aspenONE Advanced Process Control - Installation and Configuration

Course Id:  APC100   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Introductory

Course Objective

Learn to deploy the Advanced Control Product suite into a typical plant environment. This course covers installing, maintaining and troubleshooting the Aspen APC infrastructure.

Course Overview

  • Learn how Aspen APC Software runs on different computers in the Process Control LAN.
  • See the characteristics of the four different classes of APC Software
  • Application Server
  • Web Server
  • Aspen Watch Server Desktop
  • Learn how to install the software for each of these classes
  • Learn how to configure the overall infrastructure to fully support Aspen APC
  • Learn how to debug installation and configuration errors
  • Learn how to migrate the software for each of these classes


Increased effectiveness installing, maintaining troubleshooting and migrating the Aspen APC infrastructure.


  • Information Technology specialists who must install and configure the Aspen APC infrastructure.
  • Control Engineers who are responsible for the installation and maintenance of the APC infrastructure


  • Lecture topics and course notes thoroughly describe of the online APC infrastructure with emphasis on the purpose of each node
  • Extensive hands-on workshops allow students to actually install and configure the APC infrastructure
  • Students are encouraged to ask questions and explore any specific requirements from their site or company


Competence using Microsoft server operating systems. The course is presented using a Windows Server 2008 software environment.

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

APC100: aspenONE Advanced Process Control - Installation and Configuration

APC Infrastructure Overview

  • List the basic software components that comprise Aspen Advanced Process Control basic online applications
  • Describe the supporting software that must be present before installing Aspen APC Online Software
  • Describe the client-server architecture underpinning APC applications
  • Outline the basic installation procedure
  • Explain the configuration of the Lab Virtual Machines used in this course
  • Understand how to use the Microsoft VirtualPC virtual environment to execute the Labs during the training course
  • Workshop: Install the APC Server and the Process Control Web Server
  • Workshop: Install the Aspen Watch Server

Process Control Web Server Configuration
  • Access the various functions of the Production Control Web Server
  • Use the Web Viewer to monitor APC applications
  • Modify the configuration of the Web Viewer to match the needs of your facility
  • Workshop: Configure the APC Infrastructure
  • Workshop: Configure the Aspen Watch Server
  • Workshop: Install and Configure APC Applications

APC Migration Overview
  • Modify the configuration of the Web Viewer to match the
  • Migrate APC software
  • Workshop: Migrating the APC and Watch Servers
  • Workshop: Configuring connections to OPC Server

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.