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Vol. LVII, No. 21
November 4, 2005
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Computer Training 2005 Fall Term Opens

Registration is now open for the CIT Training Program's 2005 fall term of computer classes. With well over 140 different topics, more than 30 of them new, there is something for everyone who uses computing in their NIH work. Classes are free for NIH staff.

Do you wish you knew more about Windows XP, FileMaker 8, or how your personal computer actually works? Would an introduction to Project Management enhance your productivity? If so, you are in luck — these topics and many others are part of new and existing offerings: Windows XP Tips and Tricks Intermediate; Project Management Introduction; NIH Portal for Users Hands-On; Meet Your PC — What's Inside the Box?; and FileMaker 8 - What's New?

IT developers also have quite a few new options this term, some of which are brief and others of which are multiple-day intensive courses. They include: What's New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 for Existing Visual Studio .NET Developers; Mac OS X for Unix Users; Intermediate and Advanced Flash; and SharePoint Hands-On Lab for Developers.

Are you a scientist or researcher with a tight budget, limited time for training but a need for the latest technology? If so, you too are in luck. Scientific seminars make up 40 percent of CIT courses. Most of the science courses are designed to deliver valuable information in less than a day. Some courses are demonstrations with Q&A. Most offer a hands-on lab component as well. Options include: Structural Biology on the Biowulf Cluster; FlowJo for Analysis of Flow Cytometric Data; Data Modeling with ERwin; Presentation for Neuroscience for Beginners; Video in Presentation for Neuroscience; Getting Going With the QUOSA Information Manager; and Full-Text Searching, Batch Querying, Analysis & Team Sharing Using QUOSA.

CIT can develop and deliver training classes free of charge because 80 percent of its instructors are volunteers, many from the NIH community. CIT provides classroom setup, duplication of handouts and support in formulating classes. It is always looking for new topics that would benefit NIH, so if there's anything you would like to teach, call (301) 594-6248.

You can obtain full course information or register for classes at http://training.cit.nih.gov.