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Computer Training

PDS Performance & Development Solutions

Whether you are looking for quick refresher in Microsoft Office or a high skilled technical course, PDS is the source for your computer training needs.

New Horizons Learning Centers is the primary computer training vendor for PDS.

New Horizons Online Learning

Online LIVE training from New Horizons Des Moines gives you access to your training via an Internet connection, and you still receive your course from an instructor in real time.

Online LIVE training allows you to:

  • Participate in discussions via live video and audio feeds
  • Perform virtual labs for hands-on experience
  • View documents and presentations in real time
  • Play back any class for review
  • Attend virtual rooms to facilitate team activities
  • Participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow students

With New Horizons Des Moines’s remote sharing technology, instructors can even view and manage the student’s computer for one-to-one mentoring.

For a complete list of courses offered through New Horizons please visit NH Course Schedule

***Please contact PDS for the discounted state pricing for each course and for course enrollment.

NEW! New Horizons Crash Courses

Performance and Development Solutions (PDS) in partnership with New Horizons is excited to offer new computer-related courses, designed with you and your busy schedule in mind. Crash Courses are laser-focused 90-minute sessions featuring key topics, blended topics, hidden shortcuts, features, and much more. These new courses allow learners to focus on what's meaningful to them in a short period of time. Crash Courses have been added to the Learnsoft LMS. Crash Courses cost $100 each for State of Iowa employees. 

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

New Horizons has provided instructor-led training for over two decades and is the world leader in computer training. New Horizons offers this traditional classroom training in comfortable, well-equipped classrooms and by certified instructors. In addition New Horizons offers an extended library of technical live remote classes. If interested in any of these please contact PDS.

Courses take place at the New Horizons Computer Learning Center and begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:30 pm. The schedule lists session dates ranging 2-3 months at a time, so please check back for future sessions to be scheduled. Please contact your Training Liaison to enroll in or for class descriptions.  

Application Courses at New Horizons

For a complete list of courses offered through New Horizons please visit NH Course Schedule.  *Please contact PDS for the discounted state pricing for each course.

FREE Retakes

New Horizons offers an option for students to retake any course within six months of their initial attendance date. Please follow the normal procedure for enrolling in the appropriate session AND notify PDS of the enrollment. It is important to notify PDS of the retake in order to ensure you are not charged a second time.

FREE Technical Training Vouchers

Many IT departments have access to Software Assurance training vouchers. These vouchers are available to qualified Microsoft software licensing subscription holders and can be used for free technical training.

Through New Horizons, PDS is able to accept these vouchers, each redeemable for one free day of technical classroom training.

Can't find the course you are looking for? Wish you could have an on-site computer training session? Contact PDS!