Camille Metzinger

What is the VLE? Virtual Learning Environment

Discussion created by Camille Metzinger Employee on Aug 25, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2017 by Pablo Benvenuto

What is the OSIsoft Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?

Simply put, OSIsoft's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a PI System sandbox that allows you to learn new skills, to expand your knowledge through hands-on labs, to check out new products, or to try things that you simply cannot do in your production environment.


Find out more about our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) in this 3 min YouTube video:


What is included in the VLE?

As of October 2017, the monthly and yearly VLE subscriptions include access to the following hands-on labs :

* Note: As we try our best to offer the most up-to-date learning labs, this list will be regularly updated. To view the latest learning labs included in the VLE subscription, please refer to


  • Asset Based PI Example Kits
  • Field Service Scripts
  • PI Programming (Japanese)
  • TechCon 2015 US: Hands On with PI Batch to PI Event Frames Migration hands-on session
  • TechCon 2015: PI System with Windows Security
  • TechCon 2016: Add Custom Symbols to PI Coresight 2016
  • TechCon 2016: Advanced PI Web API
  • TechCon 2016: Advanced Programming with PI AF SDK
  • TechCon 2016: Build Better Reports with PI SQL Framework
  • TechCon 2016: Build Web-Based Real-Time Dashboards
  • TechCon 2016: Collecting Data using the new PI Connector for UFL
  • TechCon 2016: Condition Based Maintenance with PI AF
  • TechCon 2016: Developing Cross-platform Mobile Apps Using Apache Cordova and PI Web API
  • TechCon 2016: Downtime Analysis with Event Frames
  • TechCon 2016: Operational Insights Using Real-time Dashboards and Self-service Business Intelligence
  • TechCon 2016: PI AF SDK for Beginners
  • TechCon 2016: PI Integrator for Business Analytics - Effortless Enterprise Reporting and Analytics Across the Entire PI System
  • TechCon 2016: PI Web API for Beginners
  • TechCon 2016: Use Data Science for Machine Learning and Predictions Based on Your PI System Data
  • TechCon 2016: Using Forecast Data with the PI System
  • TechCon 2016: Using the PI System to Model and Improve Your Processes
  • UC 2017 Hands-On Lab - Exploring your Data with PI Vision 2017
  • UC 2017 Hands-On Lab - Incorporating CM Data Vibration, Infrared and Acoustic for CBM
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Adding Pattern Recognition Capabilities to Your PI System with Falkonry
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Administering and Managing the PI System
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Apply Data Science and Machine Learning to PI System Data for Predictive Analytics
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Build Applications for the PI System - Learn Basics of PI Developer Technologies
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Build Applications with PI Web API
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Building Displays with the new PI Vision 2017
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Building Reports from Your Event Frame Data
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics with PI System data
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Create and Operationalize Forecasting Models with the PI Infrastructure and Azure Machine Learning
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Data Ingress Application Development Using Web-Based Technologies
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Develop Data Ingress Applications on Your Favorite Edge Devices Using the OSIsoft Message Format
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Developing Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Using Xamarin and PI Web API
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Discover the PI Connector for OPC UA
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Extending the PI Security Audit Tools to Meet the Needs of Your Environment
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Getting Started with the AF SDK
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Locking Your PI System Without Locking Down Your PI System
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Power Generation - Fossil Performance Monitoring & Calculations
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Tips and Tricks with PI Builder and PI System Explorer
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Using the PI System to Detect and Track Important Events in your Assets and Processes
  • UC 2017 Hands-on Lab: Utilizing MS SQL Server Integration Services for Reporting PI Data via Email or Flat File


To Subscribe to the VLE:


Have More Questions About the VLE?

Please visit the OSIsoft Learning FAQ page, and scroll down to "Virtual Learning Environment"