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Course Overview

This course is a great fit for TIA Portal Development Environment. This course supports the participants to unlock their potential for increased productivity by building foundational concepts and showing how they can apply the STEP 7 Professional (TIA Portal). Access to fully functional STEP 7 Professional software is provided. Participants are encouraged to complete assigned lab exercises during and after each session to reinforce the learning modules throughout the subject course.

What is “Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA Training Course”? A system overview and summary of WinCC Professional with prominence on its capabilities and special features. Detailed and comprehensive configuration procedures will be studied in an order compatible with the typical development of an industrial application.

Participants will discover the correct development process beginning with creating a project and concluding with reporting and printing. Examples of programs written to take advantage of WinCC are discussed in the course. Throughout this course duration, materials are complimented with virtual exercises, will be used to make a working WinCC Professional application. Access to fully functional software and exercises are provided to each participant.

This Zoe training course will empower you with the consciousness of knowing the Siemens Certified Programmer Test and TIA Portal Development Environment with the possibility to work with WinCC Professional application and will learn the correct development process beginning with creating a project.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA course successfully, participants will be able to:

  • Use STEP 7 Professional (TIA Portal) to create a new development project
  • Navigate over an existing project using both the Portal View and the Project View
  • Configure and build an S7-1500 PLC with local I/O modules
  • Assign PLC tags
  • Identify key characteristics of program blocks
  • Identify and recognise important features of the automation languages LAD and FBD
  • Create and manage WinCC Projects
  • Integrate components between WinCC and TIA Portal
  • Make WinCC tags in STEP 7 symbol table
  • Establish communications with the PLC
  • Design a complex graphic
  • Configure internal and external tags
  • Define & Administer User Security
  • Set, check and test the WinCC Alarms and Messages
  • Configure, archive and display Trends & Tables
  • Configure, preview and print reports

Training Methodology

This collaborative Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA training program will comprise the following training methods:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and Presentations
  • Group Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies and Functional Exercises

ZTS follows the ‘Do-Review-Learn-Apply’ model.

Organisational Benefits

Companies who register their employees to participate in this Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA course can benefit in the following ways:

  • Keep your company one step ahead with this all-inclusive overview of Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA
  • Assist technical committees to create, publish and revise working standards relating to Automation Engineering in PLC and SCADA
  • Carefully examine and learn from the examples and case studies to illustrate the material being discussed and ensure that the material is appropriate to the organisation represented
  • Leave with an awareness and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the workplace in relation to Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA

Personal Benefits

Individuals who participate in this Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA course can gain from it in the following ways:

  • Keep up with late-breaking developments in Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA by studying new literature and other sources of information
  • Benefit from a tailor-made academic program for technicians or equivalent workforce involved in Automation Engineering in PLC and SCADA
  • Get yourself trained, assessed, and certified by experts in Automation Engineering in PLC and SCADA and get to know of examples of issues that they encounter during their normal working activities and possible solutions

Who Should Attend?

Certified Automation Engineer in PLC and SCADA training course would be suitable for:

  • Programmers
  • Commissioning engineers
  • Configuring engineers
  • Service personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Service personnel
  • Operators


The capability to use a MS Windows PC (2000/XP), keyboard and mouse to include opening and closing programs, locating files, copy and paste objects /data (text, etc.). Drag and drop files, objects/data (text, etc.). Proficient use of menus and multi-menus, manipulation of windows within a multi-window environment. Use of MS Windows Help.

SIMATIC S7 knowledge and practical experience in SCADA.

Course Outline

MODULE 1:  Course Overview

  • Course goals
  • Course project overview
  • Training equipment
  • Create course project

MODULE 2:  Tag (Symbol) Table

  • Create and use a Tag (symbol) table
  • Create or assign PLC tags in hardware, code and tag table
  • Local and Global tags

MODULE 3:  Program Principles

  • Create or assign PLC tags in hardware, code and tag table. TIA Portal FC, FB programming Block Types
  • Data blocks
  • Organization blocks
  • Process Image Inputs/Outputs, Memory
  • Variable (watch) tables
  • Write, download & test Ladder Boolean logic according to a project description
  • Write, download, check and test Statement List (STL) digital and math logic according to a project description
  • Acquire, scale and store analog values
  • Create reusable code blocks and demonstrate parameter-passing skills
  • Multi-instance Function blocks/data blocks
  • Indirect addressing

MODULE 4: Troubleshooting Program Errors

  • Cross-reference and locate addresses in the code
  • Determine what addresses are available for use in the code
  • Troubleshoot functional errors
  • Troubleshoot stop errors
  • Back-up, restore and download a project

MODULE 5: PLC Program Blocks and Variables in the Program Editor

  • Blocks and Block Types
  • The Program Editor
  • The Information System (Help Files)

MODULE 6: I/O and Addressing

  • Discrete I/O and S7-1500 PLC Modules
  • Analog I/O and S7-1500 PLC Modules
  • I/O Addressing Principles

MODULE 7: TIA Portal Automation Languages

  • Ladder Diagram (LAD) language
  • Contact and Assignment (Coils)
  • Use Functions: AND, OR, and Exclusive OR (XOR)
  • Function Block Diagram (FBD) language
  • Use Functions: AND, OR Exclusive OR (XOR) & Negate
  • Ladder Diagram (LAD)
  • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
  • Structured Control Language (SCL)


  • Creating a SIMATIC WinCC Professional project
  • Configuring and constructing the connection to the SIMATIC S7 automation system
  • Structuring the operator interface
  • Basics and Fundamentals of creating graphics displays for human machine interfaces
  • Navigating through the plant displays
  • User administration
  • Message representation, message logging, message configuring
  • Variable logging, trend configuring, and trend plotting
  • Message representation containing logging of data in the database
  • Recipes
  • Re-usable faceplates & centralized modification of graphic blocks
  • Global Scripting & Background processing

MODULE 9: Graphics Designer

  • Tools & Features for creating a graphic
  • Using Object, Styles & other palettes
  • Use object properties and events
  • Creating a Customized Object
  • Using the Object Library

MODULE 10: Making Objects Dynamic

  • Direct Connect Interface
  • Dynamic Dialog Interface
  • Object C/VBS Scripting
  • Global Actions
  • Script Threading Model

MODULE 11: Advanced Functionality – User Administration & Security

  • Tag Prefix / Popup windows
  • Creating Faceplates
  • Groups & Users
  • Log on & Log off
  • OS Security

MODULE 12: Archiving & Trending – Archive Management

  • Archive configuration
  • WinCC Online Trend Control
  • WinCC Online Table Control
  • Configuring and organizing archive and backup management for Alarms and Trending
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