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The Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist certification is for information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) professionals in the manufacturing, process control, and oil and gas industries who install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial network systems. This certification ensures candidates have the foundational skills to manage and administer networked industrial control systems. It provides plant administrators, control system engineers and traditional network engineers with an understanding of the networking technologies needed in today's connected plants and enterprises.
Unlike other industrial networking programs, this certification tests the hands-on skills through simulations as well as testing theoretical knowledge. This approach ensures that candidates are ready for real-world implementations.
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Exams & Recommended Training
|Required Exam(s)||Recommended Training|
|600-601 IMINS||Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)|
The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)
The Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) course is designed to teach that Industrial Network professionals foundational skills for Implementation, Operation and Support of Networked Industrial Products and Solutions.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):
This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the OSI layers of IP networks, as well as networking devices like routers and switches, and cabling approaches; specific industrial devices such as drives, PLCs, sensors, and substation equipment; relevant industrial standards and models such as TIA, the Purdue model, and environmental standards; and various safety protocols important in an industrial zone. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies course.