Training Courses

We are pleased to offer two optional SCADA training courses in conjunction with the 2018 WWAC Symposium:

Monday, August 6, 2018 (1 day course)
Overview of Electrical Noise Effects on Instrumentation Control Equipment (TI21C)
Instructor: Gerald Thomas – 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 6-7, 2018 (2 day course)
IACS Cybersecurity Operations & Maintenance: Secure Your Control System (IC37S)
Instructor: Wally Magda – bio
Credits: 1.4 CEUs /14 PDHs
Course Fee: $1,440 ISA Members, $1,800 List Price – Register
course contents (pdf) – Info
full course description (pdf) – Info

Symposium attendees will also receive an additional 1.6 CEUs (or 16 PDHs) from attending the symposium.

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 Chesapeake 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 Maryland Department of Environmental (MDE) approved CEUs and PDHs for the training course, as certified by the Chesapeake AWWA.  These CEUs are recognized by the MDE, 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 CSAWWA) for the hours spent in the training course and symposium towards their water/wastewater operator and PE license continuing education requirements.

About the Instructors

Gerald Thomas is a professor emeritus of Corning Community College and is the owner of Technical Training Services, a consulting firm based in New York. He has developed and taught courses in microprocessor systems, digital electronics, and industrial control systems to engineers and technicians from industry. His engineering experience includes working for Hewlett-Packard and IBM. He presently works as a training consultant to a variety of industries. He started teaching for ISA in 1983.




Wally Magda is an internationally recognized cyber and physical security expert for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with over 35 years of experience. His deep security experience spans military nuclear missile command and control systems, intelligence agencies and enterprise cyber security.

Wally has been involved with the NERC CIP standards from the early days of UA 1200. As a regional NERC CIP compliance auditor he has performed over 100 NERC CIP on and off site audits in the roles of Audit Team Lead and team member.

He recently retired from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and now conducts Industrial Control System (ICS) basic and advanced cyber and physical security training courses.

Wally’s utility career began as an Instrumentation, Control and Electrical (ICE) Tech. He then progressed to managing ICS as a process control engineer. Seeing the need for cyber security professionals to assist the industrial control vertical business units he stepped into the enterprise level cyber security realm. Wally has conducted numerous cyber and physical security assessments for electric, natural gas, chemical, LNG and manufacturing facilities.

Wally has presented at conferences and events such as the ICSJWG, IEEE, FBI InfraGard, UTC Telecom, WECC CIPUG and ISSA-COS. He is an ISSA Senior Member recognized for his contributions to the security community such as voluntarily teaching CISSP and Security+ prep courses at a local technical university.

Education & Certs:
• Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Management Information Systems (MIS)
• CAP – Certified Automation Professional (ISA)
• GICSP – Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (SANS GIAC)
• GSEC – GIAC Security Essentials (SANS GIAC)
• PSP – Physical Security Professional (ASIS)
• CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2)
• CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor (ISACA)
• ISA99/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate (ISA)