Training Courses

We are pleased to offer two optional SCADA training courses in conjunction with the 2017 WWAC Symposium:

Monday, August 7, 2017 (1 day course)
Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (IC39C)
Instructor: Nick Sands, PE, ISA Fellow – bio
Credits: 0.7 CEUs / 7 PDHs
Course Fee: $650 ISA Members, $815 List Price – Register
course contents (pdf) – Info
full course description (pdf) – Info

Mon-Tues, August 7-8, 2017 (2 day course)
IACS Cybersecurity Operations & Maintenance: Secure Your Control System (IC37)
Instructor: Bryan Singer, CISM, CISSP – bio
Credits: 1.4 CEUs /14 PDHs
Course Fee: $2,000 ISA Members, $2,500 List Price – Register
course contents (pdf) – Info
full course description (pdf) – Info

Symposium attendees will also receive an additional 2.0 CEUs (or 20 PDHs) from attending the symposium. If you also register for the symposium, course attendees will still able to attend the local plant tour on Aug 2, as the tour starts at 4pm.

Register to save your training course spot today. Seating is limited.


PDHs and CEUs

ISA courses ISA is an approved Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, ISA has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard which is widely recognized as a standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, ISA is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard.
The ISA has also partnered with the Florida Section of the AWWA and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to certify training credits for use for state-licensed water and wastewater operators, and for state-registered professional engineers. Read the training course CEU/PDH certification. Attendees can receive Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) approved CEUs and PDHs for the training course, as certified by the Florida AWWA.  These CEUs are recognized by the FDEP, as well as many other state licensing boards thanks to reciprocity agreements.All attendees have the benefit of receiving approved CEUs/PDHs (from either the ISA or FSAWWA) for the hours spent in the training course and symposium towards their water/wastewater operator and PE license continuing education requirements.

About the Instructors

Nick Sands is currently a process control engineer working for DuPont’s Kevlar® and Nomex® businesses. In his 19 years with DuPont he has been a business process control leader, site process control leader, process control consultant, and plant control engineer in several different businesses.

Over the last 18 years, Nick has worked on several alarm management projects, both for new plants and existing plants. He led two company alarm management teams from the early 1990s to the early 2000s. He is the author of DuPont’s best practices on alarm management.

Nick is co-chair of Standards & Practices committee 18 working on alarm management, and was the lead editor for the new standard, ANSI/ISA-18.02-2009, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries. He followed Vernon Trevathan as editor for ISA’s The Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge as well as authoring the chapter on alarm management.

Nick’s path to instrumentation and control started when he earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. When not working, or reading, Nick and his wife Ruth run a recreational sled dog team.



BryanSinger_bordersBryan Singer has over 15 years’ experience in information technology security including 7 years specializing in industrial automation and control systems security, critical infrastructure protection, and counter-terrorism. Mr. Singer’s background focuses on software development, network design, information security, and industrial security. Industry experience includes healthcare, telecommunications, water/wastewater, automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, fossil and hydro power generation, and oil and gas industries. Mr. Singer has specialized in process intelligence and manufacturing disciplines such as historians, industrial networking, Power and Energy Management (PEMS), Manufacturing Enterprise Systems (MES), Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Condition Based Monitoring (CBM). He began his professional career with the US Army as an Intelligence Analyst. After the military, Mr. Singer worked in various critical infrastructure fields in software development and systems design, including security. Mr. Singer has worked for various companies such as EnteGreat, Rockwell Automation, FluidIQs, and Wurldtech before joining Kenexis Consulting and co-founding Kenexis Security in 2008. At Kenexis, Mr. Singer is responsible for development, deployment, and management of industrial network design and security services from both a safety and system architecture perspective. He is also the co-chairman of ISA-99 Security Standard, a former board member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Process Control Systems.