What Do You Want To Learn?

Are you looking to earn a credential? Do you need a quick answer to an Ignition problem? Test your knowledge and track your progress!

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Two Ways to Learn

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Our courses are designed to guide you through all of the steps needed to earn an Ignition credential. Build on skills learned in previous courses to tackle more complex concepts. Challenges at the end of every topic test your knowledge and put you on the path to earning a credential.

Lesson Library

Need a fast answer to your Ignition question? Want to see all of the content we have to offer? The Lesson Library has you covered. It's your portal to the hundreds of free training lessons offered within Inductive University.

How Inductive University Works

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Sign Up and Join Courses

In order to track your progress, sign up to create an account. Then join a course! All courses are free, and you can earn your credential(s) for free too. Courses in Inductive University are designed to build off of each other as you follow the recommended path. You can also jump around if you'd like to skip ahead on anything.

Take Challenges and Earn Specializations

Topics within each course end with a challenge to test your new knowledge. Earn a specialization when you score 100% on all of the challenges within a course.

Get Credentialed

Earning specializations for all of the courses within the Ignition school will earn you a credential!

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Track Your Entire Team's Progress

Train the entire organization and onboard new staff members while tracking the stats on challenges they’ve taken and credentials they’ve earned.


Terms you'll see around the University

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  • School

    There is currently one school within Inductive University. Passing all of the challenges within the school will earn you a credential in Ignition.

  • Course

    Courses are the high-level concepts made up of a collection of similarly themed topics. Completing all of the challenges (passing with a 100% score) within a course will earn you a specialization.

  • Topic

    Topics are a collection of lessons. There are multiple topics within each course.

  • Lesson

    Lessons are the basic unit of learning within Inductive University. Each lesson contains a training video that covers a particular aspect of Ignition. Similar videos are grouped into topics.

  • Challenge

    Challenges are used to evaluate your mastery of Ignition and appear at the end of every topic. You may leave and resume a challenge at any time. While there is no limit on the number of challenge attempts, challenges will be completely randomized on every new attempt. You must be signed-in to attempt challenges.

  • Specialization

    Specializations show mastery of a particular course. They are earned when all of the topic challenges within a course are passed with a 100% score.

  • Credential

    A credential for Ignition is currently available within Inductive University. When you have earned all of the available specializations within the Ignition school, you will receive the credential.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Inductive University really free?

Inductive University is 100% free of charge for anyone to use. Users can even download a fully functional trial version of Ignition to use for free. Inductive University reflects our passion to reinvent the industrial automation software industry with an educated and empowered community.

What's the difference between a credential and a certification?

Ignition certification is still required to become a Certified or Gold Level Certified Integrator. An Ignition credential must be earned through Inductive University before applying for a certification test.

How do I earn a specialization? A credential?

A specialization is earned when all of the challenges within a course have been passed with a 100% score. You earn a credential once you have earned all of the specializations in the Ignition school.

My progress meter changed or I’ve been alerted that I’m credentialed until a certain date.

We will occasionally add new courses that are relevant to the current version of Ignition. If this happens, your progress meter will change based on the amount of new content added. You may also be given a grace period to complete the additional content.

Your credential status will not be affected during the grace period. Once the grace period expires, you will lose your credential until the additional content has been completed.

What happened to the MES lesson videos?

MES videos are now hosted and maintained by our third-party strategic partner, Sepasoft MES. You can view the courses here.

How do I pass a challenge?

Users pass challenges by scoring 100%. You are not required to score 100% before attempting other challenges.

What is the Challenge File? Where can I get it?

Some challenges can only be completed by downloading and installing Ignition and a gateway backup called the Challenge File. Links to download both files can be found in the filter bar in the Library and Courses sections.

Learn how to restore an Ignition Gateway Backup

What happens to my credential when the next version of Ignition comes out?

Inductive University credentials are tied to a particular version of Ignition. In order to become current with the most recent version of Ignition, you’ll need to successfully complete the challenges for any new or updated courses.

Can I still get in-person training?

Yes! Inductive Automation offers in-person training courses in several locations around the world, including our Folsom, CA headquarters. These 3 and 5-day courses are led by our team of Ignition experts.

Learn more about training.

What are the Inductive University Groups?

It’s an easy way to track the progress of your entire team as they work through Inductive University. Create a private user group, invite colleagues, and share your status as you venture towards certification.

Have more questions?

Call us at 1-800-266-7798 (toll-free US) or +1-916-456-1045 (international). You can also contact your sales representative directly.