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PROFINET Troubleshooting & Maintenance


The PROFINET Troubleshooting & Maintenance training course is fully concentrated on the technicians who install and maintain installations with this Ethernet based network technology. Ethernet is difficult to master due to the many abbreviations, IT concepts and terminology. Even the network components work against the grain compared to regular field busses. Measuring and troubleshooting are a considerable challenge that can result in unacceptable downtime.



This training offers a complete set of knowledge that focusses entirely on practice to fill in the missing links of modern Ethernet networks using simple methods. The goal is to professionalize technicians in dealing with Industrial Ethernet and PROFINET. The participant learns how to analyze and solve a complex PROFINET breakdown using the necessary tools. 

The curriculum is underpinned by theory about network components, cabling, shielding and grounding. By means of practical exercises on real networks, the participants will put theory into practice. At the end of the training, the participants are directly capable to maintain and solve issues in PROFINET installations. They will have a strong theoretical foundation and are able to handle the necessary measurement tools, like Netilities. 

PROFINET is an Industrial Ethernet standard for automation that includes plant-wide fieldbus communication, plant-to-office communication, and equipment-to-equipment integration. PROFINET can simultaneously handle standard TCP/IP and real-time transmissions at sub-millisecond speeds. Using proxy technology it easily connects to PROFIBUS; thus protecting the existing investments in plant equipment and networks.

OPTIONAL: Become a Certified PROFINET Installer!

What to expect?
If you have completed the ‘PROFINET Troubleshooting & Maintenance’ course, you can opt to take an additional exam to become a Certified PROFINET Installer in only half a day. The ‘PROFINET Troubleshooting & Maintenance’ course will give you a solid preparation for this exam.

Exam fee
Please contact us for the price of the exam

Enroll for the training course ‘PROFINET Troubleshooting & Maintenance’ via the ‘Register’ button below. Select the ‘Including Certified PROFINET Installer’ option.


Target audience

This workshop is intended for everybody who is responsible for PROFINET installations. For example:



  • Overview of PROFINET
  • Basic principles of Industrial Ethernet en TCP/IP
  • PROFINET cabling guidelines
  • Grounding and shielding
  • Network components (switch, router, proxy)
  • PROFINET protocol
  • Strategy of troubleshooting


  • Assembling cables
  • Measuring a cable using a cable tester
  • Configure and commission a PROFINET network
  • Network diagnose via a webserver of a switch
  • Protocol analysis with Wireshark
  • Network management with Netilities

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

Other Information

The participants will receive: a course book, writing materials and a certificate of participation.

It is recommended to bring a laptop or PC with a free USB port.

Lunch is included on all course days.