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Certified PROFIBUS Engineer


The Certified PROFIBUS Engineer (CPE) training course is an internationally recognized training program. It has been established with the goal of creating a quality platform for PROFIBUS qualified engineers who are acknowledged with an officially accredited diploma. After graduation you can be proud to be an exclusive member of the PROFIBUS specialist platform.


Why should you choose for this training course?

Become a Certified PROFIBUS Engineer Fast

The Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course is an intensive hands-on and theoretical four-day training program. On the last day there will be an exam. After passing the exam, the participant gets the title ‘Certified Engineer' and will be officially registered.

The Certified PA module takes one day and is fully concentrated on PROFIBUS PA. It is only accessible for people who have passed the standard Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course.

PROFIBUS plays an essential role in industrial automation. In most cases, Certified Engineers are the only ones who are equipped to carry out the project. Through the valuable Certified Engineer status, companies and its employees can distinguish themselves from competitors who also make use of this technology.


Target audience

This training course is intended for everyone who has to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of PROFIBUS. For example:


Certified PROFIBUS Engineer (CPE)


  • Token passing
  • Masters and slaves
  • Baudrates
  • Message formats
  • SAPs

RS 485 technology

  • Electrical characteristics
  • Topology
  • Number of connections
  • Spurs
  • Termination
  • Cable specifications
  • Redundancy
  • Grounding and shielding

Network components

  • Connectors
  • Repeaters
  • Active termination
  • DP/DP couplers

Test and measurement tools

  • Handheld tools
  • Busmonitors
  • Oscilloscopes

Bus parameters and cycle times

  • Tslot, Max_TSDR, etc
  • Watchdog
  • Repeats
  • Min_Slave_Intervall
  • HSA

DP technology

  • Diagnosis, Parameters and Configuration
  • Sync and Freeze
  • GSD files
  • Cyclic and acyclic
  • Interface with PLC/DCS

Practical exercises

  • Creating networks with the help of configuration tools
  • Using ProfiTrace
  • Setting bus parameters
  • Class 2 functions
  • Generating and reading diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting

And many more subjects......

Ready knowledge to solve independent faults

Because we have a duty to deliver, we can not afford to depend on third parties relating to maintenance and troubleshooting. Thanks to the training "PROFIBUS Troubleshooting & Maintenance" we now have ready knowledge and we can independently prevent and rectify errors.

Jeroen Wesselink - Dunea

Other Information


There are no prerequisites for joining the course. However, it is recommended that the attendee has knowledge about the following:

  • Terminology which is commonly used in industrial automation (PLC, remote I/O, etc.)
  • Terminology which is commonly used in electrical engineering (resistance, voltage, etc.)
  • Familiar with Binary and Hexadecimal representations
  • Working with at least Windows 7

More Information

  • The participants will receive: a course book, USB-stick, writing materials and a certificate (after passing the exam).
  • It is allowed to install ProfiTrace on your laptop and use it during the practical sessions.
  • A lunch is included on all course days and the exam day.