Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 9th July 2018
Code: CAV
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn how to:

  • Design an Ethernet network with switches and routers
  • Select appropriate Industrial Ethernet components
  • Troubleshoot Ethernet and TCP/IP by means of a protocol analyzer
  • Deploy Ethernet in Intrinsically Safe environments
  • Configure and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6
  • Set up a DHCP or BootP server
  • Design IP subnets
  • Troubleshoot TCP connection issues
  • Set up a managed Ethernet switch
  • Set up an IEEE802.1 p/Q VLAN
  • Set up an industrial router
  • Add an Access Control List to a router
  • Extend an Ethernet network with wireless technologies
  • Select appropriate Ethernet-based field buses for real-time applications
     

Registrations closing July 02, 2018.

 

Course Details

Overview

This course is for engineers and technicians who need a practical and extensive knowledge of the design and troubleshooting of Industrial Ethernet networks, as well as the selection, installation, and configuration of components such as routers and switches.

It deals in depth with the underlying TCP/IP protocols, and specifically addresses both design and configuration issues related to IPv4 and the more recent IPv6. This course extends your skills and know-how well beyond that covered in our fundamental courses in Ethernet and TCP/IP.

It also covers the more advanced aspects and applications of Ethernet such as advanced switching and routing, CCTV over IP, Modbus, Industrial Security, Intrinsically Safe applications, switched rings (including the latest IEC 62439-3 redundant ring standard), and highly-deterministic Ethernet-based field buses (e.g. for servo control) capable of 1 millisecond repetition rates and jitter of less than 1 microsecond. A strong practical hands-on focus with real equipment as detailed in the list of practical sessions ensures you apply and test out your knowledge and skills.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

MODULE 1: NETWORK INTERFACE LAYER: ETHERNET

Frame structure and MAC addresses
Bluebook (V2) vs. IEEE 802.3
Variants (10 M bps Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, GbE, 10GbE, 100GbE)
Industrial Ethernet
Intrinsically safe (Ex) Ethernet
Power over Ethernet (PoE)(IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11at)
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)


MODULE 2: NETWORK LAYER PROTOCOLS: IPV4

Datagram structure and protocol header
Address structure and classes
Subnet mask and default gateway
Private addressing schemes
ARP and ICMP


MODULE 3: NETWORK LAYER PROTOCOLS: IPV6

Datagram structure, protocol header and header extensions
Address structure: multicast, unicast and anycast addresses
Address scope
ICMPv6


MODULE 4: HOST-TO-HOST AND APPLICATION LAYER PROTOCOLS

Connectionless vs. Connection-oriented communication
Ports and sockets
TCP operation, connections, header structure
UDP operation, header structure
HTTP and FTP
DNS and DynDNS
SNMP
DHCP, BootP and APIPA


MODULE 5: SWITCHING

Mechanics of switching
Hubs vs. switches
Bridging vs. switching
Managed vs. unmanaged switches
L2 vs. L3 switching
Spanning Tree protocols (STP, R STP, M STP, SPB)


MODULE 6: ADVANCED SWITCHING

VLANs and port prioritization (IEEE 802.1p/Q)
QoS and DiffServ
Switch rings and associated protocols
Parallel Redundancy Protocol (IEC 62439-3)
Port-based authentication (IEEE 802.1X)
Link aggregation/trunking (Etherchannel, IEEE 802.3ad)


MODULE 7: ROUTING

Mechanics of routing
VLSM and CIDR
Subnetting
Virtual mapping (NAT) and masquerading
Port forwarding


MODULE 8: ADVANCED ROUTING

Autonomous Systems (ASSs)
Routing metrics
Interior Gateway Protocols (RIPv2, EIGRP, IS-IS, O SPF)
Exterior Gateway Protocols (BGPv4)
Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)


MODULE 9: CCTV OVER IP

Analog vs. IP cameras
Compression (JPEG, M PEG4, H.264)
Bandwidth requirements
LAN/WAN infrastructure


MODULE 10: ETHERNET IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Modbus serial over Ethernet
Modbus/TCP
OPC
Ethernet-based Fieldbuses:

  • CC-Link IE
  • EtherCAT
  • Ethernet/IP
  • EPL
  • EPL
  • EPL


MODULE 11: SECURITY

Access Control Lists (ACLs)
MAC address, port, and protocol filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
VPNs (IPSec and VTUN)
Authentication: IEEE 802.1x/EAP, LEPS
Security Data Sheets (SDSs)
Encryption: AES, TKIP
Secure Shell (SSH) tunneling
Firewalls
DoS (Denial of Service) protection


MODULE 12: WIRELESS

Wireless Ethernet backhauls
Ethernet modems for PtP and PtMP applications
IEEE 802.11: Industrial WLANs
IEEE 802.15.4: Industrial mesh networks
Authentication: IEEE 802.11i (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

Endorsed by ISA