Networking is a broad topic and a career of its own that to master, typically requires years of studying the theory of different key topics which must then be practiced through hands on experience in professional and usually enterprise settings.
With that said, TCP/IP networks form the basis of pretty much every data producing/communicating system around today. It is not confined to Datacentres & office environments with racks of servers & computers on desks. TCP/IP Networks span Transport, Retail, Energy, Security, Lighting, Building controls/BMS, Telecommunications, Media and even Space Exploration.
Long story short… TCP/IP networking could be considered the eighth wonder of the world, it is the life blood of modern society and without it, most of the services that we now take for granted every day would simply not exist.
The point I am making is that TCP/IP networking is implemented within a huge number of industries & systems where it plays a core role in their architecture & operation, yet the primary on-hand skillset of those working within these spaces isn’t TCP/IP Networking. This is creating a huge skill gap within environments that place key reliance on reliable TCP/IP communication which leads to bad design decisions, installation problems and can leave the system in a poor operating state with a lack of support going forward.
The goal of this masterclass is to arm a typical BMS/EMS/Controls/IoT Engineer with just enough knowledge on the fundamentals of Switched & Routed networks so that they can participate in design discussions, interact more confidently with IT/Networking professionals, configure the TCP/IP properties of devices correctly, and perform basic troubleshooting of network related issues.
**Pre-disclaimer: TCP/IP Networking, and even just the topics below extend into levels of complexity which require years of study and a professional career’s worth of experience to truly master and be considered a professional with. We must set the expectation now that this single day Masterclass is intended to provide foundational knowledge/an insight into several key topics that should be considered most important when working with TCP/IP networks in the Smart Building setting.**