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 will be involved with the implementation, operation, and support of networked industrial products and solutions. 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.
For candidates who may be new to IT Networking or Industrial Networking, Cisco recommends the following e-learning modules that could be valuable in preparing for this certification course and exam.
Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page