Tutorials

Adobe
Adobe Photoshop CS6

Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Dive in with award-winning software trainer, artist, and designer Geoff Blake; he will teach you how to take your Photoshop skills to the max. First, he'll introduce the new Photoshop CS6 interface and show you how to make it your own. Then, you'll learn techniques for handling files and working efficiently in the Photoshop environment. Following this, you'll see how to create accurate selections, work with layers, and use masks and alpha channels. Next, jump into photo retouching and color correction, where you'll be introduced to some new productivity methods in Photoshop CS6. Finally, discover how to apply special effects to your images, both destructively and non-destructively. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Aperture
Aperture 3

Apple's Aperture 3 is the answer to your photo editing, organization, and sharing needs. Aimed at the amateur and professional photographer, this VTC course explores the features which make Aperture such a powerful, yet simple, tool. In addition to explaining the essential features of Aperture, author Sam McGuire also explores the connections between iOS and iPhoto. Whether you are taking pictures on vacation, working as a professional photographer, or creating images as a visual artist, you'll find the tools you need in Aperture and the training you need to use it right here. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Development (Exam 70-464)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public clouds, backed by mission critical confidence. The latest version not only includes many of the same capabilities and characteristics that administrators have come to trust for over 10 years but it also introduces some new features that change how databases make data available across the enterprise. It continues the evolution and maturity of a trusted platform that leads in industry-relevant and real-world application performance benchmarks. In this VTC course, author Mark Long will introduce you to SQL Server 2012 from a development viewpoint and will help you prepare for the Microsoft 70-464 Development Certification exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Basic for Access 2010

Microsoft Access allows a user to create many different items: tables, forms, reports, macros, and queries. However, the greatest power lies in Modules. Modules contain Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code that runs in the background, performing more complex operations than any of the other items can perform. This VTC course will discuss how to do many different processes in VBA Modules, including creating customized data items and classes, as well as referencing data that exists in a separate database. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Intermediate
Intermediate Oracle 11g

This Intermediate VTC course expands on the Introduction to Oracle 11g course. It gives you a more detailed grass roots knowledge of Oracle SQL and Oracle PL/SQL. Author and expert Gavin Powell covers a wide range of topics including many types of queries, expressions, and statements. He also explores sequences, synonyms, views, materialized views, user access and security, working with indexes, and the basics of programming with PL/SQL. As with the introductory course, this intermediate course is not focused on Oracle Certification but will give you a good start towards some more advanced aspects of coding SQL and PL/SQL. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Audition CS6

Adobe Audition CS6 is the latest update to the extremely popular industry-standard professional digital audio editing software. In this VTC course, author Mark Struthers will initially explore the user interface and demonstrate how panels can be positioned to accomplish specific tasks in the Audition workflow. Then, you will learn about various audio considerations such as bit depth and sample rate. As the course progresses, Mark will show you how audio files brought into Audition CS6 can be edited and improved using diagnostic tools and various native and third-party effects. Towards the end of the course, audio files that have been edited in the Waveform view will be combined in the Multi-track view so that a mix of a song can be explored. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable with being able to start a project of your own and work your way through it to produce a finished 'final' mixdown ready for export to CD. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart!
QuickStart! - Adobe Bridge CS6

Adobe's Bridge CS6 is the latest update to their extremely popular Creative Suite of programs. Bridge CS6 can be called an ancillary program in that it provides a bridge between your photographs and illustrations with other Adobe programs such as Photoshop CS6. In this VTC QuickStart! course, you will be introduced to the user interface and how workspaces are adaptable to your workflow. Additionally, you will see how to import your images and process them individually or as part of a collection. Then you will learn how to rate your images and label them to allow easy searching with keywords. Author and expert Mark Struthers will then show you how to create PDF documents and web galleries before concluding with Camera Raw and Photoshop integration. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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

JavaScript
JavaScript (1.8.5)

JavaScript is a simple, dynamic, object-orientated programming language. Its client-side interaction gives JavaScript broad appeal. If you have surfed the net you have seen JavaScript in action. In this VTC course, author Geoff Armstrong takes you step by step through this widely used programming language. The course starts at a beginner level and uses practical examples supported with full source code to get you up and running in no time! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

MasterClass
MasterClass! - Microsoft Visual Basic for Word 2010

This is an advanced VBA course. Students should take VTC's Visual Basic for Applications course prior to this one or have previous experience with using VBA. This course will discuss more advanced VBA topics that are specific to Microsoft Word. Author and expert Robert Ekblaw will cover the use of objects and collections related to items contained within a Word document and he will demonstrate how to interact directly with users using various types of dialogs. The course will also show users how to create customized tables and formatting.

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

Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (Exam 642-832 TSHOOT)

The Cisco 642-832 exam is one of the three required exams for the Cisco CCNP Certification. Passing this exam in conjunction with the ROUTE and SWITCH exams will earn you the CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification, which is an excellent validation that you are knowledgable about the most current Cisco software and best practices. This course will teach you the basics of troubleshooting and walk you through several scenarios to put these methods to the test. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart!
QuickStart! - Adobe Fireworks CS6

Jump into the world of web graphics and design with VTC's QuickStart! - Adobe Fireworks CS6 course. Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you through a full design process in Fireworks CS6, beginning with a scratch-built wireframe structure. Once the structure is placed and organized, you will learn how to apply design to the structure, making use of colors, text formatting, imported content from Illustrator and Photoshop, and even special effects. Then you'll see how to slice it apart for output, how to set image optimization settings, and how to have Fireworks write all the necessary HTML and CSS. Finally, you will find out about a new feature in Fireworks CS6: exporting CSS Sprite Sheets! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 12: Intermediate

FileMaker Pro is powerful enough to handle most database jobs yet easy enough to create simple solutions in minutes. This practical "how to" course by FileMaker expert John Mark Osborne starts from intermediate level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 features and techniques including: interface design, relational database design, relationship operators, multiple predicates, table occurrences, portal filters, security, scripts, calculations, FileMaker Pro Advanced, multi-user solutions, record locking, multi-keys, deleting duplicate records and new FileMaker Pro 11 features. Examples of the invoice file are provided at every stage of the creation process so the user can easily review one section without starting from the beginning. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.