The NEXT Education
Programs & MicroTraX

The NEXT Education’s credentialing and certification platform is based on a series of programs and MicroTraX courses which allow for integrated learning across industry verticals. Through a series of video-based and on-line live instruction, learning is delivered in a flexible, convenient and entertaining format allowing you to advance your career whenever and wherever you are ready to learn.
Many of these programs allow you to earn your CEU/PDH credits.

Autonomous & Connected Program

Autonomous Vehicles Fundamentals MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
4 Hours

Estimated Program Time:
4 Hours

Autonomous technologies are accelerating the pace of change,
long-term competitiveness and transportation accessibility.
This fundamentals MicroTraX encompasses communications,
new technologies and the AV industry impact. It is designed for
those who need to become proficient in AV knowledge,
acquire new skill sets and, in turn, become a part of the change
that autonomy is bringing to transportation.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What are the fundamental concepts of autonomous vehicles?
  • How are autonomous vehicle technologies accelerating the pace of change?
  • What are the broader impacts of autonomous vehicles?
  • What are the new technologies and new communications strategies?
  • How do these strategies drive autonomous policy?

Connected Vehicle Professional (CVP)
Certification MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
20 Hours

MicroTraX certification from the
Connected Vehicle Trade Association

Estimated Program Time:
20 Hours

The Connected Vehicle Professional Certification
(V2V, V2P, V2I, V2N, V2X) is a vendor-neutral
comprehensive education and certification
curriculum that signifies the requisite foundational
understanding necessary to perform tasks in
this ever-changing industry. Participants learn the
latest in connected intelligent transportation and
infrastructure, in-vehicle safety, communication
protocols, data, cybersecurity and security spaces.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What are Connected Vehicles and their impact?
  • Who are the key stakeholders?
  • What are the communication considerations?
  • What are the data, security, and regulatory issues?
  • What are the current standards?

Emergency Preparedness: Transportation & COVID Program

Emergency Preparedness: Transportation & COVID MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
8 Hours

Estimated Program Time:
8 Hours

COVID-19 proved the essential and critical nature of the
transportation workforce, infrastructure and supply chain.
Stay at home orders verified how dependent transportation
agencies are to gas taxes, tolling, transit, parking, airline
and facility use fees. The need for PPE, cleaning and
safety supplies and equipment and new emergency
response plans became front and center. Short and
long-haul trucking and logistics were also essential but the
immediate changes needed to keep freight moving were
difficult to coordinate across state lines. Along with the
residual effects of the fear of shared mobility, there are many
new factors to be considered as transportation reconsiders
emergency preparedness.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What does it mean to say transportation and its workforce is essential?
  • How is the critical value of transport infrastructure impacted?
  • What are the key functional aspects of the supply chain that optimize operations?
  • What have been the impacts on funding?
  • How are advanced emergency response techniques used?
  • What are the leading obstacles and future solutions?

ITS & New Mobility Communications Program

ITS & New Mobility Communications MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
8 Hours

Estimated Program Time:
8 Hours

What are the real promises of 5G, LTE V2X, and the real issues around its deployment and use in transportation? What does the 5G - or even 6G - deployment mean for dedicated short range (DSRC) communications technologies, products and services? This course will bring to light the various technology debates and research protocols already at play and ahead.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What are the prominent emerging new mobility communications technologies?
  • How is 5G, VTE, V2X and DSRC being used?
  • What are the benefits of 5G for transportation?
  • What are the technological and policy roadblocks?
  • What do these technology debates mean for those trying to deploy intelligent transportation and new mobility systems?
  • What skills are needed for the deployment of these communications systems?

ITS & New Mobility Policy Program

ITS & New Mobility Policy MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
12 Hours

Estimated Program Time:
12 Hours

The deployment of intelligent transportation and new mobility systems is driven by public and policymaker acceptance at the local, state and national levels. Congress, state legislatures, federal and state regulatory agencies, courts and the media all weigh in to advance or hinder the deployment of autonomous, connected, smart city/community and new mobility systems.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What are the roles of local, state and national legislative and regulatory bodies, key drivers and their impact on public policy?
  • Who are stakeholders involved in high-profile public policy debates?
  • What is the media’s impact on public policy decisions?
  • How does public perception influence policy making?
  • What is the impact of public policy on day to day operations?

Fundamentals Program

Autonomous Vehicles Fundamentals MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
4 Hours

Estimated Program Time:
4 Hours

Autonomous technologies are accelerating the pace of change,
long-term competitiveness and transportation accessibility.
This fundamentals MicroTraX encompasses communications,
new technologies and the AV industry impact. It is designed for
those who need to become proficient in AV knowledge,
acquire new skill sets and, in turn, become a part of the change
that autonomy is bringing to transportation.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What are the fundamental concepts of autonomous vehicles?
  • How are autonomous vehicle technologies accelerating the pace of change?
  • What are the broader impacts of autonomous vehicles?
  • What are the new technologies and new communications strategies?
  • How do these strategies drive autonomous policy?

Intelligent Transportation Fundamentals MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
4 Hours

Estimated Program Time:
4 Hours

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) has its own set of
technical phrases, acronyms and technology designations.
ITS has now merged with other industries to advance safety
and data-driven transportation. This MicroTraX is meant to
present a foundational base of knowledge for more
advanced learning and level-set for those coming into the
intelligent transportation and new mobility arenas.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What is the terminology and what are the technical phrases of ITS?
  • What impact does ITS have on city, traffic and infrastructure planning?
  • What does ITS mean for safety on the roads?
  • What fundamentals need to be understood for ITS deployment?
  • What are the costs of ITS to local, regional and state departments?
  • What are examples of ITS strategies and outcomes?

Smart Cities/Communities Program

Smart Cities/Communities Intermodal MicroTraX

Estimated Program Time:
8 Hours

Estimated Program Time:
8 Hours

This MicroTraX is designed for industry professionals
who have an interest in, or an active project underway,
deploying interconnected intelligent transportation
and new mobility technology and services.
The program provides an understanding of the framework
necessary to structure RFPs, making informed technology
purchasing decisions and keeping all parties on the same
page to ensure successful deployments and outcomes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • What are the different concepts within intermodal transportation systems?
  • What are the key policies that drive intermodal systems?
  • How do intermodal transportation systems operate?
  • What is the framework for structuring a typical Request For Proposal (RFP)?
  • What are the key drivers in making informed technology decisions?
  • How do OEMs, suppliers and communications contribute?

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