The TEC offers a controlled networking environment where changes to hardware and software, such as new releases, patches, and upgrades, can be tested and evaluated before being implemented in a production environment. The test environment contains all standard baseline equipment configured in compliance with the CSU Standard Operating Environment (SOE). Additional routers, switches, servers, and workstations have been included in the test network so that the lab can be used to simulate most campus environments. The lab is open to all CSU campus technical personnel and project vendors. Requests for access to the TEC should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.