Self-study live labs

Practice makes perfect for CompTIA exams

With the move towards performance-based certification exams, it’s essential that students have practical skills to back up their knowledge.

Self-Study Live Labs from gtslearning are a great way to get ready to take and pass the certification exams. Perfectly aligned to the practical elements of the curriculum, our Self-Study Live Labs are easy to use through a web browser.

Buy online with instant activation. Self-Study Live Labs are also available in cost-saving bundles with printed courseware, eBooks and online learning.


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System requirements

The minimum system requirements for our Practice Labs are as follows:

  • Processor speed: 1.5Ghz
  • Screen dimensions: 1280px x 1024px
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 2Mb download, 256kpbs upload

Recommended system requirements for most effective learning are:

  • Processor speed: 2Ghz / multi-core
  • Screen dimensions: 1920px x 1200px
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 5Mb download, 1Mb upload

Best Practices Guide

Our Best Practices User Guide should have everything you need to get started with Self-Study Live Labs. Download a copy.

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More information about Self-Study Live Labs

Self-Study Live Labs gives you the ability to configure a wide range of technologies in a safe environment using just your browser.

The platform offers those new to IT, or looking to gain a certification an opportunity to work with industry standard technologies in order to develop deeper understanding of key subject matter. The associated lab guides cover exam and real world scenarios for each of these certifications, all carried out on real equipment.

CompTIA Lab Hardware

Our hosted platforms are configured to imitate real-world configurations by providing sufficient hardware not only to carry out tasks but also test the impact of those changes. From the browser you gain administrative access to the relevant devices giving you complete control to carry out either your own configurations, or follow the lab guides to configure specific technologies that are required for the relevant CompTIA exams.

CompTIA Security+ Lab hardware

  • 1 x AD Domain Controller
  • 2 x Windows 7 Client
  • 1 x KALI Linux Server
  • 1 x Linux Server

CompTIA Network+ Lab hardware

  • 1 x AD Domain Controller
  • 1 x Windows 7 Client
  • 1 x Gateway Server
  • 1 x Router
  • 1 x Web Server

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CompTIA Lab Guides

Our lab guides cover a wide variety of topics, from basic configuration and troubleshooting to advanced subjects like network security or configuring directory services. Each topic contains a set of instructions to configure or administer software in a specific way so that you achieve the objectives set out.

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Each course contains the steps and pre-configured equipment enabling you to jump right in to the tasks without the fuss of configuring a set of pre-requisites. This enables focused effort on the topic you wish to carry out.

Self-Study Live Labs usability

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  • Wide range of industry standard technologies at your disposal
  • Choose to follow an exam path or create your own configuration
  • Unlimited access removes any time pressure and the ability to reset and start over with the click of a button removes any fear of making mistakes
  • Practice Labs for CompTIA enables you to focus on gaining a deep understanding of this vendors different technologies