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As the market continues its slow but steady recovery, prepare for the opportunities it brings, whether it is learning new skills or upgrading your current skill set. Staying ahead of the game will mean the difference between reaching your goals and falling short of them. To assist in the transition, you wil find amazing tools in this edition:

Our New Technical Instructor: Scott Jackson

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MS Office Skills Builder

 

 

VM Training

Scott JacksonWe would like to welcome Scott Jackson as our Lead Technical Instructor for Microsoft Development and Database training. With twelve years experience in the IT sector, Scott has achieved both his MCPD and MCT Certifications.

 

Working within large software distribution companies and smaller development shops, Scott has taken on many roles from Trainer to Senior Developer to Technical Lead. As a veteran Microsoft instructor, Scott combines practical industry experience with fundamental theories in his classroom and looks forward to teaching upcoming Microsoft technologies such as .Net 4.0 and SharePoint 2010!

 

In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family (he has a 2 year old son and one on the way!),  travel both near and far, and playing with new technologies.

 

Scott would love to hear from you! Email him at sjackson@neweratechnology.com to say hi or if you have any questions about our Microsoft Courses!

 

New Courses: People Using Language Skills Effectively Program

The Pulse InstituteNew Era is very excited to announce its partnership with the PULSE Institute. PULSE was established in 2002 by Dr. Nancy Love to help People Use Language Skills Effectively and improve relationships around them. The PULSE program has helped people all over North America, in both small and large Fortune 500 companies, to understand how to faciliate effective conversations.

 

Starting in the January, New Era will be offering the PULSE program!

 

 

PULSE Concepts

Jan. 28-29, 2010

This course that will introduce you to the PULSE framework. During this course, you will develop deeper insight into yourself and others while engaged in conflict and under stress. You will learn best case practices to facilitate three-way conversations while you remain neutral and empower others to resolve their differences.

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PULSE Practice

Feb. 24-26, 2010

This course engages in a deeper, experiential examination of each aspect of the PULSE framework. This practical application of the principals will allow you as a student to build confidence in using PULSE for yourself, through exercises, role plays, videos, and the use of coaches as you come to understand the true intent of each step. This three-day course will certify you as a PULSE practitioner. 

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Also check out our other Soft Skills Courses:

Tips of the Month

Golden Rule to Platinum Rule

By: Tyler Huggins


There was an episode of the Simpson’s where Homer bought Marge a bowling ball for her birthday. Homer loved bowling.  Marge had never bowled in her life. To view this in the best possible light, Homer was exhibiting a twisted form of the Golden Rule.  We all may know someone who buys gifts for people based on what they like for themselves.  We can think of the mom who buys a sweater for her daughter with a style that the mom likes on the daughter, when the daughter prefers a different style. 

 

Many of us can repeat this same mistake when we communicate with others.  We may present our thoughts in a way that appeals to us.  We are ‘doing to them, as we would have done unto us’.  But if we look at this rule a bit more deeply, we may start to see that what we really want ‘done to us’ is what matches with our own preferences – and that really is what we all want – to be appealed to on our own level.  If we can elevate our ‘golden rule’ to a platinum rule of ‘do unto others as they would have done unto them’ we are much more likely to build relationships, get buy-in, and reduce conflict. Of course, this opens our eyes to the need for all sorts of communication skills.  We start to see how we need to have ways to find out more about the people around us, so that can appeal to them in the way that works best for them. 

 

These topics are covered in our Communicating Effectively course.

 

Microsoft Office

By: Alex Siedule

 

In PowerPoint 2003 & 2007:

If you are wanting to quickly start a presentation from the current slide you are looking at, press Shift+F5.

Adobe Illustrator

By: Jane Pratico

 

Photoshop: Layer Blending Modes
Open up the layers palette, select a layer and click the downwards arrow where it says Normal. Try experimenting with different blending modes on different layers, put layers above or below other layers, change the opacity and so fourth and you will be amazed!

 

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Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite CS4 Integration Workshop

Jan. 25, Mar. 29, May 24

Acrobat Level 1

Jan. 8, Mar. May 3

Acrobat Level 2

Nov. 19, Mar. 26, Jun. 7

Captivate

Feb. 12, Jun. 9

Dreamweaver Level 1

Dec. 10, Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Mar. 22, Apr. 19, May 10, Jun.14

Dreamweaver Level 2

Dec. 17, Feb. 26, Jun. 16

Illustrator Level 1

Jan. 7, Mar. 8, May 13

Illustrator Level 2

Dec. 7, Feb. 3, Jun. 2

InDesign Level 1

Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May .17, Jun. 21

Photoshop Level 1

Feb. 22, Apr. 29, Jun. 10

Photoshop Level 2

Jan. 15, May 5

Microsoft Office 

Access 2003 Level 1

Nov. 12, Feb. 2, May 5

Access 2007 Level 1

Mar. 29, Jun. 3

Computers 101

Nov. 20, Mar. 11, Jun. 10

Excel 2003 Level 1

Nov. 16 & 30, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 16, Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May 17, Jun. 7

Excel 2003 Level 2

Nov. 17, Dec. 1 & 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 17, Mar. 16, Apr. 13, May 18, Jun. 8

Excel 2003 Level 3

Nov. 18, Dec. 2 & 16, Jan. 13, Feb. 18, Mar. 17, Apr. 14, May 19, Jun. 9

Excel 2007 Level 1

Dec. 14, Jan. 4 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22, Mar. 8 & 22, Apr. 5 & 26, May 10 & 24, Jun. 14 & 28

Excel 2007 Level 2

Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Jan. 5 & 26, Feb. 9 & 23, Mar. 9 & 23, Apr. 6 & 27, May 11 & 25

Excel 2007 Level 3

Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Jan. 6 & 27, Feb. 10 & 24, Mar. 10 & 24, Apr. 7 & 28, May 12, Jun. 16

Office 2007 Transition

Nov. 27, Dec. 23, Jan. 20, Feb. 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 21, May 28, Jun. 18

Office 2007 Transition Webinar

Nov. 26, Dec. 22

Outlook 2003 Level 1

Jan. 6, Mar. 3, May 5

Outlook 2003 Level 2

Jan. 7, Mar. 4, May 6

Outlook 2007 Level 1

Nov. 30, Jan. 13, Mar. 10, May 12

Outlook 2007 Level 2

Dec. 1, Jan. 14, Mar. 11, May 13

Outlook 2007 Level 3

Mar. 31

Project Level 1

Dec. 9, Jan. 20, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, May 12, Jun. 8

Project Level 2

Nov. 23

Visio Level 1

Dec. 8, Jan. 6, Mar. 2, May 4

InfoPath 2007 Level 1

Dec. 17, Feb. 25, Apr. 23, Jun. 25

Word 2003 Level 1

Dec. 3, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, May 3, Jun. 21

Word 2003 Level 2

Dec. 18, Jan. 19, Feb. 11, Mar. 2, Apr. 15, May 4, Jun. 22

Word 2003 Level 3

Dec. 21, Mar. 3, Apr. 19, Jun. 23

Word 2007 Level 1

Dec. 4, Jan. 14, Feb. 10, Mar. 4, Apr. 7, May 13, Jun. 17

Word 2007 Level 2

Dec. 11, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 14, May 20, Jun. 24

Word 2007 Level 3

Nov. 26, Feb. 4, Mar. 25, May 31

PowerPoint 2003 Level 1

Nov. 23, Dec. 14, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3, Jun. 7

PowerPoint 2003 Level 2

Dec. 21, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4, Jun. 8

PowerPoint 2007 Level 1

Nov. 24, Dec. 15, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, Jun. 14

PowerPoint 2007 Level 2

Nov. 17, Dec. 22, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 15

Course

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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint Designer and Branding

Nov. 30, Mar. 3, Jun. 28

MS SharePoint End User

Dec. 21, Jan .22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 23, May 21, Jun. 25

MS SharePoint Power User

Nov. 16, Dec. 22, Jan. 4, Feb. 4, Mar. 11, , Apr. 8, May 6, Jun. 3

5060: Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Nov. 30

5061: Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Dec. 2

Mindsharp - SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator Beta

Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8

Mindsharp - SharePoint Services 4.0 Developer Beta

Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8

Mindsharp - Core Technologies in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Dec. 7

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

Nov. 16

Mindsharp - Developers Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Dec. 7

MS Windows Server 2008

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

Dec. 7

6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Jan. 4

6422: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Dec. 28

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

Dec. 14

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

Dec. 21

6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Nov. 16, Jan. 4

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

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

Jan. 18

6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Dec. 7

6232A: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Dec. 14

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

Nov. 16

MS Office Communicator 2007

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

Nov. 23

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

Nov. 24

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

Nov. 26

MS Exchange 2007

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

Dec. 21

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

Dec. 14

5049A: Managing Messaging Security using MS Exchange Server 2007

Dec. 17

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

Dec. 18

5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Nov. 16

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

Nov. 23

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

Nov. 26

MS System Center 2007

50028B: Managing System Centre Operations 2007

Nov. 16

6451A: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center

Jan. 18

Visual Studio 2008 & ASP.NET 3.5

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

Dec. 7, Jan. 4

6463A: Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5

Nov. 23, Jan. 11

6464A: Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5

Nov. 25, Jan. 13

Clinic 50030A: Delta .NET 3.0 - 3.5

Nov. 30

Project Server 2007

5928A: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects

Jan. 11

Windows 7

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

Dec. 21

Windows Server 2003

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

Dec. 14

MS SQL Server 2005

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

Oct. 28

2779B: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server2005 Database

Nov. 16, Dec. 7

2780B: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Nov. 23

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

Jan. 11

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

Jan. 18

2793: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Oct. 21, Jan. 25

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