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830-506 LVCIP

Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction - Practical

Exam Number 830-506 LVCIP
Associated Certifications Virtual Classroom Instruction Specialist
Duration 20 - 27 minutes
Available Languages English
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The Practical Exam for Cisco Virtual Classroom Instruction Specialist assesses the candidate's ability to lead a virtual classroom session with live participants using the techniques and best practices of skilled virtual instructors. Candidates submit a 20-27-minute Cisco WebEx recording in which they demonstrate the skills listed in the Practical Exam Topics. The recordings receive a Pass or Fail score. Candidates must pass both the 810-502 LVCI Written Exam and the 830-506 LVCIP Practical Exam to obtain certification.

Exam Topics

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  •       1.0   Prepare yourself and your physical and
                  virtual environment for conducting an
                  effective virtual classroom session

      • 1.1   Set up the trainer's physical and virtual environment including
                 preparing the attendee environment
      • 1.2   Prepare yourself for facilitating in a virtual training environment
      • 1.3   Develop contingency plans for common difficulties
      • 1.4   Review course materials and address any areas that are unclear
                 or may lead to learner
  •       2.0  Demonstrate effective classroom management
                  skills in a virtual classroom setting

      • 2.1   Implement contingency plans to manage disruptions
      • 2.2   Keep sessions on track by responding to questions, keeping
                 participants focused, and encouraging participation
      • 2.3   Apply time management strategies effectively
  •       3.0   Provide clear instruction and guidance
                  to learners

      • 3.1   Present content in a logical flow and order
      • 3.2   Use a pace appropriate for students, learning objectives and
                 learning material
      • 3.3   Describe concepts in a clear and complete manner, using
                 relevant examples
  •       4.0   Demonstrate effective presentation skills
                  in a virtual classroom setting

      • 4.1   Present content in a logical flow and order
      • 4.2   Use a pace appropriate for students, learning objectives and
                 learning material
      • 4.3   Describe concepts in a clear and complete manner, using relevant
      • 4.4   Transition effectively between topics and instructional elements
  •       5.0   Select and effectively use tools for presentation
                  and collaboration that are appropriate for
                  achieving intended learning objective
                  or desired result

      • 5.1   Use annotation tools to focus attention to relevant content
      • 5.2   Use sharing features when appropriate, including application,
                 presentation, desktop, etc
      • 5.3   Use white boarding or white space to enhance instruction or
                 group process
      • 5.4   Use collaboration tools when appropriate, including Annotation,
                 Chat, Q&A, Polling, Video, Pass Presenter Role, Remote Control
  •       6.0   Demonstrate use of voice modulation
                  and effective audio techniques

      • 6.1   Uses appropriate modulation, vocal inflection, tone, and volume
                 (e.g. varies pitch and emphasis to avoid speaking in monotone)
      • 6.2   Conveys energy and enthusiasm (e.g., puts a smile in his/her voice)
      • 6.3   Makes appropriate vocal adjustments (e.g. adjusts pace or volume)
                 in response to participant feedback
      • 6.4   Creates an effective audio environment (e.g., ensures a quiet
                 presentation space, and that participants have audio as they join)
      • 6.5   Limit use of filler words (e.g., um, ah, you know, etc.)
  •       7.0   Assess student comprehension using
                  effective instructional practices

      • 7.1   Check in at regular intervals to gauge comprehension
      • 7.2   Adjust instruction based on feedback and/or behavioral cues
                 from participants
      • 7.3   Evaluate knowledge levels by asking questions that assess
                 how well participants can recall, understand, and/or apply
                 session content
      • 7.4   Reviews content or adjusts pace of delivery to enhance
                 comprehension if required
  •       8.0   Manage participation effectively

      • 8.1   Employ effective questioning skills to involve learners: ask
                 open-ended questions; wait after asking questions, let
                 people volunteer
      • 8.2   Ensure most participants are responding and interacting at the
                 desired level
      • 8.3   Gauge when to control the facilitation process versus when to
                 let interaction flow
      • 8.4   Facilitate interaction between participants to achieve balanced
                 participation among class members
      • 8.5   Define how participants should participate (use chat, raise hand
                 icon, speak up) and reinforce desired behavior
  •       9.0   Maintain a positive learning environment

      • 9.1   Build rapport with students
      • 9.2   Establish and maintain credibility with learners
      • 9.3   Create a safe and comfortable environment that is conducive
                 to the learning process
  • Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction (LVCI) is a live, virtual instructor-led course that develops the skills to prepare and manage a virtual classroom, effectively deliver material online, and use collaboration tools and techniques to increase student participation and comprehension. The course is appropriate for instructors in career training or academic environments, who are either new to virtual training or want to learn new skills to present engaging and impactful virtual sessions. The course consists of 17 1/2 hours of live virtual instruction, ~12 hours of self-paced activities and 6 hours of participant presentations, delivered over five consecutive days. The course is presented by Cisco WebEx University instructors, who have collectively delivered over 40,000 virtual training sessions and have first-hand experience with the techniques and best practices covered in the course.

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you.

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