Which Boot Camp course to take
We have three Boot Camp classes available. One of them is usually all that you'll need to take – but you'll definitely want to pick the one which makes the "best fit" for your situation. Give us a call and we'll help you decide – but here are some basic ideas to get you started.
(1) If you'll be required to work with Allen-Bradley's newest hardware lines, the ControlLogix or the CompactLogix platforms, then our C1540 Boot Camp course is the one that you'll need. In fact, if you have no way of knowing exactly what type of system you'll eventually be faced with, then this platform (and its RSLogix-5000 software) is where you'll want to concentrate your efforts.
(2) If you're sure that you don't need ControlLogix skills, then consider our S1540 Boot Camp course which concentrates on Allen-Bradley's smaller SLC-500 and MicroLogix hardware platforms - and on the simpler RSLogix-500 software.
(3) If you'll be required to work with the "old faithful" PLC-5 hardware platform, then consider our P1540 Boot Camp course. Particular emphasis is placed on the Block Transfer Read and the Block Transfer Write operations necessary for the processing of analog signals – and also on the one-slot, two-slot, and half-slot addressing modes which make working with this older platform challenging. The RSLogix-5 software is very similar to the RSLogix-500 software – so even if you need SLC-500 or MicroLogix skills too – this P1540 course would still probably make the best fit.
Just keep in mind that you do NOT need to take one Boot Camp course to "work your way up" to another. The main idea is to pick whichever course makes the "best fit" for your particular situation. We'll be glad to help you decide - just give us a call.
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