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This is an the first of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings.

It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the second of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

The accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This session looks in detail at the requirements for universities to provide an accessibility statement under the new Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations. As well as being a legal requirement the accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings. It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the third of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

It looks at how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education.

Learn how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Being able to undertake these checks can help you with developing an accessibility strategy, improve procurement decisions and create an accessibility statement.

This entry-level session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the fourth of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility, specifically how to understand the results of accessibility evaluations and testing results.

The new Web Accessibility regulations require Universities to conduct audits and testing across all their digital estates, form websites to learning environments. These tests can be carried out by external contractors or your own in-house teams (see Workshop 3 for how to do this yourself)

Although built around common standards such as WCAG2.1, many people find accessibility test results and audit reports difficult to understand. Automatically generated reports or expert audits can produce a list of issues that need prioritising. Organisations must also decide how these accessibility barriers are communicated through their accessibility statement and how they can remediate them in the future.

This session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills. While not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that attendees attend the session “Introduction to accessibility testing” if they have no prior knowledge of accessibility tests.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database Tue 18 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

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Tue 26 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Access 2016: Fast Track Introduction Wed 12 Feb 2020   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This is a fast paced and shortened version of the 2-session Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course and thus is more suitable for those who are quick learners. This course will be taught using Access 2016 on PCs (Windows 7).

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Wed 6 May 2020 09:00 [Places]
Access 2016: Further Use Tue 3 Dec 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is intended for those already using Microsoft Access 2016 who wish to explore more advanced queries and forms. Those who have attended the Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course will find this follows on seamlessly from where that course left off - but be prepared for a harder challenge. Part of the course explores relational database design concepts for simple databases. The remainder focuses on more advanced queries and forms. The second session is optional for you to either work through and consolidate the course material, or to receive support on your own project.

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Tue 3 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 23 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

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Thu 12 Dec 2019 10:00 [Full]
Thu 23 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 3 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 24 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 23 Apr 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 19 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 18 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Adobe Acrobat DC new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Acrobat DC are sufficient to be able to create and edit PDFs, use forms, collaborate with others and secure your documents.

This intro to Adobe® Connect software provides an ideal solution for virtual Meetings, Seminars, Interviews, Presentations and Instructor-led Courses and Training, enabling organisers to create, deliver, manage, support and track discussions and courses while providing an experience that can replicate much of the in-person experience. There are also options for additional collaboration via polls, quizzes, breakout rooms for larger and diverse groups, as well as flexible whiteboard and desktop sharing, lecture capture, one-way talks and webinars, and a range of add-ons and programmability to customise for specialised requirements.

Live and previously-recorded sessions can be accessed from virtually any device, from personal computers to mobile devices (including Android, Apple® iOS, and BlackBerry® PlayBook OS).

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 allow you to set up a new website, create and modify webpages, insert text and images, and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 are sufficient to be able create a website. This course gives particular attention to the initial creation of the website, incorporating text and images.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction Tue 10 Dec 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

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Thu 6 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 18 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 19 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to perform basic tasks in Illustrator such as setting up a document, creating basic shapes and working with text.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Illustrator CC including working with the Creative Cloud, colour guides, brushes and symbols, Live Paint, tracing and much more.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CS6 are sufficient to be able create professional artwork and documents.

Adobe InDesign CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

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Tue 26 Nov 2019 09:30 [Standby]
Thu 20 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 30 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 3 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of InDesign CC including working with the Creative Cloud, creating and modifying interactive documents and much more.

Adobe InDesign CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in this courseware will allow the learner to create a variety of documents, both print-based and digital. The learner will be able to create a variety of documents ranging from simple text documents through to complex brochures and flyers with detailed graphics and advanced formatting features.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an advanced level.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced (Level 2) Wed 19 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Following on from the Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) course, this course covers some of the more advanced features of Adobe Photoshop CC, which is the latest version of the popular image manipulation and editing tool for graphics and design professionals and photographers. The course will explore some of the more advanced features of Photoshop. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and participants will then be given the opportunity to practice these for themselves.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

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Thu 12 Dec 2019 09:00 [Standby]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) Wed 27 Nov 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

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Thu 16 Jan 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 11 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 27 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 29 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 21 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 9 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Photoshop CC including working with the Creative Cloud, applying layer effects, creating and modifying 3D content and much more.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CS6 are sufficient to be able to understand the Photoshop screen, the different palettes and use the Photoshop tools to modify and adjust images.

Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged Mon 18 Nov 2019   09:30 [Places]

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

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

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

The fundamental-level course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

This is a free course, register and sign in online

More information can be found online

Amazon Web Services: Systems Operations on AWS new charged Wed 23 Oct 2019   09:30 Finished

System Operations on AWS is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

Analysing Business Processes: Where do I start? new Thu 18 May 2017   10:00 Finished

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

Assistive Technology: One-to-One Training Wed 20 Nov 2019   10:30   [More dates...] [Full]

This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful

A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue

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Wed 27 Nov 2019 10:30 [Full]

This course will introduce ATLAS.ti a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

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Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

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

Learn how with Windows PowerShell 4.0, you can remotely manage multiple Windows based servers and automate day to day management and administration tasks.

The course is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

This five day course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills, using hands-on instruction and practice, to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques, and will provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server (which is the common platform for all of those) will serve as the example for the techniques being taught.

In this five day course you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, enhanced job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets. Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT pros to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. Learn all this and more in this five-day Microsoft Official Course in Windows PowerShell 4.0.

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) programme is open to University IT Supporters. It covers network technology, protocols and theory at deeper levels reflective of University practices. There is a fee to attend this course and an additional fee to take the CCNA (200-120) certification exam.

CCNA Routing and Switching provides a comprehensive overview of networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network, with an emphasis on practical application, work-force readiness, and soft-skills development. You will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

There are four modules in the recommended sequence:

We offer this program as instructor led with online access to the curriculum with the support of interactive media and an online networks laboratory called NETLAB. There is a mix of lecture, demonstrations and a heavy emphasis on practical activities using live lab equipment and a simulation package.

Introduction to Networks is the first module of four modules in CCNA. Please book onto this first module to reserve your place for the whole programme.

This module introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

This is the second module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. You will learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

This is the third module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

This is the fourth module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. You also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network

  • Do you use APIs in your work and want to know what others are using? Join this Technology Community of Practice session to understand what some UIS members of the community are working on and discuss what application interfaces are available.
  • This session will include short presentations and demos from UIS DevOps, Development Services and the Research Computing Service followed by an open discussion to share best practices and approaches to creating APIs for a service.
C++: Programming in Modern C++ Wed 4 Jan 2017   09:30 Finished

This is an introduction to programming in modern C++, based on the book "'Programming: Principles and Practice using C++"' (2nd ed.) by Bjarne Stroustrup. The aim is to teach participants how to write non trivial, practical programs that are comprehensible and portable. Participants should also be able to understand and modify most well-written C++ applications, though not necessarily every aspect of them.

C++ is a large and complicated language, which is reflected in the length of this course. The creator of C++, Prof. Stroustrup, estimates that newcomers to programming will have to devote in excess of 200 hours' of work to learn how to program in C++ properly. Please bear that in mind if signing up for the course. It would also be of help (though not essential) if attendees have some prior programming experience in another language, e.g. Python.

Cyber17: The Emerging Threat Landscape new Wed 13 Dec 2017   09:30 Finished
  • A cyber security awareness event, sponsored by the University Information Services, IT Community Development Project and the Cyber Security Programme.
  • An informative conference, featuring presentations from high-profile and international security experts.
  • There will be interactive workshops focusing on various information security issues, a panel discussion and the opportunity to network with IT professionals from across the University.
  • The full agenda, speakers and workshop topics can be found on the event website.
Cyber Security: Stay Safe Online new Self-taught Not bookable

The Cyber Security - Stay Safe Online course is an interactive tutorial relating the current cyber security threats and advice on how to avoid them.

Think you won’t get caught in a phishing scam? Think again, below is the same email address written twice, how quickly can you spot the one containing the error?

joe_bloggs@therealcompanywebsite.com

joe_bloggs@therealcompanywebslte.com

It is hard to see the difference, especially when you have a heavy schedule of work and many distractions. The scam address is the bottom one with an 'l' instead of an 'i'. Imagine if you had transferred money or sent some sensitive data to the wrong email address . . . This interactive tutorial aims to raise your awareness of the most common techniques, not only email, that criminals use to gain access to your personal data, University sensitive information and networks. It will take between 30 to 40 minutes to work through and is based on real life scenarios that you may encounter in your day to day work

The course can be accessed on Moodle

An informative and social event to celebrate the launch of a new University Developer Hub.

University Information Services with support from developers across the University has been working on customising a University Developer Hub. The Hub is hosted using a GitLab application, with the aim to provide a valuable collaboration resource for developers and code users.

There will be short presentations from the alpha testers who will share their experience and involvement in testing the Hub. You’ll have the opportunity to ask informal questions about the service and meet with like-minded professionals involved with developing.

To celebrate the launch of the University Developer Hub, all attendees are welcome to stay for drinks and light refreshments served after the presentation.

Drupal: An Introduction Wed 11 Dec 2019   10:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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

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Tue 26 Nov 2019 10:30 [Standby]
Thu 9 Jan 2020 10:30 [Places]
Mon 20 Jan 2020 10:30 [Places]
Tue 4 Feb 2020 10:30 [Places]
Wed 19 Feb 2020 10:30 [Places]
Thu 5 Mar 2020 10:30 [Places]
Mon 16 Mar 2020 10:30 [Places]
Tue 31 Mar 2020 10:30 [Places]
Thu 16 Apr 2020 10:30 [Places]
Mon 27 Apr 2020 10:30 [Places]
Wed 13 May 2020 10:30 [Places]
Wed 3 Jun 2020 10:30 [Places]
Thu 18 Jun 2020 10:30 [Places]
Mon 29 Jun 2020 10:30 [Places]
Tue 14 Jul 2020 10:30 [Places]

This course is intended to build on the introductory EndNote course and give attenders practical experience of editing EndNote output styles.

EndNote output styles control the way EndNote sets out references and their citations in printed documents. By editing these, you can achieve precise control of the way your bibliography is set out.

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.

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Tue 28 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 6 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Endnote: Train The Trainer new Wed 14 Dec 2016   10:00 Finished

The course is a train the trainer session including an introduction to EndNote 8, plus an opportunity to discuss supporting EndNote in a Research University environment, use of EndNote for Systematic Reviews and Q&A session.

The aim of this talk is to introduce UIS plans to manage the University-wide Active Directory - Blue with Active Directory Management System (ADMS) which would receive all updates to the AD and provide more detailed access controls than is possible with the native Active Directory tools.

Excel 2016: Analysing and Summarising Data Wed 5 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This hands-on course is a follow up from the Excel: Introduction course.

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Thu 28 Nov 2019 09:30 [Standby]
Tue 3 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 14 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 25 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Excel 2016: Functions Fri 7 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This course covers some of the more challenging functions such as IF, SUMIFS and VLOOKUP. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

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Thu 5 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 30 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Excel 2016: Introduction Tue 14 Jan 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Apple Mac and PC. This is an instructor-led course for absolute beginners. There is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace.

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Wed 20 Nov 2019 09:30 [Standby]
Thu 7 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 10 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) Wed 22 Jan 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Macintosh and PC. This is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace, there is an instructor present to support you if you have questions. The same course is taught as instructor-led for those who prefer this approach to learning Excel Introduction .

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Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Excel 2016: Managing Data & Lists Tue 25 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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Thu 21 Nov 2019 09:30 [Standby]
Tue 28 Jan 2020 09:30 [Full]
Tue 12 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 18 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Excel 2016: Recorded Macros Fri 6 Dec 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Fri 14 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 10 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 28 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service by content and site managers.

Please note: Falcon on Plone will be migrating to Falcon-on-Drupal over the the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are new to Falcon on Plone and have a requirement to learn the Falcon system, this course is for you. If your department plans to migrate soon (please ask your departmental IT Officer) there is a Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction course. If you are new to Drupal there is a Drupal: An introduction course.

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service for site managers and is a follow on course from Falcon: An Introduction for Content and Site Managers (Part 1 and Part 2).

Falcon Further Topics: Clinic Session new Wed 17 May 2017   09:30 CANCELLED

The clinic session for people to come to with any queries and they will receive hands-on advice. The instructor will email the participants before the course to collate your queries.

Falcon-on-Drupal: Project update and Q&A session new Thu 9 May 2019   11:30 Finished
  • A presentation and Q&A session to discuss the development of Falcon-on-Drupal – a new version of the Falcon website content management system (CMS) service based on the Drupal platform – and the migration of sites to the new service.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the development, service features and how the migration may affect their sites.
Falcon-on-Drupal: Update and Q&A session new Mon 18 Nov 2019   11:30 [Places]

A presentation and Q&A session to discuss the migration of websites to Falcon-on-Drupal – a new version of the Falcon website content management system (CMS) service based on the Drupal platform.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the development, service features and the migration of their own sites.

Falcon: Refresher Fri 28 Jul 2017   09:30 Finished

This is a one off refresher course and will cover some of the use of Falcon Content Management Service by content and site managers who have been using the system for some years.

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 Thu 26 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Thu 21 Nov 2019 09:30 [Full]
Wed 10 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

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.

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentees enrolled on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentee. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentors on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentor. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and 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.

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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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.

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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.

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