Studio 5000 LogixDesigner Level 1: CompactLogix Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

Course Number - CCP298

Course Number - CCP298

Course Purpose

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to troubleshoot a previously operational CompactLogix™ system and restore normal operation. In this course you will develop and practice these skills by:

  • Learning basic concepts and terminology used with:
    • CompactLogix system hardware

    • Studio 5000 Logix Designer® application


  • Practicing a systematic strategy for diagnosing and troubleshooting problems:
    • Faulty/malfunctioning field devices

    • Controller, I/O, or other hardware issues

    • Electrical Noise

    • Configuration issues


  • Performing hands-on exercises

All Logix5000 systems use the same control engine; therefore, tasks are similar. You will see applicable references for other systems.



After completing this course, students should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Locate CompactLogix system components
  • Navigate through the Logix Designer application
  • Connect a computer to a communications network
  • Download and go online
  • Locate I/O tags and devices
  • Interpret Logix Designer project organization and execution
  • Interpret ladder logic structure
  • Locate and edit tag values
  • Interpret bit and frequently used instructions
  • Interpret arrays
  • Interpret tags of user defined data types
  • Search for project components
  • Force I/O and toggle bits
  • Troubleshoot digital I/O, analog I/O, banked local I/O, distributed I/O, controller, power supply, and noise related problems
  • Update Logix5000 firmware
  • Analyze and troubleshoot a system using a trend chart
  • Edit ladder logic online
  • Manage Logix Designer project files



Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals who need to maintain and troubleshoot a CompactLogix system – but have little or no current working experience with CompactLogix systems.



To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Ability to perform basic Microsoft Windows tasks
  • Previous experience with common industrial control system concepts

Student Materials

To enhance and facilitate your learning experience, the following materials are provided as part of the course package:

  • Student Manual - Contains the key concepts, definitions, examples, and activities presented in this course
  • Lab Book - Provides learning activities and hands-on practice. Solutions are included after each exercise for immediate feedback.

    Studio 5000 Logix Designer and Logix5000 Procedures Guide -  Provides the steps required to complete basic software tasks common to all Logix5000 controllers.

Hands-On Practice

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned through a variety of hands-on exercises. Exercises focus on the skills introduced in each lesson and are performed on a CompactLogix workstation. Integrated practices combine and practice several key skills at once.

Course Length

This is a four-and-a-half-day course.

Course Agenda

  • Locating CompactLogix Systems Components

  • Navigating through the Logix Designer Application

  • Connecting a Computer to a Communications Network

  • Downloading and Going Online

    Locating I/O Tags and Devices

  • Interpreting Logix Designer Project Organization and Execution

  • Interpreting Ladder Logic Structure

  • Locating and Editing Tag Values

  • Interpreting Bit Instructions

  • Interpreting Frequently Used Instructions

  • Interpreting Arrays

  • Interpreting Tags of User-Defined Data Types

  • Searching for Project Components

  • Integrated Practice - Interpreting a Basic Project

  • Forcing I/O and Toggling Bits

  • Troubleshooting Digital I/O Problems

  • Troubleshooting Analog I/O Problems

  • Troubleshooting Banked Local I/O and Distributed I/O Problems

  • Updating Logix5000 Firmware

  • Troubleshooting Controller Problems

  • Troubleshooting Power Supply Problems

  • Analyzing and Troubleshooting a System Using a Trend Chart

  • Integrated Practice-Troubleshooting Basic Projects

  • Editing Ladder Logic Online

  • Managing Logix Designer Project Files

  • Documenting and Printing Components

  • Troubleshooting Noise-Related Problems

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