Training Course

ZigBee In Depth

  • 698
  • £2,085 +VAT
  • 3 days
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Why this ZigBee course?

This market-leading course from LEVER Technology Group PLC includes:

  • 20 hours of expert Instructor-led tuition
  • 15 lecture modules
  • Hands-on practical labs working with 802.15.4 / ZigBee
  • Comprehensive course materials developed by LEVER
  • 5-star lunches, refreshments, sodas, etc.
  • State-of-the-art training environment and equipment
  • Broadband Internet access, fax and telephony services available during your course
  • Certificate following course completion
  • Lifetime Post-Course Support

ZigBee Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Summarise, compare and contrast WLAN and WPAN technologies
  • List the features and benefits of 802.15.4/ZigBee.
  • Describe in overview the operation of 802.15.4/ZigBee.
  • Describe the applications for 802.15.4/ZigBee.
  • Describe the security issues and solutions for ZigBee. By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Define the key features and benefits of 802.15.4.
  • Describe the 802.15.4 standard and technologies employed by ZigBee.
  • Install and configure an 802.15.4 device.
  • Plan and Design 802.15.4 networks.
  • Create 802.15.4 applications.
  • Secure an 802.15.4 network

Who should attend this ZigBee course

  • People wanting a comprehensive coverage of IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) technology and application development.
    • Technical personnel
    • Applications developers,

LEVER also provide a one-day overview of 802.15.4 / ZigBee – course 697: Understanding IEEE 802.15.4 – ZigBee.

Non-technical personnel should attend course 697: Understanding IEEE 802.15.4 – ZigBee.

ZigBee Course Pre-requisites

Attendees should ideally have existing experience working in IT or data networking.

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this ZigBee training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.

ZigBee Training Course Content

ZigBee Evolution

  • Current 802.15.4 standards
  • Review of Wireless standards
  • Wireless networking basics
  • WLAN vs WPAN
  • What is ZigBee/802.15.4?
  • Networking capabilities
  • Data rates, ranges
  • 802.11b vs ZigBee
  • Bluetooth vs ZigBee
  • Target markets and applications
  • ZigBee demonstrations

802.15.4 Standards

  • Overview of IEEE WPAN standards
  • Features and services
  • 802.15.4 / ZigBee

802.15.4 Radio

  • Frequencies and modulation
  • Power output
  • DSSS spread spectrum
  • Modulation: BPSK/O-QPSK
  • Symbols, chips and bit rates
  • RF Channels

802.15.4 PHY

  • Review of the OSI 7 Layer Model
  • PHY data transfer primitives
  • The PHY packet
  • PHY PIB management
  • PHY primitives
  • Hands on lab: Working with PHY primitives

802.15.4 MAC layer: Data

  • The MAC layer overview
  • CSMA/CA MAC scheme
  • MAC Addresses
  • Frame types
  • Super frames
  • Overview of 802.15.4 data transfer
  • Data transfer primitives
  • Data frame analysis
  • Hands on lab: Practical networking with ZigBee

802.15.4 MAC layer: Data control

  • Data acquisition management
  • Service primitives
  • Command frames
  • Hands on lab: Using RX-ENABLE and POLL primitives

802.15.4 MAC layer: scan and join

  • Scan types
  • Association
  • Disassociation
  • Hands on lab: Joining and leaving a coordinated network

802.15.4 MAC layer: PAN maintenance

  • Starting beacons
  • Beacon frames and primitives
  • Orphan and synchronisation primitives
  • Hands on lab: Starting and synchronising with a beaconing network

802.15.4 MAC layer: PIB

  • GET, SET and RESET
  • Hands on lab: Using PIB primitives

802.15.4 Network topologies

  • Peer to peer topology
  • Star topology
  • Cluster tree
  • Roaming and bridging to other networks

Application development

  • Upper layer protocols
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • Sockets system interface
  • Other APIs

ZigBee Security

  • Wireless security issues
  • ZigBee
  • Security modes
  • ACL
  • Data encryption
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