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IT200 Computing at JMU - Get hands-on experience with the JMU sites that are a resource to all new and existing employees. Learn about the Information Technology Department and its part in your success. Understand the difference between an eID and and EmplID (#). See how to access your email, shared folders, IS Applications (HRMS, Finance, SA, UA, AiM et.al.). Learn about Computing Forms and when to use them. See and practice using the automated tools for technical assistance and training. See how to schedule training through MyMadison and add the calendar item provided. Use the IsItReal? Module I to increase your skill in identifying phishing. This 3 hour training is recommended for all new employees and any employee who wants to improve their understanding of IT at JMU.   Back to course listings

IT209 Leveraging the Web - Learn how to leverage the web to your advantage. What is your online footprint and how can you protect it?  How does a webpage get from a server to your computer? What is a cookie and why does it matter? What are some shortcuts that you can use online? All of this and more is covered in this 90-minute session. This course satisfies the module 5.8 qualification for the Administrative Assistant Certification Program (AACP).  Back to course listings

IT204 JMU RUNSAFE - Learn how to protect your computer from attacks. If you use e-mail or download files from the web, you're vulnerable! What you don't know is already affecting your computer. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.17. Back to course listings

IT207 Windows 7.0 - Use Windows 7 to easily and quickly access files, windows, information, and accessories. Review the Start Menu and how to change it. Learn shortcuts for doing routine tasks. Use the snipping tool to do a screen capture. Practice searching for a file or folder and learn how to personalize your desktop with color, sounds, and pictures. This 90 minute training satisfies AACP module 5.18  Back to course listings

IT277 Outlook 2013 Calendar Basic -Outlook 2013 Calendar covers the basics of Outlook 2013 desktop (PC) and highlights the new look and functionality in 2013. Review of the Ribbon, with focus on the View Tab, prepares attendees to practice. Create a one-time appointment, change and appointment, create a recurring appointment, create a meeting, use the scheduling assistant to schedule a meeting with any staff on campus, respond to a meeting request, put an event on your calendar, see how to share a calendar by email or through the share a calendar function. This hands-on class fills gaps that many will have by being self-taught or trained in an earlier version of Outlook. This 90 minute training is required for AACP module 5.2.  Back to course listings

IT272 Outlook 2013 Email Basic - Outlook 2013 Email provides an overview of the Mail function in Outlook desktop (PC) with an emphasis on the functionality resident in 2013. See and understand the parts of the email window and the view pane. Practice conditional formatting to increase the visibility of messages that meet a criteria. Create new folders and a signature. Check spelling and grammar in a message. Review sending messages, working with messages, and practice an automatic reply ¿Out of Office.¿ See how to use Categories to group items. This 90 minute training is required for AACP module 5.1 and as a prerequisite for IT273 Outlook QuickR and also IT279 Outlook Tasks. Back to course listings

IT273 Outlook Email QuickR - Outlook QuickR focuses on the desktop Outlook application. It reviews 7 tools that get you through your InBox efficiently. In order to streamline your desk, we cover all 7 tools so that you can choose what will work for you. Learn which tools `follow¿ your e-ID to a different machine, which tools are machine specific, and which tool crosses Microsoft applications. You will use your eID and configure the machine to access your own InBox to use these tools: 1) Rules, 2) Conditional Formatting; 3) AutoCorrect; 4) QuickParts; 5) AutoText; 6) Templates; 7) QuickSteps. This 2 hour training has a prerequisite of Outlook Email (IT271 or IT272 ), but if you have not met the prerequisite and are a regular Outlook desktop user, contact ittraining@jmu.edu to see if you are eligible.
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IT324 SharePoint Intro - This Training provides an explanation of JMU SharePoint Services with a demonstration of current SharePoint sites. Permissions, web parts, which collaborations can benefit from a SharePoint site, and the roles for content managers, members, and visitors are explained. This brief training closes with discussion of the transition to using SharePoint.  Back to course listings

IT325 SharePoint 2013 Overview - This training will cover basic screen features and navigation, and include adding a document, an item to the calendar, editing and proofing documents, alerts, team discussion, and links.  A look at how to open and complete an assigned workflow will be covered.   Back to course listings

IT371 Excel 2013 Basic - Practice the fundamentals of using Excel on a PC in this 9 hour training (3days/3hours each day). Training starts with terminology and navigating within Excel. Then practice entering and editing data, modifying a worksheet, using functions to create formulas, formatting and charting data, adding graphics and printing a basic worksheet. Those who are self-taught by using Excel or viewing videos will benefit from this course that builds a clear foundation and serves as a prerequisite for Intermediate Excel. A 1 hour assessment is available to meet the prerequisite and satisfy AACP module 5.15 if passed with a score of 80% or better. View FAQ on the IT Training website or Email ittraining@jmu.edu to schedule a convenient time. Back to course listings

IT372 Excel 2013 Intermediate - Build on what was learned in Excel Basic to build speed and increase ease of accuracy in this 9 hour (3days/3hours each day). Start with learning to manage large workbooks and worksheets. In 2013, there can be more than a 16,000 columns and more than a million rows. Learn special number formats, outlining and subtotals, how to create and use names, advanced sorting and filtering, hyperlinks, and the documenting and auditing features in Excel. Finish this Excel training by learning how to change application settings and work with templates. To take Excel 2013 Intermediate, you must have taken an assessment or Excel Basic training (IT364 or IT 371). Back to course listings

IT373 Excel 2013 Advanced - Become more efficient and creative in this 9 hour (3days/3hours each day) Excel 2013 Advanced training. Start by learning how to use advanced functions and formulas. Go on to understand lookups, data tables, validation of cell entries and advanced charting. Create, use, modify and manipulate a PivotTable and PivotCharts. Export and import data. Use Analytical tools Goal Seek and scenarios. Understand accessibility considerations and internationalization. To take Excel 2013 Advanced, you must have taken both  Excel Basic and Excel Intermediate (2010 or 2013). Back to course listings

IT424 PowerPoint 2013 Basic - Throughout the 7.5 hr training offered over 3 days (2.5 hours each day), learn: fundamentals of a creating presentations; editing slide content; working with shapes, graphics, tables and charts; and how to make the presentation ready for use and printing. Apply what you learn to develop a simple PowerPoint for a topic you choose. Those who are self-taught by using PowerPoint or viewing videos will benefit from this course that provides a foundation and serves as a prerequisite for PowerPoint Advanced. A 1 hour assessment is available to meet the prerequisite and satisfy AACP module 5.16; contact  ittraining@jmu.edu to schedule a convenient time. Back to course listings

IT425 PowerPoint 2013 Advanced - Step up your PowerPoints to include skills learned in this 7.5 training offered over 3 days (2.5 hours each day). Create slide masters to use for 'branding' your presentations. Add transitions and animations to increase the visibility of key facts. Learn to customize slide elements with SmartArt graphics, charts, tables, and action buttons. Set custom settings to personalize your interaction with the software. Prerequisite for this training is PowerPoint Basic (IT421 or IT423 or IT 424). Back to course listings

IT464 Word 2013 Basic - IT 464 Word 2013 Basic this course enables participants to use basic Word 2013 functionality to: create, edit, and save documents, an intro look at tables, graphics and page layout as well as proofing otions. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module (AACP) 5.13 If you would prefer to take an assessment please email ittraining@jmu.edu to schedule.  An assessment is available to satisfy the AACP requirement and prerequisite for Word Intermediate if passed with a score of 80% or better. View FAQ on the IT Training website or Email ittraining@jmu.edu to schedule a convenient time. Back to course listings

IT465 Word 2013 Intermediate - this course enables participants to use improved Word 2013 functionality to: apply styles, create outlines, use section breaks, format illustrations, apply and modify table formatting, insert images and text boxes, splitting tables, review and track changes, and mail merges. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program (AACP) Module 5.14 Back to course listings

IT466 Word 2013 Advanced - Mail Merge & Large Documents - This course enables participants to use Word 2013 functionality to: create and edit mail merges and work with large documents. Emphasis is placed on style headings, table of contents, and outline view. Learners will practice creating mail merges for letters, envelopes, and name tags.  Back to course listings

IT502 eVA Overview - Learn how to complete the basic steps used to process orders through electronic VA (eVA). Everyone who uses eVA needs to take this workshop. The Request for eVA Access and the eVA Acceptable Use Acknowledgement Forms must be submitted prior to access being granted.  Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.12
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IT523 AiM Work Orders Plus - AiM Work Orders Plus satisfies the training requirement for access to the IS Application. Practice entry of a work order in the AiM system and online, then use functions in the IS Applications AiM to edit or print a saved customer request, search for an existing request, and create a query for your use. This training satisfies AACP module 5.5 (only one AiM course is required, not both). Prior to attending or at the completion of the 90 minute training, submit your  IS Access request (Computing/Forms). Please note that training for Work Orders is separate from Motor Pool. Back to course listings

IT524 AiM Motor Pool - AiM Motor Pool satisfies the training requirement for access to the IS Application. Practice creation of requests in the AiM system and online, then use functions in the IS Applications AiM to search for an existing request and to create a query for your use. In the AiM Application you can copy a request done in the past and simply add rates and user defined details. This training satisfies AACP module 5.5 (only one AiM course is required, not both). Prior to attending or at the completion of the 90 minute training, submit your request for access to AiM Motor Pool (training and access request are separate from AiM Work Orders). Back to course listings

IT560/561 Managing Listservs - See how to request a ListServ list, and actually create your password to access ListServ. Learn how to add and delete subscribers singly, in bulk, and through Subscriber Reports. Search your list for a specific user by name. See how to set renewal options. The online course (also 1 hour) can be requested by email to ittraining@jmu.edu. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of AACP Module 5.3 and is a requirement prior to receiving access to a ListServ list. If you want to see a 4 minute video about ListServ, click this ListServ Overview link.  Back to course listings

IT571 Web  Manager 2 - is a software tool created to provide and easy-to-use interface for creating and maintaining JMU websites and pages with a level of constistency in look and design.  It offers te mplates that create a univorm look and help departments organize information. Back to course listings

IT579 Cascade Phase Overview- This class is a combination of both Phase I and Phase II training for Cascade. Phase I is an overview of the philosophy of JMU's move to a Content Management Systems (CMS) that is led by University Marketing. Phase II is a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website.. Back to course listings

IT578 Cascade Open Lab- This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Phase II Training, it is hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade . Back to course listings

IT610 Finance Overview - An overview of the Finance system. Topics include locating vendor and chartfield information. Generating the Monthly Detail, Summary Financial Report and nVision reports. The IIS Access Request form and training must be completed before access to the system is granted.  Current users will need to complete training before being granted access. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program (AACP) Module 5.90. Back to course listings

IT611 Finance Credit Card Reconciliation - Reconciliation of  purchases made by your small purchase credit card though the finance system.  Participants will have the opportunity to reconcile a credit card purchase and generate a report. Back to course listings

IT612 Finance Reading Reports - This workshop will assist with reading and understanding the reports generated in the Finance system and discuss the steps to running queries. This workshop is designed to follow the Finance Overview class.  Learners must be able to run reports with little assistance prior to coming to this class.  Access to the live system (production) is required. Back to course listings

IT642/645 HMRS Employee Info -Learn how to review employee profiles including job data and leave information and run a personnel expenditures report. This system is used primarily by those needing to track PAR forms and leave information. Budget authority and supervisor's signature required for access. The IS Access Control Form should be completed and submitted before training. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.10 IT642 is classroom/instructor led while IT645 is eLearning done on your own computer. Back to course listings

IT643 HMRS JMU Time Entry - JMU Time Entry requires departmental staff to enter payroll data for wage and student employees in the Human Resources Management System (HRMS).  Training required for employees who serve as enterers only and employees who serve as enterers and approvers. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.8. Back to course listings

IT644 ePAR - The new ePAR system will replace the paper PAR form and PAW form. This class will provide an overview of what the ePAR is and how to complete an ePAR. We will also discuss the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on hiring 1500 hour employees. Back to course listings

IT663 SA Overview - Employees needing to have access to the Student Administration (SA) will need to take this class as part of the requirement for access to the Student Records.  Topics covered: Search & View students information; Generating and printing students schedules (reports); Security and setting defaults. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.11 Back to course listings

IT664 SA Course Management - Instructions on entering course schedule and managing the classroom enrollment.  Generating class rosters.  Granting access to classes using permission numbers. Back to course listings

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