Price: $1,899.00
Course Number: 5003
Length: 2 Days
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Why should you choose TONEX for your SCADA Training?

SCADA Training, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, is a unique training experience provided by TONEX since 2001. When it comes to the sensitive principles in you need the very best SCADA training courses for your organization. Tonex is synonymous with high-end training courses, specialty workshops and boot camps that focus on information technology, mobile applications and defense. We work with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and government agencies to deliver the accurate, up-to-date information that is required to excel in the respective field. Our SCADA courses are nothing short of perfection.

Tonex SCADA Training Courses

At this time, Tonex offers the following SCADA System courses:

We focus on the following points in our SCADA System training courses: • Principles of SCADA and Industrial Network Security • Securing infrastructure networks for Smart Grid • SCADA system components • Architecture protocol • Cyber-security • Provisioning • Regulatory requirements • Theory of operations • How to evaluate potential SCADA benefits

Advantages to Choosing Tonex for SCADA Training

By choosing Tonex for your SCADA training courses, you can expect that all the information learned in class is accurate, relevant and up to date. Our courses are designed by experts in the field, and this allows our workshops to excel in certain topics that only professionals in the field would understand. We also continually update our reading materials, teaching techniques and course offerings to reflect the latest trends in technology. Instead of following the trends, we stay ahead of them to be a fron trunner in the industry. Our SCADA System training courses follow a specific format that includes the overview, the body of the class and the conclusion, which wraps up with Tonex and industry certifications. Our SCADA training courses are flexible enough that they can be modified to fit the needs of your business so that your employees can focus on the core values of your organization. Browse our catalog of workshops or contact a Tonex representative to find the best boot camps to advance your career.

Why should you choose TONEX for your SCADA Training?

SCADA Training course provides a thorough technical overview of the principles behind Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), Industrial Network Security, Securing Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, and other Industrial Control Systems and SCADA engineering. SCADA Training course covers the basics of SCADA system components, architecture, protocols, security and theory of operations. The course also covers how to evaluate potential SCADA benefits of applying the technology to your process application. scada training  

Why SCADA Training?

SCADA Training covers requirements architecture, networking, communications and security technologies and standards. Important topics  such as architecture, provisioning, cyber-security, regulatory requirements, and the industry technology framework are discussed. The issues and technologies in this class apply to related industries such as utilities and petroleum. The goal of this class it to provide students with the tools to choose and plan, design SCADA technologies for the smart grid and other utilities. PLC or programmable Logic controller-supervisory control and data acquisition are discussed as these systems typically controls an entire industrial system such as a solar plant system, wind plant system, oil and gas, an waste water treatment plant. Learn more about:

  • SCADA architecture and components
  • Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Logic Control (PLC) and PLC Ladder Programming, Programming a CPM Series PLC, Using PLC numbering Binary/Hex/BCD
  • SCADA Security: Learn the skills required to plan, direct, operate and manage the cyber security protection for SCADA.
  • Design a SCADA Security Policy
  • Modbus/TCP network and firewall

SCADA Training Customers include: Aramco, Chevron Angola, Shell, ExxonMobile, PGA Power, City of Dallas, NYCT, City of Los Angeles, City of Seattle, Department of Energy, TXU, The North Texas Municipal Water District, Dominion, Verizon, AT&T, NIST, U.S. Army, and DoD.

Who Should Attend

SCADA Training course is intended for new or experienced technical and non-technical professional who need familiarity with the fundamentals of SCADA.


Upon completion of the SCADA training course, attendees will gain knowledge on:

  • Basic concepts of SCADA
  • SCADA Architecture
  • SCADA Implementations
  • SCADA Communication Protocols
  • SCADA Security
  • SCADA Operations and Maintenance 



Introduction to SCADA

  • History of SCADA
  • Large-scale, distributed measurement and control system.
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Control Principals
  • Overview of Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
  • Overview of SCADA, DCS (Distributed Control System) and (DCS, and Programmable
  • Control Components
  • Network Components
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • SCADA Systems
  • What Can SCADA Do?
  • How SCADA Systems Work
  • Where Is SCADA Used?
  • What’s The Value of SCADA?
  • An Example of a SCADA System
    • Data Acquisition
    • Data Communication
    • Data Presentation
    • Control
  • Introduction SCADA Systems Engineering
  • Best Practices for SCADA Security
  • Next Generation SCADA Systems
  • SCADA System Challenges

SCADA System Overview

  • SCADA Subsystems
  • SCADA Architecture
    • Hardware Architecture
    • Software Architecture
    • Real-time database (RTDB)
    • Communications
    • Interfaces
  • Human Machine Interface  (HMI)
  • Hardware solutions
  • System components
  • Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  • Master Station
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Operational philosophy
  • Communication infrastructure and methods
  • Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • IEC 61131-3 Programming Language
  • Future trends in SCADA
  • RTU/PLC Architecture
  • Data Representation Formats
  • Real Time Operations
  • Requirements and Features
  • Typical Features of the RTU
  • Packaging Issues and Designs
  • PLCs and Industrial Computers
  • Open- and Closed-Loop Control Concepts
  • Relay Logic and Ladder Diagrams
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • The Fieldbus/Modbus Architecture
  • Ethernet and IP Protocols
  • MTU/HMI Architecture
  • The Master Terminal Unit
  • The Human Machine Interface
  • Graphical Display Developments
  • Wall Systems; Map Boards and Projection Systems
  • HMI/MMI Presentation Sampler

SCADA Systems Operations and Integration

  • Application Development
  • SCADA System Requirements and Analysis
  • SCADA Master-Slave Architecture
  • Master Station to Slave Station
  • SCADA Data Latency Time
  • Analog Real Time Data Format Requirements
  • SCADA System Communications Requirements
    • Connections
    • Communication redundancy
    • Direct communications via modem
    • IP Connection
    • Dial-up modem connections
  • Types of SCADA Networks
  • SCADA Configuration
  • SCADA, PLC and DCS
  • Distributed networked computing behind that SCADA
  • SCADA Network Protocols
  • Planning and Managing SCADA Projects
  • Specifications; Alternative Strategies
  • SCADA Procurement
  • Implementation and Commissioning
  • Five phases to creating a functional SCADA system
    • The Design of the system architecture
    • The supply of RTU, PLC, communication and HMI equipment
    • The Programming of the communication equipment and the HMI graphic and alarm software programs
    • The Installation of the communication equipment and the system
    • The Commissioning of the system; Systems Integration and Testing

SCADA Systems Evaluation

  • How to Evaluate SCADA Systems and Hardware
  • Most Important Components of the SCADA System
  • Sensors and Networks
  • SCADA Master
  • LAN in the Master Station
  • Overview of TCP/IP and the Ethernet
  • Ethernet Networks applied to the Master Station and the Field
  • LAN Connectivity; Bridges, Routers and Switches
  • Communications Media and Signals
  • Wireless Systems
  • Modem Types and Features
  • Error Detection and Control Methods
  • Access Control
  • Alarm Handling
  • Logging/Archiving
  • SCADA Reliability, Redundancy and Safety Issues
  • SCADA System Reliability Models
  • SCADA Failure Modes
  • Instrument and Equipment Interfaces
  • Balanced and Unbalanced Wiring Configurations
  • RS-485 Bus Architecture Features
  • Cross-Over Cables
  • Analog Interfaces and Instrument Concepts

SCADA Security and vulnerability

  • Security applied to SCADA
    • Encryption
    • Firewalls and Perimeter Security
    • Creating and Populating a SCADA DMZ
    • Field-Level Firewalls in the SCADA Network
    • Access Control and Authorization: Managing Users
    • RADIUS, TACACS and Diameter Authentication Services
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
    • Wireless Security Issues
  • SCADA Security Incidents
  • Overview of Encryption and Firewalls
  • SCADA Security Challenges and Solutions
  • SCADA Access Control and Intrusion Detection
  • Challenges of Wireless in SCADA
  • Points of Vulnerability for SCADA
    • The IT Infrastructure
    • Leased Infrastructure; Frame Relay and Other Services
    • The Sensor/Fieldbus Networks
    • Wireless LAN Systems
    • Rogue (Undocumented) Dial and Wireless Links
    • Infected/Compromised Portable Equipment
    • Network Management Systems


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