For the majority of classes, we stick with standard software (such as Dreamweaver, PhotoShop, Flash, and Visual Studio 2010). However, in order to demonstrate various approaches, I have negotiated with several software vendors to employ their software in selected classes as examples. For those who are curious which software is being used, I provide a link to one of those companies below.
I have been spending a significant amount of time reviewing many of the CS 4 features in various courses at Lynda.com. These are the certificates I have obtained recently.