Solution - Platform

Learn by doing, the Practice Labs way

Practice Labs builds, hosts and maintains virtual labs for learners to practice their digital and IT skills within a safe, live-lab environment. We know how hands-on experience accelerates skills development, creates self-directed learners and we hope our labs are a good fit for you, your students or workforce. 

What is the Practice Labs solution?

Our solution consists of live, not simulated, IT Practice Labs aligned with certifications from leading vendors such as CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco and VMware. We build and deliver skill-based labs too, working with subject matter experts in key topics such as; 




Cloud-based technologies


Operating systems


System administration


IT infrastructure


Digital literacy

Why do we do it?

For career development – our labs are designed to help you master new competencies, hone your skills, and realize your ambitions for career advancement. 

For exam readiness – so that you can be at the top of your game whilst studying for an exam or gaining an IT certification in leading technologies. Our solution helps you deepen your understanding, gain confidence and test your hands-on practical skills before you sit an exam.  

For employee development – helping businesses increase the productiveness of their IT employees and reduce risk to business-critical IT systems. 

How does it work?

We host, maintain and deliver hundreds of pre-configured Labs (hardware), each of which house a series of Lab Devices. 

As users log into our Practice Lab Environment (PLE), where the actual practice takes place, they will be prompted to fire up the appropriate Lab Devices associated with whichever Practice Lab title they are accessing at the time. 

Our PLE can be integrated with leading Learning Management Systems (LMSs) or accessed 24/7 via any web browser.

Aligned with course content and certifications from the leading IT vendors