This course is targeted towards​ technicians, designers, operators​, and programmers who have at least 6 months of experience with BAS systems or have been through our BAS fundamentals course.

Pre-requisite knowledge

Fundamental awareness of the parts and pieces of BAS. Understanding of basic IT concepts like web browsers and networks. Students will have ideally completed their Niagara TCP.


  • Execute common controls tasks using Niagara workbench
  • Design and commission a JACE using Niagara workbench
  • Understand the capabilities of workbench to include, the Niagara Platform, Drives, Services, Graphics, Objects, Extensions, Views, Users, and more.
  • Learn to create a complete site and front-end from scratch with our walk-through video
  • Demonstrate the ability to write simple programs in wiresheet

Key Topics

​Students will learn how to commission and setup a JACE using the Niagara Workbench software. Specifically students will learn:

  • ​How to use the commissioning wizard to commission JACE's
  • ​How to setup the Niagara Platform Daemon and all of it's modules
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    ​How to add a JACE to a network
  • ​The Niagara object model, facets, folders, and object parameters
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    ​How to creat​e a BACnet trunk and discover BACnet devices and objects
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    ​How to setup the Niagara GUI including, graphics, hierarchies, point extensions, bFormatting, and schedules.
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    ​How to implement users securely using the category, role, and user services
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    ​How to utilize the Niagara help files
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    ​How to use the Niagara Palette and how to write simple programs using kitControl
  • How to use the program service and batch editor
  • How to create and use templates
  • How to write simple programs in wiresheet

Successful completion will require:

Completion of all video lessons​

​Student Testimonial

  • Student 1
  • Student 2

I was certified in Niagara AX when it first came out but never used it. I came back to the industry this year and took a N4-AX cross certification online course. Phil's course on N4  was the perfect program to help me continue to use Niagara as well. The course also enabled me to help other engineers in the company.

-Ignacio Taveras

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Fully online
  • Lifetime access to the course
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    Regularly updated course material
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    Live bi-weekly office hours



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