A THOROUGH training on the use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access to improve the management of businesses was the highlight of DST Future Meet Ups yesterday held at DST Headquarters in Tungku Link.
Present to conduct the training and knowledge sharing meet up session was Mohamad Izzuddin bin Haji Md Hussin from Tech One Solutions Sdn Bhd, a certified trainer with more than two years of experience in IT software for various businesses and ICT solutions.
Due to the overwhelming response to the ‘Future Meet Up’, there was an additional session joined by a community of 60 individuals from several higher institutions under Institute Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), members of the public and DST staff who had the opportunity to learn from the speaker.
The sessions began with an overview of the effective use of software applications to manage and enhance businesses, followed by an introduction of Microsoft Excel and Access. Participants had the opportunity to explore both applications and its capabilities both from a functional perspective, and more importantly, how to apply functions to create manageable and efficient business solutions for the users.
For Microsoft Excel, part of the training illustrated how Excel could be used for calculations and how to visualise data where visual information is required in reports. On the other hand, the use of Microsoft Access as storage for business information was also highlighted to further enhance productivity and effectual business management.
DST Manager of Group Corporate Communications, Dayang Hjh Safrina binti Pehin Dato Hj Abd Rahman said, “This week, we are providing practical opportunities to our potential start-ups to enhance their level of knowledge and management capabilities with software widely available to the public on an individual or corporate level. In many cases, software such as Microsoft Access and Excel within the Microsoft Office package can be taken for granted in everyday use for processing data. However, with the assistance of local ICT training providers such as Tech One Solutions Sdn Bhd, participants can utilise many important and relevant functions needed to enhance and manage their businesses more efficiently and effectively.”
She added, “For those who may have none or limited experience on the software, this session is a good introduction and with consistent practice and guidance we hope they can go further with their businesses in future.”
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