Updated AOTG Curriculum Provides Immediate Benefit to Designers, Engineers and Teachers who can Gain Insights from the Most Recent Version of their Industry’s Leading Software
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 10, 2014 — Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its courseware division, ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge, is making an initial release of new Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG) for Autodesk 2015 software which are available through ASCENT’s online store at ASCENTeStore.com. In the coming months, ASCENT expects to release at least 40 more titles for Autodesk 2015 software.
As the sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides, ASCENT’s expert team of courseware developers and trainers receive early access to new releases of software so they can produce high quality training materials that keep pace with the latest software releases. The timely launching of the 2015 Autodesk Official Training Guides ensures that civil, building and mechanical designers and engineers can immediately benefit from the latest advancements in the industry’s leading 3D design software.
"We will release more than 60 titles for Autodesk 2015 software over the next six to eight months," said Paul Burden, director of product development for ASCENT. "So these initial releases represent a first step in meeting the demand for 2015 training resources that begins to develop immediately after software availability. Our team makes a concerted effort to have our core titles available as early as possible, recognizing that training companies and organizations need to prepare their instructors to deliver classes on the latest version. As a growing number of Authorized Training Centers choose to use ASCENT AOTG training guides in their programs, we look on it as a responsibility to help them meet the learning needs of their customers."
ASCENT’s training guides are designed to provide high quality instruction in the classroom, for self-study, and as a reference for ongoing use outside the class. The following Autodesk Official Training Guides are currently available for purchase:
- AutoCAD 2015 Update for AutoCAD 2013/2014 Users (Mixed Units)
- AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2015 Fundamentals (Mixed Units)
- AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2015 Essentials - Part 1 (Mixed Units)
- AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2015 Beyond the Basics - Part 2 (Mixed Units)
- AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Fundamentals (Imperial)
- Autodesk Inventor 2015 Update for 2013 and 2014 Users (Mixed Units)
- Autodesk Inventor 2015 Introduction to Solid Modeling (Mixed Units)
- Autodesk Revit 2015 Architecture Fundamentals (Imperial)
An additional three titles will be released by April 30, 2014, including:
- Inventor 2015 iLogic (Mixed Units)
- Revit 2015 Architecture Fundamentals (Metric)
- Revit 2015 MEP Fundamentals (Imperial)
Autodesk Official Training Guides - Highlights
New in the 2015 guides, objectives for both the User and Professional Certification Exams are included as call-outs throughout the guide as well as in an appendix, making studying for Autodesk certification fast and efficient. In addition, updated icons throughout the books will allow users to easily identify software enhancements in the 2015 product; new functionality introduced in 2015; and Autodesk Certification objectives.
ASCENT also offers Instructor Tools, Official Certification Preparation books, eBooks and self-paced eLearning Bundles. Content for ASCENT’s eBooks and eLearning is drawn from their printed guides, providing users with personal electronic access to training materials and exercises.
Autodesk Official Training Guides - Availability
ASCENT’s training guides are available to educational institutions, individuals, corporations and Autodesk Training Centers. They can be purchased directly from ASCENT’s online store at ASCENTeStore.com. For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at 1-866-527-2368. To view the complete courseware lineup, please visit Autodesk’s Courseware Release Roadmap. For more details, ASCENT is hosting a 2015 Courseware Release Roadmap webcast at 2:00 p.m. on April 24, 2014, featuring insight from Autodesk Official Training Guide authors. The webcast is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.
ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge develops professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including those from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC. ASCENT is an Authorized Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum and the sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides. ASCENT training guides, eBooks, Instructor Tools and eLearning Bundles are available to educational institutions and training centers, individuals and corporations and can be purchased directly from the ASCENT eStore (for volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative). For more information visit the ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on Twitter at @ASCENT_CTK.
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