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CIT Computer Training Adds 21 Classes

CIT's Computer Training Program is offering 21 new courses and seminars for the spring term (January-May), expanding the curriculum to 119 subjects, all available at no cost to NIH employees.

Keep up with the evolution of personal computers in Windows 2000 Preview, a brief, detailed presentation by a Microsoft technical representative who will discuss changes that LAN administrators can make in preparation for this successor to both Windows 95 and Windows NT. Desktop users can get a demonstration of the product suite's new tools and collaborative features in Overview of Office 2000.

Changes are also slated for Macintosh machines and systems, reflected in two seminars by Joe Gannon, Overview of Macintosh 8.5 Operating System, designed for both support staff and end users, and Advanced Macintosh Techniques, for anyone wanting to delve into topics such as diagnostic utilities, handling error messages, and hard drive setups.

An entirely new category, telecommunications, opens with two classes to help technical staff and administrators understand when to choose ISDN lines, call directors, individual phone lines and network connections to maximize performance and cost effectiveness. These are Choosing Telephone Services at NIH and Reaching Central Services with NIH Telecommunication Facilities.

Five new LAN management courses describe network problem resolution and tools for managing networks and diagnosing problems. Internet Connectivity and Problem Resolution at NIH explains how to find the source of a problem on a LAN or larger network. Using Network Sniffers at NIH and NetScout Manager demonstrate the use of these tools. Introduction to TCP/IP covers the set of communication protocols used on networks, IP address classes, subnet masking, and the new Ipv6. Finally, the technical LAN coordinators are opening their series of presentations to everyone interested in LAN support issues and technologies.

Scientists with needs appropriate for parallel programming will be interested in the new 3-day course on programming Galaxy, NIH's SGI Origin 2000 parallel computer.

New seminars focusing on accountability and planning issues are Developing IT Performance Measures and Systems Security Planning and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

As always, courses and seminars are available to all NIH employees and other registered users of CIT systems. Full information on spring classes is published in a brochure, NIH Computer Training, available in Bldg. 12A, Rm. 1011. For details about the program and classes or to register, call 594-3278. Students may also register online at or by submitting the brochure's printed form via fax or mail.

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