• September updates to FAT Online

    Friday, Sep 29, 2017 by Amanda Banner |

    In September, we rolled out two new patches to improve quiz and login functionality for Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE (FAT ONLINE). Please be in touch with our customer support team if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks! ...

  • New Investment in CDX

    Friday, Sep 29, 2017 by Amanda Banner |

    This summer, The Blackstone Group equity investment firm and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), an investment management firm, purchased CDX’s ultimate parent company, Ascend Learning. Both The Blackstone Group and CPPIB are known for investing for long-term ownership stakes and look for private companies with resilient business models and high-growth potential.


  • Help is a quick phone call away

    Monday, Aug 14, 2017 by Amanda Banner |

    Our customer support team is dedicated to helping you and your students succeed. Give us a call at 1-844-273-7537 or email us anytime at cdxsupport@partnerinpublishing.com.
    Click here to find our support team's hours of operation. ...

  • CDX News Featured Article: Time for an Engine Oil Perception Change

    Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 by Ed Picard |

    Many technicians don’t think much about engine oil, except that it needs to be changed regularly. Much like engine oil itself, however, the lack of attention given to oil and new lubrication standards also needs to be changed. Technology has affected the realm of engine oil just as much as it has virtually all other aspects of a vehicle. Engine oil is now engineered to meet specific manufacturer requirements, or even individual engine requirements within a particular manufacturer’s lineup. Long gone are the days when we can use generic 10W-30 engine oil out of a drum for every vehicle that rolls through the shop. Let’s look at just two of the less familiar standards.

    ACEA Standard
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  • Featured Article: Looking for a quick way to test parasitic draw?

    Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 by Ed Picard |

    Looking for a quick way to test parasitic draw?

    With today’s vehicles having electronic modules that stay awake for extended periods of time, it can be time consuming waiting for them to go back to sleep after connecting an ammeter when you measure the parasitic draw. Here is a very different way of testing for excessive draw that doesn’t require you to disconnect one of the battery terminals, or measure the mV drop across multitudes of fuses. It is very quick to do, and will allow you to immediately determine if an excessive draw is present. It is a bit controversial, but I think you will find it can save a lot of time and requires no special tools other than ...

  • Teaching Tip | Make Your Lessons Meaningful

    Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 by Amanda Banner |

    Explain to your students how today’s lesson applies to the workplace. Provide an example or a situation to make it relevant and meaningful. Be sure to describe how today’s lesson fits into the broader picture.

    Is it building on something they already have? Is it building up to helping them master a skill?

    Students need to understand that what we are teaching is of importance on the job. This is super critical in the areas such as soft skills. That is an area where they need to know that their future boss is going to expect them to communicate like a reasonable adult and show up on time.


  • New Registration Instructions and How-To Videos Available

    Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 by Brian Rooney |

    If you or your students experience any issues during the access code redemption or account set-up processes, please refer to the detailed login instructions and “how-to” videos available on the Training Library.

    If you require additional assistance, please contact our Registration Support Team by emailing cdxsupport@partnerinpublishing.com or calling 1-844-273-7537 during Mon-Fri , 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time.


  • New Training Manual for 2013 NATEF Edition of CDX Light Vehicle: Bulk User Uploads

    Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 by Brian Rooney |

    The CDX Client Services Team just added a new training module on how to “bulk upload” students in CDX Light Vehicle, 2013 NATEF Edition. You can access the training document here:


    If you would like to request additional training resources, please contact our Client Services Team.




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