How Expleo Academy moved technical courses to online delivery




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    Introduction

    Hello, and welcome to this blog on how we at Expleo Academy moved our technical courses to online delivery.

    We begin in the year 2BC (“Before COVID”) – a couple of years ago when most of our technical courses were classroom-based. We delivered technical courses using local virtual machines (“VMs”) running Oracle VirtualBox on a suite of training laptops. For onsite courses at client sites, we either couriered the laptops ahead or I copied the VM across onto delegate laptops with VirtualBox pre-installed (deleting it at the end).

    Instructor led training

    And then, of course, everything changed. Due to COVID-19, no-one could travel, which resulted in the rapid need to migrate Expleo Academy to online.

    Naturally, we had delivered online courses before – it was always an option – and so we had the delivery tool already. The major challenge was how to handle the training environment.

    What did we do?

    Online Delivery

    To begin with, we placed the VM onto OneDrive where the delegates could download and unzip it. The snag was, not everyone’s laptop was quick enough so we decided that we needed a better solution.

    The solution

    Online Training courses

    We moved to Amazon Web Services (“AWS”). I created a new AWS Windows instance which was connectable remotely and set up everything needed for the Selenium course. We took an image of the instance and duplicated it each time for any new course. The new AWS instances worked fabulously and all the feedback on this new VM was phenomenal as it ran so much faster than the old local one.

    We now have a couple of Cloudwatch rules that trigger Lambda tasks to start and stop the instances each day of the course.

    Looking forward

    online-delivery-digital

    We now have so many possibilities. Our Cucumber with Selenium course uses an AWS instance – and the same goes for our course on Selenium using C#. There are plans to enable Selenium to use Python to deliver the A4Q Certified Selenium Foundation, and don’t get me started on DevOps!

    Read more about the Online Delivery on the original post at: https://expleoacademy.com/int/online-delivery/

    All training courses at Expleo Academy

    bcs intermediate certificate in software testing
    change management fundamentals
    isqi certified agile business analysis caba revision session and exam 1500
    flow ambassador excelling at business agility masterclass
    estimating for testers
    dasa certified devops fundamentals
    sql fundamentals
    istqb certified tester advanced level security tester
    istqb certified tester advanced level technical test analyst
    istqb certified tester advanced level test manager
    project management professional pmp preparation course
    agile certified practitioner pmi acp preparation course
    using selenium in csharp with workshop
    apmg certified change management in an agile environment foundation and practitioner
    risk management professional pmi rmp certification preparation course
    project management fundamentals
    program management professional pgmp preparation course
    istqb certified tester foundation level extension agile tester
    bcs certificate in modelling business processes
    isaqb certified professional for software architecture foundation level cpsa f
    bcs foundation certificate in business analysis
    icagile certified product ownership
    writing user stories workshop
    bcs certificate in requirements engineering
    bcs international diploma in business analysis exam preparation workshop
    bcs certificate in business analysis practice
    agile requirements engineering
    certified disciplined agile scrum master dasm
    icagile certified agile fundamentals
    istqb certified tester advanced level test analyst
    certified disciplined agile senior scrum master dassm
    requirements verification
    isqi certified agile business analysis caba
    certified associate in project management capm preparation course
    linux essentials
    java fundamentals
    performance testing fundamentals
    agile process tools a look into scrum kanban and safe
    scrum master bootcamp
    product ownership bootcamp
    a4q certified selenium tester foundation
    psychology of communication intelligence
    test automation fundamentals
    using cucumber with selenium
    using selenium with workshop
    asqf certified professional for project management
    istqb certified tester foundation level
    agile bootcamp

    About Expleo Academy

    The Expleo Academy enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses. With a global presence and reach, we deliver hundreds of training

    The Expleo Academy offers training courses  in Management Consultancy, Business Agility, Continuous Quality, Software Engineering or even Private Events with detailed Learning pathways in Business Analysis, Change Management, Project / Program Management, Software Quality Analysis, Software Quality Management and Software Engineering. Many training courses like test automation engineer, certified tester, automotive spice, usability testing, scrum product owner or isaqb training include certification based on istqb, leading safe, asqf, intacs or isaqb. The Expleo Academy also offers training for wellknown Tools like Microsoft ProjectTools & Automation trainings like Selenium, Jira Essentials, Jira XrayJira Server, Confluence trainingKanbanTricentis and many more.

    Academy is part of the Expleo Group , that offers Engineering, Consultancy- and IT-Services to the industry. At https://products.expleogroup.com/ one could find a bunch of products which Expleo developed over the years, among them Testona (Features, Klassifikationsbaum-Methode, Training & Tutorial, References, Download & Price), Modica (MBT Process, Modelling, Object Definition, Generation, Automation, Training & Tutorial), Messina, (Camera-Hil-System, Ancona-Hil-System, Messina RS-UI Test Automation, Modular-Hil-System), Trentino, Persim, Savona, Bergamo, Meran, Powerdiff, and also Powerdiffmerge, and of course the Aerospace Products like Crew Rest Unit, Crew Rest Couch and ALM (3D Printed) parts. On their Tools Website one could find the Test-Suite Expleo-Test/Professional (formerly known as SQS-Test/Professional) at https://tools.expleogroup.com/

    Contact the Expleo Academy

    Expleo Technology Ireland Ltd
    30 North Wall Quay,
    Dublin D01 R8H7

    Tel +353 87 2355902
    Web: https://expleoacademy.com/int/

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