Allan Findlay


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I believe that in addition to making sure the client is learning new technologies, class should be an enjoyable experience.


Allan Findlay began his career as an IT instructor in 1997, when he joined New Horizons. The primary focus of Allan’s pool of courses has been Microsoft products. With a core concentration in Server technology, Allan has successfully delivered six generations of these courses. Allan also specialized in Exchange Server for many years and now primarily focuses on Lync Server. Additionally, Allan has spent many years delivering Active Directory content and is a lead instructor in Implementation and Configuration. In May of 2008, New Horizons began a transition into virtual delivery. Allan was in the first group of instructors to deliver virtual content and was a key influencer in both the design and implementation phase of the project. Over the years, Allan has perfected a delivery style that fits not only the students physically seated in the classroom, but also has made the challenging transition to a competent and successful virtual instructor. Allan’s knowledge base and course offerings have, at times, extended past the Microsoft technologies. He has delivered several generations of CompTIA content, and he was one of our first instructors to deliver the ITIL Practitioner content. Allan is frequently requested to deliver customized training for high-profile clients. Over the years, Allan has delivered multiple projects for Trinity Health, HP and Bank of America, to name a few.


Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Microsoft Surface Hub Certified Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet Specialist (MCP) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) NT4 & 2000, NT 2003 Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) 2003 Microsoft Certified IT Professional Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Messaging Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Microsoft Certified IT Professional Server 2012 R2 and Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Microsoft Lync, Exchange, AD Infrastructure and Configuration Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician Microsoft Online Delivery (MODL) Certified Citrix Instructor (CCI) Certified Citrix Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) Certified Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 Support Certified Citrix Password Manager 4.0 Administration Certified Citrix Access Gateway 4.2 Advanced Access Control ITIL Practitioner CompTIA A+, Net+

courses with Allan Findlay

Beginner 01 Hrs 40 Min Allan Findlay

This course is designed to introduce students to the new features of Office 2019.  Students will review the common changes across the suite of products such as co-authoring,  icons, Microsoft translator, inking tools, new chart types, and the accessibility checker. Students will review the  individual feature enhancements in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

Last Release: 01/11/19
Beginner 03 Hrs 46 Min Allan Findlay

Microsoft Excel is one of the major workhorses in the Microsoft Office suite of applications and arguably the most widely-used Office product. A solid understanding of how to use this program is vital to nearly everyone in most industries today. This course is designed specifically to teach you the fundamentals of Excel and give you the skills you need to begin to create and manipulate worksheets. Specifically, you will understand how to create, save, enter data, and print spreadsheets in addition to learning how to create formulas and use functions to calculate in Excel. You will learn how to enter data, format spreadsheets, manipulate columns and rows, add headers and footers, and use page setup options to prepare them for printing. You will also learn how to handle large worksheets or multiple workbooks, use styles and themes, insert various graphic objects, and options for proofing your workbooks.

Last Release: 05/01/18