National Instruments Helps Engineers Improve Technical Skills

National Instruments Helps Engineers Improve Technical Skills by Expanding Live Instructor-Led Online Training Offering
More Engineers Can Participate in New Interactive NI Training Courses Without Leaving Their Desks


May 13, 2009 – National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) has announced an expansion of live instructor-led online training that provides more product training courses in more locations, giving even more engineers the opportunity to participate in interactive, instructor-led training without requiring them to travel or leave their desks. To broaden the NI training offering and to provide more flexible options for NI customers working to improve their technical skills, instructor-led online training is now available in Europe in addition to the United States and Canada. Engineers can participate in live online training for National Instruments LabVIEW software as well as NI TestStand, DIAdem, LabWindows™/CVI, Multisim and Ultiboard software.


“Online training courses make it easier for engineers to receive training from NI and add new skills that increase their competitive advantage in today’s marketplace,” said John Pasquarette, Vice President of Product Marketing for Software at National Instruments. “Because these instructor-led, interactive training courses are available in half-day instalments, participants can take part in the courses from their desks, saving travel costs and time away from the office. With instructor-led online courses, it’s easier than ever to work toward LabVIEW certification.”


Using Internet chat or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), participants interact in real time with the instructor during live online training courses. With the recent European expansion, instructor-led online training is now offered to European customers in Italian, French, Spanish and German in addition to English. Identical in coursework to NI regional training courses, instructor-led online training gives participants remote access to hardware and software. Before the training begins, the course manual, complete with exercises for download before the course, is available for participants. They also receive a recording of the actual session after the class concludes.


Engineers with NI Training and Certification membership have access to unlimited regional and online training courses and certifications for one year at one low price. For engineers who require only a limited number of courses in a shorter period of time, a six-month membership is also available. Using knowledge gained through NI training, engineers and scientists can take exams to confirm their technical growth and skills. Achieving certification through exams helps engineers and scientists differentiate themselves, and offers employees a highly credible way to identify job candidates with pertinent skills, select current employees for promotions and pinpoint tasks to outsource.


In 2008, 25,000 users worldwide were trained through the NI Training and Certification program.  To learn more about NI Training and Certification, including membership details and specific course offerings in your area and online, visit www.ni.com/training.


About National Instruments
National Instruments (www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,000 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 10 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing nati@ni.com or visiting www.ni.com/nati.


CVI, DIAdem, LabVIEW, Multisim, National Instruments, NI, ni.com, NI TestStand, and Ultiboard are trademarks of National Instruments. The mark LabWindows is used under a license from Microsoft Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.


For More Information
Contact NI Tel : (01635) 523545  Fax : (01635) 523154  e-mail : info.uk@ni.com  Web:www.ni.com/uk


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