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What's New

We are preparing the launch of LabConnection 3.0! This was released in the summer of 2014. It ads the seamless integration of ExamConnection into the LabConnection 3.0 platform.

Cengage Learning partners with dti Publishing to release its certification series in the IT_LabWorks virtual corporate world. Support tecnicians and Network engineers to be will "work" at the virtual Bonanza Mining Corporation's IT department and learn on the job - Their virtual job. The first product released in early 2015.

We are now piloting IT_LabWorks™The new frontier in IT Education & Training 

Virtual worlds are rapidly becoming part of the educational technology landscape. The IT_LabWorks™ platform is the most comprehensive of these environments for IT training and certification preparation. The first titles on this new platform are A+ 220-801 & 220-802 which are available now. Next title in line is Network+ N10-006.

Logical Operations announces a new strategic partnership with dti Publishing

Rochester, NY - March 12, 2013 - Logical Operations is now offering organizations worldwide an integration between dti Publishing’s CertBlaster exam preparation solution and Logical Operations’ LogicalCHOICE. Read the full press release.

The Modern Automotive Service Technician

This e-Class includes video for module introductions – voice over for all lesson introductions – in excess of 70 2D and 3D animations of automotive assemblies and systems – interactive exercises – lesson review quizzes and exercises.

Also available are 8 individual CertBlasters™ for ASE exam practice and preparation. These simulations of the ASE Exams include explanations to the questions as well as a references back to the e-Class for further study.
Class Duration:   380 hours
Certification:       Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Click here to view the MAST trailer

Course outline:

Module 1— Foundations of Automotive Technology

  • Overview of Automotive Systems
  • Automotive Careers and Required Skills
  • Basic Automotive Hand Tools
  • Automotive Power Tools and Equipment
  • Auto Shop and Safety
  • Measurement and Math
  • Basic Electricity and Electronics
  • Locating and Using Service Information
  • Fasteners, Gaskets, Seals, and Sealants
  • Vehicle Maintenance, Fluid Service, and Recycling

 Module 2— Automotive Engines

  • Fundamentals of Engine Operation
  • Classifying Engines
  • Engine Top End Construction
  • Engine Bottom End Construction
  • Engine Front End Construction
  • Engine Size and Performance Measurements
  • Cooling System Fundamentals
  • Cooling System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
  • Lubrication System Fundamentals
  • Lubrication System Diagnosis, Service, and Repair
  • Engine Mechanical Problems
  • Engine Removal and Disassembly; Parts Cleaning
  • Engine Bottom End Service
  • Engine Top End Service
  • Engine Front End Service and Engine Installation

Module 3— Battery, Starting, and Charging Systems        

  • Automotive Batteries
  • Battery Testing and Service
  • Starting System Fundamentals
  • Starting System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Charging System Fundamentals
  • Charging System Diagnosis and Repair

 Module 4— Engine Performance and Computer Systems

  • Computer System Fundamentals
  • On-board Diagnostics and Scan Tools
  • Computer System Service
  • Fuel Tanks, Pumps, Lines, and Filters
  • Gasoline Injection Fundamentals
  • Gasoline Injection Diagnosis and Repair
  • Ignition System Fundamentals
  • Ignition System Problems, Testing and Repair
  • Emission Control System Fundamentals
  • Emission Control System Testing, Service and Repair
  • Exhaust Systems, Turbochargers, and Superchargers —Fundamentals, Diagnosis, and Repair
  • Engine Performance and Driveability
  • Advanced Diagnostics
  • Engine Tune-up

Module 5— Electrical Systems

  • Lights, Instrumentation, Wipers, and Horns
  • Sound Systems and Power Accessories
  • Restraint Systems
  • Restraint System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Security and Navigation Systems        

Module 6— Drive Train and Axles

  • Clutch Fundamentals
  • Clutch Diagnosis and Repair
  • Manual Transmission Fundamentals
  • Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Repair
  • Automatic Transmission Fundamentals
  • Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Service
  • Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Fundamentals
  • Drive Shaft and Transfer Case Diagnosis and Repair
  • Differential and Rear Drive Axle Fundamentals
  • Differential and Rear Axle Diagnosis and Repair
  • Transaxle and Front Drive Axle Fundamentals
  • Transaxle and Front Drive Axle Diagnosis and Repair

Module 7 — Suspension, Steering and Brakes

  • Tire, Wheel, and Wheel Bearing Fundamentals
  • Tire, Wheel, and Wheel Bearing Diagnosis and Repair
  • Suspension System Fundamentals
  • Suspension System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Steering System Fundamentals
  • Steering System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Brake System Fundamentals
  • Brake System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Anti-Lock Brakes, Traction Control, and Stability Control
    —Fundamentals and Service

Module 8 — Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis, Service, and Repair