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This course is a part of a package deal of nine courses in electricity and electronics onboard. 

This course covers low-speed networks: NMEA0183, NMEA2000, Seatalk NG, and Simnet. The course also goes in-depth with high-speed networks such as LAN and wireless networking. 

Also, the exchange of motor data over a J1939 network and connection to NMEA2000 is reviewed.

Wire colors, terminations, drop cables, and installation, including backbone, are reviewed. It explains how to connect different equipment, e.g., GPS to VHF.

Examples are shown of the communication phrases that are sent between different equipment on board. Here is how a PC can be used to display the sentences and how to generally troubleshoot networks.