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Thursday 24 October 2019

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Systems Operations on AWS new charged (3 of 6) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

System Operations on AWS is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

09:30
Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

10:00
Accessibility: How to Produce Accessible Documents - An Introduction (Workshop) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Systems Operations on AWS new charged (4 of 6) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

System Operations on AWS is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

Friday 25 October 2019

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Systems Operations on AWS new charged (5 of 6) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

System Operations on AWS is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Systems Operations on AWS new charged (6 of 6) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

System Operations on AWS is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

09:30
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

14:00
Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 New Museums Site, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

Wednesday 30 October 2019

09:30
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

14:00
Zotero: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free program which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Open Office, or LaTeX document.

Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 New Museums Site, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

Thursday 31 October 2019

09:30
IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

A course for Computer Officers on the UIS password application and the skills they will need to use it. Major topics covered include:

  • UIS policies regarding UIS accounts
  • Privacy briefing covering the legal status of UIS accounts and your obligations to users
  • Assertiveness training to assist you in dealing with problematic requests
  • Demonstration of the new password application
  • Online test

This course includes descriptions of the circumstances under which you may, and more importantly, may not give out account details (including password reset tokens). The examples and scenarios used are based on actual requests and incidents, and includes some content that could be distressing. This material is specifically included to ensure that Computer Officers are aware of the social engineering techniques that have been used in attempts to gain access to accounts, often under difficult and stressful circumstances. This is intended to assist you in developing the skills to deal appropriately with such situations if they occur within your own institution and forms an essential part of the course.

Successful completion of this course and the online exam is mandatory for Computer Officers wishing to have password resetting authority using the UIS password application for a range of University wide services including Hermes, Raven and the MCS.

IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

A course for Computer Officers on the UIS password application and the skills they will need to use it. Major topics covered include:

  • UIS policies regarding UIS accounts
  • Privacy briefing covering the legal status of UIS accounts and your obligations to users
  • Assertiveness training to assist you in dealing with problematic requests
  • Demonstration of the new password application
  • Online test

This course includes descriptions of the circumstances under which you may, and more importantly, may not give out account details (including password reset tokens). The examples and scenarios used are based on actual requests and incidents, and includes some content that could be distressing. This material is specifically included to ensure that Computer Officers are aware of the social engineering techniques that have been used in attempts to gain access to accounts, often under difficult and stressful circumstances. This is intended to assist you in developing the skills to deal appropriately with such situations if they occur within your own institution and forms an essential part of the course.

Successful completion of this course and the online exam is mandatory for Computer Officers wishing to have password resetting authority using the UIS password application for a range of University wide services including Hermes, Raven and the MCS.

Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (1 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 10:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

10:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (2 of 3) Finished 10:30 - 11:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

11:30
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (3 of 3) Finished 11:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

14:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Tuesday 5 November 2019

09:00
UTBS: New Provider Training Manager Training POSTPONED 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

09:30
Excel 2016: Analysing and Summarising Data Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This hands-on course is a follow up from the Excel: Introduction course.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

09:30
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (1 of 4) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

UTBS: Training Administrator Training Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.

Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (1 of 6) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (2 of 6) CANCELLED 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

14:00
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.