Course Listing

Windows Operating System

  • Understanding the Personal Computer desktop
  • Locating and starting programs in the Start Menu
  • Using the mouse and keyboard proficiently
  • Using Cortana 
  • Changing some common computer settings (mouse, desktop background and screen resolution)
  • Installing and uninstalling new software programs
  • Moving, sizing and manipulating multiple windows
  • Using the Recycle Bin
  • Using File Explorer to locate files
  • Locating and starting programs without the menu
  • Multitasking
  • Creating shortcut icons on the desktop (and icons on the Taskbar)
  • File Management (disk drives, using folders, creating new folders, moving, copying, deleting files)
  • Data integration (moving data between programs)
  • Using Media tools (images, song tracks and video)

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Microsoft Office

Office 365
  • What is Office 365?
  • How do I get it?
  • How different is it than Office 2016 or 2019?
  • Can I work the same way I have always worked in my desktop applications?
  • Are there new features?
  • Can I share with my colleagues and anyone else?
  • Can I collaborate with my colleagues?
  • Which of my devices does it work on?
  • Do I have some choices?

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Access
  • Database concepts
  • Examination of a sample database
  • Creating a new database
  • Creating database tables and adjusting table properties
  • Creating Access select queries
  • Creating an Access form by using a wizard
  • Creating a simple report by using the Access report wizard

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  • Link data sets using relationships
  • Link to live external data sources
  • Create delete, make-table, update and append query types
  • Set table field properties (input mask, validation rules and text, formatting controls)
  • Perform sophisticated select queries with calculations and groups
  • Create sophisticated forms activities (tabbed pages, calculated fields, fill-in fields)
  • Create a form with an embedded sub-form
  • Create and program form control buttons
  • Create sophisticated reports (calculated fields, parameter-based reports)
  • Create reports with an embedded sub-report

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  • Table field properties (input mask, validation rules and text, formatting controls)
  • Select queries revisited
  • Intermediate forms activities (tabbed pages, calculated fields, fill-in fields)
  • Forms with an embedded sub-form
  • Form control buttons
  • Limiting user access by modifying form controls
  • Intermediate forms activities (calculated fields, parameter-based reports)
  • Reports with an embedded sub-report
  • Creating a user interface to limit user access to database modules
  • Splitting a database into a front end and a back end
  • Add special objects such as an option group to forms
  • Add command buttons to forms
  • Automating activities using macros
  • Locate and download an application template
  • Create a menu system for a template
  • Add new pages to a menu system
  • Split a database into a front-end and a back-end for database management
  • Protect an Access database to restrict user access
  • Make a database menu system open automatically
  • Additional miscellaneous Access skills

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Excel
  • Introduction to spreadsheet terminology and the Excel window
  • Entering text and numeric items
  • Formatting text and numeric entries
  • Creating simple formulas
  • Introduction to Excel functions
  • Using some of Excel’s productivity tools to create worksheets effortlessly
  • Introduction to Excel database tools
  • Worksheet printing concepts
  • Importing data into an Excel worksheet

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  • Subtotals
  • Managing and linking multiple worksheets and workbooks
  • Using range names
  • Managing data using AutoFilter
  • Using relative and absolute references
  • Using additional Excel functions to manipulate numeric and text based entries
  • Using decision tools (the If function and intro to conditional formatting)
  • Using Vertical Lookup
  • Creating Excel charts
  • Displaying an Excel chart in a Microsoft Word report
  • Managing data using freeze panes, split and a watch window
  • Organizing data using sorting tools
  • Protecting a worksheet
  • Collaborating with colleagues (O365 only)

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  • Controlling data input using Data Validation
  • Subtotal Report and Group and Outline concepts
  • Goal Seek and Solver Add-in skills
  • Autofilter revisited and Advanced Filter
  • Manipulating text using Excel features and functions
  • Pivot Table, Insert Slicer and the Pivot Chart
  • Advanced Pivot Table concepts
  • Macros and an introduction to Visual Basic programming
  • Advanced Conditional Formatting concepts
  • Advanced Pivot Table concepts
  • Advanced Excel charting concepts
  • Concepts of using an Excel Macro
  • Recording and running a macro
  • Editing a recorded macro
  • Using a button to control a macro
  • Creating and using a macro that runs automatically
  • Creating a macro that interacts with users
  • Creating a User Defined function using Visual Basic programming (VBA)
  • Creating macros that perform actions
  • Debugging and editing Visual Basic code
  • Locating, downloading and utilizing predefined code segments from the Web

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Outlook
  • Overview of Outlook modules
  • Sending and receiving e-mail
  • Reply, Reply to all and Forwarding e-mail
  • Creating a draft e-mail
  • Managing Outlook folders
  • Organizing e-mail using Rules and Alerts
  • Managing Contacts
  • Creating a Contact Group
  • Using the Calendar
  • Creating Multiple Calendars
  • Sharing a Calendar
  • Categorizing
  • Using the Task Manager
  • Using the Notes feature

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Powerpoint
  • Slide show concepts
  • Creating a slideshow using a template
  • Using Slide Designer (O365 only)
  • Modifying slide content
  • Inserting, moving and deleting slides
  • Adding digital graphics and video to a slide show
  • Adding transitions and animations to a slide show
  • Running a slide show professionally
  • Creating a photo album
  • Adding a background sound to a slide show

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  • Critiquing an existing PowerPoint presentation
  • Hiding slides, secret doors and other presentation skills
  • Animating objects for visual impact
  • Morphing and animating graphics across slides (O365 only)
  • Applying multiple design templates in the same presentation
  • Creating mini presentations that interact
  • Applying multiple transition selections in a single presentation
  • Hyperlinking to files, Web pages and other objects
  • Adding and editing audio and video clips in a presentation
  • Using PowerPoint to create print documents and posters
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Publisher
  • Creating an information flyer
  • Creating a multi-month calendar
  • Creating a newsletter
  • Creating a catalogue
  • Creating a postcard
  • Creating an award certificate
  • You will create a total of 11 Projects in all
  • Performing a mail merge using an Excel database
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Word
  • Exploring the Microsoft application ribbon
  • Creating, saving and opening a simple document
  • Editing a document
  • Formatting document content professionally
  • Using Find and Replace to modify a document
  • Using productivity tools (Spelling Checker, AutoCorrect, AutoText, Smart Tags)
  • Creating lists of data items
  • Printing concepts
  • Using tables to display content powerfully
  • Discovering sources for document templates
  • Using styles to format reports professionally
  • Using referencing tools (Table of Contents, Footnotes, Endnotes)
  • Using page breaks, section breaks, headers and footers and page numbering
  • Inserting graphics and other objects in a report
  • Creating and managing content in newsletter style columns
  • Performing a Mail Merge using Excel and Outlook Data
  • Creating a report for distribution in Adobe PDF format
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  • Collaborating with colleagues (O365 only)
  • Inserting comments, editing comments, formatting comments
  • Tracking changes and Accepting or Rejecting changes
  • Comparing Documents
  • Creating an Interactive Web Page in Word
  • Creating an Interactive Form in Word
  • Working with Graphic Objects
  • Working with SmartArt
  • Master and Subdocuments
  • Creating and Managing Word Macros

Reporting

  • Report writing concepts
  • Examining possible data sources
  • Connecting to a data source
  • Creating a new report using Crystal Reports and data from an Access table
  • Modifying a Crystal report
  • Grouping and sorting report data
  • Filtering report data
  • Formatting report data
  • Saving a report in various formats
  • Adding special fields to a Crystal report
  • Enhancing report features by adding a watermark and an OLE object
  • Conditional formatting concepts
  • Displaying check boxes instead of text
  • Using tool tips to convey additional information
  • Creating charts in a Crystal Report
  • Embedding a sub-report in a Crystal Report document
  • Distributing data from a Crystal report as a PDF or as Excel data
  • Creating and refining mailing labels in Crystal Reports

Automated Accounting

  • Automated accounting concepts
  • Create a new set of accounts using the QuickBooks Interview
  • Exploring the Home window and QuickBooks modules
  • Account list activities (view, modify, print)
  • Performing General Journal transactions
  • Performing daily transactions in the sales and purchases journals
  • Producing invoices and statements
  • Receiving payments and banking
  • Paying accounts payable invoices
  • Producing financial statements and other reports
  • Exporting data from QuickBooks into Excel
  • Backing up a set of books
  • Automated accounting concepts
  • Create a new set of accounts using the Simply Accounting wizard
  • Exploring the Home window and Simply Accounting modules
  • Account list activities (view, modify, print)
  • Performing General Journal transactions
  • Performing daily transactions in the sales and purchases journals
  • Producing invoices and statements
  • Receiving payments and banking
  • Paying accounts payable invoices
  • Producing financial statements and other reports
  • Exporting data from Simply into Excel
  • Backing up a set of books

Special Interest

  • Internet concepts
  • Characteristics of Web pages and navigating through a Web site
  • Browser basics
  • Using search engines to find information efficiently
  • Capturing information and graphics from web pages to be used in reports
  • Web sites of interest to knowledge workers
  • Security and other Web-related issues
  • Google on Steroids
    • Gmail
    • Contacts
    • Calendar
    • Docs
    • Sheets
    • Forms
  • Become familiar with the requirements of the Accessibility Act as it pertains to digital content
  • Consider why we create accessible documents
  • Use colours and text formatting in accessible documents
  • Accessible hyperlink creation
  • Accessible document layout concepts
  • Using heading styles, lists, tables and columns in an accessible manner
  • Insert tables of content and text boxes correctly
  • Using images and their alternate text entries
  • Techniques for creating accessible forms
  • Using Microsoft and third-party tools to test documents for accessibility issues
  • The best of Adobe Photoshop without all the “extra” bells and whistles
  • Edit existing digital images to correct basic flaws such as “red-eye” or over/under exposure
  • Add special effects such as soft edges or blurred backgrounds to digital images
  • Use Elements to fix the cracks, watermarks and thumb prints that have damaged the original photographs
  • Assemble a new image from a collection of other images
  • Use other tools to add realism to images such as a blurred background
  • To finish the day, we utilize the pictures we have rescued or created in common software products, such as Word and Publisher, to produce professional print related documents
  • Project management using a software product
  • Define one or more projects
  • List the tasks of a project and define each task’s time requirement
  • List resources (people, machinery and materials) that are available to a project
  • Assign tasks to available resources
  • Determine the cost of each resource
  • Set milestones and deadlines
  • Track the progress of the work on the project
  • Make adjustments to the way resources are allocated
  • Produce reports
  • Export project information as an Excel file
  • The Visio window and navigating in Visio
  • Creating a basic Visio drawing
  • Using Master Shapes
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Flow Charting
  • Connecting and numbering shapes
  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • Working with links
  • Other Visio drawings
  • Converting Word and Excel documents into PDF format
  • Commenting, highlighting, bookmarks and hyperlinks, text touch-up
  • Exporting text into editable documents
  • Exporting all images from a PDF
  • Paper capture, Web site capture
  • Security features associated with PDF documents
  • Converting Word and Excel documents into PDF format
  • Commenting, highlighting, bookmarks and hyperlinks, text touch-up
  • Exporting text into editable documents
  • Exporting all images from a PDF
  • Paper capture, Web site capture
  • Security features associated with PDF documents

Registration Terms and Conditions

A deposit of 50% of the before-tax price of the course is required at the time of registration. The balance of the registration fee, including all applicable taxes, is payable before the day the class commences. Notice of two business days is required to cancel or reschedule a class. Registration deposits are non-refundable. Students that need to cancel or reschedule may use the deposit toward any course within three months of the original registration date. After three months, any portion of an unused deposit will be forfeited. If the student has paid in full for a course and does not want to reschedule and provides notice of 2 business days for cancellation, a refund, less the 50% deposit, will be issued for the registration.

To register directly or get further information email:
training@shawcsit.com