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Expression Blend 4 Essentials Certification

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Expression Blend 4 Essentials Certification


This excellent Expression Blend 4: Essentials course will teach you to create professional looking interactive user experiences using the latest version of Expression Blend. The course covers the basics from getting your application running on the Silverlight platform, to more advanced topics like creating and using custom controls and animation. This training also explores prototyping with SketchFlow, a new set of functionality built into Expression Blend 4 and so much more. The course has been created by an expert instructor with years of experience, as you can imagine, you will be given an abundance of insider knowledge and tips.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Understand SketchFlow
  • Understand Behaviours & Conditional Behaviours
  • Learn to use the PathListBox
  • Understand Master/Detail Databinding
  • Understand the Data Store

Meet the Instructor:

Dante Gagne is and has been an active member of Expression Blend since its first breakthrough. He is currently the only person teaching the training classes Microsoft offers to its own developers and designers. Additionally, Dante also creates and records materials to help field agents provide the most thorough and comprehensive lessons. Dante’s extensive background and teaching experience makes him a very knowledgeable and reliable trainer.

Dante Gagne brings to Total Training well over a decade of experience. With plenty of practice under his belt, ranging from teaching complex topics to engineers as a software engineer to training classes for Ford, General Motors and Daimler Chrysler on the Engineering program HyperGraph (Altair Engineering). These Fortune 500 companies became repeat customers due to his excellent reputation. In these training classes, Dante was responsible for creating workbooks and schedules for the content material.

Dante has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has also been awarded the Highest Award of Achievement from the Dale Carnegie Course on public speaking and leadership.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Introduction & Tour
  • Module 02: Hello World
  • Module 03: Visual Design
  • Module 04: Working With Layouts
  • Module 05: The Basics Of Animations
  • Module 06: Using Resources
  • Module 07: Control Customization
  • Module 08: User Controls
  • Module 09: Working With Data
  • Module 10: Adding Interactivity
  • Module 11: Using Sketchflow

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Expression Blend 4: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

Course CurriculumTotal Units : 50
1. Introducing Expression Blend 4
2. A Quick Look at the Blend Interface
1. Creating Your First Application
2. Adding Basic Controls to Your First Application
1. The Basics of Paths
2. Brushes, Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Gradients
3. Convert Shape to Path, Transform Objects & Boolean Operations
4. Working with Images & Clipping Paths
5. Importing Adobe® Photoshop® Layers
6. Modifying Borders
7. Applying, Embedding & Managing Fonts
1. The Grid Container
2. Putting Things in the Right Place
3. The StackPanel & ScrollViewer
4. The PathListBox
1. The Basics of Animation
2. Easing & Keyframes
3. Controlling Animation with Behaviors
4. Tweaking Animation Duration & Timing
5. Tying It All Together
6. Animation Interactions
1. Introduction to Resources
2. Resource Scope & What it Means
3. Resource Dictionaries
1. What are Styles?
2. What are Templates?
3. Visual States
4. Transitions, Transition E¬ects& Transition Binding
5. A More Complex Control: The Scroll Bar
6. Unkeyed Resources
1. What is a UserControl?
2. Fixing Broken Resources in UserControls
1. Element to Element Data Binding
2. TwoWay Data Binding
3. Creating a Sample Data Source
4. Data Templates
5. The Master Detail View
1. Using Events to Create Interaction
2. Using Behaviors to Create Interaction
3. Introduction to the Data Store
4. Adding Conditional Behaviors
1. Welcome to SketchFlow
2. The SketchFlow Map & Creating a Prototype
3. The SketchFlow Player
4. Hooking Up Navigation & Component Screens
5. Feedback in Both Directions
6. Using the Data Store & Conditional Behaviors in a Prototype
7. Displaying Data from the Data Store & Multi-State Component Screens
8. SketchFlow Animations
9. Credits

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

College Name 1 Training
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Digital Media
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 18
Entry Requirements • You must be 16 or over • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)
Career Path • Graphic design • Videography • Art and design • Business design
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