Studio 5000 Level 1: ControlLogix® Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

Course Number - CCP299

Course Number - CCP299

Course Purpose

Upon completing this course, you can troubleshoot a previously operational ControlLogix system and restore normal operation. You will have the opportunity to develop and practice these skills by:

  • Learning basic concepts and terminology used with:
    • ControlLogix system hardware
    • RSLogix 5000 software
  • Practicing a systematic strategy for diagnosing and troubleshooting problems:
    • Configuration issues
    • Electrical noise
    • Faulty/malfunctioning field devices
    • Controller, I/O, or other hardware 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.


Who Should Attend

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



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

  • Ability to perform basic Microsoft Windows tasks
  • Knowledge of basic ladder logic instructions (bit, timer, counter, etc.) through previous training and/or personal experience

Technology Requirements

All technology is provided for student use in the classroom by Rockwell Automation. It is not necessary for students to bring any technology with them when attending this course.


Student Materials

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

  • Student Manual - Contains the topical outlines and exercises. Used to follow presentations, take notes, and work through exercises
  • Logix5000 Systems Glossary - Contains terms and definitions specific to Logix5000 systems. Defines key Logix5000 systems terminology
  • RSLogix 5000 and Logix5000 Procedures Guide - Provides the steps required to complete basic RSLogix 5000 software tasks that are common to all Logix5000 hardware platforms
  • ControlLogix Controllers Troubleshooting Guide - This contains a systematic approach to diagnosing and troubleshooting common ControlLogix system problems.
  • Logix5000 Controllers Programming Documentation Reference Guide - Searchable, electronic resource. Contains frequently referenced technical documentation

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:

  • Focus on the skills introduced in each lesson
  • Integrated practices combine and practice several key skills at once.
  • Exercises are performed on a ControlLogix workstation: The skills taught in this course can be applied to all Logix5000 platforms. You can perform these tasks on the specific platform used in your plant.

Course Length

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

Course Agenda

  • Optional: Understanding Control Systems
  • Locating ControlLogix Components
  • Operating RSLogix 5000 Software
  • Optional: Selecting Industrial Networks
  • Connecting a Computer to a Communications Network
  • Downloading and Going Online
  • Updating Logix5000 Firmware
  • Interpreting RSLogix 5000 Project Organization and Execution
  • Locating and Editing Tag Values
  • Determining Local I/O Tags
  • Drafting Basic Ladder Logic
  • Selecting Ladder Logic Instructions
  • Editing Ladder Logic Online
  • Optional: Modifying Timer and Counter Instructions
  • Interpreting Arrays and Tags of User-Defined Data Types
  • Documenting /Printing Components
  • Searching for Project Components
  • Integrated Practice - Interpreting a Basic Project
  • Applying Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies
  • Troubleshooting Controller Problems
  • Interpreting GSV/SSV Instructions
  • Forcing I/O and Toggling Bits
  • Troubleshooting Digital I/O Problems
  • Troubleshooting Analog I/O Problems
  • Troubleshooting Remote I/O
  • Troubleshooting Power Supplies
  • Troubleshooting Noise Problems
  • Analyzing and Troubleshooting a System Using a Trend Chart
  • Managing Project Files
  • Integrated Practice-Troubleshooting Basic Projects

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