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it2go E-Newsletter - February 2015

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Learning Opportunities in February


Pick up more skills by attending workshops on a variety of Excel topics. Thursday, February 19th, on the IUPUI campus begins a series of topics of broad interest. Pick up the topic of interest to you or take the first 4 and earn a certificate.

For those who prefer a time that is not during the normal work week, another Excel series will be offered on Saturdays ONLINE beginning February 21st.

To see the titles and descriptions of all our Excel sessions, and to register, go to:


Power up your presentation skills by attending one or more of our PowerPoint and Prezi sessions.

On February 6th, you can learn the basics online from 9am-noon or catch the same content on the IUPUI campus February 19th from 5:30-9pm.

More PowerPoint topics are available and another option, Prezi, is introduced on February 24 from 5:30-7pm.

To see the titles and descriptions of PowerPoint and Prezi sessions, and to register, go to: PowerPoint and Prezi

CompTIA Project+

IT Training will be offering CompTIA Project+ March 16th through the 20th on the IUPUI campus.

This instructor-led, 5-day course is intended for individuals in various job roles who are involved in managing, leading, and participating in small- to medium-scale projects. It is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to lead, manage, and be part of successful project teams in today’s rapidly changing world. In addition, this course’s content may provide a significant part of the preparation for the CompTIA® Project+™ certification exam, an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in Project Management.

For more information and to register: CompTIA Project+

Take the mystery out of supercomputing

Supercomputers sound daunting. Think of Superman. Nobody messes with that guy. But he's helpful, much like supercomputers are to your research. Once you sit down and learn a bit about them, the mystique dissolves.

Our UITS Research Technologies (RT) team knows everything there is to know about working with IU's supercomputers – Big Red II, Karst, and Mason. If you've always wanted to use one of them for your research, but weren't sure how to get started, RT is hosting a workshop series that can help.

Supercomputing for everyone series

Faster Work, Safer Storage includes three days of training: Unix/Git, Python and culminates on day three with teaching participants how to connect to and use the national distributed computing resources of the Open Science Grid.

Software Carpentry Workshop includes three days of training: Unix/Git, Python and culminates on day three with teaching participants how to connect to and use the national distributed computing resources of the Open Science Grid.

Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers shares how to harness multiple processors to accomplish a single task.

Peebles Memorial Lecture and Research Services Expo — Join us to learn about tools at IU that can help advance your scientific or academic research.

For more information, click on the links above.

February 2015

In this issue

it2go Podcast

IT Training’s it2go Podcast Series presents Episode 81-Collaborative Workshops at IUB for February.

IT Training Tips

Here are the IT Training Tips blog latest articles:

  1. QR Codes: A guide for beginners
  2. The best way to save your images
  3. Take a break with Big Stretch Reminder for PC or Dejal Time Out for Mac
  4. Creating a Drop Box With Box
  5. Try out and save effects with Photoshop Layer Comps
  6. Convert a frame's shape in InDesign
  7. Spread one image through multiple shapes in InDesign

To read more, go to:

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