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Microsoft Training Programme

ALGIM offers a comprehensive Microsoft training program conducted by highly-rated Microsoft certified instructors. The program includes instructor-led online sessions covering Windows 10, Word, Excel, and Microsoft Teams. Sessions are scheduled in two-hour blocks from 9am to 9pm NZT, with some evening sessions available. The cost is $150 + GST per person.

Additional topics such as Microsoft 365 Overview, Power BI, and more will be scheduled throughout 2024. The training is suitable for all users, regardless of skill level, and aims to enhance productivity. ALGIM recommends a training plan starting with skills boosters, followed by in-depth app training with specific sessions on Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive, SharePoint.

These tables illustrate the main topics in each of the courses but being tutor-led, training is very responsive to the delegates online.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft  Excel

OneDrive/ SharePoint File Management

  • Discover on screen tools you've missed
  • Ribbon and quick access toolbar tips
  • How to create a new line vs a new paragraph correctly
  • The crucial difference between lines and paragraphs
  • The important difference between grammatical paragraphs and Word paragraphs 
  • How lines vs paragraph impact formatting
  • Navigation and selection tips
  • Bullets and numbering
  • Multi-level numbering
  • Introduction to styles
  • Why you want to use the navigation pane
  • Quickly create a table of contents
  • Introduction to templates



  • Discover on screen tools you've missed
  • Ribbon and quick access toolbar tips
  • Navigate quickly in Excel
  • Introduction to range names
  • Moving and copying data
  • Spellcheck
  • Auto fill feature tips
  • The power of flash fill
  • Discover quick analysis
  • Introduction to pivot tables

Excel calculation basics and Excel lists and PivotTables courses also available.

  • Work with Libraries
  • Create Documents and Folders
  • Check Out and Check In Documents
  • Share Documents and Folders
  • Manage Sharing Permissions
  • Unshare
  • Send a link to a document
  • Document Versions
  • Delete and Recover Deleted Files
  • Create Library Views
  • What is OneDrive?
  • Create Documents and Folders in OneDrive
  • Share Documents and Folders
  • Manage Sharing Permissions
  • Unshare
  • Document Versions
  • Copy or Move Documents to SharePoint
  • Delete and Recover Deleted Files
  • Scanning Documents, Whiteboards and Business Cards into OneDrive

Microsoft Teams 101

Microsoft Teams 102

Microsoft Teams 103

  • What is Microsoft Teams?
  • Tour the Teams screen
  • Work with status indicators
  • Searching in Teams
  • / commands
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Teams settings
  • Notification settings
  • Using Chat including tips and tools
  • Scheduling meetings from a Chat
  • About Loop components
  • Teams mobile app
  • Getting help
  • When to communicate privately or in a Team
  • Send messages and start conversations
  • The number one mistake when communicating in Team channels and how to avoid it
  • Reply to messages and conversations
  • Send important or urgent messages and conversations
  • Format messages and conversations
  • Send announcements
  • Send conversations or announcements to multiple teams and channels at once
  • React to messages and conversations
  • Edit messages and conversations
  • Delete messages and conversations
  • Save messages and conversations
  • View saved messages and conversations
  • Unsave messages and conversations
  • Find messages and conversations
  • Get and send links to conversations 
  • Invite team members
  • Invite external guests
  • Meet now
  • Invite people before or during meetings
  • Schedule future meetings
  • Meet in a channel
  • Meet in a private chat
  • Set meeting options
  • Join a meeting
  • See meeting participants
  • Dial others into a meeting
  • Have a meeting call you on your phone if you have audio issues on your computer
  • Get and send a meeting invite links
  • Share your screen
  • Share your desktop
  • Give, request and revoke access to a shared screen
  • Stop sharing a screen
  • Share a specific application window
  • Share and present a PowerPoint file 

Upcoming Online Training Sessions

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"Participating I found the trainer’s ability to be extremely good, one of the top 3 trainers I have ever encountered. I have attended quite a few training sessions over my 25-year working life."

Derek was brilliant. We received all round positive comments for staff. "...there is a real buzz around council, and everyone is energised and excited."

It is such a great experience; everyone wants him to come back. We are blessed to be able to have access to someone of such a high professional manner to help our staff not just get trained but engaged and excited. Much more than I could have hoped for.


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