ASCENT Selected to Publish Autodesk Training Guides

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 25, 2011 — Rand Worldwide®, a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced that its courseware division, ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge®, has been asked to publish and distribute several training guides authored by Autodesk.

As an Autodesk Authorized Author and Publisher, as well as author of Autodesk Official Training Guides, ASCENT has extensive experience in writing and producing its own training resources for Autodesk’s suite of software. Recently, ASCENT was asked to produce and distribute the following training guides authored by various product groups within Autodesk:

  • AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 Essentials
  • Autodesk Vault 2012 Essentials
  • Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2012 Essentials
  • Autodesk Vault Professional 2012 Essentials
  • Autodesk Navisworks 2012 Essentials
  • Learning Autodesk Moldflow Adviser 2012
  • Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics 2012
  • Learning Autodesk Moldflow Insight Basic 2012
  • Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2012 Part 1
  • Productivity with Autodesk Moldflow Insight Basic 2012
  • Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2012 Part 2
  • Autodesk Moldflow Insight Performance 2012
  • Introduction to Plant Design 2012

“ASCENT welcomed the idea of producing and distributing several of Autodesk’s training guides,” remarked Paul Burden, director of Product Development. “With over a dozen of our own Autodesk Official Training Guides already published for Autodesk 2012 software, it only made sense that we work with Autodesk to enable their books to reach a worldwide audience.”

“ASCENT has been a long term Autodesk partner, and with their global reach they are a natural fit to help distribute Autodesk training materials to reach students, Authorized Training Centers (ATC) and organizations around the world,” added Richard Lane, senior manager, Training and Certification, Autodesk. “We look forward to meeting the Autodesk product training needs of our customers via ASCENT’s global distribution network.”

ASCENT is an Authorized Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk Official Training Guides and all of the ASCENT Autodesk 2012 courseware titles carry the Autodesk Official Training Guide designation. In addition, ASCENT creates and publishes courseware for CATIA and Pro/ENGINEER software applications. All of the company’s training guides are available to educational institutions, individuals, and corporations and can be purchased directly from the online store:


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