ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge Adds Key Titles to 2016 Offering of Autodesk Official Training Guides
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ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge Adds Key Titles to 2016 Offering of Autodesk Official Training Guides

ASCENT’s 2016 Courseware Library Now Includes over 30 Autodesk Official Training Guides, Instructor Tools, and eBooks, Available Directly from ASCENT and, for Select Titles, on

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 10, 2015Rand 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, has released over 30 Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG) in the past four months for Autodesk’s 2016 software. All 2016 titles are available for purchase through ASCENT’s online store at Select titles are also available for purchase in paperback format through and its European sites. Additionally, some titles are offered in Kindle format on Amazon’s sites worldwide.

“Not only are we over half way towards completing our courseware roadmap of approximately 60 releases for Autodesk’s 2016 products, we have continued to evolve our globally available courseware to accommodate multiple learning styles with a variety of options, including: print books, eBooks, Video-Enhanced eBooks, self-paced eLearning and Video-Enhanced eLearning,” says Paul Burden, director of product development for ASCENT. “We are excited to add the availability of ASCENT titles in the Kindle format from Amazon to our digital reach. This, along with distribution in paperback format through Amazon sites, provides additional online options for our global customers to access our Autodesk Official Training Guides and Official Certification Preparation books.”

To view ASCENT’s complete Autodesk 2016 courseware lineup, please view ASCENT’s Autodesk Courseware Release Roadmap. A sampling of ASCENT’s most recently released Autodesk Official Training Guides for 2016 include:

In addition to Autodesk Official Training Guides, ASCENT also offers Video-Enhanced eBooks, Instructor Tools, Official Certification Preparation books, and self-paced eLearning and Video-Enhanced eLearning Bundles.

ASCENT’s Value Extends Beyond Courseware

ASCENT authors share their knowledge and skills through regular blogs and webcasts that provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the latest courseware updates. Recent topics outline the enhancements to ASCENT’s 2016 training guides for AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Revit MEP.

On September 16, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, ASCENT author, Renu Muthoo will outline the new software features and enhancements included in the Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Fundamentals training guide. The webcast is free to attend, but registration is required. Attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A about the courseware and will also receive a link to the archived recording for future reference.

Autodesk Official Training Guides and Official Certification Preparation Books - Availability

ASCENT’s training guides are available in both imperial and metric versions to educational institutions, individuals, corporations and Autodesk Training Centers worldwide through distribution centers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. They can be purchased directly from ASCENT’s online store at For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at 1-866-527-2368.

Expanding access to users seeking study materials for Autodesk’s certification exams, ASCENT’s Autodesk Certification Preparation books are also available in print and Kindle editions through Available Review for Certification books include:


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, Instructor Tools and eLearning Bundles 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.

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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.

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