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In this issue we will build on last month's goal setting tips with tools to help you plan. Planning is key to achieving your development goals, especially when you can get 3 for the price of 2 courses or courses at 50% off. Check out the tools and tips below to start your new year off right:

Our New Website - Phase 1 launch!

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MS Office Skills Builder

 

Exchange 2010 classes

 

Citrix Training

 

VM Training

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  • Reschedule or change upcoming classes

  • Subscribe to the upcoming course schedule releases and the latest tips and tricks for our instructors

  • Manage your profile and update all personal information

Stay tuned!...

ALL MOC Courses - Buy 2 courses, Get 1 FREE!

When you purchase any two Microsoft Official Curriculum courses at retail price, take a third course for FREE. The third course must be equal or lesser value.

 

Choose from:

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Windows 7 NEW COURSES!

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MS Exchange 2010 NEW COURSES!

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MS SharePoint

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MS Exchange 2007

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Windows Server 2008

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SQL 2008 & 2005

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Visual Studio 2008 & ASP.NET 3.5

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System Center

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BOGO EVENT - Buy 1 Course, Get 1 Course 50% OFF!

When you buy one of our Adobe, MS Office and Business Soft Skills courses 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!

 

The mix and match possibilities are endless! Take PowerPoint 2007 Level 1 and get Level 2 for $147.50 or take Managing Conflict to your Advantage and get 50% off Communicating Effectively.

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

Getting Results through Proper Assertiveness

Visio Level 1

Acrobat Level 1 & 2

Customer Service - How to Stand out

Project Level 1 & 2

Captivate

Ultimate Time Management Strategies

Access Level 1

Adobe Integration Workshop

Communicating Effectively

InfoPath Level 1

 

Emerging Leaders - Essential Skills for the Frontline

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% off discount will be applied to a course of equal or lesser value. Both courses must be booked at time of order and payment must be received by March 31.

Tips of the Month

Steps to Having an Effective Meeting

By: Tyler Huggins

 

71% of Americans believe meetings are not productive.  Some studies show that there is a higher correlation between effective meetings and business performance, than any other indicator. Much more can and should be said on meetings than what is covered here, but here is a “top-ten” list of important considerations.

  1. Decide if the meeting is really necessary.  Ask:
    • Why is the meeting necessary?
    • What is its purpose?
    • What benefits are expected?
    • How might you achieve these without this meeting?
  2. Decide about When to hold the meeting.
    • The timing of the meeting should make the best use of people’s time and not distract them from more important tasks. Events can be a useful trigger for meetings, ensuring time is invested in resolving problems - this can help answer the When, and also the why.
  3. Who should be there?
    • The meeting should only be attended by people who are truly needed
  4. Make sure all meeting participants understand the guidelines of good listening skills.
  5. Enable people to come prepared
    • Use an agenda
    • Make sure this agenda gets sent out far enough ahead of time for people to be able to prepare. 
  6. Prepare for how you want to run the meeting, not just what you want to cover.
  7. Stick to schedule and topics
    • Review agenda and objectives at the beginning of the meeting
  8. Recap at the end of the meeting, cover next action steps, add a 'to do list' section to the minutes.
  9. Send out meeting minutes in a reasonable timeframe
  10. Maintain accountability
    • Make sure people know what they are responsible for, and follow-up.

Microsoft Office

By: Alex Siedule

 

In One Note 2007:

If you find you need to write a quick note to yourself and you have One Note 2007 installed, try pressing the following keys to launch the program: Windows logo+Shift+N.

 

Adobe Illustrator

By: Jane Pratico

 

InDesign:
Copy document pages from one document to another by selecting a range of pages in the Pages Panel and then dragging them on top of another document.

 

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Upcoming Application Courses

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Course

Dates

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite CS4 Integration Workshop

Mar. 29, May 25, Aug. 9, Nov. 24

Acrobat Level 1

Mar. 10, May 3, Jul. 8, Sep. 7, Nov. 1

Acrobat Level 2

Mar. 26, Jun. 7, Sep. 20, Nov. 2

Captivate

Jun. 9, Sep. 2

Dreamweaver Level 1

Mar. 22, Apr. 19, May 10, Jun.14, Jul. 19, Aug. 25, Sep. 15, Oct. 12, Nov. 8, Dec. 9

Dreamweaver Level 2

Feb. 26, Jun. 16, Sep. 17 & 28, Dec. 17

Illustrator Level 1

Mar. 8, May 13, Jul. 13, Sep. 29, Nov. 29

Illustrator Level 2

Jun. 2, Sep. 13, Dec. 22

InDesign Level 1

Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May 17, Jun. 21, Jul. 26, Aug. 30, Sep. 21, Oct. 21, Nov. 16, Dec. 22

Photoshop Level 1

Feb. 22, Apr. 29, Jun. 10

Photoshop Level 2

Jan. 15, May 5

Microsoft Office 

Access 2003 Level 1

May 5, Aug. 18, Nov. 18

Access 2007 Level 1

Mar. 29, Jun. 3, Sep. 27, Nov. 24

Access 2007 Level 2

Nov. 26

Computers 101

Mar. 11, Jun. 10, Oct. 28

Excel 2003 Level 1

Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May 17, Jun. 7, Jul. 5, Aug. 3, Sep. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Nov. 30

Excel 2003 Level 2

Mar. 16, Apr. 13, May 18, Jun. 8, Jul. 6, Aug. 4, Sep. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 1

Excel 2003 Level 3

Mar. 17, Apr. 14, May 19, Jun. 9, Jul. 7, Aug. 5, Sep. 3, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 2

Excel 2007 Level 1

Feb. 22, Mar. 8 & 22, Apr. 5 & 26, May 10 & 24, 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

Feb. 23, Mar. 9 & 23, Apr. 6 & 27, May 11 & 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

Feb. 24, Mar. 10 & 24, Apr. 7 & 28, May 12 & 26, Jun. 16 & 30, Jul. 14 & 30, Aug. 13 & 25, Sep. 9 & 22, Oct. 14 & 27, Nov. 12 & 24, Dec. 8 & 22

Office 2007 Transition

Feb. 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 21, May 28, Jun. 18, Jul. 21, Aug. 20, Oct. 1 & 29, Nov. 29, Dec. 17

Outlook 2003 Level 1

Mar. 3, May 5, Jul. 19, Sep. 21, Nov. 15

Outlook 2003 Level 2

Mar. 4, May 6, Jul. 20, Sep. 22, Nov. 16

Outlook 2007 Level 1

Mar. 10, May 12, Aug. 9, Oct. 18, Dec. 13

Outlook 2007 Level 2

Mar. 11, May 13, Aug. 10, Oct. 19, Dec. 14

Outlook 2007 Level 3

Mar. 31

Project Level 1

Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, May 12, Jun. 8, Jul. 7, Aug. 5, Sep. 1, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 1

Project Level 2

Aug. 16, Dec. 2

Visio Level 1

Mar. 2, May 4, Jul. 8, Sep. 14, Nov. 18

Visio Level 2

Mar. 30, Sep. 16, Nov. 22

InfoPath 2007 Level 1

Feb. 25, Apr. 23, Jun. 25, Sep. 14, Dec. 10

Word 2003 Level 1

Mar. 1, May 3, Jun. 21, Jul. 19, Aug. 17, Sep. 16, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, Dec. 13

Word 2003 Level 2

Mar. 2, Apr. 15, May 4, Jun. 22, Jul. 20, Aug. 18, Sep. 17, Oct. 19, Nov. 17, Dec. 14

Word 2003 Level 3

Mar. 3, Apr. 19, Jun. 23, Aug. 19, Oct. 20, Dec. 15

Word 2007 Level 1

Mar. 4, Apr. 7, May 13, Jun. 17, Jul. 26, Aug. 26, Sep. 27, Nov. 8, Dec. 9

Word 2007 Level 2

Mar. 18, Apr. 14, May 20, Jun. 24, Jul. 27, Aug. 27, Sep. 28, , Nov. 15, Dec. 15

Word 2007 Level 3

Mar. 25, May 31, Jul. 28, Sep. 29, Dec. 22

PowerPoint 2003 Level 1

Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3, Jun. 7, Sep. 29, Nov. 22,

PowerPoint 2003 Level 2

Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4, Jun. 8, Jul. 28, Sep. 30, Nov. 23,

PowerPoint 2007 Level 1

Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, Jun. 14, Aug. 4, Oct. 25, Dec. 20

PowerPoint 2007 Level 2

Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 15, Aug. 5, Oct. 26, Dec. 21

 

Course

Start Date

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint Designer and Branding

Mar. 3, Jun. 28

MS SharePoint End User

Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 23, May 21, Jun. 25

MS SharePoint Power User

Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 6, Jun. 3

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

Apr. 26, Jul. 12, Sep. 27, Nov. 15

50149B: SharePoint 2007 Operations

Apr. 19, Jun. 21, Sep. 13

50228A: SharePoint 2007 Governance

May 13, Aug. 12, Nov. 18

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

Mar. 8, 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

May 6, Oct. 7

MS Windows Server

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

Apr. 12, Jun. 14, Aug. 16, Oct. 18, Dec. 6

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

Mar. 29, May 26, Aug. 4, Oct. 13, Dec. 13

6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Mar. 15, May 17, Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 22

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

Apr. 7, Jun. 28, Oct. 13

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

May 3, Jul. 26, Nov. 15

6428A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

May 6, Jul. 29, Nov. 25

6430A: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

Apr. 5, Aug. 2, Nov. 8

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

May 10, Aug. 9, Nov. 29

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

May 12, Aug. 11, Dec. 1

6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Apr. 12, Aug. 30, Oct. 25

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

May 17, Sep. 27, Nov. 29

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

May 6, Oct. 7

MS SQL Server

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

May 10, Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 22

2779B: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Apr. 26, 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

May 10, 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

May 13, 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

Mar. 15, Jun. 14, Aug. 23, Oct. 25, Dec. 13

6232A: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Feb. 22, Apr. 19, 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

Mar, 8, May 31, Jul. 12, Oct. 4, Dec. 6

MS Echange 2010

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

Mar. 22, May 17, Jul. 19, Sep. 20, Nov. 15

MS Exchange 2007

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

Apr. 26, Jun. 28, Sep. 8, Oct. 25, Dec. 20

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

Mar. 1, May 3, Jul. 5, Aug. 30, Nov. 1

5049A: Managing Messaging Security using MS Exchange Server 2007

May 6, Jul. 8, Sep. 2, Nov. 4

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

Mar. 5, May 7, Jul. 9, Sep. 3, Nov. 5

5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Apr. 29, Jul. 29, Oct. 28

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

May 17, Aug. 23, Nov. 22

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

May 20, Aug. 26

MS System Center 2007

50028B: Managing System Centre Operations 2007

Apr. 12, Jun. 14, Aug. 16, Oct. 18, Dec. 13

6451A: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center

May 3, Jul. 5, Sep. 13, Nov. 1

Visual Studio 2008 & ASP.NET 3.5

2349 Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework (Microsoft Visual C# .NET)

Feb. 15

2541B: Course 2541B: Core Data Access with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Apr. 19

6368A: Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Mar. 8

Windows 7

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

Mar. 29, May 26, Jun. 28, Sep. 8, Nov. 8

50321A: Windows 7, Configuring Technology Specialist Course

May 10, Jul. 12, Sep. 13, Nov. 22

6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

Apr. 7, May 26, Aug. 4, Oct. 13, Dec. 20

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

Apr. 19, Jun. 21, Aug. 23, Oct. 25, Dec. 13

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