Automation System Expert course (ASE)

ASE  is a flagship course on Industrial Automation covering in depth topics on various automation systems. This 150 hours course will give students expert skills and competency on multiple vendors automation systems enabling them to work in automation jobs easily.  

The course aims to help the participants understand automation technologies, learn design, development, programming and troubleshooting of automation systems.  

In this course, following automation systems program skills and knowledge  are developed  

  • 3 brands of PLCs (Siemens, Allen Bradley, third PLC of choice)
  • Allen Braley Control Logic PAC
  • Siemens HMI
  • Intouch SCADA
  • Danfoss and Siemens VFD
  • IIoT Basics with HMS Gateway
  • Electrical Control Panel
  • Industrial Networking

Course Details:

Course :

Automation System Expert course (ASE)


150 hours




Dubai, Riyadh, Dammam, Doha


Classroom Instructor-led Training (CILT) and Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)


KHDA & TUV Rheinland  

Course Outcome:

Upon completing the Automation System Expert Course from IIPD, the candidate will be able to:

  • Locate and identify hardware systems like PLC, HMI, VFD, PAC
  • Program and configure different brands of PLCs and PACs per the process/site requirement.  
  • Interpret, understand, and apply ladder logic programming as per requirements and make changes to running programs
  • Program and configure HMI and SCADA and communicate with PLCs.
  • Program and setup VFDs for industrial applications
  • Perform industrial networking using communication protocols like MODBUS 485, MODBUS TCP, PROFIBUS, and PROFINET between PLC and slave modules.
  • Troubleshoot Communication issues.
  • Troubleshoot I/O Faults
  • Going online with the software for monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Understand and perform PLC-based Panel wiring.
  • Understand the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, fetch data from PLC, and upload it to the cloud-based system.


  • Bachelor/Diploma In electrical/ electronics/ mechanical/ mechatronics/ instrumentation/ control/ robotics and minimum 2 years experience in a relevant technical field.
  • Understanding of the systems to which the training is related.

Course Outline

Become an Automation System Professional (ASP) with our comprehensive course in Dubai, UAE. Gain hands-on experience in designing and implementing automation systems.


  • History of PLC
  • Different Control Methods
  • Relay, its application, and its features.  
  • Electrical wiring diagram of Gates using NO and NC Switches
  • Implementation of Relay Gates
  • Introduction to PLC and applications
  • Advantage of PLC over relay wiring
  • PLC Programming Languages
  • General Introduction on SCADA, DCS

Allen Bradley PLC

  • MicroLogix 1400 PLC Anatomy, Software Packages, and Versions
  • Controller Properties, RSLogix500 First Look
  • Input, Output Addressing, Memory allocation
  • Configuring BOOTP DHCP tool for Communication
  • Setting up RSLinx Classic Drivers, using RSEmulate for Program Simulation
  • Controller and Program Tags
  • Practice Questions and testing the program
  • Creating interlocks for motor control
  • Concepts of Timers-TON, TOF, RTO
  • Concepts of Counters-CTU, CTD
  • Latch, Unlatch, OSR
  • Uploading and Downloading program to the controller
  • Online editing
  • Advanced Math and Data conversion function
  • Using Compare, Move and limit functions
  • Remaining instructions
  • Configuring Analog IO


  • Siemens S7 series PLC Anatomy and Models
  • Software Packages and Versions
  • TIA Portal First Look
  • Controller Properties
  • Configuring Communication
  • Selection of Controllers
  • Input ,output Addressing and memory mapping
  • Uploading and Downloading program to the controller
  • Creating new Project/Program and Tagname based Programming
  • Basic Instructions
  • Online editing
  • Practice Questions
  • Concepts of Timers - TON, TOF, TP, TONR
  • Concepts of Counters - CTU, CTD, CTUD
  • Using Compare, Move and limit functions
  • RTC
  • Remaining instructions
  • Configuring Analog IO

SCADA -InTouch (Schneider Electric)

  • Introduction and application of SCADA
  • Creating new project
  • Basic drawing tools and color changing features
  • Wizards
  • Single switch and light with same tag
  • Linking different tags using scripts
  • On show, while show
  • Automatic decrementing
  • Animation properties – fill, location, orientation, size etc
  • Condition scripts
  • Data change scripts
  • Trends(real time and historical)
  • Key scripts
  • Quick function
  • Practice questions
  • Remaining Features
  • PLC - SCADA Interfacing
  • Binary Output Interfacing
  • Why Inputs cannot be controlled from SCADA.
  • PLC Program and Interfacing

Delta/Mitsubishi/Schneider PLC -Any One brand

  • Intro, Addressing, Memory allocation
  • Basic Instructions
  • Using Timer and Counter instructions
  • Using Compare, Math, Move instructions
  • Shift Instructions
  • Remaining instructions
  • Configuring Analog IO

Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) -Allen Bradley

  • ControlLogix Controller Anatomy
  • RSLogix 5000 vs Studio 5000
  • Addressing and memory allocation
  • Bit logic Instructions
  • Timer And Counter Instructions
  • Compare instructions, Including CMP
  • Mathematical instructions, Including CPT
  • Using of arrays
  • Using Compare, Move and limit functions
  • User User-defined types
  • Industrial Application Practice Questions

Siemens HMI

  • Select the HMI model
  • Creating a new project
  • Working with TIA portal for PLC tag communication
  • Interfacing and communication settings
  • PROFINET Network configuration
  • Creating New Screens
  • Screen Navigation
  • Addressing and configuring Digital & Analog Tags
  • Configuring Lamps, Switches & IO Field Elements
  • Trends and Graphs
  • User Security configuration
  • Alarm Configuration
  • Using other graphical elements

VFD (Danfoss)

  • What is Local,2 wire and 3 wire Control why and where it is used
  • (explanation)
  • Basic programming parameters and Local Control
  • 2 wire control
  • Analog Input Control
  • Program Parameters
  • Preset frequency using digital input
  • Relay operation
  • Display Parameters, Terminal Parameters
  • 3 wire control
  • Jogging using digital input
  • All advanced Parameters (Eg:- Skip frequency, Start at power up)
  • Other digital input parameters
  • Automatic stopping of the motor when the frequency exceeds a predefined limit
  • Practice Questions

Sinamics VFD G120C (Siemens)

  • Basic programming parameters and local control
  • 2 wire control
  • Preset frequency using digital input
  • Display parameters
  • 3 wire control
  • Jogging using digital input
  • Remote speed control using analog input
  • Relay operation

Electrical Control Panel Wiring

  • How a relay can replace PLC in small applications
  • Switching of single output using relay
  • AND ,OR, NAND NOR gates
  • XOR gate using double pole and then using single pole relay
  • DOL starter
  • Interlocking of two outputs using relay(DOL)
  • Contactors: working and applications
  • DOL starter using contactor
  • Timer 2 modes of operation On delay, Interval Delay
  • Star delta starter wiring of 3 phase motor
  • Alarm System problem using a relay with 3 poles and then reduced to 2 pole
  • PLC Wiring

Industrial Communication Networks

  • MODBUS 485

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-Basics

  1. Introduction to IIoT
  2. Acquiring Data from PLC
  3. Sending Data to Cloud

Field Instrumentation and Introduction to DCS (Theory)


Batchwise and One on One Hands-on-Session

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