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  1. Industrial Communication
  2. Industrial Ethernet
  3. IK-ASWIROR - Description

Advanced Switching and Routing in Industrial Networks with RUGGEDCOM (IK-ASWIROR)

  • Reliable, performant and robust Industrial Ethernet infrastructures are the backbone of a modern industrial application. At the same time, it is required to connect different locations. The data communication for this is characterized by high availability under harsh conditions. Industrial Ethernet networks are up to these challenges.

    With the training course “Advanced Switching and Routing in Industrial Networks with RUGGEDCOM” of the Industrial Networks Education – Certification Program, you will acquire the knowledge required to plan, implement, operate and maintain such networks.


  • Switching
  • In the Switching part of the course participants will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge required for real world implementation of high-available Industrial Layer 2 networks and the methods applied to operate and maintain such networks. You will also get familiar with seamless redundancy mechanisms, time synchronization methods and technologies.

  • Routing
  • After completion of this section of the course participants will have theoretical and practical knowledge of
  • routing protocols and concepts that help facilitate communications inside and between multiple network locations using Layer 3 networks as well as service provider backbones.

  • The course includes ample time for practical exercises, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. At the end of the course, you are familiar with redundant network architectures based on the standard IEC 62439-3 (PRP/HSR) and will have the knowledge to plan, implement and provide support for Layer3 networks in an industrial or industry-related environment.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 4 days
Language en

Target Group

  • Technical sales personnel
  • Industry:
  • Commissioning engineers
  • project engineers
  • maintenance and service technicians
  • IT: Network architects
  • administrators
  • service personnel


  • Switching
    • PRP Redundant Network Architecture
    • High-Availability Seamless Redundancy Protocol (HSR)
    • HSR / PRP node operation
    • HSR to RSTP / PRP Coupling
    • HSR to HSR Coupling (QuadBox)
    • Importance of Time Synchronization
    • IRIG-B Time Code Standard
    • NTP and Simple Network Time Protocol
    • IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)

  • Routing
    • OSPF Network Scalability and Multi-area Architecture
    • OSPF Router Types
    • Bridging L2 Networks using tunneling mechanisms
    • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol version 3 (L2TPv3)
    • Multicast Routing
    • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
    • Dynamic Multicast Routing: Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • IPv6 and ICMPv6
    • IPv6 Address assignment and SLAAC


  • Participants shall have knowledge in accordance with the course “Switching and Routing in Industrial Networks with RUGGEDCOM”: Participants must have the theoretical and practical knowledge to plan, implement, operate and maintain industrial Layer2 and Layer3 networks. Participants are encouraged to attend the course “Switching and Routing in Industrial Networks with RUGGEDCOM” before this training course.


  • Certification (Siemens CEIN-LEVEL)

  • This training prepares for the certification „Siemens Certified Expert for Industrial Networks
  • – Switching & Routing“. A voluntary certification examination which consists of two sections will take place at the end of the training. As an option, the examination may be taken later.

  • Please note that before the examination you have to identify yourself by showing a valid photo identification.