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Arithmetic is used by almost everyone, for tasks ranging from simple day-to-day counting to advanced science and business calculations. In common usage, it refers to the traditional operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with smaller values of numbers. This video tutorial by Khan Academy is useful if you have very little background in math fundamentals. It covers addition, subtraction, decimals, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, and more.
A bank is a financial institution that serves as a financial intermediary. The term “bank” may refer to one of several related types of entities including a central bank, a commercial bank, or a savings bank. Because of the important role depository institutions play in the financial system, the banking industry is generally regulated with government restrictions on financial activities by banks varied over time and by location. The videos in this online video tutorial by Khan Academy will provide you with an overview of how banks work and how money is created.
A computer repair technician is a person who repairs and maintains computers and servers. The technician’s responsibilities may extend to include building or configuring new hardware, installing and updating software packages, and creating and maintaining computer networks. Computer repair technicians work in a variety of settings, encompassing both the public and private sectors. This 14-part online video course by “Eli The Computer Guy” teaches students the most common computer problems and how to fix them. This course covers both hardware and software issues. Once the student finishes this course, they will have the knowledge to be able to fix most common computer problems.
This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster, Grokster, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU General Public License and free software. This course includes 4 video lectures.
Etiquette expert Nancy R. Mitchell, The Etiquette Advocate, guides viewers through established rules and nuances of dining etiquette. The video segments presented cover responding to an invitation; dos and taboos at table; navigating a place setting; use of utensils, including American vs. European styles of dining; eating various courses; toasting; and mastering challenging foods.
By definition, finance is a branch of economics concerned with resource allocation as well as resource management, acquisition and investment. There are multiple sectors of finance. This include but is not limited to personal finance, financial services, corporate finance, public finance, financial risk management, financial economics, financial mathematics, experimental finance, and behavioral finance. In simple terms, finance deals with matters related to money and money markets.
This online video Hacking course will teach you the mindset and techniques used to hack computers and networks. You’ll learn how to launch effective attacks, and by doing so show you ways to defend against them. The tutorial subjects include an Introductory To Hacking, Hacking DNS, Network Mapping, and Hacking The Windows Registry. This 5-part video tutorial courtesy of “Eli The Computer Guy” covers a range of topics such as, What Is Hacking And Who Are Hackers, How To Use DNS To Redirect A Computer Or Network, How To Map A Network, and much more.
Python is a general-purpose, interpreted high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability.Python has been successfully embedded in a number of software products as a scripting language, including Abaqus, 3D animation packages such as Blender, Cinema 4D, MotionBuilder, Softimage, the visual effects compositor Nuke, GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Paint Shop Pro and many others. This 24-part online video course by delves into programming in Python and other aspects of computer science.
Microsoft Office 2007 – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Publisher (Coming Soon)
Microsoft Office 2007 is a productivity suite that offers flexible ways to deliver your work in the office, at home or in school. With Office 2007 users can easily create letters, reports, presentations and more. Office 2007 contains a number of new features. The most notable of which is the entirely new graphical user interface referred to as the Ribbon. The Ribbon replaces the menus and toolbars – which have been the cornerstone of previous Office suites.
These materials in this course will give parents the skills necessary to raise children well. Glenn Latham said of his book, The Power of Positive Parenting, which is his definitive book, that it has been “subjected to more independent, scientific scrutiny than any parenting book in print today. In every instance, it has been shown to be an effective parenting tool. For that reason, it has been adopted by parent training programs, schools, university professors, early childhood and head start programs, and governmental programs as the basic text for teaching parenting skills.”
Small Business Primer (Coming Soon)
Over ten million people each year consider starting a business. As a result, more than three million new small businesses are started annually. This free online course was created by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to help prospective entrepreneurs better understand the basics about starting a small business. The self-paced course is easy to use and understand. It will take about 30 minutes to complete.
Writing A Business Plan (Coming Soon)
A Business Plan is a document that summarizes the financial and operational objectives of a business. It contains the detailed plans and budgets that show how the objectives are to be realized. This written guide to starting and running your business successfully is essential. It will encourage loans, promote growth, and provide a map for you to follow. The Business Plan is a vital first step for anyone starting a business.