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In a technology-driven world, good computer skills are important, whether you are the developer or the end user. Effective training is the first step to developing your skills to meet the demands of current market.

It is no secret that MS Office is becoming staple software in many organizations as it increases employee productivity and streamlines many workflows. In today's organizations, efficient MS Office skills are becoming an expected computer skill for many positions. If you are thinking of your own MS Office skills or those of your employees, we have our new MS Office Skills Builder Program to help brush up your skills! In addition, we are also offering MS Technical training 50% off and new Business Soft Skills Voucher Packages.

In this Issue...

What’s New!

MS Office 2003/2007 Skills Builder Program

Microsoft Learning Pilot - 50% Off Training to First 15 Registrants!

SharePoint Training In Fort McMurray

The Cost of Mult-tasking

Tips of the Month

Upcoming Application Courses

Upcoming Technical Courses

MS Office 2003/2007 Skills Builder Program

What's New!

Today, MS Office skills are necessary to function in any organization and in any position.

Whether you need to improve your skills to become better at your job or to advance to another position, our MS Office Skills Builder Program will help you build a development plan to reach your goals for one low price.

Excel Level 1, 2 & 3

Visio Level 1

Word Level 1, 2 & 3

Project Level 1& 2

PowerPoint Level 1& 2

Office 2007 Transition

Outlook Level 1, 2 & 3

 

 

 

Plans:
Four Course Builder – This plan is for clients who need to only develop a few skills in MS Office or need a course refresher. Choose any four courses and levels from the MS Office list to customize your learning plan.
Price: $595 – Save over 50% off our regular course prices!*
Six Course Builder – This plan is for clients who need a few more courses to reach their learning goal. Choose any six courses and levels from the list to customize your learning plan.
Price: $895 – Save over 50% off our regular course prices!*

 

Join our Training Strategies for Smooth Office 2007 Transition!

 

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To learn more about this program or our other services, please contact us at:

Phone: 403-716-1102

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*Some restrictions apply.

Bring your Creativity to Life!

Adobe Creative Suite CS4 Integration Workshop Oct. 7-9

This project-driven workshop requires no previous experience!

Learn how to integrate Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to create customized brochure and business cards!

Space is limited!

Regular Price: $1195

Special Price: $895 Save $300!

VMWare Training

VMware VI3.5 Ultimate Bootcamp® and Official Certified Virtualization Expert

To train the Ultimate virtualization expert through intense immersion in a five day accelerated VMware® ESX training Ultimate Bootcamp®.

Course date: Sep. 28 - Oct. 2

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Course price: $4495.00 Save $500!

Soft Skills Training Vouchers!

Save over $950 off retail prices! 10 Soft Skills Courses for $299 each. Choose from:

Managing Conflict Sep. 1, Oct. 5

PM Fundamentals Sep. 30, Oct. 8

Goal Setting Aug. 12, Sep. 10, Oct. 6

Assertiveness Aug. 19, Sep. 16

Customer Service Aug. 25, Sep. 9

Time Management Sep. 10, Oct. 6

Communication Aug. 17, Sep. 23

*1 Voucher = 1 Class Day

To learn more, contact us at vouchers@neweratechnology.com.

Free Webinars!

Saving Training Costs with e-Learning

Leverage your SATVs

SharePoint Executive Briefing

How Soft Skills Affect the Bottom Line

Microsoft Learning Pilot - 50% Off Training to First 15 Registrants!

Be the first to try it and save 50% off MS Technical Courses!

New Era is hosting Microsoft Learning Tech Pilot: Labs Online, Digital MOC, & Virtual Instructor-Led Training. As a learning pilot, you will be the first to try Microsoft's latest training innovations and technologies.

 

For more information on MS Learning Tech Pilot, check out out our Frequently Asked Questions Sheet.

 

Choose from:

5047B: Introduction to Installing and Managing MS Exchange Server 2007 Sept. 14
5049A: Managing Messaging Security using MS Exchange Server 2007 Sept. 17
5050: Recovering Messaging Servers and Databases Using MS Exchange Server 2007 Sept. 18
5053A: Designing a Messaging Infrastructure Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Aug. 24
5054A: Designing a High Availability Messaging Solution Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Aug. 27

 

Register Now!

50% off to the first 15 students! Call 403-716-1102 or email register@neweratechnology.com for more details or to register.

SharePoint Training In Fort McMurray

New Era has partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray to offer SharePoint training right in Fort Mac! Learn from New Era's own SharePoint Guru, Jane Pratico. Keyano College will be hosting:

Location: 8115 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta

 

Please click on the link for course description or call 403-716-1102 or email register@neweratechnology.com for more details or to register.

Tips of the Month

Costs of Muli-tasking

By: Tyler Huggins


“Multi-tasking”.  In theory it sounds like a great ability to have, and really, a necessary skill for all the demands put on us in the business world today.  But there is a huge cost to multi-tasking. Gerald Weinberg, in “Quality Software Management, Systems Thinking”, estimates that context-switching among three tasks costs you 40 percent in lost time.  That loss comes from several factors: we have to put other stuff away; get out what we need; organize papers and files; duplicate efforts reworking or fixing things because we interrupted our thought flow on what we were doing before, etc, etc.  Plus, we’ll likely add a dose of frustration and stress to all of that, which makes us less effective at what we are working on.   Now, that 40 percent stat will vary – obviously, the more involved a project is, the more time we lose when switching. 


Think about golf.  One of the worst mistakes you can make, is to take your eyes off the ball too quickly.  If you lose your focus, and look elsewhere nanoseconds too soon, hitting the ball just millimetres off of the sweet spot on your club face, your results will suffer in a big way.  When you split your focus, your projects will suffer. When you really need to get something done, or accomplish an important or difficult goal, remove yourself from any distractions and dedicate yourself to what you need to do.  You’ll have better results, less frustration, and more time available in the long run.

Microsoft Office

By: Alex Siedule

In PowerPoint:

If you are wanting to start a presentation from the first slide, press F5 as a shortcut.

Adobe Illustrator

By: Jane Pratico

 

Skip the New Document Dialog Box 
To create a new InDesign document without summoning the New Document Dialog Box, add the Opt/Alt key to the Cmd/Ctrl-N keyboard shortcut. The resulting new document will be based on whatever setting you last chose in the New Document dialog box’s Document Preset pop-up menu.

 

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Upcoming Courses Schedule

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Upcoming Application Courses

Upcoming Technical Courses

Course

Dates

Adobe Creative Suite

Acrobat Level 1

Sep. 11, Nov. 7

Acrobat Level 2

Nov. 19

Captivate

Nov. 13

Dreamweaver Level 1

Aug. 25, Sep. 29, Oct. 19, Dec. 10

Dreamweaver Level 2

Dec. 17

Illustrator Level 1

Sep. 3, Nov. 9

Illustrator Level 2

Dec. 7

InDesign Level 1

Oct. 13, Nov. 16, Dec. 14

Photoshop Level 1

Oct. 5

Photoshop Level 2

Oct. 21

Microsoft Office 

Access 2003 Level 1

Nov. 12

Access 2007 Level 1

Aug. 18, Oct. 5

Computers 101

Nov. 26

Excel 2003 Level 1

Aug. 24, Sep. 8 & 28, Oct. 13 & 26, Nov. 16 & 30, Dec. 14

Excel 2003 Level 2

Aug. 25, Sep. 9 & 21, Oct. 14 & 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 1 & 15

Excel 2003 Level 3

Aug. 26, Sep. 10 & 23, Oct. 15 & 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 2 & 16

Excel 2007 Level 1

Aug. 10, Sep. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 4, Dec. 7

Excel 2007 Level 2

Aug. 11, Sep. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 8

Excel 2007 Level 3

Aug. 12, Sep. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 9

Office 2007 Transition

Sep. 3, Oct. 8, Nov. 27, Dec. 23

Office 2007 Transition Webinar

Sep. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 22

Outlook 2003 Level 1

Aug. 31, Nov. 2

Outlook 2003 Level 2

Nov. 9

Outlook 2007 Level 1

Sep. 28, Nov. 30

Outlook 2007 Level 2

Sep. 8 & 29, Dec. 1

Outlook 2007 Level 3

Sep. 30

Project Level 1

Aug. 27, Oct. 1, Nov. 4, Dec. 9

Project Level 2

Nov. 23

Visio Level 1

Dec. 8

InfoPath 2007 Level 1

Dec. 17

Word 2003 Level 1

Sep. 11, Oct. 8, Nov. 2, Dec. 3

Word 2003 Level 2

Aug.13, Sep. 18, Oct. 15, Nov. 9, Dec. 18

Word 2003 Level 3

Aug. 19, Oct. 22, Dec. 21

Word 2007 Level 1

Aug. 31, Oct. 1, Nov. 3, Dec. 4

Word 2007 Level 2

Aug. 14, Sep. 17, Oct. 7, Nov. 10, Dec. 11

Word 2007 Level 3

Sep. 24, Nov. 26

PowerPoint 2003 Level 1

Aug. 24, Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 23, Dec. 14

PowerPoint 2003 Level 2

Aug. 10, Sep. 14, Oct. 16, Nov. 16, Dec. 21

PowerPoint 2007 Level 1

Aug. 18, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 15

PowerPoint 2007 Level 2

Aug. 11, Sept. 15, Oct. 14, Nov. 17, Dec. 22

Course

Start Date

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint Designer and Branding

Sep. 21, Nov. 30

MS SharePoint End User

Aug. 24, Sep. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 21

MS SharePoint Power User

Aug. 31, Sep. 14, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 22

5060: Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Sep. 14, Nov. 30

5061: Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Sep. 16, Dec. 2

MS Windows Server 2008

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

Aug. 31, Oct. 5 & 26, Dec. 7

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

Sep. 8, Nov. 9

6418B: Deploying Windows Server 2008

Sep. 21

6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Sep. 28, Jan. 4

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

Aug. 31, Oct. 19

6422: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Dec. 28

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

Nov. 2, Dec. 14

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

Nov. 9, Dec. 21

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

Aug. 24, Sep. 28

6428A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

Aug. 27, Oct. 1

6430A:Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

Aug. 24

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

Aug. 17, Nov. 9

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

Aug. 19, Nov. 12

6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Nov. 16, Jan. 4

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

Nov. 23, Jan. 18

6437A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

Nov. 30, Jan 25

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

Sep. 8, Oct. 13, Jan. 18

6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Aug. 17, Dec. 7

6232A: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Oct. 5, Dec. 14

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

Nov. 2

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

Nov. 9

MS Office Communicator 2007
50214: Implementing Maintaining IM, Conferencing and Telephony with MS Office Communications Server

Sep. 14

5177A: Implementing and Maintaining Instant Messaging Using Microsoft Office Communications Server

Aug. 31, Nov. 23

5178A: Implementing and Maintaining Audio/Visual Conferencing Using Microsoft Office Communications

Sep. 1, Nov. 24

5179A: Implementing and Maintaining Telephony Using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

Sep. 3, Nov. 26

MS Exchange 2007

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

Sep. 14, Oct. 26, Dec. 21

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

Sep. 14, Nov. 2, Dec. 14

5049A: Managing Messaging Security using MS Exchange Server 2007

Aug. 13, Sep. 17, Nov. 5, Dec. 17

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

Aug. 14, Sep. 18, Nov. 6, Dec. 18

5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Aug. 20, Nov. 16

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

Aug. 24, Nov. 23

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

Aug. 27, Nov. 26

MS System Center 2007

50028B: Managing System Centre Operations 2007

Aug. 24, Nov. 16

6451A: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center

Oct. 19, Jan. 18

Visual Studio 2008 & ASP.NET 3.5

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

Oct. 5, Jan. 4

6463A: Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5

Oct. 13, Jan. 11

6464A: Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5

Oct. 15, Jan. 13

Project Server 2007
5928A: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects

Oct. 13, Jan. 11

Windows 7

6291A: (BETA) Updating Your Technology Knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 7

Sep. 8, Dec. 21

Vista

5115AL: Installing and Configuring the Windows Vista Operating System

Sep. 14

5116AL: Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications

Sep. 17

5118A: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Computers

Sep. 14, Nov. 30

5119A: Supporting the Windows Vista Operating System and Applications

Sept. 17, Dec. 3

Windows Server 2003

2277C Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

Dec. 14

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

Aug. 31

MS SQL Server 2005

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

Oct. 28

2779B: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server2005 Database

Aug. 10, Sep. 21, Nov. 16, Dec. 7

2780B: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Aug. 17, Sep. 28, Nov. 23

2791A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

Oct. 13, Jan. 11

2792A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

Oct. 16, Jan. 18

2793: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Oct. 21, Jan. 25

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