What is Practice Labs?
Covering topics from digital literacy and basic cybersecurity, to server management, computer forensics and networking, Practice Labs give users the chance to gain hands-on experience of using real computer equipment – all within a virtual, live-lab environment, accessible via web browser.
The Practice Lab Environment also serves as a work experience hub, where users can learn from their mistakes and build their confidence via a limitless number of real-world scenarios, emulating those they are likely to encounter in the workplace.
Exam Preps provide learners with the opportunity to check their readiness for testing or certification.
Access is immediate via web browser (using a username and password) or can be set up within an hour via integration with a learning management system (LMS). Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. All our Practice Labs are LTI compliant and enable reporting back into an LMS. Hardware (minimum) Screen dimensions: 1280px x 1024px Processor speed: 1.5Ghz Broadband / Internet access requirements: 2mb download, 256kbps upload (per user). Operating System Microsoft Windows XP with SP2/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2013 Linux Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu Apple Mac OS X
In addition to videos, user guides and resource tools, our Module Zero Practice Lab is made available to all our customers. This provides a walk-through of the live-lab environment so users can make the most of their time within the Practice Lab Environment. Each individual live-lab also includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions. However, if they prefer, teachers have the option to set their own tasks for their students to complete using the lab devices. More advanced students can gain mastery by freestyling and experimenting within the live-labs.