TriTech Software Systems and Stout Solutions have
teamed up to present comprehensive report development training
for VisiCAD users. We have developed a series of three courses
consisting of Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
These courses are each five and a half days long and are
intense, hands-on workshops, which have received rave reviews.
To ensure the best possible training, each class is limited in
presented an overview of these classes at the last two year's
VisiCon user's conferences. If you'd like to view the
presentation and hand-out materials, check out our main VisiCon
link and choose VisiCon 2000 or 2001.
Pricing, early payment discount & other benefits
Each report course has the same pricing: $1,750 per student if
registration and payment is received by TriTech or Stout
Solutions prior to each course's early registration & payment
deadline. After that, each course increases in price $200
to $1,950. An
additional $100 discount is available for students whose
organization is a member of the the TriTech Software Users
Group. These fees include all class
materials, an informal dinner on the first night of class, three
working lunches (food provided), and gourmet coffee and
continental breakfast every day. Todd will be very
available before class, during breaks, after class each day and
in an optional (but included) session on Saturday to help with
any of your report-related questions, including helping you
develop specific reports for your organization.
A detailed agenda for each class will be sent to registered
students and posted on this site. Generally, coffee and
continental breakfast will be available in the classroom at
and class will begin promptly at .
There will be two morning breaks and two afternoon breaks each
day. We will have three working lunches (Monday, Wednesday
& Friday), and lunch will be on your own Tuesday and Thursday.
Formal class will end each day at ,
but Todd will be available after class to answer any questions.
Individual Attention & Formal Support after the course
Tuition includes an optional session on Saturday to work with
students on any skills they feel need reinforcement, and/or any
custom reporting questions not covered in the formal course
material. We've always been willing to help our students after
the course on an informal basis, but have found that
many students feel more comfortable asking for help, advice and
direction after the course, if there is a formal arrangement in
Introductory VisiCAD Report Development
Our next Introductory course is scheduled for the week of
January 27th through February 1st. (This class is full at
this time.) This course covers the basics of using
Microsoft Access as a client-server reporting tool.
Students will create a simple ad-hoc report utility, including a
filter form with combo boxes, queries, reports, and simple
macros. This class focuses on extracting incident,
response and transport related data from the VisiCAD database.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to modify
and use this reporting tool when they return to their VisiCAD
Intermediate VisiCAD Report Development
For graduates of our Introductory course, we offer an
Intermediate class. This course picks up where the
Introductory class ends, as students work enhance the ad-hoc
reporting tool. In addition to working with the rostering,
out-of-service and activity log tables, students will learn how
and when to use local and temporary tables, SQL-specific
queries, and forms with multi-select listboxes. They will
also learn to export raw and summary data to Excel for further
analysis and/or presentation. Finally, they will learn to
schedule and print reports automatically, without user
Advanced VisiCAD Report Development
For successful Intermediate class graduates, we plan to offer an
Advanced report development course. This course will also
build upon the previous two courses, and use the ad-hoc
reporting tool as a foundation. This course will focus on
interacting with other applications (including email and faxing
software), developing custom functions in Visual Basic For
Applications, and generally using code and macros to enhance the
user's experience and make the reporting utility 'bullet-proof.'
More detail about this course will be available at a later date.
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