Train up an engineer in the way he should go… to fracture Proverbs 22:6 KJV. Fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernets are not your father’s connectivity means. There are many benefits to using them, but you need to understand them. Training is the answer… as I was reminded by my colleague from down under, Rafael Koenig in Investment in skills required to support Fieldbus systems.
A couple years ago I outlined a progression through training opportunities that PI North America offers. Many of these are offered elsewhere in the world, too. This progression was prompted by question at a PROFINET one-day training class in Toronto, so titled “Not Enough Detail in Toronto.”