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After taking this course, you’ll:

  • Explain the different parts of the Studio 5000 Logix Designer user-interface

  • Identify and describe the benefits of using Rockwell Automation Add-On Instructions (AOIs)

  • List the steps on how to create a Rockwell Automation AOI in Studio 5000

  • Develop a ControlLogix 5000 program and AOI to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

  • Use Studio 5000 Logix Emulate to display real-time conversion data while running online with a PC-based virtual PLC

Course curriculum

    1. 1.1 Introduction to Add-On Instruction (AOI) - Overview

    2. 1.2 Unveiling Benefits of Using AOI

    1. 2.1 AOI-Based Temperature Conversion Techniques

    2. 2.2 Initiating Your First AOI Project

    3. 2.3 Defining AOI Input-Output Parameter Tags

    4. 2.4 Utilizing AOI Local Constant Tags

    1. 3.1 Navigating Through AOI Scan Modes

    2. 3.2 Ensuring AOI Modification Prevention

    3. 3.3 Inside AOI: Understanding Internal Logic

    1. 4.1 AOI Configuration Strategies in MainRoutine

    2. 4.2 Real-Time AOI PLC Program Demonstration

About this course

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

Ideal for you if…

  • You want to learn how to create Studio 5000 proprietary function type blocks where the code can be hidden from end-users or allow only read-only functionality

  • You want to simplify and provide structure to repetitive code throughout your program

  • Your company needs to standardize corporate functions for PLC programming with SCADA HMI object alignment


Building standardized function blocks is important when the engineering automation department requires specific repetitive functional solutions for control, or OEM algorithmic proprietary restrictions to their end-users, or program logic consistency.

This course will help you become knowledgeable with creating and deploying Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 Add-On Instructions for all these reasons. Rockwell Automation is a worldwide leader in automation solutions.

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.

Meet your instructor

Wally Gastreich

I have 40 plus years of experience with computer and automation technology stretching back to the days of vacuum tubes. I started my career in the United States Air Force as an ICBM Missile Systems Analyst Specialist. Over the years I have worked in multiple positions in multiple industries having become familiar or expert with the many aspects of computer-aided and automation technology that is used throughout various levels in the many different industries.

What makes me a good instructor is that I have a highly successful career background with a variety of positions as a System Engineer, System Sales, Motion-control Engineer, Automation Communication Product Manager, Automation Project Management, and Marketing in which allows me to bring light to diverse areas of the curriculum presented for a complete well-rounded learning syllabus.

I believe I have a keen overall perspective in automation subjects that allows me to passionately express the subject matter in a simplified way.

I’ve become driven with a passion to teach my fellow employees and now I’m permitted to help students worldwide learn automation and better yet succeed in life. Having 40 years of experience and learning myself how to adapt to different positions, allows me to share and bring to you a wealth of knowledge. And as a subject matter expert in our industry, coupled with the multiple areas of automation practical experience I possess, I am able to deliver very specific content to help you succeed.

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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  • 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?

    Studio 5000 Logix Designer

  • 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.