NEED TO KNOW
To keep engineers, metrologists, and diagnostic professionals informed, electronic test and measurement systems provider Fluke Corp. (Everett, WA; www.fluke.com) has launched a technology training Web site. The site, www.teachmefluke.com, offers online courses, seminars, and virtual demonstrations, as well as community-oriented forums and features.
For those who can’t schedule the time for the company’s classroom training in metrology and calibration (met/cal), Fluke has designed self-paced and instructor-led online courses to suit different types of schedules and learning styles. Fluke’s online courses cover such topics as met/cal database and procedure development training, precision electrical measurement, and measurement uncertainty.
In addition to the Web-based courses, the site features online seminars, application notes, videos and virtual demonstrations, and other tools, including a digital library of case studies and articles. Two features of the Web site seek to engage site users even further. Fluke Plus links users to a newsletter of how-to articles, product usage details, and features like “Myth or Reality,” which answers test and measurement questions and debunks myths. Test Tool Talk, another feature on the site, is a community forum where test and measurement tool users can share questions and experiences regarding specific tools, general tool issues, types of tests, maintenance, and safety.
The company designed the site to cater to industry professionals who view training as essential to keeping their skills sharp and staying apprised of ever-changing technology.