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IT200 Computing at JMU - Learn how to use JMU's computing systems to save time and effort. Overview of servers and networked drives. Learn to find JMU's web pages as resources. This workshop is specifically designed for new JMU employees. It provides hands-on experience with passwords, security, and servers.   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 - Learn how to flip through open windows quickly; how to dock items to the task bar; how to put links in the notifications area; how to put the files and folders that you use every day on the Windows Explorer favorites tab; how to personalize the desktop and the Start menu; and learn which accessories are available to personalize the desktop.  Back to course listings

IT276 Outlook 2010 Calendar Basic - This training course identifies the key differences between appointments, meetings, events, and tasks. Practice creating each and learn how theScheduling Assistant will identify free times quickly and easily for JMU address book people invited to a meeting.  Learn how to put private appointments on the calendar and how to recur/repeat a scheduled. Gain an understanding of permissions related to shared calendars.  Back to course listings

IT271 Outlook 2010 Email Basic - This training course offers hands-on opportunity to become experienced with Outlook 2010 EMail using your own Outlook folders.  Review the arrangement of the Email window, the view pane, and the reading pane. Create folders, a signature, and out-of-office items. Learn how to use QuickParts to reduce re-keying, and QuickSteps to move a message or group of messages in one step. Find out what Categories are, and how to work with Contacts. Back to course listings

IT273 Outlook 2010 Email QuickR - Use Outlook Email easier and faster with Rules, Conditional Formatting, AutoCorrect, QuickParts, AutoText,  Templates, QuickSteps, and Notes. Process Email more easily once you know the software capabilities.There is time to practice what you learn so you can save clicks, save time, and get control of the Inbox! Training concludes with demonstration of Custom Voting Buttons. Prerequisite for IT273 is IT271 Outlook Email.
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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

IT364 Excel 2010 Basic - This course enables participants to use basic Excel 2010 functionality to: create, edit, and save spreadsheets.  Learn to apply formatting features including alignment, page numbers, number formatting, conditional formatting. Also create charts, insert and modify graphics, use screenshots, add smart art, and check spelling and grammar.  Enter and edit basic formulas and functions.  Use the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and many new features.  This course is for those new to Excel. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.15.  An assessment is available to satisfy the AACP requirement and prerequisite for Excel 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

IT365 Excel 2010 Intermediate - This course makes entry of data and formatting of content easier, using Excel 2010 functionality to: apply styles, themes, special number formats; create and use cell names; sort and filter data; do advanced charting; use auditing features, templates, and Pivot Tables and Pivot charts. Manage multiple workbooks by linking, 3-D formulas, and worksheets. This course requires completion of IT364 prior to enrollment.
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IT366 Excel 2010 Advanced - This course enables participants to use advanced Excel 2010 functionality to: export and import data; do advanced data management; use analytical tools including Goal Seeker, Solver, and the Analysis ToolPak;  use statistical functions, financial and data functions, and Lookups and data tables. Back to course listings

IT423 PowerPoint 2010 - This course includes content from IT421 PowerPoint Basic plus Animations and Custom Slide Shows. Basic content includes create and update presentations; add slides from another presentation; copy and paste slide text; draw and format shapes; add text to shapes; group overlapping items; add tables to slides; create master slides; and proof a presentation. Use the Ribbon and Contextual tabs to improve and edit graphics. Learn how to use SmartArt to improve presentations.  An assessment is available to satisfy the AACP requirement 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

IT461 Word 2010 Basic - This course enables participants to use basic Word 2010 functionality to: create, edit, and save documents. Learn to apply formatting features including alignment, line spacing, tabs, page numbers, creating tables, inserting and modifying graphics, and checking spelling and grammar.  Use the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and many new features.  Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.13.  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

IT462 Word 2010 Intermediate - This course enables participants to use improved Word 2010 functionality to: apply styles, create outlines, use section breaks, format sections and columns, apply and modify table formatting, insert images and text boxes, splitting tables, review and track.   Use the Ribbon and Contextual tabs to edit and improve tables, graphics, etc.  Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.14 Back to course listings

IT463 Word 2010 Advanced - This course enables participants to perform mail merges, create envelopes and labels, indexes and table of contents.  Users will also change Word's default options and customized ribbons.  Other new features include the Backstage View, inserting screen captures, and using protection view.  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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IT525 AiM Work Orders - AiM is the system used to submit requests for service to Facilities Management.  Use the AiM system, accessible as an ISAPP,  to enter work requests for processing by the work control system and staff.  Training is required before access is granted to AiM Work Orders.  Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.5. (Previously called AiM Overview). Back to course listings

IT528 AiM Motor Pool - AiM is the system used to submit requests for State authorized vehicles. AiM Motor Pool system replaced CARS.  Use AiM Motor Pool to enter vehicle rental requests for processing by Transportation Services (in Facilities Management).  Training is required before access to AiM Motor Pool is granted. Back to course listings

IT560 Managing Listservs - Learn how to add and delete owners, search your list for specific users and/or edit (add/delete) users to your list. Training is required before access is granted. Learn more about how to use listservs to send one-way messages to large groups.  Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.3 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 I & II- 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 III- 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 - This workshop provides the knowledge and skills needed to navigate, print and manage budgets within the participants departments.   Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the Finance business process, access the Finance System, understand the different menu options available, locate vendors and chartfields, create and print financial reports. View the Finance Overview course material. 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

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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