Switching and Routing in Industrial Networks

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This course is for users who are involved with developing or sustaining automation networks in an industrial environment. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Plant Engineers
  • Control Engineers
  • System Engineers
  • Commission Engineers
  • Application Engineers
  • Operations or IT Network Engineers
  • Facility Managers
  • Project Engineers
PRICE:  $2,495.00

This course is one of three certification courses offered under the Siemens Certified Professional for Industrial Networks (CPIN) program. The curriculum covers Network solutions and how they connect to real-time systems in theory and in practice. It also addresses the requirements and fundamental principles of industrial routing solutions.

Throughout the course, students will have ample time for practical exercises, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. The course uses a hands-on model for realistic demonstrations.

At the end of the course, students are equipped with the knowledge to plan,
configure, operate and provide support for industrial networks. 

Students who successfully complete the class are also given a
chance to take a certification exam...LEARN MORE

Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Differences between Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet topologies
  • IPv4 and IPv6 basics (addressing, data exchange, important protocols)
  • Redundancy Protocols (MRP, HRP, Standby Redundancy Protocol, RSTP, Passive Listening, HSR, and PRP)
  • Network Segmentation with VLANs
  • Static routing
  • Router redundancy (VRRP)
  • Dynamic routing (RIP, OSPF)
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Practical exercises using the SCALANCE X product line


  1. Switching
    a.  Ethernet Basics
    b.  On-site networking in automation
    c.  Increased availability in automation
    d.  Coupling automation segments
    e.  Networking with IT standards
    f.  Coupling automation and IT system
    g.  Seamless redundancy in the ring
    h.  Seamless redundancy
    i.  Separating different communication types
    j.  Useful Features
  2. Routing
    a.  Internet Protocol in Automation
    b.  Connecting to the IT Network
    c.  Redundant Connection to the IT Network
    d.  Extending an Existing Network
    e.  Dynamic Routing Protocols
    f.  Best Practices - Routing


  • Familiar with the principles of router operations, switches and an OSI reference model.
  • Recommended: Completion of the web-based Initial Training for Industrial Networks (ITIN) course.
  • Basic knowledge of the topic "Ethernet".
  • Familiar with network topologies, transfer processes, addressing, data transport, and understand the associated technical vocabulary.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-19-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-23-2017 4:00 pm
Location IES HQ - Shreveport, Louisiana
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