Hands-On Training

Kepware’s training program is designed to address the specific challenges unique to a user’s automation environment. Two-day, hands-on courses are held once a month at our headquarters in Portland, Maine.

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Kepware OPC and Product Training Program

Kepware’s training program is designed to address the specific challenges unique to users’ automation environments. Courses can be customized based on the trainees’ levels of expertise, location, application, and industry requirements. The labs and training material cover core concepts, such as OPC standards, client/server communication, and connecting to a PLC or device, as well as more advanced subjects like communication optimization and diagnostics.

Hands-On Kepware Products Training

Kepware offers monthly training classes, hosted at our headquarters in Portland, Maine. This two-day course provides seating for up to 20 attendees.

Courses cover Kepware’s OPC-enabled products, including KEPServerEX, LinkMaster, and RedundancyMaster. Other topics include:

  • Optimizing client, server, and device communications
  • Debugging using the OPC Quick Client and diagnostic tools
  • Performing data analytics, linking, logging, and monitoring alarms with advanced plug-ins
  • Exploring OPC DA, UA, and .NET specifications and implementation

Upon completing the course, attendees will be able to install, configure, troubleshoot, and optimize their Kepware projects.

Class Details

Classes at Kepware’s Portland, Maine headquarters usually occur on Tuesday and Wednesday once every month. Class begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM each day. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Presentations, live demonstrations, practical examples, and in-class training exercises are included throughout the course. Each trainee will receive a flash drive with all class materials and training manuals, as well as a certificate of attendance.

2015 Training Dates

March 17-18
April 14-15
May 12-13
June 9-10
July 14-15
August 11-12
September 22-23
October 13-14

2015 Training Agenda

Each class may be customized based on the trainees’ needs and issues. A specific subject may be explored more in depth if requested. Additional time beyond the class agenda is included for addressing specific trainee issues and for conducting breakout sessions with Kepware support teams if needed.

2015 Training Details & Class Dates (PDF)

Hands-On U-CON Training

Kepware offers a one-day training course for the User Configurable (U-CON) driver. The course begins with a brief overview of OPC client/server principles followed by an in-depth discussion of device communications for serial and Ethernet connections. The course provides participants with a working knowledge of creating communication transactions with U-CON's Transaction Editor interface. It includes practical, hands-on exercises using real devices such as barcode scanners, controllers, I/O, RFID readers, weigh scale terminals, and a variety of sensor hardware. Upon completing the course, trainees will be able to install, configure, troubleshoot and optimize a U-CON project to collect important device data into their OPC client-enabled applications. Please note this training course is intended for advanced trainees with development experience. For a quote, please email training@kepware.com.

Customer On-Site Training

Customers can schedule on-site customized classes at their facility with Kepware Applications Engineers. On-site courses are based on the standard two-day Hands-On Kepware Products course, though on-site courses may be customized as needed by adding optional modules. The course fee varies and depends on location, number of attendees, and number of training days. For a quote, please email training@kepware.com.

2015 On-Site Training Details (PDF)

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Upcoming Webinars

Since its release last year, the Local Historian for KEPServerEX has been used by engineers in a variety of interesting applications, including process improvement, asset management, predictive analysis, and data back-up. The Collecting Engineering Data Using the Local Historian for KEPServerEX webinar will explore the Local Historian's different customer implementations and describe how it may be used as a tactical engineering tool in your automation environment. Register today to join Joanne Bacharach on Wednesday, September 9 at 9:30 AM EDT.