Module 2: Introduction to Control Systems & SCADA

Module 2 Description & Objectives


This module introduces Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and Process Control Systems (PCS), with overviews of what they are and how they are used.



  • Describe the components and applications of industrial control systems.
  • Describe the purpose and use of SCADA, DCS, and PCS systems.
  • Describe the configuration and use of field devices used to measure critical infrastructure processes, such as flow rate, pressure, temperature, level, density, etc.
  • Describe the use and application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in automation.



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