Industrial Communication Networks Course

Explore communication protocols, network topologies, data exchange methods, and integration techniques used in industrial settings.

Welcome to the Industrial Communication Networks course offered by IIPD Global! This comprehensive 3-day course is designed to provide you with a solid understanding of communication networks in industrial settings. In today's digital age, effective and reliable communication networks are essential for the seamless operation of industrial systems.

The Industrial Communication Networks course provides an in-depth understanding of communication networks used in industrial settings. It focuses on the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of network infrastructures specifically tailored for industrial applications. The course covers various communication protocols, network topologies, and technologies commonly used in industrial environments, enabling students to develop the necessary skills to deploy and manage robust and reliable communication networks.


By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of industrial communication networks and their importance in industrial automation.
  • Familiarize students with the commonly used industrial communication protocols and their applications.
  • Provide practical knowledge of designing and implementing industrial network topologies.
  • Explore the challenges and considerations specific to industrial communication networks.
  • Develop troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve issues in industrial networks.
  • Introduce network security concepts and best practices for safeguarding industrial communication networks.
  • Explore emerging trends and technologies in industrial communication, such as IoT and edge computing.

Course Outline

Please read the course outline below.

Introduction to Industrial Communication Networks

  • Importance and characteristics of industrial communication networks
  • Overview of industrial automation and control systems

Industrial Communication Protocols

  • Profibus
  • Profinet
  • Modbus
  • DeviceNet
  • Ethernet/IP
  • MQTT

Industrial Network Topologies and Architectures

  • Bus, ring, star, and mesh topologies 
  • Hierarchical and distributed control systems 
  • Redundancy and fault tolerance

Industrial Ethernet Networks

  • Basics of Ethernet communication
  • Ethernet switches and routers in industrial environments
  • VLANs and network segmentation for industrial applications
  • Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) for real-time communication

Wireless Communication in Industrial Networks

  • Wireless standards for industrial applications(e.g., Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee) 
  • Wireless sensor networks and their integration
  • Challenges and considerations in wireless industrial communication

Network Security in Industrial Communication Networks

  • Threats and vulnerabilities in industrial networks
  • Access control and authentication mechanisms
  • Firewalls and network segmentation
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Communication Networks

  • Integration of IIoT devices in industrial networks
  • Edge computing and fog computing for distributed processing
  • Cloud-based services and data analytics in industrial applications
  • Cyber-physical systems and their impact on industrial communication networks


  • Understanding of Basic Communication Systems
  • Knowledge about sensors & Protocols
  • Engr Level candidates


  • One to One - Hands-on session
  • On-Line Sessions(Batch)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Industrial Communication Networks course in Dubai and helping you excel in the field of industrial networking!

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