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Cancellation PolicyYou may reschedule or cancel without concern up to 10 business days before the course date.
FREE Post Training SupportStudents taking a public class are invited to attend the same class or take the online class free of charge within one calendar year to refresh their skills.
Tailored CurriculumsNo matter where you are in the communications circle—creation, management, production—we have a fast four-step model to assess your educational needs, design and deliver your training, and review your preparedness.
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WordPress for Designers 


This instructor-led class is for people who want to use WordPress. It's for web designers who'd like to get to know WordPress a little better -- or a lot better. It's for writers who have been asked to contribute content to a WordPress site, but haven't been shown how to use the software. It's for server administrators who'd like to know more about this little CMS that users are always asking them to install. It's for Drupal developers who suddenly need to write a WordPress plugin for a client this week. If you're familiar with PHP or MySQL, or if you've used another open source content management system in the past, great!

This class will take you from novice to professional. By the end, you'll know not only how to manage and customize your own site, but how to contribute your innovations back to the community by submitting plugins and themes to the central repository at wordpress.org. If you've never touched PHP before, that's OK. Understanding arrays, for example, might be necessary if you want to write your own plugin, but not if you want to install the software and configure your site with plugins and themes. And if you do want to learn more about code, WordPress is a great place to start.


Course outline

Wednesday September 27th 2017
Thursday September 28th 2017



Duration: 2 days
Price: $695.00
Location: Ottawa

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ZBrush 4 Sculpting for Games 


ZBrush is a fantastic tool for creating models for use in computer games. Using a wide range of powerful tools you can create models for vehicles, props, environments, and characters.

Built around four complete ZBrush projects, this class gives you everything you need to sculpt props, vehicles, and creatures in ZBrush. You'll start by creating a "spooky tree" model, mastering the sculpting, texturing, and decoration skills that are essential for all ZBrush topics. Next you'll move to man-made objects with a sci-fi drone. Next you'll see how to sculpt monsters and other creatures, deal with cloth and other soft materials, and prepare the model to become an animated, controllable character in a game. The final project returns to machines, building a complete, detailed spaceship for use in your sci-fi games.


Course outline

Wednesday September 27th 2017
Thursday September 28th 2017
Friday September 29th 2017



Duration: 3 days
Price: $1,195.00
Location: Ottawa

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*NEW* Standard on Web Accessibility and the Standard on Web Usability  


The Internet is an increasingly important communication tool providing an effective means for the public and the government to exchange information and for the government to offer its services in the official language and at the time and place of Canadians' choosing. The consistent and predictable presentation of government services and content offered by these standards facilitate effective online interaction.


Course outline

Wednesday September 27th 2017



Duration: 2 day
Price: $595.00
Location: Ottawa

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Acrobat 9 Pro Essential  


With Acrobat 9, Adobe continues to evolve the venerable PDF from a simple paperless document into a collaborative hub for many forms of digital communication. In Acrobat 9 Pro we will explores the many new and enhanced features in version 9 of Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Pro, and Acrobat Pro Extended, demonstrating different ways to create and modify PDFs, including the enhanced OCR tool, and show how to combine them with other files into a PDF Portfolio. We will cover collaboration in detail, including the new Collaborate Live and Shared Review options as well as investigate redaction and other security features.


Course outline

Thursday September 28th 2017
Friday September 29th 2017



Duration: 2 days
Price: $595.00
Location: Ottawa

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Adobe Audition CC 


Audition is a highly regarded audio post-production application that blends fast performance and professional tools with an extremely user-friendly interface. In this class we will introduces you to Audition's powerful features, which include a multitrack editing environment, a comprehensive mixer, track-based controls and effects, and a separate effects rack, as well as extraordinary audio correction tools. Whether you're new to audio editing or have experience with Soundbooth, Premiere Pro, or earlier versions of Audition, this course will get you rolling with Audition CC 2015 in a hurry.


Course outline

Thursday September 28th 2017



Duration: 1 day
Price: $395.00
Location: Ottawa

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Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1, Essential Training 


This instructor-led class will explore core concepts and techniques that apply to any workflow in Illustrator, whether designing for print, the web, or assets for other applications including Flash and 3D modeling. This class includes an interactive and detailed discussion of the elements that make up vector graphicspaths, strokes, and fillsand shows how to use each of Illustrator's drawing tools. Also demonstrated are techniques for combining and cleaning up paths, organizing paths into groups and layers, text editing, working with color, effects, and much more.


Topics include:
Setting up a new document based on the output destination
Using rules, guides, and grids
Making detailed selections
Drawing and editing paths with the Pen and Pencil tools
Creating compound vector shapes
Understanding the difference between point and area text
Applying live effects
Creating color swatches
Transforming artwork with Rotation, Scale, and Transform effects
Placing images
Working with masks
Printing, saving, and exporting artwork

 


Course outline

Thursday September 28th 2017
Friday September 29th 2017



Duration: 2 days
Price: $595.00
Location: Ottawa

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Level 1, Essential Training 


This instructor-led class will explore core concepts and techniques that apply to any workflow in Illustrator, whether designing for print, the web, or assets for other applications including Flash and 3D modeling. This class includes an interactive and detailed discussion of the elements that make up vector graphicspaths, strokes, and fillsand shows how to use each of Illustrator's drawing tools. Also demonstrated are techniques for combining and cleaning up paths, organizing paths into groups and layers, text editing, working with color, effects, and much more.


Topics include:
Setting up a new document based on the output destination
Using rules, guides, and grids
Making detailed selections
Drawing and editing paths with the Pen and Pencil tools
Creating compound vector shapes
Understanding the difference between point and area text
Applying live effects
Creating color swatches
Transforming artwork with Rotation, Scale, and Transform effects
Placing images
Working with masks
Printing, saving, and exporting artwork

 


Course outline

Thursday September 28th 2017
Friday September 29th 2017



Duration: 2 days
Price: $595.00
Location: Ottawa

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Adobe LiveCycle ES2 - Developing Forms 


This instructor-led class explores techniques in developing forms for data capture and data display using Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2. Through extensive, hands-on practice, you will learn to create static as well dynamic, interactive, data-bound forms including input validation, localized fields, accessibility information, embedded barcodes, and simple through advanced scripted interactions.


Course outline

Thursday September 28th 2017
Friday September 29th 2017



Duration: 2 days
Price: $595.00
Location: Ottawa

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 - Level 1, Essential Training 


In Photoshop CS6 Essential Training, get hands-on experience in creating the highest quality images with fantastic detail in the shortest amount of time, using a combination of Photoshop CS5, Adobe Bridge, and Camera Raw. This course shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Learn the secrets of non-destructive editing, utilizing and mastering Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, layers, adjustment layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.


Topics include:
Automating image adjustments with Camera Raw
Adding keywords, ratings, and other metadata to images
Filtering a large collection of images down to the "keepers"
Cropping, correcting perspective, and straightening images
Creating, naming, hiding, and deleting layers
How to make selections and masks quickly
Improving mask quality with Refine Edge
Techniques for combining multiple images
Non-destructive editing techniques with adjustment layers and Smart Filters
Retouching essentials, such as blemish removal and body sculpting
Color correcting images
Using the essential blend modes, layer effects, and styles
Creating contact sheets and web photo galleries

 



Course outline

Thursday September 28th 2017
Friday September 29th 2017



Duration: 2 days
Price: $595.00
Location: Ottawa

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Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1, Essential Training 


In Photoshop CC Essential Training, get hands-on experience in creating the highest quality images with fantastic detail in the shortest amount of time, using a combination of Photoshop CC, Adobe Bridge, and Camera Raw. This course shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Learn the secrets of non-destructive editing, utilizing and mastering Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, layers, adjustment layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.


Topics include:
Automating image adjustments with Camera Raw
Adding keywords, ratings, and other metadata to images
Filtering a large collection of images down to the "keepers"
Cropping, correcting perspective, and straightening images
Creating, naming, hiding, and deleting layers
How to make selections and masks quickly
Improving mask quality with Refine Edge
Techniques for combining multiple images
Non-destructive editing techniques with adjustment layers and Smart Filters
Retouching essentials, such as blemish removal and body sculpting
Color correcting images
Using the essential blend modes, layer effects, and styles
Creating contact sheets and web photo galleries

 



Course outline

Thursday September 28th 2017
Friday September 29th 2017



Duration: 2 days
Price: $595.00
Location: Ottawa



Cancellation Policy

After courses are scheduled, you may reschedule or cancel without concern up to 10 business days before the course date.

If you cancel or reschedule a registration within 10 to 5 business days of the course date, payment is due and payable at that time and will be held as a credit towards a re-scheduled date or a future course booking. Course credits are valid for 6 months from the date of the original class booking.

If you cancel a course registration within 4 business days of the class, payment is due and payable at that time and will be held as a credit towards a re-scheduled date or a future course booking. A 25% cancellation fee also is due.

Course credits are valid for 6 months from the date of the original class booking.

Post Training Support

All courses include Red Rocket's Free Post Training Support Program.

Students are provided with unlimited phone and e-mail support for issues concerning modules covered in their course. In addition to ongoing support, all students taking a public class are invited to attend the same class free of charge within one calendar year to refresh their skills.

Students will also have access to online tips specific to their courses and will be informed via e-mail when new tips are available that are relevant to their interests.

No matter where you are in the communications circle—creation, management, production—we have a fast four-step model to assess your educational needs, design and deliver your training, and review your preparedness. Red Rocket is the foremost source of knowledge, insight, and skills to help you benefit from the most up-to-date training on Adobe, Quark, Apple, and Microsoft software.

1 Define your needs.

We can identify the right training for the right personnel - and when, where, and how it should be delivered. We'll create a training plan for your:

• Project Manager
• Copywriters
• Graphic Designers


2 Design the optimum training plan.

With your training needs now known, we can help design a curriculum path that will bring individuals and the team to the appropriate skill level to support business requirements and corporate initiatives. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of technical training for creative applications such as:

• Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, Encore DVD, FrameMaker, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, ColdFusion
• QuarkXPress
• Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro
• Microsoft ASPX, .NET, SQL Server, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
• XML, XHTML, MySQL


3 Identify the appropriate training methods.

We'll help you determine the right mix of live instructor-led and online training, onsite customer training, and self-study training. The result will be the most convenient and effective way to deliver knowledge to all levels and locations of your organization.


4 Verify that the training was delivered according to plan.

Our goal is to ensure that your training needs are met. We can identify opportunities where certification could increase your team's efficiency, preparedness, and expertise, resulting in more autonomy and faster problem resolution. In addition, all students registering for public classes are welcomed back up to one year after taking the class to refresh their skill.

Ongoing support is also provided free of charge for the application learned.



CHOOSE AND CONFIGURE HOW YOU LEARN.

You have access to anytime, anywhere learning and a worldwide network of certified instructors and classrooms.

CLASSROOM TRAINING
Classroom training is the most effective way to gain the critical concepts and skills your technical team needs. Class sizes are small (maximum 6) so all students get the guidance of our certified instructors - professional teachers who also have extensive experience in the creative field.

PRIVATE TRAINING
If your project has a tight timeline and you need to bring your team up to speed fast, consider a private session. Dedicated Training: We can offer you dedicated classroom training where you'll have the instructor and the classroom all to yourselves, and we can customize the course to focus on your environment and your specific issues. Onsite Training: Red Rocket Education can deliver classroom-quality training directly to you - at your site and on your schedule - either by using your onsite facilities or by bringing our Mobile Training unit to you.

VIRTUAL ACADEMY
Virtual Academy is our live, online training option delivering the same content as our classroom training without the need for travel or time out of the office. Virtual Academy combines multiple live and self-paced learning methods with expert mentoring to achieve the level of deep knowledge transfer that you get in the classroom:

• LIVE WEBCASTS anchors the Virtual Academy program and provide real-time interaction with the instructor.
• SELF-PACED MODULES can be web-based, pre-recorded webcasts, or other training formats that are available 24/7, so you can complete them when you have the time.
• HANDS-ON LABS let you practice your skills in an authentic product environment.
• EXPERT MENTORING offers one-on-one instructor support to answer your individual questions.

Self-study learning

WEB-BASED For those who want the convenience of learning online and on their own schedule, many of our courses are available via the web. Your team can learn without travel, 24 hours a day for a specified length of time.
CD-ROMS AND INTERACTIVE DVDS Interactive media let your team members study and absorb the material at their own pace. These self-paced courses are very effective tools for learning the basics or refreshing your team's skills.


DEFINE YOUR PURCHASE OPTIONS.

When we work with you to design your training plan, we will also suggest the purchase method that's right for your needs.
1 Individual classes
2 Education packs
Gives you the option to purchase training days in 2, 4, and 28 day blocks for anyone in your organization, to use within a specified amount of time. Training days can be used for all live training including classroom, private, and Virtual Academy classes. Plus, you receive FREE Education Skills Assessment. 3 Volume purchase agreement Gives you a defined discount and training period, depending on the number of days purchased.