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Schedule Topics


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.net: Learn the tips and tricks of .net.

Adobe Creative Cloud: DreamWeaver: The power of the Adobe Creative Suite can be seen in every facet of the digital media industry. Adobe Creative Suite has provided increasingly powerful creative tools for both novices and professionals alike. In this session, we will take you on a tour of some of the many features found in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite that will empower the designer within.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Illustrator: The power of the Adobe Creative Suite can be seen in every facet of the digital media industry. Adobe Creative Suite has provided increasingly powerful creative tools for both novices and professionals alike. In this session, we will take you on a tour of some of the many features found in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite that will empower the designer within.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop: This course focuses on some of the basic features of Photoshop so that the student can navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images.

Azure: Windows Azure enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.  It supports global, practically unlimited scale for your applications and services, and allows you to scale-up or down as your needs change, giving you the ability to pay just for what you need, without the associated infrastructure costs.  Join us for an overview of Windows Azure.

Bridging the Divide Between IT and the End User: This session is designed to discuss strategies to help IT bridge the divide and foster better relationships across your organization.

 

Certified Ethical Hacking: CEH focuses on hacking techniques and technology from an offensive perspective. Come discover CEH concepts live with EC Council's best instructors.

Certified Security Analyst (ECSA): Inside look at a penetration test on a company that has various departments, servers and operating systems.

CISSP: Receive an overview of CISSP.

Clear, Concise, and To The Point Presentation Workshop: Has presenting ever given you weak knees, sweaty palms, a racing heart, or mental blocks? Are you challenged with how to organize presentations from start to finish, while avoiding information overload? We can help you calm down, gather your thoughts, and present with confidence and clarity.

Clear, Concise, and To The Point Writing Workshop: In an hour, learn how New Horizon’s Clear, Concise, and To The Point! writing course will help you update your writing style!

Cloud Essentials: Discussion of pros and cons of cloud computing to make effective decisions.

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP): Review of the advanced principles that will keep your organization safe from the many ways it can be threatened.

CompTIA Net+: Learn the tips and tricks for CompTIA Net+.

CompTIA Sec+: Learn the tips and tricks for CompTIA Sec+.

Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI): Receive an overview of computer hacking.

Couragious Leadership - When It Really Matters: This session will focus on the wide range of skills required to lead successful change initiatives. You will learn integrated ideas to immediately improve your ability to address the challenges that leading large scale change can present and how to leverage these skills to become more successful in achieving your goals and reducing stress.


Cybersecurity Analyst+ & Everything Else That’s New from CompTIA Certifications: Join CompTIA’s Kevin McDonald and learn how to earn more and advance in your career with CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+ and more plus the new Cybersecurity Analyst+ Certification. Get tips on how to better prepare for performance-based questions in CompTIA exams and learn about the new Recertification Exam options debuting in 2016 and 2017.


Explore: Your Future and Cisco IoT: "Join us to discuss: Internet of Things, Cisco's IoT Devices, Cisco fog cloud, security, IP Addressing and the future of the Internet of Things. "

Goal Setting and Getting Things Done: Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. What makes a good goal? We touch on goal characteristics, time management, making a to do list, and what to do when setbacks occur

ITIL Foundation: Review the latest core ITIL best practices.

Innovating with Leadership & Influence: What is Leadership? Learn the factors leadership is built on – character, relationships, knowledge, intuition, experience, past successes and ability. Leadership and Influence is a continuous process of developing self, teams and leaders!

 

Microsoft Exchange 2013: Microsoft Exchange, the cornerstone of Microsoft’s unified communications solution, has long been the choice of organizations to enable rich and productive collaboration among its users. In this session, we will take a look at the features that Exchange 2013 gives us including improved high availability, new regulatory compliance features and more flexible deployment options.

Microsoft Exchange 2016: Microsoft Exchange, the cornerstone of Microsoft’s unified communications solution, has long been the choice of organizations to enable rich and productive collaboration among its users. In this session, we will take a look at the new features that Exchange 2016 gives us including improved high availability, new regulatory compliance features, improved productivity, and better collaboration.

Microsoft Office: Access 2016: Manage your data with Access! Join us for an overview on the benefits of Access and a quick look at the features.

Microsoft Office: Excel 2016: Manage your spreadsheets! Join us for an overview and a quick look at the features in Excel 2016.

Microsoft Office: Office 365 SharePoint: Let's explore a SharePoint site! We'll access, store and share information and documents.

Microsoft Office: Office 365 Skype for Business: Join us for an introduction to Microsoft Office 365 (with Skype for Business) in a cloud-based environment.

Microsoft Office: Office 365 vs. Installed Applications: Take a tour of the Office 365 Web App environment and the differences between what the installed application can do. Know which tool to use for the objective you want to accomplish.

Microsoft Office: Outlook 2016: Manage your time with Outlook! Join us for an overview to be more effective at managing email communications, calendar events, contacts, tasks and notes.

Microsoft Office: PowerPoint 2016: Manage your presentation communication with PowerPoint! Join us for an overview and a quick look at the features. Learn how to create engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

Microsoft Office: Word 2016: Tips and tricks for Word.

New Features in SQL 2016: This presentation will survey the most anticipated new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2016.  Topics include the use of system-versioned temporal tables, enhancements to Azure Blob Storages, Always Encrypted technology, Polybase, Live Query Statistics and the Query Store.

 

Oracle Database Admin.: Manage your large text documents with Word! Join us for an overview on how to leverage tools in Word for those large and collaborative documents.


PowerShell: Learn how to create engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

 

Preparing for the new CCENT and CCNA Cisco Exams: What's changed in the new certifications.

Project APPS: Learn the tips and tricks of Project Apps.

Project Management Professional: Learn how to become an effective project manager.

Relational Database Design: Learn the tips and tricks of relational databases.

Rethink Your People Strategy to Close the Skills Gap: Your people determine the future of your organization. People create the products that you sell, execute the processes that you implement, and service your customers and partners. Your organization’s success depends on their level of skills. Therefore, as business needs and workforce demands change, you must rethink your people strategy to close skills gaps, develop high performance teams, and transform your organization

SCYBER: Join us for an inside look at Cisco's SCYBER: Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis

SharePoint Administrator: Tips on manging day-to-day and automated tasks carried out by SharePoint Administrators.

SharePoint Applications: Receive an overview of SharePoint Applications.

SharePoint BI: A tour of some of SharePoint's Business Intelligence Features

SharePoint Developer: Receive an overview of SharePoint Developer.

Skype for Business: We'll review the benefits of using Skype for Business and overview configuring and managing a Skype for Business server.

SQL 2014: Learn the tips and tricks of SQL 2014.

SQL 2014 BI: A look at SQL Server's Analysis Services, Integration Services and Reporting Services

SQL Server Power BI: See Microsoft’s new self-service BI tool brings ETL, a data models, data visualization and reporting to the desktop. This presentation will demonstrate PowerBI’s ability to transform and import data from disparate data sources into an analytical model, and from there produce and share a compelling visualization.

SQL Data Models and Reports: Receive an overview of SQL Data Models and Reports.

System Center Configuration Manager: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM): Overview of features including Applications, Alerts and Client Health Evaluation.

 

TSQL for Analytical Queries: Many information professionals have a need to write SELECT queries to produce datasets for tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, PowerBI, Excel, R, SAS, SPSS, etc. This presentation will outline the specific TSQL skills required to efficiently produce data sets for analytical client applications, and SELECT query components used to create groupwise comparisons of aggregate values.

 

The Difference Maker – Emotional Intelligence: What is emotional Intelligence? Learn the components of emotional Intelligence and how different levels of awareness will help individuals, businesses and teams communicate and collaborate better.


Virtual Team Building and Management With a virtual team you have the normal issues of a localized team, with the additional challenges of distance and cultural differences

Virtualization: An overview of the challenges faced in the physical IT infrastructure and how Virtualization can be used help to overcome these challenges.

VMware Certifications: "VMware Certifications: An overview of the professional certifications that VMware offers and what you have to do to achieve them. We’ll talk about all of the certifications available and the required/recommended training tracks for each. "

What's New in CCNA Routing and Switching V3.0:

Windows 10: Receive an overview of Windows 10.

 

Why get certified and keep it?: Learn the value of getting a certification – job opportunities and salary impact, whigh certifications are hot, and how to retain your credentials?

Windows Server 2012: In this session we will discuss various features and functionality in Windows Server 2012.

Windows Server 2016: In this session we will discuss various features and functionality in Windows Server 2016.