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News / September 15, 2010

Customers Weigh In On The Ignition Training Course

Over the past few months, Inductive Automation has conducted training courses in different cities across the United States—and one in Spain! Customers using Ignition by Inductive Automation have been reporting back how much they have enjoyed these classes. We asked a few training attendees a series of questions, and here’s what they had to say.

What was your biggest take-away from the training?
“(Inductive Automation) training gave me the chance to see many features of the software that I had not noticed or used before. Seeing the tools in action by the engineers, including many of the shortcuts available, will really take a lot of the work and time out of application development.” – Lance Kornoelje, Application Engineer, Control Dynamics, Inc.

“I am amazed at the maturity of this product. I have worked with other HMI software that has been around for over 20 years and this product actually seems more technically advanced.” – William Irish, President, Irish & Associates

“The flexibility, ease of use, compatibility and web (Internet) integration. The software provides an excellent platform for remote hosting compared to other SCADA packages we have been or are using. We look forward to a long partnership with Inductive Automation.” – Troy LaDoux, Product Manager, ICS Healy-Ruff

What was your overall experience with the training?
“The class is flexible enough that you can progress at your own pace using the instruction sheets they have. If you have already mastered the given example, you can move on to other features or areas and still receive the assistance of the engineers as you need it." – Lance Kornoelje

“My overall experience was very good. There was a lot of information in a short period of time and I am encouraged that the trainers welcome questions and want to assist even after training. This was a selling point to me. That assistance is a phone call or email away.” – Troy LaDoux

“This is an accelerated training course that would be hard to get anywhere else. The questions from other participants create a diverse and interesting environment that keeps things moving along and helps to provide context for the software. The training was well paced and the trainers were well versed in the product. The course manuals are well done and provide great "take home" value for refreshing the course materials. This is the first course where every question was answered with a technical answer, not the usual ‘that takes place under the hood and you wouldn't understand’.” – William Irish

How do you feel about using the Ignition software now that you’ve completed training?
“I am more firm in my commitment to use this software than before. It became clear that this is a well designed product and the software engineering is excellent." William Irish, president of Irish & Associates.

“I feel much more confident but I still have a long way to go. I hope we will be able to continue getting support for the product as time goes on.” – Troy LaDoux

“I feel much more comfortable with the software, both in what I can do with the software and the time it takes in which to do it.” – Lance Kornoelje

Upcoming Training Courses
Boston, MA – October 11–15
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Dallas, TX – November 15–19
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The 5-day training courses cover the core of Ignition by Inductive Automation. The course is designed to meet users at their knowledge level, whether a new user to Ignition or an existing user looking to discover the full breadth of Ignition's capabilities. The course gives an in-depth look at the architecture of Ignition, involving the interactions between PLCs and SQL databases. Attendees will learn how successful projects are planned and executed from start to finish.