About Stratus Self-Paced Courses

Summary

Stratus’ world-wide education announces the availability of electronic training courses for many of its products. These customer courses have been designed to address both the technical and business needs of Stratus customers. The courses have been created in a self-paced format to allow more flexibility on the part of the students. They have also been created in a modular fashion to provide the ability for the students to upgrade their knowledge without having to review or retake materials they have already learned.

As self-paced courses, students will be able to take the courses without having to travel to a training center or take time away from other priorities. On-line web-based training courses can be taken at the students place of business, or anyplace with an Internet connection. The students set the pace of learning based on their experiences and knowledge level. They can review and repeat lessons or parts of lessons as often as needed. Most course contain lab exercises and knowledge checks. Where applicable, simulations are provided as part of the course to assist in the learning process. Quizzes and a final exam are provided to help the student measure how well he/she has learned the material.

From a business viewpoint, the implementation of self-paced training addresses the financial and resource issues of customers. Self-paced courses can be taken without the employees incurring travel and living expenses. Time away from work to learn can be segmented to meet the customer’s business needs while still providing for employee learning.

Modular Design

Courses have been designed in a modular fashion to facilitate the students learning what they need when they need it. Students can take different segments of the overall system training as they need it. This provides both the students and their management the flexibility necessary in today’s technical and business world.

Student Records

Records for students taking Stratus Education courses are kept on-line for the benefit of the students. This includes both self-study as well classroom training. When a student enrolls in a course, they are provided with a student ID and a password. All students may use this login and password to access their training history.

Final exam results are stored in a student’s history. Final exam grades for self-study courses are automatically sent to the Stratus Education Center if the student is on-line and accessible to the Internet. Certificates of Completion will be mailed to students that successfully complete a course and receive a passing grade on the final exam.

Ordering Process

The ordering process has been simplified with all the Stratus Education courses. The Stratus Education Web Site is the normal method for enrolling in courses. Students and managers can view the various types of courses along with their descriptions and decide upon the best courses to take and how to take them.

Web-based training course access will be emailed to students upon receipt of payment. To facilitate payment, Stratus accepts most major credit cards as well as company checks and purchase orders. All charges for shipping and handling are included in the cost of the courses.

Contacts

For questions on self-paced training courses, contact your local Stratus Service Representative or the Education Registrar (1-800-634-2122 or 978-461-7100, or via email at registrar@stratus.com).