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  1. Issue digital badges for course completion

    Currently, there is little way for a student to prove to the outside world that they indeed took the in-class courses, online courses, and/or conference labs that they claim to have taken. This especially hurts consultants or people looking for a new job. A digital badge, or anything with a credential ID and a credential URL that can be added to the Licenses & Certifications section of LinkedIn, would really help.

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  2. Is there a course that teaches how to create analyses with every function listed in PI AF?

    Learn how to create analyses in PI AF using all the listed functions to understand what each of them do and calculate.

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  3. I wish to know how to only update the information on 1 page in a spreadsheet that has 31 pages in the workbook. I.e., 1 Page for each day.

    I wish to know how to only update the information on 1 page in a spreadsheet that has 31 pages in the workbook. I.e., 1 Page for each day of the month. Each page collects information for 33 items every hour.
    Currently pressing Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F9 updates all 31 pages as well as any other spreadsheets I have open using PI & it takes a few minutes each time. I’m currently running a Macro for this.
    Also is there a way that these updates can be done automatically at around 5 minutes past the hour?
    Any…

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  4. When a KB is updated please add to the message what is added (updated)

    I usually look at all KB updates in the site.
    But, i don"t know what has been added or updated in the KB !
    Please try to write what is new in the KB

    Thank you
    Tal

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  5. classroom training for coplex topics

    There should be classroom trainings for complex topics. there classroom trainings for easy topics (like PI Visualization). For complex topics trainings are missing. for example "Custom Symbols" or "AF Transformer"

    2 votes
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  6. New Product Features/Video Release Notes

    Create a video with each new release of a product that reviews the new features. This can help users understand all the new features and how they might use them. Encourages adoption of latest technologies

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  7. Provide a VLE for PI Manual Logger Web

    It seems most videos for PI Manual Logger are outdated.
    In my experience setting up PI Manual Logger Web can be tricky and time consuming (security wise at least). It would be nice to have an environment that is all built to experiment with the product.

    3 votes
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  8. Course Playlist

    The individual presentations for the class do not seem to be linked in any way on youtube - every time a course completes, I should really be presented the next video in the class

    6 votes
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  9. Higher Quality Videos

    Our videos are mostly shot in poor lighting. Although exported to 720p, the footage looks like 480p with 24fps. Please consider using better lighting and a higher quality camera.
    Also, please white balance and lightening the footage in a video editor during post production.

    4 votes
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  10. Emphasize the concept of 2+ trust in 'Configuring a Simple PI System' Online Course

    The video "Configure Security for the PI Interface for OPC DA" in the 'Configuring a Simple PI System' course could benefit by reinforcing the fundamental concept of what a 2+ PI trust actually is at a second point in the video.

    The first time I watched it, I missed the brief definition near the beginning, and then became rather lost later in the material, until I re-watched it from the beginning and stopped to consider this point. A simple on-screen speech bubble (perhaps at 6:25) clarifying this point would be helpful - the spoken material is ambiguous here and so…

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  11. Walkthrough of Configuring DCOM for OPC Interfaces

    Provide background of DCOM, walkthrough of DCOM configuration, and pitfalls for common networking configurations.

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  12. Make more videos about the theoretical side of PI

    It's great to see videos about statistical quality control and the swinging door algorithm. I think that having more videos of this nature will really help PI administrators understand PI's capabilities rather than just its features.

    This is also a chance for OSIsoft to explain some of their design decisions, especially those that naïvely seem like bad idea but actually have sound reasoning behind them.

    Lastly, the process of making these videos will likely reveal insights and improvements, since it forces an in-depth look at PI and a justification for its design.

    I will post video ideas in the comments.

    4 votes
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  13. Label courses about deprecated PI programs as such and state the replacement program

    If a customer is not paying attention to which PI programs are or will be deprecated (and there are quite a few of them), then they can end up wasting their time and money taking a course about a program that OSIsoft plans to trash in the next while.

    Please help steer the customer's attention, time, and money towards learning about programs that OSIsoft is actually pushing for. This will speed up both the adaptation of the new programs and the downfall of the old ones.

    The courses about deprecated PI programs are:
    • PI WebParts Class
    • Building Basic…

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  15. Additional videos on PI Point attributes for 'Configuring a Simple PI System'

    I suggest some additional youtube video can be provided as reference for some in-depth session such as PI Point attributes

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  16. Local online course facilitator for Asia Pacific customers

    As a customer who is based in China, the time difference between me and the course facilitator in the United States is too long, resulting in opposite work hours. So when I had some questions raised in Discussion Forums, the response came in the next day.

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  17. Live chat with online course facilitators

    I would like to suggest 'chat' module integrated with online courses so that student can easily chat with the facilitator instantly. Although my facilitator has given me 200% support on email but it would be more easier if it will be on chat so the questions and clarifications can be resolved quickly.

    2 votes
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  18. Provide hackathon style datasets for online course 'Building Asset Hierarchies with PI AF'

    Need more rigorous testing mechanism if possible. Rather than using our own dataset which can be challenging at times with IT and security policies, hackathon style datasets and something useful out of it within 3 weeks could be a fantastic way to apply skills learned from the course!

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  19. Programming in PI Web API Online Course: Edit instructional videos

    The videos need to be edited properly (cut the parts where the instructor restarted the phrase to correct a mistake, etc.).

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  20. Programming in PI Web API Online Course: Too much materials for a three week period

    Way too much material for a three week part-time course. Not enough time in beginner fundamentals.

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