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Struggle to provide offline access to training

I've been getting a lot of requests for offline access to training.

The problem is, after doing some research this weekend there doesn't seem to be any great options now that most people are actively avoiding DVDs.

You would think a secure USB Drive with read only access would be easier to make. Or someone would make an open app like Netflix for instructors that securely downloads content.

For now, my search will continue - if you have any thoughts or suggestions please let me know!


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To all Members,

Please post any and all questions you have right here in our community - if I know the answer I'll definitely help!

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Some non-members have been sending questions in via the "" messaging system, and while I may use those in my future articles and videos at, if you want me to reply to your question you'll need to post them here in our community by becoming a member.

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Weekly Update and Thank You!

First I want to send out a huge "Thank You" to our new supporters!

Now on to our weekly update:

This week I'm focusing on wrapping up a lot of loose ends so I can get back in the Studio and begin filming new content again.

Due to the state of the economy, I've been working extra hard to try to secure advertising revenue and come up with new products to keep the sites online and new content coming.

We have a long way to go, but I'm happy to announce we are expecting our first advertising buy for 2021!

The good folks over at Siemens have really stepped it up to support us and our mission to to bring industrial automation news and how-to's to the English speaking world, and I can't tell you how much that means in the current economic downturn!

So if you talk to anyone at Siemens in the coming weeks, please thank them for their support of The Automation Blog!

In case you're wondering, I did reach out to all the major automation players, and some you'd naturally expect ...

Currently Working On: Logix Live™ Online Courses

Over the last year many grade schools have instituted "remote learning," which simply put means kids stay home and connect via web-meeting to teachers for instruction.

Wondering if this had sparked any interest amongst our audience, late last year I crafted a survey to see what people thought, and to my surprise I found a lot of people preferred this type of training.

That in mind, I decided to try my hand at it and just scheduled a seven week course on ControlLogix to start on Tuesday, March 16th at 7pm ET.

The plan is to hold seven, one hour training sessions covering all the details of ControlLogix which I also cover in my pre-recorded on demand course.

To put my own spin on it, I also plan to make a replay of the course available to students after the fact, so they can come back and retake the course in the future at no additional charge :-)

I'm looking forward to this new experience, and if any of you would like to sign up I'm offering $50 off to all supporters ...

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