ExtendSim Training

Learn how to use ExtendSim to its fullest potential, improve your modeling skills, and be more productive in your projects. Whether you're new to ExtendSim, an experienced simulationist, or a developer looking for advanced techniques, we've got a solution for you.

These in-person and online instructor-led courses teach you how to use ExtendSim to build models using real-world scenarios. These courses can also be taught at your facility with your team and tailored to your environment and situation specific needs with ExtendSim Team Training.

2021 Public Training DatesCourseLocation
November 1 to 15, 2021
(Sessions @ 3pm EST/UTC-5)
Essential ExtendSim Training Online

Note: Training dates and locations are subject to change. For additional training courses outside the USA, please see our list of Authorized Training Providers.

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Course Descriptions

      Essential ExtendSim Training

Essential Training for ExtendSim

November 1 to 15, 2021 | Online

Put yourself on a faster track to success by learning how to build and analyze simulation models using ExtendSim. Basics of discrete event simulation will be covered in the first half of the Essential ExtendSim Training course, plus you'll get an essential understanding of the ExtendSim architecture. The focus of the second half is on problem solving.

From the very first day of this course, you will be building, running, and analyzing models. The rest of the week will be spent exploring modeling components and concepts as you apply these concepts to a class project while being coached by the instructor. All the while you will be learning and applying more advanced concepts to the model to understand appropriate analysis techniques.

Essential classBy the end of the course, you will feel confident in building ExtendSim models and have your eyes opened to the powerful tools that can be quickly used for in-depth model analysis.

The focus of this course is on discrete event modeling, but the class is also essential for new rate-based modelers, Engineers, Managers, System Analysts, and anyone else who wants to learn simulation modeling and/or get up to speed quickly with ExtendSim. It is appropriate both for those who are new to ExtendSim and for beginning/intermediate simulation modelers.

Topics include:

  • Understanding fundamental simulation concepts.
  • Modeling with ExtendSim.
  • Working with data.
  • Learning debugging, validation, and verification techniques.
  • Model analysis.
  • And much, much more.

In-Person Essential ExtendSim Workshop

Essential ExtendSim Training - AgendaThe In-Person Essential ExtendSim course is a 4-day hands-on workshop. Courses are held at various locations in the US a few times each year.

Download the complete agenda for In-Person Essential ExtendSim Training here.

Note: In-Person Essential ExtendSim courses are on hold.

Online Instructor-Led Essential ExtendSim Course

The online course covers the same content as the 4-day In-Person Essentials workshop, but in an online instructor-led class through GoToMeeting™. You’ll learn the basics of discrete event simulation plus get an essential understanding of the ExtendSim architecture.

The online course consists of nine 1.5 to 2 hour sessions over the course of 2+ weeks plus an optional one-on-one post-course session. Sessions will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the 2 week training course. The ninth session, held on the third Monday, will review concepts covered in the course and answer any remaining questions.

agenda essentialvirtualEach session of the November 1 to 15, 2021 course has a start time of 3pm EST/UTC-5. Download the complete agenda for November Online Essential ExtendSim Training here.

Homework assignments will be given on most days so attendees can practice concepts covered in class, plus a couple of case studies will be assigned each week to be completed outside of class time. It will be expected that each student plan to spend 1 to 2 hours outside of class each day completing assigned homework to fully comprehend the material.

Prerequisites and Preparation for the Course

Basic Windows computer skills and a knowledge of basic statistics (random distributions and confidence intervals) is recommended.

Before your first day of class, it will be extremely helpful if you familiarize yourself with ExtendSim. If you have not already done so, please go through the Tutorials in the Discrete Event Quick Start Guide or watch its video.

For the online course, be sure you have a Model Developer Edition of ExtendSim Pro installed on your computer. If you have not yet purchased and activated ExtendSim, you may use the Trial version. Just be careful not to begin your Trial period with the software any earlier than the week before the online course begins as you only have 30 days in your Trial period.

Pricing & Registration

Register nowFor the 2-week Online course, $1995.
For US-based, In-Person 4-day workshops, $2500.

Register at ExtendSim.com/support/training/register.

Included with the Course

Laptop computer with ExtendSim installed on it for each student's use (In-Person course only).

Course manual with case studies.

Solution files for all course-based case studies and exercises.

Book of additional case studies with solutions for post-course practice.

Certificate of Completion.

Plus, if you have a few more questions within the first year after completing this course, you qualify for a free online coaching session from your trainer.

Register now
      Advanced ExtendSim Training

Advanced ExtendSim Training • Database Techniques & Programming

October 4 to 15, 2021 | Online

Master some of ExtendSim’s most powerful capabilities:

  • Gain advanced skills with the ExtendSim internal database.
  • Learn how to maximize usage of equation-based blocks.
  • Create custom components in the ExtendSim development environment.

Using hands-on exercises, you will not only learn how to navigate ExtendSim internal relational databases, but how to structure a database in your own model. Plus, pick up techniques to use the database to develop really advanced constructs you NEVER knew were possible.

Learn how to wake up your blocks through the databases’ Link Alerts feature, plus configure compiled logical statements as you get in-depth into the programming of equation-based blocks.

In addition, this course covers the common uses and features of the ExtendSim programming language (ModL), as well as the mechanics of block creation. You’ll start by building a simple ExtendSim block and storing it in a library. Then, as you delve deeper into the development environment, you’ll add more features to your custom block.

This course is ideal for Engineers, Managers, System Analysts, and anyone else anyone else who wants to learn how to manage data and maximize the usage of databases in ExtendSim and how to create custom components and features in ExtendSim.

Course topics include:

  • Creating and working with ExtendSim databases.
  • Dynamic linking between an ExtendSim database and data.
  • Using Equation blocks.
  • Designing custom blocks and libraries.
  • And much, much more.

In-Person Advanced ExtendSim Workshop

Advanced ExtendSim Training - AgendaThe In-Person Advanced ExtendSim course is a 4.5-day hands-on workshop. Courses are held at various locations in the US a few times each year.

Download the complete agenda forIn-Person Advanced ExtendSim Training here.

Note: In-Person Advanced ExtendSim courses are on hold.

Online Instructor-Led Advanced ExtendSim Course

The Online Advanced Training course covers the same content as the 4.5-day In-Person Advanced course, but in an online instructor-led class through GoToMeeting™.

The online course consists of six 2 hour sessions over 2 weeks - on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Online Essential ExtendSim TrainingEach session of the October 4 to 15, 2021 course has a start time of 3pm EST/UTC-5. Download the complete agenda for October Online Advanced ExtendSim Training here.

Prerequisites and Preparation for the Course

Essential ExtendSim Training, or, on instructor approval, a comparable proficiency is required. It will also be beneficial to be comfortable with the database concept and be familiar with programming concepts and terminology (C++ recommended).

Pricing & Registration

Register nowFor the 2-week Online course, $2495.
For US-based, In-Person 4.5-day workshops, $3000.

Register at ExtendSim.com/support/training/register.

Included with the Course

Laptop computer with ExtendSim installed on it for each student's use (In-Person course only).

Course manual with case studies.

Solution files for all course-based case studies and exercises.

Book of additional case studies with solutions for post-course practice.

Certificate of Completion.

Plus, if you have a few more questions within the first year after completing this course, you qualify for a free online coaching session from your trainer.

Register now
      Rate-Based Modeling

Rate-Based Modeling

Contact Imagine That Inc. to inquire about the next public Rate-Based Modeling course.

Learn how to use the discrete rate (rate-based) capabilities of the Rate module in ExtendSim Pro. Discrete rate modeling simulates rates of flow that change when events occur. This is the most common, and most efficient, method of modeling high-speed, high-volume systems such as packaging lines, mining operations, the manufacturing of powders and fluids, chemical processes, and so forth.

This one-and-a-half day course explores each block in the Rate library and presents modeling techniques such as:

  • Sources, storage, and units.
  • Defining rates and critical constraints.
  • Methods for merging and diverging flow.
  • Control logic, including goals, hysteresis, shifts, and changeovers.
  • Mixing flow and items, such as for filling and palletizing operations.

Prerequisites and Preparation for the Course

Completion of the Essential ExtendSim Training, or, on instructor approval, a comparable proficiency is absolutely necessary before taking this course.

Pricing & Registration

$1000 for the one-and-a-half day workshop. Purchase this course with either an Essential or Advanced ExtendSim course and your cost will be just $800 for this course.

Contact Imagine That Inc. for information on upcoming Rate-Based Modeling courses.

Included with the Course

Laptop computer with ExtendSim installed on it for each student's use (In-Person course only).

Course manual with case studies.

Solution files for all course-based case studies and exercises.

Certificate of Completion.

Plus, if you have a few more questions within the first year after completing this course, you qualify for a free online coaching session from your trainer.

Register now


   Team Training Courses

Online & On-Site

If you anticipate sending 3 or more employees to a public training course, you may want to consider a Team Training. Any ExtendSim Training course may be scheduled at your convenience online or on-site at your facility (anywhere in the world) as a privately held Team Training.

Team Training allows private access to one of our authorized expert instructors for an intensive, hands-on, training that could be tailored to your environment and situation-specific needs. It's like inviting both a trainer and modeling coach to work with your team!

Contact Imagine That Inc. for a quote and to check date availability for your Team Training. (When scheduling Team Training, please be aware of our Training Cancellation Policy.)


Pricing for Team Training Courses

Essential ExtendSim Training

Essential ExtendSim Team Training

For an Essential Team Training with up to 6 students...Cost
On-Site 4-day Team Workshop $9000
includes expenses for one trainer for on-site training at your facility within the US
Online 2-week Team Training $7500
4 days each week; 1.5 to 2 hours each session
Additional students $700/each up to a max of 10

For on-site training outside the US or not at your facility, expenses will be quoted on a not to exceed basis.


For an Essential Team Training with over 10 students, a second instructor is required...Cost
On-Site 4-day Team Workshop for the first 11 students $14,000
includes expenses for two trainers for on-site training at your facility within the US
Online 2-week Team Training for the first 11 students $11,000
4 days each week; 1.5 to 2 hours each session
Each student over 11 students $700/each up to a max of 20

For on-site training outside the US or not at your facility, expenses will be quoted on a not to exceed basis.

 
Advanced ExtendSim Training

Advanced Team Training in ExtendSim Database Techniques & Programming

For an Advanced Team Training with up to 6 students...Cost
On-Site 4.5-day Team Workshop $10,000
includes expenses for one trainer for on-site training at your facility within the US
Online 2-week Team Training $8500
3 days each week; 2 hours each session
Additional students $800/each up to a max of 10

For on-site training outside the US or not at your facility, expenses will be quoted on a not to exceed basis.


For an Advanced Team Training with over 10 students, a second instructor is required...Cost
On-Site 4.5-day Team Workshop for the first 11 students $15,500
includes expenses for two trainers for on-site training at your facility within the US
Online 2-week Team Training for the first 11 students $12,500
3 days each week; 2 hours each session
Each student over 11 students $800/each up to a max of 20

For on-site training outside the US or not at your facility, expenses will be quoted on a not to exceed basis.

 
Rate-Based Modeling for Teams

Team Rate-Based Modeling

This course is available as an team-based course at customer request; contact Imagine That Inc. for pricing and availability.