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This is awesome (great resources to share) and the speed of your work is phenomenal – thank you 😊

Thank you for such a great session yesterday, it has created a buzz and made for some great “coffee machine conversations” this morning and I know a few of us went back and spent some time doing some setups and changes. I can guarantee that the group will grow over the next few sessions. Really appreciate it. 

Page Macrae Engineering - Kirsten - Outlook 

Face-to-Face or Remote Classroom Courses (Blended Courses)

Software Solutions offers face-to-face attendance to classroom courses and remote attendance to classroom courses via Microsoft Teams. Select a course below and decide if you would like to attend remotely or in person.

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Software Solutions House

Software Solutions House is located at Cathi Barker's semi-rural lifestyle block and home, which ensures a quiet and comfortable learning environment with easy parking. 


If you require accommodation, there is an Air BnB also onsite, and clients can book this Air BnB to avoid travel. Either go through the Air BnB site or contact Cathi directly. Air BnB Accommodation.

Contact Software Solutions for your next team-building session.  Book the training room for your team's training, relax with the onsite accommodation, swim in the outdoor heated pool and spa after class, and drive a couple of minutes to restaurants for dinner and the movies afterward.

Located only 45 minutes from Rotorua, 15 minutes from Mount Maunganui and 1 hour from Whakatane.

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Training setup ... click here to watch an introductory video

Attending Remotely?

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  • Variety of Courses: We offer a wide range of courses in all Microsoft Office products, and all versions and from beginners to advanced levels. We write and develop all our own material, and we are happy to create a customised course tailored to meet your exact requirements
  • Face to Face: Attend in person if you like the interaction that face-to-face learning offers.
  • Remote: Attend Classroom courses remotely via MS Teams if you prefer to keep your distance.
  • Online Learning: For those who want to learn at their own pace and in their own time choose a course from our wide range of Online Classrooms that can be bought from our web store.
  • Flexible days and times: We offer a timetable of courses but we are available to teach whenever it suits the learner including weekends and evenings
  • Fully Equipped Training Suite: We offer an extensive timetable of courses so that you can come to our training suite on Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga. Our venue is in a quiet park-like setting with ample free parking and a fully equipped training suite.
  • Large Groups or Private Tuition: We offer individual private tuition, or small or large group training or presentations
  • Highly Qualified and Experienced Trainer: You will be taught by New Zealand's first Microsoft Master Cathi Barker with nearly 40 years of experience in IT. Cathi holds many qualifications including Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), Microsoft Innovator Educator (MIE), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 365 Master and Master Instructor, NZ certified educator in adult literacy and numeracy. Cathi has written and has had six Microsoft books published in Canada, and was a senior exam writer and reviewer for Microsoft® in the USA for over 10 years. Cathi is known as an expert in her field and qualified to teach beginners to advanced in any Microsoft application
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