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Industrial Networking Training


As industrial networks move from proprietary networks to IP-based networks, those responsible for developing and maintaining these networks are faced with the considerable challenge of managing the underlying complexity and scope of technologies that were developed for the IT world.

Our 3-day course, delivered By Cisco CCNA certified instructors with industrial networking experience, guides delegates through the basics of industrial networking, switching and network security.

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3 Day Course
£1800 / €2350 / $2350
Available virtually

2024 Available Dates

23 – 25 April


14 – 16 May


18 – 20 June


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Course Outline

SolutionsPT is an authorised training partner for Wiley, the renowned technical publisher. Our training course uses the Wiley Cisco CCENT Study Guide, together with associated presentation materials.
This guide is complemented by specific OT Networking course notes. Each delegate receives a copy of the notes and the Study Guide.


Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to meet the needs and experience level of Automation Engineers responsible for managing today’s Ethernet-based industrial networks. The course also provides a good platform for those wishing to continue their training in order to become Cisco-certified and/or Hirschmann-certified.



A basic understanding of industrial networking and binary notation.

The course provides a practical understanding of industrial networking, using training rigs comprising of:

• Layer 3 and Layer 2 devices
• Access switches in a ring network
• Industrial firewalls

A combination of Cisco and Hirschmann products will be used. During the course, delegates will be guided through the basics of industrial networking, network switching and network security.


Course Agenda

SolutionsPT has a flexible approach to training. This course can be delivered at our offices in Cheadle or, if required, on-site at your premises.

Day 1 - Networking Basics
• Basics of the OSI 7-layer model (in particular, how it helps in troubleshooting)
• Hubs, switches and routers
• IP Addressing and Subnetting
• MAC address tables and ARP
• TCP and UDP
• How a packet traverses
a network
• Network troubleshooting (Ping, Tracert, ARP, Wireshark)
• Practical exercises

Day 2 - Network Switching
• Unicast, multicast and broadcast
• Spanning Tree protocol
• VLAN basics
• VLAN trunks
• VLAN routing
• Practical exercises
• VLAN Propagation

Day 3 - Security
• Cyber Security Overview
• Secure management (HTTPS, SSH)
• Port security
• Access-control lists
• Firewalls
• Common vulnerabilities and prevention
(DHCP spoofing,
ARP poisoning, MITM attacks)
• Practical exercises

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