Suggested time commitment: 3 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
In this self-paced course, you will learn the skills necessary to manage a simple PI System, including how to install and configure a PI Interface and buffering and create PI Points using OSIsoft best practices. You will also learn how to perform common PI Systems management tasks, such as managing archive files and PI System backup, using utilities like PI System Management Tools (PI SMT) and PI Interface Configuration Utility (PI ICU).
There are 8 hands-on exercises tailored to apply the knowledge you've learned in the video lectures.
Throughout the course, you will gain exposure to data flow through a simple PI System, connection mechanisms to PI Data Archive, and interface startup process, which will assist you in troubleshooting your own PI System.
PI System Administration for IT Professionals Workbook
This online course follows the same curriculum as some chapters from the "PI System Administration for IT Professionals" classroom training. Before start watching the lectures, download a copy of the pdf course workbook, available in 7 different languages, from our tech support download center > Training Materials. Some of the exercises and lessons may be useful while completing the course.
Note: This online course focuses on the PI Interface Management and Data Archive Management sections of the classroom course. To learn more about PI System administration, please refer to the online course catalogue.
Below are the video lectures for this course. We have placed the topics in the same order as they would be presented in a live instructor-led course. Feel free to rewind and re-watch parts of the videos as you go through each module. If the videos look fuzzy, be sure to check out theOnline Course Videos - Tips and Tricks
1. Introduction to a Simple PI System
2. View Data Stored in the PI Data Archive
3. Managing your PI Data Archive
4. Configuring Backups NEW
5. Install and Configure a PI Interface
6. Create and Manage PI Points with Different Tools
7. Set Up Buffering on an Interface Node
8. Online Course Final Project
9. Additional Resources
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Set Up a Simple PI System
The course ends with a challenge to create a plan for applying everything you've learned to your own PI System. For your final project, you need to set up and configure a Simple PI System for your organization and either
a) model it in your course Cloud Environment OR
b) model it in your own development PI System
You will also need to explain some of the key concepts covered in this course in your own words.