Attend training from your
home or office. Even though we have many locations, some clients prefer
to attend class from their home or office. RCI offers that flexibility. However,
youll need to provide a few things to make that possible:
computers running Windows.
Most people set up a laptop computer next
to their desktop system. One computer is used to view the instructor presentation
while the other is used for the student hands-on labs. More experienced users
can get away with a single computer if they are willing to toggle back and forth
between windows showing the instructor presentation and the student lab computer.
Two computers are not necessary, but they are highly recommended.
high-speed Internet connection.
Student and instructor connections
to the traditional classroom use only about 75KB of bandwidth during the class.
This means that the average home DSL or cable connection will provide more than
enough bandwidth. Sometimes in office environments, firewalls used for internet
security prevent those connections from being made. To test your internet connection,
you can try the connection test.
speaker phone or hands-free headset for your telephone.
be using the keyboard and mouse throughout the class, you will need a speakerphone
or headset by your computer.
long-distance phone service.
The conference call connection is a long-distance
call for which toll charges apply. Unlimited long-distance service is commonly
available in homes. Also, many businesses have phone lines that permit unlimited
long-distance calls free of charge. Check with your IT staff to see if your company
has such a line.
The set up is easy. Because
the application software for your course, such as Microsoft Excel, will already
be installed on a computer designated for your use in the instructors classroom,
you wont need to install that software on your home or office computer.
(This is especially important for technical classes that rely on complex software
installations that require up to 8 gig of RAM!)
conferencing software. However, you will need to install the conferencing
software that connects you to the classroom. GotoMeeting will be installed on
your instructor computer. (If youve ever attended a web seminar,
youve installed similar software.) GotoMyPC will be installed on your student
computer. Thats easy to do too. Youll just click on a link and fill
in a few prompts and youll be connected.
20 minutes before the class. Before the class we will send the course materials
directly to your home or office. In addition, youll be sent an email with instructions on how to access your classroom connection and phone bridge. Be sure to allow about 20 minutes of set up time before the start of the
have a way that you can use to test if you can connect from your home or office
to one of our computers that's running GoToMyPC. This is the technology used
by students in our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) classes to do labs and exercises.
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