Learning to Teach Online

Technology has changed the nature of education—and the jobs of educators. Online instruction requires different methods to help students learn. This course is designed to help corporate trainers and teachers update their skill sets to teach effectively online. Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Plus, Oliver shows how to make sure your lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.

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Unreal Essential Training (2019)

Unreal isn’t just for gaming anymore. Industries such as automotive design, architecture, healthcare, and education are embracing the real-time development tools for creating engaging and interactive visuals. Unreal Engine can power it all. In this course, Simon Manning teaches the essential skills you need to build immersive user experiences of all kinds with Unreal Engine 4, including lighting, effects, and visual scripting. He covers creating your first project, building a base landscape, blocking out levels, and importing assets for use in the design. Want to find out how to craft a unique look? Learn about working with materials, post-processing effects, and particle systems in Unreal. Plus, find out how to optimize the performance for your projects and package projects for distribution.

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Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Cert Prep: Domains 5–7

Want to accelerate your career in data science and analytics? Consider earning the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) credential. This premier data science certification shows potential employers that you can glean insights from data and use your findings to determine logical next steps. In the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Cert Prep series, Jungwoo Ryoo provides test takers with an understanding of how a core set of data science topics are relevant and necessary to obtain a CAP credential in an expedited fashion. In this installment of the series, he provides a study guide for exam domains 5–7. Plus, he shares case studies that demonstrate how the CAP knowledge domain concepts work in the real world.

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AWS Infrastructure as Code for Software Developers

Traditionally, working with infrastructure in the cloud requires knowledge of domain-specific languages such as Terraform, network infrastructure, operating systems, and more. AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) simplifies this process for developers, allowing them to leverage their existing programming skills to deploy infrastructure. In this course, join Carlos Rivas as he explores a real-world architecture and shows how to write the code to deploy it using AWS CDK and Python. Carlos helps to familiarize you with the basics of working with CDK, as well as how to set it up and create your first CDK project. He then covers how to implement networking, validate your deployed subnets, use the CDK packages for load balancing, verify that everything is up and running in your deployment, and more.

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AWS for DevOps: Performance Optimization Best Practices

Performance optimization is critical to the success of your business application. It’s also a balance between cost, speed, and resources. In this course, instructor Carlos Rivas shares tips and tricks for optimizing performance as an AWS DevOps engineer. Carlos explains how to measure your application’s current performance and effectively optimize through traffic, compute (EC2), and storage services. Learn how to visualize metrics using CloudWatch, choose the right EC2 instance for your workload, optimize network traffic using VPC endpoints, and more.

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Maya 2020 Essential Training

Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2020. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—in a real-world project-based workflow that translates equally well to film, motion graphics, and game design. Learn basics such as selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, review polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and NURBS modeling. Next it’s time to create and apply materials to surfaces—adding color, texture, and reflectivity. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and depth-of-field effects using the Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor George Maestri shows how to add movement and life to your work with the Maya animation tools.

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Get ready to launch a career in IT Support with Google and CompTIA

The Google IT Support Professional Certificate has been helping learners launch new careers in IT since it launched two years ago. Now, there are even more ways to show employers that you have the skills needed for entry-level IT support roles.  Google recently teamed up with CompTIA, a nonprofit trade organization that’s widely recognized in […]

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OSU Vet School Cost vs. Estimated Debt — Is It Worth It?

Ohio State University (OSU) has a long history of paving the way for veterinary education, clinical practice and medical research. As one of the oldest vet schools in the country, it’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program consistently ranks in the top five programs in North America. While the program is highly regarded, other factors […]

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