DevOps Foundations: Effective Postmortems

What comes to mind when you think about incident postmortems in the tech space? If you picture a catastrophic incident, a scramble to pinpoint the root cause, and some sort of fix, you’re not alone; this was an established way of dealing with security crises for years. But since the buildup of small, unresolved problems—both in your code and with your team—can end up causing bigger issues than any one showstopper, this manner of investigation isn’t productive. In this course, Ernest Mueller shows how to approach incident investigations the DevOps way, explaining how to conduct a formal, blameless postmortem. Discover how to clearly communicate an incident’s scope, pinpoint the proper corrective actions, continuously improve your resiliency using incremental retrospectives, and more.

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Angular: Cloud-Powered Apps with Firebase

Want to learn how to quickly build apps, without managing infrastructure? Firebase allows you to do exactly that. Backed by Google Cloud Platform and used by some of the largest apps today, Firebase is a suite of tools for building and scaling web applications. In this course, join Victor Mejia as he steps through how to build powerful applications with Firebase. To begin, he takes a look at the Firebase console and shows how you can manage different Firebase projects. Next, he covers how to use FirebaseAuth to add authentication to your application; store and sync data with Firebase Cloud Firestore; and deploy your app using Firebase Hosting. Plus, learn how to create your own serverless functions using Firebase Cloud Functions.

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Azure Administration: Load Balancers and Application Gateways

Load balancing is a crucial tool within a computing environment, allowing for high availability as traffic is distributed across servers. In this course, David Carrasco López covers key considerations for effectively implementing Azure load balancers and Azure Application Gateway for distributing web apps. Throughout the course, David provides hands-on demonstrations for creating and configuring load balancers using the Azure portal and PowerShell. He also covers how to configure health probes and rules, as well as how to configure a web application firewall. The concepts covered in this course can also help you prepare for the virtual networking portion of the Microsoft Azure Administrator exam (AZ-103).

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Build Your First Chatbot with SAP Conversational AI

With the rise of digital assistants like Alexa and Siri, voice-based interactions are becoming commonplace. SAP provides its own bot-building framework for creating chatbots that can access and work with SAP systems and data. This course provides a general overview of chatbots, including common use cases and terms, and explains the various stages of bot development using SAP Conversation AI. Learn how to use bot elements such as intents and skills to add logic and functionality to your bot, and test and monitor the bot’s interactions. Plus, discover how to integrate external AIs and embed your bot in different channels, such as webpages, Alexa, and the SAP assistant, CoPilot, using the Bot Connector API.

This course was created by Michael Management. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

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iPhone and iPad Tips and Tricks

Get the most out of your iOS device with these lesser-known tips and tricks. iOS expert Garrick Chow shows you how to get more done and have more fun with your iPhone or iPad. Garrick covers everything you need to know about using gestures, typing, and managing apps in iOS 13, as well tips on limiting data usage and drain on your battery. He also shares pointers on customizing built-in apps—Safari and Mail—and working with iPadOS, including using the floating keyboard and connecting an external mouse.

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3ds Max: Rendering with Arnold

Arnold is the high-quality rendering engine in 3ds Max. Realistic rendering is easier than ever with this brute-force Monte Carlo ray tracer. The physically based rendering in Arnold accurately simulates light in the real world, but allows you to break physical laws to achieve artistic styles. This course is an overview of the core Arnold features for lighting, materials, and rendering in 3ds Max. Instructor Aaron F. Ross shows how to adjust render settings and object properties, add image-based and studio lighting, simulate natural daylight, customize and apply materials, and build a shading network. Finally, learn how to apply a variety of camera and rendering tools such as displacement, subdivision, and panoramas to get exactly the look you want.

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AR for iOS Developers: RealityKit and Reality Composer

With the RealityKit framework, you can integrate virtual objects into the real world to build striking augmented reality (AR) experiences. Reality Composer, a powerful new app for iOS and Mac, makes it easy to create 3D content that you can add to the app you’re building with RealityKit. In this course, learn the fundamentals of working with RealityKit, as well as how to use Reality Composer to create interactive AR experiences with no prior 3D experience. After showing you how to quickly build an AR app with RealityKit, instructor Brian Advent demonstrates how to create content and interactions with Reality Composer. Then, see how to use Reality Composer and Xcode together to create apps that display content based on 2D images and 3D objects found in the real world.

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C#: String Essential Training

In the world of software development, a string is a series of characters. And regardless of which programming language you’re using, it’s one of the most important data types you’ll be working with. In this course, Walt Ritscher takes a focused look at how to work with the string class in the .NET framework. Walt reviews how to manipulate string content, parse strings, format numeric and date types, and more. Plus, he considers how cultural differences impact strings and shows how to work with the CultureInfo class.

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Leading like a Futurist

Futures-centered thinking may be the most important leadership skill you’ve never been taught. It’s a discipline and set of practices that everyone can learn. This course is about helping you see, shape, and share the future by improving your strategic thinking and foresight skills, your comfort with ambiguity, and your ability to communicate opportunities in a way that gets others excited, too. Lisa Kay Solomon—an expert on leadership, futures, and design thinking—explains how to imagine new futures, avoid being blindsided, and take steps to bring preferred futures to life. She also explains how to move beyond traditional ways of innovating and assessing risk by learning how to scan and capitalize on external trends and forces that are accelerating the spread of change and disruption. (Author: Lisa Solomon)

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