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    1. 1. Element K And you….
    2. 2. What is Element K? <ul><li>Element K is an online training center for [almost] everything computer-related. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Where can I find Element K? <ul><li>The URL for Element K is: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.elementk.com </li></ul>
    4. 4. What are the advantages of Element K? <ul><li>Accessible to all Faculty, Staff and Students </li></ul><ul><li>24 x 7 availability </li></ul><ul><li>Course Completion Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Brainbench Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Preparations for MCSE and other certification examinations </li></ul>
    5. 5. How are Element K classes administered? <ul><li>Self-Study Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No instructors or necessary outside materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No assignments, lectures or time constraints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructor-Led </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4-8 weeks in length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments / Online Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often has books or added materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online office hours with instructors </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What Courses are Available to Virginia Tech Users? <ul><li>Microsoft Windows (95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP) </li></ul><ul><li>Office Suites (Microsoft, Star, Corel) </li></ul><ul><li>Web Browsers (Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe (Acrobat, PageMaker, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Freehand, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Financial (MS Money, Quicken, QuickBooks ) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft (Project, IIS 4.0, Photodraw, Publisher, Vizact, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Macintosh (OS 9.0 and many applications) </li></ul><ul><li>And much more…. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What other classes does Element K offer? <ul><li>Oracle / SQL </li></ul><ul><li>PC Core Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Programming (JAVA, C++, DHTML, Visual Basic) </li></ul><ul><li>Management / Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Safety / Ergonomics / OSHA </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunity / Sexual Harassment </li></ul><ul><li>And more…. </li></ul>
    8. 8. What certification classes does Element K offer? <ul><li>MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) </li></ul><ul><li>CNE (Certified Novell Engineer) </li></ul><ul><li>A+ certification </li></ul><ul><li>Inet+ certification </li></ul><ul><li>Network+ certification </li></ul>Available certifications include:
    9. 9. International Computer Drivers License Course <ul><li>(For novice users) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to the PC </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Effective Spreadsheets (I & II) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Course Completion Certificate
    11. 11. What is a Brainbench Certification? <ul><li>Brainbench is the world's leading online skills testing and certification authority </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications are widely accepted, though not affiliated or approved by many major software vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Certification lasts 1 year </li></ul>
    12. 12. Example of the Brainbench Certification
    13. 13. How do I sign up? <ul><li>Go to http://portal.vt.edu . </li></ul><ul><li>Log in with your PID / password. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ‘Academics and Training’. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ‘Element K’. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your PID and desired password. </li></ul><ul><li>Once your account is created, log into http://www.elementk.com . </li></ul>
    14. 14. Where do I log in?
    15. 15. What problems will might I have? <ul><li>Username is case-sensitive For example: my user name is VT_lajones2, not vt_lajones2 </li></ul><ul><li>Element K is NOT compatible with beta web browsers, or with modified browsers (i.e. AOL) </li></ul><ul><li>Users must have Shockwave installed (You will be prompted to install Shockwave if you do not have it. After installation, your browser must also be restarted before starting a tutorial!) </li></ul>
    16. 16. What kind of support does Element K offer? <ul><li>In depth FAQ page </li></ul><ul><li>Online Knowledgebase </li></ul><ul><li>Online problem submission page </li></ul><ul><li>Online live chat with tech support </li></ul><ul><li>800 phone support (24 hours/day Monday-Friday) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Where do I find help? <ul><li>Click on Contact Us or Help </li></ul>
    18. 18. What else is there to know about Element K? <ul><li>Element K works through a modem with a connections speed of 28.8 or better. </li></ul><ul><li>More info: http://www.fdi.vt.edu/FDI_Support/elementkinfo.html </li></ul><ul><li>For other questions or comments, you can e-mail: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Jones ( [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed Schwartz ( [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. What was that URL again? <ul><li>http://www.elementk.com </li></ul>

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