This is a four-day course.
Course Base Fees: $2,400 USD
This course covers fundamental principles and usage of serial, radio, and Ethernet data communications employed in industrial and utility power systems. The course also covers fundamentals of major utility protocols, including DNP3, Modbus, Mirrored Bits communications, IEC 61850 GOOSE, and IEC 61850 MMS.
You will learn the terminology, concepts, and other information necessary to be knowledgeable in data communications. You will also learn the basic guidelines for the design, integration, and use of data communications equipment, protocols, and systems.
COM 401 is designed for engineers in protection, automation, systems integration, and communications and for consultants who specify, design, test, or use communications systems in operational technology (OT) applications.
Please note that this is not a hands-on course. Exercises are performed either with pen and paper or as part of the class discussion.
At the conclusion of this course, students can:
For hands-on experience with data communication protocols and equipment, please consider the following courses:
Before you attend this class, we recommend that you have a degree in electrical engineering or information technology or equivalent experience in data communications.
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Digital course materials: A link to download the digital course materials will be sent via email 2 weeks prior to the course.
Additional information is on the Course Policies and FAQ pages.