PROFINET Certified Network Engineer & Installer Course (PN-CNE-I-PA) Sep 2024 – Johnson City, TN

Details Price Qty
Non-Member Price $2,995.00 USD  
PI North America Member Price $2,495.00 USD  

  •  September 9, 2024 - September 13, 2024
     12:00 am - 11:55 pm


211 Mockingbird Lane, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37604, United States


Disclaimer: Please do not book travel arrangements until the class has been confirmed. After registering, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your registration. Separately, you will receive confirmation the class will occur, no later than 4 weeks prior to its start.

Our certification classes are intense, hands-on courses which will show you where and how to find and use technology-related information. You need to learn how the underlying technology works from the application to the frame level and pass both a practical and written exam to become certified. You will receive 26 PDH hours and two Certificates (PROFINET Engineer + Installer) from PROFINET International (PI) for completing the course.

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Class Syllabus:

Ethernet Basics

  • Introduction to Ethernet, TCP, UDP, IT protocols

Network Installation and Infrastructure

  • Topologies and network design *
  • Building and testing an Industrial Ethernet cable *
  • Installation guidelines and best practices
    • Laying cables
    • Grounding
    • Power system
  • Network load calculation and rules *
  • Commissioning checklist

PROFINET Device Integration

  • Conformance Classes
  • Implementation Methods
  • PROFINET Device Certification


  • Device description files
  • Vendor and Device ID
  • GSD module & submodule identification
  • File structure and parameters
  • GSD Check

PROFINET Configuration and Application

  • PROFINET Device names – rules and assignment
  • I/O Device update rates and data hold timer
  • PROFINET Controller configuration *
  • PROFINET protocol – startup, cyclic & acyclic data exchange *
  • Diagnostics *, troubleshooting
    • Records *, alarms *, error codes *

Wireshark Capture and Analysis

  • Ethernet capture guide (port mirror, TAPs, capture tools)
  • Ethernet monitor, setup *
  • PROFNET Startup Sequence *, Alarms *, Records *, troubleshooting *

Profinet Commander *

  • IO Controller
  • Name assignment
  • Factory reset
  • Identification and Maintenance
  • Data record objects

Additional Topics

  • Simple Device Replacement *
  • Fast Start Up, Shared Device, I-Device
  • Time-critical applications (IRT/TSN)
  • OPC UA, IO-Link
  • Redundancy
  • Network Security
  • Application profiles overview
    • PROFIsafe, PROFIenergy, PROFIdrive

Extending PROFINET into Process Automation

  • PA Profile 4.02 – Motivation and Features
  • Diagnosis and status
  • Device replacement strategies

Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL)

  • Ethernet-APL fundamentals, 2-wire communication
  • Topologies, switches, trunk & spur concept
  • Network design considerations (Network load, quality, energy)
  • Migration from PROFIBUS

Ethernet-APL Configuration and Application

  • Wiring of APL Switch and Instrument *
  • APL Device Configuration *
  • Troubleshooting tools *

Introduction to Hazardous Areas

  • Zones and Divisions, Protection Classes
  • Validation of intrinsic safety
  • Example calculation for Ethernet-APL application
  • Tools for measurements in hazardous areas

* denotes a section which also includes a hands-on lab

Details Price Qty
Non-Member Price $2,995.00 USD  
PI North America Member Price $2,495.00 USD