SIEMENS PCS 7 DCS training

This course will provide you with comprehensive training on the engineering of a complete project utilizing the SIEMENS SIMATIC PCS 7 with S7-400 Controller, in conjunction with the SIMATIC Manager as the engineering tool.

Upon completion of this training, you will have acquired a clear understanding of logic development, including various complex control loops, as well as different configurations with alarms, stations, event trends, and logs with the SIMATIC Process Control System.

About Course

In this course, you'll learn the engineering of a complete project using the SIEMENS SIMATIC PCS 7 with S7-400 Controller and SIMATIC Manager as the engineering tool.  

In this training, each participant will have hands-on practical knowledge of the SIMATIC PCS 7 DCS from the basics of Commission & Configuration of the DCS to that of the Backup & Restore. By the end of this training, you'll have a clear view of logic development with various complex control loops to various configurations with alarms, stations, event trends, and logs with the SIMATIC Process Control System.  

Mode: Classroom Instructor Led Training (CILT) & Virtual Instructor Led Training(VILT)
Location: IIPD Global, Dubai & Riyadh
Deliverable: Course Material and Course Certificate
Course: Normal Track



  • Desk Console  
  • Engineering & Operator Work Station with SIMATIC PCS 7.  

  • Inside the Control Cabinet  

  • S7-400 Controller with Power Supply and I/O Base Plate (AI, AO, DI, DO).  

  • 9 Wide Rack (Controller & I/O Carrier for S7-400)  

  • Controller Power supply

  • Protocol  

  • MPI Programming Communication Cable  


Course Curriculum

Listed below are the topics covered in our ABB 800xA DCS training curriculum:

DAY 1  

  • Introduction to SIMATIC PCS 7 Architecture:  
  • Overview of DCS  

  • The architecture of SIEMENS DCS in detail  

  • Overview of different interface modules available in PCS 7  

  • A brief study on different stations available

  • Introduction to PCS 7 Overview:  

  • Introduction to SIMATIC manager  

  • The basic structure of SIMATIC manager  

  • Different views of SIMATIC Manager  

  • Planning the Project  

DAY 2  

  • Configuring different Stations and Hardware:  
  • Creating the project  

  • How to Work in the Various Views  

  • Configuration overview and AS configuration  

  • Downloading the hardware configuration of the AS  

  • Working in the Plant Hierarchy and its settings  

  • Inserting additional hierarchy folders  

  • Overview of different Industrial Networks and Configuration:  

  • Brief introduction about different IM modules  

  • Configuration of PROFIBUS DP and PROFINET networks  

  • Remote IO configuration and addressing  

  • Creating symbol tables for various parameters  

  • Import and export of symbol table.  

DAY 3  

  • Working on Continuous Function Chart (CFC):  
  • Inserting new CFC charts in the Plant Hierarchy  

  • Working with libraries  

  • Inserting the blocks into the CFC and Assigning parameters for the blocks  

  • Working on different block available in Basic library  

  • Compiling, Downloading and Testing the charts  

  • Working in a standard library for Analogue and Digital I/O channel configuration  

  • Working on different Motor and Valve blocks  

  • Working on Sequential Function Charts (SFC):  

  • Working with the SFC Editor  

  • Important functions in the SFC Editor  

  • Properties of steps and transitions  

  • Assigning parameters to the steps of the SFC chart  

  • Creating the sequential control systemin the SFC chart  

DAY 4  

  • Configuring the Operator Station:  
  • Introduction to the OS project editor  

  • Working and Structure of the OS-WinCC Explorer  

  • The function of process picture  

  • Setting the OS activation for the ES  

  • Working in general with the Graphics Designer  

  • Working with Tag interconnection  

  • Creating Graphics Elements and Symbol Dynamics  

  • Alarms and Trends and Faceplates:  

  • Understanding alarms and messages  

  • Configuration of Trends and Alarm configuration  

  • Data logging and Alarm storage  

  • Creating Faceplates for various objects  

  • Creating various user Administrator  

DAY 5  

  • Execution of different Control algorithm available:  
  • Detailed theory about proportional integral derivative.  

  • Detailed overview of control loop methods.  

  • Real-time configuration of PID  

  • Execution of PID with different models  


  • Overview of Process Device Manager SIMATIC PDM Engineering  

  • Device Integration and Parameter View.  

  • Backing up & restoring a PCS7 system  

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SIMATIC PCS 7 DCS is a process control system designed for various industrial applications. It provides a comprehensive set of tools for process automation, control, and monitoring.

Who is this training program for?


This training program is ideal for engineers, technicians, and professionals who work with industrial automation systems and want to gain practical knowledge in SIMATIC PCS 7 DCS engineering and configuration.

What topics are covered in this training program?


This program covers a range of topics, from the basics of commissioning and configuration to advanced topics like backup and restore. Participants will also learn logic development with complex control loops and various system configurations.

Where is this training program offered?


This training program is offered in Dubai and Riyadh.

Do I need any prior experience in industrial automation systems?


Basic knowledge of industrial automation systems is recommended, but not required. This training program is designed for both beginners and experienced professionals looking to enhance their skills.

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