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COMP1906 Access

Description: This course introduces students to Access, an application that manages data. Students will be exposed to database components, terminology, the creation and use of data-entry forms, queries, reports and switchboards.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1907 Access - Advanced

Description: This course is intended to further develop skills acquired in the Access course. Basic concepts will be reviewed and extended to teach you the techniques for setting up and maintaining database systems. With Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), students will develop a simple business application from the problem definition stage through to implementation.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1981 Access 2016 - Core

Description: Learn to use Microsoft Access 2016 to create databases; view, format, manage, and modify data tables and fields. Students will learn to create forms, queries, reports, and to explore data relationships using pull-down menus, toolbars, and dialogue boxes. This course will prepare students for the Access 2016 MOS Certification exam.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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COMP1823 Advanced Comp TIA A+ Certification Preparation

Description: The Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course focuses on fun technology. You'll learn everything you need to know to select, install, and service video, sound, and portable computers. The course teaches networking, both wired and wireless, because every well-rounded tech needs to know it. You'll learn about security, security, security. Plus you'll get excellent insight into adding mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones to your computing environment. The Advanced course completes the three-course CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Prep cycle and prepares you for both the 901/902 exams and for real life as a tech. Let's get to it!


Requirements

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

Successful completion of the Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep and Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep courses. A Windows PC that you can experiment on. You will probably want to remove/install various devices, such as video, sound, and modems. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), however, we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer. This is a class that trains you to be a technician - having a machine to play with greatly helps your learning. You can pick up an old PC from second-hand stores, garage sales, or your Aunt Edna's attic.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1048 Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007

Description: Any proficient Microsoft Excel user will agree that this program is a very powerful analytical tool. Wouldn't it be great to learn how to effectively use all the advanced Excel features? In this practical and information-packed course, you'll see how to maximize this program's functions and capabilities.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1031 Advanced PC Security

Description: Whether you're running a small home network or you're an enterprise network administrator, this course will teach you how to better protect your system against those who wish to gain unauthorized access. You'll gain an understanding of the complex method of electronic breaking and entering. You'll learn the terms and programming behind the interaction between hardware and software when communicating through a network.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1821 Basic Comp TIA A+ Certification Preparation

Description: Time to roll up those sleeves and dive inside the personal computer! The Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course teaches you about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer, including microprocessors, RAM, power supplies, motherboards, UEFI/BIOS, the system setup utility, the expansion bus, and input/output devices. You'll learn how things work, how to configure everything, and how to troubleshoot in real-world environments. This course gives you the knowledge upon which you'll base the rest of your CompTIA A+ certification studies for the 220-901 and 220-902 exams. Plus it helps you take that first step to becoming an excellent PC technician. So what are you waiting for?!?

Requirements

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

A solid conceptual and practical knowledge of Windows (XP, Vista, or 7).

It's also recommended that you have a PC that you can take apart and put back together again. This can be anything from an ancient Intel 286 to a newer 486 or beyond. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer. This is, however, a class that trains you to be a hardware technician - having a machine to play with greatly helps your learning.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1343 CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

Description: This course will teach you everything you need to know to take and pass the challenging CompTIA Network+ certification exam and become an excellent network technician. You'll learn about topologies, the OSI Seven-Layer model, protocol suites, modern network operating systems, network hardware, cabling standards, remote connectivity, Internet connections, network troubleshooting, and more. This course will prepare you for the 2009 exam objectives (N10-005 and JK0-016). CompTIA Network+ certification also counts as one of the elective exams for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification.
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• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)
Familiarity with personal computers, including hardware and software. Proficiency with Windows. CompTIA A+ certification is strongly recommended, but not required.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1150 Computer Literacy For Windows (Word/Excel)

Description: Recommended: Keyboarding skills are an asset. This course provides an introduction to the basics of using a computer and Microsoft Office. Students will be introduced to Windows, a word processor (Word), and an electronic spreadsheet (Excel). This course will benefit those who need to understand the basics of a computer on the job or at home.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1852 Computer Skills for the Workplace

Description: Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail; use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.

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.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1911 Excel

Description: This course takes you beyond the basics to cover intermediate spreadsheeting concepts and techniques using Excel. Students will learn how to produce professional workbooks. Emphasis will be placed on: planning and creating spreadsheets using formulas and functions; data analysis; generating graphs; and, linking summarizing and consolidating worksheets.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1912 Excel - Advanced

Description: This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Excel course. Emphasis will be placed on organizing and consolidating data with efficient multi-sheet models; applying arrays and formulas to new and powerful uses; working in an OLE (Object-Linking and Embedding) environment; recording and editing macros; advanced charting; utilizing scenarios; pivot tables; and finding the best solution using Solver.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1245 Excel VBA and Macros - Advanced

Description: Recommended: COMP1310 Excel Advanced or equivalent knowledge.
This course will teach you how to create macros, user defined functions, understand the VBA environment and use a range of programming techniques to develop automated solutions in Excel.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1340 Excel VBA and Macros - Introduction

Description: Recommended: COMP1310 Excel - Advanced or equivalent knowledge.
This course is intended to advance a student's knowledge of how to approach and develop spreadsheet applications. Topics include: understanding and developing macros; transaction processing; user-specific forms; importing and exporting across operating system platforms; templates; and application development using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Course assignments will be based on business applications.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1822 Intermediate Comp TIA A+ Certification Preparation

Description: The Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course picks up where the Basic course left off and plunges you head-first into Windows, macOS, and Linux. You learn how to install, organize, maintain, and troubleshoot three different versions of Windows, plus explore similar features in macOS and Linux. You'll examine and compare the features and structures of Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1. I'll even throw in some Windows 10 because it's cool. Toward the end of the course you'll get a deeper understanding of how we use virtualization and virtual machines in modern networks. Plus you'll learn about printers and multifunction devices, from the various technologies in use to installing and troubleshooting. This course takes you through the second of three steps you need to become both a highly-competent PC tech and a CompTIA A+ certified technician, using the 901 and 902 competencies.

Requirements

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

Successful completion of the Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course; access to a PC running Windows 9x, and a PC running Windows 2000 or XP, so that you can learn the subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences between these two families of Windows. Although this course focuses on operating systems, you should have access to a hard drive that you can install, format, and partition, and to a couple of Plug and Play devices that you can practice installing. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer (and definitely do not recommend that you format or partition your primary hard drive!).
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PROG1212 Intermediate CSS3 and HTML5

Description: In this course, you'll take your CSS and HTML skills to the next level and learn how to create professional-quality websites. You'll find out the methods the pros use to quickly build effective sites that are easy to maintain and modify. You'll discover the secrets to ensuring you keep total creative control over every aspect of a site. You'll master specific techniques for using background images and controlling opacity, visibility, and scrollbars. You'll create picture thumbnail galleries, cool hover (mouseover) effects, drop-down menus and flyout menus, and animation effects that work on hover as well as touchscreens like the iPhone and iPad. You'll also discover wonderful easy-to-code methods for creating responsive layouts that scale well to all screen sizes and devices.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1856 Intermediate Dreamweaver CS6

Description: Take your Adobe Dreamweaver skills to the next level with more advanced techniques under the tutelage of a proven Web development expert. In this new intermediate-level Dreamweaver course, you'll learn to harness the power of this industry-standard Web design tool.
You'll examine pure CSS layout and discover how to get the most out of Dreamweaver's templates. The course also shows you how to incorporate multimedia elements such as video and manipulate data using XML data and XSL. Throughout the course, you'll get hands-on experience with Dreamweaver as you develop a sample site using your new skills.
Whether you're planning a career in Web design, designing a website for your business, or developing sites as a hobby, this course will give you the tools you need to work like a pro. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid, in-depth understanding of traditional layout and how it translates to the Web so you can make your sites clearer, cleaner, and more accessible.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1072 Intermediate Microsoft Access 2013

Description: Do you want to take your Microsoft Access 2013 skills to the next level? In this course, you'll learn how to use this program's advanced features to build a fully functional database from scratch.
You'll start by creating your new database as you import customer and order information from several Excel spreadsheets into tables. Using action queries, you'll add key fields to the tables and learn to build table relationships between the tables.
Next, you'll learn how to build complex yet easy-to-use forms to manage table data. You'll gain tips for adding the information you need without overcrowding your forms, including ways to build crosstab and summary queries so you can access information quickly and easily. You'll also learn about outer table joins that can make your queries more effective.
Once you've built your database, you'll discover how to create reports using conditional formatting to highlight key data points. You'll also explore Visual Basic and learn how to create a report dialog box so users can filter report data. Finally, you'll put the finishing touches on your database as you build a navigation form to make it easy for your users to find what they need.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1720 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007

Description: Master advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2007, including charting and PivotTables, and discover how this powerful MS Office program can boost your productivity. In this practical, hands-on course, you'll learn how to create informative and eye-catching charts, as well as how to harness the power of Excel 2007's filtering techniques. You'll see how Excel 2007 can give you further insight into your valuable data. And by learning how to create macros that eliminate repetitive tasks, you'll earn your coworkers admiration and gratitude. With your macro knowledge, you'll be able to manipulate data with the push of a button.
Hours: 24
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COMP1092 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010

Description: Take your Excel skills to the next level! In these on-line, hands-on lessons, you'll master charting, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to harness the power of Excel's data analysis and filtering tools and see how easy it is to create macros that eliminate repetitive tasks. Set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by adding VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and Excel's other time-saving functions to your repertoire.
Hours: 24
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COMP1097 Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010

Description: Microsoft Word 2010 is a powerful and popular program, yet most people use only a fraction of its features. In this course, you'll learn Microsoft Word's more advanced features, which can make writing easier, faster, and more fun. You'll discover how to create an index, make a list of figures, build a table of contents, do desktop publishing, perform a mail merge, and use timesaving shortcuts. By the end of the course, you'll know how to use Word both to save lots of time and to set your creativity free! Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more details.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PROG1069 Intermediate Networking

Description: Learn real-world applications for the concepts you learned in Introduction to Networking. Continue to build your knowledge of networks and networking, with detailed treatments of TCP/IP, how switches and routers operate, DNS, and more. You'll gain a full understanding of almost every aspect of networking technology, including hot topics such as virtual private networks, security, Internet connectivity, and cloud computing. Completion of this course and its prerequisite should serve as a springboard for a career in computer networking or training for CCNA Certification.
Hours: 24
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PROG1047 Intermediate PHP and MySQL

Description: 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. In this six-week online course, you'll see how to create a commercial online store using the PHP programming language and the MySQL database server.
We'll walk through the steps for developing a complete online store Web application. During the course, you'll see step-by-step how to create all of the software and database objects used in the application. The application consists of two parts, an administrative Web application allowing a store manager to post new products, alter product information, and process customer orders, and a customer Web application allowing customers to browse the catalog of products, select products for purchase, and check out using a shopping cart. At the end of the course, you'll be able to use these code templates to create your own online store application.
Hours: 24
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ACCT1480 Intermediate QuickBooks 2013

Description: Learning how to use QuickBooks to its full potential goes far beyond learning the basic features of the program. Even many experienced QuickBooks users often struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks. In this course, we'll go beyond the basic introductory concepts and you'll learn how to utilize many of the more advanced features and applications. Software is not included in this course. Students need to have a fully activated copy of QuickBooks 2013 to participate in this course. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
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COMP1841 Introduction to Adobe Acrobat X

Description: If all you think Acrobat does is create PDF files, you're in for a big surprise! In this course, you'll discover how to bring together a wide range of content from dozens of programs that you can reuse and customize in Acrobat X Pro. Need to change some text? No problem. Create a new file? That's easy. Add a page from this file and an image from that file? Or add a new page? Not a big deal. You can do all that and more!

Bringing together content is just the beginning. You'll work with many features, such as backgrounds, bookmarks, and modified page sizes to help unify your documents. You'll see how to protect your work using password security, and dig into the metadata within your PDF file. You'll discover how to add more to your documents as you learn about bookmarks and links for navigation. You'll even master some JavaScript!
You'll learn how Acrobat X can automatically find and configure fields on a page to convert it to a form. Then you'll use form tracking to send your form to others to fill in and send back to you, and see how Acrobat X collects the data automatically in a specialized PDF Portfolio.
You'll also see how Acrobat X can help streamline the entire collaboration process and simplify how you conduct, control, and manage a document review cycle. You'll even find out how to work in real-time using a chat window in Acrobat X or online using a free Web conferencing room. Finally, you'll discover how to wrap a set of PDF files (and other documents, too) into a PDF Portfolio, complete with a Flash interface and display features, to create the ultimate in customized presentations.

In each lesson, you'll work with an important Acrobat X Pro feature or process using source files (available for both Mac and Windows) provided with the course. You'll soon see why Adobe Acrobat X has become the best-selling Adobe software of all time!
Hours: 24
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COMP1307 Introduction to C++ Programming

Description: Learn how to program in C++ from a master programming instructor and published author. In this project-oriented course, you'll skip all the gobbledygook and get right to programming--even if you have no prior programming experience! Before you know it, you'll be putting together programs that have their own windows and controls, and you'll see how easy programming really is.
Hours: 24
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COMP1023 Introduction to Crystal Reports 10

Description: Learn how to use Crystal Reports to convert raw database or accounting data into meaningful and readable reports. By the time you finish this course, you'll be able to create a wide variety of handsome and sophisticated reports that communicate more than mere facts. You'll also be able to use charts and maps to present information visually, and cross-tabs to show correlations between loosely related data items. You'll even find out how to create a library of custom functions you can use over again in other reports. Designed for Crystal Reports XI, Crystal Reports 2008, and Crystal Reports 2011
Hours: 24
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PROG1205 Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5

Description: Learn how to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. If you want to survive and excel in the fast-paced world of Web publishing, you're going to need to keep up with ever-evolving standards. The new standard for Web developers is to use CSS3 and HTML5.

CSS3 and HTML5 not only make it easier for you to build and manage large Web sites, these powerful languages can also give you more precise control over the appearance of every page you build. Almost every Web development tool--including Dreamweaver, Microsoft Expressions Web, and Visual Web Developer--offer support for CSS3 and HTML5.

This course will provide you with the foundation you'll need to master two critical and fast-growing new Web languages. If you're a Web developer, why not begin your transition to CSS3 and HTML5 today?
Hours: 24
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COMP1643 Introduction to Google Analytics

Description: Nearly every business and non-profit organization has a website, and probably a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. Individuals have them too, to promote ideas, to share a vision, or to educate the public. No matter what brings you to the Web, your hope is that a lot of people see your website, your wall, your tweets, and your videos. Why else go to the trouble of sharing them?
In this course, you'll learn to use Google Analytics to make the most of your online traffic. You'll see how you can track not just the traffic to all of your online content, but also determine which content is the most appealing, where your visitors came from, what devices they used, how long they stayed, which links they clicked, and where they went when they left.
The course guides you step by step, report by report, through the major parts of the Google Analytics interface. From setting up your Google Analytics account and getting the all-important code you'll need to add to your website's pages to begin tracking your visitors, you'll learn everything you need to know to get everything you can from the data that Google Analytics provides. You'll even find out about Google AdWords and other tools to enhance your traffic as well as your Google Analytics reporting.
Hours: 24
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COMP1378 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007

Description: Discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. Learn the secrets behind writing powerful formulas, using functions, sorting and analyzing data, creating custom charts, creating 3-dimensional workbooks, building links, and creating macros and custom toolbar buttons
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COMP1004 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

Description: This on-line course is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class where you'll get training, help, and personal support from an experienced instructor as you're learning Excel basics step-by-step. These lessons will teach you dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently.
Hours: 24
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COMP1219 Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013

Description: Want to learn Microsoft Outlook 2013 quickly? Want to become a confident and productive user of this powerful program without having to memorize a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo? In this course, you'll see what's new in Outlook 2013 and get up and running with the most important aspects of the program, starting with mastering the new Windows 8 style look and feel. From there, you'll quickly learn how to manage your email, calendar, and contacts, and how to streamline and automate your work with keyboard shortcuts, rules, Search Folders, and Quick Steps.
The goal of this course is to teach you what you really need to know to be productive with Outlook 2013. That means you won't waste your time on low-value aspects of Outlook. Instead, you'll focus on the important things like sending, receiving, and managing your mail, and using tools such as the calendar, tasks, and to-dos so you can manage your schedule and get your work done. You'll also learn about the redesigned Contacts section of Outlook (now called People). You'll discover how Outlook can connect to your social networks, and discuss the pros and cons of making those connections.
The course also shares secrets about how to get the most from Outlook. For example, did you know that you can create, send, and receive email messages without ever touching the mouse? It's faster and more efficient, and can even reduce some of the strain on your aching mouse hand. Introduction to Outlook 2013 dedicates an entire lesson to the instructor's favorite Outlook tips and tricks. Whether you're new to Outlook or you've been using it for years, you're sure to learn something useful in every lesson.
Hours: 24
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COMP1007 Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

Description: In this On-Line course you will discover how to effectively plan, implement, and control projects using Microsoft Project 2010. Learn how to use Project to think through and organize your project's details, plan a schedule, sequence tasks, produce a baseline, assign resources and costs, track your progress, identify and analyze variances.
SOFTWARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A FULLY WORKING COPY OF MS PROJECT 2010 TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE.
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COMP1045 Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013

Description: Discover how to effectively plan, implement, and control projects using the world's most popular project management software, Microsoft Project 2013. From sequencing tasks, producing a baseline, and assigning resources and costs, to tracking progress, analyzing variances, and revising your project plan, Microsoft Project can help you organize all your project's details quickly and effectively.
In this course, you'll master the basics of Microsoft Project 2013 so you can create a project schedule in no time flat and then share it with clients and co-workers. Using the program's different views, such as the Calendar and Gantt chart views, you'll be able to manage your project information and produce effective reports. Armed with this information, you'll avoid going down dead-end alleys and overloading your schedule. And should you encounter trouble, you'll master a number of tried-and-true problem-resolution techniques to help get your project back on track.
You'll also learn how to fine-tune different aspects of your project, including splitting tasks for work interruptions and defining material consumption rates. After completing the course, you'll know how to develop, implement, and control a project plan that meets organizational and customer objectives.
SOFTWARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A FULLY WORKING COPY OF MS PROJECT 2013 TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE.
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COMP1703 Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013

Description: In this course, you'll learn to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create impressive publications. It's perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures.
You'll start by learning how to navigate the Publisher workspace using the ribbon, and how to access both local and online Publisher templates. Next, you'll find out how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents.
As the course progresses, you'll learn about different kinds of publications Publisher can help you produce. You'll see how to create documents from scratch, but you'll also learn how to modify existing templates so you can create customized documents more easily. Finally, you'll learn all about printing your publications and how to share Publisher documents electronically.
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COMP1396 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007

Description: Learn how to create and modify documents in Word 2007, the most popular word-processing program available.
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COMP1011 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

Description: In this On-Line workshop, you'll learn the many features and functions of Microsoft Word 2010 such as how to add, move through, and edit text; work on two or more documents simultaneously; change the appearance of text; run the grammar and spelling checker; use the thesaurus; and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
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PROG1068 Introduction to Networking

Description: 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.
Upon completion of the course, you will be capable of performing basic computer networking tasks, such as DSL connectivity or configuring connections to an Internet Service Provider. This course will give you the foundation you need to begin training for CCNA Certification or employment in a computer networking career.
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COMP1102 Introduction to Outlook 2010

Description: Harness the power of Microsoft Outlook 2010, and instantly enhance your efficiency and productivity. Learn your way around the new ribbon-based interface , how to manage the flood of emails you receive, create folders and archives so you can always find what you need. Discover how to keep track of your contacts and use Outlook's Calendar and Alert features, how to customize and how to automate your work with rules and you'll never have to worry about missing a meeting, losing an email, or forgetting an important task again!
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DSGN1260 Introduction to Photoshop CS5

Description: Photoshop is the world's best-known photo-editing program—the tool that artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on for image creation and editing. In this course, you'll learn how to use Photoshop with skill and confidence, even if you're a beginner.

You'll get detailed, step-by-step instructions from an expert and columnist for Photoshop User magazine who's twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame. You'll have no trouble following each step—even if you've never used a computer for graphics before. And you'll have lots of fun putting your new skills into action in this project-oriented course.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you'll get to know several of them in these lessons. You'll begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next, you'll learn how to create simple digital paintings and find out about the new brushes that let you alter a photo to achieve the look of an oil painting.
After that, you'll edit your own photos to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct the image exposure. You'll also learn how to switch the backgrounds in images and how to remove wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like professionals do in magazines.

By the time you finish this fun, hands-on course, you'll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed.
Hours: 24
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DSGN1061 Introduction to Photoshop CS6

Description: Photoshop is the world's best-known photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and former columnist for Photoshop User magazine. You'll learn how to use Photoshop with detailed, step-by-step instructions that you'll have no trouble following—even if you've never used a computer graphics program before! And you'll have a lot of fun doing it.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1107 Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

Description: Take your PowerPoint presentations from “so-so” to sensational! In these lessons, you'll learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 to create professional-quality slide presentations that grab and hold your audience's attention from start to finish.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PROG1255 Introduction to Python 3 Programming

Description: Enhance your résumé by adding Python to your programming skills! The Python programming language was developed to provide a way to develop code that's easy to create and understand. While Python contains the same basic structures as other languages, it also offers unique functionality that makes your life as a programmer easier.
This course will show you how to create basic programming structures including decisions and loops. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions. In addition, you'll explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries. You'll even learn how to create Python programs with graphic elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface (GUI) objects like buttons and labels.
Whether you're interested in writing simple scripts, full programs, or graphical user interfaces, this course will give you the tools you need to use Python with skill and confidence.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ACCT1470 Introduction to Quickbooks 2013

Description: Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your small business with this powerful accounting software program. In 12 lessons, you'll master the tools you'll need to set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. With QuickBooks, you get the same ease of use of Quicken coupled with a more traditional approach to accounting to meet the needs of small to midsized businesses. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of financial accounting for your business. Software is not included in this course. Students need to have a fully activated copy of QuickBooks 2013 to participate in this course.
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Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1026 Introduction to QuickBooks 2015

Description: Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small- to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that's also easy to use.
In 12 lessons, you'll gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.
Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business.
Software is not included in this course. Students need to have a fully activated copy of QuickBooks 2015 to participate in this course.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1043 Introduction to Visual Basic

Description: 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.
Creating a Windows application ordinarily requires you to write lengthy and complex code. But, as you'll see, the Visual Basic development environment relieves you of this task. Instead, it enables you to create the application program and its components literally with the click of a button or menu item. It even writes all of the necessary code to get the application started for you, which you can then view and fine-tune.
Over the course of 12 lessons, you'll learn the building blocks of programming, including using variables to store data, control structures, and loops. You'll find out how to use the large function library built into Visual Basic, including the .NET Framework, as well as how to write and use your own functions. You'll also see how to use Windows' large and varied library of controls and how to access files and handle errors. And since Windows applications are event-driven and everything in Visual Basic is treated as a programmable object, you'll learn about event-driven and object-oriented programming—concepts that are important not just in Visual Basic, but in other programming languages as well.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1098 Introduction to Windows 8

Description: Welcome to the world of Microsoft Windows 8! It's a robust, powerful operating system that gives you an efficient way to manage all the apps, programs, files, and folders you use regularly. In this course, you'll learn the basics so you can make the most of this operating system for both work and fun.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1079 Introduction to Word 2013

Description: Knowing how to write reports and letters using Microsoft Word is a basic skill needed in nearly any job. This powerful word-processing program lets you professionally type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents.

In this course, you'll master all the basics of Microsoft Word. You'll learn how to add, move through, and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; change the size or appearance of text; change margins and tab settings; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; use tools such as the grammar checker, spell checker, and thesaurus; and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents.

You'll also learn dozens of different ways to modify the appearance and content of your documents by adjusting page margins, paragraph tab settings, and line spacing to create great-looking documents quickly and easily. By the time you're done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you'll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job. visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1183 Microsoft Office 2013

Description: This course will familiarize students with the applications contained in the Microsoft Office Professional or Academic or University Edition of Microsoft Office 2013 covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Students must be familiar with their PC and its Operating System, be able to use the Internet as well as receive and send e-mail, including attachments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1327 Microsoft Office 2016

Description: This course will familiarize students with the applications contained in the Microsoft Office Professional or Academic or University Edition of Microsoft Office 2016 covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Students must be familiar with their PC and its Operating System, be able to use the Internet as well as receive and send e-mail, including attachments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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COMP1175 Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer

Description: Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (also called Photoshop CC) is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. It's subscription-based, which means it updates itself as Adobe adds, changes, or improves features. In this course, you'll master techniques to edit and enhance your digital images and add a professional polish to your work. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor.
In Photoshop CC, Adobe has combined the power of their award-winning technology with sophisticated tools that produce dynamic results. This course offers simple, step-by-step instructions for correcting flaws, enhancing the final product, adding text, and preparing images for email and the Web. Along the way, you'll learn how to use the tools that make this software so popular and unique in the world of digital image editing.
As the high-end program in Adobe's collection of photo-editing software, Photoshop CC gives users all the tools they need to create outstanding digital images. Because this course is specifically targeted at photographers, you'll come away with a collection of useful techniques and quickly start seeing amazing results in your images!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1185 Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer II

Description: Adobe's Photoshop CC is the industry standard professional photo editing software for digital photographers and graphic artists, now available through the Creative Cloud. If you already know the basics of this powerful program, you're ready to expand your skills and put the power of Photoshop to work.
You'll learn advanced techniques with layering, working with multiple selections, applying type masks and special effects, and using filters to enhance images. You'll also take multiple images and combine them in to collages and panoramic photos, retouch portraits, and learn the tools and techniques for photo restoration. As we move through the class, you'll see how to take multiple images of the same subject and apply high definition range (HDR) for amazing color and contrast.
In addition, you'll master a workflow for efficiently processing your images and have a chance to bring all your skills together in a final exercise.
This class is perfect for you if you're already familiar with cropping, printing, color adjustments, and the basics of using layers and selection tools, and you want to take your photo-editing skills to the next level.
If you haven't fully unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CC, you'll find all the answers you need in this course. By the time you complete these fun, easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on activities, you'll be a true Photoshop guru.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1904 PowerPoint

Description: This course will cover creating presentations using PowerPoint. Areas of study will include: presentation guidelines, building your presentations, creating outlines, formatting slides, adding graphs, and organizational charts, clipart and special effects. Students will work with embedded objects and multiple presentations. Different methods of presenting output will be discussed.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1710 PowerPoint

Description: Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows using its pull-down menus, toolbars, and dialogue boxes. PowerPoint as a presentation program allows you to create colorful graphics and text slides along with reports for your projects.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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OLRN1097 Project Management and Scheduling Software

Description: Project management software greatly increases the ability of the project manager to work more efficiently. The functions of project planning and scheduling, resource allocation and costing, progress monitoring and reporting are explored in detail. The student moves from an introductory to an advanced level of familiarity with the functions of MS Project, a typical project management software tool. MS Project Trial Version of the software only lasts 60 days. Students must purchase full software to complete the course.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MGMT1080 or MGMT1081 or OLRN1510
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OLRN1444 Quickbooks Online

Description: QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a cloud-based accounting software program. Students will learn the difference between QuickBooks Pro and QBO before utilizing program features. Students will explore and apply key features, including: tracking and communicating customers, invoicing, supplier management, profitability analysis, payroll, HST management and reporting. Additionally, students will explore 3rd party application integration.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1268 Software Application Integration

Description: In this course, you will learn how to effectively use Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) together as they are typically used in business.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1710, OLRN1290 or OLRN1293, OLRN1980 or OLRN1981, OLRN1930 or OLRN1931
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COMP1740 Understanding the Cloud

Description: What is the cloud? If you have trouble answering this question, you're not alone. In this course, we'll explore how the cloud works, what drives its incredible growth, and how you can use cloud services. And don't worry if you're not tech-savvy! We'll relate the cloud to things you encounter every day, using practical, non-technical language.
We'll start by looking at the building blocks of the cloud, where it started, and how it transitioned from an experiment into an unstoppable force. You'll also gain a clear understanding of IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS, and see why each may be attractive to some businesses, but not others. And you'll learn about the different kinds of clouds (public, private, and hybrid).
We'll also take an inside look at the engine rooms of the cloud: data centers. You'll examine the concept of big data¯the overwhelmingly huge amounts of data that make analysis so challenging—and how the cloud infrastructure enables data to zip across the globe at lightning speed.
Social networking has also played an incredibly important role in the growth of the cloud. We'll examine how Facebook and Twitter contribute to the cloud, and how apps go from idea to app store. You'll gain an understanding of how mobile devices and major mobile ecosystems¯like Apple, Android, and Windows¯continue to shape the cloud, and how start-ups can use social media to shake things up like never before.
So come see how the how the cloud can work for you! Whatever your technical background, by the end of this course, you'll be thoroughly cloud-savvy.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1901 Word

Description: This course takes you beyond the basics to cover intermediate word processing concepts and techniques using Word. Students will learn how to produce professional business documents. Emphasis will be placed on intermediate word processing techniques including paragraph and page formatting options; working with tabs and indents; using the find and replace features; using the spell check, grammar check, thesaurus and other built-in correction tools; multi-column text, tables, mail merges; numbered and bulleted paragraphs; headers, footers and page numbering.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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COMP1902 Word - Advanced

Description: This advanced level course explores the mathematical capabilities of tables to create a variety of business documents including math formulas; sort information stored in tables, columns, paragraphs and data sources; perform an interactive merge; create automatically numbered outlines; document formatting using styles; generate tables of contents, and indexes; get acquainted with Word's powerful macro feature; and look at the WordArt applet as it applies to business situations.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1414 WordPress for Business (Non-coding)

Description: Content management systems (CMS) provide structured content management features such as the ability to store news documents, images, video and any other online content type imaginable. WordPress is an industry-leading CMS, and is used by businesses of all sizes. In this course, students will learn to build and maintain a self-hosted website using the WordPress hosted service. Some topics include layout, themes, plugins and widgets. Students will have the ability to expand and edit their own work after completion.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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