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.
This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We'll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.
If you use a desktop computer or laptop, typing is an invaluable skill that can open doors and enhance your career opportunities. This class will help you get started.
Perfect for beginners who want to become computer literate. Course topics include hardware, software, Internet and email.
Using the computer software program FasType for Windows, you will learn the basic skills of touch-typing. If you already know how to type, this course will help you improve your typing speed and accuracy. When you are finished with the course, continue to use FasType for Windows to improve your keyboarding skills with its intermediate and advanced lessons.
At the end of the Office Administrative Specialist Certificate Program, students will demonstrate their knowledge of office applications by creating documents and spreadsheets using the skills acquired in the program. Grades will be assigned in this course. To receive an Office Administrative Specialist Certificate, you must successfully complete this course.
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.
Discover how you can use the Internet to make teaching easier for you and more relevant to your students.
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.
The perfect course for those who are or want to be entry-level computer service technicians. Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building you own computer, to take home after class, from a kit provided. Prepare for the A+ exams 901 and 902.
Learn to administer and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as implementing server images, user and group management with active directory domain services (AD DS) and group policy, remote access and network policies, data security, monitoring, and update management.
The CISSP credential demonstrates in-depth technical knowledge and experience that employers and other industry professionals recognize. Earning the CISSP is considered by many to be a must have for cyber security professionals and for those seeking to specialize in information security. It is also of very high value for IT professionals in other roles who are involved in information security or for those wanting to broaden their skills.
Intended for network administrators, technicians, MCSEs and CNEs who must configure routers, switches and hubs in a multiprotocol LAN and WAN environment. Learn to identify, design, and implement solutions for small to medium-sized organizations. Prerequisite: Network+ or equivalent experience.
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; Basic Troubleshooting.
Learn about cloud concept 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.
CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating the skills of entry-level computer technicians. It opens the door to an exciting career in computer technology, and ed2go's online program makes training convenient and interactive.
The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that computer security and related computer-support specialties will be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2012. CompTIA146s Security+ certificate is widely regarded as the entry-level certificate for gaining access to this well-paying, in-demand field. In this six-week course, you'll learn everything you need to know to achieve your Security+ credential.
By completing the Help Desk Analyst: Tier 1 Support Specialist Online Training Program, you'll understand how to: . Improve support-center productivity .Provide exceptional customer support .Handle difficult customer situations .Implement best practices for problem solving .Exhibit assertive confidence while reducing job stress
Learn to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course is part one of a three-part series and focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.
Through hands-on practice, students will learn system administration skills for the Linux operating system and prepare for CompTIA Linux+ certification.
Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts that are used on the job in any type of networking career. You will be able to work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you also prepare for the Network+ certification exam.
Learn real-world applications for the concepts you learn in Introduction to Networking. You will gain a full understanding of almost every aspect of networking technology, including hot topics such as virtual private networks, security, and internet connectivity. Completion of this course and its prerequisite should serve as a springboard for a career in computer networking or training for CCNA certification.
Introduction to Networking explains computer networking basics in terms that you can easily understand, using concepts common to everyday, non-computing experience. A brief introduction to networking history provides context, explaining how networks have become so important to businesses and individuals. The course emphasizes networking fundamentals, explaining the software and hardware that makes networking possible. The course stresses understanding how and why networks work, rather than focusing on memorization of terms or numbers.
Use ethical hacking techniques to locate and close security holes in your own network.
What you don't know about PC security really can hurt you! Learn why you're at risk and what you can do to protect your precious personal and business data from the outside world. This course, taught by a security expert, will quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of PC and network security. You'll learn the nature of the threats you face, how to assess your vulnerability, how to identify the weak links in your system, and how you can implement simple solutions to minimize your risks.
Don't spend your hard-earned cash on expensive PC repairs! In this feature packed interactive workshop, you will take a look under the hood of a typical PC, learning how to identify, by appearance and function, each of your computer's components. Then, you will discover dozens of proven preventative measures you can take to protect your valuable electronics and irreplaceable data from disaster. You will learn what to do when disaster strikes, learning how to deal with power problems, BIOS and CMOS RAM glitches, drive and file problems, and boot failure. You will also learn all about configuring and using memory and preventing Windows General Protection Faults.
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.
Wireless networking is a hot topic. More and more people want to roam unplugged, so demand for wireless connectivity in homes, offices, and gathering spaces is soaring. In this fascinating and timely course, an industry expert will help you understand how wireless devices make connections, how the connections actually work, and how you can plan, deploy, and connect to wireless networks yourself.
Learn to use Autodesk's 3ds Max to create your own professional animated 3D graphics for videogames. This 3ds Max Online Training Program takes you through object modeling, material creation, animation, cameras, game characters, skeletons and rigging, scene generation, and much more. You'll spend considerable time exploring the interface, learning how to work efficiently, and seeing firsthand how to apply the right tools to accomplish tasks quickly.
Learn more advanced form design with sub-forms, tab pages and navigation forms. Students will import, export, and link external data and perform a Word mail merge with Access data. The database will be made more turn-key with macros, VBA programming and switchboards. Database management topics like dependencies, documenting, and compacting, repairing, splitting, security, and turning into ACCDE file will be addressed.
Learn about database normalization, relationships, referential integrity and how to analyze 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 more 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 to design simple forms and reports.
Crystal Reports is a database report writer and is used for analyzing and presenting database information. You will learn to create and modify reports, apply formatting and formulas.
Learn how to use Crystal Reports to create attractive business documents that are easy to read and understand.
Is your database easy to work with and efficient? Learn the theory behind relational databases, entity relationship diagrams, and normalization of data. Students will plan the design of a database.
A number of powerful tools are available to help you build databases and database applications. However, if you do not apply a systematic, structured approach to the use of those tools, you will probably produce systems that fail to meet user needs. Many projects bog down or are never completed for lack of a disciplined approach to development. This course will guide you step-by-step through all the phases of a system development project to guarantee that the resulting product will not only work as it was designed to work, but also that the design truly responds to user needs.
At the end of the Database Design and Management Certificate Program, students design a working database, queries, forms, and reports. This hands-on session provides the review and practical application needed to pull it all together and fine-tune your new database management skills.
Learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage your data. Introduction to Oracle will provide you with a practical hands-on approach to relational databases concepts and Oracle's database management system. This course will introduce you to the Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle's SQL*Plus, and other valuable tools used to develop, manage, and reference an Oracle database. Learn to create an Oracle database, build various database objects for the database, and write simple SQL statements that access the data from the database. This course will teach you to write Data Definition Language statements to create, update, and delete database objects. You will learn to execute Data Control Language statements to give or delete access rights to database objects. You will write Data Manipulation Language statements to insert, update, and delete records from a database. Finally, you will learn how to query the data and create finished reports.
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.
Prepare yourself to use generic SQL (Structured Query Language) to retrieve, store and manipulate data from any relational database. Querying and SQL statements fundamentals will be covered.
Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL) and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. You will learn the basic structure of relational databases, how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements, and how to manipulate data.
The fastest-growing software market today involves mobile applications (or apps). In this course, you'll learn to use the free Xcode compiler and the Objective-C programming language to program your own apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. You'll get acquainted with the way Xcode works, understand the basics of writing programs in Objective-C, and develop a solid foundation for writing your own programs. Even if you're new to programming or familiar with programming a different type of computer, this course will offer the guidance you need to master the basics of creating apps and programs for your Mac device.
Learn the latest technologies associated with web development by successfully completing this course, and at the very end, use your new skills to build traditional websites or take existing websites and convert them to dynamic mobile websites.
Learn how to create exciting, interactive, and professional Web sites with ASP.NET. In this hands-on course, you'll begin by adding the power of interactive controls to your Web pages, and you'll discover how you can use style sheets to give every Web page you create the same clean and consistent look and feel. You'll find out how to connect to a database and put the information it contains on public display. Then, you'll develop a true community-based Web site that allows users to register, log in, create and update profiles, and post messages to a forum. You'll also explore the issue of Web security, and learn some simple things you can do to secure your site against some common attacks.
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the hot new C# programming language. You'll begin with an exploration of input/output operations, decision making, looping, and object oriented programming principles. Then, you'll gain hands-on experience using sequential data files, and you'll build your very own Graphical User Interface (GUI) application. Learn to program the right way: by using a state-of-the-art language to build impressive and professional-looking applications on your schedule and on your very own computer.
Build upon your current knowledge of programming logic by writing Graphical User Interface applications in the C# programming language. Learn how to write applications with menus, toolbars, and files, and find out how to interact with databases and write SQL queries.
Learn how to program in C+, even if you have no prior programming experience! Create programs for Microsoft Windows using Borland C++ Builder. Learn Object-Oriented techniques, how to create windows and forms, and how to program in a step-by-step nature. This course is ideal whether you're an enthusiast, a business person hoping to advance your career, or someone who already knows how to program but wants to move ahead to C++ and Object-Oriented Programming.
Learn the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. Next, you'll learn tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions and achieve greater efficiencies as you develop your own games. You'll learn why many games fail and how to ensure your games are positioned for success. During the course, you'll gain hands-on experience in many of the game development processes. By the end of the course, you'll have the experience and confidence to start developing your own game. Finally, we'll go behind the scenes of the game design industry to see how it started and where it's headed. You'll learn about the various roles in game development and how to pursue a career in the industry. When you complete the course, you'll be ready to start developing games right away!
If you want to learn Java, but don't have any prior programming knowledge, you will enjoy this course. A Java programmer of real world corporate programming experience teaches you almost every important Java topic at a leisurely pace, using clear and easy-to-understand language. Practical exercises and examples will help you feel comfortable with the most important Java concepts, including databases and Java Server Pages.
Deepen your understanding of the Java programming language, and start writing programs that are more sophisticated and professional. You'll learn about reading and writing data files, organizing information with multiple classes in Java's class hierarchy, and creating GUI applications using tools like windows, menus, buttons, text boxes, check boxes, scrolling, and more.
Gain hands-on experience with Oracle's PL/SQL programming language, with expert assistance from an IT veteran. PL/SQL is Oracle's procedural language extension to Structured Query Language (SQL). This course will give you the skills you need to write powerful and flexible programs using that language. You'll learn the building blocks and core features of PL/SQL, and you'll begin building fully functional PL/SQL programs with procedures, packages, debugging routines, database structures, triggers, and cursor processing.
Learn how to create an interactive online store complete with an online catalog of products, allowing customers to browse the catalog to select items, place them in a shopping cart, and complete an order. You'll see how to use the popular MySQL database server to store product information (including images) and track customer orders. You'll also learn how to use the PHP programming language to display product images in your online store, allow customers to shop online using a shopping cart in their browser, and provide an administrative section to manage the store.
Learn how to create an interactive Web site, allowing visitors to post and retrieve information provided by you or your site's visitors. You'll see how to use the PHP programming language to generate dynamic Web sites that automatically change as your data changes. You'll also learn how to use the popular MySQL database server with PHP to store and retrieve data over the Web.
Enhance your résumé by adding Python to your programming skills.
Gain in-demand VB skills writing sophisticated Windows programs that implement Structured Query Language to access and modify business databases. This course is ideal if you're a Visual Basic programmer and want to upgrade your programming skills or prepare yourself for an exciting new line of work.
Visual Basic is the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications. Why? Because it's easy to learn, and doesn't require you to memorize difficult commands like other programming languages. In this course, you'll learn how to write Windows applications and programs using the Visual Basic programming language and the Visual Basic development environment.
Use, create, and edit content in a team site. You will also create and perform basic management of a team site using SharePoint Foundation. This course is designed for individuals who will need to access information on a Microsoft SharePoint team site or for individuals who may need to create and manage a team site.
The Marketing Design Online Training Program focuses on helping you develop technical skill and creative artistry using applied marketing principles. You'll complete a variety of projects, including marketing concept development, retouching, compositing, illustration, advertising design, logo design, and corporate branding.
In this program, you'll gain the skills you need to enter the field of Social Media Marketing. This program will help you create and develop your own online business, become a social media marketing consultant, or work in the social media marketing department of a corporation. If you're already working in the field, this program provides the formal education and certification you may need in order to further your career. In addition, you'll qualify for membership in the Online Marketing Certified Professional (OMCP®). This professional association is currently at the forefront of establishing online marketing industry standards for training and continuing professional development.
Learn the fundamentals and history of the main social networking sites, how and why to use each main social network and how to incorporate different types of social media outlets into your personal 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 is for business professionals who have little or no experience with social media. This class does not cover creating individual social media accounts.
One of the biggest challenges for most business owners is finding a continuous supply of new customers. Over the past decade, some have differentiated themselves by leveraging the Internet and social media to do just that. Whether you are a social media novice or a seasoned veteran, you will gain an understanding of what social media is and how you can use it to grow your business. Learn about 5 popular social media platforms-Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+-and the secrets for using them to promote your business. Gain techniques for measuring and tracking your social media success. Social media is a game changer for businesses and business owners who use this powerful medium the right way. So whether you're looking for a new way to market your business or simply hoping to gain a better understanding about the excitement that surrounds social media, this course will empower you.
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Learn to apply local styles, style sheets, and to 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, and then move on to work with typography, colors, backgrounds, positioning and list styling. Explore how the major browsers affect CSS. Prerequisite: HTML5 or equivalent experience.
CSS3 is a growing and changing technology. In this class you will 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 and CSS3 or equivalent experience.
Take your CSS3 and HTML5 skills to the next level and learn how to create professional-quality websites.
Learn to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques.
This course will teach you powerful graphic design techniques that will help you build Web sites that are attractive and highly effective. You'll learn what attracts visitors to a site, and how you can create the most satisfying experience for those visitors. You'll learn to use typography, aesthetics, color, graphics, and page layout to create the most compelling user interface possible, and you'll understand how users read on the Web and the characteristics of effective Web writing.
Learn to use HTML5 to structure web content. 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, and how to build interactive forms, apply native data validation, and embed HTML5 audio and video. Knowledge of Visual Studio required.
If you want to get a job as a graphic artist, you need to learn Adobe Illustrator. See how Illustrator CS6 can give you the power to design, draw, and color images quickly and easily. From drawing objects with the shape tools to mastering the all-important Pen tool to working with shape gradients, you'll gain the techniques you need to produce stunning vector graphics. You'll learn to apply and work with color, create shading effects and painterly brushstrokes, and add special effects such as 3D to your drawings that will set your work apart. You can also easily move designs back and forth between Photoshop and Illustrator to take advantage of the strengths of both programs. Each lesson contains an assignment that challenges both your creativity and your growing skill with the program. The course is designed to let you work at your own level, whether you're just getting started with Illustrator or looking to refresh your Illustrator skills.
In this Adobe InDesign CS6 class, you'll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software program to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You'll discover that you don't have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional-quality documents!
Learn how to use Photoshop CS6, the world's best graphics program for photographers, to edit photos and create original images.
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 about ethical organic search engine optimization (SEO) and how you can start using it to increase your website's visibility to search engines to attract the right kind of traffic. You will 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.
Take your Web design skills to the next level! Whether you want to work as a freelance Web designer, join a Web development team, or build websites for your organization, this course will give you the advanced tools you need. You'll learn to present content with HTML (including new HTML5 elements) and define styles with CSS, using style sheets to create pages that work in both full-sized media and mobile devices. You'll also build forms that collect information and embed video that works in all browsing environments. Along the way, you'll explore aesthetics, color scheming, and accessible Web page design. As a bonus, you'll learn the most cost-effective ways to set up your sites. Even if you're a beginner, this course will fully prepare you to build websites using state-of-the-art techniques.
Learn all the essential features of the new Windows 10 operating system. You will learn how to customize your desktop, manage files and folders, and navigate the Web with the new 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. This program has the Coursepower designation.Learn More