Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) v1.3 is a 5-day instructor-led course designed to help ensure that Industrial Network Engineer professionals have foundational skills for the implementation, operation, and support of networked industrial products and solutions. This course prepares you to take the Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist Certification exam (exam ID 200-401).
This course will enable you to achieve competency and skills to install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial network systems while helping ensure network availability, reliability, and cyber security in your company


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) and Connected Grid switches (CGS), and Cisco Connected Grid routers (CGR)
  • Interpret design and drawings, recognize industrial topologies and access reference materials
  • Install industrial network components
  • Deploy industrial network components
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks
  • Troubleshoot network and control issues


The course contains these components:
  • Cisco Industrial Networking Solution
    • Cisco Industry-Specific Solutions
    • Networking Features
    • Switching Platform
    • Routing Platforms
    • Configuration and Management Tools
  • Industrial Network Design and Connections
    • Network and Control Designs and Drawings
    • Describing Industrial Networking Deployment Considerations
  • Installation
    • Cabling Installation and Testing for Industrial Networks
    • Installing the Switch or Router
  • Deployment
    • Initial Switch or Router Parameters
    • Layer 2 Switch Parameters
    • Layer 3 Switch Parameters
    • Configuring Industrial Ethernet
    • Installing End-Point Devices
    • Cyber Security
  • Maintenance
    • Maintenance Tasks for Industrial Infrastructure Devices
    • Monitoring End-Device Operations
    • Cisco Configuration Files and Software Images
  • Troubleshooting
    • Monitoring System Status
    • Troubleshooting Layer 1-3
    • Troubleshooting with Vendor Support
  • Labs
    • Platform Discovery of the Cisco IE 2000, IE 2000U, and IE 3000 Series Switches, Cisco 2520 Connected Grid Switch and Cisco 2010 Connected Grid Router
    • Interpreting network and control designs and drawings
    • Configuring Initial Switch Parameters
    • Configuring Layer 2 Switch Parameters
    • Configuring IP and DHCP
    • Configuring PTP
    • Configuring CIP
    • Configuring Switch Security
    • Configure SSH and HTPPS
    • Performing IE Switch Maintenance
    • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Network Issues
    • Troubleshooting Control Issues

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course include a college degree with two to three years of experience, or equivalent industry experience. Also you should take the following Cisco Electronic Learning and Training (ELT) courses to achieve basic understanding of networking and industrial protocols:
  • Networking Fundamentals for Industrial Control Systems (INICS)
  • Industrial Control Systems Fundamentals for Network Engineers (ICINS)

Associated certifications