Prerequisites

It is recommended that you have a the following knowledge and skills:

  • a college degree or non-degreed qualified technician with 2-3 years experience in industrial networks
  • familiar with command line and web-based interfaces due to hands-on nature of the course
  • a solid understanding of networking and industrial protocols which you can achieve through any of the following courses

For OT Professionals
Networking Fundamentals for Industrial Control Systems (INICS)
Essentials of Industrial Ethernet Networks for an OT Professional (CCP182)

For IT Professionals
Industrial Control Systems Fundamentals for Network Engineers (ICINS)
Essentials of Industrial Automation for an IT Professional (CCP810)

Course Content

Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) Version 1.1 is a lab-based course which helps students with the foundational skills needed for the management and administration of networked industrial control systems. The IMINS course helps plant administrators, control system engineers and traditional network engineers understand networking technologies that are needed in todays connected plants and enterprises. This course also helps you prepare for the Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist Certification exam (exam ID 200-401) and qualify for the Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist certification. This course is job-role specific and enables you to achieve competency and skills to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial network systems while helping to ensure network availability, reliability, and Internet security throughout your company. Students will be exposed to multiple industrial network technologies as well as products from Cisco and other industrial suppliers including Rockwell Automation. Course Objectives:

  • Describe Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) Switches, Cisco Connected Grid™ Switches and Routers, and Rockwell Automation® Stratix™ Switches
  • Interpret designs and drawings, recognize industrial topologies, and access reference materials
  • Identify industrial network component installation requirements
  • Configure industrial network components
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks
  • Troubleshoot common network and control issues

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Industrial Networking Solutions and Products
  • Module 2: Industrial Network Documentation and Deployment Considerations
  • Module 3: Installing Industrial Network Switches, Routers, and Cabling
  • Module 4: Deploying Industrial Ethernet Devices
  • Module 5: Maintaining Industrial Ethernet Networks
  • Module 6: Troubleshooting Industrial Ethernet Networks

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for IT and operations technology (OT) professionals and control engineers who will be involved with the configuration, operation, and support of networked industrial products and solutions for the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Process control
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other industries as applicable