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Siemens Certified Programmer in TIA Portal (CPT-FAP)

  • You will deepen your theoretical knowledge with numerous practical exercises on a SIMATIC plant model on which you also take the examination. This consists of a SIMATIC S7-1500 automation system, ET200SP distributed I/O, WinCC Runtime, Motion Box and a belt model.


  • This course consists of two days of theory as the ideal preparation for a 4½ hour examination on the third day! Your skills from SIMATIC programming training (courses TIA-PRO1 - TIA-PRO3) will be refreshed and consolidated. The practical assessment involves the creation and commissioning of a complex PLC program with components of Totally Integrated Automation from SIEMENS. After passing the examination successfully you will receive a recognised certificate that attests your specialist knowledge.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 3 days
Language en


  • Configuration of a SIMATIC controller
  • Applicative programming in a complex automation system
  • Programs for an automation system consisting of a standard PLC with distributed I/O, standard HMI device and bus system
  • Programming in compliance with IEC
  • Standardised user blocks
  • Creation and application of complex data structures
  • Variables of a composite and complex data type
  • System blocks
  • Indirect addressing of complex data structures and parameters
  • Industrial communication
  • Error diagnostics in a PROFINET IO system with an HMI device
  • Configuration of CPU-CPU communication via Industrial Ethernet
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Alternative message methods
  • Consistent transfer of entire data records (recipe management)
  • System error diagnostics with an HMI device
  • Motion control
  • Connection of drives
  • Functional safety technology
  • Significance of security technology in the prevention of accidents
  • Deeper understanding of contents through practical exercises on the SIMATIC S7-1500 system model


  • PC literacy, keyboard/ mouse skills and a working knowledge of MS Windows enabling the participant to:-
  • Open and Close programs
  • Locate files
  • Copy and paste files, objects and data (text, etc.)
  • Drag and drop files, objects and data (text, etc.)
  • Use of menus and multi-menus
  • Manipulate windows within a multi-window environment
  • Use the Windows help
  • To enrol on this refresher course and examination module participants must have at least attended the Siemens TIA Portal Programming 3 course (TIA-PRO3).


  • The examination is open book but documentation will not be issued in lieu of any TIA Portal Programming courses not undertaken.


1,400 GBP