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Training Courses

We offer a selection of in-person training courses to educate you and your industrial operations teams on the design, development, maintenance and usage of our software solutions. Our hands-on educational approach immerses students right into the software, enabling them to develop and use applications immediately.

Courses vary from one-day to multi-day across a variety of solutions. Our training centers are complete with individual workstations, guide books, include a simple breakfast, lunch and an assortment of snacks and refreshments.

Course Descriptions, Objectives & Prerequisites

InTouch HMI Fundamentals

Description

The InTouch training course is a 4-day, instructor-led class focused on Modern InTouch application design. The course provides a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of the Wonderware visualization module and the steps to develop a Human Machine Interface (HMI) system for your specific plant floor. You are guided through setup, layout, best practice concepts, features, and functions of the InTouch software. Hands-on labs reinforce concepts and features.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a Modern InTouch Application
  • Construct a Key Performance Indicator display
  • Configure a DA Server
  • Establish communications with I/O-aware programs
  • Create, export, and import tags
  • Test and monitor tags
  • Build custom symbols
  • Visualize advanced interactive data presentations
  • Configure InTouch Alarms
  • Manage live and historical alarms
  • Configure Security
  • Configure, log, retrieve, and export InTouch history
  • View data in Real-time Trends
  • Back up and Restore an InTouch application
  • Distribute an application to the production environment

Prerequisites

  • Manufacturing Industry Experience Recommended
  • Familiarity of Microsoft Windows

Historian and Historian Client Fundamentals

Description

The Wonderware Historian Server training course is an instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of Wonderware Historian Server for both Application Server and InTouch tag-based applications. This course covers how to use the Wonderware Historian Server for SCADA and factory data, and how to configure, historize, and retrieve data using multiple retrieval modes, local and remote summarization, replication, event monitoring, and other features.

The Wonderware Historian Client course is an instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of the Wonderware Historian Client software. The course provides lectures and hands-on labs to supply and reinforce the knowledge necessary to use Wonderware Historian Client.

The Wonderware Historian Client trending, analysis, and reporting software offers a suite of data analysis and reporting clients that maximize the value of data stored on Wonderware Historian. Wonderware Historian Client enables individuals at all levels of an organization to easily access plant- and process-related data through simple point-and-click dialog boxes.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Start and configure Historian Server
  • Configure and historize Application Server and InTouch data
  • Distinguish between retrieval modes
  • Retrieve data with SQL queries
  • Use time domain extensions in SQL queries
  • Update and insert history data
  • Create and configure events and retrieve event data
  • Configure Historian tags for local summarization
  • Use a Tier-2 Historian for replication and summarization
  • Back up and restore Historian data
  • Retrieve Wonderware Historian data with the help of Wonderware Historian Client
  • Use the data in its appropriate context, including historical and real-time trend manipulation, and production-related reporting within Microsoft Excel and Word

Prerequisites

  • Experience in manufacturing industry
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL language
  • Knowledge of Wonderware Application Server or Wonderware InTouch
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Word

System Platform and Application Server

Description

This System Platform course on using Application Server is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of Wonderware Application Server. This course provides lectures and hands-on labs to supply and reinforce the knowledge necessary to use the ArchestrA tools and services in the System Platform for plant modeling.

The class will demonstrate how to use Wonderware Application Server to utilize the ArchestrA technology to connect to field devices, process data, run scripts, handle alarms, and historize alarms and events. This is achieved using features and functionality such as Automation Objects, templates, instances, the ArchestrA Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and the QuickScript .NET scripting engine.

This course also provides a fundamental understanding of Galaxy maintenance, real-time alarm recording and security settings, and how to setup redundancy.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create and deploy new applications using ArchestrA IDE
  • Model the plant floor using automation objects
  • Acquire data from field devices
  • Work with alarm and history configuration in a Galaxy
  • Define the security model for a Galaxy
  • Configure application-level and device integration redundancy

Prerequisites

  • Manufacturing Industry Experience

InTouch for System Platform Fundamentals

Description

The InTouch for System Platform course is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of how the ArchestrA Application Server provides visualization for your plant galaxy data using ArchestrA Symbols by seamlessly integrating the InTouch for System Platform software.

The focus of this course is to illustrate the use of visualization tools in the Wonderware Application Server to provide a Human Machine Interface (HMI) utilizing connectivity to the Galaxy, graphic symbols, animations, and scripting features and functionality found in InTouch WindowMaker, ArchestrA Symbols, the ArchestrA Symbol Editor, and QuickScript.NET.

The course will use lectures and hands-on labs to provide a fundamental understanding and reinforce the knowledge of how to apply alarm, trending and history controls for visualization, and how to secure an InTouch application.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create and deploy new InTouch Managed applications using the ArchestrA IDE
  • Create new ArchestrA Symbols
  • Embed ArchestrA Symbols in Automation Objects and reference the object’s attributes
  • Use ArchestrA Symbols in a containment relationship
  • Work with the ArchestrA Alarm Client control for alarm visualization
  • Work with the ArchestrA Trend Client control for real-time trending
  • Work with the Historian Client Trend control for historical trending
  • Apply ArchestrA security in an InTouch Managed application

Prerequisites

  • Attendance of the Application Server course
  • Attendance of the Historian Client course is recommended to obtain knowledge of the Historian Client Trend component
  • Manufacturing Industry Experience
  • Some graphic design experience helpful

Fundamentals of Dream Report

Description

The Fundamentals of Dream Report technical training course is a 2 ½ day, hands-on instructor-led class designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the Dream Report™ reporting software. Dream Report is the leading programming-free, userfriendly reporting solution specifically for industrial automation. It was designed to be the simplest solution to extract data from almost any control system (PLC’s, HMI’s, standard protocols), process Historians, and open databases, and automatically provides reports to anybody, anywhere. The instructor is a Dream Report expert, who brings extensive realworld experience in implementing reporting solutions to the training class.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you 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.

Audience

  • This training is for end-users, system integrators, engineers, and technical professionals who need to configure and use Dream Report for plant and process reporting applications.

Operations Management Interface for System Platform Training

Description

The Operations Management Interface for System Platform course is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide an overview of the features and functionalities released with Operations Management Interface for System Platform. It covers the components and capabilities of the software, as well as topics to help you build and deploy an Operations Management Interface for System Platform visualization application. It also introduces tools for creating graphics, visualizing alarms and events, visualizing trends and history, and implementing security in an Operations Management Interface for System Platform application. Hands-on labs are provided to reinforce the knowledge necessary to use the Operations Management Interface for System Platform software.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe Operations Management Interface for System Platform visualization components
  • Create display layouts for visualization applications
  • Create and run visualization applications
  • Describe situational awareness concepts
  • Create and use graphics
  • Create and use namespaces and attributes
  • Implement navigation for visualization applications
  • Implement visualization application security
  • Implement alarm visualization
  • Implement trend visualization
  • Implement historical playback visualization

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the following tools, features, and technologies is required:

  • Industrial automation software concepts
  • From the Application Server software product:
    • ArchestrA IDE
    • Automation Objects
    • Alarms of attributes
    • Historization of attributes
    • Security
    • Deployment model
    • Plant model
    • QuickScript .NET scripting language

MES 2014 R2 - Performance

Description

The MES 2014 R2 – Performance course is an instructor-led class designed to provide a working knowledge of the features and functionality of Wonderware MES 2014 R2/Performance. The course uses lectures and hands-on labs to provide the knowledge needed to use Wonderware MES/Performance. The class will demonstrate how to configure and deploy a data collection system to analyze and report equipment utilization, availability, quality, and performance using Application Server objects. Both the MES Client and Web Portal will be addressed.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Configure and license Middleware connections within a single node or between multiple nodes in a network
  • Model plant equipment (Entities) in the MES database
  • Define entity Utilization States and Reason Codes
  • Enable capabilities in the Utilization Capability Object to track Performance Events in a production environment
  • Use objects in a Galaxy to automatically track equipment utilization
  • Manage Work Orders and Jobs within MES
  • Use the Wonderware MES Client and Performance Web Portal to define the information necessary to collect Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) data
  • Use MES/Performance as a central downtime information repository and reporting tool
  • Retrieve and report downtime data and analyze OEE
  • Use the MES Galaxy objects to report OEE
  • Use MES .NET controls to access OEE data

Audience

  • Application developers, engineers, system integrators, consultants, and other individuals who need to use MES/Performance in their manufacturing or other process

Intelligence 2014 R3

Description

This Intelligence course is an instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of Intelligence 2014 R3. The class provides lectures and hands-on labs to supply and reinforce the knowledge necessary to use Intelligence to access, aggregate, contextualize (provide relationships), and visualize plant data from disparate data sources. This course addresses the configuration of the main Intelligence elements to deploy and execute the Intelligence model. It also covers the client tools used for content authoring, visualization, sharing, and collaboration.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Configure Intelligence components in the Configurator application
  • Create and deploy a dimensional model, which includes one or more data sources, using the Intelligence automation objects
  • Implement dimensional slicing to aggregate data in specific time intervals
  • Create complex Intelligence models using linked dimensions to create the dimensional model
  • Create dashboards using the Intelligence Analytics client
  • Publish dashboards for sharing and collaboration

Audience

  • Engineers, IT personnel, System Integrators, Consultants, and other individuals who need to use the Wonderware Intelligence software in their manufacturing processes.