Siemens PLC Programming Course

Explore Siemens PLCs: Programming, Ladders, Troubleshooting, Communications & More.

Welcome to the Siemens PLC Programming course by IIPD Global in Dubai! This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in the field of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Throughout the course, you will delve into the world of Advanced Siemens PLC programming and become proficient in using the highly acclaimed TIA Portal software. Gain hands-on experience with a wide range of Siemens PLC models, including S7 300, 400, 1200, 1500, and ET200 CPUs, as well as Siemens HMI devices.

About Course

This course is designed to give you a deep understanding of the core values needed to be able to program and troubleshoot Siemens PLC with the TIA Portal. This course starts from scratch and builds up element by element to give the very best detail about the Siemens PLC systems and using IEC-based PLC programming software (TIA Portal).

Our expert instructors will guide you through practical exercises and real-world applications, enabling you to confidently design, program, and troubleshoot industrial control systems. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to enhance your career prospects and contribute to the automation industry.

Software Used: TIA Portal (S7 300,400,1200,1500 & ET200 CPU's, HMI's)

Hardware Available: Siemens S7-1200

Course Details:

Course :Siemens PLC Programming
Duration:3 days
Location:Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Dammam, Doha ( On Demand Locations Available)
Mode:Classroom Instructor-led Training (CILT) and Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing the S7 1200 PLC with the TIA Portal course from IIPD, the candidate should be able to perform the following functions at the site.

  1. Locating and identifying the hardware system
  2. Creating a new program
  3. Interpret and understand basic ladder logic
  4. Troubleshooting I/O Faults
  5. Troubleshooting Communication issues
  6. Making changes to running programs
  7. Going online with the software for monitoring and troubleshooting

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to PLCs and TIA Portal
  • Overview of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Introduction to the Siemens S7-1200 PLC
  • Introduction to the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) Portal software
  • Hardware and Software Setup
  • S7-1200 PLC Hardware Components
  • Installation and Configuration of TIA Portal Software
  • Establishing Communication with the PLC
  • Basics of PLC Programming
  • Introduction to Ladder Logic Programming
  • Understanding Data Types and Memory Organization
  • Basic Instructions (AND, OR, NOT, etc.)
  • Timers and Counters
  • Working with On-Delay and Off-Delay Timers
  • Introduction to Counters
  • Applications of Timers and Counters in Industrial Automation
  • Data Handling
  • Working with Data Blocks and Data Types
  • Data Conversion and Manipulation Instructions
  • Use of Shift Registers and Move Instructions
  • Advanced Programming Concepts
  • Mathematical Operations in PLCs
  • Comparators and Decision-Making Instructions
  • Introduction to Jump and Subroutine Instructions
  • Analog Input and Output
  • Configuration of Analog Modules
  • Scaling and Calibration of Analog Signals
  • PID Control Basics
  • Communication Protocols
  • Profibus, Profinet, and Ethernet/IP Overview
  • Setting up Communication between PLCs
  • Remote Access and Monitoring of PLCs
  • PLC Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
  • Understanding PLC Faults and Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting Common PLC Issues
  • Diagnostic Tools in TIA Portal

Course Outcome:  

  • By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the fundamental principles of PLC programming with a focus on the Siemens S7-1200 PLC.
  • Utilize the TIA Portal software for PLC programming, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Implement basic and advanced PLC programs using ladder logic.
  • Integrate analog input and output devices into PLC applications.
  • Establish communication between PLCs and other devices using different protocols.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot common PLC issues effectively.

Detailed Syllabus:

This course is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and practical skills needed to navigate the intricate world of networking in industrial settings. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this course will provide you with valuable insights to enhance your expertise and drive efficiency in industrial operations.

Session 1:

  • Introduction to PLCs and the Siemens S7-1200 series.
  • Overview of TIA Portal software and its components.
  • Installation and setup of TIA Portal software and PLC hardware.
  • Establishing communication between PC and PLC.

Session 2:

  • Basics of ladder logic programming.
  • Working with binary and digital inputs and outputs.
  • Understanding data types and memory organization in the PLC.
  • Basic ladder logic instructions (AND, OR, NOT, etc.).

Session 3:

  • Introduction to timers and their applications.
  • On-Delay and Off-Delay timer programming.
  • Introduction to counters and their applications.
  • Implementing counters in PLC programs.

Session 4:

  • Working with data blocks and user-defined data types.
  • Data conversion instructions (NUM to WORD, WORD to DWORD, etc.).
  • Using shift registers and move instructions in PLC programs.

Session 5:

  • Advanced mathematical operations in PLCs (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, etc.).
  • Working with comparators (Equal, Not Equal, Greater Than, etc.).
  • Introduction to jump and subroutine instructions.

Session 6:

  • Configuring and working with analog input modules.
  • Scaling and calibration of analog signals.

Session 7:

  • Overview of communication protocols (Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet/IP).
  • Setting up communication between PLCs using different protocols.
  • Remote access and monitoring of PLCs using TIA Portal.

Session 8:

  • Introduction to other PLC’s in Siemens Family.
  • Configuration & Selection Criteria.

Session 9:

  • Understanding PLC faults and diagnostics.
  • Troubleshooting common PLC issues.
  • Diagnostic tools and techniques in TIA Portal.

Session 10:

  • Course review and project work (implementing a small-scale PLC application).
  • Final assessment and evaluation of participant's knowledge and skills.
  • Certificate distribution to successful participants. 


  • Understanding of Electrical Systems
  • Knowledge about Automation Systems
  • Engr/Technician Level candidates


  • One to One - Hands-on session
  • Live virtual Sessions(Batch)

Join us today and unlock the potential of Siemens PLC programming. Gain expertise in TIA Portal and get hands-on experience with the Siemens S7-1200 hardware. Don't miss this opportunity to excel in the field of industrial automation. Enroll now to kickstart your journey!

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What is the duration of the Siemens PLC Programming Training?


Our training duration varies depending on the course you select. Generally, the training lasts from 2 to 5 days.

What is the prerequisite for attending the training?


Prior experience in PLC programming or related field is preferred, but not required. Basic knowledge of programming concepts would be helpful.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the training?


Yes, we provide a certificate of completion to all participants who successfully complete the training.

Can I attend the training online?


No, Our training program is conducted in person to provide a comprehensive hands-on experience for all participants. We believe that our in-person training sessions' interactive and collaborative nature is essential to help our participants gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed in their careers.

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