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This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Trainer: Peter Heiner
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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An introductory guide to the HEAT IT Service Support Management Tools (ITSSM) software that will provide users with the basic skills required to navigate and use the application.

Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Trainer: Adrian Stone
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Trainer: Simon Meaker
Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site, Ground Floor, Phoenix Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Trainer: Kate Jeary, Rosemary Rodd
Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site, Ground Floor, Phoenix Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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Countless busy professionals are now turning to speech recognition to speed up creating documents and streamlining their workflow.

This course will focus on how to use [ http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-industry/education/dragon-educatio... Dragon NaturallySpeaking] for education to improve accuracy and will show you how to customise the software for your writing style.

The aim of this course is to teach you how to achieve 99% accuracy with Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that you spend less time correcting mis-recognitions and more time dictating text at speeds of up to 140 words per minute!

With Dragon you are only limited to the speed you can think - come and learn how get Dragon working for you!

See success stories of how Dragon is being used by education.

Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This is a practical-based course for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered, but there are other courses for those wishing to extend their knowledge. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course participants will have created three personal linked web pages and had the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Trainer: Simon Meaker
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

Time: 9:30 - 11:30
Trainer: Linda Spinks
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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  • In the context of professional conduct and the HE environment, it will cover dignity at work, harassment, bullying & sexual misconduct and breaking the silence
  • This workshop will consist of three parts, totalling 3 hours

Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Trainer: Emma Mason, Laura Banks
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This course gives a simple introduction to organizing your data in a relational database. It aims to explain the arranging of your data. It does not deal with specific relational databases systems such as Access, Oracle or SQL Server, or the technical tools that you would or could use to set up your database. The course aims to provide you with enough information to sit down and design your database, regardless of the database product that you intend to use. Exercises will be done on paper, without using computers.

Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Trainer: Lynn Foot, Lynda Stratford
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Trainer: Magdalena Weglowska
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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