Basic Course SIMATIC S7 - Online

Training Content

  • system overview of SIMATIC S7
  • components of the STEP 7 basic package
  • components of the automation system
  • hardware configuration and start-up of SIMATIC S7
  • program structure and organization blocks
  • STEP 7 basic operations
  • data blocks and data types (variables)
  • configurable blocks
  • OP (operator panel) for operating and monitoring
  • decentralized periphery of S7 (PROFIBUS DP)
  • virtual commissioning and troubleshooting
  • document and save programs


Our trainers teach the participants in a virtual classroom. Each participant works with a simulated and fully functional plant model, that behaves like a real system troubleshooting included. In this way the participants build up their knowledge interactively. Technical requirements are plain: All you need to participate is a laptop connected to the Internet ideally with a second screen. In the Basic Course S7 we give you an elementary knowledge of the structure of automation systems, their configuration and parameterization. You learn the handling of the STEP 7 software and the basics of programming and troubleshooting. You will get an overview of PROFIBUS DP. The theoretical knowledge will be deepened by practical exercises on a plant model. This allows you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice immediately. After the training, you will be able to create basic S7 programs and change them. You can also diagnose simple errors and fix them by the efficient use of the STEP 7 functions. This is the first of three courses which qualifies you as an "Automation Engineer Service due to ZVEI Regulations".

Target Group

Employees from all departments are welcome, who want to learn how to make proficient usage of SIMATIC S7.


Experience with electrical controls.

SOFTWARE / Devices

We recommend an Internet connection with at least 16 Mbit, two monitors and a headset. Practical exercises are carried out browser-based on a virtual plant model.

Your next steps

Please also attend our following trainings "Service Course 1 SIMATIC S7" and "Programming Course SIMATIC S7". We moreover offer extension modules focusing on engineering, operating/monitoring, communication and drive technology.

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