Beyond just ensuring their systems are in compliance with shifting regulations and standards, SCADA operators want to implement best practices. This course enables the industry to stay current with standards and the processes to properly apply them to their operations. SCADA environments require unique management and security considerations than a traditional enterprise network environment. This course provides participants detailed understanding of industry standards as well as how to safely and properly safeguard against the typical vulnerabilities that exist in SCADA environments.
GCI’s SCADA Fundamentals Certification course prepares controllers, operations managers and support personnel to meet the unique challenges in today’s energy industry. The added study of the complete lifecycle of alarm management and controller support technology creates advanced awareness and knowledge key to effective controller operations and overall operational integrity.
Students will gain a unique insight into successful alarm systems by examining the newly developed industry best practices leading to effective improvement planning in the SCADA/PCN environment.
Students will also analyze security threats, including basic and highly advanced techniques used by attackers. This advanced level of knowledge is a key component in a complete security architecture plan, and these techniques are a distinguished skill set that only a small percentage of IT, and even security, professional actually carry.
By attending this instructor-led course, participants can return to their jobs and immediately apply the knowledge gained. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
- Update general SCADA knowledge
- Examine SCADA field devices
- Identify communications strategies
- Understand common SCADA functionality
- Examine the integration of SCADA in corporate IT and other topologies
- Review interface technologies/options
- Address emerging trends, standards, and industry best practices
- Understand regulatory requirements
- Examine standards for control room management, human factors, alarm management, and security
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Controllers, operations managers, support personnel
This instructor-led course will provide participants a thorough technical overview of the basics of SCADA, including terminology, field devices, communications, architecture, data acquisition strategies, control room management, alarm management, and cybersecurity.
- Field devices
- Network infrastructure
- Legacy data acquisition protocols
- Host systems
- Advanced applications
- New technologies
- Maintenance planning
- Alarm management
- Regulations | Standards | Procedures