New Year, New You – Certification Maps for 2011

by Allacyn - Jan 28, 2011


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If you are like me, you profess every New Year that you are going to make changes… Well it is almost February, and I haven’t even started to make any changes yet. When you decide to make these changes you usually do not take into consideration that figuring out what steps to take next can be so overwhelming, you quit before you start. For example, every year somewhere on my list is to be healthier (I am sure like many of you), but more often than not, sifting through all of the diets and exercise programs out there overwhelms me, and I just continue with my same routine.

If this sounds like you and certification is on your list this year, we have something to help you get started. Read more »


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Benefits of Obtaining Vendor-Neutral Certifications

by Allacyn - Nov 29, 2010


Have you been looking for a way to increase your marketability to employers? Vendor-neutral certifications might be the answer because they focus on a technology and not a specific product from a company. These certifications also do not become obsolete as quickly as vendor-specific certifications will.

When a vendor-neutral certification is obtained as a complement to vendor-specific certifications, it shows your flexibility and diversity in handling different scenarios. This means that you will have a broader knowledge base which can be very appealing to employers, because you are not limited to working with one specific product. Vendor-neutral certifications prove that you can use your knowledge in a variety of situations and are well rounded. Sure, you can specialize in a certain direction, but when a problem arises that is outside your area of expertise, do you want to look like the guy who can’t adapt, or the one that can solve everyone’s problems?

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Educators: Come one come all – Adobe CS5 training

by mmiller - Oct 21, 2010


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Yes, you read the headline correctly – Adobe CS5 training is available for you and your students, with more coming soon!  This release has been a bit different for us compared to the CS4 release for many reasons.  

First, we decided to produce each ACA course with both a Mac and Windows version.  For example, you can purchase Photoshop, Flash, and/or Dreamweaver presented on a Mac or Windows environment. Our goal is to accommodate individual schools based on their needs; some schools use Macs and others use Windows-based PCs.  The essential content is the same, we meet all the objectives to prepare for the ACA exams in both versions.

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Adobe CS5 Training – They Just Keep Coming!

by Colin - Oct 21, 2010


Last week saw the release of not one or two, but four Adobe CS5 training courses. This puts us up to 7 training courses released covering 5 of the Adobe CS5 programs – Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Illustrator – with InDesign and Photoshop (presented on PC) coming soon.

Two of the four courses released are part of our ACA Certification training utilizing the Windows versions of the Adobe programs, versus the previously released versions utilizing the Mac programs.

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Flash CS5 for Mac Released

by Allacyn - Sep 29, 2010


Today we released our Flash CS5 for Mac training course. Chad Troftgruben guides you through the latest features and tools to prepare you for the ACA certification exam and gets you on your way to becoming a Flash expert. The topics covered can be broken down into three major subject areas; design, animation, and action script.

This course is geared toward anyone who wants to pursue certification from beginners to CS4 users looking to learn about the latest features. For more information check out the promo video with Chad or check out the product page.


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New Release: Dreamweaver CS5

by Allacyn - Sep 23, 2010


LearnKey released our Dreamweaver Cs5 for Mac Course this week (I think I just heard a collective cheer from website designers and wannabe designers all over the world) and in celebration we have a promo for you to checkout.

Debbie Berg is back to teach us all the tips and tricks on how to become masters of Dreamweaver CS5. Debbie even shares some of the tips in the promo!  Debbie says this course is perfect for anyone who wants to design a website because you will learn how to layout and design webpages, learn how to use CSS, and learn how to upload and publish websites. For more information, visit our Dreamweaver CS5 product page


Thursday Trivia – 9/2/10

by Colin - Sep 02, 2010


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It’s that time again – our Thursday’s Tricky Trivia, where we challenge you with random LearnKey-related trivia questions in exchange for correct answers and awesome swag! Good luck!

The Question:

What tool must be used to modify the properties of a table in Adobe InDesign?

The Prize:

A 1gb Flash Drive

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Trivia Contest Rules:

Answer the question correctly in the comments to be eligible to win*. Once you’ve submitted the answer in your comment, we’ll have a drawing and randomly pick a winner. The winner, who will be contacted via email* by a LearnKey staff member, will be posted next Thursday, along with a new trivia question for the week.

Contest run time: Thursday Sept 2nd – Wednesday Sept 8th

Winner posted: Thursday August 26th

*Contest is open to North American residents only (Sorry, if international shipping rates weren’t so outrageously high we could include more people)

*In order to receive prize notification, you must provide a valid email address with your comment*


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Expose Yourself to Flash: Creating 3D Text

by Colin - Sep 01, 2010


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Sure, creating a bouncing ball and adding effects to make it look more realistic are cool and all, but what if you want to create 3D text? Have no fear, LearnKey’s Brad Washburn will show you how to do that in this next installment of Flash tutorials!

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Expose Yourself to Flash – Flash Tutorial vol. 2

by Colin - Aug 25, 2010


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In volume 1, we showed you how to create an animation of a bouncing ball in Flash CS5. In volume 2, we want to take that bouncing ball and animate it a little more realistically by using the Ease In and Ease Out tools, as well as some other tricks.

Watch the video below and expose yourself to Flash…in a way that doesn’t get you arrested.


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Expose Yourself to Flash: Tutorial

by jleany - Aug 19, 2010


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Have you ever wondered how to create something in Flash- say a ball?  Have you ever wondered how to make that ball bounce? In this short tutorial by LearnKey’s Brad Washburn, you’ll learn exactly that! Watch and learn… and let us know what you think!


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