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the Skillsoft logoSkillSoft Site Re-organized With New Course Offerings

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

Several new courses have been added to the SkillSoft computer-based training site and some training has been deleted. All these changes and choices were done in collaboration with the various university departments that use computer-based training the most.

The new categories of training should help users find the courses they need in several broad areas: Human Resources, Linux/UNIX Training, Dreamweaver training, Security Training, Website Design Principles, Java Training, and Project Management Training. These areas either have proven to be the most-utilized by the UNT community or in the case of Project Management training and Security training will be targeted to specific audiences on campus by their supervisors.

a screenshot of the new Skillsoft categories
The new SkillSoft categories as they appear on the website

Accessing the SkillSoft training has not changed but newcomers are encouraged to visit to view an online tutorial on navigating the system. After one gets to the main course catalog categories, simply click on the links until reaching the courses (see below):

an example of the category links in Skillsoft
Simply click on the catalog links until you get down to the courses

All users are strongly encouraged to go to the computer-based training website at to see all of the online training available to the UNT community. Any further questions can be directed to

Here is a complete listing of the courseware available at UNT from SkillSoft:

UNT Curricula

  • Human Resources Training
    • Anger Management in the Workplace
      • Experiencing Anger
      • Managing Your Anger
    • Dealing with Organizational Change
      • Perspectives on Organizational Change
      • Being Prepared for Change
      • Communicating during Organizational Change
    • Living a Balanced Life
      • Finding Your Life Balance
      • Success over Stress
      • Strategies for Better Balance
    • Practical Budgeting Skills for Business
      • Creating and Analyzing an Operating Budget
      • The Ins and Outs of Capital Budgeting
      • Effective Budget Management
  • Linux / UNIX Training
    • Linux Intermediate System Administration
      • Linux Kernel Compilation and System Startup
      • Linux Filesystem Management and File Sharing
      • Linux Networking Configuration
      • Linux Networking Services
      • Linux Hardware Configuration and System Maintenance
      • Security in the Linux Environment
      • Linux System Customization and Automation
      • Linux Troubleshooting
    • SUSE Linux Fundamentals
      • Installing SUSE Linux
      • Command-Line Management in SUSE Linux
      • Configuring a SUSE Linux Network
      • Managing System Processes in SUSE Linux
      • Managing Users, Groups, and Storage in SUSE Linux
      • SUSE Linux Security
      • SUSE Linux Hardware and Documentation
    • Linux: Basic System Administration
      • Linux: System Administration Update I
        • Linux and CLI
        • Streams, Pipes, Redirects, and Processes
        • Regular Expressions and Text Processing
        • File Handling in Linux
        • File System Mounting and Management
        • Partitions, File Systems, and Disk Quotas in Linux
      • Linux: System Administration Update II
        • Hardware Issues for Linux
        • Hardware Configurations for Linux
        • Linux Installation Techniques
        • Debian and Red Hat 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 Linux System Tasks and Backup Strategies
      • Linux: System Administration Update IV
        • Networking Fundamentals for Linux Administrators
        • Networking Services in a Linux Environment
        • Working with Sendmail and Apache in Linux
        • Security within a Linux Environment
  • Macromedia Training - Dreamweaver
    • Setting up a Site and Adding Content in Dreamweaver MX 2004
    • Adding Links, Images, and Flash Objects in Dreamweaver MX 2004
    • Adding Tables in Dreamweaver MX 2004
    • Reusing Content in Dreamweaver MX 2004
    • Creating Interactive Web Pages in Dreamweaver MX 2004
    • Working with Cascading Style Sheets in Dreamweaver MX 2004
    • Site Testing and Maintenance in Dreamweaver MX 2004
  • Security Training
    • Microsoft Security
      • Windows Server 2003
        • Windows Server 2003: Security Basics
        • Managing System Security in Windows Server 2003
        • Windows Server 2003: Logical Network Security
        • Securing Access to Resources in Windows Server 2003
        • Windows Server 2003: Securing Clients
        • Securing Wireless and Remote Communications in Windows Server 2003
        • Windows Server 2003: Physical Network Security
        • Managing IPSec in Windows Server 2003
        • Windows Server 2003: Securing Data and Server Roles
        • Managing Certificates in Windows Server 2003
        • Windows Server 2003: IIS Security and Firewalls
      • Windows 2000
        • Windows 2000 - Security Solutions
          • Microsoft Windows 2000 - Active Directory Design: Directory Services Security
      • Windows XP
        • Backup and Security Settings in Microsoft Windows XP SQL Security
        • Security in a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Environment
        • Designing and Implementing Security in SQL Server 2000
    • Linux Security
      • Security within a Linux Environment
      • Security in the Linux Environment
      • SUSE Linux Security
    • Internet Security
      • Information security and the Internet
      • Web Services Security
    • General Networking Security
      • Security and the Wireless Environment
        • Introduction to Security in Networked Environments
        • Network Security Issues
        • Securing Access to Networks
        • Virtual Private Network Solutions
        • Securing WLANs
        • Securing Future Wireless Networks
      • Firewalls and VPNs
        • Security Analysis and Auditing in Networked Environments
        • Networking Security Fundamentals
        • Network Security
    • Oracle Security
      • Oracle Database 10g: Users and Security
      • Oracle Application Server 10g: Component Security with SSL
    • Solaris Security
      • Solaris 9 Security
    • General Security Information
      • Introduction to information security
      • Security Management and Operations Security Practices
      • General Security Concepts
      • Operational information security
      • Access Control and Physical Security
      • Communications Security
      • IT Security Awareness
    • Miscellaneous Security Topics
      • Encryption Technologies
      • IIS 6.0 Security
      • Malicious code and information security
      • Java 2 Security Features
      • Infrastructure Security
      • Operating System and File Security Issues
      • Business Continuity Planning, Law, and Ethics
      • Operational and Organizational Security
      • Workplace Security Awareness
  • Website Design Principles
    • Design Concepts for Web Sites
    • Advanced HTML Design Elements
    • Advanced Technology Concepts for Web Designers
    • Web Development Fundamentals
    • Internet Site Development
  • Java Training
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Getting Started with Java
    • J2EE Architecture
    • Developing Servlets
    • Web service technologies
    • Java technologies for web services
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Operators and Flow Control in Java
    • Developing JSPs
    • Java web service clients
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Creating Classes in Java
    • Java 2 Security Features
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Working with Classes in Java
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Generics and Annotations
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Reference Types and Threading
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Exception Handling and Assertions
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Java Utilities
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Java I/O
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Basic GUI Development in Java
    • Java Programming with J2SE 5: Java Applets
  • Project Management Training
    • Project Management Essentials - (PMBOK® Guide - Third Edition- aligned)
      • An Introduction to Project Management
      • Project Life Cycles and Stakeholders
      • Introduction to Project Process Groups and Initiating a Project
      • Project Planning
      • Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing a Project
      • Project Management Essentials Simulation
    • Project Management for IT Professionals
      • Introduction to IT Project Management
      • Functions of IT Project Managers
      • The Life Cycle of an IT Project
      • Managing the Execution and Control of IT Projects
      • Managing Efficiencies of IT Projects
      • Project IT Management Simulation - The Early Stages
      • Project IT Management Simulation - Design to Rollout
    • Strategic Project Management for IT Projects
      • Strategic Planning and Positioning for IT Projects
      • Strategic Approaches to Managing IT Projects
      • Estimating the IT Project Work Effort
      • IT Project Leadership, Authority & Accountability
      • Managing Multiple IT Projects
      • Cost Management and IT Project Trade-offs
      • Planning Strategic IT Projects Simulation

Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to


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