Add Excel to your resume with this 4-course bootcamp

Businesses big and small use Microsoft Excel for everything from data visualization to bookkeeping, and chances are you've already had some exposure to this ubiquitous tool. Whether you're looking to improve your hiring potential or boost your Excel efficiency, the Ultimate All-Level Excel Bootcamp can get you Excel-savvy with nearly 70 hours of training, and it's available now in the Boing Boing Store for $29.

Delivering four comprehensive courses, this collection will start you off mastering the Excel essentials, like sorting and filtering and configuring graphs and charts. Then, you'll advance on to more nuanced Excel concepts and dive into business analytics and data management using Pivot Tables. Make your way through the entire bootcamp, and you'll emerge with a new skillset to boost your employment prospects and efficiency.

The Ultimate All-Level Excel Bootcamp was on sale for $35, but it's available for a limited time in the Boing Boing Store for $29. Read the rest

These mini cinder blocks let you build your own desk gear

The workday is long, and inevitably, you're going to find yourself needing to take a break from the daily grind. With Mini Materials Miniature Cinder Blocks, you can take some time for yourself and decompress by turning your desk into a miniature construction site. They're available today in the Boing Boing Store for $22.49.

Handmade out of real cement, these 1:12-scale mini cinder blocks make fun toys for DIY-ers and tinkerers alike. You can use them to decorate your desk and build pen holders, platforms, and whatever else your mind can envision. Plus, they come on a wooden pallet that doubles as a coaster for extra utility.

24-packs of Mini Materials Miniature Cinder Blocks are available in the Boing Boing Store for $22.49. Read the rest

This solar-powered device will keep you connected during an emergency

Handheld radios might seem a bit archaic, but in an emergency situation, few things will keep you as reliably connected to the outside world. This Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight takes the utility of the tried-and-true radio and combines it with a powerful flashlight and self-sufficient energy system. It's available in the Boing Boing Store for $28.

In addition to its bright, built-in LED flashlight, this multi-functional radio features a large solar panel on top and a hand crank, so you can charge it without batteries. It's handheld and easily packaged, making ideal for packing away in an emergency kit. And, it can even charge USB devices via the onboard battery.

You can shore up your disaster-relief kit with the Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight, available in the Boing Boing Store today for $28. Read the rest

Start building apps with this 30-hour Python training

Few programming languages boast the versatility and user-friendliness of Python, which is why it's the first language of choice for many aspiring programmers. Regardless of your experience level, you can take the first step to becoming Python-savvy with the Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle, available in the Boing Boing Store for $35 this week.

Featuring more than 30 hours of content spread across nine courses, this collection is designed to teach you the fundamentals of working with Python, as well as some of its most important tools, such as Scrapy, Spicy, and Numpy. You'll explore core concepts, like branching, loops, functions, and exception handling, and refine your knowledge as you learn how to write programs using real applications.

The Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle was on sale for $41, but it's available in the Boing Boing Store this week for $35. Read the rest

Start a cybersecurity career with this course and e-book bundle

We live during a time where cyberattacks regularly make news headlines, so it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity professionals are experiencing a surge in demand at even the entry level, making now the ideal time to learn the tools of the trade if you're considering a career switch. The 2018 Supercharged Cybersecurity Bundle offers 12 hours and more 2,700 pages of instruction on the matter, and it's on sale in the Boing Boing Store for $29.99.

Regardless of your experience level, this collection is designed to guide you through the tools and techniques these experts use to keep networks secure. You'll get insight into penetration testing techniques and learn how to test a corporate network against threats using cutting-edge tools, like Kali Linux 2. From mobile forensics to Python script development, you'll take your knowledge further in more nuanced fields and emerge ready to tackle today's cyber threats.

The 2018 Supercharged Cybersecurity Bundle is available in the Boing Boing Store for $29.99. Read the rest

5 courses to help you get project management certified

It's no secret that companies are eager to hire new project managers and pay them hefty salaries to ensure their initiatives make it from A to B. However, demand alone isn't quite enough to get your foot in the door as a project manager these days. Without the right certifications, companies will have a hard time believing you have what it takes to merit those handsome project manager salaries. The Essential Project Management Certification Training Bundle can train you to pass a variety of critical certifications, and it's on sale for $69.

Featuring five comprehensive courses, this collection is loaded with instruction to help you pass the exams for several certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), PRINCE2 Practitioner, and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner. Make your way through each course, and you'll foster skills in leading projects, controlling resources, reducing risk, and a host of other concepts core to becoming a successful project manager.

The Essential Project Management Certification Training Bundle is available in the Boing Boing Store for $69. Read the rest

Learn virtually anything with lifetime access to this huge education library

Whether you're looking to switch careers or advance in the one you're in, chances are you're going to need to add some new skills to your repertoire before you can make your move. While going back to school is certainly an option, Virtual Training Company makes it possible for users to acquire new skills in fields like animation, business, and programming without paying up in student loans or sinking in years of their time. Lifetime memberships are on sale for $99.

With a lifetime membership to Virtual Training Company, you'll have access to courses in the fields of animation, business applications, networking and security, programming, graphics, game design, and much more. You'll learn from industry experts in their respective fields, and you can access your training from multiple devices.

You can take the first step towards learning a new skill with a lifetime subscription to Virtual Training Company, on sale in the Boing Boing Store for $99Read the rest

Drink like Han Solo with these Millennium Falcon Ice Molds

After a long day of intergalactic smuggling, Han Solo probably cooled off with something a little stronger than a glass of bantha milk. And now, you can channel your inner smuggler with these Millennium Falcon Ice Molds, available in the Boing Boing Store for $9.99.

Cooler than carbonite, these dual molds make two fun, intricate ice Millennium Falcons so you can chill your cocktail of choice with some Star Wars flair. Whether you're looking to add some character to your cocktail hour or just step up your Star Wars fandom, these silicone molds let you do so in style. And, with summer coming up, you can trust you'll be using them often to beat the heat.

The Millennium Falcon Ice Molds normally retail for $14.99, but they're available in the Boing Boing Store for $9.99, more than 30 percent off the usual price. Read the rest

Build your own railway with the Trainz Platinum Edition Bundle

Trains might not be the most high-tech means of conveyance, but few things match the awe-inspiring size and power of these behemoths roaring across the railways. Trainz: A New Era lets you tap into that sense of wonder by bringing historic trains and routes to life with mind-blowing realism, and with the Platinum Edition Bundle, you can do so with a trove of downloadable content (DLC) to enhance your experience. The Trainz: A New Era Platinum Edition Bundle is available in the Boing Boing Store for $19.99.

With the Platinum Edition Bundle, you can build your own railways and tap into hundreds of hours of single and multiplayer gameplay with 16 additional routes, three bonus trainsets, and a myriad of other new content. You can create your own routes with powerful in-game editing tools, share your creations with the Trainz community, and even team up with other players to build and operate a working rail line.

You can get the Trainz: A New Era Platinum Edition Bundle in the Boing Boing Store for $19.99, saving more than 90 percent off its usual price. Read the rest

These ergonomic earbuds were made to take anywhere

Whether you have a long commute or an intense workout to get through, the right music can make the experience much more manageable. Magnetic, long-lasting, and enjoyably ergonomic, the N1 Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones make it easy to bring your music with you and tune in with maximum comfort. They're available in the Boing Boing Store for $39.99.

Built around a flexible, contoured neckband and equipped with magnetic earpieces, these headphones are easy to take and stow anywhere. They stream clear stereo sound from your phone or tablet without the mess of tangled wires and are rated to last up to eight hours on a single charge. What's more, you can respond to calls with the built-in microphone and even manage calls and media from two Bluetooth devices at once.

You can get your own pair of N1 Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones in the Boing Boing Store for $39.99. Read the rest

Don't forget, there's still time to get Mom a bouquet for Mother's Day!

Life gets busy; and, while some things are bound to fall through the cracks, celebrating your mom on Mother's Day shouldn't be one of them. The Bouqs Company and Teleflora are both running specials on Mother's Day bouquets and can deliver them straight to your mom's doorstep for a fraction of what you'd pay at the florist.

The Bouqs Company lets you celebrate mom with their selection of beautiful, fresh flowers from eco-friendly and sustainable farms. With their Mother's Day Deal, you can get $50 worth of flowers for only $30, showing mom you care about her--and the planet she lives on--with a green bouquet that's also good for your wallet.

Meanwhile, with Teleflora, you can pay $20 for a $40 credit and send mom a hand-arranged bouquet straight to her door. Teleflora offers beautiful, professionally arranged bouquets that are delivered by local florists located across the US and Canada, and they come in their own vases, so they're ready to be enjoyed the minute they reach her doorstep.

Whether you opt for The Bouqs Company's eco-friendly blooms or Teleflora's ready-made bouquets, you can do Mother's Day right this year and save a pretty penny with these specials today. Read the rest

This robot vacuum is a more affordable alternative to Roomba

Robotic vacuums have been around for a while but developers are still finding new ways to improve upon their pint-sized designs. Case in point, the ECOVACS DEEBOT Slim2 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is built to get into those tight spaces around your house and clean with zero supervision for up to 110 minutes at a time. Right now, it's available in the Boing Boing Store for $140.

Designed for hardwood floors, this pint-sized workhorse is engineered to sweep, vacuum, and mop its way across your living space, picking up hair, dirt, and debris while you're away. You can start the DEEBOT away from home any time or schedule routine cleanings via the app. Plus, you can rest easy knowing it's engineered with self-sufficient features, like stair safety, obstacle detection, and auto-recharge.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT Slim2 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner retails for $199.99, but it's available in the Boing Boing Store for $140. Read the rest

Expand your Raspberry Pi horizons with this kit

Thanks to the strides made by Raspberry Pi and Internet of Things (IoT), you don't need to tote an engineering degree to create your own devices, but you'll still need the right tools. This 37 Sensors Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi can expand your DIY horizons by giving you the materials and know-how to build games, robots, tools, and more. It's available in the Boing Boing Store for $79.99.

This Sensor Kit comes with 37 sensor modules along with instructions for 35 products, allowing you to expand your Raspberry Pi creations. The improved sensor modules make for tighter, more convenient wiring, and the included schematic diagrams for each module give you a more in-depth understanding of how they work. What's more, the kit's instructions let you build a number of unique projects, including auto-flash LEDs, rain detection and tracking sensors, and more.

You can get this 37 Sensors Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi in the Boing Boing Store for $79.99. Read the rest

Explore today's top machine learning tools in this bundle

Machine learning is all around us. From Google's search engines to Tesla's self-driving cars, this field powers many of today's AI innovations, and, as more of these products find their way into the mainstream, understanding how they work is going to be a valuable skill. Regardless of your experience level, the Pay What You Want: The 2018 Machine Learning Bundle can walk you through this field and the tools that power it, all for a price you choose.

Here's how the deal works: Simply pay what you want, and you'll instantly unlock one of the collection's 10 resources. Beat the average price paid, and you'll get the remaining nine at no extra charge. Plus, if you beat the leader price, you'll be entered into a major giveaway and earn a spot on the leaderboard.

This comprehensive collection features six e-Books and 10 hours of course content on machine learning and the tools that drive it forward, like Python, TensorFlow, and Apache Spark. From building machine learning algorithms to creating neural networks using Python libraries, this collection is loaded with content to broaden your technical skills and help you pursue a career in this booming field. Check it out in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

Learn front-end development with JavaScript

If you have aspirations of making it as a web developer, you're likely going to need to master JavaScript. A browser language that supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles, JavaScript is the tool in a coder's toolbox that lets them display dynamic information on a webpage, like interactive maps, content updates, animations, and the like. You can learn the ins and outs of working with this language and a host of its tools with the 2018 Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle, available for $29.

Featuring more than 29 hours of training and a plethora of learning resources, this 10-part collection is designed to walk you through the fundamentals of using JavaScript and leveraging some of its core tools, like Angular 2 and Bootstrap. You'll dive into responsive web development as you use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to customize sites, and you'll expand your knowledge further as you learn how to architect large-scale and maintainable software using Angular 2.

The 2018 Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle is on sale in the Boing Boing Store for $29.  Read the rest

This pocket-sized drone is way cooler than a selfie stick

A group selfie is a great way to document a successful adventure, but getting everyone in the shot can be tricky when you're with a large group. And, while you can roll the dice on a good Samaritan to take the shot for you, there's a better way to immortalize a memorable outing. Meet the AirSelfie 2 Drone. Smart, compact, and simple to use, this drone lets you take your selfies airborne and capture truly original photos. It's available in the Boing Boing Store for 20% off.

Combining a 12MP camera with turbo fan propellers, this pocket-sized drone is capable of capturing stunning wide-angle shots from up to 65 feet in the air. You can pilot the drone via your phone using the free iOS and Android app, and its battery lasts for up to five minutes of continuous flight. Plus, with a built-in 16GB micro SD card, this drone has more than enough space to document your entire adventure.

The AirSelfie 2 Drone is available in the Boing Boing Store for 20% off. Read the rest

How Dashlane makes your passwords hack-proof

If you're anything like the average web user, you probably have dozens of online accounts, each with their own unique passwords. And, while maintaining unique logins helps protect your accounts, keeping track of all those passwords can get hairy. Dashlane Password Manager makes it easy to keep tabs on your logins while arming you with powerful, encrypted protection. Premium one-year subscriptions are on sale starting at $19.86 in the Boing Boing Store.

With a patented security architecture, the most accurate autofill, and an instant password generator and changer, Dashlane nets you both security and convenience by allowing you to automatically login to websites while using powerful, generated passwords. Dashlane lets you securely store autofill payment information, so you can checkout faster online, and it automatically syncs across all your devices, so your data is always with you.

You try Dashlane out for yourself by picking up a one-year subscription in the Boing Boing Store, now on sale starting at $19.86. Read the rest

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