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Education Series Classes

New Brunswick Computing Services offers free hands-on computer training for University faculty, staff and students in the Davidson Hall and the ARC computer lab on Busch Campus.

If you are interested in attending any of our classes, advance registration is required. Because the classes are hands-on, seating is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Request Classes

You can request a class by writing to help@oit.rutgers.edu. Please include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Phone Number
  • The course you are interested in
  • Your availability this semester (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays)
  • Preferred time (Mornings 9-12, or afternoons 1:30-4:30)
  • Any special requirements regarding timing
  • Any additional questions

You will be contacted via email within a few days. Classes will be scheduled once a sufficient number of people requested a class. We will schedule the class based on all of the applicants availability. If you have additional questions please contact help@oit.rutgers.edu.

 

Classes Offered

Course Instructor Description
Introduction to Computer Security Bruce Rights This course will show you why you should maintain a security awareness and some basic steps you can take to improve the security of your computer usage.
Who Should Attend This Course:
* End users
* Secretaries
* Computer users with computer support personnel in their department
* Everyone (general awareness)
Creating a Web Site Using SeaMonkey Chris Jarocha-Ernst SeaMonkey is a web suite available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems which has a web page editing program built in. It provides many tools for page construction, eliminating the need to write in HTML (the web page language), but still allows access to the page’s HTML code for users who wish it. This hands-on class will cover:
* Setting up a web directory on your account
* Creating and publishing basic pages
* Adding links and images
* Organizing text with tables
Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers, Windows, using a mouse, and a Web browser, and an RCI, Eden, Andromeda, Pegasus, Crab, or Clam account. Knowledge of HTML is not required.
Identity Theft: Prevention and Recovery Bruce Rights This course will show you how to take preventative measures to protect yourself from Identity Theft. In addition, we will cover how to respond if you actually become a victim.
Mailman Basics Jim Fay This class teach the basics of how to administer a list using Mailman. Some of the topics to be covered will be:
* Requesting new lists
* Joining and Leaving lists
* Changing Owners and Moderators
* How to set up a moderated list
* Mailman webtools
* Bulk subscribe/unsubscribe
E-managing Your E-mail Account Joseph Donato If you are having problems with your disk quota, or if you just want to learn how to stay below your disk quota this class is for you. In this class, you will learn to:
* How to maintain your email accounts on the OIT systems.
* Main reasons why people go over their disk quota
* How to avoid going over your quota
* What to do if and when you do go over your quota
This class is open to anyone from beginner to expert. The only requirement is that you have an RCI, Eden, Andromeda, Pegasus, Crab, or Clam account.
Using your RUMail account Chris Jarocha-Ernst or Joseph Donato In this class, you will learn how to use the major RUMail features:
* Mail
* Address Books
* Calendar
* Tasks
* Documents
* Briefcase
* Preferences
You will also learn how these features work together, and how to collaborate with others using the RUMail service.
This hands-on class is open to anyone with an RUMail account, and is highly recommended to Domain Administrators to educate users in their domain just prior to migration. This class runs for approximately 3 hours.
Note for domain administrators: When you register, please indicate in the Requirements field of the registration form that you are a domain administrator, the name of your domain, and the number of users you expect to attend the class. If you prefer for training to occur in your own facility, please indicate that, as well. Please note that this is a 3-hour training class, and a domain administrator from your domain must be present.
UNIX 1 – Getting Started Joseph Donato This hands-on class is an introduction to UNIX at Rutgers. Attendees will leave knowing about:
NetID/usernames and passwords
How to log in and out
Introductory UNIX commands
How to get Help
UNIX Files, Directories and Paths
Prerequisites: Some familiarity with computers. An account on RCI, Eden, Andromeda, Pegasus, Crab, or Clam is an absolute requirement.
An on-line tutorial for this course is here: http://www.nbcs.rutgers.edu/~edseries/U1-ES.html
UNIX II – The Basics Joseph Donato This hands-on class picks up where the UNIX I, Getting Started class left off. Attendees will leave knowing about:
Metacharacters
Editors
Command Line Editing
File and Directory Access and Protections
Basic UNIX Commands
This class is recommended for those who plan to serve their Web pages on a UNIX machine.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers, UNIX I, Getting Started or equivalent, and an RCI, Eden, Andromeda, Pegasus, Crab, or Clam account.
An on-line tutorial for this course is here: http://www.nbcs.rutgers.edu/~edseries/U2-ES.html
UNIX III – Intermediate Topics Joseph Donato This hands-on class is designed for those interested in in-depth usage of UNIX and using UNIX for programming. Attendees will leave knowing about:
Shells, Shell Variables, and Shell Scripts
Processes
Multitasking
Input/Output Redirection
On-line Documentation
Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers, UNIX I, Getting Started and UNIX II, The Basics or equivalent, an RCI, Eden, Andromeda, Pegasus, Crab, or Clam account.
An on-line tutorial for this course is here: http://www.nbcs.rutgers.edu/~edseries/U3-ES.html

 

Request A New Class

Don't see the class for you? Have a suggestion for another class? Send your suggestions to help@oit.rutgers.edu. If we find there's a significant amount of interest in a particular topic we will consider adding more to our course offerings.