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I am a Microsoft Office Master Instructor, Microsoft Certified Trainer, with over 15 years of experience working with the Microsoft products. I've been teaching and training on and off for the last decade, both as an employee of large companies, and as an independent contractor. My goal is to help people learn Microsoft Office products, so they can be more productive.
I've been teaching adults how to use computers for more than 15 years, including the following:
* Understanding various software program types (spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, Internet browser, email)
* Surfing the Web to get the most relevant, valuable information to you
* Organizing your computer for maximum performance
* Optimizing your computer's performance (how to update and maintain backups, virus protection, spyware protection, software updates)
I'm an ex-Web programmer who can write HTML from scratch, and have coded entire sites with interactivity, including forms, menus, frames, and tables.
I am an Apple Certified HelpDesk Specialist in OS X 10.4, and I have been using Apple computers and products for 25 years.
I possess a Microsoft Access Specialist certification.
Expert level experience in Microsoft Excel, including nested formulas, PivotTables, macros, charts, and multi-sheet calculations.
I have been working with Outlook for over 10 years, and have taught on and off for seven years. I have passed the Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Office Specialist test in versions 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, and 2010.
Decade of experience with PowerPoint - not only the mechanics of building an effective slideshow, but presentation preparation, information arrangement, audience familiarization, and identifying main purpose.
I am a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician in Windows XP, and have passed the Windows Vista for Business Users test as part of the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist requirements for Office 2007.
Extensive experience with long documents, sections, styles, page layout, customizing spell check, tracking changes, comments, and navigation.
I have over a decade of experience with public speaking, including training in front of crowds of over 50 people.
I've worked with Oracle and SQL Server on and off for about 10 years, and can write multi-table SELECT statements, UNION, JOIN, UPDATE, INSERT, DROP, and GROUP BY statements. I've used about four different "flavors" of SQL, and have taught basic database design on and off for 8 years.
Worth every penny! — Geoff tailors the time to exactly what the student needs. Can go high level or into great complexity. He has very good teaching technique as well--definitely has a logical progression in mind, but can take on student's questions and tangents...and get back on track after. Very rare! ...
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