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Toolbox Talks

In 2013, we launched a professional development program called Toolbox Talks, which are 45-60 minute quarterly development sessions, both professional and personal, which are available to anyone who’d like to participate. We have one topic a quarter presented live by a Subject Matter Expert. These will be live conference calls, and many will have a corresponding Webinar and/or Worksheet.

The full details of each session, including the topic, abstract, speaker and bio, and date/time, will be communicated via this Portal and ‘The Apex Insider,’ our quarterly newsletter, which is delivered to the email address we have for you in PeopleSoft. If you are unable to attend the session, you can listen to a recording of it that we’ll upload in the ‘Training Videos’ section of the Portal.

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Cyber Security Trends
with Seth Robinson,
Senior Director of Tech Analysis
at CompTIA
May 11, 2016 - 1:00 - 1:30 PM ET


Upcoming Toolbox Talks:
  • May 11 - Tech Trends Webinar: Cyber Security Trends with Seth Robinson, Senior Director of Tech Analysis, CompTIA 

Previous Toolbox Talks:
Find replays of many of the Toolbox Talks on the Training Video Library page
  • December 15 - Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin 
  • November 17 – Overview of ASP.NET 5, MVC 6 and Web API with Shahed Chowdhuri
  • October 22nd - Getting at Your Team's Get-Up and Go with Carl Pritchard  –Worth 1 PDU for anyone with a PMI Certification 
  • September 24th – Programming with Stream in Java 8
  • August 18th – Behaviors to Master When Dealing with Your Leaders  –Worth 1 PDU for anyone with a PMI Certification 
  • July 30th – Agile Requirements and Business Analysis: Myths and Realities with Ellen Gottesdiener –Worth 1 PDU for anyone with a PMI Certification 
  • June 23rd – LEAD the Way to Project Success with Lisa DiTullio  –Worth 1 PDU for anyone with a PMI Certification
  • June 3rd – Scalable Data Center Design with Russ McElroy
  • May 20th – Lessons from Large AngularJS Applications with Scott Allen
  • ​April 22nd - Agile Exposed: Unearthing the science and art of successful Agile transformations
  • March 18th – SQL Server Security Best Practices
  • ​February 26th – Ask the Right Questions with Kupe Kupersmith 
  • January 21st – 1:00 PM ET A Fast-Paced Introduction to AngularJS with Scott Allen (Ode to Code) 


  • February 11th – Get Up and Running with GitHub - Replay Available
  • March 25th – Using SQL Server Data Tools by Ray Barley - Replay Available
  • May 8th – How to Communicate Up by Carl Pritchard - Replay Available
  • June 27th – Java 8 with Venkat Subramaniam - Replay Available
  • July 31st – Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance
  • August 28th – Consuming and Creating APIs Using .NET with Andrew Duthie
  • September 18th – JavaScript Design Patterns with Pratik Patel
  • October 22nd – Risk Management with Carl Pritchard
  • November 20th – Project stORM: An open source ORM for SQLite on Android with David Chandler
  • December 4th – Mind Over Matter with Lisa DiTullio



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