MySQL 5 Development (Part 1)

As with any significant software product, MySQL is a broad subject for study and there is a lot we must know to be able to use it effectively. David Swain's MySQL 5 Development Part 1 course for VTC is the first in a training series intended to provide a solid foundation on which to build MySQL mastery. In this introductory course, we learn a number of non-destructive, read-only techniques for retrieving data from a MySQL database, as well as some useful history and practical background information about MySQL. We focus on statement and expression syntax and "why" those elements are written in a specific way. Further study exercises are provided for many of the hands-on lessons. Click the movie links below to get started now!

Microsoft Access 2010

As part of the release of the Office 2010 software suite, Microsoft is introducing the latest version of Access, their entry-level database application software. Don't let the words 'entry-level' fool you, this is one very powerful database tool. Access was designed to collect, store, manage, report, and dissect data for individuals and small businesses. The release of the 2010 version continues to raise the bar of what an entry-level database product can do. In this course, Mark Long takes you from opening Access 2010 for the first time through the entire process of creating a database. He covers tables, queries, forms, reports, and many of the other bells and whistles that make up Access 2010. Click the movie links below to get started now!

Real-World Programming With PHP 5

PHP has become the most popular server-side programming language for building web applications and is currently in use on more than 75% of all web servers. As of the release of PHP5, it has matured into a sophisticated language with advanced object-oriented capabilities. This course will take you through the basics of PHP, all the way through to its most advanced features. Author John Fontana demonstrates practical knowledge that can be applied to every-day programming tasks in the real world. To begin learning PHP5 today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart! - FileMaker Go 1.2

Get a quick start into the world of FileMaker on the iPhone and iPad with VTC's QuickStart! course for FileMaker Go. This course features over 150 minutes of videos designed to educate a typical FileMaker developer on the "ins" and "outs" of FileMaker Go for the iPhone and iPad. Detailed discussions include hibernation, scripting limitations, tuning layouts for use on the iOS. Also included are discussions on container fields and web viewers, and syncing between go databases and master database running on a FileMaker Server. Updated for release of FileMaker Go 1.2. Get started right now by clicking one of the movie links below!

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

Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer Edition

Cakewalk SONAR X1 is the most recent update in a long line of full-featured Digital Audio Workstations on the cutting edge of audio production. Packaged with one of the largest set of features and tools in any audio application, it can be overwhelming to master. Sam McGuire, audio engineer, author, and educator, explains Sonar using a variety of examples and real world work flows. Follow along using the provided work files and explore the multifaceted features of Sonar with Sam as your guide. Both first-time Sonar users who are trying to figure out basic tasks and experienced veterans who are looking to explore the latest features will find just what they are looking for in this VTC course. To begin learning Sonar today, simply click on the movie links.


The current version of HTML in use on the web today was last updated in 1997. The Web has changed dramatically over those thirteen years and an update to HTML was desperately needed. In the mid 2000s a group called the Web Standard Project began developing HTML5. The goal of the project: develop an HTML standard capable of running full applications in a web browser. HTML5 introduces a number of new elements, attributes, events, and new ways for developers to create web pages and web applications using a version of HTML that is designed around how users are using the Web. In this course, Mark Long will introduce you to HTML 5. He will walk you through a number of practical examples that will quickly get you up and running. He will also teach you about the new features in HTML including: semantic tags, audio and video support, and events. Click the movie links below to get started today!

CompTIA Network+ (2009 Objectives)

The CompTIA Network+ (2009 Objectives) certification is recognized internationally as validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network technicians. This certification exhibits proof that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure. In this course, Mark Long takes you step by step through the process and technologies you need to get ready to take this exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

NewTek LightWave 10

NewTek LightWave 3D is an industry standard in creating 3D graphics for television, film, and print. In version 10 you will find new production tools such as the Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR), Linear Color Space, Data Interchange Enhancements, real-time Anaglyph Stereoscopic preview, and more. In this course, VTC author and professional animator Dwayne Ferguson (Mutant League TV series) will help you learn to utilize this program to your own advantage. Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the movie links below.

QuickStart! - jQuery

jQuery, a powerful JavaScript library, is fast becoming a standard inclusion in the professional web developer's arsenal. It allows us to create engaging, rich content for websites and applications in a fraction of the time required with traditional JavaScript. Additionally, a vast collection of jQuery plugins is freely available to make your JavaScript life even easier. In this QuickStart! course, author Rick Martin takes you through an introduction to jQuery that includes powerful element selection methods, debugging, manipulating and adding elements at runtime, and event handling. Rick then shows some examples of animating elements and finishes with a discussion of some of the many available jQuery plugins. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links below.

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

CompTIA Security+ (2011 Objectives)

The CompTIA Security+ Certification is the entry-level certification of choice for information security professionals. The exam includes network, compliance, operational, application, data, and host security. It also covers threats and vulnerabilities, access control, identity management, and cryptography. This course, led by security expert Mike Chapple, provides you with the foundation of knowledge you will need to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the links.

Google SketchUp to Maxwell Render Workflow

Google SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling applications on the planet and Maxwell Render is the unbiased render engine of choice for discerning 3D professionals. Together they create a powerful tandem that will take your 3D visualizations to the next level of realism. This course is designed to show you how to get the very best results from the pairing of these applications. Author and artist Jason Maranto demonstrates how to use the new SketchUp to Maxwell plugin to link the main applications into a unified workflow. Packed with examples, work files, and well over 2000 free materials this is the video training course that users have been waiting for. Taught in a comprehensive but easy-to-follow manner, this course will give you a rock solid foundation upon which to build your projects.

Avid Pro Tools 9

VTC's Avid Pro Tools 9 course introduces the new and exciting features in this latest release of the audio recording and music production powerhouse. The biggest advancement of this newest release is the ability to use Pro Tools with any audio hardware. Many other features formerly only available within Pro Tools HD and other expensive add-ons now come standard including MP3 export, OMF/AAF compatibility, and automatic delay compensation. Ben Harris covers everything from these new advanced features to the process of creating a new session. Whether you are a novice or seasoned professional, you will find this course both insightful and entertaining. To begin learning now, click on the movie links below.