Final Project

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    Final Project - To complete this course and receive a certificate of participation, you must complete a final project on or before the deadline specified at the beginning of your course by the course facilitator. This is generally the Friday of the third week of the course. The project deadline for the course is in your registration email. Additionally, if you have any questions about this, please contact your facilitator or ask on the discussion forums.


    For this course, the final project can take two forms. Please also see Ways to submit the final project for the Configuring a Simple PI System Online Course for acceptable submission formats.


    Option #1 - You may use the machines in the Virtual Learning Environment to:

        • Set up an additional instance of the PI Interface for OPC DA on machine PIINT
        • Modify your existing tags for Pump 4 and Pump 5 to use the new interface, thus establishing load balancing
        • Use various scan classes and scan offsets for the tags from each pump (Pumps 1 - 5) to further control the load balancing on your PI Interfaces for OPC DA as well as the demand on the OPC Server
        • Confirm that you are receiving data on your PI Data Archive and that the data is being buffered from the PI Interface to the PI Data Archive


    Below is an additional list of items from previous exercises to have completed before advancing to the final component described above:

        • Create and register two spare archives
        • Move archive files to a new directory
        • Enable and test auto archiving via an archive shift
        • Create PI Points corresponding to the tags on your OPC Server
        • Simulate a disconnect from your PI Data Archive machine to test buffering is configured properly on the PI Interface machine
        • Have programs connecting via minimum security permissions necessary (2+ trusts for API connections, custom PI Identities, etc.)


    Option #2 - If you have access to the PI System at your enterprise and would prefer to complete the final project on that, you may do so. Please  work out with the facilitator a final project that meets the following criteria:

    • The project must create something that has value to your enterprise (examples include setting up a new interface, configuring PI Points, etc).
    • The project must be of sufficient difficulty that it provides a challenge - what constitutes a challenge will be determined by you and the facilitator.


    Please remember that no extensions will be given for the final project. Additionally, no credit would be given for partially completed work, and no refunds would be given for failed projects.


    Note About Customer Data


    Absolutely NO customer data will be shared outside of the Student / Facilitator relationship. The facilitator will NEVER ask a student to share proprietary information with the class. Anything shared with the facilitator as proof of work will be destroyed at the end of the course.


    If however, you work on a generic project and wish to share it with other users on the community, OSIsoft can help facilitate that. This will be completely at your discretion and OSIsoft would take no legal responsibility.