NetMod can provide training courses  in the use of ExtendSim at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. We offer on-site and scheduled courses. We are currently reviewing possible advanced course offerings. Please contact us using the form below to discuss your requirements or register your interest in a scheduled course.

On-site training is a highly cost effective solution for multiple attendees at the same location. It also has the benefit of giving maximum scope for customer specific modification. Scheduled courses are held at residential conference centers and provide a more intensive schedule plus a greater opportunity to interact with other users.

Note that we have special arrangements for educational clients requiring on-site training.

Currently scheduled training courses:

Date Course Type Notes
17-20 June Beginner / Intermediate Attendees should be able to build their own models after attending this course
September 2014? Advanced training TBA

Residential ExtendSim Training

Modular course suitable for new and intermediate users. Learn how to get the most out of the ExtendSim modelling environment. Residential course including evening sessions. Attend for 3 or 4 days depending on your requirements. This course will cover the functionality of ExtendSim9 for discrete event simulation modelling.

  • Based on Imagine That! course material
  • Evening modelling clinics
  • Special course meal on Wednesday
  • First day introduction
  • Advanced topics on final day
  • Option to use your own laptop and ExtendSim9 license
  • Computers with ExtendSim9 LT supplied for workshops
  • Bring your own models for advice and review
  • Modelling challenges welcomed
  • Accommodation and all meals included*
  • Bring your own models and challenges

Course materials include:

  • Computers for workshop use. Some attendees may have their own laptops with ExtendSim so please advise us of your requirements.
  • Course manual with case studies
  • Solution files for all case studies and exercises
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Contents

Day Heading Topics Outcomes
1  Introduction to ExtendSim Modelling Simulation concepts. The ExtendSim interface. Running a model. Building a simple model Understand what is meant by discrete event simulation and be able to use ExtendSim to build and run simple models.
2 Item and Value Libraries Item Messaging. Basic Value Blocks. Routing. Item Properties. Batching and Unbatching. Excel import and export Understand the ExtendSim simulation architecture & learn how to build more complex models. Be able to plot and/or export results.
3 Scheduling and Presentation Resource management. Building interfaces. Cloning. 2D Animation  Build models with elegant interfaces which provide users with visual feedback as the model executes. Represent shift patterns and variation of resources over time.
4 Advanced Topics Databases. Scenario Manager. Using Equation Block Learn how to use ExtendSim databases to store model parameters and results. Use the scenario manager to run a model multiple times with different inputs and collate outputs for analysis. Learn about ExtendSim MODL programming using equation blocks.

The first day is suitable for new users and those with limited exposure to ExtendSim9. Those with current experience of ExtendSim9 may just chose to attend days 2-4. Nevertheless we do feel that most non-expert users will benefit from the first day. Conversely, new users may chose to attend the first three days only.

Course Fees

Note that scheduled courses have been organized as residential so the course fee includes all meals and accommodation (4-day course includes 3 nights accommodation, 3-day course includes 2 nights accommodation).

3 – day course                                  £1350 + VAT

4 – day course                                  £1800 + VAT

Please contact us below to register your interest and we will send a booking form. Note that for the June course we will need a signed purchase order by 9 May 2014 if you wish to benefit from on-site accommodation.


The course will be held at Farncombe Conference Centre near Broadway in Worcestershire.

On Site Courses

On site courses are based on a trainer fee of £600 per day plus expenses and VAT. A course materials fee of £70 per person plus VAT will also be charged for the entire course. One-to-one mentoring or training can also be offered – please contact us to discuss.


To further the use of ExtendSim in the University sector we can offer on-site courses at half our usual rates and we will forgo any charge for expenses or course materials. Please also contact us if you are interested in having a guest lecturer or a continuing educational seminar.


If you have any questions please contact Peter directly on ++44 (0)7576 587639 or complete the form below: