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


For over 20 years Hirschmann has offered the certification needed for each area of expertise and on every level. Industrial Ethernet Certification not only proves an individual’s 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. Certification is possible on three different qualification levels, each of which builds on the level before. Candidates are required to pass exams to verify their level of competence. The necessary knowledge can be acquired by individual study or in group training courses offered by Hirschmann. 

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Hirschmann Technology-Specific Certifications



Preparatory Training


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Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Specialist (HiES)

Foundational training confirms basic Ethernet, redundancy, VLANs, & prioritization application skills. Certified individuals will gain skills to supervise switched networks & efficiently detect, localize & remediate issues.


CT1: Industrial Ethernet

2 days

Hirschmann Industrial Network Professional (HiNP)

Certified individuals will gain important knowledge to manage large, mission-critical networks & IP communication, TCP/IP, multicasting, security & industrial protocol mastery.

HiES Certification & HiNP Exam

CT2: Industrial Networking

3 days

Hirschmann Industrial Routing Professional (HiRP)

Advanced training designed to build expertise in IP-related communication & networks with dynamic routing protocols for unicast & multicast data.

HiES Certification & HiRP Exam

CT3: Industrial Routing

2 days

Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer (HiNE)

Highest form of accreditation combining HiNP & HiRP competencies—from design & implementation through commission to ongoing supervision of complex networks.

HiES, HiNP & HiRP Certifications

Professionals with HiES, HiNP & HiRP certifications awarded HiNE accreditation without exam requirement.

Cumulative (HiES through HiRP)

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Hirschmann Product-Specific Certifications



PrerequisitePreparatory Training
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Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist (HiRS)Individuals certified as a Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist are able to offer wide-ranging expertise in all Layer 2 functionality for Hirschmann Switches. These products are generally located in the immediate vicinity of automation systems & machinery including a broad range of platform devices—rail Switches, OCTOPUS, PowerMICE & MACH product lines.

HiRS Exam

Rail Family (CP1)

3 days

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HiOSL2 ExamHirschmann Operating System - HiOS Layer 2 Software (HiOSL2)

Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist (HiBS)

Individuals certified as a Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist (HiBS) possesses expert Layer 3 knowledge needed to commission, operate & maintain networks with routers from the Hirschmann backbone range. Due to the wide functional scope of these devices, certification provides evidence of rigorous & detailed knowledge in fields as routing network security & L3 redundancy techniques.

HiBS Exam

CP3: Industrial Backbone Devices

3 days

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HiOSL3 ExamHirschmann Operating System - HiOS Layer 3 Software (HiOSL3)

Hirschmann Industrial Product Professional (HiPP)

The interaction of different products in an ideally configured network calls for interdisciplinary knowledge.  Individuals certified as a Hirschmann Industrial Product Professional (HiPP) will master the supervision & management of Industrial Ethernet using the Hirschmann network management platform (Industrial Hivision)- as a stand-alone tool or in conjunction with other SNMP tools and SCADA software.

HiRSCertifications & HiPP Exam

CP2: Network Management with Industrial HiVision

2 days

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Hirschmann Industrial Systems Engineer (HiSE)

The most advanced certification level available (HiSE) offers candidates the opportunity to demonstrate comprehensive evidence of capabilities in the technological field (HiNE) & across products (HiPP, HiRS, HiBS). The degree of competence in an individual's ability to design, commission and supervise networks of any magnitude & complexity containing Hirschmann products.

HiPP, HiRS, HiBS, & HiNE Certifications

Certificate holders automatically receive HiSE certification, without sitting in an additional exam.

Cumulative (HiRS through HiPP)

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Hirschmann Security Product-Specific Certifications 
Certificate Description Prerequisite Preparatory TrainingDurationTraining Flyer
Hirschmann Industrial Security Professional (HiSP) Individuals certified as a Hirschmann Industrial Security Specialist are able to offer design,...HiSP ExamNetwork Security with EAGLE One (SP1)3 days
HiSecOS ExamNetwork Security with Multi-Port EAGLE - HiSecOS Software (SP3)
IBDN Systems Certification

Belden continues to offer certification training for IBDN Systems* enabling our partners to offer systems, products and installation standards, with the goal of optimizing network performance.

Certificate Who Should Attend Description Credits Earned
IBDN Installation Copper & Fiber ComponentsStructured Cabling Installers, Technicians, Project Managers, Process Engineers Rigorous two-day curriculum covering IBDN system components, industry standards & best-practice Belden installation requirements BISCI (14 CEC credits)
IBDN Design & ConceptingArchitects, Designers, Networking Consultants Two-day curriculum providing extensive hands-on learning in Belden fiber optic & twisted-pair connectivity technologies for commercial real-estate environment - IBDN 2400, 4800, 10GX Copper - FiberExpress UHD Cable Systems BICSI (14 CEC credits)

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