ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge Experts Take Three-Pronged Approach to Education at Autodesk University 2013

ASCENT Experts Deliver Class, Offer Exam Preparation Advice with Autodesk Official Certification Preparation Books, and Showcase Autodesk Official Training Guides and eBooks at the AU Bookstore

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 3, 2013Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its courseware division, ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, will have experts exhibiting and presenting at Autodesk University 2013. In addition, ASCENT will showcase the new Official Certification Preparation books along with ASCENT’s full selection of 2014 Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG), at booth #2114 from December 3-5 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

“We are very excited to be arriving at Autodesk University with more than 60 titles released over the last eight months for Autodesk 2014 software,” says Paul Burden, director of product development, ASCENT. “All of these titles are available in our various formats, including our latest four titles for certification preparation. Our print, eBook, and online formats give our customers more choice in how they access content that enables them to improve their knowledge and productivity with Autodesk software.”

ASCENT Presentation

ASCENT author, Michelle Rasmussen, an AutoCAD Civil Infrastructure expert and Autodesk Certified Instructor, will deliver “ Let’s Hit the Road, Jack: A BIM Workflow for Roads and Highways”. This engaging class will take attendees through an example workflow for a road and highway design project using Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2014 software. Attendees will receive deep insight into the software, its capabilities and how to maximize its value to improve workflows.

Certification Lab

ASCENT’s Official Certification Preparation books will be available for purchase at the AU Book Store (booth # 2114) and on loan in the Autodesk University 2013 Certification Lab to assist those seeking to achieve Autodesk Certified Professional status at the event.

To further assist those who are studying for certification at Autodesk University, ASCENT authors, Michelle Rasmussen, and Jennifer MacMillan, an Autodesk Inventor expert and Autodesk Certified Professional, will be present in the Certification Lab to offer expert advice to attendees preparing for the exam.

Michelle Rasmussen will be available:

  • Tuesday, December 3: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Jennifer MacMillan will be available:

  • Wednesday December 4: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday December 4: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


ASCENT is offering a 25% discount on all of its Autodesk Official Training Guides, Official Certification Preparation books, eBooks, and Instructor Tools when purchased in person at the AU booth (#2114). Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of ASCENT authors, Michelle Rasmussen and Jennifer MacMillan. And for the latest updates online, follow us on Twitter at @ASCENT_CTK.


ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge develops professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including those from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC. ASCENT is an Authorized Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum and the sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides. ASCENT training guides, eBooks and Instructor Tools are available to educational institutions and training centers, individuals and corporations and can be purchased directly from the ASCENT eStore (for volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative). For more information visit the ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on Twitter at @ASCENT_CTK.

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.

Any and all trademarks making reference to or related to Rand Worldwide, IMAGINiT Technologies, ASCENT, Rand Secure Archive, Rand Secure Data, or IMAGINiT Clarity, are registered and/or owned by Rand Worldwide, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or other legal holders.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, Inventor, Civil 3D, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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