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naperlou
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Very useful information
naperlou   1/10/2013 9:35:27 AM
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Rich, the continuing education program is a great service provided by design news.  Even for experienced practitioners it is useful in that it is useful to see up to date information on a topic.  The breadth of the topics is also very useful.  Keep it up.

Charles Murray
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Re: Very useful information
Charles Murray   1/10/2013 9:11:04 PM
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Agreed, Naperlou. It's a great service. I've been amazed how many people attend the sessions from all over the world. They tend to get the buzz going by logging onto the site 30 minutes before class. I believe I've seen every continent represented among our attendees.

apresher
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Ongoing Education
apresher   1/11/2013 11:28:42 AM
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Hopefully this is something Design News can continue to expand into other topic areas.  We all know it's important to re-invent ourselves by keeping up with the latest technologies. Depending on your job, that can be more difficult.  These types of course are great opportunities.

richnass
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richnass   1/11/2013 11:30:30 AM
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Al, sorry to put you on the spot, but if you can suggest some topics, that would be great.

apresher
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Quick Ideas
apresher   1/11/2013 11:38:36 AM
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Rich,  Here are a couple ideas:
  • Basics of Wireless Networking: technology overview, how to select the right technology (cellular, WiFi, etc.), wireless for control applications
  • IEC 61131 Automation Programming: introduction to different programming languages for automation and control


Jennifer Campbell
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Jennifer Campbell   1/23/2013 9:46:40 PM
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Thanks Al! I think you are on the right track here with the wireless topic.

Jack Rupert, PE
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Jack Rupert, PE   1/26/2013 5:04:17 PM
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Unless I missed, these don't have any CEU's or similar attached, do they?  Just wondering, since that is a new requirement for ongoing PE licensing.



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