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PI System Administration Training


The purpose of this class is to provide a working knowledge of the tasks required to maintain a PI System and support the technical needs of its users. It covers the utilities provided with the PI System as well as tag and system configuration. This class covers common management tasks, data flow in the PI System, and basic troubleshooting procedures.

Why Select PIPER’s PI System Administration Training Service

Our instructor staff works closely with OSIsoft development, training, and technical support teams to bring unique experience and knowledge of the OSIsoft product line to the customer site. Most of our instructors are OSIsoft Certified Professionals.


The following services are performed:

  • Pre-service checklist review.
  • An interactive on-site PI System Administration for IT Professionals class.
  • Provisioning of a preconfigured virtual learning environment hosted in the Microsoft® Azure cloud for student use during the class (see access requirements in the Requirements section below).
  • Preparation of Course documentation for a maximum of 12 students per class:
    • Training material will be current to the latest version of the PI System tools. If you wish to have the class taught using an older version of our software, this must be specified at the time of ordering so we can prepare the appropriate course documentation.
  • Training certificates for each student.

Class Content

The class will begin with the PI System basics where the question “What is the PI System?” will be asked and answered.

Next students will explore how data flows in the PI System and discover how data flows from data source to end user. They will also learn how to connect to a PI System.

Students then move on to exploring the common setup of PI Interfaces, creating and managing PI Points, and setup of PI Buffer Subsystem. This is all designed to the give the system administrator a good working knowledge of the data collection mechanisms with a special focus on future troubleshooting.

A good deal of time and attention are paid to Asset Framework and Data Archive security and monitoring your PI System.

Note: The instructor can adjust the class content to fit the students’ requirements. This means they’ll spend more time on subjects that are important to them and less time on subjects that are less relevant to their situation. However, the trainer will not go beyond the scope of this training package.

Class Customization

A customized training agenda can be provided upon request to meet your organization’s specific training needs. For further information, contact PIPER’s sales team.


PIPER requires a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice in order to prepare course documentation, prepare the Azure virtual machines, and assign an instructor. PIPER will ship or deliver training material on or before the first day of the workshop. A typical timeline from ordering to completion is:

At least two weeks prior to the training

Communication of prerequisites and on-site session dates with OSIsoft.

One week prior to the training

Preparation of Azure virtual machines.

Training week

On-site training delivery (4 days).

We suggest having the class from Tuesday to Friday. This will allow the instructor to travel Monday morning and perform any required setup and testing in advance of the scheduled training days.


The customer is responsible for providing a fully equipped classroom. The minimum requirements for a classroom are:

  • Access to training room for the duration of the workshop including preparation or software setup.
  • One PC per person including the instructor with minimum technical specifications of a Pentium® Dual Core Processor, 2GB RAM, 1GB free hard drive space, Networked TCP/IP, and Windows® 7 or Windows 8.
  • A white board or a white screen, and a compatible laptop projector.
  • Students must be allowed to use a remote desktop connection in order to connect to the Virtual Learning Environment.
  • The student body should be comprised of individuals with the following skill set:
    • Experience navigating a Microsoft Windows operating system.
    • Some experience working with Microsoft Excel.
    • Basic knowledge of the PI System is recommended but not required.

Suggested Services

We recommend the following training package or equivalent experience prior to ordering the above described training:

  • PI System Visualization Tools Training.

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