Course at a Glance

Schedule

Code: CSJ
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn:

  • The basics of SCADA and CitectSCADA/Vijeo
  • System design considerations
  • Project creation
  • How to use Web Client
  • How to use Process Analysis
  • How to use the Scheduler
  • Programming in Cicode and Citect VBA
  • Database management
  • Runtime management

 

Course Details

Overview

This course covers the configuration of CitectSCADA/Vijeo systems in depth. Students are first introduced to the fundamentals of SCADA systems before focussing specifically on Schneider Electric’s SCADA Expert Vijeo Citect platform.

 

Topics are logically ordered to build confidence, covering different aspects of CitectSCADA/Vijeo system configuration before leading up to a fully-fledged real-life CitectSCADA/Vijeo project.

 

Course Outline

MODULE 1: BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF CITECTSCADA/VIJEO SYSTEMS

  • SCADA basics
  • CitectSCADA/Vijeo basics (configuration, runtime and drivers)
  • Configuration overview: Citect explorer, project editor and graphics builder
  • Runtime overview: Vijeo Citect web client, internet display client, process analyst and Vijeo Citect runtime manager
  • Driver overview

MODULE 2: VIJEO CITECT SYSTEM DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • System possibilities overview
  • Plant layout
  • Operational requirements
  • Project design

MODULE 3: CREATING A PROJECT – BASIC CONFIGURATION

  • Defining and configuring equipment
  • Creating a graphics page and drawing objects
  • Configuring alarms and trends
  • Configuring security and backup

MODULE 4: CREATING A PROJECT – MORE ADVANCED CONCEPTS

  • Configuring the network environment
  • Creating genies and super genies
  • Using genies on graphics
  • Configuring tags

MODULE 5: USING THE WEB CLIENT

  • System architecture
  • Preparing for a web deployment
  • Configuring a web deployment

MODULE 6: USING THE PROCESS ANALYST

  • Developers versus Operators
  • Developers: Vijeo Citect integration, design time and the automation model
  • Operators: Pens, object view, printing/exporting and configuration

MODULE 7: USING THE SCHEDULER

  • Developers versus Operators
  • Developers: Backing up, security, redundancy and log messages
  • Operators: The Scheduler interface, views, working with schedule entries, Scheduler modes, inheritance and overlapping

MODULE 8: UNDERSTANDING CICODE

  • Using Cicode commands
  • Cicode expressions and functions
  • Cicode variables and arrays
  • Cicode conditionals and operators
  • Debugging and advanced concepts

MODULE 9: UNDERSTANDING CITECTVBA

  • CitectVBA basics
  • Integrating CitectVBA and Vijeo Citect
  • Using the CitectVBA function reference

MODULE 10: DATABASES

  • Configuring the Database Exchange
  • Using MS SQL Server 2000
  • Using Access MDB
  • Using dBase DBF
  • Using Microsoft Excel

MODULE 11: THE RUNTIME MANAGER

  • The Runtime Manager interface
  • Launching and shutting down the Runtime Manager
  • Working with processes in the Runtime Manager

MODULE 12: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER – AN EXAMPLE PROJECT

  • Evaluate user requirements of the example project
  • Do a holistic system design including PLC and CitectSCADA / Vijeo
  • Implement the control logic in PLC ladder diagrams
  • Design the SCADA system and implement it in Citect Vijeo using concepts from Modules 1 – 11

 

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

Endorsed by ISA

School of Industrial Automation