Tutorials

Apple
Apple Motion

Enter new areas of performance and creativity with the real time motion graphics and compositing powerhouse, Apple Motion. VTC author, Scott Simmons, shows users how to take advantage of Motion's powerful toolset. Motion's behavioral animation tools and presets afford unprecedented freedom to produce natural and complex animations with little time or effort. You'll be designing motion graphics quickly as you adopt your own techniques to build stunning animations. A DVD containing work files and footage, courtesy of Artbeats and Master Communication, is also included. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Apple Motion lessons below.

* 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.

Adobe
Adobe Photoshop for Photographers (3rd Edition)

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers (3rd Edition) focuses on three main areas of interest: professional photography techniques, supercharging user workflow, and releasing user creativity. VTC author, Gavin Phillips, shows users how to greatly increase workflow and productivity using Photoshop, while also becoming more "business creative" in the process. Learn how to create tasteful and marketable artistic effects in less than five minutes using custom actions, all of which are included on the tutorial. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Adobe Photoshop for Photographers (3rd Edition) lessons.

Java
Java 2: Certified Programmer

The Java 2: Certified Programmer tutorial is for programmers experienced in using the basic syntax and structure of the Java programming language who wish to take the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform exam . This course covers the information required by certification exam 310-035, which is the exam for Java 2 version 1.4. It also includes the information needed for 310-036, which is the certification exam for upgrading a certification from version 1.2 to version 1.4. It also includes the information required by 311-055, which is the certification exam for Java 2 version 5.0. The latest releases added several new features to the language. VTC Author Arthur Griffith guides you through this preparation tutorial on your journey to certification. To begin learning Java 2: Certified Programmer today, simply click on one of the links.

CompTIA
CompTIA Network+ Certification (2005 Objectives)

The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. An accepted foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. VTC Author Brad Causey helps you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Certification, including the new 2005 exam objectives. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the links to CompTIA Network+ Certification (2005 Objectives).

Data
Data Modeling

Data modeling is the act of exploring data-oriented structures. When building a database, data modeling implies the creation of a model for data within that database. Data models can be used for a variety of purposes, from high-level conceptual models to physical data models. VTC author, Gavin Powell, covers topics such as normalization and denormalization for relational data modeling, fact dimensional structures for data warehouse data modeling, and basic object data modeling for object databases. Powell also examines useful web sites and vendor software, such as Oracle database, for finding data modeling information. To being learning today, simply click on one of the Data Modeling lessons.

J2EE
J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition)

J2EE is an acronym for Java 2 Enterprise Edition. The Java 2 Enterprise Edition is Software that can be used along with the J2SE, the Java 2 Standard Edition which includes the compiler and the other fundamentals of Java. The J2EE software includes development and deployment systems for Java Servlets and Java ServerPages. Both of these combine Java and HTML to produce web pages on demand. VTC Author Arthur Griffith takes you on a step by step guide to understanding this powerful component of Java programming. To begin learning today simply click on the J2EE links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Visual C# .NET

Microsoft Visual C# .NET programming is part of the comprehensive tool set for creating XML Web services and Microsoft .NET-connected applications for Windows and the Web using the component-oriented C# development language. VTC Author Brian Maxx will guide you through the starting steps of C# development, as well as moving into more detailed projects as the course moves ahead. This title also comes with plenty of Work Files to use in sharpening your C# programming skills. To begin learning today, simply click on the Microsoft Visual C# .NET links.

CompTIA
CompTIA Linux+ Certification

This VTC tutorial is intended for users with some Linux experience and provides the information required to pass the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. The CompTIA Linux+ certification is an industry credential that validates the knowledge of technicians with six months experience installing, operating, and maintaining Linux operating systems. The certification is intended to be entry level in difficulty and never require upgrading. This tutorial, by long time VTC author, Arthur Griffith, provides the information in the areas covered by the exam: planning the implementation, installation, configuration, administration, system maintenance, troubleshooting, and identifying, installing, and maintaining system hardware. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the CompTIA Linux+ Certification lessons.

Oracle
Oracle: Performance Tuning (1Z0-033)

VTC author, Gavin Powell, covers material in the 1Z0-033 Oracle 9i tuning certification examination, including the basics of performance tuning and tuning tools. Memory tuning covers the shared pool, the database buffer cache and other buffers. From an I/O perspective, topics covered are physical file structures of the database, tablespaces, datafiles and at the block level. Also covered are sorting, locking, latches and wait events, shared or dedicated server processes, statistics, SQL code tuning and resource management. There is also brief coverage of tuning in the operating system, plus specialized objects use. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Oracle Performance Tuning (1Z0-033) lessons.

Macromedia
Macromedia Flash ActionScript 2.0 OOP

Macromedia Flash is one of the most versatile and user-friendly applications available today. Combine Flash with the Internet and you have unlimited possibilities for everything from animation to web applications. With ActionScripting, all of that potential becomes easier and more streamlined. Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a different approach to programming, intended to solve some of the development and maintenance problems commonly associated with large procedural programs. OOP is designed to make complex applications more manageable by breaking them down into self-contained, interacting modules. VTC author, Michael Hurwicz, explains the versatility and power of OOP complete with working examples and re-usable scripts. To begin learning today, click on one of the Macromedia Flash ActionScript 2.0 tutorials.

Dynamic
Dynamic HTML (DHTML)

Dynamic HTML (DHTML) is an umberella term for a combination of HTML, XHTML, CSS, and a client side scripting language such as Javascript, or VBScript. DHTML allows developers to create engaging web sites with content that can move, change shape, size, color, or otherwise react to user actions without requiring a trip to the web server, or browser plug-in. VTC author, Darcey Spears, shows users step-by step how to build a web site, beginning with how to acquire client information, creating a site map, and onto planning for DXHTML elements. Work files are also provided for this tutorial. To being learning today, simply click on one of the Dynamic HTML lessons.

Animation
Animating in Flash

Make your own cartoons! That is the beauty of Flash. Anyone with an idea can create their very own cartoons and animations and share them with the world on the Internet. In this tutorial VTC author and experienced animator Dwayne Ferguson will show you all the steps to creating your very own animations. From concept to planning, to creating and publishing. With "Animating In Flash" you will have the knowledge and skills to create your own animations for everyone to see. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Animating In Flash lessons.