Equipment set TP 1333: networks and IT Security

Equipment set TP 1333: networks and IT Security

IT security plays an ever-increasing role in more and more professions. Mechatronic engineers, industrial electronic engineers and IT specialists need sound professional qualifications. Training package TP 1333 offers this over a range of subjects based on a wide range of training scenarios.

Equipment set TP 1333 contains components for the setup of example networks that serve to communicate all important fundamentals of IT security:

  • 2x EduTrainers with integrated electricity supply and one each of S615 router and XC208 switch
  • 1x Ethernet cable set
  • 1x Festo NetLab Toolkit configuration software
  • 1x configuration files for the exercises with S615 router and XC208 switch
  • 1x workbook, in printed form and on a USB data carrier

The equipment is configured for two workstations. The individual modules can be adapted to the spatial situation in the classroom or laboratory. The modules can be positioned flexibly to solve the exercises: on worktables or in an A4 mounting frame. The two EduTrainers with Siemens router and switch form the core of equipment set TP 1333.

The enclosed Festo NetLab Toolkit (NLTK) configuration software enables the configuration of network and safety functions. Examples of such functions include setting an IP address, clearing the ARP address memory, and importing and deleting NetLab hierarchy certificates. The NLTK requires one-off admin rights when launched, and makes the necessary functions available to the students. During the teaching unit, there is no further need to enter the administrator password.

The enclosed workbook contains detailed practical exercises on applications that are becoming increasingly important in the industry. Theoretical foundations supplement the exercises perfectly. Pre-configured software setups and sample solutions optimize laboratory-based learning. Exercises 1 to 4 can be carried out separately at one workstation. Exercises 5 and 6 are carried out jointly at neighboring workstations. The workbook covers the following key cyber security topics in everyday industrial situations:

  • switching and monitoring
  • address allocation in production networks
  • routing and firewall functions
  • VLAN-separated manufacturing networks
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

To complete the exercises in their entirety, two PLCs and two PCs with a Windows 10  operating system are required. The PLC must allow external adjustment of IP address e.g. project with the "IP address is set directly at the device" setting. Alternatively, control with factory settings should be possible.

Special license rules apply for schools and educational institutes in the commercial sector.