Ch 3: Industrial Network Design & Architecture

About This Chapter

Within the field of information security, practitioners understand that the architecture and topology of industrial networks is a crucial safety component. Whether you're studying for a test or just coming to a better understanding of these principles, the self-paced in this chapter will be useful and engaging.

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The architecture used within industrial networks is a critical component to ensuring the safety and functionality of these systems. Within this chapter, you will learn different common architectures and how they are used in industrial networks. With these engaging lessons usually taking less than ten minutes to complete, you'll be able to learn during any quick breaks. After you've completed the lessons in this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define intelligent electronic devices and share why they are used in industrial networks
  • Explain what a programmable logic controller is
  • Identify the components of a human-machine interface
  • Implement the most frequent types of physical and logical topologies
  • Describe wireless transmissions
  • Provide examples of Safety Implemented Systems
  • Analyze the performance considerations of these architectures

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Industrial Network Design & Architecture
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Intelligent Electronic Devices in Industrial Networks: Definition, Purpose & Uses

1. Intelligent Electronic Devices in Industrial Networks: Definition, Purpose & Uses

In this lesson, we will review what smart devices are and how they are used in an industrial setting. Additionally, we will briefly discuss the impact these devices have had on society.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Applications & Examples

2. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Applications & Examples

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are special computers designed for industrial automation and control. Let us get introduced to PLCs and learn their industrial applications and working with examples in this lesson.

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Components, Functions & Examples

3. Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Components, Functions & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss what human-machine interfaces are and the components they are composed of. Additionally, we will review some examples of how human-machine interfaces are used today as well as some of their functions.

Industrial Network Architectures: Structure, Types & Examples

4. Industrial Network Architectures: Structure, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of industrial network architectures and how they are structured. You'll also take a look at a few examples of industrial network architectures.

How Star, Bus, Ring & Mesh Topology Connect Computer Networks in Organizations

5. How Star, Bus, Ring & Mesh Topology Connect Computer Networks in Organizations

Computers in a network are connected in some logical manner, referred to as network topology or network architecture. Learn about the different types of network architecture.

Physical & Logical Topology: Definition & Characteristics

6. Physical & Logical Topology: Definition & Characteristics

How do we connect to network resources? In this lesson, we'll discuss physical and logical topologies, which are different ways of describing network connections. We'll also look at characteristics of some commonly used topologies.

Network Topologies in Industrial Networks: Types & Examples

7. Network Topologies in Industrial Networks: Types & Examples

In terms of networks, the foundation is referred to as a topology. This lesson will explain exactly what a network topology is, identify the different types, and go over some examples of network topologies used in industry.

Wireless Transmission Characteristics: Components & Examples

8. Wireless Transmission Characteristics: Components & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the concepts of wireless transmission and its components. You will study the basics of antennas, frequency ranges, signal types and signal strength.

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in Critical Infrastructure: Definition, Uses & Examples

9. Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in Critical Infrastructure: Definition, Uses & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss what safety instrumented systems are and the elements they are composed of. We will also review examples of how SIS are used in the real world.

Industrial Network Performance Factors: Types & Examples

10. Industrial Network Performance Factors: Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about factors that affect network performance and things to consider to improve performance in industrial networks. We will also look at some examples.

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