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CIT Training Program Summer Term Begins

The CIT Training Program announces the start of its summer term of computer classes for NIH employees. Many popular courses are returning and there will be a number of exciting new offerings. Look for the full class list and course registration at

Among the additions are two new Oracle classes in early July. Uben Sandin from NIGMS will teach a course titled Oracle Forms. If you are already familiar with SQL, you may benefit from Oracle SQL Plus. In this class, Djamel Medjahed of NCI will teach participants to manipulate SQL commands and perform other tasks with Oracle. These new courses are complemented by several established database courses, including Relational Database Overview and Using SQL to Retrieve DB2 and Oracle Data.

Some new Internet offerings should interest those who develop or maintain a web presence at NIH. If you need a fast and easy way to create web pages, Joy Pinkney of CSR will be offering a class on FrontPage 2000. For veteran web page developers with HTML skills who want to integrate a database with a web presence, Curt VonAnken of NCI will teach ColdFusion Fundamentals.

Web developers in the government should be particularly interested in two classes coming up that deal with implementing Section 508 regulations for making web sites accessible to persons with disabilities. Section 508 and Web Accessibility: Introduction will go over the new standards and their implications for both technical and non-technical people, while the Technical Implementation class will look at specific problems and solutions for webmasters at NIH.

Genome Analysis via the Web, taught by Dr. Peter FitzGerald, brings another new offering that can help you take full advantage of the tools available on the web in conducting your research.

Anyone involved with networking computers at NIH could benefit from Multilayered Switched Networks. This class will offer cutting edge information on how to set up, configure and maintain this type of system.

One new class that is particularly relevant for current users of the OS/390 South System is Titan Transition – What's My Keyword. In this class, Charlotte Griffin will take you through specifics of the transition with an emphasis on the use of RACF in the new system.

Finally, for end users who want to stay on the cutting edge, Microsoft will be presenting What's New in Office XP. The class will cover many of the features of this newest version of Office for Windows so that you can begin to use them immediately as they become available. Also, both end users and desktop support people can benefit from How to Install and Configure VirusScan 4.5.1. Whether you need to install this software on many machines at NIH, or you simply want to protect your home computer, this class will offer step-by-step instructions on installation and tips for proper configuration in a variety of settings.

If you have expertise in an area you think would make an interesting training course, feel free to call CIT; the center will work to offer the support you need to make the experience a rewarding one.

As always, classes are available free of charge to NIH employees and other users of NIH computing facilities. To obtain full course information or to register for classes, visit Feel free to call CIT at 594-6248 (GOCIT) if you wish to discuss course registration, teaching a class or other training issues.

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