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Introduction to Windows 8                 $60
This 10-hour class teaches beginner computer users how to navigate the desktop, change settings, search for lost files and perform simple maintenance tasks to improve your computer's performance. We’ll also give you tips for selecting your first (or next) computer. (Before enrolling in this class, you should be comfortable using your mouse and be familiar with basic terminology.) 

On Campus:  Mon/Wed  6:00-8:00 pm  Oct 13-27

Adobe InDesign CS5 or CS6, Intro    $95

You'll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies and more.

Online     Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly 

   

Adobe Illustrator CS5 or CS6, Intro   $95

Illustrator is the industry standard for creating vector images, drawing logos and creating graphics for Flash sites.  You’ll learn how to use a wide range of tools, and by the end of the course, you'll be a master at using this elegant tool.

Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly 

Adobe Photoshop CS5 or CS6, Intro  $95

Get detailed, step-by-step instructions from an expert and columnist for Photoshop User magazine who's twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame. You'll have no trouble following each step—even if you've never used a computer for graphics before—and you'll have lots of fun putting your new skills to work in this project-oriented class.

Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly  

MS Excel 2010 Level 1         $60, plus text

Students learn how to format a worksheet, work with formulas and functions and create charts in this beginner class. You must be able to navigate your desktop and have basic computer skills to take this class.

On Campus:  Tue/Thu   5:30-8:00 pm    Oct 7-16

MS Excel 2010 Level 2          $48

Building on the Intro class, students learn how to analyze data using formulas, manage workbook data and use and analyze table data.  Uses the same textbook as MS Excel 1.

On Campus:  Tue/Thu   5:30-7:30 pm    Oct 21-30 

MS Word 2010 Level 1         $60, plus text

Learn to create and edit documents and to format text and paragraphs in this thorough introduction to MS Word.  You must be able to navigate your desktop and have basic computer skills to take this class.

On Campus:  Tue/Thu   5:30-8:00 pm    Nov 11-20

  

MS Word 2010 Level 2              $60

Building on the Intro class, students learn how to create and format tables, illustrate documents with graphics, work with themes and building blocks and merge Word documents.  Uses the same textbook as MS Word 1.

On Campus:  Tue/Thu   5:30-8:00 pm    Dec 2-11

QuickBooks, Introduction          $95

Use the power of QuickBooks software to take control of your business accounting! You'll learn how to set up a chart of accounts, pay bills, invoice customers, create receipts, and reconcile your checking account. In addition, you'll discover how to track your accounts payable and receivable, manage your assets, control inventory, and generate estimates and reports. (A basic understanding of accounting is required.)

Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly 

QuickBooks, Intermediate         $95

Move beyond the basics and learn how to utilize many of the more advanced features and applications, like using the budgeting feature, managing multiple company files, importing and exporting data from one file to another, enter price levels and track discounts and credits, track mileage, create customer statements and write off past due balances. You’ll also learn how to enter owner transactions like withdrawing funds for capital investments or paying for business transactions with personal cash. (This course assumes student is proficient with skills covered in the introductory course and does not reteach those concepts.)

Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly

Java Programming Introduction            $95

No prior programming experience? No problem! We’ll start with a tour of Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world- including its use in building mobile applications- and it's a breeze to learn.  After covering the basics of programming, you’ll go on to write your own programs, integrating input and output, calculations, decision making and loops. Build your knowledge and confidence with easy-to-understand examples and plenty of skill-building exercises.

Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly

Perl Programming Introduction            $95

Perl programming skills are especially valuable for Web developers, software developers, and system administrators.

Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly

SQL Introduction                                        $95

Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL) and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. You'll start with the basic structure of relational databases and then learn how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements before using advanced data manipulation techniques.
Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly

Certified Network Defense Architect  $1,349

Get immersed in an interactive environment where you’ll be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure your own systems. The lab intensive environment gives you in-depth knowledge and practical experience with current essential security systems. We will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking your own networks, no real network is harmed. You’ll learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Other topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows and virus creation. The course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

Online Anytime  360Training (call 800-442-1149)

   

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

$399

Learn how to troubleshoot and monitor network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices while developing competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure.  Topics include:

  • Securing Cisco routers      
  • Implementing AAA
  • Security threats: mitigating network attacks
  • Mitigate threats using access control lists
  • Switch security: mitigate common layer2 attacks
  • Implementing site-to-site VPNs on Cisco routers
    using the SDM
  • Implementing the Cisco IOS IPS feature set
  • Cisco IOS firewall features using SDM

Online Anytime  360Training (call 800-442-1149)

  

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks Prep         $399

This course prepares you to take the qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP® and Cisco Certified Design Professional CCDP® certifications. The SWITCH 642-813 exam certifies that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's Campus Enterprise Architecture. The SWITCH exam also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video into campus networks.

Online Anytime  360Training (call 800-442-1149)

  

Understanding the Cloud                   $95

We'll explore how the cloud works, what drives its incredible growth and how you can use cloud services. We'll relate the cloud to things you encounter every day, using non-technical language. You'll gain an understanding of IaaS, SaaS and PaaS and why each may be attractive to some businesses, but not others. You'll learn about the different kinds of clouds (public, private and hybrid).

Online       Ed2Go.com/Mineral     Offered Monthly

 

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Below are just a few of the courses available.  Go to www.Ed2Go.com/Mineral to see them all!

Introduction to Windows 8

Adobe Acrobat

Creating Mobile Phone and iPad Apps

Microsoft Word

Adobe Flash

Intro to C++, C#, Perl, Python Programming

Microsoft Excel

Adobe Photoshop

Intro to Crystal Reports

Microsoft PowerPoint

Adobe InDesign

SQL, Visual Basic, and Oracle

Microsoft Project

Adobe Illustrator

Wireless Networking

Designing Effective Websites

Adobe Edge Animate

PC Security