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Applying for a new job can feel a little like going back to school with the testing and profiling companies request, but it is all worth it in the end.  Although some tests are difficult to prepare for, such as psychometric testing, you can prepare yourself for the more practical systems based tests that could make the difference between a rejection and an offer.

Cayman is a small island but it does have some facilities for training on the more common packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and typing.

Useful places to visit:

University College of Cayman Islands

UCCI will run courses in this area but they need applications to fill the spaces before it will go ahead. If you would like to show your interest, call the registrar and they can alert you when the course is running.

Administration Telephone: (345) 623-UCCI (8224)

Office Hours Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

168 Olympic Way, PO 702GT

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY1-1107

Esolutions – Cayman

Esolutions’ continually run Microsoft office courses – information and prices are listed below.

345 943 3765

Word 2007/2010 ($195.00)

Description:
Designated as Approved Courseware for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist program, this course will help students prepare for the Word 2007 exam (77-601). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete Word 2007: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Table Of Contents:
Unit 1: Getting started
Topic A: The Word window
Topic B: New documents
Topic C: Word Help

Unit 2: Navigation and selection techniques
Topic A: Document navigation
Topic B: Selection techniques

Unit 3: Editing text
Topic A: Working with text
Topic B: Using the Undo and Redo commands
Topic C: Cutting, copying, and pasting text

Unit 4: Formatting text
Topic A: Character formatting
Topic B: Tab settings
Topic C: Paragraph formatting
Topic D: Paragraph spacing and indents
Topic E: Automatic formatting

Unit 5: Tables
Topic A: Creating tables
Topic B: Working with table content
Topic C: Changing table structure

Unit 6: Page layout
Topic A: Headers and footers
Topic B: Margins
Topic C: Page breaks

Unit 7: Proofing and printing documents
Topic A: Checking spelling and grammar
Topic B: Using AutoCorrect
Topic C: Finding and replacing text
Topic D: Printing documents

Unit 8: Graphics
Topic A: Adding graphics and clip art
Topic B: Working with graphics

Excel 2007/2010 ($195.00)

Designated as Approved Courseware for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist program, this course will help students prepare for the Excel 2007 exam (77-602). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete Excel 2007: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Table Of Contents:
Unit 1: Getting started
Topic A: Spreadsheet terminology
Topic B: Exploring the Excel window
Topic C: Getting help
Topic D: Navigating workbooks

Unit 2: Entering and editing data
Topic A: Entering and editing text and values
Topic B: Entering and editing formulas
Topic C: Working with pictures
Topic D: Saving and updating workbooks

Unit 3: Modifying a worksheet
Topic A: Moving and copying data
Topic B: Moving and copying formulas
Topic C: Absolute and relative references
Topic D: Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns

Unit 4: Using functions
Topic A: Entering functions
Topic B: AutoSum
Topic C: Other useful functions

Unit 5: Formatting worksheets
Topic A: Formatting text
Topic B: Formatting rows and columns
Topic C: Formatting numbers
Topic D: Conditional formatting
Topic E: Copying formats and applying table formats

Unit 6: Printing
Topic A: Preparing to print
Topic B: Page Setup options
Topic C: Printing worksheets

Unit 7: Creating charts
Topic A: Chart basics
Topic B: Modifying charts
Topic C: Printing charts

Unit 8: Managing large workbooks
Topic A: Viewing large worksheets
Topic B: Printing large worksheets
Topic C: Using multiple worksheets

TYPING

If you would like to improve your typing accuracy or speed, the main area of focus is practice practice practice.  Try typing up the chapters of a book or making the effort to write emails to friends you haven’t been in touch with for a while. Constantly working with a keyboard is the key to increasing your ability.

However if you would like to learn the basics such as where to place your fingers on the keyboard or simply have exercises that will test and time you there are many useful and FREE sites that offer this. We have listed just a few of the ones we have found below.

Useful typing practice/testing sites.

Beginners

http://www.goodtyping.com/default.htm

http://www.typeonline.co.uk/lesson1.html

Intermediate

http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/courses/

http://www.powertyping.com/

If you do feel you would like more in depth training or professional instruction Esolutions Cayman provides a course in keyboarding, for an appointment please call 345 943 3765

KEYBOARDING ($145.00)

Description:
This course for students who want to learn how to touch-type to increase their speed and efficiency on the keyboard. The open, modular-style manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom, and is filled with interactive exercises that will allow students to explore the intricacies of KAZ (Keyboarding A to Z).

Table Of Contents:
Unit 1: Introduction to KAZ
Topic A: Getting started
Topic B: The keyboard
Unit 2: The five key phrases
Topic A: The first key phrase
Topic B: The second key phrase
Topic C: The third key phrase
Topic D: The fourth key phrase
Topic E: The fifth key phrase
Unit 3: Words and sentences
Topic A: The first two fingers
Topic B: The first, third, and fourth fingers
Topic C: The third and fourth fingers of the left hand
Topic D: Sentences
Unit 4: Capitalization, punctuation, and numbers
Topic A: Capitalization
Topic B: The number row
Topic C: Punctuation
Unit 5: The numeric keypad
Topic A: Playing with numbers
Unit 6: Speed and accuracy
Topic A: Improving speed and accuracy
Topic B: Speed drills

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