry; a unique, field-driven design capability; and novel tools for workflow automation. Instructor Evan Pilz introduces the software and how to use it, including the block system, fields, lattices, and reusable workflows. First, Evan explains what prior skills and knowledge you’ll need for this course and what you can expect to learn. He shows why nTop was created, how it is different from other software, and which industries use nTop. He then walks you through the nTop block system, building your first workflow, creating custom blocks that fit your current needs, and exporting parts from nTop. Plus, learn how to use fields to drive your design and get useful tips, tricks, and best practices for working smarter with this software.

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

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Supervised Learning Essential Training

Data scientists and ML/AI students may need some practical experience with supervised learning algorithms. In this course, instructor Ayodele Odubela teaches you to apply models you’ve created to new data and to assess model performance. First, Ayodele outlines what supervised learning is and how to make predictions using labeled training data. She gives you an overview of the logistic regression algorithm, how to build a linear model in Python, and how to calculate model metrics. Next, Ayodele helps you create your first decision trees as well as k-nearest neighbors models using GridSearch. Ayodele covers how you can create artificial neural networks that are foundational for most deep learning work. She concludes with an ethical AI overview and asks you to consider the impact of your models.

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Databases for Node.js Developers

Node.js developers often consider MongoDB to be their main choice when building a data-driven application—but many alternatives may provide better solutions. In this course, learn about the various database options available for Node.js applications, so that you can select the right database for your app. Daniel Khan reviews the basics of relational and nonrelational databases, and explains how—and when—to use document databases with Node.js. He also covers using key-value stores and relational databases with Node.js, demonstrating how to work with MySQL and Sequelize.

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