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Platinum IT is a New Zealand company based at I Have A Dream building, 766 Sandringham Rd extn, Mt Roskill, which provides free computer training for the community.  We aim to pass our computer knowledge to everyone so that the community is empowered and informed.

Why are the courses free?

We are supported by Lottery Grants Board and Wesley Community Trust so we can provide FREE computer training within the local community. We work within the community, for the community.

What do I need to bring?

Yourself, a pen and some paper (and an open mind to learning)
We have all the computers, software here so you don’t need to bring your own.
We also have free public access days so you can come back and practice or even just to check your emails.

The Courses

Each course runs for 2.5 hours with a trainer who will explain and show you how to do things and then guide you as you do some exercises.

You can redo the course if you need to, and can take a total of 6 Basic courses or 4 Intermediate courses.

BEGINNERS COMPUTER CLASS

This is a general course which will give you an insight on how to use a computer. It is a 4 day course, with the classes running for 2.5 hours weekly, on either Thursday or and Friday, click here

Computer basics, keyboard and mouse skills
Introduction to the internet and online security
Introduction to Google and internet searching
Introduction to online news, media and social media

BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES

MANAGING YOUR COMPUTER

File management – how to organise files and folders
Save documents and photos
Adjust your computer
Identify control panel items
Use Windows to multitask

USING INTERNET IN THE COMMUNITY

Search the internet using Google
Access useful websites for job hunting, trade me etc
Internet security
Keeping safe online

FACEBOOK

To network with family and friends (especially if they live overseas)
Chat, share information and photos with them
Learn about social networks and how to stay safe

TRADEME

Trademe website (www.trademe.co.nz)
Buy and sell
Browsing items for sale
Saving searches
Selling items
Managing your Trademe account

ONLINE EMAIL

Use Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail
Composing and sending mails
Receiving
Forwarding
Managing and organising your mails

Microsoft Word is where you can create professional looking documents.

WHAT IS WORD?

BASIC WORD

Create Documents
Formatting and layout of documents
Editing techniques

INTERMEDIATE WORD

Insert pictures into documents and wrap text
Use of Tables within a document
Headers & Footers
Mail Merge
Use of Document templates

WHAT IS EXCEL?

Excel Is Used To Organise and Analyse Data

Any job that requires arranging figures in columns and rows is easier to perform using an electronic spreadsheet.

BASIC EXCEL

Identify the different features and functions of a spreadsheet
Give a clear explanation of the purpose of a spreadsheet
List at three uses of a spreadsheet
Create worksheets
Enter and edit data
Learn basic formulas

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL

Cell Alignments
Number formats
Intermediate formulas and functions
Sorting Data
Data validation
Protect data

WHAT IS POWERPOINT

PowerPoint is an electronic presentation package that is capable of inserting data, graphics, video, pictures, audio and special effects.

It can be used for Sales and Marketing Promotions, Business Presentations, Displays, Speeches and Lectures.

BASIC POWERPONT

Create electronic presentations
Manipulate design
Add graphics, animation and movement to slide.

INTERMEDIATE POWERPOINT

Create Video Presentations
Use of templates and slide master design
Add multimedia and smart art to your presentation
Use of timings for audio, movement and animation

Please note you must have completed the Basic PowerPoint course before starting the Intermediate PowerPoint Course.

WHAT IS OUTLOOK

Outlook is Microsoft Email programme.

BASIC OUTLOOK MAIL

Send and receive emails
Compose messages
Replying and forwarding mail
Manage and organise mail

INTERMEDIATE OUTLOOK MAIL

Email accounts
Manage email folders
Use the calendar
Use the task feature
Add a signature

 

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