Training & Courses

Learning that takes you further.

New owner or pro-user, get to know your new Apple product even better with our demo sessions, personal & corporate training & courses.

If you've just joined the world of Apple with a Mac, iPhone or iPad congratulations! We want to ensure you get the most from your awesome new product. These demo sessions are designed to orientate you and help you personalise your user experience so you understand the full capabilities of your device. We explain the basics, update you on new and advanced features of your Mac, provide useful hints and tips and show you how to collaborate, search, share and back-up.

Leave the shallow end of your Mac and come swim with the power users!

 

Mac Basics

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Mac OS X Orientation Session

New to Mac OS X? Disorientated? Is the jargon and terminology confusing you? In this short session we demystify the Mac. You will receive a basic orientation of OS X including an understanding of the Finder, System Profiler, Spotlight search and how to locate and open your applications and documents. You'll also learn how to customise your Mac so that it works for you and not vice versa.

Session Outline

  • Understanding System Profiler
  • Control your Applications (quit, resume and restart)
  • Spotlight Search (manual and automatic)
  • Applying Help Tools to find Menu-items
  • Managing Full Screen Applications
  • Mission Control & Gestures
  • Dashboard Tools

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iPhone/iPad Basics

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iOS 11 Orientation Session

Whether you're just getting started or have already got your feet wet, our iPhone and iPad orientation session shows you everything you need to know to get started with iOS 9. Get the most out of your iPad by learning how this amazing post PC device works. Manage your Address Book, Calendar and Reminders. Understand Notifications and the Control Centre. See how it all comes together in the cloud so that your content is available wherever you are. Personalise your iOS device, customise your home screens, change keyboard settings and learn the multi-tasking gestures that take you where you need to be in a flash. Master your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Session Outline

  • iPad Basic Orientation
  • Multi-Touch Screen
  • Multi-Tasking Gestures and the Multitasking View
  • App Store
  • Camera / Photos
  • Text-Editing & Keyboards
  • File Management

 

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Newcomers and experienced users all find value in the Workshops we offer. 

  • Amateur or professional photographers (Photos).
  • Home video clips to Hollywood style films (iMovie).
  • Or perhaps you want to get to grips with the latest operating system with some advice on how to maintain and optimise your experience (Mac OSX).
  • Take media and business projects anywhere by incorporating editing and business apps on your iOS Device (iOS for Media / Business). 
  • Improving your productivity with Mac OS X (iWork / Microsoft Office for Mac). 

Our courses are constantly updated so keep checking our website for what's on offer.

Mac 101

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Course Description

Want to get the most out of your Mac? Following on from our Mac Basic's Orientation session, this is the stuff you need to know. Come and learn how to simplify many tasks.

Learn how to customise the Finder and your windows, secure your Mac with backups, how to take screenshots, do advanced and smart searches with smart folders, set up hot corners & much more. 

Gain control!

Prerequisite - Everything we cover in the Mac Basics Orientation Session

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Cost  - R650.00 incl. vat

Duration - 3 hrs.

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Photos

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Course Description

Photos is the new photo management application which replaces iPhoto and Aperture on the Mac OSX 10.10.3 update. More powerful than iPhoto, but with an user-friendly interface which compliments the Photos app on the iOS device, Photos enables you to connect to your iCloud Photo Library - giving you the abiltiy to access your photo collection from any device you own.

 

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R650.00 incl. vat

Duration - 3 hrs.

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iMovie

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Course Description

From home video to Hollywood, learn how to create a mini feature film or movie trailer, highlights package or holiday comic strip. We’ll show you how to perform the basic functions of video creation and how the amazing new features can transform your experience. Add special effects and refine your editing skills. Choose from exciting new templates or create a personalized experience to share. And when you’ve completed your box office premiere, share it with the world and synchronise to iTunes for on-the-go-viewing at any time. 

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R650.00 incl. vat

Duration - 3 hrs.

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iPad for Business Use

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Course Description

iPad is changing the face of business. Already familiar with using your iPad at home for personal use? We’ll help you take it so much further. Learn the basic orientation and functions of your iPad, irrespective of which one you have. We’ll give you some productivity tips, teach you how to sync files and transfer data to places like iCloud, Dropbox or Evernote. You’ll learn how to manage your Files and Folders in the apps Documents by Readdle, iCloud Drive and DropBox. Have the ability to share files beyond the scope of an email attachment while syncing to your Cloud drives.

Prerequisite - Everything we've covered in the iOS 9 orientation session.

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Cost  - R1000.00 incl. vat

Duration - 4 hrs.

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Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

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Course Description

Want MS Word capability but with the Mac flair, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the interface. How to use templates, know your menus and toolbars and your toolbox and Media browser. Learn to work with different views, find quicker ways to edit, set headers and footers and how to work with text (selection bar, text box options, tabs, Text wrapping). You’ll also learn how to apply different styles and run TOC’s.

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R1000.00 incl. vat

Duration - 4 hrs.

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Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac

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Course Description

This basic MS Excel course provides you with a solid understanding of all aspects of the interface. You’ll learn how to manage workshops, work with worksheets, cells and cell data. Perform functions or set specific formulas using external data. How to create charts, generate pivot table reports and export functions in other formats or to other applications.

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R1000.00 incl. vat

Duration - 4 hrs.

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Microsoft Powerpoint 2011 for Mac

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Course Description

We’ll start you off by explaining in detail the unique user interface of this well-known presentation package. Using established templates or use your menus and toolbars to create our own experience including knowledge of Toolbox and Media Browser. Once the design elements are complete with animations and transitions we’ll show you how to insert your text, media and tables and charts. Once your presentation is complete, you’ll be shown the different options of how to present and play including the capability to export your presentation to other formats.

 

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R1000.00 incl. vat

Duration - 4 hrs.

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Pages

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Course Description

The application layout has gone through a few changes which unify the layout of the iOS and iCloud Platform. Apple’s answer to streamlined word processing, easy to use and dynamic in what it produces. Create and edit all your documents, reports, letters, brochures, invitations etc. Learn how to use tabs and rulers, create headers and footers, and collaborate transparently with tracking for version control and comment. Organise your pages by creating sections and a table of contents, apply outlines and use different Text Box options for maximum effect.

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R850.00 incl. vat

Duration - 3 hrs.

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Numbers

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Course Description

Great looking spreadsheets that are so easy to create you don’t need a degree to work it. Our training Fundi will show you how. This course provides you with a basic orientation of the program; learn how to use different table and table-style options, change cells and cell data, understand how functions and formulas can be generated to produce the results you want. Learn how to sort and filter your data, apply categories, create valuable data charts and export your results to in different formats to other platforms.

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R850.00 incl. vat

Duration - 3 hrs.

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Keynote

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Course Description

Keynote, Apple's premier presentation application, has been updated to unify its layout with the iOS and iCloud Platform. Learn how to use existing templates or create your own. Change colours, insert any media and media browser, apply slide and object transitions, animate, use different views and get a thorough overview of the complete package. We’ll even throw in a few handy hints and tips to really enhance your experience.

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost  - R850.00 incl. vat

Duration - 3 hrs.

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iBooks Author

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Course Description

With iBooks Author, you are able to create media rich ePubs with ease. And if you're already familiar with Pages, Numbers or Keynote, you're already 80% there.

From the layout of your ePub to the publishing of your masterpiece, iBooks Author helps you not only present your creativity in words but enables you to combine it with rich media, 3D objects and more.

Start a new book from scratch or import an existing project from Microsoft Word or Pages directly into iBooks Author, then extend your creativity. Finally, publish your book to the iBook Store or to your Mac or iPad for your own personal use.  

Prerequisite - Clients must have a basic understanding of Mac OS X.

Cost - R650.00 incl. vat

Duration - 3 hrs

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Digicape offer onsite training at your premises or offsite training at our facilities to companies, schools and groups at a time that suits you. For an enhanced Mac experience that ensures that you are as productive as you can possibly be with your Apple hardware and software, check our site regularly to see what courses we're currently offering, or contact our Training team to tailor a program specifically for your needs.

Create your own Training session

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Description

If our schedule doesn't suit you, or if you simply prefer the personal touch for either yourself or your company, we'll create a workshop that meets your exact needs.  Mac OSX or iOS devices, Apps or Applications. Or both.                    

Cost - R595.00 incl vat per hour per person 

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