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1 New Apple OS X Enterprise Integration Course

Integrating Mac OS X in the Enterprise

Course 947 — Hands-On — 4 Days

In this course, attendees deploy, configure and administer Mac OS X in the enterprise. They navigate file systems, install applications and run virtual machines; integrate LDAP services including Active Directory (AD) and Open Directory (OD); and authenticate and manage Mac clients in the AD.

6 New Big Data Courses

Customizing Hadoop MapReduce

Course 4505 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Planning and Setting Up Your First Hadoop Cluster

Course 4502 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Hadoop administrators, Linux systems administrators, database administrators, network administrators and developers who need to know how to install and manage their Hadoop development clusters. Programming experience is beneficial but not required.

Advanced Hadoop Configuration for High-Availability Clusters

Course 4503 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Hadoop administrators, Linux systems administrators, database administrators, network administrators and developers who know how to install and manage a basic Hadoop clusters and need to master more advanced concepts like High Availability and NameNode Federation. Programming experience is beneficial but not required.

Hadoop Programming Essentials

Course 4504 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is for Java developers, architects and testers who desire hands-on experience writing code for Hadoop. It can be helpful to technical managers interested in the development process.

Big Data Insights, Technologies & Trends

Course 4500 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone seeking to exploit the benefits of Big Data, including managers, developers, analysts and systems administrators.

Programming to NoSQL Data Stores

Course 4501 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone seeking to gain an understanding of the benefits of NoSQL datastores to store and access data that would be difficult or inappropriate in a relational database.

9 New Business Analysis Courses

Dynamic Communication & Elicitation Skills for Business Analysis

Course 3504 — Workshop — 3 Days

In this course, you learn to apply soft skills to increase your effectiveness in developing solutions, enhance people skills to become a key influencer on projects in your organization and collaborate effectively throughout product and solution development. Additionally, you learn to develop dynamic communication strategies to mitigate conflicts and negotiate with stakeholders and evolve your facilitation expertise and active listening skills.

Establishing Initiative Feasibility

Course 4583 — Workshop — 1 Day

Business analysts, project managers, operations managers and business professionals who want to take a “belt and braces” approach to ensuring that the organization’s money is spent wisely. In addition, business and technical professionals who are involved in evaluating or reporting on potential new initiatives may also find this course useful.

Estimating Skills for Business Analysts

Course 4585 — Workshop — 1 Day

Business analysts, project managers, operations managers and business professionals who need to ensure the accuracy of the estimated costs and benefits for new initiatives and projects. In addition, business and technical professionals who are involved in evaluating or reporting on potential new initiatives may also find this course useful.

Performing Business Case Analysis

Course 4586 — Workshop — 1 Day

Business analysts, project managers, operations managers and business professionals who need to create a feasibility study for new initiatives and projects. In addition, business and technical professionals who are involved in evaluating or reporting on potential new initiatives may also find this course useful.

Key Financial Metrics for Business Case Analysis

Course 4587 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Business analysts, project managers, operations managers and business professionals who want to ensure that potential projects are measured in the way that the organization finds most helpful, and would like to expand their knowledge of this area. In addition, business and technical professionals who are involved in evaluating or reporting on potential new initiatives may also find this course useful.

Enterprise Analysis for Business Analysts

Course 4582 — Workshop — 1 Day

Business Analysts, Project Managers, Business Relationship Managers, Product Owners and other stakeholders from the business who investigate problem/opportunity development.

Creating Effective Stakeholder Engagement

Course 4584 — Workshop — 1 Day

Business Analysts, Project Managers, Business Relationship Managers, Product Owners and other stakeholders from the business who actively participate in project development initiatives.

Documenting Requirements for Successful Projects

Course 4580 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who needs to create product requirements for new initiatives and projects. Business and technical professionals involved in evaluating or reporting on requirements may also find this course beneficial.

Key Things to Know about Business Intelligence

Course 4581 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Business managers or analysts interested in implementing a Business Intelligence program in their organization. No prior BI experience is needed.

3 New Cloud Computing Courses

Cloud Essentials

Course 4710 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone seeking to understand cloud computing, including assessing the architectures, components and operation of cloud computing.

AWS New Features

Course 4711 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone currently leveraging AWS for their cloud infrastructure. Basic understanding of the AWS services and operation is assumed.

OpenStack Overview

Course 4712 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone seeking to understand leveraging OpenStack to create a private cloud. Familiarity with a UNIX/Linux operating system is assumed.

9 New Cyber Security Courses

Starter Guide to Cyber Security

Course 4521 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Those who are new to organizations or groups who wish to ensure that they have the best and most appropriate security postures. Attendees learn the appropriate starting points and are directed to best practices to achieve organizational security.

Security Awareness

Course 4522 — Workshop — 1 Day

All members of an organization, from the CEO down, benefit from participating in this course. It is designed to build a solid foundation of knowledge of security issues to create an appropriate posture of caution for everyone. Security awareness is everyone's business. This course provides a baseline of knowledge and best practices for every member of an organization. It drives home the importance of security, as well as shows tangible examples of threats and countermeasures.

Metasploit

Course 4523 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Security consultants, Information Assurance auditors, firewall/IDS personnel, programmers, PCI security testers and those involved in cyber security measures and testing. This course adds to experience already gained from Course 537, " Penetration Testing Tools and Techniques ."

Identity Management Fundamentals

Course 4524 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone involved in the design or implementation of identity management systems and associated best practices.

Managing PKI

Course 4525 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone involved in the design, implementation and management of a public key infrastructure.

Securing Smartphones with Mobile Apps

Course 4527 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in the learning the fundamentals of mobile device application security and those evaluating exposure to mobile device weaknesses.

Compliance Checklists (NIST Framework)

Course 4528 — Workshop — 1 Day

In this course, you will learn to assess your organization’s regulatory environment, distinguish among risk management frameworks and identify and remove barriers to successful risk management. Additionally, you will learn to characterize system impact in terms of confidentiality, integrity and availability and measure system residual risk.

Implementing Web Application Security

Course 4529 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is geared for those directly involved in the development, maintenance or auditing of web applications, including web application developers, software QA personnel, web application security testers and auditors, security administrators, as well as those involved in the cyber security measures and implementation.

Cyber Security: Key Elements for Success

Course 4520 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in the learning the fundamentals of cyber security or those beginning to explore the landscape of system and network security.

1 New ITIL Certification Course

Achieving ITIL® Foundation Certification

Course 1191 — Workshop — 3 Days

In this course, you begin preparing for the ITIL Foundation Certification Exam, identify opportunities to develop IT processes using ITIL guidelines and interact with IT teams using high-level ITIL terminology and concepts. Additionally, you explore IT service management processes and recognize the importance of IT and business integration.

8 New Java & Programming Courses

Exposing Java Business Objects as SOAP Web Services

Course 4531 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Developers, architects, managers and those interested in integrating applications using SOAP Web Services. Java experience at the level of Course 471, " Java Programming Introduction ," is required.

Java Test-Driven Development with JUnit

Course 4532 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Software engineers, programmers and Java developers who would like to gain practical advice on how to effectively write tests for their applications. Java experience at the level of Course 471, " Java Programming Introduction ," is required.

Getting Started with Spring MVC

Course 4533 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Developers, architects, managers and those interested in building Web applications in Java using Spring. Java experience at the level of Course 471, " Java Programming Introduction ," is required.

Exposing Java Business Objects as RESTful Web Services

Course 4534 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Developers, architects, managers and those interested in building applications using REST Web Services. Java experience at the level of Course 471, " Java Programming Introduction ," is required.

Modern Perl Fundamentals

Course 4890 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is designed to expose existing Perl programmers to the CPAN packages that comprise what is known as Modern Perl. A background in Perl programming equivalent to Course 431, Perl Programming Introduction, is required to take this course.

Python Fundamentals

Course 4891 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is recommended for developers with little experience seeking to create applications using Python. The language's simplicity makes it an attractive platform to those unfamiliar with software programming. This course is suitable for anyone with basic computer skills, as there is no prerequisite knowledge or skills required.

Getting Started with Java

Course 4530 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is beneficial for anyone interested in getting started with Java. It is recommended that attendees have some experience with software development.

Jump Start to Programming

Course 4680 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who needs a refresher course in the basics of programming or those who want to start learning to program would benefit from this course. No prior programming experience is assumed.

18 New Leadership & Professional Development Courses

Agile Leadership

Course 3401 — Workshop — 3 Days

In this course, you articulate a compelling vision for your organization's future based on identifying and enhancing business value. You increase the effectiveness of your organization’s Lean and Agile initiatives and align and amplify contemporary leadership principles under the umbrella of an Agile Leadership Model.

Achieving Success as a New Manager

Course 4660 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is valuable for anyone who wants to learn how to build confidence and trust while delivering long-term results, including managers, project managers or individuals working in a team environment.

Responding Productively to Stress

Course 4661 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course benefits those who wish to gain the insight and tools to manage stress productively.

Time Management Essentials

Course 4662 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who wishes to achieve the maximum return on their investment of time, including those who feel overwhelmed by their commitments, who regularly miss deadlines or who feel they should be achieving more from their work and life.

Professional Development Essentials

Course 4663 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course benefits those who want to take action to develop their professional career, as well as those who are looking to become more effective in specific areas such as building on their strengths and talents, and developing their workplace network and growing their personal power.

Competency-Based Interviewing Essentials

Course 4664 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is relevant for managers, HR professionals, OD professionals, recruitment or promotion panel members and anyone whose role requires them to contribute to or take part in competency-based interviews.

Performance Management Essentials

Course 4665 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is valuable for managers who have, or are about to have, direct or indirect responsibility for the performance of others. Those committed to owning and driving their own performance also benefit from this course.

Emotional Intelligence Essentials

Course 4666 — Workshop — 1 Day

This workshop is especially suitable for individuals interested in increasing their emotional intelligence. The course is useful for front-line employees, first-line, mid-level, senior-level managers, or anyone wishing to engage others through leadership.

Coaching Essentials for Managers

Course 4667 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is valuable for managers who are about to have coaching responsibilities, or anyone developing as a coach.

Executive Leadership Essentials

Course 4668 — Workshop — 1 Day

Middle or senior level managers who aspire to, or currently hold, executive leadership roles. This course is relevant to mangers in all organization sectors, including government, not-for-profit and corporate environments.

Customer Service Essentials

Course 4669 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who needs to interact effectively or build relationships with external or internal customers. This includes help desk, technical support, front-line or support staff. This workshop may also be of interest to managers and team leaders wishing to coach and develop staff performance toward a customer-focused culture.

Cultural Intelligence Essentials

Course 4970 — Workshop — 1 Day

This workshop is especially suitable for individuals interested in increasing their cultural intelligence. The course is useful for front-line employees, first-line, mid-level, senior-level managers, or anyone wishing to engage others cross-culturally.

Facilitation for Successful Business Meetings

Course 4971 — Workshop — 1 Day

Leaders, managers, supervisors and anyone interested in improving business meetings and discussions can benefit from this course.

Conflict Management and Resolution Essentials

Course 4972 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course will benefit anyone interested in managing conflict effectively.

Developing Successful Business Relationships

Course 4973 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who is interested in developing successful relationships can benefit from this course. You learn how to engage people and communicate effectively.

Communication & Engaging with Others

Course 4974 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who must interact effectively with others to get the job done may find this course useful, as well as managers and professionals at all levels who must rely upon sound communication skills for effective working relationships. This course benefits people from all industries.

Stakeholder Management Essentials

Course 4975 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course enables managers and professionals at all levels to get results from stakeholders through effective persuasion and influence. In addition, anyone who must collaborate with stakeholders in producing results and those who manage expectations will find this course useful. You learn to develop effective working relationships with managers, peers, and individual contributors. This course is also important for individuals who expect to take on management responsibilities in the future. You learn the proper mindset for enhancing managerial effectiveness and behaviors that help your career.

Leading Innovation Essentials

Course 4982 — Workshop — 1 Day

Individuals, project managers and middle or senior level managers who need to enhance their personal, or their team’s, innovation of business processes, technical processes, operations, techniques, approaches, product design and development or business models.

6 New Linux Courses

Linux Virtualization

Course 1902 — Hands-On — 4 Days

In this course, you learn how to virtualize servers on a Linux platform to reduce operational costs, apply several different virtualization technologies and run Windows and UNIX and emulate ARM under Linux. In addition, you learn to tune virtual machines to maximize performance or security, reduce downtime and simplify maintenance and construct a network with thin clients.

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

Course 4600 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Linux users seeking to access a server and exploit the power of the shell and command line interface. Prior experience with Linux is not required.

Linux for Power Users

Course 4601 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone seeking to exploit the benefits of advanced utilities for text processing and command line automation. For best results,command line experience or the completion of Course 4600, "Introduction to the Linux Command Line," is recommended.

Shell Scripting with Bash

Course 4602 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Any Linux or UNIX user seeking to automate command line tasks by creating bash scripts. Command line experience or the completion of Course 4601 "Linux® for Power Users," is recommended.

Text Processing with awk

Course 4603 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone seeking to leverage the advanced pattern matching, text processing, and reporting features built into the awk text processor. This course is recommended for Linux and UNIX command line users seeking to automate text processing and reporting.

Linux Booting and Initialization

Course 4604 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is recommended for anyone responsible for maintaining Linux server availability. Applicable job titles include system administrators who configure the service applications available from the operating system.

10 New Microsoft .NET Courses

Introduction to ASP.NET Web Forms

Course 4652 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Building Single Page Applications with .NET

Course 4643 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who wants to build a web application using the Visual Studio SPA template. Experience with C# and JavaScript is assumed.

ASP.NET MVC with AngularJS and Bootstrap

Course 4644 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who wants to build a web application with an AngularJS front end and an ASP.NET back end. Experience with C# and JavaScript is assumed.

Developing ASP.NET Web API Services

Course 4645 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who wants to create modern ASP.NET Web API backend services and consume them from modern client-side web applications

Entity Framework (EF) Code First

Course 4646 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who needs to use Entity Framework to create and test database-enabled applications and websites. Prior knowledge and experience creating .NET applications and database programming in .NET is assumed.

Introduction to .NET Design Patterns

Course 4648 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who wants to use proven, design patterns and coding techniques to make their programs simpler, more maintainable and more adaptable to change. Prior experience programming in .NET is assumed.

Introduction to Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

Course 4650 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who needs to retrieve and manipulate data in their programs and wants to take advantage of the automation provided by LINQ will benefit from this course. Prior knowledge and experience programming .NET applications is assumed.

Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC

Course 4640 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone involved in developing web applications using Microsoft technology and new to ASP.NET MVC. For best results, attendees should have programming experience in C# at the level of "Course 419, C# Programming," and a fundamental knowledge of HTML.

Kick-starting C# Object-Oriented Programming

Course 4641 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is for existing developers with familiarity of C-style syntax who want to master the object-oriented capabilities of C#. Best results are achieved by attendees who have knowledge of common data types (int, string, bool), declaring variables, writing statements and procedures, and using loops and branches.

Quick Start to Developing Applications with the .NET Framework

Course 4642 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is valuable for programmers looking to move to the .NET Framework to create applications. Best results are achieved by attendees who have prior Web development and programming experience in a modern language.

7 New Microsoft Office Courses

Managing Programs and Large Projects

Course 4613 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course targets participants who need to manage large projects using Microsoft Project 2010/2013. Attendees should have an understanding of how to create resource-loaded schedules using Microsoft Project.

Customized Reporting in Microsoft Project 2013

Course 4614 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course targets participants who upgraded to Microsoft Project 2013 and need to understand the version’s new features. Attendees should have an understanding of how to create basic schedules using Microsoft Project.

Managing Resource Assignments in Microsoft Project

Course 4615 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course targets participants who use Microsoft Project Professional 2010/2013 to manage assignments in resource-loaded schedules. Attendees should have an understanding of how to create resource-loaded schedules using Microsoft Project.

Office 365 Overview

Course 4616 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Windows Administrators, IT professionals and power users who are interested in learning about Microsoft Office 365. Best results are achieved by attendees with prior technical experience in a Windows environment.

Creating & Designing Excel Workbooks

Course 4610 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in creating Excel Workbooks for business use.

Excel PivotTables: Building Dashboards

Course 4611 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in analyzing data with PivotTables and building summaries into business dashboards. Successful attendees have knowledge at the level of "Course 4610, Creating and Designing Excel Workbooks."

Automating Excel with Macros

Course 4612 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in automating repetitive tasks with macros, as well as maintaining existing macros. For best results, knowledge at the level of "Course 195, "Power Excel: Analyzing Data to Make Business Decisions," is recommended.

6 New Networking Courses

IPv6: Implementing the Next-Generation Network

Course 2703 — Hands-On — 4 Days

In this course, attendees learn to plan, configure and implement IPv6 successfully within their network, design IPv6 addressing and end-to-end communication architecture and apply IPv6 protocols and technologies including security. In addition, attendees learn to leverage IPv6 to facilitate future innovation, engage stakeholders and partners for effective integration of IPv6 and support the Internet of Everything (IoE) with IPv6.

Introduction to Network Switching

Course 4571 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Engineers and technical managers looking for an overview of switched LAN construction, especially those embarking on a networking career. This course is also beneficial for support staff needing an appreciation of the main LAN-related issues facing customers. Sales and marketing personnel will find this short overview will assist them in pre-sales support.

TCP/IP Network Address Fundamentals

Course 4573 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to configure hosts and access internetworks using TCP/IP protocols, manage IP addresses effectively and avoid common internetworking problems. Additionally, you learn to capture TCP/IP network traffic using a protocol analyzer and employ essential internet/intranet tools.

Intro to Cisco Routers

Course 4574 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Engineers and technical managers needing an overview of routing and routers, especially those embarking on a networking career, as well as support staff wanting to improve their skills in the basics of large network construction. Sales and marketing personnel will also benefit in that they will be better able to lead their customers through informed purchasing decisions.

Troubleshooting Switches, VLANs and Routers

Course 4575 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to configure, maintain and troubleshoot multiple network configurations and troubleshoot managed switches. Additionally, you learn to manage IP address assignments and subnetting, as well as identify and resolve issues with routers.

Data Network Concepts

Course 4570 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in the fundamentals of data communication systems or those seeking to refresh their knowledge of current networking systems.

6 New Oracle Courses

Introduction to RMAN

Course 4690 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Oracle Database Administrators and others interested in learning about and using Oracle Recovery Manager.

Oracle 12C Disaster Recovery with Data Guard

Course 4691 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Oracle Database Administrators and others interested in learning about and established a hot standby database for disaster recovery.

Oracle Backup and Recovery Strategies

Course 4692 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is designed for professionals whose work involves the administration of an Oracle 12c database as well as anyone involved in working with databases who may be tasked with ensuring availability of data. This course is also beneficial for database administrators who have had experience administering databases other than Oracle and who need to learn how to perform the safeguarding tasks applicable to Oracle 12c. In addition, systems administrators who want to learn how to properly protect Oracle 12c on their machines can benefit from this course.

Writing Complex PL/SQL with Cursors and Collections

Course 4693 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to process SQL result sets in PL/SQL, leverage cursors to provide row–by–row processing and automate cursor processing with FOR–loops. You also learn to apply bulk operations to process result sets in collections, utilize the different collection types and work with the built–in collection methods.

Powerful SQL Queries for Oracle

Course 4694 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn how to maximize the potential of SQL to formulate complex queries, select the most efficient solution to complex SQL problems, and thoroughly test SQL queries and avoid common errors. Additionally, you learn how to apply joins, subqueries ad aggregate functions.

Building Dynamic SQL Code with PL/SQL

Course 4695 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to invoke native dynamic SQL with the EXECUTE IMMEDIATE statement, build SQL statements during runtime and auto–generate standard code. Additionally, you learn to apply the RETURING INTO clause with dynamic SQL and prevent harmful injection.

12 New Project Management Courses

PRINCE2: A Project Management Methodology

Course 4620 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is valuable for anyone who operates in a project environment and wishes to gain an understanding of the PRINCE2 method.

Project Management Fundamentals

Course 4621 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is valuable for anyone seeking an introduction to the formal project management process and the value it brings to business and personal projects.

Project Initiation

Course 4622 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who needs to initiate projects and create project charters, project managers and leaders involved in initiating and managing projects, as well as PMP® and CAPM® candidates preparing for the exam.

Project Scope Management

Course 4626 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who manages projects, or is part of the development team, as well as PMP and CAPM candidates preparing for the exam.

Project Time Management

Course 4627 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who manages projects, or is part of the development team, schedulers, project leaders, managers involved with time management and PMP and CAPM candidates preparing for the exam.

Project Communications Management

Course 4628 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who manages projects, or is part of the development team, project managers, leaders and executives involved with communication and stakeholder expectation management and PMP and CAPM candidates preparing for the exam.

Project Risk Management

Course 4629 — Workshop — 1 Day

Anyone who manages projects, or is part of the development team, leaders, managers, and executives involved in managing a project’s threats and opportunities and PMP and CAPM candidates preparing for the exam.

Earned Value Management

Course 4623 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is for project and program managers, EVM analysts, project controllers and PMO managers who are responsible for applying EMV as a performance management technique.

Project Rescue

Course 4624 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is for Project and Program Managers who are responsible for determining the root cause of project failure, and devising a plan for recovering or terminating a project.

The Project Business Case

Course 4625 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is for Business Analysts, Project Managers and Program Managers who are responsible for writing a business case to getting buy-in and approval for moving forward with a project.

Project Leadership

Course 4630 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is for Project and Program Managers who are interested in building and enhancing their project leadership skills, and as a result achieving success with their projects.

Negotiation Skills for Project Managers

Course 4633 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is intended for Project and Program Managers who are interested in building and enhancing their negotiation skills in a project environment.

2 New SFIA Courses

Defining IT Skills, Roles and Responsibilities using the SFIA Framework

Course 3930 — Workshop — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to navigate and utilize SFIA within your organization, define required IT competencies and align SFIA with your existing skills definitions. In addition, you learn to analyze and measure skill requirements, advise on how SFIA can help an organization and justify the use of SFIA by preparing a business case.

IT Skills Assessment Workshop using the SFIA Framework

Course 3931 — Workshop — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to improve IT performance through a better alignment of staff skills, plan a practical approach to utilizing SFIA within your organization and categorize the job roles and skills of your staff. You also learn to identify skills deficiencies within your organization and align IT and HR functions within your organization.

10 New SharePoint Courses

Building SharePoint Dashboards with PerformancePoint Services

Course 4514 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to build workflows with the Nintex workflow platform, convert business logic to Nintex workflows and publish workflows. Additionally, you learn to send alerts in workflow and create workflows for a mobile workforce.

Nintex® Workflow

Course 4515 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In order to be successful, it is recommended that attendees have a basic understanding of using SharePoint 2013, equal to that of Course 1531, "SharePoint® 2013 Technologies Introduction." No prior experience with workflows or Nintex is necessary.

Managing SharePoint Publishing Sites for Site Owners

Course 4518 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to identify Publishing Site features and users for site collection and sites, leverage workflows to enhance business processes and define consistent page layouts. Additionally, you learn to implement a common branded theme to your SharePoint site and create necessary content types for publishing.

Implementing SharePoint 2013 Workflows

Course 4512 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in learning how to automate business processes with SharePoint 2013 workflows.

Office Integration with SharePoint 2013

Course 4513 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who uses Microsoft Office products and SharePoint in an organization.

Managing Security for Site Owners

Course 4517 — Hands-On — 1 Day

SharePoint site owners, or site collections owners responsible for managing and implementing SharePoint security.

Implementing SharePoint Record Center

Course 4519 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone responsible for using SharePoint to manage records in a company.

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search

Course 4516 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, participants learn how to use SharePoint 2013 Enterprise search to quickly find, discover, aggregate and display relevant information using Content Search and Search Results web parts and Product Catalog by leveraging SharePoint’s powerful information architecture.

SharePoint 2013 Content Management for End Users

Course 4510 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is beneficial for SharePoint 2013 users who want to learn how to manage files and content effectively using SharePoint sites and list and library apps.

SharePoint 2010 Content Management for End Users

Course 4511 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is beneficial for SharePoint 2010 users who want to learn how to manage files and content effectively using SharePoint sites and list and library apps.

22 New Software Development Courses

Software Testing and Quality Assurance

Course 1830 — Workshop — 3 Days

In this course, you learn to apply general software testing principles and fundamental test processes, implement test levels and types to various software development models and conduct static techniques using proper roles, responsibilities and tools. Additionally, you learn to manage tests, including planning, estimating, monitoring and controlling.

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Course 1814 — Workshop — 2 Days

In this course, you learn to become a Certified Product Owner and leader to your development team, follow Agile principles and the Scrum Framework and apply effective leadership to ensure measurable product outcomes. In addition, you learn to build and prioritize your business value-driven product backlog and develop positive stakeholder relationships.

Leading SAFe - SAFe Agilist Certification

Course 1817 — Workshop — 2 Days

This course provides attendees with the knowledge to introduce Lean Thinking into their team and organization, integrate a framework for scaling Agile practices and align their team's release cadence with an Agile Release Train. Additionally, attendees learn the foundations of Agile Portfolio Program Management and how to adopt the principles of Lean-Agile leadership.

Managing Scrum Projects with Team Foundation Server

Course 4881 — Hands-On — 1 Day

ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Scrum team members and software project managers who need to use TFS to plan and monitor their project backlogs, Sprints and teams. Prior knowledge and experience working on software projects is assumed. Prior knowledge of agile software development and/or Scrum is also helpful.

eXtreme Programming (XP) with Team Foundation Server

Course 4882 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Programmers who want to learn to how to automate testing, version control, builds and deployment with the features provided by Team Foundation Server. Prior knowledge and experience programming is assumed. Prior knowledge of Agile software development is also helpful.

Software QA Essentials

Course 4883 — Workshop — 1 Day

Effective User Stories

Course 4598 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is recommended for analysts and Agile team members who want to become more effective at defining their product requirements with user stories and product backlogs.

Agile Business Value & Estimating

Course 4599 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is recommended for Agile Project Managers, ScrumMasters, Product Owners and other Agile team members who want a greater understanding of planning software projects based on business value and effort.

Software Project Kickoff: Tools for Success

Course 4873 — Workshop — 1 Day

Lean-Agile: Combining Kanban & Scrum

Course 4870 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is useful for senior managers, project managers, system and business analysts, ScrumMasters and Agile coaches, product owners, developers and anyone else involved in Agile product development.

Agile Business Analysis

Course 4875 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is primarily focused on existing Business Analysts and potential Product Owners, but may also be suitable for Systems Analysts, developers and anyone wishing to understand the role of business analysis in Scrum in order to better support it.

Effective Software Testing Strategies

Course 4876 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is designed for those involved in planning, developing, executing and analyzing software testing. This group includes software testers, programmers, test leaders and quality specialists.

Introduction to Test-Driven Development

Course 4879 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is recommended for programmers, testers and other Agile team members who want to improve their project and code quality using modern, test-driven development techniques.

Architecting Enterprise Applications

Course 4877 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course benefits developers, project managers, and business analysts building complex applications with a server side component. This includes Web-based/mobile applications and service-oriented/cloud-based applications.

UX Design For Mobile Devices

Course 4878 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Designers, developers and anyone involved in the creation of User Interfaces for web-based applications. A basic knowledge of application development and design is assumed.

Leading Successful Agile Transformations

Course 4592 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is especially useful for managers at all levels and executives involved in, or contemplating, adopting the Agile Model for product development. It is also suitable for leaders of the adoption process including Agile coaches, ScrumMasters, team leaders and Scrum team members and those in supporting roles (e.g., in Human Resources) that might be impacted by the adoption of Agile.

Scaling Scrum

Course 4593 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is useful for senior managers, project managers, system and business analysts, ScrumMasters and Agile coaches, product owners and anyone else involved in scaling Scrum for large-scale products and the wider enterprise.

Leading Successful Agile Retrospectives

Course 4594 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is primarily focused on existing and potential ScrumMasters, but may also be suitable for Agile coaches of teams using methods other than Scrum (e.g., XP, Kanban, Lean etc.) and anyone wishing to understand how to maximize the power of retrospectives for teams and projects.

ScrumMaster: Beyond the Basics

Course 4595 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is primarily focused on existing and potential ScrumMasters, but may also be suitable for Agile coaches of teams using Agile methods other than Scrum (XP, Kanban, Lean and APMG PM) and anyone wishing to understand the ScrumMaster role to better support it.

Agile Release Management

Course 4597 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is primarily focused on existing and potential Scrum Product Owners, but is also suitable for all members of a Scrum team (e.g., ScrumMaster, Development team member), managers of teams involved in the release of product to the customer and anyone wishing to understand how to make Agile release management effective.

Agile Adoption for Managers

Course 4590 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is valuable for senior executives, line managers, portfolio, program or project managers and project team leads who will be leading teams transitioning to the Agile model and need to understand the changes required at the management level. Best results are achieved by attendees who have a working familiarity of project management concepts but this is not required.

Introduction to Scrum

Course 4591 — Workshop — 1 Day

This course is beneficial for anyone seeking to exploit the benefits of Agile development. This course is ideal for Product Managers, Business Analysts, Functional Managers, Operational Managers, Project Sponsors, Project Managers and IT Leadership.

14 New SQL Server Courses

Designing Reports with Report Builder

Course 4560 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in learning the basic concepts of creating reports with Microsoft Report Builder.

Introduction to SQL Server BI Tools & Strategies

Course 4554 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is beneficial for anyone interested in learning the basic concepts of Microsoft Data Tools including Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services.

Data Migration with SQL Server Integration Services

Course 4555 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in learning how to migrate and integrate data in SQL Server.

Report Development with SQL Server Reporting Services

Course 4556 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in learning the basic concepts of creating reports with SQL Server Reporting Services.

Implementing SQL Server Backup and Recovery Strategies

Course 4557 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course provides an in depth look at all the aspects of the backup and recovery process including the architecture of the SQL Server transaction log, available recovery models and recovering a damaged master database. Attendees learn how to perform various types of backups and to recover from disasters.

Setting Up SQL Server Security

Course 4558 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course enables attendees to leverage SQL Server’s robust and complex security model so that they can build a variety of permissions schemes.

Modeling a Data Warehouse

Course 4561 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in implementing a data warehouse solution in their organization, and those who need to re-engineer an existing data warehouse. Prior experience with a data warehousing implementation and/or databases is helpful but not required.

Building a Data Warehouse

Course 4562 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone interested in implementing a data warehouse solution in their organization, and those who need to re-engineer an existing data warehouse. Prior experience with a data warehousing implementation and/or databases is helpful but not required.

SQL Server DBA Essentials

Course 4553 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is beneficial for anyone who is new to database administration or interested in learning the fundamental concepts of the DBA role.

The Power of SQL

Course 4559 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn how to maximize the potential of SQL to formulate complex queries, apply joins and subqueries, and select the most efficient solution to complex SQL problems. Additionally, you learn how to identify and avoid common error situations, ensure that correct queries continue to work correctly in the future, and produce test data for thorough and complete testing.

Writing Stored Procedures

Course 4563 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course leverages the programming extensions to the Transact-SQL language to allow attendees to create robust procedures that improve the performance and security of applications.

Writing SQL Queries with SQL Server Management Studio

Course 4550 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who is new to writing SQL statements for Microsoft SQL Server. Prior knowledge of SQL Server is not required.

Writing SQL Queries

Course 4551 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is intended for users and developers interested in learning how to retrieve database content with SQL queries.

Creating Analytical SQL Queries for SQL Server

Course 4552 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Analysts and programmers who need to extract and analyze database content at different levels of aggregation. Best results are achieved by attendees who are familiar with basic SQL queries at the level of Course 4551, "Writing SQL Queries."

15 New Web Development Courses

Improving Usability, Accessibility & SEO with HTML5

Course 4540 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Experienced web designers, developers, architects and programmers wanting to improve the usability, accessibility and SEO of their web sites or web applications. Experience with HTML4 (or XHTML), CSS and programming JavaScript in the browser is required.

Programming Graphics & Multimedia in HTML5 & CSS3

Course 4541 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Experienced web designers, developers, architects and programmers wanting to improve the usability, accessibility and SEO of their websites or web applications. Best results are achieved by attendees who have prior experience with HTML4 (or XHTML), CSS and programming JavaScript in the browser.

Building Directives with AngularJS

Course 4738 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is for experienced Angular developers who want to learn how to create custom directives. It assumes knowledge of and familiarity with AngularJS, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Getting Started with HTML

Course 4542 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Those involved in establishing, developing or maintaining a website and anyone wanting to gain more knowledge about web technologies.

Developing Offline Applications with HTML5

Course 4543 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Experienced web designers, developers, architects and programmers wanting their web applications to remain functional even when disconnected from the Internet.

Fundamentals of jQuery

Course 4547 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Experienced web designers, developers, architects and programmers wanting to leverage jQuery to rapidly improve the usability of their web applications.

Adding Interactivity and Visual Effects With jQuery UI

Course 4733 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Experienced web designers, developers, architects and programmers wanting to leverage jQuery UI to rapidly enhance the interactivity of their web applications.

Creating Websites Supporting Mobile Devices with jQueryMobile

Course 4734 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Experienced web designers, developers, architects and programmers wanting to leverage jQuery Mobile to rapidly develop websites or web applications for mobile devices.

Getting to Know AngularJS

Course 4544 — Hands-On — 1 Day

JavaScript developers who want to create applications with AngularJS.

Harnessing AngularJS Services

Course 4545 — Hands-On — 1 Day

AngularJS developers who want to harness built-in services and create custom services to improve the architecture of their AngularJS applications.

Constructing AngularJS Animations and Interactive UIs

Course 4546 — Hands-On — 1 Day

AngularJS developers who want to leverage the animation and form validation capabilities to improve the visual appeal and functionality of their AngularJS applications.

Designing Web Application User Interfaces with Bootstrap

Course 4731 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Front-end developers who want to design responsive Web sites for mobile and desktop users with Bootstrap.

Developing REST Services for MEAN Applications

Course 4732 — Hands-On — 1 Day

AngularJS developers who want to work with the complete MEAN stack.

Configuring a Web Server

Course 4548 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is geared for those directly involved in the configuring or maintaining of web servers as well as those wanting to know more about web server operation.

Getting Started Generating and Designing XML Documents

Course 4549 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Those involved in developing enterprise solutions or anyone wanting to gain more knowledge about XML.

10 New Windows Courses

Advanced PowerShell® Scripting

Course 4672 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is recommended for those with previous PowerShell experience who are looking to make more efficient scripts. This course is intended for those responsible for Windows administration or any technology that leverages PowerShell automation such as Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Sharepoint or VMware V-Sphere.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Course 4673 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone wishing to implement an efficient and customized deployment solution for Windows desktops or servers.

Windows Security

Course 4675 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to plan for basic security using NTFS permissions, Windows Firewall, and encryption, secure Windows servers with PKI, NAP and BitLocker and leverage auditing to recognize that unauthorized activities could occur. You also learn to manage AppLocker to prevent unwanted access to applications.

Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

Course 4676 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Anyone who wants to leverage Microsoft’s new dynamic access controls to secure or audit Windows file access.

Windows High Availability with Fault Tolerant Clusters

Course 4677 — Hands-On — 1 Day

In this course, you learn to install and configure Windows Fault Tolerant Clustering, deploy highly available enterprise applications and manage cluster shared storage. You also learn to upgrade clusters from previous versions of Windows Server.

Active Directory® Federation Services (ADFS)

Course 4678 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is targeted at participants who are tasked with establishing a claims-based identity federation across Active Directory forest boundaries with partner organizations using Active Directory Federation Services. Attendees should have a working knowledge of Active Directory at the level of Course 2412, " Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services ," or equivalent hands-on experience.

Microsoft Dynamics

Course 4674 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is targeted at participants who are tasked with implementing Microsoft Dynamics in their organization. It is a high level overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and provides attendees with a working knowledge of this application. Attendees should have a working knowledge of Windows Server 2012 at the level of Course 2410. Microsoft Office experience is also recommended.

The Power of PowerShell

Course 4670 — Hands-On — 1 Day

This course is beneficial for experienced Windows administrators and other IT Professionals seeking to leverage PowerShell to automate complex management tasks. No previous scripting experience is necessary.

Client Hyper-V in Windows 8/8.1

Course 4671 — Hands-On — 1 Day

Experienced IT professionals and power users who are interested in learning about Microsoft Client Hyper-V. Best results are achieved by attendees with prior technical experience in a Windows environment.

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

Course 2413 — Hands-On — 4 Days

In this course, attendees learn how to integrate their existing IT infrastructure with Microsoft Azure. They create, manage and monitor virtual machines, configure virtual networks and prepare redundant data storage and protect data and workloads with Azure Backup and Site Recovery.

New Courses Coming Soon!

Dynamic Elicitation and Communication Skills for Business Analysis
This three–day course is developed specifically for Business Analysts and others who perform business analysis functions during the planning, development and delivery of a project. The workshops, role plays and case studies will demonstrate effective usage of communication best practices specific to the BA role.

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