The Case for Properly Certified PROFIBUS and PROFINET training
Certified Training taking place

  • Widely recognised qualifications confirm competence in engineering, design, layout and installation of PROFIBUS or PROFINET networks
  • Essential pre-requisite to being able to work on the PROFIBUS or PROFINET systems of many large organisations
  • Many companies will only utilise Certified Profibus Engineers, so if you are not certified you could miss out on future business opportunities!
  • Evidence that your systems will be fundamentally sound and well-engineered, resulting in low life-cycle cost
  • Help avoid costly installation problems from the outset

Start at the very beginning …

As a first but essential step make sure that your engineering team is properly qualified by having them all attend the Certified PROFIBUS Installer Course, which is a one-day course covering the layout, design, installation, and maintenance of PROFIBUS networks.  Approved by PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI), this internationally accredited certified training is considered an essential pre-requisite to being able to work on the PROFIBUS systems of many large organisations in, for example, the Water Industry, Transport & Logistics, Energy and Defence.

Completing the PROFIBUS set of Courses

Once qualified as a Certified Installer, trainees can move on to higher levels of training and certification. For example, the one-day Commissioning & Maintenance course covering commissioning and live fault-finding is very popular with newly-certified Installers, many of whom take the course the following day.

Then there’s the newly-introduced Certified PROFIBUS System Design Course, aimed squarely at anyone who is dealing with the design, specification or procurement of modern automation and control systems at the engineering or technical level.  Good installation depends completely on good design – and unless the system designers hold valid certificates, how can an employer or contractor know that the design will take into consideration all the myriad factors that will lead to a fundamentally sound and well-engineered system that will result in a low life-cycle cost?

This System Design course is also suitable for device manufacturers, system integrators and technical sales/marketing people who want to know the best way to put systems together. The course is aimed at the professional engineer level and a basic familiarity with control system terminology and the ability to perform simple engineering calculations is assumed.

Finally, there’s the Certified PROFIBUS Engineer Course, covering in-depth PROFIBUS DP and PA network design and operation. This is an in-depth course covering PROFIBUS DP and PA network operation, design, commissioning and live fault-finding. It covers basic cyclic data exchange (so-called DP-V0) and DP-V1 extensions that are used in PA devices and more complex DP devices. Most of the course is involved with understanding and interpreting the various telegrams that pass between devices. The course builds on the Certified PROFIBUS Installer course, the Commissioning & Maintenance course and the Certified PROFIBUS System Design course and provides extensive detail on PROFIBUS DP protocols and PA profiles.

And the same is true for PROFINET

The Certified PROFINET Engineer Course is an internationally accredited in-depth 3-day course covering PROFINET network operation, design and commissioning. Increasingly used in highly automated production facilities, PROFINET is the leading industrial Ethernet standard with more than 10 million installed devices at last count.

Industrial Ethernet systems are being installed in factories and automation systems and they bring changes to enterprises in production or business operation, network access and security. Everyone involved in installing Ethernet- and Internet-based devices or systems for a production line should know the basics of Ethernet components such as network cables, switches, and PCs.

The course is designed for everyone who wants to know the theoretical and practical aspects of PROFINET. It is an in-depth course that teaches the details of what goes on in a PROFINET network and incorporates the Certified PROFINET Installer Course on the first day. Those who pass the written examination and practical test will gain a valuable and internationally recognised certificate of their competence to design and trouble-shoot PROFINET networks.

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