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Computer Training Lights Up Summer

CIT's 1998 summer term offers more than 70 training classes, from the popular Introduction to HTML and PC Troubleshooting, to new courses such as Web Access to Scientific Computing Applications, Advanced GQL (Graphical Query Language), and Web Sponsor Features and Capabilities.

For those interested in the Internet, over 10 classes are offered including two new courses: Tango Users Group and Porpoise - An Automated Literature Search Service. Porpoise helps NIH scientists track literature in the Science Citation Index using topic, author, or journal searches (see story "Publish and Flourish with WOS").

Database training continues to play a large role in the training program, including such popular classes as Using SQL to Retrieve DB2 and Oracle Data, and Relational Database Design. A new course, NIH Contractor Performance System, demonstrates an agency-shared system that collects and maintains past performance evaluations for government contractors; students will learn to access the information required by Federal Acquisition Regulations for the source selection process.

To meet the growing need for greater technical security in the workplace, CIT offers the following new courses: Security Attacks and Fixes, Desktop PC Security, Security for Server Administrators, and Year 2000 Concerns for Researchers and Clinicians.

The wide variety of network classes includes Windows NT Server Troubleshooting for Administrators, Parachute Startup for Windows, LAN Services, and Email from Parachute, and Advanced Network Topics.

Five classes are being offered in statistics: SAS Fundamentals I and II, Producing Tables with SAS, Advanced SAS Tabulate Features, and Overview of SAS Release 6.12 for Windows.

The NIH Data Warehouse series is adding a hands-on seminar about advanced features of the Graphical Query Language. A second hands-on database class is being given by the NIH Office of Contracts Management for users of the NIH Contractor Performance System.

CIT training classes are free to all NIH employees. To receive a catalog or register, call 594-3278, visit the Web site at, or stop by the help desk in Bldg. 12A, Rm. 1011. Application status can always be checked on the Web at

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