The winter quarter of hands-on computer training courses sponsored by Information Systems began in early January, but there is still time to register for many popular topics. Additional sections will be added to accommodate demand.
Windows users can register for courses such as Introduction to Windows 95/NT (March 10-11) or Upgrading to Windows 95/NT (March 14), Introduction to Excel 5 for Windows (February 5-6), Intermediate Excel 5 (February 26-27), Word 6 Basics Level I (February 11) and II (February 20) for Windows, Advanced Word 6 (March 19), Intermediate FileMaker 3 (March 20), and Intro to Microsoft Access (February 10).
For Macintosh users, there are courses including Intro to the Macintosh (February 11-12), Intro to Excel 5 (March 5-6), Intermediate Excel 5 (March 12-13), Intro (March 5-6) and Advanced FileMaker 3 (February 18-19). Shorter modules on Creating Reports and Forms in FileMaker 3 (January 31), and PowerPoint (February 24) are also scheduled.
For those wishing to do Macintosh desktop publishing, the following courses are planned: Intro to Desktop Publishing with PageMaker 6 (March 3-4), Advanced Desktop Publishing (March 17-18), and Imaging and Design with Photoshop 4 (February 3-4). All courses run from 9am-4pm.
In addition to software courses, Training Services offers classes on the World Wide Web. There is a hands-on course on Browsing the Web with Netscape (March 7). A World Wide Web Quick Start (no fee or registration) is also held twice a month. For those who want to publish information on the Web, there is Electronic Publishing Using HTML (February 12). A free, three-hour HTML demo, which is a prerequisite for the hands-on course, is offered several times each month.
See the Winter '97 Computer Training Catalog or on-line information for course descriptions, fees and discounts as well as the calendar of free noontime Quick Start classes, user group meetings and computer events for the months of February and March. If you don't see a course that you need, contact Training Services for information on referral vendors. Participants can now register electronically and pay for courses via EREQ.
For details on any of the courses and modules, contact the Training Services Office at x3-7685 or email@example.com>, or visit the Web site at
Sessions aim to help new employees
Getting acquainted with MIT's technology environment can be a daunting experience. Free, 90-minute seminars/demos are being offered for new MIT employees whose jobs require, at minimum, the use of a telephone and computer.
The seminars will provide basic information about the MIT computing environment and will explain how to find more information and get help. Topics covered include telephone and voice mail, operating systems and equipment, supported software and recommended hardware, the campus network, security, computing help resources and computer-related health issues. No registration is required.
The seminars will be held in Room E40-302 on February 11 from 11am-12:30pm, February 27 from noon-1:30pm, March 10 from 11am-12:30pm, and March 26 from 12:30-2pm. Administrative officers and department coordinators are encouraged inform new employees about these sessions.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 5, 1997.