Learning to Use Exchange Calendar

In order to assist Oracle Calendar users with the transition to Exchange Calendar, OIT is offering several means for you to familiarize yourself with the new service.

Live training is being offered at several levels: Introductory and Advanced, as well as specialized training for “delegates” – those who manage other calendars (for example, rooms or campus officers) – and for those involved in IT support.

Introductory classes are offered as small, hands-on classes in Social Sciences Tower room 104, and as larger lecture-style classes in Humanities Gateway room 1030.  You can check the Exchange Calendar training page for the schedule, and you can enroll via the UC Learning Center (search for “Exchange”.)  Advanced classes are also held in SST 104.  Programs for delegates and IT supporters are scheduled on request.

OIT also offers self-help information on the OIT Exchange web site, with detailed information on how to accomplish many common tasks such as logging in via Outlook Web Access or setting up mobile devices.  There also a FAQ and a collection of known issues related to UCI’s implementation of Exchange.

Academic Personnel Training

NACS Academic Web Technologies combined forces with Academic Personnel and the Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, to deliver a series of nine workshops, which concluded recently.

NACS is developing an online tool under the guidance of Academic Personnel to aid in the Senate Faculty search process. Informally referred to as “Recruit,” this tool was originally written for internal use by ICS, and NACS is extending it for use campus-wide.

84 staff attended Recruit training over the past two weeks, representing the School of the Arts, Social Sciences, Social Ecology, the Paul Merage School of Business, Biological Sciences, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Humanities, the Bren School, and Physical Sciences. Workshop attendees were personnel managers, department managers, administrative analysts, and admin assistants, all of whom were invited to learn to use Recruit to manage a Senate Faculty search.

Pat Price (Academic Personnel) and Peggy Munhall (ICS Dean’s Office) led the training. NACS staff were on hand to provide additional support.

Certified Installer Training

NACS hosted a free, hands-on training session on Molex Certified Installation Practices.

Mark Travers of Molex provided the Certified Installer training and Wayne Brushett of Beach Wire and Cable, Inc., arranged for the instructor, the training manuals, etc.

Class topics included: structured cabling systems for voice and data services, a standards update, and review of termination techniques.

Each participant, following the class, took a test to become a Molex Certified Installer.

Office XP Training

For the 6th summer in a row, NACS offers Microsoft Office hands-on training workshops designed to help computer users become familiar with, or brush up on the various computer applications commonly used at UCI.

Beginning August 1st, this summer’s line-up includes 4 levels of Access, 3 levels of Excel, 3 levels of Word, and 2 levels of PowerPoint.

Morning or afternoon classes are $79 (departmental recharge required) and will be conducted in various locations around campus including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, and Physical Sciences areas.

For course objectives and registration, log into the TED system (Training and Employee Development) with your UCInetID and click on the Catalog and Enrollment tab. Then type “Microsoft Office” in the keyword box.

Network Cabling Training

NACS hosted a half-day of hands-on training on communications cable installation on Thursday, March 31st. The class participants included fifteen UCI staff.

Gary Price, RCDD, of Nelson & Associates provided the Outside Plant electrical protection training. Wayne Brushett of Beach Wire and Cable, Inc., arranged for instructors from Superior Essex Communications LP.

The focus of the class was Outside Plant Copper Splicing and Outside Plant Fiber Optic Cable. Outside Plant cabling is installed in conduits below the ground which connects all of the buildings together and comprises the “backbone” of UCInet, the campus network.