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BASIC COMPUTER SOFTWARE SPECIALIST COURSES
SUNY Schenectady is proud to offer a Basic Computer Software Specialist Certificate.
Students must participate in and complete the following four courses in order to earn this introductory certificate:
• CFP 409 Intro to Windows
• CFP 411 Intro to Excel
• CFP 410 Intro to Access
• CFP 401 Intro to Power Point
For more information, please contact the Office of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101 ext. 3 or 4.

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
CRN# 11077
CFP 411-51
Tuesdays , January 22 – March 5
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Businesses, colleges and universities require students to create, analyze, and share important data quickly. This introductory course covers how to structure your spreadsheet for data input, how to create formulas, and then progress to dynamically displaying the results in a custom chart. With Excel, you will get the most out of your information. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
CRN# 11824
CFP 409-51
Wednesdays, February 6 – February 27
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $125
Students will learn how to use Microsoft Windows consumer operating system in this introductory course. Learn how to maneuver, customize and control the computer, ensure a safe computing environment, and discover Windows updates and why they should be installed. Students will also learn how to multi-task, manage folders and files, create shortcuts, how to install and use software and more. This course is taught by B :> Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS
CRN# 11076
CFP 410-51
Wednesdays, March 6 – April 24
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Do you need to maintain extensive data and then generate reports for analysis? Learn how to design this relational database to meet your business needs. This course covers the development of a database and begins to explore how to query the data. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT
CRN# 11823
CFP 401-51
Mondays, March 25 – May 6
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
Businesses, colleges and universities require students to prove their oral proficiency through frequent presentations. Many companies require their employees to present information in group settings. This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft PowerPoint, the presentation graphics program. PowerPoint gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation. You can print slides, print handouts, print notes pages, prepare for 35mm slides, or deliver an on-screen presentation. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

ADDITIONAL COMPUTER COURSES

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2016/2013 PART I
CRN# 11614
CFP 252-01
Thursday, January 24
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $320
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
This one-day course covers the essential skills needed to plan a project using Microsoft Project. Topics include scheduling tasks, creating a work breakdown structure, linking tasks, scheduling resources, examining Project’s views, and sorting and filtering. This course is taught by Microknowledge. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO MS WORD
CRN# 11514
CFP 412-51
Mondays, January 28 – March 11
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
This introductory course covers the basics of word processing and provides instruction on how to create attractive, appealing documents. Colleges and universities require students to prove their writing proficiency by composing numerous papers. Competent word processing skills are needed for optimum communication. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

ADVANCED EXCEL
CRN# 11825
CFP 415-51
Wednesdays, February 7 – March 28
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
No class March 20.
Excel is for more than just “crunching numbers.” In this course students will learn what a Pivot Table is, what data is appropriate for a pivot table, how you can use it to look at your data from different angles and perspectives, and how to display your data summary with a Pivot Chart. Students will also learn how to create templates and then distribute them. They will utilize Auditing Tools as well as develop a “watch” window. These topics and more will be addressed. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

SHAREPOINT 2016/2013 SITE OWNER
CRN# 11826
CFP 422-51
Tuesday, February 12
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $320
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
SharePoint is a web-based, collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. This one-day course is designed for existing MS SharePoint site users who need to create and manage a SharePoint team site. This course is taught by Microknowledge. Click here to register.

MAINTAINING PEAK PC PERFORMANCE
CRN# 10882
CFP 400-51
Tuesday, March 12
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $30
Learn how to perform the procedures that will free up hard disk space and how to optimize your hard drive for faster performance. These techniques apply to all versions of Windows. This course is taught by B :> Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL
CRN# 10911
CFP 402-51
Tuesdays, March 26 – May 7
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $130
If you’re familiar with Excel and are ready to build upon that knowledge, then this is the course for you. This course will focus on pivot tables, using formulas for (but not limited to) financial, lookup and reference, and math and trig. Students will also learn about conditional formatting, how to protect your spreadsheet from changes and how to create macros for repetitive work. Advance charting and forms for easy data entry will also be covered. This course is taught by B:>Compatible, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

PHOTOSHOP CC PART I
CRN# 11601
CFP 424-51
Thursday and Friday, March 28 – March 29
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $420
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
This two-day class is designed to cover the Photoshop environment, working with image selections and layers, using image adjustment techniques, retouching and resizing images, and preparing finished images. This course is taught by Microknowledge. Click here to register.

COMPUTER BASICS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
CRN# 11779
CFP 428-51
Mondays and Wednesdays, April 1 – April 17
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $ 110
Do you feel like a deer in the headlights when you try to use a computer? Do you need computer skills for the job hunt or so you can keep up with your children or grandchildren? This hands-on course will walk you through the basics so you can take charge of your computer. Students will learn how to turn the computer on and off; use a mouse and computer keyboard; work with the Windows desktop, menus, and windows; and open and close programs. They will also learn how to use Google and other search engines to find information and evaluate the results when “surfing the Web”; how to use e-mail; and how to keep their computer and Internet activities safe from criminal attacks, identify theft and e-mail fraud. Students will also learn how to create folders, save files and find them again. Step-by-step textbook included. This course is taught by techKnow Prof, a local computer company specializing in training programs. Click here to register.

MAKING A MOVIE ON YOUR iPHONE
CRN# 11599
CFP 426-51
Thursdays, April 4 – April 25
7-9 p.m.

Fee: $130
Students will explore the iPhone camera functions as well as editing styles and techniques using the Apple application iMovie directly from their device. Camera resolution, frame rates, focus, light, composition, audio, tripods, external light and microphones will be among the topics discussed. Students will make a short home movie using video recorded on their iPhone and edited on iMovie: applying video, photos, music, themes, transitions, speed, sound, color and more. Requirements: Apple iPhone or iPad (iPhones 5, 6 or 7) and the iMovie application installed on the iPhone/iPad. Students should bring their iPhone/iPad, which should have available storage space. This course is taught by Harold Bryant, a Videographer and Editor for the New York State Assembly. He has worked on Hollywood feature films, documentaries and educational films and is passionate about producing educational and entertaining video projects. He has been using his iPhone to create easy and quick videos to share around the world. Click here to register.

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
CRN# 11238
CFP 414-51
Thursdays, April 4 – April 25
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee: $75
Turn your photos into artful masterpieces. Students will learn tips and tricks of photography from a professional photographer. Topics include learning how to use your Digital SLR camera, how to create the right settings for pictures, photography fundamentals such as composition and lighting for creating the perfect shot and techniques for how to retouch photographs. Students are required to bring their own Digital SLR cameras. This course is taught by Art Innovators. Click here to register.

INDESIGN CC PART I
CRN# 11600
CFP 423-51
Monday, April 8
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $320
This course will be taught at Microknowledge located at 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
This one-day course is designed for individuals who want to create clean, professional publications with ease. Become comfortable with the InDesign environment, create and edit a variety of publications, utilize master pages, format text, and finalize documents. This course is taught by Microknowledge. Click here to register.