Who Should Take This Course:

New users and developers of GE Digital iFIX software who will be developing, configuring and using iFIX.


This course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of iFIX. Valuable hands-on lab exercises are provided to guide students through the building and modification of the iFIX application using many components of the software.


User level knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems is preferred. Familiarity with process control and your application will also be helpful.


  • Understand communication between iFIX SCADA Servers and iFIX iClient nodes
  • Configure iFIX nodes using the System Configuration Utility
  • Configure I/O Drivers to communicate with iFIX
  • Create and modify standard Process Database tags
  • Create graphic screens (pictures) using a wide variety of object types and animations
  • Design and build a picture navigation strategy
  • Create basic scripts using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • Configure alarming and create screens to monitor and acknowledge alarms
  • Use trending to monitor both real-time and historical data
  • Design and build a system-wide security strategy
  • Use a variety of iFIX Utilities and Operating System administrative options to troubleshoot
    project or system faults

Course Length: 4 days for in-person classes – 5 Days for Distance Learning

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.