The Mission of the Industrial Ethernet University:
  • To educate the public on the workings and benefits of Ethernet
  • To provide a forum for discussion of issues affecting the controls industry
  • To provide an opportunity for individual recognition

What is the purpose of the university?

The purpose of the university is to educate the public on the benefits of deploying Industrial Ethernet in a variety of solutions for applications. Understanding Industrial Ethernet technology can become a confusing process. The university has structured course work where students can learn at their own pace.
What is taught at the university?

Students are taught the basics of Industrial Ethernet from the physical and data link layers up through the network, transport and application layers. All material comes from the IEEE Std. 802.3 and relevant Request for Comments (RFCs). The material is vendor-neutral since the purpose of the university is to educate the public for the benefit of the industry.
 

What prompted creation of the university?

Industrial Ethernet has become the network of choice for instrumentation, monitoring and control applications. Yet, few people understand the technology. Given proper knowledge, the success of your Ethernet project will be assured.

What is waiting at the end?

Should the courses be completed, a graduate will be sent a certificate of completion as well as have the option to add his/her name to the list of Industrial Ethernet Alumni. Graduation is not mandatory. Students can pick and choose courses of interest. Best of all, it's FREE.