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Get the most out of your PC and technology at home. With technology seemingly taking over every aspect of life, why does it often seem to make life harder than easier? Because we're not using it properly! This online course - written by Dan Gookin, author of many titles on computers, tablets, smartphones and more - will explain how to become a domestic technology guru and save yourself and your family time, money and IT despair! Have the advantage of the internet right at your fingertips! - Learn about the basics of a computer - Know how you can make use of the functions of a computer - Discover the magic of the Internet - Learn about the usefulness of having the Internet on our fingertips
This course offers a chance for individuals to mold themselves into a leadership role. Be it a sole contributor, a new supervisor or experienced manager, this course will equip them with right skillset and mentality in order for them to guide their team to higher success. True leaders are molded not born, be one today! - Learn to seek out ideas and opinions of others - Develop good judgment towards creative ideas and have integrity - Understand the need for conflict management - Become a powerful and inspirational role model This course qualifies for PMI Professional Development Units (PDU) and is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible.
Whether you are managing a team, working your way up in any business-related industry, or simply trying to improve your business skills and resume, understanding finance is vital to success. However, without a formal financial background – and therefore a limited understanding of the techniques and vocabulary – you can be at a severe disadvantage to other employees, managers or candidates that do. This course provides a fluent and invaluable understanding of fundamental financial theory. It aims to equip all professionals with the techniques, terminology and financial skills required in business. Learn how you can maintain your budget with only a few tricks. - Learn how you can save with techniques used by professionals - Understand the fundamental of financial theory and how it applies to your daily expenses - Know how to balance your accounts at the end of this course - Pick up ways of saving and handling your savings along the way This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit and UTAP funding.
Podcasting has seen a huge increase in both users and creators over the last few years. In this course, we look at ways of making your podcasts stand out from the crowd so that your particular podcast channel rises above similar channels. By looking closely at both hardware and software requirements, we will understand the benefits of utilising audio editing and restoration software to make the most of our raw audio files. Technical considerations are analysed to so that we have a good knowledge of how to make our podcast audio files get recognised by RSS readers such as Feedly and iTunes.Know the benefits of using Podcast!- Learn about the software and hardware used to create Podcast- Find out what goes into creating and editing a Podcast- Know how you can make your own Podcast channel - Attract audiences with your Podcast content
College Preparation Course
This course is designed to help perspective college students understand the ever expanding role of technology in their lives as potential scholars. Topics include apps to help prepare for admissions, safety on campus, tips for research, and apps to create unforgettable memories on spring break. Professor Sam McGuire is your guide through this exciting topic of technology in the life of the modern student, and he leans on years of experience on admission committees and working with students at all levels of their education.Be prepared for the next step of your education pursuit!- Learn all the tips and tricks of maximizing college search- Learn how to utilize all the resources you have as a student- Know more about campus life and how to strive your years - Have all the necessary information to college admission on your fingertips
Manage your Photographs with Aperture 3
Apple's Aperture 3 is the answer to your photo editing, organization, and sharing needs. Aimed at the amateur and professional photographer, this VTC course explores the features which make Aperture such a powerful, yet simple, tool. In addition to explaining the essential features of Aperture, author Sam McGuire also explores the connections between iOS and iPhoto. Whether you are taking pictures on vacation, working as a professional photographer, or creating images as a visual artist, you'll find the tools you need in Aperture and the training you need to use it right here. Have your photo organization sorted out!- Learn how Aperture may suit your projects - Learn about the tools that Aperture has to offer fro image editing - Discover how Aperture may improve the way you manage your photographs- Know more about Aperture's functions
Creating Modern Comics
Comics are as popular as ever in all areas of pop culture. You will find aspects of them in music, movies, TV, print, and even on clothing. Jason Maranto's Creating Modern Comics course will show you in-depth techniques using modern tools that will enable you to create any aspect of comicbook art in the most common styles. Focused largely on the powerful natural media emulator Corel Painter 11 and loaded with course files to enhance your productivity, this comprehensive course will jump start your growth in this exciting and creative medium. Work files are included. Unleash your imagination and creativity into your comics!- Know how to create your very own comics- Learn how to create dynamic comics - Add your own twist when creating your comic - Learn how to make comics that are different from those that are available
Understand about Music Production Reason 5 & Record 1.5
Reason is easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be. Create, compose, mix and finish your music. Reason will help you along the journey, from inspiration to mixdown. Reason is the Propellerhead flagship product and the latest version has some significant upgrades. Alongside Reason 5.0, Propellerhead has just released Record 1.5 which also includes some important additions. This VTC course begins with a quick overview of the new features of both programs. Then Sean Michael Paddison, a music producer and home recording expert, moves on to an in-depth exploration of Reason 5.0 that will give new users the solid foundation they need to utilize the software. Throughout the course Sean will share many helpful hints that even seasoned pros will find useful.Create, compose, mix and finish your music with Reason. - Learn how to produce your own music with Reason- Know more about music production with Reason - Understand the step process involved in music production- Be able to create your own content after this courseThis course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible.
Microsoft Windows 8: Introduction
Microsoft Windows 8 is the latest version of the most popular Operating System in the world and it's a big release! Microsoft unashamedly calls Windows 8 ’Windows Reimagined.’ After extensive research on the current and near-future utilization of computing devices, Microsoft redesigned the Windows OS based on what they learned. The result is Windows 8. This version introduces some major changes to Windows while keeping many of the most powerful, productive features. In this VTC course, author Mark Long introduces you to Windows 8 and demonstrates the new features and functionalities. You'll learn how to get Windows 8, how to install it, and how to get productive with it right away! Find out more about Microsoft's productivity tools!- Learn and understand the purpose of Microsoft's tools- Know more about the functionality and features of each application- Learn about functions that you never knew existed in Microsoft's tools- Be fluent and an efficient user in Microsoft tools by the end of this course
Mac OS X Mavericks
Mac OS is one of the most powerful operating systems in the world. While it's easy to use and loved by many for its streamlined interface, it can be a bit confusing to dive into, especially if you're coming from a Windows ecosystem. This Mac OS X Mavericks course was designed with Windows users in mind, introducing them to not only the new features of Mavericks, but also the operating system as a whole. We start by learning the ins and outs of the operating system and then we move on to more advanced topics like app usage and networking. One chapter is completely dedicated to the new additions to Mavericks, allowing longtime users to get up to speed on iBooks, Finder Tabs, the iCloud Keychain, and more. You can watch the series in any order; it can be a quick refresh for Mac veterans and a valuable comprehensive course for beginners. If ever there was a good time to be a Mac user, this is it!- Learn about the changes in Mac OS X Mavericks- Know about the improvements in Mac OS X Mavericks- Know about the new features and functions in Mac OS X Mavericks- Discover the advantages of upgrading to Mac OS X Mavericks
Master the Power of iBooks
Published author Sam McGuire helps you master the power of iBooks Author. He starts by exploring the basic functionality and then focuses on example workflows. This VTC course focuses on the skills required to make a iBooks Textbook, with interactive media. Learn how to use iBook Author’s widgets, interactive features, and explore additional 3rd party resources while creating your next immersive digital book project.Explore the many functions of iBooks!- Learn about the features of iBooks- Discover hidden features that iBooks has to offer- Know how to create interactive content in iBooks- Learn how to utilize iBooks's application
iPad Music Production
The iPad is a powerful computing tool with a myriad of exciting new music production tools. Featuring a powerful touch interface and a highly portable size, the iPad is a popular choice for musicians, performers and producers. Experienced engineer, author, composer, and educator Sam McGuire explores the power of eleven music production apps designed for the iPad. The Apps include notation software, audio / MIDI sequencers (including GarageBand), and a variety of musical instruments. Know more about what there is to an iPad. - Learn about the music creation using an iPad- Discover ways for you to create your own tunes using an iPad- Find out how your iPad can be a source of productivity- Utilize the purpose of owning an iPad with this new knowledge
Discover more to iOS8
iOS is one of the most popular mobile operating systems on the market. With it's easy to use and lightweight infrastructure, making phone calls, writing messages, sending email and streaming media are a breeze. With iOS 8, Apple has introduced some long requested features to their popular operating system. This seven hour course is designed for both beginners and existing iOS users who are looking to learn about version 8’s new features, along with a crash course on how to use the operating system. Each lesson is standalone, allowing the student to pick and choose which topic they want to learn about. By the time the student finishes with this course, they will have a strong understanding of all the new iOS 8 features, how to set privacy settings, customize notifications, sync mailboxes and much more!Keep yourself updated with the new changes in iOS. - Learn about the changes in the latest version of iOS - Discover the newly-added features in each new version - Go through an in-depth view of the features of each iOS - Understand how the iOS operating system works
Learn all about iOS 7
iOS is one of the most popular mobile operating systems on the market. Its easy-to-use and lightweight infrastructure makes writing messages, sending email, making phone calls, and streaming media a breeze. With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple has stepped up their game with a host of new features including a new graphical interface. This seven hour course is designed for both beginners and existing iOS users who are looking to learn about version 7's new features, along with a crash course on how to use the operating system. Each lesson is standalone, allowing you to pick and choose which topic you want to learn about. By the time you finish this course, you will have a strong understanding of not only all the new iOS 7 features, but also how to set privacy settings, customize notifications, sync mailboxes, and much more!Keep yourself updated with the new changes in iOS. - Learn about the changes in the latest version of iOS - Discover the newly-added features in each new version - Go through an in-depth view of the features of each iOS - Understand about iOS operating system better
Produce Compelling Content with Maxon Cinema 4D R15
Maxon Cinema 4D, one of the leading 3D content creation applications, provides users the power to create compelling models and animations. Now with improved MoText typography controls, an enhanced bevel system, more accurate render engine, and more powerful sculpting toolset, this version, R15, can handle any task you need for your workflow. In this VTC course, you will learn how to navigate the interface and 3D space, create and sculpt 3D objects, paint and apply textures onto UV maps, work with spline and MoText typography, create and use lights and cameras, and how to build basic animations and deformations. And much more! Longtime author and professional animator, Dwayne Ferguson (Mutant League TV series), will really show you how to utilize this program to its full advantage.Produce compelling content with Maxon Cinema. - Learn how to create dynamic 3D content - Know how to utilize the tools of Maxon Cinema- Pick up the necessary skills for better model production- Learn how to create basic animations with Maxon Cinema
Apple Motion 2014
Sam McGuire helps you master the fundamentals of Apple Motion. He starts by exploring the basic functionality and then focuses on a series of projects to fine-tune new skills. This VTC course focuses on the skills required add basic effects, track motion, create complex behaviors / riggings, and explores its 3D capabilities. Learn how to use Motion as a stand-alone app and also as an extension of Final Cut X.Create visually dyanimc 2D and 3D effects. - Learn how Apple Motion can help to creat animated graphics - Know more on how to create your own graphocs with Apple Motion
Be Productive with Apple iWork 2013
Apple iWork 2013 represents the biggest update to this popular productivity suite in recent years. This version brings a unified interface and features set to OS X and iOS, allowing you to work across all platforms without compromising efficiency. This VTC course explores Pages, Numbers, and Keynote through real world examples and workflow demonstrations. Author Sam McGuire shows you how to use iWork in a business / educational setting and will prepare you to get the most out of this suite.Learn how iWork can improve your productivity. - Know more about the iWork suite and its functionality - Learn how iWorks can do wonders for you - Discover how iWorks is a beneficial tool for your job - Find out how iWork can improve your productivity This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible.
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro has shaken up the video editing market once again with Final Cut Pro X. This latest version takes video editing in an entirely new direction and features a completely re-coded and re-designed infrastructure. New 64-bit processing, background rendering, and so many more new features create a powerful working environment, but many new and long time users will be starting from scratch in this overhaul. Work alongside Sam McGuire in this intensive training course to discover the power and limitations of Final Cut Pro X. Create visually dyanimc videos with Final Cut Pro X. - Learn how Final Cut Pro X can help to create dynamic videos - Know how Final Cut Pro X works to edit videos- Learn about the usability of the tools available in Final Cut Pro X- Know how to utilize Final Cut Pro X to edit your videos This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible.
Apple Motion 5
This VTC course will guide you through some of the powerful new features included in Apple Motion 5. You will learn about the new Parameter Rigs, pulling keys from green screen, luma keys, animation, behaviors, filters, and much more. Professional illustrator, television animation art director, and writer Dwayne Ferguson will really give you an in-depth look at the latest version of this powerful software. Work files are included. Create visually dyanimc 2D and 3D effects. - Learn how Apple Motion can help to create animated graphics - Know more on how to create your own graphics with Apple Motion - Learn the different tools and techniques available in Apple Motion - Follow through the course and know how to make your own animations come trueThis course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible.