MODULE DETAILS

Module 8:     Ethernet

Nominal duration: 4 weeks (48 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

This module addresses the operation, variants, components, and application of IEEE802.3 Ethernet as used throughout the mining and other industries.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Examine and discuss the basics of legacy (half-duplex) Ethernet

2.    Compare the attributes of high-speed Ethernet versions

3.    Examine and discuss Ethernet networking components

4.    Examine and discuss the attributes of Industrial Ethernet



Learning Outcome 1

Examine and discuss the basics of legacy (half-duplex) Ethernet

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Distinguish between Ethernet V2 and IEEE 802.3

1.2

Discuss the salient characteristics of the 10 Mbps variants

1.3

Explain the basic operation of CSMA/CD

1.4

Capture Ethernet frames

1.5

Identify devices by their MAC addresses


Learning Outcome 2

Compare the attributes of high-speed Ethernet versions

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Explain the concepts of full-duplex and auto-negotiation

2.2

Discuss the salient characteristics of the 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps variants


Learning Outcome 3

Examine and discuss Ethernet networking components

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Examine the various Ethernet networking components

3.2

Discuss the use of switches in VLANs and redundant rings


Learning Outcome 4

Examine and discuss the attributes of Industrial Ethernet

Assessment Criteria

4.1

Examine the various Ethernet options aimed at Industrial applications

4.2

Discuss the application of Industrial Ethernet in the mining industry



Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

Software

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Hardware

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