In the second half of 2020, we are actively taking steps to introduce interactive online training for oil and gas professionals. This includes offering SCADA training through our SCADA Fundamentals Certification class.
We are adding to our existing in-person classes through an interactive online forum to meet the needs of a larger group of professionals while maintaining health and safety during COVID-19 uncertainty.
For professionals who would like to grow their SCADA capabilities and advance in their careers, we have created a unique opportunity to receive real-world SCADA training. Our upcoming training course will be offered November 10-13, which you can register for today.
Why Our SCADA Fundamentals Certification Course?
The SCADA Fundamentals Certification course offered by GCI allows professionals to stay current on standards and processes to properly apply them in their role.
We understand that SCADA environments require unique management and network security considerations than a traditional enterprise network environment. This course provides participants with a detailed understanding of industry standards as well as how to safely and properly safeguard against the typical security vulnerabilities that exist in SCADA environments.
The SCADA Fundamentals Certification course prepares controllers, operations managers, and support personnel to meet the unique challenges they face in today’s environment. The added study of the complete lifecycle of alarm management and controller support technology creates advanced awareness and knowledge that is key to effective controller operations and overall operational integrity.
Students will gain 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 and improve their knowledge of cybersecurity, including basic and highly advanced techniques used by attackers. This advanced level of knowledge is a key component in a complete security architecture plan.
By attending this instructor-led course through our new online, interactive environment, participants can return to their roles with the ability to immediately apply the knowledge gained. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion.
Specific Curriculum Covered in the SCADA Training Course
The SCADA Fundamentals class will provide participants with a thorough, technical overview of the basics of SCADA and advanced SCADA topics. The curriculum includes:
- Field devices
- Network infrastructure
- Network security
- Legacy data acquisition protocols
- Data acquisition strategies
- Host systems
- Advanced applications
- New technologies
- Maintenance planning
- Alarm management
- Control room management
- Regulations | Standards | Procedures
After completing the class, professionals will be empowered to support their operation with the latest SCADA and cybersecurity challenges. Professionals will also be positioned for career advancement by developing a distinguished skillset that only a small percentage of professionals carry.
Professionals who complete the SCADA training course will realize the following learning outcomes:
- 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.
Register Now for SCADA Fundamentals Certification
We encourage you to register yourself or your team for our next SCADA Fundamentals Certification class on November 10-13, 2020. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive training without having to travel.
In our planned interactive online training setting, we will be creating a robust learning environment that includes two-way discussion of the class material, Q&A opportunities, and additional conversation to facilitate understanding. Students will be required to block off time to participate in the full online classroom experience so that learning outcomes can be achieved to readily apply in your role.
Have questions about the interactive online training experience or registering for the upcoming SCADA class? We would appreciate the opportunity to speak directly with you. Contact us by phone at 281-598-7200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving your SCADA training needs.