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Technical :: SKILLNET Oscilloscope Diagnosis & Test Signal Methods

Course Date: 29/05/2018 Location: Dublin
Start Time: 9 am Member Cost:
End Time: 5 pm Non Member Cost:
Duration 2 days Course Capacity 10

Course Information

For Whom: This course is for any automotive technician expected to diagnose vehicle system faults and test electrical circuits or components. Automotive oscilloscopes are being increasingly utilised for the confirmation of faults and are now an essential piece of equipment for any workshops. The ability to test the signals passing between electronic systems and the respective actuators and sensors is now a routine skill set. This course is an introduction to the skills required in using a typical Automotive Oscilloscope for fault diagnosis. 

Course content: 

Entry Level Prerequisites: Completion of Essential Test Procedures training or equivalent relevant experience is a prerequisite to attending this course, delegates should be fully conversant with the electrical values of voltage, current, resistance and use of a multi-meter. 

On successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  1. Accurately connect a typical automotive oscilloscope to a vehicle system and display the signals so that they can be clearly seen and remain stable on the scope display.
  2. Adjust the common oscilloscope controls and settings to manipulate the signal displayed so that individual parts of the signal waveforms can be analysed.
  3. Analyse and compare wave forms to determine indications of signal input / output response, fault areas and periods of signal failure or interference.


PLEASE NOTE: Skillnets is a state funded, enterprise led support body promoting and facilitating training and upskilling through networks, the Training Networks Programme (TNP) 2016/17, also provides funding to job-seekers to access, free of charge, relevant industry specific training programmes.  For more information contact Margaret O’Shea at email: