IT Training


Level 2 Excel
Thursday, March 12th 9:00 am to 12:30 pm 

Have you completed our Level 1 Excel? Are you a regular Excel user but ready to take your skills to the next level? Here’s what you’ll learn in this three hour session:

  • Worksheet organization
  • Advanced formulas
  • Using multiple workbooks and worksheets
  • Working with charts
  • Applying formulas

Requirements: Microsoft Excel 2013 – 2019 or Office 365

Lunch Included | $129 / person | RSVP via Eventbrite | If you need to reserve a laptop, please email us at: Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Mitigate Privacy & Technology Risks at your Organization – Thursday, February 27th 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

A new era of privacy emerged in 2018 with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force alongside mandatory data breach regulations in Canada. These policy changes are now impacting the technology investments of small and medium-sized organizations. But even with sophisticated technology, data breaches continue to happen. Find out what you can do to mitigate possible risks.

Due to the many massive privacy breaches in 2018 that affected millions of people around the world and the implementation of the European Union’s GDPR, awareness of information rights and protection under privacy law has grown significantly.

Marilyn Sing, Principal of IPP Consulting will lead the first part of the session which will focus on the Canadian, BC and international privacy laws that impact your organization. She will outline the risks related to non-compliance and what regulators would look for if they were to investigate a privacy breach at your organization. The workshop will wrap up with some tips on what you can do to develop a privacy culture that protects your employees, clients and organization.

Paul Holmes, Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) and Marilyn Sing, Principal Consultant, IPP Consulting

Paul Holmes, vCIO of Smart Dolphins IT Solutions will lead the second part of the session which will focus on the technical side of data protection. Paul will outline five areas of IT where you should inject best practices to protect your data. These five areas are: User access, encryption, password best practices and multi-factor authentication, patch management and business continuity and disaster recovery.

Lunch Included | $89 / person | RSVP via Eventbrite Refunds up to 7 days before event.


Teams for Everyday Users – Thursday, March 5th 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Are you new to Teams? Or, are you an everyday user that could benefit from in-person group training? Join us in an hour and a half session where we will walk you through Microsoft teams. We will weave in best practices and etiquette to help you optimize your work and get the most out of your office 365 environment. Connect, communicate and collaborate!

Light Breakfast Included | $65 / person | RSVP via Eventbrite Refunds up to 7 days before event.



Introduction to Teams


  • Messaging
  • Calling and meetings
  • Integration
  • Collaboration and file storage

Enterprise security and compliance


  • Teams and members
  • Channels
  • Chat
  • Settings
  • Tabs
  • Wiki
  • Files
  • Calls

Q & A


Cybersecurity End User Training – Thursday, April 2nd 11:45 am to 1:15 pm


Did you know that when it comes to cybersecurity, you are the weakest link? Being able to identify a social engineering scam is important because in the case of a successful attack, malware can result in costly consequences. Businesses can invest in world-class technology but without employee education, their organization is still very much at risk.

Paul will outline the cyber threat landscape impacting Vancouver Island organizations today. You’ll learn three basic strategies for protecting your organization and he’ll share some “quick wins” that you can implement immediately. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask him questions, technical or otherwise.

Lunch Included | $65 / person | RSVP via Eventbrite Refunds up to 7 days before event.