course pack

Course packs often accompany the taught courses that are presented at IT Services.

If you cannot attend a course, you can work through the materials independently to develop your skills. If you simply want to refresh your knowledge you can check up on just a chapter or two.

Most course packs contain the course handbook with explanations and hands-on exercises, plus any example files you may need. If you are not sure how to unzip the Zip folder, read more about unzipping.

We aim to make many of our materials open to all visitors, including those who are not members of Oxford University. Some are only relevant or only suitable for Oxford members, and for these you will be asked to give your Oxford Single Sign-On credentials.

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    Does your research paper or departmental web site need eye-catching 3D visuals?

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    This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models

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    This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Mac operating system (currently Mountain Lion) and how to navigate it. Core security settings are discussed and you should feel confident in starting to use a Mac for your day-to-day computing needs after attending this course.

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    This overview offers a comprehensive introduction to the iLife suite and covers all the applications within. The course emphasises the intuitive nature of the suite, and the way iLife works collaboratively with media to achieve results that consistently deliver professional standards

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    This four-session course covers the map-making aspects of ArcGIS Desktop and introduces its analytical functionality. Powerful and relatively complex, Desktop is the industry standard for geographic information systems (GIS) software. ArcGIS Explorer is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data. It is typically used for making maps and performing spatial analysis.

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    ArcGIS Explorer is a free, basic and easy-to-use geographic information system (GIS). GIS is used for making maps and performing spatial queries and analysis. While the functionality of Explorer is very limited, and probably inadequate for many university-level users, it is taught here as an important stepping stone to the more complex and powerful ArcGIS Desktop.

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    This session covers intermediate-level skills in working in ArcGIS Explorer. Explorer is a basic and easy-to-use desktop geographic information system (GIS) that is free to download. It is part of the ArcGIS software range, which also includes web-based and mobile GIS, as well as the much more powerful ArcGIS Desktop. GIS is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data. It is typically used for making maps and performing spatial analysis.

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    The Hierarchical File Server (HFS) is a university-wide backup service, open to all postgraduates and all staff. This course will give you an introduction to backing up your data to the HFS, using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software.

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    Learn to use HTML to create Web Pages that are efficient, easy to understand and reliable, with the open source editor "BlueFish"

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    Learn to create Blogs and Web sites using Word Press.

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    ORDS (the Online Research Database Service) is a place to host your research databases, and provides a set of online tools to manage that data.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course shows you how to build the essential structure of a relational database (using Access as an example)

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course shows you how to build the essential structure of a relational database, using Access

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    If you are managing a database project, you need an understanding of how relational databases work

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    This course takes you through the steps you need to design a good relational database, from concept to implementation

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course takes you through the process of exploring and understanding a working database (using Access as an example)

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    Structured Query Language (SQL) is a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system. This course is a follow-up to the introductory course, covering several advanced MySQL concepts.

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    This course covers the basic concepts of SQL, a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Learn to build queries to investigate and interpret your data, and try out a variety of techniques for manipulating and analysing your data in a relational database

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course covers a variety of techniques for manipulating and analysing the data in a relational database, using Access

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