Microsoft Office Training Classes in Federal Way, Washington

Learn Microsoft Office in Federal Way, Washington and surrounding areas via our hands-on, expert led courses. All of our classes either are offered on an onsite, online or public instructor led basis. Here is a list of our current Microsoft Office related training offerings in Federal Way, Washington: Microsoft Office Training

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Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert Training/Class 13 January, 2020 - 18 January, 2020 $3200
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Microsoft Office Access 2013: Level 1 Training/Class 9 January, 2020 - 9 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Access 2013: Level 2 Training/Class 10 January, 2020 - 10 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Access 2019: Part 1 Training/Class 9 January, 2020 - 9 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Access 2019: Part 2 Training/Class 10 January, 2020 - 10 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 2 Training/Class 7 January, 2020 - 7 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 3 Training/Class 8 January, 2020 - 8 January, 2020 $250
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Federal-Way, Washington
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Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Part 1 Training/Class 6 January, 2020 - 6 January, 2020 $250
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Federal-Way, Washington
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Microsoft Office Excel 2019: Part 1 Training/Class 6 January, 2020 - 6 January, 2020 $250
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Federal-Way, Washington
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Microsoft Office Excel 2019: Part 2 Training/Class 7 January, 2020 - 7 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Excel 2019: Part 3 Training/Class 8 January, 2020 - 8 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013: Part 1 Training/Class 13 January, 2020 - 13 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013: Part 2 Training/Class 14 January, 2020 - 5 December, 2019 $250
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019: Part 1 Training/Class 13 January, 2020 - 13 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019: Part 2 Training/Class 14 January, 2020 - 14 January, 2020 $250
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Federal-Way, Washington
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Microsoft Office Word 2013: Part 1 Training/Class 20 January, 2020 - 20 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Word 2013: Part 2 Training/Class 21 January, 2020 - 21 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Word 2013: Part 3 Training/Class 29 January, 2020 - 29 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Word 2019: Part 1 Training/Class 20 January, 2020 - 20 January, 2020 $250
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Federal-Way, Washington
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Microsoft Office Word 2019: Part 2 Training/Class 28 January, 2020 - 28 January, 2020 $250
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Microsoft Office Word 2019: Part 3 Training/Class 22 January, 2020 - 22 January, 2020 $250
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Federal-Way, Washington
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People are optimistic about problem solving, but in most cases this is easier said than done. How do you do it?

In Adobe’s 2016 global study on creativity in business, 96% of people identified creativity as essential to their success, both in terms of their income and the value they bring to the world. Moreover, 78% wished they were capable of thinking differently, believing that they would progress through their careers more quickly if they did.

According to Malcom Gladwell, the world's most successful people have one thing in common: they think differently from most everyone else.  In his book, How Successful People Think, Malcom opens with the following:        “Good thinkers are always in demand.  A person who knows how may always have a job, but the person who knows why will always be his boss. Good thinkers solve problems, they never lack ideas that can build an organization, and they always have hope for a better future”
Too often we attribute creative and “different” thinking to natural, innate characteristics that belong only to the lucky. The truth is that you can study how ridiculously successful people think and incorporate their approach into your world.

 

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In this tutorial I am going to give you a gentle introduction to network programming in Python. If you are new to programming or new to Python then that may seem like a daunting thought. But read on and you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is.

Like most modern programming languages, Python was designed for networking from the very beginning, and thanks to that, a lot of the networking tasks you would want to accomplish with the language are made a whole lot easier.

Network communication is a large topic, but if it is something that interests you then read on because in this tutorial I will show you how to download a web page. I will show you how easy Python makes tasks like this.

Take a look at the following code:

import urllib
	
con = urllib.urlopen("http://hartmannsoftware.com")
page = con.read()
con.close()
print page

As much as we love to assume free Wi-Fi is secure, this is far from the truth. Because you are attaching to a service many others are connected to as well, without security measures, your device can be hacked, especially if the network is unencrypted. Because this encryption involves handing out a 26-character hexadecimal key to every individual wanting to use that network, most places opt for ease of access over security. And even with a secure network, your information is vulnerable to everyone else who has the password and is on the network.

This may not seem like such a big deal and many people don’t believe they have anything to hide on their personal devices, but remember what you use on those devices. Chances are your e-mail is attached as well as all other social media sites. You may have apps that track your finances or private messages to certain others that you would never want anyone else to see. Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to reduce and prevent any unwanted information grabbers from accessing your personal information.

To start, go through your computer’s settings in order to verify your operating system’s security functions are all set to offer the highest protection. Open up the Control Panel and double check that your Firewall is enabled for both private and public networks. Then, go to Network and Sharing to open Change advanced sharing settings. In here, you can turn off file and printer sharing and network discovery for public networks.

One of the most important things to watch for is HTTPS. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure ensures secure communication across the web. Many of the major email systems use this when you log in (as another layer of password protection) but drop the security as soon as the login is complete. To keep this going, HTTPS Everywhere is a browser extension that gives you a secure connection when browsing some of the more popular sites. It can also be programmed for other sites you like to visit that don’t use HTTPS.

Not every place on the internet provides the choice of HTTPS, and VPNs are there to fill in the security gap. Virtual Private Networks allows data to be sent and received through public access points as if it were directly connected to a secure network. Many businesses offer this for company devices, but if you are an individual looking for that kind of security, ProXPN is a free version that can be upgraded. Unfortunately, it limits your speed, but other choices include VPNBook, OpenVPN Shield Exchange, and OkayFreedom.

With these three steps implemented, secure public Wi-Fi can be achieved. No longer will you have to worry about connecting in an unsure environment with strangers, never knowing if your information is being stolen. With all of the options free of charge, it is also an affordable means of protecting yourself that only takes a little time and effort to implement and guarantee safety.

 

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What are a few unique pieces of career advice that nobody ever mentions?

In recent decades, companies have become remarkably different than what they were in the past. The formal hierarchies through which support staff rose towards management positions are largely extinct. Offices are flat and open-plan collaborations between individuals with varying talent who may not ever physically occupy a corporate workspace. Many employed by companies today work from laptops nomadically instead. No one could complain that IT innovation hasn’t been profitable. It’s an industry that is forecasted to rake in $351 billion in 2018, according to recent statistics from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). A leadership dilemma for mid-level IT managers in particular, however, has developed. Being in the middle has always been a professional gray area that only the most driven leverage towards successful outcomes for themselves professionally, but mid-level managers in IT need to develop key skills in order to drive the level of growth that the fast paced companies who employ them need. 

What is a middle manager’s role exactly? 

A typical middle manager in the IT industry is usually someone who has risen up the ranks from a technical related position due to their ability to envision a big picture of what’s required to drive projects forward. A successful middle manager is able to create cohesion across different areas of the company so that projects can be successfully completed. They’re also someone with the focus necessary to track the progress of complex processes and drive them forward at a fast pace as well as ensure that outcomes meet or exceed expectations.

What challenges do middle managers face in being successful in the IT industry today? 

While middle managers are responsible for the teams they oversee to reach key milestones in the life cycle of important projects, they struggle to assert their power to influence closure. Navigating the space between higher-ups and atomized work forces is no easy thing, especially now that workforces often consist of freelancers with unprecedented independence. 

What are the skills most needed for an IT manager to be effective? 

Being educated on a steady basis to handle the constant evolution of tech is absolutely essential if a middle manager expects to thrive professionally in a culture so knowledge oriented that evolves at such a rapid pace. A middle manager who doesn't talk the talk of support roles or understand the nuts and bolts of a project they’re in charge of reaching completion will not be able to catch errors or suggest adequate solutions when needed. 

How has the concept of middle management changed? 

Middle managers were basically once perceived of as supervisors who motivated and rewarded staff towards meeting goals. They coached. They toggled back and forth between the teams they watched over and upper management in an effort to keep everyone on the same page. It could be said that many got stuck between the lower and upper tier of their companies in doing so. While companies have always had to be result-oriented to be profitable, there’s a much higher expectation for what that means in the IT industry. Future mid-level managers will have to have the same skills as those whose performance they're tracking so they can determine if projects are being executed effectively. They also need to be able to know what new hires that are being on-boarded should know to get up to speed quickly, and that’s just a thumbnail sketch because IT companies are driven forward by skills that are not easy to master and demand constant rejuvenation in the form of education and training. It’s absolutely necessary for those responsible for teams that bring products and services to market to have similar skills in order to truly determine if they’re being deployed well. There’s a growing call for mid-level managers to receive more comprehensive leadership training as well, however. There’s a perception that upper and lower level managers have traditionally been given more attention than managers in the middle. Some say that better prepped middle managers make more valuable successors to higher management roles. That would be a great happy ending, but a growing number of companies in India’s tech sector complain that mid-level managers have lost their relevance in the scheme of the brave new world of IT and may soon be obsolete.

 

 

 

Tech Life in Washington

Not only is Washington a major player in the manufacturing industries such as aircraft and missiles, shipbuilding, lumber, food processing, metals and metal products, chemicals, and machinery, it?s the home of Microsoft Corporation and Bill Gates, chairman and former CEO of Microsoft. Other Washington state billionaires include Paul Allen (Microsoft), Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Craig McCaw (McCaw Cellular Communications), James Jannard (Oakley), Howard Schultz (Starbucks), and Charles Simonyi (Microsoft).
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Software developers near Federal Way have ample opportunities to meet like minded techie individuals, collaborate and expend their career choices by participating in Meet-Up Groups. The following is a list of Technology Groups in the area.
Fortune 500 and 1000 companies in Washington that offer opportunities for Microsoft Office developers
Company Name City Industry Secondary Industry
Symetra Financial Corporation Bellevue Financial Services Insurance and Risk Management
Alaska Air Group, Inc. Seattle Travel, Recreation and Leisure Passenger Airlines
Expedia, Inc. Bellevue Travel, Recreation and Leisure Travel Agents & Services
Itron, Inc. Liberty Lake Computers and Electronics Instruments and Controls
PACCAR Inc. Bellevue Manufacturing Automobiles, Boats and Motor Vehicles
Puget Sound Energy Inc Bellevue Energy and Utilities Gas and Electric Utilities
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Seattle Transportation and Storage Freight Hauling (Rail and Truck)
Costco Wholesale Corporation Issaquah Retail Grocery and Specialty Food Stores
Starbucks Corporation Seattle Retail Restaurants and Bars
Nordstrom, Inc. Seattle Retail Department Stores
Weyerhaeuser Company Federal Way Manufacturing Paper and Paper Products
Microsoft Corporation Redmond Software and Internet Software
Amazon.com, Inc. Seattle Retail Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores

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A successful career as a software developer or other IT professional requires a solid understanding of software development processes, design patterns, enterprise application architectures, web services, security, networking and much more. The progression from novice to expert can be a daunting endeavor; this is especially true when traversing the learning curve without expert guidance. A common experience is that too much time and money is wasted on a career plan or application due to misinformation.

The Hartmann Software Group understands these issues and addresses them and others during any training engagement. Although no IT educational institution can guarantee career or application development success, HSG can get you closer to your goals at a far faster rate than self paced learning and, arguably, than the competition. Here are the reasons why we are so successful at teaching:

  • Learn from the experts.
    1. We have provided software development and other IT related training to many major corporations in Washington since 2002.
    2. Our educators have years of consulting and training experience; moreover, we require each trainer to have cross-discipline expertise i.e. be Java and .NET experts so that you get a broad understanding of how industry wide experts work and think.
  • Discover tips and tricks about Microsoft Office programming
  • Get your questions answered by easy to follow, organized Microsoft Office experts
  • Get up to speed with vital Microsoft Office programming tools
  • Save on travel expenses by learning right from your desk or home office. Enroll in an online instructor led class. Nearly all of our classes are offered in this way.
  • Prepare to hit the ground running for a new job or a new position
  • See the big picture and have the instructor fill in the gaps
  • We teach with sophisticated learning tools and provide excellent supporting course material
  • Books and course material are provided in advance
  • Get a book of your choice from the HSG Store as a gift from us when you register for a class
  • Gain a lot of practical skills in a short amount of time
  • We teach what we know…software
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