What is Virtual Lab-based Training?

Virtual Lab Based Training is training where learners are provided access to a virtual machine where they can have hands-on experience installing, configuring, and interacting with software. Learners interact with the virtual machines remotely via browser-based access making it an inexpensive and safe environment for them to practice and learn.
ALT – NetExam integrated virtual lab from CloudShare.
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Virtual Labs for Channel Partner Training

If you are training your Channel Partners, Resellers, Certified Agents, etc in software, virtual lab-based training is a great option to provide hands-on experience to learners. You will want to make sure that your Channel Partners, Resellers, or Certified Agents have sufficient hands-on experience before they represent you in sales or service.
Title/Alt Text – The screenshot shows a Channel Partner learner accessing the LibreOffice Spreadsheet program running on a virtual machine hosted by Cloud Share.

NetExam Support for Virtual Labs

NetExam has built-in support for Virtual Labs for on-demand training, instructor-led training, and testing.

Virtual Labs for On Demand Training

Add Virtual Labs exercises to on-demand NetExam courses so that the learners can practice what they learned. You can make the Virtual Labs exercise a mandatory component to receive course completion.

Virtual Labs for Instructor Led Training

NetExam supports virtual labs of scheduled instructor-led training sessions. Instead of having to ship pre-configured workstations or ask class participants to configure their own machines, instructors can automate the scheduling of virtual labs to be created at the time the class starts. Instructors can supply or select a “template” virtual machine which will be replicated for each class participant. These virtual machines can be configured to be automatically de-commissioned after the class is over.

Testing with Virtual Labs

Testing is another popular application of Virtual Labs in training. Learners are required to carry out a hands-on task on the virtual machine in a given time frame. NetExam will then save the state of the virtual machine and test if the learner has successfully completed the assigned task. The learner will be assigned a grade based on their performance.

NetExam Integrated Virtual Lab Providers

NetExam supports Virtual Labs from CloudShare, Spektra Systems CloudLabs, SkyTap, AzureLabs, and Oracle OCI Labs (formerly Ravello). If you are a Virtual Lab provider that would like to integrate with NetExam, please contact us via

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