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Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies v1.0 - IMINS2

Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies v1.0 - IMINS2 Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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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.

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Intended Audience for this Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies v1.0 - IMINS2 Course

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

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Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies v1.0 - IMINS2 Course Objectives

  • » 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

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Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies v1.0 - IMINS2 Course Outline

      1. Industrial Networking Concepts and Components
        1. Contrasting Enterprise and Industrial Environments
          1. Industrial Ethernet Architecture
          2. IACS Network Design Requirements
          3. CPwE Composition
        2. Configuration Tools for Industrial Ethernet Switches
          1. Industrial Ethernet Switch Types
          2. Industrial Ethernet CLI Tools
          3. Industrial Ethernet GUI Tools
        3. Exploring Layer 2 Considerations
          1. Unicast, Multicast, and Broadcast Overview
          2. Planning VLANs for the Industrial Network
          3. 802.1q VLAN Trunking
          4. Discovery 1: Plan and Configure VLANs
          5. Smartports Macros
        4. Layer 2 Resiliency Using Spanning Tree Protocol
          1. Layer 2 Resiliency in the IACS Network.
          2. Managing Spanning Tree Protocol
          3. Types of Spanning Tree Protocols
          4. Spanning Tree Operation Review
          5. Discovery 2: Verify and Configure STP Settings
          6. Changing STP Priority
          7. Discovery 3: Configuring the STP priority
          8. Discovery 4: STP Path Manipulation
          9. PVRST+ Configuration
          10. RSTP Port Roles
          11. Spanning-Tree Port Types and States
          12. PortFast Configuration
          13. Verifying PVRST+
          14. Introducing MSTP
          15. Implementing MSTP
        5. Layer 2 Resiliency Considerations
          1. Unidirectional Link Failure
          2. Configuring UDLD
          3. FlexLinks in the Access Layer
          4. Configuring Link Aggregation using Etherchannel
          5. Describe EtherChannel
          6. Configuring Port Channels Using EtherChannel
          7. Verify EtherChannel
          8. Resilient Ethernet Protocol
          9. Discovery 5: Switch Alarm Configuration
          10. Discovery 6: Configure Power Supply Alarm to Monitor Dual Power Supplies
          11. Discovery 7: Configure and Apply Alarm Profile to Port
          12. Interface Storm Control
        6. Layer 2 Multicast Control and QoS
          1. Multicast Traffic Management
          2. Layer 2 Traffic Forwarding Review
          3. Multicast Addressing
          4. Internet Group Management Protocol
          5. IGMP Snooping
          6. Configuring IGMP and IGMP Snooping
          7. Verify IGMP and IGMP Snooping
          8. Layer 2 Quality of Service in the IACS
          9. Configuring QoS in the IACS
        7. Exploring Layer 3 Considerations
          1. IP Address usage in the IACS
          2. IP Routing Overview
          3. Dynamic Routing Protocol Overview
          4. Classful vs. Classless routing protocols
          5. Discovery 8: Configure and Verify Static Route
          6. Discovery 9: Configure Static IP route
          7. Discovery 10: Configure Static default IP route
          8. Traditional Network Address Translation
          9. Layer 2 Network Address Translation
          10. Discovery 11: Configure and Verify Layer 2 NAT
          11. VRF Lite
      2. General Troubleshooting Issues
        1. Troubleshooting Methodologies
          1. Troubleshooting Method
          2. Common Troubleshooting Approaches
          3. Built-in IOS Troubleshooting Tools
          4. CPU Utilization
          5. Troubleshoot Memory Issues
          6. Network Management System (NMS)
          7. View Syslog
          8. Read Log Messages
        2. Troubleshooting Layer 1
          1. Knowledge as a Tool
          2. Media Testing Tools
          3. Troubleshooting Physical Media
          4. Show Interface Error Counters
          5. Troubleshoot Copper Cables
        3. Troubleshooting Layer 2 Issues
          1. Layer 2 Troubleshooting Tools
          2. Troubleshooting Endpoint Device Connectivity
          3. Troubleshooting Inter-Switch Connectivity
          4. Troubleshoot STP Topology
          5. Troubleshooting REP
          6. Troubleshoot Error Disabled Ports
          7. Common Layer 2 Issues
          8. Configuration Issues
          9. Traffic Issues
          10. Switch Hardware Failure
        4. Troubleshooting Layer 3 Issues
          1. Layer 3 Troubleshooting Tools
          2. Identify Layer 3 Routes
          3. Determine the Communication Path
          4. Nonfunctional Network Nodes
          5. Troubleshoot Packet Loss
          6. Perform a Packet Capture
          7. Information About SPAN and RSPAN
      3. Ethernet/IP
        1. Exploring Ethernet/IP Communications
          1. Exploring EtherNet/IP Communications
          2. CIP
          3. EtherNet/IP
          4. CIP Protocol Characteristics
          5. CIP Connection Types
          6. Object Modeling
          7. CIP Communications
          8. CIP Messaging
          9. CIP Models
          10. Producer/Consumer Model
          11. Unicast vs. MulticastFactors
          12. CIP Data Flow Consumer
          13. Consumer and Producer I/O Communications
        2. Exploring Hardware Capabilities
          1. EtherNet/IP Endpoints
          2. Implicit vs. Explicit Messaging
          3. CIP I/O Connections
          4. ControlLogix Redundancy
          5. Device Profiles
          6. I/O Assembly Instances
          7. Add-On Profiles
          8. Produced/Consumed Tags
          9. I/O Connections
          10. Optimizing RPI
          11. EtherNet/IP Considerations
        3. Exploring CIP Sync, CIP Motion, and CIP Safety
          1. CIP Sync
          2. Precision Time Protocol
          3. CIP Sync
          4. CIP Sync Requirements
          5. Quality of Service
          6. Clock Types and Precision Time Protocol Modes
          7. Best Master Clock
          8. Precision Time Protocol Messages.
          9. Precision Time Protocol Priority
          10. Troubleshooting Precision Time Protocol
          11. Discovery 12: Configure and Verify Precision Time Protocol on the Cisco IE 2000 Series Switch
          12. Discovery 13: Configure and Verify Precision Time Protocol on the Cisco IE 3000 Series Switch
          13. CIP Motion
          14. CIP Safety
          15. CIP Safety Wireshark
        4. Exploring Embedded Switch Technology
          1. Embedded Switch Technology
          2. Device-Level Ring Network
          3. Layer 2 Resiliency Protocols Compared
          4. Embedded Switch Technology Use Cases
          5. Embedded Switch Technology Features
          6. Embedded Switch Technology Considerations
        5. Configuring Stratix Switches
          1. Add-On Profiles
          2. Stratix Switch Configuration
          3. Discovery 14: Add a Stratix 5700 Switch Add-On Profile (AOP) to a Studio 5000 Logix Designer Application
          4. Discovery 15: Configure a Stratix 5700 Switch Using an Add-On Profile (AOP) in a Studio 5000 Logix Designer Application
          5. SD Flash Sync
          6. Save/Restore
      4. Troubleshooting Ethernet/IP
        1. Identifying Common EtherNet/IP Issues
          1. Connectivity Issues
          2. Troubleshooting Device-Level Ring (DLR) Networks
          3. Performance Issues
        2. EtherNet/IP Troubleshooting Methods and Tools
          1. Troubleshooting Methods Review
          2. RSLinx Classic
          3. Studio 5000 Logix Designer
          4. Command Line Interface
          5. HMI
          6. Device Manager Web Interface
          7. Wireshark
      5. PROFINET
        1. Describe PROFINET Functionality and Connection Method
          1. Protocol Characteristics
          2. Discovery and Configuration Protocol
          3. PROFINET Communications
          4. PROFINET Models
          5. Optimizing PROFINET
          6. PROFIsafe
        2. Describing Basic PROFINET Devices
          1. Conformance Classes Build on One Another
          2. Conformance Class C is synchronous, while Conformance Classes A and B are cyclic.
          3. Conformance Class A
          4. Conformance Class B
          5. Conformance Class C
        3. Understanding Ring Network Requirements
          1. Network Redundancy
          2. Controller Redundancy
          3. Device Redundancy
      6. Configuring PROFINET
        1. Enabling and Prioritizing PROFINET at L2
          1. Configure a Switch for PROFINET Communication
          2. Discovery 16: Disable and Enable PROFINET
          3. Configure Layer 2 QoS
          4. Discovery 17: Configure L2 Quality of Service
        2. Integrating Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
          1. Cisco Switch Configuration
          2. Cisco Switch Validation
        3. Configuring PROFINET Alarms
          1. Configure an Alarm
          2. Discovery 18: Configure an Alarm
          3. Discovery 19: Verify an Alarm
      7. Troubleshooting PROFINET
        1. Identifying PROFINET Troubleshooting Methods
          1. Review: Troubleshooting Method
          2. Review: Troubleshooting Method
          3. Connectivity Issues
          4. Performance Issues
          5. Discovery 20: Adjust the Update Time for a Switch
        2. Exploring PROFINET Troubleshooting Tools
          1. Discovery 21: CLI/Prompt Commands
          2. Web Interface
          3. Discovery 22: Analyze ProfiNET Traffic using Wireshark
          4. SNMP-OPC Server
      8. Exploring Security Concerns
        1. Overview Of Defense-in-Depth Strategy
          1. Identify Threats in the IACS network
          2. Attack Continuum
          3. New Security Model Approach
          4. Define the Defense-in-Depth Strategy
          5. Integrated Security Features for Industrial Ethernet Products
          6. Security Policy Lifecycle
        2. Controlling Access and Network Traffic
          1. User and Device Access Control
          2. Using AAA features
          3. Using Access Control Lists
          4. ACL Operation
          5. Discovery 23: Examine Basic traffic Control using ACL
          6. Using 802.1x and Cisco ISE
          7. Cisco Identity Services Engine
          8. Using Port Security
          9. Using DHCP Snooping
          10. Using Dynamic ARP Inspection
          11. Using Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
          12. Using VLANs as Security
          13. Using Firewalls
          14. Using Secure Remote Access
          15. Using IPS/IDS
        3. 802.11 Industrial Ethernet Wireless Networking
          1. Understanding 802.11 Networks
          2. 802.11 Overview
          3. Wireless Infrastructure Devices
          4. Ad Hoc Networks
          5. Infrastructure Mode
          6. Service Set Identifiers
          7. Workgroup Bridges
          8. Repeaters
          9. Non-802.11 Radio Interferers
          10. 802.11 Standards for Channels and Speeds
          11. Describing Wireless Security Components
          12. Key Management
          13. 802.1X/EAP Framework
        4. Industrial WLAN Design Considerations
          1. Industrial Wireless Introduction
          2. Industrial Wireless IACS Use Cases
          3. WLAN Architecture Types
          4. Wireless Client Types
          5. WLAN Equipment Topologies
          6. Performing a Wireless Site Survey
          7. Autonomous and Unified CPwE WLAN Architectures
          8. Discovery 24: Explore Wireless LAN Controller
          9. Configure Workgroup Bridge Mode on Access Point
          10. Discovery 25: Configure Wireless Workgroup Bridge on Stratix 5100
      9. Lab
        1. Connecting to the remote LAB environment
        2. Configuring 802.1q Trunks
        3. Configuring and Applying Smartports Macros
        4. Configuring and Applying Custom Smartports Macros
        5. Configuring and Applying EtherChannel
        6. Configuring Resilient Ethernet Protocol
        7. Configuring Resilient Ethernet Protocol Features
        8. Configuring and Verifying Storm Control
        9. Verify IP IGMP Snooping
        10. Configure QoS settings
        11. Using IOS Troubleshooting Tools
        12. Troubleshooting Layer 2 Endpoint Device Connectivity
        13. Troubleshooting Layer 2 Inter-Switch Connectivity
        14. Troubleshooting Broken REP Segment
        15. Troubleshooting Layer 3
        16. Perform a Packet Capture
        17. Troubleshoot Network Issues
        18. Configure CIP on Industrial Switches
        19. Troubleshooting EtherNet/IP Communication Issues
        20. Configuring PROFINET Support
        21. Troubleshoot PROFINET Communication Issues
        22. Configure Port Security Mechanisms
        23. Configure AAA Authentication using Cisco ISE and 802.1x

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.


David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.


Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.


William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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