Who makes the Best Application Training DVD's?

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  1. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    My friend just bought a new MBP and wants to really dig into applications that will
    help him at work.

    I've shown him most of what I can about MacOSX in general, but his goal is to
    put together some top grade Keynote presentations, so I recommended that he
    looks for interactive training DVD's

    Does anyone know which publishers have the best self paced training material?
     
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I've used VTC in the past if I needed to get up to speed on an application quickly. They have hundreds of training videos and you can access their entire library online for $30 per month. You can watch the first few chapters of all their videos for free.
     
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    The Apple traiining series is also available online at Oreilly's Safari Online
    http://safari.oreilly.com/.
    A 10 slot bookshelf is about $20.00 a month. They have a good selection of Apple related books including the Missing Manual series, as well as Oreilly Learning and Nutshell series.
     
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    I looked at the site, and did not see iWork 06 listed, only iWork 05
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    www.lynda.com is pretty good. I used it to learn GoLive CS2 and it was very well done. I recommend it.
     
  7. FFTT thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for all the input.

    He was asking me about books and training in general so I told him I would
    see what's available to help him the most.

    He has no prior Mac OSX experience, so I'm trying to make this transition as smooth as possible for him.

    I know I get lost trying to read all the terminology, so interactive DVD's
    would seem to be a better way to learn.
     
  8. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    I have used both the Apple Pro DVDs/books and Lynda.com. Lynda.com allows you use a web subscription or get a DVD. The Apple Pro books often come with bonuses. For instance, When Shake was uber expensive, a 30 licence was included with the book and it was possible to get an extension. Also, if you manage to see Apple at a film festival and to one of their training classes, the books will often be on sale, and the trainers will be able to answer questions and may even direct you to a different book.
     

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