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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 Thu 28 Nov 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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

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Date Availability
Tue 5 Nov 2019 09:30 [Standby]
Wed 5 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
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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Date Availability
Thu 14 Nov 2019 09:30 [Full]
Thu 5 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 30 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Excel 2016: Introduction Wed 20 Nov 2019   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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Date Availability
Tue 14 Jan 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 7 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 10 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) Mon 11 Nov 2019   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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Date Availability
Wed 22 Jan 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Excel 2016: Managing Data & Lists Tue 28 Jan 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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Date Availability
Thu 21 Nov 2019 09:30 [Standby]
Tue 25 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
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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Date Availability
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: 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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Date Availability
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 [Places]

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 29 Jan 2020   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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Date Availability
Thu 31 Oct 2019 10:00 [Standby]
Wed 4 Dec 2019 10:00 [Standby]
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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Date Availability
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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