Effective Training Inc. and the ETI Learning Centering Center
Who is the
man behind Effective Training?
Known as the "Doctor of Dimensioning," Alex Krulikowski
is a noted educator, author, and expert on Geometric Dimensioning
and Tolerancing (GD&T). As a design manager with one of the
world's largest manufacturing corporations, he gained more than
30 years of industrial experience putting GD&T to practical
use on the shop floor.
Alex has a degree in industrial vocational education from Eastern
Michigan University. He is the prolific author of several books
on GD&T. Alex has taught GD&T to more than 60,000 through
his classroom seminars alone, and to countless others through his
books, videos, and computer based training program. Alex's appeal
lies in his encyclopedic knowledge of geometric tolerancing, which
he imparts in an accessible, down to earth manner.
Does he belong
to any professional organizations?
Alex is a member
of the following organizations:
Committees on Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
American Society for Quality Control
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME Y14.5 Committee on Dimensioning and Tolerancing
ASME Y14.41 Committee on Solid Model Tolerancing (past chairman)
has Alex done?
Alex frequently speaks at engineering, educational, and designing
conferences and his articles appear regularly in trade magazines.
He is the founder and president of Effective Training Inc.
Why should I
choose Effective Training's ETI Learning Centering Center?
courses give the best training available with competitive
the courses were created by Alex Krulikowski, who has
30 years of industrial experience.
workshops in locations around the world. We do everything
from a corporate training program to a single workshop
for small organizations.
||ETI is owned
and operated by Alex Krulikowski, a recognized expert
in the field of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
Alex deals with the tolerancing issues of “real world”
GD&T on a daily basis, and he is a member of several
national and international standards committees.
corporations and hundreds of colleges have adopted our
materials as the best in the field.
||We use a
proven method for GD&T training: a set of goals and
objectives keeps the training focused on the material
that is most important.
comprehension is tested at the end of the course, allowing
them the opportunity to see which topics they understand
and which need more work.
we are a world-wide company, we aren't too big to care.
We care about our customers and their success with our
products and services.
||We have a
full line of materials that can be used as on-the-job
reference materials after the training is complete.
there any newsgroups or message boards with GD&T topics?
Our ETI Discussion Forum has postings
on ETI's products, GD&T, tolerance analysis, and other GD&T-related
topics. Visit the Discussion
Board for more information.
any regular online GD&T publications?
ETImail is a
regular online publication devoted to Geometric Dimensioning &
Tolerancing. Each edition features a host of GD&T resources
and links, as well as dimensioning tips by noted GD&T author
and ETI founder, Alex Krulikowski.
I am looking
for a resource that includes technical drawings based on ISO standards.
Technical Drawings, Vol 1 is a valuable resource that
contains hundreds of drawings based on ISO standards. The technical
drawings section contains over 25 drawings, with another 25+ drawings
in the mechanical drawings section.
The book is
in an obscure location on the Global
Engineering Documents website. The exact link to it is:
Drawings, Volume I: Technical Drawings in General - Mechanical Engineering
Drawings - Construction Drawings
I get up-to-date information on GD&T current events?
the ETI Tech Calendar
to stay up to date on the latest industry news.
I find information about ASME Y14.5.2- Geometric Dimensioning and
Tolerancing Professional Certification?
page has information about Certification of Geometric Dimensioning
& Tolerancing Professionals (GDTP).
of computer do I need?
The following requirements should be met:
monitor at 800x600 or higher, 16- or 32-bit resolution
To hear any
accompanying audio, you will also need a sound card and speakers.
How do I
check my system settings?
find the speed of your processor and how much RAM you have:
Click Start and go to "Settings." Select "Control
Panel." In the window that appears, select the "System"
icon. Under the appropriate tabs, you will find details about
the operating system (OS), the speed of your processor and how
much RAM you have.
To check the settings for
on an empty space anywhere on the desktop. Click on "Properties."
Select the tab titled "Settings." Under Colors"
and "Screen Area" you will can check the settings
for your monitor.
You will need 56 Kbps modem or faster and an ISP (Internet
Service Provider). A good resource for finding an ISP is http://thelist.internet.com.
Can I use
any browser to access ETI Learning Centering Center courses?
ETI Learning Centering Center requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or
higher. Netscape Navigator, Safari, Firefox, and Opera browsers
do not function properly. To download Internet
What is the
Adobe Flash Player?
Player displays web content in your browser. With the Flash
Player, your browser can display animation, audio, and interactive
course material. To
What is Adobe
Reader lets you download, view and print Adobe Portable Document
Format (PDF) files. In order to read assignments, you will need
Adobe Acrobat Reader. To
Logging On and Taking Courses
will I have access to my online GD&T training course?
Your course starts the same day your order is processed. Once you've registered, access information
is also included in your class confirmation email.
What is a
ID is emailed to you with your registration confirmation. Use this
ID when you log-on.
How do I
Registered students may enter a course from the "Log On"
menu button found on the left side of the screen.
Do I need
any special software to take a course?
Learning Center classes require Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
or higher, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Links to these free downloads can be found on our Software
How do I
recover a forgotten password?
link to access forgotten password information is available on the
log on page. Enter your student ID or your email address to receive
your account information by email.
the browser back button work?
Throughout the course, when entering information or navigating
through the interface, you may only proceed by clicking the appropriate
button. The browser back button and the enter key are not functional
once logged onto a course.
new to the internet -- can I use online learning?
Yes. We design our courses to be interactive and user-friendly.
Also, there are many resources available to assist you. Visit our
Resources page to find out more.
learning the same thing as independent or self-paced study?
Our online courses
offer independent, self-paced study that mirrors the traditional
classroom. The courses are highly interactive, provide instant lesson
feedback, and offer quizzes that reinforce the material. The fundamentals
of GD&T lessons contain audio narration, geometric control application
and inspection examples, and a full glossary of GD&T terms.
practice exercises and quizzes, and students needing extra GD&T
support can access our Discussion Board.
How do I
You may register by phone or online. Visit our registration
page to see your registration options.
You can register
online any time. Register by phone during normal business hours.
after I register?
You will receive
an email confirmation that includes your UserID (that's the name
you'll use to log on to your class session), and a password. Use
these to access your course. You must begin your course within 90 days after registration.
my payment options?
Students may pay by purchase order or credit card. We accept
Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Visit our Registration
page to view registration details.
Can I receive
a refund after I have started a class?
be given for the Fundamentals of GD&T complete course within
60 days of registration; however, once a student has completed the
first lesson, there will be no refund given. ETI will provide an individual
or employer with prorated credits to be used for other training
at the ETI Learning Center. Please see
Policy for more information.
the information you collect and my privacy?
ETI Learning Center is committed to protecting your privacy.
ETI Learning Center does not sell or rent your personal information