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QSLive Advantage

The training you need... wherever you are

Training Anywhere

  • Your Home
  • Your Office
  • Your local QS Training Center

Award Winning Training

  • 4x Microsoft Training partner of the year
  • Highest Student Satisfaction Rating
  • Won 23 prestigious Microsoft nation-wide awards

Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • 100% Satisfied or your money back
  • Cancellation Free Schedule
  • Version Upgrade Discount
  • Corporate Resource Guarantee

Real Instructor Interaction

  • Real-time instructor-led training
  • Collaboration and interaction with the instructor and other students
  • Remote hands-on help from the instructor
  • Presentation, demonstrations and Hands-on Labs

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Find out what QSLive can offer you compare to other IT Training Companies.

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Learn From Home
100% Guaranteed to Run Classes Schedule

Guaranteed or your money back!

Real-time Instructor-Led

Simply speak up and ask a question. Our instructors will hear you loud and clear.

Interact with other students

Learn, ask and collaborate with students just like you would in-class.

Hands-On labs in class

In-class labs because you don't need homework.

Small Class

Intimate classrooms with 18 student max.

Live IT Team when you need it

Have a technical issue during class? We've got a dedicated team to help you.

Remote hands-on help from instructor

Can't figure out your problem in class? Our instructors have access to view your work and help you.

World-class Microsoft Lync Training Solution

Because we are leading edge and practice what we teach.

Access to Labs anytime

Access to all of your lab materials 24/7 from your own computer.

What to Expect from QSLive

Take a look to see how QSlive works

The QSLive Setting

QSLive places you virtually in a real-life instructor led classroom and works best with dual monitors

QSLive uses two types of software to deliver the best live online experience: Microsoft Lync Conferencing and Citrix GoToMyPC.

During your class, you will be able to ask questions, get instant feedback from the instructor, and receive hands-on experience through specialized labs in which the instructor can assist you interactively.

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Technical requirements

System Requirements
Component Minimum Requirement
Operating system Windows 7 or Higher
Processor/CPU Dual Core 1.9 GHz processor or higher for Standard Video; Quad Core 2.0 GHz or higher for High Definition
Memory 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM
Graphics hardware 128 MB of graphics memory
Display resolution 1024x768 or Greater
Display While not required, we do wish to note that you will be working with multiple windows and environments during training. Dual-Monitor workstations are strongly encouraged to provide a satisfactory experience.
Telephony Headset with microphone, or equivalent audio device with built-in noise cancellation
Installation and updates User-level installation rights are required
Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in version 4.0 (installed automatically during setup, if not present already)
Additionally, some antivirus providers require exceptions be enabled for full functionality of Lync 2010. Please check with your antivirus software provider.
Supported Browsers Lync Web App Supported Platforms


Network/Bandwidth Requirements

In order for you to have a satisfactory classroom experience, we require a minimum connection capable of a sustained 1024Kbps download speed and a 768Kbps upload speed. Most broadband-type connections are capable of this speed, however some DSL providers may not be able to sustain trasfer rates of this level. A limited network speed test is available on our Test Page; for a fuller test of network capability, please visit Speedtest.net and run their diagnostic.

If you will be connecting to class from behind a firewall, or from a corporate environment, we strongly encourage running GoToMyPC's connection wizard, available Here. Please download the wizard follow the steps outlined Here to test your connectivity to GoToMyPC.

Finally, wireless internet connectivity is strongly discouraged as it will impact the quality of your classroom experience.

What Students say about QSLive

Troy M
I signed up for the PowerShell Scripting Class hoping to gain a solid understanding of the Scripting process. What I got was much more. Richard Oertle included resources that extended beyond the classroom that I will use in my day to day work. Taking the class remotely made it much easier to stay focused since I didn’t have to worry about driving to an unfamiliar place in unpredictable traffic. Moreover, I knew I could keep my usual routine during the class and not have to make special arrangements. Over all this was a very good value and time well spent.
Brett P
The training class was terrific. I attended the class remotely but had the feel of actually being in the classroom with the rest of the students. The mix of materials and labs was well balanced and taught in a way that was easy to understand. It went over important features that most Windows Server 2008 administrators will use day to day. I would recommend this course to other administrators that will be starting to support Windows Server 2008 in the near future.
Mike Infiesto, Kawasaki Motors U.S.A.
(MS-2778 "Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL) provided a thorough introduction to SQL Server and I feel comfortable using SQL Server Management Studio for writing queries after having this class. The Lync online classroom was just like a live classroom, and the instructor was very experienced with SQL server and a presented the topics in an easy to understand way.
Gaynelle C., NVT1
My entire experience with QuickStart was great starting from my initial communication with them to use their services to the knowledgeable instructor during my training session. This is a great concept and I applaud QuickStart for providing such excellent service and making it very cost effective to obtain quality training from the comfort of home. I will most definitely recommend QuickStart as a professional training provider.
Karl W
I was very surprised with the quality of training that I received from QuickStart. I've taken a bunch of other technical classes where I was physically in the classroom and had other students "remote" in. But this was my first experience "remoting" into the classroom and needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised with how well everything worked out. The instructor was very quick to help out and he ensured that I felt that I was actually in the classroom with him and the other students. I would love to take another class via QSLive.
Thomas Fennell, Regina Catholic School Division
I really enjoyed the Lync class I attended. The instructor did a great job in getting the proper, real world information across and did a really good job managing onsite and offsite students in the same class. Probably one of the best online courses I’ve taken.
V. Cooper, NVT1
I 'm the first in our company to take a home based QuickStart class and I must say that I' m impressed with the toolset and technology. Everything worked very well and I was able to keep up with the the members in the physical classroom without problem.
My experience with QuickStart was quite satisfying. At first, I truly wondered if I would gain the same level of training experience in a remote training environment and needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to observe the instructor and other students in the class which made it appear seamless. It was more than just a web conference. I was able to ask questions and have the instructor assist at my computer as if I were physically in the classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get about training via QSLive.

Is there a price difference for a QSLive class?

The costs to deliver a QSLive class are higher today than a regular class; however we do not charge a premium for QSLive classes so that we can continue to provide services that meet the needs of IT professionals and developers.


Will I be able to see the instructor?

Each classroom is outfitted with a webcam. Instructors use the camera throughout the duration of your class.


What if I have a question?

Simply ask a question as you would in a regular class. Microsoft Lync allows every person to connect all of the remote students to the classroom.


What happens if I get stuck in a lab?

Just ask for help like in a regular class. The instructor is able to see your screen and can take over your mouse and keyboard to help you, if necessary.


Can I take training from my home or office?

Yes, you can take QSLive from home, work, or a nearby QuickStart Intelligence facility or partner location.


What if I don't like the class?

If you do not feel that you are experiencing the same quality of learning that you have come to expect from our classes, simply notify your Account Representative by noon of the first day and return your courseware materials for a full refund. And, as always, we guarantee your training experience with our free retake policy.


How is this different from a web seminar (webinar)?

In a web seminar, you just listen and watch an instructor presentation. You have no hands-on component. In many webinars, you can't ask questions except for writing chat messages. In a QSLive session you have hands-on access to software for labs and can ask questions freely over the phone.


How is QSLive different from other "on-line" web-delivered computer classes?

You may have participated in a web-based class where the instructor presents to a group in a web seminar fashion. Sometimes called "synchronous" training, the "on-line" component of the class is when everyone is connected to the instructor presentation. This live lecture will go on for up to 3 hours with very little doing or interaction on your part. During these sessions, an instructor can present to 30 or 40 students because it is mostly one-way communication. Then after the lecture, students schedule lab time where they can access servers that have the course software loaded. During the lab time students work independently. They can e-mail the instructor if they have questions or problems during the labs.

In contrast to other blended solutions, our remote students experience a flow of interaction that is exactly like a regular class. You listen to and watch the instructor. Then you experiment and practice with the software. If you get stuck on a lab, you can ask for help right then by talking; not by sending an email. You don't have to schedule time for labs - the labs take place while you are in the class.


Do people take a second class in this format?

For most people, QSLive is a great solution. We've worked to put the best conferencing technology in place so that you will see very little difference between QSLive and a course that has the instructor present in the same classroom. In 2011 we conducted a survey of QSLive participants and asked them if they would take another course in that format. Over 92% said that they would take another QSLive course. Today we boast of some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings for our QSLive collaborative distance learning.


What are the technical requirements to attend classes from home or work?

System Requirements
Component Minimum Requirement
Operating system Windows 7 or Higher
Supported Operating System and Browser Combinations Lync Web App Supported Platforms
Processor/CPU Dual Core 1.9 GHz processor or higher for Standard Video; Quad Core 2.0 GHz or higher for High Definition
Memory 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM
Graphics hardware 128 MB of graphics memory
Display resolution 1024x768 or Greater
Display While not required, we do wish to note that you will be working with multiple windows and environments during training. Dual-Monitor workstations are strongly encouraged to provide a satisfactory experience.
Telephony Headset with microphone, or equivalent audio device with built-in noise cancellation
Installation and updates User-level installation rights are required
Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in version 4.0 (installed automatically during setup, if not present already)
Additionally, some antivirus providers require exceptions be enabled for full functionality of Lync 2010. Please check with your antivirus software provider.


Click here to test your connection.

Network/Bandwidth Requirements

In order for you to have a satisfactory classroom experience, we require a minimum connection capable of a sustained 1024Kbps download speed and a 768Kbps upload speed. Most broadband-type connections are capable of this speed, however some DSL providers may not be able to sustain trasfer rates of this level. A limited network speed test is available on our Test Page; for a fuller test of network capability, please visit Speedtest.net and run their diagnostic.

If you will be connecting to class from behind a firewall, or from a corporate environment, we strongly encourage running GoToMyPC's connection wizard, available Here. Please download the wizard follow the steps outlined Here to test your connectivity to GoToMyPC.

Finally, wireless internet connectivity is strongly discouraged as it will impact the quality of your classroom experience.