Certified PROFINET Engineers Course


Course Duration: 2 1/2 days
The PROFINET Engineers course includes both a practical and a theory exam (both written on the last day). Lunch is provided for and candidates need not bring any extra equipment or materials. The maximum class size is 8 delegates thus insuring enough lecturer on student time per individual. Delegates will learn about the hardware and software involved in setting up and maintaining a PROFINET network thus preparing them for real-life commissioning and maintenance of PROFINET networks. 

In Just Under 3 Days Learn How To



Download Training Schedule

Download Booking Form

Course Outline


The course is made up of a theory and a practical component and the course outline is as follows:
Theory Component:
- PROFINET Installation 
- Introduction to the PROFINET protocol 
- Ethernet basics 
- PROFINET infrastructure 
- The TCP/IP Suite 
- Switches 
- IWLAN (IEE 802.11) 
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) 
- LLDP (IEE 802.1 AB) 
- The PROFINET protocol in detail 
- PROFINET Isochronous Real-Time (IRT) 
- GSD Files 


Practical Component :
- Setting up a network 
- Start-up and watchdog time
- Changing names and IP addresses 
- Creating a simple PLC program 
- Message recording 
- Message decoding 
- Cycle time 
- Device start-up 
- Port mirroring 
- Diagnostics 
- GSDML and module configuration 
- GSDML viewer
- Interfacing between PROFIBUS and PROFINET 



Due to the technical nature of the course and our desire to see a maximum pass rate, training groups may not be greater than 8 people.



The Johannesburg based course will be run from the IDX offices in Fourways. Please contact us if you would like to arrange onsite training.