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Database Fundamentals Exam 98-364

Database administration, design and development continue to be some of the most sought-after skills in Information Technology, but where do you start to learn such a big topic? In this course, Mark Long teaches you the fundamentals about Microsoft's SQL Server database management system to help you take the first step on a path to becoming part of this exciting field. Mark has worked with SQL Server for almost 20 years and brings his experience along to present database fundamentals in an easy to understand manner to get you started. This course will also help you prepare to take Microsoft's 98-364 Database Fundamentals MTA exam so you can become Microsoft certified right away.

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SQL Server 2014 (Exam 70-464)

SQL Server is the foundation of Microsoft's comprehensive data platform. SQL Server 2014, the latest version, introduces new in-memory capabilities and other improvements are gaining a lot of attention in the database world. SQL Server 2014 will continue the explosive growth in this product, create more and more opportunities for those holding certifications on the Microsoft Data Platform. In this course, Mark Long brings his 20+ years of experience with SQL Server to you as he helps you prepare for Microsoft's 70-464 Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases certification exam.

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Java Mobile Intermediate Apps

Android is an open source mobile device platform created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. Android powers smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, TVs, and more. This course is designed to introduce you to Intermediate Android Development with Apps. In this course you will learn more intermediate Android programming and also learn how to Develop Complete Apps. You will learn about user interface development with different layouts. We will cover the Android UI components and demonstrate interaction between screens, activities, and entire applications. We will learn about using Animations, Bluetooth, and Push Notifications. We will also integrate Android with Facebook, RSS Feeds, and Rest Webservices.

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C# (Exam 70-483)

C# is Microsoft's flagship programming language and is one of the most popular in the world. C# is an important part of Microsoft's .NET Framework whether you are developing desktop applications, web pages, or Windows 8 store apps. C# programming skills continue to be in strong demand in the workplace and it is one of the foundations for Microsoft's MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification. In this course, Mark Long helps you get prepared for the Programming in C# certification exam 70-483 by covering lots of C# functionalities and showing you how they work in code examples that you can follow along and code yourself.

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Managing and Maintaining Windows 8(Exam 70-688)

Windows 8 introduced much more than a new interface to the Windows operating system. Under the hood, it has introduced many new functionalities designed to provide a much more seamless interaction with the cloud. The cloud-based functionalities built into Windows 8, and then into Windows 8.1, make this OS the first Microsoft product designed to provide full synchronization of user environment, files, and settings across every Windows 8 device. In this course, Mark Long takes you through the various technologies and configurations you need to know to help you successfully take Microsoft's 70-688 Supporting Windows 8 exam. Note that this course includes the Windows 8.1 objectives as well.

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Adobe CC Cartoon Production

There are many ways to go about creating an animated cartoon. Luckily the Adobe Creative Cloud has all the tools you need to create a stellar production. In Adobe CC Cartoon Production you will be taken step by step through the process of creating an animated cartoon. We will first start by mapping out a storyboard and creating our characters and scenes. Next, we will animate the entire production as seen in the storyboard. Finally, we will use Premiere to edit and add polish to our animated masterpiece.

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Adobe Premiere CC

Adobe Premiere Pro CC is the industry standard Non-Linear Editing software that allows for professional results. In this course, students will learn all they need to know to get up and running with the software in the shortest space of time. Sample movies are provided to help the student follow along.

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QuickBooks 14

Acquire the skills that are in high demand by learning to use the popular QuickBooks accounting software for small and midsized businesses. VTC author, Lauri Sowa, gets you started with QuickBooks 2014. She begins with what you'll need to know to run your accounting system in QuickBooks. You'll learn about recording income, paying bills, and setting up your company with its chart of accounts and banking. She will also share tips and examples from her extensive experience with QuickBooks. Learn how QuickBooks can help manage your business thru 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.

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Java Mobile Android Basic

Android is an open source mobile device platform created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. Android powers smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, TVs, and more. This course is designed to introduce you to Basic Android Development. In this course you will learn the basic Android programming and also learn some advance concepts related to Android application development. You will learn about The basic building blocks for user interface development. You will also use the fundamental Android UI components, looking at and demonstrate interaction between screens, activities, and entire applications. You will also be introduced and use the Service framework, which allows for ongoing background processes. You will create GUI's based on layouts defined in XML files. We will also develop an App with a backend Database using SQLite.

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Corel Painter X3 Advanced

Corel Painter X3 is a powerful and popular natural media emulator which is used by professional creative artists in a wide variety of genres and styles. This course, taught by longtime illustrator and fine artist Jason Maranto, is designed to quickly familiarize you with many advanced features of this powerful application. Focusing on the extensive Painter X3 brush engine settings, with an in-depth but easy to follow style, this course is packed with valuable brush design tips and tricks. Quickly helping you to unlock the mark-making potential of Painter, so your personal expressiveness can come to life inside Painter like never before.

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Joomla 3

Joomla is a popular and highly functional content management system. Joomla is a mobile ready, responsive system that will adapt to user platforms and is extremely user friendly for both site users and site managers. In this VTC course, author Melanie Hedgespeth will show you how to install Joomla and work with the site from an administrative standpoint. From the administration side of Joomla you will learn how to handle users and permissions, increase Joomla functionality with extensions, change templates and most importantly how to keep your site secure and backed up.

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QuickStart! - Cisco ICND 1 and 2 Update (exams 100-101 and 200-101)

This course is the update to the CCNA ICND1 and ICND2 exams. This course goes over the new exam topics that are required for the new certification exams from Cisco, and gives timely real-world examples of the topics covered to help cement the topics in the student's mind. Upon completing this course in addition to the ICND1 and ICND2 exam courses, the student should have a comprehensive understanding of the topics required to pass the exams.