2008 Seminar Season Concludes Successfully

More than 2,000 attend classes on PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology.

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North American one-day training classes for 2008 concluded with a PROFIBUS event in Indianapolis and a PROFINET event in Chicago. This year saw over 2,100 registrants from 900 companies attend 24 separate classes in 23 cities (we came to Chicago twice). There were six PROFIBUS in the Process Industries classes; eight PROFIBUS classes; and 10 classes on PROFINET.

If you missed us in 2008, watch the website for the 2009 schedule. Or better yet, subscribe to the website’s news RSS feed to be alerted to all the PTO news.  (You’ll find more about using RSS in our RSS primer.)  If you can’t wait until next year, view our archived webinars for coverage of Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, wireless, and PROFIBUS in the Process Industries.  There is no charge to view the webinars or attend the one-day training classes.

Words of praise from attendees

After each training event, we ask attendees to evaluate our presentations. Comments from this year’s events included very positive reviews.

•    Very good presentation and handout. Very informative to prospective user like us. We are looking at using PROFIBUS – very good technology, simple and effective.

•    Thanks for the information. This has given me a good picture for a project I will be working on in a few months.

•    I learned things even though I’ve been through this a number of times.

•    I thought this free training was a good way for our company to learn about the technology and the vendors. Thank you.

Certified engineer classes

The Certified Network Engineer classes concluded in November. In this hands-on multi-day training program, participants dive into the installation, operation and maintenance of PROFIBUS products and networks. Attendees passing the test receive an official PROFIBUS Certified Network Engineer Certificate. In 2008, we’ve added over 100 Certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET Engineers in North America.

Of course, these numbers for one-day training and Certified Network Engineer classes are just for events held in North America. There are 24 other PROFIBUS user group organizations around the world similar to the PTO, and they each run classes in their local geographic areas.

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