Golden Opportunities

Fall 2017

City of Renton Programs, Events, Fitness, and Fun for Everyone!

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For more information, call the Renton Senior Activity Center at 425-430-6633 | 5 Introduction to Windows 10 Microsof t has now introduced the Windows 10 operating system (OS) as a successor to Windows 7 and 8. Newer computers now come with this OS and some people even downloaded the free version when it was available. You'll find out how to manage applications from the Start Menu, and how to customize the Start Menu and desktop areas. There are newer programs like the Edge browser, Calendar, People, Email and more. You will learn how to find files and fold- ers on your system, access settings, and navigate the Windows 10 environment. Finally, you'll gain an understanding of the new security features included in Windows 10. Prerequisite: Computer Basics. A Microsoft account is sug- gested but is not required. This is a four-week class. No class Dec 26. 60510 Mon Oct 16–Nov 6 12:30–2:30pm 60511 Wed Nov 8–Nov 29 9:30–11:30am 60512 Tues Dec 5–Jan 2 9:30–11:30am CMP $37R / $45NR Keeping Secure & Safe Today, with all the security breaches in the news, it is important to keep you, your computer, and mobile devices secure. Are your passwords safe? The bad guys will attempt to exploit not only your personal information, but use any com- puting device unknowingly as a host to wreak havoc elsewhere. We will cover the best practices for personal security, browsing the internet, and using your devices safely. We will look at security for your computer by having the firewall configured, and different security soft- ware options for viruses and malware. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. This is a one-week class. 60525 Wed Oct 18 9:30–11:30am 60526 Mon Nov 13 12:30–2:30pm CMP $15R / $18NR Microsoft Excel With Excel you can keep track of all kinds of data in simple to complex forms. We stay with simple tasks that help you orga- nize, sort, and record data, and enter text while using easy math examples. You can keep track of any data that is important to you. Different tools help you to chart, graph, compare and maintain records. You will learn about the various parts of Excel including the menu ribbon, what cell addresses are, and what columns and rows are. We will use a spreadsheet tem- plate to practice with. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. This is a two-week class. 60507 Tues Oct 17–Oct 24 9:30–11:30am 60509 Tues Nov 21–Nov 28 9:30–11:30am CMP $22R / $27NR Microsoft Word Microsoft Word 2016 is a word process- ing application that allows you to create a variety of documents, including let- ters, resumes, and more. In this lesson, you'll learn how to navigate the Word interface and become familiar with some of its most important features, such as the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and Backstage view. It can also be used for free online with a Microsoft account. One of the features it includes is a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) display which ensures that everything you see on screen will appear the same when printed or moved to another format or program. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. This is a three-week class. No class Nov 23. 60513 Tues Oct 17–Oct 31 12:30–2:30pm 60514 Thur Nov 9–Nov 30 9:30–11:30am 60515 Thur Dec 14–Dec 28 9:30–11:30am CMP $28R / $34NR PowerPoint Are you curious about how to use PowerPoint? PowerPoint is a presenta- tion program that allows you to create dynamic slide presentations. This appli- cation is included in the Microsoft Office Suite or as a free web application. These presentations can include animation, narration, images, videos, and much more. In this lesson, you'll learn your way around the PowerPoint environment, including the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and Backstage view. This is a four-week class. 60520 Thur Oct 19–Nov 9 12:30–2:30pm 60521 Wed Dec 6–Dec 27 9:30–11:30am CMP $37NR / $45NR Using the Cloud What does it mean to use the cloud? You may even be using it and not real- ize it. If you have a Microsoft account or a Google account you are using the cloud and have access to cloud storage. There are many other accounts that offer cloud services as well. Google Photos offers unlimited storage for your pictures, auto- matically backed up from your Android smart phone. Microsoft uses OneDrive and Google uses Google Drive for the use of free storage, including some appli- cations for free, available with either account. After this class, you will know the pros and cons to using their free cloud services. Storing documents, pic- tures or other files can give you access anywhere you have access to a computer and the internet. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. This is a one-week class. 60522 Wed Oct 25 9:30–11:30am 60523 Mon Nov 20 12:30–2:30pm CMP $15R / $18NR Why Classes Get Cancelled: Nothing kills a great class faster than waiting until the last minute to register. Program staff monitor how registration is going and must determine if enrollment is sufficient or not. If there are not enough students registered, we have to cancel the class. Please register well in advance. COMPUTER CLASSES TAUGHT BY JERRY MILLER

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