Don’t FALL Behind – Take Classes with Broadview Networks

Why FALL behind on computer technology when you can take classes with Broadview Networks Training Centre!  Our hands-on, in-person Instructor-led classes will help bring you up to speed quickly on new technologies and software.

We have classes for business users, IT Professionals and developers.  We offer an extensive list of topics as evident in our schedule below.  Click on a course title to view the class outline, date, price and location.

So don’t Fall behind this season.  Register now for classes from Broadview Networks Training Centre!

SQL Query Fundamentals, Oct 5

SQL Query Advanced, Oct 6

Office 365 Orientation, Oct 10

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 (Desktop/Office 365™), Oct 11

CyberSAFE (Securing Assets for End Users), Oct 12

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 2, Oct 13, Nov 2

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, 20533, Oct 16-20

Commvault Core Fundamentals, Oct 23-25

Commvault Implementation & Maintenance, Oct 26-27

Introduction to SharePoint 2016 for Collaboration and Document Management, 55193, Oct 31

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 3, Nov 1

Crystal Reports 2016 Report Design 1, Nov 6-7

Crystal Reports 2016 Report Design 2, Nov 8-9

Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2016: Introduction, Nov 20

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, 20533, Dec 11-15

Plan your training now!

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Block of Time Reduces IT Cost

Some of our clients aren’t aware that Broadview offers a Service Block of Time option.  By purchasing a block of time the customer can take advantage of discounted service rates for all tier 1 and tier 2 support calls.  Service blocks of time are prepaid and then deducted from the block as Broadview works on your system, either onsite or remotely.  There is a 1 hour minimum for all onsite service calls, 6 minute increments for remote support service calls.  The client receives an invoice monthly showing a date, hours used and the balance of time remaining within the block.  When a client is running low Broadview will contact them to see if they are interested in purchasing another service block of time to top up the available block hours. This ensures that the client continues to receive the discounted service rates, saving them money by buying hours in bulk.

Contact us today and get your Block of Time!

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Understanding Your Responsibilities for Data Breaches Under Bill S-4

The Government of Canada’s Digital Privacy Act was passed into law in 2015, bringing with it some major changes to Canada’s PIPEDA privacy act, including significant changes to current data breach reporting requirements.

Amendments to Bill S-4 expected to take effect later this year will require business to maintain data breach records and will introduce new regulations around reporting breaches. As a business owner or manager, your responsibilities will soon include:

  • Reporting on certain types of data breaches to the Privacy Commissioner
  • Notification to those affected by data breaches
  • Notification of data breaches to third parties that can assist in the mitigation of harm
  • Record keeping of data breaches

According to the Online Trust Alliance, over 82,000 “cyber incidents” which negatively impacted organizations were documented in 2016, but estimates the actual number in 2016 could have exceeded 250,000, as most incidents currently go unreported. With the changes coming this year, as well as an upward trend in breach attempts (Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs detected 184 billion total exploit attempts in Q2 2017 alone – a 30% increase from Q1 of the same year), cybersecurity is a critical component of any business with any kind of digital footprint.

Do you understand your data breach risks?
Do you know how to prevent and monitor data breaches?
Are you able to report on breaches?
Do you know who to engage to resolve data breaches?

Broadview has developed solutions to help prevent and detect breaches and has partnered with several leading organizations that specialize in Risk Assessments, Data Breach Monitoring & Reporting, and Breach Remediation. For example, Fortinet’s Total Threat Protection and “Indicator of Compromise” solutions are designed to help small businesses avoid as well as detect potential data breaches. Broadview’s Training division also provides cybersecurity training: the best defenses against most threats are educated employees.

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Explore your potential with a Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 Certification

Did you know that on average, end users use only 13% of the features in any software tool?  So how do we sort through the remaining 87% to get the exact skills we need in order to increase our productivity and our organization’s technology ROI?

By earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 Certification demonstrates that you have the skills needed to get the most out of a Microsoft Office application in the newest version, 2016.

MOS certification is available for most products within the Office 2016 Suite, so there is a MOS Excel 2016, MOS Word 2016, MOS Access, MOS PowerPoint and so on.  Having MOS certification proves that you have core to advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications.  Certification is helpful for those new to the workforce or those transitioning to a more business analytical role, since it proves you can perform tasks at a higher level.  This gives you a competitive advantage against competing candidates.

Knowing your way around Excel is a great skill to master for any job.  Excel is one of the most widely used business software and so gaining the knowledge and ability to navigate it easily is definitely worth your time.

Excel training at Broadview Networks includes basic to advanced courses.  Whether you’re brand new to Excel or seeking advanced knowledge, we’ve got it covered.  Broadview’s special MOS Excel 2016 Certification Bundle makes it even easier and less expensive for you to prepare for MOS Excel certification!

With our MOS Excel 2016 Bundle you’ll get a discount on the classes for that title, a study guide, exam prep software plus an MOS exam voucher with one free retake.

The best way to learn software and prepare for a certification exam is with hands-on experience.  Our in-person, instructor-led classes do just that!  You’ll have hands-on with the software doing exercises and labs throughout the class that our experienced trainers deliver.  Training is live and fully interactive.

Once you’ve purchased a bundle, you select your class dates from our public schedule.  Attend classes at Broadview Networks, Unit #1 – 1530 Taylor Avenue location.

Contact Broadview today to find out how to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.


“After certifying and tracking over 2,600 employees, we determined that certified individuals are earning 12% more than non-certified employees, are placed at a higher rate compared to the industry average, and are converted to full-time employment 50% more often than non-certified individuals.”

Robert Half International (RHI) Data, Human Resources

Post Microsoft Office Certification Impact on the Job (Certiport Survey)


“Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers.*

* Anderson, Cushing, and John F. Gantz. Skills Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need. IDC/Microsoft. October 2013


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Train your employees with help from the Canada – Manitoba Job Grant!

Application intake will open on Monday, August 14, 2017 for training delivered between September 2017 and March 2018.

Having the right skills helps employees excel and succeed in today’s fast-paced labour market.  Manitoba’s workforce is our most valuable asset and experience shows that employer involvement in training improves business performance.  The quality of Broadview Networks’ training is even more accessible with the aid of the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant funding program, whereby employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Manitoba’s changing economy.

The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is an employer-driven approach to help Manitobans gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job.  Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs.   Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs.  With the maximum government contribution of $10,000, this means that up to $15,000 is available, per person, for eligible training costs.

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Broadview Networks can assist you every step of the way, from identifying your employee learning needs to delivering high quality, hands-on, Instructor-led classroom training.  Find out how the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant can help you.

Get started now by sending an email to Solutions@BroadviewNetworks.ca to receive an application form.

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Training & Skills Development

Expand your Skillset through Commvault’s Certification Programs!

Commvault’s Certification Program validates expertise and advanced knowledge in topics including Commvault Core Fundamentals, Implementation and Maintenance, and more advanced Specialist, Engineer and Master technologies.  Certification is a valuable investment for both a company and the IT professional as a verified proof of expertise.  Certified personnel can increase a company’s productivity, reduce operating costs and increase potential for personal career advancement.

Commvault’s Certification Program offers Professional-level, Specialist-level, Engineer-level, and Master-level certifications.  This Program provides certification based on a career path, and enables advancement based on an individual’s previous experience and desired area of focus.

Training Units

You can purchase and redeem Commvault® Systems Training Units through Broadview Networks. Training Units are an easy purchase option that enable a single transaction, ensure access to courses and learning adapted to the needs of your business for twelve-months from the purchase date of the training unit.

Benefits include:

  • Easy, up-front budgeting and avoid the allocation of training funds on an ad hoc basis;
  • Reduce expenses and streamline procurement with a single budget and purchase order;
  • Utilize flexibility of a 12-month period to have continuous training for current or new staff; and
  • Develop a highly Commvault-trained, satisfied, and motivated IT staff.

Get started today with Professional-level Classes at Broadview Networks!

Core Fundamentals (3 days)

Course Date:  October 23-25, 2017

Discover the essential concepts, details, and best practices for user security and management, media and library management, policy configuration and retention, as well as job activity and status monitoring.  This 3-day course provides an efficient and effective way to manage data movement, such as backup, archive, auxiliary copy, and restore, within a CommCell® group. Achieve a core understanding of Commvault’s data and information management system and learn about the new feature enhancements to the next generation of Commvault® software.

Together with the course confirmation each student will be assigned 90-days access to the Help Desk Operator eLearning and a free-of-charge opportunity for the Core Fundamentals Certification Exam.

Register Today!

Implementation and Maintenance (2 days)

Course Date:  October 26-27, 2017

Advance your Commvault® expertise with a review of the next generation feature enhancements to Commvault® software.  Sharpen your expertise with a technical overview of architectural considerations, resource planning requirements, and installation options for deploying Commvault® software.  This 2-day course provides configuration best practices and performance-enhancement techniques, as well as troubleshooting tools and processes that can help identify causes of and solutions for common problems.  This course can be delivered in combination with our 3-day Core Fundamentals course.

Completion of this course helps you prepare for the Commvault Certified Professional Certification. The Implementation and Maintenance exam is included free of charge as a part of the Implementation and Maintenance instructor-led course registration.

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In today’s economy, the more you know, the more valuable you are!  Proving your knowledge though certification can help set you apart from the competition.  Our Broadview Networks experienced staff can help answer questions you may have about classes and the vendor certification programs we offer.

For assistance, CONTACT US TODAY from 8:30am to 5:00pm. (Central Standard Time)

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First Look: Cloud Computing Fundamentals, Windows Server 2016 & Azure

Microsoft First Look Clinics are FREE, and are a great way for IT Professionals to be introduced to new technologies.  First look clinics are:

  • Up to 3 hours of on-demand Microsoft certified training
  • Integrated blend of video, text and knowledge assessments
  • No charge

Though a topic is not covered fully, students will finish the clinic with an understanding of the new and improved features and capabilities.  With the clinic being On-Demand, you can access it when it’s convenient for you!

Cloud Computing Fundamentals First Look Clinic – Cloud computing plays an increasingly important role in IT infrastructure, and IT professionals need to be aware of fundamental cloud principles and techniques.  This clinic provides a primer to help you understand the business benefits of cloud computing solutions, become familiar with “cloud terminology” and highlights considerations for implementing cloud-based infrastructure services.

Windows Server 2016 First Look Clinic introduces IT professionals to the new features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016.  Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s newest cloud-ready operating system that lets you apply advanced levels of security and innovation to the applications and infrastructure that power your business.

Azure First Look Clinic is a great step toward learning about how to successfully manage and administer a Microsoft Azure cloud solution.  Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through our global network of datacenters.

Other Classes

Looking for something else?  Broadview Networks has an extensive library of computer classes.  Download Broadview’s training catalog to find your course today!

Should you have any questions or if you are ready to take a complete course for Cloud, Windows Server 2016 or Azure, please CONTACT US TODAY!

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Who’s Your Data?

… Microsoft Power BI for decision making and planning!

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization.  Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis.  Produce beautiful reports, then publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices.  Everyone can create personalized dashboards with a unique, 360-degree view of their business, and scale across the enterprise, with governance and security built-in.

The statement that “knowledge is power” still holds true today and one of the best ways to gain knowledge is by collecting information by putting together pieces of Data.  Data is a source for information and with information you can build knowledge.  Knowledge can be very powerful, depending on how you choose to use it.

Power BI facilitates the gathering of smaller pieces of data, most often from multiple sources and helps you to mold them into one cohesive data story.  See how Power BI works to create visually appealing, highly informative reports and data visualizations to help you communicate results and provide proof of your valued skills to your company and clients.

One of the best ways to strengthen your communication and Power BI skills is to obtain training from Broadview Networks, a Microsoft Certified Learning Partner.  Contact Broadview Networks today to find out how to become the Power BI super star you were meant to be by taking Power BI training at our 1530 Taylor Avenue address.

Power BI Courses:

-          Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Microsoft Power Query (1 day)

-          Microsoft Power BI Online (1 day)

-          Microsoft Power BI Interactive Data Visualizations (2 days, covers both Power BI Online and Power BI Desktop)

Don’t forget to pair up your Microsoft Power BI training with important soft skills training:

-          Problem-Solving & Decision Making (1 day)

-          Using Data to Communicate (1 day)

-          Effective Communication for Business Professionals (1 day)

-          Effective Presentation Skills (1 day)

Learn from us!

Contact us today!

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Microsoft StaffHub is here!

There are an estimated 500-million frontline staff workers around the world in retail stores, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing, and other service-related industries. These employees typically don’t have their own office, desk or computer—making it hard to access and share information important for the workday. Far too often, these workers rely on manual processes and outdated tools—cumbersome creation and printing of paper schedules, bulletin boards crammed with notes and a flurry of phone calls and text messages to cover shifts. Microsoft StaffHub is here to help.

We’re pleased to announce the worldwide general availability of Microsoft StaffHub—a new application for Office 365 designed to help staff workers manage their workday—with schedule management, information sharing and the ability to connect to other work-related apps and resources.

Manage schedules

Microsoft StaffHub makes it easy for managers to create, update and manage shift schedules for their team, streamlining what has been a labor-intensive process.

Employees have access to all their shift information, including the ability to easily swap shifts with others right from the Microsoft StaffHub mobile app. No more having to go into the breakroom at work to look at the bulletin board.

The app home screen provides a summary of upcoming shifts as well as any important notes. Employees can also see who else is scheduled for the day, which is useful if they want to know who they’ll be working with or if they want to swap shifts.

When schedule conflicts come up, Microsoft StaffHub makes it easy to swap a shift or offer a shift to someone else. Requests are always routed to the manager for approval, and updates and notifications are automatically sent to the team.

Share information

With Microsoft StaffHub, managers can quickly distribute important information to their team, such as policy documents, news bulletins or videos. Managers also have a fast and reliable way to send quick messages to team members. For example, to let an employee know “there is a spill on the floor” or “the regional GM is arriving in 20 minutes,” simply tap the employee’s name and type a message. Employees can also send messages directly to each other or to the entire workgroup.

Connect to other apps and resources

Companies often use multiple systems and tools to help manage their workforce, and we want to make it easy for Microsoft StaffHub to connect to these existing systems. We’re pleased to announce that StaffHub will support connections to Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Initially, this integration will enable managers to import individual and team schedule information from Kronos’s Workforce Central platform directly into Microsoft StaffHub. This functionality will initially be in private preview to a small group of Office 365 and Kronos customers. Stay tuned for more!

To Learn More… Contact us today

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New Microsoft System Center Training Classes!

If you’re ready to learn how to harness Microsoft System Center to enable a unified datacenter management experience for on-premises and Microsoft Azure environments, you’re in the right place.  Broadview Networks’ learning opportunities can help you get started quickly—from product exploration to deep training and certification.

As a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner we use authorized materials and classes are taught by a Microsoft Certified Trainer, whom in many cases is the author of the courseware.

System Center Class Schedule (available in-person or self-study MOC On-Demand training)

Date:  August 14-18, 2017

NEW! 20703-1:  Administering System Centre Configuration Manager (5 days)

In this 5 day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager.  You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports.  Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20703-2A, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration. View outline

Date:  October 23-25, 2017

NEW! 20703-2:  Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager (3 days)

This is a three-day course that describes mobile device management (MDM) technologies and the integration of various online cloud services with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.  This course focuses on both hybrid MDM using Microsoft Intune, and the on-premises MDM scenario.  This course also covers integration with online services such as Microsoft Store for Business, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Azure.  View outline

Need a class for a Group?

We can deliver this class for a private group at your location.

MCSE:  Mobility

The MCSE: Mobility certification validates that you have the skills needed to manage devices in today’s bring-your-own device (BYOD) enterprise.  Earning a MCSE: Mobility certification qualifies you for a career path which can range from traditional desktop support technician to enterprise management of BYOD devices and apps.  Prior to earning MCSE status, you must earn an applicable MCSA credential.  System Center is part of MCSE: Mobility.

You can prepare for System Center certification at Broadview Networks.  We are a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner and we gladly accept Microsoft SA Vouchers as method of payment on approved in-person classes and titles available on MOC On-Demand – Microsoft’s official self-study format!

To Learn More… Contact us today

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