Cisco Next Level


Understanding Cisco Industrial IoT Networking Foundation

South Africa:
USD 4,500.00

Duration: 5 Days

Who should attend

  • Operational Technology (OT) Engineers
  • IT engineers
  • Generalists, including managers, project leads, and solutions and business architects

How you'll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Understand what IIoT is, IIoT market verticals, and the related standards.
  • Understand the protocols, applications, and network infrastructure needed to support IIoT solutions.
  • Identify Cisco IIoT networking devices and how they are different from other devices.
  • Configure and verify IIoT networking devices to support IIoT solutions.
International dates
Middle East


The knowledge and skills that students are expected to have before attending this course are:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)®

Course Objectives

  • Define what IIoT is and identify IIoT architectures.
  • Identify IIoT market verticals, and their motivations and requirements.
  • Explore Cisco IIoT networking devices, how they are different from other devices, and use common administrative tools for managing them.
  • Explore industrial communications protocols for control and automation, and how they have been adapted to run on top of a TCP/IP network infrastructure.
  • Describe wireless protocols used in IIoT environments, including architectures and devices used.
  • Understand the TCP/IP protocol stack and how it is used with other protocols in IIoT environments.
  • Discuss network protocols for clock synchronization between network devices, and describe available tools for IIoT network administration.
  • Discuss wireless technologies used in a core LAN, and their relevance to IIoT implementations.
  • Explore field WAN technologies and how they are used in IIoT environments.
  • Explore legacy protocols and explain the methods available to transport non-routable protocols over modern networks.
  • Explain fundamental concepts of Quality of Service (QoS) related to IIoT network environments.
  • Discuss Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) operation, components, terminology, and features, and explore its use in IIoT environments.
  • Explore Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN technologies and describe the way they can be used on IIoT deployments.
  • Describe Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology and its use in IIoT environments.
  • Explore Layer 1 and Layer 2 high availability technologies and redundancy mechanisms.
  • Describe Layer 3 high availability and the need for Layer 3 redundancy in IIoT deployments.


  • Course Introduction.
  • Defining Industrial Internet of Things.
  • Examining Common IIoT Verticals.
  • Examining Cisco IIoT Networking Devices.
  • Examining and Configuring Industrial Communication Protocols.
  • Describing Wireless IIoT Protocols.
  • Explaining and Configuring TCP/IP Protocols, Addressing, and Segmentation.
  • Examining Network Services and Administration.
  • Examining and Configuring Wireless Core LAN Technologies.
  • Describing Field WAN Technologies.
  • Examining and Configuring Transportation of Legacy Protocols.
  • Describing, Configuring, and Verifying Quality of Service (QoS) for IIoT Protocols.
  • Examining and Verifying MPLS and IIoT.
  • Configuring and Explaining VPN Technology and IIoT.
  • Describing DWDM.
  • Configuring and Defining Layer 1 and Layer 2 High Availability Technologies.
  • Defining and Configuring Layer 3 High Availability Technologies.

Lab outline

  • Connect to the Cisco IIoT Devices.
  • Use Industrial Protocols with Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches.
  • Configure an 802.11 Client.
  • Configure an IPv6 Address.
  • Configure Layer 2 Network Address Translation (NAT) and IP Addressing in an Example IoT Deployment.
  • Configure and Verify Mapping of Address and Port Using Translation (MAP-T).
  • Implement VLANs.
  • Configure IP Addressing, Layer 2 NAT, and Virtual LANs (VLANs).
  • Use Network Administration Applications.
  • Configure Access Point and Wireless Network Using Wireless LAN Controller (WLC).
  • Configure Wireless Networking.
  • Configure a WAN Interface on IR829B.
  • Configure an Long- Term Evolution LTE Connection.
  • Configure Raw Socket TCP Tunnel.
  • Configure Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3) to DNP3/IP Translation.
  • Configure and Verify QoS for IIoT Networks.
  • Configure and Verify MPLS for IIoT.
  • Configure and Verify Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) VPNs.
  • Configure and Verify Layer Two Tunneling Protocol v3 (L2TPv3) VPNs.
  • Configure and Explain VPN Technology and IIoT.
  • Configure Dynamic Multipoint VPNs (DMVPNs).
  • Configure FlexVPN.
  • Verify Connectivity for IIoT Devices over MPLS VPN Backbone.
  • Configure Layer 2 Redundancy.
  • Configure Layer 3 Redundancy.
Further information

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