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Distance Learning

babsimLIVE Distance Learning

babsimLIVE is an online IT training solution that blends traditional classroom instruction with leading conferencing and collaboration technologies allowing IT professionals to get the training they want when they need it.

Unlike other distance learning options, babsimLIVE brings the classroom learning experience to you by seating you virtually into a real-life instructor-led classroom taught by award winning world-class instructors with other IT professionals like yourself. From the comfort of your home, workplace, or at the Babbage Simmel Columbus Campus, you acquire the training you need, when you want it, in the environment that is most comfortable for you to be successful.

babsimLIVE Students Are Able To:

  • Participate in the live instructor-led classroom demonstrations and labs
  • Interact with the instructor and students, via high-quality distance learning conferencing equipment
  • View the instructor’s presentation and demonstrations
  • Get remote hands-on help from the instructor during labs and demos
  • Learn in an interruption free classroom environment

If you need a class during a specific timeframe or window of opportunity and are unable to travel to the live site, you can request to take the class via babsimLIVE to get the critical training you need when you want.

ComponentMinimum Requirement
Operating systemWindows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Processor/CPUDual Core 1.9 GHz processor or higher for Standard Video; Quad Core 2.0 GHz or higher for High Definition
Memory2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM
Graphics hardware128 MB of graphics memory
Display resolution1024×768 or Greater
DisplayWhile not required, we do wish to note that you will be working with multiple windows and environments during training. Dual-Monitor workstations are strongly encouraged to provide a satisfactory experience.
TelephonyHeadset with microphone, or equivalent audio device with built-in noise cancellation
Installation and updatesUser-level installation rights are required
Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in version 4.0 (installed automatically during setup, if not present already)
Additionally, some antivirus providers require exceptions be enabled for full functionality of Lync 2010. Please check with your antivirus software provider.

Network/Bandwidth Requirements
In order for you to have a satisfactory classroom experience, we require a minimum connection capable of a sustained 1024Kbps download speed and a 768Kbps upload speed. Most broadband-type connections are capable of this speed, however some DSL providers may not be able to sustain trasfer rates of this level. A limited network speed test is available on our Test Page; for a fuller test of network capability, please visit and run their diagnostic.  Finally, wireless internet connectivity is strongly discouraged as it will impact the quality of your classroom experience.