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Register for a Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Fundamentals Course

Course Description: 
The Proficy iFIX Fundamentals course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of iFIX. All major features are covered, from project configuration to data acquisition and visualization. Valuable hands-on lab exercises are provided to guide students through the building and modification of an HMI/SCADA application from top to bottom.

Who should attend?
This course is designed for process, automation or instrumentation engineers and system integrators who will be developing, configuring and using applications on an iFIX system.

Are there any prerequisites?
Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows operating systems. Control system exposure and experience is recommended.


Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this Course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand communication between iFIX SCADA Servers and iFIX iClient nodes.
  • Configure iFIX nodes using the System Configuration Utility.
  • Configure I/O Drivers to communicate with iFIX.
  • Create and modify standard Process Database tags.
  • Create graphic screens (pictures) using a wide variety of object types and animations.
  • Design and build a picture navigation strategy.
  • Create basic scripts using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
  • Configure alarming and create screens to monitor and acknowledge alarms.
  • Use trending to monitor both real-time and historical data.
  • Design and build a system-wide security strategy.
  • Use a variety of iFIX Utilities and Operating System administrative options to troubleshoot project or system process faults.

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Proficy Historian Fundamentals

Date Location  Cost 
 12/06/17-12/07/17   Arlington Heights, IL  $1500.00


Register for a Proficy Historian Fundamentals Course

Course Description: 
The Proficy Historian Development course is designed to provide the student with a good working knowledge of Proficy Historian. It is intended for new users, however, the material in this course assumes prior knowledge of GE Intelligent Platforms software. The course includes lab time for configuring and applying the Proficy Historian software to process applications.

Who should attend? 
This course is designed for process, automation, or instrumentation engineers and system integrators who will be developing, configuring, and using applications on a Proficy Historian system.


Are there any prerequisites?
Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and/or Windows 10 operating systems.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this Course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand architecture communication between Proficy Historian Servers and Proficy Historian Client nodes.
  • Configure Proficy Historian using the Proficy Historian Administrator.
  • Configure Proficy Historian Data Collectors, including the Simulation collector, OPC collector, File collector and Windows Performance collector.
  • Manage and configure data stores and archives.
  • View collected data using the Excel Add-In Client.
  • Launch and use the Proficy Historian Analysis web client.
  • Configure the Proficy Historian OLE DB Provider.
  • Design and build a Proficy Historian security strategy.
  • Use a variety of Proficy Historian utilities and Operating System administrative options to troubleshoot the system.
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Register for a Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Advanced Course

Course Description:
The Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Advanced course is designed to pick up where the iFIX Fundamentals course ends. The course is intended to provide the student a base level of proficiency using some of the product's more advanced features. The student will become familiar with some of the tools and concepts available for optimizing and troubleshooting iFIX.

Who should attend?
This course is principally designed for process, automation, or instrumentation engineers and system integrators who will be developing, configuring, and using applications created with iFIX.

Are there any prerequisites?
Completion of Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Fundamentals course (44A728312-154) is a must! Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and/or Windows 10 operating systems. Familiarity with relational databases and VBA would be helpful, but not required.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this Course, the student will be able to:

  • Integrate iFIX with OPC servers and Clients
  • Advanced configuration with Database Blocks
  • Integrate iFIX with Proficy Historian
  • Integrate iFIX with Relational Databases (RDBs)
  • Use VisiconX to build graphical RDB tools for users
  • Extend iFIX Alarm systems to RDBs and Proficy Historian
  • Work with Charts and Chart Groups
  • Master Dynamo creation and maintenance
  • Work with ActiveX components
  • Develop schedules to automate workflows and processes
  • Drive reports with iFIX
  • Configure Server Fail-over and Redundancy
  • Prepare iFIX for use with Terminal Server
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VBA Foundation for Proficy iFix

Date
Location 
Cost 
09/19/17-09/22/17  Arlington Heights, IL
 $2495.00


Register for VBA Foundation for Proficy iFix

Course Description: 
The purpose of  this class then you want to learn how to program in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) with a focus on iFix Workspace as a host. We aim to teach you how to do that by using practical examples as well as building the foundation of knowledge you’ll need to make the most of VBA in your applications. When you’ve completed this course, you will understand the fundamentals of VBA programming, and you’ll be able to use VBA to create business solutions that enhance the functionality of iFix and the other applications you’re already familiar with.

Who should attend?
This course is designed for users of Proficy iFix who want to take full advantage of the powerful scripting language of VBA.

Are there any prerequisites?
Completion of Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Fundamentals course (44A728312-154) is a must!
Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows operating systems. 

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this Course, the student will be able to:

The VBA class covers in detail the VBE (Visual Basic Editor), Variables, Procedures (Subs / Functions), Control Structures (If, While, Do..), Forms, Events, Objects, Error Handling, Debug tools & tips, Arrays, Collections, iFIX Object Model, iFIX Global Projects, iFIX Objects, Dynamos, Automation by setting references to another application (Excel for Example), Variable Scope & lifetime, Windows API (Declare, user defined data types, and ADO (ActiveX Data Objects).

 



Proficy Plant Applications Fundamentals

Date
Location 
Cost 
10/10/17-10/12/17
Arlington Heights, IL
$1900.00


Register for a Proficy Plant Aplications Fundamentals Course

Course Description: 
Proficy Plant Applications Fundamentals classroom training will teach the student how to configure and maintain Plant Applications software. This course provides an entry-level introduction to fundamental Plant Applications capabilities and applications. This includes learning to configure the Plant Model, Products, Production Events, Variables, User Displays and User Security. Students will also be taught Report Server Administration and Web Client functionality, how to extract data from the Plant Applications database using the Excel Add-In and display results through the Plant Applications Web interface. Valuable hands-on lab exercises are provided which guide students through the configuration of the out-of-the-box capabilities of Proficy Plant Applications.

Who should attend?
The course is intended for Plant Applications Administrators that are responsible for configuration and support of the software within their organization.

Are there any prerequisites?

Participants should have a basic understanding of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) & Microsoft Excel. Participants should also have an understanding of basic manufacturing terminology.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this Course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe Plant Applications architecture and design.
  • Utilize the Plant Applications tools to maintain and enhance the working environment.
  • Discuss the Reporting capabilities of Plant Applications.

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Dream Report Fundamentals

Date
Location 
Cost 
10/24/17-10/26/17                 
Arlington Heights, IL
$1500.00


Register for a Dream Report Fundamentals Course


Course Description:

The Dream Report Fundamentals course is a 2.5 day training course with hands-on instruction designed to provide a fundamental understanding of extracting data from almost any control system (PLC, HMI, standard protocols), process Historian, and open databases, to automatically provide provide reports to anyone, anywhere.

Who should attend?
This course is designed for end-users, system integrators, engineers, and technical professionals.

Are there any prerequisites?
Participants should have basic PC literacy and a working knowledge of Windows operating systems.

C
ourse Objectives:

Upon completion of this Course, the student will be able to:

  • Configure the Dream Report to extract data from almost any data source
  • Design and create reports
  • Automatically generate and distribute the reports
  • Utilize Dream Report's productivity and data archiving tools
  • Interact with the reports through the DRWeb portal

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