Essentials of Industrial Ethernet Networks for an OT Professional (CCP182)

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About this Course

In this course, you will learn how to verify communications between devices, recognize data transmission types, and differentiate between OSI Model Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching functions.

You will also identify the routing process, monitor a switch using Device Manager and CLI commands, and work with IOS configuration files. This course prepares you to more clearly understand key IT terms and concepts for communicating with other professionals on Connected Enterprise projects.

Audience Profile

Operations technology (OT) professionals (such as control engineers) and others responsible for installing, configuring, and/or maintaining industrial devices on an Ethernet network should attend this course. 

At Course Completion

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic Ethernet networking skills, terminology, and concepts apply these skills when performing advanced network specification, configuration, and troubleshooting tasks


To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisite is required:

  • Ability to perform basic Windows operating system tasks 

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Interpreting an Ethernet Network Hardware Layout
  • Verifying Communications between Two Ethernet Devices
  • Interpreting Basic Data Flow of Host-to-Host Ethernet Communications
  • Recognizing Ethernet Data Transmission Types
  • Recognizing Layer 2 Switching Functions on an Ethernet Network

Day 2

  • Recognizing Ethernet Network Loop Avoidance Protocols
  • Interpreting the Network Address Translation (NAT) Scheme for an Ethernet Network
  • Accessing Ethernet Switch Information Using CLI Commands
  • Recognizing Layer 3 Switching Functions on an Ethernet Network
  • Copying and Removing IOS Configuration Files on an Ethernet Switch 

Hands-On Practice

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to apply the Ethernet concepts and skills you have learned through a variety of hands-on exercises:

  • Exercises focus on and reinforce the skills introduced in each lesson.
  • Exercises are performed on an EtherNet/IP workstation and/or use a variety of software tools. 

Student Materials

To enhance and facilitate your learning experience, the following materials are provided as part of the course package:

Student Lessons:

  • Includes the key concepts, definitions, examples, and activities

Lab Book:

  • Provides learning activities and hands-on practice

EtherNet/IP Procedures Guide:

  • Provides the steps required to complete tasks common to configuring devices to communicate over an EtherNet/IP network.

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference:

  • Contains comprehensive list of switch and router commands

Using the Command-Line Interface:

  • Part of the Cisco Systems Software Configuration Guide, (Industrial Ethernet 2000 Switch)
  • Shows more detailed breakdown of Cisco interface