The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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ISA’s products and services are organized by technical topic – a selection of technologies, trends, and areas of focus that are relevant to your on-the-job performance:
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please review the listing of troubleshooting solutions below. Should you not be able to resolve your problem through investigating numbered items below, please send an email to Report A Problem detailing your specific error. Upon receipt, our technical support group will get back to you as soon as possible to investigate or provide a resolution to your issue.
For other online course issues/questions relating to course content or material, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In order for us to better assist you and explain your problem, please attach a screenshot example of any material which is in question, if applicable.
ISA online courses are not compatible with the MAC OS
For all non-technical questions, you may contact ISA's Customer Service Department at email@example.com or 919/549-8411.
Important Note: Web seminar live and recorded purchases entitle user to one (1) site license per event, per individual or company. Fees may not be charged for event admission or license transfer to other entities, without authorization by ISA.
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Each course provides:
If you are purchasing the courses for yourself, you can buy them through ISA.org at the ISA Online Training page.
If you would like to purchase a list of courses for an employee training program, please contact ISA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 549-8411.
To access your courses, you first head to http://lms.isa.org. If you have not logged into the isa.org site, you will be asked to log in after going to this link. If already logged into your isa.org account, go to the Access Training link located under the Training & Certification tab on the menu bar.
If the link still does not show up, you may be having problems staying logged in. To check and make sure you are still logged in, go to the Update My Record page at the Members Corner page. If that page shows your personal information, you are logged in to the isa.org site. If not, try the following solutions:
(For additional instructions on how to handle this feature in several browsers and toolbars, see well-written pages on the Justis.com and the State of Michigan sites. Popup blockers can be found in many different programs, and as a result, it is impossible to give detailed instructions on how to find them all.)
If you think you have disabled all PopUp blockers and your course will still not launch, try holding down the Ctrl key while clicking the launch link. If holding the Ctrl key while clicking the launch link opens the page, it is likely that it is a pop-up blocker blocking the document from opening instead of a virus blocker or the firewall blocking the document from opening.
All of the courses require that your screen resolution be set to at least 1024 x 768 pixels. Otherwise some of the navigation or text may appear offscreen and you will not be able to access it.To check screen resolution in Windows, right-click on any empty area on the desktop and select "Properties." On the window that opens up next, select the tab marked "Settings." There should be a slider near the bottom of that window labeled "Screen Resolution." Move it up to 1024 x 768 pixels and click "Apply." For Windows 7.0, right click and select "screen resolution".
When you finish the final test, a new window should open and show you your test score. If the window does not open, and you have popup blocker software, check and make sure that www.isa.org is on your list of sites that have permission to open new windows. When the window opens, the score is also stored in your transcript, so it is vital that the window opens.
Following the score confirmation window, the data should then be transferred to your transcript. Your transcript should now indicate the date/time of completion and last access of your course, as well as the latest (and highest) score received on the exam.
If it seemed like all the new windows opened, try re-accessing the class by clicking on Launch. Courses hosted off of the isa.org server are set to download the last score any time the course is opened.
Also, please note: When exiting out of the course after completion of your post exam, be sure to hit the exit button within the course to close out appropriately, and not your browser button. Not closing correctly out of the course, may also deter the score transfer to your transcript.
Codecs are small files that Windows Media Player uses to tell it how to decode and display different video and audio formats. Since the pre-recorded Web seminars are in Windows Media (WMV) format, it is likely you either have an older version of Windows Media Player or the codecs have been corrupted in some way. If you have an older version of Windows Media Player try upgrading your version. That will also install fresh codecs. You can get the latest version here:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmedia
If you continue having problems, check here for some other frequently asked questions about Windows Media Player:http://msmvps.com/chrisl/articles/11303.aspx
If you have experienced the specific codec media player error of C00D11C7, please click here to download and install the codec from the link below: http://www.moviecodec.com/download-audio-codecs/acelpnet-audio-codec-27/
Many of the online courses ISA offers use video to provide an enriching educational experience. The videos require Flash Player 8 or above. So, if you experience difficulty viewing some of the courses, you may need to download the latest version of Flash Player.
Recent updates in both of these software packages are currently causing problems with some of our courses. If you are using either software package and have trouble accessing your courses after applying the other fixes in this FAQ, please shut off the McAfee or Norton Internet Security software. You can leave the antivirus protection on; the problem seems to stem from the firewall protection. We're investigating why this is happening.
Here are some tips for troubleshooting:
The majority, but not all online courses support the Windows Vista platform. If difficulty is encountered, it is recommended that courses be taken in a later Windows environment.
The courses provided through ISA Online Training are developed in different formats and by various vendors. Also, some of the courses may have been developed earlier than others, and are not compatible in certain newer browser windows and systems. If this occurs, it is suggested that you look in your upper right hand corner of the course screen for a "broken document icon". If you click on this icon, it should move you into a compatibility mode, where you should now be able to hear the sound of the course and its modules through your current browser application.
When you access your training course, you should initially come to a white screen that has a small green icon with the word "Course" after it. Double click on the "Course" link, and it should link to the course for access. It sometimes takes a short period for the files to load. Once the loading process begins, you should see a blue screen that prompts you to pick the baud rate of delivery, and then at the bottom right hand side of the screen, an icon to "Enter Course". If you do not get to the blue screen when you click on the original course icon, try closing out and re-entering, and that should allow you to then go through the steps to access the course from the server. Again, please note that it sometimes takes a short period of time for the course to cycle through for access.If the above process still does not produce results, please be sure you have addressed all other items in this FAQ, as it relates to your individual computer system, as security measures could be preventing access.