Gold Seal: 2 Credits
This interactive, live instructor-led online training course will cover the same content as the in-person course. All live online courses will be recorded, and participants will have access to the recorded session for 3 months.
The objective of this course is to train participants in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office which includes Word, Excel, and Outlook. This course will familiarize users with the Windows environment and features of Microsoft Office. It is designed for computer users who are new to these programs and need the kick to start working in a business environment.
The following list summarizes skills that students will be comfortable with after this course.
Understand how to manage and manipulate multiple windows
Get familiar with computer terminology
Use and customize the Windows screen
Set up filing system Navigate in Internet using basic browsing tools
Learn security tips
Download and install programs
Create, edit, save, open and close documents
Learn more efficient ways to select text
Apply character and paragraph formatting options
Create multi-level lists
Use the format painter
Set tabs and indents
Change the margins, paper size, or page orientation
Use headers and footers
Proof documents with spelling and grammar checks
Prepare documents for printing
Understand the screen, Screen Tips, and Ribbon
Create, edit, save, open and close workbooks
Select cells for further action such as formatting, deleting, copying, and pasting
Using Autofill to copy or fill data or set up a series of data
Insert or delete rows, columns, or cells
Rename, insert, delete, copy, or move worksheets
Create and edit simple formulas using math operators and cell references
Use common functions
Apply text and numeric formatting
Enhance the worksheet using fonts, alignment, lines, borders, colors, or patterns
Preview and print worksheets and workbooks
Set headers and footers for a worksheet
Change margins, orientation, or layouts
Understand how Outlook is set up and the different types of information that can be tracked
Create, edit, send, open, and manage messages
Learn to use the To Do bar to manage and organize all daily activities
Use different types of options for managing messages such as voting buttons, flags, or levels of importance
Include and manage attachments being sent or received with messages
File and manage messages using folders
Create or modify a signature for the email
Create and edit appointments or events in the Calendar
Create and modify contacts using the Contacts module
Create and manage Tasks
Set up and manage out-of-office messages
This hands-on course is taught by a certified Microsoft Master Instructor.
You will need to have Word, Excel, and Outlook 2016 (or newer) programs downloaded and installed on the computer. The course assumes that students have completed the Microsoft Office Basics course or have equivalent knowledge. The web version will not be suitable.
In order to participate in this course, you will require either two monitors or a second device (tablet) or computer so that you are able to watch the instructor while at the same time practicing and applying the new skills.
Delivery Method: Virtual Session – MS Teams
Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested.
This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.
Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
There are no prerequisites for this session.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for computer users who are new to these programs and need the kick to start working in a business environment.
What Previous Participants Have Said
“Perfect for users that are brand new to these programs, I left feeling confident.”
Computer or laptop
This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell phones will not be adequate.
Windows 10 or Mac iOS
Software/Programs - Excel 2016 (or newer) program downloaded and installed on the computer. The course assumes that students have completed the Microsoft Office Basics course or have equivalent knowledge. The web version will not be suitable.
Webcam (Mandatory) – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
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Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
A quiet space with minimal distractions - The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.