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Operational Technology Cybersecurity Training

Nova Systems and the International Society of Automation (ISA) in partnership to deliver the world leading ISA Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS) cybersecurity training series.

Certified training from the industrial experts.

To meet the growing needs of industrial control systems professionals, Nova Systems and the ISA have developed a knowledge-based certificate recognition program designed to increase awareness of the ANSI/ISA99 standard. Certificate programs include:

Certificate 1: Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist

designed for professionals involved in IT and control system security roles that need to develop a command of industrial cybersecurity terminology and understanding of the material embedded in the ISA99 standards.

 

Certificate 2: Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Specialist

 provides students the information and skills to assess the cybersecurity of a new or existing IACS and to develop a cybersecurity requirements specification that can be used to document the cybersecurity requirements of the project.

Certificate 1: Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist

Certificate 1: ISA/IEC 62443                          Location: Online
Price: $2,000USD, or $1,600USD for ISA Members

 

Certificate 2: Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Specialist

Certificate 2: ISA/IEC 62443                        Location: Online
Price: $2,000USD, or $1,600USD for ISA Members

Advance your technical competence


Each certificate program and training course is based on ISA/IEC 62443, the world’s only consensus-based series of IACS standards and a key component of the US government’s cybersecurity plan.

Who Should Attend

 

•  Control system engineers and managers
•  System integrators
•  IT engineers and managers of industrial facilities
•  Plant managers
•  Plant safety and risk management personnel

Training designed for
Operational Technology Systems

Reduce the risk of a cybersecurity breach or network attack, and become Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity certified and learn to identify vulnerabilities and protect your plant’s critical infrastructure, operational performance, and profitability.

FAQs

 

Program Definition

Why did ISA develop the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Programs? 
ISA has developed this program to increase knowledge and awareness of the ISA/IEC 62442 standards. The first certificate in the program is the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist. Other specialization certificates are also available in the areas of risk assessment, system design, and operations/maintenance.

The new ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist certificate program is designed for professionals involved in IT and control system security roles that need to develop a command of industrial cybersecurity terminology and understanding of the material embedded in the ISA/IEC 62443 standards.

Who can say they hold a certificate? 
The ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity certificates are awarded to those who successfully complete a designated training course and pass a 75-100 question multiple choice exam.

Training Course Requirements

Why are courses required for the ISA/IEC 62443 certificate program exam candidates? 
Certificate programs are typically associated with mastery of specific course content and may or may not require work experience. The ISA/IEC 62443 certificate program was developed by ISA working with industry experts. The program(s) increase knowledge/awareness and application of the ISA/IEC 62443 standard through mastery of the course material and examination.

 

What training courses can I take to qualify to take the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate exam?
ISA’s two-day classroom course, Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards to Secure Your Industrial Control System (IC32), must be sucessfully completed in order to be eligible to take the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate exam. Or, ISA’s multi-week, online course: Cyber Security for Automation, Control and SCADA Systems (IC32E) is also an eligible option to complete and sit for the exam.

For other exam specialization areas, there are specific related coursework for same.

 

What if I already took the IC32 or IC32E courses?
If you took either course LESS THAN one year from the date you wish to take the exam, you do not have to retake the course and can register for the certificate exam. If you took either course MORE THAN one year from the date you wish to take the exam, you must retake the course in order to be eligible to sit for the certificate exam.

 

Will course participants receive CEUs for the courses taken? 
Yes. The number of CEUs is determined by the number of instructional hours, and awarded upon successful completion of the course. Completing course post-tests and receiving CEUs for course completion are not connected to passing scores on one of the certificate exams.

 

What if a course is rescheduled by a candidate or ISA? 
A candidate is not eligible to sit for the exam until he or she successfully completes the prerequisite course. Click here for information regarding course cancellations/rescheduling.

Documentation

What paperwork must be completed to take one of the exams?
No application is required for the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity certificate exams.

 

What are the pre-requisites for the certificate program? 
There are no required prerequisites for this program; however, it is highly recommended that applicants have:

  • Three to five years of experience in the IT cybersecurity field with some experience in an industrial setting-with at least two years specifically in a process control engineering setting
  • Some level of knowledge or exposure to the ISA/IEC 62443 standards
  • More advanced courses have recommended coursework, in addition to experience, but it is not required. Certificate 1 attainment is required to go onto all other certificate levels.
Fees

What are the fees for the certificate program?
Fees for required courses can be found on the course registration page. There are no group discounts for course fees. This fee includes one electronic ISA/IEC 62443 certificate exam.

 

Can an exam be rescheduled without incurring fees? 
Applicants may reschedule an exam appointment during the six (6) month eligibility period by contacting Prometric at least 2 days (48 hours) prior to the scheduled exam time for Prometric locations in the United States/Canada and at least 5 days (120 hours) prior to the scheduled exam time for all other Prometric locations. No reschedule fee will apply.

 

Advance Notice Required to Reschedule with no fee
At least 5 Days (120 hours) Prior to Scheduled Exam Date

 

What are the reschedule fees? 
Candidates who do not appear for their scheduled exam appointment and do not give proper advance notice of intent to reschedule their exam will incur a fee of $150.

 

Can a candidate retest and what is the retest fee?
You may retest as many times as needed within the six (6) month eligibility period for a fee of $150. If you are outside the six (6) month eligibility period, you must register again for the required course and re-take the course and exam.