Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NEW Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Training

New Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Training on 2 DVD-ROMs
Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial Training
11 hours of training
203 Individual Video Lessons
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Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial Training
The training is demonstrated in Photoshop Lightroom 3.3 but is applicable to all versions of Photoshop Lightroom.
Each HTG training software title guides you quickly and easily through comprehensive, step-by-step video tutorials.
As you follow along, you learn by doing, mastering the programs at your own pace. You are provided with a dynamic educational tool - an information rich resource you can refer to again and again.
Each instructor-guided DVD title is presented in full motion video, with the instructor clearly demonstrating each lesson in the actual program being taught while providing a full narrative description of each step.

Our 2 DVD set is filled with
11 hours of Video Tutorial Training.
203 Individual Video Lessons.

Includes all working files and examples.
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7
These are Computer DVDs and will not play on a TV style DVD player
This training is for Windows and does not come with the Adobe Photoshop program

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Complete List of Videos

Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial Training
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Training
Lightroom 3 Part 1
Introduction to Photoshop Lightroom
    01 How to use this training
    02 The Five Rules
    03 LightroomTour
    04 Right Mouse Button

Using the Modules                            
    05 Library Overview
    06 Develop Overview
    07 Slideshow Overview
    08 Print Overview
    09 Web Overview

Lightroom Basic Jobs
    10 New Catalog
    11 Get Photos
    12 Organizing Images
    13 Selecting Images
File Menu
    14 Catalogs
    15 Import Photos
    16 Export
    17 Plug-Ins
    18 Quick Collections
    19 Library Filters
    20 Printing

Edit Menu
    21 Undo/Redo
    22 Selecting
    23 Select by Flag
    24 Select by Rating
    25 Select by Color Label
    26 Preferences Overview
    27 Catalog Settings
    28 Identity Plate Setup
    29 Edit Watermarks
Lightroom 3 Part 2
Library Menu
    01 New Library Item
    02 Find
    03 About Filters
    04 Filter by Preset
    05 Filter by Flag
    06 Filter by Rating
    07 Filter by Color Rating
    08 Filter by Kind
    09 Filter by Metadata
    10 Refine Photos
    11 Rename/Convert
    12 Convert to DNG
    13 Synchronize & Find
    14 Previews
    15 Previous/Next
    16 Plug-in Extras

Library Window
    17 Main Window
    18 Navigator
    19 Catalog
    20 Folders
    21 Collections
    22 Publish Services
    23 The Filmstrip
    24 Histogram
    25 Quick Develop
    26 Keywording
    27 Keyword List
    28 Metadata

Photo Menu
    30 Quick Collection
    31 Open/Show
    32 Edit In…
    33 Stacking               
    34 Virtual Copies/Masters
    35 Rotate/Flip
    36 Set Flag/Rating…
    37 Set Keyword
    38 Develop Settings
    39 Delete/Remove
Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial Training
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Training
Lightroom 3 Part 3
    01 Keyword Shortcuts
    02 Enable Painting
    03 Keyword Set
    04 Color Label Set
    05 Show Metadata
    06 Copy/Paste/Sync
    07 Metadata Presets
    08 Capture Time
    09 Save/Read Metadata
    10 Import/Export/Purge

View Menu
    11 Show/Hide Views
    12 Zooming
    13 Grid Size
    14 Grid
    15 Loupe
    16 Compare
    17 Survey
    18 Develop
    19 View Options
    20 Grid View Style
    21 Loupe Info
    22 Mirror Image Mode

Window Menu
    23 Impromptu Slideshow   
    24 Panels
    25 Screen Mode
    26 Lights Out
    27 Secondary Display
    28 Forward/Backward
    29 Modules

Help Menu
    30 Using Help
    31 Module Help
    32 Shortcuts
    33 Lightroom Online
Lightroom 3 Part 4
    01 Main Window
    02 Presets
    03 Snapshots
    04 History
    05 Histogram
    06 Basic
    07 Tone Curve
08 HSL/Color/B&W
    09 Split Toning
    10 Detail
    11 Lens Correction
    12 Effects
    13 Camera Calibration

Develop Menu
    14 New Snapshot
    15 New Preset
    16 Clear History
    17 Default Settings
    18 Previous/Next

Settings Menu
    19 Process
    20 Copy/Paste Settings
    21 Syncing
    22 Match Tonal Exposure
    23 Auto Settings
    24 Convert to Grayscale
    25 Aspect Ratios
    26 Copy/Swap Settings

Tools Menu
    27 Crop
    28 Spot Removal
    29 Red Eye
    30 Graduated Filter
    31 Adjustment Brush
    32 White Balance
    33 Target Adjustment
    34 Tool Overlay
    35 Crop Overlay

    36 Adjustment Brush Overlay
Develop View Menu
    37 Show/Hide Toolbar
    38 Show Clipping
    39 View Options 
Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial Training
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Training
Lightroom 3 Part 5
    01 Main Window
    02 Preview
    03 Template Browser
    04 Collections
    05 Options
    06 Layout
    07 Overlays
    08 Backdrop
    09 Titles
    10 Playback

Play Menu
    11 Run/Pause Slideshow
    12 Go To
13 Content               
Slideshow Menus
    14 New Template
    15 Slideshow Settings
    16 Export Slideshow
    17 Add Text Overlay
    18 Rotate
    19 View Menu Changes

    20 Main Window
    21 Preview
    22 Template Browser
    23 Collections
    24 Layout Style
    25 Image Settings               
    26 Layout
    27 Guides
    28 Page
    29 Print Job
Print Menus
    30 New Template
    31 Print Module
    32 Content
    33 Go To / Rotate
    34 View Menu Changes
Lightroom 3 Part 6
    01 Main Window
    02 Preview
    03 Template Browser
    04 Collections
    05 Layout Style
    06 Site Info
    07 Color Palette
    08 Appearance
    09 Image Info
    10 Output Settings
    11 Upload Settings

Web Menus
    12 New Template
    13 Web Gallery Settings
    14 Content
    15 Reload
    16 Export
    17 Preview in Browser
    18 About Flash Gallery
    19 View Menu

More Help Menu
    20 Plug-In Extras
    21 Registration
    22 Updates
    23 System Info
    24 About Lightroom

    25 General
    26 Presets
    27 External Editing
    28 File Handling
    29 Interface

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Training on 2 DVD-ROMs

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Secrets to taking the Cisco CCNA exam certification test

Cisco CCNA Tips

Here are are some tips to follow for the CCNA test:

  • Relax before Cisco exam: In order to avoid last minute stress, make sure that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early and relax before exam.
  • Familiarize yourself with exam: Before taking the CCNA exam, you are given an option of to familiarize yourself with the way the exam is carried out (the exam interface). You must make sure to take advantage of this. It will save time to do this now, you will not get free time to ask about this during the exam.
  • Manage Time Spent On Each Question: The duration for the exam is 90 minutes. You must determine how much time you will spend on each question. While determining this take into consideration that simulations take more time to answer. Also keep in mind that some other questions are weighed more heavily and may take more time to answer (like difficult subnetting problems).
  • Get Scratch Paper Before Exam: Before you start the exam, ask for scratch paper and jot down points that you may require to recall when taking your exam. This is always allowed and proves to be very helpful while taking the exam. These may include:
      • Class A,B,C address range and properties
      • Important formulas
      • Binary to decimal conversion tables 
      • OSI Model layers
      • Access lists
      • Important tables

  • All Answers Are Final: Remember that you cannot return to a question once you have answered it. Don’t rush.
  • Lastly...  Although the CCNA exam software does not allow you to review questions you’ve answered, never leave any question unanswered. At least try to eliminate the possible answers that cannot be correct and narrow down your guess.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Top Tech Jobs for the Upcoming Year - VOIP - Windows Server Administration MCTS MCITP

Revealed: The top tech jobs for the coming year

Survey predicts some organizations will expand IT operations
A  hiring survey released by the staffing firm Robert Half shows that network administrators, Windows administrators, and help desk and desktop support professionals are the technology jobs that will be most in demand next year.

However, 54 percent of technology executives polled said they find it challenging to locate skilled IT professionals, according to the report.  (WHAAA? Editor aside....)

The "Robert Half Professional Employment Report" examined professional-level hiring trends for the first quarter of 2011 and based its data on telephone interviews with about 4,000 executives throughout the United States, including more than 1,400 CIOs. The survey was of private-sector businesses.
CIOs surveyed said they expect to increase their technology hiring by 11 percent in the first quarter of next year, while others said they will decrease their technology hiring by 3 percent. Because of more complex and demanding networks, many firms indicated that they would be expanding their IT teams.
Further, 43 percent of CIOs said they were confident their companies would invest in IT projects in the first quarter of 2011. 

Network administrators skilled in cloud computing, voice over IP VOIP and software as a service are the most desirable, the survey found. Technology professionals with experience in Windows 2008 and Windows 7 will have a slight salary edge, according to the firm. Survey respondents also said that help desk and support professionals are indispensable and are in great demand due to high turnover rates. 

Here are some links to our training products for some of the above mentioned job needs:

Tech Hiring on Upswing but not where you think

Part of an interview I read today:

What does that tell you about where the jobs are?
Our hiring was up 15 to 20 percent in 2010. For 2011, we’re expecting another 15 to 20 percent of growth. What that tells me is that companies are interested in hiring when it can accelerate their business and increase productivity. That may be why the tech economy is growing about twice as fast as the economy overall.
So companies will increase tech hiring if they think it will boost overall productivity?
That’s the thesis: From these investments in technology come outsized productivity gains. What’s changing today is that when we used to see growth in the tech economy, we’d say, “That’s the guys in the information technology department,’’ or the guys at Microsoft or IBM. But today, the growth is not necessarily in those places. One reason is that there is so much self-provisioned technology.
What do you mean by self-provisioned?
When I walk into my office with an iPad or an iPhone, it’s mine. I own it. I’ve self-provisioned it. And, by and large, it doesn’t require that I contact my company’s chief information officer to use it. These devices all represent technology spending, and they improve my productivity, but they don’t necessarily represent more money for the IT shop.
How does that change hiring patterns?
It means that the jobs are not necessarily in the IT department. It’s not the traditional, “We’re going to hire 50 more programmers this year.’’ In many cases it’s probably the companies that are supplying this [personal] technology that are doing the most hiring these days. It means that there’s a new role for people who can work within a business and who understand technology better than the average bear. Those people can act almost like a shadow IT person and help push a lot of innovation.
So a lot of the tech jobs will be outside tech departments?
Yes, because a lot of the dynamism and change is happening outside of the tech department. One of our analysts has written about a guy at Black & Decker who started creating videos of new tools for the sales force. He shot them on his own little Flip camera, in order to get the sales team fired up about the tools. And the IT shop was never involved. This is the kind of tech that people are grabbing and doing interesting things with.
Are there any programming languages or technologies that you think will be hot? 
We’re seeing a big shift into what we call the “App Internet.’’ Most of the innovations written today are being written for devices like the iPod, or the Android, or the iPhone. If I were going to concentrate on a technology, that’s what I would do: learn the development skills for those kinds of platforms. Custom development is also a promising area.
Custom development?
Custom software is what customers notice. Think of the first package tracker from UPS — that was custom software that customers loved. Or some of the new features you see from Amazon or Apple: those make a difference, and they are valuable to customers. So that’s a good skill to have.
Are there many tech sectors with a lot of growth, but not a lot of jobs?
Sure: Think about data centers. Spending is up, but automation means that jobs are down. Look at what’s happened with data center automation: a data center administrator used to be able to manage five or 10 servers. Now it’s 500 or 1,000. So even though the number of servers is going through the roof, the number of administrators I need is not going up, or it’s shrinking.

We, at Training Planet, will work on a list of things that we think will help train you with this new way of corporate ops in this economy. Stay tuned.

Friday, January 07, 2011

CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Update Planned

Sep 28, 2010

CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Update Planned with New Content on Windows 7 Operating System

New content will be added to existing exams in January 2011

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., September 28, 2010 – CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor neutral skills certifications for information technology (IT) professionals, announced today it will update its flagship CompTIA A+ certification exams with new content related to the Windows 7 operating system.

The Windows 7 content will be integrated into existing CompTIA A+ exams beginning in January 2011.

"The ever accelerating technology adoption curve places increasing importance on the need to continually update the skills of the high-tech workforce," said Terry Erdle, senior vice president, skills certification, CompTIA. "CompTIA is committed to helping IT professionals keep their skills current and fresh through regular updates of the content of our certification exams."

The changes were recommended by the CompTIA A+ Certification Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from ASI Electronics, HP, Lenovo, Ricoh, Sharp and other organizations that support the certification.

Introduced in 2009, Windows 7 is the latest release in a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs and media center PCs.

Windows 7 content will be added to both tests required to achieve CompTIA A+ certification: CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) and CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702).

The new content will appear in the following objective domains:
  • CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) – Objective Domains 3.0 (Operating Systems) and 4.0 (Software and Networking)
  • CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702) – Objective Domains 2.0 (Operating Systems) and 4.0 (Security).
The new content will be added as a rolling change to the existing exams beginning in January 2011. Training providers and courseware publishers have been notified of the upcoming changes and are making any necessary adjustments to their existing programs.

"CompTIA A+ delivers a comprehensive measurement of the core skills and knowledge that are universal for any IT technician, regardless of job role or responsibility," Erdle said. "It's recognized throughout the industry as the best credential an individual can obtain to launch a career in IT."

CompTIA A+ certification is an ISO/ANSI accredited exam that validates competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, troubleshooting, customer service and communications. More than 750,000 people worldwide have become CompTIA A+ certified since the program’s inception in 1993.

CompTIA certifications are globally recognized in the private and public sectors and are required or recommended by many employers, certifying and educational bodies. Because all CompTIA certifications are vendor-neutral, they're relevant across multiple networks, operating systems and product lines; and they equip IT workers with greater versatility and a broader set of business and technical skills. More than 1.85 million CompTIA certifications have been awarded to IT professionals around the world.

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