Tutorials

QuickStart
QuickStart! - FileMaker Bento 2

Join VTC author, David Wheelock, in a fast paced, informative tour of the latest in Mac database offerings, FileMaker Bento 2. David will show how quick and easy it is to get started with Bento 2 and how you can make Bento 2 an important addition to your Macintosh. To begin learning Bento 2 today, simply click the links.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 10: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Bundle

FileMaker Pro is powerful enough to handle most database jobs yet easy enough to create simple solutions in minutes. This practical "how to" three-course series by FileMaker expert John Mark Osborne starts from absolute beginner level and concludes with detailed instruction on the most advanced FileMaker tips, tricks, and techniques. The course series uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate all the features in FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9 and 10. 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 view the movies which comprise this bundle, click on any of the three course links below.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 10: 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 and 10 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 FileMaker Pro today, simply click on the movie links.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 10: Intermediate

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 intermediate level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9 and 10 features and techniques including interface design, relational database design, relationship operators, multiple predicates, table occurrences, portal filters, security, scripts, calculations, FileMaker Pro Advanced, multi-user solutions, record locking, multi-keys, deleting duplicate records and new FileMaker Pro 10 features. 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 FileMaker Pro today, simply click on the movie links.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 10: Beginner

FileMaker Pro is powerful enough to handle most database jobs yet easy enough to create simple solutions in minutes. This practical, 15-hour "how to" course by FileMaker expert John Mark Osborne starts from beginner level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate all the features in FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9 and 10 including field creation, finding, sorting, layout mode, container fields, auto-entry, validation, printing, scripts, calculations, importing, exporting, interface design and new FIleMaker Pro 10 features. 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 FileMaker Pro today, simply click on the movie links.

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QuickStart! - Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is a feature-rich web collaboration environment that is used by businesses both large and small. Users can share documents, participate in discussions, or share information easily and effortlessly using nothing more than a web browser. In this QuickStart! title, VTC author Greg Dickinson will give you a tour of SharePoint, as well as an introduction to the many ways you can communicate with others. To begin learning, simply click the links.

Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 is the perfect image manipulation program for the beginning digital photographer. Capable of a wide range of creativity and image correction functions, it will guide you step-by-step into the world of digital image color correction, black and white conversions, cropping, sharpening and a myriad of other processes for making your photos look their best. VTC author, Phil Hawkins, demonstrates numerous options and techniques available to Photoshop Elements users, digital photography fundamentals, as well as how your digital camera really works! To begin learning today, simply click the links.

Ubuntu
Ubuntu Certification

Linux is the most important operating system on the Internet. It's recognized everywhere as the cost-effective way to operate all kinds of servers. With the support of powerhouses like IBM, Dell, HP, and Sun, demand for Linux servers is growing. Ubuntu has quickly become one of the most popular distribution among Linux users, and the Ubuntu Certified Professional is the credential for administrators who want to prove their skills with this distribution. This "how to" course by VTC author Mike Jang, uses practical examples to demonstrate the skills tested by the UCP exam. To begin learning, simply click the links.

TCP
TCP/IP Packet Analysis

Both network administrators and IT security professionals must have the fundamental knowledge of TCP/IP to do their jobs. With that comes a necessity to be able to analyze TCP/IP traffic in order to troubleshoot network problems, analyze attacks, and better understand and secure their systems. Veteran VTC author, Bobby Rogers, will provide in-depth explanations for beginners and seasoned network professionals alike to enable them to understand the complex techniques of TCP/IP traffic analysis. To begin learning, simply click on the TCP/IP Packet Analysis movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Expression Web 2

Microsoft Expression Web 2 is the new standard for web design. Unlike Microsoft FrontPage (its predecessor), Expression Web generates valid HTML and CSS by default and allows authoring of web pages integrating XML, CSS 2.1, ASP.NET 2.0, XHTML, XSLT and JavaScript. In this VTC course, author Melanie Hedgespeth, will cover everything from the basics of installation, set up, and basic site design, all the way through to more robust topics such as CSS, form validation, site management and integration of ASP, JavaScript and RSS technologies. Work Files are included. To begin learning Microsoft Expression Web 2, simply click on one of the movie links.

QuickBooks
QuickBooks 2008 Bundle

QuickBooks 2008 makes accounting easy with tools to organize your finances all in one place. This QuickBooks 2008 training bundle from VTC is a "must have" for any QuickBooks user.

* Most techniques used in these lessons are applicable to QuickBooks 2006-2008 versions.

Linux
Linux Professional Institute: Level 2

The Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) program is designed to certify competency in Linux professionals who use the operating system and its associated tools. The intention is to be distribution neutral, following the Linux Standard Base along with other relevant standards and conventions. The program consists of three levels of certification. In this course VTC author, Arthur Griffith, explores and explains, point by point, the objectives of the first two of the three LPIC exams. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.