Tutorials

OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org 3

Get ready to delve headlong into the world of OpenOffice.org. Geoff Blake will guide you through tasks and hands-on techniques to get the most out of OpenOffice.org. Begin by getting the suite installed on either Mac or PC, then get right to it with Writer, where you'll learn to work with word processing, document formatting, tables, and graphics. Then, it's on to the spreadsheet application Calc where you'll learn how to enter and manage data, format your spreadsheets, and work with calculations. Next, learn how to create full-screen presentations with Impress. Discover layouts, presentation options, and techniques for running a slide show. After that you'll learn to create and manage objects, shapes, and other graphical content in Draw. Finally, finish things up in Base, OpenOffice.org's database application. Learn how to create tables, enter data via a customized form, and run queries. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Lightroom 3

This VTC course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for managing, editing, and sharing images. Instructor Helen Bradley begins the course with a tour of the interface and then takes you through the process of importing images into Lightroom and applying keywords to them. You will learn how to find images within your catalog and how to process a shoot to determine the best images captured. After that you will learn how to develop and output images into print, slideshows, and the web. Along the way, Helen will explain the new features in Lightroom 3 including lens correction, tethered capture, Publish Services, and the noise reduction tools. Work files are included. Simply click on the movie links below to get started!

Web
Web Design and Development Essentials

Successful web design and development requires a wide range of skills in multiple scripting languages, software applications, and methodologies. Author Rick Martin brings all of these together in one course to guide you through HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, and the processes involved in planning a successful website project. At the end of the course, you will be comfortable with developing functional, standards-compliant websites. Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links below.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - FileMaker Go

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. Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Administration

The inbox of just a few years ago has now evolved into a technology bin. Mail messages, voice mail and other communications are part of how we live and do business. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is a flexible and reliable messaging platform that can help you lower your messaging costs by 50-80% while increasing productivity with anywhere access to business communications. An effective, efficient Exchange 2010 administrator requires not only technical knowledge, but strong experience as well. In this course, Microsoft Certified Trainer Mark Long covers the basics of Exchange 2010 administration and helps you understand the new functions and improvements that Exchange 2010 offers. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Design and Implementation

Now, more than ever, business requires cost-effective and flexible communication tools. With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 you can achieve new levels of reliability and performance with features that simplify your administration, help protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater mobility. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is a flexible and reliable messaging platform that can help you lower your messaging costs by 50-80%, increase productivity with anywhere access to business communications and safeguard your business with protection and compliance capabilities that help you manage risk. In this course, Microsoft Certified Trainer Mark Long covers the design issues you need to be aware of as you prepare to implement Exchange 2010 into your organization. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

CompTIA
CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition Essentials (Exam 220-701)

The CompTIA A+ Certification is one of the most widely recognized industry certifications in the world. Holding the A+ certification instantly tells prospective employers that you have proven your technical knowledge and skills in supporting and maintaining personal computers. In this course, instructor Mark Long takes you on a step-by-step journey through the topics and technologies you need to know to prepare for the A+ Essentials Exam 220-701. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate 5 is an industry standard software simulation program that produces Flash-based files for easy and rapid deployment for users to view. In this VTC course, instructor Mark Struthers walks you through the creation and subsequent production of a literature based information project focused on 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Mark covers workspaces to widgets and everything in between so that a resulting SWF or EXE file can be created. Work files are included. Click the movie links below to get started today!

CompTIA
CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition Practical Application (Exam 220-702)

The CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam measures the necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional who has hands-on experience in the lab or the field. It is the second of two required exams that must be passed to achieve the CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition Certification. Successful candidates will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations and the Windows OS. In this course, Mark Long takes you step-by-step through the process and technologies you need to get ready to take this 220-702 exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Fireworks CS5

Adobe Fireworks CS5 is a versatile image-editing program specifically designed for creating, editing, and optimizing web graphics. In this course, VTC author James Gonzalez applies his many years of Fireworks teaching experience to provide a comprehensive review of the software's many features and capabilities. Covered topics include: creating/editing bitmap and vector images, working with text, creating image effects, creating slideshows, animations, and interactive menus, optimizing graphics for the web, exporting web pages, mobile device prototypes, CSS-based layouts, and much, much more! Work files are included. To begin learning Adobe Fireworks CS5 today, simply click on one of the movie links below.

Inkscape
Inkscape

This VTC course provides an overview of the most robust and powerful open-source vector illustration program available: Inkscape. Inkscape is the defacto vector editing program for most GNU/Linux operating systems and is available for Windows and Mac based systems. In this video training course, you will learn everything you need to know about getting started with Inkscape. This course presents a project-based approach to exploring the Inkscape toolset (ranging from how to construct simple diagrams to more complex traditional advertisements) that will help you learn all about Inkscape. Let James Street be your guide as you learn to harness the power of Inkscape! Work Files are included. To begin learning Inkscape today, simply click on one of the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe ColdFusion 8 Advanced

Adobe ColdFusion 8 is a powerful platform-independent server-side technology used to create database-driven applications. Built into ColdFusion is an application server, the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), and enterprise services. ColdFusion is platform and web server independent, so it can be run with any type of web server, on any desktop operating system, and includes a JRUN web server that can be used for development purposes. ColdFusion has been reworked from the ground up in this version, offering significantly enhanced performance compared to previous versions. Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.