PLC Programming is challenging; it doesn't have to be costly. We recommend that those who are looking to get into this career invest in an entry level PLC that allows them to practice without breaking the bank. Once you land your first job, you may choose to purchase additional hardware. However, the emphasis of this tutorial is on those who are just getting started.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.solisplc.com/tutorials/buying-allen-bradley-plc-for-programming