Who should attend this course?

This iFIX training course is principally designed for Process, Automation, or Instrumentation Engineers and System Integrators who will be developing, configuring, and using applications created with iFIX.


This course is designed to pick up where the iFIX Fundamentals course ends. It is designed for people who will be configuring and developing an iFIX application and want to learn about some of the advanced features of iFIX. The course is intended to provide the student a base level of proficiency using some of the product’s more advanced features. VBA scripting is covered primarily as a tool for automating tasks for the operator. The student will also become familiar with some of the tools and concepts available for optimizing and troubleshooting iFIX


  • Completion of GE iFIX Fundamentals (154) Training Class
    Six months (or more) experience using iFIX
  • Familiarity with personal computers, especially Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, and/or Microsoft Windows XP
  • Working knowledge of process control applications
  • Familiarity with other GE Digital software is helpful, though not required


  • System Architecture
  • Using OPC
  • Optimizing the Process Database
  • Introduction to ODBC
  • Sending Alarms to ODBC
  • Introduction to SQL
  • Using SQL Database Tags
  • Using ActiveX
  • Using Scheduler
  • SQT / SQD Blocks
  • VisiconX
  • Reporting
  • Electronic Signatures
  • SCADA Failover
  • System Optimization
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using Terminal Server

In-Person Classes – In person classes are held over a 4-day period, with classes running from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Office doors open at 8:00 am, and morning pastries, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions and we will be more than happy to accommodate them. Wireless internet will be available, and all training laptops, equipment, and materials will be provided. Details on venue and times will be emailed two weeks prior to the class start date.

Distance Learning Classes – The Distance Learning classes will be held over a 5-day period, with each session running from 8 AM to 3 PM (EST) with an hour break for lunch and, depending on progress, smaller breaks in between lectures and labs. Students are also encouraged to set aside additional time to complete lab assignments as required. Two weeks prior the event, a confirmation email, including classroom link and schedule will be sent. Training materials are included.

Tuition: $2,495 billed in advance with Check, Credit Card or Purchase Order. Those wishing to pay via check or invoice must email orders@automatech.com or call 508-830-0088 option 4. Once payment has been received, you will be added to the class registration list. The above link to the Cvent registration is for credit card orders only. If you are a Solution Provider or OEM and will be using one of your free training seats, please contact Nicole Brocco at nbrocco@automatech.com. Once free seat is confirmed with GE, you will be registered for the training class.

Facility Information, Policies & Additional Information:

Information on the Plymouth, MA and Duluth, GA training facilities can be found at the below. Venue details for other locations will be emailed to attendees two weeks before the start of class.

  • Plymouth, MA
  • Southeast training classes will be held at the Advantage Industrial Automation training center, located at 4775 River Green Parkway
    Duluth, GA 30096. Phone: 770-447-4474

    Cancellation Policy:

    If your plans or budgets change, you may cancel your registration up to 15 calendar days prior to the start of the course without incurring a cancellation or rescheduling fee. Limited enrollment requires us to charge up to 75% of the tuition for cancellations received within 14 days of the scheduled start date. 100% of the tuition will be charged for a failure to attend without 24-hour notice, or for leaving a class prematurely.GE Digital and AutomaTech reserve the right to cancel a class at least 2 weeks prior to the course’s start date. In this event of a cancellation, you will be notified immediately and a full refund of the course tuition will be provided. GE Digital and AutomaTech are NOT responsible for any non-refundable travel arrangements.

    Substitutions are accepted until the first day of class and free of charge. Please email registrations@automatech.com confirm your substitution.

    Student Travel & Living Expenses are the responsibility of the customer and are not included as part of your tuition fee. GE Digital and AutomaTech reserves the right to cancel a class at least 2 weeks prior to the course’s start date. In the event of a cancellation, GE intelligent Platforms and AutomaTech are NOT RESPONSIBLE for any travel-related expenses and/or non-refundable airline tickets. Therefore, we encourage you NOT to make any non-refundable travel arrangements more than 2 weeks in advance of the training class.