Tutorials

CompTIA
CompTIA Linux+ (Exam LX0-102)

Veteran VTC instructor Bobby Rogers guides the student through an in-depth review of the Linux+ LX0-102 exam from a very practical, hands-on point of view. This course provides step-by-step demonstrations of the different commands, utilities, and configuration options a candidate really needs to know before taking the exam. The course covers all domains and objectives required for the exam, including scripting, networking, system administration, managing user accounts, and security. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Visio 2013

Microsoft Visio 2013 is a powerful diagramming tool that helps create pictures out of complex information. Business plans, processes, flowcharts, organization charts, network diagrams, and more can be easily created with a few clicks of the mouse. In this VTC course, author Brian Culp introduces you to diagram creation by looking at a variety of diagram types and then by adding and editing the shapes these diagrams contain. He then shows you how to add personal touches to your diagrams by adding text, pictures, and changing shape styles. He also demonstrates how to integrate Visio with other Office applications, allowing for easy collaboration and sharing between diagram stakeholders. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Corel
Corel Painter X3

Painter X3 is Corel's latest update to their powerful and popular natural media emulator which is used by professional creative artists in a wide variety of genres and styles. This VTC course, taught by longtime illustrator and fine artist Jason Maranto, is designed to quickly familiarize you with the core features of this powerful application. Focusing on all the main tools and functions with an in-depth yet easy-to-follow style, this course is packed with professional workflow tips and tricks that it will help you to master Painter in no time. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Administering
Administering Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-411)

Microsoft's server operating systems have powered business for over 20 years. In the beginning, it was all about connectivity in the local area network, now it's all about connectivity in the cloud. Microsoft calls Server 2012 "The Cloud OS" and is branding it as being "built from the cloud up." Their goal with this product is to deliver the power of many servers with the simplicity of one. Achieving a Microsoft Certification on this product is an excellent career move. In this VTC course, Mark Long brings 20+ years of experience with Microsoft technologies along to help you understand the features and functionalities of Windows Server 2012 from the standpoint of preparing for certification exam 70-411 Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2012. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Introduction
Introduction to Cloud Computing

Technology is evolving and changing to embrace the cloud. Cloud computing allows you to utilize shared resources available through a service provider. Those resources can be storage space, use of software applications, or servers. You can buy more resources in the cloud if you need to and you can also give back resources that you no longer need. In this hands-on VTC course, you will access a variety of cloud services and work with different cloud providers such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. You will set up virtual servers, work with cloud file storage, learn about a variety of cloud collaboration options, and much more. This practical course will help you make the transition to working in the cloud from any device, anywhere, anytime! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe InDesign CC

QuickStart! Adobe InDesign CC looks at the new features in this latest release of InDesign. Long-time VTC author Brian White examines Adobe's introduction of a subscription-based license to their products. He then explains the changes to InDesign including under the hood changes, feature enhancements, and the new QR code generator. He goes on to cover the InDesign/InCopy collaborative workflow which enables copywriters and editors to make changes to a document without altering the original design's integrity. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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

Microsoft
Microsoft OneNote 2013

Microsoft OneNote 2013 is used to store information in a central location where it can easily be shared, backed up, and searched. In this VTC course, author Brian Culp compares OneNote to a digital version of a spiral-bound notebook as he shows you how to quickly add text, pictures, video, and even handwritten notes. He also explains how OneNote integrates with other Office 2013 applications, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook. Additionally, Brian covers how to leverage powerful features such as the ability to link notes automatically, customize the interface, and quickly track down unread notes. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Autodesk
Autodesk Mudbox 2013

Autodesk Mudbox is one of the leading digital sculpting and texture painting applications available to 3D professionals and enthusiasts. With an uncluttered workspace and powerful tools, you can focus on creating amazing pieces of art. New to Mudbox 2013 are multipurpose curves, that you can draw on your models or in the world space, customizable workspaces, hard edge and crease support (for use in conjunction with 3D applications that include this functionality). There is also support for tiled paint and sculpt detail, the ability to flip and mirror your objects, support for 16-bit Photoshop files, and more. And, behind the scenes are workflow enhancements like the new Gigatexel engine, for working with more pixels than ever before. Now, more than ever, 3D artists have the tools they need to take their sculptures and textures to the next level. Professional illustrator, television animation art director, and writer Dwayne Ferguson gives you an in-depth look at Mudbox 2013, taking you through the tools and features you will need to master to take your 3D creativity to the next level. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Core
Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (Exam 70-331)

The Microsoft 70-331 exam is one of the two SharePoint-specific exams required for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: SharePoint Certification. This VTC course covers the necessary prerequisites for the exam and walks you through the process of setting up a SharePoint implementation from bare-metal to fully-functional SharePoint environment. Along the way you will not only learn Microsoft best practices, but also basic aspects of SharePoint administration. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe Muse CC

This VTC QuickStart! course introduces you to Adobe's recently released Muse, which now fully integrates into their creative cloud. As author and expert Mark Struthers guides you through the Muse UI, you'll see how the program is split into various modes dependent on the task required. You will learn how to incorporate Master Pages and sub Master Pages to help your workflow. Mark will also demonstrate how to use backgrounds and add content to individual pages. As the course closes, you'll see how to upload your finished site either to a host of your choice or to Adobe's Business Catalyst. The Muse wireframe used in this course is included as a work file so that you may continue to build on it. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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

WordPress
WordPress 3.5

In this VTC course, you will learn the intricacies of setting up, using, and administering a WordPress 3.5 site. In addition to how to install and set up WordPress, you will also learn about themes, security concerns and mitigation, and plugin implementation. Author Jon Ward will discuss the theory of WordPress operation and then he will show you how to build a site from scratch. While the course is taught in 3.5, topics covered will be applicable to any WordPress 3.x installation. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe Photoshop CC

Do you need some help navigating Adobe's Creative Cloud? This VTC QuickStart! course will quickly get you up and running in Photoshop CC. Expert photographer Phil Hawkins covers new and improved features like Camera Shake Reduction and the Adobe Exchange Panel. Then he gives you an entire chapter on Camera Raw 8 before moving on to hands-on demonstrations of the tools in both landscape and portrait photography. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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