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5.4 Infrastructure

Design and implement the operational technology 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 Address environmental aspects of equipment installation
        • 5.4.4 Specify and select networking and communication hardware
          • 5.4.5 Utilize system virtualization appropriately
            Technical Content Areas

            • 5.4.6 Network Configuration
              • Cable (wire and fiber optic) networks
              • Network component configuration
              • Network diagnostics
              • Network management
              • Wireless networks
                • Mesh network
                • Security management
                • Network access points
                • Gateways
                • Wireless device setup
            • 5.4.7 Digital Device Communication Protocols (including but not limited to)
              • AS-i
              • Ethernet/IP
              • DeviceNet
              • Foundation fieldbus
              • HART
              • InterBUS
              • Modbus
              • PROFIBUS DP & PA
              • BACnet
              • ControlNet
              • LonWorks
              • PROFINET
            • 5.4.8 Open Connectivity Protocols (including but not limited to)
              • XML, JSON, ASN.1
              • Encoding
              • Ethernet-TCP/IP
              • Open Platform Communications (OPC)
            • 5.4.9 Radio communications
              • Cellular, UHF, VHF, microwave, satellite
              • Path study
              • Noise handling
            • 5.4.10 System virtualization
              • Hardware requirements
              • Operating system
            • 5.4.11 Server hardware
              • Closet layout
              • Installation best practice
            • 5.4.12 Standards
              • ANSI/ISA 50 Parts 2-6 - Fieldbus Standard for Use in Industrial Control Systems
              • IEC 61158 - Digital Data Communications for Measurement and Control
              • IEC 61784 - Industrial Communication Networks
              • IEC 61987 - Industrial-Process Measurement and Control