Computers

MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS FINANCES WITH QUICKBOOKS

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 #                3420       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 3/8/18         4 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $129

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

BACKUP STRATEGIES

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 #                3428       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 5/17/18      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 #                3321       Wednesday           NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 3/14/18      3 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $99

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

Word Part 2—getting more out of word

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 #                3322       Wednesday           NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 4/4/18         2 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $69

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

 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, formulas, functions, number, date and text formatting, sorting, and many more features.  Basic computer skills are required.

 

Course #                3129       Monday                                NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 3/26/18      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, data functions, templates, and more.  Excel Part 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

 

Course #                3130       Monday                                NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 4/30/18      3 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $99

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT

Did you know that your children are using PowerPoint for their school reports?  PowerPoint is the most commonly used presentation program available, both in school and for business.  Where in the past you may have used hand drawn charts or pictures, PowerPoint allows you to create dynamic presentations that can include text, bullet lists, tables, charts, graphics, transitions, and animations.  This hands-on workshop shows you how to get the most out of PowerPoint using all of the features just mentioned.  If your children are using it, shouldn’t you be?

 

Course #                3324       Wednesday           NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 5/16/18      2 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $69

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

WINDOWS 10—AN OVERVIEW

Microsoft Windows 10 has been available for a while now, so there’s a pretty good chance that you already have  it, or that you are considering buying a new computer with Windows 10.  Windows 10 has several significant user interface changes, a brand new browser (replacing Internet Explorer), a new digital assistant (called Cortana), and other changes as well.  So if you are looking for some helpful guidance, come to this one-night class for a demonstration and discussion of Windows 10 and see what’s new and different. 

 

Course #3327       Wednesday           NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 5/2/18         1 Class

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $39

Upward Business Systems

 

AVOIDING ONLINE RISKS

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 one-night 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 #                3425       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 5/3/18         1 Class

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $39

Upward Business Systems 

COMPUTERS FOR THE CONFUSED

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 then explore computer basics and how to find your way around the Windows desktop.  You will also be introduced to some of the most popular programs used at home, in school, and in business, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  We will also cover some of the basics of using the Internet and communicating with Email.  No prior knowledge is required for this important class, but please bring lots of questions!

 

Course #                3128       Monday                                NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 3/5/18         2 Classes

Mike Ingber                                          Fee $69

Upward Business Systems

 

USING YOUR COMPUTER TO GET AROUND 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 #                3423       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts  4/26/18     1 Class

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $39

Upward Business Systems  

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, and 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 #3426                       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 5/10/18      1 Class

Mike Ingber                                          Fee $39

Upward Business Systems

 

BEGINNING FILM-MAKING USING iMOVIE

Students ith an iPhone or iPad can make a move right from one’s own device.  In this class, you will 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 4/2/18         1 Class

Suzanne Hurley                                   Fee $39 

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 3/26/18      1 Class

Suzanne Hurley                                   Fee $39

 

BEYOND GMAIL

Google offers a whole host of products beyone 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 3/19/18      1 Class

Suzanne Hurley                                   Fee $39