Industrial Network Protocols in Critical Infrastructure: Definition & Overview


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_____ is extensively used in critical infrastructures and also provides interaction in a client-server setting. It transmits data from control devices back to the main controller.

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1. How is information transferred using Profibus?

2. OPC is used under which operating system(s)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Critical infrastructures require reliable and well-documented protocols to assure information is transmitted through the network without interruption. You will be quizzed on the protocols commonly used in critical infrastructures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • The protocol that is extensively used in critical infrastructures and provides interaction in a client-server setting
  • How information is transferred when using Profibus
  • The operating system that uses OPC
  • Purpose of Common Industrial Protocol (CIP)
  • One of the features of Powerlink Ethernet
  • A potential issue of Ethercat

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw important information from the related critical infrastructure protocol lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you have gained regarding protocol characteristics
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific features of the various industrial protocols

Additional Learning

To learn more about critical infrastructure network protocol, review the accompanying lesson called Industrial Network Protocols in Critical Infrastructure: Definition & Overview. This lesson addresses the following:

  • History of protocol development
  • How each protocol operates
  • Infrastructure on which each protocol functions
  • Features and advantages of each protocol