Tutorials

adobe
Adobe Flex 2

Adobe Flex 2 software is an Internet application framework based on Adobe Flash. Flex 2 enables you to productively create scalable applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. It includes a powerful Eclipse based development tool, an extensive visual component library, and high-performance data services. VTC author Todd Perkins introduces you to the potential of Flex 2 with this hands on tutorial. You will learn the basics and begin writing your own code, quickly and efficiently. To begin learning Flex 2 today simply click the links.

Novell
Novell NetWare 6.5 Admin

NetWare 6.5 builds upon Novell's premier product line, Novell NetWare. With NetWare 6.5, Novell has embraced the Open Source Software movement by incorporating internet standards into NetWare 6.5, which has recently been renamed "Open Enterprise Server" to reflect this. In this tutorial, VTC author Greg Dickinson will cover the basics of administering a NetWare 6.5 network, from installing the server operating system, to administering eDirectory and printing, and supporting LAN and remote users using built-in technologies. To begin learning simply click the links.

* Due to their large file size, work files are not available for download. Per request, a DVD containing these work files is available for active Online University members.

FileMaker
FileMaker Instant Web Publishing

FileMaker Instant Web Publishing is a resource for FileMaker Developers, corporate administrators and anyone else who wishes to learn more about how to web-enable their FileMaker database solution. This course explains what Instant Web Publishing is, how it compares with other ways of accessing FileMaker data, and which solutions are best suited for Instant Web Publishing. Users will learn how to quickly develop and test their FileMaker solution as well as how to setup their own computer to host their solution. Join VTC Author and Certified FileMaker Developer, David Wheelock, as he demystifies the FileMaker Instant Web Publishing process. To get started simply click on one of the movie links below.

Bias
Bias Peak Pro 5

Bias Peak Pro is the industry standard for stereo audio editing, processing, and mastering on the Macintosh. From serious sound design for film, video, or multimedia, to rapid-fire broadcast editing, to music production and mastering, Peak Pro does it all. Create unique dance loops and remixes. Optimize your audio for Podcasting and Internet streaming. Dust off that pile of vinyl records or analog tapes and convert them to CDs, ultra-portable AAC (MP4) or MP3 files, or just about any other audio file format on Earth. Craft soundtracks or fix audio problems for digital video. Maximize your music's sonic quality and then burn your final masters directly to CD with 100% Redbook compatibility. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. VTC Author / Musician and composer, Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Bethoven, teaches the intricacies of this powerful application. To begin learning Bias Peak Pro 5 today, simply click on one of the movie topics

Microsoft
Microsoft Excel 2003 for Statistics

Microsoft Excel is the world's best-selling mathematical application, one that is installed on nearly every business computer out there. Although not a statistical application, Excel can perform many basic statistical tasks, from computing simple descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation, to complex regression analyses, chi-squared and t tests, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVAs). Join Mark and Beth Clarkson as they introduce you to the basics of statistics, statistical analysis, and statistical graphing with Microsoft Excel. Each step along the way is illustrated with real-world situations. You can start learning right now by clicking one of the movie topics below.

real
REALbasic

REALbasic is an object-oriented programming language that is based on the BASIC language. It was developed by REAL Software. REALbasic is a cross-platform development vehicle. You can use REALbasic to create software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux from a single set of source code! VTC author Al Anderson guides you through the basics of setting up, designing and creating your first REALbasic program in this tutorial. To begin learning simply click the links.

LightWave
LightWave 3D 9

NewTek LightWave 3D is highly advanced imaging software that has been used on many television and movie productions including the new Battlestar Galactica television series, Jimmy Neutron and even the familiar M&M commercials we have come to know and love. Now even more powerful, with an improved workflow and new features, this version is better than ever. And with the help of VTC Author and professional animator, Dwayne Ferguson, users will quickly learn how to take command of their work. Create stunning pictures, movies, and even design your own video game. You're only limited by your imagination. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Lightwave 3D 9 lessons.

Adobe
Adobe RoboHelp 6

Applications today have become sophisticated to an extent that a Help system is required for an average user to understand them. Adobe RoboHelp 6 (formerly Macromedia RoboHelp), is the fastest, easiest way to create professional Help systems and documentation for desktop and web-based applications, including .NET and Rich Internet Applications. Create Help systems that include Help topics, Table of Contents, Index, Glossary, context-sensitive Help, and more. Generate Help systems in any popular online Help format, plus press-ready printed documentation. VTC author, Eric Butow, teaches users the various types of projects that can be created using RoboHelp, component and design requirements for creating a fully functional Help system, how to convert an HTML Help project into different Help formats from a single source, and much, much more! To begin learning Adobe RoboHelp 6 today, simply click on one of the movie links below.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both RoboHelp 6 and X5. Techniques designed solely for RoboHelp 6 users are discussed as necessary.

Microsoft
Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 is one of the most robust upgrades in years. With its easy to use interface and advanced set of writing tools, users will be able to create and share great looking documents with ease. In this VTC course, author and Noted Expert, Brian Culp, takes users through the many new features of this essential word processing tool. The focus throughout is on how to leverage the many new features to unlock your creativity, and to make your word processing more efficient than ever before. To get started, simply click on one of the movie links.

Ubuntu
Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux is a free, general-purpose operating system for the PC desktop that often rivals Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS for ease of use, security, and freedom from restrictions. Since its founding a few years ago, Ubuntu Linux has become extremely popular and has helped popularize free and open source software. This step-by-step beginner's course to Ubuntu Linux is designed to guide a user with no previous linux experience. This course, presented by VTC author Chess Griffin, also the host of "Linux Reality," a popular podcast for new Linux users, starts at the absolute beginning. Including an explanation of what Linux is, how to obtain a free copy of Ubuntu Linux, and how to boot the "live" CD to test Ubuntu Linux. You will learn configuration, customization, adding software to the system, working with the desktop environment, as well as the many included programs and features of Ubuntu Linux.

* Captions not yet available on CD version.

Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Vista

Windows Vista is Microsoft's latest Operating system. New features of the system include set up ease, more security and reliability, and compatibility with the widest range of software, devices, and services. Windows Vista contains a number of new security features including built in firewall and spam filter. Windows Vista also has a new design with a high ends graphical user interface and new desktop features. VTC Author Eric Butow, guides users through the basics of the new and updated features of this major operating system upgrade. To begin learning simply click the links.

* Captions not yet available on CD version.

Apple
Apple Soundtrack Pro

Soundtrack Pro is an easy-to-use but extremely powerful audio application for Macintosh/MacIntel. Borrowing heavily from its big brother, Logic, Soundtrack Pro simplifies the process of editing and improving existing audio files, or creating new ones. VTC author, Mark Bremmer, begins the tutorial by demonstrating the basics of the Soundtrack Pro interface before presenting ways that both the novice and professional can take advantage of the application's extensive toolset. Learn to create, edit, and export a project using the application's Action-based waveform editor, multitrack tools, filters, and much much more. Mark later demonstrates how Soundtrack Pro integrates with Final Cut Pro and Motion, allowing for the user to easily create and prepare audio for a media project. To begin learning Soundtrack Pro today, simply click on one of the movie links.