7 Essential SkillsFuture Courses for Digital Creatives

31 Dec 2018 Posted in ⟨For Learners⟩

To be a creative in our digital-centric day and age is more than just about applying creative thinking in novel ways. Given how rapidly computer and web technologies are developing, it requires a constant commitment to learning.

Digital creatives must find a balance between advancing their skills and learning how to use new software packages and technologies to keep abreast of the latest trends.

As Robert Greene, the author of Mastery phrases it, “the future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” So with that in mind, what skills are you currently learning and combining to make you a better creative? Here are 7 SkillsFuture courses to help you get started.

1. Adobe Certified Associate Print & Digital Media Publication with Adobe InDesign

Whether you are a new or existing user of Adobe InDesign CS6, this course will help you get the most out of one of the most powerful desktop publishing softwares in the market. Learn both the basic functions as well as the latest functionalities to effortlessly create professional page layout designs for digital and print publishing. At the end of this course, you will also be equipped with the knowledge to take the Adobe Certified Associate certification offered by Adobe.

Who should attend

Graphic designers, marketing professionals, web designers or anyone who requires digital publishing skills. New users of Adobe InDesign are welcome.

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2. Adobe After Effects: Beginner and Intermediate

This four-day course, which has been continually tested and tweaked for the past 13 years, gives you a solid foundation on how to use Adobe After Effects CS6 – the world’s most popular broadcast animation and compositing application. Through numerous practical exercises, you’ll get a rigorous and in-depth look into how the software works and learn how to apply best-of-field techniques to real-world situations. If you currently produce videos, you will also be taught how to integrate Adobe After Effects CS6 into your workflow. For those who want to take their skills another step further, there is also an advanced Adobe After Effects course, which concentrates on motion graphics and visual effects.

Who should attend

Anyone involved in creating cutting-edge animated sequences and composites for video, broadcast television, film, web, gaming and interactive multimedia. New users of Adobe After Effects are welcome.

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3. HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

If you’ve been looking to learn about how to use HTML5, this official Microsoft training course is for you. Over the course of three days, you will gain introductory skills and knowledge to manage the application life cycle, build a user interface using HTML5, format the user interface using CSS and how to code using Javascript. Upon completing this course, you will be able to further your IT skills by moving on to more advanced certifications such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).

Who should attend

People who are starting out in their IT career and want to enhance their understanding of HTML5.

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4. Web Development Fundamentals

Whether you are a budding web developer or web designer, understanding web development fundamentals are essential to producing better creative works. This official Microsoft three-day training course will equip you with introductory knowledge and skills around web applications using Microsoft Visual Studio, the .NET Framework, and managed code. Through practical teachings, you will learn how to create an interactive web page, work with data, XML and client-side scripting, as well as how to configure and deploy web applications.

Who should attend

People who are starting out in their IT career and want to enhance their understanding of web development.

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5. Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript are three of the most essential web technologies to learn today. This course will introduce you to all three of them then equip you with the basic programming principles, structures and skills to establish a HTML5 software application. Using Visual Studio 2012, you will implement programming logic, define and use variables, perform looping and branching, develop user interfaces, capture and validate user input, store data, and create a well-structured application.

Who should attend

Students and professional developers who have 6-12 months of programming experience and who are interested in developing applications using HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (either Windows Store apps for Windows 8 or web applications).

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6. Android Programming and Applications Development

If you’ve ever wanted to create an Android app, but hesitated from learning how, consider this: there are over 2 billion smartphone users worldwide and around 80% of them use the Android operating system! This 4-day course will teach you about the Java programming language, working framework, syntax and paradigm, giving you the fundamentals that you need to design and build a complete Android™ application.

Who should attend

Anyone who is looking for novice to intermediate level training for designing and building Android applications.

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7. iOS Programming and Applications Development

Not an Android fan? That’s ok, because many creatives aren’t! This 3-day course will enable you to unleash the Apple fan within by introducing you to the art and science of creating and managing iOS

For more information on how to claim up to $500 worth of SkillsFuture credit, to use on a whole range of  SkillsFuture course, click here


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