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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. 1
    • What’s in the PLCnext Starterkit Box?

    • Create a New Project and Configure Ethernet Port

    • Configure the PLC I/O Modules

    • How to Easily Create Ladder Logic Programs?

    • What is an Open PLC?

    • Open PLCs: Unlocking the Power of Industrial Automation

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


This PLCnext programming basics course will start off 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

Eduardo Cali

I’m a maintenance technician at my company and I recently transferred to automation. We’re working more and more with Siemens so I needed to get up to speed on the newest PLC software. RealPars videos feel like a real classroom experience. The instructors are great…they’re easy to follow and they make the lessons relevant to real-world applications and I like that. I definitely recommend RealPars.

Mario Flores

I tried other online training, but I have to say that RealPars instructors helped me connect the dots in a way the others didn’t. I was able to expand my Siemens knowledge…I only knew Allen-Bradley…now I understand the differences and similarities better. I find RealPars to be a professional and affordable way to get the big picture of PLC as well as gain lots of practical knowledge.

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.