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Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details : https://www.globalknowledge.co.uk/courses/cisco/internet_of_things_iot/imins2.html

This lab intensive course developed in conjunction with Rockwell Automation, has been designed to provide plant administrators, control system engineers and traditional network engineers in the manufacturing, process control and oil and gas industries, with the skills required to successfully implement and troubleshoot the most common industry standard protocols. Best practices in Security and Wireless are also reviewed from an industrial networks perspective.

This course is job-role specific and enables you to achieve competency and skills to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot industry standard network protocols as well as wireless and security technologies to ensure that current infrastructures are maximized while developing a converged platform for flexibility to support future business outcomes. Students will be exposed to multiple industrial network technologies as well as products from Cisco and other industrial suppliers including Rockwell Automation.


Attendees should meet the following prereqisites:

  • Have attended IMINS or ICND1.

Industrial Networking Concepts and Components

  • Contrasting Enterprise and Industrial Environments
  • Configuration Tools for Industrial Ethernet Switches
  • Exploring Layer 2 Considerations
  • Layer 2 Resiliency Using Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Layer 2 Resiliency Considerations
  • Layer 2 Multicast Control and QoS
  • Exploring Layer 3 Considerations

General Troubleshooting Issues

  • Troubleshooting Methodologies
  • Troubleshooting Layer 1
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Issues
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 Issues


  • Exploring Ethernet/IP Communications
  • Exploring Hardware Capabilities
  • Exploring CIP Sync, CIP Motion, and CIP Safety
  • Exploring Embedded Switch Technology
  • Configuring Stratix Switches

Troubleshooting Ethernet/IP

  • Identifying Common EtherNet/IP Issues
  • EtherNet/IP Troubleshooting Methods and Tools


  • Describe PROFINET Functionality and Connection Method
  • Describing Basic PROFINET Devices
  • Understanding Ring Network Requirements

Configuring PROFINET

  • Enabling and Prioritizing PROFINET at L2
  • Integrating Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
  • Configuring PROFINET Alarms

Troubleshooting PROFINET

  • Identifying PROFINET Troubleshooting Methods
  • Exploring PROFINET Troubleshooting Tools

Exploring Security Concerns

  • Overview Of Defense-in-Depth Strategy
  • Controlling Access and Network Traffic

802.11 Industrial Ethernet Wireless Networking

  • Understanding 802.11 Networks
  • Industrial WLAN Design Considerations


  • Lab 1: Connecting to the remote LAB environment
  • Lab 2: Configuring 802.1q Trunks
  • Lab 3: Configuring and Applying Smartports Macros
  • Lab 4: Configuring and Applying Custom Smartports Macros
  • Lab 5: Configuring and Applying EtherChannel
  • Lab 6: Configuring Resilient Ethernet Protocol
  • Lab 7: Configuring Resilient Ethernet Protocol Features
  • Lab 8: Configuring and Verifying Storm Control
  • Lab 9: Verify IP IGMP Snooping
  • Lab 10: Configure QoS settings
  • Lab 11: Using IOS Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lab 12: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Endpoint Device Connectivity
  • Lab 13: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Inter-Switch Connectivity
  • Lab 14: Troubleshooting Broken REP Segment
  • Lab 15: Troubleshooting Layer 3
  • Lab 16: Perform a Packet Capture
  • Lab 17: Troubleshoot Network Issues
  • Lab 18: Configure CIP on Industrial Switches
  • Lab 19: Troubleshooting EtherNet/IP Communication Issues
  • Lab 20: Configuring PROFINET Support
  • Lab 21: Troubleshoot PROFINET Communication Issues
  • Lab 22: Configure Port Security Mechanisms
  • Lab 23: Configure AAA Authentication using Cisco ISE and 802.1x

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the Functions of the OSI Layers and TCP/IP Model and Recognize the Difference between Enterprise and Industrial Networks.
  • Troubleshoot Common Issues Found in Layers 1, 2 , 3 of the OSI Model.
  • Describe the Functions and Components of EtherNet/IP Protocols.
  • Configure and Troubleshoot CIP on Cisco and Stratix Switches
  • Describe the Functions and Components of the PROFINET Protocol
  • Configure PROFINET Protocols on Cisco Industrial Ethernet Devices
  • Troubleshoot Common PROFINET Issues
  • Identify Common Network Threats and Resolutions and Configure Basic Security Components (Access Lists and AAA Features)
  • Configure a Wireless Network within an Industrial Environment

This course is designed for IT and operations technology (OT) professionals and control engineers who will be involved with the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of networked industrial products and solutions for the following industries: Manufacturing, Process control and Oil and gas.

Recommended as preparation for exams:

  • 200-601 – Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies

Students looking to achieve the Cisco CCNA Industrial Certification will also need either the CCNA exam, the ICND1 exam or the IMINS exam.

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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