Price: $1,899.00

Course Number: 5003
Length: 2 Days
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SCADA Training

SCADA training course is a 2-day training program. Even though SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) has been around since the 1960s, it has evolved along with the growth of industries with multiple plants, making it today a very desirable state of the art automated, networking system.

In fact, all signs point to a time when businesses will not be competitive without using some variety of SCADA system. Most tech and industrial business prognosticators predict SCADA software and SCADA systems taking on increased importance as businesses continue to grow. The global SCADA market was worth $25.56 billion in 2015. By the end of 2024 that number is expected to increase to $40.18 billion.

There are two basic elements of a SCADA system: The things you want to monitor, and the devices you will use to perform monitoring and controlling functions.

Having something you want to control is a main component of a SCADA system. SCADA-monitored elements could be just about anything from oil refineries and alternative energy grids to a power-generation system to an organization’s communication network.

Information is collected using a variety of sensors or control relays. These could be used to detect things like an oil leak, a power feed, an open door or if someone just walked into a building.

The SCADA system allows operators to change the set point for the flow, and enable alarm conditions in case of loss of flow and high temperature and the condition is displayed and recorded. The SCADA system monitors the overall performance of the loop. This system is a centralized system that communicates with both wire and wireless technology to Clint devices. This rather amazing system controls and completely runs all kinds of industrial processes.

The benefits of SCADA are considerable, including:

  • Reduced time consumption
  • Optimized human resource consumption
  • Real-time data analysis
  • Instantaneous alert on alarms or events
  • Ensure system availability at all times
  • Automated calculation
  • Organized data records and automatic report generation
  • Easy user interfaces for interaction through a quality HMI

SCADA costs are determined by the system’s complexity. SCADA pricing also depends on the company that you purchase from, the bundle that you select, and the features that you want your software to have. Some SCADA systems are available for as low as $2,000. Basic packages tend to cost upward of $8,000-$10,000 and come with such features as alarm notification, the ability to store tag histories, and unlimited SQL access.

Other SCADA systems can cost as much as $40,000 when additional packages and bundles are included.

SCADA Training Course by Tonex

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have an important role in automation projects.

SCADA is a system of software and hardware elements that allows industrial organizations to do four major processes:

  1. Control industrial processes locally or at remote locations
  2. Monitor, gather and process real-time data
  3. Directly interact with devices such as sensors, valves, pumps, motors and more through human-machine interface (HMI) software
  4. Record events into a log file

Tonex offers a good section of SCADA training courses, everything from our fundamentals 2-day SCADA Training to our very cutting edge, contemporary security courses: ICS Cybersecurity Training and SCADA Security Training.

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
  • Cybersecurity
  • Provisioning
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Theory of operations
  • How to evaluate potential SCADA benefits

SCADA Training covers requirements architecture, networking, communications and security technologies and standards. Important topics such as architecture, provisioning, cybersecurity, regulatory requirements, and the industry technology framework are discussed

Why Tonex?

Tonex is synonymous with high-end training courses, specialty workshops and boot camps that focus on information technology, mobile applications and defense.

Our world class instructors not only excel in their areas of expertise, they also bring real world experience to the classroom that helps participants obtain additional insights in the subject matter.

We work with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and government agencies to deliver the accurate, up-to-date information that is required to stay current in the respective field. Many of our clients are repeat clients.

Tonex is flexible. We can tailor courses to meet your special needs. Ask us about it.

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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SCADA Training

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 and Building Blocks
  • SCADA Implementations
  • SCADA Communication Protocols
  • SCADA Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) 
  • SCADA Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
  • SCADA Best Practices



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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