Practical TCP/IP and Ethernet Networking for Industry

THE WORKSHOP

The internet has made a substantial impact on the way we do business, as well as the plant and factory environment. One of the great protocols inherited from the internet is TCP/IP, which is used by most present-day automation and process control systems. SCADA systems, Programmable Logic Controllers and even low level instruments are using TCP/IP and Ethernet to transfer information. TCP/IP and Ethernet are truly open standards, available to competing manufacturers and providing the user with a common standard at low cost.

This workshop covers the main aspects of TCP/IP and Ethernet in detail, including the practical implementation of TCP/IP in computer and industrial areas and the practical use of the internet and intranets. You will learn to troubleshoot and maintain TCP/IP networks and communication systems in an office and industrial environment.

The workshop is designed to give you a superb fundamental grounding in TCP/IP and the internet, as it is applied to industrial automation and process control. The objective is to provide a useful and practical toolbox of skills that can be applied immediately to your plant or facility.

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?

Anyone designing, installing, commissioning, maintaining or troubleshooting TCP/IP andintra/internet sites will benefit, including:

  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Network system administrators
  • Technicians

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Terms and definitions
  • LANs, WANs, VLANs and VPNs
  • Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and ARPA models

ETHERNET

  • Fundamentals
  • 10Mbps Ethernet systems
  • Fast and gigabit Ethernet
  • Collisions and performance
  • Full duplex, deterministic and dual-redundant Ethernet

INTERNET LAYER PROTOCOLS (IP)

  • IPv4
    • Addressing
    • Subnetting
    • Supernetting and CIDR
    • Fragmentation
    • Header structure
    • ARP
    • ICMP
    • Routing protocols
  • IPv6
    • Addressing modes
    • Header structure
    • Extension headers

HOST-TO-HOST PROTOCOLS (TCP)

  • TCP
    • Ports and sockets
    • Sequence and acknowledgement numbers
    • Establishing and closing connections
    • Sliding windows
  • UDP

PROCESS/APPLICATION LAYER PROTOCOLS

  • BOOTP, DHCP, TELNET, FTP, TFTP, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, SNMP, DNS

TCP/IP UTILITIES

  • Ping, arp, tracert, netstat, ipconfig, winipcfg, hosts, lmhosts

CONNECTION DEVICES

  • Repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, routers, gateways

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Authentication
  • Routers
  • Encryption
  • Firewalls

INTRODUCTION TO CONFIGURING AND TROUBLESHOOTING OF ETHERNET AND TCP/IP

  • Configuration
  • Use of TCP/IP and third party utilities
  • Use of protocol analysers

SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

  • Essentials of satellites
  • Challenges with TCP/IP

VLANS

  • VLAN concept
  • IEEE802.3 p/Q
  • Tagging

VPNs

  • VPN concept
  • VPN protocols     

TYING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Current and future trends
  • Critical areas of focus

PRACTICAL SESSIONS THUS FAR

  • Construction of simple hub-based Ethernet LAN
  • IP configuration (IP addresses and subnet masks)
  • Use of ping utility
  • Observation of ARP operation
  • Analysis of ICMP/IP/UDP/TCP
  • Tracert and route commands
  • Analysis of HTTP or FTP sessions with protocol analyser
  • Use of the ‘hosts’ file
  • Using a bridge (2-port switch) to segment a network
  • Replacing hubs with switches
  • Using a PC as a router

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