The IDX Academy offers internationally certified PROFINET training. The course is two and a half days long and 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. 
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 
  • LLDP 
  • GSDML viewer 

Course Information

Course duration:  3 Days
Course times: 8:00am - 17:00am
Max number of attendees: 8
Course Location: IDX Offices in Fourways
Course Cost:

R11 900 (excl. VAT)

Prequisites: Formally, none
CPD points: 3

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