Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2)

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About this Course

Gain the skills you need to successfully implement and troubleshoot the most common industry standard protocols. Our lab-intensive course, Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2) Version 1.0, builds on the Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) course. It teaches students how to deploy best practices used in security and wireless technologies for today’s industrial networks.

The IMINS2 course caters to plant administrators, control system engineers, and traditional network engineers in the oil and gas, process control, and manufacturing industries who are involved with the convergence of IT and industrial networks. It prepares students for the exam, Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies Certification (exam ID 200-601) and the Cisco Certified Network Associate Industrial (CCNA Industrial) certification.

This course is job and role-specific, enabling students to achieve competency and skills to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot industry standard network protocols as well as wireless and security technologies. Learn how to make full use of current infrastructures while developing a converged platform for flexibility to support future business outcomes. IMINS2 exposes students to multiple industrial network technologies in addition to products from Cisco and other industrial suppliers, including Rockwell Automation..

Audience Profile

This course is designed for IT and operations technology (OT) professionals as well as control engineers involved with the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of networked industrial products and solutions for the following industries:

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

At Course Completion

After you complete this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between enterprise and industrial networks
  • Understand the functions of the OSI layers and TCP/IP model
  • Troubleshoot common issues found in Layers 1, 2, and 3 of the OSI model
  • Describe the functions and components of Ethernet and IP protocols
  • Configure CIP on Cisco and Stratix managed switches
  • Troubleshoot common Ethernet and IP issues
  • 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
  • Configure basic security components (access lists and AAA features)
  • Configure a wireless network within an industrial environment


Knowledge and skills required:

  • College degree, or non-degreed qualified technician with two - three years’ experience in industrial networks
  • Familiarity with command-line and web-based interfaces
  • Solid understanding of networking and industrial protocols

You can achieve the prerequisite understanding of networking and industrial protocols through any of the following courses:
Cisco Electronic Learning and Training (ELT), located on the Cisco Learning Network website:

  • Networking Fundamentals for Industrial Control Systems (INICS)
  • Industrial Control Systems Fundamentals for Network Engineers (ICINS)

Rockwell Automation, located on its Training Services website:

  • Essentials of Industrial Networks for an OT Professional (CCP182)
  • Essentials of Industrial Automation for an IT Professional (CCP810)

Additionally, skills at a ’Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)’ or ’Interconnecting
Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) level are highly recommended.


Course Outline

Module 1: Industrial Networking Concepts and Components
Module 2: General Troubleshooting Issues
Module 3: Ethernet/IP
Module 4: Troubleshooting Ethernet/IP
Module 5: PROFINET
Module 6: Configuring PROFINET
Module 7: Troubleshooting PROFINET
Module 8: Exploring Security Concerns
Module 9: 802.11 Industrial Ethernet Wireless Networking

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1-1 Configuring Inter-switch 802.1q Trunk Links
  • Lab 1-2 Configuring and Applying Smartport Macros
  • Lab 1-3 Configuring and Applying Custom Smartport Macros
  • Lab 1-4 Configuring and Applying EtherChannels
  • Lab 1-5 Configuring Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP)
  • Lab 1-6 Configuring REP Features
  • Lab 1-7 Configuring and Verifying Storm Control
  • Lab 1-8 Verifying IP IGMP Snooping
  • Lab 1-9 Configuring QoS Settings
  • Lab 2-1 Troubleshooting Methods and Approaches
  • Lab 2-2 Using Cisco IOS©_ Software Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lab 2-3 Troubleshooting Layer 2 Endpoint Device Connectivity
  • Lab 2-4 Troubleshooting Layer 2 Inter-Switch Connectivity
  • Lab 2-5 Troubleshooting Broken REP Segments
  • Lab 2-6 Troubleshooting Layer 3 Issues
  • Lab 2-7 Performing a Packet Capture
  • Lab 2-8 Troubleshooting Network Issues
  • Lab 3-1 Configuring PTP on a Stratix Switch
  • Lab 4-1 Troubleshooting CIP Communication Issues
  • Lab 6-1 Configuring PROFINET Support
  • Lab 7-1 Troubleshooting PROFINET Communication Issues
  • Lab 8-1 Configuring Defense-In-Depth Attributes
  • Lab 8-2 Exploring Data Traffic Control
  • Lab 9-1 Configuring Autonomous Access Points
  • Lab 9-2 Configuring Autonomous Access Points as Workgroup Bridges