K2's Technology for CPA's - Don't Get Left Behind (8 hours)
How good are you with the technology you use daily? What new technology tools are available that could save you time and make you more effective? Technology continues to accelerate rapidly, and the need to keep pace is important. If you are not an information technology (IT) expert, but need a technology update to maintain and improve your skills so that you can serve your companies and/or clients more efficiently and effectively, then this course is for you!
In this fast-paced, update-style course, you will survey today’s IT environment, learning about computer hardware, software (including Office 2016), operating systems (including Windows 10) and what they mean for you, and peripheral devices. You will also learn about significant trends in information technology and how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by these trends. Examples include the latest Excel features, working with PDF files, and security and privacy issues. Additionally, you will learn how to improve the overall performance of your IT investment, thereby increasing your return on investment.
Throughout this program, you will learn from real-time demonstrations of practical applications of the latest tools which can provide you with knowledge you need to harness the power of technology, both now and in the future. Register now for this “don’t miss” opportunity to get the skills needed to enhance the value of your IT investment.
Upon completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify key hardware and software enhancements and updates that are relevant to accountants, including operating systems, desktop productivity suites, accounting software, and document management systems
- Implement key features in Microsoft Office applications, including accountant-centric features in Excel, Word, and Outlook
- List and apply key features found in Adobe Acrobat for working with PDFs, including commenting, reorganizing PDFs, securing PDFs, and creating and working with PDF forms
- Identify key security and privacy issues facing accountants, including practical tools and techniques for mitigating risk, such as data encryption, password management, biometrics, and portals
- CPE credit: Recommended for 8 hours Computer Software and Applications
- Prerequisites: None
- Program level: Basic
- Advance preparation: None
- Who should participate: Accounting and financial professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of technology and the return on their investment in technology
- Note: there is a 1 hour break between two 4 hour sessions