Certified PROFIBUS Installer
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Certified PROFIBUS Installer Training Course

Objectives of the training

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.

PI certified training

Target group

Employees from the departments planning, commissioning, maintenance and service.


The training is structured so that all participants become acquainted with the subject of PROFIBUS in a straightforward manner. Basic knowledge of industrial automation is recommended.


  • 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
  • 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
Certified PROFIBUS Installer Zertifikat PI Certified People PI registration (Sample)

Examination process

  • Preparation
    Practice questions, repetition of relevant topics
  • Examination
    Practical test of 45 min with troubleshooting and theoretical test of 45 min


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

3.5 day on-site training includes

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


on request

We are pleased to customize the training course regarding duration and participants. Thus the price varies. Please let us know your favored date.


Your contact

  • Peter Reppel

    Peter Reppel