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Learn computing courses while waiting for results
Published on: Monday, April 12, 2021
By: K Krishnan
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WHICHEVER field you choose to study, the chances are you need computer knowledge. 

Without computer knowledge, you will be lost.  While waiting for your results, there are several computer courses that you can pursue. You need not learn all of them, but it will be good to equip yourself with as many computing skills as you can. 

Many of these courses are offered by the public and private training centres. 

There are also courses which are offered FREE by some training centres. Please explore and find out from your teachers, counsellors and friends. Some of the computing courses are mentioned here for your information. 

1. Excel (Beginner, Intermediate 

& Advance Training)


(a) In Excel Beginners Training course, you can master basic functioning of Excel such as creating tables, charts, mastering easy to use functions and formulas. You do not need scientific calculators anymore and you can use Excel to get important calculations and organize them in neat little tables. You will also learn time saving shortcuts that will reduce your work time drastically something even working adults of few years of experience rarely do. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days. 

(b) In Excel Intermediate course, you learn advance level data analysis. You can create reports and charts that will be used a lot during university years as well as during your career. This report and chart creating skills are among one of the most vital skill one needs. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days. 

(c) In Excel Advance Training course, you truly master the use of Excel. The things that you can unlock once you have mastered Excel through advance level training is amazing. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days. 

2. Word (Beginner, Intermediate 

& Advance Training)


You would have heard that many businesses have already gone paperless. There are banks, telco providers, businesses, colleges, universities, hospitals, government departments and multi-national companies which have gone paperless.  You’ll be using Microsoft Word daily for all documentation purposes. Mastering Microsoft Word now will also proof to be more fruitful to your college and university education period, especially for thesis and reports. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days for each level. 

3. PowerPoint (Beginner, 

Intermediate & Advance Training)


PowerPoint course allows you to create captivating slide shows that you can share with your friends and families. Learn how you can use advance features such as animation, formatting and organizing PowerPoint slides, working with graphics, tables and charts, adding multimedia and SmartArt presentations and Integrating with other Microsoft Office files. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days for each level. 

4. Designing Using Adobe Suites 

(Illustrator and Photoshop) 


Many of the documents, flyers and forms that you use day to day could have been created using Adobe Illustrator. Unlike free design software and Microsoft Paint, Adobe Illustrator gives your document layout a wholesome look and professional feel. With Adobe Illustrator training you can achieve skills such as creating your own brochures, pamphlets, cover page, book cover and much more. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days depending on the level. 

5. Coding and Programming Courses 

Coding courses are the upcoming trends among younger generation in their bid to learn valuable skills.  More and more parents are getting their children to experience how to code. The result have  been amazing, with a lot of young prodigy creating their own software in easing daily life of humans. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days depending on the level. 

6. Python (Beginner)

Python is a language with a simple syntax, and a powerful set of libraries. It is an interpreted language, with a rich programming environment, including a robust debugger and profiler. While it is easy for beginners to learn, it is widely used in many scientific areas for data exploration. It covers data types, control flow, object-oriented programming, and graphical user interface-driven applications. The examples and problems used in this course are drawn from diverse areas such as text processing, simple graphics creation and image manipulation, HTML and web programming, and genomics. Python is also tied to the fastest growing job demand in the world, Big Data Scientist. With basic knowledge in python you can easily lay path to building a very lucrative career opportunity down the road. Duration of the course varies from 1 to 5 days.  

Career Tips

The best time to brush up your computer knowledge is now, while waiting for your results.  Look around and find out where you can study these courses. There are many organisations which offer FREE computer courses. Some of them are funded by HRDF and other government agencies. If you are unable to find any suitable training provider, join a computer training centre. 





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