Crash Courses for Students

The following Accelerator Crash Courses will be offered to IUB students during the Spring 2019 semester. Most courses will have 20 seats unless otherwise noted, and students must apply for a seat. Any IUB student may apply, but preference is given to CEWiT affiliates. If you are not a CEWiT affiliate, Connect to CEWiT today.



Accelerator Crash Course: Scrum 

DATE: Saturday, March 23 & 24
TIME: 10AM - 4:30PM
LOCATION: Student Building 015
DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of Scrum, an Agile framework for completing complex projects, and Kanban, a technique for ensuring better communication through visual management, at our 2-day training course tailored for beginners. This course is an ideal first step toward a Professional Scrum Master Certification (PSM).

You don't have to be a technical person to gain value from Scrum. Scrum has application beyond traditional software development. You do not need to be a software developer, or even work in technology, to benefit from using the principles of agile practices like Scrum. If you work on projects that are complex, have limited resources such as time or budget) or have shifting priorities and requirements, Scrum can help.

Additionally, Scrum certification can be a career-booster. PSM is one of the most common certifications employers seek when they hire.

Space is limited to 25 and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We will send an email to our mailing list when course registration opens in mid-February. (If you are not on our mailing list, you may join here.)


 Excel

DATE: Saturday, March 30
TIME: 10:15am - 5pm
LOCATION: Wells Library 402 computer lab
DESCRIPTION: Think you don’t need to know that much about Excel to get a job? Think again. Eighty percent of current job openings require spreadsheet and word processing skills (Burning Glass Technologies, 2016). No matter what job you hope to get after you graduate, you need to know Microsoft Excel.

CEWiT is pleased to partner with UITS IT Training to offer an Accelerator Crash Course on Excel. Instructors Jason Fickel and April Law will cover:

  • Introduction of key terms and features in Excel
  • Entering formulas and functions
  • Adjusting columns and formatting
  • Creating tables
  • Inserting and working with rows
  • Sorting data
  • Formatting cells
  • Introduction to charting
  • Working with key chart types
  • Working with PivotTables
  • Understanding VLOOKUP
  • Using macros

Space is limited to 25 and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We will send an email to our mailing list when course registration opens in mid-February. (If you are not on our mailing list, you may join here.)


 Previous Crash Course Topics

  • 3D Printing
  • Agile Project Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Scrum
  • Social Media Analytics
  • SQL
  • Tableau