Tutorials

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 is a scaled-down version of Photoshop CS6 that retains many powerful features of its big brother. It represents probably the best value in photo processing software on the market. Version 11 is the best upgrade yet by a mile! It's simpler to use, better organized, and includes easy-to-understand special projects like photo books, calendars, and other cool projects. In addition, it features impressive cataloging and keywording functions that anyone can use. This VTC QuickStart! course will get you started using this tremendous photo processing tool in no time at all.

* VTC QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

CompTIA
CompTIA A+ (Exam 220-801)

The CompTIA A+ certification is the most recognized IT certification in the industry. CompTIA A+ certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in IT support. CompTIA A+ certified technicians have a reputation for not only knowing the technical aspects of their jobs but also for exercising excellent communication skills when working with clients. To achieve the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two exams: 220-801 and 220-802. In this VTC course, A+ certified instructor Mark Long will help you understand the concepts and information you need to know to prepare for the 220-801 exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe After Effects CS6

Adobe After Effects has been the industry-standard special effects compositing application and this latest release is no exception. Version CS 6 introduces a wide range of exciting new features including the 3D Camera Tracker, 2D Vector Layers, Rolling Shutter Repair, Bend 2D Layers, Global Performance Cache, SpeedGrade LUT Import, Ray Trace Renderer, and Variable-Width Mask Feathering. In this VTC course, author and expert Dwayne Ferguson will cover all that and more so that you can get started building visually compelling comps and effects in no time. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe Premiere Elements 11

Premiere Elements 11 is the latest version of Adobe's user-friendly and elegant video editing program. In this VTC QuickStart! course, you will learn how to set up projects using either the Welcome Screen or the Elements 11 user interface. The GUI contains two views, Quick and Expert, and you will become comfortable navigating around either view. Author Mark Struthers covers adding and editing clips before introducing special effects and text on the screen. The importance of rendering is considered when preview playback is an issue. As the course concludes, the use of Time Remapping and Freeze Frames are explored prior to converting to a DVD or an Instant Movie project.

* VTC MasterClass! and QuickStart! courses are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

Mac
Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is the update which is bringing more features than ever from Apple's popular iOS. This is possibly the first desktop / laptop operating system which brings full integration with social media giants Facebook and Twitter. This VTC course explores the new features of this system and the basics of many of the applications which are included. VTC author, Sam McGuire covers many topics, including file management, setting up your email, backing up your files, and connecting to the Internet. The course also includes a section covering the new iCloud features which opens up a whole new level of connection between Mountain Lion and your mobile iOS devices. If ever there was a good time to be a Mac user, this is it! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe Media Encoder CS6

This VTC QuickStart! course introduces you to Adobe's recently released Media Encoder CS6 which integrates into their creative suite alongside Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, and Prelude. During this course, you will not only get a background in the fundamentals of encoding and compression terminology, you will also see examples of how using Media Encoder allows you to encode individual movie files to both single and multiple formats. Author Mark Struthers will also demonstrate how to use Media Encoder to manually and automatically encode movie files with frame rates, bit depths, and other specific user adaptable functions. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

* VTC MasterClass! courses are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

Querying
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam 70-461)

The 2012 Microsoft MCSA Certification track includes Exam 70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The ability to work with Transact-SQL and understand the specifics of querying Microsoft SQL server is a fundamental skill. This VTC course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are preparing to take the 70-461 exam as well as those who are just beginning to learn Transact-SQL. Mark Long is the instructor and will take you through the various tools and concepts needed to help you get ready for the 70-461 exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Encore CS6

Encore CS6 is the latest update of Adobe's professional-level, industry-standard DVD and Blu-ray authoring program. It can be called an ancillary program to Adobe's Premiere Pro CS6 in that it provides a link between your videos and a finished DVD, Blu-ray disc, or Flash-based program. In this VTC course, author and expert Mark Struthers will initially cover some important considerations necessary to DVD creation before moving through many examples of real-world projects as he shows you how to create effective and fully functioning menus. This course covers all aspects of the program so that you will have the skills you need to create many different types of DVD projects. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

CISSP
CISSP-ISSEP

In this VTC course, veteran instructor Bobby Rogers prepares you for the ISC2 Information System Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) certification exam. Designed for persons already holding a current CISSP certification, the course will cover all 4 domains of the ISSEP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK): Information System Security Engineering, Certification and Accreditation, Technical Management, and US Government IA Publications. This course covers the new March 2012 objectives. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Windows 8: Introduction

Microsoft Windows 8 is the latest version of the most popular Operating System in the world and it's a big release! Microsoft unashamedly calls Windows 8 "Windows Reimagined." After extensive research on the current and near-future utilization of computing devices, Microsoft redesigned the Windows OS based on what they learned. The result is Windows 8. This version introduces some major changes to Windows while keeping many of the most powerful, productive features. In this VTC course, author Mark Long introduces you to Windows 8 and demonstrates the new features and functionalities. You'll learn how to get Windows 8, how to install it, and how to get productive with it right away! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

E
E-Commerce: Selling Online

E-commerce is a rapidly growing online opportunity that anyone can utilize and implement successfully. This VTC course introduces users to several ways one can sell products and/or services online. Users will learn how they can sell items through Etsy, Ebay, Shopify and more. Software add-ons are discussed for implementation into Joomla and Wordpress sites. The course provides users with information on payment and shipping choices so those who want to sell online can select the option that works best for their business. Author Melanie Hedgespeth will also demonstrate how to implement a variety of mobile options such as QR codes, SMS, mobile coupons, and more. Before concluding, she will show you how to use social sites to expand sales or aid in fundraising. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Illustrator CS6

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is the industry standard in vector art illustration. From the creation of logos to posters to menus and more, Illustrator has the tools to help bring your creativity to life. In this VTC course, you will learn how to use the new interface, panels, and tools, as well as the new features like pattern creation, improved image trace, save for web, gradients on strokes, and Gaussian blur enhancements. Professional illustrator, television animation art director, and writer Dwayne Ferguson gives you an in-depth look at Illustrator CS6, taking you through the tools and features you will need to master to take your creativity to the next level. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.