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Getting Started with ChatGPT

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Fri Jul 26, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300
  • Tue Aug 13, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300
  • Mon Aug 26, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300
  • Thu Aug 29, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300
  • Fri Sep 13, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300

Program Description:

In this course, students will learn how to use ChatGPT in a practical way to work faster and more efficiently. We will cover the technology behind Chat GPT, prompt engineering, and how to leverage its capabilities for various use cases.

Before each session, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

Program Description

Getting Started with ChatGPT is a beginner-level course that introduces learners to the exciting world of AI-powered text generation using the ChatGPT model. This course offers a deep dive into the technology that powers ChatGPT, explores its wide array of capabilities, and provides students with the skills to harness its potential responsibly and effectively.

Participants will learn through a mix of theoretical instructions and hands-on practice, tackling real-world tasks and demonstrating the power and versatility of ChatGPT.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the technology behind Chat GPT and its potential use cases
  • Develop skills in prompt engineering to generate high-quality text output
  • Explore Chat GPT's capabilities, such as summarizing content and simplifying information
  • Address potential issues such as hallucination and bias when working with Chat GPT
  • Develop practical skills by completing milestones, including writing biographies and creating social media posts, and writing a tutorial with Chat GPT
Topic Outline


  • The technology behind GPT: Generative AI, Neural Networks and LLMs
  • Where can you use Chat GPT?
  • Differences between GPT-3 vs GPT4
  • What can I use Chat GPT for?

Milestone 1: Write a biography of different lengths

Understanding Prompt Engineering:

  • What is Prompt Engineering
  • What is Chat GPT good for
  • How Chat GPT sees Queries
  • Instructions vs Context
  • Prompting Approaches
  • Specifying Output formats

Milestone 2: Create a schedule of Social Media posts

Chat GPT in Practice:

  • Brainstorming with Chat GPT
  • Summarizing Long Content
  • Simplifying Complex Information
  • Rewriting for Different Tones
  • Creating Polls and Multiple Choice Questions
  • Translating Content
  • Improving your Writing/Resume/Profile
  • Real-Time vs Static Prompts

Milestone 3: Create a Prompting Notebook

Chat GPT Issues:

  • What is Hallucination?
  • The Limits of Chat GPT
  • Bias and Ethical Considerations
  • Other Chat GPT Models
  • The Future of GPT
  • Discussions and Closing

Milestone 4: Writing a Tutorial with Chat GPT

  • Learners should have a ChatGPT ( account from OpenAI. The free version is sufficient, but the instructor will be showing some of the differences between the free and the paid version.
  • Optionally download a copy of the Edge Browser for Windows or Mac. Some of the new features in ChatGPT 4 are available through the Edge browser.
  • Link to download Edge:
  • A Google Docs account or other notebook application, so you store documents for your prompts.
Special Features

All participants who complete this session will receive a Stanford Technology Training Certificate of Completion.

The live-online format allows for engagement and interaction.

Ray Villalobos

Ray Villalobos is an AI and Full-stack Development teacher and trainer. He works as a Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning where he's author more than 120 courses. He's also a public speaker who has appeared in conferences like GitHub Universe, OReilly's Fluent and others.


PDU: 3
CEU: 0.3
PDH: 3

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