Training (FAQs)

LabVIEW Fundamentals (FAQ)

  1. A: Sixclear Lucid LabVIEW Fundamentals Training moves a user with little to no LabVIEW experience up to full programming proficiency in a week's time. It covers all topics addressed by the National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam. Essentially, it's what most in the LabVIEW community would consider to be a basics to intermediate course. Additionally, if we come to deliver an on­site course at your company, we can customize! Examples include incorporation of your hardware, code review of LabVIEW applications you’re currently using, or architecting future applications as a class.
  1. A: If you have us on-­site or attend course at one of our certified training centers, then everyone receives a certificate of completion that should be framed and hung over all diplomas you’ve previously received. For our online e-­learning course, it's nearly impossible for us to verify that someone has completed the course, but if you promise you finished we’ll email you a certificate of completion. In either case, the National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam is a test that many of our customers take after completing DSA's LabVIEW Fundamentals Training. The course prepares you to take this exam if you so desire.
  1. A: Absolutely, we have quizzes after each section. The instructor then discusses the answers to these. In many cases, these are formatted after the CLAD exam questions.
  1. A: Yes! We take credit cards and purchase orders. Simply follow the checkout procedure when registering for your DSA course offering.
  1. A: You are free to roam as you will without any lockout. So jump immediately into advanced topics and then go back to the beginning. Or even watch the same video 74 times. We’ll be flattered you like it that much.
  1. A: Plan on devoting full a week’s worth of time to take LabVIEW Fundamentals One and Two online, though if you go through all optional exercises, replicate demos, and watch all solution videos you could take longer. Of course, you may like to spread it out over a couple months ­ many customers do.
  1. A: Yes, the student version is exactly the same as the full development system except it has a watermark.
  1. A: No, you don’t need anything extra, and having them installed won’t hurt.
  1. A: DSA LabVIEW Fundamentals training prepares students for the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam if they choose. We also cover practically everything required for the Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) exam, although typically at least 6 months of solid programming is required to prepare for that. We cover all of the material taught in NI's LabVIEW Core 1 and 2 courses, and more. Of course, DAQ and Instrument Control have a meaty place in our course, as well as case studies showing more advanced architectures, which customers often find imperative as their application requirements grow.
  1. A: Most likely you have an email address assigned to you from your academic institution. Just sign up with that email and we’ll believe you. You can always contact us if this gets complicated.
  1. A: A new version of LabVIEW is released every August at NIWeek. Then the fun begins! We install it and start going over the new features and decide which go into the course, make new lecture content for them, update exercises, manuals, code, and then record, edit and produce videos, and finally integrate and push it to the online course. In years past we have been able to get all this info updated within about a month.
  1. A: We highly recommend bundling in the online course as it protects your training investment and makes your developers far more effective. Everything we teach in the classroom, and more, is also available in an online e-­learning format. This allows your students to review and expand upon the concepts they learned as they move forward programming their own LabVIEW applications.
  1. A: The minimum number of students is 3. We suggest the maximum to be 15, though we will certainly accommodate more students if that's convenient for you.
  1. A: We do have other training courses that we provide on a consultative basis at our customers locations.