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Course Description

Basics of Industrial Data Communications is the first module of the 100% online Certificate in Industrial Data Communications. The module can be taken as a stand-alone course but to complete the Certificate, it is highly recommended that participants attend the modules in sequential order.

Course Outline

Session 0 - Introductory Session

The first session is an introductory session during which the course format will be explained, and general questions answered. It is recommended that all students be present online at this session.

Session 1 - Communication Concepts

Communication Goals
Definitions
Data Organization

  • Signals
  • Communications Codes
  • Error Detection and Correction

Feedback Loop and 4-20mA signaling
Protocols

Session 2 - Communications Models

Model Definition
ISO-OSI Reference Model
5-Layer Internet Model
IEEE 802 Model
3 – Layer Industrial Model
FAT and THIN client-server model
N-tier models

Session 3 - Serial Communications

Definition
Data Controls
Computer Communications
TIA 232 Standard

  • Connectors
  • Signal Levels
  • Connections
  • DTE-DTE connections

Session 4 - Serial Communications (cont’d)

USB
V1.0,
V2.0,
V3.0
SATA
IEEE 1394 a/b/c/d “Firewire”
TIA – 422
TIA – 485
SCSI

EXAM for Module I

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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