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IT Trainers Newswire 23 – Excel Resource Centre, certification changes, 40k vacancies!


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 23
15 August 2001

1. RESOURCES: Excel Resource Centre
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Changes to Cisco, MOUS MI certifications
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: MCT and CNI IT Trainers, to 40k
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: Any answers? The secret to accessing the
internet through a mobile phone and a laptop

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Editor's Note

A couple of interesting upsets in the IT world this week. Dell
has refused to continue its installation of Linux due to low
demand for the product while Palm is being sued on the grounds
that their products have damaged PCs. In other news, Microsoft
has just released the results of a survey on the salaries of IT

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Excel Resource Centre
With the majority of users only getting to grips with a small
part of what this powerful programme offers, the Excel Resource
Centre aims to show you some of the other functions as well as a
range of tips to improve your use of this popular programme.
Highlights include Gail Perry's comprehensive Excel Almanac,
Chris Bales' top 20 tips for Excel productivity and sister site
AccountingWEB's ExcelZone. See it all at

A round-up of IT training news this fortnight. For more, see

TSC final report
The final report from the Training Standards Council (TSC) states that many improvements have still to be made in the provision of work-based training.

Cisco announces restructuring of CCIE certification
Cisco has unveiled their plans for the CCIE (Cisco Certified
Internetwork Expert) programme - as of October, the certification
process will be a one-day course.

Latest IT salary survey results released
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine has released details of its latest IT professional annual salary survey conducted by Wilson Research Group.

Palm sued for destroying PCs
Consumers are claiming that Palm products have fried their PCs.

New fee announcement for MOUS MI
This week Microsoft finally announced the new fee structure for its Microsoft Office User Specialist Master Instructor (MOUS MI) certification.

Dell pulls in reins on Linux
Dell Computers has announced plans to discontinue pre-
installation of Linux software on its desktop and laptop
computers. The change is due to low demand for the product.

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- IT Trainer, permanent, based London with UK travel, salary neg.
- MCT or CNI IT Trainers, permanent, based Leeds or Manchester,
salary to 40k

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Any Answers
Top IT questions being asked by TrainingZONE members this month:

- Andy Brown asks, 'How do I enable my mobile phone and my
laptop to give me full internet access?'
- Pat Hodgson is in search of information regarding the
difference between trainer centred and learner centred approaches
to training.
- Clare Humphreys is interested in finding a company that
provides online training in typing and shorthand.

To offer an answer to any of these questions, or to post one of
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