S-710: Siemens S7-300 Programmable Controllers with TIA Software/Level One

Course Description

This 32 hour, 4 day training program provides students with hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and maintenance of the Siemens S7-300 Programmable Controller. Hardware and software troubleshooting techniques are heavily emphasized throughout the course. Troubleshooting techniques include interpretation of status indicators, diagnostic messages and use of the programming terminal to quickly isolate faults and take proper corrective actions. The instructor will use examples of actual troubleshooting experiences to enhance the learning process.

Topical Outline

  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
  • Hardware Descriptions
  • I/O Configurations
  • Installation
  • Programming Terminal Operation
  • Instruction Familiarization: Ladder Diagram, Timer and Counter, Data Manipulation & Program Control
  • Use Software Utilities to aid in the troubleshooting Process: Symbol Table, Search, Cross Reference, Watch & Force Tables
  • Program & PLC Tag Editing, Block Descriptions
  • Peripheral Operations: Program uploading & downloading
  • Troubleshooting: Hardware & Software
  • Application Projects Using Industrial Hardware
  • Communications Overview/Hands-on Demonstrations


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
  • Identify hardware components of a S7-300 Programmable Controller System
  • Configure and install a S7-300 Programmable Controller System
  • Use a programming terminal for entering, editing and troubleshooting programs
  • Isolate processor and I/O faults to the module level
  • Troubleshoot simple programs using ladder instruction of the S7-300 Programmable Controller
  • Properly use peripheral devices to store, copy & print programs
  • Properly connect and establish communications over PROFINET and MPI/RS485 cables

Program Software

Training utilizes Siemens Software TIA Portal ver. 15 and Microsoft Windows OS.


Intellect Controls Group, Inc training program IC-100 or a working knowledge of electromechanical control devices, relay ladder logic and Windows Operating System.



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