OPCTI offers a variety of hands-on courses that offer people in the industrial, commercial, and military field with a theoretical background on OPC as well as practical hands-on experience that they can immediately apply at their job.
Students can use these courses as credit toward their COP designation. The following is a list of the available courses and the dates at which they are offered.
The accelerated OPC workshop enables students to cover all 4 certification levels in only 1 week instead of 2. Certified OPC Professional courses offered by the OPC Training Institute provide automation professionals with the skills to improve plant efficiency and control. Each course offers practical hands-on experience that can be applied immediately. Graduates will know exactly how to set up and troubleshoot OPC connections and make them secure the instant they enter the plant.
Students learn about OPC and how to troubleshoot and repair DCOM problems. The class covers the most common OPC specifications: OPC DA, OPC HDA, OPC A&E, OPC UA, and OPC .NET. Students also get to practice OPC concepts such as client/server architecture, tunneling, bridging, and redundancy.
Students learn how to secure their OPC implementation by configuring their firewall, Data Execution Prevention, Windows Authentication, Access Control Lists (ACL), Windows Services, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) implementation, and how to continuously monitor the health of their real-time communication system. This enables plants to comply with IT, industrial, and federal regulations.
Students learn the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) set of specifications. The hands-on class covers the security model that enhances Classic OPC capabilities. Students explore OPC UA's data information model and data transportation, which now use Web Services and binary protocols to eliminate reliance on Microsoft's DCOM technology.
Students learn advanced integration project requirements that affect machines, plants, and SCADA. They setup firewall ports to enable OPC communication. They setup a VPN to tunnel through firewalls and NAT. Students also discuss FAT and SAT (Factory / Site Acceptance Testing) to comply with IT, industrial, and federal regulations.
Students learn about OPC and how to troubleshoot and repair DCOM problems. This online class is led by a live instructor and covers the most common OPC specifications: OPC DA, OPC HDA, OPC A&E, OPC UA, and OPC .NET. Students also get to practice OPC concepts such as client/server architecture, tunneling, bridging, and redundancy.