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our training is unique
formats of training do you offer?
Is online training all you have?
online training some sort of Webcast training where
I just sit and watch what the instructor
Virtual CAD Classroom Training?
What are the
benefits of Live Online Virtual
What do I
need to attend Virtual CAD Classroom
What if I
cant use a company credit card?
What if I
sign up for the wrong class?
does my class start?
What is your
We offer training in several different
formats. Please speak with one of our
training consultants to find which style
bests fits your budget, learning style and
Online Virtual Classroom Training (Live Instructor
led class) is a unique way to match the “live” classroom training
experience without traveling. This isn’t passive computer-based training –
it’s presented by a live instructor in an virtual classroom where students
conference in remotely via the internet. You do not need to own any CAD
software to attend this type of training. We provide everything you need
to attend, participate and to excel. No time or budget to travel? Virtual
class offerings use the exact same content and same expert instructors in a
remote environment. You will dial into a conference call to hear the lectures,
use remote labs and get help from the instructor who can monitor your progress
and answer your questions.
Classroom Training is taught in our training center by Autodesk Authorized
Instructors. These are intensive courses designed for the design
professional and feature real-world scenarios that teach design techniques that
you’ll be able to use right away.
Dedicated Training brings the regular open enrollment course to your company
or department. Preferred by groups who have adopted new technologies,
dedicated classes focus on your organization’s needs. This type of
training can help your business save up to 45% off of our standard open
Tailored Training - Receive specific training for those topics that you use
most or customize our standard classes to best suit your needs. We will develop
a custom curriculum based on your requirements and can teach this course in our
Training Center, online or at your office. Course outlines are a collaborative
effort with the organization and the professional Autodesk Authorized instructor
who will be providing your training.
I want real hands on
training, not a lengthy presentation.
Is your online training some sort of Webcast
training where I just sit and watch what the
instructor is doing?
Not at all!
Live Online Virtual CAD Classroom Training
is completely different than any
computer-based training that you have ever
When registering for Live Online Virtual CAD
Classroom Training each student has their
courseware shipped directly to their office
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Here's the special part that makes us
When attending the Live Online
Virtual CAD Classroom Training each student is
assigned over the internet to a world class Quad Core 8
Gigabyte computer. The student
is literally "remotely controlling" a high-end computer that has all of the CAD
software required for class.
Once in the Virtual CAD Classroom the instructor can see each
student's computer in real time and the student can see
the instructor's computer at all times.
When the student is in need of direct
assistance the instructor can take control
of the student's computer and directly show
the student how to solve the problem.
The instructor can even share a student's
computer with the entire class so that
everyone can learn from what someone else
This is just like
being in a live classroom except you didn't
have to leave your home or office.
is Virtual CAD Classroom Training?
CAD Training Online's Virtual CAD
Classroom events are a convenient way to
experience direct interaction with a senior
instructor without the costs associated with
travel to off-site locations and public
training venues. This method of attending
training is very cost effective while still
offering all of the benefits of face-to-face
delivery. CAD Training Online has created
best practices for delivering virtual
training that set the industry standard
through our "bring the classroom on-line"
approach, affording participants the ability
to interact with the presenter and even
network with other students. Through the
combination of live instructor interaction,
toll free conference service
and live video desktop sharing within the
training portal, we are able to effectively
simulate the classroom experience.
are the benefits of Live Online Virtual
- Same expert
instructors as our classroom training
- Same content -
enhanced for online delivery
- Save time and money
by avoiding expensive travel
- Higher skill
- Zero travel expenses
and no carbon footprint
- Efficient training
for coworkers across multiple locations
- Classes available
both day and night
- Train at home,
office, or anywhere you have an Internet
- Lab access for full
duration of class
- 100% Student
When we first offered training for Autodesk
products, it was accomplished in a
traditional classroom setting, with a
typical class session lasting about 6 hours,
once a week. This training method was
most effective, because it gave students a
week to practice the skills covered in the
Today, classes are scheduled for 3 to 5
contiguous days due to scheduling and travel
considerations for students and instructors
alike. Most companies today
cannot afford to have employees out for 3 to
5 days at one time.
gives all the benefits of effective
classroom training without the hassle.
The primary benefit to Live Online Virtual
Classroom Training is cost savings.
During our current economic environment we
have watched this form of training grow to
represent over 50% of our offered training
This method of instruction does not require
any travel at all. The cost savings per
student for a typical four day training
class exceeds $1000.00 when you take into
account travel, lodging and meal expenses.
Imagine what your company can save by not
having to send students away from the
Not having to travel has
several benefits beyond simple cost savings:
Students who do not have to travel
from the office are more apt to be
able to take care of business during
class breaks. In
addition, not having to travel means
that multi-day classes do not have
to be run consecutively day after day.
Eliminating travel allows us to
split multi-day classes up anyway we
need to. Want to train only on
Wednesdays? How about Tuesday
and Thursday nights? We can
create a custom schedule to match
Think of the carbon footprint that
you leave behind when you have to
drive or fly to a training class.
Eliminating travel almost completely
eliminates this impact.
It is widely known that the impact and
benefits of properly conducted instructor-led training far outweighs any other form of
software training. Watching boring training videos can't help you when you have
questions that are not covered in the video.
Live instructor-led training allows for 100%
teacher to student interaction. Our
classes typically have a student to teacher
ratio of only 4 to 1. Ensuring you the
attention and hand holding that you expect
from an instructor led class.
What do I need to attend
Virtual CAD Classroom Training?
To attend this method of training you will
need a computer that can connect to the
internet via a stable high-speed internet
connection. Our Virtual CAD Classrooms
are connected to the internet via multiple
T-3 connections. Your connection needs
to be at least 1 Mb for both download and
upload. You can utilize this website
to test your internet connection speed.
test several different locations to ensure
that you can achieve an average download and
upload speed of at least 1 Mb. Testing
should be run during peak times of internet
activity in your office.
Macintosh computers will work if they have a
Windows operating system installed via the
Mac BootCamp utility or Parallels Desktop.
You will also need a speaker phone that does
not operate on batteries. Our classes
are full day in length and you don't want to
hold a phone for hours at a time.
Cordless phones' batteries will die after a
couple of hours.
So please make sure
that you have a standard speaker phone.
What if I can't use a company credit
No worries, we accept corporate purchase
orders after completing a simple credit
or e-mail and we'll send it right
over). Please note that payment
is due prior to training, so don't wait
until the last minute to ask your boss if you
can attend your selected class.
What if I sign up for the wrong
Our training consultants will work with you to ensure
that you attend the training that best fits
your needs. Just give us a call at
866-933-7049 and our training coordinators
will help you with attending the right class
at the right time.
What time does my class start?
Unless you are attending an after hours or
weekend class, all of our online open enrollment courses
begin at 10:00 AM Eastern US time; however,
if we have a class that is mainly attended
by people from a certain time zone we will
probably change the time to accommodate your
time zone. Custom courses may run on
different schedules. Your training
consultant will inform you if
this is the case.
is your cancellation policy?
If you are unable to attend as planned,
please call CAD Training Online
ext. 702 as soon as
possible. If you give at least ten
(10) working days notice prior to the first
day of class, you may cancel or reschedule
your enrollment without an additional
charge; however, because class sizes are
limited, student cancellations made less
than ten (10) business days prior to the
first day of class will be charged the full
class fees. Under these circumstances,
students will be allowed to re-register to
attend the same class at a future date.
Student substitutions are acceptable with at
least two (2) day’s notice prior to class
Training Online reserves the right to cancel
classes lacking sufficient enrollment. In
the event a cancellation is necessary, CAD
Training Online will notify students no
later than five (5) business days before the
first day of class, making every attempt to
place the student in the next available
class. Pre-paid students who are registered
in a class that is cancelled by CAD Training
Online are eligible for a full refund.