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After taking this course, you’ll:

  • Be able to define IoT, IIoT, and the explain the difference between the two

  • Understand what is meant by "Industry 4.0"

  • Know how "Smart Machines" and "Smart Sensors" are used to increase productivity

  • Understand how Smart Machines can be networked together to create "Smart Factories"

Course curriculum

    1. 1. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)

    2. 2. What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

    3. 3. What is a Smart Sensor

    4. 4. What is a Smart Machine

    5. 5. What is a Smart Factory

    6. 6. How to Connect a Siemens S7 PLC to the Cloud

About this course

  • 6 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • Pro Course
  • Earn Certificate of Completion

Ideal for you if…

  • Are new to industrial automation

  • Would like to better understand concepts such as IoT, Industrial IoT, or Industry 4.0

  • Are interested in increasing the productivity of your factory or industrial control systems

  • Want to learn how to prevent downtime by predicting when maintenance will be required


Ever wanted to connect your PLC to the cloud? In this course, you'll learn about the Internet of Things and it's younger brother, the Industrial Internet of Things. The internet and connected devices have revolutionized the way we live, work, and even think.

New possibilities are born every day, and in this course you'll see how the Internet of Things contributes to this rapid change. Increased connectivity between what used to be separate systems can now be leveraged to automate complex tasks and make smarter, more informed decisions. Connected devices can be used to control manufacturing processes, whole factories, or even entire cities - often from a single control room.

This increase in efficiency allows more time and energy to be spent on solving even larger problems. Join us as we explore the world of smart machines, smart factories, smart cities, and the technologies that make these technological wonders a reality.

Prepare for better pay & bigger responsibility

Testimonial title

Marcin Trojak

From my experience, I have to say that RealPars is the most professional online training program out there. The instructors are easy to follow and clearly explain PLC theories with excellent supporting visuals and real-life application examples. I like that they provide a summary after each lesson that brings together all the information and makes it easier to retain. Plus, I can train anytime, anywhere. I’m a maintenance apprentice right now, but when I complete RealPars training I’ll be ready to go after the PLC programming jobs I want.

Mohammad Khabazi

I work on electrical and instrument maintenance now, but my goal is to become a full-time PLC programmer. University courses take too much money and time. The RealPars video training method is great…the instructors are all experts and speak clearly so they keep my interest and are easy to follow. I’m eager to gain even more PLC expertise as new content is added.

Meet your instructor

Justin Wilson

Meet Justin, a seasoned controls engineer with over 8 years of experience under his belt. His expertise extends beyond just controls, as he possesses a wealth of knowledge in cybersecurity within the industrial space. Currently serving as a Concierge Security Engineer at Arctic Wolf, Justin is always up for a challenge and eager to put his skills to the test. Let Justin be your guide to a safer and more secure world!

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.

The RealPars guarantee

  • Suited for all skill levels

    we’ll help you get the skills you need to stand out and get hired!

  • Learn practical skills

    You can immediately apply learnings and improve your results.

Start learning now

You'll get access to this course and ultimate access to the rest of the courses in the library.


  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    Yes. RealPars will issue a Certificate of Completion (certified by RealPars) when you complete the course.

  • What is the required software?

    No sofware needed to complete this course

  • 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.

  • Do I have to travel to take this course?

    Nope! All our courses are offered online, so you can take them from anywhere in the world. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and the applicable software for your course.