Tutorials

Microsoft
Microsoft C# 2010

C# is the Microsoft flagship programming language. It is a simple, powerful, type-safe, and object-oriented language. The many innovations of C# enable rapid application development while retaining the expressiveness and elegance of C-style languages. Since its introduction in the early 2000s as a competitor to Java, C# has steadily developed a very strong identity and is outpacing all competitors as a platform for mission critical applications. In this VTC course, author Mark Long will teach you how to program with C#. He will explain the language's features, quirks, and functionalities in a way that is easy to follow and understand. From simple variable declaration to understanding delegates and events, you'll learn a lot about developing with C#. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Planning
Planning a Successful Website

Having your own website is vital for any business or organization, but there's a lot to know about building and maintaining a successful site. Much of that requires specialized knowledge, which makes it difficult for the average person to know if it has been done right. Whether you're trying to build your own site or hiring others to do it, this course will help you understand the basics of everything from getting a hosting account to integrating your site with social media. You won't need to know HTML or what a Cascading Style Sheet is, but by the end of the course you'll have enough knowledge about all aspects of websites to know whether you or the people you hire are on the right track. Even if you already have a site, this course will help you to understand what is or is not working well on that site and to see what can be done to make it better. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Managing Financial Data in Excel

Microsoft Excel provides an excellent means to track personal and business expenses that will later be recorded on tax forms or reimbursement reports. This practical VTC QuickStart! course, led by long-time budget and organizational tutor Robert Ekblaw, contains step-by-step instructional videos to help anyone create Excel spreadsheets to make tracking their financial expenses quick and easy. Sample files are also included to help get you started.

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

Adobe
Adobe Premiere Elements 10 and Photoshop Elements 10

In this VTC course, author Mark Struthers tackles Adobe's combined package of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements which is the latest update to the extremely popular professional digital photography and video editing software. Additionally, in parallel, the ancillary program Elements Organizer is studied too. Users will be shown how to make the important initial set up to all three programs before exploring how Elements Organizer binds the distinct elements together through its options to tag and rate both videos and photos. Using the premise of creating a finished movie project of the early years of family members, users will be shown first how to get the best from Photoshop Elements before moving on to using Premiere Elements. Parallel techniques that crossover between Photoshop and Premiere, such as using creative and corrective filters, are explored to help the user get the most from each program. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL

This VTC course is an introduction to the popular open source and free database management system PostgreSQL. Author Dima Kassab covers the basics needed to create databases and database objects. The course assumes no prior knowledge of database concepts. It sets the groundwork for more advanced topics such as database administration and development. Topics covered include: installations, data types, main database operators/functions, and creating/modifying database objects such as tables, views, indexes, and sequences. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Office for Mac 2011 is a powerful update of the widely used productivity suite. Mac users now have access to a slew of updated features which are designed to simplify workflow while still maintaining the incredible strength of inter-application collaboration. This VTC course explores the 2011 update through a detail driven approach and with the help of practical examples. All of the major applications in Office are covered, along with several of the lesser profile utilities. Office may be constantly changing, but that doesn't mean you need to be left behind! Jump on board with Sam McGuire and get the very most out of the tools you use on a daily basis. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

iPad
iPad Application Design

iPad Application Design is a detailed look behind the scenes of app development and design. You will learn how to create the concepts for compelling apps by following the steps Dwayne Ferguson took to create his app, Tell Tale Heart HD. From storyboarding, wire framing, and audio design to how to create a movie trailer, this VTC course will show you everything you need to know about the creative side of app design. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Autodesk
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012

Revit Architecture is a building design and documentation system that works the way architects and designers think. With Autodesk Revit Architecture, architects and designers get back to what they love, designing buildings, without their software getting in the way. You can work in any view that makes sense, quickly and easily making changes to major design elements. You can see your ideas visualized on the fly with 3D views and instant shadows. You can even make late-stage changes without worrying about coordinating your plans, schedules, and construction documents. This VTC course is a collection of step-by-step lessons designed to quickly teach you how to get the most out of this powerful software.

Designing
Designing and Developing ASP.NET 4 Web Apps (Exam 70-519)

ASP.NET is a free web framework for building great Web sites and Web applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using development tools like Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer. Since ASP first appeared in 1998 and then became ASP.NET in the early 2000s, it has become the web platform of choice for sites such as GoDaddy, NY Times, Reuters, Citibank, and thousands of others. Microsoft Certification Exam 70-519 tests a developer's knowledge of web application design and development using ASP.NET 4, the latest version in the evolution of ASP.NET. In this course, Mark Long introduces you to many of the new features of ASP.NET 4. He covers the basics of ASP.NET 4 and helps you prepare for this challenging exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Implementing
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (Exam 642-902 ROUTE)

The Cisco 642-902 exam is one of the three required exams for the Cisco CCNP Certification. Passing this exam in conjunction with the SWITCH and TSHOOT 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 covers the requirements and should prepare you to pass the ROUTE exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart!
QuickStart! - Sony Vegas 11

Sony's Vegas Pro 11 is the latest update to the extremely popular professional digital video editing software. In this QuickStart! course, users will be introduced to many of the new features and improvements such as GPU Acceleration, per-parameter keyframing, folder grouping and more. This QuickStart! course is designed to guide the experienced user in parallel with the new user through the fundamentals of starting a project and running it through until completion taking in functions such as using transitions and how the improved audio mixer operates. A number of work files, used throughout the QuickStart! course, have been provided to enable the VTC user to get started immediately with creating their own projects.

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

QuickBooks
QuickBooks 2012

Acquire the skills that are in high demand by learning to use the popular QuickBooks accounting software for small and mid-sized businesses. In this VTC course, Lauri Matson shares tips and examples from her extensive experience with QuickBooks. Learn how QuickBooks can help manage your business through tracking of purchase orders, inventory, invoices, receipts, and statements. Discover how easy it is to reconcile your checking account, track your payables, and generate reports. As you master the basics, you'll also learn how to deal with tricky situations and troubleshoot complicated entries. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.