OSIsoft PI Training

Industrial Data Xchange (IDX) acted as the exclusive Southern African distributor for OSIsoft from 2002 until 2007 and gained extensive experience providing OSIsoft PI training to our local channel partners and customers in Southern Africa.

As a result IDX is able to provide OSIsoft PI training on the various PI clients (PI DataLink, PI ProcessBook, PI ACE) as well as System Management courses (e.g. System Manger I - Essential Skills & System Manager II - Advanced Topics) both on and off site to OSIsoft end-users at cost effective rates. 

PI System Manager I - Essential Skills

The objectives of the course can be highlighted as follows:

  • Understand the architecture and possibilities of a PI system
  • Install and configure a PI server
  • Install and configure PI interfaces
  • Create and maintain tags
  • Configure PI system security
  • PI system backup and restore
  • PI system troubleshooting

Course Layout

The course duration is 4 days. It is an interactive course consisting of lectures, exercises and examples.

Day 1:

  • Introduction of the Instructor
  • Students are asked to descibe their PI System, what their role with PI is and what skills they are hoping to learn
  • Introduction to the PI System, PI Server, Architecture, Processes, Installs and Upgrades
  • PI data flow
  • PI system management tools
  • Tags, tag attributes, building tags and digital sets 

Day 2:

  • PI archives
  • PI backup
  • Connecting to PI
  • PI security

Day 3:

  • PI interfaces
  • PI Tag Configurator

Day 4:

  • Performance equation
  • PI module database
  • IT monitoring interfaces
  • Troubleshooting PI
  • PI Server Modules
  • The PI System Manager

Course Information

Course duration:  4 Days
Course times: 8:00am - 17:00am
Max number of attendees: 8
Min number of  attendees : 4
Course Location: IDX Offices in Fourways
Course Cost:

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-Basic computer skills
-Familiar with real-time data sources such as control systems



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As this is a specialised course, the courses are run per request on dates that suit both IDX and the client. Please contact IDX for booking forms and to arrange a training date.