Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies

  • Tuition USD $4,195
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  • Course Code IMINS2-v-1-0
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco® Technologies (IMINS2) Version 1.0 is a lab intensive course, which helps students with the skills required to successfully implement and troubleshoot the most common industry standard protocols while leveraging best practices needed in Security and Wireless technologies for today's industrial networks. The IMINS2 course, developed in conjunction with Rockwell Automation, helps plant administrators, control system engineers and traditional network engineers in the manufacturing, process control, and oil and gas industries, who will be involved with the convergence of IT and Industrial networks. This course also helps you prepare for the Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies Certification exam (exam ID 200-601) and (having completed required prerequisites) qualify for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Industrial (CCNA Industrial) certification. 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

Skills Gained

  • 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

Who Can Benefit

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


  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Expand small- to medium-sized networks with WAN connectivity
  • Describe IPv6 basics
  • Identify Cisco industrial networking solutions
  • Describe Cisco Industrial Ethernet switches, Rockwell Automation Stratix switches,
  • and Cisco Connected Grid switches and routers
  • Interpret design and drawings
  • Recognize zone and cell topologies
  • Install industrial network components
  • Deploy industrial network components
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks on the network
  • Troubleshoot network and control issues

Course Details

Module 1: Industrial Networking Concepts and Components

Lesson 1: Contrasting Enterprise and Industrial Environments

  • Industrial Ethernet Architecture
  • IACS Network Design Requirements
  • CPwE Composition
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Configuration Tools for Industrial Ethernet Switches

  • Industrial Ethernet Switch Types
  • Industrial Ethernet CLI Tools
  • Industrial Ethernet GUI Tools
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Exploring Layer 2 Considerations

  • Unicast, Multicast, and Broadcast Overview
  • Planning VLANs for the Industrial Network
  • 802.1q VLAN Trunking
  • Discovery 1: Plan and Configure VLANs
  • Smartports Macros
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Layer 2 Resiliency Using Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Layer 2 Resiliency in the IACS Network.
  • Managing Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Types of Spanning Tree Protocols
  • Spanning Tree Operation Review
  • Discovery 2: Verify and Configure STP Settings
  • Changing STP Priority
  • Discovery 3: Configuring the STP priority
  • Discovery 4: STP Path Manipulation
  • PVRST+ Configuration
  • RSTP Port Roles
  • Spanning-Tree Port Types and States
  • PortFast Configuration
  • Verifying PVRST+
  • Introducing MSTP
  • Implementing MSTP
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Layer 2 Resiliency Considerations

  • Unidirectional Link Failure
  • Configuring UDLD
  • FlexLinks in the Access Layer
  • Configuring Link Aggregation using Etherchannel
  • Describe EtherChannel
  • Configuring Port Channels Using EtherChannel
  • Verify EtherChannel
  • Resilient Ethernet Protocol
  • Discovery 5: Switch Alarm Configuration
  • Discovery 6: Configure Power Supply Alarm to Monitor Dual Power
  • Supplies
  • Discovery 7: Configure and Apply Alarm Profile to Port
  • Interface Storm Control
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Layer 2 Multicast Control and QoS

  • Multicast Traffic Management
  • Layer 2 Traffic Forwarding Review
  • Multicast Addressing
  • Internet Group Management Protocol
  • IGMP Snooping
  • Configuring IGMP and IGMP Snooping
  • Verify IGMP and IGMP Snooping
  • Layer 2 Quality of Service in the IACS
  • Configuring QoS in the IACS
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Exploring Layer 3 Considerations

  • IP Address usage in the IACS
  • IP Routing Overview
  • Dynamic Routing Protocol Overview
  • Classful vs. Classless routing protocols
  • Discovery 8: Configure and Verify Static Route
  • Discovery 9: Configure Static IP route
  • Discovery 10: Configure Static default IP route
  • Traditional Network Address Translation
  • Layer 2 Network Address Translation
  • Discovery 11: Configure and Verify Layer 2 NAT
  • VRF Lite
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Module Summary Lesson 9: Module Self-Check

Module 2: General Troubleshooting Issues

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Methodologies

  • Troubleshooting Method
  • Common Troubleshooting Approaches
  • Built-in IOS Troubleshooting Tools
  • CPU Utilization
  • Troubleshoot Memory Issues
  • Network Management System (NMS)
  • View Syslog
  • Read Log Messages
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Layer 1

  • Knowledge as a Tool
  • Media Testing Tools
  • Troubleshooting Physical Media
  • Show Interface Error Counters
  • Troubleshoot Copper Cables
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Issues

  • Layer 2 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Endpoint Device Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Inter-Switch Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot STP Topology
  • Troubleshooting REP
  • Troubleshoot Error Disabled Ports
  • Common Layer 2 Issues
  • Configuration Issues
  • Traffic Issues
  • Switch Hardware Failure
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Layer 3 Issues

  • Layer 3 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Identify Layer 3 Routes
  • Determine the Communication Path
  • Nonfunctional Network Nodes
  • Troubleshoot Packet Loss
  • Perform a Packet Capture
  • Information About SPAN and RSPAN
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Module Summary

  • References

Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Ethernet/IP

Lesson 1: Exploring Ethernet/IP Communications

  • Exploring EtherNet/IP Communications
  • CIP
  • EtherNet/IP
  • CIP Protocol Characteristics
  • CIP Connection Types
  • Object Modeling
  • CIP Communications
  • CIP Messaging
  • CIP Models
  • Producer/Consumer Model
  • Unicast vs. MulticastFactors
  • CIP Data Flow Consumer
  • Consumer and Producer I/O Communications
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Exploring Hardware Capabilities

  • EtherNet/IP Endpoints
  • Implicit vs. Explicit Messaging
  • CIP I/O Connections
  • ControlLogix Redundancy
  • Device Profiles
  • I/O Assembly Instances
  • Add-On Profiles
  • Produced/Consumed Tags
  • I/O Connections
  • Optimizing RPI
  • EtherNet/IP Considerations
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Exploring CIP Sync, CIP Motion, and CIP Safety

  • CIP Sync
  • Precision Time Protocol
  • CIP Sync
  • CIP Sync Requirements
  • Quality of Service
  • Clock Types and Precision Time Protocol Modes
  • Best Master Clock
  • Precision Time Protocol Messages.
  • Precision Time Protocol Priority
  • Troubleshooting Precision Time Protocol
  • Discovery 12: Configure and Verify Precision Time Protocol on the Cisco IE
  • 2000 Series Switch
  • Discovery 13: Configure and Verify Precision Time Protocol on the Cisco IE
  • 3000 Series Switch
  • CIP Motion
  • CIP Safety
  • CIP Safety Wireshark
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Exploring Embedded Switch Technology

  • Embedded Switch Technology
  • Device-Level Ring Network
  • Layer 2 Resiliency Protocols Compared
  • Embedded Switch Technology Use Cases
  • Embedded Switch Technology Features
  • Embedded Switch Technology Considerations
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Configuring Stratix Switches

  • Add-On Profiles
  • Stratix Switch Configuration
  • Discovery 14: Add a Stratix 5700 Switch Add-On Profile (AOP) to a Studio
  • 5000 Logix Designer Application
  • Discovery 15: Configure a Stratix 5700 Switch Using an Add-On Profile
  • (AOP) in a Studio 5000 Logix Designer Application
  • SD Flash Sync
  • Save/Restore
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Module Summary Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Troubleshooting Ethernet/IP

Lesson 1: Identifying Common EtherNet/IP Issues

  • Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshooting Device-Level Ring (DLR) Networks
  • Performance Issues
  • Summary

Lesson 2: EtherNet/IP Troubleshooting Methods and Tools

  • Troubleshooting Methods Review
  • RSLinx Classic
  • Studio 5000 Logix Designer
  • Command Line Interface
  • HMI
  • Device Manager Web Interface
  • Wireshark
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 5: PROFINET

Lesson 1: Describe PROFINET Functionality and Connection Method

  • Protocol Characteristics
  • Discovery and Configuration Protocol
  • PROFINET Communications
  • PROFINET Models
  • Optimizing PROFINET
  • PROFIsafe
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Describing Basic PROFINET Devices

  • Conformance Classes Build on One Another
  • Conformance Class C is synchronous, while Conformance Classes
  • A and B are cyclic.
  • Conformance Class A
  • Conformance Class B
  • Conformance Class C
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Understanding Ring Network Requirements

  • Network Redundancy
  • Controller Redundancy
  • Device Redundancy
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Module Summary Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Configuring PROFINET

Lesson 1: Enabling and Prioritizing PROFINET at L2

  • Configure a Switch for PROFINET Communication
  • Discovery 16: Disable and Enable PROFINET
  • Configure Layer 2 QoS
  • Discovery 17: Configure L2 Quality of Service
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Integrating Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches

  • Cisco Switch Configuration
  • Cisco Switch Validation
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Configuring PROFINET Alarms

  • Configure an Alarm
  • Discovery 18: Configure an Alarm
  • Discovery 19: Verify an Alarm
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Module Summary Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 7: Troubleshooting PROFINET

Lesson 1: Identifying PROFINET Troubleshooting Methods

  • Review: Troubleshooting Method
  • Review: Troubleshooting Method
  • Connectivity Issues
  • Performance Issues
  • Discovery 20: Adjust the Update Time for a Switch
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Exploring PROFINET Troubleshooting Tools

  • Discovery 21: CLI/Prompt Commands
  • Web Interface
  • Discovery 22: Analyze ProfiNET Traffic using Wireshark
  • SNMP-OPC Server
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 8: Exploring Security Concerns

Lesson 1: Overview Of Defense-in-Depth Strategy

  • Identify Threats in the IACS network
  • Attack Continuum
  • New Security Model Approach
  • Define the Defense-in-Depth Strategy
  • Integrated Security Features for Industrial Ethernet Products
  • Security Policy Lifecycle
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Controlling Access and Network Traffic

  • User and Device Access Control
  • Using AAA features
  • Using Access Control Lists
  • ACL Operation
  • Discovery 23: Examine Basic traffic Control using ACL
  • Using 802.1x and Cisco ISE
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Using Port Security
  • Using DHCP Snooping
  • Using Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • Using Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
  • Using VLANs as Security
  • Using Firewalls
  • Using Secure Remote Access
  • Using IPS/IDS
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 9: 802.11 Industrial Ethernet Wireless Networking

Lesson 1: Understanding 802.11 Networks

  • 802.11 Overview
  • Wireless Infrastructure Devices
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Infrastructure Mode
  • Service Set Identifiers
  • Workgroup Bridges
  • Repeaters
  • Non-802.11 Radio Interferers
  • 802.11 Standards for Channels and Speeds
  • Describing Wireless Security Components
  • Key Management
  • 802.1X/EAP Framework
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Industrial WLAN Design Considerations

  • Industrial Wireless Introduction
  • Industrial Wireless IACS Use Cases
  • WLAN Architecture Types
  • Wireless Client Types
  • WLAN Equipment Topologies
  • Performing a Wireless Site Survey
  • Autonomous and Unified CPwE WLAN Architectures
  • Discovery 24: Explore Wireless LAN Controller
  • Configure Workgroup Bridge Mode on Access Point
  • Discovery 25: Configure Wireless Workgroup Bridge on Stratix 5100
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

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