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Certified PROFINET Engineer


The 'Certified PROFINET Engineer' course is a world wide recognized training program. It's standardized by PROFIBUS International to create a quality platform for PROFINET qualified persons who are acknowledged by an official exam.



This high tech training course provides detailed technical knowledge of PROFINET and the advantages it offers your automation and production processes. PROFINET is using Industrial Ethernet as communication medium, which has lots of myths and grey areas for users like: cabling, security, determinism and speed. This training course will take a close look at these issues so that the participant has confidence to evaluate himself if PROFINET is an appropriate solution for his automation requirements and that he can design a proper application. All Topics will be finalized with a demonstration and practical exercises to get a direct link with the real world.

The training takes 3-days to complete at the end of the course there will be a theory and practical exam. Participants who pass both parts of the exam get the title Certified PROFINET Engineer and are awarded an official certificate.

This event is hosted by the experts of PROCENTEC who are constantly deployed worldwide to carry out projects and training sessions. They can realistically inform you about the advantages and consequences of PROFINET technology.



Target audience

This course is intended for everyone who has to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of PROFINET. For example:



  • Current PROFIBUS situation
  • Application areas of PROFINET

PROFINET IO technology

  • Setting Device Names and IP addresses
  • Watchdog
  • Messages
  • Send cycles
  • Hardware and software of a PROFINET device


  • Device types
  • RT and IRT
  • IP Addressing
  • Performance and cycle times
  • Configuration steps
  • GSDML files


  • Certification of devices
  • Available tools
  • PROFINET versus other Ethernet systems
  • Peek in the future

Ethernet overview

  • Access method
  • Frame structure
  • MAC and TCP/IP addresses
  • Switches
  • Cabling guidelines
  • Cable types
  • MLT-3 and 4B/5B coding
  • Connectors
  • Wireless
  • Fibre Optic

Practical exercises

  • Assembling connectors
  • Testing cables
  • Configuring switches
  • Analysing messages
  • configuring of a PROFINET network
  • Integrating a PROFIBUS segment

Ready knowledge to solve independent faults

Because we have a duty to deliver, we can not afford to depend on third parties relating to maintenance and troubleshooting. Thanks to the training "PROFIBUS Troubleshooting & Maintenance" we now have ready knowledge and we can independently prevent and rectify errors.

Jeroen Wesselink - Dunea

Other Information


There are no prerequisites for joining the course, however it's recommended that the attendee has knowledge about the following: 

  • Terms which are common in industrial automation (PLC, remote I/O, etc.).
  • Terms which are common in electrical engineering (resistance, voltage, etc.).
  • Familiar with Binary and Hexadecimal representations. 
  • Capable of working with Windows XP. 

Other Information

The participants will receive: a course book, USB-stick, writing materials and a certificate (after passing the exam).

It is advised to bring a laptop with an Ethernet port and if possible with Step 7 version 5.4 or higher installed.

A lunch is included on all course days.