The spring quarter of hands-on computer training courses offered by Information Systems begins April 5, but there is still time to register for many popular topics.
For details on any of the courses mentioned below, please contact the Training Services Office, x3-7685 or firstname.lastname@example.org>. You can also view the catalog at http://web.mit.edu/tps/www/training/>. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer and have your Web browser configured to recognize it as a helper application. I/S also now offer both on-line registration and payment via EREQ.
A new course is touch-typing using the self-paced program, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. This popular software lets you choose a starting level, whether you are a beginner or a touch typist who wants to increase speed and accuracy. It also promotes sound typing practices, so you develop good habits at the keyboard. This class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings April 8 through June 14 (expect Monday holidays). The fee is $50.
Macintosh users can sign up for courses such as Intro to the Macintosh, Word Basics Levels I and II and Advanced Word for both versions 5 and 6, Intro and Intermediate Excel 5, and Intro and Advanced FileMaker for versions 2 and 3. Shorter modules on FileMaker and PowerPoint are also scheduled. Note: the dates for Advanced FileMaker 3.0 have been rescheduled to June 12 and 13.
For those wishing to use the Macintosh to expand their desktop publishing abilitites, the following courses are planned: Desktop Publishing with PageMaker 6 on April 29 and 30, 9am-4pm; Advanced Desktop Publishing with PageMaker 6 on May 20 and 21, 9am-4pm; Imaging and Design with Photoshop 3 on May 6 and 7, 9am-4pm, and New Features in PageMaker 6 on June 11, 1-4pm.
Windows users still have time to register for courses such as Intro to Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, Intro and Intermediate Excel 5, Word 6 Basics Levels I and II for Windows, and FileMaker 3 for Windows.
In addition to its software courses, Training Services offers classes to help you learn about the world beyond your office. For those new to the World Wide Web, there is a hands-on course on browsing the Web with Netscape. A World Wide Web Quick Start (no fee or registration) is also held twice each month.
If you want to learn how to publish information on the Web, you can take Electronic Publishing Using HTML (this course has different sections for Macintosh and Windows users). A free, three-hour HTML demo is offered several times each month and is a prerequisite for the hands-on course.
See the Spring '96 Computer Training Catalog for course descriptions and fees, as well as the calendar insert of free noontime Quick Start classes, user group meetings and computer events for the months of April through June. If you don't see a course you need, please contact I/S for information on referral vendors.