Hirschmann’s unique graphical user interface takes a lot of the complexity out of network configuration, to ensure optimal network performance requires an understanding of network protocols and functions. 

Daanet offers a range of standard and customised training courses that start with the basics, and cover the areas of interest, whether that is fundamentals of ethernet, device configuration, troubleshooting, network design, advanced network features or network monitoring.

Gain Practical Skills

Courses are hands-on, providing realistic exercises to provide skills rather than just knowledge. Course attendees complete a brief on-line survey in the week before the course to identify their current capabilities and course expectations, and an exam at the end of the course is used to reinforce learning. Informal quizzes are used throughout each session to summarise key points.

While the exercises are carried out on Hirschmann switches, the network principles are applicable to any vendor’s equipment. Courses suit engineers, technicians and site electricians responsible for network specification, design, configuration, maintenance and diagnosis.

Ethernet Course Topics

Courses run from 1-4 days, and can be conducted at any venue. Depending upon duration and depth required, course content can include: 

  • Fundamentals of Ethernet Networks
    History of Ethernet, Collision Domains, Broadcast / Unicast / Multicast, 7 Layer OSI Model, Host Addressing
  • Port Settings
    Duplex, Auto-Negotiation, Cable Connections 
  • Network Hardware
    Cable, Hubs, Switches, Routers, Fibre Interfaces, Firewall
  • Hirschmann Product Range
  • Device Management
    Configuration Tools, Firmware Upgrades, Backup & Restore
  • Network Functions and Protocols
    Redundancy, VLAN, SNMP, Routing, RIP, VRRP
  • Network Design Concepts
    Topology, Bandwidth, Segregation, High Reliability Implementation
  • Diagnostics - Monitoring Network Performance and Early Indicators
    Status, Switch Diagnostics, Event Log, Fault Contacts, Network Management Software
  • Network Optimisation
    IGMP Query/Snooping, Flow Control, Prioritisation, QoS
  • Network Fault-finding
    Cabling, Packet Sniffers, Port Mirroring, Techniques
  • Advanced Features
    Multicast Routing, Power Over Ethernet, Security, Filtering - Access Control Lists, Precision Time Protocols

Courses are now conducted by RMIT on-campus in Melbourne, and on-site anywhere in Australia and New Zealand. Comprising short courses of 2-4 day duration, these combine lectures with hands-on exercises to build skills and competency in network design, configuration, commissioning and troubleshooting. Content includes network fundamentals, layer 2 and 3 functions and network management software.

More information

RMIT Short Course Offering