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August 2020
$375.00

Adobe Acrobat: Level 1

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon completing this course, students will be able to: Access information in a PDF document; explore the Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Interface and browse through a PDF document. Create a PDF document using Microsoft applications, using the Print, from Web Pages, using Email Applications and using Acrobat. Conduct a simple search, use bookmarks and work with Links. Manipulate PDF document pages, edit content, add page elements and extract content from a PDF document. Organize PDF documents into a collection, redact…

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$2,495.00

Visual C#.NET Intro. for Developers

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm

Create a simple class library and a simple C# Windows GUI application.  Implement constructors and destructors. Override a method; overload a method and an operator. Use pre-defined types, differentiate between reference and value types. Use casting. Define and use a struct type and an enum type. Catch exceptions, define custom exceptions, throw exceptions, and utilize the finally keyword. Define and use arrays and collections. Expose and access properties and indexers.

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$1,995.00

A+ Certification™: Essentials & IT Technician

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm

To become A+ certified, you must pass two exams: Essentials and your choice of one other such as IT Technician, Remote Technician, or Depot Technician. After completion of Essential and IT Technician, the participant will be able to: Have an understanding of personal computer architecture and connectivity methods. Identify storage types. Understand operating system fundamentals. Investigate tools, issues, and skills that form the basis of best practices for IT technical professionals. Install, configure, optimize, and upgrade personal computer components. Maintain…

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$1,995.00

Network+ Certification

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm

This hands-on, highly informative, five-day workshop will include the following learning objectives: The purpose of networking protocols and networking in general and how data is transmitted over a network.  The OSI model: Relationship to networking components, the Physical layer, Data Link layer, Network layer, Transport layer, and Session layer.  Learn the fundamental concepts of the TCP/IP protocol suite:  addresses and subnets, Accessing the TCP/IP network and remote access.  Learn ways to implement network security and fault tolerance.  Monitoring and managing…

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$395.00

Employee Relations and Employment Law

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Managers will benefit from this seminar geared to give you a greater understanding of the laws and simple application steps to navigate through complex employee relations’ situations. Participants will be given the chance to complete a pre- and post-test to assess knowledge and demonstrate learning. Each participant will gain a clear understanding of the legal definitions of each law, how to apply those definitions to certain situations and the Do’s and Don’ts applicable to each law. Practice the best course…

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$395.00

Handling the Challenge of Change

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This one day high-energy, high-impact program will help you move past any resistance or fear that can accompany changes or transitions within a corporation. You will go beyond the situations that change brings (new people, new policies, new location) and explore the psychological processes people go through to come to terms with any new situation. You will learn to adopt a fluid proactive style of change management that enables you and your co-workers to react positively to any transition. Learn:…

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$295

Microsoft Office 365: Web Apps and Collaboration

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The following lesson objectives will help the students become comfortable with Microsoft Office 365: Log into and navigate in the Office 365 environment.  Create, edit, and share documents with team members using Office Web Apps and Microsoft SharePoint Team Site.  Use email and manage contacts with the Outlook Web App.  Personalize your Outlook Web app.  Use instant messaging and online meetings with Microsoft Lync.  Make phone calls with Lync.  Set up your mobile devices to work with Office 365.   Access…

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$2,295.00

ASP.NET Using C#

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm

This five-day course provides a comprehensive and practical hands-on introduction to developing Web applications using ASP.NET 4.0 and C#.  It includes an introduction to ASP.NET MVC, a new Web programming framework that incorporates use of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.  It also includes coverage of using ASP.NET AJAX to build rich client applications.  The fundamentals of Web applications are reviewed, and a testbed is established for ASP.NET and Internet Information Services.  The architecture of ASP.NET is outlined, including the role of…

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$1,995.00

IC3: Computer Fundamentals

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm

During this class, the student will learn networking standards, benefits and disadvantages. Gain a better understanding of the Internet, Intranets and Extranets. Look at Electronic Mail, its components and options, manage spam via Netiquette, and identify common e-mail problems. Learn the basic terminology of the Internet and understand how it works. Use a web browser and learn about mailing lists and Newsgroups. Learn to look up information on the web, use Directories, Portal Sites, and Search Engine Technology & Boolean…

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$795.00

Lean Enterprise: Kaizen Events & Value Stream Mapping

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this workshop, the student will see the value of buy-in from everyone in order to improve work flow across the board. You will learn how to develop a map to analyze the complete activity cycle, collect baseline data and develop an employee information database utilizing their ideas of what works well and what doesn’t. Map processes, categorize tasks and track the flow of material. Look for the root cause of any waste. During your brainstorming meetings…

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$2,995.00

Lean Enterprise: Plant or Office Design and Workflow study

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this workshop each participant will understand cellular concepts, designing around monuments, improving the workflow at a macro level.  After your Value Stream Mapping has been performed, then a work analysis is developed, workflow is determined at the macro level, maintenance activities are noted, and process flow is considered.  After these studies are performed, then you can effectively design the work stations at the micro level.  The Seven wastes and 5S concepts will be considered during all…

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$2,295

SQL Server 2012: Database Querying

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm

Managing required information by storing and retrieving data is part of Database Administrators day-to-day activities. One of the most effective ways to manage required information is by using databases. You may need to manipulate and modify your table data based on changing business requirements. The course, Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Database Querying will help you use SQL Server 2012 as a tool to manage organizational data.   In today’s competitive environment, information plays a vital role in determining the success…

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$295.00

How to Paddle without An Oar

August 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop: Determine the elements of responsibility vs. authority. Learn consensus building tips. Look at steps in gathering information about any assignment that has been carefully placed on your plate (desk). Decide the best method in your organization to get something done. Learn the best ways to communicate your ideas and concerns and develop good listening skills. Learn how to foster an honest, sharing atmosphere. Develop skills to work within your organizations policies and politics.

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$195.00

Is Change Constant ?

August 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Is Change Constant? Learn how humor can play a huge role in handling change and the stress it puts on your life. Take a look at the changes going on in your life, your response and attitude. Then learn helpful hints to apply to help you handle the mutations of life. Designed by an engaging instructor and provided in an interactive session.

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$195.00

Tap The Creativity Within You!

August 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to take an overview of any situation and determine the best avenue to follow for all involved.   Learn a variety of methods to consider when confronted with any problem or situation.   Discover how others can inadvertently provide words that can trigger other ideas. Utilize brainstorming sessions.   Always maintain an attitude of looking for new ideas, discovering new ways of doing things.   Avoid being stuck in the same old rut.

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$395.00

It’s All in the Numbers

August 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this session, participants will learn basic accounting terms, how to read financial documents such as trail balance, income statement, cash flow and stockholders equity. Learn how to build, review, interpret numbers and approve budgets for your team or department. Look at forecasts, variances and building action plans to reach your goals. Learn important terminology and analysis tools. Learn to look for the important numbers and spot variances.

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$395.00

Leading Through Change

August 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to embrace change and develop a philosophy to help others cope with change. Diffuse those who are resistant by involving them in the decision making process. Develop skills to implement change and make sure your team is on board. Learn how to stay in control as things around you are swirling-learn to adjust, adapt and conquer. Become a Coach or Mentor to develop sound business relationships. Develop the buy-in of others by sharing ideas, clarifying expectations, and preparing for…

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$395.00

Visual Studio.NET: Introduction

August 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Create a simple Windows Forms project. Perform the steps necessary to interact with a database in a Windows Forms project. Create a Web Forms project adding Form Controls, Code-Behind and edit existing XML pages using the XML Editor. Create a Web Services project – delete, exclude, or remove Solution, Project, or Folder items.

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$225.00

Access 2013: Level 1

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn Microsoft’s database management system and concepts. Explore the user interface, customize the Access environment and use an existing database. Learn the relational database design process, define database purpose, review existing data, determine fields and group fields into tables. Normalize data, designate primary and foreign keys and determine table relationships. Create a new database, create and manage tables, then create a table relationship. Modify table data, sort records and work with subdatasheets. Filter records, create a query, add criteria to…

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$225.00

Access 2010: Level 1

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn Microsoft’s database management system and concepts. Explore the user interface, customize the Access environment and use an existing database. Learn the relational database design process, define database purpose, review existing data, determine fields and group fields into tables. Normalize data, designate primary and foreign keys and determine table relationships. Create a new database, create and manage tables, then create a table relationship. Modify table data and sort records. Filter records, create a query, add criteria to a query, add…

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$395.00

Expression Web: Level 1

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The following lesson objectives will help the students become comfortable with Microsoft Expression: Gain an overview of Website development, explore and customize the Expression interface. Define a Website, design layouts using layout tables, learn standard layout components, and create a dynamic Web template. Create and add text to a Home Page, import pages to a Website, format text, work with tables and images. Take a look at CSS, create, attach, and modify an external style sheet. Create an internal style…

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$395.00

Expression Web: Level 2

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The following lesson objectives will help the students become comfortable with Microsoft Expression Web: create the layout of a website, create and manage layers, design forms to submit and retrieve data from a database, use frames to link and display several pages of web content within a single browser window, work with XML to create and display data from an XML database, and use Expression Web to collaborate on website development and design in a workgroup environment.

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$795.00

Photoshop: Introduction

August 12 @ 8:30 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm

Select image areas using the Lasso, Marquee, and Magic Wand tools; and use alpha channels to save and load selections.  Create and manipulate multiple layers to composite images easily.  Apply blending and shading effects to create realistic composites.  Identify the image mode characteristics, channels and bit depth; identify attributes that distinguish grayscale mode from bitmap mode; and identify attributes that distinguish each color mode. Select color using the Color palette, Color Picker, and Eyedropper tool. Modify the brightness, contrast, color…

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$795.00

Dreamweaver Levels 1 & 2

August 12 @ 8:30 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm

During this class students will: Create a Web site structure on your local machine and explore the Dreamweaver environment. Create templates to help you develop multiple pages easily. Create a navigation bar using behaviors and by using the Insert Navigation Bar Tool. Insert, modify and edit images, add Flash buttons and text to a page. Identify the different types of links and create them for easy navigation. Create an effective user-navigation interface. Manage libraries and snippets. Work with style sheets,…

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$795.00

Quickbooks: Levels 1 & 2

August 12 @ 8:30 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm

Quickbooks Level 1 If you want to learn the intricacies of QuickBooks with an instructor available to guide you through the process of setting up your company, working with the chart of accounts and entering account opening balances, this is the class for you.  Enter your Customer, Employee, and Vendor lists; learn to set up Inventory; work with the Invoicing format; enter statements and create billing statements; Make deposits and print statements; write checks, reconcile accounts; handle expenses, enter bills,…

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$795.00

Lean Enterprise: The Improving Workflow and the 7 wastes

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this workshop the participant will better understand how to find waste within each process upstream and downstream using The Toyota Way of identifying waste. You will then develop an internal procedure or philosophy for eliminating waste.  Discuss your Current State Value Stream Map and identify improvements.  Apply the Continuous Improvement Cycle to all processes one at a time.  Produce consistent results eliminating variations thereby creating stability from instability.  Learn the standing in the circle method for…

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$295.00

Business Writing: Mechanics

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This interactive workshop will provide the user with valuable tools to perfect their writing. Take a quick look at certain do’s and don’ts for proper business writing. Learn when and how to use punctuation marks. Use hyphens and other marks for emphasis. What about numbers? When should they be spelled out or when can they be used as a figure. Use powerful verbs to get your point across. Learn best practices for professional looking documents. Grab your reader’s attention with…

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$295.00

Exceptional Customer Service

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This course is designed to emphasize to all organizational employees that they are involved in customer service. The success of any company depends upon how customers view each person they come in contact with. Develop long-term, profitable relationships with your customers. Learn specific ways to reduce turnover in your front-line service providers. Study the 7 essential needs your customer has. Learn to listen to emotions as well as facts and learn how to respond. Discuss the importance of body language…

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$ 295.00

Growing into Another Position

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this session, attendees will identify learning and development goals; learn to take ownership of his/her career development; assess their skill level in the competencies related to the required skill level for their career; identify their professional career goals and development needs based on the identified skill gap; learn to communicate those goals (both career and development) clearly and succinctly; create realistic IDPs targeting specific career opportunities; periodically assess their progress toward reaching their goals.

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$795

Adobe Captivate

August 12 @ 8:30 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this two day course, students will be able to:  Record and modify a software demonstration and simulation, update a project, add an interactive quiz, publish and organize a project.  Insert Images, Animation, additional slides and objects. Record and modify Audio.  Insert question slides, create a question pool and evaluate user performance.  Prepare your projects for publishing.  Create and Publish Aggregator projects.

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$ 225.00

Word 2013: Intermediate

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students will create and modify custom templates. Run, create and modify a Macro.  Customize Toolbars and Buttons.  Enhance a table by merging table cells, sorting and calculating table data, and creating charts based on various table data.  Insert, manipulate, and format graphic images.  Create a newsletter using columns, sections, and graphics.  Format your document with styles and themes.  Create a List Style and a Table Style.  Use mail merge to merge form letters, complete with mailing labels. Insert Section Breaks,…

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$ 225.00

Excel 2013: Intermediate

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Manage cell and range names, calculate data across worksheets, use specialized functions and analyze data with logical and lookup functions.  Create and modify tables, format tables, sort or filter worksheet or table data, and calculate data in a table of worksheet.  Create, modify and format charts.  Create a PivotTable report and analyze data using PivotCharts.  Insert and modify pictures and ClipArt.  Draw and modify shapes.  Illustrate workflow using SmartArt…

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$ 225.00

Excel 2010: Intermediate

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Manage cell and range names, calculate data across worksheets, use specialized functions and analyze data with logical and lookup functions.  Create and modify tables, format tables, sort or filter worksheet or table data and calculate data in a table of worksheet.  Create, modify and format charts.  Create a PivotTable report and analyze data using PivotCharts.  Insert and modify pictures and ClipArt.  Draw and modify shapes.  Illustrate workflow using SmartArt…

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$ 275.00

PowerPoint 2013: Tips

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This highly useful and informative class will provide students with many ways to “work smarter, not harder” using common PowerPoint features. Students will find this class to be chock-full of invaluable timesaving techniques. Plenty of practice time and Question and Answer time is implemented within this workshop. Let us help you learn the most productive ways to use PowerPoint. If you need a good review with lots of additional tips, this class is delivered with you in mind.

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$1,795.00

Project Management Concepts and Principles

August 12 @ 8:30 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the basic functions in initiating a project; define the scope of the project; develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); create an activity list and project network diagram; Identify the Critical Path; develop a Project Schedule; determine resource requirements; estimate project costs; establish a cost baseline; create a quality management plan; document roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships, assign project staff, create a communications management plan; create a risk management plan; perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; prepare a statement of…

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$195.00

Conducting Effective Meetings

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

During this session, you will learn how to plan, participate and close a meeting. Identify the benefits, types and misconceptions about meetings. Identify the types of meeting leaders and the characteristics of an effective meeting leader. Discover the process to follow when making decisions in a meeting, and explain how to identify and minimize groupthink in meetings. Identify the main causes of conflict and the ways to resolve conflict in meetings. Recognize the characteristics of a positive and negative climate…

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$395.00

Budgeting Issues

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learning outcomes: After this session, you should be able to construct a budget for your team, department or group. You will learn the different types of budgets, their purposes and limitations. You will discuss how strategic planning and budgeting are linked, understand the planning cycle and why you need to develop a budget plan. Learn the budget preparation process and how to budget expenses more accurately. Discuss steps to gain approval, the review process and pitfalls to avoid during the…

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$395.00

Building Office Professionalism

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop: What are professional Characteristics? What is a ripple? Signs of non-professionalism. Learning positive attitudes. Each person will do a communication self evaluation. Learn how to stay focused; action not reaction; keeping control. Identify your job responsibilities. Learn techniques to reduce resistance and work through problems. Learn good listening habits. Evaluating and planning.

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$695.00

Six Sigma Orientation

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this course you will gain the fundamental knowledge to determine if Six Sigma is the right methodology for your business needs.  Learn a short history of the development of Six Sigma and key Six Sigma Terminology.  Look at the Quality policy, leadership involvement, concepts that apply to customer and supplier, principles of quality improvement and measuring for success.    As the concepts of Six Sigma are unfolded you will learn about Process Management Teams, Quality Improvement Teams, Functional Managers, the…

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$2,295

SQL Server 2012: Database Querying

August 12 @ 8:30 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm

Managing required information by storing and retrieving data is part of Database Administrators day-to-day activities. One of the most effective ways to manage required information is by using databases. You may need to manipulate and modify your table data based on changing business requirements. The course, Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Database Querying will help you use SQL Server 2012 as a tool to manage organizational data.   In today’s competitive environment, information plays a vital role in determining the success…

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$395.00

XML – Introduction

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take a look at the history and development of XML and why it is the best of all worlds.  Learn the limitation of SGML  Look at the elements, attributes, and entities in creating XML documents.  Compare HTML and XML.  Create an XML Markup Language: processing instructions, character data, and comments.  Create a Document Type Definition.  Look at XML Schema Data Types and specifications, elements, and attributes.  Work with Style Sheets and Cascading Style Sheets.  Use XSLT to order your output. …

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$295.00

Business Writing: Effective Sentences & Paragraphs

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to compose their thoughts and develop a document designed to attract attention. Learn to avoid run-on sentences and too many words used as “fillers”. Use positive and specific words, develop your content, and end with a plan of action. Set up your sentences for highest effectiveness using various parts of speech. Learn formatting techniques to increase readability and know when to use the correct writing vehicle (memo, letter, Email). Gain insight into your…

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$395.00

Behavioral Interviewing for Hiring Success!

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this course, the participant will be knowledgeable in the following areas: Common Interview Biases and Common Interview Pitfalls; Understanding the Job requirements (pre-determined skills needed); Selecting the Interview Team; Reviewing the candidate’s Paperwork; Developing Interview Questions: The interviewer identifies job-related experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities that the company has decided are desirable in a particular position; Opening the Interview; Establishing Rapport; Review examples of behavioral-based interview questions; Taking Notes: examples of rating systems; Closing the…

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$395.00

Coaching and Mentoring

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coaching and Mentoring The most effective way to supervise employees is to provide them knowledge and context, the right environment, and the tools/resources, or re-direction they need to perform well in the workplace. Coaching is not standing on the sidelines and shouting directions. It’s about helping people to learn and grow by listening, questioning, challenging, and guiding. In this manner you will increase their individual performance, develop new leaders and create a positive work environment. In this course, you will…

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$395.00

Infopath 2010/13

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: complete and save a form; export form data to Excel and the Web; edit posted data and share forms through Outlook. You will draft and test a form; publish a form template; troubleshoot publishing problems; create forms from templates and delete forms or templates. Learn to format a form; insert pictures; customize tables; create optional or repeating sections, customize controls and merge forms. Create custom views; set the default…

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$350.00

Sales: Tips That Produce Results

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This full day session is geared to stimulate, produce ideas, brainstorm and gather more information to help you succeed in sales.  Learn tips from a sales professional to help you improve sales and enhance commissions.  Discover ways to market yourself and your product to create an “image”.  Discuss how to use letters, email and other marketing avenues to your advantage.  Learn how to find leads, network and “think” sales all the time.  Think outside the box to present more creative…

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$295.00

Conflict Management

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you feel your relationships are suffering, there is a lack of cooperation and team spirit, or too much tension in the office, this class is for you. Learn how to defuse anger; release anxiety; and control emotions. Discuss when and how to offer criticism in differing circumstances. Learn life-changing answers to the conflict, strife, and opposing points of view that are a part of the work-place and part of everyday life. Change the way you react and master your…

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$295.00

Emotional Intelligence

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are in life.

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$295.00

Emotional Intelligence

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are in life.

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$795.00

Lean Enterprise: The Improving Workflow and the 7 Wastes

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this workshop the participant will better understand how to find waste within each process upstream and downstream using The Toyota Way of identifying waste. You will then develop an internal procedure or philosophy for eliminating waste.  Discuss your Current State Value Stream Map and identify improvements.  Apply the Continuous Improvement Cycle to all processes one at a time.  Produce consistent results eliminating variations thereby creating stability from instability.  Learn the standing in the circle method for…

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$ 375

Publisher: Introduction

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Create, modify, save, and print a one page document using a publication design . Modify a publication’s layout and structure. Format text by adding tabs, indents, special characters, and automated formatting. Insert and modify graphic elements on a page. Add and modify rows, columns, text, and formatting in a table to display data on a page. Format text boxes, pictures and graphics. Learn to stack and group objects. Identify the options for distributing a publication

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$ 275.00

PowerPoint 2010: Tips & Tricks

August 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This highly useful and informative class will provide students with many ways to “work smarter, not harder” using common PowerPoint features.  Students will find this class to be chock-full of invaluable timesaving techniques.  Plenty of practice time and Question and Answer time are implemented within this workshop.  Let us help you learn the most productive ways to use PowerPoint.   If you need a good review with lots of additional tips, this class is delivered with you in mind.

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$2295

Object-Oriented Programming in C#

August 17 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm

This thorough and comprehensive course is a practical introduction to programming in C#, utilizing the services provided by .NET. This course emphasizes the C# language.  It is current to Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5. Important newer features such as dynamic data type, named and optional arguments, the use of variance in generic interfaces, and asynchronous programming keywords are covered in a final chapter.  A supplement covers the fundamentals of Language Integrated Query (LINQ).  It is often difficult for programmers…

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$ 225

Access 2013: Level 2

August 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this one day course, students will be able to: Modify the design and field properties of a table to streamline data entry and maintain data integrity. Create a list of values for a field. Create query joins, join unrelated tables, relate data within a table. Set select query properties, create parameter and action queries. Design a form layout and enhance the appearance of a form. Restrict data entry in forms, add a command button to a…

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$1795.00

ASP.NET AJAX Using C#

August 17 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm

This three-day course provides a practical introduction to developing rich Internet using ASP.NET AJAX and C#.  Because of the rich support provided by AJAX tools, an ASP.NET programmer can get up and running in this new environment quickly.  This course shows the way.  It is current to ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.  The course includes an introduction to the popular JavaScript library jQuery, which is now bundled with ASP.NET AJAX.

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$2,295.00

Visual Basic.NET

August 17 @ 8:30 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Lesson objectives will enable students to: Create a user interface in a Windows Forms application, manipulate grouped controls, and write event procedures. Work with data and variables. Perform mathematical calculations, create an array, a structure to implement a custom data type, create a collection and an enumeration. Implement a standard module, manipulate forms, create functions and sub procedures, write decision structures and loop statements, debug logic errors and validate data. Create a class, a property procedure, a method and create…

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$2,695.00

Project Management Professional

August 17 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the basic functions in initiating a project; define the scope of the project; develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); create an activity list and project network diagram; Identify the Critical Path; develop a Project Schedule; determine resource requirements; estimate project costs; establish a cost baseline; create a quality management plan; document roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships, assign project staff, create a communications management plan; create a risk management plan; perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; prepare a statement of…

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$1,995.00

Security+ Certification

August 17 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  Harden base operating systems, directory services, DHCP servers, network file and print servers, inter-network connection devices, DNS and BIND servers, Web servers, FTP servers, Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP) servers, Email servers, and conferencing and messaging servers. Secure network traffic using IP security, wireless traffic, client internet access and remote access channel. Install, harden, back up and restore a Certificate Authority.

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$425.00

SharePoint Designer 2013

August 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2013 provides a code-free environment to access data types and build custom SharePoint applications. It allows rapid development of SharePoint workflows to meet a company’s specific needs. Before SharePoint Designer, most custom SharePoint applications were created with Microsoft® Visual Basic®. SharePoint Designer simplifies the process with a no-code interface that can be integrated with Microsoft® Visio® 2013 to easily manipulate workflow shapes. In this course, you will create and publish custom SharePoint workflows without code using SharePoint…

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$225.00

Access 2010: Level 2

August 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this one day course, students will be able to: Modify the design and field properties of a table to streamline data entry and maintain data integrity. Create a list of values for a field. Create query joins, join unrelated tables, relate data within a table. Set select query properties, create parameter and action queries. Design a form layout and enhance the appearance of a form. Restrict data entry in forms, add a command button to a…

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$2,295.00

SQL Server 2012: Data Warehouse Implementation

August 17 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm

This course is designed for Extract Transform Load (ETL) and Data Warehouse developers who are already handling the creation and implementation of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions such as data cleansing, ETL, and implementing Data Warehouse. This course is also intended for database professionals who aspire to become a BI developer and want to gain hands on experience on creating BI solutions.  The primary responsibilities of the students may include the following: Implement a data warehouse Develop SQL Server Integration Services…

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$ 225.00

Word 2010: Intermediate

August 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students will create and modify custom templates. Run, create and modify a Macro.  Customize Toolbars and Buttons.  Enhance a table by merging table cells, sorting and calculating table data, and creating charts based on various table data.  Insert, manipulate, and format graphic images.  Create a newsletter using columns, sections, and graphics.  Format your document with styles and themes.  Create a List Style and a Table Style.  Use mail merge to merge form letters, complete with mailing labels. Insert Section Breaks,…

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$ 325.00

Excel 2010: Pivot Tables

August 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Create a PivotTable based on transactional data and make the summary easier to read by grouping data and applying formatting.  Use Pivot Tables to answer questions about sales by category and region by month and use a chart to view the summary graphically.  Students will also be able to use a PivotTable to summarize the performance of sales representatives or different departments.  Analyze the buying patterns of customers by using PivotTables and a variety of summary functions.  Use PivotTables to…

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$225

Outlook 2010: Intermediate

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Customize the calendar by setting various calendar options. Track work activities using the Outlook Journal. Modify message settings and delivery options. Modify message settings and delivery options. Notify others that you will be out of the office. Create a distribution list, folder permissions or access another user’s folder and delegate access to folders. Customize the Toolbar and Menu, create a folder Home Page. Sort and find messages using multiple…

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$795.00

Flash: Level 1

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

View a Flash movie and modify the appearance of the Stage. Draw, paint, and create custom colors, gradients, and line styles. Manipulate objects, describe shape interaction, and import artwork. Add text and manipulate its behavior and appearance. Build layers and use them to create various effects. Create frame-by-frame, shape-tweened, and motion-tweened animation. Publish a Flash movie.

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$795.00

InDesign

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

After this class, students will be able to: Use InDesign’s palettes, tools, and navigation features to examine and alter documents. Create and modify text and graphic frames. Use master pages and guides to design a document’s layout and to add automatic page numbering. Import text; thread text throughout a document; reflow text threads; and change the number of columns. Define colors and apply them to fills and strokes of frames. Apply character and paragraph formatting; and create styles to streamline…

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$295.00

Interpersonal Communication Skills

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this workshop you will discover the proper way to meet people, introduce yourself, fit in with any group and make a good first impression. Learn about personality “types” and the proper way to approach different individuals in varying circumstances. Gain confidence in communicating with co-workers by using effective techniques. Show respect for others by carefully listening to what they have to say. Learn to deflect criticism and turn it into a positive. Discover clues to body language and learn…

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$195.00

Do You Hear What I Hear?

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop: What did you Say? Barriers to listening. Asking good questions. Understanding others. Benefits of “I” messages.

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$195.00

Is Eight Enough?

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will learn to use a matrix to analyze and organize their own lives to create balance and gain greater satisfaction. Discuss how various technologies can be utilized to provide time savings. Discover the best ways to plan your life including work schedule, family time, and personal goals.

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$395.00

Learning & Setting SMART Goals

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Making sure each employee has a good grasp on all company policies, procedures, and goals.  Discover how this knowledge can translate into a more interactive and productive work environment.  Managers will learn the implementation of specific steps to link organizational training, development and learning to business goals.  Each participant will go through the process of identifying business goals, performance measurements, and various resources that are most suitable for training, development and learning.  Develop a goal that is S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable,…

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$250.00

Project Management for non-Project Managers

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This session will examine some of the key skills a project manager needs.  Four major phases of a project will be examined.  Creating a vision statement, what it is and how to create one.  Discuss the six key parts (SMART + CR) of a project goal.  Learn to create a statement of work.  Use a project planning worksheet to fine-tune each step of the project.  Identify and list tasks and resources.  Learn how the Work Breakdown Structure can assist in…

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$ 275.00

Excel 2013: Shortcuts

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets. Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions. Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips. Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles. Learn the “shortcut” techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges. Develop your calculation and formula skills. All throughout the day, keyboard shortcuts will be examined to help…

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$ 275.00

Outlook 2010: Advanced

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Create a custom theme and create your personalized signature. Organize your Outlook items by grouping, create search folders, and apply conditional formatting. Create a data file and add to a mail profile. Edit and use an electronic business card as an automatic signature in messages. Perform a mail merge. Save messages in alternate formats and archive your messages. Add form fields, safe a form as a template and test…

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$ 275.00

Excel 2010: Shortcuts

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets.  Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions.  Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips.  Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles.  Learn the “shortcut” techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges.  Develop your calculation and formula skills.  All throughout the day, keyboard shortcuts will be examined to help…

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$ 275.00

Excel 2013: Shortcuts

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets. Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions. Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips. Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles. Learn the “shortcut” techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges. Develop your calculation and formula skills. All throughout the day, keyboard shortcuts will be examined to help…

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$795.00

MS: Project 10/13

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Microsoft Project 10/13, Level 1 Display an existing project plan in different views. Create a project plan file and enter task information.   Create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.  Organize tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships. Use the Project calendar to assign and track tasks.  Assign Project resources and finalize the project plan file.  Create a resource calendar and assign resources to tasks.  Enter values for budget resources.  Set deadlines and resolve…

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$1,295.00

Project Management for the Human Resources Professionals

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Taught by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) you will learn the basic functions  in initiating a project, principles and concepts involved, understand the Project Life Cycle and roles of all selected to be involved in each phase of the project.  Define the scope of the project; develop a Project Schedule; determine resource requirements and tools needed; estimate project costs; create a quality management plan; document roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships, assign project staff, and create a plan to adequately…

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$295.00

Math Refresher

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This one-day review is designed to refresh your math skills and does not go into Algebra, statistics or higher math areas. The following topics will be covered: Order of Operations and its rules Decimals – place value, comparing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Fractions – Equivalent fractions, reducing fractions, improper fractions, writing fractions as decimals and decimals as fractions, adding/subtracting and multiplying/dividing fractions. Percents – Percents as decimals and decimals as percent; Percents as fractions; finding percent of a…

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$750.00

SharePoint 2010 Foundation End User

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Examine collaboration technology and Windows SharePoint 2010 Foundation team sites.  Add and modify list items, change list views.  Add documents to a Library and edit, share documents across libraries, create Wiki pages, request access to SharePoint content. Communicate with team members in a discussion board, contribute to blogs and collaborate via the People and Groups List. Work remotely with SharePoint content.  Customize personal and regional settings, create an alert, personalize the page view with Web Parts, subscribe to an RSS…

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$ 275

Act!: Level 1

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Level 1: During this class the student will open an existing database and become familiar with the ACT! environment. Enter new contacts into the database by creating and editing a database. Locate contact records by using the Lookup feature and the Contact List window. Organize and manage contact records by creating groups. Schedule and manage activities, notes, and records by using the Activities. Create, edit, and format a document by using the ACT! Word processor. Schedule and manage activities by…

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$295.00

Personal Branding

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Companies brand themselves to create an image, a recognizable spark that encourages their target customers to connect with them, remember them, and do business with them. We create a personal image for the same reason; to build a brand centered on ourselves that leads people to think of us.   Having a personal impact can mean that you are influencing, leading, and leaving a lasting impression. Have you thought about the impact you can be having when you do things?…

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$395.00

SharePoint 2013 Foundation: Site User

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Access and navigate SharePoint sites; upload documents; search for documents and files.  You will add, modify, and configure list items and views; filter and group with list views.  Update and share your profile information.  Share and follow SharePoint content.  Create a blog.  Access and save SharePoint documents with Microsoft Office.  Manage document versions through Office 2013.  Access SharePoint data from Outlook 2013.  Synchronize libraries, sites, and MySite and work offline.  This course will help you prepare for Microsoft Office SharePoint…

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$ 275.00

Excel 2010: Advanced

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  Create and edit a Macro. Apply conditional formatting, add data validation criteria, update a workbook’s properties and modify Excel’s default settings.  Protect your worksheet and workbook and add and remove file passwords, share workbooks, set and review tracked revisions, merge workbooks, and administer digital signatures.  Trace cells, locate errors in formulas, troubleshoot invalid data and Formulas, watch and evaluate formulas and create a data list outline.  Create a Trendline,…

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$395.00

Adobe Acrobat: Level 2

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon completing this course, students will be able to: Create PDF documents using Autodesk AutoCAD. Enhance your documents with multimedia. Create a PDF Form; add Form fields, create calculations, create buttons, track forms, compile returned forms and organize compiled data. Examine the commercial printing process, create PDF files for prepress, apply color management settings, modify Adobe PDF settings for prepress and preview printed effects. Preflight documents, create PDF/X, PDF/A, and PDF/E compliant files, create a composite and create color separations.…

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$375.00

Visio Introduction

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Identify the various types of drawings you can create using Visio.  Drag shapes from Visio stencils and resize, rotate, align, and transform them.  Increase your productivity with smart features such as numbering shapes automatically and duplicating shapes quickly.  Learn Scrolling and Zooming, Anchor and Auto hide.  Create a directional map, view drawing properties, rotate and copy shapes, connect roads, and add text to shapes.  Quickly locate any master shape within the stencil library.  Create an organization chart manually or generate…

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$195.00

Minute Taking in a Minute

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day, high-impact program will help you increase your efficiency as a minute-taker.  Understand your role as the minute taker.  Determine what is important to capture and what is not. Create effective, clear, and complete written records of meetings where you are appointed as scribe.

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$ 275.00

Outlook 2013: Advanced

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  Insert advanced characters and objects. Modify message settings, properties, and options. Use automatic replies. Sort and filter messages. Organize and search messages.  Manage junk mail and your mailbox. Manage advanced calendar options.  Create calendar groups.  Manage meeting responses.  Edit an electronic business card. Manage advanced contacts options.  Forward and export contacts. Assign and manage tasks. Record and modify journal entries. Delegate access to mail folders. Share your calendar and…

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$ 275.00

Word 2013: Advanced

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to use Word efficiently with other programs. Modify user information, send a document for review, compare and merge document changes and review track changes and comments. Create, compare and merge document versions.  Insert bookmarks, footnotes and endnotes, add captions, hyperlinks cross-references, and add citations and a bibliography.  Create a Master Document, insert an index, table of figures, Table of Authorities, and compile a Table of Contents. Learn to make long documents easier to use.  Secure documents and document information…

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$ 275.00

PowerPoint 2010: Advanced

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Personalize the PowerPoint Interface, customize save options, and apply advanced customization options.  Set up a slide master, customize slide layouts, create custom special effects, customize bullets, add common slide information, modify the Handout Master.  Create and modify diagrams. Add Multimedia elements and customize slide component animation.  Set up a custom show, annotate a presentation and set up to repeat automatically. Restrict access to a shared presentation, share a presentation using Web App. Package a presentation and secure the presentation.

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$ 225

Access 2013: Level 2

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this one day course, students will be able to: Modify the design and field properties of a table to streamline data entry and maintain data integrity. Create a list of values for a field. Create query joins, join unrelated tables, relate data within a table. Set select query properties, create parameter and action queries. Design a form layout and enhance the appearance of a form. Restrict data entry in forms, add a command button to a…

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$350.00

Sales : An Attitude That Attracts Profit

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This full day session starts from within the sales person examining subjects such as attitude, positive self-image and the attraction factor. Other topics include looking at the key ingredients for sales success; learn why customers buy, how to handle objections appropriately, and important customer relationship tips. Investigate the Profit Equation P5+F = Profit™; identify important questions to ask to receive client attention, buy-in, and commitment. Review a planning tool assisting the focus of prospective clients in developing the mutually profitable…

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$795.00

Illustrator Level 1 & 2

August 24 @ 8:30 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Create a new document, customize the workspace, draw basic shapes with the Shape Tools and draw basic freeform shapes with the Pencil Tool. Format and manipulate objects. Draw a logo using simple shapes, draw paths with the Pen Tool, format an object’s Fill and Stroke, and manipulate shapes and group objects. Apply spot colors, and apply graphic styles. Apply gradients to type and apply an envelope to type. Flow…

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$750.00

SharePoint 2010 Foundation Introduction

August 24 @ 8:30 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm

Examine collaboration technology and Windows SharePoint 2010 Foundation team sites.  Add and modify list items, change list views.  Add documents to a Library and edit, share documents across libraries, create Wiki pages, request access to SharePoint content. Communicate with team members in a discussion board, contribute to blogs and collaborate via the People and Groups List. Work remotely with SharePoint content.  Customize personal and regional settings, create an alert, personalize the page view with Web Parts, subscribe to an RSS…

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$425.00

JavaScript: Introduction

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After this class, students will be able to: create basic JavaScript script, execute a script and identify scripting guidelines. Display messages on the status bar. Open a linked page in a new window. Write content to a document, create a dynamic document and create frames in a document. Create a form and function. Store data using variables. Manipulate data using operators. Convert data types. Validate statements and execute statements iteratively. Calculate numerical values. Manipulate string values and date values. Implement…

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$295.00

Managing Multiple Projects

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you feel pressured, stressed out with too much paper work, too many things to do, this workshop is for you.  Learn how to prioritize your time and projects; when and how to say NO! to additional assignments when you’re already bogged down; ways to zip through paperwork and avoid or curtail unproductive meetings.  During this one day life-changing session you will master a simple formula that guarantees good results in any situation.  Make sound decisions under pressure.  Develop a…

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$195.00

Tired Of Living In A Pressure Cooker?

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn what stress can do to your body and how it can control your life.   Learn how to identify stressors (who, what, when) that causes anger, resentment, etc. Take a test that shows you how vulnerable you are to stress and in what areas. Look at ways to control your stress through diet, exercise, rest, clothing, relaxation, social office. Then learn what not to do as you regain control of your life and how to have fun with your stress.

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$1,995

.NET Framework Using C#

August 24 @ 8:30 am - August 27 @ 4:00 pm

Microsoft .NET is an advance in programming technology that greatly simplifies application development, both for traditional, proprietary applications and for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services. .NET is a complete restructuring of Microsoft’s whole system infrastructure and represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing applications on Microsoft platforms. Part of .NET is a major new object-oriented programming language, C#. But learning the new programming language is only part of the challenge. The much greater challenge is learning the .NET…

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$ 275.00

PowerPoint 2013: Advanced

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Personalize the PowerPoint Interface, customize save options, and apply advanced customization options.  Set up a slide master, customize slide layouts, create custom themes, customize bullets, add common slide information, modify the Notes Master and the Handout Master.  Create and modify diagrams. Add Multimedia elements and customize slide component animation.  Set up a custom show, annotate a presentation and set up to repeat automatically.  Package a presentation and publish a presentation as a web page.

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$995.00

Xcelsius: Essentials

August 24 @ 8:30 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this class you will be able to Explore the Xcelsius workspace and an already created dashboard. Create a simple Xcelsius Chart. Manage Personal Finance Using Value Box. Organize levels of information using filters. Conduct a comparative study using List Builder and Line Chart. Conduct Trend Analysis using Combo Box. Conduct demand analysis using label based menu. Conduct a region based demand analysis using maps. Forecast revenue using sliders and gauge. Drill down the status of current…

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$195.00

What’s in it for Me? Motivating Employees

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will bring many roles into play looking at the individual, their place in the company, how they as an individual are motivated, and how to motivate teams. Learn practices to avoid that can cause complaining. Look at different honors and awards programs and how to communicated and administer the program. Learn to tie rewards into the departmental goals. Discuss new, innovative ways to acknowledge extraordinary contributions. Think about the virtual office and how they are to stay…

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