Advanced TCP/IP-based Industrial Networking for Engineers and Technicians

THE WORKSHOP

This workshop 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.

It also covers the more advanced aspects and applications of Ethernet such as advanced switching and routing, CCTV over IP, OPC and Modbus/TCP over Ethernet, industrial security, intrinsically safe applications, switched rings (included 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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The workshop is designed for personnel with a need to understand the techniques required to use and apply Ethernet and TCP/IP-based industrial communications technology as productively and economically as possible.

Anyone involved in the installation, design and support of Ethernet and TCP/IP-based networks:

  • Control system engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical technicians
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Instrumentation technicians
  • Instrumentation technologists
  • IT managers working with networks
  • Maintenance engineers and supervisors
  • Process control designers and engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Systems engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

OVERVIEW

  • OSI and TCP reference models
  • Topologies
  • Medium Access Control

ETHERNET

  • Frame structure and MAC addresses
  • Variants (10 Mbps Ethernet, fast Ethernet, GbE,  10GbE,  100GbE)
  • Industrial Ethernet
  • Intrinsically safe (Ex) Ethernet
  • Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11at)
  • Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)

INTERNET LAYER PROTOCOLS

  • IPv4
    • Address structure and classes
    • Subnet masks and default gateways
    • Private addressing schemes
    • ARP and ICMP
  • IPv6
    • Address structure: multicast, unicast and anycast addresses
    • Address scope
    • ICMPv6         

HOST-TO-HOST LAYER PROTOCOLS

  • Ports and sockets
  • TCP operation, connections, header structure
  • UDP operation, header structure

APPLICATION LAYER PROTOCOLS

  • HTTP, HTTPS, FTP
  • DNS and DynDNS
  • SNMP
  • DHCP, BootP and APIPA

SWITCHING

  • Mechanics of switching
  • Spanning Tree Protocols (STP, RSTP, MSTP, SPB)
  • VLANs and port prioritisation (IEEE 802.1p/Q)
  • QoS and DiffServ
  • Redundant switch rings
  • Parallel Redundancy Protocol  (IEC 62439-3)
  • Port-based authentication (IEEE 802.1X)
  • Link aggregation/trunking (Etherchannel, IEEE 802.3ad, IEEE802.1ax)

ROUTING

  • Mechanics of routing
  • VLSM and CIDR
  • Subnetting
  • Virtual mapping (NAT) and masquerading
  • Port forwarding
  • Routing metrics
  • Interior Gateway Protocols (RIPv2, EIGRP, IS-IS, OSPF)
  • Exterior Gateway Protocols (BGPv4)
  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)     

CCTV OVER IP

  • Analog vs. IP cameras
  • Compression (JPEG, MPEG4, H.264)
  • Bandwidth requirements

ETHERNET AND TCP/IP IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  • Modbus/TCP
  • OPC
  • Ethernet-based field buses                  

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) tunnelling
  • DoS (Denial of Service) protection

WIRELESS

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

PRACTICAL SESSIONS

This workshop has a strong hands-on focus, enabling you to work through practical exercises that reinforce the concepts discussed. Practical sessions include:

  • IP configuration
  • Protocol analysis: IPv4, IPv6, ARP, ICMP, TCP, UDP
  • Setting up an Industrial Ethernet managed switch
  • Setting up an Industrial Ethernet router
  • Analysing CCTV over IP traffic
  • Simulating Modbus/TCP over Ethernet
  • Setting up a Tofino firewall

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