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.

IN THIS 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

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 Field buses:
  • 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)

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