Topics Covered in an NI LabVIEW Academy
The LabVIEW Academy program uses a blended learning model that combines face-to-face teaching with engaging content and hands-on lab exercises. This model prepares students for the demands of industry and higher education in engineering, computer science, and related fields. An example from a semester-long LabVIEW Academy course is listed below. This is an excellent guide for organizing how you will teach LabVIEW in your LabVIEW Academy course.
First Six Weeks
- Explain a simple application based on a virtual instrument (VI).
- Explain the use of controls to create a user interface.
- Explain the use of functions to control the front panel objects.
- Create different types of variables.
- Create and save VIs.
- Create VIs to be used as sub VIs.
- Explore different decision structures.
- Explore a variety of built-in controls.
- Explore loops by using conditional expressions.
- Explore icon and connector pane.
Last Six Weeks
- Explore data acquisition of digital signals.
- Explore data acquisition of analog signals.
- Explain the use of event programming.
- Explain how to programmatically control user interface objects.
- Create design patterns that use notifiers, queues, and events.
- Modify existing code for improved usability.
- Explore different binary file I/O formats.
- Explore the use of binary files in applications.
- Explore preparing, building, and deploying applications.
- Review for the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer exam.