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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.

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.

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Tue 22 Oct 2019 09:30 POSTPONED
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing Wed 4 Dec 2019   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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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Thu 31 Oct 2019 10:00 [Standby]
Wed 29 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 12 Feb 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 12 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 28 Apr 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 4 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
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 Lynda.com 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
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 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: servicedesk@uis.cam.ac.uk

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Tue 19 May 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Access 2016 - 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 2016 - Level 3 (with Challenge Exercises) are sufficient to design and create a multitable database and automate operations using macros and have a general understanding of the programming environment in Microsoft Access 2016.

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 administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this Microsoft Official Course.

This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Administering Windows Server 2012: Exam 411, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012.

NOTE: Labs in this course are based on the General Availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

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 Certification Roadmap

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 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, services in this Microsoft Official Course.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 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 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services: Exam 412, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012.

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 Certification Roadmap

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 installing, managing storage and computer by using Windows Server 2016, including Windows Server 2016 vB, in this Microsoft Official Course.

This course is part one 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 the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsa-windows-server-2016-certification.aspx#cp-section3-head, which is the first 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

Microsoft Edge new Self-taught Not bookable

This course aims to give the learner the skills and knowledge to be able to use and browse the internet using the Microsoft Edge browser

This is a beginner’s course and aims to give the new spreadsheet user a thorough grounding in the basics of creating and working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013. Particular emphasis is placed on developing accurate and well-designed spreadsheets employing sound design and documentation principles.

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Excel 2013 - Level 2 (with Challenge Exercises) enable users to expand their knowledge and learn how to create more productive workbooks. It covers formulas and function techniques, advanced formatting and charting features and data manipulation tools like PivotTables and goal seeking.

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Excel 2013 - Level 3 (with Challenge Exercises) are sufficient to be able to protect worksheet data, perform advanced data operations using summarising, data consolidations, filters and advanced PivotTable techniques, macros, and much more.

Microsoft Excel 2016 - Data Analysis Add-Ins will show you how to use the data analyis add-ins of Microsoft Excel 2016, including using Power View to create interactive data visualisations, using Power Pivot to create a data model for use with Excel tools such as pivot tables and pivot charts, using Get & Transform to import and combine data from a variety of sources such as databases and web sites and using Power Map to visualise geographic data.

Microsoft Excel 2016 Functions new Self-taught Not bookable

Microsoft Excel 2016 - Functions will show you how to use a variety of Excel functions, including logical functions, math functions, date and time and financial functions. It is a reference manual and is designed to be used by someone already familiar with how functions are used in Excel.

Microsoft Excel 2016 - Level 1 is a beginner’s course and aims to give the new spreadsheet user a thorough grounding in the basics of creating and working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2016. Particular emphasis is placed on developing accurate and well-designed spreadsheets employing sound design and documentation principles.

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