Introduction to Industry 4.0 is a program designed to introduce to the participants about the key design principles and components of the new revolution, its key challenges, and the new potential opportunities for the entire value chain of the implementation. In the current industry environment, providing high-end quality service or product with the least cost is the key to success and industrial factories are trying to achieve as much performance as possible to increase their profit as well as their reputation. In this way, various data sources are available to provide worthwhile information about different aspects of the factory. In this stage, the utilization of data for understanding current operating conditions and detecting faults and failures is an important topic to research. In contrast, in an Industry 4.0 factory, in addition to condition monitoring and fault diagnosis, components and systems are able to gain self-awareness and self-predictive, which will provide management with more insight on the status of the factory.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand how the system integration works between various aspects of the Industry 4.0 which include Supply Chain, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Additive Manufacturing, Autonomous Robot, Augmented Reality, Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, and Horizontal & Vertical Integration. Participants will also be introduced to the basic understanding of each pillar which include its working principles, benefits, pro and cons, and key challenges.


  • National Strategic Road Map on IoT
  • Defining Industry 4.0
  • The Enablers of the New Revolution
  • Industry 4.0 Framework and Blueprint
  • Introduction to 9 Pillars of Industry 4.0
  • Pillar 1 – 4 (Supply Chain, IIoT, Cloud, Big Data Analytics)
  • Pillar 5 – 9 (Cyber Security, Augmented Reality, Additive Manufacturing, Horizontal & Vertical Integration, Autonomous Robots)
  • Key Benefits to the Industry
  • Sharing of Best Practices from Industry 4.0 Pioneers
  • Convergence and Operational Technology and Information Technology



The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that is being widely used to describe the impact of low cost computing to create a connected world. The rapid growth of wearables, connected home appliances, medical monitoring and sports tracking, to name but a few, are testament to the positive impact IoT is making within everyday lives.


This course considers how emerging technologies will impact on brand engagement, marketing and product development. It also gives marketers the tools and techniques to understand, plan and deliver strategies to optimise for this new landscape. The course takes a practical hands-on approach, looking at specific IoT technologies and brand examples, to help you plan and create strategies and tactics for your own organisation.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand

  • The connected technology and Internet of Things landscape
  • The advantages of early adoption of IoT technologies
  • New devices and interfaces that are driving IoT growth
  • Implications for your business or organisation
  • Real examples of IoT use cases amongst brands
  • IoT technology and development opportunities


Module 1: Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • What is the IoT? Understanding connected users, devices and objects
  • Drivers for the IoT: computing power, sensors, screens, rapid prototyping and funding models
  • New devices: wearables, vehicles, homes, drones and robots
  • New interfaces: augmented reality, virtual reality, telepresence and haptic interfaces

Module 2: The Internet of Things Landscape

  • Laws of disruption – the divergence between technology, consumers, business and government
  • The Hype Cycle: projections of growth, user adoption and uptake
  • Understanding "The Long Nose of Innovation"
  • Personal Technology Ecosystems and targeting demographics

Module 3: Considerations for your IoT Marketing Strategy

  • Connecting channels and devices
  • Opportunities in the current landscape
  • Twitter, IFTTT and IoT Operating Systems

Module 4: Understanding the IoT Service Layer

  • Smartphone app strategies for the IoT
  • App development for devices – from smart watches to glasses
  • Service design for the IoT



Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) Version 1.1 is a lab-based course which helps students with the foundational skills needed for the management and administration of networked industrial control systems. The IMINS course helps plant administrators, control system engineers and traditional network engineers understand networking technologies that are needed in todays connected plants and enterprises.

This course also helps you prepare for the Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist Certification exam (exam ID 200-401) and qualify for the Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist certification. This course is job-role specific and enables you to achieve competency and skills to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial network systems while helping to ensure network availability, reliability, and Internet security throughout your company. Students will be exposed to multiple industrial network technologies as well as products from Cisco and other industrial suppliers including Rockwell Automation.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) Switches, Cisco Connected Grid Switches and Routers, and Rockwell Automation Stratix Switches
  • Interpret designs and drawings, recognize industrial topologies, and access reference materials
  • Identify industrial network component installation requirements
  • Configure industrial network components
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks
  • Troubleshoot common network and control issues


Module 1: Industrial Networking Solutions and Products

Module 2: Industrial Network Documentation and Deployment Considerations

Module 3: Installing Industrial Network Switches, Routers, and Cabling

Module 4: Deploying Industrial Ethernet Devices

Module 5: Maintaining Industrial Ethernet Networks

Module 6: Troubleshooting Industrial Ethernet Networks



This course is designed for IT and operations technology (OT) professionals and control engineers who are involved with the configuration, operation, and support of networked industrial products and solutions for the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Process control
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other industries as applicable



It is recommended that you have the following knowledge and skills:

  • A college degree or non-degreed qualified technician with 2-3 years’ experience in industrial networks
  • Familiar with command line and web-based interfaces due to hands-on nature of the course
  • A solid understanding of networking and industrial protocols which you can achieve through any of the following courses

For OT Professionals

  • Networking Fundamentals for Industrial Control Systems (INICS)
  • Essentials of Industrial Ethernet Networks for an OT Professional (CCP182)

For IT Professionals

  • Industrial Control Systems Fundamentals for Network Engineers (ICINS)
  • Essentials of Industrial Automation for an IT Professional (CCP810)



The 5 days training are instructor-led training with access to instructor training labs to perform simulation and exercises



8 days (mandatory to attend all training days)

Introduction to Industry 4.0: 2 Days

Internet Of Things (IoT) Overview: 1 Day

Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (Imins): 5 Days



12, 13, 25, 26 May
9, 10, 16, 17 June



Funded by HRDF under the National Empowerment In Certification And Training For Next Generation Workers (NECT-Gen – Industry 4.0) Program



  • Participants must be Malaysian
  • Participants must be an employee of an HRDF levy-contributing company
  • Applicants must fulfill the track prerequisites
  • Participants must attend all training sessions and fill up all relevant attendance and evaluation forms
  • Participants are not allowed to withdraw from the Program once their registration is approved
  • Participants must sit for all relevant examinations after attending the training
  • Any revision or re-examination attempt by participants will be at their own cost
  • Participants must complete the Tracer Study forms (after 6 months) and submit a copy of their Certificate to PSDC


For further information, please contact Marie Ngan (ext 577/ or Yuki Lee (ext 517/