IT Courses

In this modern day and age, Information Technology plays a big role. However, if you’re not in the field of information technology yourself, you might not know just how information technology touches your life.

For those of you that don’t know, information technology is the study and use of systems for storing, retrieving, and sending information. This can include software, hardware, applications, and so much more. Much of what people use in the 21st century was created with help from information technology.

Adobe Acrobat 8 is one of the most popular PDF creation programs. Whether you're new to Acrobat or have been using it for years, this one-level course will help you make the most of Adobe Acrobat 8.

Requirements: Basic understanding of using a computer (keyboard, mouse, Windows, and Internet Explorer) and licensed copy of Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional. Previous knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is not required.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Opening Adobe Acrobat 7
  • Understanding the interface
  • Creating a PDF file
  • Working with your PDF file
  • Getting help in Adobe Acrobat
  • Ways to create a PDF file
  • Navigating in your PDF file
  • Using Acrobat’s tools
  • Moving text
  • Window tools
  • Working with PDF pages
  • Polishing your file
  • Linking files
  • Using collections
  • Sending a file for review
  • Reviewing the file
  • Viewing comments
  • Protecting your file

This one-level Microsoft OneNote 2013 course provides all the information you need to effectively make use of OneNote. The course starts with the basics, including creating a notebook. Next, students will learn how to format text and how to use the Send To OneNote Tool.

The course also covers editing tools, tags, Quick Notes, and Docked Notes. Sharing, saving, and printing notebooks are also discussed. The course wraps up with a look at how to customize the interface.

What Will Students Learn?

  • The Basics
  • Your First Notebook
  • Formatting Text
  • Using the Send To OneNote Tool
  • Using Basic Note Tools
  • Using Advanced Note Tools
  • Using Editing Tools
  • Using Tags
  • Using Quick Notes and Docked Notes
  • Sharing Your Notebook
  • Saving and Printing Your Notebook
  • Customizing the Interface

Microsoft Outlook 2013 is a communication and organization tool that has a wealth of features.

This course takes an in-depth look at those features through 12 modules, with topics like using the Favorites list, working with search folders, creating rules, using categories, managing junk mail, sharing your calendar, scheduling meetings with Microsoft Exchange Server, Exchange Server mailbox features, using signatures, organizing data, managing personal folders, and using Outlook profiles.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Using the Favorites List
  • Using Search Folders
  • Using Rules
  • Using Categories
  • Managing Junk Mail
  • Sharing Your Calendar
  • Scheduling Meetings with Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Exchange Server Mailbox Features
  • Using Signatures
  • Organizing Data
  • Managing Personal Folders
  • Using Outlook Profiles

Microsoft OneNote 2013 is a powerful tool that provides a wide range of features for all users. Getting the most out of those features is the focus of this Advanced Essentials training workshop. Over the course of 12 modules, students are introduced to, and instructed in, the skills that will benefit them greatly in the office.

Topics covered in this workshop include handwriting text, drawing shapes, advanced picture tasks, customizing pages, using page templates, working with sections and section groups, syncing a notebook, managing notebook properties, managing OneNote files, and backing up OneNote files.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Handwriting Text
  • Drawing Shapes, Part One
  • Drawing Shapes, Part Two
  • Advanced Picture Tasks
  • Customizing Pages, Part One
  • Customizing Pages, Part Two
  • Using Page Templates
  • Working with Sections and Section Groups

This one-level course gives students the skills they need to get the most from Microsoft Outlook 2013.

Over the course of a dozen easy-to-understand modules, students learn skills that progress from basic right through to advanced.

What Will Students Learn?

  • The Basics
  • Working with E-Mail Message
  • Creating Messages
  • Working with the Calendar
  • Working with Tasks
  • Working with Notes
  • Working with People
  • Using Social Networks
  • Getting Organized
  • Using Conversations
  • Using Quick Steps
  • Customizing the Interface

This one-level training course presents the skills that students need to get the most out of Microsoft Project 2013.

The course covers topics such as setting up a project, scheduling work, managing resources, creating a timeline, managing tasks, working with deadlines and constraints, working with data, creating reports, adding the finishing touches, printing, and sharing.

What Will Students Learn?

  • The Basics
  • Setting Up a Project
  • Scheduling Work
  • Managing Resources
  • Creating a Timeline
  • Managing Tasks
  • Working with Deadlines and Constraints
  • Working with Data
  • Creating Reports
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Printing and Sharing Your Project
  • Customizing the Interface

This advanced-level course from Velsoft offers an in-depth look at the features of Microsoft’s Project 2013.

This 12-module course helps students get a grasp on this very handy project management tool and the best ways to exploit its features to encourage and enhance productivity.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Working with Network Diagrams
  • Working with Calendar View
  • Using the Team Planner
  • Creating Baselines and Interim Plans
  • Creating Progress Lines
  • Tracking Progress
  • Resolving Resource Conflicts
  • Managing Project Costs

The full power of Microsoft Word 2013 is revealed in this Advanced Essentials course.

Topics covered include using templates; commenting and reviewing documents; configuring reviewer settings; working with multiple documents; performing a mail merge; creating an index, outline, table of contents, and references; and using macros.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Creating Templates
  • Working with Styles
  • Commenting Documents
  • Reviewing Documents
  • Configuring Reviewer Settings
  • Working with Multiple Documents
  • Performing a Mail Merge
  • Creating Outlines
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Creating an Index
  • Creating References in a Document
  • Using Macros

There are plenty of features that the upper-level users of Microsoft Word 2013 can make use of thanks to this course. These 12 modules take users on a trip through the ins and outs of many special tools available to Word 2013 users.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Creating a Bibliography
  • Creating References to Other Documents
  • Creating XML Forms
  • Blogging with Word
  • Embedding Objects in a Word Document
  • Working with Sections
  • Using Building Blocks and Quick Parts
  • Changing Your Styles
  • Doing More with Styles
  • Working with SmartArt
  • Working with Equations
  • Advanced Macro Tasks

This one-level Word 2013 training course covers all the most important elements of using Microsoft’s word processing application.

Highlights of the course include information on signing into a Microsoft account in Office, adding online images and video to a document, customizing a document with themes and formatting sets, and customizing the Word interface.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Getting Started
  • Your First Document
  • Formatting Text, Part One
  • Formatting Text, Part Two
  • Working with Paragraphs
  • Formatting the Page
  • Inserting Art and Objects, Part One
  • Inserting Art and Objects, Part Two
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Viewing Your Document

This one-level course covers all the essentials of Microsoft Excel 2013.

Topics covered include the new Flash Fill feature, using formulas and functions, inserting PivotTables and PivotCharts, and customizing the interface. Material is also included on how to format text, data, and workbooks; insert art and objects; and chart data.

What Will Students Learn?

  • The Basics
  • Your First Workbook
  • Working with Data
  • Using Basic Excel Tools
  • Using Timesaving Tools
  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Data
  • Formatting the Workbook
  • Inserting Art and Objects
  • Charting Data
  • Viewing, Printing, and Sharing Your Workbook
  • Customizing the Interface

This Microsoft Excel 2013 Expert course takes students on a journey that highlights the upper-level skills which will allow them to get the most bang for their buck from this powerful software.

Over the course of 12 modules, students will get a look at conditional formatting, slicers, Power View, the Inquire Add-In, tables, records and fields, using Excel as a database, custom AutoFill lists, comments, tracking changes, and linking, consolidating, and combining data.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Using Conditional Formatting
  • Working with Slicers
  • Using Power View, Part One
  • Using Power View, Part Two
  • Using the Inquire Add-In
  • Working with Tables
  • Working with Records and Fields
  • Using Excel as a Database
  • Using Custom AutoFill Lists
  • Using Comments
  • Tracking Changes
  • Linking, Consolidating, and Combining Data

Microsoft Excel 2013 has lots of time-saving tools. Do you know how to make the most of them? The modules in the course will show you how!

This advanced course covers a wide range of topics, including advanced formula tasks, working with named ranges, using advanced functions, resolving formula errors, managing data, outlining and grouping data, working with scenarios, using Solver, the Analysis ToolPak, PivotTable features, using PowerPivot, and developing macros.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Advanced Formula Tasks
  • Working with Named Ranges
  • Using Advanced Functions
  • Resolving Formula Errors
  • Managing Data
  • Outlining and Grouping Data
  • Creating Scenarios
  • Using Solver
  • Analyzing Data
  • Advanced PivotTable Features
  • Using PowerPivot
  • Using Macros

This one-level PowerPoint 2013 training course covers how to create, customize, and present an interactive slide show.

Highlights of the course include using templates and variants; adding images, video, and audio to a slide show; organizing slides into sections; presenting a slide show online; and customizing the PowerPoint interface.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Getting Started
  • Your First Presentation
  • Creating Slides
  • Formatting Text
  • Working with Text
  • Formatting the Presentation
  • Inserting Art and Objects, Part One
  • Inserting Art and Objects, Part Two
  • Advanced Slide Tasks
  • Viewing and Printing Your Presentation
  • Saving and Sharing Your Presentation
  • Customizing the Interface

This course takes students beyond the basics and gives them higher-level skills for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.

The 12 modules in this course cover key topics, including using slide, handout, and note masters; working with templates; working with comments; reviewing a presentation; advanced presentation techniques; advanced animation techniques; custom shows; and file management tools.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Using Slide Masters, Part One
  • Using Slide Masters, Part Two
  • Working with Templates
  • Using Handout Masters
  • Using Handout Masters
  • Working with Comments
  • Reviewing a Presentation
  • Advanced Animation Techniques, Part One
  • Advanced Animation Techniques, Part Two
  • Advanced Presentation Techniques
  • Creating a Custom Show
  • Managing PowerPoint Files

This four-level course is intended for those who have little or no experience with computers.

We will take you through the inside and outside of a computer, into the operating system, and through some basic applications. Course objectives map to Modules 1, 2, and 7 of the ICDL core.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Understand general computing concepts
  • Understand the difference between hardware and software, and how each works
  • Understand how information networks operate
  • Become aware of security concerns and how to work safely
  • Learn the first steps of using a computer, including using the keyboard, mouse, and Windows desktop
  • Be able to effectively manage and use files and folders
  • Learn how to use the basic Windows applications, including WordPad, NotePad, Task Manager, Calculator, Paint, and Internet Explorer

Microsoft SharePoint Server is a powerful collaboration tool that serves a very useful purpose in any office. This course takes students through the steps to learn how to get the most out of SharePoint Server 2013.

Students will learn about getting started with SharePoint Server 2013; configuring and customizing a site; creating and working with libraries and project summaries;, managing site content; modifying pages; and customizing alerts and permissions.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Getting Started with SharePoint Server
  • Configuring Your Site
  • Customizing Your Site
  • Creating Libraries
  • Working with Libraries
  • Creating a Project Summary
  • Working with the Project Summary
  • Managing Site Content
  • Modifying Pages
  • Advanced Customization Tasks
  • Creating and Managing Alerts
  • Configuring Permissions

This course will teach students the essentials of working with SharePoint Designer 2013.

This 12-module course covers home pages, site pages, versions, lists, libraries, workflows, and site security.

What Will Students Learn?

  • The Basics
  • Working with Site Objects
  • Editing Site Objects
  • Modifying the Home Page
  • Creating Site Pages
  • Using Versions
  • Creating Lists and Libraries
  • Customizing Site Columns
  • Creating Workflows
  • Creating and Modifying Sites
  • Managing Site Security
  • Customizing the Interface