Course Description

This professional development course is designed for engineers and technicians who need to get practical skills and knowledge in the fundamentals of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA systems.

Course Benefits

  • Learn from well-known faculty and industry experts from around the globe.
  • Flexibility of attending anytime from anywhere, even when you are working full-time.
  • Interact with industry experts and get the latest updates/announcements on the subject.
  • Get practical skills and knowledge in the fundamentals of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA systems.
  • Study a wide variety of topics related to PLC & SCADA like- software configuration, installation, troubleshooting and network security issues, PLC hardware and installation selection criteria and writing PLC programs using ladder logic.
  • Learn fundamentals of PLC software, Advance Control System and SCADA network security system.
  • Get information on the industrial communication protocols – RS-232 and RS-485, Profibus and Profinet


It is suitable for people who have little or no exposure to PLCs,  but who expect to become involved in some or all aspects of PLC installation. You will get practical advice from experts in the field, to assist you to correctly plan, program, and install a PLC with a shorter learning curve and more confidence.

While the course is ideal for electricians, technicians, and engineers who are new to PLCs, much of the material covered will be of value to those who already have some basic skills, but need a broader perspective for larger and more challenging tasks ahead. The information included advances from the basics to challenge even the most experienced engineer in the industry today.

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  • To give an understanding of the operation, architecture and use of an industry standard PLC for Control purposes
  • By using a hands-on approach, enable the delegate to investigate the operation of the PLC through designing, building and testing typical programs in the ladder programming language using industry standard PLC’s in a simulated environment
  • To allow the delegate to become familiar and confident with the PLC, Telemetry and SCADA environments
  • To understand the concepts of Radio Telemetry and acquire the knowledge relating to the application, limitation and use of frequency bands used
  • To gain an understanding and knowledge of common wire-based communication protocols
  • To disseminate and share experience and knowledge with other delegates through open session discussions hence broadening the knowledge base of all
  • To become familiar and knowledgeable with an industry compliant SCADA software package
  • To have the confidence and knowledge to apply the above techniques and principles to solve unfamiliar and bespoke situations in the workplace


Target Participants
Engineers/Maintenance officers, R&D Staff, Students and Faculty Staffs


Duration: 3 Days


Introduction to Control Strategies

  • Control Systems
    • Open Loop Control System
    • Closed Loop Control System
    • Modern Applications
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • PLC and RTU-Differences
  • PLC Basic
    • Requirements
    • Terminology
    • Inputs/outputs
    • Network Communications


PLC & Automation

  • System Family
  • Simatic Manager
  • Microwin
  • Hardware Configuration
  • Blocks
  • Digital Operations


Programming Languages

    • Ladder Logic
    • Functional Block Diagram
    • Statement list
  • PCS 7
    • CFC
    • SFC


Introduction to SCADA

  • What is SCADA
  • Elements of a SCADA system
  • Simatic WinCC
  • WinCC Flexible
  • Protool Application


Industrial Communication

  • Communication Protocols
    • Interfaces
    • RS-422
    • RS-435
  • Profibus
    • Profibus DP
    • Profibus PA
    • Applications
  • Modbus
    • Applications
  • Industrial Ethernet
    • Profinet
    • Applications