Bring your tech literacy up to speed

Information Systems and Computing Technology Training Services has partnered with Online Consulting to provide on-campus classes at a discount to members of the Penn community. Classes taken at Penn are up to 25 percent less expensive than comparable classes off campus.

Here’s a sample of upcoming courses being held at the ISC Labs at 3650 Chestnut. For details contact the Online Consulting Penn Registration Desk at 1-800-288-8221 or visit www.tts.isc.upenn.edu. Registration required.

PowerPoint XP (2002) Intermediate

When you walk away from this course you’ll know how to draw in PowerPoint, modify objects, customize designs, create slide shows and deliver presentations.

PowerPoint 2002 Introduction or equivalent skills required. You must be able to work with task panes, create a basic slide presentation, add and format text, reorganize slides and apply templates.

Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $190

FileMaker Pro Introduction

This class will teach you how to organize and find records as well as add color and graphics to your databases. A basic understanding of your computer’s operating system is required. You should know how to launch an application, create and save files and copy files from CDs and other media.

Feb. 3, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $190

Flash MX Introduction

Drawing and painting, manipulating objects, working with text, creating animation, and publishing your flash movie are just some of the skills covered in this two-day course. The class requires a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system. You should know how to launch an application, create and save files and copy files from CDs and other media.

Feb. 4 and 5 , 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $570

Windows XP Introduction

You’ll leave this course with a solid grasp of Windows, from working with programs and customizing your workspace to viewing files and folders. Knowledge of basic PC concepts and the keyboard required.

Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $190

Originally published on January 30, 2003