The F-Keys Training Team - Kent2020
The Training Team attended the Kent 2020 show at Detling to meet up and discuss B2B alliances and a opportunities. The day went extreamly well with meeting existing clients and also introducing ourselves to other possible business organisations. A great day all round with the weather helping the show along by being good to one and all.
Business Technology Alliance - Stop supporting the Medway Innovations Centre
The Business Technology Alliance group have decided to stop supporting the Medway Innovation Centre after many years of holding business seminars and bringing in major technology and innovation providers to speak and view the centre. All the group members are disappointed as the group will shortly be running a promotion to invite other local technology businesses to join and benefit from the seminars and collective knowledge of all existing members. Anyone wishing to know more about the group should contact Alex Waterton of F-Keys 01634 512345.
Microsoft Office Open Courses - Starting May 2013
We are now running open courses from May 2013, A selection of Microsoft Excel training courses will kick us off, and we shall then add additional courses such as Microsoft Word training courses and Microsoft PowerPoint training courses. These Microsoft training courses will have set content and will be suitable for anyone who is looking to start or improve their skills by attending these one day Microsoft Office training courses.
Increase in MOS Examination Fee's
As from the 7th January the cost of Microsoft Office Specialist Examination vouchers will increase from £65.00 to £70.00. Additionally the purchase of Microsoft Office Specialist 2003 vouchers will not be available for purchase after December 2012. Candidates who still have MOS 2003 vouchers will however still be able to sit the Office 2003 examinations during the valid lifetime of the voucher (12 months from date of purchase).
Are you a Spammer?
Do you collect business cards and then add the details to your contact address book and then start emailing those people to market your business? Receiving a business card does not give you the right to automatically start throwing emails at those individuals, and if you do happen to send an email does it follow the UK email legal guidelines? For those receiving any such emails please see: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/spam_emails.aspx for how to deal with spammers.
Microsoft Office Specialist - Jack aged 14 passes his PowerPoint 2010
F-Keys have yet another young Microsoft Office Specialist to their credit - Jack B aged just 14 passed his PowerPoint 2010 exam on the 3rd November 2012. It has taken Jack just 6 weeks of self study with some mentoring and support from F-Keys to raise his initial knowledge of the application to being able to sit and pass the worldwide certification.
F-Keys Promotional Video
The F-Keys promotional video has now been completed and the full details will be posted here very soon. If you would like to watch the video then please go to: http://youtu.be/a0qa8ZZs1fk
Courses for Legal and Law Professionals
Following our success with a number organisations within the legal & law profession, the team at F-Keys have designed and developed a number of courses specifically for the legal organisations and professionals. Topics include legal multi-level numbering, blacklining, endnotes & footnotes, using field codes and more. Courses are modular based, allowing actual content to be flexible to the specific needs of staff and organisations and able to be delivered as a full day or by half day sessions.
Microsoft Office 2010 - Online Webinars
F-Keys are planning to run a short series of Microsoft Office 2010 training webinars, and will be inviting some subscription members to join them and provide feedback. If you would like to be included then please feel free to join our mailing list by completing the form on the right hand side of the web page.
i54 New Media Professional Business Video Course
A wonderful day was had by candidates who attended the course run by i54NewMedia (Val & Errol) on producing a Professional Business Video. Attendees said they enjoyed the course immensely and learnt so much throughout the day. The final editing stages of the Video will be carried out by Errol of i54NewMedia before handing them back to attendees. All attendees enquired about being able to take the course to another stage and this is currently being considered. - Watch this space or www.i54newmedia.com
Nigel Grant - Clear Business Writing Course
We are pleased to announce that Nigel Grant has kindly offered to put on a course at our Training Centre about Clear Business Writing, a course about how to write well at work.
The topics will include: how to be clear; how to be relevant; grammar glitches; web content; emails; customer service; advertisements; letters; proofreading; and decoding council language.
The session will be practical and based on real business writing. There’ll be plenty of chat as everyone has their own view of what is good English. Delegates are welcome to email Nigel up to a side of their work writing for confidential, constructive editing, at least two weeks before the course.
Course Date 24th April 2012 and cost will be £125.00 per person
New Courses at the Training Centre
In association with a number of local businesses and trainers F-Keys will be announcing some courses aimed at the small to medium business owner. These courses include an introduction to video production and marketing by i54NewMedia who will assist attendees to create a short promotional video, that will be edited and finalised by i54NewMedia. Another course will be run by Nigel Grant Training Ltd on how to write clear business English for those flyer's, proposals and other various documents we truly would like people to read and understand.
Do you have a course idea and need help in getting off the ground then please contact Alex Waterton on T: 01634 512345 to see if the F-Keys support group can help you.
Our New Microsoft Office Training Suite - Now Open in Rochester Kent
After a few weeks of hard work from a great team, we are pleased to announce the new Training & Examination Centre is now open on Medway City Estate Rochester Kent. We now have our fully equipped IT Training Suite ready for business, and in addition we now have a Boardroom/Meeting Room and secondary general Training room available for hire at very reasonable prices. We also have hot desk availability by arrangement for those micro business people who need somewhere to sit down and work quietly with a coffee or tea.
OPEN DAY - 6th January 2012 (New Training Centre)
Would you like to join us on Friday 6th January 2012 for a glass of wine & nibbles? We are holding an Open Day to celebrate not only the New Year but also the opening of our new larger Training Centre So if you would like to come and meet some of the team and allow us to show you around our training centre any time between 11:00am and 20:00pm please send us your invite request using our contact form page and we shall be in touch. http://www.f-keys.co.uk/contact Please note that the Training & Exam Centre are in the new offices from the 3rd January 2012.
F-Keys are moving to a larger offices
F-Keys have found the need to move to a slightly larger office, not only to make life more comfortable for the staff allowing more space and the added luxury of an air conditioned office throughout. The plan is to review, redesign and install new hardware and software to bring the company in line with our expanding list of clients training requests and requirements. We look forward to the move and the new technology format and will no doubt become even more enthusiastic to offer a wider range of training in the near future.
Microsoft Office Specialist OneNote 2010
We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Trainers: Carol, Jo, Stephen, Anita & Alex have passed their Microsoft OneNote 2010 Microsoft Office Specialist certification. We are currently working on course materials in order to offer classroom and webinar based training in this very underused application that has a very powerful and valuable function in business and research.
UK Student Rebecca Rickwood (age 15) wins Microsoft Excel 2007 World Championship
Out of 228,000 competitors from 57 countries Rebecca beat the final 78 candidates to become the Microsoft Excel 2007 World Champion. Winning $5000 prize by scoring an amazing 1000 out of 1000 (100%). All the staff at F-Keys would like to congratulate Rebecca, her trainer Pam Kitchen and Sawtry Community College for this outstanding accolade.
Microsoft Office 2010 Training Webinar Dates
We are running occasional Microsoft Office 2010 online Webinars on how to use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint and others. These short but informative sessions will also include some very useful Tips and Tricks so if you can find the time and would like to join in use the link below to register:
Microsoft Office 365 - Release Date 28th June 2011
With the release of Microsoft Office 365 scheduled for the 28th June 2011 many small businesses will soon be able to collaborate and communicate with colleagues and associates using the many technology devices around today. This cloud based Office solution comes with means users will be able to work online or offline via the Office desktop applications. With Email and collaboration and online meeting solutions where documents can be simultaneously edit the same document. After Beta testing this product we at F-Keys feel that this product could well be a very worthwhile addition to Small businesses and small groups who have normally struggled to collaborate effectively due to costs.
If you would like to know more or would like to be invited to one of our Demonstration events, or our online webinars following the release please contact us via the online form.
YouTube Video (Practise Files -March 2011)
Here is a link to the test video file placed on YouTube we have created for Excel 2010 Sparklines. Please take a look and leave some feedback. Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeIc0cR9fxw
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2010 & Word 2010 Expert Qualifications
Microsoft Certified Trainers Carol Downey, Jo White and Alex Waterton all passed their Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2010 Expert and Excel 2010 Expert qualifications.
Alex Waterton now holds Microsoft Office Master status with completed passes in all Microsoft Office Specialist - Office 2010 applications of Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word Expert and Excel Expert.
F-Keys Trainers Pass Access 2010 MOS Exams
Stephen Crane and Alex Waterton have passed their Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2010 qualifications. Keeping the F-Keys team on top of their game when it comes to providing Microsoft Office Training Courses to businesses and individuals throughout Kent. The F-Keys team of Microsoft Certified Trainers work hard to maintain the high standards of teaching and this is just one of the exams Trainers are pleased to complete as part of the quality process.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Jack Gregory (Age 12)
F-Keys are pleased to announce that its youngest ever student Jack Gregory (from Gillingham Kent) has successfully undertaken and passed the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 - PowerPoint examination. Jack decided to commence studying for his Microsoft Office Special in order to follow in his mothers footsteps as a Microsoft Office Specialist Instructor. Jack is currently studying for his Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2010 qualification.
Carol Downey - Race for Life (Kent)
Carol Downey is running in this years Race for Life on the 9th July 2011 in aid of Cancer research and also in memory of her mum and our beloved friend Louisa Gregory who sadly passed away last year from Cancer. Please be so kind as to sponsor Carol by visiting http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/carol-downey and donating even a small token towards this worthy cause.