Join Tom Green for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Web Motion for Beginners: An Overview.
When you download the exercise files, you will see each project folder contains an exercise folder, and a complete folder. If you open the exercise files, you will have access to all of the content used in the creation of that particular project. Inside the complete folder are all of the completed files that you can use to compare your work for that piece of the project to the finished piece of that project. As for software, though I will be using the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, such as Flash, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Edge Animate, everything we do throughout each of the projects can just as easily be done using the CS5 or CS6 versions of the products to create the content destined for an assembly application.