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eCOM 202: Introduction to IEC 61850

PDHs: 9

Course Base Fees: $495*
* Plus Applicable Tax


Course Information

eCOM 202 provides an introductory look at the practical application of IEC 61850. The goal of this course is to gain a basic comprehension of the fundamentals and protocols specified within the standard. Topics include network architecture, redundancy, time synchronization, and an emphasis on the following protocols: GOOSE, MMS, and Sampled Values in digital secondary systems (DSSs).

Students will learn terminology and concepts through recorded lecture, videos, and exercises. This is a 9-hour, self-paced eLearning course. eLearning licenses will expire one year from the purchase date.



Utility engineers and technicians who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of IEC 61850-based communications protection and automation systems or are evaluating IEC 61850 for future plans should attend this course. This includes utility protection engineers, automation engineers, integration engineers, and communications engineers.


  • IEC 61850 Overview
  • Network and Time Requirements
  • GOOSE Messaging
  • Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS)
  • Digital Secondary Systems

Course Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Recall basic fundamentals of IEC 61850.
  • Use the standards to correctly read and name logical nodes.
  • Analyze and identify data sets, GOOSE, and MMS settings using AcSELerator Architect SEL-5032 Software.

Student Background and Knowledge

Before taking this eLearning course, we recommend that you have a basic understanding of Ethernet networks and SCADA protocol implementation and usage.

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