• Industrial Know-How | Softing


    Courses, training and workshops on digital technologies for industrial communication and solutions for integrating production data into control, monitoring or optimization systems, on premise or in the cloud

All the training courses described below take place in our modern and fully equipped training centers in Haar near Munich or Nuremberg.

On request, we can also conduct these training courses at your company or at another suitable location of your choice.

If required, we will work with you to design information or training events that are specially tailored to your requirements.

Our aim is always to provide you with the greatest possible benefit!

For many of our trainings and courses, you can also request individual appointments.

First-hand knowledge - from practitioners for practitioners


Softing has been an expert in digital communication and data integration in industrial applications for over 40 years! We wrote the first fieldbus stacks, were early adopters of Industrial Ethernet and actively promoted the technical realization of international communication standards.

Even before Industry 4.0 and IIoT were formulated as terms, Softing products made production data available for applications on site or on central servers.

This know-how forms the foundation of our training courses!


Our trainers are technicians and have many years of experience as supporters, commissioning engineers or troubleshooters in their respective fields of expertise.

They know the situation in the field inside out and know what is important for their colleagues on site to successfully meet the challenges there.

We pass this practical knowledge on to the participants in our training courses!


Thanks to the targeted mix of theory, concrete practical knowledge and plenty of hands-on experience, every participant is able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills directly for the benefit of their company!

In order to maintain this effectiveness in the long term, we actively develop our training courses in line with technical progress and their respective relevance on the machine, in the plant or at company level.

Our training courses at a glance


PROFIBUS® troubleshooting and maintenance

2-day competence course for maintenance, troubleshooting and fault rectification on PROFIBUS  systems, with optional extension for the training to become a "Certified PROFIBUS Installer" according to PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V.


Data integration for IIoT and Industry 4.0

2-day course on the provision of OT-level data for IT applications "on premise" or in the cloud, using OPC UA, MQTT or REST with many practical components on commissioning and configuration of HW and SW solutions, also containerized



Within the reference architecture model Industry 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), OPC UA is officially recommended as an IIOT communication standard.
For an effective and fast use of our products with OPC UA functionality, we offer you corresponding trainings, consulting and support services.

Frequently asked questions about our training courses

Each training course has its own target group. This is described on the respective webpage for the specific training. 

The requirements vary depending on the training course and are therefore always described for the specific training course on the relevant webpage.

Yes, on request we are happy to offer you the respective training at the location of your choice!

All our trainers not only have in-depth and up-to-date specialist knowledge, but also a history as a supporter, application engineer, commissioning engineer, troubleshooter or similar and even continue to work as such. At Softing Industrial, the function of trainer is one of several roles that the holders of certain technical positions at Softing Industrial have to perform on a regular basis. As a participant in one of our training courses, you can be sure that your trainer not only "knows a control cabinet from a brochure", but also understands you and knows the requirements of your job from his own and current experience.

Every participant receives a certificate of attendance. For training or course modules (e.g. PROFIBUS Certified Installer) that are certified by an independent technology organization and follow certain requirements (e.g. passing an exam), each graduate receives a corresponding, generally recognized certificate from the organization concerned (e.g. PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V.).

In view of our experience regarding the low interest in isolated examination dates following the actual training courses and the examination results then achieved, Softing Industrial only offers all examinations directly after the respective training course or training module. If you realize that the time available to you is not sufficient to complete the training and the desired certificate examination, it is better to book an alternative date straight away! Experience has shown that you will get much more out of the training itself without any time pressure.

Our training courses typically take place at our training centers in Haar near Munich or in Nuremberg. We are also happy to offer these training courses at your company or another location of your choice, even internationally - just ask our sales team!

Our aim is to provide you with the tools that are useful to you and your team.In general, our standard training courses already meet this requirement.  In addition, you have the opportunity to ask questions in each training session and thus deepen certain content or deal with additional topics.

However, we are also happy to work with you to put together a training course tailored to your specific requirements - just ask our sales team!

You register for our training courses via a web form that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On the web page of the specific training course you will find a button that conveniently takes you to the relevant input mask. Entering and sending your data ensures that your request is processed quickly. You are successfully registered when you receive our confirmation message by e-mail.

If you are unable to attend your training session as planned due to other commitments at short notice or as a result of acute illness, you will be given the opportunity to make up the training session at a later date free of charge.The prerequisite for this is that you have informed us in writing (e-mail) before the start of the training course.

For customer-specific training or training at a location requested by the customer, different conditions apply, which are part of the offer.

Softing is not certified in accordance with the Accreditation and Approval Ordinance for Employment Promotion (AZAV)!  For this reason, the employment office or job center does not reimburse the costs of the respective training courses.For this reason, training vouchers cannot be redeemed at Softing!

Do you have any questions?

As an international product leader for the realization and improvement of technical data and information exchange processes, we deliver high-quality products that inspire our customers with their superior functionality and ease of use.

Our training courses follow this high standard and are designed to provide you with the greatest possible benefit!

If you have any questions about dates, training courses or other topics, please feel free to write to us or give us a call. We are always at your side.


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