The eLearning Library now comes free with every PTC software subscription license. You don't have to purchase anything separately, it's included. All versions of the training is in this library and watching the old versions can be extremely beneficial. Why? Well, in 1996 when Arbortext was first released, having a GUI application for XML and XML publishing in commercial spaces was relatively new. Not everyone understood why you'd do it or how it worked. Later, when DITA was new, Arbortext training included that training as inherently part of basic training as well. Now, in 2019, we take a lot of that basic information for granted, and, when they updated the training over the years, they stopped explaining the detailed basics that was part of the general awareness. Or, as we say in our training, "stop stating the obvious and tell people only what they need to know." And they did. However, if you're curious about those nitty gritty details, that learning is still in the library waiting for you to watch it. Sure, the UI has changed over the years, but the foundation of XML technology is the same as it ever was. It's just expanded to more spaces.
Updated: 2013 - the free trial is no longer available
If you don't already have a license for PTC's eLearning library, you can try out the service for free for 30-days. We always recommend that our customers get at least one copy. It's inexpensive, and gives you hundreds of hours of video -- recorded copies of the certified courses along with course materials (and tests!) You can watch the material as often as you want. You even get upgraded materials and courseware as long as you're on active maintenance for the eLearning library.
And you never even need to leave your office.
The courses are broken down into 1-hour segments, so you can watch at your convenience and interleave your learning with your work.
It's a great resource if you're an Arbortext user or developer. Topics span the gamut: from getting started to advanced topics. It's easy to get started, pick up a new skill, and apply it right away.
The full library has over 6000 hours of online training courses available at your fingertips.
- Globally available 24/7/365
- Short, easy to absorb modules get you what you need quickly
- Powered by PTC University Precision LMS - our robust learning management system
- Available for your favorite PTC products, such as Creo, Creo Elements/Direct, Mathcad, Windchill & Windchill Quality Solutions, and Arbortext
If you're interested in trying it out, pop on over to the sign-up page: (No longer available).
And when you've finished your lecture courses and need to talk to your TA, head on over to the Advisory Line to get your questions answered. That's what it's for; because, after all, you can't ask questions of a video. If you're already an Advisory line subscriber, you might find your answer in our membership forums and application engineer database. We've got lots of articles that augment the training material already there. And, if you're not already a member, sign up!