IMINS2 – Managing Industrial Networking for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies v1.2

In this lab-intensive course, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully implement and troubleshoot the most common industry-standard protocols, along with wireless and security technologies, in today’s converged IT and industrial networks.


  • Functions of the OSI layers and TCP/IP model
  • Difference between enterprise and industrial networks
  • Troubleshoot common issues found in layers 1, 2, 3 of the OSI model
  • Functions and components of EtherNet/IP protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) on Cisco and Rockwell Automation (Stratix) switches
  • Functions and components of the PROFINET protocol
  • Configure PROFINET Protocols on Cisco Industrial Ethernet devices
  • Troubleshoot common PROFINET issues
  • Common network threats and how to configure basic security components (access lists and AAA features)
  • Configure a wireless network within an industrial environment

Target Audience

  • Information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) professionals
  • Plant administrators
  • Control systems engineers who will be involved with the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of networked industrial products and solutions, including those in the following industries:
    • Manufacturing
    • Process control
    • Oil and gas


The prerequisite knowledge and skills for this course are:

  • Understanding network fundamentals, including how to build simple LANs, and establish Internet and WAN connectivity
  • Managing network device security
  • Understanding basic IPv6
  • Understanding Cisco industrial networking solutions, including Cisco Industrial Ethernet switches, Rockwell Automation Stratix switches, and Cisco Connected Grid switches and routers
  • Interpreting network design and drawings, and recognizing zone and cell topologies
  • Installing industrial network components
  • Performing troubleshooting and basic maintenance tasks for networks

Expected Duration

5 day

Course Objectives

1. 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 Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Exploring Layer 3 Considerations

2. General Troubleshooting Issues

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

3. Ethernet/IP

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

4. 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

6. Configuring PROFINET

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

7. Troubleshooting PROFINET

  • Identifying PROFINET Troubleshooting Methods
  • Exploring PROFINET Troubleshooting Tools

8. Exploring Security Concerns

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

9. 802.11 Industrial Ethernet Wireless Networking

  • Understanding 802.11 Networks
  • Industrial WLAN Design Considerations