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CBT Nuggets Announces Microsoft Office Word 2013 Training Course

Eugene, OR (PRWEB) December 28, 2013

CBT Nuggets announces the release of a new video training course, “Microsoft Office Word 2013 77-418.”

This 20-video course will help those looking to enhance their word processing skills with Microsoft's latest release of Office. Trainer Chris Ward prepares viewers to use Word 2013 in a business environment, from formatting text to linking documents. He also covers the applications that operate with Office, including SkyDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange.

The training in "Microsoft Office Word 2013 77-418" covers the objectives of Microsoft's 77-418 exam, which is required to earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.

About CBT Nuggets: CBT Nuggets is a computer-based technology company specializing in cutting-edge online IT, project management and office productivity training.

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Two Leading Central Pennsylvania Court Reporting Firms Join Forces Offering Innovative Technology and Training to Assist Clients in Managing Complexities of Litigation

Harrisburg/York, PA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013

"Our mission is to make things simple for our clients. This era of constantly evolving technology can be complex and frustrating. GLFM will offer solutions and training to help our clients make the most of the technologies available," says Robin L. Smith, partner and marketing director for the firm.

Geiger & Loria Reporting Service and Filius & McLucas Reporting Service have been leading providers of court reporting and litigation support in the Central Pennsylvania area for over a half century. Both firms owe their longevity to a continual commitment and focus on providing superior court reporting services and excellent customer service. "We are excited about joining in business with another dedicated and respected court reporting firm. Combining services will enable us to provide a greater level of service for a larger coverage area," says Gail D. McLucas, partner and Registered Professional Reporter.

About Geiger & Loria Reporting Service

This firm was established in 1950 and remains one of the oldest court reporting firms in Central Pennsylvania. Their mission throughout their history has been to offer the latest technology to support their clients' litigation needs. They were among the first to offer computer-aided transcription and alternate transcript formats, as well as the first satellite deposition in the area.

About Filius & McLucas Reporting Service, Inc.

Established in 1983 with a staff of highly trained, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic reporters, the firm has had extensive experience in handling complex asbestos, medical malpractice, patent, and technical litigation. Recent videoconferencing capability has enhanced attorneys' access to clients and witnesses worldwide.

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Rich Dad Education to Offer Financial Training in the Fargo Area October 8th – October 10th

Cape Coral, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

Rich Dad Education, a leader in providing financial education, announced today that they will be holding a free financial workshop in the Fargo area October 8th – October 10th. This concentrated, enlightening session will focus on showing attendees ways they can become smarter about money, create additional income, build long-term cash flow, and prepare for a financially secure retirement regardless of their financial condition.

"The middle class has been losing ground in America for nearly thirty years. The financial turmoil that began in 2008 graphically demonstrated the vital need for comprehensive financial education," remarked Rich Dad Education CEO Anthony Humpage. "Our training is designed to give students both the tools and an action plan that can help them move from a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle to one of true financial independence."

The goal of the training is to empower the average person to take control of their financial future by applying the powerful principles Rich Dad Education founder Robert Kiyosaki outlined in his international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad. The free workshop is specifically designed to introduce people to multiple ways they can create additional streams of income for themselves no matter what the overall economy is doing. In addition, this training will also demonstrate how you can change your life by changing your thinking and why financial knowledge is the "new money."

Rich Dad Education urges anyone who is interested in gaining the knowledge and tools necessary to reach their financial goals in today’s changing economy to attend this event. To register, call 800-473-9215 or register online at

Robert Kiyosaki will not attend this event.

Additional products and services will be offered for sale.

About Rich Dad Education Inc.:

Rich Dad® Education Inc. has been a global and leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences and services for over twenty years helping students become financially literate. All of the company’s Rich Dad branded offerings are based on the principles, insights, and teachings of Robert Kiyosaki, investor, entrepreneur and author of the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad. The company provides students with comprehensive instruction and mentoring in real estate and financial instruments investing in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our seminars are avocational in nature and are intended for the purpose of the accumulation of wealth by, and the personal enrichment, development and enjoyment of, our students. A schedule of their real estate workshops are available by visiting Additional information can be found at

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Polar FT80 Best Strength Training Watch 2013 Says HRWC

Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) September 13, 2013

Polar FT80 is still the best strength training watch on the market today among heart rate monitors according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.

"There is no other strength training watch on the market that uses the graphic recovery indicator, which is a big plus," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "Plus the black version now has greater contrast and works outdoors, inspite of what articles all over the internet say because that is outdated information, just like so much of the web search information is."


For 2013 Polar added the new H1 transmitter which is thinner and the new Polar soft strap, which is more reliable than the Wearlink fabric and fits like a second skin. "This was a great upgrade and we voted it the most comfortable heart rate strap for 2013," says Squire.


Polar FT80 offers Polar Owncode, which connects to over 90% of all gym equipment that is heart rate enabled and it is the only of the Polar heart rate monitor units that has a customized strength training program. "The Polar Star Trainer and calories total and from fat are also nice features, along with the fitness test," says Squire.

"The FT80 also offers you three distinct heart rate zones so you can have a customized fat-burning zone, aerobic zone and interval training zone, which is nice compared with single zone watches," says Squire. He adds, "All the batteries are user changeable and you can buy two at Wal-Mart for about $ 3.90, in fact, I did just the other day because I change my batteries every 9 months or so on both the watch and the transmitter."


Polar FT80 comes with the Polar Flowlink data transfer device which uploads watch workout data to the free online Polar Personal Trainer software. "You can build custom strength training workouts in Polar Personal Trainer and upload them to the FT80 so it becomes a coach/task master right on your wrist," says Squire.


The Heart Rate Watch Company offer a complimentary copy of "How To Elevate Fitness With Strength and Interval Training" to all customers and the book is especially poignant to those who buy the Polar FT80 watch.


"If you'd like expert advice and consultation then simply call us at 866-586-7129," says Squire. He adds, "It is the fastest way to cut through all the clutter of bad information that is out there on the web and talk to a real expert who uses and knows the product."


True Office Launches Anti-Insider Trading Training Game

(PRWEB) July 31, 2013

True Office, the company that gamifies regulatory and compliance training, today announces the launch of its anti-insider trading game. The game, which uses the scenario of a fictional investment bank (RXG Capital) accused of insider trading, is intended to help companies more accurately identify and manage risk through reality-based, experiential learning.

"Despite investing vast amounts of time and money, the news headlines over the last few weeks are once again demonstrating that most traditional approaches to compliance training can be gamed in the worse sense of the word, said Adam Sodowick, founder and CEO of True Office. Applying gamification techniques to compliance training not only creates a significantly more meaningful learning experience, it also produces powerful data to help raise red flags around questionable grey areas in a safe environment. Unless policy translates into true meaning, companies will continue to open themselves to huge regulatory fines and public discredit.

The storyline of the anti-insider trading game explores whether sensitive information about an obesity drug in development by Litzer Pharmaceuticals was shared by a fictional employee of the organization with RXG Capital. The player is tasked with investigating locations, analyzing items and interviewing key employees to determine whether certain actions constituted insider trading. The goal is to determine if RXG Capital was guilty of shorting Litzer shares before the information became public.

The 15 minute mobile and desktop game is played out over multiple locations in New York City and provides participants with an immersive and interactive way to learn about the rules and regulations surrounding insider trading while producing actionable data for companies.

True Office games were first piloted in Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup as part of the 2012 FinTech Innovation Lab program which is run by the Partnership for New York City Fund and Accenture. The games are now being developed and rolled out across the US and UK, primarily for financial institutions and other companies that work within complex regulatory environments.

About True Office

The multi-billion dollar mandatory compliance training market has been largely ignored by technological innovation until True Office. True Office founder and chief executive Adam Sodowick started the company in 2010 to solve a longstanding problem: the tedium and high cost of regulatory compliance training. Based in New York City with offices in Boston, True Office creates data-rich desktop and mobile games that help companies reduce risk and save money, transforming mandatory compliance training into a fun, intelligible and quantifiable experience. In line with key enterprise trends such as tablet and smartphone usage, enterprise apps and decision analytics, True Office designs and delivers products for a connected workforce.

True Office was chosen to participate in the 2012 FinTech Innovation Lab. The program, which is run by the Partnership for New York City Fund and Accenture, supports the development of cutting edge technologies for the financial services industry in New York City under the guidance and mentorship of chief technology officers and other senior executives from 12 of the world's major financial institutions, as well as executives from leading venture capital firms.


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Poker Academy to be Exclusive Poker Training Software Sponsor of the Fantasy Poker League with its All-New Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0

Hopkins, MN (PRWEB) October 19, 2005

(, today announced an agreement to be the exclusive poker training software sponsor of The Fantasy Poker League with its all-new Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0. Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0 was released October 1, 2005. Utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence research developed over more than 10 years, the all-new Texas Holdem poker simulator features free online play and chat, limit, no limit, ring games, and multi-table tournaments, and tournament clock.

The Fantasy Poker League arranges league-style, no-limit Texas Holdem tournaments in five states Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and North Dakota where thousands of people play for fun in bars, clubs, and restaurants at no cost. Players compete for top prizes such as poker training software, DVDs, poker tables, gift certificates, promotional apparel, poker chip sets, vacations, and seats in major Las Vegas cash tournament. For bigger events, Poker Academy will provide its flagship Texas Holdem training software, Poker Academy Pro, as prizes.

As part of the sponsorship, Poker Academy and The Fantasy Poker League will engage in cross-marketing programs, including online advertising, print, and direct mail.

Poker Academy software is a great learning tool for the novice, yet highly worthwhile for the pro, said Alan Widman, president and founder of The Fantasy Poker League. Were excited to present this training tool to prize winners as a great way to practice and improve their game without taking any risk. On a personal note, I especially like the games ability to review your hand history and replay a specific hand with different betting patterns, and then see how the outcome could have been. Its also great to practice on an airplane, because there is no Internet.

Being a sponsor of The Fantasy Poker League is an ideal fit for us, and were excited to be part of it, said Kurt Lange, president of Poker Academy. As more and more people play holdem socially, we want to be part of their learning experience. Our newest version of Poker Academy Texas Holdem has some exciting new features, like a tournament clock and multi-table tournament simulation, which are great tools to help any player improve their game.

Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0 (Mac or Win)

If you are new to poker, Poker Academy software can get you up to speed in a hurry, says Antonio The Magician Esfandiari. Poker Academy Texas Hold'em 2.0 is the world's most powerful poker training tool, featuring online, limit, no limit, ring, and tournament play. Utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence research developed over more than 10 years, Poker Academy software will help you take your game to the next level.

Using a number of cutting edge machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques, Poker Academy software utilizes statistical modeling, neural networks, and advanced understanding of game theory to dynamically adapt its play to exploit patterns in your play.

With this game, players learn, adapt, and improve their poker abilities in just a few weeks. If you can be profitable playing Poker Academy, you will be a formidable foe in the online poker rooms and real life casinos and card rooms, said Lange.

Added Poker Champion Hoyt Corkins, A player of any skill level amateur or professional can learn from this software.

System Requirements: Windows Me/NT/2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or higher, 128MB RAM, 200MB disk space, 800 MHz CPU, Internet Access for Activation (Download Version) and for online multiplayer features.

About Poker Academy

Poker Academy is a leading poker software developer. The Company develops the worlds most advanced Texas Holdem poker learning tool, utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence developed over 10 years. Poker Academy software is designed to help players learn, adapt, and improve their poker skills. Poker Academy includes No Limit, Limit, Ring, and Tournament play along with many feature-rich components. Poker Academy is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and has U.S. offices in Minnetonka, MN. For more details, please visit

About The Fantasy Poker League

The Fantasy Poker League is an entertainment/advertising company that brings the game of No limit Texas Hold'em to bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. and arranges league style play that anyone can participate in at no cost (absolutely free to play). Each night of the week, participants are able to walk into their favorite location and have a chance to play in a No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament, try to make it to the final table, and compete for the top prizes (DVD's, poker tables, gift certificates, promotional apparel, poker chip sets, vacations, seats in major Las Vegas cash tournament, etc.) and best of all win the bragging rights!

Players who make it to the top eight will be awarded points based on their performance. Participants will be able to track their points and statistics at the website ( and even setup their own profiles and gossip with other players on the message board.



InfiniteSkills “Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video” Gives an Insight Into Professional Digital Imagery

(PRWEB) May 25, 2013

Software training firm InfiniteSkills Inc. last week introduced its "Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorial," a course designed to teach fundamental photo editing skills using Adobe's flagship application.

The latest release of Adobe Photoshop includes important new features such as shake reduction, smart sharpen, conditional actions, and several other important improvements.

InfiniteSkills' Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video covers all these new features as it provides a comprehensive introduction to many key elements of using Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorial Video

Course author Andy Anderson is a career photographer, professor, and designer, with decades of commercial and artistic publications to his credit. He has authored 17 best-selling books on graphics and design. Focusing on the Adobe Creative Suite line, Anderson works and trains others in using Photoshop, Premiere, Elements, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver.

Benefitting from the insight and perspective developed over the course of an award winning career, Anderson begins by explaining fundamentals like setting up custom Photoshop preferences and navigating the workspace efficiently. Complex topics such as color correction, exposure, Photoshop layers, image navigation, and more, become clear and simplified in Anderson's fluid but targeted teaching style.

In addition to the basic workflow navigation and editing effects, Anderson explains advanced techniques, tapping into Photoshops power with features such as working with the Camera Raw plugin, using filters and blending, how to perform advanced selections and save time with Actions, working with custom brushes, and much more.

"This program is a never ending story," Anderson says. "A course explaining everything you could ever want to know about Adobe Photoshop wouldn't exist because it would be infinite. This is a fundamentals course. And I promise you that by the end of this class you will have your feet on the ground solidly in Photoshop and be off and running."

Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Learning Adobe Photoshop CC page of the InfiniteSkills website:

InfiniteSkills offers its Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $ 99.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all InfiniteSkills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, InfiniteSkills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.

About InfiniteSkills Inc.

A leader in the field of software training, InfiniteSkills strives to offer the highest quality training available at an affordable cost. InfiniteSkills tutorials are task-oriented instructional videos, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples, guiding users as they carry out critical objectives. InfiniteSkills offers a comprehensive range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and iPad editions, keeping with company aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.


NMC Launches Social Media Training for Teachers in Facebook

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

Today, the New Media Consortium (NMC) opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching, which will take place in Facebook. The NMC is the first known education organization to offer a course that takes place exclusively in a Facebook community page, which features albums containing slideshows of relevant learning resources and videos to help participants with a series of four activities.

The mini-course requires 9-12 hours of participants time over a four week period and is targeted to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other 21st century discipline educators at the K-12 and undergraduate level. Learners will receive recognition for their enrollment and progress in the mini-course through a badging exchange developed by Credly.

This opportunity is offered through the HP Catalyst Academy, a federated network of mini-courses, led by world-class institutions, and designed for busy STEMx education professionals who are seeking professional development. The HP Catalyst Academy reflects an unprecedented global collaboration designed to accelerate STEMx education, and is a partnership between HPs Office of Sustainability and Social Innovation, the NMC, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

The NMC is excited to be part of the HP Catalyst Academy and work closely with HP and ISTE, said Dr. Larry Johnson, NMC CEO. The professional development opportunities are designed to be completely practical and forward-thinking. They really have the capacity to transform STEMx teaching and learning as we know it.

In the NMCs first HP Catalyst Academy mini-course, educators will gain a better understanding of how social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, can be leveraged for teaching and learning. Participants will specifically learn how to integrate social media into STEMx curriculum to:

*Engage students in insightful discussions

*Build thriving STEMx-focused online communities

*Help students discover new areas for informal STEMx learning

Leading this mini-course are Samantha Adams Becker, NMC Senior Director of Communications and Dr. Holly Ludgate, NMC Senior Director of Program Development. Becker brings her expertise in digital communications and educational social media, and Ludgate offers years of experience in online instructional design for teacher training.

We are incredibly excited for this opportunity to curate and share content with STEMx educators from around the world about the benefits of social media, said Ludgate. This mini-course embodies the essence of social media and open content by giving access to any interested educators wanting free professional develop in this emerging field.

Leading this mini-course in Facebook enables us to demonstrate to educators how they can leverage social media platforms in cutting edge ways to build thriving communities and incite meaningful discussions, Becker shared.

Enrollment opens today and lasts until the mini-course begins on July 10, 2013. In addition to Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching, the HP Catalyst Academy is offering a catalog of mini-courses that encompass timely subjects such as challenge-based learning, app design, computational thinking, and remote laboratories.

> Enroll in Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching

> Visit the HP Catalyst Academy

About the New Media Consortium

The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. For 20 years, the NMC and its members have dedicated themselves to exploring and developing potential applications of emerging technologies for learning, research, and creative inquiry. For more information, visit

About the HP Catalyst Academy

The HP Catalyst Academy is a fresh approach to accelerate professional learning among STEMx (science, technology, engineering, math and all the other 21st century high-tech disciplines) educators, providing personalized and powerful mini-courses that inspire and transform teaching practices. This exciting development comes from the HP Catalyst Initiative, which focuses on improving the quality of STEMx education a major priority around the world. The demand for highly qualified STEMx teachers is increasing, yet traditional models of professional development do not adequately meet the demand. The HP Catalyst Academys free, online mini-courses are specifically designed for STEMx teachers and faculty serving students in grades 6 through 16 (secondary and undergraduate tertiary). For more information, visit


Firebox Introduces New Introduction to Python Training Course with Practical and Immediate Applications in Mind

Golden, CO (PRWEB) April 19, 2013

Firebox has announced the addition of a new Python training course that will be offered in a four-day format. The course-ware being used for the new Python training course was recently completely re-engineered from the ground up. The previous version of the course-ware lacked some of the practical application aspects included in the new course. The new Introduction to Python | Fundamentals and Essentials of Python four-day course, jump starts students into action. After completing the course students will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.

Some of our best Python instructors also do consulting. Instructor-led online Python courses help these instructors bring recent real-world experience to the classroom, said Julie Johnson, Founder of Firebox Training.

In this four-day Python Fundamentals training course, our students get a hands-on learning experience starting with the Python programming basics of writing and running Python scripts to even more advanced Python programming features such as file operations, regular expressions, and using the extensive functionality of Python modules, said Mr. Johnson. If you are an IT professional looking to modernize the tools in your skills set, becoming a Python programmer and developer is a definite must and Firebox can help you get there.

Firebox Training is instructor-owned and instructor-operated. According to Firebox, Python and other programming instructors are well vetted - its part of why they seek out actively consulting instructors. Firebox seems to be finding success with this top-grading of instructor talent, which means only the most qualified deliver Python training. The new Introduction to Python four-day course is delivered most often as a live instructor-led public online course-the virtual classroom. Additionally, the courses are taught on-site at client locations throughout the US and world. Firebox also offers traditional classroom style IT training courses.

The upstart and growing IT training firm recently passed another milestone with their Firebox YouTube channel subscribers exceeding 1000. Firebox has also integrated many of the YouTube video training tutorials into their website blog including Python training videos like this one: Firebox also received some very positive feedback from recent post course student surveys, according to company sources.

'Possibly the best online training courses I have ever taken,' was a student comment we received recently, stated Shawn Johnson, Director of Operations at Firebox Training. We take our post Python training surveys seriously and make adjustments as needed.

There is a wide variety of industries using Python programming from web development, gaming and graphics firms to financial, science and business software. Clearly Python is a widely used and popular coding language today. Education and governments are also implementing operational solutions using Python.

Python programming skills are in high demand right now. In fact at the start of Q2 2013, there were more that 2000 Python programming jobs advertised on, a leading IT employment source. There are a wide variety of employers and locations seeking to hire IT professionals with Python skills and the Introduction to Python programming course offered by Firebox Training empowers students to get past technical interviews and land a job. Python programming is also relatively easy to learn and very flexible as compared to some other code languages.

All Firebox courses, whether onsite or online are instructor-led live classes, with an hour break for lunch. The class is very hands-on, 50% lecture and 50% lab with Q&A. All courses include course-ware, live instruction and a certificate of completion.

Firebox Training is instructor-owned and instructor-operated, meaning the very structure of the training business is student-centric. Firebox instructors are also consultants that bring in real-world scenarios into the classroom environment. Firebox Training was founded in 2007 in Golden, Colorado. The owner of the company is not only the technical director, but she also delivers and creates many of our courses.

Firebox has delivered training for well known organizations including, General Dynamics, Bank of America, Comcast, NREL, Vertafore, Fidelity Investments, Micron Technologies, Time Warner, and HP, just to name a few. Instructors have traveled to client locations across the globe. Most recently, completing training in Sydney, Singapore, London, New York, Austin, Seattle and Denver.

You can learn more about practical Python here:


CBT Nuggets Releases Video Training Series for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

EUGENE, Ore. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

Introducing a new video training series from CBT Nuggets, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 70-480.

This video training covers the ins and outs of developing Microsoft console and graphical interface applications, such as using HTML5 features to create semantically rich page structures. Trainer Garth Schulte covers numerous Visual Studio 2012 topics, including implementing HTML5 APIs, creating web workers, structuring CSS files using selectors, and more.

After completing this series, viewers will be prepared for Microsoft's 70-480 exam, a stepping stone toward earning the MCSD: Web Applications and MCSD: Windows Store Apps certifications.

Dive into the world of web development--check out this series today!

About CBT Nuggets: CBT Nuggets is a computer-based technology company specializing in cutting-edge online IT, project management and office productivity training.

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