Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)

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About this Course

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, developed in conjunction with Rockwell Automation,helps plant administrators, control systemengineers and traditional network engineers understand networking technologies that are needed in today’s connected plants and enterprises. This course also helps you prepare for the Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist Certification exam (exam ID200-401) 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 yourcompany. Students will be exposed to multiple industrial network technologies as well as products from Cisco and other industrial suppliers including Rockwell Automation.

Audience Profile

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
  • Oilandgas
  • Other industries as applicable

At Course Completion

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

  • 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
  • Identifyindustrialnetworkcomponentinstallationrequirements
  • Configure industrial network components
  • Performbasicmaintenancetasks
  • Troubleshoot common network and control issues You will meet these objectives through hands-on practice using remotely-located equipment. You will interact with the equipment using four networking tools:
  • Command line interface
  • DeviceManager
  • Cisco Network Assistant
  • Cisco Configuration Professional


The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course include a college degree or non-degreed qualified technician with 2-3 years experience in industrial networks. Because of the hands-on nature of the course, you should be familiar with command line and web-based interfaces. Also, you should have a solid understanding of networking and industrial protocols which you can achieve through any of the following courses: 

  • Cisco Electronic Learning & 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 the Training Services website:

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



Course Outline

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

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Platform Discovery of Industrial Network Switches and Routers
  • Lab 2: Interpreting Network and Control Designs and Drawings
  • Lab 3: Configuring Initial Switch Parameters
  • Lab 4: Configuring Layer 2 Switch Parameters
  • Lab 5: Configuring IP and DHCP
  • Lab 6: Configuring PTP
  • Lab 7: Configuring CIP
  • Lab 8: Configuring MODBUS TCP
  • Lab 9: Configuring Switch Security
  • Lab 10: Configuring SSH and HTPPS
  • Lab 11: Maintaining Industrial Ethernet Switches
  • Lab 12: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Network Issues
  • Lab 13: Troubleshooting Layer 3 Network Issues
  • Lab 14: Troubleshooting Control Issues