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MicrosoftOutloook
Microsoft Outlook 2013

Microsoft Outlook remains the email, contact, and calendar application of choice for millions of businesses and over a billion end users worldwide. The 2013 version brings with it some exciting updates: a streamlined interface, integration with social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook, mail and calendar Peek, and new mailbox cleanup tools. Author Brian Culp serves as your tour guide through these new features and dozens upon dozens more. He takes users from program installation and set up through utilizing Outlook as a complete task and communication management program. Whether you are using it as a stand-alone program or working in a corporate environment with a Microsoft Exchange back-end, this VTC course will show you how to get the most out of Microsoft Outlook 2013. To begin learning today, simply click on the links.

Autodesk
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 for Desktop and iPad

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro is now one of the most popular art creation applications on both desktop and mobile devices like the iPad. Used by a wide range of people, from cartoonists and product designers to concept artists and painters, Sketchbook Pro has the tools and speed to make the creative process intuitive and enjoyable. In this VTC course, you will learn how to use the interface, create brushes, customize marking menus, and much more. Author and expert Dwayne Ferguson will not only demonstrate tips that will increase your productivity (such as how to set up your Wacom tablet and stylus to enhance your workflow), but he will also provide several invaluable pointers on letting your imagination go. Get started now and you will be on your way to mastering this amazing application on both the desktop and iPad versions of Sketchbook Pro in no time at all! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links!

Android
Android Development Using C# and Visual Studio 2012

Mobile development has become increasingly important and popular. There are two platforms that own most of the current market share: Android and IOS. Microsoft has not been successful to date in the mobile market, and developers that are comfortable using Microsoft tools may feel left behind. It is possible, however, to create mobile applications for both Android and IOS using Microsoft Visual Studio and the Mono framework. This course will serve as an introduction on how to create applications for Android using Mono and C#. It will cover basic setup, UI development, options for working with data, interfacing with other Android features, like audio, camera and GPS, and publishing the application to Google Play. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Maya
Autodesk Maya 2013

Autodesk Maya remains the industry standard for creating 3D content-- and with good reason! Maya's robust and expansive toolset includes incredible modeling, UV layout, surfacing, lighting, rigging, animation, dynamics, and rendering tools. In fact, this toolset is so extensive and deep that many game and broadcast studios use Maya exclusively for all of their CG production needs. In this introductory VTC course, we will dive into Maya 2013 and touch on all of the different Maya modules by applying these tools to a series of fun exercises. By the end of the course, you'll know your way around the Maya interface and be ready to begin tackling your own projects from start to finish. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Responsive Dreamweaver CS6 Websites

In today's multimedia website world, the use of responsive website design has exploded in popularity. This VTC QuickStart! course will show you how to create a responsive website using the integrated functions that come with Adobe's Dreamweaver CS6. Author Mark Struthers will cover the issues that are present with a traditional fixed width, non-responsive website. Then he will show you how to create a static website using an extension made by WebAssist that can subsequently be developed when CSS rules and media queries are later applied. The Fluid Grid Layout function within Dreamweaver CS6 is also explored so that experienced Dreamweaver users (who may be new to responsive website design) can use the resulting fluid grid template, populated with assets of their own, to build a fully functioning responsive site. Mark concludes by showing you how to incorporate other extensions made by Project 7. 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 PowerPoint 2013

This VTC course provides students with the knowledge and skills to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for creating and making presentations. The course moves from a study of the PowerPoint interface through creating presentations with an eye towards reusing already created content whenever possible. You will learn how to add smart art objects, images, drawings, charts, and a/v content to slides. You will also learn about SkyDrive and the PowerPoint WebApp. There is a focus on using those PowerPoint features that are appropriate to the audience and presentation location. Helen Bradley teaches this course from a business perspective, introducing tools that can be used to ensure that PowerPoint presentations are consistently formatted and easy to update. She covers formatting data in tables, using the photo album tool, working with multimedia objects, and preparing a slide show for presentation. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Fireworks CS6

Raster image editing, vector object manipulation, web layout options---Fireworks CS6 can handle all that and more! In this VTC course, author Geoff Blake takes a close look at Adobe's web graphics application. You'll learn how to work efficiently while handling graphic files from a variety of formats. You will learn how to build objects, layouts, and components quickly and easily. Then, you'll see what goes into building a web layout from the ground up as Geoff shows you layers, pages, hotspots, and slices. Finally, see how you can take what you've built and export it to code for use in Dreamweaver or any other code editor. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Access 2013

Microsoft Access 2013 is the latest version of the number one database application in the world, and this is a big release. Access 2013 brings quite a few changes, all designed to make database applications easier to design and implement. The ability to quickly create Web Applications that run in the user's browser, regardless of which device they use, is one of the major changes in the latest release. In this VTC course, author Mark Long takes you step by step through Access 2013 to quickly get you up to speed on these changes. Access is everywhere, from small one-person businesses up to the largest corporations in the world. It's where most data first gets stored before progressing to SQL Server, cloud delivery, and enterprise data services. Understanding Access is vital to real world database creation/maintenance/design and this course will show you what you need to get there. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is an open source program that provides an interface to work with mySQL databases. With phpMyAdmin you can create and edit databases and the tables or information within those databases. You can define relationships, import data into your database, search and sort data and even export data into a variety of formats. This introductory course to phpMyadmin will help you learn how to easily install the software you need to work with with this open source tool. You will set up your own databases, create tables and insert data all with the phpMyAdmin program. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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

Anime
Anime Studio Pro 9

Animation can be an overwhelming process to learn, even with a user-friendly piece of software like Anime Studio. VTC is here to help! In this course, you will learn how to plan, design, and animate a cartoon. Starting with the very basics, author Chad Troftgruben will teach you how to outline, script, and storyboard your story. Next, he will demonstrate Anime Studio's basic tools and features, building your foundation for more advanced works. Finally, you will dive into the creation process by drawing characters and scenes, rigging bone structures, setting camera positions, incorporating dialog, animating sequences, and editing it all together. By the time you complete this course, you will be ready to finish the story we have started and even create your own original works! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Word 2013

In this VTC course, students will learn how to work with basic to advanced functions of Microsoft Word 2013. This efficient word processing program allows you to edit text, graphics, tables, page layouts, styles, and more. Intermediate to advanced users will learn how to complete a mail merge, use screenshots or clippings, implement hyperlinks, set up collaboration, create a table of contents, and utilize macros. Microsoft Word even provides connected services so users can utilize social media networks within files. Word is part of the cloud, SkyDrive, which allows everyone to utilize remote access anywhere, anytime. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Autodesk
Autodesk 3ds Max 2013

3ds Max 2013 is an industry standard 3D content solution. With it you can create assets for video games, illustration, websites, advertising, architecture, and more. The feature-rich toolset provides everything your imagination needs to create exciting content that will amaze your audience. In this VTC course, author Dwayne Ferguson will show you what you need to know to get started today, including new features such as the Slate Compositing Editor, Customizable Workspaces, Tabbed Layouts, State Sets, Photoshop Interoperability, and more! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.