iFIX Fundamentals online course


The iFIX Fundamentals online 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.

Duration is 32 hours, Instructor-led, in a virtual classroom.

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

When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand communication between iFIX SCADA Servers and iClient nodes.
  • Configure iFIX nodes using the System Configuration Utility.
  • Configure I/O Drivers & OPC Servers to communicate with iFIX.
  • Create and modify 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 a system-wide security strategy.
  • Use a variety of iFIX Utilities and OS tools to troubleshoot project or system process faults.

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Modules and Topics for iFIX Fundamentals online course

Session 1

Introduction to iFIX
Study the basic features and architecture of iFIX.

System Configuration Utility
Configure an iFIX node, including networking, tasks, and alarm services.

Session 2

I/O Drivers
Install, configure, and monitor I/O Drivers, especially v7 OPC Servers.

Introduction to the Database Manager
Use the Database Manager to rapidly build a Process Database.

Session 3

Digital Database Tags
Use the Database Manager to create Digital Input and Digital Output tags.

Analog Database Tags
Use the Database Manager to create Analog Input and Analog Output tags.

Session 4

Introduction to the Workspace
Begin with orientation to the iFIX Workspace, picture documents and development tools.

Graphic Objects
Begin building displays using links, shapes, dynamos and other graphic tools.

Session 5

Data-Entry & Control
Create user interactive controls in displays.

Create global variables and tables.

Create visual cues and enrich information delivery by linking objects to real-time data.

Session 6

Scripting with VBA
Using Visual Basic for Applications to extend picture functionality.
View Displays and Forms in both the Client and Visual Basic for Applications.

Archiving Data
Archive process data using an Historian.

Picture Navigation
Create a picture navigation strategy.

Session 7

Create pictures to monitor real-time and historical data.

Tag Groups
Using Tag groups for optimized development.

Build displays to monitor alarm information.

Session 8

Design and implement a security strategy.

Use iFIX and Operating System utilities to troubleshoot application elements.

Course Dates

25-Jan-2021 to 29-Jan-2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time, 8-Mar-2021 to 12-Mar-2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time, 5-Apr-2021 to 9-Apr-2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time, 7-Jun-2021 to 11-Jun-2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time, 20-Sep-2021 to 24-Sep-2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time, 25-Oct-2021 to 29-Oct-2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time, 6-Dec-2021 to10-Dec-2021, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time