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After taking this course, you’ll:

  • Be able to explain what ProfiNet is and how it is used

  • Understand the difference between standard I/O and remote I/O

  • Assign an IP address and device name to a ProfiNet device using TIA Portal

  • Be able to determine which type of removable memory card a given device uses

  • Know how to utilize memory cards to speed up machine commissioning and perform program updates

  • Be able to assign a device name to a ProfiNet device using both TIA Portal and a pre-programed MMC card

Course curriculum

    1. 1. What is ProfiNet

    2. 2. What is a ProfiNet Device

    3. 3. What is an IP Address - Part 1

    4. 4. What is an IP Address - Part 2

    5. 5. Assigning an IP Address to a ProfiNet Device

    6. 6. What is a SIMATIC Micro Memory Card

    7. 7. IM151- Saving a Device Name to an MMC

    8. 8. ProfiNet Device Name Demonstration

About this course

  • 8 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content
  • Pro Course
  • Earn Certificate of Completion

Ideal for you if…

  • You are new to ProfiNet or Siemens Industrial Control Devices

  • You need a refresher course about IPv4 networking

  • You are new to TIA Portal

  • You will be working with ProfiNet Distributed I/O


This course will teach you the basics about working with Siemens ProfiNet devices. ProfiNet is an industrial communications protocol used primarily by Siemens devices. It is designed to be a replacement for the older ProfiBus protocol used by older hardware.

In this course, you'll learn how to work with ProfiNet devices, including PLCs, Distributed I/O Modules, HMIs, and more. You'll also learn how to utilize an MMC memory card to accomplish tasks such as programming a PLC and assigning a device name to a device without using a computer.

You will be guided through performing tasks in TIA Portal, the programming software used to program most Siemens devices. The tips and tricks in this video will help you to work smarter and accomplish more in less time. Are you ready to learn? This course combines lecture style learning with hands-on activities so you can follow-along and learn through experience.

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

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.

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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?

    TIA Portal V13 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.

  • 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.