Computer Basics - Seniors
Perfect for beginners who want to become computer literate! Learn about hardware and software, Windows and the Internet. Open to seniors only, ages 60 and above.
- Total Hours: 6.00
- CEUs: 0.60
Perfect for beginners who want to become computer literate! Learn about hardware and software, Windows and the Internet. Open to seniors only, ages 60 and above.
If you use a computer, typing is an invaluable skill that can open doors and enhance your career opportunities. This class will help you get started.
Everyday streaming media companies like Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu are creating new entertainment content. Learn about these services and associated streaming hardware such as Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Cube. Gain an introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT). Demonstrations on various devices conducted and students will gain an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the technologies discussed. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and the internet.
Ideal for beginners who want to become computer literate. Course topics include hardware, software, internet, and email.
Do you have trouble organizing digital photos, documents, and downloads on your computer? Learn to use file management in the Windows environment. The topics include creating and working with folders, finding files, cut, copy, paste, and more.
Learn about cloud concepts and models, virtualization, infrastructure, resource management, security, and business continuity in the cloud. Acquire the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments as you prepare for the Cloud+ CompTIA certification.
Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building your own computer to take home after class, from the provided kit. An essential course for if you are, or want to be, an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications. Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts used on the job in any type of networking career. Work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you prepare for the Network+ certification exam.
Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building your own computer to take home after class, from the provided kit. An essential course for if you are, or want to be, an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications.
This class prepares you to take the Cisco 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices exam. Learn to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. Other topics include Operation of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IP addressing (IPv4 & IPv6), IP routing technologies, IP services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs), network device security, and basic troubleshooting.
Review all topics of the current CompTIA A+ certification exam. Learn to use exam preparation materials to reinforce learning, including practice tests to simulate taking the actual exam. You will also have time for question and answer sessions with certified instructors to further clarify technical information.
Through hands-on practice, you will learn system administration skills for the Linux operating system and prepare for CompTIA Linux+ certification.
Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts used on the job in any type of networking career. Work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you prepare for the Network+ certification exam.
Learn to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2016. This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-740. This course also contains practical information for the working server administrator and is one of three courses required for the MCSA exam.
Learn to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2016. This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-740 and is one of three courses required for the MCSA exam. This course also contains practical information for the working server administrator.
Through hands-on practice, you will learn how to support network security within an organization and identify security threats and vulnerabilities, respond to and recover from security incidents, and prepare for the CySA+ certification. Security+ Certification or experience recommended. Prerequisites: At least 2 years of experience in computer network security technology or a related field preferred; the ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management; foundation-level operational skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments; foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments; foundation-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching; foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHC.
As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers against privacy or security breaches, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and ever more lucrative for those who possess these skills. In this course, you will be introduced to general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and students will work their way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company. This course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification. Prerequisites: Intermediate knowledge of information security concepts, including but not limited to identity and access management (IAM), cryptographic concepts and implementations, computer networking concepts and implementations, and common security technologies. Practical experience in securing various computing environments, including small to medium businesses as well as enterprise environments.
Theft and destruction of intellectual property takes place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption, and corporate edicts. Prepare to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches, as you also prepare for the Security+ exam. Prerequisites: Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge), and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.
Organizations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customized reports. Crystal Reports® 2016 helps you build advanced reports with ease, presenting complex information in an understandable way. Crystal Reports® 2016 enhances report building and report processing techniques with a variety of features that add value to a presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying the report's presentation.
The creation of data-backed visualizations is a key way data scientist, or any professional, can explore, analyze, and report insights and trends from data. Tableau® software is designed for this purpose. Tableau® was built to connect to a wide range of data sources, and allows users to quickly create visualizations of connected data to gain insights, show trends, and create reports. In this course, you will visualize data with Tableau.
Is your database efficient and easy to work with? Learn the theory behind relational databases, entity relationship diagrams, and normalization of data and plan the design of a database.
Design a working database, queries, forms, and reports. This hands-on session provides the review and practical application needed to pull the courses in the Database Analyst Certificate Program together and fine-tune your new database management skills. You must successfully complete in order to receive the Database Analyst Certificate. Prerequisites: Access (Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced), Database Design, SQL (Introduction), Crystal Reports (Introduction), and SQL Server Database Services.
This course prepares the novice database user to use generic SQL (Structured Query Language) to retrieve, store, and manipulate data from any relational database. The course will progress quickly through fundamental concepts and move into advanced SQL concepts such as nested queries, tables, and data manipulation as well as indexing. This course prepares the novice database user to use generic SQL (Structured Query Language) to retrieve, store, and manipulate data from any relational database.
Learn everything you need to be productive with SQL Server. This course gives you hands-on exposure to database design and creation, security, diagramming, backup, recovery, indexes, views, stored procedures, triggers, and basics of reporting services.
Create queries to retrieve, add, update, and maintain database data. Work with data sorting, built-in functions, stored procedures, subqueries, table operators, set operators, conditional operators, views, indexes, and error handling features of SQL Server 2012.
Learn more advanced form design with sub-forms, tab pages, and navigation forms. Import, export, and link external data and perform a Word mail merge with Access data. Learn how to have a more turnkey database with macros, VBA programming, and switchboards. Learn about database management topics like dependencies, documenting, compacting, repairing, splitting, security, and converting into ACCDE.
Learn about database normalization, relationships, referential integrity, and analyzing tables. Explore complex queries with joins, parameters, calculated fields, and summarizing and grouping values. Work with action queries and finding unmatched or duplicate records. Learn to create advanced reports with calculated fields and enhanced control formatting and data bars.
Take away the mystery of database design in Access by creating, designing, and editing tables. Learn to create simple queries and filters and develop the skills to design simple forms and reports.
Learn to create a simple Excel spreadsheet complete with formats and easy formulas.
In this course, you will work with multiple worksheets, use LOOKUP functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate workbook functionality with data validation and macros, create spark lines and map data, and work with data tables, scenarios, goal seek, and forecasting data trends. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.
Work with basic math formulas and progress to conditional, lookups, date and time, financial, statistical, and conversion examples. Protect and hide your formulas and create user-defined functions.
Graphs are very powerful tools for visually representing your important numeric data. Learn how simple it is to create in Excel.
Enjoy the efficiency of macros as you learn to record mouse clicks and keystrokes for playback later or to record a sequence of commands you use to perform repetitive tasks in Excel. Get the basics in this class.
Learn to use Pivot Tables to summarize large amounts of data and analyze it in a variety of ways.
In this course, you will work with multiple worksheets, use LOOKUP functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate workbook functionality with data validation and macros, create spark lines, and map data, and work with data tables, scenarios, goal seek, and forecasting data trends.
Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF, and DSUM and how to effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables and charts and work with slicers and templates.
Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF and DSUM and how to effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables and charts and work with slicers and templates. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.
Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting and printing.
Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting, and printing. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.
Introduction Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Demonstrate your knowledge of office applications by creating documents and spreadsheets using the skills acquired in the program. To receive an Office Administrative Specialist Certificate, you must successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: Word (Introduction and Intermediate), Excel (Introduction and Intermediate), Organizing Computer Files, Outlook (Introduction), Computer Typing for Everyone and Becoming a Customer Service Star).
Take your Outlook skills to the next level. Learn how to customize Outlook, automate commonly used actions, work with folders, organize Outlook components, and use the Rules Wizard.
Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help with organization, and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule.
Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help with organization, and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.
Import from other applications, create photo albums, share presentations, and create templates. Use multimedia effects including sound and video to produce professional, effective presentations.
Your presentations can be showstopping. Create slide shows using PowerPoint's most commonly used features.
Create top-notch documents using forms, sharing documents, and document revisions. Work with custom graphic elements, bookmarks, footnotes, and macros.
Enhance your proficiency with Word using tables, styles, templates, section breaks, and columns. Long document features such as table of contents, indexes, and mail merge are also covered in this course.
Learn everything you need to get started creating and editing documents, formatting, proofing, controlling page setup, and more.
A class especially for those age 60 and older who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Word, including creating and editing documents, formatting, printing, and more.
Learn about ethical organic search engine optimization and how it can increase your website visibility to search engines in order to attract the right kind of traffic. Learn how to implement basic optimization strategies, like conducting keyword research, implementing website coding changes, and the importance of other utilities, such as social media, testimonials, and blogging sites. Learn the fundamentals and history of the main social networking platforms, and how and why each is used. Learn how to incorporate different types of social media outlets into your professional career search or business marketing plan. Navigate through many online research blogs about the importance of social media, trends, and additional software to help maintain social media accounts. This class does not cover creating individual social media accounts.
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Learn to apply local styles, style sheets, and create classes to control the appearance of your websites by separating visual presentation from content. Learn CSS basics to build effective navigation and page layouts, work with typography, colors, backgrounds, positioning, and list styling. Explore how the major browsers affect CSS. Study advanced selectors and styling, shadows, transformations, transitions, and rounded corners on boxes along with the font-face and media queries. Learn what currently works, how it works, and how to work around browsers that have not yet implemented the full functionality of CSS3. Prerequisite: HTML5 or equivalent experience.
Learn to use HTML5 to structure web content and create semantically meaningful page structures. Work with lists and tables, links, and images. Explore effective website planning and authoring principles. Learn how to create a semantic document structure, how to build interactive forms, how to apply native data validation, and how to embed HTML5 audio and video.
Make your graphics shine and ready for the web. Incorporate color techniques and filters. Understand and work with selection techniques, resizing and cropping images, and work with layers; including painting layers, adjusting layers, and other tools. Make basic adjustments to images and learn how to repair and retouch image defects. If you are a Mac user, call 803.732.0432 to reserve an iMac for use in class.
Learn the essential features of the Windows 10 operating system and how to customize your desktop, manage files and folders, and navigate the Web with the Microsoft Edge browser.
In today's workplace, managers, programmers, and professionals need database skills. Without question, effective understanding, management, and analysis of data is a key to success for business professionals at all levels. With the increased database requirements across industries, it is not surprising that database managers continue to be in high demand.Explore Database Analyst