Building Automation Training

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We offer the following learning environments:

  • Instructor-Led Training
  • Web-Based Training
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Training
  • Customized Training
  • Onsite Training

Your organization and its employees both benefit from operator training on your Building Automation System. Through training, your organization will lower building costs while enhancing building performance and comfort.

 

Your employees are able to provide a more meaningful analysis of building operations data and build their professional development with Continuing Education Units and the Master Operator and Master Programmer Programs.

 

For more information on training, contact SI Academy.

Overview: Learn the skills that will allow you to plan an active role in your migration from Insight to Desigo CC. Students will learn how to work with Siemens to ensure a smooth migration.

 

Participants: For users of Insight who will be migrating to Desigo CC. This course is designed for experienced Insight users and recommended for those that have configure and edit rights in Insight and will continue to have those rights in Desigo CC.

 

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students will learn to:

 

  • Understand the Insight to Desigo CC migration workflow
  • Configure system settings to manage users, security access and alarm behaviors
  • Perform activities with Desigo CC applications to facilitate the migration and enhance the long-term operation of Desigo CC
Topics covered in the class include:

Prerequisites: ST 6254 - Insight Workstation II or ST 7254 - Insight Workstation II with BACnet   

 

Course Length: 3.5 days    CEUs: 2.6   

 

Click here for more information on how to register for this course.

The Desigo CC Master Operator Training Path provides the critical knowledge to confidently make informed decisions when navigating through the Desigo CC Management Station.
 

Each class in the path builds upon each other ending with a capstone scenario based training class. Knowledge and skill assessments are part of the instructor-led classes to provide an opportunity for you to assess the knowledge gained during the class and prove your proficiency in operating a Desigo CC Management Station.

Overview: This web-based training course provides an introduction to the Desigo CC Management Station.

Participants: For users who need an overview of the Desigo CC Management Station.
 

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:

  • Understand how Desigo CC pulls together multiple disciplines
  • Understand the layout and workflow of Desigo CC
  • Use basic applications including; graphics, event treatment, trending, reporting and scheduling
     

Topics covered in this class include:

  • Platform Design
  • Workflow
  • Applications
     

Prerequisites: None
 

Course Length: approximately 30 minutes

Overview: Learn how to monitor and control your Desigo CC Management Station through hands-on guided exercises and discussions. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.
 

Participants: For users of Desigo CC whose role is to perform day-to-day operations on a Desigo CC Management Station.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Topics covered in this class include:

Prerequisites:  None

Course Length: 3.0 Days

CEUs: 2.3

Additional Information: For experienced operators, we offer a web-based tool to test your knowledge of the information taught in this class.  The tool is available on ES Online.
 

Click here for more information on how to register for this course.

Overview: Learn to effectively use the Desigo CC Report application and its associated features. This course is comprised of three 90 minute sessions that are taught virtually.
 

Participants: For users of Desigo CC who need to retrieve data from the Desigo CC SQL database and display it in a meaningful manner.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Topics covered in the class include:
  • Basic Navigation
  • Run a Report
  • Modify an Existing Report
  • Adjust Report Data Filters
  • Execute a Report
     

Prerequisites: Completion of the ST 9203 - Desigo CC Workstation I course is recommended
 

Course Length: 4.5 Hours

 

Click here for more information on how to register for this course.

Overview: Building on Desigo CC Workstation I, you will learn how to build and modify system objects. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.
 

Participants: For advanced users whose role is to create and modify graphics, security groups and user accounts.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:
Topics covered in the class include:

Prerequisites:  ST 9203 - Desigo CC Workstation I

Course Length: 3.5 days

CEUs: 2.7
 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Refresh your knowledge on the Desigo CC Management Station. You will interact with a live online instructor and other students to work through real-world scenarios using Desigo CC. This course is comprised of two 2 hour sessions that are taught virtually.
 

Participants: For users of Desigo CC who need to refresh their skills on the current market package of the Desigo CC Management Station. This course is optional and not required to earn Master Operator status.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Topics covered in the class include:
  • Alarm Configuration
  • Graphics Editor
  • Trending
  • Reports
  • Scopes
     

Prerequisites: Completion of the ST 9203 - Desigo CC Workstation I course is recommend

Course Length: 4 Hours

CEUs: .4 CEUs

Overview: Configure and modify applications within Desigo CC to increase your efficiency in monitoring and controlling building systems. Upon successful completion of the training path, you will earn Master Operator status on the latest Desigo CC market package.
 

Participants: For advanced users of Desigo CC whose role is to perform configuration changes and troubleshoot using the Desigo CC Management Station.
 

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate automatic and non-automatic symbol association
  • Create point properties on a graphic
  • Create graphical elements that appear and/or disappear on a graphic
  • Modify a template graphic for all TECs of the same application
  • Create a new template graphic for a specific TEC application
  • Associate an object or a point to a document
  • Navigate to a customized Object Model or Function Model
  • Create a custom text group
  • Define a point for conditional trending
  • Customize a scope for single point access, FLN access only and access to a specific application
  • Apply Custom Views related to divisions, roles or equipment
  • Perform database maintenance at the field panel level, project level and SQL server level
  • Use Desigo CC as a troubleshooting tool to identify an abnormal condition
     

Topics in this class include:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Graphics
  • Documents
  • Database Configuration
  • Conditional Trending
  • Reaction Processor
  • User Accounts
  • Security Groups
  • Custom Scopes
  • Custom Views
  • Database Maintenance

 

Prerequisites: ST 9203 - Desigo CC Workstation I and ST 9254 - Desigo CC Workstation II

Course Length: 3.0 Days

CEUs: 2.3

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

The Insight Master Operator Training Path provides information on the Insight Workstation platform that has been proven in the building automation industry for over 19 years.

 

Each class in the path builds upon each other ending with a capstone scenario-based training class. Knowledge and skills assessments are part of the instructor-led classes to provide an opportunity for you to assess the knowledge gained during the class and prove your proficiency in operating an Insight Workstation.

 

If your building has Ethernet or P2 panels with P1 Terminal Equipment Controllers, then you should attend the ST 6254 - Insight Workstation II class. If your building uses a BACnet communication protocol or a combination of BACnet field panels and proprietary field panels, then you should attend the ST 7254 - Insight Workstation II with BACnet class.

Overview: This web-based training course introduces common Insight applications.

 

Participants: For users who need an overview of the Insight Workstation.

Prerequisites: None

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Learn how to monitor and control your Insight Workstation through hands-on guided exercises and discussions. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.

 

Participants: For users of Insight whose role is to perform day-to-day operations on an Insight Workstation.

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:

Prerequisites:  None

Course Length: 3.0 Days

CEUs: 2.3

 

Additional Information: For experienced operators, we offer a web-based tool to test your knowledge of the information taught in this class.  The tool is available on ES Online at no cost.

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Learn how to create multiple reports and how to leverage the data to increase troubleshooting and operational efficiency. This course is comprised of three 90 minute sessions that are taught virtually.

 

Participants: For users of Insight whose role requires knowledge of the reporting capabilities available at the Insight Workstation.

Prerequisites:  Completion of the ST 6203 - Insight Workstation I course is recommended

Course Length: 4.5 hours.

CEUs: .6

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Building on Insight Workstation I, you will learn how to build and modify system objects. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned. This class is for you if your facility has Siemens proprietary field panels.

 

Participants: For advanced users of Insight whose role is to create and modify points, graphics, user accounts, zones and events.

Prerequisites:  ST 6203 - Insight Workstation I

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Building on Insight Workstation I, you will learn how to build and modify system objects. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned. This class is for you if your facility has Siemens BACnet field panels or a combination of Siemens BACnet field panels and Siemens proprietary field panels.

 

Participants: For advanced users of Insight with BACnet whose role is to create and modify points, graphics, user accounts, zones and events.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

Prerequisites:  ST 6203 - Insight Workstation I

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Refresh your knowledge on the Insight Workstation. Students will interact with a live online instructor and other students to work through real-world scenarios using Insight. This course is comprised of two 90 minute sessions and one 60 minute session that are taught virtually.

 

Participants: For users of Insight who need to refresh their skills on the Insight Workstation. This class is optional and not required to earn Master Operator status.

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:

Prerequisites: Completion of the ST 6203 - Insight Workstation I course is recommended

Course Length: 4 hours

CEUs: .4

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Configure and modify applications within Insight to increase your efficiency in monitoring and controlling building systems. Upon successful completion of the training path, students will learn Master Operator status on Insight version 3.15.

 

Participants: For advanced users of Insight whose role is to perform configuration changes and to troubleshoot using the Insight Workstation.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Create individual user accounts with assigned privileges
  • Verify system configuration and connectivity
  • Import and enable a PPCL program
  • Schedule zones and mode points
  • Import and enable a PPCL program to control the system
  • Create report templates and run reports to verify proper system operation and configuration
  • Create and modify graphics to monitor system operations
  • Create trend definitions and trend reports
  • Schedule recurring backups of the Insight database
  • Use Insight as a troubleshooting tool to identify an abnormal condition
Topics covered in this class include:
  1. Troubleshooting
  2. User Accounts
  3. System Profile
  4. Trending
  5. Database Maintenance
  6. Graphics
  7. Database Operations

Prerequisites:  ST 6203 - Insight Workstation 1 and ST 6254 - Insight Workstation II or ST 7254 - Insight Workstation II with BACnet

Course Length: 3.0 Days

CEUs: 2.3

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Learn Powers Process Control Language (PPCL) in simple and easy steps starting from basic to advanced.

 

Each class builds upon each other ending with a capstone scenario-based training class. To become a Master Programmer, you will need to complete the required classes in the training path.

 

This training path is not based on a management station so if your facility uses PPCL, this training path is for you.

Overview: This web-based training course covers the flow and functionality of creating, editing and saving a building's control program.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to work with Powers Process Control Language (PPCL) and the Program Editor.

Objectives: Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:
  • Define a PPCL program
  • Define how a control program is structured
  • Identify the logical flow of a typical control program
  • Define the 5 steps of writing a control program
  • Navigate and perform multiple operations using Program Editor
  • Save and download a modified program to a field panel
  • Run a Panel PPCL report for testing and troubleshooting a control program
Topics covered in this class include:
  1. Program Editor
  2. Building Automation PPCL Programs
  3. PPCL Reports

Prerequisites:  None

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Learn to develop and modify a PPCL program. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to read or develop PPCL programs.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
Topics covered in the class include:
  1. Programming Planning and Flowcharts
  2. PPCL Syntax
  3. Datamate Advanced
  4. Program Editor
  5. Point Control
  6. FLN Devices
  7. Troubleshooting
  8. Skills Assessment

Prerequisites:  ST 103 - Introduction to Control Programming

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: This web-based course provides information on PPCL syntax and structure.

 

Participants: For advanced users who need to write or edit PPCL statements using proper syntax.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
  • Use decision tables
  • Identify and interpret flowchart symbols
  • Define Resident Points
  • Understand and use local variables
  • Define Point Status Indicators and Logical Operations
  • Write PPCL statements for a variety of basic control strategies using proper syntax
Topics covered in the class include:
  1. PPCL Rules and Guidelines
  2. PPCL Statement Review
  3. PPCL Composition

Prerequisites: ST 6304 - PPCL Programming I

Course Length: Approximately 1.5 hours

 

To register for this course, contact BT University.

Overview: Learn to build and optimize PPCL programs to improve building efficiency and incorporate staging and rotating of equipment. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.

 

Participants: For advanced users whose role is to create or modify programs using advanced program control strategies for energy efficiency.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
  • Change programs to minimize overshoot during startup
  • Modify programs to automatically rotate equipment based on a schedule or run time
  • Alter programs to ensure the proper number of devices are operating at any given time
  • Use the output of a LOOP statement to modify the setpoint in another loop
  • Adjust loop gains to ensure efficient equipment performance
  • Modify an existing program to use the Adaptive Loop Control
  • Add programming code to determine the optimum position of the outside air dampers based on enthalpy
  • Change programs to prevent exceeding peak energy consumption limits by properly cycling equipment
  • Design a program to control a variable volume air handler
  • Build and implement an optimized zone
Topics covered in the class include:
  1. Ramping
  2. Rotating Equipment
  3. Staging Equipment
  4. Cascading and Floating Loops
  5. Adaptive Control
  6. Enthalpy Optimization
  7. Peak Demand Limiting
  8. VAV Control
  9. Start/Stop Time Optimization
  10. Skills Assessment

Prerequisites:  ST 6304 - PPCL Programming I

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: This course provides complex PPCL programming scenarios for you to read, troubleshoot and correct. Upon successful completion of the training path, students will earn Master Programmer status.

 

Participants: For advanced users whose role is to troubleshoot and to implement programming strategies.

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:
  • Troubleshoot and correct an air handler control strategy
  • Implement control strategies based on a sequence of operations
  • Identify ways to improve existing control strategies
  • Discuss multiple options for staging and rotating equipment including; daily, weekly, totalization and fail safe
  • Develop and test a chiller and secondary equipment staging and rotating program
Topics covered in the class include:
  1. Troubleshooting
  2. Control Strategies
  3. Staging and Rotating
  4. Sequence of Equipment
  5. PPCL Scenarios
  6. Datamate Advanced

 

Prerequisites:  ST 6304 - PPCL Programming I and ST 6354 - PPCL Programming II

Course Length: 3.0 Days

CEUs: 2.3

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

The Field Panel and FLN Curriculum teaches how to use software tools to communicate to the devices at a local level.

 

If your company has DXR and ABT Site at your facility, contact BT University to discuss training opportunities.

Overview: This web-based training course explains the basic operations, interaction and function of a TEC.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to monitor, interpret and command Terminal Equipment Controllers (TECs) direct connection subpoint data.

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:
  • State the purpose of TECs
  • Describe the physical components of a TEC
  • Describe how to communicate with a TEC locally
  • Describe the different types of subpoints
  • Set a minimum and maximum room temperature setpoint
  • Trace the generation of the temperature control setpoint
Topics covered in this class include:
  1. TEC Basic
  2. TEC Components
  3. TEC Subpoints
  4. Datamate Base Operations
  5. TEC Operations

Prerequisites: None

 

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

Overview: This web-based training course explains the operation and features of the PXC-Modular Field Panel.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to work with the PXC-Modular Field Panel.

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:
  • Identify hardware components
  • Describe how to expand the point count of the PXC-Modular field panel
  • Describe the power requirements of the PXC-Modular field panel
  • Identify the available options
  • Identify the features that the PXC-Modular field panel supports on the system architecture
  • Describe the TX-I/O point modules and their use
Topics covered in the class include:
  1. PXC Modular Series Product Overview
  2. APOGEE Automation Networking
  3. Principles of PXC Modular Operation
  4. TX-I/O Product Line

Prerequisites: None

 

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

Overview: Learn to monitor, control and configure building automation systems locally from field panels and FLN devices using Datamate Advanced. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to control and monitor building control systems from field panels and Terminal Equipment Controllers (TECs).

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Topics covered in this class include:
  1. APOGEE Automation System
  2. Datamate Advanced
  3. Terminal Emulation
  4. System Profile
  5. Database Operations
  6. Point Operations
  7. DDC Networking
  8. FLN Hardware
  9. Memory and Configuration Operations
  10. Knowledge Assessment
  11. Skills Assessment

Prerequisites: ST 105 - Introduction to Terminal Equipment Controllers

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

Additional Information: This course covers proprietary and BACnet protocols

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Supplemental

BT University offers additional training classes to increase your knowledge on Siemens software or hardware that you have installed at your facility.

Overview: Learn to archive, manage and retrieve large amounts of building automation system data for validation compliance and management reporting.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to administer the data collected by an Insight system using InfoCenter Suite software.

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:
Topics covered in the class include:
  1. System Architecture
  2.  InfoCenter Administrator
  3.  InfoCenter Points
  4.  InfoCenter Data
  5.  InfoCenter Report Manger

Prerequisite: None

Course Length: 3.0 Days

CEUs: 2.3 CEUs

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course

Overview: Learn to develop and modify cliparts, air handler and chiller backgrounds and incorporate the Enhanced Graphic Option (EGO) features into new and existing graphics.

 

Participants: For users whose role includes updating graphics to match their current equipment layout.

Overview: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:
Topics covered in this class include:
  1. Micrografx Designer
  2. Navigator Library
  3. Insight Graphics
  4. Enhanced Graphic Option (EGO)
  5. Modify an Existing Graphic

Prerequisites: ST 6203 - Insight Workstation I

Course Length: 3.0 Days

CEUs: 2.3 CEUs

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Overview: Learn to monitor and control laboratory spaces using the Insight building automation system.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to monitor laboratory spaces.

Objectives: Upon completion of the class, you should be able to:
Topics covered in this class include:
  1. Fume Hood Control Strategy
  2. Lab Room Control Strategy
  3. Room Pressurization Control and Monitoring
  4. Accessing Information
  5. Compliance Support Options

Prerequisites: None

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

 

Click here for more information on registering for this course.

Web-based Courses

Our self-paced wed-based training allows you to select topics specific to your needs and set your own pace to completing the chosen courses.

 

All courses can be accessed on ES Online: www.siemens.com/esonline.

Overview: This web-based training course provides an introduction to the Desigo CC Management Station.

 

Participants: For users who need an overview of the Desigo CC Management Station.

Topics covered in this class include:
  • Platform Design
  • Workflow
  • Applications

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course introduces common Insight applications.

 

Participants: For users who need an overview of the Insight Workstation.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Graphics
  • Alarm Status
  • Main Menu
  • Report Viewer
  • Panel Point Log Screen

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course covers the flow and functionality of creating, editing and saving a building's control program.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to work with PPCL and the Program Editor.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Program Editor
  • Building Automation PPCL Programs
  • PPCL Reports

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course provides information on PPCL syntax and structure.

 

Participants: For advanced users who need to write or edit PPCL statements using proper syntax.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • PPCL Rules and Guidelines
  • PPCL Statement Review
  • PPCL Composition

Course Length: Approximately 1.5 Hours

Prerequisite: ST 6304 - PPCL Programming I

 

Contact BT University to register for this course.

Overview: This web-based training course explains the basic operation, interaction and function of a TEC.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to monitor, interpret and command Terminal Equipment Controllers (TECs) direct connect subpoint data.

Topics covered in this class include:
  • TEC Basics
  • TEC Components
  • TEC Subpoints
  • Datamate Base Operations
  • TEC Operations

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course explains the operation and features of the PXC-Modular field panel.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to work on the PXC-Modular field panel.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • PXC Modular Series Product Overview
  • APOGEE Automation Networking
  • Principles of PXC Modular Operation
  • TX-I/O Product Line

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course teaches the terms and concepts of the scheduler application, how to schedule an event and zone, how to populate and schedule a replacement day, how to override and event and how to schedule trend collections and reports.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to control buildings using the Insight Scheduler application.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Scheduler Navigation
  • Creating a Schedule
  • Modifying a Schedule
  • Overriding a Schedule
  • Adding Trend Collections, Reports, Events and Zones to a Schedule

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course will demonstrate how to place a point into trend and examine trend data using multiple Insight applications.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to place points into trend using the Insight Workstation.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Trend Concepts
  • Trend Types
  • Trend Definitions
  • Trend Collection Methods
  • Trend Data Detail Report
  • Scheduling Trend Reports

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Additional Information: Click here for more information on registering for this online course

Overview: This web-based training course explains the basic components of a fume hood and the operations of the controllers.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to control fume hoods in a laboratory using the Insight Workstation.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Fume Hood Components
  • Operator Display Panel (ODP)
  • Fume Hood Controller
  • Room Control

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course addresses all aspects of the RENO feature in the Insight Workstation from configuring a system setting to setting up a point for Remote Notification.

 

Participants: For users whose role is to configure or operate the RENO feature within the Insight Workstation.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • System Requirements
  •  System Settings
  •  Creating Contacts
  •  Escalation Lists
  •  Scheduling
  •  Point Setup
  •  Heartbeat

Course Length: Approximately 30 minutes

 

Additional Information: Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

Overview: This web-based training course is an interactive technical manual that provides detailed information on the MBC and RBC field panels for quick reference on the job.

 

Participants: For users whose role requires technical knowledge of the MBC and RBC field panels.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Enclosure Box
  • Internal Components
  • Open Processor
  • Power Modules
  • Point Termination Modules

Additional Information: This course has no audio. It is designed as a technical reference library for troubleshooting and maintenance in the field. Find reference data on any component within a few mouse clicks.

 

Click here for more information on registering for this online course.

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