Industrial Control Systems

This is a hands-on introductory course into the basic to intermediate understanding of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The students will be exposed to the typical modern automation systems implemented throughout the world. This course will begin with a brief history of ICS and how it grew into the modern automation systems of today. Virtually every modern industrial facility contains a control network of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

This course provides an overview of industrial control system architectures and environments. Students will learn the components of an ICS network, ICS interfaces to traditional IT networks and interact with common industrial control network protocols. The goal of this course is for each student to leave with a confident knowledge of how a PLC and HMI work within a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.


• Module 1: Introduction to Industrial Control Systems
• Module 2: Oversight and Governance
• Module 3: ICS Security
• Module 4: Modbus
• Module 5: Distributed Network Protocol


IT professionals with limited to no experience with industrial control networks. Students and security teams responsible for interfacing with and securing industrial control networks will find the class beneficial.




40 hours of course work, ideally to take place over 5 consecutive business days.


Course includes a certificate of attendance.