Tutorials

jQuery
jQuery Mobile Framework

jQuery Mobile is a flexible jQuery/HTML5/CSS3-based framework that you can use to build web sites optimized for display on a large variety of mobile devices. jQuery Mobile is easy to use and develop due to its lightweight code. Multiple themes and designs allow you to change your site and appearance easily. This VTC course by jQuery Mobile expert, Trevor James, starts from the beginner level and uses practical examples to demonstrate the jQuery Mobile framework. You will learn how to build an entire web site that will display on a variety of mobile devices. Source code is included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Sony
Sony DVD Architect Pro 5

Sony DVD Architect Pro 5 is the latest update to the extremely popular professional digital video authoring software. In this VTC course, users will be shown the initial system requirements necessary to run the program smoothly. Author Mark Struthers will then discuss the main functions as he demonstrates several methods for creating different types of projects including Menu-Based Projects and Music & Video Compilations. Important considerations such as Masks, Menus, and Themes are analyzed along the way. To conclude the course, methods of transferring projects to DVD are covered. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links!

C
C++

C++ is a mid-level programming language that can interact directly with a computer's hardware or operating system while also being able to abstract lower layers and behave like a powerful high-level language. Object-oriented programming, portability, brevity, modular code structure, performance, and compatibility with the C language provide a unique mix of power and functionality. In this VTC course, Mark Long will introduce you to the C++ language and demonstrate how to begin to program and understand C++. Work files are included. Get started today by clicking on the movie links below!

Creating
Creating Basic Fonts with FontForge

In this course, James Street shows you how to create basic fonts using the world's most powerful free and open source Unix-based font editor: FontForge. This course is designed from the ground up to be an entry point into Font Design, providing background design information for anyone wishing to take up the practice. James provides instruction on font anatomy, characteristics, and general design tips as well as a beginner friendly introduction to FontForge. The interface, workflow, and tools of FontForge are covered to help make sense of the mysterious art of font creation. The course leverages FontForge and related tools in conjunction with three different methods that can be used to create consistent and reliable fonts. The course also covers potential options for installing this powerful Unix-based tool on Mac and Windows systems. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links!

Corel
Corel Painter 12 Advanced

Corel Painter 12 is a completely revolutionary update for the popular natural media emulator. Awesome new features, massive computing power improvements, and a completely redesigned user interface make this version a must have for anybody serious about producing artwork on a computer. Taught by longtime illustrator and fine artist Jason Maranto, this Corel Painter 12 Advanced course is designed to quickly take your understanding of this powerful application to a higher level. Focusing heavily on the highly customizable nature of Painter while using an in-depth but easy-to-follow style, this VTC course will help you to master Painter and create with confidence like never before. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links!

MySQL
MySQL 5 Development (Part 2)

This MySQL 5 Development Part 2 course continues the introduction to MySQL we began with Part 1. But in Part 2, we now begin working with commands that are used to change the contents of the tables in our database. We also explore various ways of building more complex queries, including command options that allow us to address more than one table in a single command. While this is still an introductory course, we are now exploring tools that let us handle more complex operations and build more sophistication into our MySQL database systems. The topics we cover in Part 2 include inserting/updating/deleting data, subqueries, joins, transactions, table and row locking, stored procedures and functions, triggers and events, indexes, and more. We have tried to keep the examples in the lessons as simple as possible to illustrate them most effectively, but the further study exercises are more realistic as to how these tools are used in practice. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

jQuery
jQuery

jQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries, providing powerful functionality for everything from animation and interactivity to data-handling with JSON and AJAX. jQuery has set the standard to which all other JavaScript frameworks are compared. This VTC course will take you from the basics all the way through jQuery's most advanced features. You will create your own code through dozens of projects and even learn to create your own jQuery plugins. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Building
Building Custom Social Networking Websites

In this VTC course, author James Gonzalez reviews the best tools and practices for designing and creating Facebook-like social networking web sites customized for specific targeted audiences or needs. This course covers the principles needed to design effective and profitable social sites and the best tools available for building them. Four social website building tools are introduced in this course: Ning, Moodle, WordPress running the BuddyPress social plug-in, and Joomla! running the JomSocial and Community Builder Components.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - GNS3

GNS3 is an open source virtualization platform that allows you to build complex routed networks on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. Using GNS3 can present its own special challenges, but this VTC QuickStart! will get you up and running in no time. Author Greg Dickinson guides you through the installation and configuration of Cisco and Juniper routers and then covers some advanced tasks, such as distributed processing. By the end of the course you should be very comfortable with the basic concepts of running GNS3 and should be ready to study for your certification exams.

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

Mac
Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is the update which is bringing gestures and full screen into maturity. This is possibly the first desktop / laptop operating system which has been heavily influenced by the recent innovations of mobile technology. This VTC course explores the basics 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 breakthrough iCloud which opens up a whole new level of connection between 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.

Sony
Sony Vegas Pro 10

Sony's 'Vegas Pro 10' is the latest update to the extremely popular professional digital video editing software. In this course, students are shown important user interface features and their positions on the main Vegas screen. Then, using the included work files, author Mark Struthers goes on to demonstrate how to produce a complete DVD from the timeline. Along the way, audio is scrutinized as is the use of the integrated mixer. Editing functions are inspected and tips and tricks such as track management feature throughout. As the student gains more knowledge, the course illustrates how to use some of the more esoteric functions such as video rotation and using titles as opening and closing credits. Get started now by clicking the movie links below!

Crystal
Crystal Reports: Advanced

Crystal Reports is one of the most popular report writing applications available today. Its ability to create complex reports from a variety of data connections (including Microsoft, Oracle, and Business Objects) is highly acclaimed. In this VTC course, expert instructor Lauri Matson walks you through the power of Crystal Reports, exploring its features and showing you how to simplify the complexities. Anyone involved in creating reports from stored data will benefit from this course. You'll become be a master of design, formulas, parameters, and more. You will learn how to create advanced reports, analyze databases and table relationships, write formulas and functions, enhance your reports with charts and graphs, and much, much more. Experience with databases and spreadsheet programs is assumed, prior knowledge of Crystal Reports is recommended. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.