IEC 60870-5-101 Protocol Course

Training Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 08:00 to Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 16:00
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 08:00 to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 16:00
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 08:00 to Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 16:00


Course Description

The 101 Protocol Training is an intensive course that covers all aspects of the 101 protocol. Learn the open standards-based protocol that serves as the communication link between substation computers, RTUs (Remote Terminal Units), IEDs (Intelligent Electronic Devices) and master stations.



3 days


Intended Audience

Typical participants include SCADA engineers, technicians and other persons responsible for evaluating or implementing substation architecture or HMI software, testing, implementing and troubleshooting substation communication devices.

This training module is intended for Telecontrol Technicians/Engineers who have relevant Telecontrol experience and who intend working with the any RTU


Key Course Objectives

  • To provide the required background of the protocols to enable the student to analyze 101 protocol related data.
  • Understand the 101 message structure
  • Understand device polling
  • Understand time synchronization and time-stamped events
  • Understand and troubleshoot DNP systems
  • Learn the benefits and practical uses for the DNP3 protocol
  • Using the ASE2000 communications test set to simulate a 101 Master/101 Slave and to monitor DNP communications


Course outline

  • Course Overview – Note: That this will always be on the 1st day of any training course
  • Introduction to protocols
  • Protocol structure
  • Message sequencing
  • Message structure
  • OSI layers implemented
  • DU / Object detail
  • Test & Accreditation
  • Test Feedback


Pre-requisites/required skills/knowledge

  • An understanding of RTU and SCADA concepts.
  • A working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Windows
  • Relevant telecontrol experience
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