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Certified PROFIBUS Installer
Certificate course (3 days) in Schmölln/Germany

Certified PROFIBUS Installer Training Course

The qualification as a Certified PROFIBUS Installer by Indu-Sol imparts specific expertise to your staff in order to master the PROFIBUS communication technology and thus to ensure the competitiveness of your company. The participants are qualified in theory and practice of PROFIBUS DP/PA within 2 days. They can deepen their acquired knowledge in practice-oriented exercises. Finally on day 3, they are obliged to take the exam for "Certified Installer".

The training course enables your staff to prevent mistakes in planning, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of PROFIBUS and ensure a reliable performance of your network. The content of the training and the final examination have been certified by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). After successful completion of the 1.5 hour examination, the participants receive an official certificate as a proof of their qualification as a Certified PROFIBUS Installer.

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Details for the "Certified PROFIBUS Installer" training course

Target Group

  • Specialists working in the field of PROFIBUS-based industrial plants, in particular:
  • Maintenance and repair personnel
  • Automation engineers
  • Engineers in plant construction
  • Service technicians
  • Fitters / commissioning engineers


  • Basic knowledge of industrial automation is recommended.

The training is structured in such a way that all participants are introduced to the topic of PROFIBUS in an easy and uncomplicated way.


  • Commissioning, Service and Maintenance (practically on the sample setup)
    Checking the cable parameters of the PROFIBUS master system in both segments,
    Recording and evaluating the physical signal quality of the master system at all required measuring points,
    Recording and evaluating the logical transmission quality based on a clear illustration (traffic light colours) by diagnostic tools,
    Fault analysis / troubleshooting and measures for eliminating weak points,
    Creating a measurement report,
    Working out strategies for troubleshooting,
    Suggestions how to work out certification criteria
  • Documentation
    Creating measurement and certification reports incl. topology plan
  • Training in PROFIBUS PA
  • Objectives
    PI / PNO – common basis of our teamwork,
    Fieldbus – logical development of the automation technology,
    Joint project PROcessFIeldBUS,
    ISO/OSI (Open Systems Interconnection – reference model)
  • Technical Guidelines
    Laying and installation standards according to IEC 61158,
    IEC 61784,
    Guidelines and recommendations of the PROFIBUS User Organisation (PNO),
    VDI/VDE 2184 Guidelines "Reliable operation and maintenance of fieldbus systems"
  • Theoretical Basics
    Principle of physical transmission (physical layer) RS 485 PROFIBUS DP and IEC 1158-2 PROFIBUS PA,
    Communication in PROFIBUS – the master-slave principle,
    Logical data communication: Protocol structure,
    Backup mechanisms,
    Sequence of cyclical and acyclical data communication,
    Fieldbus Intrinsically Safe Concept (FISCO)
  • EMC & Equipotential Bonding
    Taking EMC interferences already into consideration during planning phase,
    Detecting and eliminating EMC weak points in existing installations (functionality of a shield, functionality of equipotential bonding,
    ways of coupling if there are disturbances)
  • Installation and Assembly
    Topology – the basis of an optimal data communication,
    Guidelines for correct wiring,
    Typical sources of errors and their impacts,
    Infrastructure components: Handling, function and correct location (in PROFIBUS DP: Repeater / diagnostic repeater, DP/DP couplers, OLM, OBT; in PROFIBUS PA: links / couplers / barriers, function and correct location),
    Practical part: Independently building of a fully operative PROFIBUS master system with minimum 2 segments


The certificate examination consists of a theoretical part (38 multiple-choice questions) and a practical part (troubleshooting and commissioning). Both parts of the exam are scheduled to take 45 minutes each. The exam is conducted according to the official PI specifications.

For optimal preparation, relevant topics are repeated compactly on the day of the exam and practice exercises are set.


Passing the exam successfully, each participant receives an official certificate by PROFIBUS / PROFINET International (PI) and will be officially registered as Certified PROFIBUS Installer. Participants who do not pass the exam, can retry it within a period of one year.

Certified PROFIBUS Installer

PI certified training

3 day training in Schmoelln/Germany includes

  • Comprehensive training material
  • Catering during training
  • Official PI-Certificate "Certified PROFIBUS Installer"

Teaching language: English

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      Franziska Kolbe

      Training Organisation

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