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Certified PROFINET Engineer
Certificate course (3.5 days)

Further Training Certified PROFINET Engineer training course

Being trained as Certified PROFINET Engineers by Indu-Sol, your staff will gain specific expertise in planning and projecting PROFINET networks. This promotes an increased competitiveness of your business. During the 2.5-day training course the participants are educated theoretically and practically in PROFINET topics. Thereby, they can deepen their acquired knowledge in practice-oriented exercises. Finally, the participants have the opportunity to absolve the examination to become a Certified Engineer.

The training course provides advanced technical knowledge that enables your staff in planning, commissioning and maintenance of reliable networks. The content of the training and the final examination have been certified by PROFIBUS / PROFINET International (PI). After successful completion of the final test the participants receive an official certificate as a proof of their qualification as Certified PROFINET Engineer.

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Details for the "Certified PROFINET Engineer" training course

Target Group

  • Specialists working in the field of PROFINET-based industrial plants, in particular:
  • PLC programmers
  • Software designers
  • Plant engineers
  • Hardware engineers
  • Project managers/consultants
  • System integrators
  • Maintenance supervisors


  • Basic knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of PROFINET is recommended.

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

Content of the training

Theoretical part

  • Introduction
    • The Organisation PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International),
      Overview of the PROFINET fieldbus technology
  • Communication models
    • Horizontal and vertical communication,
      Short review of PROFIBUS,
      Objectives of PROFINET,
      ISO/OSI reference model in detail,
      Telegram structure,
      Function Classes, Conformance Classes,
      Performance Classes, Netload Classes,
      Device types
  • Bit transmission
    • Copper connections (ISO 11801),
      Fiber optics / POF,
      Termination resistors,
      Differential voltage,
      Half/full duplex and autonegotiation
  • Data link layer
    • Cut-through- and store-&-forward process,
      Media access control (MAC-adress),
      Link Layer Discovery (LLDP),
      Discovery and configuration (DCP),
      VLAN priorization according to IEEE 802.1Q
  • Network layer
    • IP address and subnet mask,
      Subneting / Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR),
      Unicast / multicast / broadcast / anycast,
      Simple Network Management Protocoll (SNMP),
      Communication relationships (user data, configuration, diagnosis)
  • PROFINET diagnosis
    • Networkload,
      Discards / telegram gaps
      Error telegrams,
      Active and passive measuring,
      Troubleshooting with Wireshark,
      Automated diagnosis

Practical part

  • Planning and projecting (TIA Portal)
    • First steps in projecting,
      Interface selection,
      Send Cycle, SendClockFactor, ReductionRatio,
      Refresh rate and dependencies,
      Device designation,
      Switch management,
      Device change
  • Maintenance
    • PNMA II,
      PROscan® Active V2,
      PN-INspektor® NT,
      PROmanage® NT,
      Evaluation of diagnostics / GSDML
  • EMC & Equipotential Bonding
    • Ways of coupling,
      Leakage current paths,
      CBN and MESH BN
Certified PROFINET Engineer Zertifikat PI Certified PeoplePI registration (Sample)


The certificate examination consists of a theoretical part (25 multiple-choice questions) and a practical part (troubleshooting and commissioning). Both parts of the exam are scheduled to take 2 hours 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.


Each participant will receive an Indu-Sol participant certificate after completing the "Certified PROFINET Engineer" training.

In addition, participants will receive an internationally recognised "Certified PROFINET Engineer" certificate (CPE) from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) after successfully passing the 4-hour final examination. The acquired qualification is officially registered in the PI directory.

In case of failure, the certificate exam can be repeated within one year.

Certified PROFINET Engineer

PI certified training

Certificate course in Schmoelln (Germany) included

  • Extensive training documentation
  • Participant certificate
  • PI "Certified PROFINET Engineer" certificate
    (if you pass the final exam)
  • Catering during the seminar

We will be happy to recommend accommodation in Schmoelln.

Teaching language: English

Your contact

    • Conny Pampel-Brackenhoff

      Conny Pampel-Brackenhoff

      Training Organisation

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