ASCENT Publishes Autodesk Official Training Guides

Eighteen ASCENT Courseware Titles Designated Official Training Guides for the 2011 Autodesk Products

WALTHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 12, 2010 — RAND Worldwide®, a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced today that its courseware division, ASCENT– Center for Technical Knowledge®, will publish 18 courseware training manuals that have been designated as Autodesk Official Training Guides, covering a variety of Autodesk 2011 products.

ASCENT courseware combines the experience of ASCENT’s product and industry experts with best delivery practices for technology-based training content resulting in the most effective course content that ensures users achieve maximum productivity from their engineering tools. “For fifteen years we have strived to offer the best CAD courseware to the engineering community,” stated Paul Burden, director product development at ASCENT. “We are pleased to see that Autodesk has validated the excellence of our material by designating our training manuals as the go to solution for Autodesk customers, authorized training centers and resellers.”

Courseware by ASCENT incorporates real world examples using imperial and metric units and offers end-users a process-based approach to most topics, including those addressed by Autodesk Certification. Titles are available in training guide format for classroom delivery and self-study, and as eCourseware for those users wishing to access self-paced training from virtual locations through ASCENT’s eLearning portal. ProductivityNOW. To learn more about ProductivityNOW, visit:

“We have worked with ASCENT in many capacities over the years and believe that their technical and product expertise results in superior courseware,” said Joe Astroth, chief education officer at Autodesk. “Partnering with ASCENT will result in a wider range of intermediate and advanced Autodesk Official Training Guide titles available to our entire training network, which will ultimately provide our end-users with additional opportunities to expand their knowledge and skill with Autodesk software.”

Following is the list of 2011 titles by ASCENT that have been designated Autodesk Official Training Guides:

  • AutoCAD 2011 – Advanced
  • AutoCAD 2011 – Update for 2009 Users
  • AutoCAD 3D 2011 – Drawing & Modeling
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2011 – Advanced
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2011 – Fundamentals
  • AutoCAD Electrical 2011 – Fundamentals
  • AutoCAD LT 2011 – Essentials
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 – Survey Fundamentals – Field to Finish
  • Autodesk Inventor 2011 – Advanced Assembly Modeling
  • Autodesk Inventor 2011 – Advanced Part Modeling
  • Autodesk Inventor 2011 – Sheet Metal Design
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 – BIM Management
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 – Collaboration Tools
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 – Conceptual Design
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 – Site and Structural Design
  • Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 – Fundamentals
  • Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 – Intermediate
  • Autodesk Vault 2011 – Data Management for Inventor Users

ASCENT offers flexible purchasing options including digital site licenses and customization services to address all training needs. Special pricing is available to authorized Autodesk Training Centers. To purchase any of the above titles or to view additional titles available, visit:

ASCENT is one of two companies designated by Autodesk as a worldwide provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides for 2011 Autodesk Products. The Autodesk Official Training Guide brand ensures that books have been reviewed and recommended by Autodesk for both classroom training and self-paced learning.


ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge® is the leading developer of high-quality professional training, technical documentation, and knowledge products for engineering applications. (

About RAND Worldwide

RAND Worldwide is one of the world’s leading providers of professional services and technology to the engineering community, targeting organizations in the building, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries. (

Rand Worldwide and Ascent are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rand IMAGINiT Technologies Inc. and/or Rand A Technology Corporation in the US and/or other countries.

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