Dear Network Experts,

New technologies are new opportunities. Industrial Ethernet is a specialized branch of the Ethernet tree, and one that requires knowledge across disciplines that were previously unrelated. For the small number of people with that unique combination of industrial and Ethernet experience, the rewards are high. But how do you prove your competence? The answer is the same for each branch of the IT Industry.

Industrial Ethernet Certification not only proves your Ethernet skills, but demonstrates a breadth of knowledge which encompasses fieldbus and real-time technologies, TCP/IP in industrial environments, industrial network management, network security, wireless LANs, structured cabling and network design, and the stringent demands of mission-critical industrial networks. Since 2003, Hirschmann has issued over 2500 certificates to more than 1000 people from 58 countries.

But Industrial Ethernet Certification means more than just demonstrating your competence to your present or future employers. A company which employs certified engineers can rest assured that its network is in the hands of a certified industry professional. A reseller or distributor can inspire the confidence of its customers by highlighting the proven competence of its support engineers and designers. Now is the time to acquire a command of Industrial Ethernet! Made to measure, practically oriented, international. Wishing you every success.

 


  • Certifications for Hirschmann and Tofino users
  • Manufacturer-independent certifications
  • Expertise in Practice
  • Unique proof of competence
  • Candidate's Agreement
  • Examination Pricing

Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist (HiRS)

A Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist (HiRS) is able to offer wideranging expertise in all Layer 2 functionality of Hirschmann switches with Classic Software. These products are generally located in the immediate vicinity of automation systems and machines, and include a broad range of platform devices: Rail Switches, OCTOPUS, PowerMICE and MACH Family.

Prerequisite: HiRS Examination
Validity: 1 year
Training: Download Flyer

HiRS Exam

Languages: German / English
Price: 100 €
Description: The HiRS Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist (HiRS) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Operating System L2 Specialist (HiOSL2)

A Hirschmann Operating System L2 Specialist (HiOSL2) is able to offer wideranging expertise in all Layer 2 functionality of Hirschmann switches with HiOS software. These products are generally located in the immediate vicinity of automation systems and machines, and include a broad range of the switch families RED, MSP, RSP, RSPE, GREYHOUND 1040 and OCTOPUS II

Prerequisite:
HiOSL2 Examination
Validity: 1 year
Training: Download Flyer

HiOSL2 Exam

Languages: English / Chinese
Price: 100 €

Description: The HiOSL2 Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Hirschmann Operating System L2 Specialist (HiOSL2) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist (HiBS)

A Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist (HiBS) possesses the expert Layer 3 knowledge needed to commission, operate, and maintain networks with routers from the Hirschmann backbone range with Classic Software. Due to the wide functional scope of these devices, the certification offers proof of sound detailed knowledge in fields including routing, network security and Layer 3 redundancy techniques.

Prerequisite
: HiBS Examination
Validity: 1 year
Training: Download Flyer

HiBS Exam

Languages: German / English
Price: 100 €
Description: The HiBS Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist (HiBS) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Operating System L3 Specialist (HiOSL3)

A Hirschmann Operating System L3 Specialist (HiOSL3) possesses the expert Layer 3 knowledge needed to commission, operate, and maintain networks with routers from the Hirschmann backbone range with HiOS software. Due to the wide functional scope of these devices, the certification offers proof of sound detailed knowledge in fields including routing, network security and Layer 3 redundancy techniques.

Prerequisite: HiOSL3 Examination
Validity: 1 year

Training: Download Flyer

HiOSL3 Exam

Languages: English
Price: 100 €
Description: 
The HiOSL3 Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Hirschmann Operating System L3 Specialist (HiOSL3) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Product Professional (HiPP)

The interaction of different products in an ideally configured network calls for interdisciplinary know-how. A Hirschmann Industrial Product Professional (HiPP) is able to offer this qualification, mastering the supervision and management of Industrial Ethernet using the Hirschmann network management platform Industrial HiVision, whether as a standalone tool or in conjunction with other SNMP tools and SCADA software.

Prerequisities: HiRS or HiOSL2, HiBS or HiOSL3 Certification + HiPP Examination
Validity: 1 year
Training: Download Flyer

HiPP Exam

Languages: German / English
Price: 100 €
Description: The HiPP Exam, in combination with the HiRS certification, qualifies the candidate for the Hirschmann Industrial Product Professional (HiPP) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Systems Engineer (HiSE)

The highest qualification awarded for Industrial Ethernet experts is the Hirschmann Industrial Systems Engineer (HiSE). This certification is awarded only to candidates who have provided comprehensive proof of their competence both in the technological field (HiNE) and also in the product sector (HiPP, HiRS or HiOSL2, HiBS or HiOSL3). This qualification testifies to the holder’s ability to design, commission and competently supervise networks of any magnitude and complexity containing Hirschmann products.

Prerequisites: HiPP, HiRS or HiOSL2, HiBS or HiOSL3, and HiNE Certifications*
Validity: 1 year

*Holders of these certificates automatically receive the HiSE certification, without sitting an additional exam.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Security Professional (HiSP)

The integration of office and industrial networks through the use of IP technology presents new challenges in the area of network security. A Hirschmann Industrial Security Professional (HiSP) has the necessary knowledge to deploy and maintain a secure network using devices from the Hirschmann EAGLE family.

Prerequisities
: HiSP Examination
Validity: 1 year
Training: Download Flyer

HiSP Exam

Languages: German / English
Price: 100 €
Description: 
The HiSP Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Industrial Security Professional (HiSP) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Wireless Professional (HiWP)

The deployment of an optimised WLAN network requires extensive technology and product knowledge. A Hirschmann Industrial Wireless Professional (HiWP) has this. He or she has mastered the technical skills required to plan and execute wireless site surveys, and possesses the necessary expertise to commission and operate a wireless network using the Hirschmann BAT family of devices.


Prerequisities: HiWP Examination
Validity: 1 year

Training: Download Flyer
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HiWP Exam

Languages: German / English
Price: 100 €
Description: The HiWP Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Industrial Wireless Professional (HiWP) certification.

 

 

Are you familiar with the requirements of Industrial Ethernet and the possibilities it offers? Are you able to independently supervise or even develop a network? If so, then all you need to do to provide documentary proof of your competence with the relevant Hirschmann certification is to sit an exam -independently of any products or manufacturers.

If not, then our training courses offer you the opportunity to develop or extend what you know about Industrial Ethernet. Depending on the required level of qualification, the tuition on offer covers the whole range, from introductory and refresher courses through to advanced courses to enhance existing proficiency levels.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Specialist (HiES)

This initial qualification stage confirms basic skills in the application of Ethernet, redundancy, VLANs, and prioritization. A Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Specialist (HiES) is capable of supervising switched networks, detecting, localizing and remedying faults quickly and efficiently.

Prerequisite: HiES Examination
Validity: 2 years
Training: Download Flyer

HiES Exam

Languages: German / English
Price:
100 €
Description
The HiES Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Industrial Ethernet Specialist (HiES) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Network Professional (HiNP)

For big, mission-critical networks, in-depth expert knowledge is required. The Hirschmann Industrial Network Professional (HiNP) possesses all these qualifications, as well as having a command of IP communication, TCP/IP, multicasting, network requirements of Industrial Protocols, and security.

Prerequisite: HiES Certification + HiNP Examination
Validity: 2 years

Training: Download Flyer

HiNP Exam

Languages: German / English
Price:
100 €
Description
The HiNP Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Industrial Network Professional (HiNP) certification. 
Candidates with both the HiNP and the HiRP certifications are automatically awarded the Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer (HiNE) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Routing Professional (HiRP)

For complex routed networks you will need expert knowledge in the field of IP communications. A qualification as Hirschmann Industrial Routing Professional will give you the necessary expertise to sell networks with dynamic routing protocols for unicast and multicast data.

Prerequisite: HiES Certification + HiRP Examination
Validity: 2 years
Training: Download Flyer

HiRP Exam

Languages: German / English
Price: 100 €
Description
The HiRP Exam is the sole exam required to achieve the Hirschmann Industrial Routing Professional (HiRP) certification.
Candidates with both the HiRP and the HiNP certifications are automatically awarded the Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer (HiNE) certification.

 

 

Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer (HiNE)

The Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer (HiNE) is the highest qualification level awarded in the technology section. It links the comprehensive expertise of the Network Professional (HiNP) and the Routing Professional (HiRP): from design and implementation through commissioning to the continuous supervision of complex networks.

Prerequisites: HiES, HiNP and HiNP Certifications*
Validity: 2 years

*Professionals certified to HiES, HiNP and HiRP automatically receive the HiNE certification, without sitting an additional exam.

 

 

Making use of state-of-the-art components and optimum network design, modern Ethernet technology opens up possibilities for the creation of highly efficent and economical industrial networks. But the initial installation actually accounts for only one sixth of the overall costs incurred by a local network. The remainder is made up of costs involved in operation, maintenance, servicing and downtimes.

An unscheduled network failure can quickly have extreme consequences - particularly in complex production plants. The best defence against costly downtimes is the assurance of on-site specialists and external service providers qualified to quickly remedy faults or to prevent them ever happening. Certified expertise is your guarantee of compliance with all the necessary standards.


Internal Network Support

Your company has installed or is planning to install an Industrial Ethernet application?
A network of experts should be on hand to ensure continuous qualified application management. Qualified employees are indispensable.

Whether you deploy a single network engineer or a rapid response team on site - internal competence means damage prevention, cuts response times to a minimum and can help coordinate the activities of any external suppliers. As committed employees can be trained and certified for only a few hundred Euros, this is an investment which often pays off after a single failure incident.


External Network Support

You sell Ethernet components or install networks for your customers?

In this case you are moving in an ever more hotly contested competitive environment. The headlong growth of Industrial Ethernet has led to an explosion of “experts” in the field - often with widely differing levels of know-how.

A certification from the market leader in the field is your confirmation of genuine, up-to-the-minute expertise. Which for your customers means the assurance that they are dealing with qualified specialists. And for you, it means a major competitive advantage. Regular verification of your service quality.


Personally Certified

Knowledge is locked in the minds of individuals. Which is why our certifications relate to people, not companies.

This offer provides the opportunity for individuals as well as service providers to enhance their market value. For employers, it means the assurance of gaining documented specialist expertise through further training programs.



In which field do you wish to provide proof of your competence? Hirschmann offers you the certification you need: for each area of expertise and on every level.
With a range of made-to-measure certifications, Hirschmann is offering the first program of its kind anywhere in the world in the field of Industrial Ethernet. No matter whether you wish to testify to your general technological knowledge or specific and concrete product expertise, Hirschmann can provide you with just the certification you are looking for.

Certification is possible on three different qualification levels, each of which builds on the level before. Candidates are required to sit exams to verify their level of competence. The necessary knowledge can be acquired by individual study, or in group training courses offered by Hirschmann around the world for the various certifications.

 

Specialist Level Basic Skills
Professional Level In-depth Skills
Engineer Level Comprehensive Expertise

 

Certified Technology Know-how

HiES
Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Specialist: for the operation and administration of switched networks, including fault management.

HiNP
Hirschmann Industrial Network Professional: for the operation and administration of big, mission-critical networks, including fault management.

HiRP
Hirschmann Industrial Routing Professional: for the operation and administration of complex routed networks with dynamic routing protocols for unicast and multicast data.

HiNE
Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer: for comprehensive support of complex networks: from design and implementation through to commissioning and maintenance.


Certified Product Know-how

HiRS
Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist: for the Layer 2 functionality of Hirschmann switches with Classic software.

HiOSL2
Hirschmann Operating System L2 Specialist: for the Layer 2 functionality of Hirschmann switches with HiOS software.

HiBS
Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist: for the Layer 3 functionality of Hirschmann backbone products.

HiOSL3
Hirschmann Operating System L3 Specialist: for the Layer 3 functionality of Hirschmann switches with HiOS software.

HiPP
Hirschmann Industrial Product Professional: for the Hirschmann network management platform Industrial HiVision.

HiSE
Hirschmann Industrial Systems Engineer: for comprehensive design and support of Industrial Ethernet applications containing Hirschmann products.


Certified Security Technology and Product Know-how

HiSP
Hirschmann Industrial Security Professional: for the design, implementation and operation of secure networks with devices of the Hirschamm EAGLE Family

ToSP
Tofino Industrial Security Professional: for the design, implementation and operation of secure networks with Tofino Xenon devices and Tofino Configurator


Certified WLAN Technology and Product Know-how

HiWP
Hirschmann Industrial Wireless Professional: for the design, implementation and operation of WLAN networks with devices of the Hirschamm BAT Family

 

 

 

The certification examination is taken online.


The examination predominantly consists of multiple choice questions, arranged in sections. You can navigate back and forth between questions in each individual section, but not between sections.

When you click the button to end the examination, or when the time window expires and the examination is automatically terminated, the results will be displayed on your screen (pass / fail, and the number of points scored). The results will be stored on the Hirschmann Certification Server. If you have passed, the corresponding certificate will be sent to you via post within a few days.

If you do not pass the examination and doubt the validity of the score, you can request that an evaluation of the results be carried out by an employee of the Hirschmann Competence Center. The appraisal is binding, and Hirschmann will accept no other claims.
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If you experience difficulties with your Internet connection, you can take the examination at a Hirschmann site. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

N.B.:
Please ensure that your Internet connection is working correctly. Hirschmann is not responsible for the data rate or the stability of your connection. Hirschmann guarantees both adequate bandwidth to and availability of the Hirschmann Certification Server.

For your own benefit you should ensure that you take the examination in a conducive environment. Switch off or redirect your telephone, and take the necessary step to make sure you are not disturbed.


You must agree

  • to take the test without assistance from other persons or resources,
  • not to communicate questions or answers to another person, and to maintain the confidentiality of this information for 5 years after the termination of the Certification,
  • not to assist another person with an examination,
  • that the Certification is only valid for the prescribed duration.

Conditions of the Certification

  1. The Certification entitles you to use the applicable logo on your business cards and company notepaper for the duration of your Certification, in accordance with Hirschmann's corporate identity guidelines. This will prove your expertise to other people. If requested by Hirschmann, you must submit an example of your business card and notepaper for examination. The right to use the logo may not be transfered to another person.
  2. All trade marks and logos remain the property of Hirschmann.
  3. Your employer may not use your Certification for advertising purposes, unless previously agreed in writing by Hirschmann.
  4. Your Certification does not entitle you to offer technology or product training, either in the name of or using products from Hirschmann.
  5. The holder will do nothing which would damage or reduce the value or reputation of the Certification.
  6. Hirschmann reserves the right to change the conditions of the Certification at any time, or to add new conditions.
  7. Hirschmann reserves the right to pass information about your Certification and its duration to third parties.
  8. If one of the above conditions is not legally permissable, this does not invalidate the remaining conditions, only the specific part.

In the event of misuse and violation of these conditions Hirschmann may hold you liable for damages, and Hirschmann reserves the right to revoke an existing Certification with immediate effect.
Hirschmann offers Certified individuals the opportunity to be listed on the Hirschmann server, to assist anyone looking for qualified support. If you do not agree that Hirschmann may publish your data (name, company, location, email, telepone number) on the Internet in a freely accessible location, together with information about other Certification holders, for the duration of your Certification, please inform us by email.

 

Exam payment by credit card

Exams can be paid for on-line by credit card. When the exam Certification server asks for a Voucher number, just proceed to the next screen. You will then be prompted to enter your credit card details.

If you do not start the exam, the transaction will be automatically cancelled.

Credit card payments are made directly to Prometric. Sites secured with GeoTrust's SSL certificates are utilizing the highest level of encryption or security possible. This means you can rest assured that communications (e.g. credit card numbers) between your browser and the site's web servers are private and secure when the SSL session is activated. Your credit card will also be verified by your address. You must supply the billing address where your credit card statements are received, or the transaction may be declined.

Tax receipts can be downloaded directly from the Prometric web site.

When paying by credit card, the cost of the exam is 100 US dollars.

 

Exam payment by Voucher

Exams can be paid for with a Voucher issued by Hirschmann. When you decide to take the exam, the Certification server will prompt you for the Voucher number.
Vouchers can be ordered from Hirschmann offices.

An exam Voucher costs 100 Euros or the local currency equivalent.