VTC – Virtual Training for Only $30

The Virtual Training Company (VTC) started in California’s Silicon Valley in 1996. The company was founded by British born Mark Vernon who started producing CD-based training for Apple software. The format on the CDs – narrated QuickTime movies that take a user through the steps of learning complex software applications – was very well received. Soon after, VTC began producing training for Windows software. Then in 1999, VTC started an online university, which is the subject of this ReviewMe review.

VTC Online & CD Training


Have you always wanted to learn a software program but don’t like reading a how-to book or attending an expensive class? Then VTC maybe just what you’ve been looking for. For only $30 for one month, VTC gives you unlimited access to over 450 courses and 60,738 video tutorials.

Most of the training videos are for computer programs like Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Dreamweaver. However, there are also courses on blogging and Search Engine Optimization as well.

The first few lessons of a course is completely free and viewable by anyone. This helps to give you an idea of the product quality. The complete video course on SEO spans seven hours and 111 lessons. You can watch it all in one sitting or spread it out over a month. If you really like a course and wish to have a permanent copy, you can order it in CD format for $99.95.

450 Course for Only $30


The VTC Online University gives unlimited access to more than 450 courses. You are billed according to your renewal selection – monthly $30, three months $90, six month $180. You think you would get a discount for ordering more months. That doesn’t happen unless you order a one year subscription, which cost $250.

Multi-User pricing is also available for companies wishing to train their employees. Pricing is $200 per year per user or $20 per month per user for a minimum of five concurrent users. This means you can have any number of users registered with the system, but only 5 can be online at a time. VTC accepts all major credit cards.


For less than the price of a good book on how to use Photoshop, I can learn Photoshop in 11 hours over 151 video sessions. And when I’m done with that, I have unlimited access to any of the other course VTC offers. This is really an amazing deal when you think about it. Have a look at all the courses VTC offers, check off the ones you would like to take and then work out how much it would cost to take those courses at your local college or community center. The savings can really add up.

I’m impressed enough with the quality of the free demos to put $30 down on a one month subscription. I want to learn advance Photoshop. I’m sure I’ll end up renewing it because VTC offers many other things that I want to learn, like PHP programming and MySQL database.

Watching videos is a great way to learn. It’s much faster than reading a book or taking a class. You can learn as fast or as slow as you like (as long as your subscription doesn’t run out) and repeat a section as many times as needed. If you’re looking to upgrade your skills, VTC is worth checking out.

VTC Online University

49 thoughts on “VTC – Virtual Training for Only $30”

  1. wow.. cool.. great post! :mrgreen:

    1. You’re the first to comment. Hope you get lots of traffic to your site because you deserve it.

      1. whydowork says:

        Thoughtful comment! 😯

      2. Googlelady says:

        Hey Michael, if you test it I did also the first comment and not difference at all.

        On Topic: Nice review, didn’t knew about this virtual training will check it up and see if it is worth or not.

        1. I’ve had first comments on all the top Blogs and it makes absolutely no difference whatsoever, I wish people would cut it out (John could always remove junk first comments?)

          I just signed up with VTC specifically to learn a bit more about graphics software, so far so good, it’s a great resource.

          1. Don’t know about you, but I experience quite a traffic boost when I commented first one time. I think I had an extra 50+ readers that day.

    2. Stockshaker says:

      Hey John,
      Great website, love the effort.

      Here’s an idea for possible future posts: everyone talks about making money online, and how there are millions of way to do so. Would you be able to do a few posts on how to start a viable online business?

      Of course, the most popular online businesses I know of are selling e-books, or affiliate marketing. These seem the most popular, and probably the most competitive. Since you’ve been in the buisness for a while, you may know other successful (and honest) businesses that one can start online.

      I write this comment in response to your post about knowing when to quit – and how you mentioned that you agree with Shoemoney that blogging is probably the least profitable (and may be the most work required) as one of your online income streams.


  2. These reviewme posts have become like those ‘sponsored ads’ that appear in between television shows. In some countries they call them ‘commercial breaks’. I guess what I mean is a few are alright but doing what John is doing is kinda overdoing it. 🙄

    1. You gotta pay the bills somehow! 😉

      If you dont like them you could always not read them. Lol…

      1. lyricsreg says:

        Some people just don’t get that. No one’s forcing you to RTFA 🙂

    2. Googlelady says:

      The overdoing is ok if it is something interesting like this one (for me it is) 🙄

    3. Hey those sponsored reviews make the people who buy them alot of money and a lot of traffic! I know when my new venture website gets up i’m buying my very own john chow review!

    4. This is some completely on traget for many computer users, I’ve got no probs with relevant ads.

    5. Yet it enables us to come across interesting blogs and other matters that otherwise we may not come across at all.

  3. Great! This one is for me. I spent hundreds of dollars on buying training DVDs and books and now I can get all this plus more for under $50!
    God I was dumb! ARRGH!

    1. lyricsreg says:

      Why do you want to turn simple things like programming and SEO into difficult ones like having to study ? Why ?

    2. Googlelady says:

      You can read many articles and tutorials over the net and see that ‘may be’ easier for you to learn those things

    3. Yeah this seems like a good deal although I rather stick to books than DVDs since I like to read them in the bathroom. :p

      1. Not too sure about the bathroom :mrgreen:

  4. Ben Barden says:

    I might try their free demo as I’m not sure if I’d be able to learn technical topics from a video – I prefer books. Still, it sounds like an excellent deal.

  5. hmm some of my comments were not appearing. Anyways could be my laggy internet. Thanks for tips and yeah like Ben barden, I prefer my books to watching videos. If i am confused i don;’t have to wait to browse and stuff. Its a great deal again I guess if someone is into that sorta thing.

  6. Looks pretty cool, I am sure they are making a tonne of cash too

  7. Domtan says:

    Lazy people’s dream. Video training works. VLC got a professional looking site and, impressively, a 3L domain. Neat!

  8. $30 for 60k videos, wow! I just might get a subscription.

    1. Seriously. It’s quite a deal.

    2. But the drawback is that it is only for one month!

  9. Kwangmoo says:

    Can I display ADS-click with google adsense ? 😥

  10. Yes, I am far more comfortable with CDs than other methods. Thanks for this information which will not only be useful for me but for others where I work.

  11. That’s a pretty good deal.

  12. James says:

    In fact paid for review posts suck. Honestly I would never read such a long advertisement if those guys didn’t pay to have someone write it on their blog. Each time I read another paid for review post I’m loosing time.

    1. Yi Lu says:

      Losing time, not loosing. Consider reading more, materials that are unrelated to “making money”. 💡

  13. Bujes says:

    Wow, the company have been opened 11 years ago. They must know what they doing…
    I sould try thier services.

    1. I am having problems getting my comments to post… anyone else having the same problem?

      1. John Chow says:

        All new comments or comments with more than one link are moderated.

  14. Virtual training and online learning ROCK! I received my degree primarily online and loved doing it this way. Online learning enables you to work in one state and go to school in another state… very cool indeed.

  15. Jim says:

    These guys have some great content. It’s an easy way to learn new skills.

  16. There is absolutely nothing more boring for me than reading a book on PHP or javascript. It’s just something I don’t really want to read. I really want to learn it, but reading how to code with PHP or javascript puts me to sleep.

    I always have learned much better watching videos than reading a book. This is great!

  17. forreal I hate to read please reading is for dumbasses with this attitude you won’t go nowhere well with my attitude I might not go nowhere also 🙂

    1. Yi says:

      I concur….

      With your not going nowhere 😆

  18. Nick says:

    Lets scare John Chow… Everyone unsubscribe to their John Chow RSS feed for two days. Then in two days re-subscribe and write a comment, Just Kidding!ClickforNickdotCom 😛

  19. Hi John,
    Nice review… I think this is useful for everyones online business… I think I need it myself. Virtual Training rocks!


  20. I’d rather read a book but that’s just me. 🙂

    1. David says:

      same here… I’ll follow something out of a book better…but maybe I’m different from the rest of the world…

  21. zaki says:

    Gotta to try and check it out after this…thanks

  22. Virtual Training? I dont know, I’d rather take a personal coach for some $$$ more.

  23. Nick says:

    When you’re learning out of a book, it’s easier to go back and reference it later. Although, it might be quicker to just watch the video. I see this being most useful for companies that need to train employees than for private individuals. In order for it to be more targeted to private individuals, they need to offer some sort of certification or accreditation.

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