Platform Immersion

Platform Immersion

Platform Immersion Part 1 (1 Day):


Platform Immersion Part 2 (2 Days):

Online Course also available in six 3-hour sessions. (Includes Part 1 and Part 2)


To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Power Trading Workshop.

Your electronic workstation is at the center of your daily trading endeavor. Become a master user and your analysis will be more effective, accurate and complete. That’s what this class is all about! It covers everything from organizing your desktop to the use of advanced charting and analysis tools. You’ll get three full days of “hands on” practice—creating your own layouts and tool combinations, and getting a deeper understanding of how to use the strategies and tactics developed in other classes.

Suggested prerequisites: Part 1: Professional Trader Part 1 and Part 2 or 6 months direct access trading experience. NOTE: This course features TradeStation and other affiliate platforms; check with your local center to confirm which version is used in the training.

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What You Will Learn

  • Mastering the Built-In Tools

    Discover how to get maximum benefit from built-in charting, Trendlines, Fibonacci retracements and other analysis tools.

  • Customizing Your Platform

    Learn how to set up a trading environment that matches your personal preferences and your typical daily activity.

  • Create Watchlists and Alerts

    Track the market and your own portfolio at a glance with personalized watchlists, alerts and hotlists.

  • Macros and Hotkeys

    Get tips for making the most of built-in macros, hotkeys and toolbars... plus how to add your own.

Who You Will Learn From

Our staff of professional instructors is composed of the most dedicated people you will ever meet. They will teach you trading fundamentals and advanced techniques like no one else. Each has a unique personality that will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next "golden nugget" of trading information.

What Students Are Saying

“Great class to learn about using TradeStation. It is a complicated platform to use, but taking this class made it easier to use it.”

, September 2016

“The Personal Trading Plan class covered a lot of material that is specifically geared to getting the participant to focus on and develop goals that will guide one's efforts to achieve trading success.”

, September 2016

“I'm a FOREX trader and love the ability to learn a new tool and all the new features the instructor taught me today about trading Futures that I did not know. ”

, August 2016

“I took the Pro Trader class a few weeks ago with zero background in trading; it was a great experience and I learned a lot but it was also overwhelming. The Platform Immersion class focuses on learning how to drive TradeStation, and at the same time reinforces OTA's core strategy. Tre did a great job of answering questions and guiding us to a greater level of competence in trading. I'm glad I took this class!”

, July 2016

“TradeStation can be overwhelming to learn, however, Brock was patient; his perspective was to "keep it simple" and he made sure each step of the training was understood by the entire class before he proceeded to the next learning activity.”

, June 2016

“If you are a new OTA student, do yourself a big favor and take the Platform Immersion course before you do anything else. TradeStation is the backbone tool for all of the trading courses and for placing actual trades in the market. Learn it well because you will become a successful trader faster with the ability to apply what you've learned in any of the trading courses as soon as you've completed them. If I had known how to use TradeStation when I took Proactive Investor, I might have been trading ETFs a year ago; and if I was comfortable using TradeStation after taking my 2nd course, Pro-Trader, I know I would not have lost confidence in my ability to make a trade. It was a scary proposition and one that can be avoided. Take Platform Immersion and you will be on the road to market success faster than you think.”

, June 2016
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