Texas Tech University

Cyber-physical Security Training Program 2020 Curriculum

 

Expected Learning Outcomes of Programs

Program A.1 – Electric Utilities Cyber-Physical Operations and Security Track

  • Understand Cyber-Physical Process in Electric Utilities
  • Forecasting Extreme Weather Events and live-recovery of operations center
  • Improving system robustness and resiliency against cyber-physical threats
  • Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs) Design and Communications
  • Electric SCADA Operations and Administration
  • Cyber-physical security training using the Real-time Simulator Testbed

Program A.1 Training Agenda

 

Program A.2 – Water Utilities Cyber-Physical Operations and Security Track

  • Understand Cyber-Physical Process in Water Utilities
  • Forecasting Extreme Weather Events and live-recovery of operations center
  • Improving system robustness and resiliency against cyber-physical threats
  • Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs) Design and Communications
  • Water Systems SCADA Operations and Administration
  • Hands-on training for Electric and Water Operators on an emulated building testbed

Program A.2 Training Agenda

 

Program A.3 – Wind Energy Cyber-Physical Operations and Security Track

  • Understand Cyber-Physical Process in Wind Energy
  • Forecasting Extreme Weather Events and live-recovery of operations center
  • Improving system robustness and resiliency against cyber-physical threats
  • Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs) Design and Communications
  • Electric SCADA Operations and Administration
  • Cyber-physical security training using the Real-time Simulator Testbed

Program A.3 Training Agenda

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Figure: Cyber-Physical Testbed Example Model for Hands-on Training
 

Program B: SCADA Only Track

A Survalent Instructor-led SCADA course designed to help you learn the key features, tips and tricks and application uses of Survalent's software. Courses will be offered online through TTU's learning management system. Licenses to the software will be made available for a limited time to complete the training.

SurvalentONE SCADA Systems Level 1 training: Over a 4 ½ day period, students will be introduced to the operational concepts of real-time SCADA systems, and learn about the SurvalentONE SCADA application. This course will explore network communications, basic databases, and graphic user interfaces (GUI), in addition to trouble-shooting techniques, and maintenance procedures, and is suitable for students new to SCADA and those interested in a refresher.

Prerequisite: Windows OS navigation skills.

SurvalentONE SCADA Systems Level 2 training: The Level 2 course provides in-depth coverage of advanced SurvalentONE SCADA topics. Over a 4 ½ day period, students will learn to configure and trouble-shoot the application, and get hands-on experience with database and graphics optimization, commands, and reports. Additional components covered included the IED Wizard control panel, SCADA server tools, and the virtual RTU.

Prerequisite: SCADA System Training—Level 1. Equivalent proficiency must include comfort with development of DB & GUI files, which are covered in Level 1 and not repeated in Level 2.

Level 1 and Level 2 certification Training Agenda