Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Welcome to the June 2015 ACM Learning Center Bulletin, keeping you current on the many online learning tools ACM offers to help extend our members' skills and knowledge. To suggest addition of books, courses; future Tech Packs or Webinar topics; or just offer feedback, leave a note in the Learning Center Suggestion Box.


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Register for July 30 Webcast with George Neville-Neil: "What Time Is It? A Guide to Time for Software Developers"
If you haven't yet done so, register now for "What Time Is It? A Guide to Time for Software Developers", presented on Thursday, July 30 at noon ET by George Neville-Neil, owner of Neville-Neil Consulting and Chair of the ACM Practitioner Board. In this talk, George covers the basics of computer-based timekeeping, including what makes it difficult, what can be expected from commodity systems, and where we are with efforts to improve the state of the art. Terry Coatta, CTO of Marine Learning Systems and Chair of the ACM Queue Case Study Committee, moderates.

You can view our entire archive of past ACM Learning Webinars on demand at http://learning.acm.org/webinar/.

Available on Demand: "Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches"
If you missed it live, catch "Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches" on demand. Satish Chandra, of Samsung Electronics, shares the experiences he had in interacting with these constituencies; sometimes successful experiences, but at other times not so successful ones. The webinar focuses broadly on tools in two areas: bug finding and test automation. Satish also makes some observations on when tech transfer works and when it stumbles.

New Titles from Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress
Recently, new titles have been added to the Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress Books collection, with coverage spanning Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Computer Human Interaction, Computing for Engineering, Computer Organization and Architecture, Data Management, Development Tools and Programming, Embedded Systems and Computer Engineering, Information Technology Networking, Professional and Career Development, Security, and Software. A total of 100 new titles have been added to the Learning Center catalog in 2015, including 50 new books in May. Below are just some of the highlights from the recently added titles:
Learning Center: Books and Courses

Featured Skillsoft Course: Junior Level LPIC-1 Exam 101: Linux System Architecture
Junior Level LPIC-1 Exam 101: Linux System Architecture describes the BIOS configuration of integrated hardware as well as the configuration of external peripherals, such as USB flash drives. The course also covers basic software administration, including the setting of runlevels and the methods for shutting down a system gracefully. This course is part of a series that prepares the learner for CompTIA Linux+ exam LX0-101 and Linux Professional Institute (LPI) LPIC-1 Junior Level Administrator exam 101. See ACM Learning Center's Skillsoft course catalog for our collection of IT courseware.

Did you know that ACM's Skillsoft collection includes the Department of Defense Knowledge Center, with dozens of courses tied to some of today's most popular certifications in information security? Downloade this content spreadsheet for the latest content catalog: http://www.acm.org/education/dod_kc_0315.xlsx. For more on the DoD KC, visit http://learning.acm.org/courses/index.cfm.

Recent Additions to Skillsoft IT and Desktop Video Library
Did you know that ACM members have access to thousands of IT and productivity videos from Skillsoft? Covering a variety of today's hottest topics, these videos offer "on-the-job" support and solutions for busy practitioners.

Recently, Skillsoft added significant video content in the following knowledge areas: Apache Spark, CICD 1.0, CISSP 2015, CSSLP, Cucumber Fundamentals, DCICT 1.0, Defensive Programming, Drupal 8 First Look, Foundations of Android Security, Hadoop Ecosystem, Java SE 8 Fundamentals, JIRA Fundamentals, JSON Fundamentals, Mac OS X Yosemite, Microsoft Azure and SQL Server 2014, OWASP Top 10, RavenDB, VMware Workstation 11 Fundamentals, What's New in CISSP 2015, and Wordpress. See http://learning.acm.org/books/skillsoft_video.cfm for more information.

Learning Center: Other Resources

Tech Packs: Expert-Curated Readings on Hot Computing Topics
Have you looked at a Tech Pack yet? These innovative, integrated learning packages covering today's hottest topics in computing are created by subject matter expert committees who curate essential readings, such as foundational journal papers, conference proceedings, keynotes, and more. TechPacks available to members include: ACM Interview with Sage Franch
Tune in as the leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs advancing computing as a science and a profession discuss their background, experience, and career highlights, all while providing invaluable insights and lessons learned for future computing professionals in this ongoing series of exclusive interviews conducted by Stephen Ibaraki, Chair of the ACM Professional Development Committee.

This month's featured interview is with Sage Franch, Top Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Canada and owner of Trendy Techie. Sage and Stephen discuss Sage's career in the tech industry, her vision for women in technology, her work with YouthSpark, and Trendy Techie, her blog devoted to empowering others through technical education.

Discounts on CompTIA Certification Exams and Training Materials for ACM Members
Did you know that ACM members are now eligible for discounts on CompTIA certification exams (including A+, Network+, and Security+) as well as learning content and training materials that prepare learners for these certification exams? Members can save 15% on CompTIA Exam Vouchers/Bundles and 10% on Training Content/Materials using coupons found at http://learning.acm.org/courses/comptia.cfm. New certifications include Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Healthcare IT Technician, Linux+, Mobile App Security+, Mobility+, Project+, Server+, Storage+, Strata+ (IT fundamentals), and more.

CompTIA is a leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide with popular exams in security, network administration, computer repair, and server administration. See http://learning.acm.org/courses/comptia.cfm for the new discount codes and more information.

Save 15% on EMC Courseware
ACM has partnered with EMC to bring members a 15% discount on practical training in some of today's most vital IT knowledge areas, such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Information Storage and Management, Virtualization, and more. These EMC courses focus on technology, not products, to teach technology topics applicable to any vendor environment. Training is available in various modalities, including eLearning, instructor-led (ILT), online ILT, video ILT, and video ILT-stream. For the list of eligible courses and the discount code, visit the EMC courses page.

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