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Level Up Your ChatGPT Skills: From Basics to Advanced Techniques

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Tue Jul 16, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thu Jul 18, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Live Online - 2 sessions $450
  • Tue Jul 30, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thu Aug 1, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Live Online - 2 sessions $450

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

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


In this training course, you will learn how best to utilize ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model trained by OpenAI. ChatGPT can assist you in various tasks, such as generating content, answering questions, and completing tasks.

Pre-requisite: None

ChatGPT has disrupted just about every task that requires the generation of text. It is influencing tasks from research and brainstorming to email composition and creative writing. 

In this session we will explore the primary practical uses of ChatGPT: answering questions and generating text. And we will examine various ways to prompt ChatGPT such that it provides the desired response. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to effectively use ChatGPT for almost any task that requires content generation, information retrieval, or human-like conversations.

Learning Objectives:
This course will give you the opportunity to be able to: 

  • Understand what ChatGPT is.
  • Understand the most practical applications of ChatGPT.
  • Use ChatGPT for text generation.
  • Use ChatGPT for information retrieval.
  • Use ChatGPT for human-like conversations..
  • Understand the potential future impact of ChatGPT-like models; the benefits and the concerns.

Topic Outline:

  • What is Generative AI and ChatGPT?
  • How to use ChatGPT
  • Sign up for a free ChatGPT account
  • Practical applications of ChatGPT
  • How to communicate with ChatGPT
    •     Prompt engineering
    •     Basic prompts
    •     Zero-shot prompting
    •     Few-shot prompting
    •     Chain-of-thought prompting
  • Using ChatGPT for generating text
    •     Practical applications
    •     Prompt engineering for text generation
    •     Hands-on: ChatGPT for generating text
  • Using ChatGPT for information retrieval
    •     Practical applications
    •     Prompt engineering for information retrieval
    •     Hands-on: ChatGPT for information retrieval
  • Using ChatGPT for human-like conversations
    •     Practical applications
    •     Prompt engineering for conversational AI
    •     Hands-on: chatting with ChatGPT
  • Other practical uses (coding, math)
    •     Demonstration: ChatGPT for other uses
  • Can ChatGPT be trusted?
  • Bias and ethical considerations
  • Limitations of ChatGPT
  • Other ChatGPT-like language models
  • The future of ChatGPT-like language models

Training material provided: Yes (Digital format)

Adam Keppler

Adam graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) from UCI specializing in Computer Architecture (2017), and subsequently continued on to further his studies in the field with a Master in CS (2020) from the Stanford School of Engineering.

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