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Welcome to New Era Technology’s April Newsletter!

This month we will be focusing on e-learning and how it can help your organization optimize its training budget. Whether your budget is big or small, e-learning can maximize every dollar and minute of effort put into learning. 

Training at New Era

In this issue...

What’s New!
When Technology & Learning Collide
E-learning as a Cost Saver
A Smooth Transition to Office 2007

Tips of the Month
Upcoming Application Courses
Upcoming Technical Courses

E-learning as a Cost Saver

Changing economic conditions are causing many organizations to re-evaluate their training budget in an effort to balance their training needs with financial pressures.


E-learning is emerging as a strong cost saver because it removes some 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.

To broaden our e-learning course list, we have partnered with Element K to offer over 5,000 classes ranging from soft skills to computer applications to IT technical certifications. Element K takes e-learning to a higher level with features such as student development plans, virtual labs, skill assessments and online exams and certifications.


Element K has direct update capabilities and deals with many administrative tasks associated with training, such as student development reporting, training hour tracking and budget tracking.


When Technology & Education Collide

Employee training has often been a difficult proposition for business managers because of the inherent overheads. It has not always been easy to offset travel expenses and time out of the office against the qualitative benefits of traditional training.


Now, a growing number of Canadian companies are taking employee education out of the classroom and on to the desktop—with considerable success.

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A Smooth Transition to Office 2007

Since the introduction of Office 2007, New Era Technology has been helping small and large corporations with their Office 2007 Transition planning.

With over ten years experience in project management and teaching Microsoft’s Office Suite, our team has discovered pitfalls to avoid and best practices to implement so that transitions are smooth and seamless.


This diagram demonstrates our versatile methodology that corporations are applying to their transitions. If you are planning on transitioning or have questions, please email us at:

Office 2007 Methodology

What`s New!

Special Courses

MS InfoPath –May 1 Only $295!
MS Publisher – Apr. 27 Only $295!

Mindsharp - InfoPath 2007 Power User Online - May 20 Only $1695


Business Soft Skills Course - $199!

Only until June!
Managing Conflict – Apr. 24, May 21
Project Management – Apr. 7, May 4
Goal Setting – Apr. 13, May 20
Assertiveness  – Apr. 23, May 22
Customer Service – Apr. 21, May 22
Time Management – Apr. 13, May 20
Communicating – Apr. 20, May 25

50% off User SharePoint Classes!

Offer extended!

SharePoint End User: $295
SharePoint Power User: $590

Office 2007 Transition Course Webinar

Only $145!

This is a 1½ hour seminar that offers a concise and informative overview of the new components of Office 2007.                                          
Check out the Course Outline or Register Now!

Free Webinars!

E-Learning Can Save your Training Budget!

Join us to learn about how e-Learning can enhance training and efficiency in your organization!


A Smooth Office 2007 Transition!

See how our training methodology can help your transition!


How to Use SharePoint!

Come learn about SharePoint can improve the productivity of your employees!


Leverage Your Training Vouchers!

We will show you how to maximize your Software Assurance Training Vouchers!




Upcoming Application Courses



Adobe CS

Acrobat Level 1

Jun. 3

Acrobat Level 2

Jun. 29


Apr. 24, May 18, Jun. 26

Dreamweaver Level 1

Apr. 13, Jun. 22

Dreamweaver Level 2

Jun. 19

Illustrator Level 1

Jun. 2

Illustrator Level 2

Jun. 12

InDesign Level 1

Apr. 20, May 12, Jun. 15

InDesign Level 2

May. 29

Photoshop Level 1

Apr. 27, May 5

Photoshop Level 2

Jun. 5

Microsoft Office 

Access 2003 Level 1

May 14

Access 2003 Level 2

May 29

Access 2007 Level 1

Jun. 29

Access 2007 Level 2

Jul. 6

Computers 101

May 18

Excel 2003 Level 1

Apr. 13, , May 5, Jun. 8

Excel 2003 Level 2

Apr. 16, May 6 & 11, Jun. 3 & 10

Excel 2003 Level 3

Apr. 21 & 28, May 13 & 20, Jun. 17

Excel 2007 Level 1

May 7, Jun. 4

Excel 2007 Level 2

Apr. 15, May 19, Jun. 11

Excel 2007 Level 3

Apr. 22, May 26

Office 2007 Transition

Jul. 3

Office 2007 Transition Webinar

May 8

Outlook Level 1

May 6, Jun. 3

MS Project Level 1

May 11

MS Visio Level 1

May 5

MS Visio Level 2

May 14

Word 2003 Level 1

May 4, Jun. 5

Word 2003 Level 2

Apr. 14, May 22, Jun. 18

Word 2003 Level 3

May 25, Jun. 26

Word 2007 Level 1

Apr. 29, Jun. 2

Word 2007 Level 2

Apr. 23, May 12, Jun. 16

Word 2007 Level 3

May 28

Outlook 2003 Level 2

May. 13

Outlook 2007 Level 2

Jun. 10

PowerPoint 2003 Level 1

Jun. 1

PowerPoint 2003 Level 2

May 11, Jun. 8

PowerPoint 2007 Level 1

May 5, Jun, 2

PowerPoint 2007 Level 2

May 12, Jun. 9


Upcoming Technical Courses


Start Date

2071: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact SQL

Jun. 22, Aug. 4

2273BL: MODL Managing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Jul. 6

2279: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a MS Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Aug. 10

2310: Developing ASP .NET Web Applications using Visual Studio 2008

Jun. 15, Oct. 5

2785AL: MODL Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Jul. 6

2793: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Jun. 24, Sep. 8

4994AL: MODL Introduction to Programming Microsoft .NET Applications with MS Visual Studio 2005

Jul. 20

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

May 11, Aug. 31

5049A: Managing Messaging Security using MS Exchange Server 2007

May 14, Sep. 3

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

May 15, Sep. 4

5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Jun. 8, Oct. 13

5060: Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Apr. 27, Aug. 24

5061: Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Apr. 29, Aug. 26

5115AL: MODL Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System

Jul. 20

5116AL: MODL Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications

Jul. 28

5118AL: MODL Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Computers

May 25, Sep. 14

5119AL: MODL Supporting the Windows Vista Operating System and Applications

Jun. 2, Sep. 22

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

May 4, Sep. 28

6417 Updating your Applications Infrastructure Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

Jun. 10, Oct. 26

6422: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

May 20, Apr. 20

6451A: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center

Apr. 20, Aug. 17

Mindsharp - Core Technologies in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Apr. 20

Mindsharp - Customize SharePoint Sites Without Writing Code Using SharePoint Designer 2007

Apr. 27

Mindsharp - Developers Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Apr. 27

MS SharePoint Designer and Branding

May 25

MS SharePoint End User

May 15, Jun. 30

MS SharePoint Power User

May 12, Jun. 8

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Tips of the Month

Microsoft Office

Imagine you have a column that is not wide enough to fit the values inside. You can increase the size of the column to fit the widest value by double-clicking the right edge of the column heading.

Adobe Illustrator

To toggle your ruler on and off, click Control & R together.


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Soft Skills

When you think about setting goals, for yourself or your company, it can be very helpful to ask yourself whether that outcome you want is better expressed as an outcome goal, or a process goal, or a combination of both.

Let’s say that you choose a personal goal for the new year.  Maybe you want to “get into shape” but have not delineated that goal clearly yet.  You could set a goal of losing 10lbs – that would be an outcome goal.  Or, you could set a goal to “get to the gym 3 times per week” – that would be a process goal – it would be something that you hope to implement as a habit, rather than just striving for an outcome. 

Likely the best strategy in this case is a combination of the two.  Your main goal would be to lose 10lbs and the tactics needed to obtain that goal may include objectives of going to the gym 3 times per week.  One thing to keep in mind is that process goals can be more flexible and can sometimes yield more long lasting beneficial results than just a one-time outcome goal.  Think about your own particular objective, and circumstances, and decide what approach or combination of approaches would work best.)


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