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  1. #1
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    Hmm Best way to learn niagara

    Hello all,

    I have been working with various automation platforms the last 7 years or so (Trane Rover / TU, rockwell logix500/5000, microthermo / CPC)
    I have been VERY lucky in only having to deal with one vendors automation where I worked, had to integrate maybe 10 to 20 non vendor devices here and there. I have not seen a niagara site yet in my travels.

    The project I'm working on is looking like it may be up in 6 months to a year, so I'm looking to bolster the resume and learn a bit for my own curiosity.

    looking for any recommendations on how would you go about getting used to Niagara ax / n4?

    -Buy old controllers off ebay? I have the a couple working bacnet and lon devices in the garage I could use play with.
    -training or courses? recommended courses or trainers? certification?
    -I have found a couple vendors offer a demo N4 kit, but how limited is this in functionality?

    Thanks

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    There are some youtube channels that have some decent videos. Having the software is a big help...I'd start with that. The certification classes are ok, they provide an overview of the platform and some very basic concepts like alarms, graphics, logging, etc.

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    Youtube videos are out there. Check out Onesite Solutions channel they have some good starting videos. If by demo kit, I assume it is a demo work bench license and demo licensed jace since this istypically part of a on boarding kit when sign up with one of the Tridium OEM brands. The demo license basically gives you full access to the software abilities for learning and testing. Also create a niagara central account (tridiums user forum).

    I dont send my guys to the certification class until they already know how to do everything in the class, but it will teach you how to create a station.

  4. #4
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    If you would post your email address I'd be happy to send you my Niagara Workbench Guide (174 pgs).

    The NWG is based on the Tridium courses I've taken, the Tridium User Guides (read those suckers) and
    the 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' from work experience. Very detailed step-by-step instructions.

    Like the Fonzie says: “Hey, grades are not cool, learning is cool.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridiumtech View Post
    If you would post your email address I'd be happy to send you my Niagara Workbench Guide (174 pgs).

    The NWG is based on the Tridium courses I've taken, the Tridium User Guides (read those suckers) and
    the 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' from work experience. Very detailed step-by-step instructions.

    Like the Fonzie says: “Hey, grades are not cool, learning is cool.”
    I'd love a copy!
    Thanks,
    Email in profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridiumtech View Post
    If you would post your email address I'd be happy to send you my Niagara Workbench Guide (174 pgs).

    The NWG is based on the Tridium courses I've taken, the Tridium User Guides (read those suckers) and
    the 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' from work experience. Very detailed step-by-step instructions.

    Like the Fonzie says: “Hey, grades are not cool, learning is cool.”
    I'd like a copy please, email is in my profile.
    Thanks

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

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    add me to the list please.

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    Hey tridiumtech I Am in the same situation. A former Hwell employee now working at a large hospital. We always used the branch and their legacy products in the past. EBI, xl500,xl plus, microcel, etc. Last few years we've been using independent controls companies, all are installing under N4 and using workbench. Could you please share the info with me also? I thank you for your consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridiumtech View Post
    If you would post your email address I'd be happy to send you my Niagara Workbench Guide (174 pgs).

    The NWG is based on the Tridium courses I've taken, the Tridium User Guides (read those suckers) and
    the 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' from work experience. Very detailed step-by-step instructions.

    Like the Fonzie says: “Hey, grades are not cool, learning is cool.”

    I know it’s an old thread but I’d like this as well if you’re willing. Came here and make an account just to find something like this.



    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridiumtech View Post
    If you would post your email address I'd be happy to send you my Niagara Workbench Guide (174 pgs).
    email in my profile. Thanks tridiumtech
    Hmmmm....smells like numbatwo to me.

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    I'd also like to check out your guide. Email in profile. Thanks

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    I would like to see it as well tridiumtech. Thanks.
    Go Rangers!

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