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5.4 Communication, Integration, and Software

Design and implement the infrastructure for Automation Systems.

Critical Work Functions

    5.4.1 Design, document, install, and support the integration of automation systems with other systems
      5.4.2 Design and operate databases for automation systems
        5.4.3 Perform data historian duties: data curation, archiving, retrieval
          5.4.4 Integrate real-time data with enterprise systems
            5.4.5 Apply Manufacturing Operations Management systems (MOM)
            Technical Content Areas

              5.4.6 Network Configuration
              • Cable (wire and fiber optic) networks
              • Network component configuration
              • Network diagnostics
              • Network management
              • Large scale sensor wireless networks
                • Mesh network
                • Security management
                • Network access points
                • Gateways
                • Wireless device setup
              5.4.7 Industrial digital field protocols (including but not limited to)
              • AS-i
              • Ethernet/IP
              • DeviceNet
              • Foundation fieldbus
              • HART
              • INTERBUS
              • Modbus
              • PROFIBUS DP & PA
              5.4.8 Industrial communication protocols (including but not limited to)
              • XML, JSON, ASN.1
              • Encoding
              • BACnet
              • Common industrial protocols
              • ControlNet
              • Ethernet-TCP/IP
              • LonWorks
              • Object-linked Embedding for Process Control (OPC)
              • PROFINET
              5.4.9 Manufacturing operations management (MOM) and business integration
              • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
              • Detailed production scheduling
              • Integration with business planning and logistics
              • Level 3 equipment hierarchy
              • Level 3-4 boundary
              • Other manufacturing activities
              • Production operations management
              • Enterprise asset management
              5.4.10 Data management
              • Data documentation
              • Data contextualization (online/offline)
                • Data modeling (UML, Entity Relation)
              • Data quality issues
              • Data security
              • Data storage and retrieval
              • Database operations and maintenance
              • Database software
              • Database structure and types
              • Special requirements of real-time process databases