Summer Classes at NCC

NCC campus sign fr norwalk-eduThis summer I will be teaching three valuable evening classes at Norwalk Community College. These courses will give you some great hands-on experience with two amazing programs: WordPress and Microsoft Access.

  • The One-Hour Website: How to Create a Website with WordPress

    WordPress Transp logo_500x500WordPress.com is the fastest and least expensive way to get a professional looking website up and running. No programming language is involved. Join thousands of photographers, bloggers and  small businesses creating new WordPress sites each day. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to get a site up quickly, how to refine it with the right design, how to add new content quickly, and how to format pictures for the best impact. We will also discuss how to get your new site noticed by Google. Students need to have an email address/account that they can access from the classroom.
    2 Sessions, Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/7/2016
    Tuition: $89

  • Microsoft Access 2013

    MS-Access-logo fr MSDatabases are indispensable for businesses, and the most popular database program for small businesses is Microsoft Access. This object-oriented relational
    database enables even non-technical users to organize, analyze and report on large amounts of complex data. Students will learn the essentials for planning and
    designing databases, building and modifying tables and forms, defining table relationships, producing reports, working with queries in Access and integrating with Microsoft Word and Excel. During this six-week class, each student will create a complete database application for managing contacts. Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro to Windows or equivalent. Please bring a
    flash drive to class.
    6 Sessions, Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/28/2016
    Tuition: $249

  • The 2-Hour Database

    clock-clip-art-alarm-clock fr ClipArt PandaSmall businesses need a database to keep track of hundreds and often thousands of clients, inventory items, and transactions. But most databases are too complex for
    business owners to handle on their own. Using simple templates, this course will show you how to get an efficient database up and running in a relatively short time. The course will engage students in handson
    training in Microsoft Access, a powerful general-purpose database system. Students will learn how to import data
    from Excel, manage data tables, create informative queries, redesign data-entry forms, and generate effective reports. The course will conclude by pointing students
    to online resources that will help with their future database challenges.
    2 Sessions, Thursday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/30/2016
    Tuition: $89

Spring Forward: Time to Check Your Backups

Congratulations! You are part of the 25% of computer users who back up their data. Unlike most people, you will not lose all your precious pictures and documents when your computer suddenly breaks down.

Or will you?

The fact is that many backup systems stop working for one reason or another: A software upgrade causes compatibility issues, the backup drive fails, or the credit card for the cloud backup account expires. For all these reasons, people who thought they had a good backup found out too late that the backup system had stopped working

So, whenever we change the clocks, it is a good idea to check not only the smoke alarms, but also our backup systems. You never know.

— Rich Malloy