XtremeLabs LLC Joins IMS Global Learning Consortium


Market leader expands support for open technology standards for teaching and learning

XtremeLabs LLC, a leading provider of hands-on labs for training, examinations and certifications is now a Contributing Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world’s leading education and learning technology standards consortium.

“The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability Standard® (LTI®) has been a key driver of growth for XtremeLabs by enabling easy access from virtual learning environments and learning management systems to our hands-on labs.  We are already working on adopting other IMS standards and specifications such as Learning Resource Metadata and Open Badges.  As Contributing Member we’ll be able to accelerate our adoption and participate in the future of these standards” said John Fontaine, the Chief Technology Officer of XtremeLabs.

“IMS Global members are leaders in accelerating innovation in educational technology to transform the learning experience,” said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “We are delighted that XtremeLabs will be joining IMS as a Contributing Member, demonstrating a commitment to the collaboration needed to grow a successful, interoperable standards-based ecosystem that supports better learning outcomes.”

XtremeLabs was recently selected to join Training Industry 2019 Watch List of Training Delivery companies and received 4 IBA Stevie Awards in the Workforce Readiness and Computer Products category.  These accolades coincide with XtremeLabs’ thought leadership in defining the Hands-On Online Learning and Workforce readiness category; reimagining the customer experience and achieving industry leading Net Promotor Score® and continuous innovation in our product platform.


About XtremeLabs LLC

XtremeLabs provides technology products and services to support employability, workforce development and training. XtremeLabs provides hands-on labs for training, examinations and certifications.  XtremeLabs has over 9000 hands-on labs that cover subjects such as coding, security, data science, machine learning, networking. and other technologies. Our labs are available in over 10 different languages including German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic.

XtremeLabs Partners with GreenBridge Computing!

Redmond, Washington – XtremeLabs and GreenBridge Computing are partnering to provide low cost green computing solutions to training businesses, academic institutions and technology companies.

GreenBridge Computing has developed GreenZero™ a secure, low-cost, low-maintenance and high-performance computing end point that has been deployed at hundreds of locations around the world.   XtremeLabs Hands On Learning Labs for Training and Examination are optimized to work with the GreenZero™ endpoint.

K-12 Districts and Higher Education institutions, Professional Training Companies, Examination Centers and Learning and Development groups at enterprises can now have a one stop, low cost solution for modernization of hardware and software in their training facilities.

The GreenZero™ units are available for purchase or via monthly subscriptions.  XtremeLabs will also be offering on-demand kits of 10, 20 and 50 seats available as rentals to support special training, testing and demonstrations events at conferences and trade shows.

“We want to remove as many barriers as possible to learners getting access to great hands-on training,” said Ahmar Abbas, CEO of XtremeLabs. “Our partnership with GreenBridge brings best in class computing, with lowest total cost of ownership in the hands of training companies, academic institutions and enterprises”.

A fully supported 25 seat training center that utilizes XtremeLabs packaged kits will cost $29 per seat / month, saving more than 60% when compared to existing solutions.  In addition, customers will receive discounted pricing on all XtremeLabs Hands On Learning Labs and Training products.

“Deploying and managing hardware and software is painful and expensive for training entities – particularly for organizations still facing Windows 7 end of support in 2020,” said David Yunger, Founder and CEO, GreenBridge Computing. “GreenZero’s disruptive technology delivers a Windows 10 experience for each user – at 60% reduced cost — while entirely eliminating costly, cumbersome conventional virtualization licensing expenses.

XtremeLabs is a strategic partner for us, given their global reach of 1,200+ training centers and nearly 5 million labs hosted.  Their unique expertise as the engine powering Microsoft’s learning delivery, including Microsoft Official Curriculum, edX, and performance-based skills validation, give us confidence as we advance our vision to empower millions of learners for tomorrow’s jobs.”

XtremeLabs LLC will be available at the TICE 2019, being held at the Raleigh, NC July 17-19 in booth 21.

GreenBridge Computing drives profitability via innovative technology. Hardware costs are cut in less than half – with increased security and manageability – while eliminating virtualization licensing fees. Founded in 2011, the company introduced the world’s first sub-$200 Windows PC, and today delights clients in more than 30 countries. As a triple-bottom-line social enterprise, GreenBridge delivers value to its shareholders, communities, and planet earth by reducing energy use by up to 90% – and donating to schools in low-income neighborhoods around the globe. You can learn more about our mission at http://greenbridge.tech

XtremeLabs Partners with Mercury Learning and Information

XtremeLabs Partners with Mercury Learning and Information for Digital Online Labs and Courseware

Redmond, Washington – XtremeLabs and Mercury Learning and Information are partnering to provide authors of technical books with online learning labs and courseware to supplement their digital and print content.

Mercury Learning and Information is a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) print and digital content. In partnership with XtremeLabs, authors will be able to add a rich, hands-on learning experience to their content. The XtremeLabs online learning labs platform allows learners to get hands-on experience with systems and tools. For example, authors developing content related to coding can provide access to an integrated development environment, code snippets and exercises through XtremeLabs web browser-based platform.

“As publishers we are always looking to provide the best digital solutions to our authors,” said David Pallai, CEO of Mercury Learning and Information. “Our authors will have another digital avenue to enhance their content.”

XtremeLabs online labs platform integrates with all standards-based learning management platforms such as Blackboard, Instructure, Open edX, and Moodle that are commonly used in educational institutions. Authors will now be able to seamlessly extend their content for use in academic courses.

“Publishing is going through an aggressive digital transformation,” said Ahmar Abbas, CEO of XtremeLabs. “We are excited to be working with Mercury Learning and Information to enhance their digital offerings.”

XtremeLabs LLC and Mercury Learning and Information will be available at the Book Expo 2019, being held at the Javits Center in New York City, May 29-31, 2019.

Please contact Domieh.Daoud@www.xtremelabs.io to schedule an appointment.

About XtremeLabs
XtremeLabs provides technology products and services to support employability, workforce development and training. XtremeLabs provides hands-on labs for training, examinations and certifications. XtremeLabs has over 9000 hands-on labs that cover subjects such as coding, security, data science, machine learning, networking. and other technologies. Our labs are available in over 10 different languages including German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic.

About Mercury Learning and Information
Mercury Learning and Information provides print and digital content in the areas of science and medicine, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) designed for the professional/reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. We embrace both traditional and innovative publishing models designed to accommodate the needs of the intended audience by using the appropriate delivery methods. For more information

XtremeLabs is now an EC-Council Partner!

XtremeLabs is now an authorized EC-Council Partner. Whether your looking to get certified or your trying to stay compliant with the DoD 8570.1 directive, XtremeLabs has the right course for you! Check out our training courses now!

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XtremeLabs Partners with Grandmasters!

[Vienna, VA, March 18, 2019] XtremeLabs has partnered with Grandmasters, a leader in performance Based Testing Development. Through our XtremeLabs Examination and Certification (XEC) product we have been able to score over 200,000 tasks across 50+ Technology platforms. In the past 12 months alone, XtremeLabs has scored 90,000 hours of student sessions. The XEC product allows proctors, instructors and other training experts to monitor and receive real-time results of the learners in the lab environment. Testing environments provided are easy to use and provide real-time exercises exploiting on newly-acquired skillsets.  The XEC product provides a stress-free testing design to ease testing anxiety and facilitate a rapid course retention. Assessment environments can be adapted to native languages which has allowed XtremeLabs to deliver Performance Based Testing in over 150 countries. This week our XEC team in attending the ATP Innovation in Testing 2019 conference in Orlando, FL. Stop by booth #302 to see a demo.

For more than 12 years, XtremeLabs, with its global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, has provided IT training environments for Fortune 500 companies and organizations of any size that wish to not only keep their employees on top of the latest technologies but want to increase retention, job satisfaction & spawn innovative ideas to advance the business. With a library of more than 900 IT lab environments covering industry standards and custom courses, XtremeLabs provides worldwide accessibility  to training spanning multiple languages including Russian, Chinese, German, Japanese and English. Currently, students and classes have experienced the benefits of XtremeLabs in more than 150 countries.

GrandMasters provides certification exam development and assessment services to Fortune 500 companies, prominent universities and colleges, as well as clinical, occupational, and licensure programs. Our services include: content development, subject matter expert recruiting, psychometric services, courseware development, learning services, and program management. GrandMasters provides high-quality deliverables and cost-effective solutions.