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STEP 2000 Self-Study Courses

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Siemens Technical Education Program (STEP) is a FREE self-study course designed to increase your automation and control knowledge at your own pace!

All STEP 2000 courses are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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Course List

Introductory

Basics of Electricity
Basics of Electrical Products

Motors and Control Courses

AC Motors
Basics of AC Drives
Basics of Control Components
Basics of PLCs
Basics of Sensors
General Motion Control
Motor Control Centers

Power Distribution Courses

Busway
Load Centers
Molded Case Circuit Breakers
Panelboards
Power Monitoring and Management with ACCESS
Safety Switches
Switchboards

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Introductory Courses

STEP 2000 Downloads Topics

Basics of Electricity

Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
Test Answer Form

Electron Theory; Conductors, Insulators, Semiconductors; Electric Charges; Current; Voltage; Resistance; Ohm's Law; Power; Magnetism; Introduction to AC; AC Generators; Frequency; Inductance; Capacitance; Inductive and Capacitive Reactance; Power and Power Factor; Transformers.

Basics of Electrical Products

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Part 2 of 9
Part 3 of 9
Part 4 of 9
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Part 7 of 9
Part 8 of 9
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Siemens Energy & Automation; Electric Power; Residential Applications; Commercial Applications; Industrial Applications; Manufacturing Applications; Discrete Parts Manufacturing; Assembly Processes; Batch and Continuous Processes; Pictorial Glossary.

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Motors & Control Courses

STEP 2000 Downloads Topics

AC Motors

Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
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AC Motors; Force and Motion; Energy; Electrical Energy; AC Motor Construction; Magnetism; Electromagnetism; Developing a Rotating Magnetic Field; Rotor Rotation; Motor Specifications; NEMA Motor Characteristics; Derating Factors; AC Motors and AC Drives; Matching AC Motors to the Load; Enclosures; Mounting; Siemens Motors; Above NEMA Motors.

Basics of AC Drives

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Part 4 of 4
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Force and Motion; Energy; Electrical Energy; AC Motor Construction; Developing A Rotating Magnetic Field; Rotor Construction; Electrical Components Of A Motor; NEMA Rotor Characteristics; Voltage And Frequency; Basic AC Drives; Siemens Micro Master and Midi Master; Siemens Master Drive; Applications; Constant Torque Applications; Variable Torque Applications; Constant Horsepower Applications; Multiple Motor Applications.

Basics of Control Components

Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
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Electrical Symbols; Line Diagrams; Manual Starters; Magnetic Contactors and Starters; Reduced Voltage Starting; Multi-Speed and Reversing Starters; Starter Ratings; World Series Type 3TF Starters; US Series Starters; Pilot Devices; Control Transformers; Control Relays; Timing Relays.

Basics of PLCs

Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
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PLCs; Advantages; Number Systems; Terminology; Basic Requirements; S7-200 Micro PLCs; Connecting External Devices; Programming A PLC; Discrete Inputs/Outputs; Analog Inputs and Outputs; Timers; Counters; High Speed Instructions.

Basics of Sensors

Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
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Sensors; Limit Switches; International Limit Switches; North American Limit Switches; BERO Sensors; Inductive Proximity Sensors Theory of Operation; Inductive Proximity Sensors Family; Capacitive Proximity Sensors Theory of Operation; Capacitive Proximity Sensors Family; Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors Theory of Operation; Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors Family; Photoelectric Sensors Theory of Operation; Photoelectric Family of Sensors; Sensor Applications.

General Motion Control

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Part 2 of 6
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Motion Control; Mechanical Basics; Servomotor Construction; Servomotor Ratings; Speed-Torque Characteristics; Siemens Servomotors; Servomotor Accessories; Encoders and Resolvers; Pulse Width Modulation; Siemens MASTERDRIVE MC Family; MASTERDRIVE MC Compact PLUS; MASTERDRIVE MC Compact and Chassis; Technology Options, Cables; Applications, Selection; SIMODRIVE.

Motor Control Centers

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Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
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Motor Control; Power Supplies; Design Standards; Need for Circuit Protection; Overcurrent Protective Devices; Motor Control Centers; Combination Motor Control Units; Motor Starters; Pilot Devices; Circuit Breakers; Other Types of Units in MCCs; MCC Ratings; Enclosures; Classification and Types of Wiring; Cable Entry; System/89; Model 95 Plus.

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Power Distribution Courses

STEP 2000 Downloads Topics

Busway

Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
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Distribution Systems; Busway Purpose And Definition; Sentron Busway; Types And Application; Design Standards and Ratings; Circuit Protection; Busway Construction; Busway System Components; Planning a Busway System; Cable/Conduit Conversion; XL-U Busway; XJ-L Busway; BD Busway; Trol-E-Duct.

Load Centers

Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3
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Residential Distribution; Load Centers; Overcurrent Protective Devices; Load Center Construction; Types of Load Centers; Individual Overcurrent Protection; Service Entrance/Equipment Load Centers; Load Center Grounding; Load Center Ratings; Sizing The Load Center; Determining The Number Of Circuits; Ground Fault Protection; Surge Protection; Siemens Small EQr Load Centers; Siemens Medium EQr Load Centers; Siemens Large EQr Load Centers; Meter Combinations

Molded Case Circuit Breakers

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Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
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Types of Overcurrent Protective Devices; Circuit Breaker Design; Types of Circuit Breakers; Circuit Breaker Ratings; Time-Current Curves; Selective Coordination; Series Connected Systems; Residential and Commercial Circuit Breakers; Sentron™ Series Circuit Breakers; Sentron™ Series Digital Circuit breakers; Accessories; Insulated Case Circuit Breakers; ICCB Electronic Trip Unit.

Panelboards

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Part 2 of 3
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Distribution Systems; Panelboards; Overcurrent Protective Devices; Panelboard Construction; Types of Panelboards; Individual Overcurrent Protection; Power Supply Systems Service Entrance Panelboards; Panelboard Grounding; Ground Fault Protection; Panelboard Ratings; S1 and S2 Lighting Panelboards; S3 Lighting Panelboards; S4 and S5 Power Panelboards; F1 and F2 Fusible Panelboards; Accessories.

Power Monitoring and Management with ACCESS

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Part 2 of 6
Part 3 of 6
Part 4 of 6
Part 5 of 6
Part 6 of 6
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Monitoring and Managing Electrical Power with ACCESS; Electrical Power Distribution; Voltage and Current Values; Changes in Voltage and Current; Frequency and Harmonics; Power and Power Factor; WinPM and SIEServe; Communication Protocols and Standards; Local Area Networks; Serial Communication; Power Metering, Power Meter Features; Protective Relays and Trip Units; Circuit Breaker Trip Units; SAMMS; S7 I/O Device; Lighting Control System; ACCESS System Application Example.

Safety Switches

Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
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Siemens Safety Switches; Switch Symbols; Need For Circuit Protection; Fuses; Fuse Ratings and Classifications; Enclosures; Switch Design; Safety Switch Ratings; Circuit Types; Catalog Numbers; General Duty Safety Switches; Heavy Duty Safety Switches; Selecting Enclosed Switches.

Switchboards

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Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3
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Systems; Overcurrent Protective Devices; Switchboard Construction; Service Section; Main Disconnect Devices; Distribution Section; Power Supply Systems; Service Entrance Equipment; Switchboard; Grounding; Ground Fault Protection; Switchboard Ratings; SB1, SB2, and SB3 Switchboards; RCIII Switchboards; Super Blue Pennant Switchboards; Commercial Metering Switchboards; Speciality Service Entrance Switchboards.

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