Introduction to Symphony

For Micro Computer Users familiar with DOS Symphony is a powerful integrated software program which expands upon the capabilities of Lotus 1-2-3. Symphony combines the five most useful business applications: electronic spreadsheet, data management, graphs, word processing, and telecommunications into one powerful system. This course is designed for participants who know disk operations (DOS) but have no prior knowledge of spreadsheets. In the first session participants receive an overview of the basic Symphony commands. In the second session, participants learn to construct a simple spreadsheet using Symphony. The third session covers data manipulation, printing, graphics, word processing and telecommunications. The fourth session provides a workshop and personal instruction to help design and build a Symphony application from the student's own office requirements. More than 70% of the course is hands-on use of Symphony.

Learning Objectives: After completing this course, a participant will be able to:

* Understand Symphony capabilities, applications, and limitations;

* Create, format, save and print spreadsheets;

* Use "What If" tables;

* Secure worksheets with a password;

* Create, enter, and save data in databases;

* Retrieve, sort, and print data in databases;

* Build line, pie and bar graphs;

* Create a report in the word processing mode;

* Identify basic telecommunications commands.


Target Audience: This course is useful for professional, managerial and administrative personnel at all levels. Familiarity with the basics of microcomputer use is required.