Are you ready to address the skills gap?

Cisco Live As we all know, operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT) professionals have historically had distinct roles and responsibilities. With the emergence of the Internet of Things, the responsibilities of IT and OT experts have blurred.

To maintain plant productivity and take advantage of the full benefits IoT has to offer, IT and OT professionals are required to learn new skills to help them collaborate. IT professionals must now maintain networks and devices in industrial settings while OT needs to gain insight into helping manage the deployment, management, and troubleshooting of Ethernet devices.

To help bring these two teams together to develop and deploy future-ready networks, Industrial IP Advantage has developed eLearning courses that teach critical network design skills in an interactive, self-paced environment. These courses – including the latest course on the industrial zone – will be available to demo at Cisco Live. You can stop by booth #937 to test your knowledge on managed and unmanaged switches, network topographies and EtherNet/IP. Subject matter experts from Cisco, Panduit, and Rockwell Automation will also be on hand to discuss your specific requirements, challenges and business opportunities.

Social media caption contest

In addition to grabbing a promotional code for free training, there’s another incentive to make sure #937 is on your itinerary. Industrial IP Advantage is hosting a social media photo caption contest. Do you have a Twitter or Facebook account? If so, you’re already on your way to win a prize from Industrial IP Advantage.

At Cisco Live, stop by and snap a photo with the booth props. Share the photo on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags ‘#TrainYourIPBrain’ and ‘#CiscoLive,’ to be entered to win a free FitBit!

For more information on eLearning opportunities offered by Industrial IP Advantage, please visit: http://www.industrial-ip.org/en/training

To receive future Manufacturing blogs straight to your inbox:

subscribe