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InduSoft On-Site Training FAQ

Where is the InduSoft Training class held and how long does it last?

The course will be a full week, Monday through Friday, and is available once a month. Each day begins at 9AM and ends at approximately 5PM CDST. We recommend arriving the Sunday before to avoid any potential delays in starting the class due to late flights, traffic, etc. The class will be held in the main InduSoft office located at 11044 Research Blvd Suite A-100, Austin, TX. 15-minute breaks will be offered in the morning and afternoon, and an hour for lunch. The instructor will also be available after class and during breaks for any follow-up on that day’s topics.


What will be covered?

The class will cover each built-in resource InduSoft Web Studio utilizes, but due to the large amount of data required to cover, will not go too “in depth” into any one particular subject unless time permits. The class uses an intensive hands-on approach, including building a complete project from scratch. The student may choose to create the project along with the instructor, and at the end of the week will be able to take their project as well as the instructor’s home with them for future reference.


What will be provided?

Each student will receive a copy of the InduSoft Web Studio installation DVD, a Getting Started guide, notebook, and USB flash drive for the class project. Coffee, soft drinks, snacks and lunch will be provided.


Can I bring my own laptop to use?

Each student will have their own Windows 7 PC to use during the class. While you may bring your own laptop to use in the class, it is recommended to use the provided hardware to access all the available resources on the training network. If you choose to use your own laptop, we highly recommend the PC has the following software installed:

  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (with the user as a local administrator)
  • InduSoft Web Studio V7.1 (71.0.0 or later)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 or later


What are the capabilities of the project created during the InduSoft Web Studio Training course?

During the week, the entire class will each create a project from scratch, each subject building on the last. At the end of the week, the project will be able to:

  • Connect to a PLC (using MODBUS) and send/retrieve data
  • Display a navigable, multiple screen interface
  • Allow for control and display of data in a graphical interface
  • Show examples of all graphical objects and animations
  • Save data, alarms, and events to a SQL Server Express database
  • Use both .NET and ActiveX controls
  • Load, save and view Recipes and Reports
  • Be connected by multiple Thin Clients


What are the course requirements? Do I need to know InduSoft Web Studio before the course?

It is not necessary to be familiar with InduSoft Web Studio to attend the course. However, due to the intensive hands-on nature of the course, each student is required to be familiar with personal computers, the Windows Operating System. In addition, to get the most out of the course it is also helpful for the student to have a basic understanding of the Windows file structure, SCADA, process control structure, databases, and/or script-based programming.


What will be covered on each day?

Generally the topics covered typically follow this schedule:

  • Monday: Introduction, IWS resources, Tags and Communication
  • Tuesday: Screens and graphics
  • Wednesday: Scripting, Data logging and Alarms
  • Thursday: Security, Remote Access, Recipes and Reports
  • Friday: Databases and Q&A

The complete standard syllabus is available on request.

NOTE: the course follows a similar progression to the Online Training Videos, each module indicating the corresponding day of the week.


What will the student have on completion of the course?

At the end of the week, the student will have a copy of both the instructor’s project as well as their own on the provided USB flash drive, an installation DVD, Quick Start guide, the notebook used in class, and an official certificate of completion.


Will VbScript training be included in the InduSoft Web Studio Training?

Because InduSoft Web Studio supports using the VbScript programming language, there will be some use of VbScript throughout the week, including instruction on basic syntax and structure. However, since this course is an introduction to InduSoft Web Studio, most of the scripting instruction will be focused on the InduSoft Built-in language.


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