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Niagara 4 Crossover Training Certification Course - $1,750


New from Tridium! All students who take the Niagara 4 Crossover training with a Certified Niagara Training Partner (like Controlco) will have access to all of Tridium’s e-learning tools and support following the in-person course. Students who come to Controlco for in-person certification will get a fast-tracked, three day course plus Controlco’s signature small class sizes and hands-on learning with our experienced instructor Jeff Hunter. And now, students can take advantage of Tridium University’s extensive library of online resources as well.

Controlco hosts classes at various locations throughout the year. This Crossover course is for students who are already certified in Niagara AX and wish to jump start their conversion to N4. Controlco offers a full five-day Niagara 4 training course for all other students who are not already Niagara AX certified.


Here is a quick view of what this newly upgraded Niagara Crossover Certification course covers:

  • Platforms and stations - workbench, new station wizard, security overview, bog file protection, templates
  • Niagara AX to Niagara 4 migration tools - backup, migration command line, overwriting destination station, errors and exceptions, upgrading, hardware and communications compatibility
  • Data modeling - search, tagging, Niagara and Haystack dictionaries, default namespace, relations
  • Search and Niagara entity query language - NEQL overview, search service, NEQL syntax
  • Hierarchies, templates, web technology - definitions, roles, charts, widgets
  • Certification exam resulting in Niagara 4 technical certification for those who pass - plus in-class preparations


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Through this Niagara 4 certification training course you will learn how to:

  • Migrate systems from AX to N4
  • Link and configure control points
  • Build simple PX graphics
  • Write control logic
  • Driver architecture
  • Niagara network components
  • Customize the workbench environment
  • Work with the kitControl palette for control logic objects
  • Create field bus integrations including BACnet and Lon
  • Collect and analyze histories and alarms
  • Build a custom navigation scheme
  • Operate security and user administration




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Jeff Hunter

Training Director, Controlco

Jeff Hunter is the Training Director for Controlco where he provides hands-on training to engineers, contractors, facility managers, end users, and building owners to use integrated building systems. He is actively involved with the training department at Tridium and helps develop training content for them. Jeff Hunter can be contacted by email at j.hunter@controlco.com.




Frequently Asked Questions:


Cancellations are accepted with a full refund up to two weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. If you must cancel your registration within two weeks of the class, you will be charged the full amount.

Yes, certification is required before purchase.

Prior AX certification is only required for the Crossover class. This class is an intensive two-day workshop that skips through the basics because AX certification proves a certain level of understanding of the Framework. Students who wish to become N4 certified can do so without prior AX certification through the five-day Niagara 4 training course. Or, students who have worked with Niagara AX but have never been certified may wish to take the AX test in order to qualify for the Crossover class. You can take the AX certification test up to one day prior to the Crossover class. If you pass, then you can take the Crossover course. Contact Jeff Hunter for details on taking the AX certification test without registering for the class.

Students registering for this Crossover class must send a copy of their Niagara AX certification to Jeff Hunter upon registration for the course. Students who have not submitted a copy of their certificate will not be admitted into the course.

The exam you take on the final day of class will be graded within two weeks. If you pass the exam, your certificate will be mailed to you.

You should consider Friday a full eight-hour day when booking your travel. Friday is test day and while some students do finish early, the pressure of catching a flight is unnecessary.

If you are using the Niagara AX framework and need to learn Niagara AX, take the Niagara AX class. If you need to know Niagara 4 framework, take the N4 class. The frameworks are similar, but each have unique aspects that are taught in each class. We recommend taking the class that will help you work on the system you have.

We recommend taking the class that will help you work on the system you have. If you are staying with your Niagara AX system, then there is no need to get the N4 certification right now. But if you know you will migrate over to the N4 system in the future, Tridium requires that you obtain N4 certification before purchasing a Niagara 4 license.

The class spends time on building simple control logic and most students find it to be a welcome refresher, since sometimes the technical details of why we do things in the Niagara 4 system are not always clear on a day-to-day basis. But the class does go beyond the basics – we learn to work with Px graphics, drivers, full system architecture and add-on applications. As a professional working in the building automation industry, a Niagara 4 framework certification is helpful, even if you already know the basics.

We have corporate discounts available at two hotels in the Pleasant Hill area - Concord Hilton at 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord CA 94520; and Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek at 2730 North Main St. Walnut Creek CA 94597. Contact Bridget Davies, bridget@controlco.com, for corporate account information prior to booking. Negotiated rates subject to availability.