Overview

Overview 

  • Completion Certificate
  • NEW State of the art platform
  • Employment Advice available on completion
  • 12 Months Access

Microsoft Expression Blend 

Let Dante get you up and running with a video tour of Layouts and Controls in Expression Blend. Discover cool ways to create an animation and interact with 3D objects. Once you're comfortable with the many tools in Expression Blend, it's time to put the software to work for you.

Learn about databinding and just how powerful it is. Then work with Events and Methods. Further fine-tune your skills with tips on how to reskin gadgets, design a custom layout container, and take advantage of control editing.

Course Outline

Part/Disc 1
Chapter 1: A TOUR OF BLEND (29 min)

  • Creating a New Project
  • The Toolbar
  • The Artboard
  • The Project Inspector
  • The Properties Inspector
  • The Brushes Editor
  • Tile Brushes
  • Numeric Value Editors
  • Brief Touch on Resources
 
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH LAYOUTS (17 min)
 
  • Working with the Canvas
  • Working with Borders
  • Using the StackPanel & WrapPanel
  • Working with a UniformGrid
  • Using Grids
 
Chapter 3: USING CONTROL EDITING (13 min)
 
  • Designing a Button
  • Adding a Property Trigger
  • Animating a Button
 
Chapter 4: CREATING AN ANIMATION (19 min)
 
  • Creating Timelines
  • Adding Keyframes & Repeating an Animation
  • Adding Event Triggers for Interactivity
  • Animating Colors
  • Creating & Modifying Motion Paths
  • Easing Keyframes
 
Chapter 5: DATABINDING (12 min)
 
  • 1 Adding a Data Source to a Project
  •  Creating a Data Template
  • Adding Images to a TextBlock
 
Chapter 6: INTERACTING WITH 3D OBJECTS (12 min)
 
  • Creating & Modifying a 3D Image
  • Working with 3D Models
  • Modifying 3D Model Properties
 
Chapter 7: PATH ELEMENT EDITING (15 min)
 
  • Working with the Pen & Direct Selection Tools
  • Working with Paths
  • Using the Paint Bucket & Eyedropper Tools
  • Final Comments
 
Part/Disc 2
 
Chapter 1: BINDING TO A CLR OBJECT (20 min)
 
  • Discussing Engines
  • Binding the Data Source
  • Adding the Controls
  • Binding the Controls
 
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH EVENTS & METHODS (37 min)
 
  • Setting Up a GameEngine
  • Running the Game
  • Setting Controls to the SubmitWord Method
  • Adding a KeyPress Event Handler
  • Adding Audio Clips
  • Applying Audio to Events
  • Attaching Event Handlers to the Storyboards
  • Adding Additional Audio Behaviors
  • Controlling Different Audio Behaviors
 
Chapter 3: ADDING CREATIVE TOUCHES (36 min)
 
  • Using the Visual Brush
  • Converting an Image to a 3D Animation
  • Adding an Event Trigger
  • Adding a Progress Bar Timer
  • Using a Value Converter
  • Using the TimeToColor Value Converter
  • Modifying a ListBox
  • Editing an Item Template
 
Chapter 4: USING THE ABOUT DIALOG BOX (23 min)
 
  • Changing Menu Headers
  • Creating a New Window
  • Converting Text to a Path
  • Adding Animation
  • Adding Gradients & Text to a Window
  • Final Comments & Credits
 
Part/Disc 3
 
Chapter 1: RESKINNING GADGETS (26 min)
 
  • Taking a Look at the Gadget Project
  • Adding Components
  • Adding an Event Handler to Switch Skins
  • Adding a Close Button to the Gadget
  • Moving Resources in the Gadget
 
Chapter 2: DESIGNING A CUSTOM LAYOUT CONTAINER (30 min)
 
  • Creating Class Files
  • Adding Control to the Class
  • Arranging the Override Method
  • Creating Dependency Properties
  • Using Dependency Properties
 
Chapter 3: MORE ON CONTROL EDITING (53 min)
 
  • Using the Content Presenter
  • Modifying a Button Template
  • Working with Check Boxes
  • Attaching Controls to Check Boxes
  • Working with Radio Buttons
  • Creating an Animated 3D Radio Button
  • Using Slider Controls
  • Creating a Scroll Bar
  • Final Comments
 
Part/Disc 4
 
Chapter 1: INTERACTING WITH DESIGN (18 min)
 
  • Creating a Button Strip with Icons from Design
  • Exporting a Design File as a XAML Canvas
  • Creating Controls from Visual Elements
  • Adding Video
 
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH EVENT HANDLERS (25 min)
 
  • Debug in Visual Studio® & Move the Marker
  • Enabling the Marker to Follow the Mouse Pointer
  • Disabling Mouse Cursor from Receiving a ClickEvent
  • Adding a MouseEvent
  • Enabling Drag & Drop
 
Chapter 3: USING DRAWING & VISUAL BRUSHES (32 min)
 
  • Exploring Data Brushes
  • Creating Patterns with the Drawing Brush
  • Adding Event Handlers to a Window
  • Starting with Visual Brushes
  • Designing with Visual Brushes
  • Creating 3D Visual Brushes
  • Animating a Visual Brush
 
Chapter 4: TIPS & TRICKS (71 min)
  • Rules for Working with Media
  • Working with Transparencies
  • Working with 3D Cameras
  • Working in the 3D World
  • Creating an Icon
  • Working with Ink
  • Working with a GridSplitter
  • Creating Move Controls Using Code
  • Creating a Dialog
  • Adding Text to a Dialog
  • Working with Solutions
  • Editing in the Timeline
  • Working with Media in the Assets Panel
  • Restyling Controls
  • Final Comments & Credits

Who Is This For

This package is designed for any individual wishing to pursue or enhance their career as a Microsoft Engineer.

Our Online Courses is a cost-effective and successful approach for many individuals. It provides a flexible learning method, allowing candidates to schedule learning at a time that suits them and fits in with other commitments; ideal for those who find it difficult to take time away from their workplace. It also allows candidates to work at their own pace, and revisit sections of the course as often as needed, leading to a fuller understanding of all the topics covered.

In addition, there are none of the high costs of travel and accommodation associated with courses at an external venue.

Requirements

Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

Media

CareerMatch provides industry leading online training courses for individuals and businesses alike.

We build our curriculum using proven educational concepts and sound instructional design principles to create the highest quality courses in the IT training field.

CareerMatch employs only the industry’s best instructors and course developers to create courses and certification preparation materials unrivaled in the marketplace.

With a passion for technology and a focus on being the first company to bring new technology courses to market, CareerMatch strives and succeeds in ALWAYS providing its student with the tools needed to succeed at the highest possible level and raise the benchmark in today’s IT industry.

Career Path

A list of Career Paths you can pursue:

  • 1st Line Support
  • 2nd Line Support
  • 3rd Line Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Engineer
  • Database Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Exchange Server Administrator
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Exchange Recipient Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Technician
  • IT Engineer
  • IT Support Engineer
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • IT Support Analyst
  • Service Desk Administrator
  • Computer Support Administrator

Image result for job search
Please click the Job Boards below for current vacancies:


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Training Features

  • EXPERT INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING

    Our Courseware uses only the industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

  • QUIZZES & EXAM SIMULATORS

    Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Our Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing centre. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

  • VISUAL DEMONSTRATIONS & MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

    Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. Our Courseware always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

  • NAVIGATION & CONTROLS

    Our self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

  • SOCIAL LEARNING & NETWORKING

    We Have designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS). This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.

  • FLASH CARDS & EDUCATIONAL GAMES

    Our Courseware knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

  • 12 MONTHS UNLIMITED ACCESS

    Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.

Exams Process

Exam Information

You'll sit an exam at a local test centre. We provide interactive quizzes after each module and a mock exam at the end of your course to ensure you're fully prepared for the real thing. Once you've passed with at least 80%, you'll be able to book your exam as a private candidate.

Please NOTE: Exams are not included.

How To Schedule Your Microsoft Exam

  • Go to the Microsoft exam page
  • Select the exam you are looking to take from the list
  • Click the orange button that says 'Schedule with Pearson VUE', you will then be asked to sign in
  • If you already have a Microsoft profile, please sign in here, or if it is the first time you have used this site, please click 'Sign up now'
  • Fill out your details on the registration form and click 'Save and continue'
  • Confirm your details and click 'Submit'
  • You will then be transferred to the 'Pearson VUE' website to select your exam date and complete your booking
  • Then check out using your personal payment details

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0203 633 4671. We're happy to help!

Good Luck in your exams!

Add Ons

£599.00
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SKU
Microsoft Expression Blend

Overview

Overview 

  • Completion Certificate
  • NEW State of the art platform
  • Employment Advice available on completion
  • 12 Months Access

Microsoft Expression Blend 

Let Dante get you up and running with a video tour of Layouts and Controls in Expression Blend. Discover cool ways to create an animation and interact with 3D objects. Once you're comfortable with the many tools in Expression Blend, it's time to put the software to work for you.

Learn about databinding and just how powerful it is. Then work with Events and Methods. Further fine-tune your skills with tips on how to reskin gadgets, design a custom layout container, and take advantage of control editing.

Course Outline

Part/Disc 1
Chapter 1: A TOUR OF BLEND (29 min)

  • Creating a New Project
  • The Toolbar
  • The Artboard
  • The Project Inspector
  • The Properties Inspector
  • The Brushes Editor
  • Tile Brushes
  • Numeric Value Editors
  • Brief Touch on Resources
 
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH LAYOUTS (17 min)
 
  • Working with the Canvas
  • Working with Borders
  • Using the StackPanel & WrapPanel
  • Working with a UniformGrid
  • Using Grids
 
Chapter 3: USING CONTROL EDITING (13 min)
 
  • Designing a Button
  • Adding a Property Trigger
  • Animating a Button
 
Chapter 4: CREATING AN ANIMATION (19 min)
 
  • Creating Timelines
  • Adding Keyframes & Repeating an Animation
  • Adding Event Triggers for Interactivity
  • Animating Colors
  • Creating & Modifying Motion Paths
  • Easing Keyframes
 
Chapter 5: DATABINDING (12 min)
 
  • 1 Adding a Data Source to a Project
  •  Creating a Data Template
  • Adding Images to a TextBlock
 
Chapter 6: INTERACTING WITH 3D OBJECTS (12 min)
 
  • Creating & Modifying a 3D Image
  • Working with 3D Models
  • Modifying 3D Model Properties
 
Chapter 7: PATH ELEMENT EDITING (15 min)
 
  • Working with the Pen & Direct Selection Tools
  • Working with Paths
  • Using the Paint Bucket & Eyedropper Tools
  • Final Comments
 
Part/Disc 2
 
Chapter 1: BINDING TO A CLR OBJECT (20 min)
 
  • Discussing Engines
  • Binding the Data Source
  • Adding the Controls
  • Binding the Controls
 
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH EVENTS & METHODS (37 min)
 
  • Setting Up a GameEngine
  • Running the Game
  • Setting Controls to the SubmitWord Method
  • Adding a KeyPress Event Handler
  • Adding Audio Clips
  • Applying Audio to Events
  • Attaching Event Handlers to the Storyboards
  • Adding Additional Audio Behaviors
  • Controlling Different Audio Behaviors
 
Chapter 3: ADDING CREATIVE TOUCHES (36 min)
 
  • Using the Visual Brush
  • Converting an Image to a 3D Animation
  • Adding an Event Trigger
  • Adding a Progress Bar Timer
  • Using a Value Converter
  • Using the TimeToColor Value Converter
  • Modifying a ListBox
  • Editing an Item Template
 
Chapter 4: USING THE ABOUT DIALOG BOX (23 min)
 
  • Changing Menu Headers
  • Creating a New Window
  • Converting Text to a Path
  • Adding Animation
  • Adding Gradients & Text to a Window
  • Final Comments & Credits
 
Part/Disc 3
 
Chapter 1: RESKINNING GADGETS (26 min)
 
  • Taking a Look at the Gadget Project
  • Adding Components
  • Adding an Event Handler to Switch Skins
  • Adding a Close Button to the Gadget
  • Moving Resources in the Gadget
 
Chapter 2: DESIGNING A CUSTOM LAYOUT CONTAINER (30 min)
 
  • Creating Class Files
  • Adding Control to the Class
  • Arranging the Override Method
  • Creating Dependency Properties
  • Using Dependency Properties
 
Chapter 3: MORE ON CONTROL EDITING (53 min)
 
  • Using the Content Presenter
  • Modifying a Button Template
  • Working with Check Boxes
  • Attaching Controls to Check Boxes
  • Working with Radio Buttons
  • Creating an Animated 3D Radio Button
  • Using Slider Controls
  • Creating a Scroll Bar
  • Final Comments
 
Part/Disc 4
 
Chapter 1: INTERACTING WITH DESIGN (18 min)
 
  • Creating a Button Strip with Icons from Design
  • Exporting a Design File as a XAML Canvas
  • Creating Controls from Visual Elements
  • Adding Video
 
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH EVENT HANDLERS (25 min)
 
  • Debug in Visual Studio® & Move the Marker
  • Enabling the Marker to Follow the Mouse Pointer
  • Disabling Mouse Cursor from Receiving a ClickEvent
  • Adding a MouseEvent
  • Enabling Drag & Drop
 
Chapter 3: USING DRAWING & VISUAL BRUSHES (32 min)
 
  • Exploring Data Brushes
  • Creating Patterns with the Drawing Brush
  • Adding Event Handlers to a Window
  • Starting with Visual Brushes
  • Designing with Visual Brushes
  • Creating 3D Visual Brushes
  • Animating a Visual Brush
 
Chapter 4: TIPS & TRICKS (71 min)
  • Rules for Working with Media
  • Working with Transparencies
  • Working with 3D Cameras
  • Working in the 3D World
  • Creating an Icon
  • Working with Ink
  • Working with a GridSplitter
  • Creating Move Controls Using Code
  • Creating a Dialog
  • Adding Text to a Dialog
  • Working with Solutions
  • Editing in the Timeline
  • Working with Media in the Assets Panel
  • Restyling Controls
  • Final Comments & Credits

Who Is This For

This package is designed for any individual wishing to pursue or enhance their career as a Microsoft Engineer.

Our Online Courses is a cost-effective and successful approach for many individuals. It provides a flexible learning method, allowing candidates to schedule learning at a time that suits them and fits in with other commitments; ideal for those who find it difficult to take time away from their workplace. It also allows candidates to work at their own pace, and revisit sections of the course as often as needed, leading to a fuller understanding of all the topics covered.

In addition, there are none of the high costs of travel and accommodation associated with courses at an external venue.

Requirements

Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

Media

CareerMatch provides industry leading online training courses for individuals and businesses alike.

We build our curriculum using proven educational concepts and sound instructional design principles to create the highest quality courses in the IT training field.

CareerMatch employs only the industry’s best instructors and course developers to create courses and certification preparation materials unrivaled in the marketplace.

With a passion for technology and a focus on being the first company to bring new technology courses to market, CareerMatch strives and succeeds in ALWAYS providing its student with the tools needed to succeed at the highest possible level and raise the benchmark in today’s IT industry.

Career Path

A list of Career Paths you can pursue:

  • 1st Line Support
  • 2nd Line Support
  • 3rd Line Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Engineer
  • Database Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Exchange Server Administrator
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Exchange Recipient Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Technician
  • IT Engineer
  • IT Support Engineer
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • IT Support Analyst
  • Service Desk Administrator
  • Computer Support Administrator

Image result for job search
Please click the Job Boards below for current vacancies:


Image result for reed.co.uk logo
Image result for totaljob logo
Image result for monster jobs uk
Image result for monster recruitment

Training Features

  • EXPERT INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING

    Our Courseware uses only the industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

  • QUIZZES & EXAM SIMULATORS

    Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Our Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing centre. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

  • VISUAL DEMONSTRATIONS & MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

    Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. Our Courseware always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

  • NAVIGATION & CONTROLS

    Our self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

  • SOCIAL LEARNING & NETWORKING

    We Have designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS). This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.

  • FLASH CARDS & EDUCATIONAL GAMES

    Our Courseware knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

  • 12 MONTHS UNLIMITED ACCESS

    Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.

Exams Process

Exam Information

You'll sit an exam at a local test centre. We provide interactive quizzes after each module and a mock exam at the end of your course to ensure you're fully prepared for the real thing. Once you've passed with at least 80%, you'll be able to book your exam as a private candidate.

Please NOTE: Exams are not included.

How To Schedule Your Microsoft Exam

  • Go to the Microsoft exam page
  • Select the exam you are looking to take from the list
  • Click the orange button that says 'Schedule with Pearson VUE', you will then be asked to sign in
  • If you already have a Microsoft profile, please sign in here, or if it is the first time you have used this site, please click 'Sign up now'
  • Fill out your details on the registration form and click 'Save and continue'
  • Confirm your details and click 'Submit'
  • You will then be transferred to the 'Pearson VUE' website to select your exam date and complete your booking
  • Then check out using your personal payment details

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0203 633 4671. We're happy to help!

Good Luck in your exams!

Add Ons

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