Tutorials

Ableton
Ableton Live 5

Ableton Live is a powerful "sequencing instrument" designed for each stage of the musical process, from creation to production to performance. In the creative stage, Live is intuitive and responsive, encouraging the flow of musical ideas. During production, Live provides all of the professional tools required to complete and perfect projects. On stage, Live delivers unique expressive control and stability. This tutorial will take you through all of these stages with real world examples and detailed explanations of this powerful musical tool. To begin learning Ableton Live 5 today, simply click on one of the movie topics.

ACT
ACT! by Sage 2006

VTC author, Bill Ferguson, has used and taught others to use, contact management software for more than 10 years. This tutorial provides detailed information needed to make the most out of ACT! by Sage 2006. Ferguson demonstrates how contact management software can efficiently and effectively increase user productivity. Learn to track contacts, follow leads, create reports, write letters and faxes, and even automate quotes using ACT!. To begin learning ACT! for Sage 2006 today, simply click on one of the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administration

SQL Server 2005 is the latest release from Microsoft of their enterprise database solution product. SQL Server 2005 is the result of five years of research, development and collection of suggestions and wish lists from database administrators and developers. Microsoft continues to drive the enterprise database market with the added features and capabilities of this new product. Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and Certified Trainer Mark Long covers the basics of SQL Server 2005 administration in this course. To begin learning simply click the links.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 8: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Bundle

Join FileMaker Guru John Mark Osborne, as he guides you through this comprehensive 3 part series. To view the titles within this bundle, navigate to the individual titles:

FileMaker Pro 8: Beginner

FileMaker Pro 8: Intermediate

FileMaker Pro 8: Advanced

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FM7 users will be discussed when necessary.

** The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate and advanced FileMaker Pro 8 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the databasepros.com web site.

AutoCAD
AutoCAD 2006 for Architects

AutoCAD is the most popular tool for Architectural drawing and CAD productivity. This practical "how to" course by Ivanhoe Tejeda introduces AutoCAD to first-time users who want to learn basic 2D CAD drawing skills. The tutorial begins with basic drawing examples and leads the user towards an example of a typical construction drawing. Special attention is given to fundamental concepts that will enable the user to apply learned skills to future projects. PDF documents of the drawings are provided to assist in the learning process. Sample work files are also included with the tutorial. To begin learning AutoCAD 2006 today, simply click on one of the links.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 8: 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 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 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.

The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate and advanced FileMaker Pro 8 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the www.databasepros.com web site.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FileMaker 7 users will be discussed when necessary.

** This tutorial is part three in a 3-part FileMaker Pro 8 series.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 8: 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 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 and deleting duplicate records. 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 being learning FileMaker Pro 8 today, simply click on one of the links below.

The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate and advanced FileMaker Pro 8 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the www.databasepros.com web site.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FileMaker 7 users will be discussed when necessary.

** This tutorial is part two in a 3-part FileMaker Pro 8 series.

Cisco
Cisco CCNA 640-801

VTC's Cisco CCNA 640-801 training tutorial is designed to help you pass certification test and become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). VTC Author Bill Ferguson specifically targets the four major objective groups listed on the Cisco web site. These include Planning and Designing LANs and WANs, Implementation and Operation of Routers and Switches, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks, and Understanding Cisco Networking Technologies. VTC Certified author Bill Ferguson gives thorough and comprehensive training using examples and analogies to make this information easier to learn and easier to remember. To begin learning today, simply click on the links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Entourage 2004

Microsoft Entourage 2004 is a personal information manager (PIM) application that is a key component in the Office 2004 productivity suite. Entourage can be used not only to send and receive e-mail messages, but also can be used to manage and share contact information, manage calendar events, track to-do items, and more. Expert instructor Timothy Warner provides step-by-step instruction on learning practically every element of Entourage 2004, from installation, to account setup, to everyday use, to tips and tricks that will make your professional life and personal life more user-friendly and productive. To being learning today, simply click on one of the Microsoft Entourage 2004 links.

Mac
Mac OS X Automator

One of the major new features of Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) is Automator. It is a tool that lets you build workflows from actions that may be provided by Apple (over 200 are part of the Automator installation), by software developers -- or by you, following the techniques described in the second part of this tutorial. You can use Automator to automate repetitive tasks or to manage complex and rarely-performed tasks. If you have Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later, you have Automator. VTC author Jesse Feiler guides you through using the software, taking advantage of the actions you already have, and show you how to build your own actions ranging from simple to complex. To begin learning, simply click on the links.

Cakewalk
Cakewalk Sonar 4/5

Cakewalk Sonar is a fully-integrated MIDI sequencer and multitrack audio recorder. Sonar's innovative surround sound, A/V capabilities and precision engineering tools make it the definitive audio production environment on the Windows platform. Sonar 5 ups the ante exponentially, with 64-bit processing, V-Vocal Vocal Processor, Perfect Space Convolution Reverb, and a host of other new Instruments, FX and features! VTC author, David Ludwig, begins the tutorial by covering the basics of Sonar installation, tweaking Windows XP for optimization, and exploring the interface. Learn to record, edit and mix within Sonar, take advantage of advanced automation techniques, create loops and groove clips, use software synthesizers, and see a project through from start to finish. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Cakewalk Sonar 4/5 lessons.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 8: Beginner

FileMaker Pro 8 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 beginner level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate all the features in FileMaker Pro including: field creation, finding, sorting, layout mode, container fields, auto-entry, validation, printing, scripts, calculations, importing, exporting and interface design. 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 one of the FileMaker Pro 8: Beginner lessons.

The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate and advanced FileMaker Pro 8 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the www.databasepros.com web site.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FileMaker 7 users will be discussed when necessary.

** This tutorial is part one in a 3-part FileMaker Pro 8 series.