Lesson 1.03-B: New & Updated *

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Lesson 1.03-B: New & Updated *

In the above video and below article you'll learn about updates and news about this course, and the newest information is listed first.


Update 2: Completed 08-12-22 (see each individual update as a comment at the bottom of this page.)


This update has been completed and Phase 1 on the course is done. Return here for more information about Phase 2 this winter!

Content released during Update 2 from 02-03-22 to 08-12-22.

The below content is listed in reverse order of release, with the newest released list first.

  • Lesson 16.20-V: Math and Comparisons – Released 08-12
  • Lesson 15.20-V: Move & User Data Types – Released 08-12
  • Lesson 14.30-V: Maintenance Mode – Released 08-12
  • Lesson 14.20-V: Automatic Mode – Released 08-12
  • Lesson 13.20-V: Program Control – Released 08-04
  • Lesson 12.20-V: PLC Time – Released 08-04
  • Lesson 11.30-V: Count Down, Up Down – Released 07-27
  • Lesson 11.20-V: Counters, Count Up – Released 07-27
  • Lesson 10.50-V: Memory Reserve, HMI Start, Etc. – Released 07-06
  • Lesson 10.40-V: TONR Time Accumulator – Released 06-30
  • Lesson 10.30-V: TOF Off Delay – Released 06-24
  • Lesson 10.22-V: TON Extra Credit – Released 06-24
  • Lesson 10.20-V: TON On Delay – Released 06-24
  • Lesson 10.10-V: IEC 61131-3 Timers – Released 06-24
  • Lesson 9.20-V: Permissive – Released 04-27
  • Lesson 9.10-V: Motor Control – Released 04-14
  • Lesson 7.10-V: Transition, Latch – Released 04-13
  • Lesson 7.20-V: Set, Reset, Edge Detection – Released 04-13
  • Lesson 7.30-V: Toggle – Released 04-13
  • Lesson 8.10-V: First Scan, Clock Bits – Released 04-13
  • Lesson 6.20-V: Boolean Logic (P2) – Release 04-04
  • Lesson 6.11-V: Load and Test with PLCSim – Release 04-04
  • Lesson 3.21C-V: Remaining Trial Days – Released 03-25
  • Lesson 6.10C-V: Create, Load, Test First Program – Released 03-18
  • Lesson 6.01C-V: IEC-61131 and First Program Details – Released 03-14
  • Lesson 5.10B-V: Add and Test S7-1200 IO – Released 03-09
  • Lesson 5.10A-V: Add and Test S7-1500 IO – Released 03-08
  • Lesson 4.20-V: Download and Flash CPU Firmware – Released 03-02
  • Lesson 4.10-V: Find CPU Model, Firmware, Address – Released 02-28
  • Lesson 4.30-V: Resetting CPU Memory & Factory Defaults – Released 02-16
  • Lesson 3.30-V: Intro to TIA Portal – Released 02-16
  • Lesson 3.20-V: Automation License Manager – Released 02-09
  • Lesson 3.10-B: TIA Portal 21 Day Trial – Released 02-07
  • All End Screens changed to match course look and feel
  • Appendix E: S7-1500 Starter Pack Unboxing – Released 02-03
  • Appendix F: S7-1200 Starter Pack Unboxing – Released 02-03
  • Starter Kit links added to Lesson 1.02
  • Appendix C and D Titles updated
  • Lesson 2.01: Vital Manuals and Documents – Released 02-03
  • Lesson 2.30: Component Selection – Released 02-03

Update 1: 22-01-31 – S7 Level 1 Course released into early access!


This update is to announce the initial release of course, which is being released into “early access” on January 31th of 2022.

The term “early access” is use to denote that the course is currently still under development, and during the early access period enrolled students can expect new lessons and content to be added on weekly or even daily basis.

Upon initial release into early access, the following lessons were made available:

  • Lesson 1.0 Course Intro
  • Lesson 1.1 Planned Topics To Covered
  • Lesson 1.2 Options to Follow Along
  • Lesson 1.3 News & Updates
  • Lesson 2.10A S7-1500 Hardware Overview
  • Lesson 2.12A S7-1500 Hardware Details
  • Lesson 2.14A S7-1500 Hardware Visual Tour
  • Lesson 2.10B S7-1200 Hardware Overview
  • Lesson 2.12B S7-1200 Hardware Details
  • Lesson 2.14B S7-1200 Hardware Visual Tour
  • Lesson 2.20 Distributed IO Product Overview
  • Lesson 2.50 S7 CPU Memory
  • Lesson 2.51 Data Blocks, Types, Tags
  • Lesson 2.52 Programs, Modes, Execution

There are also several bonus interviews with Siemens that were also added, including

  • Bonus 01: Siemens Online Support
  • Bonus 02: S7-1200 Interview
  • Bonus 03: S7-1500 Interview
  • Bonus 04: DIO Interview
  • Bonus 05: TIA Portal v17
  • Bonus 06: View of Things Interview
  • Bonus 07: PROFINET Interview
  • Bonus 08: PROFINET International

The course will remain in early access until all of the planned lessons and content is released, at which point the course will leave early access to enter into general release

It's at this point when Completion Certificate will be made available to students who've complete all of the course's required content, and have passed all of the quizzes.


If you have any questions on the topics covered in this lesson please post them below in the lesson discussion area.

When you have competed this lesson please scroll down and click on the “Mark Complete” button to save your progress.

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Shawn Tierney (Administrator) February 7, 2022 at 9:17 am

Update for Thursday 02-03-22

– Appendix E: S7-1500 Starter Pack Unboxing – Released 02-03
– Appendix F: S7-1200 Starter Pack Unboxing – Released 02-03
– Starter Kit links added to Lesson 1.02
– Appendix C and D Titles updated
– Lesson 2.01: Vital Manuals and Documents – Released 02-03
– Lesson 2.30: Component Selection – Released 02-03

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) February 7, 2022 at 9:17 am

Update for Monday 02-07-22

– Lesson 3.10-B: TIA Portal 21 Day Trial – Released 02-07
– All End Screens changed to match course look and feel

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) February 9, 2022 at 1:41 pm

Update for Wednesday 02-09-22

– Lesson 3.20-V: Automation License Manager Released

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) February 16, 2022 at 1:37 pm

Update for Wednesday 02-16-22
– Lesson 3.30-V: Introduction to TIA Portal
– Lesson 3.20-V was updated and re-uploaded

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) February 23, 2022 at 9:09 am

Update for Wednesday 02-023-22
– Lesson 4.30-V: Resetting Memory, and Resetting to Factory Default Settings
– Renamed planned lessons 4.10 and 4.20 (both will release soon)

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) February 28, 2022 at 4:56 pm

Update for Monday 02-28-22
– Lesson 4.10-V: Finding CPU Model, Serial, and Article Numbers, Hardware and Firmware Versions, and MAC and IP Addresses, as well as how to set and change IP Addresses.

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) March 2, 2022 at 8:57 am

Update for Wednesday 03-02-22
– Lesson 4.20-V: Finding and Downloading CPU Firmware, Flashing CPU with updated Firmware

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) March 8, 2022 at 8:17 am

Update for Tuesday 03-08-22
– Lesson 5.10A-V: Adding and Testing S7-1500 IO

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) March 9, 2022 at 9:14 am

Update for Wednesday 03-09-22
– Lesson 5.10B-V: Adding and Testing S7-1200 IO
– Updated 5.10A-V – moved logo to right so as not to overlap camera 1 video, and tweaked overhead camera synchronization towards end of video.

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) March 14, 2022 at 1:43 pm

Update for Monday 03-14-22
– Lesson 6.01-V: IEC-61131 and Program 1 Details
– Change Lesson 6.20 to 6.10

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) March 18, 2022 at 9:06 am

Update for Friday 03-18-22
– Released Lesson 6.10-V: Create, Load, Test First Program
– Changed Lessons 6.2x to:
– – Lesson 6.15: Install, Load, Test PLCSim
– – Lesson 6.20: Boolean Logic (AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XOR)

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) March 25, 2022 at 2:32 pm

Update for Friday 03-25-22
– Released Lesson 3.21-V: Remaining Trial Days
– Edited / Update Lesson 2.50 at 6:35 to add info on “Slice Access”
– Edited / Update Lesson 23.10 at 3:40 to add info on downloading PLCSim v16

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) April 4, 2022 at 4:51 pm

Update for Monday, 04-04-22:
– Release Lesson 6.11-V: Test Program with PLCSim
– Release Lesson 6.20-V: Boolean Logic (P2)

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) April 13, 2022 at 4:16 pm

Update for Wednesday, 04-13-22:
– Released Lesson 7.10-V: IEC-61131-3 Transition & Latch *
– Released Lesson 7.20-V: Set, Reset, Edge
– Released Lesson 7.30-V: Toggle
– Released Lesson 8.10-V: System & Clock Bits

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) April 14, 2022 at 6:58 pm

Update for Thursday, 04-14-22:
– Released Lesson 9.10-V: Motor Control

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) April 27, 2022 at 3:15 pm

On Vacation from 04-15 to 04-25

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) April 27, 2022 at 3:15 pm

Update for Thursday, 04-27-22:
– Released Lesson 9.20-V: Permissive

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) June 24, 2022 at 10:02 am

Update for Friday, 06-24-22:
– Released Lesson 10.10-V: IEC 61131-3 Timers
– Released Lesson 10.20-V: TON On Delay
– Released Lesson 10.22-V: TON Extra Credit
– Released Lesson 10.30-V: TOF Off Delay

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) June 30, 2022 at 12:41 pm

Update for Thursday, 06-30-22:
– Released Lesson 10.40-V: TONR Time Accumulator

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) July 6, 2022 at 10:27 am

Update for Wednesday, 07-06-22:
– Released Lesson 10.50-V: Memory Reserve, HMI Start, Etc.

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) July 27, 2022 at 4:39 pm

Update for Wednesday, 07-27-22:
– Released Lesson 11.20-V: Counters, Count Up
– Released Lesson 11.30-V: Count Down, Up Down

Shawn Tierney (Administrator) August 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm

Update for Thursday, 08-04-22:
– Released Lesson 12.20-V: PLC Time
– Released Lesson 13.20-V: Program Control

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