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  1. Suggest a PI System learning path

    I wish it would end with recommendation where to go next. Which classes to take, videos to watch, guideline to become self sufficient with PI in 3 month...

    12 votes
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  2. 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

    8 votes
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  3. 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…

    6 votes
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  4. Provide text/transcript for the online course to make materials more searchable

    Videos are nice, but a text transcript with images would be fine as well. (powerpoint even). That way you could search for a topic easily rather than trying to remember where in the videos a topic is covered.

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. Tie training registration to customer account for free EA online classes

    OSIsoft online classes are now free of charge for EA customers, which is great, but they need to enter their voucher code in order to complete the free registration. This requires that the same code used for non-free classes be disseminated. Since customer accounts are associated with (Salesforce) sites in our system, it would be better to just identify the site the trainee is associated with and then allow that information to be used to identify them as an EA customer. This would reduce the friction of providing these classes to our larger EA customers.

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  11. Include software version numbers on online course outlines

    Before purchasing an online course, you should be able to see which software version numbers the course uses to determine if it will be suitable for you, or where you should expect things to be a little different. A simple list of software used along with their version numbers in the course outline should do.

    1 vote
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  12. Enable HSTS on learning.osisoft.com

    Please enable HSTS on learning.osisoft.com to help prevent SSL stripping attacks, improve the page load time for people simply typing "learning.osisoft.com" into their address bar, and prepare for (hopefully) eventual HSTS preloading.

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  13. Reduce the load time of learning.osisoft.com

    learning.osisoft.com can take 10 seconds to load for users that are not in North America. Fortunately, there are some low-hanging fruit to make it even faster. Please consider minifying the HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files and implementing other changes pointed out in the link below:
    https://www.giftofspeed.com/

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  14. Clean the HTML code of learning.osisoft.com

    The Nu Html Checker points out many issues with the HTML code of learning.osisoft.com:
    https://validator.w3.org/nu/?doc=https%3A%2F%2Flearning.osisoft.com%2F

    These issues indicate that the website might not be displaying as intended, or that useless code is included as part of the page, which only adds to the page size and makes the page slower to load.

    Please fix these issues.

    1 vote
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  15. 'Configuring a Simple PI System' - Make more appliciable to non-cloud users

    When registering for courses, it recommends using your own PI system if possible rather than the cloud environment. However, when in the last three sections of the Configuring a Simple Pi System course, a lot of the videos are simply following what the instructor is doing in the cloud environment, which is not applicable to those not using it. In that case, I'm OK with a "how-to" but maybe more of a description of the "why" behind what is being selected and what to do if you are not in the cloud environment.
    For example, Creating PI Points in PI…

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    1 vote
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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!

    1 vote
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  19. Separate VMs for exercies & final project for the Configuring PI Data Archive Security online course

    For Configuring PI Data Archive Security, possibly include a VM with a sandbox to do the final project and one to do the exercises.

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  20. Show how to set up and use analysis templates in Enabling CBM online course

    The final project includes setting up/using several analysis template types. How to accomplish this is not addressed in the video links provided in the course content. They are easy to locate but including them in the list of videos along with the other content would provide a student with a better sense of the amount of video content that was necessary to review to complete the course.

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