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Best PLC Programming Course for Beginners

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Best PLC Programming Course for Beginners

PLCs are everywhere in modern industries. Interacting with then successfully requires an intricate understanding of how they work. You must also possess the expertise to program them to work for you. There are many PLC courses designed for beginners. It is natural to want the best course.



Which Is the Best PLC Course on the Marke

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PLC I, a course created by Paul Lynn available on Udemy. So far, 16,324 students have enrolled making it the best seller among the PLC courses on Udemy. PLC I is the first place to start before advancing to PLC-II, III, and IV, all by Paul Lynn.



His background includes industrial automation and design. In the past, he has worked on numerous projects within the realm of chemical processing and filtration. The course has an excellent rating at 4.6 highlighting its exceptional quality.



What People Have Said


A user observed that the course is clear, good, facilitated with resources, and guidelines.



Best PLC course

ever taken, absolutely worth it,” was another comment made regarding the course.



Another appreciative student found the course engaging enough and proceeded with PLC II-IV. A five-star reviewer also remarked on Paul’s excellent use of examples.



About the Course


The course includes 10 hours on-demand video, full lifetime access, Access on mobile and TV, 9 Articles, 19 Supplemental Resources and a Certificate of Completion. Some of the topics covered include PLC Programming Overview, IO (Inputs and Outputs), Data Management, Process Logic, and more.



PLC I offer novices with no prior programming experience with all the right tools and resources to get started. The programming language used is ladder logic, currently used by most modern platforms.



The course also includes the FactoryTalk View Studio and Rockwell software RSLogix 500 overview. These programs allow you to understand topics such as alarm/notification handling, emulation, ladder logic programming, and more areas available on the course’s profile.



Towards the end, Paul takes student systematically through the working of an entire PLC program and HMI, line by line. That allows the fulfillment of the primary objective that is giving a novice an understanding of PLC programming. In addition, the novice will learn about the inner workings of an HMI (Human-Machine Interface).



Summary of the Objective of the Course


The objectives of the course include enabling students to:



Create a PLC system program entirely from scratch


Explore standard controls such as pump control, HOA control, level control, and basic PID control loops


Differentiate analog and digital signals, bring them to the PLC, process and send them back


Understand alarm and notification programming


Familiarize themselves with ladder logic instructions


And more

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