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Introduction to photography taught by Ben Long
It takes more than a camera to be a good photographer. But with today’s smart technology and LinkedIn Learning training, it’s easier than ever to learn how to take great photos. This course, designed strictly for beginners, provides a solid foundation in the skills and tools you will need to explore the world of digital photography. Ben Long starts by looking at the different types of cameras on the market and the guidelines for setting up your camera for success. It also introduces the theory behind exposure: controlling the amount of light that hits the camera’s sensor.
Excel Essential training provided by Dennis Taylor
Familiarize yourself with Microsoft Excel, the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. Follow Excel expert Dennis Taylor as he demonstrates how to effectively manage and analyze data with this powerful program. Learn to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, and format the appearance of rows, columns, cells, and data. Other lessons explain how to work with multiple spreadsheets, create charts and pivot tables, sort and filter data, use Excel’s printing capabilities, and more.
Transition from Manager to Leader under the direction of Sara Canaday
Leadership is a skill that can be taught. In this course, executive coach Sara Canaday shares proven strategies to help you change your mindset from manager to leader. For starters, you can learn how to improve your personal growth by practicing self-awareness and emotional intelligence, developing an executive presence, and becoming a thought leader. Then learn to broaden your perspective from local to global, innovate by looking at challenges from a new perspective, and improve your decision-making skills. Finally, learn how to cultivate and nurture an exceptional team: attract the best talent, inspire your team, build relationships and build meaningful relationships. Each chapter of this course has a coaching story that shows you how to apply these concepts to real life situations.
Social Media Marketing Foundations Taught By Brian Honigman
Social media has dramatically changed marketing by allowing businesses to interact directly with customers and vice versa. Brands that stand the test of time will use these platforms to create new connections and build long-term loyalty. In this course, you can learn the basics of social media marketing. Leading Marketing Consultant Instructor Brian Honigman explains why investing in social media can benefit your business. It shows how to define your audience and build a social media strategy focused on your organization’s goals. It also teaches you how to communicate effectively on major social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat; generate results with paid advertising; and measure your success.
Learn Python taught by Bill Weinman
Because of its power and simplicity, Python has become the scripting language of choice for many large organizations, including Google, Yahoo, and IBM. A thorough understanding of Python 3, the latest version, will help you write more efficient and effective scripts. In this course, Bill Weinman demonstrates how to use Python 3 to create well-designed scripts and maintain existing projects. This course covers the basics of syntax and language usage, as well as advanced features such as objects, generators, and exceptions. Find out how types and values relate to objects; how to use control statements, loops and functions; and how to work with generators and decorators. Bill also introduces the Python module system and shows examples of Python scripts at work in a real application.