Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 23, 2011
Instructor-led training has been the standard for learning LabVIEW for years. More recently, online video training has become a viable alternative, being cheaper and offering more flexibility with students’ time while maintaining high quality. Jassem Shahrani, president of Sixclear, explains the benefit of combining the two into what Sixclear terms the Online/On-site Bundle.
“It’s been about a year since we first started combining our on-site training with our online offering, and the feedback has been outstanding. The idea is simple: the same content presented by an instructor on-site is available for the trainee online for 6 months after the course completes. Each class we teach we discover new benefits to the Bundle. We’ve distilled the top six reasons because we have six in our company name.”
1. You’re in training, but your responsibilities don’t end, and your coworkers will remind you of that.
The situation: it’s the afternoon of day 1 and we’re about to go over an essential LabVIEW topic. Someone pops into the training room, grabs you, and pulls you out to handle a “crisis”. An hour later, you’re back, trying to figure out how to work on the exercise everyone else is doing.
The solution: With Sixclear LabVIEW Fundamentals Online, you can simply don headphones and watch the presentation you just missed, get up to speed, and start on that exercise so you’re never stuck in confusion or delay.
2. Uncover and focus on topics you need most without worrying you’ll miss anything.
The situation: it’s day 4 and we’re discussing instrumentation. Everyone realizes that the biggest reason you’re all in this course is to develop applications using Instrument X. Could we all just spend a few hours looking over the documentation for this instrument and write some simple examples?
The solution: with Sixclear’s experienced course instructors, we can edit the LabVIEW training course in real-time and - with class consensus – spend extra time exploring topics that are most relevant to you and your company while cutting out some portions you may not immediately need. However, you never have to worry that you’ll miss those topics because they’re all online. Simply take a look at them any time over the next 6 months. You’re ensured to get the full course delivery to prepare you to develop complete LabVIEW applications and get your CLAD certification if so desired.
3. It’s unlikely to move from training right into your next LabVIEW project.
The situation: you just took a week of training and it’s time to play catch up with all the work you missed, so it’s certainly no time to jump into a new LabVIEW coding project. Or, you’re a manager who has just managed to reallocate resources enough to get 12 employees into training. Now you need to move them from training into waiting LabVIEW development projects so they don’t forget everything they just learned. A logistical octopus.
The solution: with Sixclear LabVIEW Fundamentals Online, you don’t need to worry about forgetting that content. So play catch-up, get settled, and then move on to coding, because everything you learned in the class is also available online to review and expand upon.
4. No more hooks to hang your hat on.
The situation: it’s day 5 and you’ve almost completed 40 hours of LabVIEW training. Your brain flashes a warning that it has temporarily run out of RAM. But we’re discussing building applications and installers, things you know you need. How do you keep up?
The solution: Relax. Get what you can during the week, ask questions, but don’t fret. If you miss something or you confuse topics, rest assured that everything is available online in the same order as it was presented in class. Come back to that topic when you’ve cleared your mental buffer.
5. Different strokes in the classroom.
The situation: You’ve used LabVIEW for a few years but never received any formal training and you’re in class to smooth out the edges. But sitting beside you is someone who has never coded…anything. You’re finishing exercises in a third of the time as him and you have detailed questions that are beyond the level of the rest of the class.
The solution: Sixclear LabVIEW Fundamentals Online has about 40% more optional, challenge, and special interest content than what we cover in class. If you find yourself consistently with free time, just pop on those headphones and wander into some of our more specialized topics on string parsing, VI properties, .ini files, case studies, advanced architectures, and many more.
6. One instructor, many students.
The situation: you’re working on that exercise on LabVIEW events and you can’t quite figure out how to finish step 5. The instructor has been discussing event questions with students on the other side of the room for a few minutes now and you can’t move on until she’s done. What a dilemma.
The solution: With Sixclear LabVIEW Fundamentals Online, just throw on the headphones again and head over to the recorded solution of the events exercise, click on step 5, and there’s a video of the instructor completing that step. So that’s how it’s done!
For more information on the Online/On-site Bundle, Shahrani recommends visiting sixclear.com/labviewtraining.
Sixclear is an Austin, Texas based LabVIEW training and development firm with products and services ranging from professional online and onsite LabVIEW training, to configurable data acquisition and instrument control software solutions, custom development, integration, and consulting services. Sixclear has the only comprehensive, modern online-onsite LabVIEW training combination in the world. Visit sixclear.com for more information.