|Main Everest FAQ|
|What Is Everest?||
Everest is an authoring system you can try on your computer for free. Everest is specifically designed to meet the special demands of CBT, WBT and distance learning. Everest is a software tool that helps you create those teaching materials.Related link: The World is an Authoring System
|What is CBT?||
CBT is computer-based training, that is, training delivered via a computer. Want to teach a large group of people how to use a new software application? Operate a eletrical generation power plant? Properly complete a tax form? You can do it with CBT, and for less cost than other forms of training. Everest helps you create that CBT.
|What is WBT?||
WBT (web-based training) and distance learning are CBT delivered over the Internet or an intranet. Everest lets you develop your training materials once, then deliver them anywhere via diskette, CD-ROM, intranet, and the Internet.Related link: Using Everest to deliver distance learning
|How Does Everest Help Me Create CBT/WBT?||
Everest employs an easily understood page and book metaphor. Authors
drag and drop content icons (image, text, multimedia, interaction, etc.)
onto pages, and link the pages into book form. It's easy with Everest's
visual authoring environment. (Click screen shot for a larger view.)
|How Can I Tell if I Need a CBT Authoring System?||
There are many types of authoring systems. Some are best suited to creating interactive multimedia applications, others to Web content. If your project contains a training element, you need an authoring system like Everest designed specifically for training.Related link: Do I need a CBT authoring system?
|Do I Need to Know How to Program?||
No, Everest has been rated the easiest-to-learn system. Everest's visual authoring and page metaphor will have you building your projects less than an hour after installing the software. Thirty-two built-in icons handle everything from text and graphics, to interaction and multimedia.
|What About Complex Projects? Simulations?||
Go beyond the icons if you need with A-pex3, Everest's built-in programming language. Plus, you can extend Everest with snap-on components for databases, device control, DLLs, etc. More snap-on components exist for Everest than for any other authoring system.Related link: An authoring system's effect on your project
|How Do End-Users (trainees) View What I Create?||
Everest's ERUN program plays back the projects you create. You send your project to the end-user via diskette, CD-ROM, email, or post it on your Web site. End-users employ the Everest ERUN program to display your project on their computer. ERUN can collect user names, scores, bookmarks and other data for recordkeeping and validation purposes.
|Why Should I Choose Everest Over Other Systems?||
We are the industry veteran. No other company has been creating and selling CBT authoring systems under original ownership longer than Intersystem Concepts. That experience has enabled us to refine Everest to produce peak performance. Plus, since we remain a small company, we can respond to your changing needs long before a large company. Special assistance? Custom features? We've been doing that for our customers for over 15 years.Related link: Unique features of Everest
Is Everest For Me?||
|Anything Else?||PC Magazine's review|
|How Can I Try Everest?||
We thought you'd never ask. Download the Everest Free Authoring Software. It contains the AUTHOR program, documentation, a demo, samples, etc. You can try it at no charge.Everest Free Download Page
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