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To answer your question, it is not mandatory to have access to any software or hardware to be able to complete our courses. Of course, it would be extremely beneficial if you would be able to practice the learned material yourself, therefore, we provide the option to purchase different hardware and software in our online store https://shop.realpars.com/
The starter kit includes the following: CPU 1212C AC/DC/relay, HMI KP300 Basic mono PN, input simulator, STEP 7 Basic CD, manual CD, information material, SYSTAINER
This is the direct link to the starter kit https://bit.ly/2Uk6Imw in case you are interested.
Hopefully, this answers your question sufficiently. If you have any other questions or would like any further assistance, feel free to reach back out.