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GIT: Revision Control with "Git" new Fri 9 Dec 2016   09:00 Finished

This course is about revision control with "Git"

Google Analytics: An Introduction Fri 9 Jun 2017   09:30 Finished

Initially there will be a talk and demonstration then there will be an opportunity to try out any techniques you have learned about. To this end, if you are interested in looking at analytics for your own site and you haven't yet obtained a code and installed it on your pages, you will need to do that before the course. If you are interested in interpreting data that is already being collected you won't have to worry about that. Bear in mind that there is a lag in data collection of 24 hours.

High Performance Computing: An Introduction Wed 10 Jun 2020   09:30 Not bookable

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

The course aims to give an introductory overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) in general, and of the facilities of the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) in particular.

Practical examples of using the HPCS clusters will be used throughout, although it is hoped that much of the content will have applicability to systems elsewhere.

This course aims to provide a basic knowledge of GPU programming using OpenACC directives. The course is very hands-on oriented, aiming to give to you the opportunity to practice and experiment from the very beginning.

HTML for Beginners (Careers Service) new Wed 28 Jun 2017   09:30 CANCELLED

This is a practical-based course for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered, and is suitable for those who have to edit a content management system (CMS) to update web pages. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course you will have created three personal linked web pages and had the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

Information Asset Register - Demo and Q&A Event new Thu 22 Mar 2018   10:30 Finished

The University needs to maintain records about the personal data we hold, how we use it, and how we keep it secure to meet the obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May this year. The Information Asset Register (IAR) is the University’s chosen method of meeting this obligation.

At this event, James Knapton and Sibel Allinson will provide a live demonstration on how to use the IAR and host a Q&A session.

Introduction to Personal Computers - Using Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 is designed for users who are keen to extend their understanding of how to use computers. The skills acquired are sufficient to use the software to perform tasks including starting applications, creating folders, copying and moving files, and personalising Windows.

Introduction to Personal Computers - Using Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013 is designed for users who are keen to extend their understanding of how to use computers. The skills acquired are sufficient to use the software to perform tasks including starting applications, creating folders, copying and moving files, and personalising Windows.

IT and UIS Community: Mentoring Workshop 2019 new Wed 12 Jun 2019   11:00 Finished
  • University Information Services (UIS) is facilitating a mentoring scheme across UIS and the IT Community, providing career development support for individuals and organisations. This workshop is intended for mentors who have enrolled in the scheme. The session will cover advice and helpful methods on how to be a confident and effective mentor and a chance to share ideas with other mentors enrolled in the scheme.

University Information Services (UIS) facilitate a mentoring scheme across UIS and the IT Community, providing career development support for individuals and organisations. This session is for mentees to understand how to approach your mentor, plan your objectives and general guidelines to gain the most helpful and relevant advice from your mentor. You'll also have the opportunity to meet with other mentees enrolled on the scheme.

UIS staff will share what worked well and what could have been done better or differently to deliver work within the programme. Topics will range from system testing to user engagement.

IT Community Development Events Fri 30 Jun 2017   09:45 Finished

The IT Community Development Project is hosting two seminars at the end of June. The presentation will discuss UIS initiatives as well as a primary focus on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

IT Community: Seminar Wed 20 Sep 2017   12:30 Finished

The IT Community Development Project invites IT professionals across the Collegiate University to attend a seminar presentation on career development, highlighting the further stages with using an IT skills database, future plans for community development and an update on the Cyber Security Programme.

This lunchtime talk is to advise new joiners of Darwin College on the security aspects of IT assets, and social engineering practices, used to exploit machines and extract research data and phishing campaigns against the University of Cambridge.

IT Service Management: ITIL Foundation charged Mon 13 Mar 2017   09:00 Finished

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

ITIL is Best Practice IT Service Management which is used by many organisations around the world. A whole ITIL philosophy has grown up around the guidance contained within the ITIL books and the supporting certification and qualification scheme.

The ethos behind the development of ITIL is the recognition that organisations are becoming increasingly dependent on IT in order to satisfy their corporate aims and meet their business needs. This leads to an increased requirement for reliable, high-quality IT services.

The ITIL Foundation course provides IT managers, practitioners, support staff and staff interfacing with the information systems function with a practical understanding of the key concepts, principles, processes and functions that enables successful IT service management provision. It also prepares delegates for the ITIL Foundation Certificate Examination. The course is based on the ITIL best practice service lifecycle approach featured in the latest 2011 guidelines.

ITIL Foundation is the entry level qualification of the ITIL Qualifications scheme.

IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App Thu 31 Oct 2019   09:30 Finished

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.

This introductory course will provide an understanding of the University Data network (UDN), how different university institution’s networks connect to it and the networking services that the University Information Services (UIS) provide centrally.

It will cover common troubleshooting issues and provides the opportunity to discuss best practice in a range of scenarios and to use operating system utilities to diagnose problems locally at institutions. It will identify the scenarios of when a networking issue would be escalated to UIS service desk and the information to provide.

The course is largely hands on using group work and will conclude with a group quiz (just for fun!).

LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing Tue 28 Apr 2020   10:00   [More dates...] CANCELLED

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.

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Launch of LinkedIn Learning for the IT Community new Wed 18 Jul 2018   14:00 Finished
  • University Information Services (UIS) invites all University IT staff to celebrate the launch of LinkedIn Learning for the IT Community. View a whistle stop tour of the product, discover the benefits, hear user stories from the IT community and indulge in a celebratory cake.
  • LinkedIn Learning is an online eLearning resource which provides expert led courses developed by industry experts using content, topics include:
- Cloud Computing
- Software Development (C++, Java, PHP, Python, etc.)
- Cybersecurity
- Leadership and Management
- Network and Systems Administration
- Design and Creative Themes
- Data Science
- ITIL and IT Help Desk
- Project Management
- Web Design and Development

This course will take you through the process of evaluating, curating, uploading and sharing content through Linkedin Learning.

Managed Cluster Service Managers Forum new Wed 31 May 2017   14:15 Finished

Members of the Desktop Services team will be presenting an update to the Managed Cluster Service and the University Managed Print Service.

Refreshments will be available prior to and after the meeting in the Norwich Auditorium.

Mendeley is a free, open source reference management program. It was originally primarily intended as a way to manage collections of PDF documents and this is still its main strength in comparison with other tools such as EndNote and Zotero.

Mendeley can be used to insert reference citations and a bibliography of cited references into Word and Open Office documents and may be of interest to anyone wanting a free reference management program which will create BibTeX citation keys and paste them into a LaTeX document.

This is a basic introductory course and probably will not be very useful to those who are already using the program and who have specific queries about the way it works.

Users who need help with more advanced features can request individual help via the UIS service desk email:

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Access 2013 - Level 1 (with Challenge Exercises) are sufficient to be able to create database systems, enter, edit and delete data in database files, produce information in forms and reports and generate queries on the data.

The aim of this course is to build on the introductory skills of Level 1. The student learns how to ensure that data is entered correctly, how to create more sophisticated and complex queries, and is introduced to some basic automation techniques involving macros.

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Access 2013 - Level 3 (with Challenge Exercises) are sufficient to design and create a multi-table database and automate operations using macros and have a general understanding of the programming environment in Microsoft Access 2013.

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