Course Offerings

Course Offerings

Whether you’re new to using Survalent’s software or need a refresher course, we offer a range of instructor-led courses designed to help you learn the key features, tips and tricks and application uses. Courses are offered at our training facility in Canada, and as virtual training. The courses listed below can also be arranged as custom training for your organization. Please complete the form at the bottom of this page if you would like more information about our courses and training options.

Training Calendar

Below is a calendar view of our training schedule. Please note Virtual training is listed in Eastern Time (ET). To register for any of our upcoming courses, simply click on the course title. To see complete descriptions for all courses, scroll down to the Course Offerings section below the calendar.

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Course Offerings

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Self-Paced Learning

This course offers another way to learn the valuable skills you need for your everyday work but at a pace that best suits your schedule.  You will have access to full course materials, simulators and tutorial videos to help the learning process.

Self-Paced SurvalentONE SCADA System Level 1 Course

This course is offered as self-paced online training consisting of 8 modules.  Students will be introduced to the operational concepts of real-time SCADA systems, and learn about the SurvalentONE SCADA application. This course will explore network communications, basic databases, and graphic user interfaces (GUI), in addition to trouble-shooting techniques, and maintenance procedures, and is suitable for students new to SCADA and those interested in a refresher.

A certificate of achievement will be earned by students who have successfully passed with an 80%+ mark.

Hands-On: No. The Self-Paced training includes tutorial materials only. It does not offer a virtual machine or live system as part of the course.

Prerequisite: Windows OS navigation skills. Experience with a Survalent SCADA system will be helpful.

Price:
$1,250.00 USD

Course Course Information
Self-Paced SurvalentONE SCADA System Level 1 Course Register

Virtual Enablement Courses

These virtually conducted enablement courses are designed to be interactive and guided by an instructor. You will have enough time during the course to apply the theory you have learned in practice.

Control Panel

The Control Panel enablement course provides you with the skills required to install Control Panels into your system from pre-existing or newly created templates.

Objective:  The Control Panel enablement course provides you with a step-by-step guide to:

  • Downloading Control Panel templates
  • Installing Control Panels into SmartVU
  • Editing Control Panels
  • Creating your own control panels
  • Includes the creation of template Pmacros

Target Audience:  Any individual interested in adding Control Panels to their SmartVU maps

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Experience with SmartVU editing

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

Distribution Power Flow & Distribution State Estimation

Distribution Power Flow & Distribution State Estimation enablement course provides you with an overview of how to configure network elements, set up the DMS (Distribution Management System) catalogs and alarms, and run reports and studies.

Objective: The Distribution Power Flow & Distribution State Estimation enablement course walks you through how to:

  • Configuring network elements
  • Setting up the DMS (Distribution Management System) catalogs which includes constructions, compositions, and environment factors.
  • Setting up Alarms
  • Running Reports and Studies
  • Configurating Upstream Elements (DPE)

Target Audience: Engineering, Operation, System Administrators, and Management Teams.

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite: Experience or Level 1 Training of SmartVU, STC Explorer, and Topology Processing.

Duration: 4 hours 

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information
Distribution Power Flow & Distribution State Estimation June 4, 2021 Virtual 10:00 a.m. ET Register

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Dynamic Voltage Regulation & Volt/Var Optimization

Dynamic Voltage Regulation (DVR)  & Volt/Var Optimization (VVO/VAR) enablement course provides you with the skills to maintain feeder voltages within specified limits and reducing peak demand and management of optimal feeder voltage limits. VVO/VAR will provide you with the skills to analyze network conditions and create switch orders.

Objective: The Dynamic Voltage Regulation & Volt/Var Optimization enablement course walks you through how to:

  • DVR – Setting up Groups
  • DVR – Configuring Limits, Regulator Tab, Field Voltages, and Limits
  • DVR – Using ScanMon Tool
  • VVO – Setting Up Switch Orders
  • VVO – Setting up DMS Catalog

Target Audience: System Admin, Operations, Engineering, and Management Teams

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite: Level 1 Training or Equivalent experience using SmartVU, STC Explorer, and Topology Processing

Duration: 4 hours 

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information
Dynamic Voltage Regulation & Volt/Var Optimization May 14, 2021 Virtual 10:00 a.m. ET Registration Closed

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

Fault Location Isolation & Service Restoration (FLISR)

The FLISR enablement course gives you the opportunity to interact with a FLISR map.  You will edit a database, a map, and topological elements and then run some FLISR scenarios.  You will also set up the necessary reports and switch orders for a FLISR environment.

Objective:  The FLISR enablement course provides Utility Professionals with “hands on” experience so they can:

  • Edit or Troubleshoot a system that has been upgraded to FLISR.
  • Simulate FLISR events.
  • Set up the necessary Switch Orders and Reports.

Target Audience:  Operations Professionals desiring a solution that will minimize the downtime caused by outages that trip and lock out devices in a distribution network.

Hands On:  Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Experience working with STC Explorer, SmartVU, and Topology Processing is highly recommended.

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students max 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

GIS Wizard Implementation

The GIS Wizard Implementation enablement course provides you with an overview of how Survalent’s GIS Wizard can move your GIS information (GDB) from ESRI to your Survalent database and map.

Objective:  The GIS Wizard Implementation enablement course provides Utility Professionals with “hands on experience” so they can:

  • Prepare GIS information for the GIS Wizard.
  • Use GIS Wizard to convert the GIS Information into Survalent compliant tables that will be held by SQL Server.
  • Move the data from SQL Server to Survalent’s import applications for refinement and importing.

 Target Audience:  GIS, IT, Network and Operations Professionals.

Hands On:  Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Experience working with STC Explorer, SmartVU, and Topology Processing is highly recommended.

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students max 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

Historical Datasets Including Alarm History

Historical Datasets Including Alarm History shows the many ways that historical information can be captured, stored, and presented using STC Explorer and SmartVU.  The final hour of the course will focus on Alarms and Alarm History.

Objective:  Historical Datasets Including Alarm History enablement course walks you through how to:

  • Configure and use short-term (aka QT or Quick Trend) data.
  • Set up datasets with options such as “Derived From”, Conditional Collection, and Replication.
  • Report on and present historical information in maps (includes Trend Graphs with Trace Comparisons as well as “Ad Hoc” Graphs).
  • Create Command Sequences to work with historical data including forecasting (linear, quadratic, cubic).
  • Configure, Use, and Clear the “Alarm Held in History function” and review all Alarm Parameters.

Target Audience:  Report Developers, Report Analysts, SCADA System Administrators, SCADA Supervisors and Managers, SCADA Team Leads.

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  SCADA System 1 Level Training

Duration:  4 hours

Price:  $150 per student, minimum 10 students max 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

IED Wizard

The IED Wizard enablement course provides you with the skills required to install IEDs into your system from pre-existing or newly created templates

Objective:  The IED Wizard enablement course provides you with a step-by-step guide to:

  • Downloading IED Wizard templates
  • Installing IEDs into SCADA
  • Updating templates
  • Learning how to decipher point field information
  • Creating your own templates

Target Audience:  Individuals interested in the ability to quickly add IEDs

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Working knowledge of how points are created using STC Explorer

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information
IED Wizard June 11, 2021 Virtual 10:00 a.m. ET Register

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Project Development System (PDS)

The Project Development System enablement course gives you the opportunity to create and publish a project using Survalent PDS.  You will learn how to reserve database, map, and topological elements so they can be edited, published, and tracked.  PDS will allow you and your team to work on simultaneous projects without impacting each other or the production environment. 

Objective:  The Project Development System enablement course provides Utility Professionals “hands on” experience so they can:

  • Reserve database, map, and topological elements using PDS.
  • Make changes to elements using guided steps in a development system.
  • Publish changes to a production system.

 Target Audience:  Operations, Network, and IT Professionals desiring a solution that will enable them to test, save, and safely deploy changes to their database, graphics, and topological elements.

Hands On:  Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Experience working with STC Explorer, SmartVU, and Topology Processing is highly recommended.

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students max 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

SCADA Administration and Security

The SCADA Administration and Security enablement course provides you with the strategy to effectively secure your SCADA system

Objective:  The SCADA Administration and Security enablement course provides you with the features that can be administered to ensure your system is as secure as possible.

  • Groups & User Policies
  • Logging events
  • Using Zones & Stronger Passwords
  • Securing Remote & Local Users
  • Lock down procedures

Target Audience:  Administrators, IT staff, Managers, individuals responsible for securing the SCADA system

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  None

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

SCADA Reports

The SCADA Reports enablement course provides you with the skills to create Historical, Operational, Event, Tag, and Generic SCADA reports

Objective:  The SCADA Reports enablement course provides you with a step-by-step guide to:

  • Creating a variety of reports
    • Learning how to read tables and fields
  • Scheduling reports
  • Outputting reports

Target Audience:  Individuals that need to create reports from SCADA

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Existing Survalent customers currently using STC Explorer

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

SCADA Tips & Best Practices

The SCADA Tips & Best Practices course enables Operations Teams to be current on all the latest and classical tactics designed to make it easier to get the information they need from Survalent software.

Objective: The SCADA Tips & Best Practices enablement course walks you through:

  • Tips exclusive to our latest software release
  • Using Menus with PMacros
  • Value Before Fault
  • Anti-Chatter
  • Customer Configurations

Target Audience: System Administrators and Management Teams

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Working knowledge of SmartVU

Duration: 4 hours 

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information
SCADA Tips & Best Practices May 7, 2021 Virtual 10:00 a.m. ET Registration Closed. Course Full

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

SmartVU Editor

The SmartVU Editor enablement course provides you with an overview of the processes and tools available for developing and optimizing maps.

Objective:  The SmartVU Editor enablement course provides you with a step-by-step guide to:

  • Creating graphics
  • Importing graphics
  • Setting up reservations
  • Drawing symbols
  • Optimizing Pmacros

Target Audience:  Individuals responsible for editing and creating maps

Hands On:  Yes, via a virtual environment 

Pre-Requisite:  Experience working with SmartVU

Duration: 4 hours

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information
SmartVU Editor June 18, 2021 Virtual 10:00 a.m. ET Register

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Topology Processor

The Topology Processor enablement course provides you with the skills required to create, edit & troubleshoot line sections.

Objective:  The Topology Processor enablement course provides you with a step-by-step guide to:

  • Recognizing choices available in designing the line sections
  • Applying line sections to a substation
  • Extending the line sections to the feeder
  • Using tools to troubleshoot

Target Audience:  Individuals interested in adding topology processing to their maps

Hands On: Yes, via a virtual environment

Pre-Requisite:  Working knowledge of SmartVU

Duration: 4 hours 

Price:  $150 USD per student, minimum 10 students, maximum 15

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information
Topology Processor July 16, 2021 Virtual 10:00 a.m. ET Register

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In-Person & Virtual Classroom Training

The following courses are offered via Virtual Classroom or In-Person training as indicated under Location.

SurvalentONE SCADA System Level 1

Over a 4 ½ day period, students will be introduced to the operational concepts of real-time SCADA systems, and learn about the SurvalentONE SCADA application. This course will explore network communications, basic databases, and graphic user interfaces (GUI), in addition to trouble-shooting techniques, and maintenance procedures, and is suitable for students new to SCADA and those interested in a refresher.

40 PDH or CEU credit hours and a certificate will be earned by successful students.

Prerequisite: Windows OS navigation skills. Experience with a Survalent SCADA system will be helpful.

Download Training Agenda (PDF)

Price:
Early bird rate: $1,800.00 USD (Check the course details for cut-off dates)
Regular rate: $2,000.00 USD

Course Dates   Location Course Information
April 12 - 16, 2021 Virtual Classroom Registration Closed. Course Full
November 1 - 5, 2021 Virtual Classroom Register or View Course Details

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SurvalentONE SCADA System Level 2

The Level 2 course provides in-depth coverage of advanced SurvalentONE SCADA topics. Over a 4 ½ day period, students will learn to configure and trouble-shoot the application, and get hands on experience with database and graphics optimization, commands, and reports. Additional components covered included the IED Wizard control panel, SCADA server tools, and the virtual RTU.

Upon successful completion, students earn a Level 2 Certificate of Completion, and 40 PDH or CEU credit hours.

Pre-Requisite: SCADA System Training—Level 1. Equivalent proficiency must include comfort with development of DB & GUI files, which are covered in Level 1 and not repeated in Level 2.

Download Training Agenda (PDF)

Price: 
Early bird rate: $1,800.00 USD (Check the course details for cut-off dates)
Regular rate: $2,000.00 USD

Course Dates Location Course Information
May 17 - 21, 2021 Virtual Classroom Registration Closed
November 15 - 19, 2021 Virtual Classroom Register or View Course Details

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SurvalentONE OMS

Administrators receive an intensive 4.5-day hands-on training experience, covering all aspects of the SurvalentONE OMS system. Participants will gain the experience and skills necessary to configure their own system. Successful students receive a Certificate of Completion with 32 PDH or CEU credit hours.

Pre-Requisites:  Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 SCADA courses. Experience with an HMI or SCADA system is beneficial.

Download Training Agenda (PDF)

Price:
Early bird rate: $1,800.00 USD (Check the course details for cut-off dates)
Regular rate: $2,000.00 USD

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

SurvalentONE DMS

Available in 1 or 2-week course options. This course provides an intensive hands-on training experience. Administrators of DMS systems will learn about the setup and maintenance of DMS components (FLISR, VVO, DVR or RLS). Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Completion with adequate PDH or CEU credit hours.

Pre-Requisites: Level 1 & Level 2 SCADA courses.

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

SurvalentONE FLISR

Over a 4.5 day period, students will be introduced to the configuration of FLISR (Fault, Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration). Also known as FDIR, FLISR works in conjunction with SCADA, telecommunications, and distribution automation devices to decrease the number of customers affected by a power outage. FLISR automatically opens and closes devices to isolate compromised sections of a line and then uses healthy sections of the system to restore energy distribution.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Successfully deploy SurvalentONE FLISR
  • Prepare & import GIS information
  • Set up FLISR settings in SurvalentONE SCADA Explorer
  • Create line sections and topology connections in SmartVU
  • Configure FLISR modes
  • Create reports

Successful students receive a certificate of completion with 40 PDH or CEU credit hours.

Pre-Requisites: SCADA System Level 1. Students must bring a notebook (Windows 8 OS or higher) and an external mouse to the class.

Course Course Dates Location Start Time Course Information

No dates scheduled. We can notify you when this course becomes available. NOTIFY ME

Additional Information

Registration fees are charged at the time of registration to secure a seat in the course. ALL FEES ARE CHARGED IN US DOLLARS.

Completed registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants will receive an email confirmation of their registration.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

  • Cancellations must be received at least five (5) business days before the class start date. Otherwise, the full course fee applies.
  • A student substitution is allowed, provided that an email is sent to us two (2) business days before the class start date.
  • Survalent strives to deliver all classes; however, on rare occasions, cancellations are unavoidable. We will confirm or cancel each class by contacting each participant.

Travel & Associated Expenses

All travel arrangements are the participant’s responsibility and should not be made until the class that is being attended has officially been confirmed.  Survalent assumes no responsibility for non-refundable travel arrangement losses resulting from class scheduling changes and/or cancellations.

Course Materials for Classroom Training

  • In-class course materials will be provided onsite.