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									Centre For Computing Services (CCS)




   Computer Training Courses
                                         Introduction
      Welcome to the training course brochure produced by the Centre for Computing
      Services.

What is available?
      A range of different courses will be offered. Some of these are designed to introduce
      you to basic IT skills, others to develop the skills which you already have, and others
      are designed to assist you in using different technologies to find and use information –
      please see the descriptions for more information about each course.

Who can attend the courses?
      The courses run by the Centre for Computing Services are open only to staff and
      students of University College Medical School.

Where will the courses be held?
      The Centre for Computing Services courses will be held in the Centre training suite on
      the lower ground floor adjacent to the Centre offices.

When are the courses held?
      Dates are provided for each course in the timetable. However, you are encouraged to
      contact either Lucy (details below) if these times are unsuitable - we will endeavor to
      meet your needs and offer additional courses. Repeats of some of these courses, as
      well as additional courses, are also planned throughout the year. Some information is
      provided towards the end of the brochure and additional details will be disseminated
      when they are available.

How much will it cost?
      Courses are currently run at no charge to staff and students of the Medical School.

Do I need to book?
      Yes - you will need to book a place on any of the courses that you wish to attend.
      Complete the enclosed form or contact Lucy .You need to complete one form per course.
      Confirmation/standby will be sent via email or post.

Cancellation of bookings
      Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course so that we
      can offer your place to someone else. If you do not turn up to any course that you have
      been booked on, your booking on other courses will not be accepted.

Cancellation of courses
      The Centre for Computing Services reserves the right to postpone or cancel any
      courses that are under-subscribed.

Tailored sessions
      The Centre for Computing services offers customised training courses for
      departments, research groups, journal clubs or groups of students, and the sessions can


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      be tailored to individual needs. For more information, and to discuss your
      requirements, contact Lucy (details below).

The trainers
      Lucy Rahman is a very experienced trainer and has been involved in designing and
      running training courses for staff and students of the Medical School for many years.
      In addition to running training courses she is also provides advisory and consultancy
      sessions to the schools computer users.


More Courses…. In your own time
                 •    Training Files
                      Training files to accompany our courses and workbooks are now available from
                      the training office
                 •    Open Learning Tutorial Workbooks
                      are available from CCS Training Office. Topics covered include Microsoft
                      Office applications, file management, writing web pages, and more.

  Electric Paper http://www.ucl.ac.uk/elearning/it-and-internet-skills/ecdl-ep.htm This
  training covers a range of common office applications (word processing,
  spreadsheets, databases, email). It follows the European Computer Driving Licence
  (ECDL) syllabus.



       There is more extensive list of courses which can be found on the UCL web pages.
       http://www.ucl.ac.uk/is/training/staff/index.htm


Contact information

       Lucy Rahman
       Training,
       Centre for Computing Services
       Tel: 020 7433 2722 / internal ext 32722
       Fax: 020 7830 2463
       Email: l.rahman@.ucl.ac.uk




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                        Introduction to File Management



What is the course about?
      This course provides an introduction to PCs and File management. There is an
      opportunity to explore a PC at beginner’s level enabling you to find your feet and
      overcome any apprehensions you might have. You will learn how to use a keyboard and
      understand many of the extra keys; practice using a mouse in a friendly fearless
      atmosphere under the guidance of a very sympathetic trainer.
      This course covers both Hardware and Software. There will also be advice given on
      hardware requirements if you are planning to purchase a PC. It shows you how to create
      your own directories and folder structures and how to copy move and back up your files.

What is the aim of the course?
      The aim of this course is to introduce new users to Computing and managing files

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
            What are hard disks and floppy disks
            Formatting disks
            The basics of file structures
            Saving files
            Downloading files
            Deleting files
            Retrieving files
            Simple troubleshooting

Who is the course aimed at?
      Any staff or students who are new to Computing.

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
      No.




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                                Introduction Windows


What is the course about?

  This is a basic introduction to using Windows, aimed at those who are new to computing or
  to Windows. Participants will be able to gain familiarity with Windows XP.

What is the aim of the course?
      The course aims to enable both new and existing members of staff or students to use
      the computers in the library and the CCS training room effectively.

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
           How to manage your Windows
           How to use the taskbar
           How to get help
           How to use the explorer
           How to set up and use your filing system
           Finding documents
           Creating shortcuts on your desktop
           Customising your desktop

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
      No, but it would be helpful if you have attended an ‘Introduction to PCs and file
      management course, or if you are familiar with Windows 95 or NT. You also need to
      register with CCS and obtain a user account before attending the course (contact the
      help desk in CCS ext.34230).




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                Introduction to Word (level 1)
What is the course about?
        This course introduces users to Microsoft Word for Windows (office professional
        2003)

What does the course aim to achieve?
         You will learn all about the basics that you need to successfully use Word 2002/2003
        to create documents of your own, and you will also be introduced to some of the wider
        potential of the package. You will be shown how to use Word by demonstration and
        learn by carrying out step-by-step sequences to achieve tasks

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
          How to Edit and format
          How to work in the word environment
          How to work with tabs and
          How to layout the page
          How to print

Who is the course aimed at?
      This course is aimed at staff and students of the Medical School who have some
      experience of word processing but are new to Microsoft Word or who have attended an
      introduction to PCs and file management course.

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
      You should have some experience of using a PC.




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            Introduction to Word (level 2)
What is the course about?
      This course follows on from Word level 1. There is a brief introduction creating your
      own styles. Using templates. Merging files. Sorting merged files. More about tables and
      columns. Adding footnotes. Dividing a document into sections. Customising the toolbar.
      An introduction to desk top publishing. Designing a document. Printers’ jargon


What is the aim of the course?
       You will learn how to create many letters efficiently, each with a personal touch. Once
      you have mastered the steps involved you can apply it to the circulation of any number
      of letters with a minimum amount of effort. Mail merge is a great time saver

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
       The basics of using tabs
       Mail Merge
       How to set up columns
       How to create tables
       How to work with graphics
       Macros



Do you need any experience to attend this course?
      Word level 1




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                        Excel Level 1

What is the course about?
   This course will provide you with the basics of this package so that you can create your
  own spreadsheets; charts (at a simple level), create your own formulae, and format and
  print your spreadsheets. Also for those who wish to extend their knowledge of the Excel
  spreadsheet package.

What does the course aim to achieve?
  This course aims to enable participants those who wish to get started with the Excel
  spreadsheet package. Excel has many useful features which can reduce time spent in
  creating spreadsheets


What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
           How to enter data
           How to edit a worksheet
           How to create simple formulae
           How to draw simple charts and graphs

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
      You should have some experience of using a PC, or have attended an introductory Word
      or File management course.




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                          Excel Level 2
What is the course about?

  This course is for those who know how to enter and edit data in a spreadsheet and would
  now like to move on to use it for performing calculations , logical operations, sorting and
  filtering data and creating charts. It is not suitable for complete beginners. The course
  will be delivered using Excel 2003 but most of the areas covered are very similar in Excel
  2002/97.

  Pre-requisites
  You should be able to enter edit and format data in Excel. If you lack these skills, please
  book a place on the Excel level 1 course. It is implicit in the use of spreadsheets that
  participants are familiar with basic mathematical concepts such as algebra, calculating
  averages, percentages etc.

  Outline:

       •    entering formulae using relative cell references
       •    introduction to built-in functions (statistical, date/time)
       •    absolute cell referencing
       •    logical IF
       •    using names
       •    dealing with error messages
       •    displaying formulae
       •    sorting and filtering data
       •    overview of chart types
       •    creating charts
       •    modifying existing charts
       •    adding error bars to charts
       •    incorporating Excel charts into Word and PowerPoint files

What does the course aim to achieve?
  This course aims to enable participants those who wish to progress further with the Excel
  spreadsheet package.

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
           How to create and edit formulae data
           How to edit a worksheet
           How to create simple formulae
           How to draw charts and graphs

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
      See pre-requisites above.




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                       Excel Tricks & Tips

This is part of the “Tricks & Tips” courses run by CCS



What is the course about?
       Demonstration of popular Excel shortcuts. This course aims to help you find quicker
      ways of doing everyday tasks. This fast-paced course is also a good all-round revision
      course for experienced Excel users


Do you need any experience to attend this course?

  Have good all-round knowledge of Excel.




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                                PowerPoint
What is the course about?
      This introductory course offers new users the opportunity to gain basic skills in this
      presentation package. The course introduces the PowerPoint environment and makes
      some basic recommendations about presentation design

What does the course aim to achieve?
      This practical course is meant for people who are new to PowerPoint and are intending
      to use the package within their work to create presentation materials either for their
      own use or for others to use in talks, seminars, lectures, committee meetings,
      conferences, etc

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
           How to enter data
           What is PowerPoint?
           Design considerations
           Creating and formatting a new presentation
           Using Help
           Promoting and demoting bullet points
           Formatting the text
           Saving and retrieving your presentation
           Viewing your presentation

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
       Participants should already have attended an Introduction to PCs & File management
       course or have a good working knowledge of the Windows environment. They will be
       expected to be conversant with using menus and toolbars, entering, editing, cutting,
       copying and pasting text and saving and retrieving files. It is likely that they will
       already be using a word-processor (such as Word) as a regular part of their working
       life and possibly a spreadsheet package (such as Excel) as well.




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                       PowerPoint Tricks & Tips

This is part of the “Tricks & Tips” courses run by CCS


What is the course about?
           Demonstration of popular PowerPoint shortcuts. This course aims to help
      you find quicker ways of doing everyday tasks. This fast-paced course is also a
      good all-round revision course for experienced Excel users


Do you need any experience to attend this course?

  Have good all-round knowledge of PowerPoint.



                                 Outlook

What is the course about?
   Outlook helps you communicate organise and manage all your information with one
  application We will examine the various features of the Personal Scheduler: calendar to
  schedule your appointments, meetings and deadlines; Tasks to keep track of the tasks you
  need to complete; how to keep records of business and personal contacts


What does the course aim to achieve?
      The course aims to introduce participants to using Outlook for email and scheduling

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
            How to send, reply and store mail
            How to track and recall messages
            How to use address books
            How to set up mailing lists
            How to use the calendar
            How to gives others permissions to read or send e-mail on your behalf
            How to open multiple mailboxes

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
      You should be familiar with using a computer and you need to have knowledge or
      experience of using an email package




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Introduction To The Internet
What is the course about?
      This course introduces participants to some of the features of the Internet using
      Internet Explorer.

What does the course aim to achieve?
      The course aims to enable participants to “surf" the information available on the
      Internet.

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
           Introduction to Internet Explorer
           What is the Web
           What are URLs
           How to create favourites
           How to download images and text
           How to find information on the Web
           Use of the Web for teaching and research

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
  There are no pre-requisites for the course. However, participants should have some
  familiarity with Microsoft Windows-based applications and some familiarity with using a
  computer keyboard and mouse




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An Introduction to Access
What is the course about?

  This course is for those who are new to databases and Microsoft Access and wish to
  explore the basic features of this complex package. Please note that Access is a relational
  database and is therefore more complex than other Microsoft Office applications.

What does the course aim to achieve?
  The aim of this course is to give users an introduction to databases

What will you have learnt by the end of the course?
       An introduction to the Access environment
       Some database terminology
       Creating and using a database
       Designing a database
       Creating Tables and forms
       Simple queries
       Simple reports

Do you need any experience to attend this course?
  Participants should have strong basic IT skills, basic knowledge of Excel and have a good
  working knowledge of the Windows environment

When?
  This course is run at UCL and has to be booked through their booking system. Please see
  their web pages
  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/is/training/




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