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This three-day instructor led course will enable attendees to start designing and developing object-oriented applications using Visual Studio 2008.

Course Outline
About this Course

This three-day instructor led course will enable attendees to start designing and developing object-oriented applications using Visual Studio 2008. Attendees will learn object-oriented concepts including classes, methods, properties, inheritance, and interfaces. Also they will learn how to identify opportunities to use these concepts in design, and how to implement these object-oriented concepts using Visual Studio 2008.

Audience Profile

The target audience for this course is lower-intermediate level programmers who have a minimum of three months programming experience in a professional environment and want to learn how to use Visual Basic or C# to develop well conceived and implemented object-oriented programming applications.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the fundamentals of getting started with object-oriented development and review Visual Studio 2008 features.
  • Describe classes and their importance in the basic structure of an object-oriented application.
  • Add properties and methods to implement the internal functionality of a class.
  • Implement inheritance, abstraction and polymorphism to reduce code duplication.
  • Create structures that emphasize code reusability.
  • Implement interfaces to establish common relationships between classes, reduce code dependencies, and facilitate code.
  • Create an object-oriented structure design from a business problem.
  • Create object-oriented structures based on their knowledge of classes, properties, methods, inheritance, and interfaces.
  • Create and use delegates, events and exceptions to establish interclass communications.
  • Design class interactions based on a set of business requirements.
  • Design class interactions using methods, events, delegates and exceptions.
  • Evaluate techniques to improve their own design.
  • Evaluate a design pattern and determine its applicability to a business scenario.
  • Create and maintain updatable units of software by deploying components and class libraries.
  • Maintain an application without deploying the entire application.
Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Object-Oriented Programming
This module provides fundamental knowledge required before getting started with object-oriented development. It also reviews Visual Studio 2008 features.

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Creating Projects in Visual Studio 2008
  • Coding in Visual Studio 2008
  • Productivity Features in Visual Studio 2008
  • Debugging Visual Studio Applications
Lab: Getting Started with Object-Oriented Development in Visual Studio 2008
  • Determining the Types of Projects for Solution
  • Creating the Solution and Projects
  • Adding Code to the Solution
  • Adding Comments to the Solution
  • Creating the Solution and Projects
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe what makes an object-oriented program different than a procedural based program.
  • List influencing factors that affect successful object oriented development.
  • Describe the overall design goals of an object-oriented application.
  • Explain how Visual Studio and .NET support developing object-oriented applications.
  • Describe the various project types supported by Visual Studio 2008 and when to use them.
  • Evaluate when to use Web site and Web application projects.
  • Create folders and files for the project types included in the 6367A lab application.
  • Describe the primary folders/file types included in each project.
  • Describe how .NET establishes and references .NET data types.
  • Create data types used within the lab application.
  • Manage data types used within the lab application.
  • Create basic programming structures and control flows within the Visual Studio 2008 IDE.
  • Manage basic programming structures and control flows within the Visual Studio 2008 IDE.
  • Describe Visual Studio 2008 productivity enhancements.
  • Use editing features such as edit marks, code snippets and refactoring in Visual Studio 2008.
  • Create code comments.
  • Generate documentation from code comments.
  • Troubleshoot coding errors using the debugging interface.
  • Test for business logic errors during design time.
Module 2: Implementing Classes, Properties and Methods
This module explains classes and their importance in the basic structure of an object-oriented application. It also adds properties and methods to implement the internal functionality of a class.

  • Creating Classes
  • Implementing Properties Within a Class
  • Implementing Methods Within a Class
  • Using Classes, Properties and Methods
Lab: Implementing Classes with Properties and Methods in Visual Studio 2008
  • Creating a Class Structure
  • Adding Properties to a Class Structure
  • Adding Methods to a Class Structure
  • Instantiating and Using a Class within an Application
  • Implementing a Shared Method
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a class structure within an object-oriented application.
  • Describe the relationship between classes, properties and methods.
  • Describe the relationship between classes and objects.
  • Describe the instantiation process of an object.
  • Create properties within class structures to maintain class specific data within Visual Studio projects.
  • Control access to properties.
  • Simplify property creation syntax by using default properties.
  • Create value type and reference type based properties.
  • Define the syntax of a basic method.
  • Use value and reference types as parameters and as return types of a method.
  • Create overloaded methods.
  • Control access to methods.
  • Control class construction using constructors.
  • Create objects from classes.
  • Access the properties of a class instance.
  • Invoke the methods of a class instance.
  • Invoke a shared method of a class instance.
Module 3: Implementing Inheritance, Abstraction, and Polymorphism
This module explains how to implement inheritance, abstraction and polymorphism to reduce code duplication. It also describes how to create structures that emphasize code reusability.

  • Introduction to Inheritance and Abstraction
  • Implementing Inheritance and Abstraction
  • Introduction to Polymorphism
  • Implementing a Polymorphic Structure
Lab: Implementing Inheritance and Abstraction
  • Implementing Inheritance Within the Class Structures
  • Implementing Abstraction Within the Class Structures
  • Implementing Polymorphism Within the Lab Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how to reduce code duplication can be reduced by using inheritance and abstraction.
  • Explain how to increase code reuse can be increased by using inheritance and abstraction.
  • Identify the impact of inheritance on class structures.
  • Write code to create an inherited class.
  • Write code to create an abstract class.
  • Manage the relationship between a base class and a derived class.
  • Manage the construction of inherited class structure.
  • Explain the importance of implementing dynamic code.
  • Explain how polymorphism can create dynamic code at runtime within inherited class structures.
  • Explain the importance of decoupling inherited class functionality from runtime control code.
  • Explain how polymorphism can simplify the code required by the runtime portion of the application.
  • Identify uses of polymorphism within a business scenario.
  • Write code to create a polymorphic structure.
  • Write code to use a polymorphic structure.
  • Create a polymorphic solution that reduces control code logic.
  • Create a polymorphic solution that decouples class dependencies.
Module 4: Implementing Interfaces
This module explains how to implement interfaces to establish common relationships between classes, reduce code dependencies, and facilitate code standardization.

  • Introduction to Interfaces
  • Implementing a Custom Interface
Lab: Implementing Interfaces
  • Writing Code to Use a System-Defined Interface
  • Defining a Custom Interface
  • Implementing a Custom Interface
  • Implementing Polymorphism with Interfaces
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of reducing code dependencies.
  • Explain how dependencies between classes can be reduced by implementing interfaces.
  • Explain the importance of code standardization.
  • Explain how code standardization can be increased through implementing interfaces.
  • Identify uses of interfaces within a business scenario.
  • Create an interface.
  • Describe commonly used system-defined interfaces.
  • Write code to implement an interface.
  • Use an interface to access the functionality within a class.
  • Use an interface with a polymorphic class structure.
Module 5: Designing Object-Oriented Structures
This module explains the process of creating an object-oriented structure design from a business problem. It also describes how to create object-oriented structures based on their knowledge of classes, properties, methods, inheritance, and interfaces. And last, the students will review and refine their designs.

  • Establishing Classes from Business Requirements
  • Adding Inheritance to the Design
  • Adding Interfaces to the Design
  • Reviewing and Refining the Design
Lab: Designing Object-Oriented Structures
  • Creating a Draft Class Diagram from the Business Scenario
  • Adding Properties and Methods to the Class Diagram
  • Adding Inheritance to the Class Diagram
  • Adding Interfaces to the Class Diagram
  • Refining the Design
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Review the goals of object-oriented design.
  • Describe approaches to create an object-oriented design based on business requirements.
  • Create a class diagram to document the design.
  • Identify classes based on business requirements.
  • Diagram an initial class structure to fulfill business requirements.
  • Identify the properties and methods based on business requirements.
  • Diagram properties and methods to fulfill business requirements.
  • Describe approaches of designing inherited class structures based on business requirements.
  • Identify inherited class structures based on business requirements.
  • Add inherited structures to the proposed class diagram.
  • Critique the methods and property placement within the new class diagram.
  • Modify the methods and property placement within the new class diagram.
  • Describe approaches of designing interface structures from business requirements.
  • Identify interfaces based on business requirements.
  • Modify the class diagram to include interfaces.
  • Determine if a proposed design meets the business requirements.
  • Determine if a proposed design follows the principals of object-oriented application design.
  • Determine the effect of future usage on the completed class diagram.
Module 6: Delegates, Events, and Exceptions
This module explains how to create and use delegates, events and exceptions to establish interclass communications.

  • Introduction to Delegates
  • Implementing Delegates
  • Introduction to Events
  • Implementing Events
  • Introduction to Exceptions
  • Implementing Exceptions
Lab: Implementing Delegates and Events
  • Implementing a Delegate
  • Implementing a Custom Event
  • Implementing an Event Handler for System Events
  • Lab: Implementing Exceptions
  • Implementing Custom Exceptions
  • Managing System Exceptions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of interclass communications.
  • Describe the delegate model.
  • Explain how the delegate model can decouple class dependencies and increase code reusability.
  • Identify uses of delegates within a business scenario.
  • Define the syntax required to implement a delegate within a class.
  • Define the syntax required to use a delegate from a calling class.
  • Use delegates to establish interclass communications.
  • Describe the system event model and its importance to object-oriented applications.
  • Describe the benefits of creating custom events within an object-oriented application.
  • Identify appropriate uses of system and custom events.
  • Apply the syntax required to create a system event handler within a class.
  • Apply the syntax required to create a custom event.
  • Apply the syntax required to create a custom event handler.
  • Describe the exception model used within .NET applications.
  • Explain how exception management can help mitigate runtime errors within an application.
  • Describe differences in object-oriented exception management versus procedural-based exception management.
  • Identify uses of exception management given a business scenario.
  • Apply the syntax used to handle a system-generated exception within a class.
  • Apply the syntax used to create a custom exception.
  • Apply the syntax used to throw a custom exception.
  • Implement a solution that uses exceptions to mitigate runtime errors.
Module 7: Designing Object Collaboration
This module explains how to design collaborations between classes by using methods, events, exceptions and delegates. It also introduces sequence diagrams as a way of documenting and planning class interactions.

  • Introduction to Class Interactions
  • Adding Interactions to a Design
  • Evaluating the Design
  • Introduction to Patterns
Lab: Designing Object-Oriented Interactions
  • Design Interactions Using Methods
  • Design Interactions Using Events, Delegates, and Exceptions
  • Evaluating and Refining the Design
  • Evaluating a Pattern
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define design goals to create class interactions.
  • Identify differences between events, exceptions, delegates and direct method invocation to implement an interaction design.
  • Describe evaluation approaches and criteria to determine if a design is effective in solving a business problem.
  • Determine interaction boundaries within an object-oriented design to decouple class structures.
  • Organize an application to decouple dependencies between code.
  • Determine the best communication method between classes given a business requirement.
  • Diagram class interactions.
  • Determine the overall effectiveness of the design in meeting the business requirements.
  • Evaluate the overall design against object-oriented design best practices.
  • Critique the design using evaluation techniques.
  • Describe design patterns and their importance to object-oriented design.
  • Determine the applicability of a design pattern to a business scenario.
  • Apply a design pattern to an existing solution.
Module 8: Deploying Components and Class Libraries
This module explains how to create and maintain updatable units of software by deploying components and class libraries. It also describes how to maintain an application without redeploying the entire application.

  • Introduction to Components and Class Libraries
  • Deploying a Component/Class Library
  • Best Practices for Deploying a Component/Class Library
Lab: Deploying Components/Class Libraries
  • Creating a Component/Class Library
  • Deploying the Application
  • Updating the Component/Class Library
  • Deploying an Updated Component/Class Library
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of creating deployable units of software.
  • Describe the software development lifecycle with respect to upgrading and maintenance.
  • Determine uses of components and class libraries given a business scenario.
  • Prepare an application to use component/class libraries.
  • Create a component/class library.
  • Deploy a component/class library.
  • Manage versioning within an application using a component/class library.
  • Describe best practices for deploying component/class libraries.
  • Identify code that maximizes component/class library usage.
  • Explain how a component/class library meets best practices.
Additional Reading
To help you prepare for this class, review the following resources:
  • Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer
  • Default Project Templates in Visual Studio
  • Web Application Projects Overview
  • Value Types in the Common Type System
  • Type Fundamentals
  • System.Collections.Generic Namespace
  • IConvertible Interface
  • XML Documentation Comments (C# Programming Guide)

Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: - An understanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to software development - An understanding of the following principles of software development: * modern software development models * typical phases of a software development lifecycle * concepts of event-driven programming * concepts of object-oriented programming * creating use-case diagrams * designing and building a user interface * developing a structured application - A basic understanding of the following scripting techniques * Web scripting techniques * Macro scripting techniques * Windows scripting techniques * Hands-on experience creating and implementing script code - A fundamental understanding of the .NET Framework - specifically, the purpose, function, and features of following .NET Framework components: * the Common Language Runtime * the .NET Framework class library - A conceptual understanding of the following .NET Framework topics: * Common Type System - identifies the types supported by the common language runtime * Metadata and Self-Describing Components - the .NET Framework simplifies component interoperation by allowing compilers to emit additional declarative information, or metadata, into all modules and assemblies * Cross-Language Interoperability - managed objects created in different programming languages can interact with one another * Assemblies in the Common Language Runtime - the concept of assemblies, which are collections of types and resources that form logical units of functionality (assemblies are the fundamental units of deployment, version control, reuse, activation scoping, and security permissions) * Application Domains - application domains provide isolation between applications * Runtime Hosts - the runtime hosts supported by the .NET Framework, including ASP.NET, Internet Explorer, and shell executables * A basic understanding of the Visual Studio IDE (Integrated Development Environment) - Hands-on experience using a version of Visual Studio .NET to achieve the following: * Declaring and initializing typed variables using the Camel case naming convention * Using arithmetic, relational, and logical operators in code statements * Using branching statements to control code execution * Using looping statements to iterate through collections or repeat steps until a specified condition is met * Identifying syntax and logic errors * Accessing and managing data from a data source

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
ctc TrainCanada - We Never Cancel*:
We are unique in the corporate training field in that we do not cancel desktop applications courses due to low enrollment. When there are less than 3 students, ctc TrainCanada will personalize the class (students then receive more time with the instructor to address their individual needs allowing the student to complete the full course in less time) or connect the student remotely to a class at one of our other branches via TrainLive remote classroom instruction. *Microsoft Certified Courses and other technical courses require a minimum enrollment of three students. Business Skills courses require multiple students in order to run due to the interactive nature of the training. Selected Desktop Applications courses may require a minimum enrollment of two students to run. ctc TrainCanada® reserves the right to deliver Microsoft Certified and other technical courses via TrainLive remote classroom instruction in order to guarantee the course to run.

ctc TrainCanada Cancellation policy:
You may cancel or reschedule this registration in writing with no penalty with a minimum of 10 business days' notice prior to the first day of the course. Full payment is required if you cancel or reschedule this registration within 10 business days prior to the first day of the course. However, substitutions are welcome. If you do need to cancel or reschedule a publicly scheduled course within the 10 day non-cancellation period (not a client dedicated course), payment is to be made and a training voucher for a public course will be issued to you. This allows you to attend a future date for the same course at no charge (subject to availability).
No-shows will not be issued a training voucher.

Complimentary Service: We offer all our students coffee, tea, juice or pop, muffins or pastries in the morning and cookies baked in our own oven each afternoon.
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I can't really comment on the instructor's "presence" because this was a virtual instructor led course using GoToMeeting, however I had to provide a rating for this.
Reviewed by 2016
Course content is good aswell as the instructor. There is no time for in class work therefore very little learning. I have picked up a book on project 2010 from amazon for 30 dollars which has given me similar downloads and exercises therfore I see your course as way over priced for the return. I would not recommend the course in the current structure.
Reviewed by 2016
I was not fond of the room we were in. It may have been because of the paramedic training/testing going on that day. It was a long hallway with a fan blowing to keep the air circulating. Looked like it was a makeshift set up. The computers could have been more up to date. Mine had to be serviced by an IT person during the session.
Reviewed by 2016
I am re-entering the workforce after a one-year absence and am not very tech savy. My employer promised me training, but due to time constraints, they could only squeeze me in to Level 2 Word course. The other people in the class had taken Level 1 the day before, so I was at a bit of a disadvantage. I would like to take Level 1 soon.
Reviewed by 2016
Would prefer that the instructor be in house instead of class being lead through Skype.
Reviewed by 2016
I was told my course would end at 12:00, because there were only 2 of us registered. When i showed up, there were 3 people - meaning the class was scheduled to go until 1 or 2pm. I had to leave at noon, as i had a prior meeting set up - so i had to miss the last part of the course.. which would have been the most pertinent information to the level i am at.
Reviewed by 2016
Would have liked a more comprehensive course on Styles and Styles alone as that is what our office most needs.
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The course was excellent and the teacher was amazing! She explained everything clearly and stopped to answer any questions we had.
Reviewed by 2016
the day I took the course, the jackhammer was being used on one of the floors. Rescheduling the course whould have been a great idea. the instructor was an expert in the field, but kept talkign about her personal life....which took time from the course itself. also the istructor spoke to fast and it was hard to follow/
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The classroom was in serious need of a shampooing of the carpet. People were sneezing and coughing from all the dust. The screens for the projector needed to be upgraded as we had a tough time reading the white board. They should use a proper drop down screen for showing the projector. The computer monitors were also way too small...
Reviewed by 2016
I would have preferred an in person instructor.
Reviewed by 2015
Everything that the instructor said is on the training workbook. It could be better if there are more practical exercises than following step by step listed on the workbook (it could be self-exercise).
Reviewed by 2015
The computer screens used were smalll and far away. The projector screen used had the same issue.
Reviewed by 2015
There were no handouts as promised. Very disappointed with the lack of support from the individual assisting the 3 technical issues I encountered during the training. Was told by the instructor not to waste time writing notes I should and will be receiving a handbook (did not receive anything). I was given a piece of paper to log in from Logical Operations with access key only to find out it is a "read only" document of Adobe Acrobat X. This is not at all helpful and told the individual at the course if he can provide me with a paper copy of the manual. Not at all helpful.
Reviewed by 2015
I will be giving you a call to discuss the course
Reviewed by 2015
CTC TrainCanada did a really good job, though there was an individual in the small class that was well below the requirements for the level of the class, which slowed down some portions significantly and did not contribute to the learning environment.
Reviewed by 2015
Bronwen was very knowledgeable and friendly. She ensured we were all following along together as I was the only person physically in the class (there were others via remote). I quite enjoyed the class and will absolutely recommend to other co-workers :)
Reviewed by 2015
I was disappointed that the instructor was off-site. This was not conducive for Q&A or other interaction Would prefer to be at the same location as the instructor; this was what I thought it was when I booked.
Reviewed by 2015
Too much of a repeat of Level 1
Reviewed by 2015
Class time seemed to long for the material - breaks were longer than necessary and some material appeared to be stretched out to fill time. Shorter class would have been preferred as it would be a better use of time.
Reviewed by 2015
Reviewed by 2015
This 'advanced' course was part of a 2-day course where the Beginner course was on the previous day. I was only there for the second day. However, there were too many questions with material covered on the previous day that there wasn't much in terms of learning any advanced content. This course really needs to be longer.
Reviewed by 2015
When calling to require about this course, I was told I should be taking the 2 day course rather than 1 day. When arriving onsite, I was told that the instructor would only be in class for day one and the 2nd day I was on my own! This should have been described prior to payment or I would only have taken the 1 day. Poor advertising and I will not go with company again for future courses!!!
Reviewed by 2015
I was the only person to register for this course in Ottawa, so they implemented their Microsoft award-winning TrainLive solution for my session. My instructor was in Toronto. This was a new experience for me and it was not that bad. My only complaint, I did not have learning materials to refer to during exercises. It would have been nice to have step-by-step instructions. As someone new to SharePoint, I had some difficulty remembering everything we were taught.
Reviewed by 2015
The instructor was not as knowledgeable about certain features and where to find them in this version.
Reviewed by 2015
I would also have preferred to have a handbook to take away with me as I noticed that the download file for students is well over 500 pages and when I tried to have it printed externally for myself, I could not due to it being copyright. I'm not sure how to access this information as I do not always have time to log into the site when I want to reference something from the course.
Reviewed by 2015
I was pretty disappointed and frustrated with this course. It's a level 2 course, and the course description says that the prerequisite is level 1. I did take a level 1 course at another organization over a year ago. I don't have any other Access experience and/or knowledge. I feel like I learned more in one day at the other Level 1 course than I did in both days with this Level 2 course. It was clearly catered to people with NO knowledge of Access. At the end of the 1st day, we were in the midst of creating a simple sub query on 1 table without relations!! What a waste of time. The first half of the first day was spent going over database theory, which would be fine, if it had been better presented and explained. I'm so glad I've got some background knowledge on database theory through university. I'm far from an expert, but I'm glad I wasn't learning database theory for the first time in that course because I don't think I'd have a very concrete understanding. Also, I wish the instructor would think her thoughts through first before speaking. I've never heard someone cut themselves off mid-sentence, and change thoughts so many times before finishing a single idea. It's confusing, annoying, and makes it seem like she doesn't actually know what she's talking about.
Reviewed by 2015
I thought that this course would have been better if the instructor was able to apply Excel functions to real-life situations and examples in the context of common job functions. The instructor made us aware of various functions, and walked us through the syntax, but for an advanced-level course, I didn't find much value over and above spending the same amount of time just randomly exploring Excel and/or using Google to figure out what can be done. I believe that this course could have been taught more effectively by a different facilitator.
Reviewed by 2015
It was nice to have an instructor who is strong in more than one discipline. This made some of the answers easier to understand. The instructor was also clear about which parts of and explanation went beyond the scope of the course.
Reviewed by 2015
As usual, a lot of material to cover in one day. When taking a one-day course, one has to be prepared to work at a very fast pace in order to keep up with the instructor so that they can get through all of the material to be covered in one day. Amazingly enough, the instructor covered it all, because he knew the subject inside-out and was able to keep us moving at a fast pace, while still ensuring that we were all keeping up. We were all very impressed. I have downloaded the course book and will now review the material at my own slower pace. Thanks very much for a great course.
Reviewed by 2014
I picked a course levels way to low for my knowledge so its hard to make comments about the material. But I would say that the instructor could've been more prepared and use better presentation skills
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was very friendly and excellent to get along with and interacted with the group very well, that being said I felt as though he sometimes couldn't quite explain his thoughts and knowledge with us effectively. There were many times students were helping students and it almost felt like a study group. It would be beneficial to have the instructor be a better communicator about his knowledge of the class but also to thoroughly know the course inside and out, sometimes it felt like he was winging it.
Reviewed by 2014
Last Minute Training needs to re confirm start and end times for courses. My LMT confirmation sheet said the course went from 8:30 until 4:30; however at CTC Train Canada arrived really early and was advised course was actually 9-4.
Reviewed by 2014
Very good for learning the key features about the Excel but subsequent practice is more important for retaining knowledge achieved and skills, enhancement.
Reviewed by 2014
At time aspects of the course were rushed. when we were watching the board then righting down material, we were on the the next topic. course size was a bit big for a beginners starting at 9am was late. I would have preferred 8-4
Reviewed by 2014
The perks of the day were great. Complimentary snacks and beverages go a long way. Facility was great and so was the insturctor. He was patient and hands on.
Reviewed by 2014
The course was very helpfull
Reviewed by 2014
It would have been nice to have hand outs of the steps but it was nice to get access to the manuals online after. I wasn't a big fan of the remote class, I prefer to be in the room with the instructor, I find I am more focused in that type of learning environment.
Reviewed by 2014
The training was great but is would be nice to have a hand out showing the steps during the training and also to keep as a guide.
Reviewed by 2014
Excellent course, excellent teacher! Learned a lot of helpful features.
Reviewed by 2014
ctcTrainCanada is my preferred course vendor to learn software and applications. The course content at Level 1 was too basic for my needs.
Reviewed by 2014
Level 3 advanced excel course was not very advanced. The first half of the course was spent doing basic excel functions. The course is a waste of time if you have taken the pivot table course.
Reviewed by 2013
Surprise late start/finish because of a Calgary virtual participant. Instructor's initial pace was too slow and he was too accommodiating letting an overly helpful participant who added a lot of explanation (was helpful) which caused a time crunch in the afternoon. Error problem with example and server problem further added time pressure. I got left behind and the afternoon was a write-off.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs in that room were terrible, I was so sore by the end of day two that there is no way I would ever book another course there unless the chairs are change
Reviewed by 2013
Although the instructor was knowledgable of the topics covered, it came across on occasions that she wasn't fully prepared since there were times when she would have to stop and think up an exercise for us to do in class. To me, these are basic exercises that should be a part of her syllabus. Moreover, there was a large group of Canada Post employees in attendance during the last day of my course. They were often loud, similar to junior high school. There were occasions when shutting the door did not eliminate the noise coming from their room.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor had limited knowledge of the program and could not answer quetions that weren't in his notes. The manual was only provided in a Kindle copy. I can not use a Kindle at work. The projection screen was to close to the work station which made it uncomfortable to look at all day.
Reviewed by 2013
Instructor was beyond helpful. Followed-up with an e-mail outlining course content. A very positive and engaging instructor. Excellent knowledge of subject matter and a total pleasure to take instruction from.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I didn't like was the location. I am not from the city and having to go right down town was not enjoyable at all.
Reviewed by 2013
The course was scheduled to start at 9am according to the website but was rescheduled for 10am and this update was not communicated to us as we showed up for 9am and had to wait an hour; it also ran an hour later which was not planned for since it started an hour later.
Reviewed by 2013
All I would like to suggest is to have more comfortable chairs. By the end of the day I was ready to stand up rather than sit! :)
Reviewed by 2013
Ella was an amazing trainer!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by 2013
The in class session was handled well enough, but there were no support materials or handouts to take home for students to review what they learned. This is especially important since this Excel module used complex formulas and macros. One 8 hour training day won't be enough for people to remember it when they get back to the office.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor covered the course material very effectively and provided enough time to complete the lab portions of the course.
Reviewed by 2012
The course idea was a great one for the company I work for, HOWEVER, the course did NOT meet expectations. For example NO TEXT BOOKS, NO WORK BOOKS, NOTHING. I was sent a copy for my Kindle, however I will not use my personal property for work, this is UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!! The instuctor could have been more interactive, I know that he was a last minute instructor, but once again this is UNACCEPTABLE.
Reviewed by 2012
The trainer was unfortunately late for the class through no fault of her own. Secondly, the class was full of technical issues trying to support the remote users. As a result the overall class time and content was reduced. We raced through the material. Secondly - and more important - there was no roadmap presented on what we were going to learn. There was also no introduction to the software or interface. We just jumped straight into code and bounced from topic to topic with no roadmap. The instructor definitely knew her material but it came across as haphazard. I don't feel I got a lot from the day.
Reviewed by 2012
The seminar/course didn't cover all the subjects that were mentioned on the "course outline". I believe we only covered 75% of what was mentioned. I understand that the instructor was not prepared for teaching the course, but if the instructor doesn't have a firm knowledge of the software, then they shouldn't be teaching the course. It is great to hear that a company is going green by using E-books but I prefer to have a hard copy. As an employee of a company, it is difficult to install the proper software to open/read the books. Also, an average user isn't authorized to install programs without going through their respective IT/Management departments. We should have been given an option to choose between a hard copy or electronic copy. Overall, I would take another seminar if the instructor was more knowledgeable and abided by the course outline.
Reviewed by 2012
It was an excellent course. The instructor was knowledgable and I learned more than I expect. My only problem with the day was finding the actual office. The instructions indicate the 'Delta Tower' but there is no where on the actual building that says 'Delta Tower'. To make things more confusing, there is a Delta Hotel across the street.
Reviewed by 2012
I appreciated the pace of the course, and also the way the instructor made the content relevant to my work. I would recommend ctc TrainCanada to anyone looking for Excel training. The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
the course was great, the instructor was great, the technology had a few issues, but worked out fine.
Reviewed by 2012
The trainer was FABULOUS! Would definately take another course.
Reviewed by 2012
Like the pace and the use of technology - hands on approach -
Reviewed by 2012
It was an excellent course! The facilitator was very knowledgeable. The only issue was that I had a hard time finding the place.
Reviewed by 2012
The course outline stated the durtion of the course is from 9:00am-4:30pm, however the instractor said it's going to be a half day course. This was ok but it didn't leave any time to practice and the minimal practice we didn't wasn't enough. Also, not all material was covered and it felt like I came out short. The material that was covered was great and the instructor was knowlegable but he didn't cover enough material. comparing dollars versus value - the content of the course wasn't worth the cost of the course.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course was excellent, and i learned quite a bit in a short amount of time, and our instructor was awesome. He definetly knows what he is doing, and yes i would take another course if it was available.
Reviewed by 2012
The content read more like a beginners course.
Reviewed by 2012
If there weren't enough class participants signed up, the 2nd day of training which we paid for was cancelled and we could either come in and work on exercises or attend another class at another time. A notice was sent out to the participants who registered directly with CTC Train Canada but because I went through Last Minute Training, I wasn't advised. This is one major setback. They did have a very nice office, free coffee/tea and bagels, a nice outdoor patio to have lunch or breaks and made fresh cookies mid day for everyone. Very pleasant staff. Trainer began his session with how he was trying to get out of this business for the last 15 yrs and probably shouldn't be saying that. Not a happy way to introduce himself but he was a very good teacher and patient and addressed all of our concerns trying to cover as much of the material normally covered in 2 days into 1 day.
Reviewed by 2012
I was fortunate to have the undivided attention of the facilitator and was able to have all of my quuestions aswered.
Reviewed by 2012
Excellent instructor and it was a smaller group of students so the instructor really tailored it to the students attending the course.
Reviewed by 2012
We had an excellent instructor! She was very knowledgeable and would take the extra time to assist you if you needed extra instruction.
Reviewed by 2012
I enjoyed the Access 2010 course. the instructor was very knowledgeable and presented the topic well. The only negative aspect was that no written training materials were offered until the course was completed. Would have liked to be able to make notes as we went along for future reference.
Reviewed by 2012
My teacher was wonderful, and i have already singed up for more classes at this location.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was initially scheduled for 2 days but due to instructor availability it was shortened to one day. I am very computer literate, work full time in an office, and go to business school in the evenings and it was a little tough to learn everything in one day because there was no time for practice. Yes it was useful to find out what the program is capable of, but since it was shortened there was no time for individual practicing or trying things out on your own. Next time the class would be much better suited for the initial 2 day class.
Reviewed by 2012
All in all, this training was not that great. The first part moved very slowly, and then toward the end, the instructor plowed through to get finished. Possibly the most incredible part was that the course taught how to create forms, but not how to deploy or use them. The instructor said for that, participants would have to take the follow up course. What use is it to create forms if they can't be used? No handouts at all? Other courses I've taken provide full books with step by step coverage of everything done in the classroom. It's impossible to go back and review things.
Reviewed by 2012
My most significant feedback is that the course was advertised as Working with Data using SQL for the 'non-database administrator'. Of the 10 course modules, nearly half were presented by the instructor as tasks that would be completed by a database administrator. While it is helpful to have a general understanding of a database administrators interaction with SQL, far too much of the course content was aimed at the database administrator level. Otherwise, use of technology for remote teaching and the instructor himself were both excellent.
Reviewed by 2012
Very helpful course. Excellent instructor.
Reviewed by 2012
I only rated the location bad because i don't like driving down town. Otherwise it was a good course.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was great.
Reviewed by 2012
Excellent Instructor ,Excellent location,
Reviewed by 2012
excellent trainer really knows her stuff
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor was excellent and very knowledgeable! I found the course information extremely useful for the business world and I am looking forward to putting together presentations that impress!The facilities and snacks and drinks provided were great too!
Reviewed by 2012
The one and only issue I had was with parking, unexpectedly having to pay and not having enough cash for this as well as there not being very much parking. It made me late for the class, even though I actually arrived there early!
Reviewed by 2012
Esther (the instructor) was awesome. Her charisma and upbeat attitude really added to my experience and made it a pleasurable course to take.
Reviewed by 2012
This level of Excel should not be considered as advanced level. It is rather biginner level. I was expecting to learn more. 95% of the content I already knew.
Reviewed by 2012
A good seminar but quite a lot of info to take in during a one-day course for someone who hasn't done Word before. A bit overwhelming! Perhaps a two-day course would work better so could have time to actually practice what we're being taught. A little hard to see the projector from the back. Otherwise, very useful.
Reviewed by 2011
I signed up at one facility in Ottawa and it got switched to a different training facility location in Hull, Quebec. There were several emails confirming the course, however, I just happen to notice one email stating the new location. LastMinuteTraining was good to try to look into for me. In the end, the training provider provided me with taxi chits and it all worked out. I was not aware that the training provider had 2 locations and would switch the location at the last minute. I was upset because I do not know the bus system in Hull, Quebec.
Reviewed by 2011
Html lvl 1 and this course should be merged course can be extended to 2 days of instruction and include more in depth material. Do not recomend taking html lvl one.
Reviewed by 2011
I enjoyed the course thoroughly and learned as much as I could in a 3 hour class, however, I think I would have preferred a longer class as we were a bit rushed going through the material.
Reviewed by 2011
The course was 3 hours long becasue there was only the 2 of us in the office completing this course. 3 hours is very short to learn Outlook. More time is required.
Reviewed by 2011
Handouts were in pdf however, the screens were not big enough to open two files (handout and Project file) together and we had to toggle a lot. It was very annoying. Either give paper handouts or much bigger screens or two screens per student.
Reviewed by 2011
All good. Enjoyed it very much.
Reviewed by 2011
I didn't fill out your form because I filled one out at the end of the course.
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Reviewed by 2011
no, everything is ok
Reviewed by 2011
This two-day training was jam-packed with information, with a good balance between demonstrations and exercises to verify that the students understood the subject matter. I do not believe that the instructor could have used the time more efficiently then he did.
Reviewed by 2011
Project 2010 was a brand new course, as such there were a few things that the instructor could not find (in the new "ribbon" layout). He did spend extra time during his breaks to find what he couldn't before, then showed them to the class once we all returned. Overall, this was a very useful and enjoyable training course.
Reviewed by 2011
I took a course that was remote and I don't think that I would take a remote course again. The instructor didn't really make himself available for questions. Even when their was questions he would take them offline if they took more then 5 minutes to answer. Never brought the results back to the group. Never went over the labs just lectured in between. Didn't bother to learn anyone's name. I think the experience would be better if each user in the class had a headset and could speak to the instructor instead of it being a conference call.
Reviewed by 2011
CTC Train Canada was professional and helpful in ensuring I got the most out of my training course. Overall I am most happy with them.
Reviewed by 2011
The course was held via remote. The course it self was alright, all content was directly from the book. The teacher was in another time zone and he wanted to start the course before my location even opened. I told him that, he did it anyways. So I was out of sync the whole time. On the last day lunch was at 10 am! The instructor said he would watch screens to see when we got stuck. Not once did that happen. He couldnt even troubleshoot the labs. He only really talked to the student in the room, pretty much said nothing to rest of us. He even took personal calls!
Reviewed by 2011
Ran on schedule, with knowledgeabe instructor. Small class allowed for specific questions that are relevant to my work. Thank you
Reviewed by 2011
No, everything was perfect, Thank you I learned alot.
Reviewed by 2011
Alot of material to cover in the course. I would recommend that this be a 2-day course. Re. course content - should contain more examples to work on. Before moving to another section in the course the Instructor should summarize what was covered (i.e. go through the steps required to complete each task). Task and steps should be given on a handout for future reference.
Reviewed by 2011
No everything and everyone was excellent
Reviewed by 2011
Did not find it helpful that no course material was handed out. What was learned on that day was easily forgotten without the ability to make notes to refer to.
Reviewed by 2011
It is great to have access to the online training manuals, but it would be nice to have some handouts for reference. Not everyone has time to do the online training or to consult the manuals. The training location is very convenient to the highway. Lyse Brooks is an amazing instructor. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient. She spent time with each participant helping each person with their individual needs. She gave us a hands-on exercise that allowed us time to practice and learn. The instructor at the Intermediate Word course (same training facility) did not provide the same high level of training.
Reviewed by 2011
The instructor was very nice, personable and had a great sense of humour which made for a productive and pleasant day of learning.
Reviewed by 2011
The course is good for a basic overview of many advanced Excel features. The instructor and facilities were good. However, some of the items listed on the syllabus (new features in Excel 2010) were NOT covered and it wasn't due to a lack of time. I came to find out that the instructor had not planned to cover them at all. This was very disappointing, especially since we took very look breaks (easily almost 2 hours of combined break time in a class that went from 9-4) so there was ample time to cover the topics.
Reviewed by 2011
No, everything was excellent. I am even taking the next level course next week.
Reviewed by 2011
It was unfortunate that the local instructor was not available and I had to call in remotely to a class in Toronto. I did have the instructor screen available and I liked that. The first part of the course was helpful as the instructor moved through the functionality of MS Project and we could follow along on our own screen. I learned a lot about functionality with this instructor led demonstration, and the ability to follow along on my computer was great! I did find that after the first demonstration, a lot of time was spent working independantly, with the instructor available for questions. I thought there should have been more instructor led demonstration, perhaps one on our own, followed by another instructor led example. I didn't like spending well over 50% of the course time practicing on my own. If this is how all classes are run, I would not take another one, nor recommend this class.
Reviewed by 2011
Good Environment and course format.
Reviewed by 2011
With CTC can't go wrong. Although I've appreciated that this course took one day only. I really think that this course could be hosted for (1) day only. Two days is too long.
Reviewed by 2011
I think the course is excellent. Some of the thing I learn I am implementing in our warehouse as we speak. Our instructor was very knowlegeable, caring, a good listener, she was magnificent.
Reviewed by 2011
I believe the seminar was just a little long - could have been done in 1.5 days. Otherwise - Excellent!
Reviewed by 2011
course was cancelled due to a "family emergency" I was notified upon arriving at the facility - flew from Windsor to Toronto. Totally unprofessional!!
Reviewed by 2011
An excellent course with an excellent teacher. For me personally this course gives me some more options, and guidence into the job and its responsibilites. We here are constantly trying to improve on accuracy, of the inventory on a day to day basis.
Reviewed by 2011
instructor lack knowledge on the subject matter.
Reviewed by 2011

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