PLC Core Basics DVD Set


NOTE: This product is a physical DVD set which includes free ground shipping via the US Mail to addresses in the continental United States. If you do not live in the continental USA or do not have a valid US Mailing address please contact us for a custom quote.


Course Overview:

I'm happy to announce the re-released of my original PLC Basics course in a new, super affordable ‘Core' edition!

Cut from the original 2014 course which earned a 4.6 out of 5 star rating with students in over 45 counties, this trimmer two hour edition has been simplified to include only the ‘core' topics you need to know to begin using and programming PLCs!

Note: Customers looking for my completely new, five hour second edition click here: PLC Basics, Second Edition.


What you will learn:

  • Understand what a PLC is, and how to read Ladder Logic
  • How to download, setup and use RSLogix, RSLinx, and RSEmulate
  • Understand Data Table files O, I, S, B, T, and C
  • Configure RSLinx communications to Emulated PLCs, as well as the Serial DF1 driver and cables used with A-B PLCs
  • Write, download, go online, test, and troubleshoot PLC Ladder Logic programs using Bit, Latch, Timer, and Counter instructions.

Who should take this course:

This introductory PLC course is designed for those people without prior PLC experience who want to get started using and programming PLCs quickly and inexpensively.

This course is also recommended as the starting point for beginners who would like to go on to learn about other A-B Programmable Controllers, including the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix and ControlLogix PACs.

Note: This course is not the newest, nor is it the longest version, however it is the least expensive. Students looking for the newest and longest version of the course should check out my new, completely re-recorded five hour edition, PLC Basics, Second Edition.


What is required to follow along:

If you would like to follow along with the instructor, you will need a personal computer running Microsoft Windows XP or 7 to run the free software used in this course.

And while the instructor demonstrates how to download the free programming, communications, and emulation software used, he can not guarantee that students in every part of the world will have access to Rockwell's downloads.