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George Farina: Education



Learning Regular Expressions
Course: Learning Regular Expressions (Online)
Date: 6-21-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Kevin Skoglund
Description: Learn how to find and manipulate text quickly and easily using regular expressions. Author Kevin Skoglund covers the basic syntax of regular expressions, shows how to create flexible matching patterns, and demonstrates how the regular expression engine parses text to find matches. The course also covers, referring back to previous matches with references and creating complex matching patterns with assertions, and explores the most common applications of regular expressions.(Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 5 Hours 36 Minutes




JavaScript Essential Training
Course: JavaScript Essential Training (Online)
Date: 6-20-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Description: JavaScript is a scripting language. As the web evolves from a static to a dynamic environment, technology focus is shifting from static markup and styling—frequently handled by content management systems or automated scripts—to dynamic interfaces and advanced interaction. Once seen as optional, JavaScript is now becoming an integral part of the web, infusing every layer with its script.

Through practical examples and mini-projects, this course helps build an understanding of JavaScript piece by piece, from core principles like variables, data types, conditionals, and functions through advanced topics including loops, closures, and DOM scripting. Along the way, students are introduced to ES6 and the basics of JavaScript libraries. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 5 Hours 15 Minutes




Working with Data on the Web
Course: Working with Data on the Web (Online)
Date: 6-11-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Joseph Lowery
Description: Often, designers need to convey simple data without the overhead of a relational database such as MySQL. This course introduces web technologies designed it make storeing, retrieving, and displaing data online easier. First, discover how data is collected via standard and advanced HTML5 forms. Then, look at a client-friendly approach to storing data using simple CSV files. Next, Joseph shows how to store, manage, and style data with static data, XML; the popular JavaScript-based JSON; and the recursively named YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language), frequently used in Ruby-based projects. Plus, take a close look at basic HTML5 data options, including local storage and the flexible data attribute.(Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 2 Hours 20 Minutes




CSS Essential Training 2
Course: CSS Essential Training 2 (Online)
Date: 5-31-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Christina Truong
Description: Once you're familiar with the basics of CSS, you're ready to expand your skillset and tackle more challenging concepts. In this course—the second installment in a series, bolster your existing CSS knowledge, and learn to write more efficient code. Join Christina Truong as she explains how to work with a variety of advanced selectors, when to use the float, display, and position properties, and how to get started with the CSS browser developer tools and leverage them when debugging your front-end code. She also explains how to take a mobile-first approach to responsive web design. Plus, this course provides you with an opportunity to add more features to the online résumé project you started in CSS Essential Training 1.(Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 2 Hours 21 Minutes




PHP: Object-Oriented Programming with Databases
Course: PHP: Object-Oriented Programming with Databases (Online)
Date: 5-29-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Kevin Skoglund
Description: Learn how to interact with databases using object-oriented PHP code. In this intermediate course, Kevin Skoglund teaches powerful PHP techniques designed to streamline interactions with MySQL databases. PHP developers will benefit from the efficient, well-organized, reusable, and easy-to-understand code object-oriented programming (OOP) offers. Kevin shows how OOP techniques can optimize database queries, help manage sessions, and simplify user logins. He provides practical examples and tips to create objects that interact seamlessly with database rows, to build a content management system with HTML forms, to authenticate users, and to break up long lists of database data into smaller pages. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 4 Hours 4 Minutes




PHP: Exporting Data to Files
Course: PHP: Exporting Data to Files (Online)
Date: 5-23-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): David Powers
Description: Providing a file from a database in exactly the same format requested by the user is an extremely valuable technique. In this course, David Powers shows you how to export data from a database with PHP in a variety of formats, including rich text, CSV, Excel, Word, OpenOffice spreadsheets, documents, and XML. He introduces tools like PHPExcel and PHPRtfLite to make formatting the data (fonts, headers, columns, and all) easier to manage, and also shows how to embed nontext data like images in your exports. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 3 Hours 42 Minutes




Learning PHP SimpleXML
Course: Learning PHP SimpleXML (Online)
Date: 5-21-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): David Powers
Description: Most PHP programmers will eventually run into an XML data set. The easiest way to deal with this data is using the SimpleXML extension for PHP. In this course, David Powers walks through loading and extracting data from a basic XML document, working with namespaces, and editing XML elements and attributes with SimpleXML and the XPath query language. He also shows practical uses for XML, such as displaying text as well as images from an RSS feed, and the process for generating new XML documents with SimpleXML. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 2 Hours 20 Minutes




PHP Essential Training
Course: PHP Essential Training (Online)
Date: 5-18-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Kevin Skoglund
Description: PHP is a popular programming language programers can use to write code for web pages. For thoes who have been using HTML to develop websites, learning PHP can expand HTML websites into dynamic pages. In this course, learn the fundamentals of PHP. Kevin Skoglund covers concepts such as how to embed PHP code into an HTML page, and reviews the basic PHP data types such as strings and arrays. He also covers the different control structures in PHP, how to work with built-in PHP functions, and how to define your own custom functions. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 4 Hours 4 Minutes




PHP with MySQL Essential Training: 2 Build a CMS
Course: PHP with MySQL Essential Training: 2 Build a CMS (Online)
Date: 5-10-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Kevin Skoglund
Description: This course is the second installment in a series-builds on the fundamentals of PHP with MySQL. Students learn intermediate concepts necessary to develop real-world web applications while creating a working content management system. Kevin Skoglund shows how to create dynamic navigation to allow public users to browse different pages of database-driven content. He demonstrates how to hide content from the public. How to write context sensitive functions and use argument options for conditional behavior. He shows how to implement user authentication and utilize PHP's built-in password functions to securely regulate page access. Finally, he shows how related database tables can become nested resources by modifying and scoping functions. Along the way, Kevin provides practical advice and offers examples of best practices. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 3 Hours 53 Minutes




Course: Microsoft Word: Intermediate
Date: 5/9/2018
Institution: Homosassa Library (Citrus County, Fl)
Instructor(s): Brianna Pittman
Description: This class introduces some of the more advanced features commonly used in Microsoft Word 2010. You will learn how to use templates, create tables, and learn formatting skills. Prerequisites: Microsoft Word: Getting Started or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are needed. (Description via: citruslibraries.org)
Length: 2 Hours




CSS Essential Training 1
Course: CSS Essential Training 1 (Online)
Date: 5-3-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Christina Truong
Description: CSS is a stylesheet language allowing users to control the appearance of webpages. In this course, the first installment in an ongoing series, Christina Truong demonstrates the concepts of CSS, and explains how to use this language to add design elements capable of taking webpages from good to great. Christina covers selecting content, how the box model defines the spacing and sizing of page elements, styling text, and managing basic layouts. She also explores the tools needed to work with CSS, how to use selectors to target elements, and guidelines for page layouts with floats. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 2 Hours 36 Minutes




Course: Creative Writing
Date: 5/3/2018
Institution: Homosassa Library (Citrus County, Fl)
Instructor(s): Brianna Pittman
Description: Writing tips, tricks, and inspiration. Bring in a sample of what you’re working on and receive constructive feedback from fellow writers or stop by and meet with local authors who have been through the publishing process and lived to tell the tale. (Description via: citruslibraries.org)
Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes




Windows 10: Manage Remote Access
Course: Windows 10: Manage Remote Access (Online)
Date: 4-25-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Brian Culp
Description: Remote access is one of the most powerful tools available to Windows administrators. Once configured you can troubleshoot Windows remotely, control power usage, deploy workspaces and software, configure offline storage, and synchronize files across devices and the cloud, all without ever touching the remote PC. This hands-on, practical course covers the skills necessary for a system admin to manage remote access in Windows 10 and prepare for the Manage Remote Access Microsoft Certification exam, Configuring Windows Devices. Brian Culp shows how to create and enable a VPN connection, configure Remote Desktop, establish mobility policies, create and deploy workspaces, and configure offline storage and file syncing. Plus, learn how connect to printers and displays using Wi-Fi Direct. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 2 Hours 5 Minutes




Course: Online Safety & Privacy
Date: 3/18/2018
Institution: Homosassa Library (Citrus County, Fl)
Instructor(s): Brianna Pittman
Description: This class will present an overview of how to protect your computer and yourself while working online. The topics discussed will include anti-virus programs, spyware, firewalls, cookies, Trojan Horses, phishing, pharming, other email scams, and various malware. You will learn how to spot potential problems and how to protect your computer. We recommended students take our Internet Basics class or have a basic understanding of the use of the internet before taking the Online Safety & Privacy course. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the citruslibraries.org course description.)
Length: 2 Hours




Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
Course: Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP (Online)
Date: 4-16-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Description: Installing WordPress on your computer gives you an opportunity to view verious WordPress themes development. This course is designed for Windows users who want to install and configure WordPress locally on a PC with WampServer, the open-source software stack for serious WordPress development. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers the configuration options and settings to help students with developing in WordPress. Learn how to set up multiple sites and custom domains with virtual hosts, all in a safe and accessible environment. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 56 Minutes




Windows 10: Tips and Tricks
Course: Windows 10: Tips and Tricks (Online)
Date: 4-11-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Description: Windows expert David Rivers shares tips and shortcuts for working more efficiently in Windows 10. This course opens with a top 10 list of power tips, before offering mouse tricks and keyboard shortcuts, display and desktop organization tips, techniques for improving efficiency with basic operating system features, tips for improving system performance, and useful Windows utilities. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 1 Hour 29 Minutes




Excel 2016: Managing and Analyzing Data
Course: Excel 2016: Managing and Analyzing Data (Online)
Date: 4-10-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Dennis Taylor
Description: Large amounts of data can become unmanageable. However, with the data management and analysis features in Excel 2016, students can access stored data efficiently. In this course, Dennis Taylor shares easy-to-use commands, features, and functions for maintaining large lists of data in Excel. He covers sorting, adding subtotals, filtering, eliminating duplicate data, and using Excel's Advanced Filter feature, along with specialized database functions to isolate and analyze data. With these techniques, students can extract the most important information from a data spreadsheet, in the shortest amount of time. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 3 Hours




PHP with MySQL Essential Training: 1 The Basics
Course: PHP with MySQL Essential Training: 1 The Basics (Online)
Date: 4/2/2018 - 4-5-2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Kevin Skoglund
Description: PHP is a popular programming language, often used as a foundation for data-driven websites. This comprehensive course from Kevin Skoglund helps developers learn to use PHP to build webpages with dynamic data passed between webpages. Learn how PHP can simplify the creation of forms, read and validate form data, and display errors. Kevin also covers the fundamentals of MySQL and how to use PHP to efficiently and securely interact with a database to store and retrieve data. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 5 Hours 51 Minutes




Access 2016: Reporting to Web Systems
Course: Access 2016: Reporting to Web Systems (Online)
Date: 4/02/2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Adam Wilbert
Description: Access databases are typically stored on a local computers hard drive and are shared with a limited number of users over a local network. Microsoft SharePoint integration allows students to share data on the web, though use of Sharepoint is often complicated for many users. Microsoft Access is a simpler alternative. By leveraging web-friendly data formats, such as a basic HTML table or XML, CSV, and JSON data files, or connecting to a hosted Microsoft Azure database, Access users can expand the reach of their data and reports.

In this course, Adam Wilbert shows students how, to share Access data with others. He covers Access data export options, and demonstrates how to modify exported files with a text editor. He also explains how to link Access to an Azure SQL database to provide a cloud storage solution for Access tables. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 1 Hour 47 Minutes




Building Solutions Using Excel and Access 2016 Together
Course: Building Solutions Using Excel and Access 2016 Together (Online)
Date: 3/28/2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Robin Hunt
Description: By combining the power of Microsoft Excel and Access 2016, students can build better end-user solutions. In this course, learn how to leverage Excel and Access to get the most out of both tools. Robin Hunt shares strategies and techniques designed to help students work more efficiently. Robin shows students how Excel and Access can be used together, and explains how to build tables and calculate data in these two programs. She also explains how to import and export data, using macros and how to build forms and reports. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 2 Hours 19 Minutes




Course: Excel 2016: Power Query (Get & Transform) (Online)
Date: 3/27/2018
Institution: Lynda.com
Instructor(s): Oz du Soleil
Description: Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of features called Get and Transform, which provides compelling data gathering and cleansing capabilities. Follow along with Excel MVP Oz du Soleil as he shows you the many uses of Get and Transform. Oz begins by explaining what Get and Transform is, and how its data handling features differ from the Excel functions most people are familiar with. He then shows how to get started with Get and Transform, whether you want to import and work with data from a table, a file, or a folder. Oz also shows how to merge and cleanse data from multiple sources, and how to pivot data to examine your data from a variety of angles. (Rephrased, paraphrased from the Lynda.com course description.)
Length: 1 Hour 49 Minutes




Course: Excel: Intermediate
Date: 3/14/2018
Institution: Homosassa Library (Citrus County, Fl)
Instructor(s): Brianna Pittman
Description: A follow up to Excel: Getting Started. In this class you will learn more advanced formulas and tricks. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers or equivalent computer skills and Excel: Getting Started. Strong keyboard and mouse skills are needed. (Description via: citruslibraries.org)
Length: 2 Hours




Course: Florida Real Estate Principles, Practices and Law, Version 34.0 (Online)
Date: 12/28/2011 - 1/26/2012
Institution: Real Estate School Online d/b/a Florida Real Estate School
Instructor(s): James Sweetin, Permitted Instructor
Length: 63 Hours




Course: Quickbooks Certified User Program (Online)
Date: 11/15/2008
Institution: Intuit Inc. / Quickbooks
Instructor(s): Scoot Cook, Founder and Chairman Intuit, Inc.
Length: 8 Hours




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