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IT Trainers Newswire #1 – New dedicated newswire, Preview of Office 10, Jobs & Tenders


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue #1 : 13 September 2000
Yell Awards 2000 - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


1. New! Dedicated newswire for IT Trainers
2. Jobs and Tenders for IT Trainers
3. The MOUS Report - Microsoft's qualification
4. Avoid Presentation and Training Disasters
5. ADSL v ISDN and unmetered access - latest advice
6. Beta testing report on latest version of Microsoft Office


Editor's Note
WELCOME to the first issue of our latest newswire dedicated to
the specific needs and interests of professionals working in
the IT Training field. Over the past month we have significantly
increased the volume of news, resources and contract work
opportunities on the TrainingZONE website for IT Trainers.
Now, in this regular newswire, we will bring you a small
selection of briefings, contracts and other information which
we trust will be useful to your in your work.

Our dedicated IT Training pages can be found at and our newly appointed
editor, Carrol Rowe, is eager to hear your news and
information as well. To contact her,
mailto:[email protected]

Please forward this newswire to friends and colleagues.
There is information about subscribing and unsubscribing
(for free!) at the end.

Tim Pickles
Managing Director
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Latest News
A selection of recent IT Training related stories from

Freelancers advice page
We're pleased to announce the launch of the TrainingZONE
freelancers page, which is building into a comprehensive resource
for those who are self-employed and those who are interested in
'going freelance' alike. Check out the one-stop shop at

Avoid Presentation and Training Disasters
We've all experienced them, so here is a brief guide to help you
be more prepared for such events in future.

Content on the Internet has doubled this year alone!
As the use of the Internet in Europe and Asia has grown, this has
shadowed the US domination and transformed it now into an
international communications system. Are the Americans

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The MOUS Report - Microsoft's qualification
What does MOUS have to offer in comparison with equivalent IT
qualifications such as the ECDL and IT NVQ's? This article
outlines what MOUS is intending to achieve.

ADSL v ISDN, Which should I choose?
BT have recently advertised the release of their latest high-
speed digital lines for ultra-fast connectivity to the Internet,
so what is the difference between this and ISDN?

Consumers against Microsoft, Action suit agreed
A Californian Judge has agreed a class-action suit filed on
behalf of consumers against Microsoft can go to trial.

How can I get unmetered access to the Internet?
Our guide to reducing your phone bill when using the Internet.

Know any good IT jokes?
Have a look at a selection of IT-related jokes, and even better,
add any that you may have hidden away!

Beta Test Overview of Microsoft Office 10
Are you just getting to grips with Office 2000, well here we
have beta releases out and being reviewed covering the
application expected to replace Office 2000.

Most schools are now connected to the Internet
Recently published survey statistics suggest that most schools
are now connected to the Internet in the UK.

E-Learning, demand highlights shortage of right skills
Research conducted on material developed for e-learning
highlights that too much emphasis is placed on presentation
rather than quality of content.

Community Features

Any Answers
Our Any Answers page enables you to ask questions of our 20,000
users at

This week's *star* question comes from Shona Hewitson:
Has anyone designed a Word 2000 Training Needs Analysis? She
wants to create some pre-training assessment for her students.

Also amongst this week's IT training questions:

Iain Shields asks where he can source an IP security course for
his fraud detecting staff

Bandna Sidhu asks whether it's better to get qualified as a
Trainer using IPD or CTP routes

Thanks to Lesley Dixon, Geoff Roberts and Alan Sutton amongst
many other who have supplied answers to recent questions posted.

To answer these and any other questions, go to and use the comments
facility at the end of each question.

Below you'll find a selection of recent IT Training requirements
from our Tenders pages:

- A+ Trainers required urgently
- MSM trainer required
- Instructional designers for financial services courseware
- Lotus Domino/Learningspace E-Learning Developer

Find out more about these opportunities and others at

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IT Training Consultant, - West Yorks, 22-25k plus car

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And finally ...
A Day in the Life of a Computer Trainer.
A little (or not so little) ditty to lighten up the life of an
IT Trainer.

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