Video explainer: IT_LabWorks learning platform

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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.


CertBlaster® is a powerful certification preparation tool that simulates the conditions of the certification exams students prepare for. It handles all the different question types and formats required to simulate the actual exams. It provides the student with a Personalized Testing Plan (see graphic below) and offers three practice modes:

  • Assessment - In this mode you take one of the sample exams and based on your answers CertBlaster will determine where you need to focus. In this mode you cannot change the timer, the number of questions or receive any help or hints. CertBlaster uses this mode to create your Personal Test preparation Plan (PTP).
  • Certification - This mode simulates an actual exam environment. You cannot change the timer or the number of questions. At the end of the exam CertBlaster will determine your score. Your PTP will not be updated based on the results of this exam.
  • Study - In this mode you work with a sample exam. You can change the timer and the number of questions asked. These settings are available by clicking the Options menu. Answers and explanations for each question are available by clicking the Answer button.

Support for multiple question formats:

  • Multiple Choice - Single Answer
  • Multiple Choice - Multiple Answer
  • True - False
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Hotspot
  • Drag and Drop
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Tic-Tac-True

Download the demo test from which the following screen captures were taken here. (registration not required)

Features Summary

  • Answer explanation and reference lookup.
  • Questions categorized by subject matter.
  • Closely simulates the real test experience.
  • Notes tags let you save comments about questions for later review.
  • Item mark and review, just like the real thing.
  • Timed or un-timed testing in study mode.
  • Hints, references and answers available for all questions in study mode.
  • Internal graphics and exhibits.
  • Certification mode countdown alerts you when the times up.
  • View/print missed questions, answers, references and your comments.
  • Customize study mode exams and drills.
  • Visual grading style makes it easy to see exactly where improvement may be needed.