National Instruments is offering entry-level certification and an online preparation tool for LabVIEW users. The exam and certification is to help employers and students alike become Certified LabVIEW Associate Developers (CLAD). An online exam, the LabVIEW Fundamentals Exam, prepares users—including those preparing for the CLAD exam—to evaluate their knowledge of the LabVIEW graphical development environment. The 1-hr CLAD exam is computer-based and given in NI offices, and Pearson VUE testing centers. For more info, go to www.ni.com/training.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.