eCOM 202: Introduction to IEC 61850

Course Length: 9 Hours (PDHs: 9)
Course Based Fees: $495*
* Plus Applicable Tax


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.


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

Learning 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.

Course Preparation

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