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Tuesday 20 November

09:30
IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App (1 of 2) [Standby] 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:

  • Computing Service 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.

Python 3: Introduction for Those with Programming Experience (1 of 3) [Standby] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

10:00
EndNote: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

An introduction to using the bibliography program EndNote to store references and notes and use them to achieve correct referencing in your documents without re-typing. This course covers both EndNote Desktop and the free, browser based, "lite" version, EndNote Online.

Using EndNote will enable you to keep a note of references as you research online so that you will always be able to document your sources correctly. It can save you time as you should never need to retype references and you can alter their layout with a couple of mouse-clicks.

13:30
IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App (2 of 2) [Standby] 13:30 - 17:00 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:

  • Computing Service 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.

Python 3: Introduction for Those with Programming Experience (2 of 3) [Standby] 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

Wednesday 21 November

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new (1 of 6) [Full] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

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

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Those with Programming Experience (3 of 3) [Standby] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

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

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

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

Thursday 22 November

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new (3 of 6) [Full] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

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

09:30
Excel 2016: Recorded Macros [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course covers recording macros which provides automated steps to produce outcomes. This course does not teach VBA programming, if you want to learn VBA then please see the self-taught course Programming in VBA - Using Microsoft Excel 2013. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

Video Production: Shoot, Edit and Upload (Workshop) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 2

A practical workshop covering the workflow of producing a piece of edited video for upload to the web. The workshop will give participants a better understanding of video cameras, microphones and lighting; effective use of a video camera including shot composition and technical considerations. Basic editing techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to edit a short video, encode and upload to the web.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction [Standby] 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new (4 of 6) [Full] 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

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

14:00
Video Production: Shoot, Edit and Upload (Workshop) (2 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

A practical workshop covering the workflow of producing a piece of edited video for upload to the web. The workshop will give participants a better understanding of video cameras, microphones and lighting; effective use of a video camera including shot composition and technical considerations. Basic editing techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to edit a short video, encode and upload to the web.

Word 2016: Mastering Dissertations and Theses (Level 3) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is mainly aimed at students writing their thesis. It is a task-focused version of the Word: Mastering Advanced Features which is aimed at staff creating reports. Please do not book yourself on both courses. It is designed to give a overview of the advanced features of Microsoft Word that are most relevant to producing dissertations, theses and other long documents.

Friday 23 November

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new (5 of 6) [Full] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

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

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

This free course will be delivered by Amazon Web Services

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

Monday 26 November

09:30
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 - Identity with Windows Server 2016 vA (70-742) charged (1 of 10) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

You will receive hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2016.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Managing User Settings with GPO's, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Identity with Windows Server 2016: Exam 70-742, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

For those who wish to commence with the MTA entry-level credential from Microsoft there are a number of Online courses listed in Related courses below that would be relevant.

View a Microsoft IT Academy Roadmap

13:00
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 - Identity with Windows Server 2016 vA (70-742) charged (2 of 10) [Places] 13:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

You will receive hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2016.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Managing User Settings with GPO's, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Identity with Windows Server 2016: Exam 70-742, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

For those who wish to commence with the MTA entry-level credential from Microsoft there are a number of Online courses listed in Related courses below that would be relevant.

View a Microsoft IT Academy Roadmap

Tuesday 27 November

09:00
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 - Identity with Windows Server 2016 vA (70-742) charged (3 of 10) [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

You will receive hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2016.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Managing User Settings with GPO's, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Identity with Windows Server 2016: Exam 70-742, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

For those who wish to commence with the MTA entry-level credential from Microsoft there are a number of Online courses listed in Related courses below that would be relevant.

View a Microsoft IT Academy Roadmap

09:30
Web Authoring: HTML - Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for Beginners (Level 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This is a practical-based course for anyone with a basic understanding of HTML. The course will introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and show how they can (and should) be used effectively when creating web pages. The course teaches how to write CSS from scratch using a basic Text Editor. By the end of the course participants will have adapted a small website consisting of four pages so that it is styled using a single Cascading Style Sheet. Course participants will have the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

13:00
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 - Identity with Windows Server 2016 vA (70-742) charged (4 of 10) [Places] 13:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

You will receive hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2016.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Managing User Settings with GPO's, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Identity with Windows Server 2016: Exam 70-742, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

For those who wish to commence with the MTA entry-level credential from Microsoft there are a number of Online courses listed in Related courses below that would be relevant.

View a Microsoft IT Academy Roadmap

Wednesday 28 November

09:00
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 - Identity with Windows Server 2016 vA (70-742) charged (5 of 10) [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

You will receive hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2016.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Managing User Settings with GPO's, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Identity with Windows Server 2016: Exam 70-742, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

For those who wish to commence with the MTA entry-level credential from Microsoft there are a number of Online courses listed in Related courses below that would be relevant.

View a Microsoft IT Academy Roadmap

TechLink Community: IT Induction for new Computer Officers, IT staff and Techlink members new [Places] 09:00 - 14:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room
  • A presentation and workshop-style session introducing how IT works in the University of Cambridge. Covering what is expected of an IT professional working within a college, department or University institution. It explains what resources are available for them, covering IT specific material. It is useful for new IT staff or as a refresher for employees who may have missed the opportunity to attend at the start of their IT role within the University.
  • The session will provide the opportunity network with IT professionals across the University and to meet UIS staff and Relationship Managers who are key contacts to support IT staff.
09:30
Excel 2016: Recorded Macros POSTPONED 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course covers recording macros which provides automated steps to produce outcomes. This course does not teach VBA programming, if you want to learn VBA then please see the self-taught course Programming in VBA - Using Microsoft Excel 2013. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

10:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) [Standby] 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.

13:00
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 - Identity with Windows Server 2016 vA (70-742) charged (6 of 10) [Places] 13:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

You will receive hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2016.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Managing User Settings with GPO's, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Identity with Windows Server 2016: Exam 70-742, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

For those who wish to commence with the MTA entry-level credential from Microsoft there are a number of Online courses listed in Related courses below that would be relevant.

View a Microsoft IT Academy Roadmap

14:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) [Standby] 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.

Unix: Building, Installing and Running Software (1 of 3) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

TechLink Community: IT Forum new [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

University Information Services (UIS) is hosting an IT forum afternoon. The event will cover brief updates on UIS projects and services. There will also be a briefing session from Amazon Web Services including merchandise giveaways and shared projects from the IT community.