Strategy

Our leaders are recognized experts in their field.  Our founder, Todd Marks, and other Mindgrub leaders have been guest speakers at a variety of events and programs, including the National Association of Broadcasters Conference, SXSW, Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), TEDx and DCWeek.  They have also written or contributed to books that have become industry standards, such as New Masters of Flash and Web Design in a Nutshell.

Mindgrub’s philosophy is forward-looking:   our team consistently identifies, analyzes, and helps to explain an ever-changing technology market to our clients and our community.  Through engagement in work and independent projects, the Mindgrub team is poised to be able to offer quality training and instruction in a variety of areas.   In addition to training and instructional system development services, Mindgrub provides hands-on classroom instruction for iOS, Objective C, Android, Adobe Connect, Captivate, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash. Mindgrub also provides custom classroom instruction for most software including portals, enterprise management systems and desktop applications.

Training

Instructors

Mindgrub instructors are experts in multimedia technology. They have taught both standard and custom courses from multimedia to portals. They excel at being able to engage students through entertaining and pertinent dialog. They are able to demonstrate quality and award winning examples and have the experience to solve student difficulties on the fly. Mindgrub instructors are pioneers in the industry and have edited, contributed, and written several books from Beginning Dreamweaver to Flash Video. They have received several Flash Forward Nominations, a Site of the Day, 2 Addy and several portal awards.

Speaking

Mindgrub instructors are also available to present for Technology based conferences and demonstrations. Our Instructors are polished presenters who have previously spoken at several events including the National Association of Broadcasters Conference, SXSW, Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), TEDx and DCWeek.

Apple iOS Mobile Application Development Courses

Course Name

Description

Length*

Mobile Application Development

In this course, every little aspect of mobile application development for iOS 4 will be covered.  Each student will create over 20 applications in a variety of different views and data sets that they can blend to create their own custom applications. Typical days have 3 hour morning session, 1 hour lunch break, and 4 hour afternoon session. Students should have knowledge of Objective C and programming in general before taking this class.

5 days

Programming in Objective-C 2.0

In this course, students will learn the basics of ANSI C programming and the standard C libraries and gain understanding of C functions and data structures.  This course is for beginning programmers and those who are new to the Objective-C programming language. Students should have some programming experience before taking this class, and must have their own iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iTouch).

3 days

Software Course List

The following is a list of our standard Instructor Led courses which can be given at your facility or our own. If you have specific requirements not listed below we do offer custom courses to meet your needs. Please contact training for more information.

Course Name

Description

Length*

Connect Presenter*

In this course students will learn to create and publish Connect presentations. They will learn to add and modify slide narrations, quizzes, animations, links, files, Flash content and Captivate movies. They will learn to manage multiple presentations and customize a Breezo.

2 days

Connect Meeting*

In this course students will learn to create, host and schedule Connect meetings. They will learn to upload content, use audio and video, customize the meeting room and interact with participants. Students will learn best practices and each of the Administrator, Host and Presenter roles.

2 days

Connect Training*

In this course students will learn to add training content including Breezos, Connect Meetings, Flash presentations, Captivate simulations and other content to a Connect Course. They will learn to create curriculum and add, modify, and schedule students, content managers and instructors.

2 days

Connect Combo*

Combine topics from any 2 or all 3 of the Connect Presenter, Meeting or Training courses above to create a custom class to suite your needs.

2 days
3 days

Captivate

In this course students will learn to record and produce software demonstrations and interactive simulations. They will learn to add and modify slides, record audio and add text entry fields. Students will learn to include animation and quizzes and send results to a Learning Management System (LMS)

1 day
2 days

Dreamweaver CS5 Quick Start*

In this course students will get up to speed on all of Dreamweaver CS3's new features including visual authoring with XML data and advanced CSS support with a unified CSS panel and a style rendering toolbar.
(Prerequisite: Web site Development CS3 or similar course)

2 days

Dreamweaver Web Site Development

In this course students will learn to build and manage professional web sites including adding content such as graphics, forms and media, formatting with CSS and creating site navigation and templates. They will learn to maintain multiple sites in Dreamweaver and upload content to a server.

3 days

Dreamweaver ASP Application Development

In this course students will learn to develop web applications using Dreamweaver, PHP and MySQL including connecting to a database, searching records, displaying results and by building an administration page to update site contents.

3 days

Dreamweaver PHP Application Development

In this course students will learn to develop web applications using Dreamweaver, ASP and Access including connecting to a database, searching records, displaying results and by building an administration page to update site contents.

3 days

Fireworks Web Graphics Creation

In this course students will learn to create rich web graphics. They will learn to work with layers, create both bitmap and vector images, build buttons, add rollovers, add slices and optimize and export graphics.

2 days

Flash CS5 Quick Start*

In this course students will get up to speed on all of Flash CS3's new features including filters, advanced gradient and animation controls, several new video editing and encoding features and mobile authoring.
(Prerequisite: Rich Content Creation, Actionscript 2.0 or similar course)

2 days

Flash Accessibility

In this course students will learn best practices for making Flash movies accessible including how to structure the flash timeline and objects, using the accessibility panel, editing the tab sequence of the movie, adding audio to a movie, adding closed-captioning text for embedded movies, testing with JAWS, and fixing usability issues.

1 day

Flash Advanced Design*

In this course students will learn to develop flexible and dynamic design-based Flash content. They will learn advanced ActionScript and how to dynamically create and manipulate objects without the use of the timeline. Students will learn to create and implement components.
(Prerequisite: Rich Content Creation, Actionscript 2.0 or similar course)

2 days

Flash Actionscript

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of Actionscript including instance names, variables, functions, properties, and methods. They will learn advanced programming such as conditions, loops, event handling, and animating with ActionScript, and will learn the new features of Actionscipt 3.0.

3 days

Flash Application Development

In this course students will learn to build a dynamic Internet application. They will learn to use classes, complex data structures, built-in components, web services, and Flash Remoting. They will learn to use Actionscipt for the inclusion of event-driven functionality and to send and receive content from a database.
(Prerequisite: Rich Content Creation or similar course)

3 days

Flash Game Programming

In this course students will learn to program complex animations and games. They will learn to use collision detection, audio, and physics for enhanced game play. They will learn optimization, 3D using the z-plane and publishing to different platforms such as mobile devices.
(Prerequisite: Rich Content Creation, Actionscript, Flash Application Development or similar course)

2 days

Flash Rich Content Creation

In this course students will learn the basics to create rich content. They will develop an interface using text, graphics, animations, video and sound. They will learn best practices with the timeline, how to use the Actionscript editor and how to import components.

2 days
3 days

Flash Video

In this course students will learn how to produce high quality Flash Video . They will learn to build a video player using pre-built components and Actionscript. They will learn encoding techniques, how to create live video, and exporting using the new alpha-channeling and video color filters. Students will explore bandwidth scaling, progressive downloading, and streaming with the Flash Media Server and Video Streaming Services.

3 days

Flash Media Server 

In this course students will learn to deliver digital media applications with Flash Media Server. They will learn to configure and manage the server and how to use Actionscript and the Flash Application Framework to build interactive applications with audio and video.
(Prerequisite: Actionscript, Flash Application Development, Flash Video or similar course)

3 days

Instructional Technology

In this course students will learn to produce web based training content using Flash, Captivate and Connect Presenter. Students will learn the essentials of Flash Rich Content Creation for training development. They will learn Captivate and Connect Presenter, including Quiz inclusion, SCORM manifest output and communication with a Learning Management System (LMS).

5 days

Portal End-User Training

In this course students will learn the basics of Portal Technology. They will learn to navigate the portal, join communities, add and interact with portlets, upload documents, search, and access help information and collaborate with other users.

.5 days
1 day
2 days

*Multiple options for days for a given class means that the class is offered as a 1 OR 2 days, etc.

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