Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 16, 2010
Sixclear (http://www.sixclear.com) is an Austin start up which earlier this year launched a self-paced online training course for LabVIEW, one of National Instruments’ flagship products.
According to Brian Spears, a former engineer at National Instruments and founder of Sixclear, the new course, entitled LabVIEW Fundamentals, addresses the growing need for a flexible course that enables LabVIEW users to master the graphical programming language. “There are millions of users of LabVIEW in research institutions, universities, and businesses world-wide,” says Spears. “Based on our preliminary studies, as many as 50% of those users have had no formal training on LabVIEW, which means they may not be using the graphical programming language to its fullest extent possible.”
LabVIEW’s graphical programming capability allows engineers and scientists to create complex test, measurement, and control systems, integrating thousands of hardware devices to solve a myriad of real-world research and industry problems. The Sixclear LabVIEW Fundamentals series helps scientists and engineers quickly obtain strong LabVIEW programming competence, in addition to preparing them for the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developers (CLAD) exam – a designation offered by National Instruments.
“Our self-paced online course means our customers can work flexibly to minimize down-time at work while still receiving top-quality instruction from anywhere in world,” Spears announces. “What’s more, by offering our LabVIEW Fundamentals series as a six month online subscription, we’ve effectively ensured that any curriculum updates are made available real-time to our customers.”
Customer feedback for Sixclear’s online course has been very positive. Joao Araujo of the National Research Council Canada, has nothing but praise for the Sixclear LabVIEW Fundamentals series. “I actually learned some new things about LabVIEW even after 10 years of working with it,” Araujo says. “It’s a very comprehensive course that’s easy to follow and understand thanks to the video format and helpful exercises,” he adds. Robin Gambin of General Dynamics contends that the LabVIEW Fundamentals series would be a valuable addition to any corporate training program. “Sixclear has revolutionized LabVIEW training with its unique approach to self-paced training for scientists and engineers,” he says.
The price for the six-month subscription to LabVIEW Fundamentals is $899, and an academic version is available to qualifying students and faculty for $299. Spears hopes that LabVIEW Fundamentals will help grow the adoption of LabVIEW and graphical programming in both academic and commercial markets. “We want to extend the reach of LabVIEW to even more scientists, engineers and students who are looking to obtain highly useful graphical programming skills,” says Spears
To learn more about the Sixclear LabVIEW Fundamentals series, visit: http://www.sixclear.com.
Sixclear is based in Austin, Texas and was started in 2008. Its founders have extensive experience in the use and instruction of LabVIEW as well as the development of online training curricula. Sixclear was formed to bring a broad working knowledge of LabVIEW to its worldwide user community while building LabVIEW development and integration projects for academic and commercial customers. For more information on Sixclear’s LabVIEW Fundamentals or Sixclear the company, please visit: http://www.sixclear.com.
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