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Australia first electrical, instrumentation & networking courses

Skills Tech Australia has developed an industry-first, basic industrial networking course for electricians and instrumentation workers to get to grips with new and developing networking technologies.

The course, called Network Fundamentals for Instrumentation and Control Industry, was designed to provide a basic understanding of network fundamentals and provide practical skills in configuration, installation and fault finding of an IP-based network system including switches, hubs and routers.

The course offers information about LAN and WAN cables and wireless connectivity. Virtual LAN (VLAN), NAT and firewall security will also be covered.

According to Skills Tech Australia business manager — electrotechnology, Malcolm Garrick, Network Fundamentals for Instrumentation and Control Industry will be the first of three courses on the way to developing a diploma for the electrical industry.

“The course is practical-based and differs from others on that it is set-up by instros and eleckies who know what is needed. It is not rushed nor is it overloaded with a lot of theory. It is the type of course I would do if I just wanted to know about networks,” he said.

“This I hope is the first of three courses and if successful we will be adding more with the idea of offering a diploma for the electrical industry. We need 14 to start this.”

The three-day course will cover a slew of networking technologies including not only configuring LANs and WANs, but also: hubs; switches; routers; network types; network media; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; extending switched networks with VLANs; determining IP routes; Public vs Private addressing; NAT and DHCP; managing IP traffic with access lists; implementing network security; establishing point-to-point connections; wireless technologies; and troubleshooting.

Course topics include:

1. Description of how a network works;

2. Implementing an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network;

3. Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications; and

4. Identifying security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats.

Dates and prices are still to be confirmed. Email Skills Tech Australia to register your interest or click on the Contact This Company tag at bottom right.

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