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Operational Technology Specialist Course


The Operational Technology Specialist Course provides a thorough understanding and expertise in operational technology, preparing individuals for careers focused on OT. Through a blend of lectures and practical labs, participants will gain skills in installing, operating, configuring, and validating advanced IPv4 and OT networks. The curriculum encompasses in-depth configuration of network elements like switches, WoCs, Wireless APs, and Veto PNA and Endpoint devices, along with network device management and identification of basic security risks. Additionally, the course emphasizes extensive planning and designing of OT networks, incorporating industry best practices.



Target Audience:

A Technician, Planner, Operational Team member, and Cyber Security Specialist with expertise in the fundamental of OT networks.



After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • You will have acquired expertise in selecting the optimal network topology for your mine site.

  • You will gain sufficient hands-on experience through laboratory exercises to create your own LANs and understand the role of switches within LAN environments.

  • Gain practical expertise in installing manageable switches, creating VLANs and configuring trunk links between switches through hands-on exercises.

  • Depth understanding of the TCP/IP internet Layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting.

  • Hands-on lab focusing on configuring a WoC and comprehending its features and capabilities.

  • Identify and troubleshoot common switched network issues, WoC, Veto PNA and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing.

  • Understanding the functionality of various networking tools such as network analysers, network monitoring software, remote access tool, Wireless network management system etc.

  • Lab exercise on determining the Effective PoE power budget to avoid overloading PoE switches.

  • Comprehension focuses on the thorough planning and design of OT networks, integrating best practices from the industry.




Upon completion of the course, you can take the Vernetzen Certified Exam.




Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills

  • Basic internet usage skills

  • Basic IP address knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of OT Fundamental course.

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