The GoldSim Technology Group offers training options for both beginning and experienced GoldSim users. Training options include:
Free Self-Paced Online Training Course
This free, self-paced course is intended to provide you with an introduction to probabilistic, dynamic simulation, specifically focusing on the use of the GoldSim software tool. This Course covers all the key features of GoldSim required for you to start building complex models. Although the Course was primarily designed for those who are new to GoldSim, existing GoldSim users are also likely to find many parts of the Course to be of value.
This is a “hands-on” course. That is, while you are taking it, you are expected to simultaneously use the software (i.e., with this Course on one side of the screen and GoldSim on the other). Throughout the course, we use almost 60 simple Exercises and Examples to help you learn how to use the software. Moreover, the course is linked throughout to a web-based version of the Help system, so you can immediately dive into reference documentation to explore any topic in more detail.
When this GoldSim course is taught in person, it typically requires two (intensive) days (16 hours). However, this online course actually covers the material in significantly greater detail, so it will likely take up to three or four days to complete.The course is organized into Units and Lessons, so you can easily take the course at your own pace (and if you register, the site will remember where you left off).
Custom On-Site Training
We can also provide customized on-site training workshops. We come to a location of your choosing and deliver a training workshop customized for the needs of your users. With multiple attendees, an on-site custom course is likely to save you time and money, and the content will be customized for your users.
Typically, rather than teaching basic GoldSim skills, the on-site training is intended to assist you with either a specific modeling application, or with learning one of the GoldSim extension modules (e.g., the CT Module or the RL Module). If your goal is to simply learn the basics of GoldSim, the online course (discussed above) is the best option (it is free, and covers the material in more detail than can be done in person).
Note: Attendees are expected to bring their own laptop computers to all training workshops. We provide temporary GoldSim licenses, but do not provide computers.
The cost for on-site training varies depending on the location (and hence travel time and expense) and duration. Please contact us for a quote.
Note: When you first purchase GoldSim, you have an opportunity to purchase a Quick Start Package. The Quick Start Package provides training at a discounted rate.
Another training alternative is web-based training.
When you purchase GoldSim, you are entitled to a free one hour, live web-based training session in which one of our analysts provides an interactive training session via the Internet and telephone. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this free training.
We can also provide more extensive web-based training as part of an advanced technical support contract.
During a web-based training session, the GoldSim specialist shares his or her desktop with you so you can view it through your Internet browser (using GoToMeeting), while speaking on the phone.
Web-based training is effective for short, focused training sessions (4 hours or less), but is not recommended for full training workshops (2 or 3 days).
GoldSim also maintains relationships with some of our most experienced customers who themselves can provided training. The Certified GoldSim Training Providers provide yet another training alternative.