Training and education classes, webinars, exam prep and online courses for March feature new programs such as the integrator version of the popular automation engineering survival training, a process automation boot camp for non-maintenance personnel and the Spanish-language version of the safety instrumented systems course.Trainng and motivation

Over four consecutive weeks in March, ISA subject-matter experts will converge on Denver, Colo. to conduct ISA’s most popular, world-class technician, automation engineering and safety courses. ISA also will be offering four of its technical short courses covering industrial Ethernet and security, batch and MES integration at the inaugural offering of its 2014 Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium. This new event will cover critical issues in automation and serialization and bring together experts, vendors and end users to address these critical challenges.

Onsite Training

In addition to taking ISA classroom training at ISA headquarters, regional locations and industry events, you can also receive customized ISA training at your facility through ISA Onsite Training.  This option can bring any ISA course or combination of courses – along with ISA’s world-class instructors, training materials and portable laboratories – directly to you.  Simply pick the time and place.  Contact ISA at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org.

Note: If a class date is not showing in the course offerings page or registration appears closed, contact ISA at info@isa.org or call customer service at +1 919-549-8411 to get a registration update or waiting list status.

ISA Technician Training Boot Camp (TTBC)
ISA Technician Training Boot Camp (not just for technicians) combines a unique technical training course − minimum lecture and maximum hands-on experience − with bonus features, including a plant tour, technical library, and social events, to enhance the learning experience and to maximize knowledge gained. More than 75 percent of your time will be spent on equipment labs. This week of intensive training will cover a broad range of technical topics needed to get the job done right. Starting with basic instrumentation fundamentals and ending with the advanced and ultimate in smart technology, this comprehensive program will serve as a vital building block to your professional development and skills enhancement efforts. This course also serves as a solid introduction to other ISA courses that will help you advance your automation and control career. The five-day course starts 3 March in Denver, Colo.

Introduction to Applying the Batch Control Standard ANSI/ISA88.01 (IC40C)
This seminar will provide essential information for professionals working in batch process, especially in the pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, food processing, chemical processing, and air and gas industries. Attendees will leave with an explanation of the goals of the standard, how to apply the standard, where it can be used, issues and problems the standard addresses, and the recipe and equipment structures used for batch control. The one-day seminar – which is part of ISA FPID Symposium 2014 – will be held 3 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Ethernet and TCP/IP on the Plant Floor (FG21C)
Ethernet is fast becoming the new standard for industrial control networking worldwide. Using process control concepts, this seminar explains both Ethernet and TCP/IP as they apply to the plant floor. Included are topics such as the various types of copper and fiber-based Ethernet, how to design Ethernet cabling systems, and principles of network security. You’ll also look at the differences between repeaters, bridges, switches, and routers and how to correctly implement them. Real life examples and case histories will help you understand the truth about Ethernet and TCP/IP and how to use both effectively in your plant. The one-day seminar – which is part of ISA FPID Symposium 2014 – will be held 3 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA99 (IEC 62443) Standards (IC32C)
Understanding how to secure factory automation, process control and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks is critical if you want to protect them from viruses, hackers, spies and saboteurs. This seminar teaches you the basics of the ANSI/ISA99 Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems standards and how these can be applied in the typical factory or plant. In this seminar, you will be introduced to the terminology, concepts and models of ANSI/ISA99 cybersecurity. In addition, the elements of creating a cybersecurity management system will be explained along with how these should be applied to industrial automation and control systems. The one-day seminar – which is part of ISA FPID Symposium 2014 – will be held 4 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Implementing Enterprise/Control Integration Using ANSI/ISA95 Standards (IC55C)
This seminar defines an approach to integration of manufacturing systems with other business logistics systems using the models defined in the ISA95 Standards. You will be better prepared to integrate your manufacturing systems into the corporate supply chain. The seminar defines the activities associated with manufacturing control business logistics systems and describes, in detail, the information that must be shared between enterprise and control systems. The one-day seminar – which is part of ISA FPID Symposium 2014 – will be held 4 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

ExamPrepChecklist_80x80Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Review Course (TS00)
This is a fast-paced review of the knowledge and practical skills necessary to install and maintain standard measurement and control instrumentation. It is intended for practicing technicians preparing for the CCST Level I exam. An explanation of the examination process and practice certification-type exams are provided. The four-day course starts 4 March in Houston, Tex.

Webinar_80x80Designing and Applying Model Predictive Control Strategies (EC60W1)
This course introduces model predictive control. The emphasis is on both the functionality of the technique as well as the economic benefits that can be obtained from its use. The participant should be able to build a simple controller after completing this course. The webinar will be held 5 March.

Advanced Industrial Cybersecurity (TS13)
This advanced course will expand your practical knowledge of cybersecurity technologies as applied to an industrial setting. The course will familiarize you with the latest developments in cybersecurity, including practical guides to design, implementation and testing industrial networks and applications to ensure their security and reliability in an industrial production environment. The course will discuss the functions and purposes of the elements used to create and protect an industrial network. The 4.5-day course starts 10 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Automation Engineering Survival Training (AEST)
Sharpen your process automation know-how with this intensive week of expert-led lecture and hands-on exercises covering practical, real-world automation survival skills. Automation Engineering Survival Training is a unique process automation engineering experience designed to hone your process automation knowledge and skills. This intensive technical training boot camp for automation engineers combines lecture and hands-on labs with bonus features, including a plant tour, technical library, and networking events, to maximize your learning experience. The five-day class − which is part of ISA Technical Training Camp Denver 2014 − starts 10 March in Denver, Colo.

Process Safety Fundamentals (EC50CT)
This one-day course is a quick reference for technicians and operators to understanding the principles governing the use of safety instrumented systems (SIS). Students will learn basic definitions and concepts, the different types of standards, and the role of personnel in the safety life cycle of such systems. It also serves as an introductory preparation for the more comprehensive ISA EC50 multi-day course covering design, analysis and justification of SIS and its related certificate programs. The one-day class − which is part of ISA Technical Training Camp Denver 2014 − will be held 10 March in Newark, Del. and 17 March in Denver, Colo.

Safety Instrumented Systems − Design, Analysis and Justification (EC50)
This course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Students will learn how to determine safety integrity levels and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA 84 (IEC61511) standard. The four-day class − which is part of ISA Technical Training Camp Denver 2014 − will be held starting 11 March in Newark, Del. and 18 March in Denver, Colo.

Fire and Gas System Engineering – Performance-Based Methods for Process Facilities (EC56P)
Fire and gas detection and suppression system design techniques that are currently in use are often considered to be unsatisfactory due to their nature of being rule of thumb and experience-oriented without any real ability to quantify risk. This has resulted in systems that are either over-designed or under-designed. Only after the ISA TR 84.00.07 was a comprehensive framework for performance-based fire and gas design established. This three-day course describes the techniques recommended in the technical report, along with hands-on use of the techniques and associated software tools. It will be held in Columbus, Ohio starting on 11 March.

Webinar_80x80System Identification for Control (EC60W2)
In this webinar the participants will learn about system identification for process control. Using the techniques learned, the participants can build models of their processes and use them for either advanced process control or for tuning a PID loop. The webinar will be held 12 March.

Batch Control Using the ANSI/ISA88 Standards (IC40)
This course presents an approach to developing functional requirements/specifications using the models and terminology defined in the ANSI/ISA88 batch control standards. A review of the characteristics of batch manufacturing systems is included. Participants will explore the ANSI/ISA88 concept that separates the recipe from the equipment. This course includes a methodology that defines an object approach based on ANSI/ISA88 that promotes the reuse of these objects from one project to the next. The three-day class starts 17 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

IT Survival Basics for I&C Personnel (TS14)
This course will provide I&C personnel with a basic understanding of IT concepts and technology including Ethernet networking, switches, routers, servers, PCs and firewalls, as well as wireless Ethernet networks and TCP/IP communications. The student will learn how to configure them and how cybersecurity is applied to protect them. Upon completion of this course, individuals will have a familiarity with basic IT concepts and technology which will enable them to effectively collaborate and communicate with IT personnel and perform basic IT functions essential in a modern plant and with modern control systems technology. The five-day class starts 17 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Industrial Pressure, Level, and Density Measurement Engineering (EI05)
This two-day course presents the principles and applications of modern pressure, level and density measurement systems. Emphasis is placed on instrument design technologies; system performance and design; and specification, selection, installation and maintenance requirements. The class will be held starting 17 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

ExamPrepChecklist_80x80Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level III Exam Review Course (TS03)
This course reviews the knowledge and skills areas included on the Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level III examination. The intent is to prepare an automation professional who meets the exam criteria to take the exam. The content is based on the job analysis domains, tasks, knowledge areas, and skill areas developed as the basis for the CCST certification exam. The 4.5-day course starts 18 March in Burbank, Calif.

Industrial Flow Measurement Engineering (EI10)
This three-day course presents the principles and applications of modern flow measurement systems. Emphasis is on flowmeter accuracy, performance, system design, sizing, specification, installation and maintenance requirements. The class starts 19 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Webinar_80x80Cybersecurity Risk Assessment for Automation Systems (IC32CW1)
Risk analysis is an important step in creating a cybersecurity plan for your automation system. Risk analysis not only identifies security vulnerabilities but also provides the business case for the countermeasures that reduce risk. This course introduces control engineers to the concepts of risk analysis and how they are applied to industrial manufacturing and control systems based on the ANSI/ISA99 standards. This course is also valuable for IT professionals who wish to learn the special considerations of automation systems in performing risk analysis. The webinar will be held 19 March.

Implementing Business-to-MES Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (IC55)
Many manufacturing firms have made significant investments in flexible shop-floor execution systems as well as sophisticated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Those investments, however, cannot yield their full potential until each has access to the information and capabilities of the other. The ANSI/ISA95 standard addresses that coordination problem by providing a sound, robust definition of business activities and of the information that must flow between those two realms. The two-day class starts on 20 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Advanced Safety Integrity Level Selection (EC52)
This course focuses on further hands-on examples of safety integrity level (SIL) selection using a variety of different techniques. Students will be better able to save their companies time and money through the optimization of system performance requirements. This course is a follow-on to EC50 (Safety Instrumented Systems − Design, Analysis, and Justification). The course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 2. You can register for the course only or for the certificate program which includes course and exam. The two-day course − which is part of ISA Technical Training Camp Denver 2014 − will be held starting 24 March in Denver, Colo.

OnlineCourse_80x80Cybersecurity for Automation, Control, and SCADA Systems (IC32E)
The move to using open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP and web technologies in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and process control networks has begun to expose these systems to the same cyberattacks that have wreaked havoc on corporate information systems. This course provides a detailed look at how the ANSI/ISA99 standards can be used to protect your critical control systems. It also explores the procedural and technical differences between the security for traditional IT environments and those solutions appropriate for SCADA or plant floor environments. The course utilizes online training modules, additional text materials, online evaluations, and email discussions. Students will have access via email to an instructor and have an opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with the instructor and other class participants. The course starts 24 March.

Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control (FG07)
This course combines lecture and hands-on labs to provide an overview of industrial measurement and control. Technicians, engineers, and managers are provided with a foundation for communication with other control system professionals. The class serves as a solid fundamental course for introduction to other ISA courses. The 4.5-day class starts 24 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Advanced Design and SIL Verification (EC54)
This two-day course focuses on more detailed design issues and further hands-on examples of system analysis/modeling. Students will be better able to perform system design and analysis thus saving their companies time and money in optimizing system designs. This course will enable you to analyze any system technology and configuration to see if it will meet the required SIL (safety integrity level) and determine if existing systems are safe enough, if they need to be upgraded, and whether proposed systems will meet the performance requirements. The class − which is part of ISA Technical Training Camp Denver 2014 − will be held starting 26 March in Denver, Colo.

Webinar_80x80Using Firewalls and Security Zones on the Plant Floor (IC32CW2)
The network firewall is one of the most important tools in any cyber security designer’s tool box. This seminar introduces the industrial controls engineer to the world of firewall system design, focusing on how these devices can be effectively deployed on the typical plant floor to help meet the ANSI/ISA99 security standards. The webinar will be held 26 March.

New_80x80Automation Engineering Survival Training – Integrator Version (AESTIV)
Do you work for a system integrator? Do you support client projects? Do you need to expand your skills in working in a project design or commissioning environment? ISA’s new Automation Engineering Survival Training: Integrator Version (AESTIV), designed specifically for system integrators, focuses on concepts important to automation engineers and others involved in a project design and commissioning role. This unique process automation engineering experience is designed to hone your process automation knowledge and skills. ISA’s seasoned “Survival Expert” will guide you through a fast-paced and rigorous course of topics from process measurement through advanced automation. Whether you are new to the system integration industry or are a seasoned professional, this course will challenge you and enhance your knowledge in key concepts beneficial to system integrators and allow you to perform at a higher level and will help you deliver superior value to your clients. The five-day course starts 31 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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New_80x80Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad − Diseño, análisis y justificación (EC50ESP − Version en linea)
Los cursos de entrenamiento en línea o cursos cibernéticos (“ISA’s CyberU online instructor-led”) ofrecen todos los beneficios de alta calidad de cualquier curso de entrenamiento ISA con la ventaja de que Ud. puede tomarlos a su propio ritmo y a su conveniencia, bien en el trabajo como en la oficina o incluso mientras está viajando. Este sistema utiliza módulos de entrenamiento en línea, libros de texto adicionales, evaluaciones en línea y discusiones por correo electrónico.  Los estudiantes tendrán acceso al instructor  vía correo electrónico, además de la oportunidad de participar en sesiones de preguntas y respuestas en vivo,  tanto con el instructor como con otros compañeros de clase.   El curso se enfoca en las especificaciones de diseño, el análisis y la justificación de sistemas instrumentados de seguridad para aplicaciones en la industria de procesos continuos.  Los estudiantes aprenderán como determinar los niveles integrales de seguridad funcional (O SIL por sus siglas en Ingles) y determinar si dichos niveles de rendimiento son alcanzados, tanto en sistemas existentes como en sistemas propuestos. La clase de ocho semanas comienza 31 de Marzo.

Este curso es requerido para obtener el certificado como “Especialista en Fundamentos ISA84” (ISA84 SIS Fundamentals Specialist Certificate Program)

OnlineCourse_80x80Safety Instrumented Systems − Design, Analysis and Justification (EC50E)
ISA’s CyberU online instructor-led training course offers the benefit of a high-quality ISA training course with the added advantage of studying at your own pace in the office, at home or while traveling. This course utilizes online training modules, additional text materials, online evaluations, and email discussions. Students will have access via email to an instructor and have an opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with the instructor and other class participants. The course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Students will learn how to determine safety integrity levels and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance requirements. The eight-week course starts 31 March.

Note: This course is required for the ISA84 SIS Fundamentals Specialist Certificate Program. Click this link for details.

Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15)
This three-day course covers boiler components and their purpose. Additionally, the course explains the ISA symbols used in boiler control, how to identify the engineering and control of boilers using these symbols, and a method of presenting the engineering. This course covers topics including defining the control and ratio control fundamentals, feed forward control, feed forward plus feedback control, cascade control, ratio control, and how they are implemented in boiler control. Flame detection methods, including the advantages of each method, are also covered. The class will start on 31 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

New_80x80Process Automation Boot Camp For Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC)
This course was specifically developed for non-maintenance personnel with little or no background in the field of process measurements and control. The class focuses on the physical measurement technologies, the communication signals and the various applications of instrument equipment to achieve common process measurements and control. The course is strategically designed around lab demonstrations and in depth class discussions. The course offers a fundamental knowledge for operations, technicians and engineers working in the process control industry. The five-day course starts 31 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Designing & Tuning Feedback and Advanced Regulatory Control Strategies (EC05)
The required field of knowledge of a process control engineer has expanded significantly in recent years.  What once was limited to measurement technology, signal transmission and feedback control has now expanded to include alarm management, safety instrumented systems, integration of automation and business systems, plus a host of other technologies.  Good process control techniques are still as important as ever.  This course will provide the foundation which will allow a process control engineering to make appropriate use of all technologies available. The three-day class starts 31 March at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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