Classroom Requirements for On-site Education
Westbrook Technologies is committed to meeting the educational needs of all our Business Partners and customers. This is why our state-of-the-art education facility is fully equipped with all the latest technology to provide for the needs of our students and guarantee an effective learning experience. To conduct education at your facility, a set of minimum guidelines must be met in order to ensure the same quality of learning experience for the students.
Any course that will involve installing and working with a networked version of Fortis, installation guidelines must be followed. This will mean a separate database server and shared-client server must exist on the network, each meeting the minimum specifications mentioned above. If you have any questions or need assistance in configuring this environment, please contact me. If you are unable to meet the minimum requirements please contact me immediately to avoid any penalties as outlined in our cancellation policy. Thank you for your attention to these requirements and enjoy your education experience!
All Courses Require:
- Your commitment to excellence. A quality education for your employees will be extremely valuable to your organization. We request that any disruptions to the class or any of the students be kept to an absolute minimum. Cellular phones and pagers should not be brought to class. Only those students who are deemed mission critical may carry phones or pagers and then only in a silent mode such as "vibrate" and should only be used for emergencies.
- A computer for each student that is connected to a Windows network via TCP/IP. The students must have administrative rights to their computer for purposes of installing the software used in class. The computers used by the students require access to the Internet for certain activities such as student registration, a browse of resources such as the Westbrook Technologies web site and for taking a web-based exam if the course requires it. Other than the access mentioned above, the classroom network should be as isolated as possible from the rest of the facility. There should be no access to e-mail or other systems except during break periods. The computers must have Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010, Adobe Acrobat 9 or 10, and IE 8 or 9 installed.
- Powerstrips to provide sufficient outlets for student and instructor hardware.
- Network cables, hubs, and/or switches to sufficient connectivity for student and instructor hardware.
- Technical staff to ensure instructor connectivity to network and internet.
- For Fortis QFP: A server (real or virtual) connected to the network, accessible from the classroom by the instructor and the students. With Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 SP2. This server cannot be a virtual server on a students machine. The server needs network access, internet access, IE 8 or 9, and Adobe Acrobat 9 or 10.
- For Fortis QFP: A Workstation on the network, with access to the server used in class. The workstation must have Windows XP SP2 or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), with Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010, Adobe Acrobat 9 or 10, and IE 8 or 9 installed. This workstation cannot be a virtual machine on a students machine, it must be a machine operable by the instructor.
- A whiteboard: this should be available for the instructor to diagram any complex topics or configurations. It is requested that the whiteboard be a minimum of 48" x 48" in size. Markers and an eraser should be included.
- A projector: this may be used, at the instructor's discretion, to demonstrate product features and functions.