Tutorials

CompTIA
CompTIA Project+ (2009 Objectives)

Prepare for the CompTIA Project+ certification exam with this comprehensive course. This course will provide a thorough review of the PK0-003 2009 exam objectives, covering the full project life cycle. Specifically, you will enhance your knowledge in the following areas: project management foundation, project initiation, project planning, project execution, monitoring and controlling, and project closure. This course also provides a detailed review of the project management basics, based on industry best practices and standards. Use this course to validate your experience by preparing for and passing the CompTIA Project+ exam or simply to enhance your project management skills! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Word 2010

This VTC course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to use Microsoft Word 2010 for creating and distributing documents. The course moves from a study of the Word interface through creating documents and then adding objects to them, such as smart art graphics, WordArt and charts. There is a focus on Word tools appropriate to working with long documents, such as headers and footers, footnotes and indexes. The course author Helen Bradley teaches Microsoft Word 2010 with a business approach, showing tools that can be used to automate formatting and which help participants to work more effectively with Microsoft Word. Included in the course are topics on mail merge, working collaboratively, creating business diagrams, working with tables and advanced file management. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Finale
Finale 2010

Finale is a state-of-the-art notation software program that allows users to print publishable quality scores and parts of their compositions and arrangements. It includes a powerful set of tools to help with most stages of composition and arranging including high-quality audio realizations of your work using the included sound libraries, as well as your VST/AU instruments and effects. This in-depth course by experienced composer Brandon Vaccaro begins with basic foundation including music entry, page layout, printing and then moved on to cover more advanced concepts such as working with MIDI and audio. Along the way, students will complete a number of projects to learn the process of preparing a chamber score, a vocal music score, and even a score for a larger ensemble. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart!
QuickStart! - Using Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines are one of those rare technologies that not only make you go 'wow', they make you realize that the game just changed.

Virtual Machines allow you to run multiple operating systems in separate windows, similar to an application, simultaneously on your desktop or laptop. Your host system might be Windows 7, but you can boot up a Windows Server 2003 instance in one window and a Linux machine in another window and then network them together!

Virtual Machines make getting hands-on experience with new operating systems and new application upgrades easy, fast and safe for your base computing platform.

In this QuickStart course, author Mark Long gives you the basic understanding and resources you need to get a virtual machine up and running on your computer fast!

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

Adobe
Adobe Illustrator CS5

Adobe Illustrator CS5 is the latest version of the industry standard vector drawing application. Now with new features such as the Perspective Tool, the Bristle Brush, Beautiful Strokes and new drawing modes, there are more tools than ever for the creation of stunning art. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes you on an in-depth look at Illustrator CS5, taking you through the tools you'll need to master it quickly. The end of the course includes three fun yet practical hands-on projects. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Propellerhead
Propellerhead Record

Record is Propellerhead's response to the demands of Reason users who have long desired the ability to record audio straight into Reason. Record is a seamlessly integrated DAW that can encapsulate Reason or stand alone as a simple and effective DAW. Music producer and home recording expert, Sean Michael Paddison, begins this course by demonstrating how to set up and navigate inside Record so that beginners will not be lost. He continues with in-depth explorations of the Sequencer, the Rack, and the Mixer. Throughout the course he shares some cool techniques that even seasoned pros will find helpful. Work files are included. Get started now by clicking on the movie links below!

Adobe
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is a professional, real-time, digital non-linear, timeline based video editing application. Premiere Pro CS5 supports certain Adobe recommended graphics cards for accelerated processing, and CS5 is optimized purely for 64-bit operating systems to provide high quality video editing in both RGB and YUV. In addition to providing broadcast quality video creation, Premiere Pro CS5 includes a sophisticated audio element that includes VST effects for optimum aural fidelity. This project based course constructs a film, while covering all of the essential elements users need to learn the interface, proper editing of audio and video, use of filters and effects, rendering and exporting for output to DVD in multiple formats. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Google
Google Apps

Google Apps is a service from Google which makes online collaboration with others via several Google products easy to use. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, including: Documents (Docs), Spreadsheets, Presentations, Gmail, Calendar and much more. Users of Google Apps have found ways to maximize use of Google Apps and its many features, including use of Google Maps and Google Docs. This course also covers the use of Google as an Internet search tool as well as Google's new web browser - Google Chrome. This course, by Arthur Lee, assumes no prior knowledge or background of Google products. Short demonstrations of a variety of Google search and applications are provided to give users a starting point to explore the ever-changing world of Google. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart!
QuickStart! - Adobe Audition 3

VTC instructor Sam McGuire teaches users the fundamentals of Adobe Audition 3 in this QuickStart! course.

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

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 11: Advanced

FileMaker Pro is powerful enough to handle most database jobs yet easy enough to create simple solutions in minutes. This practical "how to" course by FileMaker expert John Mark Osborne, starts from advanced level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10 and 11 features and techniques including the Ultimate Find, saving a found set of records for future retrieval, saving find criteria for future use, text parsing to create features, making new requests easier for users, parsing web form generated emails, five methods for deleting duplicates, recursive phone filter, creating preferences in a single-user and multi-user scenario, web-like back and forward buttons, conditional buttons, custom form letters, changing text attributes with scripts, script triggers and many more techniques with an emphasis on adaptive scripting and calculations. Examples of the invoice file are provided at every stage of the creation process so the user can easily review one section without starting from the beginning. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart!
QuickStart! - MySQL 5

MySQL is one of the mst popular database systems in the world. As a free and open alternative to proprietary database systems it has been used by sites and applications all over the web including Flickr, Wikipedia and even Google. In this VTC QuickStart author John Mangino will help the beginner dive into MySQl and provide a solid foundation for building and developing your own MySQL databases and ultimately incorporating them into your own sites and applications. A hands on and project focused course for people who want to begin building their own databases. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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

Adobe
QuickStart! - Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Adobe Flash has long been the industry standard tool for developing animation and rich media content for web sites and applications, online games, streaming audio and video, and more. In this QuickStart! course, author Rick Martin guides you through an introduction to Adobe Flash Professional CS5 by discussing new features in Flash CS5, the file types associated with Flash, and the Flash CS5 interface. He will demonstrate the most efficient ways to create, modify, and animate graphic content using symbols and instances, sound and video, and ActionScript. Before wrapping up the course, he will show you how to publish what you've created. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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