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live, interaCtive classes over the internet

professional certificate of competency in

programmable logic
controllers (PLCs)
Presented by
John Piperides

12 Modules over 3 months

For upcoming start dates, please view our course schedule at:

Learn while you earn. You can complete this course while you work
Unlimited access to your course materials 24/7
what you will lEarn:
Fundamentals of SCADA systems Participants completing and achieving
Essentials of SCADA software configuration at least 50% or more in each assignment and
100% in each quiz, as well as attending 65% of
Tricks and tips in installation of SCADA systems the live webinars, will receive the Engineering
Essentials of telecommunications links Institute of Technology Professional Certificate
of Competency in Programmable Logic
Use of Industrial Ethernet in SCADA systems Controllers (PLCs) and SCADA Systems.
OPC and SCADA systems
SCADA network security issues
How to troubleshoot SCADA systems
Specifying PLC hardware and installation criteria trollers (PLC
ble logic con
Programma systems
Describe PLC software structure and scada

How to write medium level PLC programs

(using ladderlogic)
Troubleshooting a typical PLC system Certificates are provided in electronic format.
Hard copies are available for an additional fee,
Specifying PLC systems contact us for details.

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BENEFITS OF LIVE presented by
eLEARNING john piperides
John is a professional electrical engineer with over 25 years experience
Attend lessons in an online classroom with in industrial maintenance, production, management, sales and
your instructor and fellow students improvement. He has held management positions in several
Upgrade your skills and refresh your manufacturing and sales companies. His diverse responsibilities have
knowledge without having to take valuable included contract negotiation, authoring and responsibility of
time away from work departmental budgets, daily management of over 20 reports, practice
Receive information and materials in small, of cGMP, auditing in a pharmaceutical plant, and system administration
easy to digest sections and programming of diverse IT and embedded systems. He has been
directly involved with industries including building management, pest
Learn while you travel all you need is an
control, mining, power utilities, food, pharmaceutical, steel, building
Internet connection
products, sugar, paper and pulp, rail and airports.
Have constant support from your course
instructor and coordinator for the duration of John has completed many years of further education including developing, writing and delivering many
the course work based courses and seminars. He has spent 10 years as a part time teacher at TAFE in electrical
engineering, and 15 years delivering structured courses in thermography, power quality, instrument safety,
Interact and network with participants from
motor drive theory, PLC, SCADA, and pest inspection.
around the globe and gain valuable insight
into international practice Please note: Instructors are subject to change.
Learn from international industry experts,

12 modules over 3 months

based around the globe
Live interactive webinars, not just a book on
the web
Revisit recordings of webinars whenever and
as often as you wish
Receive a certificate of completion for
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
SCADA has traditionally meant a window into the process of a plant and / or a method of gathering of data from
devices in the field. Today, the focus is on integrating this process data into the actual business, and using it in real
time. In addition to this, today's emphasis is on using Open Standards, such as communication protocols (eg IEC
60870, DNP3 and TCP/IP) and 'off-the-shelf' hardware and software, as well as focusing on keeping the costs down.
PLCs continue to gain in popularity. In fact, many SCADA applications use PLCs as the RTU of choice, when
Presentation format communicating with field devices. This comprehensive course covers the essentials of SCADA and PLC systems,
which are often used in close association with each other.
The course features real-world applications and
uses a blended approach involving self-study, A selection of case studies are used to illustrate the key concepts with examples of real world working
interactive online webinars and homework SCADA and PLC systems in the water, electrical and processing industries. This course will be an excellent
assignments with a mentor on call. The course opportunity to network with your peers, as well as to gain significant new information and techniques for
consists of 12 modules, over a period of 3 months. your next SCADA / PLC project.
Although the emphasis of the course will be on practical industry topics highlighting recent developments, using
Some modules may involve a practical component
or group activity. For each module there will be an case studies, the latest application of SCADA, PLC technologies and fundamentals will be covered. The course is
initial reading assignment along with coursework, aimed at those who want to be updated on the latest developments in SCADA and PLC systems and want to get a
quizzes or problems to be handed in and in some solid appreciation of the fundamentals of their design, installation and troubleshooting.
cases practical exercises. Participants will have This course is designed to benefit you with practical up-to-date information on the application of PLC systems to the
ongoing support from their instructor and automation and process control industries. It is suitable for people who have little or no exposure to PLCs, but expect
course coordinator. to become involved in some or all aspects of PLC installation. It aims to give practical advice from experts in the field,
to assist you to correctly plan, course and install a PLC with a shorter learning curve and more confidence. While the
Course reading material will be delivered in
course is ideal for electricians, technicians and engineers who are new to PLCs, much of the material covered will
electronic (PDF) format in advance of online
be of value to those who already have some basic skills, but need a wider perspective for larger and more
presentations. Presentations and group
challenging tasks ahead. The information covered advances from the basics to challenge even the most
discussions will be conducted using a live
interactive software system. Assignments will be experienced engineer in the industry today.
submitted electronically and wherever possible,
practical exercises will be conducted using
simulation software and remote labs. Includes 4 free
Over 1400 pages of tables,
Reference Manuals charts, figures and handy hints

live webinars valued at over US$400

During the course you will participate in 6 live You will have access to 4 of our
up-to-Date technical eBooks.
interactive sessions with the instructor and other
participants from around the world. Each webinar Practical Programmable Logic Controllers
will last approximately 90 minutes, and we take (PLCs) for Automation and Process Control (AU)
student availability into consideration wherever Practical SCADA Systems for Industry (SX)
possible before scheduling webinar times. Practical Process Control (PC)
Contact us for details of webinar session scheduling. Practical Troubleshooting andProblem Solving of Industrial Data Communications (ID)
All you need to participate is an adequate Internet
connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, These eBooks are NOT required for the course they are a bonus resource to aid you in your career.
a microphone. The software package and setup All required reading materials will be provided electronically in smaller, easy-to-read sections, in the online student
details will be sent to you prior to the first webinar. portal throughout the course.
Please note: Students can also purchase the technical manuals both in hard copy and electronic format
Please note: Webinars may last up to 2 hours at a reduced fee.
depending on student interaction and level of content.

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course outline
Introduction and brief history of PLCs, (HMIs) Troubleshooting SCADA systems
alternative control systems where do PLCs Human and ergonomic factors Maintenance tasks
fit in? Why PLCs have become so widely HMI configuration SPECIFICATION OF SYSTEMS
accepted, lingering concerns about PLCs Design and layout Common pitfalls, standards, performance criteria,
Fundamentals of PLC Hardware Alarming and reporting philosophies testing, documentation and future trends
Block diagram of typical PLC Alarm system design
PLC processor module memory organisation Module 11: Building a PLC panel,
Input and output section module types Recommended installation practice
as well as general Commissioning,
Power supplies Ergonomic considerations
Testing and Upgrading
Electrical design and construction
Module 2: Background to SCADA Module 7: ADVANCED CONTROL WITH PLCs Commissioning and installation
Fundamentals and definition of terms, The concept of reusable logic Simulation and testing
comparison of SCADA, DCS, PLC and Smart Examples, drive logic and alarm handling Problem isolation and faultfinding
instruments, typical SCADA installations Use of advanced programming functions Upgrading of control systems
SCADA System Hardware Matrix logic
Comparison of SCADA, DCS, PLC and Smart Table functions and indirect addressing Module 12: INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATIONS
instruments Example: simple display driver PROTOCOLS
Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) structure RS-232 interface standard, RS-485 interface
Analog and digital input/output modules
Remembering the program state
Application programs, PLCs used as RTUs, MODEMS
Creating a 'stepper'
master site structure Introduction and principles
Communications architectures Step advance
Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems Fault detection and recovery
Modulation techniques
System reliability and availability Operator intervention
Error detection and correction
Configuration of a master station Multiple recipes or alternative paths
Sequential function charts
Module 3: Fundamentals of PLC PID CONTROL
Software Please note: Course content is subject to change. Due
The importance of timing and scan time to rapidly changing technology and based on feed-
Methods of representing Logic, Boolean Algebra, When PID is not always appropriate: back from students and instructors, E IT courses are
instruction code and graphical presentation Intermittent measurements continuously being updated and improved.
Fundamental ladder logic instruction set Long transport delays
Comparison of different manufacturers, memory
and data representation and instruction code SAFETY PROGRAMMABLE SYSTEMS
Using Ladder Logic for Simple Digital
Why regular PLCs should not be used for
safety functions
Functions Programmable electronic logic solvers REQUIREMENTS
The basic rules, comparison of relay ladder Safety certification All you need to participate is a computer with
diagrams, the concept of the 'scan' and how to Certified programming systems an adequate Internet connection, speakers
apply it, infinite fan-out, contact 'normal' Application examples and, if possible, a microphone.
states, positive and negative logic Growth of networked safety devices and
Basic Boolean functions The software package and setup details will be
certified networks
The usefulness of DeMorgan's Law sent to you on the course start date.
Integrated safety systems
Number systems, timers, types of register
Background to cables
Entrance Requirements
data, counters, bit shift and rotate, table Some practical work experience in some of
functions and register (matrix) logic functions Noise and interference on cables
Twisted pair cables and fibre optic cables these topics would obviously be advantageous.
Module 4: SCADA SYSTEMS SOFTWARE Public network provided services
Software design of SCADA packages Digital hierarchies, T1 and E1, packet
Configuration of SCADA systems Where possible, throughout the course you will
switching, frame relay, ATM , SDH/sonnet
Building the user interface participate in hands-on exercises using simulation
LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANs) software or remote labs, which will help you put
Connecting to PLCs and other hardware
Ethernet networks, Industrial Ethernet, theory to practice immediately!
SCADA system design, the Twelve Golden Rules TCP/IP, LAN connectivity: bridges, routers and
Module 5: GOOD PROGRAMMING HABITS switches, redundancy options, web based
Keeping track of addresses and data used Industrial SCADA, wireless, OPC GROUP TRAINING
Looking ahead how will programs be Module 9: INTRODUCTION TO IEC 61131-3 All our short courses are available for delivery
maintained? on demand for groups.
Practical methods to improve quality: Online Group Courses can be shortened,
Common elements
organisation of code, thorough documentation lengthened, or can even be presented in a
Programming languages: structured text
and simplifying changes classroom.
Function block diagrams
GOOD INSTALLATION PRACTICE Group Courses are perfect for in-company/
Location of hardware, good wiring practice Module 10: SCADA NETWORK SECURITY in-house training and can be fully tailored.
Cable spacing, power distribution and wire Introduction For a summary of COST SAVINGS, a full list of
numbering Authentication and encryption topics and delivery options, please email
Reducing noise and interference SCADA firewalls Kevin Baker: or contact our
Screening and shielding Firewall architectures and guidelines nearest office:
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