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Computer-based Training Curriculum Update

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager

With December came the renewal of our contracts with online training companies SkillSoft and KnowledgeNet. UNT CITC ACS provides free online training from these companies to all University community members. For more information, see the computer-based training website at

You can directly login to the training can by visiting and access courseware with your EUID and password. Please note that if you are fairly new to UNT, you may not yet be in the system (I update the rolls at the end of registration), and if you encounter this, contact me at

Changes and additions

Currently our KnowledgeNet and SkillSoft course offerings feature older versions of technologies such as Windows 2000 and Office 2000. With our new order, we will be receiving training on the latest versions of software from Microsoft as well as general courses on Linux and Macromedia products.

We have dropped our Adobe training because the Adobe company itself now provides excellent free online training (discussed in another article in this issue of Benchmarks Online). We have also added some new courses including several pertinent offerings in security issues and procedures and some Human Resources instruction in workplace management, compliance, and ethics. We are also happy to be able to offer training in Microsoft server 2003 technologies to students. Folks utilizing the more technical aspects of PeopleSoft will be interested in using our courseware in Crystal Reports and Oracle 10g. I will send announcements when these contracts get processed and these new courses are available.

Please also note that in addition to the Adobe online courseware, we will also be getting in new e-learning modules for faculty and staff on Microsoft Office 2003 and Server 2003. This online training that comes directly from Microsoft itself will be announced as soon as it arrives and interested persons can have it installed on their machines by their network managers.

On order . . .

Listed below are the current web courses that have now been ordered from SkillSoft and KnowledgeNet for use by the UNT community:

KnowledgeNet Courses - run on Windows (Explorer and Netscape, Firefox), Macintosh (Explorer and Netscape), Linux (Mozilla):

    *Microsoft Office 2003

  • Microsoft Access 2003 Core Skills
  • Microsoft Access 2003 Expert Skills
  • Microsoft Access 2003 New Features
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 Core Skills
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 Expert Skills
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 New Features
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 Core Skills
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 Expert Skills
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 New Features
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Core Skills
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Expert Skills
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 New Features
  • Microsoft Word 2003 Core Skills
  • Microsoft Word 2003 Expert Skills
  • Microsoft Word 2003 New Features

    *Server 2003 Technologies

  • Introduction to .NET for IT Professionals
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administration and Maintenance 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Strategy and Implementation 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure Design 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Management and Maintenance 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Services Management 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Services Planning and Maintenance 2.0
  • Updating Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSA Skills to Windows Server 2003 2.0
  • Updating Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE Skills to Windows Server 2003 2.0
  • Updating Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Skills to Windows Server 2003 Administration Skills 2.0

    *Upcoming: Novell GroupWise 6.5 - Summer 2005

SkillSoft Courses - run on Windows Explorer only:

    *Crystal Reports 8.5: Report Writing Basics

  • Creating Reports with Crystal Reports

    *Linux: Basic System Administration I

  • Using the Shell in Linux
  • Managing the Filesystem in Linux
  • Administration Tasks in Linux

    *Linux: Basic System Administration II

  • Hardware Considerations for Linux Installations
  • Installation and Package Management for Linux
  • Updating the Kernel in Linux

    *Linux: Basic System Administration III

  • Editing and Printing in Linux
  • Shell Scripting in Linux

    *Linux: Basic System Administration IV

  • Networking Fundamentals for Linux Administrators
  • Networking Services in a Linux Environment
  • Security within a Linux Environment

    *Linux: System Administration Update I

  • Linux and CLI
  • Streams, Pipes, Redirects, and Processes
  • Regular Expressions and Text Processing
  • File Handling in Linux
  • Filesystem Mounting and Management
  • Partitions, filesystems, and disk quotas in Linux

    *Linux: System Administration Update II

  • Hardware Issues for Linux
  • Hardware Configurations for Linux
  • Linux Installation Techniques
  • Debian and Redhat Package Management
  • The X Window System

    *Linux: System Administration Update III

  • Updating the Linux Kernel
  • Printing and Documentation in Linux
  • Shell Scripting in Linux
  • Administrative Tasks in Linux
  • Managing Linux group and user accounts
  • Automating System Tasks and Backup Strategies

    *Oracle Database 10g: New Features I

  • Oracle Database 10g: New Installation and Configuration Features
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Data Loading Features
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Automatic Management Features
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Resource, Scheduling, and Task-Management Features
  • Oracle Database10g: New Space Management Features
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Storage Features
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Tuning, Performance-monitoring, and Analysis Features
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Backup and Recovery Features
  • Oracle Database 10g: Using Flashback
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Features in Security and Software Maintenance
  • Oracle Database 10g: New Features in VLDB Support
  • Oracle Database 10g: Miscellaneous New Features

    *Web Site Design - Principles

  • Design Concepts for web sites
  • Advanced HTML Design Elements
  • Advanced Technology Concepts for Web Designers

    *Macromedia ColdFusion MX: Foundation

  • Getting Started with ColdFusion MX
  • Data Retrieval and Manipulation in Macromedia ColdFusion MX

    *Macromedia Coldfusion MX: Experienced

  • Working with Complex Data in ColdFusion MX
  • Working with Persistent Data in ColdFusion MX
  • Creating Reusable ColdFusion MX Code
  • Enhancing ColdFusion MX Applications

    *Macromedia DreamWeaver MX: Foundation I

  • Using Basic DreamWeaver MX Tools
  • Structuring Web Pages with Macromedia DreamWeaver MX

    *Macromedia DreamWeaver MX: Foundation II

  • Using Advanced DreamWeaver MX Tools

    *Macromedia DreamWeaver MX for ASP.NET

  • Introducing DreamWeaver MX and ASP.NET
  • Using DreamWeaver MX to Develop ASP.NET Applications

    *Macromedia Fireworks MX: Foundation

  • Using Fireworks MX with DreamWeaver MX and Flash MX
  • Working with Images in Macromedia Fireworks MX
  • Adding Interactive Objects in Macromedia Fireworks MX

    *Macromedia Flash MX: Foundation

  • Basic Animation in Macromedia Flash MX
  • Increased Application of Macromedia Flash MX

    *Macromedia Flash MX Developer: Action Script: Experienced

  • Using ActionScript in Flash MX
  • Objects, Functions, and Components in Flash MX

    *Macromedia Flash MX: Design Techniques; Experienced

  • Basic Design Functionality of Macromedia Flash MX
  • Advanced Design Functionality of Macromedia Flash MX

    *GIAC Security Essentials

  • Networking Concepts
  • TCP/IP, Routing and Host Security
  • Network Security Overview
  • Information Warfare and Web Security
  • Internet Security Technologies, Network Vulnerabilities
  • Intrusion Detection and Risk Management
  • Introducing Encryption and Cryptography
  • PKI and Steganography
  • Secure Communications
  • Wireless Security
  • Windows Security
  • Windows XP Security and IIS Security
  • Backing up Windows and UNIX
  • Managing Software, System Services and Auditing
  • UNIX Security

    *Net Safety

  • Network Security Issues

    *Security Networked Information I

  • Introduction to Security in Networked Environments
  • Encryption Technologies
  • Firewalls and VPNs

    *Security Networked Information II

  • Operating System and File Security Issues
  • Intrusion Detection and Response in Networked Environments
  • Security Analysis and Auditing in Networked Environments
  • Securing Access to Networks

    *Human Resources Courseware:

  • Workplace Aggression: The Scope of the Problem
  • Change Leadership
  • Business Writing Essentials
  • Managing Your Anger
  • Business Ethics


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