XtremeLabs Solution for Azure Pass Suspension

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, Microsoft is prioritizing Azure capacity to support those most in need (more information here) and has deprioritized access to free Azure subscriptions via Azure Passes.

This change immediately impacts digital hands-on online labs associated with many popular courses (list here) that are dependent on having Azure access. Some courses require Azure access for all lab modules, while others may need it for some of the lab modules.   We are fortunate at XtremeLabs to have launched Azure labs using our credentialing technology back in September of 2016. It has been continuously in use to support our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Microsoft labs.

The engineering and development team at XtremeLabs worked over the weekend to evaluate the MOC and M-ILT courses that require Azure passes. We will start rolling out versions of courses that do not need Azure passes but will work using our existing Azure credentialing solution. They will be going live in the Courseware Marketplace starting this week.

We want to invite you to a 30-minute webinar to learn more about our solution, implementation progress and how you can integrate it in your training delivery. You can register here .

As Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” The team at XtremeLabs is here to support our community of learners, instructors, and partners as we discover fantastic opportunities in these unprecedented times!

XtremeLabs Builds AWS Labs for Wiley

XtremeLabs Delivers Virtual Hands-On Technology Labs on Wiley’s Efficient Learning Exam Prep Platform

New Partnership with XtremeLabs Reinforces Wiley’s Commitment to Boost Employability Across High-Demand Careers

REDMOND, Wash. – March 13, 2020 – XtremeLabs, LLC, a provider of hands-on virtual labs for learning organizations and individual learners, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced today a new partnership that will bring easily accessible, virtual hands-on labs to learners as they prepare to take their certification exams.

Wiley launched the XtremeLabs AWS Certified Solutions Architect virtual lab on its Wiley Efficient Learning platform on February 4, 2020. This is the first of several upcoming collaborations between the two companies for Wiley’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) course and study materials so that learners pursuing cloud technology exam prep and certification have another way to learn and practice their skills. The Wiley Efficient Learning online methodology is built around a “bite-sized” content framework, leveraging text, video, and multimedia elements, including the hands-on learning labs built by XtremeLabs.

“We are excited to launch our portfolio of AWS Virtual Learning Labs on the Wiley Efficient Learning Platform,” says Ahmar Abbas, CEO of XtremeLabs LLC. “There is tremendous demand for skilled talent with expertise in cloud and cloud services, and we are excited to work with the team at Wiley to prepare the next generation workforce.”

“Our partnership with XtremeLabs allows our learners to not only practice the knowledge they’ve gained in our AWS courses for their exams, but also acquire practical applications of that knowledge for their future careers,” says Dan Wood, Vice President, Wiley Efficient Learning. “Especially among technology industries facing massive skills gaps, it’s more important than ever to provide real-world experience alongside test prep resources.”

XtremeLabs was recently selected to join Training Industry 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.


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.  For more information visit https://xtremelabs.io.


Wiley drives the world forward with research and education.  Through publishing, platforms and services, we help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to all of our stakeholders. The Company’s website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

XtremeLabs Expands Hands-On Labs Offerings to Include Popular VMware Labs

We are excited to announce our new VMware labs are now available to you. XtremeLabs has added 16 popular VMware labs to our lab’s portfolio. Other VMware labs not listed here can be requested or even customized as needed. Our VMware labs support a rich set of features including classroom setup, instructor sharing, and deep learner analytics to deliver the best outcomes for training and learning.

    1. VMware Horizon: Install, Configure, Manage
    2. VMware vSphere: Fast Track
    3. VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale
    4. VMware vSphere: What’s New 5.5 to 6.7
    5. VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators
    6. VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy & Manage
    7. Horizon: Design and Deploy
    8. VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop
    9. VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage
    10. VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage
    11. VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage
    12. VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage
    13. VMware NSX-T Data Center: Troubleshooting and Operations
    14. VMware Integrated OpenStack
    15. VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage
    16. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage

For any questions or to purchase these labs contact our Sales Team!

XtremeLabs Launches TensorFlow Hands on Labs

XtremeLabs has partnered with Mercury Learning & Information to offer new content/labs covering TensorFlow technologies.


TensorFlow is an end-to-end open course machine learning platform. The course/lab is an introduction to core features in TensorFlow. According to a report released by GitHub, TensorFlow is ranked number 5 of the top and trending open source projects on GitHub for 2019. Over 9900 contributions have been made to TensorFlow in the last year and over 46,000 dependent repositories now rely on TensorFlow.

TensorFlow Pocket Primer Book

Paperback ISBN: 9781683923640

Cost of Paperback Book: $34.95

ebook ISBN: 9781683923657

eBook Cost: $21.95

Pages: 152

XtremeLabs TensorFlow Lab

Cost of Lab per Student: $30.00

Number of Lab Modules:  5 (see details)

Duration of each Lab Module: 120 Minutes

TensorFlow Outline

The goal of this lab is to introduce advanced beginners to TensorFlow 1.x fundamentals for basic machine learning algorithms in TensorFlow. It is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to various “core” features of Tensor- Flow, with code samples that cover deep learning and TensorFlow.

  • Module 1: Introduction to TensorFlow
  • Module 2: Useful TensorFlow APIs
  • Module 3: TensorFlow Datasets
  • Module 4: Linear Regression
  • Module 5: Logistic Regression


For more information or to purchase our TensorFlow & Python content and hands on labs, contact our Sales Team!

Python Hands on Labs Launched by XtremeLabs

XtremeLabs has partnered with Mercury Learning & Information to offer new content/labs covering Python programming.


Python has become the preferred language for many programmers in data science and game development, among other areas. According to TIOBE, Python has ranked in the top 3 programming languages for the past 2 years. In 2018, Python was declared programming language of the year. TIOBE calculates ratings based on the number of hits on the most popular search engines including Google, Yahoo, Bing, Wikipedia, Baidu; to name a few. According to a report by GitHub, Python is now ranked number two in the most popular programming languages on GitHub by repository contributors.

Python Basics Book

ISBN: 978-1-68392-353-4

Pages: 450

Cost of Book: $49.95


XtremeLabs Python Basics Lab

Cost of Lab per Student: $45.00

Number of Modules:  20 (see details)

Lab Duration per Module: 120 Minutes

Python Module Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to Python
  • Module 2: Python Objects
  • Module 3: Conditional Statements
  • Module 4: Looping
  • Module 5: Functions
  • Module 6: Iterations, Generators, and Comprehensions
  • Module 7: File Handling
  • Module 8: Strings
  • Module 9: Introduction to Object Oriented Paradigm
  • Module 10: Classes and Objects
  • Module 11: Inheritance
  • Module 12: Operator Overloading
  • Module 13: Exception Handling
  • Module 14: Introduction to Data Structures
  • Module 15: Stacks and Queues
  • Module 16: Linked Lists
  • Module 17: Binary Search Trees
  • Module 18: Introduction to NUMPY
  • Module 19: Introduction to MATPLOTLIB
  • Module 20: Introduction to Image Processing

For more information or to purchase our TensorFlow & Python content and hands on labs, contact our Sales Team!