Computers

QUICKBOOKS—MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS FINANCES
We will cover the key features of this highly popular business finance software.  Among the topics to be covered:  income and expense tracking, checkbook management, credit cards, cash accounts, accounts receivable and accounts payable, customer lists, vendor lists, invoicing and business reports.

Course # 3128 Monday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 9/17/18 4 Classes
Michael Ingber Fee $129
Upward Business Systems Limit 12

BACKUP STRATEGIES (DAYTIME CLASS)

Do you backup your irreplaceable computer data?  Are you risking losing your precious information?  What causes data loss?  What can you do to prevent data loss?  What should you be backing up?  What choices do you have for doing backups?  What is an effective backup strategy?  Don’t wait until you lose precious information.  Come to this class for answers to these questions and more!

Course # 3321 Wednesday NHS
3:00-5:30 PM Starts 11/28/18 1 Class
Michael Ingber Fee $39
Upward Business Systems

WORD  PART 1
Learn the basics to successfully use Microsoft Word , the best-selling word processing software.  Learn how to create and edit documents, how to format you document, how to use the spell-check and thesaurus, how to cut/copy/paste, and many other features..  No prior word processing knowledge is necessary, but a basic knowledge of computers is helpful.

Course # 3129 Monday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 10/29/18 3 Classes
Michael Ingber Fee $99
Upward Business Systems Limit 12

WORD PART 2—GRAPHICS AND MUCH MORE!
Taking you beyond and building on the basics of Part 1.  In this session learn to add graphics, shapes, and word art, to insert watermarks and cover pages, to create multiple column layouts and custom tabs, to customize bullet lists, to print envelopes and labels, and much more! Microsoft Word Part 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Course # 3130 Monday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 11/19/18 2 Classes
Michael Ingber Fee $69
Upward Business Systems Limit 12

USING GMAIL (DAYTIME CLASS)
Gmail has become one of the most popular email providers.  In this class, we will cover all of the basics of using Gmail (Sending, Receiving, Replying, Forwarding, Printing, Attachments, etc.) as well a many of the really interesting features of Gmail (Labels, Categories, Themes, Signatures, and more).  We will also discuss using Gmail Contacts.  So join us for this class and begin to really enjoy using Gmail!

Course # 3254 Tuesday NHS
3:00-5:30 PM Starts 9/25/18 1 Class
Michael Ingber Fee $39
Upward  Business Systems

EXCEL  PART 1
The ability to work with rows and columns of information is a priceless tool for conquering the informational aspects of life with ease and accuracy.  Learn to use the spreadsheet most used by businesses, students and home-users.  Using Microsoft Excel , learn to design and use spreadsheets.  We will cover working with text, numbers, and dates.  And we will learn how to use formulas and functions.  Many additional features will be covered as well.  Basic computer skills are required.

Course # 3425 Thursday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 9/20/18 3 Classes
Michael Ingber Fee $99
Upward Business Systems Limit 12

EXCEL  PART 2
Continue to learn more about the most popular spreadsheet product on the market.  In this second part you will work with multiple sheet workbooks, charts, advanced formatting capabilities, filtering, validating, scenarios, and much more.  Excel Part 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Course # 3426 Thursday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 10/18/18 3 Classes
Michael Ingber Fee $99
Upward Business Systems Limit 12

FORMULAS AND FUNCTIONS—REVIEW EXPLORE, AND EXPAND!
If you have some knowledge of Excel, but are a little shaky using formulas and functions, this one-night class may be just for you!  We will review all of the basics of using formulas and functions, explore their additional capabilities, and expand your ability to create meaningful spreadsheets.  

Course # 3428 Thursday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 11/15/18 1 Class
Michael Ingber Fee $39
Upward Business Systems

 

BEGINNING FILM-MAKING USING iMOVIE
Students with an iPhone or iPad can make a movie right from their own device.  Learn how to create an iMovie using pictures and original video.  Students will need to purchase and download iMovie onto their device prior to class.

Course # 3137 Monday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 10/22/18 1 Class
Suzanne Hurley Fee $39


WHAT IS THE CLOUD AND AM I USING IT?
So what is “The Cloud” anyway?  The Cloud refers to the sharing of data and programs over the Internet.  Here are some common examples of using the Cloud:  sharing files using Drop Box or One Drive, backing up important data using Carbonite, keeping track of your schedule using Google Calendar, using online versions of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, using Google Docs to create and collaborate on documents, using online versions of popular programs such as Quickbooks, using Amazon to access your music library from anywhere, an so on. Concepts and usage of the Cloud will be demonstrated with a Windows PC, with a tablet, and with a Chromebook.  Perhaps you have heard of Chromebooks, a popular, lower-cost, easy-to-use alternative to traditional laptops.  Come to this one-night demonstration and discussion and finally understand what is meant by “The Cloud”!

Course # 3243 Tuesday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 10/16/18 1 Class
Michael Ingber $39
Upward Business Systems



BEYOND GMAIL
Google offers a whole host of products beyond GMAIL:  Docs (work document program), Sheets (spreadsheet program), Slides (presentation program) and Drive (file storage).  This class will provide an introduction to each of these programs so that you can create, collaborate and share with friends, family and colleagues.

Course # 3135 Monday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 10/1/18 1 Class
Suzanne Hurley Fee $39



ONLINE SAFETY (DAYTIME CLASS)
None of us wants to be the victim of identity theft, or lose our important data, or find that our computer has become infected.  Yet, these are all far too regular occurrences.  In this class we will talk about the threats that are lurking and how to do our best to stay safe online, from firewalls to phishing, from social engineering to security software, from ransomware to malware, from backups to updates, and from passwords to popups.  These are among the topics that we will cover, so join us to learn more about this important topic.

Course # 3322 Wednesday NHS
3:00-5:30 PM Starts 11/7/18 1 Class
Michael Ingber Fee $39
Upward Business Systems


GOOGLE SITES WEBSITE DESIGN
Google offers a template for designing your own website.  Learn how to create and publish a website tailored to your needs for free!  Students should have a GMAIL account prior to class. 

Course #3136 Monday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 11/5/18 1 Class
Suzanne Hurley Fee $39


COMPUTERS FOR THE CONFUSED (DAYTIME CLASS)
The PC has become ubiquitous in business, in school, and at home.  If you have had limited exposure to personal computers and software programs, and want to explore the PC’s potential, then this course is for you.  We’ll begin with an explanation of the confusing terminology used, and a discussion about using your mouse and keyboard more effectively.  We will then explore the basics of finding your way around Windows.  Additionally, we will also cover some of the basics of using the Internet.  No prior knowledge is required for this important class, but please bring lots of questions!

Course # 3324 Wednesday NHS
3:00-5:30 PM Starts 9/12/18 1 Classes
Mike Ingber Fee $39
Upward Business Systems


BROWSING THE INTERNET  EFFECTIVELY 
Internet Browsers let us enjoy the wealth of content available on the Internet.  Join us for this one-night class and learn about using Internet Browsers to get around the Internet.  The most popular browsers, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox will be compared.   We will discuss browsing techniques, using search engines, adding favorites, using browser tabs, setting a home page, clearing cookies, staying safe, and much more.  Join us for this class and really start to browse!

Course # 3327 Wednesday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts  10/24/18 1 Class
Michael Ingber Fee $39
Upward Business Systems