Can you really have you very own PLC trainer?
When I was first starting out in PLC programming I struggled a lot with learning something new and not being able to use it or see it in real time. At times I was able to use a real time trainer or work with components in the field on the job so I know how frustrating this can be. Some of us are unable to program Allen Bradley controllers at work so the only other outcome to aid in growing from new learned application or logic controls is to have a live PLC trainer.
For those who are serious about trying to advance their learning quickly then its best done with a real time trainer.
If you are serious about quickly learning PLC logic:
Here is a great kit.
If by some chance you do not want the hardware for the Micro Logix 1000 then you can try this simulator software.