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LabSim Online Labs Released for CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition

Combining Hardware, Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) and Software Tasks, LabSim Creates Innovative Integrated Lab Simulations for CompTIA A+ Certification Training

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah--TestOut Corporation, the leader in online labs for IT certification training, today released its LabSim A+ Practical Application course designed to prepare students to pass CompTIA’s A+ 2009 Edition (Exam 220-702) certification. The new LabSim course features interaction of hardware components, basic input/output system (BIOS) functions and the computer operating system to create the most realistic lab simulations ever seen in IT training.

“The virtual reality depicted in these new A+ courses is unprecedented,” said Noel Vallejo, TestOut CEO. “The teaching scenarios are unmatched in providing hands-on IT experience and training for students.”

The lab simulations were designed to teach computer skills including computer installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. As students interact with the virtual hardware and computer components combined in the simulations, they are prompted to practice skills and increase knowledge while receiving immediate feedback and instruction based on their actions.

“LabSim A+ courses are breaking new ground by giving students the unique ability to examine options, diagnose what is needed and verify solutions in a way that escalates and enhances learning,” said Trent Howell, TestOut marketing director. “You have to see it to believe it.”

For a demonstration of LabSim A+ courses, visit

LabSim A+ Practical Applications is the second of two LabSim A+ courses redesigned and rewritten to adhere to CompTIA’s 2009 revision of the A+ exam. The first course, LabSim A+ Essentials, was released by TestOut in January 2010 and prepares students to pass the CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition (Exam 220-701) certification.

The LabSim online labs simulate a physical lab that lets students experiment with realistic, real-world scenarios from their own computer, freely working within a wide variety of virtual environments. In addition to the online labs, the LabSim A+ training suite includes instructor-led videos and practice exams that track back to topics on which students need additional work. In addition, instructors are able to track, evaluate and score every lab exercise and scenario in real time.

For more information on LabSim A+ courses, visit or call 1-800-877-4889.

About TestOut & LabSim

TestOut, the leader in online labs for IT certification training, provides individuals and academic institutions worldwide with practical, hands-on IT experience through its LabSim online labs. Since its founding in 1991, TestOut has helped hundreds of thousands achieve professional IT certifications issued by Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, CompTIA and others. Academic institutions using LabSim include DeVry University, ITT Tech and University of Phoenix. Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro® magazine named TestOut’s LabSim courses a Gold Medal Winner of the 2009 “Editors’ Best Awards” and a Silver Medal Winner of the “2009 Community Choice Awards” in the Best Training & Certification Product or Service category. For more information, visit,, or call 1-800-877-4889.