PVP Basics Online Course PLUS USB Copy


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In this course you’ll learn how to setup, use, and program the PanelView Plus HMI with FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition, including:
– How to open, edit, create, upload, and download applications
– How to setup comms to CompactLogix, ControlLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix
– How to create, edit, and use HMI Tags, including how to import and export
– How to create, edit, and test Graphics, Objects, Symbols, and Libraries
– How to test your Graphic Displays and your entire Application on your PC
– And much, much more! (click here for details)

Note: Need to enroll one or more employees? Please contact us HERE

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*** Course Video's on USB are temporarily out of stock ***

What You'll Learn and Receive

What You'll Receive With Your Purchase


Learn to confidently setup, program, and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley's PanelView Plus in PVP Basics

You don't need to spend thousands of dollars and several days in a classroom to learn how to setup, program, and troubleshoot the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus using Factory Talk View Machine EditionAll you need is a Windows PC and our affordable PVP Basics Online Course.

PVP Basics is the perfect online course for those who want to learn to setup, create, edit, deploy, and troubleshoot the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus with FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition. Taught by a factory certified PanelView expert with over thirty years of experience, in this course you will learn everything you need to know to create, deploy, and troubleshoot the PanelView Plus with confidence.

Unlike expensive factory training which either requires you to spend a week in a classroom, or provides time limited access to online lessons, our HMI and SCADA courses come with no expiration date and expert instructor support. And if you don't have a copy of ViewStudio, we walk you through how to get a full thirty day trial license right from Rockwell – a trial license that after thirty days converts into a demo which you can continue to use for up to two hours at a time.

And for the PLC connections, the instructor provides his PLC Sample Code in MicroLogix, SLC-500/Emulate500, PLC-5, CompactLogix, and ControlLogix formats. He also shows you how to connect to each of these controllers so no matter which one you decide to use (including the free Emuate500) you'll know exactly how to set it up.

Unlike other companies whose job is done once the sale is complete, we're committed to your success and actively encourage our students to post questions in our lesson discussion area, where our expert instructors monitor during the week to answer student questions.

We also invite you to come back and retake any lesson as the need arises, which is made possible by the fact that none of our course come with an expiration date.

And when you finish your course and pass all the quizzes, you'll also be rewarded with an official Completion Certificate from from The Automation School that will list the Professional Development Hours you've earned by completing all of the course content.

Course Topics:

Below is a summary of the topics covered in this course, and a complete lesson listing is also available in a following section:

  • How to open, edit, and create applications
  • How to correctly setup project settings, and what to consider before changing
  • How to setup RSLinx Enterprise Ethernet and Serial communications to ControlLogix, CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix
  • How to create, edit, and use all the different types of HMI Tags
  • How to import Tags from RSLogix, and import / export the Tag DB to Excel
  • How to create, edit, and test Graphics, Objects, Symbols, and Libraries
  • How to directly reference PLC Tags both online and off
  • How to test your Graphic Displays, and test your entire Application on your PC

Who should take this course:

Anyone who has some PLC experience and would like to learn how to setup, program, and troubleshoot the A-B PanelView Plus family of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs.)

Instructor Bio:

Shortly after earning a degree in Electronics, Shawn Tierney spent twenty five years working in the field as a Rockwell Automation authorized distributor specialist helping countless Engineers and Electricians learn how to select, setup, program, and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley industrial automation controls.

During his time as a specialist, Shawn attended over fifty weeks of Rockwell training and gained his certification as a Rockwell Automation Specialist and Information Software Specialist, and graduated from Rockwell's STPA Certification program with the highest recorded score.

During that time Shawn also earned his Microsoft Certifications in Server and Desktop Operating Systems, becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Shawn left his job as an Automation Specialist in 2015 to focus on sharing everyting he's learned in affordable, self-paced courses at

Student review: “Best HMI course I've taken. If you want to learn HMI's from start to finish you owe it to yourself to take this course. Outstanding!!!” – RV

Student review: “Amazing course on HMIs. It's rich with a lot of information. I enjoyed the course and looking forward to more of Shawn's courses.” – AKA

Student review: “The course was very organized, short snippets of information kept my attention and focus.  Good job!” – BR

Student review: “The course is really good, and the teacher is very knowledgeable and always answers all the questions.” – MG


Optional USB Bundle Details: Lesson Videos Available Offline via Secure USB 3.0 Drive

Take your course lesson videos on the go with you by bundling in a Personalize, Secure USB from The Automation School.

Our high-speed secure USB Flash Drives include the following features:

  • Includes all course lesson videos available as of Summer, 2022
  • Note: Watching USB lessons does not progress student through online course***
  • Works with Windows and MAC computers with a USB port
  • Supports High Speed USB 3.0 interface to enhance lesson playback
  • No third party application required, no software to install
  • Windows and MAC Video player embedded on drive
  • Cannot be written to, copied, or erased by accident
  • Tailored and licensed to a single individual, including custom password*
  • Free annual updates when available.**

* Our courses are licensed for individual use, and are not authorized to be used by more than one person. This means our online, disc, and USB course materials are licensed to a single individual, and may not be shared with non-licensed persons, or played for groups or classrooms without our express written consent

** Students who wish to have new or updated lessons added to their flash drive can send it in once per year to be updated at no charge, however students are required to include a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

*** Students who watch lessons on the Secure USB Flash Drive are not progressed through the associated online course, and will not unlock the completion certificate without completing the course online. Also note that all questions, quizzes, and completion certificates are only available online.

**** USB Course Flash Drives may not be purchased separately from our online courses. Existing students who'd like to obtain USB Drives for online courses thet are already enrolled in are encouraged to contact us directly about upgrading.

***** We can only provide one flash drive per enrollee, per course. We also cannot replace lost flash drives.