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.
Frame structure and MAC addresses
Bluebook (V2) vs. IEEE 802.3
Variants (10 M bps Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, GbE, 10GbE, 100GbE)
Intrinsically safe (Ex) Ethernet
Power over Ethernet (PoE)(IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11at)
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
Datagram structure and protocol header
Address structure and classes
Subnet mask and default gateway
Private addressing schemes
ARP and ICMP
Datagram structure, protocol header and header extensions
Address structure: multicast, unicast and anycast addresses
Connectionless vs. Connection-oriented communication
Ports and sockets
TCP operation, connections, header structure
UDP operation, header structure
HTTP and FTP
DNS and DynDNS
DHCP, BootP and APIPA
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)
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)
Mechanics of routing
VLSM and CIDR
Virtual mapping (NAT) and masquerading
Autonomous Systems (ASSs)
Interior Gateway Protocols (RIPv2, EIGRP, IS-IS, O SPF)
Exterior Gateway Protocols (BGPv4)
Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Analog vs. IP cameras
Compression (JPEG, M PEG4, H.264)
Modbus serial over Ethernet
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
DoS (Denial of Service) protection
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)
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Industrial data communications, networking and IT systems are key components of all modern plants and facilities and industrial infrastructure. Robust and reliable communications links are now critical in almost every industry. There are daily reports of viral and hack attacks on industrial computer systems and there is an extraordinary need for up-to-date training and education in these areas.
To address the shortage of well-trained industrial data communications, networking and industrial IT personnel, EIT has developed an Advanced Diploma in Industrial Data Communications, Networking and IT. The short courses that form part of EIT's professional development series are designed to provide students with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They are ideal to up-skill and/or cross-skill in a particular area or technology.
Typical subjects that are taught and researched in the EIT School of Data Communications and Industrial IT include: computer systems engineering, data communications and networking protocols and standards, troubleshooting systems, Fieldbus, DeviceNet, Ethernet, Radio telemetry systems, fiber optics, DNP3, 61850, routers and switches, SCADA, Modbus, programmable logic controllers, RFID tagging, industrial network security and programming.
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