Plant Networking and Managed Switch Basics

Date October 8th - October 9th, 2019
Time 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost $1050

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Class Details

Through this class students will learn about many networking technologies and how to solve common network challenges we experience in plants.

This class incorporates Allen-Bradley PLCs as control system devices.


Learn about the practical use of:

  • IP addresses
  • Subnet masks
  • Gateway addresses
  • DNS servers
  • Routers
  • IGMP snooping
  • Unmanaged switches
  • Managed switches
  • Network topologies
  • Networking strategy using best practices
  • Node limits
  • Fiber optic connections
  • Optimizing network traffic
  • Plant versus control networks and separating the two
  • Setting up IP control network for Ethernet


Then test yourself with common network challenges including:


  • Setting up a basic copper network with unmanaged switches
  • Setting up and configuring a managed switch network
  • Finding unknown equipment IP addresses on a network
  • Troubleshooting unknown issues on a plant network using software and hardware tools