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New Computer Classes Available from CIT

The Center for Information Technology is beginning its Spring 2003 term of classes. Joining returning favorites are many new seminars scheduled for scientists, computer support staff and end users. Classes are offered without charge and sign-up is available at

Web developers and programmers can attend four new courses. "Introduction to Dreamweaver MX" will be a hands-on approach to learning about this leading tool in web development. Microsoft is also bringing advanced classes to supplement their .NET curriculum with "Enterprise Web Solutions" and "Secure .NET Development." For current Java programmers who want to improve the quality of their software, "Java Power Tools" is a 6-session course that will look at a variety of programming techniques.

End users will find three new classes on new or updated software. "Apple Keynote" and "What's New in PowerPoint 2002" will look at two different options in presentation software. "What's New in Outlook 2002" will examine the improvements available with this newest version of the Outlook email client.

For scientists, there are many new titles. CIT's Center for Molecular Modeling is sponsoring "Docking Flexible Ligands with FlexX" and "RACHEL: A New Tool for Lead Optimization." AFNI (Analysis of Functional NeuroImages) is adding to the five returning classes with "SUMA (SUrface MApper)." This class will go through the various steps required to display functional activation maps on cortical surface models. Partek will also be adding some titles to its existing offerings: "Cluster Analysis & Advanced Visualization of Gene Expression Data" and "Advanced Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data Using ANOVA Techniques." Finally, for scientists and scientific support staff, "Web Writing for NIH Science" will provide a model for conveying scientific information to a variety of audiences via the web.

In statistics, "Bringing Data Files into SAS" will help new users to bring in and work with existing data from other sources. The SAS Institute will also be bringing back two other classes.

IT project managers will also have two new options. "Security in the Application Development Lifecycle" will discuss security concerns that arise in application development and how to deal with them throughout a project. "Introduction to Requirement Lifecycle Management" will examine how to determine solid requirements at the start of a project.

Finally, the new nVision reporting system for travel will be debuting during the Spring term. Training will occur for all who wish to learn about accessing the travel data coming out of the NBS Travel system.

For details, visit the web site above or call 594-6248 (GOCIT) if you wish to discuss course registration, teaching a class or other training issues.

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