Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials

Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Price: $800.00

Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials is a 2 day interactive instructor-led training course that teaches the core Adobe Captivate 9 skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content. By following step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You will learn to record and produce software demonstrations, and interactive training simulations.

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Intended Audience for this Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Course

  • » The audience for this course is beginner and intermediate Adobe Captivate 9 users who want to create software demonstrations and interactive simulations. Adobe Captivate 9 appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education.

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Course Prerequisites for Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials

  • » Be familiar with the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • » Be familiar with using Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • » Be familiar with basic computer terminology

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Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Course Objectives

  • » Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • » Education Through Pictures
  • » RoboDemo to Captivate
  • » Planning eLearning Projects
  • » eLearning Development Phases
  • » Budgeting Considerations
  • » Project Size and Display Resolution
  • » Designing Slides in Captivate
  • » Fonts and eLearning

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Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Course Outline

        1. Explore a Finished Captivate Project
        2. Zoom and Magnify
        3. Navigate a Project
        4. Explore and Reset the Workspace
        5. Preview the Entire Project
        1. Create a Blank Project
        2. Add Images to Placeholders
        3. Insert and Format a Text Button
        4. Disable Click Sounds
        1. Rehearse a Script
        2. Review Recording Settings
        3. Review Recording Modes
        4. Record Using Multiple Modes
        5. Record a Custom Simulation
        6. Record a Demonstration that Pans
        7. Manually Record the Screen
        1. Insert and Edit Text Captions
        2. Edit the Default Caption Style
        3. Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption
        4. Control Slide Timing
        5. Control Slide Object Timing
        6. Check Spelling
        7. Align Slide Objects
        1. Insert, Resize, and Restore an Image
        2. Transform an Image
        3. Use the Library
        4. Manage Unused Project Assets
        5. Crop and Rename an Image
        6. Remove a Background Color
        7. Insert Characters and eLearning Brother Assets
        8. Insert a Cloud Callout
        9. Create an Image Mask
        10. Delete a Slide Background
        11. Work with Photoshop Layers
        12. Create an Image Slideshow
        1. Control Mouse Effects
        2. Edit a Mouse Path
        3. Clone an Object Style
        4. Insert a Highlight Box
        5. Insert an Image Button
        6. Control Appear After Timing
        1. Insert a Rollover Caption
        2. Insert a Rollover Image
        3. Insert a Rollover Slidelet
        4. Insert a Zoom Area
      8. AUDIO
        1. Import Audio onto a Slide Object
        2. Import Background Audio
        3. Add a Slide Note
        4. Calibrate a Microphone
        5. Record Slide Audio
        6. Import Audio onto a Slide
        7. Edit an Audio File
        8. Insert Silence
        9. Convert Text-to-Speech
        1. Insert a Flash Video
        2. Set Flash Video Properties
        3. Add Animation to a slide
        4. Insert Text Animation
        5. Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
        6. Apply a Free Fall Effect to an Object
        7. Edit Effect Timing
        1. Hide the Mouse
        2. Replace Phrases
        3. Insert a Click Box
        4. Insert a Text Entry Box
        1. Import PowerPoint slides
        2. Resize One Object and Apply to All
        3. Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
        4. Synch With Source
        5. Rescale a Project
        1. Edit Quizzing Object Styles
        2. Set the Quiz Preferences
        3. Insert Question slides
        4. Insert Knowledge Check slides
        1. Create a Link to a Web Site
        2. Apply a Skin
        3. Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
        4. Create a TOC
        5. Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
        6. Publish a SWF and PDF
        7. Run the HTML5 Tracker
        8. Publish as HTML5
        9. Publish as both SWF and HTML5 (Multiscreen)
        10. Export Captions
        11. Perform a --Round Trip"

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics


Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.


Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.


Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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