The Hirschmann certifications are the first program of its kind in the field of industrial Ethernet. Whether you want to validate your technological knowledge or a product-specific expertise, Hirschmann can give you exactly the certification you need.
As an official Hirschmann France trainer, we transmit you our knowledge through the Hirschmann seminars (see trainings’ catalog) for you to be able to pass the certification (online). The trainer itself is certified at the highest level of the certification’s pyramid as HiSE (Hirschman System Engineer) and HiNE (Hirschman Network Engineer).
The certification’s pyramid is divided into 3 parts:
Specialist level: basic knowledge
Professional level: deep knowledge
Engineer level: comprehensive expertise
Why a Certification?
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance of on-site specialists and external service providers qualified to quickly rectify faults, or to prevent them from ever happening. Not every self-proclaimed ”Expert” is up to the task. A certification from HirschmannTM is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.
Who Can Become Certified?
Knowledge is in the heads of individuals. This is why we always certify people, and never com- panies. The HirschmannTM certification exams are open to everyone. Certification is especially recommended for network designers and administrators, who as employees or external service providers are responsible for the availability of industrial networks.
What Types of Certification are Possible?
The HirschmannTM Certification Scheme is divided into two distinct areas: general technology expertise, and specific product expertise. Three qualification levels are available. The ”Specialist” certificate proves solid basic knowledge, the ”Professional” a deeper understanding, and the ”Engineer” comprehensive expertise in the respective field. A complete overview is shown below.
Do I have to Attend the Training Courses?
No. The HirschmannTM training program includes several seminars which are recommended as part of your preparation for specific exams (these can be recognized by the certification logo). However attending a training course is not a prerequisite for taking an exam. The reverse is also true. Knowledge acquisition and proof of knowledge are independent of each other. You only need to attend training if you do not already have the knowledge.
They qualified the knowledge…
Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Specialist
This initial qualification stage confirms basic skills in the application of Ethernet, redundancy, VLANs, and prioritization. A HirschmannTM Industrial Ethernet Specialist (HiES) is capable of supervising switched networks, detecting, localizing and remedying faults quickly and efficiently.
Training (if required) : Industrial Ethernet (CT1)
Prerequisite : HiES Examination
Hirschmann Industrial Network Professional
For big, mission-critical networks, in-depth expert knowledge is required. The HirschmannTM 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.
Training (if required) : Industrial Networking (CT2)
Prerequisite : HiES Certification + HiNP Examination
Hirschmann Industrial Routing Professional
For complex routed networks you will need expert knowledge in the field of IP communications. A qualification as HirschmannTM Industrial Routing Professional will give you the necessary expertise to sell networks with dynamic routing protocols for unicast and multicast data.
Training (if required) : Industrial Routing (CT3)
Prerequisite : Certification HiNS et examen HiDP
Hirschmann Industrial Network Engineer
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.
Prerequisite : HiES, HiNP and HiRP Certifications (no additional exam)
They qualified the products’ know-how…
Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist
A Hirschmann Industrial Rail Specialist (HiRS) is able to offer wide- ranging expertise in all Layer 2 functionality of HirschmannTM switches. 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.
Training (if required) : Rail Family (CP1)
Prerequisite : HiRS Examination
Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist
A Hirschmann Industrial Backbone Specialist (HiBS) possesses the expert Layer 3 knowledge needed to commission, operate, and maintain networks with routers from the HirschmannTM backbone range. 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.
Training (if required) : Industrial Backbone Devices (CP3)
Prerequisite : HiBS Examination
Hirschmann Industrial Product Professional
The interaction of different products in an ideally configured network calls for interdisciplinary know-how. A HirschmannTM Industrial Product Professional (HiPP) is able to offer this qualification, mastering the super- vision and management of Industrial Ethernet using the Hirschmann network management platform Industrial HiVision, whether as a stand- alone tool or in conjunction with other SNMP tools and SCADA software.
Training (if required) : Network Management with Industrial HiVsion (CP2)
Prerequisite : HiRS Certifications + HiPP Examination
Hirschmann Industrial Systems Engineer
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, HiBS). This qualification testifies to the holder’s ability to design, commission and competently supervise networks of any magnitude and complexity containing Hirschmann products.
Prerequisite : HiPP, HiRS, HiBS and HiNE Certifications (no additional exam)