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The Fundamentals of SCADA Systems course provides a comprehensive introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, their components, functionalities, and applications. SCADA plays a vital role in industrial control systems, enabling efficient monitoring and control of critical processes in various industries.

This course is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand SCADA systems, their architecture, communication protocols, security considerations, system integration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.


The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, practical exercises, and case studies. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to reinforce their learning.

By the end of this course, participants will have gained a solid foundation in SCADA systems and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute effectively to the implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of SCADA systems in various industries.

Note: The course outline and structure are subject to customization and adaptation based on the specific needs and requirements of the participants and the industry context.

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May 8 – 8, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR24296 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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June 26 – 26, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Halifax time OR24299 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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Course topics

I. Overview of SCADA Systems

Objective: Understand the fundamental concepts of SCADA systems and their significance in industrial control.

II. Fundamentals of SCADA

Objective: Familiarize participants with the components of a SCADA system, including RTUs, PLCs, HMIs, and communication networks.

III. SCADA Communication Protocols

Objective: Learn about different SCADA communication protocols and their role in data transmission and control commands.

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I. Overview of SCADA Systems

Objective: Understand the fundamental concepts of SCADA systems and their significance in industrial control.

  • Definition of SCADA and its importance in industrial control systems.
  • Brief history of SCADA development and its applications.
  • Defining the role of Modbus.

II. Fundamentals of SCADA

Objective: Familiarize participants with the components of a SCADA system, including RTUs, PLCs, HMIs, and communication networks.

  • Components of a SCADA system: RTUs, PLCs, HMI, communication networks.
  • Role of sensors and actuators in data acquisition and control.
  • Introduction to SCADA architecture and data flow.

III. SCADA Communication Protocols

Objective: Learn about different SCADA communication protocols and their role in data transmission and control commands.

  • Common communication protocols: Modbus, DNP3, OPC, IEC 60870-5, etc.
  • Understanding protocols for data transmission and control commands.

IV. SCADA Software and Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

Objective: Gain insights into SCADA software platforms and design principles for intuitive Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs).

  • Introduction to SCADA software platforms and their features.
  • Designing intuitive HMIs for effective monitoring and control.
  • Best practices for HMI development and visualization.

V. SCADA System Architecture

Objective: Explore various SCADA system architectures, their advantages, and the importance of redundancy and fault tolerance.

  • Understanding the different layers in SCADA architecture.
  • Decentralized vs. centralized SCADA architectures.
  • Redundancy and fault tolerance in SCADA systems.

VI. SCADA System Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Objective: Learn proactive maintenance strategies and troubleshooting techniques for SCADA systems.

  • Proactive maintenance strategies to ensure system reliability.
  • Monitoring and diagnostics for early detection of issues.
  • Troubleshooting common SCADA system problems.

VII. Case Studies and Practical Applications

Objective: Study real-world case studies and practical applications of SCADA systems across different industries.

  • Real-world examples of SCADA implementations in various industries.
  • Success stories and lessons learned.
  • Practical exercises to reinforce learning.

VIII. Future Trends and Emerging Technologies in SCADA

Objective: Stay updated on future trends and emerging technologies in SCADA, including cloud-based SCADA, IIoT integration, and edge computing.

  • Exploring advancements like cloud-based SCADA and IIoT integration.
  • Machine learning and AI applications in SCADA systems.
  • The role of edge computing in SCADA architecture.

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  • Wayne Jeffrey

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    Wayne brings 41 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation industry. He is a master electrician and a journeyman instrument mechanic. He started in the early 80’s with a petroleum company in the Lloydminster area performing maintenance duties. He then started and ran his own contracting company for 15 yrs. in Lloydminster. After he sold the company, he started working with a local...

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    • Robert Burnell, Suncor Energy
      Wayne was a great instructor, easy to get along with, open to questions, and very knowledgeable
    • Travis Latell, Alberta Health Services
      Wayne was very knowledgable of the equipment and had great background experience for this course. Wayne also was great at making everyone comfortable, which I believe made for a better learning experience.
    • Todd Bicklmeier, Canfor Pulp
      Wayne is very knowledgeable and provides a good learning environment.
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