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Computer Training for Businesses at ARA

Wednesday, April 18, 2018   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, business, Courses

Gain new skills and improve your productivity with ARA's business computing short courses in May 2018. You can book as an individual ($75 per course) or a group (up to 10 people). These courses are great for administrators wanting to upskill in Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher or PowerPoint.

These 3-hour courses are run at ARA or could be run on-site at your premises. Contact ARA if there are specific learning requirements outside of these courses or you would like to include something not listed in your training session.

Contact ARA for more information on these business computing courses (engagement[at]

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Date and Time: Wednesday 9th May 2018, from 9am to noon.

This course is for users who have a very basic knowledge of Word and would like to expand on their current skills. Functions covered include: font formatting, copy, cut and paste, quick tips and keyboard shortcuts, find and replace, inserting text, pictures and shapes and an introduction to SmartArt, basic tables and tabulation, columns, margins and paragraph spacing.

Microsoft Word Long Documents

Date and Time: Wednesday 9th May 2018, from 1 to 4pm.

This course will give you the skills to confidently work with and manage long documents. You’ll learn how to easily insert a table of contents and index, work with heading styles and multi-level numbering, insert clipart, charts and figures, headers and footers with page numbering and fields, and quick tips and keyboard shortcuts.

Introduction to Excel

Date and Time: Wednesday 16th May 2018, from 9am to noon.

By the end of this session you’ll have the basic knowledge of how to enter and format data into a spreadsheet, add formulas for basic calculations, use AutoSum, use the fill handle and create and edit charts.

Managing Data with Excel

Date and Time: Wednesday 16th May 2018, from 1 to 4pm.

This session is for users who already use Excel regularly but want to gain more knowledge on how to navigate around large spreadsheets easily. You’ll learn how to freeze rows, split data, add conditional formatting, create pivot tables and sort and filter data.

Micrsosoft Publisher

Date and Time: Wednesday 23rd May 2018, from 9am to noon.

Develop your skills using Microsoft Publisher 2016 to produce published documents such as flyers, leaflets, newsletters, posters, menus and advertisements for business and home use. This course covers such elements as layout and design, clipart, fonts, borders, WordArt and editing techniques.

Creating presentations in PowerPoint

Date and Time: Wednesday 30th May 2018, from 9am to noon.

The aim of this course is to show you how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to present any information creatively and professionally, and get started on creating memorable PowerPoint presentations.

You’ll learn the main features of PowerPoint including how to create presentations, formatting and organising PowerPoint slides, inserting graphics, tables and charts, the use of SmartArt in presentations and adding hyperlinks to external sources of information. You’ll also learn how to present your presentation online.

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