ETI Learning Centering Center
Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about ETI or web-based training? Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions. Please contact ETI to answer any further questions you may have.

Effective Training Inc. and the ETI Learning Centering Center

GD&T Resources

Hardware and Software Requirements

Logging On and Taking Online Courses

Online Learning


Registration, Payments, Refund Policy

 

About 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.

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What are his qualifications?
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.

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Does he belong to any professional organizations?
Alex is a member of the following organizations:

National 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)

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What else 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.

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Why should I choose Effective Training's ETI Learning Centering Center?

Competitive Rates ETI's online courses give the best training available with competitive prices.
Industrial Experience All of the courses were created by Alex Krulikowski, who has 30 years of industrial experience.
ETI's Track Record ETI teaches workshops in locations around the world. We do everything from a corporate training program to a single workshop for small organizations. 
Standards Expertise 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.
Widely-Used Materials Many large corporations and hundreds of colleges have adopted our materials as the best in the field.
Proven Training Method 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. 
Measurable Results Student comprehension is tested at the end of the course, allowing them the opportunity to see which topics they understand and which need more work.
Outstanding Customer Service Even though 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.
On-The-Job Reference Tools We have a full line of materials that can be used as on-the-job reference materials after the training is complete.

About GD&T Resources

Are 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.

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Are there 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.

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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:
Technical Drawings, Volume I: Technical Drawings in General - Mechanical Engineering Drawings - Construction Drawings

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Where can I get up-to-date information on GD&T current events?
Visit the ETI Tech Calendar to stay up to date on the latest industry news.

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Where can I find information about ASME Y14.5.2- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional Certification?
The
etinews.com GD&T Certification page has information about Certification of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Professionals (GDTP).

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About Hardware/Software Requirements

What kind of computer do I need?
The following requirements should be met:

Operating System: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP
Web Browser: IE 5.5/6.0/7
Monitor: SVGA monitor at 800x600 or higher, 16- or 32-bit resolution

To hear any accompanying audio, you will also need a sound card and speakers.

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How do I check my system settings?

To 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
your monitor:
Right-click 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.

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What about internet access?
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.

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Can I use any browser to access ETI Learning Centering Center courses?
The 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 Explorer, click here.

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What is the Adobe Flash Player?
The Flash Player displays web content in your browser. With the Flash Player, your browser can display animation, audio, and interactive course material. To download the Flash Player, click here.

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What is Adobe Acrobat Reader?
Adobe Acrobat 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 download Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.

About Logging On and Taking Courses

How long 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.

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What is a student ID?
Your Student ID is emailed to you with your registration confirmation. Use this ID when you log-on.

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How do I log-on?
Registered students may enter a course from the "Log On" menu button found on the left side of the screen.

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Do I need any special software to take a course?
ETI 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 Downloads page.

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How do I recover a forgotten password?
A 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.

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Why doesn't 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.

About Online Learning

I'm relatively 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.

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Is online 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.

Courses contain practice exercises and quizzes, and students needing extra GD&T support can access our Discussion Board.

About Registration/Payment

How do I register?
You may register by phone or online. Visit our registration page to see your registration options.

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When can I register?
You can register online any time. Register by phone during normal business hours.

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What happens 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.

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What are 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.

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Can I receive a refund after I have started a class?
Refunds will 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 our Registration and Refund Policy for more information.

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What about 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 to anyone. To view our privacy policy in its entirety, click here.

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