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IT Training

Stay on top of the game by having you and your staff trained to use cutting edge software.

We offer tailored training programmes aimed at individuals and business users master their software and increase productivity. All our in-person training programs are accompanied by access to an Online Learning Environment as well.

Our Essential Office IT Skills introduces you to the below 7 office packages in Microsoft Office, Google Docs OR Libre Office software packages. These training packages can be customized to your specific needs.

Microsoft Office

These courses are aimed at taking the learner from a basic to an advanced user. However, if the learner wishes, they can skip lessons and/or request the course to be tailored to their needs.

The course consists of 3 stages;

  • Level 1: Beginner
  • Level 2: Intermediate
  • Level 3: Advanced

Requirements:

  • This tutorial is designed in Word/Excel/PowerPoint 365 (Office 365) but is compatible 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019 along with most features in 2007.
  • You will require a working version of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint to follow the tutorials. If required, this can be provided (sold separately).

If  you require any training requirements that are not covered, please get in touch. We can tailor the training to your needs.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

 

Make your documents look professional with simple formatting, attaching media to performing mail mergers, dynamic forms and referencing.

Level 1: Beginner
  • Create new/open existing Word documents and save to computer or cloud.
  • Edit, search, replace, navigate and other formatting/viewing tools.
  • Adding cover pages, headers, footers and page numbers.
  • Inserting maths equations and special symbols.
  • Generate automated table of contents, figures, tables, equations and more.
  • Page layouts, exporting to PDF and printing documents.
Level 2: Intermediate
  • Generate custom styles and templates for quick formatting.
  • View and comment inside word documents.
  • Insert tables, format and perform calculations.
  • Add figures, shapes and formatting (shadows, order, etc.).
  • Visually represent data on charts and formatting.
  • Drawing on word (may be easier on certain devices or hardware than others).
  • Using Smart Arts to represent processors, relationships, create other flow charts and more.
Level 3: Advance User
  • Performing mail merging for generating numerous custom documents.
  • Create macros to automate/speed repetitive tasks.
  • Create fillable forms with options.
  • Inserting citations and generating bibliography in multiple formats.
  • Save in multiple compatible formats (old office, open document format, etc.).
  • Additional easy professional formatting tips.
  • Inspect document for compatibility, accessibility, personal and other hidden information before sharing.
Microsoft Excel

 

Level 1: Beginner
  • Create new/open existing Excel documents and save to computer or cloud.
  • Edit, search, replace, navigate and other formatting/viewing tools.
  • Sorting and filtering data.
  • Handling different data types (currencies, dates, decimals, etc.).
  • Page layouts, exporting to PDF and printing documents.
  • Protecting workbooks with read-only, password encryption, restrict access and more.
Level 2: Intermediate
  • Generate custom styles and templates for quick formatting.
  • View and comment inside Excel documents.
  • Popular formulas such as SUM, AVERAGE, VALUE, IF, etc).
  • Add figures, shapes and formatting.
  • Inserting charts and customization.
  • Creating Pivot tables and dynamic reports.
Level 3: Advance User
  • Transposing and separating data to and rows and columns.
  • Conditional formatting (eg: colour green if value is above 5).
  • Inspect Excel formulas for errors.
  • Create fillable forms with options.
  • Save in multiple compatible formats.
  • Inspect workbooks for compatibility, accessibility, personal and other hidden information before sharing.
Add-on: Macros

This is an additional section of the course and is sold separately.

  • Automate repetitive tasks with Excel.
  • Additional simple VBA macros projects.
Microsoft Publisher

 

Design and print cards, business cards, posters, coupons, web pages, newsletters, certificates, lesson plans, calendars, labels, manuals and much more using Microsoft Publisher.

Level 1: Beginner
  • Create new/open Publisher document and saving it.
  • Edit, search, replace, navigate and other formatting/viewing tools.
  • Add figures, shapes and formatting (shadows, order, etc.).
  • Drawing on word (may be easier on certain devices or hardware than others).
  • Saving as pictures, PDFs, Webpages and more.
  • Page layouts, exporting to PDF and printing documents.
Level 2: Intermediate
  • Visually represent data on charts and formatting.
  • Insert tables and format.
  • Using Smart Arts to represent processors, relationships, create other flow charts and more.
Level 3: Advance User
  • Removing image backgrounds and simple recolouring.
  • Using design checker.
  • Performing mail merging for generating numerous custom documents.
  • Create fillable forms with options.
Microsoft Excel

Level 1: Beginner
  • Create new/open existing PowerPoint presentation and save to computer or cloud.
  • Edit, search, replace, navigate and other formatting/viewing tools.
  • Create professional looking slides with templates/master slides.
  • Page layouts, exporting to multiple formats (PDF, PowerPoint Show, etc.).
  • Printing handouts from presentations.
Level 2: Intermediate
  • View and comment inside presentation.
  • Insert tables and format.
  • Add figures, shapes and formatting (shadows, order, etc.).
  • Visually represent data on charts and formatting.
  • Drawing on PowerPoint (may be easier on certain devices or hardware than others).
  • Using Smart Arts to represent processors, relationships, create other flow charts and more.
Level 3: Advance User
  • Set-up to show talking points, etc. on office set-up (require dual screens).
  • Add voice-overs to your presentation.
  • Add animations and transitions (automated/click initiated).
  • Export presentation as a video.
  • Inspect presentations for compatibility, accessibility, personal and other hidden information before sharing.
Microsoft OneNote

 

Take notes and collaborate across devices and web along with recordings, screen clippings and more.

Level 1: Beginner
  • Create/open notebooks, save and synchronizing them.
  • Edit, search, replace, navigate and other formatting/viewing tools.
  • Attach voice recordings, pictures, handwriting and videos.
  • Add figures, shapes and formatting (shadows, order, etc.).
  • Printing to files and hard copies.
Level 2: Intermediate
  • How to take notes across your computers, phones and web.
  • Collaborate with multiple people across devices.
  • Scan to one note (using camera/mobile/tablet).
  • Link your sticky notes (Windows, mobile and web).

Cloud/Web Software and Services Guides

Microsoft Office Online

 

  • Work on your Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations from anywhere.
  • No need to install special software, runs off the web browser.
  • Collaborate and edit in real time with multiple team members.
  • Highly reliable and secure servers for your data.
  • Keep your data synced and backed up at all time.
  • Chat and video conference support.
Automating your Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest)

 

Focus on things that matter and automate the repetitive tasks with ease.

  • Scheduling posts on your favourite social media.
  • Automatically like/re-posting content from other accounts (supported/recommended platforms only).
  • Save your liked photos/videos to Google Drive/Dropbox/etc. (supported platforms only).
  • Custom actions based on other actions.

This course does not contain automated following/unfollowing, mass liking, commenting, etc.

From Scratch Guides

These guides are meant for beginners and cover the basics from scratch.

E-Mails from Scratch

 

  • Create an e-mail account from popular providers.
  • Log-in to your account.
  • Check, send and receive e-mails.
  • Attach pictures and files to your e-mail.
  • Downloading and viewing attachments.
  • Logging out of your e-mail account.
Facebook from Scratch

 

Connect with your friends, families, follow celebrities, local events, pages and join interest group with Facebook. Now made easy with video guides.

  • Create a Facebook account.
  • Logging in to your Facebook account.
  • Adding profile pictures and cover photos.
  • Searching for people, adding friends and creating friend lists.
  • Search for friends in your contacts (e-mail and phone).
  • Searching for groups/pages and following them.
  • Keeping up-to-date with your Facebook community.
  • Create simple posts, posts with pictures, videos, checking-in and more.
  • Send messages, pictures, etc. to your contacts.
  • Add stories that disappear in 24hrs to your profile.
  • Creating albums and uploading photos and videos.
  • Live streaming your moments to friends, selected audience and/or wider public.

 

Computer Version

Lessons dedicated to computer users (Desktops and Laptops running Mac, Windows, Linux, Chromebooks). All you need is a working computer and an internet connection.

Smart Phone and Tablet Version

Lessons dedicated to smart phones and tablet users (iPhone, iPad, Android devices such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony, HTC, ZTE, OnePlus, Oppo, etc.). All you need is a working smart phone and an internet connection (mobile data or WiFi).

LinkedIn from Scratch

 

Build and optimize your professional identity online and engage with your professional network. Now made easy with video guides.

 

Level 1: Basic
  • Create a LinkedIn account.
  • Logging in to LinkedIn
  • Adding profile pictures and cover photos.
  • Searching for people, adding connections and creating friend lists.
  • Search for connections in your contacts (e-mail and phone).
  • Searching for groups/pages/hashtags and following them.
  • Keeping up-to-date with your community.
  • Create simple posts, posts with pictures, videos, checking-in and more.
  • Send messages, pictures, etc. to your connections.
Level 2: Intermediate
  • Setting up your profile with your experience (summary, work history, educational history, publications, patents, awards, voluntary work, etc.).
  • Adding skills,m endorsing and getting endorsed.
  • Requesting and wrtiting recommendations.
  • Publishing profile modifications to your network.
  • Connecting other accounts to your LinkedIn.
  • Getting a custom URL
Level 3: Advanced
  • Privacy settings for LinkedIn.
  • How to optimize your profile to your field.
  • Understanding your network (connections).
  • LinkedIn job search and applications.
  • LinkedIn Premium explained.
Optional: Smartphone

The above tutorials tailored for smartphone users (Apple and Android Devices).

E-Mail and Calendar Set-Up for Apple iPhone/iPad

 

Stay connected and up-to-date on the move. Configure your iPhone and/or iPad to sync with your e-mail account with these easy to follow guides.

  • Set up e-mails from your popular providers on Apple iOS devices.
  • Retrieve settings and set-up for special e-mail servers.
  • Have push or custom sync schedules (instant or custom check intervals).
  • Notify and download e-mails on multiple folders.
  • Set download limits and lengths to keep e-mails.
  • Adding signatures.
  • Connecting calendars and tasks to your phone.
Instagram from Scratch

 

Connect with your friends, families, follow celebrities, businesses, follow interests and more. Now made easy with video guides.

  • Create an Instagram account.
  • Configure privacy settings on your profile.
  • Logging in to your Instagram account.
  • Adding profile pictures and bio.
  • Searching for people and following.
  • Search for friends in your contacts (e-mail and phone).
  • Searching for your interest streams and follow them.
  • Keeping up-to-date with your followings.
  • Check out suggested content recommended on your activity.
  • Create posts with pictures and videos using hashtags.
  • Make your pictures stand out by applying filters to your photos.
  • Post to Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook from Instagram.
  • Send messages, pictures, etc. to people (phone only)
  • Add stories that disappear in 24hrs to your profile.
  • Add locations, hashtags, tags, etc. to your story.
  • Send disappearing pictures to your contacts (deletes after they have viewed).
  • Live streaming your moments to friends, selected audience and/or wider public.
  • Add multiple Instagram accounts to your phone.

 

Computer Version

Lessons dedicated to computer users (Desktops and Laptops running Mac, Windows, Linux, Chromebooks). All you need is a working computer and an internet connection.

Smart Phone and Tablet Version

Lessons dedicated to smart phones and tablet users (iPhone, iPad, Android devices such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony, HTC, ZTE, OnePlus, Oppo, etc.). All you need is a working smart phone and an internet connection (mobile data or WiFi).

E-Mail and Calendar Set-Up for Android Phones and Tablets

 

Stay connected and up-to-date on the move. Configure your Android device to sync with your e-mail account with these easy to follow guides. Supports Android models of Samsung, Sony, Asus, Huawei, ZTE, Oppo, OnePlus, HTC, Nokia and more.

  • Set up e-mails from your popular providers on Android devices.
  • Retrieve settings and set-up for special e-mail servers.
  • Have push or custom sync schedules (instant or custom check intervals).
  • Notify and download e-mails on multiple folders.
  • Set download limits and lengths to keep e-mails.
  • Adding signatures.
  • Connecting calendars and tasks to your phone.
Twitter from Scratch

 

Connect with your friends, follow celebrities, businesses, News and other hot topics. Now made easy with video guides.

  • Create a Twitter account.
  • Configure privacy settings on your profile.
  • Logging in to your Twitter account.
  • Adding profile picture, cover photo and a bio.
  • Searching for people and following.
  • Search for friends in your contacts (e-mail and phone).
  • Hashtags explained.
  • Keeping up-to-date with your followings.
  • Check out suggested content and see what’s trending.
  • Create posts (tweets) with pictures and videos using hashtags.
  • Send messages, pictures, etc. to people.
  • Add locations to your tweets.
  • Create polls and check your tweet’s reach.
  • Add multiple Twitter accounts to your phone.

 

Computer Version

Lessons dedicated to computer users (Desktops and Laptops running Mac, Windows, Linux, Chromebooks). All you need is a working computer and an internet connection.

Smart Phone and Tablet Version

Lessons dedicated to smart phones and tablet users (iPhone, iPad, Android devices such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony, HTC, ZTE, OnePlus, Oppo, etc.). All you need is a working smart phone and an internet connection (mobile data or WiFi).

Computer Software Guides

Setting-up Python using Anaconda/Miniconda

 

Install Python to your computer and create self contained environments with different configurations (different versions of numpy, scipy, pylint, etc.) with ease.

Level 1: Basic
  • Download and install the latest version of Anaconda.
  • Checking if the installation was successful.
  • Installing editors for coding.
  • Configuring the editor to work with Python.
Level 2: Intermediate
  • Creating an environment with commands.
  • Creating an environment from an environment.yml file.
  • Specifying a location for an environment.
  • Updating an environment.
  • Cloning an environment.
  • Building identical conda environments.
  • Activating an environment.
  • Deactivating an environment.
  • Determining your current environment.
  • Viewing a list of your environments.
  • Viewing a list of the packages in an environment.
  • Using pip in an environment.
  • Saving environment variables.
  • Sharing an environment.
  • Exporting the environment.yml file.
  • Creating an environment file manually.
  • Removing an environment.
Create Virtual Machines

 

Create virtual machines, configure and allocate resources with ease.

Level 1: Set-Up
  • Create a virtual machine hard disk (expandable vs fixed size).
  • Load ISO files for installation.
  • Assigning appropriate resources for your Virtual Machine.
  • Configuring advance network settings.
  • Setting up shared folders between your virtual and real machine.
  • USB 3.0 support and additional drivers.
Level 2: Operting System Installation

Obtaining and installing a copy of your desired operating system (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Ubuntu, Fedora and other Linux Distributions).

Note: Please state which operating system you are interested in installing (else Windows 10 and Ubuntu guides would be provided).

Working with PDFs

 

Easily create, edit, convert and sign PDF documents with ease.

  • Create PDFs from documents and other files.
  • Navigate PDF files (highlighting, bookmarking, searching and more).
  • Type on PDF files.
  • Add digital signatures and images to PDF files.
  • Prevent suspicious external commands being executed.
  • Convert PDF documents to editable Word documents.
  • Convert PDF to images.
  • Print to PDF.