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Adobe Acrobat DC

This course will teach fundamental concepts and terminology, and the basic features of Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn PDF basics and explore the Acrobat interface. They'll learn how to navigate and organize PDF documents. Students will learn how to create a PDF document; to modify PDF content by rearranging, editing, and formatting existing text; and by adding headers, footers, watermarks, and backgrounds. They'll add bookmarks and links and improve accessibility in a document. Students will learn to manage security issues by using password encryption and signatures. They'll explore document review techniques, including the use of comments and markups. 

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer.

 

Contents: 

  • The Acrobat environment 
  • Advanced navigation 
  • Finding text 
  • Customizing the environment 
  • Creating PDF documents 
  • Printing to PDF from other applications 
  • The Create PDF commands 
  • Saving to the Cloud 
  • Editing text, images 
  • Editing text and images 
  • Editing page design 
  • Modifying PDF documents 
  • Moving document pages 
  • Inserting and manipulating pages 
  • Exporting PDF to other programs 
  • Optimizing PDF file size 
  • Document navigation tools 
  • Working with bookmarks 
  • Working with links 
  • Document security 
  • Managing comments and markups 

This course will teach fundamental concepts and terminology, and the basic features of Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn PDF basics and explore the Acrobat interface. They'll learn
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Adobe Illustrator Level 1

Adobe Illustrator is a software application for creating drawings, illustrations, and artwork which is widely used by graphic designers, web designers, visual artists, and professional illustrators throughout the world to create high quality artwork. Illustrator includes many sophisticated drawing tools that can reduce the time need to create illustrations. This course covers the fundamentals of using Illustrator to create and manipulate vector graphics. Students will learn how to navigate the Illustrator environment, create and transform basic shapes, edit drawn paths, apply color and gradients, work with text, and use layers. 

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. 

Contents: 

Getting to Know the Work Area 

  • Using tools 
  • Moving around in a document 
  • Setting up the interface 
  • Using Artboards 

Selecting Artwork 

  • Selection options 
  • Align and distribute 
  • Grouping objects 

Using Shapes to Create Artwork 

  • Creating basic shapes 
  • Adding strokes 
  • Using the Shaper tool 
  • Tracing an image 
  • Drawing modes 

Editing Shapes and Paths 

  • Splitting and joining paths 
  • Combining shapes 

Transforming Artwork 

  • Working with artboards 
  • Rulers and guides 
  • Scale, Reflect, Rotate and Shear 

Using Drawing Tools 

  • Straight lines and curves with the Pen tool 
  • Editing paths and points 
  • Freeform paths 

Using Color 

  • Using existing colors 
  • Creating custom colors 
  • Global swatches 
  • Spot colors 

Adding Type 

  • Area type and Point type 
  • Font character options 
  • Reshaping type characters 
  • Preset Envelope warped type 
  • Type on a path 

Working with Layers 

  • Adding and ordering layers 
  • Move content between layers 

Adobe Illustrator is a software application for creating drawings, illustrations, and artwork which is widely used by graphic designers, web designers, visual artists, and professional
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Adobe InDesign Level 1

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application that can be used to create works such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, brochures, posters and more.

This course will teach students fundamental concepts, terminology, and the basic features of Adobe InDesign CC. This course is designed for students who want to create professional documents and print layouts. Students will learn how to create documents, place text and graphics, work with master pages, create custom colors, print documents and export documents to PDF.

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer.

 

Contents:

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Using tools
  • Navigating through a document
  • Setting up the interface

Setting Up A Document

  • Creating and saving a new document
  • Working with Master pages
  • Adding, deleting, and rearranging pages
  • Page numbering with Sections

 Working with Objects

  • Using InDesign layers
  • Text frames and Graphics frames
  • Wrapping text
  • Transform and align objects

Editing and Flowing Text

  • Flowing text manually
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Adding columns
  • Adding jump lines

 Entering Text

  • Entering text
  • Importing text
  • The Story Editor

 Working with Typography

  • Character and paragraph options
  • Adding a Drop Cap
  • Using Tabs
  • Adding paragraph rules

 Working with Color

  • Creating and applying colors
  • Creating and applying gradients

 Adding Graphics

  • Adding graphics to a document
  • Comparing bitmap and vector graphics
  • Managing graphic links

 Printing and Exporting Basics

  • Creating and saving a PDF Preset
  • Creating and saving a Print Preset
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application that can be used to create works such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, brochures, posters and
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Adobe Photoshop Level 1

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Students will modify digital images to add creative effects and repair defects. After completing this course, the student will be able to use Photoshop to make selections, create and transform layers, apply image adjustments, retouch and repair photographs, and resize images. 

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. 

Contents: 

Getting to Know the Work Area 

  • Using tools 
  • Moving around in an image 
  • Setting up the interface 

Basic Photo Corrections 

  • Understanding resolution 
  • Straighten and crop 
  • Adjust color and tone 

Basic Selections 

  • Selection tools 
  • Moving and adjusting selections 
  • Cropping an image 

Layer Basics 

  • The Layers panel 
  • Viewing and moving layers 
  • Layer opacity and blending modes 
  • Basic filters 
  • Adding text 
  • Adding a gradient to a layer 
  • Layer styles 
  • Adjustment layers 
  • Flattening and saving files 

Quick Fixes 

  • Red eye correction 
  • Brighten an image 
  • Liquify and blur 
  • Content-aware fill 

Using Type 

  • Point type and paragraph type 
  • Type as a clipping mask 
  • Type on a path 
  • Warped type 

Preparing Files for Printing 

  • Proof your image 
  • Color gamut basics 

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Students will modify digital
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Computer Basics: Windows and more

Students will learn about the main components of a typical computer system and the basic elements of the Windows interface. Students will learn how to navigate in Windows Explorer, organize files and folders, search for items on their computers, and personalize Windows. Students will also learn how to browse the Web and how to protect their computers from malware.

 

Contents:

  • Computer basics
  • Computer components
  • What makes computers work
  • Managing computer contents
  • Storing items on your computer
  • Working with folders
  • Working with files
  • Searching for content and using Help
  • Searching for data on your computer
  • Customizing Windows
  • Shortcuts
  • System settings
  • Using the Internet
  • Browsing the Web
  • Security and maintenance

 

Students will learn about the main components of a typical computer system and the basic elements of the Windows interface. Students will learn how to
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Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information. Cyberattacks are a major threat for which employers and employees need to maintain awareness and constantly be on guard. In this session, we will explore your vulnerability and explain what you can do to prevent cyberattacks. 

Cybersecurity refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information. Cyberattacks are a major threat for which employers and employees need
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DocuSign Fundamentals

In this era of the digital workspace, an increasingly common practice is digital document signing. DocuSign is one of the leading electronic signing services that allows organizations to manage electronic agreements. Digitally signed documents are generally considered legally binding, just as if they had been signed by the recipient’s own hand, and DocuSign includes a built-in chain-of-custody audit trail for signing details, for both senders and recipients.  

 

Contents:

  • DocuSign Fundamentals 
  • Activating an Account 
  • Basic DocuSign Steps 
  • Managing Your DocuSign Documents 
  • Saving a Template 
  • DocuSign Reports 
  • DocuSign Settings 
  • Risks with eSignatures 
In this era of the digital workspace, an increasingly common practice is digital document signing. DocuSign is one of the leading electronic signing services that allows organizations to manage electronic
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Going Paperless and Printing Less

Are you overwhelmed by paper everywhere? Do you keep copies of everything just in case? In this short session we’ll give you some insights into why we are so hooked on paper, and some tips on how to get started using way less! It's time to get rid of the paper and all the guilt that piles up with it. It's time to go paperless! 

 

Contents:

  • Motivation: Why Go Paperless? 
  • Evaluation: Which Documents Can Go Paperless? 
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Going Paperless 
  • Getting Started Now: Helpful Steps 
  • When You Absolutely Must Print 
  • Finally, What About That Backlog? 
Are you overwhelmed by paper everywhere? Do you keep copies of everything just in case? In this short session we’ll give you some insights into why we are
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MS Access Level 1

This course covers the basic skills and concepts students need to use Microsoft Access productively and efficiently. After an introduction to the Access environment, students will learn how to plan databases and create tables. Then they will learn to organize fields and records, and to work with data entry rules. They will learn how to create basic queries, and how to work with forms and reports.

Table Of Contents:

Unit 1: Getting started

Topic A: Database Concepts

Topic B: Exploring the Access environment

Unit 2: Databases and tables

Topic A: Planning and designing databases

Topic B: Exploring tables

Topic C: Creating tables

Unit 3: Fields and records

Topic A: Changing the design of a table

Topic B: Finding and editing records

Topic C: Organizing records

Unit 4: Data Entry rules

Topic A: Setting field properties

Topic B: Working with input masks

Topic C: Setting validation rules

Unit 5: Basic queries

Topic A: Creating and using queries

Topic B: Modifying query results and queries

Topic C: Performing operations in queries

Unit 6: Using forms

Topic A: Creating forms

Topic B: Using Design view

Topic C: Sorting and filtering records

Unit 7: Working with reports

Topic A: Creating reports

Topic B: Modifying and printing reports

 

 

This course covers the basic skills and concepts students need to use Microsoft Access productively and efficiently. After an introduction to the Access environment, students
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MS Access Level 2

This course provides students with additional skills and concepts needed to use Microsoft Access productively and efficiently. They will learn about data normalization, join types and referential integrity, and more advanced query types. They will learn additional formatting for forms and reports, adding list controls and calculated fields. 

Prerequisites: We ask that you have successfully completed Access Level 1 or are familiar with all concepts covered in Access Level 1    

 

Contents:

Advanced Query Design 

  • Multiple tables in queries 
  • Action queries 
  • Crosstab queries

Advanced Form Design 

  • Add and set form controls 
  • Create sub-forms 
  • Tabbed pages 
  • Conditional formatting 

Data Validation 

  • In table design 
  • In form design 

Advanced Reporting 

  • Organizing information 
  • Formatting reports 
  • Include charts 
  • Add calculated fields 
  • Sub-reports 

Macros 

  • Create macros 
  • Restrict records with conditions 
  • Validate data 
  • Automate data entry 
  • Convert macros to VBA 

Import and Export Data 

  • Import data 
  • Link to external data 
  • Export data 

Database Management 

  • Manage a database 
  • Object dependency 
  • Document a database 
  • Analyze performance 

Distribute and Secure a Database 

  • Split a database 
  • Implement security 
  • Set passwords  

Manage Switchboards 

  • Create and modify a switchboard 
  • Set startup options 
This course provides students with additional skills and concepts needed to use Microsoft Access productively and efficiently. They will learn about data normalization, join types
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MS Excel Charting

A chart is a tool you can use in Microsoft Excel to communicate data graphically. Charts allow your audience to see the meaning behind the numbers, and they make showing comparisons and trends much easier. In this session, you will learn how to insert, modify and format charts so they communicate information effectively.

Prerequisites: Completed Excel Level 1 and/or 2 and had more than 6 months using Excel.

Contents:

  • Create Charts 
  • Chart Types 
  • Chart Elements 
  • New Features 
  • Formatting Charts
  • Intro to Pivot Charts 
A chart is a tool you can use in Microsoft Excel to communicate data graphically. Charts allow your audience to see the meaning behind the numbers, and they make
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MS Excel Dashboards

A Microsoft Excel dashboard is single page that helps managers and business leaders in tracking key KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) or metrics, in order to make informed decisions. It contains charts/tables/views that are backed by raw data. Students will create a business dashboard to visualize and analyze sets of data. A well-designed dashboard provides on-demand access of all core metrics inter-departmentally.

Prerequisites: Completed Excel Level 1 and/or 2 and had more than 6 months using Microsoft Excel.

Contents:

  • Dashboard Environment
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Chart Types
  • Inserting Charts into Dashboards
  • Sorting and Filtering Pivot Tables
  • Inserting Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts into Dashboards
  • Formulas and functions
  • Conditional Formatting
A Microsoft Excel dashboard is single page that helps managers and business leaders in tracking key KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) or metrics, in order to
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MS Excel for HR

Is your HR Department wasting time manipulating canned reports from HCM and payroll systems? Are you having difficulty accessing and analyzing data quickly? Are data errors causing you concerns? Whether auditing, reconciling bills, calculating bonuses and PTO or analyzing turnover data, Excel offers tools to help. Based on guidance from HR experts and our own interaction with supporting members, we identified the most common and helpful Excel tips that can benefit new and experienced HR individuals. 

The course goes through using lookups to pull information out of multiple workbooks, bringing in delimited information from other sources, filtering information, using date calculations to figure out things like tenure and turnover, graphically representing data to make it simple to review and many tips and tricks that can help most every Excel user increase their productivity and decrease errors. 

Prerequisites: The course requires basic knowledge of Excel (Excel 1 preferred)

Is your HR Department wasting time manipulating canned reports from HCM and payroll systems? Are you having difficulty accessing and analyzing data quickly? Are data
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MS Excel Intro to Pivot Tables

This course will introduce the learner to pivot tables within Microsoft Excel. Pivot tables are the perfect solution when you need to summarize and analyze large amounts of data. In just a few clicks, you have access to a whole new set of information. Pivot tables extract meaning from that seemingly endless jumble of numbers on your screen. It lets you group your data together in different ways so you can draw helpful conclusions more easily.

Prerequisites: This course require that you are familiar with Excel. It is suggested that you successfully completed Excel 1 and Excel 2, or had more than 6 months using the software.

Contents:

  • Pivot Table Fundamentals
  • Creating a basic pivot table
  • Grouping, sorting, and filtering
  • Performing calculations
This course will introduce the learner to pivot tables within Microsoft Excel. Pivot tables are the perfect solution when you need to summarize and analyze
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MS Excel Level 1

This course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel, including identifying Excel window components and navigating worksheets. In addition, students will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks. They will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute versus relative cell references and how to work with ranges (contiguous vs non-contiguous), rows, and columns. Students will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. They will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard; basic typing skills are recommended. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer.

Contents:

  • Spreadsheet terminology
  • The Excel environment
  • Navigating a worksheet
  • Entering and editing text and values
  • Entering and editing formulas
  • Saving and updating workbooks
  • Moving, copying, and viewing data and formulas
  • Absolute references
  • Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns
  • AutoSum and other common functions
  • Text formatting
  • Row and column formatting
  • Number formatting
  • Additional formatting options
  • Preparing to print
  • Page Setup options
  • Printing worksheets
This course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel, including identifying Excel window components and navigating worksheets. In addition,
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