What is Virtual Training?
Virtual Training is an online interactive training class. The training is conducted using Microsoft LiveMeeting and uses a conference call to communicate with a live trainer. We have two options available for virtual training – Public Virtual Training and Private Virtual Training.
Is Virtual Training any different from the online training done in the past?
Public Virtual training is the new format – these courses are available for the public to register online. Classes are kept to a maximum of 6 attendees per class. The online training done in the past is still available and is our Private Virtual training. In the Private Training, courses are set up one-on-one with an ARGUS Valuation - DCF consultant.
Can I still get one-on-one training?
Yes. We still offer one-on-one training in the Private Virtual training format.
How are the public virtual classes structured?
The classes are interactive training with up to six attendees. The instructor will guide you through the program providing examples along the way. Throughout the training, you may ask questions just as if you were in a normal classroom setting.
How is a private virtual class structured?
Private virtual classes are interactive with usually one student. More than one student may also participate for $50 per additional student. Private training offers more one-on-one time and the ability to ask more customized questions.
I don’t need all of these modules. Can I just take one or two?
Yes. You may take one or more as you need them. You may also mix it up between Public and Private Virtual Training.
Does this replace the Public Classroom Training?
No. While the classes will cover some of the same material, our most comprehensive public training is conducted in the classroom at this time.
Are there more modules offered than what is listed?
We are continually adding to our library of virtual training. Please check back often.
Do I need to own a copy of the software to take virtual training?
No. You will be able to use the instructor’s copy of the software during the class.
Will I receive any materials in virtual training?
Yes. An email with a file will be sent the day of the training class. The trainer will walk through the software using this documentation.
How do I sign up and when can I take the Public Virtual classes?
Go to www.argussoftware.com/education/publictraining/default.aspx to learn more about the classes, see a class schedule, and to register for the Public Virtual Training classes. You must register for each class individually, but you don’t have to take all four modules in the same week. You may spread them out if you wish.
Do I have to take them in order?
No, but we recommend that you take them in order. The classes start off very basic and grow in difficulty. So if you have not taken one of the earlier classes, you may miss something that is crucial in the later classes. The recommended order of Virtual Classes is Basic Property Set-up, Yield Menu and Reports, Rent Roll and Detailed Reimbursement Methods.
Once I have signed up, then what?
For each module you register for, you will receive a confirmation email noting the time and date of the Virtual Training. The email will also contain a Microsoft LiveMeeting link which you will use to connect to the meeting. As you enter the meeting, you will be instructed to dial in to a conference call.