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

  • Identify and explain each PLC hardware piece in the PLCnext starter kit

  • Explain the I/O slot numbering system

  • Identify the I/O module type and part number in each slot

  • Sketch and explain how the PBNO switches are connected to the digital input module

  • Sketch and explain how the slider potentiometer is connected to the analog input module

  • Start the PLCnext Engineer PLC programming software

  • Create a New Project and establish an Ethernet communication link between PC and PLC

  • Configure the New Project with the I/O modules currently installed in the PLC

  • Construct a simple ladder logic program, which will use the Starterkit I/O to operate a lamp

  • Establish communication between laptop and PLC via ethernet

Course curriculum

    1. What’s in the PLCnext Starterkit Box?

    2. Create a New Project and Configure Ethernet Port

    3. Configure the PLC I/O Modules

    4. How to Easily Create Ladder Logic Programs?

    5. What is an Open PLC?

    6. Open PLCs: Unlocking the Power of Industrial Automation

    7. A Beginner's Guide to PLC Programming using Ladder Diagram, Function Block, and C++

    8. Introduction to PLC Programming with C++

About this course

  • €1.000,00
  • 8 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


This course will start of by explaining the purpose of each hardware component in the PLCnext starter kit including the field devices provided. Participants will be shown how to start the PLCnext Engineer programming software and construct a simple ladder logic program. This course is highly recommended if you are considering the more detailed course called "PLCnext Ladder Logic Programming for Beginners"

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.

Ideal for you if…

  • You have recently purchased or are thinking about purchasing the PLCnext Starterkit

  • You want to learn how to code and test a basic ladder logic program using the PLCnext Engineer programming software

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?

    "PLCnext Starterkit Configuration and Programming Basics" 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?

    Software used: PLCnext Engineer (Optional)
    Equipment used: PLCnext Starterkit (Optional)

  • 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.