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At the end of this class students will be able to create and manage web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will insert pictures and media objects into web pages. Students will use Cascading Style Sheets to format web pages. Students will use layers and tables for designing layout for pages. Students will manage sites using Dreamweaver's site management tools. Students will need a copy of Dreamweaver. A 30-day evaluation version is available. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $375.00



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Blogging is a great way to get the word out about your product, expertise or anything that's on your mind. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging applications, readily available on a lot of web hosts. In this course you will configure WordPress options and customize its appearance. We explore options for blog topics and getting the word out about your blog. You will write blog entries, publish them and then set up accounts for allowing access to your blog. Book Included. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $255.00



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Increase your online savvy and ability to position yourself and your organization for greater success. Experience the interaction and big take-aways from studying with top-notch professionals. Your instructors not only work with these tools every day, but speak at national conferences and train others. Your teachers have tips you have not discovered yet. Learn more about Google Analytics, Google apps for business, and Google+ . Acquire new tips and techniques. Just one new tip can mean greater productivity, effectiveness and even profitability for your work. Three one-month courses.

Start date: 04/03/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $495.00



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Increase your online savvy and ability to position yourself and your organization for greater success. Experience the interaction and big take-aways from studying with top-notch professionals. Your instructors not only work with these tools every day, but speak at national conferences and train others. Your teachers have tips you have not discovered yet. Learn more about Google Analytics, Google apps for business, and Google+ . Acquire new tips and techniques. Just one new tip can mean greater productivity, effectiveness and even profitability for your work. Three one-month courses.

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $495.00



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At the end of this class students will be able to create and manage web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will insert pictures and media objects into web pages. Students will use Cascading Style Sheets to format web pages. Students will use layers and tables for designing layout for pages. Students will manage sites using Dreamweaver's site management tools. Students will need a copy of Dreamweaver. A 30-day evaluation version is available. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $375.00



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Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class and assumes you have started a Page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. It includes the most current updates Facebook has made to Pages. Agenda Unit 1. Designing Your Facebook Page to Be a Marketing Platform Optimize Facebook''s settings and features to improve branding and find-ability Learn how to use the Admin Panel and how to navigate around your Page as your Brand and as your Personal Profile. Discover applications and design strategy that are necessary to get the most out of your Page Learn how customized applications are developed and what they can do to increase business and fans Discuss case studies and update your Facebook marketing strategy to fit your business goals Unit 2. Sharing Content on Your Page that Increases Brand Engagement Understand the elements in the share bar and how to more effectively use them: status, photos, links, tagging, etc. Discover top sources for Page content that increases engagement and grows your fan base Develop your own editorial calendar and learn if a team approach to posting and responding will work Learn to analyze the content with Insights and analytics and discover what keeps people coming back to your page Unit 3. Engaging with People on Facebook for Marketing and Customer Service Learn how Facebook decides which of your messages makes it into your fan''s timeline Discover why engagement is so critical and how to get your fans involved in promoting your business Understand how to effectively respond and moderate posts that are positive as well as negative Discuss critical social media policies and strategies to have in place so you don''t get blocked or disabled or hated by your fans Unit 4. Promoting and Advertising Techniques to Increase Business and Expand Your Reach Learn how to use Facebook Advertising and decide if it will work for your business goals Discuss different types of promotions brands use to drive people to their Page Discover the various types of social plug-ins that will help you bring your Facebook message to a wider audience on the web Re-thinking your Facebook strategy now that you have gone through the class Create a professional development plan to continue learning once the class endRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 05/01/17

End date: 05/26/17

Tuition $245.00



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Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class and assumes you have started a Page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. It includes the most current updates Facebook has made to Pages. Agenda Unit 1. Designing Your Facebook Page to Be a Marketing Platform Optimize Facebook''s settings and features to improve branding and find-ability Learn how to use the Admin Panel and how to navigate around your Page as your Brand and as your Personal Profile. Discover applications and design strategy that are necessary to get the most out of your Page Learn how customized applications are developed and what they can do to increase business and fans Discuss case studies and update your Facebook marketing strategy to fit your business goals Unit 2. Sharing Content on Your Page that Increases Brand Engagement Understand the elements in the share bar and how to more effectively use them: status, photos, links, tagging, etc. Discover top sources for Page content that increases engagement and grows your fan base Develop your own editorial calendar and learn if a team approach to posting and responding will work Learn to analyze the content with Insights and analytics and discover what keeps people coming back to your page Unit 3. Engaging with People on Facebook for Marketing and Customer Service Learn how Facebook decides which of your messages makes it into your fan''s timeline Discover why engagement is so critical and how to get your fans involved in promoting your business Understand how to effectively respond and moderate posts that are positive as well as negative Discuss critical social media policies and strategies to have in place so you don''t get blocked or disabled or hated by your fans Unit 4. Promoting and Advertising Techniques to Increase Business and Expand Your Reach Learn how to use Facebook Advertising and decide if it will work for your business goals Discuss different types of promotions brands use to drive people to their Page Discover the various types of social plug-ins that will help you bring your Facebook message to a wider audience on the web Re-thinking your Facebook strategy now that you have gone through the class Create a professional development plan to continue learning once the class endRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $245.00



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Google+ has surpassed Twitter to become the second largest social network next to Facebook. Discover the best ways to use this popular and emerging social media platform to raise your online profile, and connect with current and potential new contacts. You’ll learn the advantages of using Google+, how it can help your organization to engage existing users and grow your base, and techniques for using the platform to create relationships, and expand your reach and knowledge in particular subject matter areas. Agenda Unit 1 What makes Google+ Unique -Why Use Google +? What makes it unique -How to Use Google + -Creating Posts and Messages -Sharing, and Google+ integration with other social media Unit 2 Bringing More Traffic to your site -How Google + will bring more traffic to your site -Developing relationships in Google + -How to get your content posted and reshared -Tips and tricks Unit 3 Connecting with Communities -Using Google+ Communities to connect with focused organizations, and highly interested and engaged users -Contributing to Communities to offer resources -Learning from Communities to gain additional knowledge and skills Unit 4 Stars: Advanced Tips -Using Google + as a conversation tool -Using Hangouts to broadcast your message -How to use Google + for all of your social media -What to Avoid: Google Negatives.

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $195.00



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Google+ has surpassed Twitter to become the second largest social network next to Facebook. Discover the best ways to use this popular and emerging social media platform to raise your online profile, and connect with current and potential new contacts. You’ll learn the advantages of using Google+, how it can help your organization to engage existing users and grow your base, and techniques for using the platform to create relationships, and expand your reach and knowledge in particular subject matter areas. Agenda Unit 1 What makes Google+ Unique -Why Use Google +? What makes it unique -How to Use Google + -Creating Posts and Messages -Sharing, and Google+ integration with other social media Unit 2 Bringing More Traffic to your site -How Google + will bring more traffic to your site -Developing relationships in Google + -How to get your content posted and reshared -Tips and tricks Unit 3 Connecting with Communities -Using Google+ Communities to connect with focused organizations, and highly interested and engaged users -Contributing to Communities to offer resources -Learning from Communities to gain additional knowledge and skills Unit 4 Stars: Advanced Tips -Using Google + as a conversation tool -Using Hangouts to broadcast your message -How to use Google + for all of your social media -What to Avoid: Google Negatives.

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $195.00



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If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You’ll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors. A must for anyone serious about leverage more success from their website. Agenda Unit 1 Key analytics -Importance of tracking your website -Introduction to Google Analytic -Installing Google Analytics to your site -Learning from visual analytics -Key analytics you should be reviewing weekly Unit 2 Understanding your website visitors -Understanding your website traffic -Understanding your visitors -Turning visitor traffic into profit -Search engine optimization (SEO) primer -Understanding search engine traffic -Determining high value keywords for SEO Unit 3 Key Techniques -Creating and using Goals -How to build a abandonment funnel -Optimizing your site based on funnel feedback -Creating and using Campaign Tracking Unit 4 eCommerce and ROI -eCommerce tracking -Calculating ROI from online advertising -Custom Reporting -Creating and using Advanced Segments -How to track across multiple domains -How to become Google Analytics Certified Partner

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $195.00



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Google has variety of web-based applications and tools to help you become more productive, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more. Move beyond the basic features you figured out on your own. Be able to use them to work collaboratively and increase productivity. Learn how to run online meetings and webinars. Learn the ins and outs of all the tools Google has to help you become more productive and improve your work communication skills. You will learn time saving tips and strategies to get more done in your work and personal life. Agenda Unit 1 Google Mail Composing, sending, and reading, and replying to email Organizing and searching email Managing account settings and contacts Using Chat, Apps, and other short-cuts Unit 2 Google Calendar Setting up Google Calendar Creating and editing events and tasks Sharing calendars and responding to invitations Notifications and printing Time saving tips and add-ons Unit 3 Using Google Drive: Documents, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations Google Drive and storage of online files Documents Spreadsheets and Forms Presentations Unit 4 Google Hangouts, Sites, Search, Chrome Hangouts - online meetings Beyond the search bar - advance google search strategies Creating a website with Google Sites Google Chrome

Start date: 05/01/17

End date: 05/26/17

Tuition $195.00



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Google has variety of web-based applications and tools to help you become more productive, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more. Move beyond the basic features you figured out on your own. Be able to use them to work collaboratively and increase productivity. Learn how to run online meetings and webinars. Learn the ins and outs of all the tools Google has to help you become more productive and improve your work communication skills. You will learn time saving tips and strategies to get more done in your work and personal life. Agenda Unit 1 Google Mail Composing, sending, and reading, and replying to email Organizing and searching email Managing account settings and contacts Using Chat, Apps, and other short-cuts Unit 2 Google Calendar Setting up Google Calendar Creating and editing events and tasks Sharing calendars and responding to invitations Notifications and printing Time saving tips and add-ons Unit 3 Using Google Drive: Documents, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations Google Drive and storage of online files Documents Spreadsheets and Forms Presentations Unit 4 Google Hangouts, Sites, Search, Chrome Hangouts - online meetings Beyond the search bar - advance google search strategies Creating a website with Google Sites Google Chrome

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $195.00



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