Microsoft Office - FREE Staff Productivity and Efficiency Evaluation (Kent Area)

F-Keys are currently offering a FREE 2-hour staff productivity and efficiency evaluation to businesses within the Kent area.  Do you really know how productive your staff are and if they are using Microsoft Office efficiently and effectively, then why not contact our team of Microsoft Certified Trainers and arrange for a free no obligation evaluation.  Call 01634 512345 for more information or complete our online form at: 

F-Keys - Partnering IT Support Businesses

F-Keys are a professional Microsoft Office Training providor who works in partnership with other Technical IT Support businesses in providing added value to thier existing services.  If you provide Technical IT Support services to clients and businesses and would like to add professional Microsoft Office Training by registered Microsoft Certified Trainers as an added value to your current services, then call our team on 01634 512345, or complete our Partner enquiry form located at:

Microsoft Excel Errors can cost your business ££££'s

A recent post by Lisa Pollack highlights the cost of getting spreadsheet wrong. If you consider your staff and thier expertise with spreadsheets what could be the reprecusions of thier mistakes or errors.  This post highlights the eed to train staff and make sure thay are able to use some of the features and functions within the spreadsheet to help in reducing spreadsheet errors such as Data Validation, Cell locking and the like.  Call our team and learn more about Microsoft Excel training from registered Microsoft Certified Trainers

Microsoft Examination Centre

F-Keys are curently applying to Pearson Vue to become an examination centre due to Prometric not delivering exams from the end of December.  The aim is to have this completed and operational from late December 2014.  For more information regarding the transition please view the Transition communications document 

Learn to FLY... with Office 365/Office2013

If you ever wondered how to fly through your work - and go home on time; get your calendar out and attend our totally FREE Microsoft Office productivity session being held at the Discovery Park Innovation Centre House, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich CT13 9FF in November 2014.  (Sorry Folks this event has been cancelled due to lack of interest).  This course would have normally cost around £300.00 per person and just a few booked to attend...  Amazing

Blog testimonial from one of our IT Support Partners

Late last year one of our IT Support partners sent along one of thier team to attend a training session delivered by Alex Waterton (Microsoft Certified Trainer) Following the session and after returning back to the business they decided write a blog about thier experiance.  Read what thye had to say here: 

View the Microsoft Office Touch Guides by Microsoft

Baffling your way around the Touch elements of Office 2013, then check out the Microsoft Office 2013 Office Touch Guide at Exccelent tutorials on how to touch your way in Office 2013.  For Hands on Training talk to our MCT's and get yourself booked on a Microsoft Office Training course to make all your staff more effective and efficient.

Our Microsoft Office Training and Exam Centre - has moved

As from the 1st May 2014, the Microsoft Office Training and Exam Centre moved to the ADM Offices Chaucer Road Canterbury Kent CT1 1HH.  The reason for the move is to expand the F-Keys Training venues throughout Kent and also into Essex.  With Training Venues already panned for Dover, Maidstone, and Rayleigh in Essex. Microsoft Excel Training Courses and Microsoft ord Training Courses have already been announced for the Canterbury  office and can be found on our Course Booking pages Telephone Bookings can still be made using our usual no: 01634 512345

Microsoft Office 2013/Office 365 Taster Sessions at ADM Computing

In partnership with ADM Computing F-Keys have scheduled a number of Microsoft Office taster sessions to take place at their Canterbury office. To view dates or for more information visit the ADM events page at : 

Around Britain on a Vellocette Viper

The race is on for Paddy to go round Briatain on his Vellocette Viper starting on 29th September in aid of the Kent Air Abulance.  For details of his route and sponsership click on the link below:

Route Planner: Round Britain Route

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Video Tutorial - Filling Data through small and large data sets

This video tutorial presents a variety of methods users can apply to fill data down be it just a few rows or a very fast number of rows.  Please take a peek and like our video and if you feel extra kind maybe you would like to retweet, or post the link or share it with other work collegues and social media

Video link: F-Keys Microsoft Office Excel 2013 - How to: Fill Down

Micro and Small B2B Support Group

Medway and Kent B2B Support Group

Our third meeting will be on Monday the 19th August 2013 the F-Keys Training Centre will be hosting the Medway B2B Support Group meeting which will run every 4th Monday of the month between 18:30hrs and 21:00hrs.  With a variety of free to attend business and information seminars and training sessions owners of Micro and Small businesses can attend to seek answers to some of those questions of issues they come face to face with on a regular basis. For more information

The F-Keys Training Team - Kent2020

The Training Team attended the Kent 2020 show at Detling to meet up and discuss B2B  alliances and a opportunities.  The day went extreamly well with meeting existing clients and also introducing ourselves to other possible business organisations. A great day all round with the weather helping the show along by being good to one and all.

Business Technology Alliance - Stop supporting the Medway Innovations Centre

The Business Technology Alliance group have decided to stop supporting the Medway Innovation Centre after many years of holding business seminars and bringing in major technology and innovation providers to speak and view the centre.  All the group members are disappointed as the group will shortly be running a promotion to invite other local technology businesses to join and benefit from the seminars and collective knowledge of all existing members.  Anyone wishing to know more about the group should contact Alex Waterton of F-Keys 01634 512345.

Microsoft Office Open Courses - Starting May 2013

We are now running open courses from May 2013, A selection of Microsoft Excel training courses will kick us off, and we shall then add additional courses such as Microsoft Word training courses and Microsoft PowerPoint training courses.  These Microsoft training courses will have set content and will be suitable for anyone who is looking to start or improve their skills by attending these one day Microsoft Office training courses.

Increase in MOS Examination Fee's

As from the 7th January the cost of Microsoft Office Specialist Examination vouchers will increase from £65.00 to £70.00.  Additionally the purchase of Microsoft Office Specialist 2003 vouchers will not be available for purchase after December 2012.  Candidates who still have MOS 2003 vouchers will however still be able to sit the Office 2003 examinations during the valid lifetime of the voucher (12 months from date of purchase).

Are you a Spammer?

Do you collect business cards and then add the details to your contact address book and then start emailing those people to market your business?  Receiving a business card does not give you the right to automatically start throwing emails at those individuals, and if you do happen to send an email does it follow the UK email legal guidelines?  For those receiving any such emails please see: for how to deal with spammers.

Microsoft Office Specialist - Jack aged 14 passes his PowerPoint 2010

F-Keys have yet another young Microsoft Office Specialist to their credit - Jack B aged just 14 passed his PowerPoint 2010 exam on the 3rd November 2012.  It has taken Jack just 6 weeks of self study with some mentoring and support from F-Keys to raise his initial knowledge of the application to being able to sit and pass the worldwide certification.

F-Keys Promotional Video

The F-Keys promotional video has now been completed and the full details will be posted here very soon. If you would like to watch the video then please go to:

Courses for Legal and Law Professionals

Following our success with a number organisations within the legal & law profession, the team at F-Keys have designed and developed a number of courses specifically for the legal organisations and professionals.  Topics include legal multi-level numbering, blacklining, endnotes & footnotes, using field codes and more.  Courses are modular based, allowing actual content to be flexible to the specific needs of staff and organisations and able to be delivered as a full day or by half day sessions.

Microsoft Office 2010 - Online Webinars

F-Keys are planning to run a short series of Microsoft Office 2010 training webinars, and will be inviting some subscription members to join them and provide feedback.  If you would like to be included then please feel free to join our mailing list by completing the form on the right hand side of the web page.

i54 New Media Professional Business Video Course

A wonderful day was had by candidates who attended the course run by i54NewMedia (Val & Errol) on producing a Professional Business Video. Attendees said they enjoyed the course immensely and learnt so much throughout the day.  The final editing stages of the Video will be carried out by Errol of i54NewMedia before handing them back to attendees. All attendees enquired about being able to take the course to another stage and this is currently being considered. - Watch this space or

Nigel Grant - Clear Business Writing Course

We are pleased to announce that Nigel Grant has kindly offered to put on a course at our Training Centre about Clear Business Writing, a course about how to write well at work.

The topics will include: how to be clear; how to be relevant; grammar glitches; web content; emails; customer service; advertisements; letters; proofreading; and decoding council language.

The session will be practical and based on real business writing. There’ll be plenty of chat as everyone has their own view of what is good English. Delegates are welcome to email Nigel up to a side of their work writing for confidential, constructive editing, at least two weeks before the course.

Course Date 24th April 2012 and cost will be £125.00 per person

For more information complete the F-Keys Ltd contact form or contact Nigel direct on Tel: 01634 855534 or email Nigel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

New Courses at the Training Centre

In association with a number of local businesses and trainers F-Keys will be announcing some courses aimed at the small to medium business owner.  These courses include an introduction to video production and marketing by i54NewMedia who will assist attendees to create a short promotional video, that will be edited and finalised by i54NewMedia. Another course will be run by Nigel Grant Training Ltd on how to write clear business English for those flyer's, proposals and other various documents we truly would like people to read and understand.

Do you have a course idea and need help in getting off the ground then please contact Alex Waterton on T: 01634 512345 to see if the F-Keys support group can help you.

Our New Microsoft Office Training Suite - Now Open in Rochester Kent

After a few weeks of hard work from a great team, we are pleased to announce the new Training & Examination Centre is now open on Medway City Estate Rochester Kent.  We now have our fully equipped IT Training Suite ready for business, and in addition we now have a Boardroom/Meeting Room and secondary general Training room available for hire at very reasonable prices.  We also have hot desk availability by arrangement for those micro business people who need somewhere to sit down and work quietly with a coffee or tea.

OPEN DAY - 6th January 2012 (New Training Centre)

Would you like to join us on Friday 6th January 2012 for a glass of wine & nibbles?  We are holding an Open Day to celebrate not only the New Year but also the opening of our new larger Training Centre So if you would like to come and meet some of the team and allow us to show you around our training centre any time between 11:00am and 20:00pm please send us your invite request using our contact form page and we shall be in touch. Please note that the Training & Exam Centre are in the new offices from the 3rd January 2012.

F-Keys are moving to a larger offices

F-Keys have found the need to move to a slightly larger office, not only to make life more comfortable for the staff allowing more space and the added luxury of an air conditioned office throughout.  The plan is to review, redesign and install new hardware and software to bring the company in line with our expanding list of clients training  requests and requirements.  We look forward to the move and the new technology format and will no doubt become even more enthusiastic to offer a wider range of training in the near future.

Microsoft Office Specialist OneNote 2010

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Trainers: Carol, Jo, Stephen, Anita & Alex have passed their Microsoft OneNote 2010 Microsoft Office Specialist certification.  We are currently working on course materials in order to offer classroom and webinar based training in this very underused application that has a very powerful and valuable function in business and research.

UK Student Rebecca Rickwood (age 15) wins Microsoft Excel 2007 World Championship

Out of 228,000 competitors from 57 countries Rebecca beat the final 78 candidates to become the Microsoft Excel 2007 World Champion.  Winning $5000 prize by scoring an amazing 1000 out of 1000 (100%).  All the staff at F-Keys would like to congratulate Rebecca, her trainer Pam Kitchen and Sawtry Community College for this outstanding accolade.

Microsoft Office 2010 Training Webinar Dates

We are running occasional Microsoft Office 2010 online Webinars on how to use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint and others.  These short but informative sessions will also include some very useful Tips and Tricks so if you can find the time and would like to join in use the link below to register:

Webinar Registration

Microsoft Office 365 - Release Date 28th June 2011

With the release of Microsoft Office 365 scheduled for the 28th June 2011 many small businesses will soon be able to collaborate and communicate with colleagues and associates using the many technology devices around today.  This cloud based Office solution comes with means users will be able to work online or offline via the Office desktop applications.  With Email and collaboration and online meeting solutions where documents can be simultaneously edit the same document.  After Beta testing this product we at F-Keys feel that this product could well be a very worthwhile addition to Small businesses and small groups who have normally struggled to collaborate effectively due to costs.

If you would like to know more or would like to be invited to one of our Demonstration events, or our online webinars following the release please contact us via the online form.

YouTube Video (Practise Files -March 2011)

Here is a link to the test video file placed on YouTube we have created for Excel 2010 Sparklines. Please take a look and leave some feedback. Go to: 

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2010 & Word 2010 Expert Qualifications

Microsoft Office Specialist ExpertMicrosoft Certified Trainers Carol Downey, Jo White and Alex Waterton all passed their Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2010 Expert and Excel 2010 Expert qualifications.

Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Master Alex Waterton now holds Microsoft Office Master status with completed passes in all Microsoft Office Specialist - Office 2010 applications of Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word Expert and Excel Expert.

F-Keys Trainers Pass Access 2010 MOS Exams

Stephen Crane and Alex Waterton have passed their Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2010 qualifications.  Keeping the F-Keys team on top of their game when it comes to providing Microsoft Office Training Courses to businesses and individuals throughout Kent. The F-Keys team of Microsoft Certified Trainers work hard to maintain the high standards of teaching and this is just one of the exams Trainers are pleased to complete as part of the quality process.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Jack Gregory (Age 12)

Jack Gregory Age 12 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 - Microsoft Office Specialist

F-Keys are pleased to announce that its youngest ever student Jack Gregory (from Gillingham Kent) has successfully undertaken and passed the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 - PowerPoint examination.  Jack decided to commence studying for his Microsoft Office Special in order to follow in his mothers footsteps as a Microsoft Office Specialist Instructor.  Jack is currently studying for his Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2010 qualification. 

Carol Downey - Race for Life (Kent)

Carol Downey is running in this years Race for Life on the 9th July 2011 in aid of Cancer research and also in memory of her mum and our beloved friend Louisa Gregory who sadly passed away last year from Cancer.  Please be so kind as to sponsor Carol by visiting donating even a small token towards this worthy cause.

Race for Life Logo - Click to sponsor Carol Downey in memory of Louisa Gregory


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