ViewSE Basics Online Course


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In this course students will learn how to create, edit, and deploy FactoryTalk View Site Edition applications using View Studio Enterprise, including:
– What View Site Edition is, and what its hardware and software requirements are
– How to setup and create a new application from scratch
– How to create and edit graphic displays with live data and animations
– How to setup comms using RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic
– And much, much more! (click here for details)

NOTE: Need to enroll an employee, or multiple students? Please contact us HERE


For the most up-to-date course details, please visit the course page HERE

What You'll Learn and Receive

What You'll Receive With Your Purchase


Learn to confidently configure, create, edit, and deploy applications using Rockwell Software's FactoryTalk View Site Edition in ViewSE Basics

You don't need to spend thousands of dollars and several days in a classroom to learn how to configure, create, edit, and deploy Factory Talk View Site Edition applications. All you need is a Windows PC and our affordable ViewSE Basics Online Course.

ViewSE Basics is the perfect online course for those who want to learn to setup, create, edit, deploy, and troubleshoot FactoryTalk View Site Edition. Taught by a factory certified View expert with over thirty years of experience, in this course you will learn everything you need to know to get a Factory View Site Edition Station application created and deployed 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 Enterprise, 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:

  • What FactoryTalk ViewSE is, and how to find its documentation and downloads
  • Understanding how ViewSE works, including a look at four sample applications
  • Creating your first ViewSE Standalone Application
  • Graphic Displays and settings, Object Properties, and In-place Editing
  • Testing Displays, Creating Client Files, and Editing running applications
  • Using Drawing objects, Library Objects, and the Symbol Factory
  • HMI System Tags, Numeric Displays, Color and Fill Animations
  • Creating, editing, and duplicating Tags
  • Importing Displays, Using Numeric Inputs and Slider Animation
  • Tag Substitution, Tag Placeholders and Parameters, and On Top Displays
  • Expressions, Derived Tags, and Events
  • Setting up RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx Classic Communications
  • Direct References and HMI Device Tags
  • Offline Tag Browsing and HMI Tag Importing
  • Creating and using Parameter Files and Tag Placeholders
  • Command Line, and creating and using Macros
  • Creating and Using Global Objects
  • Datalogging and Trending
  • HMI Tag Alarms and Alarm and Event Alarming
  • User, Group, and Application Security
  • Backing up your Application
  • Setting up an Operator Workstation
  • Restoring and Running and Application
  • Setting and Using FactoryTalk ViewPoint

Who should take this course:

Anyone who would like to learn how to create, edit, and deploy ViewSE projects. Note: prospective students should already have some PLC knowledge, and be comfortable using Windows 10.

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: “This is an exceptional course! I really learn a lot, and I’m able to create projects efficiently now (I just finished a bottling plant project) You are a great instructor, thanks!” – CB

Student review: “The course is extremely detailed and very well put together. I both enjoyed and learned a lot from the course. Best investment I have made!” – JG

Student review: “Course completed, and I can highly recommend it! Thank you very much Shawn!” – CF

Student review: “Great Course!” – CH


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.