Welcome to New Era Technology’s May Newsletter!

 

Spring into training with ease, using our flexible e-learning training methods! Looking for something more interactive? What great timing, because we currently have our Buy One, Get One event for you to be able to optimize your learning experience! Plus, keep an eye out for the occasional special drop-in discount!

 

This month, we are also very proud to introduce a new section to our newsletter, in appreciation to you! Every month we will feature an organization that is part of the New Era network to showcase our appreciation of a growing New Era community. This month we are pleased to share as our Company Feature - Elbow River Casino!

 

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Predictions for 2010

 

Corporate Giants Get Virtual Worlds

By: Karl M. Kapp, assistant director at the Institute for Interactive Technologies, and professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University, and co-author of Learning in 3D


Virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for corporate use gains traction in 2010 with major announcements concerning integration with traditional enterprisewide software, such as MS SharePoint. Even though virtual worlds still are in the "trough of disillusionment" in the technology hype cycle. VIEs will pull out of the trough in fourth quarter 2010 as productive uses of these worlds begins to proliferate—fueled by breakthrough examples of productivity improvements. These implementations will capture the imagination of many and activity around VIEs increases. The VIE industry encounters a shake up of player consolidation, new player arrivals and existing players seizing larger market share...

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Article From eLearn Magazine: http://www.elearnmag.org

 

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E-learning removes many cost variables factored into training budgets. As it is a flexible learning style and not time restrictive, e-learning can decrease your employee’s travel time and incidental costs while allowing them to learn at their own pace, anytime, anywhere. Learn more about its benefits online.

 

From Adobe Creative Suite to Microsoft certifications, we can offer you a package that will get you the training your organization needs. We offer a wide variety of libraries in the following areas:

 

Communicating Effectively Course

 

 

 

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MS Office Skills Builder

 

 

Goal Setting Course

 

 

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Office 2007 Transitioning

 

 

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When you buy one of our Adobe, MS Office or Business Soft Skillscourses at retail price, receive 50% off a second course, of equal or lesser value! Use it for yourself, or share it with a team member!

Choose from:

MS Office Suite

Adobe Creative Suite

Business Soft Skills

Excel Level 1, 2 & 3

Photoshop Level 1 & 2

Managing Conflict to your Advantage

Word Level 1, 2 & 3

InDesign Level 1

Project Management Fundamentals

PowerPoint Level 1 & 2

Illustrator Level 1 & 2

Goal Setting & Achieving Objectives

Outlook Level 1, 2 & 3

Dreamweaver Level 1 & 2

Proper Assertiveness

Visio Level 1

Acrobat Level 1 & 2

Customer Service - How to Stand out

Project Level 1 & 2

Captivate

Time Management Strategies

Access Level 1

 

Communicating Effectively

InfoPath Level 1

 

Emerging Leaders - Essential Skills

Office 2007 Transition

 

Teambuilding: The Power of Many

 

 

The Winning Ways of Negotiating

 

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* The first course must be purchased at retail price and the 50% discount will be applied to a course of equal or lesser value. All courses must be booked at time of order and payment must be received by June 30th.  This discount is only applicable to Microsoft Office, Adobe and Business Soft Skills courses currently on schedule. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers such as Training Vouchers. This offer is not valid on past orders.

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MS Exchange 2010 NEW COURSES!

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* The first two courses must be purchased at retail price and the free course will be applied to a course of equal or lesser value. All courses must be booked at time of order and payment must be received by June 30th.  This discount is only applicable to Microsoft Official Curriculum and SharePoint End User, Power User and Design & Branding courses currently on schedule. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers such as Training Vouchers. This offer is not valid on past orders.

 

Tips of the Month

 

Commitment Curve

By Tyler Huggins, Instructor & Consultant


When a new employee joins an organization, they usually start with all the optimism in the world.  They are entering a new company with great potential, and no identified flaws.  At this point, their commitment to the company is high.  At the same time, the boss may not be sure of the new employee yet, and thus their own commitment to that person may have limitations.  Some time later, the employee may start to notice that their new place of employment has flaws, and while their competence is now on the rise, their commitment may be starting a downward trend.  Meanwhile, the boss is starting to be more committed to the employee, because they are seeing an improvement in performance and ability. 


Do you see the gap in commitment? 

 

If the gap is not addressed, the relationship may be headed for failure.  It is important for the boss to let the employee know that employees will go through this commitment curve, and arrange to have supportive communication surrounding that. Only then, when the employee’s commitment and optimism are on the wane, will the employee feel free to open up about their concerns, thus giving the boss an opportunity to address their unease, and seek to preserve the relationship.

 

 

 

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Microsoft Office

By: Alex Siedule

For Excel 2003 & 2007:

For a quick and easy way to create an exact copy of any sheet you have in a workbook:

Click and drag the sheet you would like to copy, towards either the left or right, until you see a small arrowhead. While you are doing this, hold down the Ctrl key. When you release your mouse button, you will find an exact copy of the sheet with the same name along with the number 2 beside it.

 

Adobe Creative Suite

By: Jane Pratico

Spring-loaded tools
In CS4, you can temporarily jump from any tool to any other tool by pressing-and-holding the other tool’s shortcut. For instance, to jump from the Brush tool to the new Rotate View tool, just hold down R, click-and-drag the canvas to rotate it, and then release R to jump back to the Brush. Although it saves just one click at a time, those clicks can add up.

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Course

Dates

Adobe Creative Suite

Make your Proposals Pop with Adobe InDesign

Jun. 10

Adobe CS4 for Marketing

May 25, Aug. 9, Nov. 24

Acrobat Level 1

Jul. 8, Sep. 7, Nov. 1

Acrobat Level 2

Jun. 7, Sep. 20, Nov. 2

Captivate

Jun. 9, Sep. 2

Dreamweaver Level 1

Jun.14, Jul. 19, Aug. 25, Sep. 15, Oct. 12, Nov. 8, Dec. 9

Dreamweaver Level 2

Jun. 16, Sep. 17 & 28, Dec. 17

Illustrator Level 1

Jul. 13, Sep. 29, Nov. 29

Illustrator Level 2

Jun. 2, Sep. 13, Dec. 22

InDesign Level 1

Jun. 21, Jul. 26, Aug. 30, Sep. 21, Oct. 21, Nov. 16, Dec. 20

Photoshop Level 1

Jun. 10, Aug. 16, Oct. 26, Dec. 6

Photoshop Level 2

Aug. 23, Nov. 12

Microsoft Office 

Access 2003 Level 1

Aug. 18, Nov. 18

Access 2007 Level 1

Jun. 3, Sep. 27, Nov. 24

Access 2007 Level 2

Nov. 26

Computers 101

Jun. 10, Oct. 28

Excel 2003 Level 1

Jun. 7, Jul. 5, Aug. 3, Sep. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Nov. 30

Excel 2003 Level 2

Jun. 8, Jul. 6, Aug. 4, Sep. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 1

Excel 2003 Level 3

Jun. 9, Jul. 7, Aug. 5, Sep. 3, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 2

Excel 2007 Level 1

May 25, Jun. 14 & 28, Jul. 12 & 28, Aug. 11 & 23, Sep. 7 & 20, Oct. 12 & 25, Nov. 9 & 22, Dec. 6 & 20

Excel 2007 Level 2

May 26, June 15 & 29, Jul. 13 & 29, Aug. 12 & 24, Sep. 8 & 21, Oct. 13 & 26, Nov. 10 & 23, Dec. 7 & 21

Excel 2007 Level 3

May 27, Jun. 16 & 30, Jul. 14 & 30, Aug. 13 & 25, Sep. 9 & 22, Oct. 14 & 27, Nov. 12 & 24, Dec. 8 & 22

Office 2007 Transition

Jun. 2 & 18, Jul. 21, Aug. 20, Oct. 1 & 29, Nov. 29, Dec. 17

Outlook 2003 Level 1

Jul. 19, Sep. 21, Nov. 15

Outlook 2003 Level 2

Jul. 20, Sep. 22, Nov. 16

Outlook 2007 Level 1

Aug. 9, Oct. 18, Dec. 13

Outlook 2007 Level 2

Aug. 10, Oct. 19, Dec. 14

Project Level 1

Jun. 8, Jul. 7, Aug. 5, Sep. 1, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 1

Project Level 2

Aug. 16, Dec. 2

Visio Level 1

Jul. 8, Sep. 14, Nov. 18

Visio Level 2

Sep. 16, Nov. 22

InfoPath 2007 Level 1

Jun. 25, Sep. 14, Dec. 10

Word 2003 Level 1

Jun. 21, Jul. 19, Aug. 17, Sep. 16, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, Dec. 13

Word 2003 Level 2

Jun. 22, Jul. 20, Aug. 18, Sep. 17, Oct. 19, Nov. 17, Dec. 14

Word 2003 Level 3

Jun. 23, Aug. 19, Oct. 20, Dec. 15

Word 2007 Level 1

Jun. 17, Jul. 26, Aug. 26, Sep. 27, Nov. 8, Dec. 9

Word 2007 Level 2

May 20, Jun. 24, Jul. 27, Aug. 27, Sep. 28, Nov. 15, Dec. 15

Word 2007 Level 3

May 31, Jul. 28, Sep. 29, Dec. 22

PowerPoint 2003 Level 1

Jun. 7, Jul. 27, Sep. 29, Nov. 22

PowerPoint 2003 Level 2

Jun. 8, Jul. 28, Sep. 30, Nov. 23

PowerPoint 2007 Level 1

Jun. 14, Aug. 4, Oct. 25, Dec. 20

PowerPoint 2007 Level 2

Jun. 15, Aug. 5, Oct. 26, Dec. 21

 

 

 

Course

Start Date

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint Designer and Branding

Jun. 28, Oct. 18

MS SharePoint End User

Jun. 25, Aug. 20, Oct. 14, Dec. 3

MS SharePoint Power User

Jun. 3, Jul. 5, Aug. 3, Sep. 8, Oct. 4, Nov. 4, Dec. 13

50046A: Introduction to Development Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Mindsharp)

Jun. 3, Aug. 19, Nov. 25

50047A: Advanced IT Pro Course for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Sharepoint Services 3

Jun. 7, Aug. 9, Oct. 4, Nov. 29

50146A: Programming Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

Jul. 12, Sep. 27, Nov. 15

50149B: SharePoint 2007 Operations

Jun. 21, Sep. 13

50228A: SharePoint 2007 Governance

Aug. 12, Nov. 18

50261A: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Power End Users

Jun. 14, Oct. 18

5060: Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Jun. 7, Sep. 20

5061: Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Jun. 9, Sep. 22

6438A: Implementing and Administering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in Windows Server 2008

Oct. 7

MS Windows Server

6416C: Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server

Jun. 14, Aug. 16, Oct. 18, Dec. 6

6417: Updating your Applications Infrastructure Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

May 26, Aug. 4, Oct. 13, Dec. 13

6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 22

6420LOL: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure

Jul. 5

6421A: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Jun. 21, Sep. 27, Dec. 13

6422: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Jun. 7, Aug. 16, Nov. 8

6425A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

Aug. 30

6426A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 AD

Jun. 28, Oct. 13

6427A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2008

Jul. 26, Nov. 15

6428A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

Jul. 29, Nov. 25

6430A: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

Aug. 2, Nov. 8

6431A: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

Aug. 9, Nov. 29

6432A: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Servers

Aug. 11, Dec. 1

6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Aug. 30, Oct. 25

6436A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services

Sep. 27, Nov. 29

6438A: Implementing and Administering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in Windows Server 2008

Oct. 7

MS SQL Server

2778A: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL

Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 22

2779B: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Jul. 26, Nov. 1

2780B: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

May 31, Dec. 6

2786B: Designing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Infrastructure

Jul. 5, Oct. 18

2787A: Designing Security for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Jul. 7, Oct. 20

2788A: Designing High Availability Database Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Aug. 16

2789B: Administering and Automating Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005 Databases and Servers

Jul. 9, Oct. 15

2790A: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Database Servers Using Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005

Aug. 19

6158C: Updating Your SQL Server 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008

May 31, Jul. 26, Oct. 4, Dec. 6

6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Jun. 14, Aug. 23, Oct. 25, Dec. 13

6232A: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Jul. 5, Sep. 13, Nov. 22

6234A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Aug. 9, Nov. 15

6235A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

May 26, Sep. 8, Nov. 8

6236A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Jun. 7, Sep. 20, Dec. 20

MS Office Communicator 2007

50214:Implementing Maintaining IM, Conferencing and Telephony with MS Office Communications Server

May 31, Jul. 12, Oct. 4, Dec. 6

MS Exchange 2010

10135A: Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 15

MS Exchange 2007

3938C: Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003 to 2007 SP1

Jun. 28, Sep. 8, Oct. 25, Dec. 20

5047B: Introduction to Installing and Managing MS Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 5, Aug. 30, Nov. 1

5049A: Managing Messaging Security using MS Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 8, Sep. 2, Nov. 4

5050: Recovering Messaging Servers and Databases Using MS Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 9, Sep. 3, Nov. 5

5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Jul. 29, Oct. 28

5053A: Designing a Messaging Infrastructure Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Aug. 23, Nov. 22

5054A: Designing a High Availability Messaging Solution Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Aug. 26

MS System Center 2007

50028B: Managing System Centre Operations 2007

Jun. 14, Aug. 16, Oct. 18, Dec. 13

6451A: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center

Jul. 5, Sep. 13, Nov. 1

Visual Studio 2008 & ASP.NET 3.5

6461A: Visual Studio 2008: Windows Communication Foundation

Jul. 12

6463A: Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5

Jun. 7

6464A: Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5

Jun. 14

Windows 7

50311A: Updating Your Technology Skills from Windows XP to Windows 7

May 26, Jun. 28, Sep. 8, Nov. 8

50321A: Windows 7, Configuring Technology Specialist Course

Jul. 12, Sep. 13, Nov. 22

6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

May 26, Aug. 4, Oct. 13, Dec. 20

6294A: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

Jun. 21, Aug. 23, Oct. 25, Dec. 13

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