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Superlearner - Ultimate Advantage
WEBRip | English | MP4 + PDF Guides | 1920 x 1080 | AVC ~1503 Kbps | 23.976 fps
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Genre: eLearning Video / Self Improvement

How to use the "slipstream technique" to shortcut your career success & learn directly from industry transformers. Learn The Secrets That Propelled The World's Top Thought Leaders To Success - Including Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday, Benjamin Franklin & Many More. Ultimate Advantage will teach you the exact strategies that Brandon uses to work with industry transformers.

..and literally "shortcut" his way to the top.
Forget needing to spend years "climbing the corporate ladder" or figuring out things the hard way.

This course will teach you how to develop genuine relationships with people that can dramatically accelerate your success in every area of life.

Just think:

How much faster could you achieve your goals if you knew how to reach out to and work with a a role model that you admire. and convince them to teach you one-on-one?

How many headaches could you avoid if you had that person on speed dial?

After seeing Brandon do it himself, I can attest that this methodology will radically transform your life.

. and do it in an innovative and fun way.

Value: $397
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Paul and His Letter to the Romans: Part One (Romans 1-5)
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Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 6 hour | Language: English

A Guide to the Apostle Paul's Masterpiece Epistle to the Romans. This Course Covers Romans Chapters One Through Five.

What you'll learn

Embrace the beauty of this magnificent letter from the pen of the Apostle Paul.
Understand the historical background that is so important to discerning the meaning of this pivotal epistle.
Discern how the Apostle Paul brings forth an argument with majesty and complexity.
Explain the movement of the main themes in Paul's Letter to the Romans.
Dig deeply into the intricacies of specific sections within the letter.
Explicate how the strands of key thoughts keep interweaving through the text much as a major symphonic orchestral work returns to movements that reinforce the underlying elements of the work.
Discuss how key theological ideas and thoughts are worked through by the Apostle Paul.
Realize the wonderful background of OT texts upon which the argument of the letter depends.

Requirements

Students should obtain the commentary by Prof. Wright, Paul for Everyone: Romans, Part One (John Knox, 2005) ISBN-10: 0664227996.

Description

Few writings in the history of the world have had the impact that Paul's Epistle to the Romans has had in the past centuries. Prof. N.T. Wright, renowned biblical scholar and historian, will walk you through Paul's Letter to the Romans. The course shines a bright spotlight on one of the most wonderful and challenging books in the New Testament. The powerful realities Paul expresses in his Epistle to the Romans have challenged men and women for nearly 2,000 years. People like St. Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Wesley were profoundly changed by embracing the essential elements found in this magnificent letter. Dig deep into the New Testament through studying this amazing and pivotal work from the pen of the Apostle Paul through detailed explanation with Prof. N.T. Wright.

This course is Part One of a three-part course covering the whole of Paul and His Letter to the Romans. This course, Romans: Part One, is designed to take around fifteen weeks to complete and will cover Introductory Issues regarding the whole Epistle as well as in depth exegesis of Romans 1:1 - 5:21. While you may take the course at your own pace, you are encourage to take time to reflect upon the material presented in the textbook and in the lectures. Please do not rush. There is so much packed into every lecture. This is material to ponder and prayerfully consider.

The textbook is Prof. Wright's commentary on Romans in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK.

The structure of the course includes:

Lectures by Prof. Wright
Quizzes to assess comprehension
Student discussions
Interaction with Prof. David Seemuth, your co-instructor for the course
Textbook readings
Interaction with the biblical text itself

If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of this powerful and important letter from the apostle Paul, then you will want to enroll in this course.

Who this course is for:

Any student of the Bible should be interested in this most powerful letter of the New Testament. Paul and His Letter to the Romans provides the basis for so much theology upon which Christians stand that this letter must be studied in depth.
While this course will contain some rather elaborate explanations, the beginning student interested in the New Testament will still be able to understand much of what Prof. Wright explains.
This course is not a forum for disputation over key themes. Students are encouraged to have vigorous dialogue in the public forums. Your co-instructor, Dr. David P. Seemuth, will monitor and interact with you. In so doing, we will keep the tone of the conversation full of love and respect even when disagreeing with certain conclusions.



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The Servant King
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Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 5 hour | Language: English

Explore one of the Bible's greatest poems, and embrace its divine wisdom on transforming tragedy into victory.

What you'll learn

Students will gain a rich perspective on the beautiful poem that is Isaiah 40-55.
Students will gain an understanding the context of this extremely important biblical text.
Students will understand how the New Testament writers picked up on the important themes of this section of the Bible.
Students will be encouraged by the in-depth explanation of Isaiah 52-53 which is, perhaps, the most memorable portion of the larger poem.
Students will gain a glimpse of how important it is to see the whole Bible as telling one large, redemptive story.

Requirements

Students should have a hunger to learn more about the Old Testament.
Students should be ready to engage in theological thinking with other students and through interaction with the instructors.
Students should acquire a recent translation of the Bible.
Students should be eager to learn about the history and background of the this amazing poem of Isaiah 40-55.

Description

Though Isaiah 52-53 typically get the most attention, the entirety of Isaiah 40-55 should be revered as one of the greatest poems contained within the Bible. At the time it was written, Israel was in exile, living in ruins due to its own disobedience. Isaiah 40-55 tells its story, and how God chose to save Israel from its tragic state.

In a mere 15 verses, we're introduced to:

A remarkable picture of God as both the Creator of Heaven and Earth, as well as the covenant God of Israel

The context for the so-called "Suffering Servant" section, which explains that God intends, through the servant, to make all things new

His way of turning tragedy into victory-a critical recurring focus of the overall Biblical narrative, and a major eventual influence on the New Testament writers

Who this course is for:

Anyone interested in learning how to apply the context of a key prophetic Biblical text to their everyday life
Clergy looking for resources or inspiration to enhance their sermons and other work in the church, as well as their personal ongoing spiritual journey
Fans of N.T. Wright interested in Professor Wright's perspective on the importance of seeing the whole Bible as telling one large, redemptive story



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Paul and His Letter to the Philippians
Video: .mp4 (1280x720, 30 fps(r)) | Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, 2ch | Size: 8.45 GB
Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 5 hour | Language: English

Join Prof. N.T. Wright to study one of the most joyful and delightful books in the New Testament.

What you'll learn

Develop a deeper appreciation for the way Paul presents his message as a prisoner for Christ in this delightful epistle.
Discern the implications of Paul's message as you look at the present age and manner of life around you
Understand the heart of Paul's message to the Philippian church
Apply the contents and principles of the letter to your own inner life of devotion
Present a coherent summary of this letter of hope and encouragement
Embrace the beauty of both 'holiness' and 'unity' as the people of God
Learn to live out your commitment to King Jesus in the 'public square' with conviction and fidelity

Requirements

The textbook is Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters- Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Philemon. John Knox Press. ISBN:0664227880.

Description

Prof. N.T. Wright, renowned biblical scholar and historian will walk you through Paul's Letter to the Philippians. The course is a reflection of how to think and live in light of the death and resurrection of King Jesus. The powerful realities of 'unity' and 'holiness' are combined through the proper way to think about the work of God in Christ. The central portion of the letter, Phil 2:6-11, provides the foundation for understanding the whole of the letter and Paul's own way of life. Dig deep into the New Testament through studying this wonderful and practical epistle.

This course is meant to take around thirteen weeks to complete. While you may take the course at your own pace, you are encourage to take time to reflect upon the material presented in the textbook and in the lectures.

The textbook is Prof. Wright's commentary on Philippians in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK.

The structure of the course includes:

Lectures by Prof. Wright
Quizzes to assess comprehension
Student discussions
Interaction with Prof. David Seemuth, your co-instructor for the course
Textbook readings
Interaction with the biblical text itself

If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of this important letter from the apostle Paul, then you will want to enroll in this course.

Who this course is for:

This course is intended for anyone who has an interest in the message of the New Testament and who would like to learn the beauty and intricacies of one of the Apostle Paul's most joyful letters.
This course is designed for a general audience. You do not have to have previous theological training to understand the concepts.
This course is meant to take time and reflection. It is not meant to be a 'crash course' in the study of the New Testament.



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Themes in the Gospel of John
Video: .mp4 (1280x720, 30 fps(r)) | Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, 2ch | Size: 7.15 GB
Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 5.5 hour | Language: English

Prof. N.T. Wright examines the Gospel of John observing seven key, overarching themes pointing to a new way of living.

What you'll learn

Understand the background surrounding this wonderful Gospel as well as how the writing relates to us today.
Describe the different overarching themes that tie the Gospel of John together.
Explain the elements of the Gospel of John that are so important to embrace today.
Delineate the similarities and differences between the issues of today that overlap with the issues Jesus spoke about in this Gospel.
Develop a broader understanding of what it means to be a King Jesus follower in a countercultural way.
Appreciate the importance of having a robust understanding of the seven overarching themes that the Gospel of John identifies.

Requirements

This course only requires a desire to learn about the New Testament. No other materials are required.

Description

The Gospel of John has been a favorite of many readers of the New Testament and is full of beauty, mystery, and, occasionally, surprises. Jesus, in this Gospel, points to a new way of living. It is the Kingdom of God way of life. This way of life was in contrast to the normal Roman way of living in the first century A.D as much as it is in contrast to what most people in the twenty-first century experience.

The course approaches the Gospel of John in a way that looks at seven key themes. These themes bind the Fourth Gospel together in a manner that allows us to see this 'new way of living' as possible for followers of King Jesus. In so doing, we then apply these themes to the current era in order to ask ourselves questions about how we are putting them into practice. In a way, this is the story of how to live out being the presence of God on earth through the indwelling of God's spirit.

Students will encounter these seven themes through understanding many biblical references which Prof. Wright explains. The course is not an 'exegetical' walk through the text. Rather, the explanation of cultural and historical background of our era is explored to help us apply the Gospel of John to today's world. This makes the study very application oriented.

Who this course is for:

This course is for students with an interest in the New Testament writings, particularly the Gospel of John, likely written towards the end of the First Century A.D.
This course is designed to enable the student to discover what the Gospel of John highlights as vital to our understanding of this beautiful Gospel.
Anyone with an interest in the Bible will be encouraged by this course.



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The Ultimate DC Electrical Circuits Course
Video: .mp4 (1280x720, 30 fps(r)) | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2ch | Size: 9.79 GB
Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 10 hour | Language: English + .srt

Discover Electrical Engineering World by Creating and Simulating DC Electrical Circuits.Master Solving Complex Circuits!

What you'll learn

Understand Fundamentals of DC Circuits
Understand System of Units
identifying Circuits' Components
Understand All The Electric Quantities
Build Simple Circuits
Learn Different Types of Switches
Learn How to Create Electrical Circuits Practically
Identifying Different Configurations in Electric Circuits (Series, Parallel and Hybrid)
Understand Ohm's Law
Understand Kirchhoff's Rules
Understand Dependent Sources
Understand Voltage and Current Divider Rules
Identifying Star and Delta Configurations
Identifying Star-Delta Technique of Solving Circuits
Learn Advanced Techniques of Solving Complex Circuits with Tons of Examples
Learn Nodal Method
Learn Mesh Method
Learn Concept of Linearity
Identifying Source Transformation Method
Understand Superposition Theorem
Understand Thevenin's Theorem
Understand Norton's Theorem
Understand Maximum Power Transfer Theory
Learn Different Measurement Techniques in Electrical Circuits
Use Protues 8 Software to Build and Analysis Electrical Circuits
Performing Lab Tutorials
Performing Experiments

Requirements

Some Knowledge of Trigonometry
Some Math Fundamentals like (x-y axis and slope)
Some knowledge of calculus (derivatives and integrals)
Be excited about learning

Description

"Have you ever thought about what is happening when you flip a light switch and lamp illuminates"

You simply have to join this course to understand exactly what is happening with the lamp and more.

The Ultimate Electrical DC Circuits Course is the most comprehensive, dynamic, and practical course you will find online.

Here you will find 4 types of tutorials:

Lectures with powerpoint presentations illustration.

Examples with pen and paper illustration.

Practical lab tutorials.

Simulation lab tutorials.

All tutorials will be provided with (powerpoint presentations and handwriting) sources.

PART 1:

In this part you will learn the complete fundamentals of electricity which will enable you in the future to understand any topic in the electrical engineering world.

Here we will cover in-depth all the fundamental topics:

System of Units

SI Units (International System of Units)

All the Electric Quantities

Electric Charge

Electric Current

Electric Voltage

Resistance

Power

Energy

All the Electric Symbols

What is an Electrical Circuit?

Components of DC Electrical Circuit

Parallel and Series Configurations

Designing of DC Electrical Circuit

Difference Between Resistance and Resistor

Difference Between Resistance and Conductance

How to Apply Color-Code Technique

Independent and Dependent Sources

Different Measurement Devices

There are some summery videos with pen & paper illustration after some topics to help us understand the topic more.

So far we will cover Important Concepts and Laws:

Ohm's Law and the Magic Triangle

Kirchhoff's Laws:

Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)

Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL)

Divider Rules:

Current Divider Rule

Voltage Divider Rule

Complex Circuits Issue

We have here a lot of Solved Examples to help us understanding the matter more.

In the first part we will have Practical Lab Tutorials:

Create your first simple circuit using battery, switch(SPST) and lamp.

Use an SPDT switch to control the illumination of two lamps.

Learn how to use Multi-Meter to measure all the electric quantities

Measure Voltage (Voltmeter)

Measure Current (Ammeter)

Measure Resistance (Ohmmeter)

Learn how to use Clamp-Meter to measure current

Apply Ohm's Law Practically

Apply Color-Code technique to calculate resistance of a (4-band) resistor Practically

Apply Color-Code technique to calculate resistance of a (5-band) resistor Practically

Power Consumed by a Resistor

Sounds interesting, right?

After that we will dive into a simulation windows-based software called PROTEUS ,here we will learn how to use this software to do the following:

Use SPST switch to create a simple circuit

Use SPDT switch to create an electric circuit

Use DPDT switch to create a huge electric circuit

Apply Ohm's Law

We still in part 1 and now we will have 3 LAB Experiments using PROTEUS software about:

Ohm's Law

Series and Parallel Connections of resistors

Kirchhoff's Laws

PART 2:

In this part you will learn how to analyze and solve the complex DC circuits mathematically.

At the beginning we will understand the STAR configuration and the DELTA then we will learn how to use the STAR-DELTA transformation technique to solve this complex circuits.

So far we will dive into much more complex circuits which we will not be able to solve it using the ordinary concepts and laws, we will learn here all the Advanced Techniques to solve all complex DC circuits:

Nodal Method.

Mesh Method.

Concept of Linearity.

Source Transformation Concept.

SuperPosition Theorem.

Thevenin's Theorem.

Norton's Theorem.

Maximum Power Transfer Concept.

All these Advanced Techniques will be supported with Tons of Solved and Unsolved Examples which will enable us to master solving all types of complex circuits.

I'll teach you a trick to be sure of your final answer in any example using measurement devices inside PROTEUS.

You'll be able to simulate any circuit with dependent sources using PROTEUS.

We have 2 LAB Experiments using PROTEUS software about:

SuperPosition Theorem

Thevenin's Theorem

Stand out from the crowd by joining this course, and don't miss the opportunity!

Who this course is for:

Electrical Engineering Students
Anyone Who Wants To Learn The Complete Base Of DC Electrical Circuits
Engineers Who Want Refreshments



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Software testing training for absolute beginners
Video: .mp4 (1280x720, 30 fps(r)) | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2ch | Size: 13.9 GB
Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 23.5 hour | Language: English + .srt

ABCD OF software testing from A To Z


What you'll learn

You will be able to understand the concepts of testing from beginners level to expert level
You will also learn about AGILE TESTIGN methords, it is very popular in testing industry (its a hot cake).
In advance level you will learn how to apply the testing techniques with actual requiremetns
In the Expert level you will learn how to analyze the requireemnt and apply complex testing concepts
This course is must if you are looking for career in manual or automation testing.
This course will help you through pout your life
More then 30 types for testing techniques are explaied in detail with practical example.
You can also prepare for international testing certificates using this course

Requirements

No prior knowledge of testing is required.
Course Is designed for ansolute beginners
Students recently passed out of college and looking for job
This course is designed for one who just want to start with testing

Description

The course is designed keeping in mind that the users are:

New to the testing domain or

looking for a change from other domain to the testing domain or

has less than two years of experience in testing domain

Course Structure

This course has 4-levels :

Beginners level: Here you will understand the basics of the test, type and level of testing, basic testing techniques and essential testing tools. This course is perfect for some those who would like to kick start their testing career.

Agile Level: This is one of the popular concepts in testing and much in demand in testing industries. In this course, you will understand the concepts of Agile testing.

Advance level: This topic is a continuation of beginners level, but here we will practically apply the testing concepts on the requirement. This course is applicable for every tester as here you will learn how to apply testing techniques.

Expert level: This is the highest level in testing you can achieve. In this level, all different type of black box testing is explained with the practical requirement. Here you will learn how to analyze the requirement and then how to apply black box testing to it. Examples will be very high level. Each is every topic is covered depth knowledge of the topic.

ALL-IN-ONE Software testing certification course

Study Lectures + Reference book + International syllabus PDF

1000+ Examples and in-depth explanation to each topic .

HD videos - HD Audio (no power point style reading): Watch the preview lectures to get the feel.

Covers most essential aspects of testing

Course will be helpful throughout your testing career

WHY ISTQB MASTERCLASS:

I am an "International Certified trainer" for below topic along with my authentication no*:

1. Certified ISO-26262 for functional safety testing

2. 87973 Foundation level

3. 108197 Advance level Technical Test Analyst

4. 116388 Advance level Test Analyst

5. 114710 Agile tester Extension

6. 117029 Model-based testing

Do you want to become a certified tester?

Want to get in-depth knowledge of testing ?

Are you looking for JOB?

Do you want to switch testing job?

Preparing for testing interview ?

Are you a student / professional who what to make career in Multinational company ?

you want to understand testing concept from in-n-out ?

Then this is the end for your search!!

ABOUT COURSE

This course is designed for the students or professional who are looking for job in testing.

Course will take you through the different aspect of testing and it will make sure your will be getting what you want.

Highlights of the Testing course:

1. It is designed based on the "The International Software Testing Qualifications Board® (ISTQB®) "

2. it contains 1000+ real testing environment example to bring concept near to the real environment.

150+ Study material to help you understand the testing knowledge in depth

Prepare you for the ISTQB certification so that , not only you get the Testing knowledge but an international testing certificate.

What are you waiting for enroll to the course and become the Certified tester.

Who this course is for:

All who want to just start with testing.
Who is very new to the testing environment
Looking for a job?
Preparing for job interview?
looking for job change to software testing ?
looking to do certification in testing



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Python for Machine Learning bootcamp
Video: .mp4 (1280x720, 30 fps(r)) | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2ch | Size: 8.03 GB
Genre: eLearning Video | Duration: 20 hour | Language: English + .srt

Learn to create Machine Learning Algorithms in Python from Zero to Hero


What you'll learn

Become a professional Python Developer and get hired
Master modern Python 3 fundamentals as well as advanced topics
Learn Object Oriented Programming
Learn Machine Learning with Python
Learn Function Programming
Create data visualizations using matplotlib and the seaborn modules with python.
Use the pandas module with Python to create and structure data.
Use the Jupyter Notebook Environment.
Use the numpy library to create and manipulate arrays.
Build an army of powerful Machine Learning models and know how to combine them to solve any problem
Make powerful analysis

Requirements

Have a computer (either Mac, Windows, or Linux)
No prior knowledge of Python is required.
No previous programming experience is needed.

Description

Interested in the field of Machine Learning ? Then this course is for you !

This course has been designed by two professional Data Scientists so that we can share our knowledge and help you learn complex theory, algorithms and coding libraries in a simple way.

We will walk you step-by-step into the World of Machine Learning. With every tutorial you will develop new skills and improve your understanding of this challenging yet lucrative sub-field of Data Science.

This course is fun and exciting, but at the same time we dive deep into Machine Learning. It is structured the following way:

01 - Python basic

02 - Object-Oriented Programming

03 - Numpy

04 - Matplotlib

05 - Panda

06 - Data Visualization - Plotly and Cufflinks

07 - Data Visualization in Pandas

08 - Seaborn

09 - In troduction to Machine Learning

10 - Linear Regression

11 - Logistic Regression Titanic Dataset

12 - KNN algorithm

13 -SVM

14 - Decision Tree Classifier and Regressor

15 - Random Forest Classifier and Regressor

16 - K-Mean Clustering

17 - Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

18 - Ensemble Learning

19 - Learning Curve

20 - Python Interview Questions

Moreover, the course is packed with practical exercises which are based on real-life examples. So not only will you learn the theory, but you will also get some hands-on practice building your own models.

And as a bonus, this course includes Python code templates which you can download and use on your own projects.

Who this course is for:

Anyone who wants to master Python 3
Anyone looking to level up their skills and master a new programming language
Anyone who wants to get into: Machine Learning, Data Science and other hot job markets
hose who know Python basics and want to master Python
Any people who want to create added value to their business by using powerful Machine Learning tools.



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Interconnected: The Past, Present, and Future of the Internet (The Great Courses Plus Pilots)
MP4 | Video: 960x540 | Audio: AAC, 44.1Khz , 2ch | Duration: 1h 46 min | Language: English | 1.1 GB

Meet the "father of the internet," who is trying to get the
world online. Find out how policy, capital, and resources are both helping and
challenging his efforts.



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TTC Video - Advanced Investments
24xWEBRip | English | WMV + PDF Guidebook | 640 x 360 | WMV3 ~2000 kbps | 29.970 fps
WMA | 128 kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | 12:46:04 | 9.09 GB
Genre: eLearning / Business, Job, Investing

You've worked hard. You've saved. You've put your savings to work so that it will increase in value over time. In other words, you've invested. But are you earning the best return on your investments? Are you meeting your goals? Are you comfortable with your level of risk? How liquid are your investments?

Investing can be a valuable part of being able to achieve your hopes and dreams. It can help build a secure retirement. It can contribute toward paying for the education of your children and grandchildren. Income from your investments can help you build a legacy for family members or to support a cause you hold dear. In short, your investment decisions are some of the most important choices you make. Shouldn't these be educated choices, supported by the best information, reasoning, and analytical techniques?

Whether you are starting out in your career, in your prime earning years, or retired, it is essential that you understand your investment choices in great detail-something that is not easy amid the flood of sure-fire strategies offered by books, television programs, online brokers, and professional wealth managers.

Consider the following decisions that face any investor in the market:

Active or passive? An active investing strategy takes advantage of mispriced securities that can be traded for a profit. A passive approach seeks to build a well-diversified portfolio that can be put on automatic pilot. Many investors combine these strategies.
What kind of securities? Securities are tradable assets, notably stocks and bonds. But they also include derivatives such as options, which are useful for hedging against losses. All securities are tools that work well under certain circumstances but not others.
Can you spot opportunities? How do you distinguish an opportunity from a pitfall? It's crucial to know the most common mistakes that investors make and be familiar with the analytical tools that allow you to gauge a potential opening for financial gain.
Can you manage risk? Risk may be the most misunderstood factor in investing. Contrary to much financial advice, increasing your chance of success does not require increased risk. However, it does require measuring and managing risk effectively.

Advanced Investments puts you on the road to a thorough grasp of cutting-edge investment principles and practices, presented in 24 informative lectures by Professor Steve L. Slezak of the University of Cincinnati. Professor Slezak is Director of the university's Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management, and the winner of multiple teaching awards for the clarity, excitement, and rigor of his instruction.

Master the Art of Investing

In Advanced Investments, you learn practical techniques for analyzing the central problem of investing: how to determine if a potential investment is a good deal. Using concepts from probability and statistics, you learn how to measure risk accurately. Then you explore methods for determining if a security will generate returns that compensate for its risk. Throughout the course, you constantly weigh the relative advantages of active and passive strategies, gaining an appreciation for how you can take active and passive positions in different securities.

Professor Slezak carefully explains the mathematics as he walks you through a rich range of problems and examples. You need not work out the solutions yourself, but it is vital that you have an intuitive grasp of how investors use formulas. You will learn the financial meaning of terms such as expected value, variance, covariance, and standard deviation. Unlike most other investment courses, Advanced Investments immerses you in the actual technical vocabulary and procedures used by professionals.

The video versions of the course have dozens of charts, diagrams, and on-screen equations that help you follow Professor Slezak's many case studies and sample problems. The guidebook that accompanies the course also includes these graphics to aid those who choose the audio versions of the course.

A Course for the Serious Investor

Those who will benefit from the detailed information in this course include

anyone who holds a portfolio of stocks, bonds, or other securities, or wishes to start one;
those responsible for safeguarding an inheritance, endowment, or other substantial fund;
retirees and people approaching retirement;
new investors and students of finance who want to learn the best set of tools for building a portfolio;
industry professionals who wish to see financial quantitative analysis in action;
corporate employees who want greater insight into their firm's financial operation; and
anyone interested in how the economy works-and sometimes doesn't work, as in the financial crisis of 2008.

If you delegate the management of your investments to a professional, this course will give you the indispensible background to communicate your goals and monitor the performance of your portfolio. Professor Slezak stresses that "bad managers are out there!" Even managers who outperform the market over many periods may do so out of chance or because they have shifted to a low-risk strategy to protect their long-term ranking.

"Do Your Homework"

Some of Professor Slezak's investment tips include these essentials:

Don't act on hunches: Part of knowing is knowing when you don't know. If you don't have information that justifies an active position, then it's better to be passive.
Think in terms of net present value (NPV): If you manage a business, NPV is the key measure for evaluating proposed projects. It also guides you in everyday decisions about the firm.
Variability by itself is not risk: Risk is often thought of as the variability in the return on a security. However, you can combine securities and actually control the risk.
Do your homework: Before you follow an active strategy, realize that with active management you are making bets. That realization should focus your mind on the kind of analysis you need to do.

When he was faculty advisor to the student-managed fund at the University of Cincinnati, Professor Slezak developed a framework that allowed students to actively manage their joint portfolio but that also tolerated a degree of benign neglect, due to the students' busy lives. The same time constraints apply to many other investors, and you will find the professor's framework a judicious mix of active investment strategies overlaid on a passive, well-diversified portfolio.

Professor Slezak enlivens his presentation with colorful anecdotes, allusions to his hobby of fine cooking, and object lessons from the recent history of Wall Street. His parting suggestion: "Don't be afraid of the market." Nothing is a sure thing, but the market has performed consistently over the long term. With Advanced Investments, you will build a solid foundation and hone the analytical skills that let you make judicious use of the market's marvelous opportunities.

Lectures:

01 Investment Decisions and Goals
02 A Framework for Investing
03 Mistakes Investors Make
04 The Characteristics of Security Returns
05 The Theory of Efficient Markets
06 Evidence on Efficient Markets
07 Valuation Formulas
08 Bond Pricing
09 The Term Structure of Interest Rates
10 The Risks in Bonds
11 Quantifying Interest Rate Risk
12 Value Creation and Stock Prices
13 Present Value of Growth Opportunities
14 Modeling Investor Behavior
15 Managing Risk in Portfolios
16 The Behavior of Stock Prices
17 The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
18 How to Exploit Mispriced Securities
19 Performance Evaluation
20 Market Making and Liquidity
21 Understanding Derivatives
22 Using Derivatives
23 Pricing Derivatives
24 Trade Opportunities or Risk?



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