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After taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of a PLC Interface Module(IM) and describe how it is connected in the PLC Rack

  • Explain the difference between Digital and Analog signals

  • Using practical examples, explain the operation of Digital Input/Digital Output and Analog Input/Analog Output modules

  • Using a practical example, explain the operation of a Function Module(FM)

  • List and explain 3 methods of connecting the PLC to the programming computer

  • Explain how to create a New Project in the Simatic Step 7 Manager

  • Explain how to configure the PLC Hardware, Rack, Power Supply, and CPU in the Simatic Step 7 Manager

  • Explain how to configure the Digital Input(DI), Digital Output(DO), and Analog Input (AI) in the Simatic Step 7 Manager.

  • Explain how to use the PLC Simulator

  • Explain how to download the DI, DO, and AI Configuration to the PLC

Your full course curriculum

    1. 1. Control system skills, our easy to learn training series

    2. 2. Control system components, PLC’s and the hardware they use

    3. 3. Power Supply Modules, for Use within PLC Control Systems

    4. 4. CPU Task in a PLC

    5. 5. CPU Operation Modes

    6. 6. Introduction to Memory Types

    7. 7. PLC Load Memory

    8. 8. PLC Working Memory

    9. 9. PLC System Memory

    10. 10. PLC Retentive Memory

    11. 11. PLC CPU Ports

    12. 12. CPU Status and Error Indicators

    13. 13. How to Delete the CPU Memory in a PLC

    14. 14. PLC Interface Module

    15. 15. Types of Electrical Signals

    16. 16. PLC DI and DO Modules

    17. 17. PLC AI and AO Modules

    18. 18. PLC Function Module

    19. 19. CP Module

    1. 20. Difference Between STEP7 and SIMATIC Manager

    2. 21. Methods of Connecting to S7 PLCs

    3. 22. Set PG/PC Interface

    4. 23. LEDs on PC Adapter

    5. 24. Creating a New Project in STEP 7 V5.5

    6. 25. PLC Hardware Configuration in STEP 7 V5.5

    7. 26. PLC Rack Configuration

    8. 27. Configuration of the PLC Power Supply

    9. 28. Configuration of the CPU

    10. 29. PLC Digital Input Module Configuration

    11. 30. PLC Digital Output Module Configuration

    12. 31. PLC Analog Input Module Configuration

    13. 32. How to work with PLC Simulator?

    14. 33. How to Download the Hardware to the PLC

    1. 34. Difference between STEP 7 and TIA Portal

    2. 35. Methods of Connecting to S7 PLCs

    3. 36. Set PG/PC Interface

    4. 37. LEDs on PC Adapter

    5. 38. Creating a New Project in TIA Portal

    6. 39. PLC Hardware Configuration in TIA Portal

    7. 40. PLC Rack Configuration

    8. 41. Configuration of the PLC Power Supply

    9. 42. Configuring the CPU

    10. 43. Digital Input Modules in the Hardware Catalog

    11. 44. DO Configuration in HW Configuration

    12. 45. PLC Analog Input Module Configuration

    13. 46. How to Work With PLC Simulator

    14. 47. How to Download the Hardware Configuration to the CPU

About this course

  • €1.000,00
  • 47 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content
  • Multilingual Subtitles


As a foundation block, this course is your first step towards becoming an Automation professional. Almost every automated factory or plant has at least one Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Knowledge and expertise are required to set up, operate, maintain and program these complex pieces of equipment. Exploring one of the most widely used PLCs in industry today, this course uses the Siemens S7 PLC and programming software to introduce you to the world of PLC automation.

Ideal for you if…

  • You are an aspiring PLC programmer

  • You are an engineer, electrician, technician, or other field maintenance type that needs a solid foundation in PLC Hardware and an introduction to programming languages

Prepare for better pay & bigger responsibility

Jake Watkins

Since I started training a few months ago, I can see there’s been a huge difference in how much more efficiently and effectively I can handle PLC repairs in the field. Our clients are telling management how happy they are to get back online more quickly and save money because I’m turning around faster fixes. I definitely recommend it for anyone who needs PLC training at any level.

Mario Flores

I needed to get up to speed on working with Siemens PLC equipment and came across RealPars training on YouTube. I watched my first video and immediately went to the website and signed up as a student. I like the way information is explained step-by-step and that it’s broken down into small chunks…I can go back and review anytime I want. I’m already seeing that I can perform repairs faster and with more confidence. Three of my co-workers were so impressed, they signed up for RealPars, too.

Meet your instructor

Shahpour Shapournia

Shahpour has 8 years of experience as a PLC programmer mainly in the oil, gas, and steel industry. He understands the challenges of becoming a successful automation engineer, because he was once like his students—ready to grow, but not knowing how to go about it. He loves taking complicated engineering concepts and explaining them in an easy-to-follow format.

Here’s why you’ll succeed

  • One-on-one support

    Stuck or have a question? You get unlimited support from our team of proven PLC programming experts.

  • Laser-focused lessons

    We only teach you exactly what you need to know to master a PLC course. No fluff, filler, or wasting your time.

  • Experienced instructors

    All PLC training courses include step-by-step instructions from the world’s best so you can join their ranks and gain an unfair advantage.

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  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    PLC Programming MADE EASY (Level 1) is a free course. No certificate will be granted for completing a free course. However, You will receive a personalized certificate of completion once you have fully finished a course (that provides a certificate) while being a Pro member.

  • What is the required software and hardware for this course?

    - SIMATIC Step V5.6
    - TIA Portal Basic V16 or higher

  • Can my employer purchase a course for me?

    Yes. Most people enroll individually, and then submit their receipt to their employer for reimbursement. However, if your employer has a tuition budget and wants to train 5 people or more, you can send us an email at [email protected] and we will help you with bulk signup.

  • Can I register for a course if I am working full time?

    Of course. All of our course content is pre-recorded, so you can work and study on your own time.